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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

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

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the April 18 Conference. On both Tuesday and Wednesday we expect one or more decisions in argued cases; we will be live blogging both days beginning at 9:45 a.m. This is the first week of the April…
  • Apr 18

    Argument preview: Free TV, at a bargain price?

    Argument preview: Free TV, at a bargain price?
    At 11 a.m. next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on copyright issues surrounding a new technology for Internet streaming of free TV programs to customers for a monthly fee.  Arguing for the…
  • Apr 18

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Natale v. United States 13-744 Issue: Whether a medical professional can be convicted of “knowingly and willfully” making a false statement in medical records or reports under 18 U.S.C.…
Rank this Week: 36

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 19

    FlipBoard magazines on ICT4Peace, Crisis Mapping, Big Data, Drones and more

    FlipBoard magazines on ICT4Peace, Crisis Mapping, Big Data, Drones and more
    I’ve been for a while a daily consumer of content through FlipBoard. I first downloaded it on to my iPad Mini around 3 years ago and have since found it an indispensable app to keep up with the information and news I want to follow. It…
  • Apr 19

    Vladimir Putin must be called to account on surveillance just like Obama

    Vladimir Putin must be called to account on surveillance just like Obama
    I blew the whistle on the NSA’s surveillance practices not because I believed that the United States was uniquely at fault, but because I believe that mass surveillance of innocents – the construction of enormous, state-run…
  • Apr 19

    ETH lecture on Big Data: What it means, and who benefit

    ETH lecture on Big Data: What it means, and who benefit
    Linked to my last post on what I wrote recently for SciDev.net on Big Data, I recently gave a public lecture at the International Security Network, which is part of Zurich’s world renowned ETH University, on Big Data, ICTs and New Media…
Rank this Week: 55

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: 61

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 16

    Structured Settlement With Index-Linked Payment Adjustment

    Structured Settlement With Index-Linked Payment Adjustment
    Structured settlements can now include an S&P 500 index-linked annuity adjustment feature, thanks to Pacific Life, which rolled out its rider on April 17, 2014, following its obtaining a... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
  • Apr 16

    More Bull SHP! | Massachusetts State Regulators HELP

    More Bull SHP! | Massachusetts State Regulators HELP
    SHP Financial continues to make outrageous claims in tweets to solicit the purchase of structured settlement payment rights by individual investors. Why is this necessary? This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the…
  • Apr 16

    Some Structured Settlement Annuitants Scam Settlement Purchasers for Advance

    Some Structured Settlement Annuitants Scam Settlement Purchasers for Advance
    Not all structured settlement annuitants are angels, Some are sophisticated and make a business of hustling settlement purchasers for cash advances, free cell phones, IPads and other goodies,... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
Rank this Week: 65

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: 86

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 21

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice
    NanoChem Sol’ns, Inc. v. Global Green Prods., LLC., No. 10 C 5686, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 10, 2013) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart denied defendants’ motion in limine to exclude plaintiff NanoChem’s late-disclosed lost profit…
  • Mar 19

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”
    Saro Golf, Inc. v. Nike, Inc., No. 08 C 1110, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2013) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang clarified the claim constructions in this patent case regarding an improved golf club head.  “Radius of curvature” was…
  • Mar 17

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone
    The Thompsons Film, LLC v. Does 1-60, Slip Op. 13 C 2368 (N.D. Ill. Sep. 6, 2013) (Gottschall, J.). Judge Gottschall denied two Doe defendants’ motions to quash subpoenas to their respective ISPs seeking, among other things, their…
Rank this Week: 101

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 9

    Bridgegate: Who Went Too Far -- the New Jersey Legislature or the Judge Who Quashed Its Subpoenas?

