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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Aug 21

    Court Of Chancery Declines To Intervene In Arbitration

    Court Of Chancery Declines To Intervene In Arbitration
    LG Electronics, Inc. v InterDigital Communications Inc., C.A. 9747-VCL (August 20, 2014) This is the first decision by the Court of Chancery that dismissed a case over which it has jurisdiction because an arbitration proceeding had been filed…
Rank this Week: 441

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 28

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Aug 22

    A fourth same-sex marriage appeal filed

    A fourth same-sex marriage appeal filed
    Arguing that lower federal courts have “subverted” the Supreme Court’s decision last year on same-sex marriage, a Virginia court clerk on Friday filed his own petition – the second filing seeking a ruling on the…
  • Aug 22

    Rules for birth-control mandate after Hobby Lobby (UPDATED)

    Rules for birth-control mandate after Hobby Lobby (UPDATED)
    UPDATE 5:27 p.m.  The proposed new rules have now been published by the government.  The revisions for profit-making businesses are here, and for non-profit organizations are here. ———- The Obama administration,…
Rank this Week: 11

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Aug 22

    Prosecutors Disciplined for Criticizing Jurors on Facebook: "12 idiots"

    Prosecutors Disciplined for Criticizing Jurors on Facebook: "12 idiots"
    According to the Brainerd Dispatch article below, two Minnesota prosecutors have been disciplined for going on Facebook to criticize jurors who acquitted a defendant in a criminal sexual misconduct case. The Facebook comments by the…
  • Aug 21

    Privacy and Juror Questionnaire

    Privacy and Juror Questionnaire
    The NY Times article below highlights how invasive some juror questionnaires can be. Depending on the facts of the case, some jurors have been asked about abortion, adultery, drug use, race and political party affiliation. TV Habits? Medical…
  • Aug 20

    Defendant's Girlfriend Arrested for Trying to Facebook Juror

    Defendant's Girlfriend Arrested for Trying to Facebook Juror
    To date, many people have heard stories about jurors improperly using the internet to conduct research or communicate with others. Unfortunately, the stories have become all too common. What most people don't hear about are stories in which…
Rank this Week: 624

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Prosecutors Disciplined for Criticizing Jurors on Facebook: "12 idiots"

    Prosecutors Disciplined for Criticizing Jurors on Facebook: "12 idiots"
    According to the Brainerd Dispatch article below, two Minnesota prosecutors have been disciplined for going on Facebook to criticize jurors who acquitted a defendant in a criminal sexual misconduct case. The Facebook comments by the…
  • Aug 21

    Privacy and Juror Questionnaire

    Privacy and Juror Questionnaire
    The NY Times article below highlights how invasive some juror questionnaires can be. Depending on the facts of the case, some jurors have been asked about abortion, adultery, drug use, race and political party affiliation.TV Habits? Medical…
  • Aug 20

    Defendant's Girlfriend Arrested for Trying to Facebook Juror

    Defendant's Girlfriend Arrested for Trying to Facebook Juror
    To date, many people have heard stories about jurors improperly using the internet to conduct research or communicate with others. Unfortunately, the stories have become all too common. What most people don't hear …
Rank this Week: 2034

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Aug 22

    College, Sex, Rape, and Injustice

    College, Sex, Rape, and Injustice
      Update (August 22, 2014): The lawsuit of Doe v. Colleges of St. Benedict and St. John’s University with drama early this month (emergency motions, dramatic allegations) and ended in sealed silence this week. Good…
  • Aug 22

    Marcia Coyle on The Roberts Court

    Marcia Coyle on The Roberts Court
    It’s State Fair time. That means fall is approaching. And the start of a new U.S. Supreme Court term. Last year’s term ended with some interesting commentary by professors, reporters and bloggers. Experienced Supreme Court…
  • Aug 22

    Environmental Lawyer, Thad Lightfoot, on an Upcoming Minnesota Supreme Court Environmental Case

    Environmental Lawyer, Thad Lightfoot, on an Upcoming Minnesota Supreme Court Environmental Case
    I find myself stymied by multiple trash cans in cafeterias, asking me to separate “trash” from “recyclables.” As such, I figure I have to renounce any claim to any background or experience in environmental law. For…
Rank this Week: 86

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
  • Aug 22

    Should Directors & Officers Be Concerned About Cybersecurity?

