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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Jankovic v. International Crisis Group 16-683 Issues: (1) Whether, for a defamation plaintiff to be deemed a limited-purpose public figure, the defamatory statement must be directly related (or…
  • Jan 18

    Argument analysis: Six-justice court sympathetic to government in detainee case

    Argument analysis: Six-justice court sympathetic to government in detainee case
    When Acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn took the lectern today in Ziglar v. Abbasi, he attempted to paint a portrait of déjà vu all over again. The three consolidated cases before the Supreme Court today were brought by a…
  • Jan 18

    Argument analysis: Is the statutory phrase “crime of violence” in the immigration laws void for vagueness?

    Argument analysis: Is the statutory phrase “crime of violence” in the immigration laws void for vagueness?
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lynch v. Dimaya, a criminal-removal case. The court has taken up several of these in recent years, including Esquivel-Quintana v. Lynch, which the justices will hear next month. Unlike some…
Rank this Week: 8

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Jan 18

    Today’s SCOTUS Decision on Federal Jurisdiction & Fannie Mae

    Today’s SCOTUS Decision on Federal Jurisdiction & Fannie Mae
    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Lightfoot v. Cendant Mortgage Corp. Justice Sotomayor’s opinion begins: The corporate charter of the Federal National Mortgage Association, known as Fannie Mae, authorizes Fannie…
  • Jan 18

    SCOTUS Oral Argument in Abbasi

    SCOTUS Oral Argument in Abbasi
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in three consolidated cases raising issues relating to Bivens, qualified immunity, and pleading standards. The cases are Ziglar v. Abbasi (No. 15-1358), Ashcroft v. Abbasi (No. 15-1359), and…
  • Jan 18

    Effron on Jurisdiction and the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Effron on Jurisdiction and the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    I have posted my latest article, Trade Secrets, Extraterritoriality, and Jurisdiction to SSRN. Twenty years ago, Congress passed the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 which criminalized trade secret misappropriation and authorized broad domestic…
Rank this Week: 40

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 44

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Covers eDiscovery case law, rules, and issues, such confidentiality, sanctions and spoliation. By Morris James LLP.

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

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression
    Legal Tech New York 2015 took place in early February and the Morris James eDiscovery team was lucky enough to attend for the third straight year.  The general impression is that the eDiscovery focus has continued to shift away from…
  • Apr 3

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2
    The is the second in a series of posts summarizing the 7 most important eDiscovery cases in Delaware in 2014. The second case is 112359 Factor Fund, LLC and Five Nine Group, LLC v. Flux Carbon Starter Fund, LLC, Mary Carroll, Kevin…
  • Mar 31

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group
    Morris James LLP has formed a Data Privacy and Information Governance Group. The Data Privacy and Information Governance Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and fiduciary duty attorneys, attorneys well-versed in electronic data…
Rank this Week: 45

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: 80

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
  • Jan 17

    “And as the fog gets clearer…“ – May on Brexit

    “And as the fog gets clearer…“ – May on Brexit
    In her long-awaited speech on what Brexit actually means for the future application of the acquis communautaire in the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister Theresa May, on 17 January, 2017, stressed that the objective of legal certainty is…
  • Jan 11

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension
    This book is a collection of papers presented at the 24th traditional conference Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimensions. The conference was organized on 19-21 May 2016 in Portoroz, Slovenija, by the Institute for Commercial…
  • Jan 9

    Brexit Means Brexit, But What Does Brexit Mean? Seminar Serie

    Brexit Means Brexit, But What Does Brexit Mean? Seminar Serie
    The Centre of European Law at King’s College London is running a series of seminars on the meaning of Brexit and its potential impact on different areas of law. It considers the options for the new legal regime between the UK and…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 74

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/
  • Jan 18

    Goodwin Liu Makes Case for Liberal Dissent

    Goodwin Liu Makes Case for Liberal Dissent
    That's the title of an article in today's Recorder here, which begins:Goodwin Liu thinks it's OK to disagree with the U.S. Supreme Court—and he's not exactly shy about it.At a conference at University of California, Hastings Law School,…
  • Jan 18

