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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 18

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Three new cases, a Breyer dissent and a summary affirmance

    Three new cases, a Breyer dissent and a summary affirmance
    This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from last week’s private conference. The justices added three new cases to their merits docket for the next term, but – like last week – the most interesting development may have…
  • Feb 27

    Argument transcript

    Argument transcript
    The transcript in Packingham v. North Carolina is here; the transcript in Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions is here. The post Argument transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
  • Feb 27

    Argument analysis: Justices skeptical about social media restrictions for sex offender

    Argument analysis: Justices skeptical about social media restrictions for sex offender
    At today’s oral argument in Packingham v. North Carolina, a challenge to a state law that imposes criminal penalties on registered sex offenders who visit social networking sites, Justice Elena Kagan suggested that social media sites…
Rank this Week: 26

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
  • Feb 19

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer
    I was recently asked to put together a presentation on the fake news phenomenon for discussions with leading journalists and media institutions in a developing country, with extremely poor media literacy but strong growth around social media…
  • Dec 19

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture
    Delivered a short presentation today to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom office in Colombo on ‘Corridors of Power’, an exhibition I curated with Channa Daswatta and Asanga Welikala that explores Sri Lanka’s…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 45

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: 66

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: 91

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: 97

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
  • Feb 20

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti
    Professor Gilles Cuniberti (University of Luxembourg) has authored a casebook entitled “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” which will be released this month by Edward Elgar Publishing. The official abstract kindly…
  • Feb 18

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal
     CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF ACTA JURIDICA The Acta Juridica invites proposals for its special issue: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & The Rule of Law. Contributors will be invited to attend a Colloquium to be held in…
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
Rank this Week: 105

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 3

    Alice Dismissal, Without More, is Not Necessarily Exceptional

    Alice Dismissal, Without More, is Not Necessarily Exceptional
    O2 Media, LLC v. Narrative Science Inc., No. 15 C 5129, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 3, 2017) (Tharp, J.). Judge Tharp denied defendant Narrative Sciences’ 35 U. S.C. § 285 motion to make the case exceptional after using a motion to…
  • Feb 1

    One Plaintiff’s Copyright Claim Creates Supplemental Jurisdiction Over Other Plaintiff’s State Law Claim

    One Plaintiff’s Copyright Claim Creates Supplemental Jurisdiction Over Other Plaintiff’s State Law Claim
    Kosten v. Kosten, No. 16 C 6666, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 14, 2016) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly denied in part defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s state law claims in this case involving copyright…
  • Jan 30

    Court Strikes Answer’s “Oxymoronic” Denial

    Court Strikes Answer’s “Oxymoronic” Denial
    Levi Strauss & Co., v. Zhejiang Weidu Co., Ltd., No. 16 C 7824, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 28, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte struck defendant Yogeemall’s answer and affirmative defenses with leave to refile for the…
Rank this Week: 111

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: 141

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: 181

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: 212

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/
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Habeas Review of Unexplained State Court Decision

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Habeas Review of Unexplained State Court Decision
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Wilson v. Sellers, which presents the following question: Did this Court's decision in Harrington v. Richter, 562 U.S. 86 (2011), silently abrogate the presumption set forth in Ylst v.…
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Whether FRAP 4(a)(5)(C) is Jurisdictional

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Whether FRAP 4(a)(5)(C) is Jurisdictional
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, which presents the following question: Whether Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(C) can deprive a court of appeals of jurisdiction…
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Supplemental Jurisdiction & 1367(d)'s Tolling Provision

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Supplemental Jurisdiction & 1367(d)'s Tolling Provision
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Artis v. District of Columbia, which presents the following question: Section 1367 of Title 28 authorizes federal district courts in certain circumstances to exercise supplemental…
Rank this Week: 218

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Arkansas Senate agrees to let voters decide on constitutional amendment limiting punitive damage

