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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Flytenow, Inc. v. Federal Aviation Administration 16-14 Issue: (1) What, if any, deference is due an agency’s interpretation when it predominately interprets terms of common law in which courts, not…
  • Jul 22

    Legal history highlight: Two scholars assess the life and legacy of Justice Edward Sanford

    Legal history highlight: Two scholars assess the life and legacy of Justice Edward Sanford
    Shortly after Edward Sanford was confirmed as the Court’s seventy-second Justice in 1923, an Illinois newspaper observed that liberals were “quite as much pleased over” Sanford’s appointment as they were…
  • Jul 22

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    On Wednesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck down a key provision of Texas’s voter ID law and sent the case back to the lower court, reducing the likelihood that the dispute will come to the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 10

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
  • Jul 21

    Job Vacancy at the University of Jena: Lecturer in English Common Law

    Job Vacancy at the University of Jena: Lecturer in English Common Law
    The Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (FSU), Faculty of Law, invites applications for the post of a fulltime, permanent Lecturer in English Common Law (salary class E 13) beginning 1 October 2016. Background: The…
  • Jul 21

    TDM’s Latin America Special

    TDM’s Latin America Special
    Prepared by guest editors Dr. Ignacio Torterola and Quinn Smith, this special addresses the various challenges and changes at work in dispute resolution in Latin America. A second volume that continues many of the themes from different angles…
  • Jul 21

    Convergence of insolvency frameworks within the European Union – the way forward?

    Convergence of insolvency frameworks within the European Union – the way forward?
    by Lukas Schmidt, Research Fellow at the Center for Transnational Commercial Dispute Resolution (TCDR) of the EBS Law School, Wiesbaden, Germany. In the wake of the Juncker Plan, the Action Plan on Building a Capital Markets Union and the…
Rank this Week: 16

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Feb 1

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall
    Today’s Wall Street Journal contains a worthwhile but cautionary article about the pitfalls that can face even the most well-meaning executor. As you will see, a lot of the decisions an executor must make need to be made…
  • Jan 31

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar
    The Will of David Robert Jones was filed earlier this month in New York County Surrogate’s Court giving the value of his estate at 100 million dollars. Not familiar with David Robert Jones? As the New York Times reported, He was far…
  • Jul 20

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate
    Prior to the commencement of a probate proceeding or an administration proceeding, the attorney for the estate will normally send a waiver consenting to the admission of the will to probate or to the appointment of an administrator to all…
Rank this Week: 22

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jul 23

    "Anthony Kennedy's 80th Birthday and Trump's Legacy"

    "Anthony Kennedy's 80th Birthday and Trump's Legacy"
    "Anthony Kennedy's 80th Birthday and Trump's Legacy": Steve Klepper has this post today at the "Maryland Appellate Blog."
  • Jul 23

    "Indiana Court of Appeals tosses Granger woman's feticide conviction"

    "Indiana Court of Appeals tosses Granger woman's feticide conviction"
    "Indiana Court of Appeals tosses Granger woman's feticide conviction": Margaret Fosmoe of The South Bend Tribune has this report. Brian Eason of The Indianapolis Star reports that "Indiana court overturns Purvi Patel feticide…
  • Jul 23

    "Alaska Supreme Court rejects parent-notification law for abortions"

    "Alaska Supreme Court rejects parent-notification law for abortions"
    "Alaska Supreme Court rejects parent-notification law for abortions": Nathaniel Herz of Alaska Dispatch News has an article that begins, "The Alaska Supreme Court has invalidated the state law requiring physicians to give two days notice to…
Rank this Week: 29

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 44

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Jul 21

    Wanted: Your Input on proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct

    Wanted: Your Input on proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct
    2/3's PJ Edmon chairs the State Bar's Second Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct. As she explains in the DJ this week:The State Bar is in the midst of developing comprehensive amendments to the California Rules of…
  • Jul 18

