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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
Rank this Week: 7

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
Rank this Week: 9

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 29

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Jun 19

    DOJ switches teams in NLRB v. Murphy Oil

    DOJ switches teams in NLRB v. Murphy Oil
    The DOJ announced on Friday, June 16, 2017, that it was reversing its position on the validity of class action waivers in arbitration agreements and would file an amicus brief in support of the employer's position in NLRB v. Murphy Oil.…
  • Mar 22

    Briefs on the merits are available in Troester v. Starbuck

    Briefs on the merits are available in Troester v. Starbuck
    Briefing on the merits is complete in Troester v. Starbucks Corporation (S234969).  The California Supreme Court granted the Ninth Circuit's request to decide an issue of California law.  The issue, taken from the California…
  • Mar 17

    A rest break says what? Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC holds that commission-only pay employees must be paid separately for rest periods.

    A rest break says what? Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC holds that commission-only pay employees must be paid separately for rest periods.
    California is the wage and hour gift that keeps on giving.  And if you thought every wage and hour question must have been answered by now....well....the naivete is charming.  A few weeks ago, in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC…
Rank this Week: 24

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jul 27

    "Couple defeats government in battle over powerboat on Upper Peninsula lake"

    "Couple defeats government in battle over powerboat on Upper Peninsula lake"
    "Couple defeats government in battle over powerboat on Upper Peninsula lake": Tanda Gmiter of MLive.com has an article that begins, "A federal appeals court has ruled that a couple who own property on a remote lake in the Upper Peninsula can…
  • Jul 27

    "Justice Dept. Weighs In Against Protections for Gays in the Workplace"

    "Justice Dept. Weighs In Against Protections for Gays in the Workplace"
    "Justice Dept. Weighs In Against Protections for Gays in the Workplace": Alan Feuer of The New York Times has this report. And Dominic Holden of BuzzFeed News reports that "The Justice Department Just Argued Against Gay Rights In A Major…
  • Jul 27

    "Interfering with flight crew not always violent crime: U.S. appeals court."

    "Interfering with flight crew not always violent crime: U.S. appeals court."
    "Interfering with flight crew not always violent crime: U.S. appeals court." Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued yesterday.
Rank this Week: 31

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: 32

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 59

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jul 26

    WSJ Journal Reports on Decline in Tort Lawsuit

    WSJ Journal Reports on Decline in Tort Lawsuit
    Tuesday’s WSJ article by Joe Palazzalo about the decline in tort lawsuits is a must read for litigators. Here are just some of the facts and factors listed in the article: tort filings declined from 16% of civil state court filings in…
  • Jul 25

    What You Can Find in My Tweet

    What You Can Find in My Tweet
    After the panel discussion on social media at the Bar Convention and talking to people about Twitter, I am going to experiment with using Twitter in connection with this blog. Here is my Twitter feed. I will still blog a couple of times a…
  • Jul 24

    July Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    July Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the July 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $327,000 plaintiff verdict (minus 73% comparative fault = $88,290)- Gulfport federal court trip-and-fall (6/8/17); $123,727 bench verdict (Judge Weathers)- Forest…
Rank this Week: 72

TortDeform

TortDeform

A civil justice defense blog. By the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.

http://www.tortdeform.com/
  • May 20

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform
    Hello, and welcome back after that fifteen-month intermission. I've been too busy helping people to blog about the forces that want to prevent me from helping people. To dip my toe back in the blogging water, I thought I'd give a…
  • Feb 17

    The value of a human life and damage cap

    The value of a human life and damage cap
    Even if we go with the Bush-era figure of $6.8 million, you’re far above the often-proposed cap of $250,000 for noneconomic damages.  I’m morally opposed to ANY damage cap because I don’t believe that you can set a flat rate on every…
  • Feb 9

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective
    Which is a greater tragedy: A child dying at the hands of an incompetent doctor, or a toy company ripping off the design of a doll from another toy company?  Brian Wilson discusses how out-of-whack our priorities are regarding…
Rank this Week: 63

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    DJ profiles 2/5's Justice Baker

    DJ profiles 2/5's Justice Baker
    Today's DJ presents Practical Implication: Appellate Justice Lamar Baker delves into all the potential consequences of arguments. Practitioners noted that he knows the hot-button issues in a case, asks challenging questions yet has a nice…
  • Jul 26

    Tired of explaining the federal court system?