    Arkansas Senate agrees to let voters decide on constitutional amendment limiting punitive damage
    Arkansas could soon join the ranks of states that place a ceiling on punitive damages.  This article from the Magnolia Reporter of Arkansas reports that the Arkansas Senate voted in favor of a resolution (SJR8) that will ask the voters…
  • Feb 1

    New Jersey federal jury awards $50 million in punitive damages against Lockheed Martin

    New Jersey federal jury awards $50 million in punitive damages against Lockheed Martin
    A few days ago, Law.com reported that a jury in federal district court in New Jersey has awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages in an age discrimination suit against Lockheed Martin. The article…
  • Jan 31

    Montana House moves to tighten limits on punitive damage

    Montana House moves to tighten limits on punitive damage
    Insurance Journal reports that the Montana House voted last week 60-40 to further tighten that state's legislative cap on punitive damages.  Under existing Montana law, punitive damages are capped at the lesser of $10 million or 3…
Rank this Week: 260

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/
  • Feb 27

    Being Interconnected

    Being Interconnected
    Drucilla Cornell & Karin van Marle, Ubuntu Feminism: Tentative Reflections, 36 Verbum et Ecclesia (2015).Margaret DaviesFor a number of years, Drucilla Cornell has been studying and reflecting upon ubuntu,1 an African term expressing the…
  • Feb 24

    A Compassion for the Law

    A Compassion for the Law
    Susan Bandes, Compassion and the Rule of Law, 13 Intl. J. Law in Context (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Mark KendeU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced a roadblock to confirmation because she had once said in a speech,…
  • Feb 23

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?
    Toni M. Massaro, Helen L. Norton & Margot E. Kaminski, Siri-ously 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals about the First Amendment, Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThe goal of “Strong Artificial…
Rank this Week: 269

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Feb 21

    Sexual Assault in School Held Not Foreseeable

    Sexual Assault in School Held Not Foreseeable
    In K.G.R. v. Union City School District, No. W2016-01056-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 14, 2016), the Court of Appeals overturned a denial of summary judgment, determining that the incident that occurred was not foreseeable and that…
  • Feb 20

    Maury County Fall Down Case Falls Down. Hard.

    Maury County Fall Down Case Falls Down. Hard.
    Not every fall results in a successful premises liability case, as the plaintiffs in a recent Tennessee Court of Appeals case were reminded. In Woodgett v. Vaughan, No. M2016-00250-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 13, 2016), plaintiff filed…
  • Feb 15

    Exclusion of Expert Testimony Reversed – New Trial Ordered

    Exclusion of Expert Testimony Reversed – New Trial Ordered
    In Holmes v. Christ Community Health Services, Inc., No. W2016-00207-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 29, 2016), the Court of Appeals overturned the exclusion of expert testimony in an HCLA case. In 2004, plaintiff fell and hurt her right…
Rank this Week: 271

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Feb 16

    HR 985: A Sneak Attack On Veterans, Consumers, and Patient

    HR 985: A Sneak Attack On Veterans, Consumers, and Patient
    Without even holding a hearing, the House Judiciary Committee just passed a new bill (H.R. 985) that would make it far harder to sue large corporations when they cheat or hurt people. The vote was on party lines, with all Republicans voting…
  • Feb 8

    Rethinking Article III Standing Requirement

    Rethinking Article III Standing Requirement
    More than 2.6 million people tuned in to hear the Ninth Circuit’s oral argument in State of Washington, et al., vs. Donald Trump, President of the United States, et al, one of the cases challenging the Muslim refugee ban. It was a…
  • Jan 12

    Donald Trump And Honest Services Fraud

    Donald Trump And Honest Services Fraud
    LBJ gave up his radio stations. Jimmy Carter gave up his peanut farm. Untangling Donald Trump from his web of companies and interests is a bit more complicated.   Yesterday, a team of lawyers at Morgan Lewis released a “white…
Rank this Week: 288

