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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Apr 18

    "FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000"

    "FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000"
    "FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000": Spencer S. Hsu of The Washington Post has this report.
  • Apr 18

    "Voting Rights, by the Numbers"

    "Voting Rights, by the Numbers"
    "Voting Rights, by the Numbers": Sunday's edition of The New York Times will contain an editorial that begins, "When the Supreme Court struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, its main argument was that the law was outdated."
  • Apr 18

    "40 years later, story of a same-sex marriage in Colo. remains remarkable"

    "40 years later, story of a same-sex marriage in Colo. remains remarkable"
    "40 years later, story of a same-sex marriage in Colo. remains remarkable": Robert Barnes will have this article in Sunday's edition of The Washington Post.
Rank this Week: 19

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Preview on same-sex marriage — Part IV, Supporting the state ban

    Preview on same-sex marriage — Part IV, Supporting the state ban
    This is the final post in a four-part series on the written arguments that have been filed in the same-sex marriage cases at the Supreme Court.  This post covers the briefs filed by individuals and organizations supporting…
  • Apr 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:  
  • Apr 17

    Argument preview: The tricky mens rea requirements for federal narcotics case

    Argument preview: The tricky mens rea requirements for federal narcotics case
    The question for the Court in McFadden v. United States, scheduled for oral argument next Tuesday, is not whether the court of appeals below got it wrong – even the government concedes that it did. No, the question for the Court on…
Rank this Week: 30

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
  • Apr 6

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian
    Nalaka Gunewardene has an interesting article on smart cities published on Scidev.net, in which he makes the case our cities today are just too unhealthy and that the advent of smart cities will “enhance feedback loops within the…
  • Mar 29

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT
    The following note was penned to the co-ordinator of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), who asked me to go into some detail around the information security, gathering, archival and dissemination strategies I conceptualised…
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
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: 64

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Apr 17

    "Wackypedia" False Info On Structured Settlement an "Asset Backed Security"

    "Wackypedia" False Info On Structured Settlement an "Asset Backed Security"
    Wikipedia's structured settlement page has been over "collaborated" on by structured settlement factoring industry numb nuts. The result is a mish mash of misinformation that is increasingly less... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Apr 16

    Allstate Structured Settlement | If You Have One You Must Read This!

    Allstate Structured Settlement | If You Have One You Must Read This!
    If you are a payee under an Allstate Life structured settlement contract, however, or the guardian or conservator for a payee, please contact Allstate to verify your benefits as the end of the... This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Apr 16

    Spin Offs to Piss Offs | Discontinued Lines Leave Allstate Customer Service Lacking

    Spin Offs to Piss Offs | Discontinued Lines Leave Allstate Customer Service Lacking
    Allstate is supposed to be the "good hands people", but since they stopped writing structured settlements in 2013, they have apparently outsourced certain customer services functions to the... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
Rank this Week: 68

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: 94

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: 107

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Apr 13

    Roundtable Discussion with PTO Director Michelle Lee

    Roundtable Discussion with PTO Director Michelle Lee
    This Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 9:00 am the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting a roundtable discussion with the PTO’s new Director, Michelle Lee.  Here is how IPLAC describes the roundtable:…
  • Apr 7

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 4, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Wendy’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Marshall Feature…
  • Apr 6

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 4, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Wendy’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Marshall Feature…
Rank this Week: 108

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 12

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 5: Exculpatory Clause

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 5: Exculpatory Clause
    Blawgletter's seven-part exposition of the hottest oil and gas claims for 2015 (which we co-wrote for the Institute for Energy Law's 66th Oil & Gas Law Conference in Houston) moves into an area that plaintiffs hate and defendants love…
  • Apr 6

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 4: Flaring Ga

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 4: Flaring Ga
    Blawgletter offers the fourth installment in the seven-part series on the Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015. This time, we address whether flaring gas qualifies as "use" on which the operator must pay royalties. Legal backdrop…
  • Apr 1

