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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • May 2

    "NYU prof is 0-for-3 at SCOTUS this term -- which is just what clients want"

    "NYU prof is 0-for-3 at SCOTUS this term -- which is just what clients want"
    "NYU prof is 0-for-3 at SCOTUS this term -- which is just what clients want": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.
  • May 2

    "Supreme Court Could Weigh In on Redskins Trademark Case"

    "Supreme Court Could Weigh In on Redskins Trademark Case"
    "Supreme Court Could Weigh In on Redskins Trademark Case": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
  • May 2

    In today's mail

    In today's mail
    In today's mail: I received a copy of law professor John D. Inazu's new book, "Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference."
Rank this Week: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 2

    Opinion analysis: Federal conspiracy law reaches persons who agree to obtain secret kickbacks from a member of the conspiracy

    Opinion analysis: Federal conspiracy law reaches persons who agree to obtain secret kickbacks from a member of the conspiracy
    Although my preview described the question in Ocasio v. United States as a “brain-teaser,” my post-argument review suggested that the Court would give a “simple answer” upholding Samuel Ocasio’s conviction.…
  • May 2

    Useful or creative: A look at design protection

    Useful or creative: A look at design protection
    The Supreme Court, taking up an issue that has puzzled lower courts, agreed on Monday to clarify whether the design that is a part of a “useful article” is original enough to gain its own copyright protection.  In the…
  • May 2

    Event announcement: New monthly Supreme Court seminar

    Event announcement: New monthly Supreme Court seminar
    On May 5 at 12 p.m., the D.C. Bar will begin a monthly seminar on issues and cases currently before the Court. Speakers for next Thursday’s class, which will address United States v. Texas, include Brianne…
Rank this Week: 12

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Apr 26

    Mastering Expert Witness Discovery: The Ultimate Guide

    Mastering Expert Witness Discovery: The Ultimate Guide
    Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governs disclosure of expert witness testimony during the discovery... Read More The post Mastering Expert Witness Discovery: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Apr 26

    Alzheimer’s Disease and Decision-Making Capacity: Identifying Client Impairment

    Alzheimer’s Disease and Decision-Making Capacity: Identifying Client Impairment
    Aging of the population will confront lawyers with questions about their clients’ competence to execute wills, sign contracts,... Read More The post Alzheimer’s Disease and Decision-Making Capacity: Identifying Client Impairment…
  • Apr 18

    Viagra MDL Seeks Consolidation of All Melanoma Related Suit

    Viagra MDL Seeks Consolidation of All Melanoma Related Suit
    The popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra has been the target of a flurry of lawsuits after a 2014 study found... Read More The post Viagra MDL Seeks Consolidation of All Melanoma Related Suits appeared first on The Expert…
Rank this Week: 50

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 102

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: 78

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 75

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 2

    CFP: AALS Section on Civil Procedure

    CFP: AALS Section on Civil Procedure
    AALS Section on Civil Procedure Call for Papers – 2017 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Civil Procedure invites papers for its program on “The Roberts Court and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” at the AALS Annual Meeting,...
  • Apr 21

    Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: Seattle, Washington (July 14-15)

    Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: Seattle, Washington (July 14-15)
    If you’re planning to attend the Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop, you can register here. You’ll also find information about lodging, including a block of rooms that need to be reserved by June 14, 2016. Questions? Contact Liz…
  • Mar 30

    Now on JOTWELL: Thomas on Coleman on Efficiency

    Now on JOTWELL: Thomas on Coleman on Efficiency
    Today on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Suja Thomas’ essay, Redefining Efficiency In Civil Procedure. Suja reviews Brooke Coleman’s recent article, The Efficiency Norm, 56 B.C. L. Rev. 1777 (2015).
Rank this Week: 258

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/
  • Apr 29

    DJ profiles Justice Streeter + 3 appellate tips for corporate counsel

    DJ profiles Justice Streeter + 3 appellate tips for corporate counsel
    Yesterday's DJ profiled 1/4's Justice Jon Streeter, who clerked in the D.C. Circuit, was a Bay Area Civil Litigator for decades at Orrick and Keker, and served the profession as president of BASF (2004) and the State Bar (2011).Compared to…
  • Apr 29

    Brawling Super Lawyer?

