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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: City of Bloomfield, New Mexico v. Felix 17-60 Issues: (1) What standard should be used to evaluate establishment clause challenges to passive displays such as monuments; and (2) whether litigants have…
  • Aug 18

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    In The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that the decision of Justice Neil Gorsuch “to address a conservative group at the Trump International Hotel in Washington next month, less than two weeks before the court is set to hear…
  • Aug 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC 17-99 Issues: (1) Whether the “substantial[ity]” and…
Rank this Week: 9

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 14

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 58

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Aug 17

    Application of Tennessee Savings Statute When Initial Filing Deadline Missed

    Application of Tennessee Savings Statute When Initial Filing Deadline Missed
    In Jones v. Behrman, No. W2016-00643-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 27, 2017), the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of an HCLA claim for failure to file within the applicable statute of limitations Decedent suffered from several health…
  • Aug 14

    Nuisance, Invasion of Privacy, IIED, and Chicken

    Nuisance, Invasion of Privacy, IIED, and Chicken
    In Stinson v. Mensel, No. M2016-00624-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. July 12, 2017), a neighborly dispute about chickens turned into a suit and counter-suit for nuisance, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and…
  • Aug 10

    Mothers, Minors and Medical Bill

    Mothers, Minors and Medical Bill
    Who has the right to recover medical expenses incurred for personal injuries to children in Tennessee?  The parents?  The minor?  Either but not both?  Does it make any difference if there is a holder of a subrogation…
Rank this Week: 55

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jul 12

    A Plaintiff’s Guide To Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 Discovery Proportionality

    A Plaintiff’s Guide To Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 Discovery Proportionality
        Civil litigators often spend more time in discovery disputes than in trials. Few plaintiffs or defendants are keen on spending time in a deposition, collecting documents, or handing over to their opponent evidence that could be…
  • Jun 25

    Daubert In Product Liability Cases: Mid-2017 Update

    Daubert In Product Liability Cases: Mid-2017 Update
      I’ve written about the Supreme Court’s Daubert opinion many times before, tagging it with the label “junk science.” The phrase “junk science” never actually appeared in Daubert, but rooting it out…
  • Jun 1

    Free Speech And Trump Tweets: When Twitter Is A Limited Public Forum

    Free Speech And Trump Tweets: When Twitter Is A Limited Public Forum
          While in the White House, Donald Trump’s personal twitter timeline, @realDonaldTrump, remains a key method by which he communicates with the public. He uses it to conduct foreign policy, to urge specific action by…
Rank this Week: 101

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 95

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: 82

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Aug 16

    Public Pensions in Crisis Even After Great Investment Year

    Public Pensions in Crisis Even After Great Investment Year
    The Wall Street Journal (paywall) reported last week that another year of great investment returns has not saved America’s public pensions. The article estimated that the total funding shortfall of public pensions is $4 trillion. The…
  • Aug 14

    $1,222,314 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Car Wreck Trial

    $1,222,314 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Car Wreck Trial
    On Thursday a federal court jury in Gulfport returned a plaintiff verdict of $1,222,314.93 in Stafford v. Government Employees Insurance Co., et al. Here is the original Complaint. Plaintiff was rear-ended while working for the county in 2012…
  • Aug 10

    Jasper County Bad Faith Denial of Claim Verdict Results in $1.9 Million Judgment

    Jasper County Bad Faith Denial of Claim Verdict Results in $1.9 Million Judgment
    On Saturday a Jasper County jury (Paulding District) rendered a plaintiff verdict in an insurance bad faith claim denial trial in Millsaps v. Allstate Insurance Co. . The jury’s verdict results in a judgment with the following…
Rank this Week: 102

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • Aug 15

    What Happens When an Employee Goes on an E-mail Deleting Spree?

    What Happens When an Employee Goes on an E-mail Deleting Spree?
     Author: E-Discovery Guru Case Citation: Orchestratehr v. Trombetta, 178 F.Supp.3d 476 (N.D.Tex. 2016) Employee Implicated: Employee eLesson Learned: Failure to prove that e-mails pertaining to a discovery request were deleted in bad…
  • Jul 15

    IRS is 0-2 in a Battle Against Technology Assisted Review

    IRS is 0-2 in a Battle Against Technology Assisted Review
    Author: Stephen Daniels   Case Citation: Dynamo Holdings v. Comm’r of Internal Revenue, Docket No. 2685-11, 8393-12 (T.C. July 13, 2016).   eLesson Learned: Judicial bodies are trending towards acceptance of…
  • Jun 15

    How May The Court Infer Bad Faith Regarding Discovery Compliance?

