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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Mar 5

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. The words “Snow Day!” bring a curl to the lips of all but the gloomiest sourpuss. But this snow day also poses grave hazards. Outside, incessant snow creates slick conditions that…
  • Mar 5

    Opinion analysis: Court adopts broad standards for adjudicating what constitutes a tax discrimination under the 4-R Act

    Opinion analysis: Court adopts broad standards for adjudicating what constitutes a tax discrimination under the 4-R Act
    Neither side came away with a clear victory in the Court’s decision in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc., as the Court remanded the case to the Eleventh Circuit. Again. The clear loser in the case is the Eleventh…
Rank this Week: 10

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1543

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 49

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Explosions Expert Witnesse

    Explosions Expert Witnesse
    Explosions expert witnesses may consult on flammable materials, fire & explosion analysis, and natural gas explosions, as well as related matters. Investigators have reported that the cause of an explosion last week in Stafford Township,…
  • Mar 4

    Business Valuation Experts & BMC Software Ruling

    Business Valuation Experts & BMC Software Ruling
    In A Review of BMC Software, Inc. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue: Should Intercompany Accounts Receivable Be Considered “Debt”? Samuel S. Nicholls of Willamette Management Associates writes: In the matter of BMC Software,…
  • Mar 1

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine Expert Witne

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine Expert Witne
    In Myocaritis in Children: A Diagnosis to Consider in the Pediatric Emergency Department, a board certified pediatric emergency medicine expert witness explains that myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, may result in significant…
Rank this Week: 978

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/
Rank this Week: 4416

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: 3088

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    OIG Issues Advisory Opinion on Preferred Hospital Network Proposal

    OIG Issues Advisory Opinion on Preferred Hospital Network Proposal
    By Deborah J. Juneau The OIG issued Advisory Opinion 15-3 to address an arrangement proposed by a licensed offeror of Medicare Supplemental Health Insurance (“Medigap”) policies (the “Requestor”), in which the…
  • Mar 4

    Coastal Erosion Lawsuit against the Oil and Gas Industry Dismissed

    Coastal Erosion Lawsuit against the Oil and Gas Industry Dismissed
    By Tyler Moore Kostal A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit that the New York Times referred to as “The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever” on February 13, 2015, with a finding that the plaintiffs did not state a viable…
  • Mar 4

    Louisiana Appellate Court Confirms that Insurers Must Provide A Complete Defense in Long-Term Exposure Case

    Louisiana Appellate Court Confirms that Insurers Must Provide A Complete Defense in Long-Term Exposure Case
    By Michael J. deBarros The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal held that an insurer must provide a complete defense to its insured in long-latency disease cases and that the duty to defend is not subject to proration.  See Arceneaux…
Rank this Week: 1211

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/
  • Mar 5

    Judge Peck’s Latest: TAR Now ‘Black Letter Law’; CAL Reduces Significance of Seed Set

    Judge Peck’s Latest: TAR Now ‘Black Letter Law’; CAL Reduces Significance of Seed Set
    In an opinion released yesterday, Judge Peck says that, in the years since Da Silva Moore, “the case law has developed to the point that it is now black letter law that where the producing party wants to utilize TAR for document…
  • Mar 5

    A Short List of eDiscovery-releated Providers on the 2015 KMWorld 100 List

    A Short List of eDiscovery-releated Providers on the 2015 KMWorld 100 List
    Provided below is a short list of sixteen technology/service providers that are highlighted on both the recently published “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” listing from KMWorld and on the…
  • Mar 5

    Big Data’s Holy Grail: Analyzing Your Facebook Post

    Big Data’s Holy Grail: Analyzing Your Facebook Post
    By Peter BarlasA few of the largest and oldest tech firms may finally get a shot at beating the upstarts in the fast-growing data analytics software market. Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ ), Oracle (NYSE: ORCL ) and others are armed with software…
Rank this Week: 24

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4724

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: 2572

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/
  • Mar 5

    Cuéllar Chairs Language Task Force

    Cuéllar Chairs Language Task Force
    Chief Justice Names 15 Judicial Officers and Court Administrators to Language Access Task ForceNominations sought for additional members: court interpreters, legal service providers, and community leadersSAN FRANCISCO— California Chief…
  • Mar 4

    Who says NorCal and SoCal can’t get along?

