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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 8

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Butka v. Sessions 16-790 Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit erred in this case by holding that it had no jurisdiction to review the denial of a motion to reopen by the Board of…
  • Feb 19

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The court will also hear oral arguments on Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m. each day. The calendar…
  • Feb 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc. 16-784 Issue: Whether the safe harbor of Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code prohibits avoidance of a transfer made by or to a financial institution,…
Rank this Week: 50

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Feb 20

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

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

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

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

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
Rank this Week: 70

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Feb 20

    Maury County Fall Down Case Falls Down. Hard.

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

    Exclusion of Expert Testimony Reversed – New Trial Ordered

    Exclusion of Expert Testimony Reversed – New Trial Ordered
    In Holmes v. Christ Community Health Services, Inc., No. W2016-00207-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 29, 2016), the Court of Appeals overturned the exclusion of expert testimony in an HCLA case. In 2004, plaintiff fell and hurt her right…
  • Feb 14

    Tennessee’s “Rule of Sevens” Applied to Dismiss Case

    Tennessee’s “Rule of Sevens” Applied to Dismiss Case
    Citing the Rule of Sevens, the Court of Appeals recently affirmed a finding that a 13-year-old was solely responsible for his injury when he fell on the bleachers at his school. In Crockett v. Sumner County Board of Educ., No.…
Rank this Week: 55

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: 63

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

A blog about e-discovery, technology and other related matters of interest.

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Feb 20

    New Rule Will Permit Self Authentication of Electronic Evidence

    New Rule Will Permit Self Authentication of Electronic Evidence
    Although receiving far less attention than the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, proposed changes to federal evidence rules addressing electronically stored information (ESI) are slated for later this year.…
  • Feb 13

    That Ancient Email You Saved From 1997 Is And Will Always Be Hearsay

    That Ancient Email You Saved From 1997 Is And Will Always Be Hearsay
    Although receiving far less fanfare than the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, proposed changes to Federal Rules of Evidence addressing electronically stored information (ESI) are slated for December 1, 2017. The…
  • Jan 30

    Raise Spoliation Before Summary Judgment (or Forever Hold Your Peace)

    Raise Spoliation Before Summary Judgment (or Forever Hold Your Peace)
    A recent federal appeals case reminds us that if evidence spoliation is suspected, it might be best to bring it to the court’s attention via Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56(d) before opposing a summary judgment motion. Rule…
Rank this Week: 175

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Feb 15

    S2P2J Release 61

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

    Interview with SSP President Joe Tomb

    Interview with SSP President Joe Tomb
    Joe Tombs is currently completing the first year of a two-year term as President of the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP). SSP's 2017 Annual Conference is scheduled for March 1-3 in Las Vegas. As Tombs prepares for this event, he...
  • Jan 16

    SSP President Responds to AIG Class Action Lawsuit

    SSP President Responds to AIG Class Action Lawsuit
    Based upon the history of the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP), and the role of Richard Risk (an SSP founder and member) as one of the plaintiff attorneys, structured settlement industry participants might assume that SSP, as an…
Rank this Week: 116

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Feb 15

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected
    In a recent decision out of the Western District Federal Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Trustgard  Ins. Co. v. Campbell, No. 16-CV-1013 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 28, 2016 Schwab, J.), the court rejected a claim of bad faith in the case where…
  • Feb 15

    Judge Munley of Federal Middle District Grants Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Claim

    Judge Munley of Federal Middle District Grants Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Claim
    In his recent decision in the case of Yatsonsky v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 3:15-CV-1777 (M.D. Pa. Dec. 5, 2016 Munley, J.), Judge James M. Munley granted a carrier’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a bad faith claim.In this…
  • Feb 13

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirms Finding of No Duty Owed in Data Breach Case

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirms Finding of No Duty Owed in Data Breach Case
    In its recent decision in the case of Dittman v. UPNC d/b/a The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, No. 971 WDA 2015 (Pa. Super. Jan. 12, 2017 Olson, J., Stabile, J., and Musammno, J.) (Op. by Olson, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court…
Rank this Week: 172

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    Three Experts Allowed in Negligence Case

    Three Experts Allowed in Negligence Case
    Plaintiff sued defendant for negligence when a live electrical wire caused injury to their minor child.  The plaintiff hired three expert witnesses, which were challenged by defendant.  The court denied the motion to exclude. Facts:…
  • Feb 10