    Clairvoyance helps prepare for oral argument

    Clairvoyance helps prepare for oral argument
    Today's Moskovitz on Appeals DJ-column is Successful Oral Arguments Require a Little Clairvoyance, about how preparing for oral argument involves prognosticating what's headed your way when you assume the lectern. Retired PJ Ardaiz says…
  • Jul 17

    KFF presents Woman in Gold

    KFF presents Woman in Gold
    On Thursday, August 4, Kozsinki's Favorite Flicks will present Woman in Gold, about the famous Altmann case. Special guests will include Randy Schoenberg (played by Ryan Reynolds in the film) and Judge Wardlaw, who wrote the 9th Circuit…
Rank this Week: 67

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jul 18

    No Sympathy For The Corporate Defendant

    No Sympathy For The Corporate Defendant
    There are a few truisms in civil jury trial practice, one of which is: don’t make an appeal to sympathy. See, e.g., Arnold v. E. Air Lines, Inc., 681 F.2d 186, 196-200 (4th Cir. 1982)(“the blatant, direct appeal for sympathy in…
  • Jul 11

    Pokémon GO Players Need To Send This Email Immediately

    Pokémon GO Players Need To Send This Email Immediately
      Here’s the punchline: if you play Pokémon GO, then, within thirty (30) days of downloading it, you need to send an email to termsofservice@nianticlabs.com with the subject “Arbitration Opt-out Notice” in…
  • Jun 7

    The Details Of Judge Curiel’s Trump University Order

    The Details Of Judge Curiel’s Trump University Order
    Popehat already explained in general why there’s nothing unusual about Judge Curiel’s rulings in the Trump University case, i.e., that denying summary judgment is the norm. Nonetheless, Kevin Drum recently mused:   I think we…
Rank this Week: 69

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search
    Governmental authorities follow money trails in order to interdict assets hidden by narco-traffickers; money launderers; Ponzi schemers; tax fraudsters & other determined criminals. During your asset search, you can similarly follow…
  • Jun 19

    Your Asset Search & Trade-Based Money Laundering

    Your Asset Search & Trade-Based Money Laundering
    If your adversary is using a business entity to conceal assets from you, one thing to look for is trade-based money laundering. A June 2006 report by the Financial Action Task Force explains that trade-based laundering schemes can…
  • Jun 7

    Your Search For Assets Hidden Offshore

    Your Search For Assets Hidden Offshore
    When naming offshore havens for opening secret bank accounts, people usually mention Switzerland, the Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, etc.  Meanwhile, bank accounts in almost any country can be put to work to hide & place assets…
Rank this Week: 107

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: 70

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: 68

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: 82

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/
  • Jul 11

    A Noteworthy Event – ACI’s National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation

    A Noteworthy Event – ACI’s National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation
    Between the recent SCOTUS decisions and the CFPB’s flurry of activity, including the proposed rule on arbitration, it is clear that the consumer finance landscape is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Join the nation’s leading…
  • Jun 20

    ACI’s 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, July 28-29

    ACI’s 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, July 28-29
    ACI’s 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation July 28-29, 2016 The Omni Chicago Hotel Chicago, IL http://www.americanconference.com/2016/681/consumer-finance-class-actions–litigation Consumer…
  • Feb 9

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016
    Retail data breaches continue to evolve and bring new litigation and trends in the Data Breach and Privacy Litigation context. Business to business claims, vendor lawsuits, litigation between issuing banks and retailers post-breach, the…
Rank this Week: 212

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 280

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 207

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: 147

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: 2172

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/
  • Jul 22

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case
    The Third Circuit Court has ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania school district in a lawsuit brought by the family of a student who was assaulted on a school campus. The assault occurred in the 2012-2013 school year at Chester High School, which…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education
    An online charter school in Ohio filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Education in an effort to block an attendance audit. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, known as ECOT, advertises that it enrolls more than 15,000…
  • Jul 7

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement
    Sometimes, the only appropriate way to respond to a lawsuit is by filing a countersuit. At least, that seems to be the philosophy of Groupon, Inc. The story began a few months ago when International Business Machines, better known as IBM,…
Rank this Week: 361

