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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Negrón v. United States 16-999 Issue: Whether lower courts are bound by the rationale of Justice Sotomayor’s lone concurrence in Freeman v. United States – with which all…
  • Apr 21

    Now accepting internship applications (Deadline extended)

    Now accepting internship applications (Deadline extended)
    SCOTUSblog is still accepting applications from current law students interested in interning with us. The principal focus of the internship (which is a paid one) will be assisting with the “Petition of the day” and…
  • Apr 21

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez
    Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates, Inc. California Public…
Rank this Week: 8

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 20

    RabelsZ Vol. 81 (2017) No. 1

    RabelsZ Vol. 81 (2017) No. 1
    We have not yet alerted our readers to the first issue of Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (RabelsZ) which was published in February 2017. So, here we go: Jürgen…
  • Apr 20

    Now (partly) online: Encyclopedia of Private International Law

    Now (partly) online: Encyclopedia of Private International Law
    During the last four years a group of 181 authors from 57 countries has been working very hard to make a special book project come true: the 4-volume Encyclopedia of Private International Law (published by Edward Elgar and edited by…
  • Apr 19

    Public consultation third party effects transactions in securities and claim

    Public consultation third party effects transactions in securities and claim
    The European Commission has published a public consultation on the conflict of law rules for third party effects of transactions in securities and claims. The aim of the consultation is to ‘gather stakeholders’ views on the…
Rank this Week: 16

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Apr 22

    ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY IS THIS WEDNESDAY (APRIL 26TH)

    ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY IS THIS WEDNESDAY (APRIL 26TH)
    REMINDER:  This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, is Administrative Professionals (Secretary's) Day. A show of gratitude towards those who assist us in our day-to-day work will likely be greatly appreciated.
  • Apr 21

    Motion to Sever and Stay Bad Faith Claim Denied in Fayette County Case

    Motion to Sever and Stay Bad Faith Claim Denied in Fayette County Case
    In a recent March 23, 2017 Order only out of the Court of Common Pleas of Fayette County in the case of Rimel v. Mutual Benefit Insurance Company and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, No. 2450 of 2016, G.D., (C.P. Fayette Co.…
  • Apr 21

    Bifurcation of Coverage and Bad Faith Issues Denied in Eastern District Case

    Bifurcation of Coverage and Bad Faith Issues Denied in Eastern District Case
    In the case of Eizen Fineberg & McCarthy, P.C. v. Ironshore Specialty Ins. Co., No. 16-2461 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 7, 2016 Slomsky, J.), the court denied a carrier’s Motion to Bifurcate the insured’s bad faith claim from a coverage…
Rank this Week: 38

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

    Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?

    Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?
    Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for his nomination to the United States Supreme Court begins today. He has been called “an originalist and a textualist,” someone with a “strong commitment to textualism.” He…
  • Mar 7

    Treating Physicians & Non-Retained Expert Witnesses: What Do Parties Have To Disclose Before Trial?

    Treating Physicians & Non-Retained Expert Witnesses: What Do Parties Have To Disclose Before Trial?
          Federal court litigators are of course familiar with Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(2)(B), which requires “a written report” from the witnesses we typically think of as “expert witnesses,” i.e., the witnesses…
  • Feb 16

    HR 985: A Sneak Attack On Veterans, Consumers, and Patient

    HR 985: A Sneak Attack On Veterans, Consumers, and Patient
    Without even holding a hearing, the House Judiciary Committee just passed a new bill (H.R. 985) that would make it far harder to sue large corporations when they cheat or hurt people. The vote was on party lines, with all Republicans voting…
Rank this Week: 41

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: 52

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: 46

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: 32

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 175

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 21

    No Misrepresentation where Plaintiffs Had Access to Information

    No Misrepresentation where Plaintiffs Had Access to Information
    In Haynes v. Lunsford, No. E2015-01686-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 2, 2017), the Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for a real estate agent and agency on a misrepresentation claim where plaintiffs had access to the same…
  • Apr 20

    Summary Judgment Vacated When Order Failed to State Reason for Decision

    Summary Judgment Vacated When Order Failed to State Reason for Decision
    In Battery Alliance, Inc. v. Allegiant Power, LLC, No. W2015-02389-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 30, 2017), the Tennessee Court of Appeals vacated a summary judgment order for defendants because the trial court failed to state the legal…
  • Apr 19

    Statute Regarding Community Supervision of Sex Offenders Did Not Confer Private Right of Action

    Statute Regarding Community Supervision of Sex Offenders Did Not Confer Private Right of Action
    In Hale v. State, No. E2016-00249-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 2, 2017), the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of a negligence case because it was based on the failure of the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) to ensure compliance…
Rank this Week: 106

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 124

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 105

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Oct 28

    A light-hearted Friday post: what is the standard of music on appeal?

