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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 24

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Yesterday the Court issued three rulings in argued cases.  Molly Runkle rounded up early coverage and commentary for this blog.  NPR’s Nina Totenberg had an overview of all three cases. More coverage of yesterday’s…
  • May 23

    Opinion analysis: Pro-plaintiff ruling in federal employment discrimination case

    Opinion analysis: Pro-plaintiff ruling in federal employment discrimination case
    Today the Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Marvin Green, a former employee of the United States Postal Service who alleges that he was the victim of racial discrimination on the job.  The Court didn’t rule on the…
  • May 23

    Afternoon round-up: Today’s opinion

    Afternoon round-up: Today’s opinion
    This morning the Court released its opinion in Foster v. Chatman, holding by a vote of seven to one that the Supreme Court of Georgia’s decision that the defendant failed to show purposeful race discrimination in the selection of his…
Rank this Week: 11

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 12

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
  • May 24

    Avotinš v. Latvia: Presumption of Equivalent Protection not Rebutted

    Avotinš v. Latvia: Presumption of Equivalent Protection not Rebutted
    The much awaited decision Avotinš v. Latvia of the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR was finally delivered yesterday. The decision can be found here. A video of the delivery is also available. The European Court of Human Rights held by a…
  • May 20

    Full Movement beyond Control and the Law – Research Project – 2016 – 2021

    Full Movement beyond Control and the Law – Research Project – 2016 – 2021
    Prof. Jean-Sylvestre Bergé, of Lyon, is the leading researcher of the long-term, multidisciplinary and comparative (and certainly challenging!) project giving title to this post. A summary of the project, which…
  • May 12

    New Study on the Evidentiary Effects of Authentic Instruments & Succession

    New Study on the Evidentiary Effects of Authentic Instruments & Succession
    The evidentiary effects of authentic acts in the Member States of the European Union, in the context of successions This study was conducted in 25 EU Member States, under the coordination of the Centre for Private International Law at the…
Rank this Week: 31

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • May 19

    Good Doctors Learn From Malpractice; Bad Doctors Lobby For New Law

    Good Doctors Learn From Malpractice; Bad Doctors Lobby For New Law
    A week ago, the Wall Street Journal published an excellent article, “Clues to Better Health Care From Old Malpractice Lawsuits,” which detailed the way that malpractice insurers and medical safety groups have been pouring through…
  • May 15

    Death From Medical Error: Even More Common Than The Headlines Say

    Death From Medical Error: Even More Common Than The Headlines Say
    A recent article in the British Medical Journal made the headline-grabbing claim that medical errors were now “the third leading cause of death in the US,” behind only cancer and heart disease. Medical errors, in their estimate,…
  • May 3

    The Science Connecting Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer

    The Science Connecting Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer
    On Monday, a jury in Missouri hit Johnson & Johnson with a $55 million verdict in favor of a woman who developed ovarian cancer after decades of using talc baby powder in her vaginal area as part of her normal routine. Younger readers…
Rank this Week: 68

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: 72

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 24

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim
    Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, No. 14 C 2510, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted defendants’ motion to dismiss defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff Nalco’s Third Amended Complaint pursuant…
  • Feb 22

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee
    Bulgari, S.P.A. V. Zou Xiaohong, No. 15 C 5148, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman granted in part plaintiff Bulgari’s motion for summary judgment of trademark infringement, a permanent injunction and its…
  • Feb 19

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law
    Dyson, Inc. v. SharkNinja Operating LLC, No. 14 C 779, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah denied defendants’ (collectively “SharkNinja”) motion for reconsideration of the Court’s denial of…
Rank this Week: 125

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016
    Retail data breaches continue to evolve and bring new litigation and trends in the Data Breach and Privacy Litigation context. Business to business claims, vendor lawsuits, litigation between issuing banks and retailers post-breach, the…
  • Jan 29