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
  • Jul 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
  • Jul 20

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!
    One of the first and most important purchases for an attorney opening a new practice is insurance coverage. Here’s a look a what you’ll need. Here are the basic insurance needs for an attorney starting a new practice: General…
  • Jul 18

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?
    Motions are tactical tools, and your decision to seek an order should be made in the context of your overall litigation plan. Always keep in mind that making a motion entails time, effort, and expense for the moving party. Is it worth it?…
Rank this Week: 2503

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/
  • Jul 22

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?
    Leah M. Litman, Taking Care of Federal Law, 101 Va. L. Rev. 1289 (2015).Peter ShaneThe passing of Justice Antonin Scalia removes from the Supreme Court its most strident modern advocate of the “unitary executive”…
  • Jul 21

    Culture as Keystone

    Culture as Keystone
    Gwendolyn Gordon, Culture in Corporate Law or: A Black Corporation, a Christian Corporation, and a Māori Corporation Walk into a Bar ... , 39 Seattle U. L. Rev. 353 (2016).Marcia L. McCormickRecent Supreme Court decisions that embrace…
  • Jul 20

    You as a Brand: A Legal History

    You as a Brand: A Legal History
    Samantha Barbas, Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America (2015).Lyrissa B. LidskyDr. Samantha Barbas’ book, Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America, makes an original, important, and engaging contribution to the history…
Rank this Week: 4457

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 22

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. This panel looked at the PTAB case law and related Federal Circuit decisions over the last year.  Here are the highlights: Institution…
  • Jul 20

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: The PTAB Speak

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: The PTAB Speak
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. An interesting addition to this year’s Institute was the panel of PTAB personnel, including the following: Nathan Kelley, PTO Solicitor…
  • Jul 18

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Magistrate Judges Panel

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Magistrate Judges Panel
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. As usual, one of the highlights of the Institute was the judges panel. This year’s panel was a group of federal magistrate judges…
Rank this Week: 350

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Law Costs Firm of the Year – Gibbs Wyatt Stone

    Law Costs Firm of the Year – Gibbs Wyatt Stone
    I am delighted to announce that Gibbs Wyatt Stone has won the prestigious ‘Law Costs Firm of the Year’ award. I have to confess that this did not come as a complete surprise.  Readers may recall we had previously been awarded…
  • Jul 18

    Date to file costs budget

    Date to file costs budget
    When costs budgeting was first introduced there was a fair amount of uncertainty as to when the budgets should be filed and exchanged (a problem caused by the apparent conflict in wording between the rules and the contents of the directions…
  • Jul 14

    Applying the new costs proportionality test

    Applying the new costs proportionality test
    Costs Law Reports’ latest Costs Bulletin contains some interesting comments on the new proportionality test. Giving the background to the previous approach: “Hitherto, there are rules and a body of case law which enable matters…
Rank this Week: 881

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4612

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jul 21

    Racial Discrimination and Jury Selection

    Racial Discrimination and Jury Selection
    Peter Joy Kevin McMunigal Racial Discrimination and Jury Selection Abstract: In an effort to eliminate a long history of racial discrimination in jury selection, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), that…
  • Jul 20

    NJ May Extend Batson to Sexual Orientation

    NJ May Extend Batson to Sexual Orientation
    As some may know, an attorney cannot use a peremptory challenge to remove a juror because of the juror's race or gender. To do otherwise would be a violation of Batson and its progeny. Right now, NJ is considering legislation...
  • Jul 19

    Let the Jury Fit the Crime: Increasing Native American Jury Pool Representation in Federal Judicial Districts with Indian Country Criminal Jurisdiction

    Let the Jury Fit the Crime: Increasing Native American Jury Pool Representation in Federal Judicial Districts with Indian Country Criminal Jurisdiction
    Jordan Gross Let the Jury Fit the Crime: Increasing Native American Jury Pool Representation in Federal Judicial Districts with Indian Country Criminal Jurisdiction Abstract: Federal law allocates jurisdiction to prosecute and punish crimes…
Rank this Week: 1008