    An arresting morning at SCOTUS yesterday

    An arresting morning at SCOTUS yesterday
    NLJ reports (w/a slide show): Supreme Court Protest Ends in 18 ArrestsEighteen protesters were arrested on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday morning after displaying a large "STOP EXECUTIONS!" banner calling for an end to…
  • Jan 17

    Justice Liu studies Asian-Americans in the law

    Justice Liu studies Asian-Americans in the law
    The AP reports: Few Asian-Americans hold top legal jobs, new study says, referencing a study by Justice Liu. (Once a professor, always a professor?)When Goodwin Liu joined the seven-member California Supreme Court in 2011, he became its…
Rank this Week: 377

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jan 17

    Programming note

    Programming note
    Programming note: The 2017 Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit will take place in Long Beach, California in November 2017. And tomorrow evening and Thursday morning, the AJEI's Education Committee will meet in Long Beach to plan the…
  • Jan 17

    "Liberal U.S. justices hit debt collector's business practices"

    "Liberal U.S. justices hit debt collector's business practices"
    "Liberal U.S. justices hit debt collector's business practices": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report. You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, No.…
  • Jan 17

    "Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?"

    "Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?"
    "Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?" Brent Johnson of NJ.com has this report. Andrew Chung of Reuters reports that "U.S. top court asks Trump team for New Jersey sports betting views." And David Porter of The…
Rank this Week: 145

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
  • Jan 15

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip
    RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the “Rule of Primacy” is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you’re a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence…
  • Dec 10

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED
    Greetings to all my cold Minnesota friends (cold hands but warm hearts). I’m writing this post from my winter home in Scottsdale, AZ where it’s currently a balmy 66 degrees. (sorry I couldn’t resist). Since writing my last…
  • Oct 8

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?
    The following post is a reprint of a May 2, 2011 “Psychology Today” article written by Tyger Latham, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington, DC.  He counsels individuals and couples, many of…
Rank this Week: 291

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

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

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Jan 13

    Search Warrant Issued For Amazon Echo Data

    Search Warrant Issued For Amazon Echo Data
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Search Warrant Issued For Amazon Echo Data Amazon Echo has been around for a few years now. But last week was the first time it was reported…
  • Jan 3

    Email Tracking: Is It Ethical For Lawyers?

    Email Tracking: Is It Ethical For Lawyers?
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Email Tracking: Is It Ethical For Lawyers? Lawyers have been using email for more than two decades now. Years ago, in the early 1990s, most…
  • Dec 21

    2016 Holiday Gift Guide For The Tech-Savvy Lawyer

    2016 Holiday Gift Guide For The Tech-Savvy Lawyer
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** 2016 Holiday Gift Guide For The Tech-Savvy Lawyer It’s hard to believe, but 2016 is about to draw to a close. And you know what that…
Rank this Week: 144

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jan 12

    Donald Trump And Honest Services Fraud

    Donald Trump And Honest Services Fraud
    LBJ gave up his radio stations. Jimmy Carter gave up his peanut farm. Untangling Donald Trump from his web of companies and interests is a bit more complicated.   Yesterday, a team of lawyers at Morgan Lewis released a “white…
  • Jan 3

    Chantix And The End Of Evidence-Based Pharmaceutical

    Chantix And The End Of Evidence-Based Pharmaceutical
    Last month, the FDA allowed Pfizer to change the warning label for Chantix — a drug prescribed for smoking cessation — so that it no longer has to have a prominent “black box” warning for psychiatric effects. Instead,…
  • Dec 1

    Younger People Are Actually More Supportive Of Democracy

    Younger People Are Actually More Supportive Of Democracy
    Have you seen this horrifying graphic? It’s from a New York Times story, “How Stable Are Democracies? ‘Warning Signs Are Flashing Red.’” The graphic suggests that people were asked whether it was…
Rank this Week: 379

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 164

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Dec 30

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction
    While we don’t have a criminal practice, this recently decided case is interesting in how science can change, impacting prior court decisions.  This same concept was found regarding fire science, in a prior posts found here and…
  • Nov 14

