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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    Judiciary panel chair: Wait on Court until after election (UPDATED)

    Judiciary panel chair: Wait on Court until after election (UPDATED)
    UIPDATED 8:28 p.m.  The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, immediately made clear that the Senate GOP leadership will resist any nominee to succeed Justice Scalia.  He counseled waiting until there is a new…
  • Feb 13

    Evening round-up: Death of Justice Antonin Scalia

    Evening round-up: Death of Justice Antonin Scalia
    Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead today at a ranch in Texas, after apparently having died in his sleep. This blog’s Tom Goldstein provides first reactions and explains what happens to this Term’s close cases. Early coverage…
  • Feb 13

    What happens to this Term’s close cases? (Updated)

    What happens to this Term’s close cases? (Updated)
    The passing of Justice Scalia of course affects the cases now before the Court.  Votes that the Justice cast in cases that have not been publicly decided are void.  Of course, if Justice Scalia’s vote was not necessary to the…
Rank this Week: 10

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 13

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 25

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
  • Feb 1

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)
    The latest issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains…
  • Feb 1

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published two Practical Handbooks: * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition); * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the…
  • Jan 31

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter
    Objective This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for…
Rank this Week: 30

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: 46

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: 49

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/
  • Feb 9

    7 Tips For A Successful Asset Search

    7 Tips For A Successful Asset Search
    TIPS FROM EARLIER ASSET SEARCH BLOG ARTICLES THAT MAY HELP YOU RECOVER HIDDEN ASSETS: FIND LAUNDERED ASSETS—Launderers hide assets by washing them through a money laundering circuit with laundering links.  Laundering links can be…
  • Feb 2

    An Asset Search When Money Is Hidden Offshore

    An Asset Search When Money Is Hidden Offshore
    The following may help you pursue an asset search if your adversary conceals large amounts of money in offshore bank accounts: I.  FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL When an adversary hides funds at an offshore bank there is an electronic…
  • Jan 25

    Putting The Squeeze On ISIS By Searching For & Taking Its Asset

    Putting The Squeeze On ISIS By Searching For & Taking Its Asset
    This January 18th video depicts three 250 pound GBU-39 bombs dropped by B-1 or F-18 aircraft, in rapid succession on the same spot of the roof of an ISIS cash depot near Mosul, Iraq. As of last week, it was the ninth ISIS cash depot…
Rank this Week: 71

Angel Reyes Blog

Angel Reyes Blog

Covers lawsuits, verdicts, culture and politics.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?
      Most of us have experienced the anxiety and frustration of a computer, smartphone, iPad or other device malfunctioning. But what would we do if our lives depended on an electronic device performing perfectly?    
  • Jul 9

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit
      This past Monday, a New York federal judge denied Big Pharma’s Merck & Co Inc.’s attempt to avoid paying $285,000 to plaintiff in a multi-district lawsuit based on the fact that the bone drug Fosamax causes jaw…
  • Jul 8

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?
    Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a…
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Feb 12

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global
    Samuel Issacharoff, Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (2015).Rosalind DixonComparative constitutional law is a field crowded with rich and complex ideas about the role of courts and judicial review in a…
  • Feb 11

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce
    Jamal Greene, The Meming of Substantive Due Process,  31 Constitutional Commentary -- (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Cary C. FranklinIn 1980, John Hart Ely pronounced substantive due process “a contradiction in…
  • Feb 10

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
Rank this Week: 294

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Feb 8

    The Doctors Company’s Dubious Medical Malpractice Statistic

    The Doctors Company’s Dubious Medical Malpractice Statistic
    This morning, MedPage Today — which should know better — began their “Morning Break” with this description and link: An analysis of closed claim data from The Doctors Company suggests that physicians spend about 10% of…
  • Feb 1

    The Lawyer Who Was Too Smart And Honest For Politic

    The Lawyer Who Was Too Smart And Honest For Politic
    Ben Lindy is the kind of person we all hope goes into politics: he grew up in Cincinnati, went straight from Cincinnati public school to Yale, then taught through Teach for America, then worked in the DC Public Schools system, then went to…
  • Jan 17

    Bill Cosby’s Non-Prosecution Agreement Is Unenforceable

    Bill Cosby’s Non-Prosecution Agreement Is Unenforceable
    Last week, Bill Cosby filed a “petition for writ of habeas corpus” which argued: The charges violate an express agreement made by the Montgomery County District Attorney in 2005, in which the Commonwealth agreed that Mr.…
Rank this Week: 231

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 202

California Civil Litigation Blog

California Civil Litigation Blog

Covers electronic discovery, insurance litigation, security and privacy, and other civil litigation topics in California. By M. Scott Koller.