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court
    Robertson v Exxon Mobil Corp., 2015 WL 9592499 (5th Cir. Dec. 31, 2015). In a personal injury and a property damage action, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s order remanding the action finding that the defendants had by…
  • Jan 13

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition
    Arbuckle Mountain Ranch of Texas Inc v Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Case No. 15-10955, 2016 WL 98128 (5th Cir. Jan 7, 2016). In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit examined an ambiguous complaint suggesting two class definitions, (one a…
Rank this Week: 129

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: 132

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • May 24

    Western District Federal Court Grants Carrier's Motion to Remand Post-Koken Case to Federal Court

    Western District Federal Court Grants Carrier's Motion to Remand Post-Koken Case to Federal Court
    In a recent May 10, 2016 decision out of the Federal Western District Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Schutte v. GEICO, 2:16-cv-00374  (W.D. Pa. May 10, 2016 Schwab, J.), Judge Arthur J. Schwab denied a Plaintiff’s Motion to…
  • May 23

    No Loss of Consortium Claim Allowed to Nephew Relative to Aunt or Uncle

    No Loss of Consortium Claim Allowed to Nephew Relative to Aunt or Uncle
    In the case of Young v. Est. of Young, No. 658 C.D. 2015 (Cmwlth. Ct. April 12, 2016 Simpson, Wojcik, Pellegrini, J.J.)(Op. by Simpson, J.), the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court sustained preliminary objections to a Complaint and ruled, in…
  • May 20

    ARTICLE: Expansion of Negligence Liability to Text Senders Untenable

    ARTICLE: Expansion of Negligence Liability to Text Senders Untenable
    The below article of mine appeared in the May 17, 2016 edition of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly. Expansion of Negligence Liability to Text Senders Untenable  byDaniel E. Cummins, Pennsylvania Law Weekly May 17 2016  …
Rank this Week: 263

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • May 23

    Report: Most Lawyers Are Not Busy Enough

    Report: Most Lawyers Are Not Busy Enough
    You are not alone if you are a partner at a law firm and aren’t busy enough. According to this ABA article an Altman Weil report reveals that most partners aren’t busy enough. The figure is 80% for non-equity partners at big…
  • May 18

    Varidesk is a Great Stand-up Desk Option

    Varidesk is a Great Stand-up Desk Option
    Regular readers are familiar with my bitching about the health effects of sitting at a desk and working on a computer all day. Sitting all day makes my neck stiff and hurt. My gut feeling is that it’s generally bad for my physical…
  • May 16

    March Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    March Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a (late) preview of the March 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $43,500 verdict- Warren County trip and fall case (2/1/16); $26,567 verdict- Madison County breach of contract case (1/12/16); $5,000 verdict and 50%…
Rank this Week: 356

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/
  • May 22

    Hiding Cash By Structuring Bank Deposit

    Hiding Cash By Structuring Bank Deposit
    In some situations, the transfer of large sums of cash is a red flag that assets have been hidden by money laundering. Government authorities therefore require banks to report their customers who transfer or exchange large sums of cash.…
  • May 11

    Wire Fraud, Bribery & A Private Investigation

    Wire Fraud, Bribery & A Private Investigation
    This is the 10th post in my series about what private investigators can and cannot do legally when searching for assets. The post discusses “K.C.” who was defrauded out of at least $500,000.00 by Patricia Walker-Halstead, a…
  • May 4

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Panama Charly & Helga Glock’s Search For Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Panama Charly & Helga Glock’s Search For Asset
    Moneylaundering.com’s Editor-in-Chief Kieran Beer says at his April 11th article, that the Panama Papers represent “an unparalleled look at the…abuse of shell companies, in this case those created by Panama-based law…
Rank this Week: 340

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: 206

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • May 19

    Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Evil Stored Information Edition)

    Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Evil Stored Information Edition)
    This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro reminds us that making your ESI hard to find is "Evil." I mean come on...throw me a frickin' bone here. And remember, a sense of humor does wonders for your e-discovery process! Visit…
  • May 17

    The Taskatron: It Slices and Dices, but will it Optimize Your Legal Process?

