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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran 16-534 Issues: (1) Whether 28 U.S.C. § 1610(g) provides a freestanding attachment immunity exception that allows terror victim judgment creditors to attach and…
  • Dec 9

    Justices add drug forfeiture case to merits docket

    Justices add drug forfeiture case to merits docket
    This afternoon the justices issued orders from today’s private conference, adding one new case to their merits docket for the term. They agreed to review the case of Terry Honeycutt, who worked as a salaried employee at a hardware store…
  • Dec 9

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

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez
    Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Bd. of Elections McCrory v. Harris Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega…
Rank this Week: 13

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 23

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: 25

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: 33

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 79

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

    Two out of Three Expert Witnesses Allowed in Contract Dispute Litigation

    Two out of Three Expert Witnesses Allowed in Contract Dispute Litigation
    In this contract dispute case, the defendant and plaintiff hired expert witnesses to help with their case.  Two out of the three expert testimony was granted. Facts: This case (Joan Cravens Construction, Inc. et al v. Deas Construction,…
  • Dec 2

    Two out of Three Experts in Medical Malpractice Case Allowed to Testify

    Two out of Three Experts in Medical Malpractice Case Allowed to Testify
    In this medical malpractice case involving colon cancer, the plaintiff hired three expert witnesses.  All but one was excluded from testifying. Facts:  This case (Swan v. United States – United States District Court –…
  • Nov 16

    District Court Opinion Denying Healthcare Expert is Affirmed

    District Court Opinion Denying Healthcare Expert is Affirmed
    Plaintiff appealed an opinion of the district court excluding the testimony of his standard of care expert.  The appeals court affirmed the opinion. Facts:  This case (Dalip Basanti v. United States of America – United States…
Rank this Week: 105

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: 108

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 112

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 138

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Dec 6

    Security Guards and the Independent Contractor Rule

    Security Guards and the Independent Contractor Rule
    In Estate of Cunningham v. Epstein Enterprises LLC, No. W2015-00498-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 30, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in a premises liability case where an armed security guard was shot and killed while…
  • Dec 3

    Statute of Limitations Bars Legal Malpractice Claim

    Statute of Limitations Bars Legal Malpractice Claim
    In Athena of S.C., LLC v. Macri, No. E2016-00224-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 14, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a Tennessee  legal malpractice claim on the basis that the claim was barred by the one-year statute…
  • Dec 2

    Notice and HIPAA Form Also Required for Re-Filed HCLA Claim

    Notice and HIPAA Form Also Required for Re-Filed HCLA Claim
    Tennessee Courts continue to make it clear that each time you re-file a previously dismissed Tennessee medical malpractice (now health care liability) claim, you must abide by the statutory requirements. In Cright v. Overly, No.…
Rank this Week: 169

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 171

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: 207

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Dec 1

    Younger People Are Actually More Supportive Of Democracy

    Younger People Are Actually More Supportive Of Democracy
    Have you seen this horrifying graphic? It’s from a New York Times story, “How Stable Are Democracies? ‘Warning Signs Are Flashing Red.’” The graphic suggests that people were asked whether it was…
  • Nov 28

    When Lawyers’ Blogs Are Cited In Federal Court

    When Lawyers’ Blogs Are Cited In Federal Court
    As I wrote two weeks ago, a petition for certiorari is pending in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, a case that might change the rules for specific jurisdiction. A week ago, amicus briefs were filed by several large corporations and…
  • Nov 3

    Personal Jurisdiction Under Daimler AG and Walden

    Personal Jurisdiction Under Daimler AG and Walden
    Pfizer likes California. As the company brags on its website, “Pfizer La Jolla’s 25-acre campus includes five buildings totaling more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, with specialized laboratories and…
Rank this Week: 220

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    “Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave…When First We Practice To Deceive”

    “Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave…When First We Practice To Deceive”
    Walter Scott’s epic words quoted above are a good guide for all of us; especially for attorneys. In what would appear to be a perfectly ridiculous way to lose a law license, New York City attorney James A. Robbins has been disbarred…
  • Nov 17