    Tired of explaining the federal court system?
    You're an appellate person, so inevitably you'll be asked a cocktail party by a non-lawyer to explain the Supreme Court, federal courts in general, etc. Next time this happens, just refer the curious to this short video by Bowdoin College…
  • Jul 25

    No tolling of time to appeal

    No tolling of time to appeal
    Today the 9th Circuit issued this opinion on appellate jurisdiction, specifically dismissing an appeal as untimely. The court held that a post-judgment motion styled as a motion to alter or amend the judgment (under FRCP 59), which usually…
Rank this Week: 213

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 27

    Healthism in the Current Political Climate

    Healthism in the Current Political Climate
    Jessica L. Roberts & Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, What Is (and Isn't) Healthism, 50 Ga. L. Rev. 833 (2016), available at SSRN. Jacqueline Fox As we are all aware, the current political time is one of great upheaval and unsureness in…
  • Jul 26

    Found in the Archive

    Found in the Archive
    Richard Chused and Wendy Williams, Gendered Law in American History (2016). Janet Halley Every major dimension of contemporary American family law underwent transformation in the 19th Century. Indeed, I have argued at considerable length…
  • Jul 25

    Democracy’s Golden Rule

    Democracy’s Golden Rule
    James T. Kloppenberg, Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought (2016). Roman Hoyos These are interesting times to be an historian of democracy. Historians are beginning to explore the myriad ways that…
Rank this Week: 225

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jul 26

    Wasted time and money – Starbucks and the ADA

    Wasted time and money – Starbucks and the ADA
    In some ways the 9th Circuit’s recent decision in Kalani v. Starbucks Coffee Co., 2017 WL 2813864, at *1 (9th Cir. June 28, 2017) is one of the saddest in the long history of ADA litigation. Robert Kalani was a mild kind of serial…
  • Jul 14

    Science v. HUD – science and business are the losers.

    Science v. HUD – science and business are the losers.
    Anyone reading the news, or at least the disability news, understands that so called emotional support animals for persons with mental disabilities are a big deal. The number of HUD complaints based on refusals to allow ESA’s is…
  • Jul 3

    Getting real – a step in the right direction for ADA claim

    Getting real – a step in the right direction for ADA claim
    The usual elements of a complaint filed under the FHA and ADA are: A lengthy and unnecessary recital of the legislative history of the law, including all kinds of statements about the historical oppression of those with disabilities, A…
Rank this Week: 176

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • Jul 26

    Minnesota Litigator Profile: Kristine Kube

    Minnesota Litigator Profile: Kristine Kube
    There are not many Minnesota civil litigators in private practice with as specific of a focus and practice area as Kristine Kubes. Kristine is a construction litigator and, even more focused than that, she specifically represents design and…
  • Jul 24

    A Big Bank Defense of Its Role in the Mortgage Meltdown

    A Big Bank Defense of Its Role in the Mortgage Meltdown
    In car manufacturing, some manufacturers and, more specifically, certain models enjoy solid reputations of dependability. Imagine a scenario where, over several years, the manufacturer of such a highly respected model starts cutting expenses…
  • Jul 21

    Machinery Machination

    Machinery Machination
    Andrew Archer sold a wholly-owned company to Bulldog Holdings. Part of the deal, from Archer’s perspective, was that Bulldog Holdings would continue to sell machines that included Archer’s retained intellectual property and…
Rank this Week: 151

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jul 24

    More on the Ray Tensing Juror

    More on the Ray Tensing Juror
    Here are two more jury-related stories connected to the Ray Tensing trial. Tensing, a University of Cincinnati police officer, was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Sam Dubose, an African-American…
  • Jul 21

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin
    Remittitur The Supreme Court of Arizona rendered an opinion in Soto v, Sacco on July 13, 2017. Mr. Soto had a broken arm as a result of a motorcycle accident caused by defendant Sacco. At trial, the only issue for...
  • Jul 19

    Shkreli Jurors Finally Selected

    Shkreli Jurors Finally Selected
    While the title of the article below may be a little misleading (apparently I am not the only one who felt that way), the article is nonetheless a good read, especially if you want to know more about how the...
Rank this Week: 205

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/
  • Jul 24

    Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firm

    Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firm
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firms Cloud computing - where electronic data is stored offsite on servers owned and…
  • Jul 20