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement
    A supplier was found liable for selling counterfeit Fendi handbags, and after two separate lawsuits was obligated to Fendi and a retailer to whom those fake bags were sold for substantial damages. In an attempt to avoid paying those damages,…
  • Jul 18

    Cybersquatting/Domain Name Dispute Requires Proof Even on Default

    Cybersquatting/Domain Name Dispute Requires Proof Even on Default
    This article nicely points out the folly of an insufficient showing of proof in a domain dispute proceeding, even if the respondent defaults.  And worse, the claimant gets one shot—if the claim is denied there is no…
Rank this Week: 226

A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

Random thoughts and helpful links and resources from Buffalo lawyer Jeremy Colby.

http://abuffalolawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 368

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/
  • Aug 21

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.
    The August 5th Bloomberg article “This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult,” brings up IDI,Inc. The article suggests that IDI has built a profile about you on its idiCore database. Private…
  • Jul 25

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset
    Plastic surgeon Michael D. Brandner & business owner Goderick Augustus Benjamin were accused of committing federal crimes & hiding assets from their wives. Like Dr. Brandner & Mr. Benjamin, Steven Zinnel was a divorcing…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 280

New York Civil Law

New York Civil Law

A forum for New York Appellate Law, Civil Procedure, Insurance Coverage and Defense. By Matthew Lerner.

http://nylaw.typepad.com/new_york_civil_law/
  • Oct 21

    Nominees for Chief Judge Position on New York Court of Appeal

    Nominees for Chief Judge Position on New York Court of Appeal
    Capital New York published this article on the nominees for the Chief Judge position of the New York Court of Appeals.
  • Apr 13

    New Edition of The Appeals Attorney

    New Edition of The Appeals Attorney
    "The Appeals Attorneys" is a publication from my firm's Appellate Advocacy Group. It includes summaries of cases that will be heard by the high courts in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. For New York, this edition includes…
  • Apr 10

    Governor Cuomo Nominates Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the New York Court of Appeal

    Governor Cuomo Nominates Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the New York Court of Appeal
    I'm posting about a story that broke last Friday, but better late than never. Governor Cuomo nominated Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the New York Court of Appeals on Friday, April 5, 2013 to fill the seat previously held by the...
Rank this Week: 411

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: 176

At Counsel Table

At Counsel Table

Covers the craft and business of the courtroom lawyer. By Alex Craigie.

http://atcounseltable.wordpress.com
  • Mar 9

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
    If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-quality, 100% irony-free, individually crafted blog posts at our new…
  • Mar 9

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
    If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-quality, 100% irony-free, individually crafted blog posts at our new…
  • Feb 15

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
Rank this Week: 448

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/
  • Jan 18

    Interview with SSP President Joe Tomb

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

    SSP President Responds to AIG Class Action Lawsuit

    SSP President Responds to AIG Class Action Lawsuit
    Based upon the history of the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP), and the role of Richard Risk (an SSP founder and member) as one of the plaintiff attorneys, structured settlement industry participants might assume that SSP, as an…
  • Oct 9

    NAMSAP 2016 Annual Conference

    NAMSAP 2016 Annual Conference
    The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), "the only non-profit association exclusively addressing the issues and challenges of the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Statute and its impact on workers’ compensation…
Rank this Week: 2109

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1990

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

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

    The Court of Special Appeals Grants the State & Adnan Leave to Appeal

    The Court of Special Appeals Grants the State & Adnan Leave to Appeal
    Today, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an order that mainly did two things: (1) granted the State leave to appeal the portion of Judge Martin Welch's order granting Adnan Syed a new trial based upon his cell...
  • Jan 10

    The Allen Charge Project: Kansa

    The Allen Charge Project: Kansa
    The key Kansas case on the Allen Charge is State v. Salts, 200 P.3d 464 (Kan. 2009). In Salts, Alan Salts was charged with indecent liberties with a child. Before jury deliberations, the judge gave the jury the following instructions:...
  • Jan 6

