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Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Mar 22

    An Interesting Decision Involving Inadvertent Production

    An Interesting Decision Involving Inadvertent Production
    In February a federal district court in Virginia issued this opinion on a motion to disqualify counsel for using inadvertently produced documents. Here’s what happened factually: In an effort to share information electronically, Thomas…
  • Mar 20

    Artificial Intelligence to Make Lawyers Obsolete?

    Artificial Intelligence to Make Lawyers Obsolete?
    This Jason Koebler article in the Atlantic speculates on the Rise of Robolawyers. Don’t laugh. I believe it’s coming. From the article: …The most successful robolawyer yet was developed by a British teenager named Joshua…
  • Mar 16

    Sid Salter Explains Who Picks Next 5th Circuit Judge

    Sid Salter Explains Who Picks Next 5th Circuit Judge
    This Sid Salter column in the Clarion-Ledger does an excellent job explaining why Thad Cochran will likely pick the replacement for retiring 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Grady Jolly. The column includes a fascinating story on how then…
Rank this Week: 8

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Snyder v. Doe 16-768 Issue: Whether retroactively applying a sex-offender-registry law that classifies offenders into tiers based on crime of conviction, requires certain offenders to register for life,…
  • Mar 23

    Afternoon round-up: Day four of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing

    Afternoon round-up: Day four of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing
    Today the Senate Judiciary Committee conducted the fourth and final day of its hearing on Gorsuch nomination, which featured testimony of witnesses for and against the nomination. Coverage of the hearing comes from Matt Flegenheimer and…
  • Mar 23

    Grassley supports Gorsuch nomination, calls filibuster threat a “smokescreen”

    Grassley supports Gorsuch nomination, calls filibuster threat a “smokescreen”
    The Senate Judiciary Committee concluded its confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch this afternoon. After undergoing two days of questioning, the nominee himself was not present at today’s proceedings, which featured a variety of…
Rank this Week: 23

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Mar 12

    Dissipation of Personal Injury Settlement

    Dissipation of Personal Injury Settlement
    Personal injury victims receiving large legal settlements may discover that within a short period of time, the money is gone. Without proper guidance, education and customized settlement planning, a financial windfall can become a financial…
  • Feb 26

    Nursing Home Residents and Litigation

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

    Myth vs. Fact: The Civil Justice System

    Myth vs. Fact: The Civil Justice System
    A report on the state of the Illinois legal system from the Illinois Trial Lawyer Association reveals many misconceptions when it comes to lawyers, litigation and the civil justice system. That’s the topic of discussion on thisRingler…
Rank this Week: 96

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Mar 7

    Legislators introduce bill to address BOLI's new interpretation of manufacturing overtime rule

    Legislators introduce bill to address BOLI's new interpretation of manufacturing overtime rule
    We recently reported on BOLI 's new guidance overturning its long-standing interpretation of ORS 652.020, Oregon's overtime rule applicable to manufacturing establishments. The Oregon Legislature has now weighed in on this issue. Under ORS…
  • Feb 10

    Litigators beware: two acts designed to curb litigation abuse

    Litigators beware: two acts designed to curb litigation abuse
    On January 30, 2017, the House Judiciary Committee received two bills that could have a significant impact on litigators and their clients. One bill seeks to impose mandatory penalties on lawyers, law firms, and parties who file frivolous…
  • Feb 8

    Executive Order Impacts H-1B Visa Petition

    Executive Order Impacts H-1B Visa Petition
    President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27th banning entry into the United States by people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Other Executive Orders, including one affecting temporary visas, have been drafted by the new…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 116

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: 81

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

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

    "Rowan County prayer lawsuit returns to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals"

    "Rowan County prayer lawsuit returns to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals"
    "Rowan County prayer lawsuit returns to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals": Josh Bergeron of The Salisbury (N.C.) Post has this report. And Alanna Durkin Richer of The Associated Press reports that "Court asks who should lead prayer before…
  • Mar 23

    "Gorsuch on Chevron deference"

    "Gorsuch on Chevron deference"
    "Gorsuch on Chevron deference": Eric Posner has this blog post today.
  • Mar 23

    "Democrats Plan to Filibuster to Thwart Gorsuch Nomination"