    Should Directors & Officers Be Concerned About Cybersecurity?
    In his recently-published book, Cybersecurity for Executives: A Practical Guide, Retired Brigadier General Gregory Touhill, now Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications,…
  • Aug 21

    Presumption of Public Access to Documents Filed with a Court Limited by the Seventh Circuit

    Presumption of Public Access to Documents Filed with a Court Limited by the Seventh Circuit
    The Seventh Circuit has issued an opinion in City of Greenville, Illinois, v. Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, which limits the presumption of public access to non-privileged documents filed with a court to only those documents that influenced…
  • Aug 18

    Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar--September 11-12, Chicago, Illinoi

    Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar--September 11-12, Chicago, Illinoi
    The Employment and Labor Law Committee is one of several DRI committees participating in DRI's inaugural Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar, September 11-12, 2014 in Chicago.  Click here to sign up.  It seems like every day when we…
Rank this Week: 420

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Aug 22

    Should Directors & Officers Be Concerned About Cybersecurity?

    Should Directors & Officers Be Concerned About Cybersecurity?
    In his recently-published book, Cybersecurity for Executives: A Practical Guide, Retired Brigadier General Gregory Touhill, now Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications,…
  • Aug 21

    Presumption of Public Access to Documents Filed with a Court Limited by the Seventh Circuit

    Presumption of Public Access to Documents Filed with a Court Limited by the Seventh Circuit
    The Seventh Circuit has issued an opinion in City of Greenville, Illinois, v. Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, which limits the presumption of public access to non-privileged documents filed with a court to only those documents that influenced…
  • Aug 18

    Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar--September 11-12, Chicago, Illinoi

    Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar--September 11-12, Chicago, Illinoi
    The Employment and Labor Law Committee is one of several DRI committees participating in DRI's inaugural Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar, September 11-12, 2014 in Chicago.  Click here to sign up.  It seems like every day when we…
Rank this Week: 3416

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Drunk Drivers Forever Change the Lives of Familie

    Drunk Drivers Forever Change the Lives of Familie
    If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a drunk driving auto accident, are represented by an attorney, and experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for lawsuit funding. If you qualify, Lawsuit Financial, a leader in the…
  • Aug 14

    When your Insurance Company Looks for the Cheapest Way Out, Lawsuit Funding can Keep your Case Strong

    When your Insurance Company Looks for the Cheapest Way Out, Lawsuit Funding can Keep your Case Strong
    You or a family member has been injured in an auto accident as a result of someone else’s negligence. You expect your insurance company to be there in your time of need, right? After all, you have paid your premiums for years and your…
  • Aug 12

    Eliminate the Worry of Losing Your Home and How to Pay Mounting Bill

    Eliminate the Worry of Losing Your Home and How to Pay Mounting Bill
    An auto accident left four injured, one serious, after a trailer became detached from a Ford pick-up truck in Clearwater, Florida. According to witnesses, once disconnected the trailer went airborne before slamming into the side of a…
Rank this Week: 1278

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
  • Aug 22

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril
    Last week on CEBblog™, we discussed the consequences of a defendant rejecting a settlement offer under CCP §998 and then getting creamed at trial. But §998 is an equal opportunity statute with consequences for plaintiffs too.…
  • Aug 20

    How to Get Business Records into Evidence

    How to Get Business Records into Evidence
    Need to get business records into evidence? There’s a hearsay exception for that! The business records exception to the hearsay rule makes it easier for businesses to provide records during litigation without undue disruption.…
  • Aug 18

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
Rank this Week: 3170

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/
  • Aug 22

    Questioning the Sample MBE Civil Procedure Question

    Questioning the Sample MBE Civil Procedure Question
    In response to yesterday's posting regarding the NCBE's release of Sample Civil Procedure Test Questions for the MBE, Professor Kevin Clermont in dialogue with others points out that the answer to Sample Question 9 is "probably…
  • Aug 21

    Sample Civil Procedure Multistate Bar Exam Questions Posted

    Sample Civil Procedure Multistate Bar Exam Questions Posted
    The National Conference of Bar Examiners has released eleven Civil Procedure Sample Multistate Bar Examination questions. As we reported earlier, Civil Procedure will be included for the first time on the MBE administration in February 2015.
  • Aug 18

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman (Loyola Los Angeles) has a guest post at the Penn Program on Regulation on regulating settlements brokered by the executive branch.
Rank this Week: 399

A Blog on Legal Matters that…

A Blog on Legal Matters that Matter

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

http://blog.martinfirmllc.com/
  • Aug 22

    Will Uninsured Motorist Insurance Cover a Phantom Vehicle Accident in Alabama?