    The Allen Charge Project: Iowa

    The Allen Charge Project: Iowa
    They key Iowa case on the Allen Charge is State v. Campbell, 294 N.W.2d 803 (Iowa 1980). In Campbell, Charles Campbell, Jr. was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcoholic beverage. After the jury had...
Rank this Week: 4182

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Monica Shah Becomes Zalkind Law’s Newest Partner

    Monica Shah Becomes Zalkind Law’s Newest Partner
    Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP is proud to announce that Monica Shah has joined the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2017.  Monica will continue her litigation practice in criminal defense, employment, and Title IX…
  • Jan 9

    Criminal Justice Reform: How Are We Doing in Massachusetts? (Part 2 of 2)

    Criminal Justice Reform: How Are We Doing in Massachusetts? (Part 2 of 2)
    In my last blog post, I discussed some of the steps Massachusetts has taken in recent years to reform the state’s criminal justice system and the problems that remain in that system.  In this post, I will discuss some reforms that…
  • Jan 4

    Criminal Justice Reform: How Are We Doing in Massachusetts? (Part 1 of 2)

    Criminal Justice Reform: How Are We Doing in Massachusetts? (Part 1 of 2)
    At the federal level, efforts at criminal justice reform have been trapped in a legislative logjam.  Despite considerable bipartisan consensus on the subject – including the backing of the notorious Koch brothers, who fund…
Rank this Week: 1530

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
  • Jan 18

    Chart: Compare Summary Judgment to Other Motion

    Chart: Compare Summary Judgment to Other Motion
    When considering whether to move for summary judgment or summary adjudication, always assess whether there are better procedures available for narrowing the issues or terminating the litigation. Keep the following chart handy to help you…
  • Jan 13

    Say It Early and Often

    Say It Early and Often
    The most important concept to remember in organizing your statements to the jury, whether during opening statement or closing argument, is the “rule of primacy”: Jurors tend to believe what they hear first and most frequently.…
  • Jan 11

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right
    Employers often set up an “introductory” or “probationary” period for initial evaluation of new employees. There’s often a performance evaluation at the end of this period, and employers may believe they have…
Rank this Week: 2532

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: 3004

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Jan 18

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?
    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer? Most people know from popular TV shows that the defendant in a criminal case has the right to counsel. But when does this right come into play, and what does it really mean? The…
  • Jan 18

    What if a President is Sued in Civil Court

    What if a President is Sued in Civil Court
    What Happens When a President is Sued in Civil Court? What do former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and John F. Kennedy have in common with President-elect Donald Trump? Out of all of the Presidents who have preceded Trump,…
  • Nov 10

    Why You Should Not Plead Guilty Based Solely on a Presumptive Drug Test

    Why You Should Not Plead Guilty Based Solely on a Presumptive Drug Test
    Chicago drug convictions may be based on bad evidence A recent article [1] in the Washington Post discussed the practice of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Nevada criminal justice system of relying on drug field test…
Rank this Week: 2916

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jan 18

    Nasty women earn more money (but it isn’t all roses) 

    Nasty women earn more money (but it isn’t all roses) 
    We have written a lot about how women are treated unequally (which can, sometimes, make it hard to be a woman). Initially, we illustrated these posts with various photos of Tammy Wynette but we decided to stop picking on her for one song…
  • Jan 16

    Simple Jury Persuasion: Using your expert  witnesses’ hands help persuade juror

    Simple Jury Persuasion: Using your expert  witnesses’ hands help persuade juror
    You may have seen our blog post where we talk about research that informs us in patent work to either allow jurors to examine a disputed invention up close or to simply have them view it from a distance. Which strategy we recommend you use…
  • Jan 13

    Internet commenters, crying men, psychiatrists on trial, and good  bosse

    Internet commenters, crying men, psychiatrists on trial, and good  bosse
    It is still so early in 2017 and yet, it is time for another installation of tidbits, miscellany, odds and ends, and accumulated wisdom with which you can amaze your friends and impress family members. And that we don’t want to just…
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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/
  • Jan 18

