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352nd District Court

352nd District Court

Features summaries of interesting and notable cases from the 352nd District Court of Texas. By Judge Bonnie Sudderth.

http://352nddistrictcourt.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: ”This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.” 
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: “This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.”  On…
  • Dec 11

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken
    The sole issue in this case was at what point in the life of a chicken does the chicken lose its tax-exempt status as poultry? When this lawsuit was filed in 2011, Pilgrim’s Pride was the second-largest chicken producer in the world.  A…
Rank this Week: 2983

A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

Random thoughts and helpful links and resources from Buffalo lawyer Jeremy Colby.

http://abuffalolawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 785

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

Features trial tips from a trial consultant. By Dr. Noelle Nelson.

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Use Jurors’ Unrelenting Scrutiny To Your Advantage

    Use Jurors’ Unrelenting Scrutiny To Your Advantage
    The entire time you’re in Court, the jurors are watching you, trying to figure out from your expressions and body language what you think of what’s going on at any given moment, and how you are doing.Use this unrelenting scrutiny…
  • Oct 31

    Two Easy Tips For Persuasive Expert Testimony

    Two Easy Tips For Persuasive Expert Testimony
    Experts are experts in their subject matter, but not necessarily experts at testifying, as many a lawyer has found out at trial, much to his/her dismay.One way to make sure your expert testifies in a way that will persuade the jurors, is to…
  • Oct 2

    Through The Jurors' Eyes: Persuasion 101

    Through The Jurors' Eyes: Persuasion 101
    Regardless of how many times jurors are admonished not to do their own investigating, they do it all the time. When discovered, most often the case ends up in a mistrial, lengthy appeals or retrials. But these juror actions also tell us that…
Rank this Week: 4504

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Nov 22

    Accessibility Defense ranks among top litigation blogs and other news.

    Accessibility Defense ranks among top litigation blogs and other news.
    Our blog ranked fifth among litigation blogs in this year’s poll by the Expert Institute. Thanks to all our subscribers for voting for us. Please keep in touch with your suggestions so we can continue to provide the best and most…
  • Nov 20

    A couple of quick hits on the ADA, the internet, and public restroom

    A couple of quick hits on the ADA, the internet, and public restroom
    Three interesting decisions, and a news report were published last week that deserve attention, but really don’t need a lengthy discussion. First, in Natl. Assn. of the Deaf v. Harvard U.,  2016 WL 6540446, at *2 (D.…
  • Nov 14

    Good news and a sobering reminder about “sober homes” and the FHA

    Good news and a sobering reminder about “sober homes” and the FHA
    The Department of Justice and Housing and Urban Development have just issued a guidance document concerning sober homes and other types of group living arrangements. It should help provide some clarity to cities and towns still wrestling with…
Rank this Week: 2624

Advocate's Almanac

Advocate's Almanac

Focuses on criminal law and evidentiary issues. By Rubin Sinins.

http://advocatesalmanac.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Defendant's Alleged Right to Perjury for Lesser Plea

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Defendant's Alleged Right to Perjury for Lesser Plea
    In State v. Taccetta, the N.J. Supreme Court rejected a defendant's post-conviction relief claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. The decision may be found here. Defendant, an alleged member of an organized crime family, faced murder…
  • Jul 21

    N.J. Supreme Court Reaffirms Particularity Requirement for Warrant

    N.J. Supreme Court Reaffirms Particularity Requirement for Warrant
    Today the N.J. Supreme Court reaffirmed the principle that warrants must state the place to be searched with particularity. The Court also reaffirmed the concept that the Court cannot delegate to the police the detached, neutral assessment…
  • Jul 14

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Missing Witness Jury Charge Against Criminal Defendant

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Missing Witness Jury Charge Against Criminal Defendant
    For years, the decision in State v. Clawans permitted judges, in appropriate circumstances, to charge juries that a party's failure to call a witness who naturally would have been called may give rise to an inference that the witness's…
Rank this Week: 4060

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Dec 7

    Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm

    Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm
    Settlement Terms Are Important A recent LinkedIn conversation about settlement terms raised an important issue. The topic — A defendant adds additional (and unacceptable) terms to a release document. The issue is far too common.…
  • Oct 26

    Chamber of Commerce Hypocrisy on Drug Advertisement

    Chamber of Commerce Hypocrisy on Drug Advertisement
    The article in The Hill begins: The nation’s leading business group is mounting a new attack on advertisements run by trial lawyers that tell consumers about the negative side effects from medical drugs and devices. Let me start —…
  • Oct 19

    Should Alabama Elect Appellate Judges Differently?