    "Democrats Plan to Filibuster to Thwart Gorsuch Nomination"
    "Democrats Plan to Filibuster to Thwart Gorsuch Nomination": Matt Flegenheimer, Charlie Savage, and Adam Liptak will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times. And Robert Barnes, Ed O'Keefe, and Ann E. Marimow of The…
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Mar 23

    Pennsylvania Worker Wins Work Injury Claim in Court

    Pennsylvania Worker Wins Work Injury Claim in Court
    A Workers’ Compensation claim made by a woman who lost part of her leg at work has been upheld by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. The decision comes after her employer, Starr Aviation, disagreed with the decision of the…
  • Mar 17

    Disagreement Between IBM and State of Pennsylvania Turns Into Lawsuit

    Disagreement Between IBM and State of Pennsylvania Turns Into Lawsuit
    Technology giant IBM is on the receiving end of a lawsuit by the State of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of the Department of Labor and Industry, is in response to what the government says is a failed update to its…
  • Mar 10

    California Lawsuit Targets Kona Brewing Over Labeling Practice

    California Lawsuit Targets Kona Brewing Over Labeling Practice
    In general, American consumers are willing to pay extra for a premium product that has to be imported. That’s because they realize that getting that product to the shelf costs more than an item that is produced in the contiguous U.S.…
Rank this Week: 354

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/
  • Mar 23

    Campos on Glover on Theories of Legal Claim

    Campos on Glover on Theories of Legal Claim
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Sergio Campos’s essay, Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter? Sergio reviews Maria Glover’s recent article, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017).
  • Mar 21

    March Oral Arguments at SCOTUS

    March Oral Arguments at SCOTUS
    Several interesting civil procedure cases on the Supreme Court’s March 2017 oral argument calendar (more details in the links)... Today (3/21): Microsoft v. Baker Tomorrow (3/22): Water Splash v. Menon Monday (3/27): TC Heartland v. Kraft…
  • Mar 20

    Call for Papers: Akron Law Review Symposium on the 2015 FRCP Amendment

    Call for Papers: Akron Law Review Symposium on the 2015 FRCP Amendment
    The Akron Law Review is publishing a symposium issue entitled Discovery and the Impact of the December 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. From the announcement: The Akron Law Review invites papers regarding the…
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • Mar 23

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?
    J. Maria Glover, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017).Sergio J. CamposOftentimes when we call a thing someone’s “property,” we do so to invoke a very specific picture of the owner’s rights…
  • Mar 22

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law
    David Skeel, The Bylaw Puzzle in Delaware Corporate Law, 72 Bus. Law. 1 (2016/2017), available at SSRN.Christopher M. BrunerAlthough corporate bylaws are, by and large, the mundane and technical instruments of day-to-day governance that most…
  • Mar 21

    The New Institutionalism in Contract Scholarship

    The New Institutionalism in Contract Scholarship
    Matthew Jennejohn, The Private Order of Innovation Networks, 68 Stan. L. Rev. 281 (2016), available at SSRN.Robert ScottRelational contract scholarship is at a pivot point. On the one hand, the relationalist revival that has dominated…
Rank this Week: 145

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
  • Mar 22

    Brexit and PIL, Over and Over

    Brexit and PIL, Over and Over
    The abandonment of the EU by the UK is at the root of many doubts concerning the legal regime of cross-border private relationships. Little by little the panorama begins to clear up as the expectations and objectives of the UK are made…
  • Mar 22

    ERA Conference on European Insolvency Law

    ERA Conference on European Insolvency Law
    On 8-9 June 2017, the Academy of European Law (ERA) will host a conference on European Insolvency Law under the title: “Insolvency Proceedings within the EU: Latest Developments” at the ERA conference center in Trier (Germany).…
  • Mar 21

    House of Lords EU Committee on Judicial Cooperation post-Brexit

    House of Lords EU Committee on Judicial Cooperation post-Brexit
    On 20 March 2017 the European Union Committee of the House of Lords on Judicial hast published its Report on Judicial cooperation post-Brexit (“Brexit: Justice for families, individuals and Businesses?”). The full Report is…
Rank this Week: 345

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 – A New Role for Expert Witnesses?