    Business Lobbying Goes Global

    Business Lobbying Goes Global
    Melissa J. Durkee, Astroturf Activism, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Verity WinshipCitizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain. Consumers for World Trade. The American Forest and Paper Association. The Turkish…
  • Jan 17

    Rethinking Remedie

    Rethinking Remedie
    Nicholas Bagley, Remedial Restraint in Administrative Law, Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2017), available via SSRN.Kathryn WattsWe have all heard the saying that you “don’t need a sledgehammer to kill a gnat.” Yet, when…
  • Jan 16

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code
    Stephen A. Berrey, The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi (2015).Anders WalkerIn The Jim Crow Routine, historian Stephen Berrey brings fresh eyes to the intricate set of legal rules…
Rank this Week: 4754

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jan 18

    Proving Damages in a Conversion Case

    Proving Damages in a Conversion Case
    In Hamilton v. Holderman, No. M2015-02302-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 27, 2015), the Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed a damages award in a conversion case. In the underlying dispute, plaintiffs had rented a furnished house and barn to…
  • Jan 16

    Pro Se Plaintiff Allowed to Proceed with Part of Claim Against Chiropractor

    Pro Se Plaintiff Allowed to Proceed with Part of Claim Against Chiropractor
    In Lacy v. Mitchell, No. M2016-00677-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 30, 2016), the trial court dismissed plaintiff’s case, finding that her claim fell under the Health Care Liability Act and that she uncontestedly failed to follow the…
  • Jan 15

    Employer Had No Duty to Prevent Employee From Leaving Store in His Own Car

    Employer Had No Duty to Prevent Employee From Leaving Store in His Own Car
    In Thompson v. Best Buy Stores, L.P., No. E2015-02304-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 28, 2016), the Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that an employer had no duty to prevent an employee from leaving the premises in his own car.…
Rank this Week: 887

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jan 18

    January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the January 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $16.5 million settlement- Hattiesburg federal court civil rights case; three men wrongfully convicted of murder; served combined 83 years in prison (8/1/16);…
  • Jan 10

    Mississippi Judiciary Website Now Mobile Friendly

    Mississippi Judiciary Website Now Mobile Friendly
    The State of Mississippi Judiciary recently launched a redesigned website. The big difference is the new site is mobile friendly. It looks better on my phone than it does on my monitor. It’s very easy to access and read the hand down…
  • Jan 9

    Experts Say Tell Florida It’s 7.6% PERS Investment Return Assumption Is Too High

    Experts Say Tell Florida It’s 7.6% PERS Investment Return Assumption Is Too High
    The Orlando Sentinel reported last week on a report from the State’s actuarial consultant that stated that Florida’s PERS investment return assumption of 7.6% is too high. The actuaries recommended a 7% investment return…
Rank this Week: 5025

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4616

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    CMS Recovery and Reporting Threshold

    CMS Recovery and Reporting Threshold
    By the Kean Miller Medicare Compliance Team CMS issued an Alert on November 15, 2016, concerning 2017 Recovery Thresholds.  On December 12, 2016, it issued another Alert regarding 2017 Reporting Thresholds.  CMS also updated its…
  • Jan 15

    EPA RMP Requirements: Third Party Audits and Privilege

    EPA RMP Requirements: Third Party Audits and Privilege
    By Lee Vail, Ph.D., J.D. On March 14, 2016, Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed changes to the Risk Management Plan Program (“RMP”) Rule.  On January 13, 2017, the EPA published a new final…
  • Jan 13

    U.S. Supreme Court To Consider Class-Action Waiver

    U.S. Supreme Court To Consider Class-Action Waiver
    By Scott Huffstetler Today, the United States Supreme Court decided to consider three decisions involving class-action waivers in employee arbitration agreements.  As background, many employers require employees to sign arbitration…
Rank this Week: 2249

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1104

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/
  • Jan 17

    21st Century Fox v. Netflix . . . Will This Lawsuit Determine the Value of Employment Contracts?

