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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • May 23

    "Supreme Court Ruling Could Hinder 'Patent Trolls'"

    "Supreme Court Ruling Could Hinder 'Patent Trolls'"
    "Supreme Court Ruling Could Hinder 'Patent Trolls'": Adam Liptak has this article in today's edition of The New York Times. And Joe Mullin of Ars Technica reports that "Supreme Court makes it much harder for patent trolls to sue in East…
  • May 23

    "Supreme Court Upholds Rejection Of North Carolina Congressional Districts"

    "Supreme Court Upholds Rejection Of North Carolina Congressional Districts"
    "Supreme Court Upholds Rejection Of North Carolina Congressional Districts": Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on yesterday evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered." And on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition,"…
  • May 23

    "The deepening appellate divide over when copyright owners can sue"

    "The deepening appellate divide over when copyright owners can sue"
    "The deepening appellate divide over when copyright owners can sue": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.
Rank this Week: 12

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
Rank this Week: 10

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Toddler fatally struck by truck in Kane County

    Toddler fatally struck by truck in Kane County
    CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. (May 23, 2017) – A 2-year-old boy was killed Monday morning after he was struck by a pickup truck in the northwest suburbs. The incident occurred at the intersection of Deer Creek Drive and Rosewood Drive in…
  • May 22

    Tara Devine featured on FOX 32 for National Nursing Home Week

    Tara Devine featured on FOX 32 for National Nursing Home Week
    CHICAGO (May 20,2017) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Partner Tara Devine was interviewed live on Fox 32 Chicago Saturday morning about how to choose the right nursing home for your loved one, and the signs of nursing home…
  • May 17

    Patrick Salvi Jr. discusses medical malpractice appeals with Law 360

    Patrick Salvi Jr. discusses medical malpractice appeals with Law 360
    CHICAGO (MAY 17,2017) – Attorneys for medical malpractice plaintiffs who win a jury or bench verdict can steel themselves for a likely appeal by being acutely aware of disputes over evidence and jury instructions and laying the…
Rank this Week: 1750

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/
  • May 23

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal
    It is well documented that the medical technology (MedTech) industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in North America over the past several years. In Ontario alone, there are currently 24,000 employees and over 1,300 companies…
  • May 18

    True sales: a refresher

    True sales: a refresher
    Securitization remains an important tool for companies to realize value from future payment streams and raise financing, typically at a better cost of funds than the interest expense associated with a corporate loan or bond. While there are…
  • May 16

    Governing law clauses: “without regard to conflict of law”

    Governing law clauses: “without regard to conflict of law”
    Contracting parties will typically consider a “governing law” provision, which identifies the proper law of a contract by express intention. A governing law provision applies to the substantive issues of the contract, provided…
Rank this Week: 748

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Blockchain’s Incumbent Patent War: a Rite of Passage

    Blockchain’s Incumbent Patent War: a Rite of Passage
    Are banks afraid of blockchain?  The answer really depends on who is being asked.  But some of the... Read More The post Blockchain’s Incumbent Patent War: a Rite of Passage appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • May 23

    6 Keys to Using Graphics During Expert Witness Testimony

    6 Keys to Using Graphics During Expert Witness Testimony
    In our increasingly technology-driven world, it is no surprise that people process information differently in comparison to prior... Read More The post 6 Keys to Using Graphics During Expert Witness Testimony appeared first on The Expert…
  • May 18

    Medico-Legal Implications of Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, and Glucocorticoid Therapy

    Medico-Legal Implications of Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, and Glucocorticoid Therapy
    Diabetes Mellitus is an extremely common disorder.  The incidence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM2) has exploded in... Read More The post Medico-Legal Implications of Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, and Glucocorticoid Therapy appeared first…
Rank this Week: 2421

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 4059

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/
  • May 23

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal Writing

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal Writing
    Every appellate practitioner should want to improve his legal writing. Here are a few Twitter accounts to follow that provide helpful legal writing tips: Follow the University of Virginia Law Writing program (@UVALawWriting) for program news…
  • May 16