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

    Mechanical Engineering Testimony in Tire Case Reserved

    Mechanical Engineering Testimony in Tire Case Reserved
    Plaintiff commenced a lawsuit against defendant after a motor vehicle accident.  Plaintiff hired a mechanical engineer to provide expert witness testimony. Facts:  This case (Below, Joshua et al v. Yokohama Tire Corporation et…
  • Feb 15

    One Expert Disallowed and Two Experts Allowed in Part in Products Liability Case

    One Expert Disallowed and Two Experts Allowed in Part in Products Liability Case
    Plaintiff sued Defendant for products liability for foam insulation that was installed in the their home.  They hired three experts and the defendants filed motions to exclude their testimony. Facts:  This case (Monica and Richard…
  • Feb 13

    Three Experts Allowed in Negligence Case

    Three Experts Allowed in Negligence Case
    Plaintiff sued defendant for negligence when a live electrical wire caused injury to their minor child.  The plaintiff hired three expert witnesses, which were challenged by defendant.  The court denied the motion to exclude. Facts:…
Rank this Week: 297

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 22

    A Preview of the State's Appellate Brief in the Adnan Syed Case

    A Preview of the State's Appellate Brief in the Adnan Syed Case
    It's currently five days before the State's first brief is due in the Adnan Syed appeal. The State is appealing the portion of Judge Welch's order concluding that Syed's trial counsel's failure to challenge the State's cell phone location…
  • Feb 20

    In My Opinion: My Review of "The Good Fight" Premiere

    In My Opinion: My Review of "The Good Fight" Premiere
    Early in the first episode of "The Good Fight," Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) asks Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), "Are we on the right side of this?" The two are defending Cook County in a lawsuit alleging police…
  • Feb 17

    Article of Interest: Julia Simon-Kerr's "Credibility by Proxy"

    Article of Interest: Julia Simon-Kerr's "Credibility by Proxy"
    Back in November 2014, Julia Simon-Kerr, an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, did a series of guest posts on this blog (see here). Those posts were about one of my favorite subjects covered by the...
Rank this Week: 309

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: 344

Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

Focuses on trial advocacy. From Temple University's Beasley School of Law.

http://indexhtml.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 11

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat
    Copyright 2014 Great Falls TribuneAll Rights ReservedGreat Falls Tribune (Montana)March 9, 2014 Sunday1 EditionSECTION: A; Pg. 1LENGTH: 1677 wordsHEADLINE: 15 vie for vacant state Supreme Court seatBYLINE: By, John S.…
  • Nov 21

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law
    Once classmates, now law partners, attorneys Samuel H. Pond and Jerry M. Lehocky have found a way to give back to the institution that launched their highly successful careers in law. The two partners at Philadelphia-based Pond Lehocky Stern…
  • Nov 14

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
Rank this Week: 348

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
  • Feb 26

    Nursing Home Residents and Litigation

    Nursing Home Residents and Litigation
    Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and cohost, Peter Early take on the topic of litigation when it comes to nursing home residents. Hear expert litigation manager, Christine Kehoe, at Hamlin & Burton Liability Management, discuss Medicare…
  • Feb 12

    Myth vs. Fact: The Civil Justice System

    Myth vs. Fact: The Civil Justice System
    A report on the state of the Illinois legal system from the Illinois Trial Lawyer Association reveals many misconceptions when it comes to lawyers, litigation and the civil justice system. That’s the topic of discussion on thisRingler…
  • Dec 18

    Exploding Samsung Cell phones and Litigation

    Exploding Samsung Cell phones and Litigation
    Everyone has heard the stories about the exploding Samsung cell phones, specifically, the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung cellphone owners were either burned from the explosions or the explosions caused severe property damage. On this edition of…
Rank this Week: 361

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Feb 10

    Washington Bar Association allows virtual law office

    Washington Bar Association allows virtual law office
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Washington Bar Association Allows Virtual Law Offices The Washington State Bar Association wasn’t the first bar to consider the ethics of…
  • Jan 30

    California Bar on the ethics of blogging

    California Bar on the ethics of blogging
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *** California Bar on the ethics of blogging Blogs have been around for over a decade now and lawyers have been blogging from the very start.…
  • Jan 26