    Brawling Super Lawyer?
    PJ Gilbert's widely reported anti-SLAPP opinion (see, e.g., 'Super Lawyer' Can't Duck Defamation Suit) from Wednesday begins like this:The parties in this case are neighbors. Appellants ignored Rodney King's famous…
  • Apr 25

    Awards for the Chief + Gilbert performs for African well

    Awards for the Chief + Gilbert performs for African well
    Chief Justice Recognized for Public ServiceDistinguished Judicial Service AwardChief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye is receiving the 2016 Brody Distinguished Judicial Service award at Maine's Colby College today. The award…
Rank this Week: 177

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 28

    Filing Notice of Claim Triggers Waiver Provision

    Filing Notice of Claim Triggers Waiver Provision
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that giving the State formal notice of a medical negligence (now “health care liability”) claim against an employee waives the right, if any,  to assert that claim against that…
  • Apr 24

    Public Duty Doctrine Gives Immunity to City When Suspect Stole Police Car

    Public Duty Doctrine Gives Immunity to City When Suspect Stole Police Car
    In Holt v. City of Fayetteville, No. M2014-02573-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 15, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims due to the city’s immunity under the public duty doctrine, a key limitation…
  • Apr 21

    Tennessee Savings Statute Fails to Preserve Claims Not Asserted in Original Filing

    Tennessee Savings Statute Fails to Preserve Claims Not Asserted in Original Filing
    In State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins. Co. v. Blondin, No. M2014-01756-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 14, 2016), the central issue was whether plaintiff had asserted its claim for personal injury damages in a timely fashion. State Farm was…
Rank this Week: 169

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Could You Spot Medicare Fraud If You Saw It?

    Could You Spot Medicare Fraud If You Saw It?
    According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as of February 2016, there were over 56,000,000 beneficiaries enrolled in the original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans.  Given the number of patients, just imagine how…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Considers “Implied Certifications” Under the False Claims Act

    Supreme Court Considers “Implied Certifications” Under the False Claims Act
    On Tuesday, April 19, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Universal Health Services v. United States and Massachusetts ex rel. Julio Escobar and Carmen Correa, a case testing the “implied certification” theory used in many…
  • Apr 15

    McCabe Rabin Announces $1.1 Million Qui Tam Settlement

    McCabe Rabin Announces $1.1 Million Qui Tam Settlement
    McCabe Rabin, P.A. announces the settlement of a qui tam case against Florida Pain Medicine Associates, Inc. and its owners Dr. Bart Gatz, Dr. Alexis Renta and Dr. Albert Rodriguez.  Florida Pain Medicine Associates, Inc. is a pain…
Rank this Week: 198

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Retirement Surprise

    Retirement Surprise
    April 20, 2016 – “Lynn” called me recently for help with a few structured settlement annuities I helped place on her behalf about five years ago. Our firm occasionally fields calls from former clients who are moving,…
  • Feb 29

    Indexed Annuity Surge Continue

    Indexed Annuity Surge Continue
    February 29, 2016 – According to a recent InvestmentNews article citing a LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute report, 2015 saw a 13% increase in indexed annuity purchases over the prior year to a record $54.5 billion. To put this figure…
  • Feb 18

    Structured Settlement Markets Ranked Among World’s Largest Insurer

    Structured Settlement Markets Ranked Among World’s Largest Insurer
    February 18, 2016 – It’s always nice when the structured settlement companies active in the structured settlement marketplace make the news for their superior financial size and strength. Such was the case when half of the…
Rank this Week: 241

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 208

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 274

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

Featuring attorney reviews of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators.