    The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 – A New Role for Expert Witnesses?
    Class actions may be brought for a variety of reasons, from plaintiffs who have been injured by pharmaceutical... Read More The post The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 – A New Role for Expert Witnesses? appeared first…
  • Mar 21

    Using Biomechanics to Support or Refute a Seat Belt Defense

    Using Biomechanics to Support or Refute a Seat Belt Defense
    Whether upholding or challenging a seat belt defense, a biomechanical engineer can help evaluate and demonstrate the validity... Read More The post Using Biomechanics to Support or Refute a Seat Belt Defense appeared first on The Expert…
  • Mar 14

    Progress in Talcum Powder Multidistrict Litigation

    Progress in Talcum Powder Multidistrict Litigation
    Originally published on Mass Tort Nexus Dozens of talcum powder lawsuits filed on behalf of women who allegedly... Read More The post Progress in Talcum Powder Multidistrict Litigation appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 162

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

    Radiology Expert Witness Testimony Confirms No Child Abuse

    Radiology Expert Witness Testimony Confirms No Child Abuse
    Radiology Expert Witness and Endocrinology Expert Witness findings help support finding of no child abuse of a child under eighteen years old.
  • Mar 13

    Finance Expert Witness Allowed in Securities Case.

    Finance Expert Witness Allowed in Securities Case.
    Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against defendant arguing that they wrongly inflated their stock and concealed the truth about the condition of the company.  The plaintiffs hired a finance expert witness and the defendant’s…
  • Mar 10

    Law Enforcement Expert Witness Testimony Allowed in Part

    Law Enforcement Expert Witness Testimony Allowed in Part
    The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against defendant detective for a violation of their Fourth Amendment rights.  The defendant hired a law enforcement expert witness.  The plaintiffs filed a motion to exclude this testimony.…
Rank this Week: 353

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: 285

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: 122

Greedy Trial Lawyer

Greedy Trial Lawyer

The philosophical ruminations of an experienced trial lawyer who knows who he is and what he does and makes no apologies.

http://www.greedytriallawyer.com/
  • Sep 22

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  • Oct 3

    Justice Clarence Thomas, Seething Black Conservative Hero Tells Us How Bad It Has Been

    Justice Clarence Thomas, Seething Black Conservative Hero Tells Us How Bad It Has Been
    There have been more than a few voices expressing, in various ways, discomfort, surprise or puzzlement over the tone and substance of the Clarence Thomas media blitz publicizing the Justice's newly published book. A good example: Is…
  • Oct 2

    Now Isiah Thomas Is In A Hostile Environment

    Now Isiah Thomas Is In A Hostile Environment
    Some years ago I had the delightful experience of a jury note after 2 days of deliberation which asked the judge, "Do we fill out the amount of the damages if we agree the doctor was at fault?" Obviously, the doctor and his defense attorney…
Rank this Week: 361

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Mar 23

    Aaron Hernandez Judge Quizzes Jurors About Possible Reddit Post

    Aaron Hernandez Judge Quizzes Jurors About Possible Reddit Post
    The judge in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial recently warned the jurors in the case about posting information on social media. This warning came about because someone, who claimed to be juror #8 in the Hernandez trial, posted the…
  • Mar 22

    The Silence Penalty

    The Silence Penalty
    Jeffrey Bellin The Silence Penalty Abstract In every criminal trial, the defendant possesses the right to testify. Deciding whether to exercise that right, however, is rarely easy. Declining to testify shields defendants from questioning by…
  • Mar 21

    LGBT Juror Non-Discrimination Bill Introduced

    LGBT Juror Non-Discrimination Bill Introduced
    Members of both the U.S. House (Juror Non-Discrimination Act of 2017) and Senate (Jury Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection, or ACCESS, Act of 2017) have introduced legislation to extend Batson to include a juror's…
Rank this Week: 4378

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

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

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
  • Mar 23

    Sanctions Imposed for Loss of ESI Transferred in Sale of Busine

    Sanctions Imposed for Loss of ESI Transferred in Sale of Busine
    ILWU-PMA Welfare Plan Bd. of Trs. v. Connecticut Gen. Life. Ins. Co., No. C 15-02965 WHA, 2017 WL 345988 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 24, 2017) In this case, ESI was lost when Defendant’s parent company sold another of its…
  • Mar 9