    They’re Coming Our Of The Woodwork For A Piece Of Prince’s Estate

    They’re Coming Our Of The Woodwork For A Piece Of Prince’s Estate
    There is nothing like the death of a wealthy celebrity who dies without a will to bring scads of would-be relatives out of the woodwork, each claiming to be a long-lost brother, sister, cousin, etc. Loren Barr’s Trust and Estate Blog…
  • Nov 6

    Will Drafting Requires Choosing The Right Words –Something You Should Have A Lawyer Do For You

    Will Drafting Requires Choosing The Right Words –Something You Should Have A Lawyer Do For You
    Just about anyone who can navigate the web can find a template for a do it yourself will. After all, why go to a lawyer to draft your will when you can figure out how to do it yourself for free? Your lawblogger has long contended with the…
Rank this Week: 211

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 200

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Nov 30

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation website. ### An informal workshop on verifying news and information spread across social media was held recently at Phandeeyar in Yangon, Burma, led by the Foundation’s Special…
  • Nov 5

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google
    Created a new Google custom search engine (after the reception to the first made yesterday) covering key government websites. Access it here. The search engine indexes everything on: President’s Media Division –…
  • Nov 4

    Department of Government Printing: Searching via Google

    Department of Government Printing: Searching via Google
    Sri Lanka’s Department of Government Printing website is a trilingual resource for Gazettes, Extra Gazettes, Bills, Acts and other information, including official Tenders, since 2004. A major site redesign in 2016 made the site easier…
Rank this Week: 273

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Nov 13

    Exploding E-Cigarettes and Litigation

    Exploding E-Cigarettes and Litigation
    Reports that e-cigarettes have been exploding resulting in severe burns, allegedly due to a battery malfunction, is resulting in litigation.  Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins attorney William R. Sutton from the Beasley Allen law…
  • Oct 24

    The Osprey Helicopter Crash and Wrongful Death Litigation

    The Osprey Helicopter Crash and Wrongful Death Litigation
    What went wrong when an MV22 Osprey helicopter crashed during a landing attempt during a training mission in Hawaii? A wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of one of the marines killed in this tragedy is revealing some interesting…
  • Oct 10

    Customer Feedback on Structured Settlement Plan

    Customer Feedback on Structured Settlement Plan
    Customer feedback is essential to any company and often product or service improvements can be discovered after that engagement with customers. That's also true within the settlement planning business. Our partners at AIG/American General…
Rank this Week: 250

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: 237

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 226

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: 242

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

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

    Don’t Be Left Asking “Where’s the Beef?” in Your Insurance Policy

    Don’t Be Left Asking “Where’s the Beef?” in Your Insurance Policy
    Eric Skelly and Michael F. McVinney Careful consideration of the language used in an insurance policy, or any contract for that matter, is extremely important.  A food services company, Meyer Natural Foods LLC (“Meyer”),…
  • Dec 7

    Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split On Insider Trading, Partially Overruling Newman

    Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split On Insider Trading, Partially Overruling Newman
    Stephen D. Dargitz For the first time since 1997, the United States Supreme Court explored the requirements for proving a federal securities fraud claim based on insider trading, in Salman v. United States (Dec. 6, 2016).  The Salman…
  • Dec 6

    Causation Standard at Center of PA Supreme Court Asbestos Ruling

    Causation Standard at Center of PA Supreme Court Asbestos Ruling
    Jennifer L. Cree On November 22, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a 4-2 Opinion in Rost v. Ford Motor Co., No. 56 EAP 2014, 2016 Pa. LEXIS 2638 (Pa. Nov. 22, 2016), in which the court purported to uphold and expand upon prior…
Rank this Week: 291

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 320

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Covers rulings, news and marketing strategies for expert witnesses.

http://expertwitnessguru.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment
    A fall protection expert witness recently came to the rescue of a car hauler suing a truck manufacturer for negligence and helped him survive summary judgment. Although the expert did not have any formal education on fall protection, the…
  • Feb 24

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement
    In this patent infringement suit regarding the design of a particular inner garment (Branovations, Inc. v. Ontel Products Corp.) the Florida district court ruled that simplicity of technology may negate need for expert testimony, but does not…
  • Feb 23