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Apr 14

    New Attorney Directory and International Listing

    New Attorney Directory and International Listing
    Courtroom Insight is proud to announce the launch of our new attorney directory and international functionality.  Clients may now use our powerful knowledge management system to share information about attorney referrals and/or opposing…
  • Mar 9

    Learn More About Daubert Challenges at Courtroom Insight

    Learn More About Daubert Challenges at Courtroom Insight
    Our previous analyses of Daubert Challenges reveal different success rates by jurisdiction and by expert profession.  Every challenge has unique facts and circumstances, however a careful analysis of prior challenge rulings by the court…
  • Mar 9

    Learn More About Daubert Challenges at Courtroom Insight

    Learn More About Daubert Challenges at Courtroom Insight
    Our previous analyses of Daubert Challenges reveal different success rates by jurisdiction and by expert profession.  Every challenge has unique facts and circumstances, however a careful analysis of prior challenge rulings by the court…
Rank this Week: 304

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 226

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: 333

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: 314

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: 277

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: 283

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • May 2

    Truck Drive Detaches Cab Then Flees Scene Of Fatal Accident

    Truck Drive Detaches Cab Then Flees Scene Of Fatal Accident
    Police are searching for the hit-and-run tractor-trailer driver who killed one person and severely injured another in Vernon, California gruesome crash. Apparently, after the truck driver fled the scene of a minor collision he proceeded to…
  • Apr 29

    The “How’s” Of Lawsuit Funding

    The “How’s” Of Lawsuit Funding
    Does this sound like your scenario? • You were seriously injured in an auto accident due to a distracted driver. • You have filed a personal injury lawsuit, but the medical bills are piling up. • You need to replace your…
  • Apr 28

    Lawsuit Claims Medical Device Caused Brain Damage

    Lawsuit Claims Medical Device Caused Brain Damage
    Every year, millions of people are surgically implanted with medical devices under the belief that it will help a medical issue or alleviate pain. But, if the device is defective in any way, the patient can suffer significant harm and even…
Rank this Week: 761

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 1034

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

Features trial tips from a trial consultant. By Dr. Noelle Nelson.

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Connect to Jurors With the Specificity of “Who”

    Connect to Jurors With the Specificity of “Who”
    You must connect with jurors if they are to find you convincing and persuasive. One of the prime often most neglected ways to connect effectively with jurors is to get them up to speed with the “Who” in the case early on. Jurors…
  • Mar 30

    Handle Your Challenging CEO Client Successfully with “Yes, and”

    Handle Your Challenging CEO Client Successfully with “Yes, and”
    Successful CEOs, entrepreneurs and surgeons (among others) can be difficult clients. Their very success misleads them too often into believing they know everything about how to be successful in their legal matter. Which usually involves their…
  • Feb 29

    Simple Words That Win With Jurors: "Thank you, Your Honor"

    Simple Words That Win With Jurors: "Thank you, Your Honor"
    I was assisting with voir dire recently when opposing counsel, questioning the prospective jurors, was told by the judge to "Move along, counselor," to which the attorney replied, "But Your Honor…" I barely listened to the rest of what…
Rank this Week: 4500

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • May 2

    Failure to Have a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Results in $750,000 Fine

    Failure to Have a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Results in $750,000 Fine
    By Lyn S. Savoie On April 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), entered into a $750,000 settlement with a North Carolina orthopaedic clinic arising from the clinic’s disclosure…
  • Apr 26

    Frustrated with the NLRB’s Scrutiny of Employer Work Rules?

    Frustrated with the NLRB’s Scrutiny of Employer Work Rules?
    By Erin L. Kilgore Employers are not the only ones frustrated with the National Labor Relations Board’s ever-growing scrutiny of common employer work rules and policies.  A member of the NLRB is, too. As many employers are aware,…
  • Apr 25

    Update: Fights Continue Over the Availability of Punitive Damages in Maritime Case

    Update: Fights Continue Over the Availability of Punitive Damages in Maritime Case
    By Tod Everage Last December, we posted an article addressing the recent conflicted decisions out of the Eastern District of Louisiana on the remaining availability of punitive damages against third parties under general maritime law. You can…
Rank this Week: 2248