    Bridgegate: Who Went Too Far -- the New Jersey Legislature or the Judge Who Quashed Its Subpoenas?
    The George Washington Bridge. Who has the better argument in the Bridgegate subpoena flap? New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson on April 9 quashed subpoenas that a special investigative committee of the Garden State's legislature…
  • Apr 4

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim
    Do federal judges protect their own? Before Blawgletter suggests an answer, let's look at the case that raises the question. The Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., ruling that the South Korean...
  • Apr 3

    DuPont Deflects Antitrust Claim over Kevlar

    DuPont Deflects Antitrust Claim over Kevlar
    The Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., ruling that the South Korean plaintiff, Kolon Industries Incorporated, failed to raise a fact issue either as to DuPont's "monopoly power" in the…
Rank this Week: 123

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. Published by Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 1

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013
    Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.  Follow…
Rank this Week: 132

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 19

    Van Den Eeckhout on Schlecker

    Van Den Eeckhout on Schlecker
    Veerle Van Den Eeckhout (Leiden University and University of Antwerp) has posted on SSRN an English version of a paper on international employment law previously published in Dutch in “Tijdschrift Recht en Arbeid”…
  • Apr 18

    Judge Scheindlin, In Re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, and… A Non-Fully Dead ATS?

    Judge Scheindlin, In Re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, and… A Non-Fully Dead ATS?
    Although in the middle of the Easter holiday (at least for some), I find it is worth briefly reporting on the opinion of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York In re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, that was…
  • Apr 16

    New Czech Act on Private International Law

    New Czech Act on Private International Law
    By Petr Briza, co-founding partner of Briza & Trubac, a Czech law firm focusing on cross-border litigation and arbitration, among others. Regular readers of this blog might recall this post that referred to my article at Transnational…
Rank this Week: 187

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: 201

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 17

    Social Media, Standard Form Contracts, and the Right to Sue

    Social Media, Standard Form Contracts, and the Right to Sue
    The New York Times has an interesting article today When "Liking" a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the article: General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty...
  • Apr 17

    Call for Papers: Akron L. Rev. Symposium Issue on Class Action

    Call for Papers: Akron L. Rev. Symposium Issue on Class Action
    SYMPOSIUM ISSUE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON LAW REVIEW The Class Action After A Decade of Roberts Court Decisions The Akron Law Review invites academic papers on the reasoning, dimensions, and possible impacts of one or more of the class action or...
  • Apr 16

    Report on Last Week's Civil Rules Advisory Committee Meeting

    Report on Last Week's Civil Rules Advisory Committee Meeting
    We covered earlier the agenda for the Civil Rules Advisory Committee’s April meeting, which took place in Portland, Oregon last week and was an important step for the recently proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.…
Rank this Week: 204

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: 259

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 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 266

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 14

    Tennessee's Three-Year Health Care Liability Statute of Repose Bars Claim

    Tennessee's Three-Year Health Care Liability Statute of Repose Bars Claim
     This case involves the Tennessee Medical Malpractice Act and the application of the three-year statute of repose.  On December 19, 1999, Jessie Bentley suffered severe injuries during labor and delivery by the defendant medical…
  • Apr 9

    Not All Rear-End Collisions Result in Plaintiff's Verdict

    Not All Rear-End Collisions Result in Plaintiff's Verdict
    The Tennessee Court of appeals recently affirmed a jury’s defense verdict in a rear-end car crash case in Hicks v. Prahl, No. E2013-00285-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. March 25, 2014). Plaintiff was driving on an entrance ramp trying to…
  • Apr 2

    Nurse Practitioners Now Exempt From Subpoena to Trial

    Nurse Practitioners Now Exempt From Subpoena to Trial
    The Tennessee General Assembly has passed, and the Governor has signed, legislation adding nurse practitioners to the list of people who are ordinarily exempt from subpoena to trial.   Nurse practitioners are still subject to being…
Rank this Week: 286

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Apr 18

    NYT on Police Investigation of Rape Allegation Against Florida State Quarterback

    NYT on Police Investigation of Rape Allegation Against Florida State Quarterback
    This NYT story (published this week) is fascinating not only in terms of the window it opens onto a number of criminal justice and societal controversies, but also as a lesson in the types of evidence now available to police...
  • Apr 17