    U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment rights and social media

    U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment rights and social media
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Last month the United States Supreme Court weighed in on the intersection of the First Amendment with social media in Packinham v. North…
  • Jun 29

    Free Legal Research With Google Scholar

    Free Legal Research With Google Scholar
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** It is indisputable that the internet and advances in technology have leveled the playing field, making it easier than ever for solo and small…
Rank this Week: 220

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 266

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/
  • Jul 19

    Betty Dukes, Lead Plaintiff in Walmart Class Action, Die

    Betty Dukes, Lead Plaintiff in Walmart Class Action, Die
    Betty Dukes, the lead plaintiff in the historic class action Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. C-01-2252 (N.D. Calif.), has died at age 67. Although the lower courts granted and affirmed class certification in a gender- and race-based…
  • Jul 12

    Central States Law School Association (CSLSA) Annual Scholarship Conference

    Central States Law School Association (CSLSA) Annual Scholarship Conference
    An announcement from the CSLSA: Registration is Open for the CSLSA 2017 Conference Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, October 6 and Saturday,…
  • Jul 10

    CFPB Issues Rule on Arbitration Agreement

    CFPB Issues Rule on Arbitration Agreement
    Today the Consumer Financial Protection Board issued its final rule on arbitration agreements. Here’s the full 775-page document (the text of the regulation itself begins at p.747). From the summary: First, the final rule prohibits covered…
Rank this Week: 105

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • Apr 24

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire
    Earlier this year the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the standard Juror Questionnaire, Form 1.983. There are currently only two standard juror questionnaires approved for use in civil trials by the Florida Supreme Court –…
  • Nov 29

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial
    The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure have been amended by the Florida Supreme Court to remove the limit on the number of alternate jurors in civil trials. Effective January 1, 2017, Rule 1.431 has been amended to read “The court may…
  • Oct 31

    Juror’s Mid-Trial Tweets Not Enough for New Trial

    Juror’s Mid-Trial Tweets Not Enough for New Trial
    This month, in a case of first impression in Florida, the Fourth District Court of Appeal held that statements posted by a juror on social media during trial were insufficiently prejudicial to require a new trial. The juror posted a series of…
Rank this Week: 179

An Appeal to Reason

An Appeal to Reason

Provides information and advice to trial attorneys from an appellate attorney. By Donna Bader.

http://www.anappealtoreason.com/
  • Mar 7

    Proposed federal legislation attacks California's elder abuse and dependent adult law

    Proposed federal legislation attacks California's elder abuse and dependent adult law
    With this incoming Administration, I became concerned that we would focus on Trump's antics and the fact that Kellyanne Conway was sitting on a couch in the Oval Office with her legs folded underneath her.  Meanwhile, the House has been…
  • Feb 10

    An Appeal to Reason

    An Appeal to Reason
    When I picked the title of my blog, An Appeal to Reason, I thought it was a clever title.  It had the word "appeal" in it to describe the type of work I do, but it also focused on the process that one uses to write a…
  • Sep 11

    Supreme Court abolishes automatic depublication rule

    Supreme Court abolishes automatic depublication rule
    For many years, we have operated under the rule that when the California Supreme Court grants a petition for review, the decision by the Court of Appeal can no longer be cited as valid law. A new rule, which took effect on July 1, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 166

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: 291

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 26

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action
    A federal judge in Texas early this week refuses to lift an injunction blocking the Obama administration’s immigration policy to defer deportations for illegal immigrants living in the United States. Andrew Hanen, a U.S. district judge,…
  • May 26

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech
    Several art activists filed a federal suit against New York City and claimed their First Amendment rights were being violated during last year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art protest. The plaintiffs utilized mobile video projectors to show…
  • May 25

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message
    The tobacco industry won’t have to include messages on their packaging indicating of them lying to American public, according to a federal court of appeals ruling in Washington, D.C. The federal court of appeals last week ruled that tobacco…
Rank this Week: 274

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 182

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

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

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 1811

Lone Star Bench & Bar

Lone Star Bench & Bar

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://texastrial.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 27

    Piercing the corporate veil in Texa

    Piercing the corporate veil in Texa
      From Tressie McKeon, in Fox Rothschild’s Dallas office: Texas has long been one of the best locations to start a business, and a big reason for this is the liability protection afforded by the business-friendly Texas courts. Most…
  • Jun 14