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: 1519

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 2

    Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand

    Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand
    You’re representing someone injured in a car accident and you’ve reached the point at which you’re ready to send a demand letter to communicate a settlement offer to the defendant’s insurance carrier. But what should…
  • Apr 29

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert
    The task of deposing the opposition’s expert is simplified immeasurably by keeping in mind the deposition’s fundamental purpose: to discover all of the expert’s opinions and all of the bases for those opinions. Your goal…
  • Apr 27

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon. Ms. Boysen-Aragon is a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC, where she helps lawyers find their next dream job and helps companies and law firms find their next legal ace. She…
Rank this Week: 2310

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 4137

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 2

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell
    Josh Blackman and Howard M. Wasserman, The Process of Marriage Equality, 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 243 (2016), available at SSRN.Kevin C. WalshIn The Process of Marriage Equality, Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman provide a chronicle and…
  • Apr 29

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce
    Robert Yablon, Voting, Spending, and the Right to Participate, available at SSRN.Jessica Bulman-PozenIn McCutcheon v. FEC, Chief Justice Roberts described campaign contributions as a form of participation in electoral politics. His plurality…
  • Apr 28

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law
    Michael A. Livermore, Political Parties and Presidential Oversight, 67 Al. L. Rev. 45 (2015).Mark SeidenfeldEver since courts have recognized the legitimacy of political influence on agency policymaking, scholars have struggled to formulate a…
Rank this Week: 4447

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • May 2

    Court of Appeals Doesn’t Decide Cap

    Court of Appeals Doesn’t Decide Cap
    The Mississippi Court of Appeals decided the much ballyhooed caps case on Tuesday. Here is the Court’s decision in Emergency Medicine Associates of Jackson v. Glover. As predicted, the Court never got to the issue of whether…
  • Apr 27

    April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the April 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $50,000 verdict- Rankin County car wreck case (3/9/16); $16,573 verdict- Harrison County underinsured motorist car wreck case (3/2/16); defense verdict- Greenville…
  • Apr 26

    Enjoy Business Travel? Let Me See if I Can Fix That

    Enjoy Business Travel? Let Me See if I Can Fix That
    Many lawyers love business travel. Get out of the house, get a break from the kids, have a few drinks, big meal at a chain restaurant, watch some TV. They can have it. Until business travel doesn’t require staying in a hotel, you can…
Rank this Week: 4737

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4630

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

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

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1620

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • May 1

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Derivative Complaint for Want Of Factual Support

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Derivative Complaint for Want Of Factual Support
    The Joseph Penar Family Trust v. Adams, C.A. 10441-VCG (April 28, 2016) This is an interesting decision because it illustrates what many do not understand - a complaint has to have some actual facts to support its claims, not just…
  • Apr 26

    Exercise of General Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations Overturned

    Exercise of General Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations Overturned
    The Delaware Supreme Court overturned its long-standing precedent in Sternberg v. O'Neill, 550 A.2d 1105 (Del. 1988), and ruled that a foreign corporation's registration to do business in Delaware and related appointment of a registered…
  • Apr 19

    Delaware Supreme Court Limits Jurisdiction Over Registered Corporation

    Delaware Supreme Court Limits Jurisdiction Over Registered Corporation
    Genuine Parts Company v. Cepec,  No. 528, 2015 (April 18, 2016) Under Delaware law, an entity doing any business in Delaware must register to do so and thereby appoint a registered agent to receive process. For years this was held…
Rank this Week: 1799

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1040

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Apr 29

    Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Project Management Edition)

    Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Project Management Edition)
    This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro reminds us that sometimes even those of us who work in the technology field forgot that technology can create efficiencies in ways we may not be thinking about. It also helps to have a…
  • Apr 27

    If Not Now, When: Process Optimization Principles Come to Legal

    If Not Now, When: Process Optimization Principles Come to Legal
    I spent the first part of last week at the ACEDS annual conference in New York City and came away with two primary thoughts. First, I have to admit, the conference far exceeded my expectations. Mary Mack and her team put together a great…
  • Apr 22

    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme and Original Cartoon Series (Earth Day Edition)

    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme and Original Cartoon Series (Earth Day Edition)
    On Earth Day, we make a point to remember to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We should take that idea and carry it over to the world of e-discovery, where waste and (data) pollution runs rampant. This week's E-Discovery Meme from…
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Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
  • Jan 19

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action
    By: Clayton Walker A superior court abuses its discretion by making a decision that is arbitrary, capricious, manifestly unreasonable, or . . . stem[s] from an improper motive.  The court uses the clearly erroneous standard when…
  • Jan 15

    Alaska School Funding Formula Approved.