    21st Century Fox v. Netflix . . . Will This Lawsuit Determine the Value of Employment Contracts?
    A heated lawsuit between 21st Century Fox and Netflix reveals a great deal about the inner workings of Hollywood while also providing useful insights for employers in California and across the country. This high-profile case is a helpful…
  • Jan 6

    How Will Proposition 64 Affect California Employers?

    How Will Proposition 64 Affect California Employers?
    With the passage of Proposition 64 in November, California became one of a handful of states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Many residents are thrilled with the outcome, but the new law is leaving employers wondering what…
  • Dec 21

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    The Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde Team Wish You and Yours a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year
Rank this Week: 1239

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/
  • Jan 17

    2017 Greatest Hit

    2017 Greatest Hit
    We’ve shared a few “Greatest Hits” lists over the years, and so here’s the next installment. Although we get a great deal of traffic from Google and other web searches, we also have our “Top 10 This Week”…
  • Dec 15

    Demonstratives: Making Effective Graphics for Trial

    Demonstratives: Making Effective Graphics for Trial
    I frequently use Microsoft PowerPoint to create and display demonstrative graphics used in Opening Statements, Closing Arguments, and with Expert Witnesses. Although professional graphic artists also use tools such as Adobe’s…
  • Nov 30

    $haring Trial Support Cost

    $haring Trial Support Cost
    Regardless how large your trial may be, saving your client a little money is usually a good thing -- at least when it doesn't come at the cost of compromised quality (or malpractice). Here are a few possible ways to reduce some of your trial…
Rank this Week: 3022

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II
    Registrations, Licensing, Tax IDs, and Permits If “choosing a business structure” is the first part of launching a business, handling registrations, licensing, tax IDs, and permits are collectively a close second. Getting this…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine
    Starting a new business is never a simple process and is even more difficult if you are doing it for your first time. Fellow entrepreneurs are great resources for advice and guidance, but one resource that is often overlooked is your lawyer.…
  • Jan 3

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine
    Choosing a Business Structure This is an essential decision in your business launch process. The business structure you choose will dictate the future of your venture both legally and financially. Different business structures have unique tax…
Rank this Week: 2004

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    The Expert Institute Named Best Expert Witness Provider by National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, and Legal Time

    The Expert Institute Named Best Expert Witness Provider by National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, and Legal Time
    The Expert Institute continues to win accolades across the country as the premier expert witness provider from leading... Read More The post The Expert Institute Named Best Expert Witness Provider by National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, and…
  • Jan 17

    Philadelphia Court Upholds $13.7 Million Award in Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Case

    Philadelphia Court Upholds $13.7 Million Award in Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Case
    Originally published on Mass Tort Nexus Emphatically rejecting post-trial defense arguments, a Philadelphia Judge upheld a $13.7 million... Read More The post Philadelphia Court Upholds $13.7 Million Award in Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Case…
  • Jan 17

    Best Practices for Communicating with Your Expert Witne

    Best Practices for Communicating with Your Expert Witne
    Oftentimes, expert witness testimony can make or break a case. But even after the researching and vetting stage... Read More The post Best Practices for Communicating with Your Expert Witness appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 2652

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Covers litigation, arbitration and mediation in Germany. By Peter Bert.

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Jan 17

    Provisional Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Germany

    Provisional Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Germany
    Under German law, you can combine the application for the recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award with an application to allow provisional enforcement measures, such as freezing bank accounts and attaching assets. Pending a decision…
  • Jan 13

    Art Law: Frankfurt Court Allows Limitation Defence in Looted Art Case

    Art Law: Frankfurt Court Allows Limitation Defence in Looted Art Case
    When the news about the Munich art find in Cornelius Gurlitt’s apartment broke, a legal issue that so far had been of interest only to a small community of lawyers or legal scholars gained prominence: the application of the statute…
  • Jan 12

    US Ratification of Hague Choice of Court Convention: Bad News from Across the Pond

    US Ratification of Hague Choice of Court Convention: Bad News from Across the Pond
    We have regularly covered the Hague Convention of Choice of Court Agreements on this blog. From a German, and indeed from a European perspective, a major breakthrough in terms of practical relevance of the Convention would be the…
Rank this Week: 2870