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Jul 21

    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Conspiracy Ted Edition)

    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Conspiracy Ted Edition)
    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro thinks new data types are all part of a big conspiracy. Visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons, and feel…
  • Jul 20

    Pokemon Go, a Scary Trend for any E-Discovery Practitioner

    Pokemon Go, a Scary Trend for any E-Discovery Practitioner
    One word that I never thought would have any cultural relevance ever again, Pokemon. I remember the days when Nintendo was the “it" thing to have and Pokemon was at the forefront of that fad. But that was the 1990s, so when I heard…
  • Jul 15

    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Pokemon Edition)

    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Pokemon Edition)
    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro reminds us that new data types are continually being created, and that e-discovery practitioners need to be ready. Visit our entire…
Rank this Week: 3591

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Family Awarded $37.9 Million In Crash With Tractor-Trailer On Icy Texas Highway

    Family Awarded $37.9 Million In Crash With Tractor-Trailer On Icy Texas Highway
    On February 28, the driver of the tractor-trailer lost control, slid sideways across the icy Interstate, and hit a guardrail before coming to a stop with his trailer blocking every lane. Several minutes later, the driver of a Chevy Astro van…
  • Jul 20

    Two Dead After Wrong-Way Driver Crash On Route 53 In Rolling Meadow

    Two Dead After Wrong-Way Driver Crash On Route 53 In Rolling Meadow
    Two men were killed in a wrong-way crash on Route 53 just south of Euclid Avenue in northwest suburban Rolling Meadows, according to Illinois State Police. The driver of a Toyota Scion was heading south on in the northbound lanes when he…
  • Jul 19

    One Dead, Several Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash Near Construction Zone

    One Dead, Several Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash Near Construction Zone
    Construction is a necessary part of keeping roads safe, but construction sites can become just as dangerous as a bad road. Construction zone accidents typically occur because of excessive speeds, drunken or impaired driving or because people…
Rank this Week: 744

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

http://nostrumremedium.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    British Loyalists and Restoring Dignity after the American Revolution

    British Loyalists and Restoring Dignity after the American Revolution
    Daniel Hulsebosch has posted “Exile, Choice, and Loyalism: Taking and Restoring Dignity in the American Revolution,” Symposium on “Dignity Takings,” in Law & Social Inquiry (2016), on SSRN. The abstract:Taking a…
  • Jul 16

    A Decade-by-Decade Look at Ten of America's Most Sensational Murder Trial

    A Decade-by-Decade Look at Ten of America's Most Sensational Murder Trial
    Prometheus Books has published Mark Phillips and Aryn Phillips’s Trials of the Century: A Decade-by-Decade Look at Ten of America's Most Sensational Crimes. From the description:In every decade of the twentieth century, there was one…
  • Jul 13

    Floors, Doors, Windows, and Ceilings in the Legal Architecture of Empire

    Floors, Doors, Windows, and Ceilings in the Legal Architecture of Empire
    Daniel Hulsebosch has posted “English Liberties Outside England: Floors, Doors, Windows, and Ceilings in the Legal Architecture of Empire,” Oxford History of English Law and Literature 1500-1700, ed. Lorna Hutson, Chapter 38…
Rank this Week: 1650

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: 2974

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: 1499

Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

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

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    10 Criteria that Define Great Trial Team

    10 Criteria that Define Great Trial Team
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Several months ago, I wrote about the 50 Characteristics of Top Trial Teams. Based on those 50 characteristics, we have created a trial team assessment tool. Although we've only just begun to collect the…
  • Jun 29

    7 Reasons a Fresh Pair of Eyes Are Beneficial Before Trial

    7 Reasons a Fresh Pair of Eyes Are Beneficial Before Trial
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting
  • Jun 28

    My Dear General . . . Lincoln’s Communication Skills in War

    My Dear General . . . Lincoln’s Communication Skills in War
    by Alex BrownDirector of OperationsA2L Consulting My oldest daughter is a volunteer for our local congressman. At dinner last night she heard some quotes from a current presidential candidate and proceeded to excoriate them. Usually I toss…
Rank this Week: 3161