    #TwitterTuesday--Even More Judges Who Tweet

    #TwitterTuesday--Even More Judges Who Tweet
    I am a little late today with #TwitterTuesday. My blogging has been a little slow the past few weeks, as my husband and I are preparing to move to Tucson, Arizona, where I will be taking a position as the...
  • May 5

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup May 5 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup May 5 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...
Rank this Week: 2695

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/
  • May 23

    How Local Police and Prosecutors Protect Immigrant

    How Local Police and Prosecutors Protect Immigrant
    Ingrid V. Eagly, Immigrant Protective Policies in Criminal Justice, 95 Tex. L. Rev. 245 (2016), available at SSRN.Mary FanLocal governments are increasingly taking the role of protectors in these fear-filled times for federal immigration…
  • May 22

    What Judges Can Do About Implicit Bia

    What Judges Can Do About Implicit Bia
    Andrew J. Wistrich & Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Implicit Bias in Judicial Decision Making: How It Affects Judgment and What Judges Can Do About It, in Ensuring Justice: Reducing Bias 87 (Sarah Redfield ed., forthcoming 2017), available at…
  • May 19

    Starting with Consent

    Starting with Consent
    James Grimmelmann, Consenting to Computer Use, 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1500 (2016), available at SSRN.Andrea MatwyshynThe Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), enacted in 1986, has long been a source of consternation for jurists…
Rank this Week: 983

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 3275

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: 439

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
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • May 22

    Special Session in Memory of Justice Schauer

    Special Session in Memory of Justice Schauer
    Second District Court of Appeal to Host Special Session in Memory of Justice Richard SchauerThe Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District will host a special session to honor and celebrate the life and career of former Presiding Justice…
  • May 22

    tidbit

    tidbit
    The State Bar has a new look for its website, www.calbar.ca.gov. "The website redesign and overhaul comes at a time of ongoing reforms for the State Bar, and aims to provide greater accessibility for the public, attorneys and applicants."Per…
  • May 22

    MetNews article: Presiding Justice Turner Die

    MetNews article: Presiding Justice Turner Die
    Today's MetNews presents C.A. Presiding Justice Turner Dies, noting:he "put in unusually long hour hours, and even had work brought to him at his home when he stopped going to the office at the start of this month, as he weakened, in the…
Rank this Week: 42

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

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

    What is a proffer in a federal criminal case?

    What is a proffer in a federal criminal case?
    Proffer Interviews in Federal Criminal Cases Hollywood often portrays a cooperator as someone who wears a wire and goes undercover for federal agents. While this happens, and we have navigated some clients through such arrangements, the far…
  • May 14

    Culpable Mental States Texas: Intentionally, Knowingly, Negligently, Recklessly

    Culpable Mental States Texas: Intentionally, Knowingly, Negligently, Recklessly
    Most criminal offenses in Texas have some sort of mental state requirement. These are sometimes referred to as “culpable mental states” or “mens rea” which is Latin for “guilty mind.” The possible mental…
  • May 11

    Christy Jack to Tell the Story of Cullen Davis Case on 48 Hour

    Christy Jack to Tell the Story of Cullen Davis Case on 48 Hour
    Cullen Davis Case on 48 Hours Veteran trial lawyer Christy Jack will take a trip down memory lane Saturday night when she reflects on one of the most infamous murder cases in Fort Worth history for CBS’s 48 Hours. Jack will chronicle…
Rank this Week: 1782

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: 2208

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

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

    Jury Selection in Cosby Trial

    Jury Selection in Cosby Trial
    Race, gender, fame questions loom as Cosby jurors sought ABC News-2 hours ago One Third of Potential Cosby Jurors Already Have Opinion About Case NBCNews.com-1 hour ago Bill Cosby sex assault case having difficultly finding unbiased jurors…
  • May 21