    Important Changes to the Landscape of Premises Liability Cases in Texa

    Important Changes to the Landscape of Premises Liability Cases in Texa
    The Texas Supreme Court in 2015 issued an opinion that should make it easier for defendants to win summary judgment in premises liability cases. In Austin v. Kroger Texas, L.P. (2015), the Court clarified that an invitee’s awareness of…
  • Jun 7

    In Other News, Trump’s DOL Withdraws Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractor Classification

    In Other News, Trump’s DOL Withdraws Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractor Classification
    Thank you Fox Rothschild LLP’s Steven Ludwig for forwarding this to me. Yes, there are other developments going on with the Trump Administration that have nothing to do with Russia, Twitter, and fake news. Today the Department of…
Rank this Week: 1744

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jul 27

    Mergermarket report highlights global real estate M&A trends and forecast

    Mergermarket report highlights global real estate M&A trends and forecast
    In its June 2017 edition of Venue Market Spotlight (the Report), Mergermarket explored current and projected developments in the real estate M&A sector by surveying 25 global dealmakers. Overall market activity Of the respondents surveyed…
  • Jul 26

    Customers and sales: the truth in the number

    Customers and sales: the truth in the number
    Mergers and acquisitions typically involves a considerable amount of legal, financial tax and relevant industry due diligence by a purchaser. Consider a transaction where a buyer purchases a private company that sells products or services.…
  • Jul 26

    Due diligence defence for distribution of securities in breach of securities law

    Due diligence defence for distribution of securities in breach of securities law
    In furtherance of a proposed merger or acquisition, it is common place for an issuer to complete a concurrent private placement in order to, among other things, fund its working capital and current operations, complete the transaction or…
Rank this Week: 1822

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    $150 Million Dollar Award for Plaintiff in AbbeVie AndroGel Lawsuit

    $150 Million Dollar Award for Plaintiff in AbbeVie AndroGel Lawsuit
    On July 24th, AbbVie Inc. was ordered to pay $150 million in punitive damages to plaintiff Jesse Mitchell... Read More The post $150 Million Dollar Award for Plaintiff in AbbeVie AndroGel Lawsuit appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jul 25

    What is a Forensic Scientist?

    What is a Forensic Scientist?
    Forensic Scientists are technical experts that can aid in criminal and other legal investigations by processing evidence collected... Read More The post What is a Forensic Scientist? appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jul 25

    Facebook’s Oculus Faces Injunction and Sales Ban of Its Virtual Reality Headset

    Facebook’s Oculus Faces Injunction and Sales Ban of Its Virtual Reality Headset
    The saga continues for Oculus VR Inc., the virtual reality startup company acquired by social media giant, Facebook,... Read More The post Facebook’s Oculus Faces Injunction and Sales Ban of Its Virtual Reality Headset appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 1978

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Bond Forfeiture in Texas | Bond Revocations and Forfeiture

    Bond Forfeiture in Texas | Bond Revocations and Forfeiture
    Last month, the mother of the so-called “affluenza teen” found herself in front of a judge in the middle of a media firestorm for allegedly carrying a rifle at a gun show and sipping a beer in a bar. Normally in Texas, no one…
  • Jul 24

    Possession of Child Pornography | Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

    Possession of Child Pornography | Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
    Child pornography, under federal law, is any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a person under the age of 18. Federal law criminalizes three distinct charges under the Child Pornography statutes: The federal…
  • Jul 19

    How and Why DWIs Are “Reduced” to Obstruction of Highway

    How and Why DWIs Are “Reduced” to Obstruction of Highway
    Almost everyone knows what a DWI charge is, but few are familiar with the offense of Obstruction of Highway. In rare circumstances, a DWI may be “reduced” to an Obstruction of Highway charge even though both are legally the same…
Rank this Week: 1460

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4625

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/
Rank this Week: 2132

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: 683

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

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

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Jul 26

    How independent are independent directors?