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/
  • Jul 21

    Treat Memory as Functional, Not Photographic

    Treat Memory as Functional, Not Photographic
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Without looking at the back of your laptop or phone, which of the images above is the true Apple logo? You probably see it every day, many times if you are in offices or airports. It is considered one of the most…
  • Jul 18

    Use Current Events in Voir Dire

    Use Current Events in Voir Dire
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The national conversation has recently focused on police brutality against African Americans (in the wake of the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile) as well as hostility and violence toward the police (in…
  • Jul 14

    Don't Expect the Face to Reveal the Lie

    Don't Expect the Face to Reveal the Lie
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Imagine this. The jury has just been instructed that they are the judges of credibility, and are told to pay close attention to witness demeanor during testimony. Then, the witness arrives and takes the stand, wearing a…
Rank this Week: 4133

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jul 21

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?
    In a 2015 article, we reported that global M&A in the insurance sector was on the rise again after a number of quiet years in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Deal activity in the European market was hit particularly hard by the…
  • Jul 20

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.
    South of the Canadian border, regulatory oversight and scrutiny continues to play a noticeable role in making it more difficult for private companies to raise capital through bank loans. In this climate, could strategic cross-border M&A…
  • Jul 19

    Global M&A continues decline through May 2016

    Global M&A continues decline through May 2016
    According to MergerMarket’s Monthly M&A Insider Report, global M&A activity continued to wane throughout May 2016, maintaining the trend reported on earlier this year. May 2016 resulted in a total of 1,054 deals worth an…
Rank this Week: 1778

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • Jul 21

    Court Punishes Dishonest Defendant with Sanctions, Default Judgment, and Dismissal

    Court Punishes Dishonest Defendant with Sanctions, Default Judgment, and Dismissal
    In the mood for a judicial tongue-lashing?  All you have to do is disobey a court order, destroy evidence and lie under oath.  By means of factual background, Plaintiff Pacific Packaging is a distributor of packaging products. …
  • Jul 13

    Copying Documents = Conversion?

    Copying Documents = Conversion?
    Prior to this case, Quintero Community Association (hereinafter “QCA”) sued Hillcrest Bank (hereinafter “HB”) under a variety of legal theories after plaintiffs sustained a loss in their investment. This is the only…
  • Jul 1

    Inadvertent Disclosures: Who Benefits?

    Inadvertent Disclosures: Who Benefits?
    Plaintiff Steve Pick filed suit against Defendant City of Remsen (and other defendants) alleging, among other claims, violations of constitutional rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Pick served the city with a discovery request. The…
Rank this Week: 4169

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 4134

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jul 21

    Stealing Thunder: Ohler v. United States & Last Week's Undisclosed Addendum

    Stealing Thunder: Ohler v. United States & Last Week's Undisclosed Addendum
    In last week's Addendum episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, I mentioned the Supreme Court's opinion in Ohler v. United States, 529 U.S. 753 (2000), which creates a sort-of Hobson's Choice for defense counsel. So, what's the significance of…
  • Jul 19

    When in Rome: Our Trip to Rome, Batson Claims, and the More Perfect Podcast

    When in Rome: Our Trip to Rome, Batson Claims, and the More Perfect Podcast
    Last night, we premiered the second episode of our second season of the Undisclosed Podcast: "In Situ," which is Latin for "on site" or "in position." It was about the trip that Susan, Rabia, and I took to Rome,…
  • Jul 19

    'Serial': How Adnan Syed Could Win His Retrial

    'Serial': How Adnan Syed Could Win His Retrial
    Yesterday, Amelia McDonell-Parry published a great article in Rolling Stone titled, "'Serial': How Adnan Syed Could Win His Retrial." She interviewed me for the article, which covers a number of topics such as CrimeStopppers and…
Rank this Week: 887