    Latest Edition of the Jury-E Bulletin

    Latest Edition of the Jury-E Bulletin
    An Extraordinary Verdict Form WBUR News reported a story on May 15, 2017 about a verdict form used in the federal criminal trial of pharmacist Barry Cadden in the U.S District Court, District of Massachusetts. Mr. Cadden was alleged to...
  • May 18

    The Vanishing Criminal Jury Trial: From Trial Judges to Sentencing Judge

    The Vanishing Criminal Jury Trial: From Trial Judges to Sentencing Judge
    Robert James Conrad Jr. United States District Court Western District of North Carolina Katy Lynn Clements University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law Abstract “Do not go gentle into that good night... Rage, rage…
Rank this Week: 2890

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/
  • May 22

    Warren Buffett Talks Structured Settlement

    Warren Buffett Talks Structured Settlement
    Berkshire Hathaway’s 2017 Annual Meeting Excerpt  Warren Buffett Knows (and Likes) Structured Settlements   May 22, 2017 – Earlier this month, attendees of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.’s Annual Meeting witnessed…
  • Apr 20

    Managed or Mangled Money

    Managed or Mangled Money
    April 20, 2017 – If you’ve had money in an actively managed large cap fund in the United States for the past five years, there’s an 88.40% chance your manager underperformed and you would have been better off in a simple,…
  • Apr 18

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie
    April 18, 2017 – Earlier this month during National Retirement Planning Week, the California Department of Insurance issued a Press Release urging Californians to “plan for retirement and carefully consider annuities.”…
Rank this Week: 2733

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: 598

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/
  • May 22

    Use Cartoon-style Graphics to Persuade

    Use Cartoon-style Graphics to Persuade
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The common challenge in jury trial, and often in arbitration and bench trial as well, is to get your fact finders to follow, to understand, and to care. In pursuit of these goals, litigators will employ many tactics to…
  • May 18

    Avoid the Telltale Signs of Pretext

    Avoid the Telltale Signs of Pretext
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Why did President Trump fire FBI Director James Comey? As of press time for this blog post, the answer is that it depends on who you ask and what day, and sometimes what time of day, you ask them. A detailed timeline…
  • May 15

    Try a Summary Trial

    Try a Summary Trial
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Going to trial is a lot like going to Disneyland! But only in the sense that it is very expensive, and you will spend a lot of your time waiting. The expense and the delays of the trial process are a common focus for…
Rank this Week: 4069

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
  • May 22

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce
    When dealing with a family home that’s entirely or substantially part of the parties’ community property, the facts of the situation will lead to taking one of the following five approaches in the divorce agreement. Interspousal…
  • May 19

    When Your Gut Says Not to Take a Case

    When Your Gut Says Not to Take a Case
    You know how you get a “gut feeling” against someone or a situation? This can definitely happen in your law practice. It may be that your personal observations, discussions, or other interactions with a prospective client will…
  • May 17

    3 Ways to Prove Former Testimony at Trial

    3 Ways to Prove Former Testimony at Trial
    There are times you want to offer former testimony against a party to a former proceeding or against a party at the current trial who wasn’t a party to the former proceeding. There’s a hearsay exception for that, and here’s…
Rank this Week: 489

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • May 22

    Successor Liability: Considerations When Structuring Your Acquisition

    Successor Liability: Considerations When Structuring Your Acquisition
    By Matthew C. Meiners In targeting a company for purchase, many buyers prefer to purchase the assets of a company, as opposed to the stock (or other equity) of the company because, as a general rule, the buyer of assets in an asset…
  • May 16

    Silicone Facility to Pay $1.5M in Fines for Monitoring and Reporting Violation

    Silicone Facility to Pay $1.5M in Fines for Monitoring and Reporting Violation
    By Lauren Rucinski On May 4, 2017, Momentive Performance Materials Silicones, LLC (“MPM”) agreed to a settlement with the United States, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), and the State of New…
  • May 14