    Privilege Waived as to Unprotected Information on File Share Site

    Privilege Waived as to Unprotected Information on File Share Site
    Harleysville Ins. Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, Inc., No. 1:15cv00057 (W.D. Va. Feb. 9, 2017) In this case, the court found that the placement of privileged information on a file share site and dissemination of the hyperlink to access…
  • Mar 3

    Judge Peck Issues “Wake-up Call” Regarding Appropriate Responses to Discovery

    Judge Peck Issues “Wake-up Call” Regarding Appropriate Responses to Discovery
    Fischer v. Forrest, —F. Supp. 3d—, 2017 WL 773694 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 28, 2017) Judge Peck has “once again” issued a “discovery wake-up call,” this time regarding the effects of the 2015 amendments on the rules…
Rank this Week: 2613

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: 2302

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: 1773

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Federal Enforcement of Marijuana Laws May Impact Pennsylvania

    Federal Enforcement of Marijuana Laws May Impact Pennsylvania
    In December of 2015, the Pittsburgh City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana. This means that if you get caught with a few joints within Pittsburgh city limits, the police will give you a citation…
  • Mar 16

    Pittsburgh No. 1 City to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

    Pittsburgh No. 1 City to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
    St. Patrick’s Day in Pittsburgh is a fun time. The city boasts the second-highest number of Irish in the country (at 13.5 percent, it’s just behind Boston). With 20,000 people participating in the annual parade, as well as a large…
  • Feb 24

    Breathalyzers and Field Sobriety Tests at DUI Checkpoint

    Breathalyzers and Field Sobriety Tests at DUI Checkpoint
    In recent years, law enforcement has made a concerted effort to crack down on drunk driving. A main component of this campaign is DUI checkpoints, or areas that officers use to catch drunk drivers. In most cases, these checkpoints are…
Rank this Week: 2235

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/
  • Mar 23

    3 Excellent Ways to Use “Top-Bottom” Timelines in Trial

    3 Excellent Ways to Use “Top-Bottom” Timelines in Trial
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting Timelines are a frequently used, time-honored trial technique that we have discussed in these pages more than once. Since human beings like to focus on a story –…
  • Mar 21

    The Key Elements of a Good Narrative – at Trial or Anywhere Else

    The Key Elements of a Good Narrative – at Trial or Anywhere Else
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting Here in these pages, we often talk about storytelling as a fundamental principle of successful trial work. But what are the elements of a good story? A good story is one…
  • Mar 13

    Still Think Persuasion is About Talking While Showing Bullet Points?

    Still Think Persuasion is About Talking While Showing Bullet Points?
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting We recently asked three top trial lawyers about what makes them so successful in the courtroom. They are quite a successful trio. One of them is Bobby Burchfield of King & Spalding, whose bio notes,…
Rank this Week: 3201

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: 3051

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Mar 23

    A Comprehensive Look at the Current Status of Adnan's Case

    A Comprehensive Look at the Current Status of Adnan's Case
    I've been getting a lot of questions about the current status of the Adnan Syed case, so I thought that I would do a post that gets into the nitty gritty of it. 1. Opinion/Order Granting a New Trial On...
  • Mar 17

    Entertainment Weekly's New True Crime Feature, Rebecca Schaeffer & Anti-Stalking Law

    Entertainment Weekly's New True Crime Feature, Rebecca Schaeffer & Anti-Stalking Law
    Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly posted "When Devotion Turns Deadly," the first article for their new feature, http://truecrime.ew.com: The article, by Joe McGovern, focuses on the 1989 murder of Rebecca Schaeffer at the hands of a…
  • Mar 16

    Was the "Come & Get Me" Call the Linchpin on the State's Case Against Adnan?