    Correctional Healthcare Expert Witness Testimony Allowed in Part

    Correctional Healthcare Expert Witness Testimony Allowed in Part
    The estate of man who died while in prison filed suit against the nurses and county.  The plaintiffs hired a correctional healthcare expert witness and the defendants filed a motion to exclude the testimony. Facts: This case (Lee v.…
  • Feb 8

    Three Experts Allowed in Case Involving Fire Causation

    Three Experts Allowed in Case Involving Fire Causation
    Plaintiff sued defendant for strict products liability and breach of implied warranties for a fire that broke out in plaintiff’s headquarters.  Plaintiff hires three experts to assist in their case and defendant filed motions to…
Rank this Week: 274

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

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

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

    Washington Bar Association allows virtual law office

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

    California Bar on the ethics of blogging

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

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

    D.C. Bar on mining social media for evidence and more
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *** D.C. Bar on mining social media for evidence and more Last month I wrote about D.C. Bar Opinion 370, which addresses the ethics of lawyers using…
Rank this Week: 99

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
       Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which means the…
  • Jan 3

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service

    Billing for Medically Unnecessary Service
     In the world of False Claims Act qui tam cases, the concept of medical necessity is a very big issue. This is because Medicare requires, as a condition of coverage, that services delivered to a patient be “reasonable and necessary…
Rank this Week: 263

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Fascination: the U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Looks at Federal Gun Law

    Fascination: the U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Looks at Federal Gun Law
    The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the root word of “fascination” as “to transfix or hold spellbound by an irresistible power.”  Since 1971, the Supreme Court of the United States has on all least 13…
  • Dec 5

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

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

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court
    Whether here in Atlanta or other places, Carl and I represent a lot of folks who eventually face a sentencing hearing at the end of a federal criminal case.  Anyone whose spare time has brought them here knows that we chat about federal…
Rank this Week: 124

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

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

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

    Montana House moves to tighten limits on punitive damage

    Montana House moves to tighten limits on punitive damage
    Insurance Journal reports that the Montana House voted last week 60-40 to further tighten that state's legislative cap on punitive damages.  Under existing Montana law, punitive damages are capped at the lesser of $10 million or 3…
  • Jan 27

    Punitive damages for IP suits in the EU?

    Punitive damages for IP suits in the EU?
    European courts are generally not fans of American-style punitive damages, as we have noted.  But the World Intellectual Property Review has an interesting article about a recent decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union:…
Rank this Week: 253

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 280

DRI Today

DRI Today

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

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

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage

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

    Selecting Client

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

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated
    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently held in Underwriters of Interest Subscribing Policy Number A15274001 v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company that the statute of limitation on the insurer’s equitable…
Rank this Week: 282

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 169

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: 255

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: 204

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1235

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Driver with History of Speeding Violations Causes Fatal Collision

    Driver with History of Speeding Violations Causes Fatal Collision
    Every year, thousands of people receive that phone call we all dread—news that a loved one has been killed in an auto accident. The news is not only a sudden shock, but emotionally and physically debilitating. Even before the reality of…
  • Feb 16

    The Joy of Skipping School Resulted in a Fatal Joy Ride

    The Joy of Skipping School Resulted in a Fatal Joy Ride
    Every year thousands of teens die in traffic accidents—often as a result of the teenage driver’s excessive speed, lack of experience, or inattention. Five high school students who cut class one afternoon last month were in a crash…
  • Feb 14

    Pregnant Woman Killed in Dump Truck Accident

    Pregnant Woman Killed in Dump Truck Accident
    Lawsuit Financial understands that auto accident lawsuits can take months, even years to settle. We also know that many plaintiffs are on a fixed income and won’t have enough money to keep the case going. Rather than struggling…
Rank this Week: 983

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 20

    Fail To Comply With Discovery At Your Own Risk

    Fail To Comply With Discovery At Your Own Risk
    The recent decision in the case captioned R.S. v. W.E., Del Fam. Ct., No. CN10-05981, Kerr, J. (Jan. 4, 2017), warns Family Court litigants that failure to comply with discovery can have consequences. In this case, R.S. (“Wife”)…
  • Feb 17

    Pet Custody – Will It Be The New Trend?