    The Taskatron: It Slices and Dices, but will it Optimize Your Legal Process?
    We all know what a time saver technology can be. But sometimes, the very thing that's supposed to make our lives easier ends up creating more work than the original task at hand. Often times, Project Management tools can feel that…
  • May 13

    Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Happy Little Legal Holds Edition)

    Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Happy Little Legal Holds Edition)
    This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro reminds us that you can change those legal hold mistakes into happy little trees if you just remember to place a legal hold.And as always, it helps to have a sense of humor along the way! Visit…
Rank this Week: 180

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: 151

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 344

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 247

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall

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

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

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

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate
    Prior to the commencement of a probate proceeding or an administration proceeding, the attorney for the estate will normally send a waiver consenting to the admission of the will to probate or to the appointment of an administrator to all…
Rank this Week: 169

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: 269

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 386

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 24

    A Texas Court Enforces an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a Texas Veterinarian

    A Texas Court Enforces an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a Texas Veterinarian
    The Fort Worth Court of Appeals recently upheld an injunction enforcing an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a veterinarian, who accepted a job with a competing veterinary clinic within the 50-mile radius of her former employer. In…
  • May 18

    Breaking News: Millions of Employees Will Be Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting This December

    Breaking News: Millions of Employees Will Be Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting This December
    Under a new rule announced by the White House yesterday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. The current threshold is $23,660 (or…
  • May 11

    Breaking News: President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Bill Into Law

    Breaking News: President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Bill Into Law
    Today, President Obama signed into law S. 1890, which will allow companies to sue entities in federal court over allegations of trade secrets theft. Previously, the Senate passed the bill 87-0 on April 4, and the House cleared it…
Rank this Week: 1602

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/
  • May 24

    Tort Law in the Laboratory

    Tort Law in the Laboratory
    Theodore Eisenberg and Christoph Engel, Unpacking Negligence Liability: Experimentally Testing the Governance Effect, 13 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 116 (2016), available at SSRN.Mark GeistfeldEmpirical study of the law is important,…
  • May 23

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?
    Suzanne Goldberg, Risky Arguments in Social-Justice Litigation: The Case of Sex Discrimination and Marriage Equality, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 2087 (2014).Clifford RoskyFor several decades, scholars, lawyers, and judges have debated whether laws…
  • May 20

    Putting a Face to International Tax Avoidance

    Putting a Face to International Tax Avoidance
    Omri Marian, The State Administration of  International Tax Avoidance, 7 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2016).Andrew HayashiThe world of international tax avoidance is a colorful one. There are the legal structures, with names…
Rank this Week: 4452

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4621

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Medical Device Injuries: FDA Data Reveals Increasing Risk

    Medical Device Injuries: FDA Data Reveals Increasing Risk
    The FDA receives thousands of reports each year detailing the deaths, serious injuries, and malfunctions associated with medical... Read More The post Medical Device Injuries: FDA Data Reveals Increasing Risk appeared first on The Expert…
  • May 23

    Communication Breakdowns in the Emergency Department as a Source of Malpractice

    Communication Breakdowns in the Emergency Department as a Source of Malpractice
    It is well-known that medical errors are common across the Unites States healthcare system, and many of these... Read More The post Communication Breakdowns in the Emergency Department as a Source of Malpractice appeared first on The Expert…
  • May 17

    Best Practices for Avoiding Expert Witness Disqualification

    Best Practices for Avoiding Expert Witness Disqualification
    As is the case with attorneys, conflict of interests may disqualify an expert witness from testifying on behalf... Read More The post Best Practices for Avoiding Expert Witness Disqualification appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 1536

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

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

    SCT Issues Opinion in Foster v. Chatman

    SCT Issues Opinion in Foster v. Chatman
    Today, the SCT released its opinion in Foster v. Chatman. Here is a brief summary of the opinion taken from the ABA's Criminal Justice Section. Summary: The Court held that the Georgia Supreme Court's holding that there was no purposeful...
  • May 19