    Should Alabama Elect Appellate Judges Differently?
    A recent lawsuit challenges Alabama’s state-wide method of electing appellate court judges. National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed retired Federal Magistrate Judge Vanzetta McPherson about the lawsuit. McPherson previously served the…
Rank this Week: 3890

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 24

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section
    By: Clayton Walker We just spoke at the Alaska Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section on the issue of the Alaska usury statute.  We had less than two hour notice to prepare for the presentation.  The materials are available at…
  • May 11

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00
    By: Clayton Walker I’ve been told that the following Alaska Usury decision has stirred up a hornets nest with the Alaska Creditor’s Bar Association. Cox v. Cooper, 3AN-15-10101 CI (Alaska Sup. Ct., 18 Apr. 2016) (J. Morse).…
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
Rank this Week: 2026

Alaska Law Blog

Alaska Law Blog

Alaska Law Blog covers commercial, business, banking, construction, engineering, real estate, and employment law litigation. By Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon.

http://www.alaskalawblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Mr. O'Donnell Successfully Defends Alaska Bar Association Counsel

    Mr. O'Donnell Successfully Defends Alaska Bar Association Counsel
    Mr. O'Donnell successfully represented Alaska Bar Association Counsel who were sued for allegedly violating the constitutional rights of a former Alaska District Court Judge in the course of seeking to have the plaintiff placed on interim…
  • Feb 17

    Mr. O'Donnell Successfully Defends Alaska Bar Association Counsel

    Mr. O'Donnell Successfully Defends Alaska Bar Association Counsel
    Mr. O'Donnell successfully represented Alaska Bar Association Counsel who were sued for allegedly violating the constitutional rights of a former Alaska District Court Judge in the course of seeking to have the plaintiff placed on interim…
  • Oct 7

    Mr. O'Donnell inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyer

    Mr. O'Donnell inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyer
    Mr. O'Donnell recently received the honor of being one of the few Alaska attorneys inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. "The American College of Trial Lawyers, founded in 1950, recognizes the very best trial…
Rank this Week: 2008

An Appeal to Reason

An Appeal to Reason

Provides information and advice to trial attorneys from an appellate attorney. By Donna Bader.

http://www.anappealtoreason.com/
  • Aug 26

    Alzheimer Patient and her Husband are not liable for injuries inflicted on an in-home health care worker.

    Alzheimer Patient and her Husband are not liable for injuries inflicted on an in-home health care worker.
    In Gregory v. Cott, 2014 WL 3805478, the California Supreme Court was presented with the question of whether patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and their families are liable for the injuries they inflict on in-home health care…
  • Aug 12

    What is an arguable issue on appeal?

    What is an arguable issue on appeal?
     In People v. Hernandez (2014) ___, Cal.App.4th ___, Justice Rylaarsdam wrote the opinion in a criminal appeal in which the Court previously appointed counsel to represent the defendant.  The attorney filed…
  • Jul 31

    We may have a new California Supreme Court Justice

    We may have a new California Supreme Court Justice
    Governor Jerry Brown nominated a new Supreme Court justice to replace retiring Justice Marvin Baxter, who was one of the Court’s most conservative members.  The nominee is Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, a Mexican-born Stanford Law…
Rank this Week: 1073

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/
  • Dec 9

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 9 2016

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 9 2016
    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...
  • Dec 8

    Asian-American rock band, The Slants, seek its day in Court

    Asian-American rock band, The Slants, seek its day in Court
    January 18, 2017. That's the day the rock band, The Slants, gets to make its case on trademark to the United States Supreme Court. The band has been battling the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 2006 in its quest...
  • Dec 6

    #TwitterTuesday--Sunny State

    #TwitterTuesday--Sunny State
    It is starting to feel like winter, even in Virginia. So, let's feature some #AppellateTwitter accounts to follow from sunnier spots: California At the Lectern (@Atthelectern) provides commentary and news from Horvitz & Levy…
Rank this Week: 497

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 234

Armillary Observations

Armillary Observations

Focuses on appellate law and military law.

http://hlime.wordpress.com
  • Mar 24

    Defense: Planet of Giant

    Defense: Planet of Giant
    Planet of Giants came out last September on DVD, allowing us to inaugurate the second season in proper fashion. This serial may seem a poor candidate for the defense, as its relative lack of action and plodding dialogue meant that ……
  • Mar 24