    How independent are independent directors?
    Board independence is a pillar of good corporate governance. It ensures that a corporation’s management is properly monitored and that the corporation’s decisions effectively balance the various stakeholders’ interests. Over…
  • Jul 19

    Trends and Strategies for Companies Involved in M&A Transaction

    Trends and Strategies for Companies Involved in M&A Transaction
    In a report entitled “M&A Activism: A Special Report”[1] (the Report), the editor-in-chief of Activist Insight describes the types of companies most at risk of being targeted by shareholder demands, providing steps that can be…
  • Jul 10

    Fasten Your Seatbelts: Preparing for the Globalization of Hedge Fund Activist

    Fasten Your Seatbelts: Preparing for the Globalization of Hedge Fund Activist
    Activist hedge funds have grown up and gone global, reinforcing the need for companies of all shapes and sizes to plan ahead for the possibility of an attack. A recent article by Martin Lipton in the Harvard Law School Forum of Corporate…
Rank this Week: 1813

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jul 26

    Burberry Settles Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit

    Burberry Settles Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit
    Luxury retailer Burberry has agreed to a $2.54 million settlement with employees. The workers include retail store and warehouse employees in New York. Their class action lawsuit claimed that they were forced to put in extra hours without…
  • Jul 21

    Employee in California Sues Employer’s Lawyer For Retaliation

    Employee in California Sues Employer’s Lawyer For Retaliation
     When an employer is sued by an employee, it’s natural to want to end the proceedings quickly. However, it is not legal for an employer to take any retaliatory action against a worker, especially one that is suing them. As a recent…
  • Jul 14

    Age Discrimination Alleged Against AT&T In New Lawsuit

    Age Discrimination Alleged Against AT&T In New Lawsuit
    Years of highly contested, and well-publicized, litigation have made employers aware of the dangers of discriminating against workers based on gender, sexual orientation, race and religion. It’s not unusual for company executives to…
Rank this Week: 1064

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 26

    Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?

    Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?
    A “subpoena” is a writ or an order that compels a witness to either show up and testify or produce something. CCP §1985(a). You can use a subpoena in discovery or in a civil trial or hearing. Here’s a look at which…
  • Jul 24

    Visitation Rights for Grandparent

    Visitation Rights for Grandparent
    In California, grandparents may petition for visitation with their grandchildren in certain situations. Here’s an overview of when grandparents may seek visitation and the presumptions their petitions will face. When a parent is…
  • Jul 21

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement
    In a personal injury case, plaintiff’s counsel should approach the opening statement to the jury with one primary goal: establishing credibility. If the jury believes you, it will be much more likely to rule for your client.…
Rank this Week: 1956

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/
  • Jul 26

    Bad Faith Reservation of Rights by Insurance Company Defats Breach Claim Against its Insured

    Bad Faith Reservation of Rights by Insurance Company Defats Breach Claim Against its Insured
    In affirming the dismissal of an insurance company’s breach of contract claim which alleged that the insured’s failure to cooperate and obtain consent to settle breached the policy, the First Department held that despite…
  • Jun 22

    Can One Recover for Fraud in the Absence of Damages?

    Can One Recover for Fraud in the Absence of Damages?
    Some time ago, as part of a discussion about equitable rescission based on fraud, we noted that recovery based on a fraud claim where damages were not specifically alleged and sufficiently supported was the subject of a split between the…
  • May 1

    Fire Destroys Contractual Obligation

    Fire Destroys Contractual Obligation
    Leisure Time Travel, Inc., specializes in “producing holiday tours and vacations that comport with Jewish law and tradition.” Villa Roma claims to be the last resort in the Catskills region. In 2001, the parties entered into a…
Rank this Week: 2577

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    What To Make Of The New NFL Brain Injury Study

    What To Make Of The New NFL Brain Injury Study
    Yesterday, a new study on brain injuries in NFL players that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association made news. As you may have heard, the study looked at brains of 111 former NFL players, and 110 of the brains had…
  • May 16

    Driverless Car Drama

    Driverless Car Drama
    We obviously represent a lot of people who are injured in car wrecks so I’m always interested in what happens on the driverless car front.  This story  presenting real life drama and corporate espionage in the driverless car…
  • May 12

    U.T. Looking To Cut Football Brain Injurie

    U.T. Looking To Cut Football Brain Injurie
    My University of Texas football team hasn’t been on the cutting edge of winning the last few years (and we’re hoping that’s changing), but we are on the cutting edge of trying to protect players from brain injuries.…
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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
  • Jul 26

    Are you a non-white or female manager? Be careful before you promote diversity efforts! 