    D.C. Bar on mining social media for evidence and more

    D.C. Bar on mining social media for evidence and more
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *** D.C. Bar on mining social media for evidence and more Last month I wrote about D.C. Bar Opinion 370, which addresses the ethics of lawyers using…
Rank this Week: 383

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/
  • Feb 23

    Structured Settlement 2016 Annuity Sale

    Structured Settlement 2016 Annuity Sale
    Among many recent structured settlement industry developments, perhaps the most significant and impressive has been the continuation of sustained primary market annuity sales growth - especially in the context of various industry challenges.…
  • Feb 15

    S2P2J Release 61

    S2P2J Release 61
    The United States structured settlement industry has been in existence for more than 40 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of personal injury settlement planning. The industry consists of…
  • Jan 18

    Interview with SSP President Joe Tomb

    Interview with SSP President Joe Tomb
    Joe Tombs is currently completing the first year of a two-year term as President of the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP). SSP's 2017 Annual Conference is scheduled for March 1-3 in Las Vegas. As Tombs prepares for this event, he...
Rank this Week: 389

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: 405

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 410

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: 429

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: 437

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Feb 27

    Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Racial Discrimination Trial

    Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Racial Discrimination Trial
    On Tuesday a Jackson federal court jury rendered a defense verdict in Zhan v. UMMC. Here is the jury’s Verdict Form. The jury found that race was not a motivating factor in the plaintiff’s termination. Here is the…
  • Feb 23

    George Will on the Looming Pension Crisi

    George Will on the Looming Pension Crisi
    Conservative columnist George Will wrote this article about America’s looming pension crisis. From the article: Nowadays, America’s most persistent public dishonesties are the wildly optimistic, but politically convenient,…
  • Feb 22

    Smartphone – Dumb Driver

    Smartphone – Dumb Driver
    The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday on the ‘epidemic issue’ of drivers distracted by their smartphones. In response, auto insurers are raising rates for everyone. And its not just texting. Insurer surveys show that in 2015,…
Rank this Week: 444

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 455

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

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: 484

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    Dealing With The Failure To Provide Written Notice To Introduce Business Records Under FRE 902(11)

    Dealing With The Failure To Provide Written Notice To Introduce Business Records Under FRE 902(11)
    SecondCircuitMap.png In mortgage fraud prosecution, government provided oral notice of its intent to introduce self-authenticating business records but failed to provide written notice as required under FRE 902(11); Second…
  • Sep 1

    Celebrating Labor Day

    Celebrating Labor Day
    Flags.JPG The Federal Evidence Blog returns on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Enjoy the Labor Day holiday. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. See 5 U.S.C. § 6103 (federal holidays).
  • Aug 29

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption
    Mailbox.jpg Third Circuit considers the operation of the mailbox rule presumption under FRE 301 and the circumstances in which the presumption may be rebutted; circuit distinguishes between strong and weak presumptions;…
Rank this Week: 494

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's weblog of classic legal humor.

Real life Texas Courtroom Humor. From U.S. Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (Northern District of Texas).

http://saywhat.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer
    From Jeffrey Hirt of Houston, this excerpt from his examination of the present wife of his client:Q. Gina, how long have you known your stepdaughters?A. Actually, since before they were born. When Joan was still pregnant.Mr. Hirt: I'll send…
  • Nov 20

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work
    Ryan Morris, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas, was working for a small firm in Austin when he came across this excerpt in a deposition from a probate case where a party was testifying about his bank account:A. I…
  • Nov 19

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 500

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Aug 17

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive
    Although I've been posted here regularly (sometimes semi-regularly) for more than ten years, I think it's time to wrap up this blog and put some sort of bow around it. As of now, I have no plans to delete the...
  • Jun 26

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for <ital>Lawyerist</ital>

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for &lt;ital&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/ital&gt;
    Here are two articles I wrote recently for Lawyerist, both on litigation-related themes: 1. How to Take a Deposition Like a Pro 2. How to Have a Collegial Relationship with Opposing Counsel I tried to fill both articles with solid,...
  • May 5