    Defense: Planet of Giant

    Defense: Planet of Giant
    Planet of Giants came out last September on DVD, allowing us to inaugurate the second season in proper fashion. This serial may seem a poor candidate for the defense, as its relative lack of action and plodding dialogue meant that even its…
  • Mar 23

    Prosecution: The Myth Maker

    Prosecution: The Myth Maker
    Hello again, Mithradates here, and back on the job, sans my erstwhile partner. While I catch up on old reviews, I am continuing forward from my last stopping point, and have decided to post my impressions while they are still ……
Rank this Week: 1378

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

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.
    The August 5th Bloomberg article “This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult,” brings up IDI,Inc. The article suggests that IDI has built a profile about you on its idiCore database. Private…
  • Jul 25

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset
    Plastic surgeon Michael D. Brandner & business owner Goderick Augustus Benjamin were accused of committing federal crimes & hiding assets from their wives. Like Dr. Brandner & Mr. Benjamin, Steven Zinnel was a divorcing…
  • Jul 4

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search
    Governmental authorities follow money trails in order to interdict assets hidden by narco-traffickers; money launderers; Ponzi schemers; tax fraudsters & other determined criminals. During your asset search, you can similarly follow…
Rank this Week: 150

At Counsel Table

At Counsel Table

Covers the craft and business of the courtroom lawyer. By Alex Craigie.

http://atcounseltable.wordpress.com
  • Mar 9

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
    If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-quality, 100% irony-free, individually crafted blog posts at our new…
  • Mar 9

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
    If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-quality, 100% irony-free, individually crafted blog posts at our new…
  • Feb 15

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
Rank this Week: 3475

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Nov 10

    Why You Should Not Plead Guilty Based Solely on a Presumptive Drug Test

    Why You Should Not Plead Guilty Based Solely on a Presumptive Drug Test
    Chicago drug convictions may be based on bad evidence A recent article [1] in the Washington Post discussed the practice of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Nevada criminal justice system of relying on drug field test…
  • Nov 9

    Wells Fargo Under Fire for Fraud

    Wells Fargo Under Fire for Fraud
    Wells Fargo and Its Advisors Under Investigation by Regulators and State Attorneys General Over the past two months, Wells Fargo has gone from a large banking institution with branches on every corner of the United States to one under…
  • Apr 28

    Follow the firm on social media!

    Follow the firm on social media!
    For the latest news and informatino on the law and how it relates to your rights, as well as updates on Law Offices of R. Tamara de Silva, connect with the firm on social media. Connect with the firm…
Rank this Week: 2897

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?
    One of my favorite things is disbursements — giving clients their checks from settlements or judgments. Today, I’m making disbursements in a settlement of a car wreck case, and the case is an example of how personal injury lawyers can…
  • Jun 12

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident
    The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip).  The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic.
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 485

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

Covers class action issues, both in California and Nationwide. By Matt C. Bailey.

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4827

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
  • Jul 14

    A Pet Free Building Does Not Mean A Building Without Pet

    A Pet Free Building Does Not Mean A Building Without Pet
    Are pet free condominium buildings a thing?  One of the jobs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) and the Department of Justice is to enforce the federal Fair Housing Act (“Act”).  The…
  • Apr 14

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?
      Just How Close is your Neighbor?     In a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, the Court determined that a landowner, whose property was encroached-upon by a neighbor, was entitled to numerous types of costly damages…
Rank this Week: 1625

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

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

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Oct 9

    NAMSAP 2016 Annual Conference

    NAMSAP 2016 Annual Conference
    The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), "the only non-profit association exclusively addressing the issues and challenges of the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Statute and its impact on workers’ compensation…
  • Sep 11

    S2P2J Release 60

    S2P2J Release 60
    The United States structured settlement market has been in existence for almost 40 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of personal injury settlement planning. Since it was first published in…
  • Jun 25

    PFAC 2016 Annual Conference

    PFAC 2016 Annual Conference
    Fiduciary standards, as they relate to product suitability specifically, and to business practices generally, can be expected to become more significant factors in product sales for the traditional structured settlement market as it continues…
Rank this Week: 887

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 538

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 273

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2672

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/
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 3055

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Feb 10

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Dec 14

    Hiring a Contractor: What you Need to Know About California Residential Remodeling and Construction Contract

    Hiring a Contractor: What you Need to Know About California Residential Remodeling and Construction Contract
    No matter where in Southern California you live, and no matter how long ago your home was built, remodeling and making improvements to your home is a generally a good idea. Whether you are knocking out a non-structural wall to create more…
Rank this Week: 3605