    A light-hearted Friday post: what is the standard of music on appeal?
    I wrote last year about In re Christopher B., case no. C077467 (3rd Dist. Sept. 28, 2015), a cautionary tale about a trial court’s “clarification” of its order (read: “void modification for lack of…
  • Sep 20

    Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom

    Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom
    Or, as the headline over Judge Kozinski’s opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal calls it, “voodoo science.” And what this justice on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (a federal appellate court)…
  • Sep 16

    Will appeals lawyers be replaced by computers?

    Will appeals lawyers be replaced by computers?
    Technology has been displacing low-wage and less-skilled workers for a long time. Is it time for white collar professionals – including lawyers – to fear they are next? At  The American Interest blog: “Venture…
Rank this Week: 93

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 190

Jeff Vail

Jeff Vail

Covers litigation checklists, litigation knowledge management, strategy, and the future of litigation.

http://www.jeffvail.net/
  • Feb 6

    Colorado Litigation Report

    Colorado Litigation Report
    Take a look at the Colorado Litigation Report, a site with very useful, short summaries of Colorado appellate opinions (best of all, published on a very regular basis, unlike this blog of late...  but soon to change).
  • Jul 19

    The Oil Drum

    The Oil Drum
    Sadly, one of my favorite websites (and a website where I was previously a contributing author), www.theoildrum.com, is shutting down (actually converting to an archive, there will just be no new content).  There are a variety of reasons…
  • Dec 27

    Preserving ESI on Twitter

    Preserving ESI on Twitter
    Once litigation is “reasonably anticipated,” parties have an obligation to preserve all potentially relevant material.  That obligation extends to information reasonably under a party’s control, even if it is not…
Rank this Week: 117

Prove My Florida Case

Prove My Florida Case

Covers Florida appellate, evidentiary, and trial perspectives and issues. By David M. Adelstein.

http://www.provemyfloridacase.com
Rank this Week: 112

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Apr 22

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin
    Press Release: New website offers resources for high-profile trials A high-profile case can land in your court with little or no warning. If unprepared, such cases can create chaos, absorb resources, and place your court at the center of…
  • Apr 20

    Jury Waivers in Wisconsin

    Jury Waivers in Wisconsin
    Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Parsons v. Associated Banc-Corp., 2017 WI 37 made it easier for parties to waive their rights to a jury trial. In rendering its decision, the state high court reversed an appellate court that held...
  • Apr 18

    Juror Facial Recognition Software

    Juror Facial Recognition Software
    In the article below, Susan Constantine, pictured above, discusses her work with juror facial recognition software. LegalTechNews.com: Jury Consulting Gets Emotional With the Help of Technology
Rank this Week: 4341

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Radiology Expert Witness Paid Through Disbursement Funding

    Radiology Expert Witness Paid Through Disbursement Funding
    In a recent Lawyers’ Weekly article “David Can Now Challenge Goliath”, the issue of taking on a party who has access to unlimited resources is addressed.  JustKapital, a litigation funder that offers finance to…
  • Apr 17

    Labels & Warnings Expert Witness Not Allowed

    Labels & Warnings Expert Witness Not Allowed
    Plaintiff sued defendant after she was injured after falling off a personal watercraft.  Plaintiff hired a labels & warnings expert witness to assist in her case and defendant filed a motion to exclude.  The court granted the…
  • Apr 14

    Three Expert Witnesses Allowed in Vehicle Sunroof Case.