    Pet Custody – Will It Be The New Trend?
    There is no dispute; going through a divorce can be difficult. For some, coming home to a wagging tail is just what the doctor ordered on those stressful days. What happens to your pet in a divorce? As a prior post explained, pets are…
  • Feb 3

    E-Filing Change For The Court Of Common Plea

    E-Filing Change For The Court Of Common Plea
    The Court of Common Pleas has announced a change to the Delaware State Court’s E-Filing system. The Court of Common Pleas will be moving its E-Filing services from its current eFlex system to the File and Serve Delaware system on…
Rank this Week: 1376

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

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

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4239

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    High speed Des Plaines crash leaves 3 family members, driver dead

    High speed Des Plaines crash leaves 3 family members, driver dead
    DES PLAINES, Ill. (February 20, 2017) – A 21-year-old driver with a history of speeding may have been traveling faster than 100 mph when he slammed into another car, killing himself and three family members. The fatal crash occurred…
  • Feb 19

    $200,000 Settlement for Teen Dog Bite Victim

    $200,000 Settlement for Teen Dog Bite Victim
    Attorney Brian L. Salvi recently secured a $200,000 settlement on behalf of a 13-year-old boy who was attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull while walking home. As the dog bite claim asserted, the pit bull broke out of the…
  • Feb 15

    Patrick A. Salvi discusses new National Safety Council report with Chicago Tribune

    Patrick A. Salvi discusses new National Safety Council report with Chicago Tribune
    CHICAGO (February 15, 2017) – Motor vehicle deaths have shot up nationally for the second year in a row, according to a new report by the National Safety Council. The Chicago Tribune‘s Mary Wisniewski interviewed Patrick A.…
Rank this Week: 1965

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Feb 20

    $37,200 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial

    $37,200 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial
    What better way to observe Presidents’ Day than a report on a jury verdict in a recent sexual harassment trial? The trial was week before last in Gulfport in the case of Canaski v. Mid-Mississippi Properties. Here is the salacious…
  • Feb 9

    Mississippi House Passes More Tort Reform

    Mississippi House Passes More Tort Reform
    The Mississippi House of Representatives passed HB 481 this week. Here is the bill. The bill legislatively abrogates the collateral source rule. The purpose of the bill is to kill what’s left of the plaintiff’s bar in Mississippi.…
  • Feb 7

    $150,000 Jury Verdict in Lamar County Car Wreck Trial

    $150,000 Jury Verdict in Lamar County Car Wreck Trial
    On January 19, 2017 a Lamar County jury rendered a $150,000 verdict in Sullivan v. Tate and Miss. Farm Bureau Casualty Ins. Co. Plaintiff, Ms. Sullivan, and Defendant, Ms. Tate, were involved in a low-impact collision at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 5059

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

Provides information and practical tips on legal persuasion spanning pretrial and trial phases, for jury, bench and arbitration settings. By Persuasion Strategies.

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Feb 20

    Don't Fear the Reptile

    Don't Fear the Reptile
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Take the Reptile seriously, but don't fear it. The en vogue strategic choice of the plaintiffs' bar, the idea that trial persuasion can be leveraged by careful and targeted attention to the fear impulse of the so-called…
  • Feb 16

    When You Want to Know, Ask Directly...Sometime

    When You Want to Know, Ask Directly...Sometime
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In voir dire, sometimes you want to choose a strategic and indirect way of asking, and sometimes you just want to come straight out and ask the question directly. In an interesting illustration of the difference between…
  • Feb 13

    Overlearn Your Deposition

    Overlearn Your Deposition
    by Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: For the witness preparing for trial testimony, there is one common piece of advice: Study your deposition. In preparation sessions, I will always stress this advice, noting that a thorough knowledge of the deposition is…
Rank this Week: 4481

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 2345

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Feb 20

    Recent Cert Grants Now on SCOTUS Oral Argument Calendar

    Recent Cert Grants Now on SCOTUS Oral Argument Calendar
    Earlier we covered last month’s flurry of cert grants by the U.S. Supreme Court, including several cases raising interesting civil procedure and federal courts issues. Many of these, as well as some earlier cert grants, are now on the…
  • Feb 20

    Burch on MDL Monopolie

    Burch on MDL Monopolie
    Elizabeth Burch has recently published Monopolies in Multidistrict Litigation, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 67 (2017). Here’s the abstract: When transferee judges receive a multidistrict proceeding, they select a few lead plaintiffs’ lawyers to…
  • Feb 17