    How May The Court Infer Bad Faith Regarding Discovery Compliance?
    Author: Eli Crozier Case Citation: Fulton v. Livingston Fin. LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96825 (W.D. Wash. July 25, 2016). Employee/Personnel/Employer implicated:   Defense counsel / Hinshaw and Culbertson eLesson…
Rank this Week: 128

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

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

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 125

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • Aug 18

    Peter “Extreme Caution” Nickitas Strikes Again, Gets a Spare This Time

    Peter “Extreme Caution” Nickitas Strikes Again, Gets a Spare This Time
    Recurring Minnesota Litigator character, Peter Nickitas, originally received his moniker, “Extreme Caution,” from Avvo, the on-line legal services scam “marketplace”, but Avvo has changed its format.…
  • Aug 16

    Minnesota Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations Case Law is in Disarray.

    Minnesota Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations Case Law is in Disarray.
    Update (August 16, 2017): It is not every day that one sees both sides appealing a Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, each agreeing that the Court of Appeals got it wrong on the same issue. We have it in the SB&T v. LHD&L case,…
  • Aug 16

    Three Pathways, One Destination:  Writs of Certiorari in Minnesota

    Three Pathways, One Destination:  Writs of Certiorari in Minnesota
      Writs of certiorari are an important part of the appellate toolbox. Writs of certiorari are their own kind of appeal, and they are not well understood by Minnesota litigators.  Certiorari matters are not like the usual civil case…
Rank this Week: 199

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: 186

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Law360 appellate article

    Law360 appellate article
    Law360 offers a number of appellate goodies today.Miller of Perkins Coie presents When are Appellate Time Limits Jurisdictional? discussing how in the upcoming term SCTOUS will examine FRAP 4(a)(5), the rule limiting a district court's…
  • Aug 16

    5th DCA wins 2 grants!

    5th DCA wins 2 grants!
    JUDICIAL COUNCIL AWARDS GRANTS TO COURT OF APPEAL, FIFTH APPELLATE DISTRICTIn July 2017, the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District in Fresno, California signed contracts with the Judicial Council of California in which funding for the…
  • Aug 16

    4/1 wins grant!

    4/1 wins grant!
    JUDICIAL COUNCIL AWARDS GRANT FUNDING TO COURT OF APPEAL, FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION ONEIn July 2017, the Courts of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division One in San Diego and the Fifth Appellate District in Fresno…
Rank this Week: 170

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 173

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: 211

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 245

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Aug 17

    Erie, Federal Courts & the Media

    Erie, Federal Courts & the Media
    This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in Block v. Tanenhaus, reinstating a Loyola University professor’s claims for defamation and false light against the New York Times and two of its authors. The...
  • Aug 17

    Cal Western is Hiring in Civil Procedure!

    Cal Western is Hiring in Civil Procedure!
    California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications from entry-level and junior-lateral candidates for a tenure-track position to begin on or about August 1, 2018. We are looking for candidates with strong academic backgrounds, a…
  • Aug 16

    Another Amendment to FRCP 4

    Another Amendment to FRCP 4
    Last year we covered an interesting but somewhat obscure issue that came up in connection with the 2015 and 2016 amendments to Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Inconsistencies in the text of these two amendments left...
Rank this Week: 270

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 398

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/
  • May 10

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference
    When Len Blonder was elevated to the role of President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) for an unprecedented third time during NSSTA's 2016 Annual Conference, he identified a very clear vision for the structured…
  • Apr 17

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference
    For the past 11 years, the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) annual conferences have consistently improved the educational scope and standards for an expanding professional landscape which, in addition to, and overlapping with, special…
  • Mar 20

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference
    Although the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) was founded in 2000, the term "settlement planner" is still viewed by many structured settlement stakeholders as an inflated synonym for "plaintiff broker". Current SSP President Joseph Tombs…
Rank this Week: 309

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: 348

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

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

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
    Qui Tam Whistleblower One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam…
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
     One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam whistleblower has…
  • Jan 27

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which…
Rank this Week: 292

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Jun 16

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage
    An insurer does not have to provide coverage when the insured’s business operation and use of the premises was not in accordance with that listed on the insurance application. In Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Almco Ltd., a…
  • Jun 6

    Selecting Client

    Selecting Client
    I am not above revisiting a topic.  It can be like jury work where you need to tell them three times and then show them the visual of the same.  So, I say again you should be selecting which clients you will represent with conscious…
  • Apr 15