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie
    An infectious disease expert witness was recently called on board in Hoff v. Steiner Transocean, Ltd. to testify about the source of infection on the Plaintiff’s feet, which, Plaintiff asserted, was caused by a pedicure he had on a…
Rank this Week: 319

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 275

TortDeform

TortDeform

A civil justice defense blog. By the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.

http://www.tortdeform.com/
  • May 20

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform
    Hello, and welcome back after that fifteen-month intermission. I've been too busy helping people to blog about the forces that want to prevent me from helping people. To dip my toe back in the blogging water, I thought I'd give a…
  • Feb 17

    The value of a human life and damage cap

    The value of a human life and damage cap
    Even if we go with the Bush-era figure of $6.8 million, you’re far above the often-proposed cap of $250,000 for noneconomic damages.  I’m morally opposed to ANY damage cap because I don’t believe that you can set a flat rate on every…
  • Feb 9

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective
    Which is a greater tragedy: A child dying at the hands of an incompetent doctor, or a toy company ripping off the design of a doll from another toy company?  Brian Wilson discusses how out-of-whack our priorities are regarding…
Rank this Week: 338

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: 358

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Good times for costs firms?

    Good times for costs firms?
    The majority of industry news concerning the costs profession comes from the pages of Costs Lawyer magazine and the Association of Costs Lawyers’ regular email bulletins. Reading these gives the impression of a profession in glowing…
  • Dec 7

    Hindsight and legal cost

    Hindsight and legal cost
    Traditionally, the law has avoided applying hindsight when assessing the reasonableness of legal costs that have been incurred. However, when dealing with the issue of proportionality, hindsight has had a tendency to creep in.  If a…
  • Dec 4

    Costs budgeting v detailed assessment

    Costs budgeting v detailed assessment
    Watching the implementation process of the Jackson reforms has often been like witnessing a slow-motion car crash.  It has certainly been in slow-motion, with his original report being published all the way back in May 2009 and his final…
Rank this Week: 467

New York Civil Law

New York Civil Law

A forum for New York Appellate Law, Civil Procedure, Insurance Coverage and Defense. By Matthew Lerner.

http://nylaw.typepad.com/new_york_civil_law/
  • Oct 21

    Nominees for Chief Judge Position on New York Court of Appeal

    Nominees for Chief Judge Position on New York Court of Appeal
    Capital New York published this article on the nominees for the Chief Judge position of the New York Court of Appeals.
  • Apr 13

    New Edition of The Appeals Attorney

    New Edition of The Appeals Attorney
    "The Appeals Attorneys" is a publication from my firm's Appellate Advocacy Group. It includes summaries of cases that will be heard by the high courts in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. For New York, this edition includes…
  • Apr 10

    Governor Cuomo Nominates Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the New York Court of Appeal

    Governor Cuomo Nominates Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the New York Court of Appeal
    I'm posting about a story that broke last Friday, but better late than never. Governor Cuomo nominated Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the New York Court of Appeals on Friday, April 5, 2013 to fill the seat previously held by the...
Rank this Week: 376

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Covers the appellate record, constitutional analysis, jurisdiction, mootness, rehearings and the standard of review. By Steven R. Merican.

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number
    If you called my office the last couple of days, you got a recorded message saying you reached a number that is no longer in service. That’s true — it is no longer in service. Temporarily anyway, until Comcast fixes a…
  • Sep 22

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number
    If you called my office the last couple of days, you got a recorded message saying you reached a number that is no longer in service. That’s true — it is no longer in service. Temporarily anyway, until Comcast fixes a…
  • Aug 2

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson
    Overwhelmed by the white screen? Let Oscar Peterson’s piano massage your creative synapses with this 1964 version of C Jam Blues. (Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums.) And remember this tried and true method to forge through…
Rank this Week: 433

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 460

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: 381

Minority Defense Litigator

Minority Defense Litigator

Address issues relevant to minority trial lawyers who defend civil litigation. By Charles E. Griffin.

http://minoritydefenselitigator.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 435