    Challenge for Cause in Canada

    Challenge for Cause in Canada
    Regina Schuller Caroline Erentzen The Challenge for Cause Procedure in Canadian Criminal Law Abstract: There is a longstanding presumption in Canadian law that jurors will act impartially in carrying out their duties, but this presumption may…
  • May 17

    Allowing Convicted Felons on Jurie

    Allowing Convicted Felons on Jurie
    The New Jersey Law Journal has an interesting article (Allow Convicted Felons to Serve on Juries) examining felons and the reform efforts currently underway around the country to limit the collateral punishments imposed on them. For example,…
Rank this Week: 1192

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/
  • May 23

    COA: May 20, 2016 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)(418-430). 13 decisions; 3 published decision

    COA: May 20, 2016 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)(418-430). 13 decisions; 3 published decision
    Third Ballard County Courthouse. Located in Wickliffe, Kentucky. Construction started in 1900, completed in 1905 at a cost of $25,000. Design was similar to several courthouses built in Missouri by St. Louis architect Jerome Bibb Legg. Two…
  • May 15

    COA: May 13, 2016 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)(400-417). 18 decisions; 6 published decision

    COA: May 13, 2016 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)(400-417). 18 decisions; 6 published decision
    Click here for links to all the archived AOC Court of Appeals minutes at the web site for the Administrative Office of the Courts. Click here for a listing of the Kentucky Court Report’s posts of the weekly COA…
  • May 13

    SC: 2016 Supreme Court Orders 1 through 3

    SC: 2016 Supreme Court Orders 1 through 3
    Sort by Year Rules & Procedures Title 2016 2016-03 Order Amending Amendment to Administrative Procedures of the Court of Justice, Part XV, Domestic Violence 2016 2016-02 Order Amending Amendments to the Rules of Administrative Procedure…
Rank this Week: 1811

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/
  • May 23

    Call Bull on Media Representations of Trial Consultant

    Call Bull on Media Representations of Trial Consultant
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Every once in a while, popular culture rediscovers the idea that trial consultants exist. In 1995, it was the O.J. Simpson trial, then in 2003 it was the John Grisham novel turned movie, Runaway Jury. In the years…
  • May 19

    Don't Expect Reliable Juror Differences Based on National Origin

    Don't Expect Reliable Juror Differences Based on National Origin
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: One of the core narratives of our nation is that we are a melting pot, e pluribus unum and all. Today, however, we see our modern reality as more of a "mosaic" or "quilt" owing to the notion that the…
  • May 16

    Treat Your Jury as Not Just Legal, But Political and Moral as Well

    Treat Your Jury as Not Just Legal, But Political and Moral as Well
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: "Just follow the law." That is the message jurors hear in various forms from jury selection through the final words before deliberations. In addition to being the legally appropriate charge, it speaks…
Rank this Week: 4339

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/
  • May 23

    Once Again, UK Court Approves Use of Predictive Coding

    Once Again, UK Court Approves Use of Predictive Coding
    It seems that predictive coding may be catching on in the UK. Not long ago, the English High Court approved the use of predictive coding for the first time in Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd [2016] EWHC 256 (Ch). In that case, the…
  • May 17

    Citing Restoration and Production of Deleted Emails, Court Denies Sanction

    Citing Restoration and Production of Deleted Emails, Court Denies Sanction
    FiTeq Inc. v. Venture Corp., No. 13-cv-01946-BLF, 2016 WL 1701794 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 28, 2016) In this case, the court denied Plaintiff’s motion to “instruct jurors that they may presume Venture carried out or allowed the destruction…
  • May 11

    Court Orders Production of “Download Your Info” Report from Facebook

    Court Orders Production of “Download Your Info” Report from Facebook
    Rhone v. Schneider Nat’l Carriers, Inc., No. 4:15-cv-01096-NCC, 2016 WL 1594453 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 21, 2016) In this personal injury case, the court ordered Plaintiff to produce a “Download Your Info” report from Facebook,…
Rank this Week: 2430

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: 1908

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
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
  • May 20

    What to Say When a Client Lets You Go

    What to Say When a Client Lets You Go
    A client may discharge you at any time and for any reason. When it happens to you, be ready to write a letter to the client confirming that the client wants no further services from you and you won’t be providing them. Actually, you may…
  • May 18

    Should You Make the First Settlement Offer?