    Offshore Service Companies Try Bankruptcy, Lobbying to Improve Their Finance

    Offshore Service Companies Try Bankruptcy, Lobbying to Improve Their Finance
    By J. Eric Lockridge Large and small offshore service companies are turning to the Bankruptcy Code for help with restructuring their balance sheet, and turning to Washington for help with generating more work. One of the largest offshore…
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • May 22

    Big Civil Procedure Day at SCOTUS

    Big Civil Procedure Day at SCOTUS
    Today the Supreme Court issued unanimous decisions in two cases we’ve been covering: Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon (service by mail under the Hague Convention) TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (venue in patent cases)
  • May 18

    Another SCOTUS Arbitration Decision: Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark

    Another SCOTUS Arbitration Decision: Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark
    This week the Supreme Court issued its decision in Kindred Nursing Centers Limited Partnership v. Clark, a case we covered earlier here. The vote was 7-1, with Justice Kagan writing the majority opinion, Justice Thomas dissenting based on his…
  • May 12

    Mulligan on Subrin & Main on State Adoption of FRCP Amendment

    Mulligan on Subrin & Main on State Adoption of FRCP Amendment
    This week on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Lou Mulligan’s essay, But the Feds Do It That Way! Lou reviews a recent article by Steve Subrin and Thom Main, Braking the Rules: Why State Courts Should Not Replicate...
Rank this Week: 405

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

Featuring attorney reviews of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators.

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • May 22

    Mississippi man convicted of first transgender hate crime

    Mississippi man convicted of first transgender hate crime
    In the first conviction under the Matthew Shepard, James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a Mississippi man was sentenced to 49 years in prison along with a $20,000 fine. Joshua Vallum murdered Mercedes Williamson in May 2015 after…
  • Apr 13

    Multi-State Bar Exam Scores Hit A New Low

    Multi-State Bar Exam Scores Hit A New Low
    In February 2017, the average score of the Multi-State Bar Exam (MBE) declined by another point.  “The exam is a six-hour, 200-question multiple-choice examination developed by NCBE and administered by user jurisdictions as…
  • Mar 17

    Flawed Testimony and Unreliable Results Render Kellyanne Conway’s Work Useless to Whole Food

    Flawed Testimony and Unreliable Results Render Kellyanne Conway’s Work Useless to Whole Food
    Kellyanne Conway began her career as a professional pollster in 1988, interning for Ronald Regan’s pollster, Dick Wirthlin.  Later in 1995, she founded her own company, The Polling Company/WomenTrend.  She is now known to most…
Rank this Week: 3192

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 22

    Website Information Can be Reliable Evidence for Prior Patent Use

    Website Information Can be Reliable Evidence for Prior Patent Use
    Peerless Indus., Inc. v. Crimson AV LLC, No. 11 C 1768, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 31, 2017) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted in part plaintiff Peerless’ renewed Fed. R. Civ. P. 50(b) motion for judgment as a matter of law as to…
  • May 19

    IPLAC Announces New President Paul Kitch

    IPLAC Announces New President Paul Kitch
    The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) announced that Paul Kitch of Nixon Peabody has taken over as the president of IPLAC. Kitch assists his clients in the development, management and utilization of patent and trademark…
  • May 17

    Allegations of Trademark Use with Illegal Drugs Support Trademark Cancellation Claim

    Allegations of Trademark Use with Illegal Drugs Support Trademark Cancellation Claim
    Republic Techs. (NA), LLC v. BBK Tocacco & Foods, LLC d/b/a HBI Int’l., No. 16 C 3401, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 18, 2017) (Bucklo, J.). Judge Bucklo granted in part defendant HBI’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss…
Rank this Week: 1516

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • May 22

    Watch for these changes in prospective jurors: Demographic  trends for 2017

    Watch for these changes in prospective jurors: Demographic  trends for 2017
    If you read this blog routinely, you know we like the work done by the Pew Research Center that keeps us abreast of how demographic patterns are changing. They’ve done it again with some trends for us to watch as 2017 marches forward.…
  • May 19