    Frack Ban Doesn't Extend Lease, High Court Hold

    Frack Ban Doesn't Extend Lease, High Court Hold
    Oil and gas and the Empire State Does a state's years-long ban on the fracking of oil and gas wells extend the "primary" term of a lease until the ban ends, allowing the frackers who couldn't frack more time to...
Rank this Week: 134

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
  • Apr 16

    Gremlins no more – conflictoflaws.net is back

    Gremlins no more – conflictoflaws.net is back
    Apologies for our recent outage, which many of you had noticed – thanks to those who emailed in and pointed out the problems with accessing posts, search, etc. We had gremlins of some variety in the database which powers…
  • Mar 22

    The Judgments Project Moves On

    The Judgments Project Moves On
    From 3 to 6 February 2015, the Working Group on the Judgments Project met in The Hague for its fourth meeting under the chairmanship of Mr David Goddard QC. The Working Group was composed of 28 participants from 15 Members. At its…
  • Mar 21

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag
    In 2015, the T.M.C. Asser Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary (http://www.asser.nl/asser-50-years/). On this occasion, its Private International Law Section organized on 19 March 2015 the Symposium “International Civil Procedure…
Rank this Week: 135

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: 207

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: 208

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/
  • Apr 15

    Sedona Conference Posts Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45

    Sedona Conference Posts Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45
    The Sedona Conference has posted a "Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45 'Possession, Custody, or Control.'” The commentary suggests uniform principles as to the meaning of "possession, custody, or control" as used in Federal…
  • Apr 14

    Campos on Davis on Standing and State Action

    Campos on Davis on Standing and State Action
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Sergio Campos entitled Standing (in) for the Government. Sergio reviews Seth Davis’s recent article, Standing Doctrine’s State Action Problem, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev.…
  • Apr 9

    Third Circuit Holds Daubert Applies to Expert Testimony on Class Certification Motion

    Third Circuit Holds Daubert Applies to Expert Testimony on Class Certification Motion
    In In re Blood Reagents Antitrust Litigation, No. 12-4067 (3d Cir. April 8, 2015), the court vacated the trial court's certification of a class of purchasers of blood reagents, which alleged price-fixing by the two defendants. In part, the…
Rank this Week: 213

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/
  • Apr 17

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother
    Saru M. Matambanadzo, The Fourth Trimester, 48 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 117 (2014).Ann TweedyIn The Fourth Trimester, Saru Matambanadzo braids personal narratives of her own pregnancy and birthing experience with legal analysis and with…
  • Apr 15

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration
    Andrew E. Taslitz, The Criminal Republic: Democratic Breakdown as a Cause of Mass Incarceration, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 133 (2011).Christopher SloboginOne of the last articles written by the late Andrew Taslitz (known as Taz to his…
  • Apr 14

    Standing (in) for the Government

    Standing (in) for the Government
    Seth Davis, Standing Doctrine’s State Action Problem, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015)Sergio J. CamposEugene Diamond, a pediatrician, took it upon himself to protect and uphold the constitutionality of…
Rank this Week: 268

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 15

    Expert Affidavit Does Not Satisfy Certificate of Good Faith Requirement

    Expert Affidavit Does Not Satisfy Certificate of Good Faith Requirement
    While some parts of the Health Care Liability Act (HCLA) are making their way towards substantial compliance, the Court of Appeals recently reiterated that the requirement to file a certificate of good faith under Tenn. Code Ann. §…
  • Apr 14

    Enforceability of Settlements Announced in Open Court

    Enforceability of Settlements Announced in Open Court
    When do statements by counsel to a Tennessee judge in open court give rise to a binding settlement between the parties? In Harvey v. Turner, No. M2014-00368-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. March 26, 2014), three parties had been involved in…
  • Apr 12

    Ill-Maintained Bridge Leads to Premises Liability for City

    Ill-Maintained Bridge Leads to Premises Liability for City
    Tennessee cities, counties and other types of governmental entities are generally immune from suit for damages arising from personal injury and wrongful death claims.  However, a special law,  the Governmental Tort Liability Act…
Rank this Week: 277