    Three Expert Witnesses Allowed in Vehicle Sunroof Case.
    Putative class action plaintiffs filed suit against the vehicle manufacturer for defects in the sunroofs of certain cars.  Both parties filed motions to exclude three expert opinions.  The court denied the three motions. Facts…
Rank this Week: 1121

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Settlement Reached in University of Missouri Student’s Death

    Settlement Reached in University of Missouri Student’s Death
    The parents of a University of Missouri student who died two weeks after falling at least two stories from a balcony have reached a $5 million settlement with the property owners. According to the wrongful death lawsuit, the 19-year-old fell…
  • Apr 21

    Lawsuit Targets Local Restaurant in Fatal Crash

    Lawsuit Targets Local Restaurant in Fatal Crash
    Last April, a 24-year-old woman decided to drink and drive. After hitting a pedestrian, she then chose to leave the scene of the accident. When she was later apprehended, the woman chose to lie about the crash. On April 10, 2016, the woman…
  • Apr 20

    One Dead in Fiery Crash after Vehicle Crushed Between Two 18-Wheeler

    One Dead in Fiery Crash after Vehicle Crushed Between Two 18-Wheeler
    Louisiana State Police identified an Alexandria man as the deceased victim in a fiery I-10 crash. The crash occurred as congestion slowed traffic around 5:30 pm. According to police, the driver of a Freightliner 18-wheeler failed to reduce…
Rank this Week: 889

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Chicago Car Accident Attorney Throws Support Behind Aldermen’s Anti-Texting and Driving Resolution

    Chicago Car Accident Attorney Throws Support Behind Aldermen’s Anti-Texting and Driving Resolution
    CHICAGO (April 24, 2017) – With deadly crashes on the rise across the United States, two Chicago aldermen have called upon the Chicago Police Department to implement new technology that would better enforce the city’s traffic laws…
  • Apr 21

    One killed in Waukegan 3 car rollover crash

    One killed in Waukegan 3 car rollover crash
    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (April 21, 2017) – A fatal rollover crash involving three vehicles in north suburban Waukegan closed Route 41 in both directions during the Friday morning commute. READ MORE | WGN TV reports on deadly Waukegan crash…
  • Apr 19

    Salvi Law April Pet of the Month: Adoptable Dog Lady

    Salvi Law April Pet of the Month: Adoptable Dog Lady
    CHICAGO (April 19, 2017) – The Illinois personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. has committed to finding local adoptable pets a loving home in 2017. We have teamed up with the Anti Cruelty Society in…
Rank this Week: 1428

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 21

    Cameras & dogs @ SCOTUS?

    Cameras & dogs @ SCOTUS?
    Justice Alito Still Says No to Video Cameras at High Court, reports Law360, covering his comments made at the 3d Circuit's annual conference. Why? Because he thinks "it would change the nature of oral argument -- I have no doubt about it,…
  • Apr 20

    Flatware conflict?

    Flatware conflict?
    2/6's Justice Yegan begins today's opinion in In re B.M. like this:The Treachery of Images:Ceci ne'est pas une couteau à beurre?A common butter knife is designed to cut and spread butter. In the hand of a person bent on assaulting…
  • Apr 20

    Whittier Law School to close

    Whittier Law School to close
    Today's DJ reports Whittier Law School to Shut Down: Students Performed Poorly on Bar Exam, Had Few Job Prospects."Whittier Law School Dean Judith F. Daar told the students she disagrees with the closure and supports a lawsuit filed Tuesday…
Rank this Week: 4619

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Texas: A Look at House Bill 122

    The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Texas: A Look at House Bill 122
    The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Texas In Texas, 17-year-olds can’t vote, serve on a jury, play lotto, or buy beer and cigarettes – but they are considered adults when they get in trouble with the law. Some Texas lawmakers…
  • Apr 18

    What is UCW in Texas? Unlawful Carry of Weapon in Texa

    What is UCW in Texas? Unlawful Carry of Weapon in Texa
    Unlawful Carry of a Weapon Unlawful Carry of a Weapon, or UCW, refers to offenses involving the illegal possession of a handgun, illegal knife, or club in Texas. This article focuses on UCW cases involving handguns. This is covered under…
  • Apr 14

    Tarrant County SWIFT Program | Tarrant County SWIFT Probation

    Tarrant County SWIFT Program | Tarrant County SWIFT Probation
    Tarrant County SWIFT Program The Tarrant County SWIFT program is a post-plea intensive probation program that gives high-risk high-need offenders an opportunity to change and immediate sanctions or punishment for violations. The program is…
Rank this Week: 1465

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3395

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: 1915

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Use of Surveillance Cameras in Criminal Case

    Use of Surveillance Cameras in Criminal Case
    If you ever watch the news, you have probably caught a glimpse of how surveillance camera footage can be used to catch criminals and potentially during trials. This type of video seems to be most common for burglary and robbery cases. A…
  • Apr 14

    What Is Income Tax Fraud?