    Five Questionable Bills About Civil Lawsuits Pass House Judiciary Committee

    Five Questionable Bills About Civil Lawsuits Pass House Judiciary Committee
    Five bills that would generally operate to favor corporate defendants in civil lawsuits have passed the House Judiciary Committee with blinding speed and have been referred to the full House: Bill Title Original sponsor H.R. 985 Fairness in…
Rank this Week: 1309

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 20

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

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

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

    Article of Interest: Julia Simon-Kerr's "Credibility by Proxy"
    Back in November 2014, Julia Simon-Kerr, an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, did a series of guest posts on this blog (see here). Those posts were about one of my favorite subjects covered by the...
  • Feb 9

    My Short Podcast on the Court of Appeals of Maryland's Landmark Bail Ruling

    My Short Podcast on the Court of Appeals of Maryland's Landmark Bail Ruling
    I did a short podcast about the Court of Appeals of Maryland's landmark bail ruling: [Note: To prevent the audio from glitching, you'll have to right click on the link below and download or open it in iTunes.] Download Maryland...
Rank this Week: 4330

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Feb 20

    Anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican attitudes create a  self-fulfilling prophecy

    Anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican attitudes create a  self-fulfilling prophecy
    Lately we’ve heard a lot more anti-immigrant bias expressed in public and it turns out, hate speech breeds hatred of its own. This research has pretty frightening findings and you may find it hard to believe there is such misinformed…
  • Feb 17

    Changing your name after marrying, bias at home and  work, and smart-phone blindne

    Changing your name after marrying, bias at home and  work, and smart-phone blindne
    It’s time again for another combination post featuring fascinating tidbits you may have missed were it not for our eagle eyes and constant efforts to keep you informed. And yes, we’ll start at the end since we know you are…
  • Feb 15

    Countering judicial “rehabilitation”: Tell it to the judge 

    Countering judicial “rehabilitation”: Tell it to the judge 
    Anyone who has been in court more than a few times, has likely heard a judge “rehabilitate” a potential juror who has expressed bias by asking the juror if they will, in judging “this case”, be “fair, impartial…
Rank this Week: 4059

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 20

    The Role of “Good Prosecutors” in Advancing Access to Criminal Justice

    The Role of “Good Prosecutors” in Advancing Access to Criminal Justice
    Bruce A. Green, Access to Criminal Justice: Where Are the Prosecutors? 3 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 515 (2016).Susan FortneyJurisdictions around the world have adopted “access to justice” as an objective for regulation of the legal…
  • Feb 17

    Smart Rules for Smart Contract

    Smart Rules for Smart Contract
    Lauren Henry Scholz, Algorithmic Contracts, Stan. Tech. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Martha ErtmanMost law students are digital natives who have been using computers since grade school, while I, a baby boomer, remain an…
  • Feb 16

    Breaking News: New Form of Superior Agency Guidance Discovered Hiding in Plain Sight

    Breaking News: New Form of Superior Agency Guidance Discovered Hiding in Plain Sight
    Kevin Stack, Preambles as Guidance, 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1252 (2016).Michael E HerzFor decades, controversy has brewed over agency (ab)use of and (over)reliance on guidance documents. On one account, agencies turn to guidance in an end run…
Rank this Week: 4741

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/
  • Feb 20

    Estimation Of Potential Damages From The Complaint’s Allegations Is Acceptable For Establishing CAFA’s Amount In Controversy

    Estimation Of Potential Damages From The Complaint’s Allegations Is Acceptable For Establishing CAFA’s Amount In Controversy
    Heather v Air Methods Corporation, 2016 WL 7109675 (W.D. Okla. Dec. 6, 2016). The Western District of Oklahoma found that a defendant may rely on an estimate of the potential damages from the allegations in the complaint in order to meet…
  • Feb 17

    Class Actions In ‘Substance’ Fall Within the Ambit of CAFA

    Class Actions In ‘Substance’ Fall Within the Ambit of CAFA
    Barbara Williams v. Employers Mutual Casualty Company et al., 2017 WL 117148 (8th Cir. 2017). In affirming the judgment of a District Court’s order denying plaintiff’s motion to remand, the Eighth Circuit found that an equitable…
  • Feb 16

    CAFA Does Not Trump Valid Forum Selection Clause

    CAFA Does Not Trump Valid Forum Selection Clause
    Bartels v. Saber Healthcare Group, LLC, 2016 WL 6237811 (E.D.N.C. Oct. 25, 2016) A District Court in North Carolina remanded this putative class action after finding a forum selection clause, which limited venue to a geographic location that…
Rank this Week: 2041