    Notable Forthcoming Evidence Scholarship: "Inefficient Evidence"

    Notable Forthcoming Evidence Scholarship: "Inefficient Evidence"
    Alex Stein (Cardozo) recently posted “Inefficient Evidence” (forthcoming Alabama Law Review) to SSRN. The article offers a unifying theory of evidence that, in Stein’s view, justifies (at least to some degree) the American evidence…
  • Apr 17

    Next Best Thing: Court of Appeals of North Carolina Finds Testimony About Deleted Voicemails Admissible

    Next Best Thing: Court of Appeals of North Carolina Finds Testimony About Deleted Voicemails Admissible
    North Carolina Rule of Evidence 1002, North Carolina's version of the Best Evidence Rule, provides that To prove the content of a writing, recording, or photograph, the original writing, recording, or photograph is required, except as…
Rank this Week: 289

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 16

    Pulmonary Medicine Expert Witness On Benefits Of Medical Expert Part 2

    Pulmonary Medicine Expert Witness On Benefits Of Medical Expert Part 2
    In Why a Medical Expert Witness Can Make or Break a Case, pulmonary medicine expert witness Dr. John Penek, MD, FCCP, FAASM, writes:Whether the court case is civil or criminal in nature, both plaintiffs and defendants can benefit from the use…
  • Apr 13

    Bus Accidents Expert Witnesse

    Bus Accidents Expert Witnesse
    Bus and truck accident expert witnesses may consult regarding transportation accidents, bus accidents, truck safety, and bus safety. This weekend, investigators said that the FedEx truck that slammed into a tour bus full of students in…
  • Apr 5

    Child Sexual Assault Expert Witnesse

    Child Sexual Assault Expert Witnesse
    Child sexual assault expert witnesses may consult regarding sexual misconduct, sexual molestation, and child sexual abuse. Child Abuse Pediatrics & Forensic Medicine Experts explains that the accredited sub-specialty Child Abuse…
Rank this Week: 308

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: 317

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 8

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Tips on standing out in a competitive market." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Tips on standing out in a competitive market I’m often asked — by lawyers and…
  • Apr 2

    How to reach legal consumers using online video

    How to reach legal consumers using online video
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "How to reach legal consumers using online video." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How to reach legal consumers using online video By now, most lawyers understand the power…
  • Mar 20

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life Since we all spend so much…
Rank this Week: 349

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
  • Apr 6

    Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trust

    Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trust
    A special needs trust is designed to financially support a disabled individual, providing many benefits to the individual with long-term financial stability. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea, as they join Will…
  • Mar 27

    Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession

    Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession
    In the structured settlement industry, relationships are very important. We interact with mediators, judges, experts, arbitrators and more, on a daily basis. So, it is extremely helpful to have some background on those experts before we walk…
  • Mar 9

    The Power of a Structured Settlement: A Personal Story

    The Power of a Structured Settlement: A Personal Story
    Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early, talk with Congressman Jim Langevin, a Democrat, representing constituents from the 2nd District in Rhode Island since 2001. Congressman Langevin talks about his own…
Rank this Week: 350

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

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

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
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

    WCMSA Self-Administration Toolkit

    WCMSA Self-Administration Toolkit
    Continuing a series of workers compensation (WC) Medicare set-aside (MSA) regulatory compliance initiatives, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a WCMSA Self-Administration (SA) Toolkit. CMS' stated purposes for…
  • Apr 13

    Person-Centered Planning

    Person-Centered Planning
    Although personal injury settlement planning (settlement planning) might be suggestive of "person-centered planning", (PCP) the latter term has a special meaning for disabled persons. Surprisingly, PCP is rarely, if ever, specifically…
  • Apr 6

    ASNP 2014 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2014 Annual Conference
    Personal injury settlement planning and special needs planning represent two overlapping professions undergoing transformation and expansion as complex new legislation, regulations and case law interact to redefine their legal environment. In…
Rank this Week: 378