    Are you a non-white or female manager? Be careful before you promote diversity efforts! 
    This is a really disturbing and yet, so intuitively predictable article about what happens when you are a Black, Brown, and/or Female manager in your workplace. While past research has blamed the high achiever for acting as gatekeepers and…
  • Jul 24

    Kitty Genovese, the ‘bystander effect’, and false confessions 

    Kitty Genovese, the ‘bystander effect’, and false confessions 
    Think back to your Psychology 101 class in college or an upper level Social Psychology undergraduate course and you will probably remember the famous case of Kitty Genovese who was murdered in a brutal attack outside her Queens, NY apartment…
  • Jul 21

    Know your jurors: NRA members are different than other gun owners 

    Know your jurors: NRA members are different than other gun owners 
    In voir dire and jury selection, seemingly small differences can help you make decisions that are good for your case facts. Recently, the Pew Research Center put out a survey showing that gun owners who are also NRA members have a…
Rank this Week: 4820

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 26

    Seventh Circuit Forbids Magistrates From Awarding Monetary Sanction

    Seventh Circuit Forbids Magistrates From Awarding Monetary Sanction
    First Classics, Inc. v. Jack Lake Prods., Inc., No. 17 C 1996, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 1, 2017) (Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole granted plaintiff’s motion to cancel the parties’ agreed settlement conference, but denied…
  • Jul 24

    Court Construes Key Terms in Mini-Markman

    Court Construes Key Terms in Mini-Markman
    WorldLogic Corp. v. Chicago Logic, Inc., No. 16 C 11713, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 5, 2017) (Feinerman, J.). Judge Feinerman construed a key claim term from each patent in suit as part of a mini-Markman proceeding in this patent dispute…
  • Jul 21

    Typographical Claim Error Survives Motion to Dismi

    Typographical Claim Error Survives Motion to Dismi
    Midwest Innovative Prods., LLC v. Kinamor, Inc., No. 16 C 11005, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 31, 2017) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied defendants’ (collectively “Kinamor”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff…
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Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

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

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jul 25

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule
    In response to court challenges to the federal overtime rule that was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DoL) has decided not to advocate for the minimum weekly salary ($913) required by the...
  • Jul 5

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer
    The Oregon legislature recently enacted an expanded Equal Pay Act designed to eliminate discriminatory pay practices based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation (as defined in ORS 174.100), national origin, marital status, veteran…
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court Finds Law Banning Registration of Disparaging Trademarks Unconstitutional

    Supreme Court Finds Law Banning Registration of Disparaging Trademarks Unconstitutional
    Earlier this week, in Matal v. Tam, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Portland-based rock band, the Slants, finding that the section of the Lanham Act banning offensive trademarks was an unconstitutional restraint…
Rank this Week: 535

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Spilled Coffee To Blame For Auto-Pedestrian Accident

    Spilled Coffee To Blame For Auto-Pedestrian Accident
    There are many contributing factors in many auto-pedestrian accidents, with driver inattention being the most common cause. A woman is recovering after being hit by a car in Kenosha, Wisconsin. According to police, the woman was walking in…
  • Jul 7

    Surgical Error Resulted in Additional Surgery and Permanent Urinary Incontinence

    Surgical Error Resulted in Additional Surgery and Permanent Urinary Incontinence
    A woman recently settled a medical malpractice lawsuit in which she alleged negligence resulted in permanent urinary incontinence. In 2012, a woman with multiple sclerosis underwent a hysterectomy. She claimed that during surgery the ureter…
  • Jun 20

    Auto Accident Caused by Drug Impairment Leaves Child with Permanent Brain Damage

    Auto Accident Caused by Drug Impairment Leaves Child with Permanent Brain Damage
    Prescription drug use (and abuse) is a rising factor in auto accidents across the United States. Drowsiness, slowed reaction time, and disorientation are just a few side effects of prescription medications that can affect a person’s…
Rank this Week: 940

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Jul 25

    Court Upholds Stockholder's Share Ownership and Books-and-Records Request

    Court Upholds Stockholder's Share Ownership and Books-and-Records Request
    Companies often defend against stockholder requests to inspect books and records by contending that the plaintiff stockholder lacks a proper purpose or that his or her stated purpose is not the real purpose. Less common is a contention that…
  • Jul 24

    Court of Chancery Advocates New Test Governing Preclusion in Derivative Litigation