    Who says NorCal and SoCal can’t get along?
    Below is a guest post from SCAN fan Josh Benson about an interesting amicus brief. Thanks, Josh! (And if YOU out there have something you think is SCANworthy, please send it along.)The Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Bar…
  • Mar 4

    Rockin' Robin

    Rockin' Robin
    Ten Awesome Bands. Ten Amazing Nonprofits. Two Epic Nights. And one rockin' appellate specialist. Yes, Law Rocks Los Angeles is back, March 6 & 13 at the Whisky A Go Go.Lawyer-filled bands include Big Dicta, Diversion, Hostile Witness,…
Rank this Week: 243

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
Rank this Week: 1434

DRI Today

DRI Today

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

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
Rank this Week: 623

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

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

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1424

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/
  • Mar 5

    Multilingual Business Translation Service

    Multilingual Business Translation Service
    We blogged about legal translation services in the context of machine translation. Foreign language translation services for businesses are becoming more common in smaller, regional dialects, according to a recent article in The Economist…
  • Feb 20

    Spanish to English Translation Services and Setting Up to Settle Down in Panama

    Spanish to English Translation Services and Setting Up to Settle Down in Panama
    We’ve blogged about multilingual legal translation services in the process of expatriation.   As baby boomers retire, they are looking for options. They want to maintain the standard of living that they enjoyed during their…
  • Feb 9

    Chinese Translation Services and Lawsuits Involving Chinese Corporation

    Chinese Translation Services and Lawsuits Involving Chinese Corporation
    As commerce grows more and more international, language is becoming a central part of lawsuits. While English is the language of business around the world, more and more people speak more than one language or rely on a foreign language…
Rank this Week: 4528

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

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

    What is at the Core of Many Higher Personal Injury Settlements?

    What is at the Core of Many Higher Personal Injury Settlements?
    If you have suffered a personal injury, physically or emotionally, as a result of an auto accident you may wish to seek compensation for damages incurred. While a personal injury attorney will represent you on a contingency basis, your case…
  • Mar 4

    Lawsuit Funding Benefits Cash-Strapped Victims in a Pending Lawsuit

    Lawsuit Funding Benefits Cash-Strapped Victims in a Pending Lawsuit
    “Auto accident victims should never be forced to settle for less than fair compensation because of pressing financial needs. When facing foreclosure or bad credit, many attorneys will recommend lawsuit funding to their clients.” ~…
  • Mar 3

    Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident the Result of Street Racing

    Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident the Result of Street Racing
    Street racing, all too often, is publicized as glamorous entertainment, encouraging motorists to drive at speeds significantly in excess of those deemed safe for public roadways. It is not only illegal, but street racing is highly dangerous.…
Rank this Week: 1417

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/
  • Mar 5

    Speak Positively

    Speak Positively
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Language is the cognitive and social invention that made it possible for us to resolve conflicts with reason rather than force. Language begat law, and law in turn begat litigation. Lawyers work with words, and…
  • Mar 2

    Account for the 'Liberal Individual' and the 'Conservative Community'

    Account for the 'Liberal Individual' and the 'Conservative Community'
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Politics isn't just a good way to start an argument, it is also a pretty reliable predictor of general leanings in litigation. Out of all of the demographic traits that we have looked at -- factors like sex, race,…
  • Feb 26

    Don't Chew Gum and Testify at the Same Time (and Don't Believe Every Study)

    Don't Chew Gum and Testify at the Same Time (and Don't Believe Every Study)
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Most witnesses in trial or deposition would know enough not to testify with a big wad of chewing gum in their mouths. Only, these witnesses probably haven't heard about a new study that purports to show that, when…
Rank this Week: 3852

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/
  • Mar 5

    Can Seneca One "Turn You Into a Newt" As They Seek Your "Holy Grail"?