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jul 21

    Defense Verdict in Humphrey County 18-wheeler Accident Trial

    Defense Verdict in Humphrey County 18-wheeler Accident Trial
    I’ve received two recent reports of a Humphrey County defense verdict in the last couple of weeks in a case involving an 18-wheeler accident. Word around town is that the accident resulted in paralysis of the plaintiff. Robert Gibbs…
  • Jul 20

    Reading Between the Lines in the Clarion-Ledger’s Latest Law School Article

    Reading Between the Lines in the Clarion-Ledger’s Latest Law School Article
    The Clarion-Ledger ran this Jimmy Gates commercial article about law school on Monday. The article quotes Ole Miss Law dean Deborah Bell and MC Law dean Wendy Scott. Here are some of their comments: Deborah Bell, interim dean of the…
  • Jul 18

    Remember When the Party Conventions Were the Only Thing On TV?

    Remember When the Party Conventions Were the Only Thing On TV?
    This was an interesting opening for an article on the Republican National Convention: Youngsters interested in politics might be surprised to know there was once a time when either you watched the national party conventions on one of three TV…
Rank this Week: 4759

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1906

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jul 20

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist
    Whether a new business is preparing to hire its first employee or is revisiting its already-existing hiring procedures, making sure that the on-boarding process is done correctly and consistently will result in significant long-term benefits…
  • Jul 10

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which presides over Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, recently held that an employer could deny employee his severance benefits under an ERISA benefits plan because the employee erased certain files from…
  • Jun 12

    Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom

    Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom
    Until recently, companies suing for trade secret theft ran a risk of having to disclose to their competitors in open court certain aspects of their trade secrets in order to prove their claim. The companies often argued that they…
Rank this Week: 2368

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

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

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Jul 20

    Relevance | Problem 1

    Relevance | Problem 1
    In our last blog, we saw some basic definitions of relevance. Relevant evidence is evidence that tends to prove or disprove a material fact in the case. For this problem, we revisit the relevance of “character” evidence. In…
  • Jul 16

    Introduction to Relevance

    Introduction to Relevance
    Black’s Law Definition:“Relevant” evidence logically connects to — and tends to prove or disprove — a matter at issue. It has appreciable probative value. That is, it rationally tends to persuade of the…
  • Jul 11

    Impeachment | Problem 33

    Impeachment | Problem 33
    P sues D for defamation. To prove that the defamatory statement was made, P calls W1 who testifies that he was in a group of P’s business colleagues when D told the group that P was a “con man.” During its case-in-chief, D…
Rank this Week: 1936

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Jul 19

    NOTICE: I’M CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BLOG BACK TO IT’S ORIGINAL TITLE (Interesting Back Story)

    NOTICE: I’M CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BLOG BACK TO IT’S ORIGINAL TITLE (Interesting Back Story)
    No one can pressure me now:  As many of you know, for many years the name of my training updates (and later the name of the Blog) was the “Minnesota Judicial Training and Education Updates/Blog.” Then a few…
  • Jul 14

    THE RISE, FALL & RESURRECTION OF FORMER JUDGE PENDLETON

    THE RISE, FALL & RESURRECTION OF FORMER JUDGE PENDLETON
    Hello everyone. It has been more than 6 months since I issued my last judicial training blog post. I apologize for the long delay. As you can probably imagine I have been incredibly busy since the Supreme Court issued their … Continue…
  • Nov 15

    The Five Most Common Regrets That People Have at The End of Their Lives (15-19)

    The Five Most Common Regrets That People Have at The End of Their Lives (15-19)
    END OF LIFE REGRETS: No matter who you are or what you do, at the time of your impending death, you will look back on your life with a much different perspective than you have now. Only by then it might … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1922

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jul 19

    Jury Verdict for Plaintiff in Tennessee Truck Accident Case Affirmed

    Jury Verdict for Plaintiff in Tennessee Truck Accident Case Affirmed
    A Tennessee truck crash case found its way to a jury trial, a plaintiff’s verdict, and a trip to the Tennessee Court of Appeals. In Bachar v. Partin, No. M2015-00724-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 27, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed…
  • Jul 17