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/
  • Dec 9

    Startup Sues L’Oreal for Patent Infringement

    Startup Sues L’Oreal for Patent Infringement
    A company’s intellectual property is easily one of its most valuable assets. It’s vital to protect this information at all times, and to ensure that all necessary legal precautions have been taken. Even when a company’s…
  • Dec 2

    McDonald’s Makes Legal Settlement with Franchise Employee

    McDonald’s Makes Legal Settlement with Franchise Employee
    The question of whether or not a franchisor is a joint employer of the workers at a franchisee’s location was at the heart of a class action lawsuit in California. In the federal case, the judge ruled that a franchisor could be held…
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde
    We at Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde would like to take a moment to wish our clients, family and friends (including our blog readers), a very joyous and happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are celebrating with a small gathering, or preparing…
Rank this Week: 1519

California Civil Litigation

California Civil Litigation

Covers recent decisions of the California Courts that are of interest to the civil litigation practitioner. By Pamela Fasick.

http://californiacivillitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Big Change in the Parol Evidence Rule

    Big Change in the Parol Evidence Rule
    The California Supreme Court Discards the State's Idiosyncratic Interpretation of the Fraud Exception Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Association (No. S190581, January 14, 2013) The California Supreme Court…
  • Oct 27

    A Judgment Without Previous Notice of Lawsuit

    A Judgment Without Previous Notice of Lawsuit
    I Was Informed There's a Judgment Against Me But I Never Heard of Any LawsuitIt's relatively unusual for a person who had no notice that they had been named as a defendant in a civil action to be informed that there is a civil judgment…
  • May 11

    Hospital's Suit For Reimbursement Is Not Preempted by ERISA

    Hospital's Suit For Reimbursement Is Not Preempted by ERISA
    Court of Appeal Reverses a Judgment Sustaining a Demurrer by Blue CrossCoast Plaza Doctors Hospital v. Blue Cross of California (B205892, May 11, 2009)11 p.
Rank this Week: 1465

California Civil Litigation Blog

California Civil Litigation Blog

Covers electronic discovery, insurance litigation, security and privacy, and other civil litigation topics in California. By M. Scott Koller.

http://www.koller-law.com
  • Feb 28

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start
    I recently authored an article for the Daily Journal on the new cybersecurity framework.  You can read about it by visiting the Daily Journal.  
  • Dec 31

    The Target Breach: How the Financial Industry is Reacting

    The Target Breach: How the Financial Industry is Reacting
    Retail giant Target recently suffered a massive security breach during the busiest shopping season of the year. The breach involved the credit and debit card information of an estimated 40 million customers who shopped at one of…
  • Nov 19

    The Ramifications of a Security Breach

    The Ramifications of a Security Breach
    New Study Finds that Two Thirds of U.S. Adults Would Not Return to a Business Where Their Personal Information was Stolen. From hackers to stolen laptops, security breaches have been on the rise.  While most businesses are aware of the…
Rank this Week: 933

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 192

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
  • Dec 9

    4 Considerations for Child Custody Evaluation

    4 Considerations for Child Custody Evaluation
    When the parties can’t come to an agreement, a child custody evaluation by a mental health professional can help judges by giving an assessment of the family, each parent’s capacity to parent, and the children’s needs and…
  • Dec 7

    Service of Process via Twitter?

    Service of Process via Twitter?
    For a judgment to be entitled to full faith and credit, the defendant must be served in a way that’s reasonably calculated to give actual notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard. Milliken v Meyer (1940) 311 US 457, 463.…
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
Rank this Week: 1321

Chicago Business Litigation…

Chicago Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers breach of contract, implied contract, oral contracts, defamation, and unjust enrichment. By Tamari & Blumenthal, LLC.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause
    Ruling in favor of the appellant, the Supreme Court established a standard for challenging the fairness of arbitration clauses in court. See Rent-A-Center, West v. Jackson, 2010 WL 2471058
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action
    In Ashcroft v. Iqbal, the Supreme Court reinforced the Twombly Court’s interpretation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a)(2). Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937, (2009). In Twombly, the Court developed a plausibility standard to…
  • Feb 4

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior
    In Illinois, an employer is subject to vicarious liability for his employees under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Bank of America, N.A. v. Bird.392 Ill.App.3d 621, 911 N.E.2d 1239, 331 Ill.Dec. 1009 (2009). Under this doctrine, an…
Rank this Week: 1039