    Can Seneca One "Turn You Into a Newt" As They Seek Your "Holy Grail"?
    Seneca One claims to be able to "turn your settlement into $5K in 24 hours" in a Google PPC ad appearing 3/5/2015. If Seneca One actually came though on its "promise", that LITERALLY would be an... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Mar 4

    Cash Now Pushers Rank in Annual "Top PAID Consumer Reviews" Survey

    Cash Now Pushers Rank in Annual "Top PAID Consumer Reviews" Survey
    In the absence of adequate regulatory oversight and a demonstrable inability of the secondary market to self regulate, some settlement purchasers continue to exploit the gap using paid reviews in... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Mar 4

    Do You Have to Pay Taxes When You Sell Your Structured Settlement?

    Do You Have to Pay Taxes When You Sell Your Structured Settlement?
    Sellers need to be aware that a transactions that do not comply with federal or state statutes, may put the tax treatment on the table for discussion. The Federal legislation, effective in 2002,... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 54

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
  • Mar 5

    4th Petar Šarcevic Conference on Competition and State Aid

    4th Petar Šarcevic Conference on Competition and State Aid
    The fourth Petar Šarcevic international scientific conference is entitled EU Competition and State Aid Rules: Interaction between Public and Private Enforcement. Its aim is to explore the contemporary questions of antitrust law,…
  • Mar 5

    XV World Congress Procedural Law (IAPL) – Istanbul 25-28 May 2015

    XV World Congress Procedural Law (IAPL) – Istanbul 25-28 May 2015
    The XVth World Congress of the International Association of Procedural Law will be held in Istanbul from 25-28 May 2015. The Congress is dedicated to Effective judicial relief and remedies in an age of austerity. The key note speeches…
  • Mar 4

    ASIL Private International Law Prize 2015

    ASIL Private International Law Prize 2015
    The Private International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law invites submissions for this year’s ASIL Private International Law prize. The prize is given for the best text on private international law…
Rank this Week: 30

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: 3541

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 913

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Mar 5

    Art Law: Federal Administrative Court Rules on Deletion of Entries in the Lost Art Database

    Art Law: Federal Administrative Court Rules on Deletion of Entries in the Lost Art Database
    In May 2014, I had reported the decision of the Administrative Court of Appeal (Oberverwaltungsgericht) Magdeburg in a dispute about the deletion of a painting in the Lost Art database, once the painting had been found. The Administrative…
  • Mar 4

    Hedge Funds vs. Porsche: Litigation Gravitates to Hannover

    Hedge Funds vs. Porsche: Litigation Gravitates to Hannover
    In a decision today, the Braunschweig district court (Landgericht) has transferred two cases* brought by hedge funds investors against Porsche to the Hannover district court. The claimants are pursuing damages claims against Porsche related…
  • Feb 26

    Best German Blawgs 2015 – Voting Now Open!

    Best German Blawgs 2015 – Voting Now Open!
    Johannes Zöttl, the editor of Kartellblog, is looking for Germany’s Best Blawgs 2015, or, as we say in German, the best Jurablogs. Voting is open until March 11, 2015. This blog has been nominated in the litigation category. Have a…
Rank this Week: 5074

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/
  • Mar 5

    Not Business as Usual for In-House Counsel

    Not Business as Usual for In-House Counsel
    Anton R. Valukas, for Jenner & Block, Report to Board of Directors of General Motors Company Regarding Ignition Switch Recalls (2014).W. Bradley WendelOne of the most interesting things written about professional responsibility in 2014 is…
  • Mar 4

    Big Data and Deterrence

    Big Data and Deterrence
    Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black, The Deterrent Effect of Tort Law: Evidence from Medical Malpractice Reform, available at SSRN.Nora EngstromIn a provocative new piece, Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black address one of the most stubborn…
  • Mar 3

    So Who, at the End of the Day, Owns Google (or Apple, or Microsoft, or Pfizer…)?