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 14

    Asphalt Playgrounds Will Not Save The Next Generation

    Asphalt Playgrounds Will Not Save The Next Generation
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Asphalt Playgrounds Will Not Save The Next Generation at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  As Sarah Miller recently lampooned over at The New Yorker, parents today are bombarded with…
  • Apr 2

    Bringing Back The Deadly Workplace By Stopping Product Liability Action

    Bringing Back The Deadly Workplace By Stopping Product Liability Action
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Bringing Back The Deadly Workplace By Stopping Product Liability Actions at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  From July 1906 through June 1907, five-hundred twenty-six workers died on…
  • Mar 27

    Finding Happiness As A Lawyer

    Finding Happiness As A Lawyer
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Finding Happiness As A Lawyer at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.A year ago, CareerBliss reviewed 65,000 employee-generated reviews and concluded that the “least happy job” in…
Rank this Week: 380

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: 410

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 416

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Apr 18

    Time to Shop Over The Weekend

    Time to Shop Over The Weekend
    Here's a heads up from the Tort Talk blog--next Wednesday, April 23rd, is Administrative Professionals Day.Don't forget to acknowledge and thank the ones who make you look good with their hard work!
  • Apr 18

    PLAN TO PLAY HOOKY ON JULY 30TH AT A CLE/BALLGAME

    PLAN TO PLAY HOOKY ON JULY 30TH AT A CLE/BALLGAME
    SAVE THE DATE: JULY 30, 2014On July 14, 2013, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association are combining to put on a 2 hour CLE seminar at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders' Stadium to…
  • Apr 17

    Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed

    Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed
    In her recent decision in the case of Neal v. State Farm, PICS Case No. 14-0387 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 18, 2014 Kane, J.), Judge Yvette Kane of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania allowed a Plaintiff’s bad faith…
Rank this Week: 434

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: 442

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/
  • Mar 28

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?
    What makes lawyers happy? Apparently people want to know, because an article on that topic was the most downloaded paper on SSRN last week. You can read it yourself:Lawrence S. Krieger & Kennon M. Sheldon, What Makes Lawyers Happy?…
  • Mar 28

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?
    Kathryn Stanchi & Deirdre M. Bowen, This is Your Sword: How Damaging are Prior Convictions to Plaintiffs in Civil Trials?, 89 Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2412110: The conventional wisdom in law is that a…
  • Mar 28

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification
    A House bill promoting the notion that jurors can ignore Alaska's criminal code and let a lawbreaking defendant off the hook had a brief hearing Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee, then was held for later. The bill, fostering "jury…
Rank this Week: 449

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Apr 18

    Authenticating Evidence From A Web Site

    Authenticating Evidence From A Web Site
    androiddatalogo.png Are there any special considerations that go into authentication of material found on a web site so it can be introduced into evidence? The Seventh Circuit recently assessed an effort to authenticate…
  • Apr 17

    Supreme Court Watch: Another Case Seeking Review On Expert Testimony Under The Confrontation Clause

    Supreme Court Watch: Another Case Seeking Review On Expert Testimony Under The Confrontation Clause
    Supreme Court (5).JPG In addition to other pending cases, a Maryland case presents the question concerning the application of the Confrontation Clause to expert testimony; the Maryland Court of Appeals originally concluded…
  • Apr 16

    Advice Of Counsel Defense Results In Attorney Client Privilege Waiver

    Advice Of Counsel Defense Results In Attorney Client Privilege Waiver
    Scales.jpg In antitrust litigation, court concludes that the reliance on the advice of counsel resulted in waiver of the attorney client privilege after conducting an in camera review; based on the defense, court notes that…
Rank this Week: 464

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Apr 7

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site
    Raymond Ward's blog, the (new) legal writer, is billed as "a collection of resources for lawyers and other writers." And that's exactly what it is--you can always find a useful link. Ward's latest post, "The Redbook (3d ed.)," concludes…
  • Mar 26

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?
    Here's a great post from Max Kennerly at Litigation & Trial: "Defeating The Medical Records Paper Copy Scam." If you want to find out whether doctors and hospitals are overcharging you for your client's medical records--and they probably…
  • Mar 5

    Are You a Crappy Litigator?