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 301

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Gasoline Explosion Expert Witnesse

    Gasoline Explosion Expert Witnesse
    Gasoline explosion expert witnesses may report and testify on fuel explosions, flammable materials, and tanker truck explosions. On March 26 in Huimanguillo, in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco, villagers tried to take gasoline from…
  • Apr 16

    Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Part 2

    Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Part 2
    Attorney Craig Ball is a forensic technology expert witness. On his website, Ball in Your Court, he writes on his experience as an expert witness.Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Don’t Be Jekyll and Hyde We communicate as…
  • Apr 14

    Computer Security Expert Witness On Cyberstalking Part 1

    Computer Security Expert Witness On Cyberstalking Part 1
    In Cyberbullying, Trolling, and Cyberstalking: the Dark Side of Free Speech (part 1b), computer security expert witness Steve Burgess answers the question What is Free Speech? Also not protected is harassment, the act of systematic and/or…
Rank this Week: 310

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 323

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 8

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stone’s recent article, “A Rape on Campus,” needs no introduction. (If you really need one, check the extensive Wikipedia article.) On April 5, Rolling Stone formally retracted the article and published an extensive…
  • Apr 1

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case
    Years ago, a family friend hired a contractor to do some basic work around the house, and paid half the cost as a deposit. Mid-way through, it became clear the contractor was doing a terrible job and that everything would need to be redone,…
  • Mar 11

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?
    Yesterday, my wife called me on her way back from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s oral arguments to tell me about Green v. Pennsylvania Hospital et al., a medical malpractice case. She swiftly assigned me two tasks: first, I had to…
Rank this Week: 330

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: 331

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
  • Jan 25

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement
    Since 1975, Ringler Associates has been a nationwide leader in the structured settlement industry and this year, is celebrating a 40th Anniversary! On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague,  Mike Casey  and…
  • Jan 11

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    Since 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, better known as GTLA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true…
  • Dec 30

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement
    Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins  Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for…
Rank this Week: 363

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/
  • Apr 9

    New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn

    New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn Earlier this month, the New York County…
  • Apr 8

    Join Me For Drinks In Boston on 4/24

    Join Me For Drinks In Boston on 4/24
    I'll be in Boston on April 24th and hope you can join me for free drinks compliments of MyCase at the Park Plaza Hotel Lobby Lounge Bar from 5-7 pm. I've already gotten a few Boston lawyer friends to agree to come, including Bob Ambrogi, Alan…
  • Mar 27

    The courts on mobile devices in the courtroom

    The courts on mobile devices in the courtroom
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "The courts on mobile devices in the courtroom ." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** The courts on mobile devices in the courtroom In 2007, the iPhone was launched. Thus began…
Rank this Week: 373

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/
  • Apr 15

    ASNP 2015 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2015 Annual Conference
    The Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), one of three national associations of special needs attorneys (the others being the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA), hosted its ninth annual…
  • Apr 5

    SSP 2015 Annual Conference - 2

    SSP 2015 Annual Conference - 2
    The Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) hosted its 2015 Annual Conference last week in Las Vegas with an unprecedented number of structured settlement association leaders as speakers and attendees including representatives from the National…
  • Mar 16

    SSP 2015 Annual Conference - 1

    SSP 2015 Annual Conference - 1
    The U.S. structured settlement industry consists of three national professional associations - the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) and the National Association of Settlement…
Rank this Week: 388

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: 397

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: 427

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 429

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: 439

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: 456

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: 457

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: 465

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Apr 15

    April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the April issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $37,000 verdict (minus 30% fault)- Simpson County uninsured motorist car wreck case (3/11/15); $25,000 total verdict for two…
  • Apr 13

    Blog Update

    Blog Update
    Trial last week. So, this week: The geese are back at the Supreme Court and I want to give my take on Dick Scruggs’ Dan Jones column where he contrasts the general public’s mood when he returned from his extended sabbatical. But…
  • Apr 8