    Should You Make the First Settlement Offer?
    Skilled negotiators disagree on whether it’s better to make the first offer or demand, or to let the other side go first. Although the correct approach will likely vary from case to case, in the context of settling litigation,…
Rank this Week: 1699

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 23

    New or newish? Just what is “first occupancy” under the FHA?

    New or newish? Just what is “first occupancy” under the FHA?
    Guidance from HUD and DOJ is nice to have, but ultimately the courts are responsible for deciding what the Fair Housing Act means. In Fair Hous. Rights Ctr. in Se. Pennsylvania v. Post Goldtex GP, LLC, 2016 WL 2865733…
  • May 15

    Does the ADA require a compliance policy? Maybe not, but it’s a good idea.

    Does the ADA require a compliance policy? Maybe not, but it’s a good idea.
    This last week a federal district court in Ohio kicked out most of an ADA plaintiff’s claims that were based on the defendant’s lack of an ADA policy.  Mark Timoneri  v. Speedway, LLC,  2016 WL 2756868  (N.D.…
  • May 5

    Doing it wrong with support animal requests – a lesson in reasonable accommodation from HUD

    Doing it wrong with support animal requests – a lesson in reasonable accommodation from HUD
    Just after posting yesterday’s blog on the perils of being ignorant in FHA matters I received a copy of a recent charge of discrimination showing how reasonable accommodation can be done wrong. You can read the complaint…
Rank this Week: 1734

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

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

    What Types of Attorney Behavior are Per Se Ineffective Assistance of Counsel?

    What Types of Attorney Behavior are Per Se Ineffective Assistance of Counsel?
    Pursuant to the Supreme Court's opinion in Strickland v. Washington, a defendant establishes a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel by proving (1) that counsel’s performance "fell below an objective standard of…
  • May 20

    Will Missouri Adopt the Daubert Test for Expert Evidence?

    Will Missouri Adopt the Daubert Test for Expert Evidence?
    Missouri is currently one of a minority of states that still applies the Frye test for determining the admissibility of expert evidence. This Frye test uses a single criterion: Does the technique or technology used by the expert have…
  • May 18

    WVU Law Professor Valena Beety Secures New Trial For Stepfather Convicted in Shaken Baby Syndrome Case

    WVU Law Professor Valena Beety Secures New Trial For Stepfather Convicted in Shaken Baby Syndrome Case
    According to an article in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, After serving 11 years of the 40-year prison sentence he was handed in 2005, a Hampshire County judge threw out [Jeremiah] Mongold’s conviction in connection with the death of his…
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Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • May 22

    Defendant’s pre-issue cost

    Defendant’s pre-issue cost
    I am grateful to Kerry Underwood’s always excellent blog for bringing to my attention the case of Webb Resolutions Ltd v Countrywide Surveyors Ltd [2016] Ch Div. (A fuller case summary can be found on RPC’s website.) The Claimant…
  • May 15

    Association of Costs Lawyers’ Annual Conference

    Association of Costs Lawyers’ Annual Conference
    I was absolutely gutted to miss last week’s Association of Costs Lawyers’ Annual Conference. (No, actually, I wasn’t busy preparing for a Eurovision themed party, but recovering from surgery.) I will now have to wait another…
  • Mar 7

    VAT Skeleton Argument

    VAT Skeleton Argument
    The last increase in the VAT rate occurred on 4 January 2011. It is therefore surprising, to say the least, that some receiving parties appear to be still ignorant of the rules relating to work undertaken when the VAT rate was lower (15% or…
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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • May 22