    The appeal of the dangerous woman and more things you should want to know about women

    The appeal of the dangerous woman and more things you should want to know about women
    One of the most common internet searches that brings people to our blog is “women who stalk” and we intermittently receive emails from men who say they have been belittled by the police for reporting a female stalker. They wonder…
  • May 17

    Those who only kill children are neuro-psychologically different from other murderer

    Those who only kill children are neuro-psychologically different from other murderer
    Of course it isn’t a surprise that they are gravely disturbed, but who knew it was neuropsychological?  This is an article from researchers at Northwestern University and looks very specifically at similarities and differences in…
Rank this Week: 4962

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: 163

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • May 22

    May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the May 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $200,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal court excessive force by state trooper case (3/28/17); $265,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal court breach of contract case (4/21/17);…
  • May 17

    More Bad News on PERS

    More Bad News on PERS
    There is more negative coverage this week on public employment retirement systems, such as the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System: Hidden Debt, Hidden Deficits: 2017 Edition, by Joshua Rauh; and The Unavoidable Pension Crisis, by…
  • May 16

    Will Filling Judge Jolly’s Fifth Circuit Seat Create a Domino Effect?

    Will Filling Judge Jolly’s Fifth Circuit Seat Create a Domino Effect?
    I recently had an interesting conversation about the potential domino effect that could be created by the President’s nomination to fill the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals seat held by Judge Grady Jolly, who will retire in October.…
Rank this Week: 5128

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • May 20

    New Surrogate Breathes New Life Into The Dead Man’s Statute

    New Surrogate Breathes New Life Into The Dead Man’s Statute
    The New York Law Journal has reported that newly appointed Kings County Surrogate John Ingram has barred the testimony of a widow in an action about whether or not she may exercise her spousal right of election in the matter of her late…
  • Apr 7

    The Public Administrator Can Be A Complex Web Of Costly Patronage

    The Public Administrator Can Be A Complex Web Of Costly Patronage
    A recent article in New York’s Daily News reports on the Queens County political machine and  its incredible control over proceedings in that county’s Surrogate’s  Court. It is a primer  on  the…
  • Jan 4

    Computer Generated Images Open Uncharted Territory For The Estates Of Deceased Actor

    Computer Generated Images Open Uncharted Territory For The Estates Of Deceased Actor
    Over the past holiday I treated my 15 year old grandson to a movie. Rogue One was not my choice but he enjoyed it immensely. At the close of the movie, a computer generated image of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia  appeared on the screen.…
Rank this Week: 289

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • May 20

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal
    In its its Reply Brief of Appellee/Cross-Appellant in the Adnan Syed case, the defense makes an important point about Asia McClain that bears upon prejudice, i.e., whether Cristina Gutierrez's failure to contact/call her as an alibi witness…
  • May 19

    My First Take on the Defense's Reply Brief in the Adnan Syed Case

    My First Take on the Defense's Reply Brief in the Adnan Syed Case
    Today, the defense filed its Reply Brief of Appellee/Cross-Appellant in the Adnan Syed case. This is the last brief that will be filed before oral arguments in the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland on June 8th. In the Reply...
  • May 16

    Supreme Court of Washington Finds Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners Can Testify Regarding Medical Causation

    Supreme Court of Washington Finds Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners Can Testify Regarding Medical Causation
    Washington Rule of Evidence 702 provides that If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge willassist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge,…
Rank this Week: 335

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 20

    Time for a do-over – the 9th Circuit gets indemnity and contribution right.

    Time for a do-over – the 9th Circuit gets indemnity and contribution right.
    The Ninth Circuit’s April 24 decision in City of Los Angeles v. AECOM Services, Inc., 2017 WL 1431084 (9th Cir. Apr. 24, 2017), amended sub nom. City of Los Angeles by and through Dept. of Airports v. AECOM Services,…
  • May 8

    Maybe a CO does mean something – rediscovering a safe harbor under the FHA.