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation
    The sixth revision to my book about depositions, Deposition Checklists and Strategies, is available from James Publishing. Here's information about the book from the James Publishing website-- Creating an outline is the most efficient way of…
Rank this Week: 524

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 &amp; 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: 547

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Feb 25

    AL Senate passes bill to give juries final say on death sentence

    AL Senate passes bill to give juries final say on death sentence
    AL.com: AL Senate passes bill to give juries final say on death sentences The Alabama Senate today overwhelmingly approved a bill that would give juries the final say on whether someone convicted of a capital crime is sentenced to life...
  • Feb 23

    Discussing Implicit Bias with Juror

    Discussing Implicit Bias with Juror
    Here is a link to Judge Bennett's instructions to jurors about implicit bias. Do not decide the case based on “implicit biases.” As we discussed in jury selection, everyone, including me, has feelings, assumptions, perceptions, fears, and…
  • Feb 22

    Jury Scholar is Looking for a Post-Doc

    Jury Scholar is Looking for a Post-Doc
    Noted jury scholar Valerie Hans is looking for a post-doc to assist with a research project on Quantitative Judgments in Law: Studies of Damage Award Decision Making. I'm looking for a post-doc! Cornell Law School is seeking a Postdoctoral…
Rank this Week: 567

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/
  • Feb 27

    Reminder – Sign Up Now For Seyfarth’s Annual EEOC-Initiated Litigation Webinar!

    Reminder – Sign Up Now For Seyfarth’s Annual EEOC-Initiated Litigation Webinar!
    Seyfarth’s Annual EEOC Litigation Report Webinar is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  Over 1,000 clients are currently registered, and space is still available.  Click here to register and attend.  It’s free!  Our…
  • Feb 23

    Class Certification Trends For 2016

    Class Certification Trends For 2016
    Seyfarth Synopsis: This is the fifth installment of our blog series on key trends for workplace class action litigation in 2016. In terms of the sheer number of rulings, a significant trend saw wage & hour class action and collective…
  • Feb 17

    Reminder – Sign Up Now For Seyfarth’s 13th Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar!

    Reminder – Sign Up Now For Seyfarth’s 13th Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar!
    By Lorie Almon, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Ian Morrison Seyfarth’s Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar is next Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Click here to register and attend. It’s free! As we face a new year, Seyfarth is…
Rank this Week: 580

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: 584

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
  • Jan 26

    Did the Court Err by Not Appointing a Tajik Interpreter

    Did the Court Err by Not Appointing a Tajik Interpreter
    6th Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Claim by Uzbekistan Citizen That Immigration Judge Should Have Appointed a Tajik Interpreter During Immigration Hearing Uzbek Court Interpreter Services Provided for a Tajik-Speaking Plaintiff Failure to…
  • Jan 16

    On-Site Medical Interpreting Services Shield Healthcare Facilities from Malpractice Claim

    On-Site Medical Interpreting Services Shield Healthcare Facilities from Malpractice Claim
    When Medical Translation Services Are Not Used in Medical Settings, Bad Things Happen On-site medical interpreting services save human lives and shield hospitals and doctors from malpractice lawsuits. Recent studies indicate that medical…
  • Jan 1

    Apostille Translation Services in the Practice of Law

    Apostille Translation Services in the Practice of Law
    Apostille translation services consisting of certified translation of public documents are often required in the practice of law. An apostille is a certificate that authenticates the origin of a public document. Documents bearing an apostille…
Rank this Week: 596

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/
  • Feb 27

    New Trial article

    New Trial article
    In today's Appellate Zealots column in the DJ, Audra Ibarra presents New Trials and Untimely Affidavits, about Kabran v. Sharp Memorial Hospital (2017) 2 Cal.5th 330, which asks "Can a court order a new trial based on an untimely affidavit?"…
  • Feb 24

    Can Appellate Outcomes Be Predicted?