    Will Uninsured Motorist Insurance Cover a Phantom Vehicle Accident in Alabama?
    Clients have asked whether or not auto insurance will cover a "hit and run" accident. A tougher question is whether auto insurance covers an accident when another driver runs the victim off the road, but the vehicles themselves never…
  • Aug 15

    Can My Creditors Take My Social Security Disability Payments?

    Can My Creditors Take My Social Security Disability Payments?
    When someone is considering filing for bankruptcy, many questions and concerns arise. The primary concern is usually how much of your property or assets are subject to creditors during the bankruptcy process. Luckily, government assistance,…
  • Aug 8

    What is a Unilateral Employment Contract?

    What is a Unilateral Employment Contract?
    Generally speaking, most employers do not intend for statements they make to their employees to be construed in any way as creating an employment contract. This is especially true in "employment at-will" states, like Alabama and Florida. …
Rank this Week: 2731

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1015

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 4225

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Aug 22

    Are You A Fan of Tort Talk?

    Are You A Fan of Tort Talk?
    Are you a fan of Tort Talk?  Need CLE credits?  Looking for a laid back way to kill a Friday afternoon and ease into a nice September, Fall weekend?Hoping you might consider Registering for the Tort Talk Expo 2014 CLE…
  • Aug 18

    A Supreme Victory for Residential Homebuilder

    A Supreme Victory for Residential Homebuilder
    In its August 18, 2014 decision in the case of Conway v. Cutler, No. 80 MAP 2013 (Pa. Aug. 18, 2014)(Op. by McCaffery, J.), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a subsequent purchaser of residential real estate cannot pursue a…
  • Aug 18

    Another Trial Court Allows a Plaintiff To Consolidate Entirely Separate Accident Claim

    Another Trial Court Allows a Plaintiff To Consolidate Entirely Separate Accident Claim
    In the case of Swalinski v. Forsythe, 2012-SU-1529-69 (York Co. Aug. 5, 2014), the York County Court of Common Pleas followed the prior decision of Judge Wettick in Jackson v. Drew and allowed a Plaintiff to pursue personal injury claims…
Rank this Week: 383

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Aug 22

    RIP Demographics? Well, probably not…

    RIP Demographics? Well, probably not…
    We’ve just published a new article in The Jury Expert that “should” signal the death of the simplistic use of demographics in voir dire and jury selection. Will it? Not likely. Partly this is the fault of courts that are…
  • Aug 20

    Be still my heart: A short (one-item!) measure of narcissism? 

    Be still my heart: A short (one-item!) measure of narcissism? 
    We are all about short measures of psychological constructs. You might say watching the development of various scales is a hobby here (just look at all these posts!). With rare exception, courts don’t permit lengthy questionnaires, or…
  • Aug 18

    Simple Jury Persuasion: When videos are too persuasive…

    Simple Jury Persuasion: When videos are too persuasive…
    It’s hard to know why research that is a almost a decade old is seen as fodder for a recent Op-Ed in the New York Times, but so it goes. Jennifer Mnookin, a law professor at UCLA, certainly has an impressive resumé, and it is…
Rank this Week: 374

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Aug 21

    It’s Friday at 5 and I Need Data Processed to Review this Weekend - eDiscovery Humor

    It’s Friday at 5 and I Need Data Processed to Review this Weekend - eDiscovery Humor
    We’ve referenced Ralph Losey’s excellent e-Discovery Team® blog several times before on this blog – it’s a great read and you won’t find a blog that gets more in depth than his does (he has also been gracious…
  • Aug 20

    Thursday's ILTA Sessions - eDiscovery Trend

    Thursday's ILTA Sessions - eDiscovery Trend
    As noted Monday, Tuesday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2014 is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery trends…
  • Aug 20