    Are You a Crappy Litigator?
    From Mark Herrmann at Above the Law: "Are You A Crappy Litigator? A Self-Assessment Test!"-- It’s so hard to judge yourself. Deep in your soul you know that people who criticize you are idiots, and people who praise you are...
Rank this Week: 488

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/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Apr 16

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award
    Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP v. Fidelity Management & Research Company, C.A. 8066-VCL (April 16, 2014) This decision explains how to calculate an attorney fee when there are 2 potential causes for a favorable settlement of a class…
Rank this Week: 496

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Apr 8

    Arbitration agreement that arguably applied California law on the issue of enforceability is, ironically, unenforceable

    Arbitration agreement that arguably applied California law on the issue of enforceability is, ironically, unenforceable
    It's been a while since I have posted here.  It's not for lack of interest in finding something appropriate to address, but the interesting decisions have been few and far between.  Plus this "start your own firm" thing tends to eat…
  • Feb 27

    You can look at maps on your cellphone in California

    You can look at maps on your cellphone in California
    As a victim (who later prevailed at trial) of law enforcement over-reach regarding the various Vehicle Code provisions relating to cell phones, it is nice to see some common sense out there (it is rare these days).  In People v. Spriggs…
  • Feb 23

    Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available

    Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available
    Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now published (a bit earlier in the day than usual).  Episode 9 guests are Jennifer Zargarof of Sidley and Eric B. Kingsley of Kingsley & Kingsley.  Show topics include discussions of…
Rank this Week: 503

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    PERS Update: Future of Pension Funds is Bleak

    PERS Update: Future of Pension Funds is Bleak
    Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis had this post on Friday about a report that concludes that 85% of pension funds will fail over the next three decades. From the post: Bridgewater Associates did an analysis of pension funds recently…
  • Apr 14

    Bobby DeLaughter Looked…….

    Bobby DeLaughter Looked…….
    I’m not sure what I expected from Bobby DeLaughter’s interview on WAPT news last week. But it made a big impression. My big takeaway from the interview was that Bobby DeLaughter looked happy. He smiled. He had the bemused twinkle…
  • Apr 10

    Bobby DeLaughter Interview on WAPT News Tonight

    Bobby DeLaughter Interview on WAPT News Tonight
    It’s my understanding that WAPT in Jackson is touting an exclusive interview with former Judge Bobby DeLaughter on tonight’s 10:00 p.m. newscast. Maybe I can stay up late enough to watch it. With my horrible Comcast DVR and cable…
Rank this Week: 529

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/
  • Apr 8

    Multilingual Legal Translations and Franchise Agreement

    Multilingual Legal Translations and Franchise Agreement
    According to the International Franchise Association, one of the leading trends in the franchising world today is the internationalization of franchises. This is made clear by the obvious brands, such as McDonald's, Subway and 7-Eleven, which…
  • Apr 6

    Foreign Language Translations and Selling Foreign Rights to Your Creative Product

    Foreign Language Translations and Selling Foreign Rights to Your Creative Product
    Whether it's a movie, music or book, there are many reasons to sell the foreign rights to your creative product. Essentially what this means is that you contract with a publisher, producer or distributor in a foreign jurisdiction in regards…
  • Apr 2

    Medical Interpreting Services and Medical Care: The Tran Case

    Medical Interpreting Services and Medical Care: The Tran Case
    Both patients and healthcare providers depend on having ready access to foreign language interpretations and translations - including the use of onsite medical interpreting services. When such language services are not available, the risk to…
Rank this Week: 535

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 572

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://www.texasbar.com/saywhat/weblog/
  • 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: 586

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: 607

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Apr 18

    Thull v. Techtronic Expert Discovery: Example of a Gastonette?