    Can Appellate Outcomes Be Predicted?
    Podcast: Can Appellate Outcomes Be Predicted? Sedgwick appellate specialist Kirk Jenkins "has compiled years of decisions by courts in Illinois and California, slicing the metrics every which way to create models that he contends give…
  • Feb 22

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment in the 2d DCA:Judge Allan Goodman (Retired) of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until March 31, 2017.Judge Rupa Goswami of the Los Angeles…
Rank this Week: 614

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 28

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality
    In Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13285 (10th Cir. 2016), the Tenth Circuit addressed whether, after Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010), a plaintiff has standing, under § 10(b) of the Securities…
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
Rank this Week: 696

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    EPA RMP Requirements: Emergency Response Preparedness Requirement

    EPA RMP Requirements: Emergency Response Preparedness Requirement
    By Lee Vail, P.E., Ph.D. On March 14, 2016, Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed changes to the Risk Management Plan Program (“RMP”) Rule . On January 13, 2017, the EPA published a new final…
  • Feb 22

    Kean Miller Data Security Alert: W-2 Phishing Scam Returns for Tax Season

    Kean Miller Data Security Alert: W-2 Phishing Scam Returns for Tax Season
    By Jessica C. Engler The IRS has sent an urgent alert to employers this month that a W-2 phishing scam that many companies fell victim to in 2016 is back in full force for 2017. The IRS warns that this scam is emerging earlier this year and…
  • Feb 22

    Employers Respond to “A Day Without Immigrants”

    Employers Respond to “A Day Without Immigrants”
    By Michael D. Lowe Last week, thousands of employees throughout the county skipped work as part of “a day without immigrants” demonstration. The employees were protesting the Trump administration’s recent actions regarding…
Rank this Week: 758

Deliberations

Deliberations

Covers laws, news, and thoughts on juries and jury trials. By Anne Reed.

http://jurylaw.typepad.com/deliberations/
  • Dec 1

    5 Things to Consider for Post Trial Juror Research

    5 Things to Consider for Post Trial Juror Research
    By Alexis Knutson My relationship with post trial juror interviews is complicated. On one hand, this service is one of my favorite that we provide as trial consultants. I speak to the jurors when they are fresh from their duty, still buzzing…
  • Nov 3

    Just When You Thought it was Safe . . .

    Just When You Thought it was Safe . . .
    By Daniel Dugan Just when you thought we had gotten past having to explain Gene Hackman’s unethical behavior as a trial consultant in “The Runaway Jury,” “Bull,” the TV show on CBS steps in. Bull tends to espouse…
  • Oct 12

    It’s All [Dr.] Bull

    It’s All [Dr.] Bull
    I guess CBS ran out of ideas for shows mischaracterizing lawyers. The latest Hollywood creation-- Bull, airing on CBS Tuesday nights at 9PM – is a show inspired by the former career of Dr. Phil, as a trial consultant, and, his former…
Rank this Week: 766

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: 768

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Feb 24

    RD Legal Funding Accused of Scamming 9/11 Responders, Former NFL Player

    RD Legal Funding Accused of Scamming 9/11 Responders, Former NFL Player
    It’s not unusual for litigation to require months or years before settlement. Even then, it does not necessarily follow that anyone will receive timely compensation. That is where companies like RD Legal Funding step in. RD Legal…
  • Feb 17

    Worker’s Medical Marijuana To Be Covered By Worker’s Compensation Insurance

    Worker’s Medical Marijuana To Be Covered By Worker’s Compensation Insurance
    A December 2016 decision reached by an Administrative Law Judge in New Jersey may have implications for employers in other states where medical marijuana is legal. With the current trend toward legalization of marijuana, it’s only…
  • Feb 9

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit
    U.S. District Judge Susan Illston has ruled that Walmart truck drivers are not entitled to an additional $80 million in a class action lawsuit settlement. The complaint was filed in 2008 with hundreds of California truck drivers claiming that…
Rank this Week: 815