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/
  • Dec 9

    Justice Manella Podcast

    Justice Manella Podcast
    Today's DJ Friday Podcast features Justice Nora Manella, who (as the DJ ad puts it) "chats life, law, and best appellate practices." The podcast features her thoughts about her childhood (her father was a tax attorney-- or was he taxidermist?…
  • Dec 8

    Preparing via moot court

    Preparing via moot court
    For pointers on oral argument preparation via moot courts, see today's Law360 article Practice Arguments for Real Appeals by former Florida appellate judge Gerald Cope.No preparation for oral argument is as valuable as a moot court in…
  • Dec 6

    Cal Supremes Honor former CJ Lucas right now! {Click link}

    Cal Supremes Honor former CJ Lucas right now! {Click link}
    Live Broadcast Begins Today at 11A.M.Former Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas will be honored today, Dec 6, by the Supreme Court of California.View live (link will be active at 10:45A.M.) SPECIAL PROGRAM: IN MEMORIAM – HON. MALCOLM M.…
Rank this Week: 675

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: 740

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: 668

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: 583

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Dec 7

    Jurors’ Presumption of Innocence

    Jurors’ Presumption of Innocence
    Nicholas Scurich Richard S. John Jurors’ Presumption of Innocence Abstract: The presumption of innocence explicitly forbids jurors from using official suspicion or indictment as evidence of guilt in a criminal trial. A behavioral experiment…
  • Dec 5

    Model Jury Instructions for Reasonable Royalty Patent Damage

    Model Jury Instructions for Reasonable Royalty Patent Damage
    Jorge L. Contreras University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law Michael A. Eixenberger University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Students Model Jury Instructions for Reasonable Royalty Patent Damages Abstract: Consistent, accurate…
  • Nov 30

    First Newsletter by the Civil Jury Project

    First Newsletter by the Civil Jury Project
    Here is the first ever newsletter by the Civil Jury Project. Background information on the Civil Jury Project The Seventh Amendment to the US Constitution and provisions of most state constitutions guarantee citizens the right of trial by…
Rank this Week: 697

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    Jackson Jambalya Examines Latest PERS Filing

    Jackson Jambalya Examines Latest PERS Filing
    The PERS annual report was recently presented at a public meeting and Kingfish was the only media in attendance. Here is his latest PERS post. The report includes PERS’ latest annual report. In summary, Kingfish reports that the…
  • Dec 5

    Clarion Ledger Looks at ‘Nonpartisan’ Judicial Elections–Concludes Appellate Judges Should be Appointed

    Clarion Ledger Looks at ‘Nonpartisan’ Judicial Elections–Concludes Appellate Judges Should be Appointed
    On Sunday Clarion Ledger reporter Jerry Mitchell examined Mississippi’s partisan ‘nonpartisan’ judicial elections. The article concluded with this happy thought from legal pioneer and former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice…
  • Nov 21

    November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the November 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $8.5 million verdict/ 40% fault to defendant- Gulfport federal court crane accident case covered here (10/20/16); $261,621 verdict/ 80% fault to defendant- Clay…
Rank this Week: 586

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Dec 6

    People-Finding: Achieving One of KM’s Three “P”

    People-Finding: Achieving One of KM’s Three “P”
    Originally posted on ILTA KM: By Chris Boyd, Senior Director of Professional Services, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Our firm defines KM as “delivering more value to clients by putting the knowledge of all attorneys at the…
  • Nov 15

    Judge Gonzalo Curiel advises President-Elect Trump and Plaintiffs to settle case regarding Trump University

    Judge Gonzalo Curiel advises President-Elect Trump and Plaintiffs to settle case regarding Trump University
    Just two days after President-Elect Trump was voted into the Presidency, the judge presiding over the Trump University fraud case, urged both parties to work towards a settlement deal.  The case against Trump was brought by former…
  • Nov 1

    Outspoken Judge Critical of Supreme Court Justice

    Outspoken Judge Critical of Supreme Court Justice
    Judge Richard Posner, of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently spoke out regarding Supreme Court Chief Justices and the criteria used to select those nominated to the Nation’s highest court of appeals.  During a…
Rank this Week: 514

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    The always confusing “nolo” plea comes up in a federal criminal case