    Thursday's ILTA Sessions - eDiscovery Trend

    Thursday's ILTA Sessions - eDiscovery Trend
    As noted Monday, Tuesday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2014 is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery trends…
Rank this Week: 1301

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/
  • Aug 21

    John Darer Appears on NBC News 4-New York report on Executive Life of NY

    John Darer Appears on NBC News 4-New York report on Executive Life of NY
    NBC News 4 New York featured a segment on Executive Life of New York and how the recent liquidation affected ELNY annuitants Glenn Arendsorf and Eric Rabinowitz. both of whom had their benefits... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Aug 21

    Structured Settlement Factoring | Failure to Adhere to Best Interest Standard

    Structured Settlement Factoring | Failure to Adhere to Best Interest Standard
    This is not a failure of structured settlements, it is failure to enforce the structured settlement protection act by judges who are tasked with doing so. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you…
  • Aug 21

    NSSTA Fall Educational Meeting to Offer a Factoring Panel

    NSSTA Fall Educational Meeting to Offer a Factoring Panel
    5 years after the National Association for Settlement Purchasers first had a primary market panel, the final agenda for the National Structured Settlements Trade Association's Fall Educational... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Aug 21

    Bashman Post on Word Limit Reduction Proposal

    Bashman Post on Word Limit Reduction Proposal
    Howard Bashman has a new post on How Appealing examining the new proposal to reduce the word limit for principal briefs in the U.S. Courts of Appeals. The proposal is to reduce the current 14,000 word limit to 12,500. Allegedly,...
  • Aug 15

    August 2014 Working Paper Round Up

    August 2014 Working Paper Round Up
    A trio of cases were posted recently as working papers on SSRN dealing with various issues related to the operation of the U.S Court of Appeals: The most recent is Andrew Hewitt Smith's The Effect of Ideology and Proportionality of...
  • Aug 1

    Anderson on Amicus Curiae

    Anderson on Amicus Curiae
    Helen A. Anderson at University of Washington Law has a new article on SSRN: Frenemies of the Court: The Many Faces of Amicus Curiae. Given the rise in the number of amicus briefs, the phenomenon seems ripe for closer scrutiny....
Rank this Week: 2795

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Aug 21

    No Bright Line

    No Bright Line
    In its Morrison decision, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed the extraterritorial application of Section 10(b) and held that the statute only applies to "transactions in securities listed on our domestic exchanges, and domestic…
  • Aug 15

    Cornerstone Releases Midyear Report

    Cornerstone Releases Midyear Report
    Cornerstone Research (in conjunction with the Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse) has released its 2014 midyear report on federal securities class action filings. The findings for the first half of 2014 include: (1) There were 78…
  • Jul 25

    Too Tangential

    Too Tangential
    In its recent Chadbourne decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that to be "in connection with" the purchase or sale of a security, an alleged securities fraud must involve "victims who took, who tried to take, who divested…
Rank this Week: 1591

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Recovering Assets By Identifying & Immobilizing Them

    Recovering Assets By Identifying & Immobilizing Them
    Identifying and immobilizing assets in a timely fashion can be paramount to asset recovery cases ranging from an ultra- high net worth divorce to a forced collection proceeding against a debtor. The abstract about “Suspending Suspicious…
  • Jul 22

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit
    Mr. Pascal Gossin is the head of Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit, (hereinafter “the Unit”), which is part of the Federal Office of Justice.  Mr. Gossin was a fellow speaker at the Carmelite Chambers…
  • Jul 3

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset
    This is the eighth post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series.  Like “Four Asset Concealment Tools” and “Four Ways Assets Can Be Secretly Transferred”, the post reveals methods a spouse may use to…
Rank this Week: 297

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Aug 21

    Endless love

    Endless love
    Judy Chambers has passed away.  Eight months after Tom. In September we received a picture postcard from their final scuba diving trip.  He later posted it to his blog:…
  • Aug 18

    More is not always better: minimizing the histrionic overuse of adjective

    More is not always better: minimizing the histrionic overuse of adjective
    Her right leg was catastrophically smashed, causing excruciating and unrelenting pain.  The limb felt like it was being stabbed a million times by a  sharp knife.  The sharp burning pain became absolutely unbearable to the…
  • Aug 12

    Where oh Where have you been…!