    Alaska School Funding Formula Approved.
    By: Clayton Walker sp-7075 School Funding Formula The State’s local school funding formula requires a local government to make a contribution to fund its local school district. The superior court held that this required local…
Rank this Week: 2347

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: 3003

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
  • Apr 29

    The proposed draft text of the Hague Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment

    The proposed draft text of the Hague Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment
    On 17 March 2016, the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference on Private International Law decided to set up a Special Commission to prepare a draft Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign…
  • Apr 28

    Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent

    Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent
    A joint conference of the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law (Luxembourg) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law will be held on May 26th in London, within the framework of a series of BIICL events on…
  • Apr 25

    Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small State

    Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small State
    The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Open University and the Centre for Small States at Queen Mary University of London are organising a conference on “Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small…
Rank this Week: 359

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Everlaw’s Great Escape

    Everlaw’s Great Escape
    We really like games. There is some kind of board, card, or video gaming going on virtually every day at our office. Games help improve our lateral thinking, our logical reasoning, and our team cohesion. And — oh yeah —…
  • Apr 23

    Unitization and Other User-Requested Feature

    Unitization and Other User-Requested Feature
    A new release is live! We’re adding to the enhancements we recently made to metadata, to further improve your review. All of these updates are born of user requests: you told us what would make your work easier, and we implemented it.…
  • Apr 23

    Predictive Coding Best Practice

    Predictive Coding Best Practice
    Suggesting how to improve a case’s predictive coding model can be difficult. This isn’t because of any characteristics of machine learning. Rather, providing predictive coding best practices can be tough because of the nature of…
Rank this Week: 1868

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Apr 29

    Everlaw’s Great Escape

    Everlaw’s Great Escape
    We really like games. There is some kind of board, card, or video gaming going on virtually every day at our office. Games help improve our lateral thinking, our logical reasoning, and our team cohesion. And — oh yeah —…
  • Apr 23

    Unitization and Other User-Requested Feature

    Unitization and Other User-Requested Feature
    A new release is live! We’re adding to the enhancements we recently made to metadata, to further improve your review. All of these updates are born of user requests: you told us what would make your work easier, and we implemented it.…
  • Apr 23

    Predictive Coding Best Practice

    Predictive Coding Best Practice
    Suggesting how to improve a case’s predictive coding model can be difficult. This isn’t because of any characteristics of machine learning. Rather, providing predictive coding best practices can be tough because of the nature of…
Rank this Week: 1859

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 4946

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 29

    When Will Hospitals Learn How To Use Heparin?

    When Will Hospitals Learn How To Use Heparin?
    Heparin is one of the most basic medicines used in medicine, the primary anticoagulant used by hospitals, which is why it’s part of the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. But anticoagulants are so powerful…
  • Apr 24

    Pennsylvania Workers Comp Doesn’t Need Evidence-Based Medicine (Not Like This)

    Pennsylvania Workers Comp Doesn’t Need Evidence-Based Medicine (Not Like This)
    “Evidence-based medical treatment guidelines” sounds like such a good idea. Who would want medical treatment that wasn’t based on evidence? The problem is in the details. Way back in 1996, when “evidence-based…
  • Apr 13

    The Problems With Court-Appointed “Independent” Expert

    The Problems With Court-Appointed “Independent” Expert
    Over at The Green Bag, Judge Richard Posner published “What Is Obviously Wrong With the Federal Judiciary, Yet Eminently Curable, Part I.” The article is quintessential Posner: concise, expansive, forceful, and packed with good…
Rank this Week: 836