    Another Misleading Article Touting Law School

    Another Misleading Article Touting Law School
    Law school administrators and teachers are notorious for overselling the benefits of law degrees. I don’t like it because: (1) they have a vested interest in maintaining law school admission levels; and (2) they often have distorted…
Rank this Week: 490

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: 491

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act Primer

    A Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act Primer
    Delaware has enacted the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act, which is intended to address the increasing costs and delays associated with traditional arbitration of business disputes. It does so by: (1) requiring arbitration generally to be…
  • Apr 16

    CorpCast Episode 4: Better Know a Judge: Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery

    CorpCast Episode 4: Better Know a Judge: Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery
    On this episode of CorpCast, we’re honored to welcome Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of Delaware’s Court of Chancery.  In addition to discussing the reasons he came to Delaware to practice law, the Vice Chancellor shares…
  • Apr 16

    Supreme Court Applies McWane To Arbitration

    Supreme Court Applies McWane To Arbitration
    LG Electronics Inc. v. Interdigital Communications Inc., No. 465, 2014 (April 14, 2015) For the first time, the Delaware Supreme Court held that an arbitration proceeding qualifies as a having been first filed, warranting dismissal of a later…
Rank this Week: 496

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Mar 12

    Is That Deposition Really Necessary?

    Is That Deposition Really Necessary?
    If you want to dramatically reduce litigation costs, cut out the number of depositions you do. To figure out whether or not you should really be deposing a witness, read my article "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition,"...
  • Mar 6

    The Top Legal Podcast

    The Top Legal Podcast
    From Legal Productivity, "Top 10 Legal Podcasts," by Tim Baran-- Trying to maintain a current, relevant legal blog is hard enough. Podcasts require a whole other level of commitment. Not surprisingly the landscape is littered with dated…
  • Feb 24

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission
    Requests for admissions should be accompanied by a separate interrogatory that says something like this: "To the extent that any of your responses to any of Defendant's requests for admissions is other than an unqualified admission, list all…
Rank this Week: 516

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: 547

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/
  • Mar 27

    Legal Translation Services for Entertainment Lawyer

    Legal Translation Services for Entertainment Lawyer
    Recently, Hunan Group announced a large financing deal with Lions Gate, a move that became the largest Chinese investment in Hollywood in history. This is likely just the first step in this direction by Chinese companies. More and more…
  • Mar 5

    Multilingual Business Translation Service

    Multilingual Business Translation Service
    We blogged about legal translation services in the context of machine translation. Foreign language translation services for businesses are becoming more common in smaller, regional dialects, according to a recent article in The Economist…
  • Feb 20

    Spanish to English Translation Services and Setting Up to Settle Down in Panama

    Spanish to English Translation Services and Setting Up to Settle Down in Panama
    We’ve blogged about multilingual legal translation services in the process of expatriation.   As baby boomers retire, they are looking for options. They want to maintain the standard of living that they enjoyed during their…
Rank this Week: 565

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Apr 16

    The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysi

    The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysi
    Markus Dubber The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysis Abstract: The jury’s history is interestingly schizophrenic, even paradoxical. On one side is the history of the jury as palladium of…
  • Apr 13

    McVeigh Juror Recounts Experience

    McVeigh Juror Recounts Experience
    Although I am hesitant to draw any direct correlation between the McVeigh and Tsarnaev trials, I nevertheless think it is interesting to read about a juror's experience on a high-profile capital case. Marshall Project: Juror No. 5
  • Apr 9

    What You Bring to the Courthouse: The Interaction between Racial Context and Jury Award

    What You Bring to the Courthouse: The Interaction between Racial Context and Jury Award
    Matthew Reid Krell What You Bring to the Courthouse: The Interaction between Racial Context and Jury Awards Abstract: Despite the hurdles required to overcome selection effects in analyzing trial results, scholars have studied the effect of…
Rank this Week: 567

Angel Reyes Blog

Angel Reyes Blog

Covers lawsuits, verdicts, culture and politics.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?
      Most of us have experienced the anxiety and frustration of a computer, smartphone, iPad or other device malfunctioning. But what would we do if our lives depended on an electronic device performing perfectly?    
  • Jul 9