    Where oh Where have you been…!
    K:  Catherine – I just tried to log into the blog and it won’t let me. C:  I’ll figure it out. K:  Thanks C:  Gently prodding:  you haven’t written anything for a while, I’ve been…
Rank this Week: 3969

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    ONC Report on Surge in Use of Electronic Health Records (“EHR”)

    ONC Report on Surge in Use of Electronic Health Records (“EHR”)
    by Linda G. Rodrigue Two recent studies published by the office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (the “ONC”) suggest that the use of electronic health records among physicians and hospitals has greatly…
  • Aug 15

    What is Process Safety Management (PSM) and What is a Risk Management Program (RMP) ?

    What is Process Safety Management (PSM) and What is a Risk Management Program (RMP) ?
    By Lee Vail Both OSHA’s Process Safety Management (“PSM”) and EPA’s Chemical Accident Prevention regulations are regulatory programs developed to address process safety in the “Process Industry.” A…
  • Aug 14

    American Arbitration Association Requires Registration of Consumer Arbitration Clause

    American Arbitration Association Requires Registration of Consumer Arbitration Clause
    By Linda Perez Clark Beginning September 1, 2014, the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) will require that any business using or intending to use the AAA rules in a consumer contract register the arbitration clause with the…
Rank this Week: 792

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

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

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1163

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Aug 21

    Video Case Study: Transforming the Legal Hold Proce

    Video Case Study: Transforming the Legal Hold Proce
    By: Andrew Bartholomew During Exterro and Huron Legal’s recent webcast, “Transforming the E-Discovery Process,” attendees heard from members of AOL’s e-discovery team, who discussed how the organization recently…
  • Aug 20

    New Ruling Underscores Dangers Associated with Cloud Data in E-Discovery

    New Ruling Underscores Dangers Associated with Cloud Data in E-Discovery
    By: Andrew Bartholomew The booming popularity of cloud computing has presented new e-discovery challenges for legal and IT teams. The countless cloud repositories and social media sites make it difficult to assess the size of the data and its…
  • Aug 11

    E-Discovery Master Profile: Scott M. Giordano, Exterro

    E-Discovery Master Profile: Scott M. Giordano, Exterro
    By: Andrew Bartholomew Last week we profiled Tara Jones, lead paralegal for Litigation at AOL, as part of our series of posts highlighting speakers from Exterro’s ongoing E-Discovery Masters webcast series. Today, we introduce you to…
Rank this Week: 1851

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/
  • Aug 21

    Proposal to shorten federal appellate brief

    Proposal to shorten federal appellate brief
    Now that we're all comfortable with briefs of 14K words ... there's a proposal to amend the FRAP to trim that down to 12,500. Apparently, the 14K number was based on a mistake! (The 1998 amendments assumed one page was about 280 words, but a…
  • Aug 20

    Details from 9th Cir.'s latest report

    Details from 9th Cir.'s latest report
    Below is a quick summary of items from the 9th Circuit's 2013 Annual Report.For 9th Circuit watchers, none of this will be new or newsworthy.the overall reversal rate was 8.3% (cf. the nat'l average is 6.7%)civil appeal reversal rate (not…
  • Aug 20

    Details from the 2014 California Courts Stats report

    Details from the 2014 California Courts Stats report
    Again for regular court-watchers, there are no real surprises in this year's stats.Cal Supreme Court94 opinions published16 Court of Appeal opinions depublishedoverall petitions for review = 4% "grant" rate (grants + grant &…
Rank this Week: 653

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: 570

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/
  • Aug 21

    Compare the City and Country Juror

    Compare the City and Country Juror
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Litigation has one thing in common with real estate: location matters. There will be reliable differences when trying a case in one venue versus another. And some of the most reliable differences come down to the…
  • Aug 18

    Take Care With Character Attack

    Take Care With Character Attack
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Late last week, as large crowds in Ferguson continued to protest the police shooting of the 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown, Police Chief Thomas Jackson made two announcements. One, he released the name of the officer…
  • Aug 14

    Prepare Your Jurors to be Teacher

    Prepare Your Jurors to be Teacher
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: I've known this since my days as a college professor: If you really want to learn something, then try teaching it. And there's an important principle at the heart of that. The mindset of an active teacher is different…
Rank this Week: 1731

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/
  • Aug 21

    Storytelling at Trial - Will Your Story Be Used?