    So Who, at the End of the Day, Owns Google (or Apple, or Microsoft, or Pfizer…)?
    Chris William Sanchirico, As American as Apple Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality, 68 Tax. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Omri MarianAs I was sitting down to draft this review of Chris Sanchirico’s paper, I…
Rank this Week: 331

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1209

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 3896

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Trial judge in Autozone case hears arguments on post-trial motion

    Trial judge in Autozone case hears arguments on post-trial motion
    Last year we blogged about the $185 million punitive damages verdict that a San Diego federal jury awarded to a single plaintiff in an employment case (Juarez v. Autozone).  We predicted, along with pretty much everyone else, that the…
  • Feb 19

    Supreme Court declines to resolve split in authority on recurring issue (Izell v. Union Carbide)

    Supreme Court declines to resolve split in authority on recurring issue (Izell v. Union Carbide)
    I thought Izell v. Union Carbide was going to be the case in which the Supreme Court of California finally resolved a longstanding split in authority in California.The case was perfectly teed up for the Supreme Court to decide what an…
  • Feb 19

    West Virginia senate passes bill capping punitive damage

    West Virginia senate passes bill capping punitive damage
    The Register-Herald of Beckley West Virginia is reporting this morning that the West Virginia state senate has passed a bill that would cap punitive damages at four times compensatory damages or $500,000, whichever is greater.The bill enjoyed…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Mar 4

    Derivative Action Stayed Pending $228.9M Appeal

    Derivative Action Stayed Pending $228.9M Appeal
    When a company receives an adverse judgment holding it responsible for hundreds of millions in damages, shareholder derivative suits often follow. A typical claim is that had the board exercised proper oversight, the company and its…
  • Mar 3

    The Office Of The Child Advocate Recognizes Lewis H. Lazarus for Ten Years of Pro Bono Service

    The Office Of The Child Advocate Recognizes Lewis H. Lazarus for Ten Years of Pro Bono Service
    The Office Of The Child Advocate has recognized Lewis Lazarus with “deep appreciation” for ten years of pro bono service as an attorney guardian ad litem. The Office Of The Child Advocate noted that Mr. Lazarus…
  • Mar 2

    Master Denies Limits On Trading Following Inspection

    Master Denies Limits On Trading Following Inspection
    Southpaw Credit Opportunity Master Fund LP v. Advanced Battery Technologies Inc,. C.A. 9542-ML (February 26, 2015) A Master holds that the Court should not impose trading restrictions after a books and records inspection but should impose a…
Rank this Week: 1043

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Mar 4

    Lawyers, social media evidence and discovery obligation

    Lawyers, social media evidence and discovery obligation
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Lawyers, social media evidence and discovery obligations." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers, social media evidence and discovery obligations If you’re a…
  • Mar 4

    I'm Speaking in Albany and Syracuse About Social Media Evidence

    I'm Speaking in Albany and Syracuse About Social Media Evidence
    Calling all Albany and Syracuse readers: I'll be speaking in both Albany and Syracuse this month on panels focusing on how to ethically use social media for evidence and for marketing purposes. Albany CLE The Albany CLE will be held on March…
  • Feb 26

    Free resources to help you manage your law practice

    Free resources to help you manage your law practice
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Free resources to help you manage your law practice." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Free resources to help you manage your law practice It’s common knowledge that…
Rank this Week: 1007

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
  • Mar 4

    Inadmissible Evidence May Still Get In for a Limited Purpose

    Inadmissible Evidence May Still Get In for a Limited Purpose
    It may not be favored by courts or be the parties’ preference, but there’s a place for evidence to be admitted for a limited purpose. It can be seen as either a creative solution to an evidence admissibility problem or a way…
  • Mar 2

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?
    Employers are wondering whether browsing public social media sites to learn more about a job applicant is worth the potential risks. A CareerBuilder survey found that 39% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates,…
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
Rank this Week: 3373

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/
Rank this Week: 2177

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Mar 4

    The new issue of The Jury Expert has been  published

    The new issue of The Jury Expert has been  published
    The February 2015 issue of The Jury Expert has been uploaded and here’s what you’ll see if you visit the site: Why Women Speak Up in the Jury Room by Suann Ingle. Many of us have read the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. Suann…
  • Mar 2

     The gift of feeling powerful: “I find myself so inspiring”

     The gift of feeling powerful: “I find myself so inspiring”
    We have written about power poses and other strategies to help yourself feel powerful.  Be clear, though—you do not become more powerful by doing such things, but it might make you feel that way, which in itself can be communicated…
  • Feb 27

    Like thrillers? Scary movies? How do you feel about immigrants?