    Maybe a CO does mean something – rediscovering a safe harbor under the FHA.
    In a March 27, 2017 ruling Judge Richard Leon of the D.C. Circuit found a safe harbor in the Fair Housing Act that I haven’t seen referred to in any earlier published opinion. See, U.S. v. Mid-America Apt. Communities, Inc., 2017 WL…
  • May 3

    Hunt appears in white paper on the State of Web Accessibility

    Hunt appears in white paper on the State of Web Accessibility
    Richard, along with Jason Taylor of Usablenet and Albert Rizzi, the founder of My Blind Spot is featured in a white paper titled “The State of Web Accessibility” published by Usablenet. It should be of interest to any…
Rank this Week: 2313

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/
  • May 19

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa
    ELEMENTS OF CAUSE OF ACTION FOR WRONGFUL FORECLOSURE  The elements of a wrongful foreclosure claim are: (1) a defect in the foreclosure sale proceedings; (2) an inadequate selling price; and (3) a causal connection between the defect and…
  • Mar 2

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa
    The elements of tortious interference with an existing contract are: (1) the existence of a contract subject to interference; (2) the occurrence of an act of interference that was willful and intentional; (3) the act was a proximate cause of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2959

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • May 19

    Court Finds Exit Ramp Roadway Meets Safety Standard

    Court Finds Exit Ramp Roadway Meets Safety Standard
    In Elliott v. State, No. M2016-00392-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. March 13, 2017), the Court of Appeals affirmed the Claims Commission’s finding that plaintiff failed to prove that “the State was negligent in the design,…
  • May 16

    Acknowledgement Letter Used to Establish Pre-suit Notice

    Acknowledgement Letter Used to Establish Pre-suit Notice
    In Runions v. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Dist., No. W2016-00901-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 7, 2017), the Tennessee Court of Appeals analyzed a case in which pre-suit notice for an HCLA claim was mistakenly sent to the wrong…
  • May 15

    Patient Alleging Rape at Hospital – Pre-suit Notice Not Required

    Patient Alleging Rape at Hospital – Pre-suit Notice Not Required
    In Cordell v. Cleveland Tenn. Hosp., LLC, No. M2016-01466-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 27, 2017), the Court of Appeals reversed dismissal in a case filed against a hospital, determining that the complaint did not contain claims covered by…
Rank this Week: 828

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 18

    Don’t Forget To Celebrate – May Is National Foster Care Month

    Don’t Forget To Celebrate – May Is National Foster Care Month
    By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During the month of May, we observe National Foster Care Month and we celebrate those who have opened their homes and their hearts to children in need and those who have devoted…
  • May 16

    Support Persons In Family Court

    Support Persons In Family Court
      The Delaware Constitution, Delaware Code and the court rules specify whether Family Court matters are open or closed to the public.  If a matter is closed, generally only the parties, their legal counsel, and…
  • May 13

    Court Appointed Special Advocates Needed!

    Court Appointed Special Advocates Needed!
    Prior posts have addressed the important role of child advocates in Family Court.  CASAs, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are one example of the wonderful advocates who volunteer their time to represent…
Rank this Week: 1939

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/
Rank this Week: 3109

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/
  • May 18

    Former Teacher Wins Due Process Lawsuit Against School District

    Former Teacher Wins Due Process Lawsuit Against School District
    A former teacher in Illinois has prevailed over his erstwhile employer in court. Bruce Vukadinovich sued the Hanover Community School Corp. for age discrimination, retaliation and violation of due process. Although the court rejected the…
  • May 12

    Fox News Hit With Another Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuit

    Fox News Hit With Another Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuit
    The embattled Fox News network now has another lawsuit to add to its list of legal woes. Employee Diana Falzone has filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court. In her complaint, she charges her employer with discrimination on the…
  • May 5

    Must Employers Grant All ADA Accommodation Requests?