    Summary Judgment Ruling Trips Up Plaintiff’s Elevator Case

    Summary Judgment Ruling Trips Up Plaintiff’s Elevator Case
    In Dennis v. Donelson Corp. Centre I, LP, No. M2015-01878-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 13, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in a negligence case revolving around injuries plaintiff sustained when exiting an elevator. On…
  • Jul 13

    The “Law of The Case” and Its Exceptions – Tennessee Style

    The “Law of The Case” and Its Exceptions – Tennessee Style
    A recent health care liability case illustrates the importance of putting your best case forward the first time around and not depending on appeals or “do-overs” to save your claims. In Shipley ex rel. Shipley v. Williams, No.…
Rank this Week: 835

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
Rank this Week: 360

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Yes you can!

    Yes you can!
    A paintbrush in the hands of an artist can help illustrate a vision, while someone else might just make a gooey mess of paint. The brush is a tool, while the resulting product is a work of the artist. Although some will hate it, and others…
  • Jun 22

    Litigation and Trial Presentation Technology

    Litigation and Trial Presentation Technology
    UCLA Extension is offering a brand-new online course, entitled Litigation and Trial Presentation Technology, which will be taught by Shannon Bales, of Munger, Tolles and Olson. I am always happy to hear of new and interesting…
  • Jun 8

    eDiscovery Trouble: Blackbird Technologies v. kCura LLC

    eDiscovery Trouble: Blackbird Technologies v. kCura LLC
    Case 1:16-cv-00418-UNA   Filed 06/07/16 Blackbird Technologies v. kCura LLC (Pacer Link)Just in time to be a discussion topic at LegalTech! Most anyone involved in litigation support and technology is familiar with kCura Relativity,…
Rank this Week: 2997

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

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

    Arbitrator to Decide Arbitrability of Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim

    Arbitrator to Decide Arbitrability of Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim
    In Angus v. Ajio, C.A. No. 11895-VCG (Del. Ch. May 13, 2016), the plaintiffs sought to enjoin an arbitration initiated against them as officers of MoGo Sport. In the arbitration, certain members of the company (who were defendants in the…
  • Jul 12

    Court Tackles Nonmember Appointed as a Special Litigation Committee

    Court Tackles Nonmember Appointed as a Special Litigation Committee
    It is often said that Delaware limited liability companies are creatures of contract. Drafters of LLC agreements have the freedom to craft an LLC that best suits their goals. For instance, LLCs can be drafted to allow the members to manage…
  • Jul 10

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Previously Dismissed Case

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Previously Dismissed Case
    Laborers’ District Counsel Construction Industry Pension Fund v. Bensoussan, C.A. 11293-CB (June 14, 2016) What happens when a derivative claim is filed outside of Delaware and then is dismissed by that other court?  Well even if…
Rank this Week: 1786

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    Expert Testimony Takes Center Stage in Vacated Conviction For Serial’s Adnan Syed

    Expert Testimony Takes Center Stage in Vacated Conviction For Serial’s Adnan Syed
    Adnan Syed, the subject of the wildly popular true crime podcast Serial, served 16 years of a life... Read More The post Expert Testimony Takes Center Stage in Vacated Conviction For Serial’s Adnan Syed appeared first on The Expert…
  • Jul 19

    Philadelphia Jury Hits J&J with $70 Million Verdict in Risperdal Gynecomastia Case

    Philadelphia Jury Hits J&J with $70 Million Verdict in Risperdal Gynecomastia Case
    On July 1st, a jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas returned a $70 million verdict against... Read More The post Philadelphia Jury Hits J&J with $70 Million Verdict in Risperdal Gynecomastia Case appeared first on The Expert…
  • Jul 12

    4 Ways Economic Damages Experts Can Strengthen Personal Injury Case

    4 Ways Economic Damages Experts Can Strengthen Personal Injury Case
    In a personal injury case non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, will often receive the majority of... Read More The post 4 Ways Economic Damages Experts Can Strengthen Personal Injury Cases appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 2318