    The always confusing “nolo” plea comes up in a federal criminal case
    As a criminal defense lawyer I often get questions as to whether there is a difference between a “regular” guilty plea and a “nolo” plea.  Technically, the latter is from the Latin phrase, “nolo…
  • Nov 22

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court
    Whether here in Atlanta or other places, Carl and I represent a lot of folks who eventually face a sentencing hearing at the end of a federal criminal case.  Anyone whose spare time has brought them here knows that we chat about federal…
  • Nov 17

    Lawyers in Federal Criminal Cases: the Importance of Objecting

    Lawyers in Federal Criminal Cases: the Importance of Objecting
    Here we go again, another federal criminal case which on appeal goes to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit here in Atlanta, and that court rejects the Defendant because the specific argument was not brought up in the…
Rank this Week: 710

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Oct 17

    Relevance | Problem 2

    Relevance | Problem 2
    Plaintiff sues Defendant, an owner of a newspaper, for libel after releasing an article that accused Plaintiff of committing a string of robberies on New York City’s Upper East Side. To prove that Plaintiff committed those robberies,…
  • Jul 20

    Relevance | Problem 1

    Relevance | Problem 1
    In our last blog, we saw some basic definitions of relevance. Relevant evidence is evidence that tends to prove or disprove a material fact in the case. For this problem, we revisit the relevance of “character” evidence. In…
  • Jul 16

    Introduction to Relevance

    Introduction to Relevance
    Black’s Law Definition:“Relevant” evidence logically connects to — and tends to prove or disprove — a matter at issue. It has appreciable probative value. That is, it rationally tends to persuade of the…
Rank this Week: 702

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

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

    If at first you don’t succeed… moving to stop improper deposition objection

    If at first you don’t succeed… moving to stop improper deposition objection
    Ms. A (she of the 257 objections ) is defending another deposition.  This time of an electrical expert.  Her stream of objections has not changed course since Mr. T’s deposition. I challenge her on the record.  This…
  • Aug 19

    Is it improper to object 257 times in a deposition.

    Is it improper to object 257 times in a deposition.
    The Tale of Mr. T has one more chapter.  Following part 2 of his deposition, I am on a seminar panel for AAJ in Montreal along with Federal Judge Bennett.   He is talking about his now famous order sanctioning a national…
  • Aug 8

    Nala goes kayaking

    Nala goes kayaking
    Oh goodie.  Oh goodie.  Yay.  Yippee. We are up here at the cabin.  Am looking out the window in the living room.  Watching her carry the little blue kayak down the hill.  She is trying to mimic Sol who balances…
Rank this Week: 654

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 26

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action
    A federal judge in Texas early this week refuses to lift an injunction blocking the Obama administration’s immigration policy to defer deportations for illegal immigrants living in the United States. Andrew Hanen, a U.S. district judge,…
  • May 26

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech
    Several art activists filed a federal suit against New York City and claimed their First Amendment rights were being violated during last year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art protest. The plaintiffs utilized mobile video projectors to show…
  • May 25

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message
    The tobacco industry won’t have to include messages on their packaging indicating of them lying to American public, according to a federal court of appeals ruling in Washington, D.C. The federal court of appeals last week ruled that tobacco…
Rank this Week: 624

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 8

    See you on LinkedIn

    See you on LinkedIn
    Alain Leibman writes: We have endeavored from the outset of this blog to offer thoughtful, possibly useful, and occasionally provocative analyses of developments in the criminal law, a time-intensive effort.  Regrettably, a busy workload…
  • Mar 18

    Does your Third Circuit judge vote as a “conservative, moderate, or liberal”?

    Does your Third Circuit judge vote as a “conservative, moderate, or liberal”?
    Alain Leibman writes: Matthew Stiegler, a Philadelphia attorney, has a terrific blog dedicated to reporting on, and thoughtfully analyzing, developments in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, called the CA3blog.  Matthew has written a…
  • Jan 30

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry
    Alain Leibman writes: Those of you who follow, or at least sporadically read, this blog know that it attempts to treat in a considered way important issues facing the white collar bar and our clients.  Still, like any blog, it exists…
Rank this Week: 588

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: 620