    Must Employers Grant All ADA Accommodation Requests?
    In general, most employers are happy to grant reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This does not mean that there aren’t limits to which an employer is willing to go. What’s more, employers are by no…
Rank this Week: 1578

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3961

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/
  • May 18

    What a Great “Hot Seat Operator” Can Add to a Trial Team

    What a Great “Hot Seat Operator” Can Add to a Trial Team
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting In these pages, we have discussed from time to time the role of the “hot seat operator” or “trial tech,” the person who is tasked at trial with…
  • May 11

    The Top 10 Free Litigation Best-Practice Resources of 2017

    The Top 10 Free Litigation Best-Practice Resources of 2017
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Every month, 1,000-2,000 free e-books and webinars are downloaded and viewed on A2L Consulting's web site. These free resources are likely the single best place on the Internet to learn how the best…
  • May 9

    5 Things You Lose When You Don’t Have a Litigation Graphic Artist on Site

    5 Things You Lose When You Don’t Have a Litigation Graphic Artist on Site
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting War rooms at trial are very intense, high-pressure places. Obviously, the lawyers in the trial team are going to make the war room their “office” for the…
Rank this Week: 421

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • May 17

    Personal Injury Small Claims, Portals and Fixed Cost

    Personal Injury Small Claims, Portals and Fixed Cost
    Kerry Underwood’s Personal Injury Small Claims, Portals and Fixed Costs has now been published and is available to order here. Running to over 1,300 pages over three volumes, you certainly get your money’s worth (a steal at…
  • May 14

    Interim costs payment

    Interim costs payment
    This blog has previously looked at the interrelationship between interim payments on account of costs and interim costs certificates. Gordon Exall’s Civil Litigation Brief blog recently had a post on this issue that I struggle to…
  • May 2

    Whiplash injuries to increase in severity

    Whiplash injuries to increase in severity
    Over the weekend, the Guardian published an article titled: “Whiplash: the myth that funds a £20bn gravy train”, challenging the medical basis for such claims and highlighting the fact that in Greece and Lithuania, where…
Rank this Week: 4501

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/
  • May 17

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

    State cannot limit enforcement of arbitration agreement signed by agent, US Supreme Court hold
    Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court again invoked the federal policy of enforcing arbitration agreements. The Court reversed a Kentucky state court opinion holding that an arbitration agreement is unenforceable if it is signed by an…
  • Apr 27

    Are your confidentiality agreements up to date?

    Are your confidentiality agreements up to date?
    The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) provides an important tool for protecting trade secrets from misappropriation by affording owners a federal right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets related to a product or service used, or…
  • Mar 7

    Legislators introduce bill to address BOLI's new interpretation of manufacturing overtime rule

    Legislators introduce bill to address BOLI's new interpretation of manufacturing overtime rule
    We recently reported on BOLI 's new guidance overturning its long-standing interpretation of ORS 652.020, Oregon's overtime rule applicable to manufacturing establishments. The Oregon Legislature has now weighed in on this issue. Under ORS…
Rank this Week: 885

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Pittsburgh Police Must Follow a Code of Ethic

    Pittsburgh Police Must Follow a Code of Ethic
    Contrary to popular belief, officers in Pittsburgh are required to follow a strict code of ethics, or a set of values that represent what the organization’s goals. However, this code is not always adhered to, and even the code itself…
  • Apr 21

    Use of Surveillance Cameras in Criminal Case

    Use of Surveillance Cameras in Criminal Case
    If you ever watch the news, you have probably caught a glimpse of how surveillance camera footage can be used to catch criminals and potentially during trials. This type of video seems to be most common for burglary and robbery cases. A…
  • Apr 14

    What Is Income Tax Fraud?