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/
  • Apr 29

    New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media

    New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media I’ve written many times in the past about how lawyers can…
  • Apr 28

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and Social Media in 2016 Social media has been part of our daily lives for nearly a decade. At first, many lawyers were skeptical,…
  • Apr 14

    Oracle v. Google: Judge begrudgingly permits online research of juror

    Oracle v. Google: Judge begrudgingly permits online research of juror
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Oracle v. Google: Judge begrudgingly permits online research of jurors In a recent Order issued in Oracle v. Google, No. C 10-03561 WHA, United…
Rank this Week: 2057

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    Phubbing, more FOMO, blonde jokes, and what holds our  attention?

    Phubbing, more FOMO, blonde jokes, and what holds our  attention?
    It’s time to run down some articles that are curious, but not substantial enough to justify a full blog post. Once again, we have kept a few pearls in our virtual filing cabinet, and have combined them here for your curiosity and…
  • Apr 27

    A cure for the know-it-all: “Reflecting on explanatory ability” 

    A cure for the know-it-all: “Reflecting on explanatory ability” 
    Most of us think we know more than we actually do and sometimes, that sense is taken to an extreme that can be annoying (as well as inaccurate). Two years ago, we wrote about a study on modulating political extremism and mentioned the…
  • Apr 25

    “Creepiness”: You know it when you see it! 

    “Creepiness”: You know it when you see it! 
    You know what ‘creepy’ is and in the movie The Silence of the Lambs, Anthony Hopkins personified creepiness. While it may be hard to believe, no one has ever “pinned down” what makes a person creepy. Since there must…
Rank this Week: 4050

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    Florida Supreme Court overturns mandatory attorney’s fee schedule for workers’ compensation case

    Florida Supreme Court overturns mandatory attorney’s fee schedule for workers’ compensation case
    By a vote of 5 to 2, the Supreme Court of Florida today declared the  mandatory fee schedule in section 440.34, Florida Statutes, unconstitutional in Castellanos v. Next Door Company.  This case asks us to evaluate the…
  • Apr 26

    Court Continues Trend of Enhancing Proposed Discipline

    Court Continues Trend of Enhancing Proposed Discipline
    With yesterday’s order in the case of Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins, The Supreme Court of Florida continues its trend of rejecting proposed discipline of lawyers and judges that the Court views as too light. [T]he Court rejects…
  • Apr 21

    Florida Murder Convictions Overturned Because of Illegally Obtained Confession

    Florida Murder Convictions Overturned Because of Illegally Obtained Confession
    Today, in State v. McAdams, No. 14-826 (Fla. April 21, 2016), the Supreme Court of Florida held: [W]hen a person is questioned in a location that is not open to the public, and an attorney retained on his or her behalf appears at the…
Rank this Week: 3926

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 19

    General Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations Revised By The Delaware Supreme Court

    General Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations Revised By The Delaware Supreme Court
    The interlocutory appeal in the case of Genuine Parts Company v. Cepec presented one question:  “whether Delaware may exercise general jurisdiction over a foreign corporation for claims having nothing to do with Delaware, as a…
  • Apr 1

    Cameras in the Courtroom

    Cameras in the Courtroom
    Last month, the Delaware Supreme Court announced that non-confidential oral arguments will now be available online live as they happen in Dover.  A link to the Court’s live stream can be found on the Court’s website and…
Rank this Week: 1833

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/
  • Apr 28

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity
    In March 2014, this blog featured an article discussing the effect of the recent crisis in Ukraine on M&A activity. The crisis began in November 2013 when Ukrainians protested en masse after then-president Viktor Yanukovych failed to sign…
  • Apr 27

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction
    In September 2014 we reported on the practice of “tax inversions”, cross-border transactions in which the resulting entity may be headquartered in another country for tax purposes. A number of recent transactions between the U.S.…
  • Apr 26

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation
    The number one consideration for anyone buying or selling a business is price. But getting the best price is not just about the total cash value. How the purchase price is allocated across the various assets included in the deal has…
Rank this Week: 1756