    Was the "Come & Get Me" Call the Linchpin on the State's Case Against Adnan?
    Having focused on the State's Brief of Appellant in the Adnan Syed over the last two weeks, I wanted to turn my attention to the upcoming Brief of Appellee, which is scheduled to be filed by March 29th. In addition...
Rank this Week: 4273

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Family Claims Medical Malpractice Resulted in Relative’s Death

    Family Claims Medical Malpractice Resulted in Relative’s Death
    Medical malpractice cases are hard fought, difficult cases that can take years to resolve. If victims require litigation funding, it is important to know that Lawsuit Financial Corporation is one of the few legal funding companies that…
  • Mar 20

    Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Texting While Driving Teen

    Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Texting While Driving Teen
    We always believe that the unthinkable cannot happen to us, but the sad truth is that a fatal auto accident can happen at any time, to anyone. While the crash can happen for any number of reasons, the highest occurrences are due to a…
  • Mar 20

    Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Texting While Driving Teen

    Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Texting While Driving Teen
    We always believe that the unthinkable cannot happen to us, but the sad truth is that a fatal auto accident can happen at any time, to anyone. While the crash can happen for any number of reasons, the highest occurrences are due to a…
Rank this Week: 1232

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3418

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/
  • Mar 23

    Make Your Opening (Sort of) Like a Closing: A Review of Representative Schiff's Russia-Election Hearing Introduction

    Make Your Opening (Sort of) Like a Closing: A Review of Representative Schiff's Russia-Election Hearing Introduction
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Well, it has been yet another fascinating week for people like me who are interested in political communication. This week, Congress kicked off hearings dealing with some explosive charges regarding a foreign country's…
  • Mar 20

    To Address Implicit Bias, Rely on Rules Not Standard

    To Address Implicit Bias, Rely on Rules Not Standard
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In the first of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movies, the heroine of the story is demanding to be taken back to shore and invoking something called "The Pirate Code" to make her case. The pirate, Captain…
  • Mar 16

    Let Them Own It

    Let Them Own It
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: I have this theory, and because it is mine, I believe it. That, in a nutshell, is the explanation of a new and unique bias that has recently been demonstrated by social science researchers. The bias is called,…
Rank this Week: 4491

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/
  • Mar 23

    M&A update: Canadian federal budget 2017 tax measure

    M&A update: Canadian federal budget 2017 tax measure
    Yesterday, Budget 2017 was tabled by the Liberal government. While Budget 2016 contained many significant tax changes, Budget 2017 does not. Despite having indicated in its 2015 election platform and in Budget 2016 that the Liberal government…
  • Mar 23

    New cybersecurity requirements for DFS-regulated entitie

    New cybersecurity requirements for DFS-regulated entitie
    New cybersecurity requirements for Department of Financial Services (DFS)-regulated entities took effect on March 1, 2017. The New York DFS created these requirements in response to recent or potential threats to sensitive electronic…
  • Mar 21

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation
    As we reported in 2014, United States post-deal litigation became more of a rule than an exception in the early-to-mid 2010s, with over 95% of M&A transactions attracting litigation. In many cases, a single deal could result in multiple…
Rank this Week: 490

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4747

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Mar 22

    Constitution Revision Commission Begins Public Hearing

    Constitution Revision Commission Begins Public Hearing
    I cannot overemphasize the significance and power of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. It can initiate fundamental restructuring of state government and, in the process, deal far-reaching setbacks to the integrity of the judicial…
  • Mar 3

    Conflict Over Stays and Bond Amounts Under Rule 9.310

    Conflict Over Stays and Bond Amounts Under Rule 9.310
    Silver Beach Towers Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Silver Beach Investments of Destin, L.C., No. 1D16-4555, 42 Fla. L. Weekly D442c (Fla 1st DCA February 21, 2017) involved a judgment awarding $1,827,372.18 plus…
  • Feb 25

    Tom Quoted as a “Pro Bono Pro”

    Tom Quoted as a “Pro Bono Pro”
    The March 2017 of The Florida Bar Journal features several stories about the significant pro bono work lawyers do. Read about Tom’s pro bono contributions in The Pro Bono Pros: And How You Can Become…
Rank this Week: 3997

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Trial in Texas?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Trial in Texas?
    A Motion in Limine is common in criminal trials, both at the state and federal level. It is a motion filed by either the prosecution or defense before a trial begins, asking the that opposing counsel and opposing counsel’s witnesses not…
  • Mar 20

    Asset Forfeiture and the need for Forfeiture Reform

    Asset Forfeiture and the need for Forfeiture Reform
    How $1,400 worth of drugs landed $155,000 in the State’s Pocket. Just call it “habeas grabus.” Habeus grabus is the phenomenon that occurs where law enforcement officials presume that property belonging to an accused…
  • Mar 15