    Like thrillers? Scary movies? How do you feel about immigrants?
    So here’s a strange study. Or perhaps an unexpected outcome. We enjoy a good suspenseful thriller but never knew it might be messing with our political beliefs. Wait until you see this! The researchers were curious about how various…
Rank this Week: 439

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Mar 4

    PERS Lunacy Continue

    PERS Lunacy Continue
    Here are the asset allocations for the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System as of December 31, 2014: PERS Asset Allocation 12-31-14. U.S. Equities – 35.80%  Non-U.S. Equities – 21.51% Global Equity –…
  • Mar 2

    Justice King Shoots Gay Marriage Opponents in the Gut

    Justice King Shoots Gay Marriage Opponents in the Gut
    Last week’s Order and two written objections in Mississippi’s gay divorce case is fascinating from both a procedural and substantive standpoint. Here is the Court’s order. The legal issue in the case is whether a gay…
  • Feb 26

    The Imagined Racial Divide

    The Imagined Racial Divide
    The Dedmond gang hate crime murder, put into historical context by Judge Carlton Reeves, evokes tremendous sadness about the nation’s racial divide. It is a divide that is very real; and completely illusory. Large segments of our…
Rank this Week: 502

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

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

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Mar 3

    Nonprofit's governing documents dictate scope of director's liability

    Nonprofit's governing documents dictate scope of director's liability
    Last week the Oregon Court of Appeals addressed the liability of directors of a nonprofit corporation, reversing summary judgment for directors of a homeowners association on breach of fiduciary duty claims. In WSB Investments, LLC v.…
  • Jan 5

    Pom’s Wonderful Start to the New Year

    Pom’s Wonderful Start to the New Year
    A recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court decision denying Pom Wonderful’s request for injunctive relief from market competitor, Pur Beverages.
  • Dec 16

    Oregon Supreme Court refines the "same nine" rule for jury verdict

    Oregon Supreme Court refines the "same nine" rule for jury verdict
    The Oregon Constitution and Oregon Rule of Civil Procedure 59G(2) both state that "in civil cases three-fourths of the jury may render a verdict." The "same nine" rule requires that, if the questions presented to a jury are interdependent…
Rank this Week: 2875

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/
  • Mar 3

    Alabama Supreme Court Issues Writ of Mandamus, Enjoins Probate Judges from Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couple

    Alabama Supreme Court Issues Writ of Mandamus, Enjoins Probate Judges from Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couple
    This evening the Alabama Supreme Court granted the petition for a writ of mandamus that had been filed earlier this month by two groups opposing same-sex marriage, purporting to be “relators” for the State of Alabama. Here is the…
  • Mar 2

    The Dress, Justice Holmes & Erie

    The Dress, Justice Holmes & Erie
    What’s the half-life for internet-breaking social media sensations these days? It seems to get shorter and shorter, so I figured I should address #TheDress sooner rather than later. Is it White & Gold, or Blue & Black? For all…
  • Feb 28

    House Committee Hearing on CAFA Dominated by US Chamber of Commerce

    House Committee Hearing on CAFA Dominated by US Chamber of Commerce
    I wanted to post a quick blurb about my testimony yesterday before the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the House Judiciary Committee in the hearing on The State of Class Actions Ten Years After the Class Action...
Rank this Week: 359

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Mar 3

    Petraeus: Pleading Guilty to Misdemeanor

    Petraeus: Pleading Guilty to Misdemeanor
    David Petraeus, an ex-director for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a retired navy general, recently signed court papers that implicates him of being guilty to a misdemeanor charge of improperly handling classified data in exchange…
  • Mar 3

    Fraud Making Its Way to Apple Pay

    Fraud Making Its Way to Apple Pay
    Banks have observed a growing fraud occurrence in Apple’s mobile-payment system as criminals continue to exploit the verification process credit card additions, some tech observers say. Banks have tightened the process of verification to…
  • Mar 2

    Whatsapp Close-Suspension Triggers Legal Concern

    Whatsapp Close-Suspension Triggers Legal Concern
    A decision by a country judge nearly suspended Facebook’s Whatsapp program in Brazil which prompted legal concerns on web companies in the rapidly-growing market. Judge Luiz Correia ordered telecommunications operators to suspend Whatsapp…
Rank this Week: 1050

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips…

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips for EVERYONE!