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/
  • Jan 17

    2016: the year of sandbagging

    2016: the year of sandbagging
    One of the highlights from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study in which our firm was a key participant (the 2016 Study), was the increased inclusion of sandbagging provisions in…
  • Jan 12

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017
    As was predicted in our discussion of Q4 2016 here, the last quarter of the year proved to be busy. Global M&A in the final quarter reached $1.2 trillion, which was not only the busiest period in 2016, but also raised the total for…
  • Jan 10

    Taking stock of SPACs: update for 2016

    Taking stock of SPACs: update for 2016
    Earlier this year, we discussed the arrival and usage of Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPACs) in Canada, focusing on the logistics and purpose of these capital holding shell companies. To recap, a SPAC is a shell company that…
Rank this Week: 1867

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/
  • Jan 17

    Three Top Trial Lawyers Tell Us Why Storytelling Is So Important

    Three Top Trial Lawyers Tell Us Why Storytelling Is So Important
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting
  • Jan 9

    How to Use Litigation Graphics in Antitrust Case

    How to Use Litigation Graphics in Antitrust Case
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting At first glance, antitrust cases seem like unlikely venues for the successful use of litigation graphics. Antitrust law has the reputation for being arcane, abstract and…
  • Jan 3

    7 Habits of Great Trial Team

    7 Habits of Great Trial Team
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting Ken Lopez, the CEO of A2L Consulting, and I were talking the other day about some good books to read for the holiday season.  I suggested a current best-seller,…
Rank this Week: 3122

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: 2441

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/
  • Jan 17

    #TwitterTuesday--A Great Advocate & Law Professor

    #TwitterTuesday--A Great Advocate & Law Professor
    Before I get to #TwitterTuesday for today, I wanted to take a moment to comment on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Yesterday we remembered Dr. King and his great contributions to civil rights in this country. While Dr. King was...
  • Jan 13

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup January 12 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup January 12 2017
    As we do every Friday, the Appellate Advocacy Blog presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be...
  • Jan 10

    #TwitterTuesday--Appellate Journal

    #TwitterTuesday--Appellate Journal
    Happy #TwitterTuesday. Perhaps one of your goals this year is to read more. Well, here are a few appellate advocacy journals that you can follow: Suffolk Law School (@Suffolk_Law) publishes the Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy. The…
Rank this Week: 1689

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Jan 16

    Is it Illegal to Dab in Texas? (Possession of Wax, BHO, Hash Oil, and other THC Concentrates)

    Is it Illegal to Dab in Texas? (Possession of Wax, BHO, Hash Oil, and other THC Concentrates)
    Dabbing involves the flash vaporization of cannabis concentrate. This is usually achieved by applying the concentrate to a hot surface before it is inhaled. A dabber takes a portion of sticky hash oil or wax, then dabs it on the end of a…
  • Jan 16

    Delivery of Marijuana in Texas | Delivery of Marijuana Charges Defense

    Delivery of Marijuana in Texas | Delivery of Marijuana Charges Defense
    In October 2015, Gallup polls reported that 58% of Americans favored legalization of marijuana. In October of 2016, Gallup released a poll showing 33 million Americans smoked marijuana. (Compare this to 40 million cigarette smokers.) Just…
  • Jan 15

    Court Appointed Attorneys in Texas | Should you use a court-appointed attorney?

    Court Appointed Attorneys in Texas | Should you use a court-appointed attorney?
    Court Appointed Attorneys Every person charged with a crime in the United States has a constitutional right to an attorney. The Texas Legislature also passed the Fair Defense Act to aid in delivering indigent defense. Criminal defense…
Rank this Week: 1791

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception
    Appellate lawyers are the legal equivalent of a parent that you call to help navigate life’s uncertainties. In action, this means that appellate lawyers receive phone calls regarding obscure areas of law or rarely utilized procedures.…
  • Jan 3

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument
    Happy New Year! After seeing my recent post on how I’m using my iPad Pro for appellate arguments, the good folks at the Texas Bar Journal asked if I’d like to publish a version of it in print. That version appears in the…
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
Rank this Week: 613