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 9

    Court Sua Sponte Dismisses Patent Case for Improper Venue

    Court Sua Sponte Dismisses Patent Case for Improper Venue
    Anuwave LLC v. Assoc. Banc-Corp. d/b/a Assoc. Bank, N.A., No. 16 C 9925, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 26, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte dismissed plaintiff Anuwave’s patent complaint for improper venue with leave to…
  • Dec 7

    Specific Jurisdiction Over Entity Does Not Guarantee Jurisdiction Over its Corporate Parent

    Specific Jurisdiction Over Entity Does Not Guarantee Jurisdiction Over its Corporate Parent
    Weber-Stephen Prods., LLC v. Char-Broil, LLC, No. 16 C 4483, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 5, 2016) (Gettleman, J.). Judge Gettleman denied defendant Char-Broil’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction…
  • Dec 5

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case
    Johnson v. Barrier, No. 15 C 3928, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 28, 2016) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve granted defendant UMG Recordings’ (“UMG”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for lack of…
Rank this Week: 487

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Is Your Chicago Real Estate Lawyer Killing Your Deal? Here's How You Know

    Is Your Chicago Real Estate Lawyer Killing Your Deal? Here's How You Know
    Hello internet friends!  Happy day! I hope you are doing well, watching our Indian summer turn into Fall, and hoping for some worthy sweater and fire-pit weather before Old Man Winter shows.  Here at Levin Law, I've been insanely busy and…
  • May 26

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!
    Has Your Lawyer Given You a Contract or Retainer Agreement?  Check it before you wreck it! Hello and happy holidays from Alisa Levin at Levin Law, Ltd.!  I had an interesting thing happen recently and it reminded me that sometimes clients…
  • May 26

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!
    Hi All! Happy almost-summer in the Chicagosphere, I hope you are all well.  I have an interesting situation to write about today - so I thought I would share in my usual fashion, as news you can use... so let's go!  Recently, a former…
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Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 9

    Partner Jennifer Ashley discusses treacherous exit along I-94 on FOX32 New

    Partner Jennifer Ashley discusses treacherous exit along I-94 on FOX32 New
    EVANSTON, Ill. (December 9, 2016) –  The Grand Avenue exit of westbound I-94 near Gurnee, Ill. is a notoriously dangerous stretch of road in Lake County. One Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard client was recently injured in a car…
  • Dec 7

    How Common Are Slip and Fall Accidents?

    How Common Are Slip and Fall Accidents?
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 2.8 million Americans require emergency room treatment for fall accidents each year. These accidents can cause tremendous physical, emotional and financial damage for…
  • Dec 5

    Lake County man warns drivers about dangerous stretch along I-94

    Lake County man warns drivers about dangerous stretch along I-94
    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (December 6, 2016) – For many Lake County residents, the stretch of westbound I-94 near Gurnee, Ill. is a notoriously dangerous stretch of road. Many drivers even refer to the exit at Grand Avenue as “100 feet…
Rank this Week: 708

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
  • Apr 20

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation
    "Piercing a corporate veil" means an individual can be personally liable in certain situations. Courts apply this equitable remedy to avoid improper use of corporate laws meant to shield innocent shareholders and to promote justice. The…
  • Apr 20

    Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - Growing Elderly Population

    Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - Growing Elderly Population
    Our elderly population is clearly growing which directly correlates to more of our loved ones in nursing homes or similar facilities. Often an elderly person - our loved ones - are like children who need care and help with the most basic…
  • Apr 1

    Workers Compensation War!

    Workers Compensation War!
    Shockingly, States are trying to "dismantle" the workers compensation system. Little do you pay attention to such laws until you get hurt at work and start the downward financial (and health) spiral because some insurance company won't pay…
Rank this Week: 1093

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/
  • Dec 8

    Effron on Gardner on Forum Non Convenien

    Effron on Gardner on Forum Non Convenien
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Robin Effron’s essay, Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens? Robin reviews Maggie Gardner’s recent article, Retiring Forum Non Conveniens, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017).
  • Dec 8

    Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer 2017 Conference

    Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer 2017 Conference
    Below is a call for presentation proposals for the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning’s Summer 2017 Conference (University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, July 7-8, 2017). The deadline for submissions is Feb.…
  • Dec 2

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon. Here is the question presented: In 1965, the member states of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, including the United States, adopted a treaty…
Rank this Week: 1015

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
Rank this Week: 4888

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 716

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1271

Class Action Defense Review

Class Action Defense Review

Covers the defense of class action lawsuits. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.classactiondefensereview.com/
  • Dec 6

    When Do Multiple State Court Actions Become a Removable "Mass Action"?