    Storytelling at Trial - Will Your Story Be Used?
      by Ryan H. Flax, Esq.Managing Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting In my last post, I discussed the importance of every trial lawyer of developing a two-track procedure in every trial – one track that focuses on…
  • Aug 20

    Planning For Courtroom Persuasion? Use a Two-Track Trial Strategy

    Planning For Courtroom Persuasion? Use a Two-Track Trial Strategy
      by Ryan H. Flax, Esq.Managing Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting How early in the litigation process should you think about how a jury will react to your case, your client, or you? When should you begin to develop your case…
  • Aug 8

    12 Ways to Eliminate "But I Need Everything On That PowerPoint Slide"

    12 Ways to Eliminate "But I Need Everything On That PowerPoint Slide"
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L ConsultingHave you ever heard any of the following during a PowerPoint presentation? "It may be hard to make out the details of this slide." "I'm not sure if you can read this in the back of the room." "In…
Rank this Week: 2487

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and litigation. By The Erlich Law Office, PLLC.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2914

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Aug 21

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court
    The ABA Journal reports on the final failure of the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith to recover  hundreds of millions of dollars from the estate of her late husband J. Howard Marshall. Marshall, a Texas oil billionaire died at 89, a year…
  • Aug 14

    Do Not Try This At Home --The Do It Yourself Will

    Do Not Try This At Home --The Do It Yourself Will
    The Do It Yourself  legal industry is flourishing with claims that you do not need a lawyer to get your affairs in order with a low-cost DIY will. Just input your credit card information, download the easy to use form, fill in the blank…
  • Jul 30

    Sometimes A Trust Works Best

    Sometimes A Trust Works Best
    One of the major features of the Surrogate's Court is that it is a court of public record. Unfortunately, that can be one of its major drawbacks. Every document filed in every estate is available to anyone. If your grandfather (great…
Rank this Week: 552

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
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
Rank this Week: 3224

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/
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
Rank this Week: 1979

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1389

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Aug 20

    SC Halts Beginning of Same Sex Marriage in Virginia

    SC Halts Beginning of Same Sex Marriage in Virginia
    Just recently, the Supreme Court temporarily halted the beginning of gay marriages in Virginia, a move many expected in the lead up to the consideration of the justices on the constitutional matter. The court gave a grant to delay in an order…
  • Aug 20

    Judge Goes Against Anna Nicole Smith in Inheritance Battle

    Judge Goes Against Anna Nicole Smith in Inheritance Battle
    An attempt that took years from the estate of deceased and ex-Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith to take in tens of millions of dollars from her deceased husband’s family came to an end in federal court earlier this week. David Carter, a U.S.…
  • Aug 18

    Win for Google and Allies Stomps Causes Vringo Shares to Plummet

    Win for Google and Allies Stomps Causes Vringo Shares to Plummet
    Live and die by the patent. That’s typically the fate of today’s intellectual property firms, with Vringo feeling the sting. The NY-based firm has 500-plus patents and applications that covers internet search, handheld technologies, and…
Rank this Week: 461

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 3812

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Lawyers Getting Paid: Better Legal Billing Practice

    Lawyers Getting Paid: Better Legal Billing Practice
    Your clients do not order legal service a la carte. They can’t order one deposition, two filings, and a side of legal research. They are paying to have their disputes resolved. That said, clients want to limit the ultimate cost of any…
  • Aug 12

    Faster Document Review: Introducing Review Folder

    Faster Document Review: Introducing Review Folder
    Document review for litigation can be tedious slog. At Nextpoint, our goal has always been to help legal teams do it more quickly and efficiently. Longtime users will notice some enhancements to the Review tab in Nextpoint. It’s all…
  • Aug 6

    Using Your iPad for Legal Presentations Is Getting Even Easier

    Using Your iPad for Legal Presentations Is Getting Even Easier
    As soon as the iPad was released, Nextpoint saw just how useful it could be as a legal presentation tool. iPad support is a key feature of our entire litigation software service. But we’ve found there are subtle tweaks that can make…
Rank this Week: 3196

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
  • Aug 20

    Becoming a Good Communicator Takes Work

    Becoming a Good Communicator Takes Work
    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.
  • Aug 12

    What’s the ROI of Your Mother?