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated
    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently held in Underwriters of Interest Subscribing Policy Number A15274001 v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company that the statute of limitation on the insurer’s equitable…
Rank this Week: 284

DRI Today

DRI Today

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

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jun 16

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage
    An insurer does not have to provide coverage when the insured’s business operation and use of the premises was not in accordance with that listed on the insurance application. In Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Almco Ltd., a…
  • Jun 6

    Selecting Client

    Selecting Client
    I am not above revisiting a topic.  It can be like jury work where you need to tell them three times and then show them the visual of the same.  So, I say again you should be selecting which clients you will represent with conscious…
  • Apr 15

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated
    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently held in Underwriters of Interest Subscribing Policy Number A15274001 v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company that the statute of limitation on the insurer’s equitable…
Rank this Week: 273

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: 322

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: 299

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Aug 18

    Can You Fire an Employee for Participating in Racist Behavior or Speech Off-the-Clock?

    Can You Fire an Employee for Participating in Racist Behavior or Speech Off-the-Clock?
    While employees have the right to express their opinions under the First Amendment, their employers have the right to fire them for expressing such opinions. In other words, the freedom of speech, when it comes to employment matters, is a…
  • Aug 16

    When Stopping Competition with A Temporary Injunction, It Pays To Be Precise

    When Stopping Competition with A Temporary Injunction, It Pays To Be Precise
    A lot of times a company rushes to court asking the judge to stop a former employee or his new employer from using the company's confidential information or soliciting its customers based on the agreements that the former employee had signed…
  • Aug 7

    Top Five Posts In 2016

    Top Five Posts In 2016
    While most of my blog posts relate to non-compete and trade secrets issues, I do blog about general commercial and employment issues as well since I have a broad employment and business litigation practice. According to you, here’s the…
Rank this Week: 567

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 18

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?
    People who are intoxicated often make bad decisions, including signing contracts they may regret when the hangover kicks in. Can they simply claim intoxication and get out of the deal? The short answer: maybe. One of the four essential…
  • Aug 16

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence
    Juries usually base their verdicts on a small number of crucial points. But lawyers tend to offer as much evidence as possible, believing this will make their case more convincing or fearing they’ll leave something out. Finding the fine…
  • Aug 14

    Revocation-on-Divorce Statute May Have Retroactive Reach

    Revocation-on-Divorce Statute May Have Retroactive Reach
    When the marriage is over, former spouses usually want their property to go somewhere else when they die. At least the revocation-on-divorce statute assumes this is so and renders transfers made to the other spouse null and void. The statute…
Rank this Week: 590

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    If you think online harassment is not a  problem—only 5% of the country agrees with you

    If you think online harassment is not a  problem—only 5% of the country agrees with you
    This issue has been the banner of a number of well-known male bloggers who encourage their readers to pile on [with their generally anonymous screen names] when commenters do not agree with the blogger. These bloggers make comments like,…
  • Aug 16

    Do you come across as a jerk? Here’s how to stop 

    Do you come across as a jerk? Here’s how to stop 
    Researchers actually study the factors that go into making others see you as a jerk—and help us figure out how to avoid those behaviors. Today’s research is from an international team of researchers in the Netherlands, the US and…
  • Aug 14

    Consider the source: Even when evaluating data on  hate crime

    Consider the source: Even when evaluating data on  hate crime
    The U.S. Department of Justice defines hate crime as “the violence of intolerance and bigotry, intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or…
Rank this Week: 533

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 18

    The Real World

    The Real World
    Karen Bradshaw, Settling for Natural Resource Damages, 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 211 (2016). James W. Coleman, How Cheap Is Corporate Talk? Comparing Companies’ Comments on Regulations with Their Securities Disclosures, 40 Harv. Envtl.…
  • Aug 17

    Democracy Unchained

    Democracy Unchained
    K. Sabeel Rahman, Private Power, Public Values: Regulating Social Infrastructure in a Changing Economy, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 5 (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Frank Pasquale In the mid-2000s, digital activists spearheaded the…
  • Aug 16

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain
    Jeanne L. Schroeder, Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code, 24 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2016). Anna Gelpern When Adam Levitin and I taught The Law of Money seminar a year ago, not one student chose to write about bitcoin. We congratulated…
Rank this Week: 695