    When Do Multiple State Court Actions Become a Removable "Mass Action"?
    Under the Class Action Fairness Action of 2005, defendants may remove certain class actions to federal court if they meet the definition of “mass actions.” To qualify as a “mass action,” a lawsuit must involve…
  • Oct 28

    Extending the Reach of Comcast v. Behrend

    Extending the Reach of Comcast v. Behrend
    This past March, the Supreme Court held that a class may not be certified if its proposed damages model does not adequately limit damages to the alleged wrongful conduct that will be adjudicated before the trial court. In Comcast Corp. v.…
  • Sep 20

    The Consequences of Not Invoking a Right to Arbitrate

    The Consequences of Not Invoking a Right to Arbitrate
    A class action is brought against a company notwithstanding an arbitration provision in the company’s standard contract. The company does not move to compel arbitration, but begins litigating the matter in federal court. A second…
Rank this Week: 3672

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: 31

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
  • Nov 9

    Consumer Class Action Prosecution and Defense: Checklists for the First 10 Day

    Consumer Class Action Prosecution and Defense: Checklists for the First 10 Day
    I recently authored a practice tip for the ABA Consumer Litigation Committee website entitled Consumer Class Action Defense: A Checklist for the First 10 Days, highlighting some key things that class action defense counsel should do…
  • Oct 24

    Notes from the 20th Annual ABA National Institute on Class Action

    Notes from the 20th Annual ABA National Institute on Class Action
    I attended the National Institute on Class Actions in Las Vegas last week, and it was probably the best one yet, considering the powerhouse lineup of speakers and excellent topics.  This year’s event also marked…
  • Jun 21

    Check out DRI’s Upcoming Class Action Seminar in Washington, D.C. on July 21-22, 2016

    Check out DRI’s Upcoming Class Action Seminar in Washington, D.C. on July 21-22, 2016
    Robinson & Cole Partner Wystan Ackerman, fellow class action blogger and friend of ClassActionBlawg.com, recently sent me a note about an exciting upcoming class action conference sponsored by DRI.  The conference will be held in…
Rank this Week: 2051

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
  • Dec 7

    Research Assistant Position at the BIICL, London

    Research Assistant Position at the BIICL, London
    The BIICL is seeking to appoint three Research Assistants on a 0.8 FTE basis for paid internships of four months each, with the possibility of extension for a further month. Research Assistants are expected to undertake various core tasks,…
  • Dec 7

    New Book for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyer

    New Book for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyer
    Lawyers who speak both Spanish and English may be interested in a new book written by Professors S.I. Strong of the University of Missouri, Katia Fach Gómez of the University of Zaragoza and Laura Carballo Piñeiro of the…
  • Dec 6

    SAVE THE DATE: Brexit and Family Law, 27 March 2017

    SAVE THE DATE: Brexit and Family Law, 27 March 2017
      archa joint seminar of the Child & Family Law Quarterly and Cambridge Family Law 27 March 2017, at Trinity College, University of Cambridge The withdrawal of the UK from the European Union will precipitate important change in the…
Rank this Week: 20

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 1998

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/
  • Nov 30

    $haring Trial Support Cost

    $haring Trial Support Cost
    Regardless how large your trial may be, saving your client a little money is usually a good thing -- at least when it doesn't come at the cost of compromised quality (or malpractice). Here are a few possible ways to reduce some of your trial…
  • Oct 1

    Trump Deposition: Synced Version Now Available Online

    Trump Deposition: Synced Version Now Available Online
    In an example of what has been the most entertaining election cycle in history, yet another tidbit has been served up for all to enjoy - the deposition video of Donald J. Trump, taken June 6, 2016. Regardless of your political preferences,…
  • Sep 23

    No Bull

    No Bull
    If you happened to catch the premiere episode of "Bull” this past Tuesday night on CBS, you may have an opinion and understanding of modern jury consulting. Then again, you might have a somewhat inaccurate perception of what can…
Rank this Week: 1255

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

Covers class action cases, civil justice issues and consumer law matters. By David Sugarman.

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • Nov 13

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition
    So we’ve been hearing a lot from class members about Sallie Mae efforts at collection of debts arising from loans for those who attended Western Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu Portland who are part of the class action against those…
  • Sep 13

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary
    For those interested, I’m posting our recent motion to dismiss and motion for reconsideration in Surrett v. Career Education Corp., our consumer fraud class against Career Education Corp for Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu…
  • Sep 5

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
Rank this Week: 4201