    Court Of Chancery Enjoins Board Reduction Plan Prior To Director-Election

    Court Of Chancery Enjoins Board Reduction Plan Prior To Director-Election
    Pell v. Kill, C.A. 12251-VCL (May 19, 2016) This is an excellent review of the law governing when the Court will enjoin board action that affects the ability of stockholders to elect directors. Such interference must: (1) be for a proper…
  • May 22

    Court of Chancery Explains Bad Faith Test

    Court of Chancery Explains Bad Faith Test
    In Re Chelsea Therapeutics International Ltd. Stockholders Litigation, C.A. 9640-VCG (May 20, 2016) This decision deals with when the actions of directors may be considered to be in bad faith, at least when there is no self-interest…
  • May 18

    Court Upholds Allegedly Unfair Master Limited Partnership Transaction

    Court Upholds Allegedly Unfair Master Limited Partnership Transaction
    When alternative entities first came into prominence, questions arose concerning the applicability to them and their stakeholders of corporate law fiduciary duty jurisprudence. Eventually the Delaware General Assembly amended the alternative…
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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/
  • May 20

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit
    Megan Messina, a 42 year-old executive at Bank of America, is suing her employer for gender discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. The complaint was filed in a Manhattan federal court in May of 2016. Messina began working at Bank of…
  • May 13

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message
    Facebook is facing a federal lawsuit based on their practice of sending text messages to people who have been given recycled cell phone numbers. Washington, D.C. resident Christine Holt is not a Facebook member. Nonetheless, when she got a…
  • May 6

    California Jurors Who Violate Internet and Social Media Rules Could Be Fined

    California Jurors Who Violate Internet and Social Media Rules Could Be Fined
    In an age where smartphones, social media and the Internet have led to improved connectivity, California legislators are looking for ways to prevent jurors from violating the rules. Judges issue strict instructions to jurors that they must…
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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/
  • May 20

    You know, that place where books live...?

    You know, that place where books live...?
    Today's DJ has a great letter to the editor from Bret Christensen of the Riverside County Law Library responding to the May 18 article Bar proposes revised practice skills requirements:The article did not say what skills on which the State…
  • May 19

    Split re anti-SLAPP fee

    Split re anti-SLAPP fee
    Ok, so plaintiff sues defendant, and defendant (of course!) responds with an anti-SLAPP motion. Before the trial court rules on the motion, plaintiff dismisses its case. We all know that when a plaintiff voluntarily dismisses in that…
  • May 19

    Storytelling tip

    Storytelling tip
    In today's Recorder, David Dolkas offers Five Steps for Telling the Story of Your Complex Case.Story is the most powerful form of persuasion—as confirmed by every trial advocacy course and book on the art and practice of…
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Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • May 20

    No Causation Found For Plaintiff Injured by Dorm Fire Alarm

    No Causation Found For Plaintiff Injured by Dorm Fire Alarm
    In Crutchfield v. State, No. M2015-01199-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. April 18, 2016), plaintiff sued the State for alleged negligence regarding a fire alarm in her college dorm room at Tennessee Technological University (TTU), a state…
  • May 18

    Refusal to Strike HCLA Expert Affirmed

    Refusal to Strike HCLA Expert Affirmed
    In Bogle v. Nighthawk Radiology Services, LLC, No. M2014-01933-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. April 6, 2016), the dispositive issue was whether the trial court should have stricken defendant’s expert testimony in a health care liability case…
  • May 11

    Summary Judgment Reversed in Legal Malpractice Case

    Summary Judgment Reversed in Legal Malpractice Case
    In Roberts v. Ray, No. E2015-01522-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. April 13, 2016), the Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment on a legal malpractice claim, finding that there were genuine issues of material fact in the case. Plaintiff’s…
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Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

    Financial Planners And Divorce

    Financial Planners And Divorce
    In addition to stress and host of other emotions, a divorce will likely raise a number of financial concerns. Lawyers and financial planners can partner to help clients through the court process.  Although each case is unique and…
  • May 17