Shares almost 3 decades of trial lawyer communication tips to help you make an impact, fascinate others, and close deals like the best trial lawyers in the world! By Mitch Jackson.

http://mitchjackson.com
  • Mar 3

    Building Relationships at Chapman University

    Building Relationships at Chapman University
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Feb 26

    My Favorite Interview Questions (and why I use them all the time in trial)

    My Favorite Interview Questions (and why I use them all the time in trial)
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Feb 23

    What this trial lawyer’s mom taught me about the art of communication

    What this trial lawyer’s mom taught me about the art of communication
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 3621

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Mar 3

    E-Discovery Search Term Dispute Resolved With Random Sampling

    E-Discovery Search Term Dispute Resolved With Random Sampling
    A recent decision in the In re: Lithium Batteries Antitrust Litigation, an action against battery manufacturers alleging price fixing, authorized the use of random sampling to resolve disputes over keywords used to collect electronically…
  • Feb 26

    Are Litigation Hold Notices Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Are Litigation Hold Notices Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    Generally, litigation hold notices are privileged, protected by the attorney-client privilege or work product doctrine. See, e.g. Gibson v. Ford Motor Co., 510 F. Supp. 2d 1116, 1123 (N.D. Ga. 2007). However, the privileged nature of…
  • Feb 17

    Do Attorney Liens Attach to ESI Hosted by E-Discovery Vendors?

    Do Attorney Liens Attach to ESI Hosted by E-Discovery Vendors?
    A recent opinion from the Illinois First District of Court of Appeal, Cronin & Company, LTD. v. Richie Capital Management, LLC, 2014 IL App. 131892-U (unreported), raises interesting questions about attorney liens, client files,…
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Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 3

    Delaware Judiciary Issues 2014 Annual Report

    Delaware Judiciary Issues 2014 Annual Report
    The Delaware Judiciary recently issued its 2014 Annual Report. The Report begins with Chief Justice Strine’s first Annual Report message, which makes reference to the Judiciary’s survey of the Bar (see previous post here) as well…
  • Mar 2

    When is a home purchased prior to marriage considered marital property?

    When is a home purchased prior to marriage considered marital property?
    Can a home that is purchased prior to marriage and titled in the name of only one spouse ever be considered marital property? The short answer is yes. Delaware law presumes that property purchased prior to marriage is non-marital. See 13 Del.…
  • Feb 24

    Mediation in Family Court – Unique Rules For A Court Of Special Jurisdiction Part III

    Mediation in Family Court – Unique Rules For A Court Of Special Jurisdiction Part III
    Mediation, it is a process and concept with which most people are familiar. The Court rules define it as follows: Mediation is a process by which a mediator facilitates the parties in reaching a mutually acceptable resolution of a…
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Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Appropriate success fee where liability clear

    Appropriate success fee where liability clear
    Press release from well known personal injury solicitors commenting on holiday illness claim, where solicitors were acting for 276 clients, quoting their head of travel law: “It is almost beyond belief that [the Defendant] has continued…
  • Feb 16

    Inaccurate costs estimate

    Inaccurate costs estimate
    The move from costs estimates to costs budgets has left rather a mess in the rules due to the absence of transitional provisions. Nevertheless, under the old rules, and to the extent to which the old costs estimate rules continue ……
  • Feb 10

    Top costs expert

    Top costs expert
    The media has a terrible habit of attributing expert status to those who clearly have no right to be called anything of the sort. Fox News famously interviewed a “terrorism expert” who claimed “In Britain, it’s not…
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The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

Covers depositions, direct exams, opening statements and other trial tips. By Karen Koehler.