    What’s the ROI of Your Mother?
    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.
  • Aug 11

    New Interview: “How Mitch Jackson, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Takes Social Media for Lawyers to a Whole Different Level”

    New Interview: “How Mitch Jackson, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Takes Social Media for Lawyers to a Whole Different Level”
    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: 2603

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: 2125

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Aug 20

    “The Best Lawyers in America” list

    “The Best Lawyers in America” list
    I am honored that my peers have once again voted to include me in “The Best Lawyers in America” list.  
  • Aug 15

    Interview on KDAF CW Channel 33

    Interview on KDAF CW Channel 33
    As an appellate lawyer, I often have to answer difficult questions. On Channel 33 news, though, I got to answer an easy one. I was asked whether an individual could form his own country in North Dallas. Um, no.     Here is the…
  • Jul 11

    Supreme Court Hobby Lobby opinion might only directly impact two companie

    Supreme Court Hobby Lobby opinion might only directly impact two companie
    After the Dallas Business Journal published an article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, a number of people asked me about potential impact on various business. Here are my thoughts: Despite all the attention…
Rank this Week: 4304

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/
  • Aug 20

    Whistleblowing Teacher Sues School District

    Whistleblowing Teacher Sues School District
    The Fremont (Michigan) Public Schools District is the subject of a new lawsuit. Fremont High School teacher Scott Herlein filed it after being terminated. Herlein maintains that the district violated his First Amendment rights and his rights…
  • Aug 14

    Pennsylvania Teacher's Free Speech Lawsuit Won't Go to Trial

    Pennsylvania Teacher's Free Speech Lawsuit Won't Go to Trial
    As various social media formats and blogs continue to evolve, the definition of free speech may also evolve. That seems to be the case with a former Bucks County, Pennsylvania English teacher who sued her former employer. The situation began…
  • Aug 8

    California Lawsuit Contends that Students Don't Get Enough PE

    California Lawsuit Contends that Students Don't Get Enough PE
    An enigmatic organization called Cal200 has come forward with a lawsuit that charges more than three dozen school districts with providing inadequate time for physical education. Los Angeles Unified, Riverside Unified, San Francisco Unified…
Rank this Week: 2572

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/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 617

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Aug 20

    Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Slip-and-Fall Trial

    Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Slip-and-Fall Trial
    On August 15, 2014 a Jackson federal court jury rendered a defense verdict in Chatham v. Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc. Here is the Complaint. The Complaint alleges that Ms. Chatham was a business invitee at the Logan’s…
  • Aug 18

    August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the August issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $40,000 verdict-  Neshoba County premises liability case discussed here (6/30/14); $6,719, $6,784 verdicts- Harrison County car…
  • Aug 13

    $173,306 Verdict in Holmes County Nursing Home Trial

    $173,306 Verdict in Holmes County Nursing Home Trial
    On July 24, 2014 Holmes County Circuit Judge Janie Lewis rendered a verdict and judgment of $173,306 in Hite v. Durant Healthcare, LLC, et al. Here is a copy of the opinion. The action involved the trial of a nursing home case under the Miss.…
Rank this Week: 171

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
Rank this Week: 299

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/
  • Aug 19

    HDMI v. VGA: Time to Upgrade?

    HDMI v. VGA: Time to Upgrade?
    Although the HDMI video format has been available for several years now, the majority of courtroom trial presentations are still done with VGA cables and equipment in a 4:3 format. For comparison, the diagram below shows common settings with…
  • Jul 11

    Deposition Video (MPEG-2) DVDs and Windows 8

    Deposition Video (MPEG-2) DVDs and Windows 8
    Congratulations! You've just upgraded your laptop with the latest from Redmond (as in Redmond, Washington, home of Microsoft), and have finally figured out how to bypass most of the “purple charms” screen stuff. You’ll still…
  • Jun 16

    PowerPoint: Still Relevant for Use in Trial?

    PowerPoint: Still Relevant for Use in Trial?
    Since its introduction in 1990, PowerPoint has been used (and abused) by attorneys in countless trials. If you’ve been in trial since then, chances are you’ve seen some “interesting” creations. I know I have. For some…
Rank this Week: 1533