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Feb 20

    Best Law Schools for Moot Court

    Best Law Schools for Moot Court
    The Winter 2017 edition of The National Jurist features a story on the law schools with the best moot court programs. The story recognizes that the schools with the best programs are not always the highest ranked programs according to...
  • Feb 14

    #TwitterTuesday--Judicial Resource

    #TwitterTuesday--Judicial Resource
    It is time again for our weekly #TwitterTuesday. Today we will feature judicial resources. Judicature @ Duke (@DukeJudicature) is a scholarly journal for judges published quarterly by the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies (@DukeLaw). With…
  • Feb 13

    More on the Ninth Circuit TRO Ruling--Telephonic Appeals & Splitting the Ninth Circuit

    More on the Ninth Circuit TRO Ruling--Telephonic Appeals & Splitting the Ninth Circuit
    The news has been full of reports about the Ninth Circuit's refusal to grant a stay of the district court's temporary restraining order of President Trump's Executive Order on immigration. Jennifer and Dan both blogged on it last week. I...
Rank this Week: 1640

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Feb 19

    Mary Mack of ACEDS: eDiscovery Trend

    Mary Mack of ACEDS: eDiscovery Trend
    Today’s thought leader is Mary Mack of ACEDS. Mary is the Executive Director of the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS). E-discovery luminary and recipient of the Masters Conference Educator of the Year 2016, Mary…
  • Feb 16

    David Horrigan of kCura: eDiscovery Trend

    David Horrigan of kCura: eDiscovery Trend
    Today’s thought leader is David Horrigan of kCura, the developers of Relativity. David is the E-Discovery Counsel and Legal Content Director at kCura. An attorney, law school guest lecturer, e-discovery industry analyst, and…
  • Feb 15

    Court Defines Narrowed Scope for Requests for Social Media Data: eDiscovery Case Law

    Court Defines Narrowed Scope for Requests for Social Media Data: eDiscovery Case Law
    In Scott v. United States Postal Service, Louisiana Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes granted the defendant’s Motion to Compel Discovery in part, ordering the plaintiff to provide complete responses to the defendant’s…
Rank this Week: 4789

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Feb 19

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer

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

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture
    Delivered a short presentation today to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom office in Colombo on ‘Corridors of Power’, an exhibition I curated with Channa Daswatta and Asanga Welikala that explores Sri Lanka’s…
  • Nov 30

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation website. ### An informal workshop on verifying news and information spread across social media was held recently at Phandeeyar in Yangon, Burma, led by the Foundation’s Special…
Rank this Week: 688

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: 568

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Feb 19

    Court Of Chancery Explains Class Distribution Procedure

    Court Of Chancery Explains Class Distribution Procedure
    In re Dole Food Company Inc. Stockholder Litigation, C.A. 8703-VCL (February 15, 2017) Distributing the proceeds from a class action settlement is not as easy as you might think. Tracing ownership is complicated by the use of various…
  • Feb 19

    Court Of Chancery Explains When To Appoint Corporate Custodian

    Court Of Chancery Explains When To Appoint Corporate Custodian
    Kleinberg v. Aharon , C.A. 12719-VCL (February 13, 2017) On the same day the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the widely-reported TransPerfect decision, which ordered the sale of a successful company by custodian under Section 226 of the…
  • Feb 19

    Court Of Chancery Limits Cost Recovery Following Successful Appeal

    Court Of Chancery Limits Cost Recovery Following Successful Appeal
    In Re: El Paso Pipeline Derivative Litigation, C.A. 7141-VCL (February 16, 2017) This decision explains what “costs” are recoverable under Court of Chancery Rule 54 following a successful appeal. While the amounts involved…
Rank this Week: 1684

Veale Law

Veale Law

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

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1934

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

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

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

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

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit
    U.S. District Judge Susan Illston has ruled that Walmart truck drivers are not entitled to an additional $80 million in a class action lawsuit settlement. The complaint was filed in 2008 with hundreds of California truck drivers claiming that…
  • Feb 3

    California Student Forced to Urinate in Bucket Awarded $1.25 Million By Jury

    California Student Forced to Urinate in Bucket Awarded $1.25 Million By Jury
    A former student in San Diego has been awarded more than $1.25 million stemming from an incident in which she was forced to relieve herself in a bucket. Back in 2012, the 14 year-old student was in a 25-minute advisory class at Patrick Henry…
Rank this Week: 348

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

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

    Is the 9th Cir. really a "Court in Chaos"?