    Court of Chancery Advocates New Test Governing Preclusion in Derivative Litigation
    In re Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Delaware Derivative Litig., C.A. No. 7455-CB (Del. Ch. July 25, 2017) This is an important decision holding that just because one derivative litigation was dismissed for failure to overcome the requirement of…
  • Jul 18

    How to Open the Door to Chancery

    How to Open the Door to Chancery
    Sometimes more is not a good idea. That is the case when a complaint alleges multiple bases to invoke the jurisdiction of the Delaware Court of Chancery, but still fails to sustain that subject matter jurisdiction. The recent decision in Yu…
Rank this Week: 1800

Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

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

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    9 Things That Define the Best Litigation Graphic

    9 Things That Define the Best Litigation Graphic
    A trial team might reasonably start a meeting with their litigation graphics consultants by saying, “We’re looking to you to help us design the best litigation graphics possible for this case.” It's a reasonable sounding…
  • Jul 20

    Please Pretty Up These Litigation Graphic

    Please Pretty Up These Litigation Graphic
    Since litigation graphics are so crucial to winning a case, it’s a necessity to put your litigation graphic artist in a position where he or she is most likely to succeed. How should a litigation graphic artist begin his or her work?…
  • Jul 14

    How to Use the Principles of Advice-Giving to Convince a Jury

    How to Use the Principles of Advice-Giving to Convince a Jury
    Many of us find ourselves, from time to time, in the position of having to give advice to friends and acquaintances. In those circumstances, it’s simply human nature that the person who is seeking the advice is frequently more than a…
Rank this Week: 3066

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Help the ABA Journal Select the Top 100 Legal Blog

    Help the ABA Journal Select the Top 100 Legal Blog
    The ABA Journal is asking for nominations for the Top 100 Legal Blogs. They are expanding their “Web 100” scope this year with new categories for social media and law firm […] The post Help the ABA Journal Select the…
  • Jul 11

    What Does Swagger Look Like?

    What Does Swagger Look Like?
    What does swagger look like? Watching a tennis tournament on TV recently, commentators began talking about whether certain competitors looked like they belonged in the big leagues. Who had swagger? […] The post What Does Swagger Look…
  • Jun 8

    Deliberate Practice and “Peak”

    Deliberate Practice and “Peak”
    When we suggest to our workshop participants that they should practice the skills we have honed, we often get skeptical stares. Body language scrunches up and shoulders turn away. Eye […] The post Deliberate Practice and…
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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/
  • Jul 25

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal New

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal New
    For the most up-to-date appellate happenings, follow these legal news sources: Appellate Law360 (@AppellateLaw360)--I enjoy my daily Law360 emails, full of great news stories. The Appellate Law360 twitter account covers "late-breaking…
  • Jul 24

    Law360 Top Appellate Attorneys Under 40

    Law360 Top Appellate Attorneys Under 40
    Last week Law360 named its "Rising Stars for 2017," which features accomplished attorneys under the age of 40 who have achieved significant career accomplishments in their respective fields. The list is broken up into 35 areas, one…
  • Jul 18

    #TwitterTuesday--Utah

    #TwitterTuesday--Utah
    Looking to follow appellate law in Utah? Here are a few Twitter accounts to follow: Ken Reich (@LexUtah) is a Salt Lake City practitioner. He tweets on a variety of issues, including decisions of the Utah Supreme Court. His primary...
Rank this Week: 2378

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: 3120

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Has Trump Violated Criminal Laws? If so, should he be prosecuted?

    Has Trump Violated Criminal Laws? If so, should he be prosecuted?
    Three publications in the last two weeks have highlighted the issue of whether President Trump has violated criminal laws while in office. They also raise the question of whether, if he has, a prosecutor should or should not bring charges…
  • Jul 21

    Zalkind Law’s Emma Quinn-Judge Honored as one of the 2017 Top Women of Law

    Zalkind Law’s Emma Quinn-Judge Honored as one of the 2017 Top Women of Law
    We are proud to announce that partner Emma Quinn-Judge is being honored as one of the 2017 Top Women of the Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  The annual award recognizes women lawyers for outstanding accomplishments in the legal…
  • Jun 30

    Massachusetts Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    Massachusetts Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    Yesterday the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 2093, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). Last month the House unanimously passed a similar bill, H. 3680. The PWFA is headed to Governor Charlie Baker, who has indicated…
Rank this Week: 1608