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Mar 2

    The Office Fitbit Solution

    The Office Fitbit Solution
    Anne has started off the new year with a Fitbit.   Her goal – add steps to her sedentary work day.  Tearing herself away from her desk has proven difficult.  Anne always has more work than she can complete.…
  • Feb 9

    The origins of my initials and an updated motion to permit skype testimony at trial

    The origins of my initials and an updated motion to permit skype testimony at trial
    Pick up mom from Shoreline.  It is 58 degrees out and she is in a faux fur black maxi coat with brass buttons.  She bought it for $25.  Half off at the consignment store.  Brand new from Sears. Take her to late lunch at…
  • Feb 6

    Nala and my delicious red grapes – a cautionary tale

    Nala and my delicious red grapes – a cautionary tale
      Today Nala almost killed herself. It is drizzling.  We are running around the neighborhood.   Both of us in our rain gear.  Splish.  Splash. It starts pouring.   Get home.  Wash off the…
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New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily Times  presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily News presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership of a…
  • Feb 21

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax
    The Brooklyn Eagle has reported that Kings County Surrogate  Diana Johnson  has denied a petition to renounce a  bequest to a grandchild of a decedent in the six million dollar estate of Sharon Lindsay. The total bequest to the…
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The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

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

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Economists Say YES to Annuitie

    Economists Say YES to Annuitie
    March 2, 2015 -With Superbowl XLIX recently concluded, if you played for the New England Patriots, CONGRATULATIONS!  Earning a Superbowl ring puts you in very elite company. With the 87th Academy Awards now behind us, if you were among…
  • Feb 16

    Happy Birthday, George

    Happy Birthday, George
    February 16, 2015 – If you’re off work today here in the United States, it may surprise you to know that it’s not because Presidents Day is a federal holiday since no such holiday exists. 5 USC § 6103(a) does, however,…
  • Feb 15

    Why Retirees Don’t Buy Annuitie

    Why Retirees Don’t Buy Annuitie
    February 15, 2015 Are you among the 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964? Worked most of your adult life? Have some money sitting in a 401(k) or similar retirement account? Want to make sure it lasts the rest of your life? If you…
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Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Apples, Patents and Trolls, Oh My!

    Apples, Patents and Trolls, Oh My!
    EAST TEXAS – On February 25, 2015, Apple Inc. was found liable for patent infringement on three patents owned by Smartflash LLC and ordered, by an East Texas jury, to pay Smartflash LLC the princely sum of $532.9 million dollars in…
  • Feb 10

    Assisted Suicide: The Beginning of the End

    Assisted Suicide: The Beginning of the End
    In the recent case of Carter v. Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada declared invalid the Criminal Code prohibitions against physician-assisted suicide.  Those provisions made it a crime for a person to “consent to have death…
  • Feb 6

    “Much Ado About Parking”: Contempt and the power to punish

    “Much Ado About Parking”: Contempt and the power to punish
    On January 27, the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal in Bea v. The Owners Strata Plan, LMS 2138, 2015 BCCA 31, upholding the lower court’s decision finding the Plaintiff and her husband in contempt of Court and…
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Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Mar 2

    A Lesson in What Strip Clubs Can Teach You About the FLSA

    A Lesson in What Strip Clubs Can Teach You About the FLSA
    Earlier this month, four former dancers filed a wage and hour collective action against the owners of Cheetahs Gentlemen’s Club & Restaurant, an adult entertainment night club in New York. Rodriguez, et al. v. Three Amigos SJL Inc.,…
  • Feb 27

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute
    Another chapter has unfolded in the 23-year-old dispute between the Washington Redskins and the Native Americans who object to the team’s mascot — a mascot that the team has used for over 80 years. Recently, the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
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Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Mar 2

    A Lesson in What Strip Clubs Can Teach You About the FLSA

    A Lesson in What Strip Clubs Can Teach You About the FLSA
    Earlier this month, four former dancers filed a wage and hour collective action against the owners of Cheetahs Gentlemen’s Club & Restaurant, an adult entertainment night club in New York. Rodriguez, et al. v. Three Amigos SJL Inc.,…
  • Feb 27

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute
    Another chapter has unfolded in the 23-year-old dispute between the Washington Redskins and the Native Americans who object to the team’s mascot — a mascot that the team has used for over 80 years. Recently, the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
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