    What Is Income Tax Fraud?
    As the income tax deadline quickly approaches this April, it is time to ensure your current taxes are in order. Sloppy mistakes or misunderstandings regarding the income you are required to declare to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue or…
Rank this Week: 2182

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • May 16

    Leveraging Lawsuit Funding in Pending Wrongful Death Auto Accident Claim

    Leveraging Lawsuit Funding in Pending Wrongful Death Auto Accident Claim
    Auto-truck accidents can be serious or deadly for the occupants of the vehicle because of the large weight differential between the auto and the truck. The driver of a 2000 Ford Taurus slowed down and stopped at a traffic light when the…
  • May 15

    Two Malpractice Lawsuits Filed Against Midwife Alleging Negligence

    Two Malpractice Lawsuits Filed Against Midwife Alleging Negligence
    A medical malpractice or medical negligence claim is one filed by someone who feels they have been a victim of a medical error or mistake. A claim can also be filed by the family of a victim who was injured or died as a result of what is…
  • May 10

    Driver Files Auto Accident Lawsuit Alleging Negligence in Insurer’s Failure to Pay

    Driver Files Auto Accident Lawsuit Alleging Negligence in Insurer’s Failure to Pay
    After an auto accident, victims have a lot to worry about – from physical injuries and medical bills to unpaid time off from work, car repairs, and insurance negotiations. We all want to believe that working with the insurance company…
Rank this Week: 4365

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • May 16

    Sampling: More Than Just an Annoyance at Costco

    Sampling: More Than Just an Annoyance at Costco
    Ever faced one of these document review or e-discovery challenges? Overbroad search terms proposed by your opponent Burdensome or overreaching document requests Fulfilling a discovery request would be very difficult or costly and may not…
  • Apr 25

    A Discovery Dispute Makes the Big Time (SCOTUS!)

    A Discovery Dispute Makes the Big Time (SCOTUS!)
    Likely to the delight of many a district court judge, a discovery dispute made its way into the rarefied air of the United States Supreme Court. In Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, 581 U.S. _____ (2017), the high court…
  • Apr 18

    Discovery of Salesforce.com (and SaaS) Data in Civil Litigation

    Discovery of Salesforce.com (and SaaS) Data in Civil Litigation
    Salesforce.com develops customer relationship management software that is, among other things, used to track sales activities. Salesforce.com products are offered as software as a service or, SaaS. …
Rank this Week: 1924

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/
Rank this Week: 2215

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • May 16

    The Hidden Risks in Allocating Risk

    The Hidden Risks in Allocating Risk
    There are always risks involved in buying a company. Until you are actually inside a company's operations, you can never be sure you know everything about it. Conversely, sellers too will bear the risk that buyer's remorse will lead to…
  • May 16

    Where Is Delaware Corporate Litigation Going?

    Where Is Delaware Corporate Litigation Going?
    There are always risks involved in buying a company. Until you are actually inside a company's operations, you can never be sure you know everything about it. Conversely, sellers too will bear the risk that buyer's remorse will lead to…
  • May 16

    Court Of Chancery Declines To Hold Unocal Claim Automatically Excuses Demand

    Court Of Chancery Declines To Hold Unocal Claim Automatically Excuses Demand
    Ryan v Armstrong, C.A. No. 12717-VCG (May 15, 2017) A derivative plaintiff who fails to make a pre-suit demand on the board must show why demand is excused using particularized facts.  Here, the plaintiff argued that demand was…
Rank this Week: 2272

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: 2519

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/
  • May 15

    ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Client

    ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Client
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** In 1999, the American Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 99-413, which permitted lawyers to use email to communicate with clients. In that…
  • Apr 28

    When worlds collide – A tweet constitutes an assault

    When worlds collide – A tweet constitutes an assault
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** When Worlds Collide: A Tweet Constitutes An Assault Sometimes a tweet is just a tweet in the online world, and other times it can amount to an…
  • Apr 19

    NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payment

    NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payment
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payments The Internet and cloud computing have drastically altered the legal landscape,…
Rank this Week: 1036