    What Is Income Tax Fraud?
    As the income tax deadline quickly approaches this April, it is time to ensure your current taxes are in order. Sloppy mistakes or misunderstandings regarding the income you are required to declare to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue or…
  • Apr 7

    What Is Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)?

    What Is Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)?
    You may have heard the term “blood alcohol content” (BAC) in relation to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol; however, understanding the meaning of BAC can be helpful in knowing if you’re complying with the law.…
Rank this Week: 1888

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/
  • Apr 21

    17 Reasons Why Litigation Consultants Are Better at Graphics Than Law Firm

    17 Reasons Why Litigation Consultants Are Better at Graphics Than Law Firm
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting There are a handful of large law firms that have in-house graphics departments and use them as profit centers with their corporate clients. When a big case is on its way to trial, the large firm develops…
  • Apr 13

    8 Strategies When Winning Means Losing the Least Money

    8 Strategies When Winning Means Losing the Least Money
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting The best defense lawyers come to A2L with their toughest cases. This means that some of the cases that arrive on our doorstep are essentially unwinnable. Although the trial team won't often directly say…
  • Apr 10

    Visual Storytelling at Trial: The Judges’ Perspective

    Visual Storytelling at Trial: The Judges’ Perspective
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting I recently had the opportunity to make a presentation at a federal judges’ conference in New Jersey that brought together judges and lawyers from that state. About…
Rank this Week: 3141

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1620

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
  • Apr 21

    Are Insurance Agreements Discoverable?

    Are Insurance Agreements Discoverable?
    The existence of insurance is often key to a lawsuit and one of the first orders of business in discovery. There are statutory provisions allowing for discovery of the existence and contents of insurance agreements—as well as limits on…
  • Apr 19

    Warn Your Expert Against Writing

    Warn Your Expert Against Writing
    Although in the “real world” scientists changing their minds may be the badge of intellectual honesty, in litigation the expert who backs away from a position or changes an opinion is supplying the opposition with a source of…
  • Apr 17

    Checklist: What to Include in a Government Claim

    Checklist: What to Include in a Government Claim
    Under California’s Government Claims Act (Govt C §§810–996.6), you can’t sue a public entity or its employees until after you’ve presented the entity with a claim for “money or damages.”…
Rank this Week: 2118

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Apr 21

    Court of Appeals of Minnesota Rejects Use of Jury Instruction on Problems w/Cross-Racial Identification

    Court of Appeals of Minnesota Rejects Use of Jury Instruction on Problems w/Cross-Racial Identification
    Bearing out the underlying findings of these studies, cross-racial misidentifications have surfaced in a large number of wrongful convictions. The single greatest cause of wrongful convictions in the United States is eyewitness…
  • Apr 20

    Court of Appeals of Utah Finds Rule of Completeness is a Rule of Admissibility

    Court of Appeals of Utah Finds Rule of Completeness is a Rule of Admissibility
    Like its federal counterpart, Utah Rule of Evidence 106, the rule of completeness, provides that If a party introduces all or part of a writing or recorded statement, an adverse party may require the introduction, at that time, of any...
  • Apr 19

    The Kind of Case Changed By Maryland's New Rape Law

    The Kind of Case Changed By Maryland's New Rape Law
    According to an article in BuzzFeed News, Maryland rape victims no longer need to prove they physically fought back against their attackers, according to a new bill signed today by Gov. Larry Hogan that changes the state's legal definition…
Rank this Week: 4392

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Apr 21

    Why Small Firms Should Embrace Modern Ediscovery Technology

    Why Small Firms Should Embrace Modern Ediscovery Technology
    Industry Standards of Care Law schools around the country have taught the TJ Hooper case1 for over fifty years. In that case, two barges carrying coal in 1928 from Virginia to New York sank during a severe storm. A claim was filed stating…
  • Apr 12

    HIPAA Compliance at Everlaw

    HIPAA Compliance at Everlaw
    Security within an organization requires constant attention and continuous improvement. At Everlaw, the privacy and security of our customers’ information is of utmost importance. We recently announced that Everlaw achieved a SOC 2 Type…
  • Apr 4

    The Tipping Point: Predictive Coding

    The Tipping Point: Predictive Coding
    How does innovation make an impact? Sometimes it lands with a bang, like the iPhone. Other times, it builds gradually toward a greater transformation. At some point, greater speed doesn’t just make a technology a bit faster. More…
Rank this Week: 1515

Everlaw Blog

Everlaw Blog

Explores litigation and ediscovery technology - as well as its context in the broader legal space.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Apr 21