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • Aug 17

    Trial Judge Reversed Due to Arbitrary Time Limits on Jury Selection

    Trial Judge Reversed Due to Arbitrary Time Limits on Jury Selection
    A first-degree murder conviction was reversed last month due to the trial court imposing arbitrary time limits during jury selection. In Hopkins v. State, 2017 WL 2983284 (Fla. 4th DCA, July 12, 2017), the trial court advised counsel, for the…
  • Apr 24

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire
    Earlier this year the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the standard Juror Questionnaire, Form 1.983. There are currently only two standard juror questionnaires approved for use in civil trials by the Florida Supreme Court –…
  • Nov 29

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial
    The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure have been amended by the Florida Supreme Court to remove the limit on the number of alternate jurors in civil trials. Effective January 1, 2017, Rule 1.431 has been amended to read “The court may…
Rank this Week: 470

Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

Covers trial presentation theory, trial graphics designs, trial technician recommendations and jury research methodologies. By A2L Consulting.

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Use Fonts to Power-Pack Litigation Graphics With Meaning

    Use Fonts to Power-Pack Litigation Graphics With Meaning
    The other day, I noticed a New York Times obituary for Alan Peckolick, a graphic designer and illustrator known for his distinctive corporate logos and typeface designs. Peckolick championed “expressive typography.” He wrote a…
  • Aug 15

    Why the Internet Has Permanently Changed the Techniques of Persuasion at Trial

    Why the Internet Has Permanently Changed the Techniques of Persuasion at Trial
    It is unquestioned that technology has had a profound impact on our environment in the last couple of decades. Our brains are constantly adapting at a physical level to our environment, and research has suggested that technology has changed…
  • Aug 10

    3 Types of Litigation Graphics Consultant

    3 Types of Litigation Graphics Consultant
    As you might expect, I think about the litigation graphics industry a good deal. It’s a fairly new industry, and it is undergoing constant change. The way I think about it, the industry is actually fairly small. There are perhaps three…
Rank this Week: 456

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Aug 17

    Animal Accommodations under the FHA – Get it right the first time.

    Animal Accommodations under the FHA – Get it right the first time.
    A decision from the Western District of Texas should remind landlords that the world of FHA litigation is unforgiving and expensive, so the best thing is to get it right the first time. Reading it has prompted us to re-offer our webinar on…
  • Aug 6

    ADA and the Internet Update – DOJ sends its regulations to Hanger 51

    ADA and the Internet Update – DOJ sends its regulations to Hanger 51
    DOJ’s recent decision to put regulations concerning the internet and the ADA on indefinite hold has important implications for business, but not all of them are good.* It seems likely this move was prompted by executive orders from…
  • Jul 26

    Wasted time and money – Starbucks and the ADA

    Wasted time and money – Starbucks and the ADA
    In some ways the 9th Circuit’s recent decision in Kalani v. Starbucks Coffee Co., 2017 WL 2813864, at *1 (9th Cir. June 28, 2017) is one of the saddest in the long history of ADA litigation. Robert Kalani was a mild kind of serial…
Rank this Week: 577

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 16

    Occidental College, my alma mater, vexes me greatly

    Occidental College, my alma mater, vexes me greatly
    Hey, so I went to Occidental College.  Just like Mr. Obama (Emily Post says the title of "President" ends with the end of the term of office - yes, I checked).  Two differences stand out between us, I think.  I graduated. …
  • Aug 2

    Further nuances to PAGA and arbitration clauses in Esparza v. KS Industries, L.P.

    Further nuances to PAGA and arbitration clauses in Esparza v. KS Industries, L.P.
    Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, 59 Cal. 4th 348 (2014) held that PAGA representative claims for civil penalties are not subject to arbitration.  In Esparza v. KS Industries, L.P. (August 2, 2017), the Court of Appeal…
  • Jun 19

    DOJ switches teams in NLRB v. Murphy Oil

    DOJ switches teams in NLRB v. Murphy Oil
    The DOJ announced on Friday, June 16, 2017, that it was reversing its position on the validity of class action waivers in arbitration agreements and would file an amicus brief in support of the employer's position in NLRB v. Murphy Oil.…
Rank this Week: 715

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 428

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
Rank this Week: 411

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Walking & Working Surfaces Expert Witness Allowed

    Walking & Working Surfaces Expert Witness Allowed
    Plaintiff sued Defendant after slipping on a bath mat in a bathroom owned by the latter. Plaintiff hired a walking & working surfaces expert witness to provide testimony in the case and the Defendant filed a motion to exclude.…
  • Aug 9