    Is the 9th Cir. really a "Court in Chaos"?
    Law360 reports Trump Slams 9th Circ. As Court In ‘Chaos,’ ‘Turmoil’, which begins: "President Donald Trump slammed the Ninth Circuit on Thursday as a court in “chaos” and “turmoil,” claiming at…
  • Feb 16

    Reading & Viewing for the rest of the day!

    Reading & Viewing for the rest of the day!
    The Winter edition of Appellate Issues (the publication of the ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers) is available here. This is an appellate box of chocolates you will enjoy!The U.S. Courts offers a video in honor of Black History…
  • Feb 15

    Another Pregerson profile

    Another Pregerson profile
    Today's DJ profiles Judge Pregerson the Younger, i.e., Dean Pregerson (US District Judge Dean Pregerson's 20 years of rulings has changed lives, protected prisoners), son of 9th Circuit Judge Harry Pregerson. Deja vu? Today's DJ profile…
Rank this Week: 4626

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: 2947

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 17

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
  • Feb 15

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field
    The following is a guest blog post by Allison B. Margolin, a partner at Margolin and Lawrence in Los Angeles. Ms. Margolin practices criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal court. California’s new law legalizing…
  • Feb 10

    Settling Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money

    Settling Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money
    When you’re negotiating settlement of an employment action, you have much more to consider than just “how much money.” There are many nonmonetary remedies that can—either alone or combined with money—bring the…
Rank this Week: 2534

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Feb 17

    The Truth Behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement

    The Truth Behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement
    Non-Disclosure Agreements with employees are useful only if employees understand them and know the consequences of breaching them.
  • Feb 2

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry
    The financial services industry has its own set of rules when it comes to enforcement of non-solicitation agreements. In 2004, a handful of the largest financial firms signed a document called Protocol for Broker Recruiting. Since then, over…
  • Feb 2

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry
    The financial services industry has its own set of rules when it comes to enforcement of non-solicitation agreements. In 2004, a handful of the largest financial firms signed a document called Protocol for Broker Recruiting. Since then, over…
Rank this Week: 2555

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Feb 17

    Where does Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch stand on Intellectual Property Patents?

    Where does Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch stand on Intellectual Property Patents?
    Flachsbart & Greenspoon partner, Robert Greenspoon hopes that Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch will assist in the “scaling back the inter partes review procedures created by the America Invents Act (AIA).”  However,…
  • Jan 30

    Is Your Expert Witness “Hot Tubbing” in the Courtroom?

    Is Your Expert Witness “Hot Tubbing” in the Courtroom?
    Last Fall, the National Law Review reported on the concept of “Hot Tubbing” in U.S. Courts.  They define the practice of presenting concurrent expert evidence, or “Hot Tubbing” as asking experts in the case to…
  • Jan 10

    New Software Release Includes Unique Expert Witness Service

    New Software Release Includes Unique Expert Witness Service
    Courtroom Insight is pleased to announce a brand new service and significant new enhancements with the latest release of our knowledge management software. First, we are proud to offer a new expert witness information service that…
Rank this Week: 3079

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Trust me, I’m a lawyer

    Trust me, I’m a lawyer
    Litigation Futures features a guest post from Deborah Evans, chief executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, titled “Can we trust insurers to behave?”.  In the context of rising insurance premiums, she called…
  • Feb 8

    Detailed assessment and proportionality

    Detailed assessment and proportionality
    I have previously questioned the reasoning of Master Rowley, when dealing with the new proportionality test in May v Wavell Group, that: “The proportionate amount of costs must inevitably be smaller for a case which concludes early…
  • Feb 5

    Key skills for successful lawyer

    Key skills for successful lawyer
    Online job advertisement I came across over the weekend: “Immigration/ Asylum Caseworkers / Paralegal / Family Solicitors XXX & XXX LAW FIRM – London SW19 Our firm have opportunities ambitious Caseworkers/paralegal with…
Rank this Week: 4279

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

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

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

    Rethinking Article III Standing Requirement

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

    Donald Trump And Honest Services Fraud

    Donald Trump And Honest Services Fraud
    LBJ gave up his radio stations. Jimmy Carter gave up his peanut farm. Untangling Donald Trump from his web of companies and interests is a bit more complicated.   Yesterday, a team of lawyers at Morgan Lewis released a “white…
Rank this Week: 749