    Talk to the Judge

    Talk to the Judge
    On May 20, 2016, the Vincent Bifferato Trial Practice Forum will offer a rare chance for practitioners to talk to Judges from the Superior Court.  Admission to the forum is free and attendees will have the opportunity to hear what…
  • Apr 28

    Appellate Practice – Supreme Court Affirms Alimony Decision

    Appellate Practice – Supreme Court Affirms Alimony Decision
    In the case of Grant v. Grant, Del. Supr., No. 283, 2015 (Apr. 25, 2016), Justin Grant sought to challenge the Family Court order requiring him to pay $254.21 per month in alimony to Darlene Grant.   Mr. Grant did not argue that in…
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The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • May 20

    Two Tips for Open Source

    Two Tips for Open Source
    We’ve written before about how much we value open source software – and about two of our contributions: a utility library for handling UTF-8 and a Typescipt plugin for Netbeans. Others have written about the importance of open…
  • May 16

    More Control and More Support for Australia

    More Control and More Support for Australia
    Our third release of 2016 aims to give you more control over your cases – and to bring some improvements specifically to our users in Australia and New Zealand.   We’ve made two improvements that will simplify the workflows…
  • May 10

    How Is Everlaw’s Pricing Different?

    How Is Everlaw’s Pricing Different?
    What sets Everlaw’s litigation platform apart is user experience. Many people think this just refers to software design, like the styling of buttons or location of navigation. And it is that, but that’s not all it is. At Everlaw,…
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The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Covers legal technology used in litigation and eDiscovery, especially on the plaintiff's side.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • May 20

    Two Tips for Open Source

    Two Tips for Open Source
    We’ve written before about how much we value open source software – and about two of our contributions: a utility library for handling UTF-8 and a Typescipt plugin for Netbeans. Others have written about the importance of open…
  • May 16

    More Control and More Support for Australia

    More Control and More Support for Australia
    Our third release of 2016 aims to give you more control over your cases – and to bring some improvements specifically to our users in Australia and New Zealand.   We’ve made two improvements that will simplify the workflows…
  • May 10

    How Is Everlaw’s Pricing Different?

    How Is Everlaw’s Pricing Different?
    What sets Everlaw’s litigation platform apart is user experience. Many people think this just refers to software design, like the styling of buttons or location of navigation. And it is that, but that’s not all it is. At Everlaw,…
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The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • May 20

    Female? React emotionally and you’ll be seen as less  intelligent

    Female? React emotionally and you’ll be seen as less  intelligent
    It’s tough to see the same old themes come up over and over again but—here we go again… Women who react emotionally are seen as less intelligent, but if they react in a “measured and manly way” they are thought…
  • May 16

    So how do law firm partners really feel about Black associates? 

    So how do law firm partners really feel about Black associates? 
    Here’s another sneaky way researchers try to figure out your real feelings rather than your politically correct and overtly verbalized feelings. This is research from Nextions showing bias still exists in the legal field and it’s…
  • May 13

    Got pain? Middle-aged women may be your go-to jurors 

    Got pain? Middle-aged women may be your go-to jurors 
    If you are seeking empathy and understanding from jurors hearing your case—go for middle-aged adults—and, in particular, middle-aged women. If you are thinking the sample size of this study cannot possibly be large enough to draw…
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Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • May 19

    How Lawyers Ruined The Grand Bargain

    How Lawyers Ruined The Grand Bargain
    I recently finished a workers’ compensation trial in a small north Alabama county. The trial took just one day. It was a straightforward case. The issue was simple — how disabled was my client. In my law practice, I have…
  • May 5

    Workplace Safety — Is It A Priority?