    Why Small Firms Should Embrace Modern Ediscovery Technology

    Why Small Firms Should Embrace Modern Ediscovery Technology
    Industry Standards of Care Law schools around the country have taught the TJ Hooper case1 for over fifty years. In that case, two barges carrying coal in 1928 from Virginia to New York sank during a severe storm. A claim was filed stating…
  • Apr 12

    HIPAA Compliance at Everlaw

    HIPAA Compliance at Everlaw
    Security within an organization requires constant attention and continuous improvement. At Everlaw, the privacy and security of our customers’ information is of utmost importance. We recently announced that Everlaw achieved a SOC 2 Type…
  • Apr 4

    The Tipping Point: Predictive Coding

    The Tipping Point: Predictive Coding
    How does innovation make an impact? Sometimes it lands with a bang, like the iPhone. Other times, it builds gradually toward a greater transformation. At some point, greater speed doesn’t just make a technology a bit faster. More…
Rank this Week: 1858

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 21

    Why Small Firms Should Embrace Modern Ediscovery Technology

    Why Small Firms Should Embrace Modern Ediscovery Technology
    Industry Standards of Care Law schools around the country have taught the TJ Hooper case1 for over fifty years. In that case, two barges carrying coal in 1928 from Virginia to New York sank during a severe storm. A claim was filed stating…
  • Apr 12

    HIPAA Compliance at Everlaw

    HIPAA Compliance at Everlaw
    Security within an organization requires constant attention and continuous improvement. At Everlaw, the privacy and security of our customers’ information is of utmost importance. We recently announced that Everlaw achieved a SOC 2 Type…
  • Apr 4

    The Tipping Point: Predictive Coding

    The Tipping Point: Predictive Coding
    How does innovation make an impact? Sometimes it lands with a bang, like the iPhone. Other times, it builds gradually toward a greater transformation. At some point, greater speed doesn’t just make a technology a bit faster. More…
Rank this Week: 1545

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/
  • Apr 21

    Make America Troll Again

    Make America Troll Again
    Whitney Phillips, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture (2016).James GrimmelmannThere is a theory that Donald Trump does not exist, and that the fictional character of…
  • Apr 20

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined
    Oren Perez, The Green Economy Paradox: A Critical Inquiry into Sustainability Indexes, 17 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech 153 (2016).Robert RosenStudents of organizations know that numbers can drive action and uncounted outcomes can get lost…
  • Apr 19

    Choosing How We Make Choice

    Choosing How We Make Choice
    Cass R. Sustein, The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavioral Science (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016).Aditi BagchiCass Sunstein’s thoughts about the ethics of regulation are of more than theoretical interest. He…
Rank this Week: 4897

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Apr 21

    CLE: Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law

    CLE: Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law
    On Friday, May 5, 2017, from 8:15 am – 1:30 pm, John Marshall is hosting its 8th annual Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law seminar.  In addition to providing ethics credit, the program is top-notch, including:…
  • Apr 19

    Twombly / Iqbal Requires Factual Allegations Beyond Reciting Patent Claim Element

    Twombly / Iqbal Requires Factual Allegations Beyond Reciting Patent Claim Element
    Atlas IP, LLC v. City of Naperville, No. 15 C 10744, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 19, 2016) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman granted defendant Naperville’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim pursuant to…
  • Apr 17

    Court Identifies “Troubling” Trend of Plaintiffs Not Following Local Rule

    Court Identifies “Troubling” Trend of Plaintiffs Not Following Local Rule
    ABS-CBN Corp. v. Pinoy Grill, LLC, No. 16 C 11448, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 9, 2017) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte ordered plaintiff to comply with Local Rule 5.2(f) and the Court’s directive that all pleadings –…
Rank this Week: 269

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: 2292

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Apr 20

    The Internet is Even Busier That it Was Last Year: eDiscovery Trend

    The Internet is Even Busier That it Was Last Year: eDiscovery Trend
    About this time last year, I published (or re-published, if you will) a terrific infographic that illustrated what happens within the internet in a typical minute in 2016. Since I will be part of a panel discussion at The Master’s…
  • Apr 19

    Craig Ball Says That Failure to Preserve Mobile Devices in Litigation is the “M” Word: eDiscovery Best Practice