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit
      This past Monday, a New York federal judge denied Big Pharma’s Merck & Co Inc.’s attempt to avoid paying $285,000 to plaintiff in a multi-district lawsuit based on the fact that the bone drug Fosamax causes jaw…
  • Jul 8

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?
    Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a…
Rank this Week: 577

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: 605

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
Rank this Week: 617

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/
  • Apr 16

    The EEOC’s Proposed Wellness Plan Regulation: Some Progress, But Issues Persist

    The EEOC’s Proposed Wellness Plan Regulation: Some Progress, But Issues Persist
    By Paul H. Kehoe and Lawrence Lorber   Earlier today, the EEOC published its much anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) regarding the interaction between wellness plans and the Americans With Disabilities Act…
  • Apr 15

    The EEOC Settles Its First Transgender Suit Filed Under Title VII

    The EEOC Settles Its First Transgender Suit Filed Under Title VII
    By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler As we have previously reported, the EEOC has decided to pursue protections for transgender workers under Title VII’s prohibition against “sex” discrimination and harassment as…
  • Apr 13

    EEOC Issues Probable Cause Determination Against New York City To The Tune Of $246 million

    EEOC Issues Probable Cause Determination Against New York City To The Tune Of $246 million
    By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler On April 1, 2015 the EEOC’s New York District Office issued a Determination finding probable cause to believe that the City of New York’s Department of Citywide Administrative…
Rank this Week: 637

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/
  • Apr 16

    9th Circuit Writ Relief

    9th Circuit Writ Relief
    Getting writ relief from the Ninth Circuit is exceedingly difficult. Most writ petitions crash and burn on the Bauman factors. But see today's opinion in In Re County of Orange, which finds that extraordinary mandamus relief is…
  • Apr 16

    Celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015)

    Celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015)
    Yes, National Law Day is coming, and the LA Law Library will be offering a full "Law Week" of FREE seminars and entertainment from April 27 to May 2 (For more information or to register for any of the events please click here). But…
  • Apr 15

    2d DCA Pro Tem update

    2d DCA Pro Tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until April 30, 2015 Judge Anne Harwood Egerton of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
Rank this Week: 638

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/
  • Apr 13

    A Case of Tax Fraud, Identity Theft & Murder

    A Case of Tax Fraud, Identity Theft & Murder
    This post describes a case in which illicit drug monies were concealed offshore and laundered via a Cayman Island bank account.  The case is also about tax fraud; identity theft and a murder.   I published the post earlier at the…
  • Apr 6

    Upcoming May 4th Course “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets”

    Upcoming May 4th Course “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets”
    I.  COURSE DESCRIPTION At the New York County Lawyers’ Association on May 4, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, I will be the program chair of “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets.”…
  • Mar 30

    Private Investigators: Detecting Hidden Assets By Following A Money Trail

    Private Investigators: Detecting Hidden Assets By Following A Money Trail
    When vast sums of money are hidden in a bank account there is usually an electronic trace or other kind of money trail.  A skilled investigator may help detect the money trail, as suggested by my 2010 post Secreting Assets Without A…
Rank this Week: 654

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/
Rank this Week: 677

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers consumer fraud, consumer protection, securities and antitrust class actions. By Meiselman, Packman, Nealon, Scialabba & Baker P.C.

http://classactionblog.mpnsb.com/
  • Mar 26

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)
    The Court conditionally certified Meiselman Packman Nealon Scialabba & Baker P.C.’s federal lawsuit against PJPA, LLC a Papa John’s Pizza franchisee in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  As a result of the…
  • Mar 14

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee
    Many fast food restaurants require their employees to purchase uniforms and/or clean their uniforms at their own costs.  However, employees should be reimbursed for the cost of purchasing and cleaning their uniforms.  In a recent…
  • Mar 10

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural
    Consumers in the U.S. rely on labels that say “natural” when purchasing products such as toothpastes.  Consumers are even willing to pay extra money to buy products that are labeled “natural”.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 682