    Workplace Safety — Is It A Priority?
    A couple years ago, the Discovery Channel’s Mike Rowe set off a firestorm of commentary on the role of safety in the workplace. Rowe stars in the Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs. Following one episode a viewer called him out for not…
  • Mar 3

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?
    Regular readers of this blog know my feelings about workers’ compensation — The system is already unfair to injured workers. That’s why my law firm philosophy in workers’ compensation cases is to fight hard so our…
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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/
  • May 19

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn
    On January 27, 2016, we posted a blog entry on China’s economic outlook. At that time, newly released figures showed that China’s GDP had fallen below the Chinese government’s target of 7% in the final two quarters of 2015.…
  • May 17

    A buzz of M&A activity in the power industry

    A buzz of M&A activity in the power industry
    The power and utilities industry has seen a surge of M&A activity in the first quarter of 2016, according to a recent PWC report. The following highlights reflect an overall positive start to the year for the power and utilities sector:…
  • May 12

    Mixed start to the year for the forest, paper and packaging industry

    Mixed start to the year for the forest, paper and packaging industry
    M&A activity in the global Forest, Paper and Packaging (FPP) industry took a dip in the first quarter of 2016 according to a recently released report (the Report) by Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC). PwC put the decrease of deal activity into…
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Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • May 19

    Metadata. A Menace to Society?

    Metadata. A Menace to Society?
      Metadata. Is there a more misunderstood e-discovery concept by attorneys and courts alike? Here’s the thing—metadata is not evil. In fact, it can make a lawyer’s life easier. Metadata is not dangerous and it is…
  • May 4

    So What’s a “Proportional” Document Request Nowadays?

    So What’s a “Proportional” Document Request Nowadays?
        As detailed in prior posts (here and here), last year’s amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure emphasize discovery proportionality. Under revisions to Rule 26, the scope of permissible discovery in litigation…
  • Apr 25

    The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?

    The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?
        It is no secret that the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice stepped up investigation and prosecution of corporate wrongdoing. In fact the Yates Memo, issued by the DOJ in 2015, put the…
Rank this Week: 668

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/
  • May 18

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit in Spokeo, Remands for New “Concreteness” Inquiry

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit in Spokeo, Remands for New “Concreteness” Inquiry
    The Supreme Court issued Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, earlier this week. In a majority opinion unlikely to make anyone happy, the Court vacated the Ninth Circuit’s decision, which held that Robins had adequately alleged Article III…
  • May 17

    SCOTUS Decision on Arising Under Jurisdiction in Merrill Lynch Case

    SCOTUS Decision on Arising Under Jurisdiction in Merrill Lynch Case
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith v. Manning. Justice Kagan wrote the opinion, with Justices Thomas (joined by Justice Sotomayor) concurred in the judgment and wrote…
  • May 16

    Senate Judiciary Committee to Consider Nominations of Ten Federal Judges This Week

    Senate Judiciary Committee to Consider Nominations of Ten Federal Judges This Week
    The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., on the nominations of: Donald Karl Schott, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit Paul Lewis Abrams, to be United States…
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Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • May 18

    5M Award for Family of Woman Hit and Killed by SMART Bu

    5M Award for Family of Woman Hit and Killed by SMART Bu
    In November 2014, Sally LaMay, 37, lost her life after she was hit in a marked crosswalk by a SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) bus that was turning on a yellow flashing light. She left behind two teenaged…
  • May 16

    Jury Awards $1.3 Million In Hip Replacement Surgery Case

    Jury Awards $1.3 Million In Hip Replacement Surgery Case
    Failed hip replacement surgery can cause severe pain, serious injuries, physical impairment, mental anguish, and the need for additional surgery. A failed surgery, whether caused by medical negligence or a defective product, can deprive a…
  • May 12

    Family Mourns St. Paul Woman Killed In Distracted Driving Crash

    Family Mourns St. Paul Woman Killed In Distracted Driving Crash
    Driver distractions are so much a part of lives that we don‘t give them a second thought. Unfortunately, distracted driving accidents can be deadly. Once you, or a loved one, are the fatality -- it’s too late! In the aftermath of…
Rank this Week: 1049