    Criminal Trial Analytics: Learning from Verdicts using Tarrant County as an Example

    Criminal Trial Analytics: Learning from Verdicts using Tarrant County as an Example
    In the world of civil litigation, tracking jury verdicts is big business. Attorneys and their clients want to know what juries in a particular jurisdiction have been doing before they go to trial. It also helps both sides understand the risks…
Rank this Week: 2606

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
  • Mar 22

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel
    The timing of a motion to compel depends largely on whether responses have been served. Here’s a review of the timing in common situations and a handy chart with the time limits. If no responses served. If the responding party fails to…
  • Mar 20

    Yes, California Employers, It Really Is Time to Update Your NDA

    Yes, California Employers, It Really Is Time to Update Your NDA
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau, Redwood City, CA. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling and litigation regarding trade secrets and…
  • Mar 17

    4 Tips for Defining Contract Term

    4 Tips for Defining Contract Term
    When drafting a contract, make sure to give attention to the defined terms portion. Defined terms are important because they allow the use of short-form references for names, terms, and concepts that are frequently repeated in an agreement,…
Rank this Week: 2411

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Mar 22

    Injury Cases Involving Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Continue To Progre

    Injury Cases Involving Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Continue To Progre
    At the Blackwell Law Firm website we have a section called Hot Topics. That section provides news and research related to current legal issues. Many of these issues involve injury from bad drugs or dangerous medical devices. Among those…
  • Mar 2

    Does The Drug Abilify Cause Compulsive Behaviors?

    Does The Drug Abilify Cause Compulsive Behaviors?
    It’s difficult to believe. Like many people, I had serious doubts. Very serious doubts. Can a drug really cause compulsive behaviors like uncontrollable gambling? Many Abilify victims suffered the doubts of family and friends. Yet, new…
  • Jan 12

    Are Hernia Mesh Products Causing Personal Injury?

    Are Hernia Mesh Products Causing Personal Injury?
    Hernia Repair Surgeries Are Common Hernia repair surgeries are among the most common surgeries in the United States. More than a million of these surgeries are performed each year in this country. Hernia repair surgeries can be performed with…
Rank this Week: 3906

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    Court Stays Case Pending IPR & CBM Petitions, Pre-Institution

    Court Stays Case Pending IPR & CBM Petitions, Pre-Institution
    T-Rex Prop. AB v. Adaptive Micro Sys., LLC, No. 16 C 5667, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 26, 2017) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendant Adaptive Micro Systems’ (“Adaptive”) motion to stay plaintiff T-Rex’s patent…
  • Mar 20

    Fiduciary Shield Doctrine Does Not Prevent Suit Against Companies Sole Owner / Manager

    Fiduciary Shield Doctrine Does Not Prevent Suit Against Companies Sole Owner / Manager
    Deckers Outdoor Corp. v. Australian Leather Pty. Ltd., No. 16 C 3676, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 25, 2017) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied individual defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction…
  • Mar 17

    Northern District of Illinois has Highest PTAB Grant Rate

    Northern District of Illinois has Highest PTAB Grant Rate
    The Northern District has the highest grant rate for stays pending Inter Partes Review (“IPR”), Covered Business Method Review (“CBM”) and Post-Grant Review (“PGR”) of any of the biggest patent districts…
Rank this Week: 924

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2223

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
  • Mar 21

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic
    I was invited to deliver a short-talk, as part of a public discussion looking at ‘Cross Cutting Dynamics of Online Democracy: Mainstreaming Internet Freedom and the Right to Privacy in Sri Lanka”, at the Bar Association of Sri…
  • Mar 21

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist
    ‘Corridors of Power’, a path-breaking project marrying constitutional reform and theory with architecture, is a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017 awards, under the Urban Design category. As noted online,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 915

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1577

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/
  • Mar 21

    9th Cir. Split: What's the Math Say?