    Plumbing & HVAC and Hotel & Hospitality Expert Testimony Granted in Part

    Plumbing & HVAC and Hotel & Hospitality Expert Testimony Granted in Part
    Plaintiff slipped and fell on water that had accumulated on the floor of Defendant’s hotel. Plaintiff hired two experts: a plumbing & HVAC expert witness and a hotel & hospitality expert witness.  Defendant filed…
  • Aug 7

    Pulmonary Medicine Expert Witness Not Allowed

    Pulmonary Medicine Expert Witness Not Allowed
    Plaintiff sued defendant after her husband died almost a year after a heart/lung bypass machine stopped working during surgery.  The plaintiff hired a pulmonary medicine expert witness to provide testimony.  The defendant…
Rank this Week: 449

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 7

    Judge Shadur is Retiring

    Judge Shadur is Retiring
    Effective September 1, 2017, Senior Judge Milton Shadur will retire from the N.D. Illinois bench. Judge Shadur was appointed by President Carter and has served as a federal judge on the Northern District bench for 37 years. Chief Judge…
  • Jul 31

    Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent

    Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent
    Solo Cup Operating Corp. v. Lollicup USA, Inc., No. 16 C 8041, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 17, 2017) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted plaintiff Solo Cup’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss several of defendant Lollicup’s…
  • Jul 28

    Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden

    Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden
    Bodum USA, Inc. v. A Top New Casting, Inc., No. 16 C 2916, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 10, 2017) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly denied defendant A Top’s motion for summary judgment based upon plaintiff Bodum’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 663

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Aug 1

    I’ve Handled Dog Attacks, But A Pig Attack? What’s The Law On That?

    I’ve Handled Dog Attacks, But A Pig Attack? What’s The Law On That?
    Over the years, I’ve handled a number of dog attack cases, but last week, I read a story about a 3 year old Alabama girl who was injured when she was attacked by a neighbor’s pig. I don’t want to make light of the story…
  • Jul 26

    What To Make Of The New NFL Brain Injury Study

    What To Make Of The New NFL Brain Injury Study
    Yesterday, a new study on brain injuries in NFL players that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association made news. As you may have heard, the study looked at brains of 111 former NFL players, and 110 of the brains had…
  • May 16

    Driverless Car Drama

    Driverless Car Drama
    We obviously represent a lot of people who are injured in car wrecks so I’m always interested in what happens on the driverless car front.  This story  presenting real life drama and corporate espionage in the driverless car…
Rank this Week: 635

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 791

Veale Law

Veale Law

Focuses on personal injury law for the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 765

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
  • Jul 8

    Hacking the referendum

    Hacking the referendum
    The government, despite strong opposition led by senior monk Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero, said last week that it will nevertheless continue to pursue the constitutional reform process, which will be put to a referendum. This comes after PM…
  • Jun 27

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin
    The Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze gGmbH (Centre for International Peace Operations) based in Berlin, Germany, invited me to talk on social media and peace as part of an event to celebrate 15 years since its…
  • Jun 14

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy
    Compiled for the Centre for Policy Alternatives a list of websites around communications campaigns, advertisements, projects, websites and various other initiatives I’ve designed, developed or gave input into over the past couple of…
Rank this Week: 630

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
  • Jun 12

    Texting = Distracted Driving!

    Texting = Distracted Driving!
    Distracted driving is a killer. Please don’t text and drive! According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) in a study here found that: -71% of teens and young people say…
  • Feb 28

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury Matters – Car Accidents and Insurance

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury Matters – Car Accidents and Insurance
    The other driver had no insurance? Not “enough” insurance? Happens ALL the time! I get these questions daily. My clients are shocked to learn that (a) people actually drive cars with no insurance – as in 0 insurance; (b)…
  • Jan 13

    Winter in Chicago – Safe Driving Tip

    Winter in Chicago – Safe Driving Tip
    Winter is in full swing in Chicago and it is time to once again remind ourselves that winter driving can be dangerous and scary. Below are some safety tips to help prevent auto accidents and injuries. Do you know the three P’s of safe…
Rank this Week: 895

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

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

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Feb 4

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne
    In a trial, any piece of evidence (i.e. document, diagram, photo, police report, summary) offered by any party requires a particular foundation procedure to establish that the exhibit is reliable and relevant.  Since I personally have…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 885

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

Covers law and justice in Canada. By Antonin I. Pribetic.

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 19

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has confirmed that the 2-year limitation period under the Limitations Act, 2002 applies to enforcement of foreign judgments, subject to the discoverability principle: Independence Plaza 1 Associates, L.L.C. v.…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
Rank this Week: 849

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: 797