    Craig Ball Says That Failure to Preserve Mobile Devices in Litigation is the “M” Word: eDiscovery Best Practice
    In the latest post in his excellent Ball in Your Court blog, Craig Ball has some strong words for attorneys who fail to advise clients to preserve ESI from mobile devices when under a preservation duty. The post Craig Ball Says That Failure…
  • Apr 19

    Webcast: Legal Hold Notifications from CloudNine

    Webcast: Legal Hold Notifications from CloudNine
    Delivered as an advanced, integrated, and automated option in CloudNine’s cloud-based, SaaS-delivered simplified eDiscovery automation software, Legal Hold Notifications improve the ability of legal and compliance teams to implement…
Rank this Week: 4743

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: 684

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2560

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: 2580

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

    Managed or Mangled Money

    Managed or Mangled Money
    April 20, 2017 – If you’ve had money in an actively managed large cap fund in the United States for the past five years, there’s an 88.40% chance your manager underperformed and you would have been better off in a simple,…
  • Apr 18

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie
    April 18, 2017 – Earlier this month during National Retirement Planning Week, the California Department of Insurance issued a Press Release urging Californians to “plan for retirement and carefully consider annuities.”…
  • Feb 16

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”
    February 16, 2017 – Proud to announce the recent publication of “A Good Fit,” an article I co-authored for Workers’ Compensation (WC), a quarterly periodical of CLM Publishing. Subtitled “Structured settlements…
Rank this Week: 2464

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

Provides information and practical tips on legal persuasion spanning pretrial and trial phases, for jury, bench and arbitration settings. By Persuasion Strategies.

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Apr 20

    Tell Your Mind to Wander

    Tell Your Mind to Wander
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In the law, the ability to mentally focus is prized. We expect it of our partners and advocates, look for it in selecting our teams, and encourage our jurors to practice it. Following the story, understanding the…
  • Apr 17

    Learn From (the Lack of) Civil Trial Movie

    Learn From (the Lack of) Civil Trial Movie
    by Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Movies about courtroom trials are enjoyed by lawyers and the general public alike. The genre has earned its place among the classics with titles like To Kill a Mockingbird, 12 Angry Men, Witness for the Prosecution,…
  • Apr 13

    Ask About Other

    Ask About Other
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In voir dire, the whole point is to find out information about the potential juror. When you're seeking out experiences or attitudes that you might use to warrant a strike or to mount a challenge for cause, you care…
Rank this Week: 4425

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/
  • Apr 20

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great
    One of the questions people ask me frequently is about whether we are accepting new clients. While the short answer is “Yes”, here is some additional information which many people find interesting . . .
  • Apr 11

    Woman Sues Chipotle for $2.2 Billion Over Unauthorized Use of Her Image

    Woman Sues Chipotle for $2.2 Billion Over Unauthorized Use of Her Image
    Does a company have the right to use someone’s image without their permission? That question is central to a new lawsuit. While the lawsuit’s merit remains undetermined, it is stirring up negative publicity for the company.…
  • Mar 30

    Screenwriter Files Lawsuit Against Disney Over Zootopia

    Screenwriter Files Lawsuit Against Disney Over Zootopia
    A screenwriter/producer is suing The Walt Disney Company over its award-winning animated film “Zootopia.” The writer claims that the entertainment giant stole his idea after he pitched it to studio executives in 2000 and 2009.…
Rank this Week: 1120

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2144

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    The Edge vs. California

    The Edge vs. California
    The most bitter property battle in US history is about to start in California.  Since buying 151 acres more »
  • Mar 31

    Legal Battle Over Misplaced Comma

    Legal Battle Over Misplaced Comma
    A missing ‘comma’ has created a lot of misunderstanding mainly because millions of dollars are at stake because more »
  • Feb 13

    Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising

    Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising
    Today a class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California against more »
Rank this Week: 1549

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 19

    NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payment

    NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payment
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NY Ethics Committee on lawyers accepting credit card payments The Internet and cloud computing have drastically altered the legal landscape,…
  • Apr 12

    Attorney-client privilege waived when non-password protected files stored online

    Attorney-client privilege waived when non-password protected files stored online
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Attorney-client privilege waived when non-password protected files stored online Lawyers have been using cloud computing for nearly a decade…
  • Apr 6

    Survey shows how lawyers use technology in 2017

    Survey shows how lawyers use technology in 2017
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Survey shows how lawyers use technology in 2017 Technology has become part of the fabric of our lives. Its effects are inescapable and its…
Rank this Week: 2190

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1247