    9th Cir. Split: What's the Math Say?
    That's the title of Vanderbilt Professor Brian Fitzpatrick's article in today's DJ. He argues that "Smaller circuits might very well make fewer outlier decisions" in "both directions" (i.e., from the left or right). He then uses math to prove…
  • Mar 20

    Appellate Tidbit

    Appellate Tidbit
    Today's Moskovitz on Appeals column is Writs: Part II, explaining that to pique an appellate court's interest in your writ petition, you should show: immediacy ("the issue must be resolved now"); a need to clarify the law; and a serious…
  • Mar 18

    Book Review: Allegiance

    Book Review: Allegiance
    As an appellate practitioner, you recognize the name Eugene Gressman, right? As in "Stern & Gressman" -- the colloquial way of referring to the SCOTUS bible/practice guide (actually titled Supreme Court Practice). Well, did you know that…
Rank this Week: 4577

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    2017 Michael Matters ‘New Year, Same Wish’ event a succe

    2017 Michael Matters ‘New Year, Same Wish’ event a succe
    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (February 7, 2017) – The Michael Matters Foundation’s 2017 “New Year, Same Wish” fundraiser was a huge success thanks to the more than 400 supporters who came together at Viper Alley on February 3,…
  • Mar 20

    Salvi Law March Pet of the Month: Tinkerbell

    Salvi Law March Pet of the Month: Tinkerbell
    CHICAGO (March 21, 2017) – The Illinois personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. has committed to finding local adoptable pets a loving home in 2017. We have teamed up with the Anti Cruelty Society in…
  • Mar 15

    Salvi Law aims to find local pets a loving home in the New Year

    Salvi Law aims to find local pets a loving home in the New Year
    CHICAGO (March 15, 2017) –The Illinois personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. is on a mission to find local adoptable pets a loving home in 2017. The firm, which has locations in Chicago and…
Rank this Week: 2686

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/
  • Mar 21

    #TwitterTuesday--Empire State

    #TwitterTuesday--Empire State
    Today's #TwitterTuesday comes from the great state of New York. Here are a few folks/courts to follow for #appellatetwitter in NY: The New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, has its own Twitter account (@NYCourtsCOA).…
  • Mar 20

    To "Um" or Not--A Discussion of Disfluencies for Lawyers, Professors, and Student

    To "Um" or Not--A Discussion of Disfluencies for Lawyers, Professors, and Student
    As a moot court coach, I teach my students to not use disfluencies like "um" or "uh" in their oral arguments. According to Prof. Barbara Gotthelf's article, A Lawyer's Guide to Um, my dislike of these disfluencies is not…
  • Mar 13

    Full Citizenship Project

    Full Citizenship Project
    Last week, on International Women's Day, the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) and the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) announced the "Full Citizenship Project for All Law Faculty" campaign. According to the press release,…
Rank this Week: 2041

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Mar 20

    Making your vote count II: CSA finalizes proxy voting protocol

    Making your vote count II: CSA finalizes proxy voting protocol
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have recently released finalized guidance and protocols for meeting vote reconciliation under CSA Staff-Notice 54-305 Meeting Vote Reconciliation Protocols (the Protocols) which are implemented on…
  • Mar 13

    Glass Lewis’ 2017 Canada Policy Guideline

    Glass Lewis’ 2017 Canada Policy Guideline
    Towards the end of last year, Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (Glass Lewis), a leading governance and proxy voting firm, released its 2017 Proxy Paper Guidelines for Canada (the Guidelines) for the upcoming 2017 proxy season.  Although the…
  • Feb 27

    Re Hemostemix Inc: Alberta Securities Commission upholds decision of TSXV in contested private placement

    Re Hemostemix Inc: Alberta Securities Commission upholds decision of TSXV in contested private placement
    Following recent amendments to Canada’s takeover bid rules, private placements in the face of hostile bids have become newly controversial. Private placements in the context of proxy contests have received less attention. Yet this is…
Rank this Week: 523

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/
  • Mar 20

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference
    Although the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) was founded in 2000, the term "settlement planner" is still viewed by many structured settlement stakeholders as an inflated synonym for "plaintiff broker". Current SSP President Joseph Tombs…
  • Feb 23

    Structured Settlement 2016 Annuity Sale

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

    S2P2J Release 61

    S2P2J Release 61
    The United States structured settlement industry has been in existence for more than 40 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of personal injury settlement planning. The industry consists of…
Rank this Week: 2248

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 534

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1737

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 4484