    Thull v. Techtronic Expert Discovery: Example of a Gastonette?
    gastonette. (1988) A dilatory “dance” in which each of two responsible parties waits until the other party acts–so that the delay seems interminable; esp., a standoff occurring when two courts simultaneously hear…
  • Apr 17

    The Challenge of Rooting out Rent-Seeking in “Qui Tam” Actions, Thoughts From a Recent 8th Circuit Decision

    The Challenge of Rooting out Rent-Seeking in “Qui Tam” Actions, Thoughts From a Recent 8th Circuit Decision
    Minnesota Litigator recently posted about DPPA (Drivers Privacy Protection Act) class actions taking the stand that these cases are examples of opportunism and “rent-seeking.” These lawsuits enrich some parties (and their…
  • Apr 16

    Yeah. No. Not going to happen.

    Yeah. No. Not going to happen.
    Update (April 16, 2014): Greenspring Media, the owners of Minnesota Monthly, tried and failed to stop a former employee, Thomas Gavaras, from working for a competitor based on a weak and unenforceable non-compete agreement, as discussed below…
Rank this Week: 622

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: 625

For the Defense

For the Defense

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

http://forthedefense.org/ftd.aspx
  • Apr 14

    Defeating Class Certification in Food Labeling Class Action

    Defeating Class Certification in Food Labeling Class Action
    In postings in September 2013 and February 2014, I discussed tactics for opposing class certification in food labeling class actions. These tactics included relying on the Supreme Court’s opinion in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct.…
  • Apr 10

    Situational Awarene

    Situational Awarene
    In a recent car commercial, the driver accelerates some new style engine in the car in order to bring the three passengers’ heads up from their devices to make them discuss where to go to lunch.  Everywhere you go, you see people…
  • Apr 7

    Do Your Employees Wear Clothes to Work?

    Do Your Employees Wear Clothes to Work?
    If you don’t know, it could cost you.  In the past few years, federal courts have seen an influx in “donning and doffing” lawsuits.  These suits reflect a general discontent of employees that are not compensated…
Rank this Week: 638

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 18

    Oral argument tip

    Oral argument tip
    Earlier this week Law360 Appellate featured an article with the unnecessary vulgar title How to Kick Ass at Federal Circuit Oral Arguments. The article noted that the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals features highly prepared judges who ask…
  • Apr 15

    9th Cir. Judge McKeown has technophilia

    9th Cir. Judge McKeown has technophilia
    Today's Recorder profiles San Diego-based 9th Circuit Judge McKeown, here, with an emphasis on her technophilia. Once upon a time she founded Perkins Coie's IP practice, and now apparently uses Fitbit, Uber, Viber, and other apps, and loves…
  • Apr 14

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until May 31, 2014 Judge Edward A. Ferns of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting …
Rank this Week: 683

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 688

Deliberations

Deliberations

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

http://jurylaw.typepad.com/deliberations/
  • Mar 17

    Second response to "Now you see it, now you don't"

    Second response to "Now you see it, now you don't"
    By Kelly Lawson This is a second response to "Now you see it, now you don't". Dr. Vallano makes several excellent points. Allow me to play prosecution advocate for a moment. I completely agree that memory is fallible (and malleable). I also…
  • Mar 17

    Response to "Now you see it, now you don't"

    Response to "Now you see it, now you don't"
    By Jonathan Vallano This is a reponse to "Now you see it, now you don't". This provocative blog raises more questions than answers regarding eyewitness testimony. What effects does eyewitness testimony have on legal decision-making (judges…
  • Mar 17

    Now you see it, now you don’t: The shortcomings of eyewitness identification

    Now you see it, now you don’t: The shortcomings of eyewitness identification
    By Matthew Mangino United States Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. wrote in a dissenting opinion more than thirty years ago, “There is almost nothing more convincing than a live human being who takes the stand, points a…
Rank this Week: 716

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: 734

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 765