http://www.koller-law.com
  • Feb 28

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start
    I recently authored an article for the Daily Journal on the new cybersecurity framework.  You can read about it by visiting the Daily Journal.  
  • Dec 31

    The Target Breach: How the Financial Industry is Reacting

    The Target Breach: How the Financial Industry is Reacting
    Retail giant Target recently suffered a massive security breach during the busiest shopping season of the year. The breach involved the credit and debit card information of an estimated 40 million customers who shopped at one of…
  • Nov 19

    The Ramifications of a Security Breach

    The Ramifications of a Security Breach
    New Study Finds that Two Thirds of U.S. Adults Would Not Return to a Business Where Their Personal Information was Stolen. From hackers to stolen laptops, security breaches have been on the rise.  While most businesses are aware of the…
Rank this Week: 156

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: 152

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's weblog of classic legal humor.

Real life Texas Courtroom Humor. From U.S. Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (Northern District of Texas).

http://saywhat.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer
    From Jeffrey Hirt of Houston, this excerpt from his examination of the present wife of his client:Q. Gina, how long have you known your stepdaughters?A. Actually, since before they were born. When Joan was still pregnant.Mr. Hirt: I'll send…
  • Nov 20

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work
    Ryan Morris, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas, was working for a small firm in Austin when he came across this excerpt in a deposition from a probate case where a party was testifying about his bank account:A. I…
  • Nov 19

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 302

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 191

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: 3009

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 13

    Another Recent Case in Which the Maryland AG's Office Claimed an Alibi Hurt a Defendant

    Another Recent Case in Which the Maryland AG's Office Claimed an Alibi Hurt a Defendant
    On January 27th, the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued its opinion in Seward v. State. In the case, Around noon on July 26, 1984, a man knocked on Phyllis Diacont’s ("Diacont") door and asked to use her phone after...
  • Feb 12

    A Brady Violation in Picture

    A Brady Violation in Picture
    I've gotten a lot of questions about whether Adnan's attorney, Justin Brown, raised a Brady/cell tower/Exhibit 31 claim at the reopened PCR proceedings. Sometimes, a picture really does tell a thousand words. Coreworkflow, the company that…
  • Feb 11

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: Addendum

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: Addendum
    While writing my post yesterday, I realized that Griffin v. Warden, Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center, 970 F.2d 1355 (4th Cir. 1992) is not only a very helpful case for Adnan under the "unreasonable performance" prong of the…
Rank this Week: 910

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Feb 12

    Hot off the presses – ADA governs the internet, maybe.

    Hot off the presses – ADA governs the internet, maybe.
    On February 9 Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson issued a 45 page decision denying a Motion to Dismiss in National Association of the Deaf v. Harvard University, Case No. 3:15-cv-30023-MGM in the District of Massachusetts. This is…
  • Feb 7

    The ADA and safety – beyond accessibililty to damages.

    The ADA and safety – beyond accessibililty to damages.
    A recent case from Maryland, Bray v. Marriott Int’l, 2016 WL 319873, at *1 (D. Md. Jan. 27, 2016) serves as a reminder that violations of ADA accessibility standards may also serve as evidence of negligence in a personal injury…
  • Jan 25

    Accessibility surveys – opportunity or trap?

    Accessibility surveys – opportunity or trap?
    My clients often ask about whether doing a survey to determine ADA or FHA compliance will simply set them up for damages based on a “knowing” violation of the disabilties laws. My advice is almost always no, because the ADA and…
Rank this Week: 2519

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

Covers civil litigation and insurance defense in Washington, D.C. By David Stratton.

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Feb 12

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia
    Here is a link to a crime mapping website, that will give you the date, location, and type of crimes reported in Fairfax County for any date range. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/policeevent... Makes me wonder if any other jurisdictions around…
  • Nov 20

    A handy unofficial website that does a…

    A handy unofficial website that does a statewide search of all Virginia circuit courts BUT FFX and Alexandria. http://vacircuitcourtsearch.com/
  • Jul 26

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA
    A headline in the Christian Science Monitor caught my eye the other day: "Are you an independent contractor? Probably not, Labor Department says." The article goes on to discuss a new Department of Labor ruling concerning the…
Rank this Week: 4569

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Feb 12

    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme and Original Cartoon Series, 2/12/2016

    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme and Original Cartoon Series, 2/12/2016
    We here at Exterro love E-Discovery! But it helps to have a sense of humor.So it's in that spirit that we've created E-Discovery Friday Funnies!  Each week, we'll post an E-Discovery themed meme and original cartoon (drawn by our own…
  • Feb 10

    Trends, Challenges, Tech: E-Discovery Enters a New Era

    Trends, Challenges, Tech: E-Discovery Enters a New Era
    E-Discovery is no longer in its infancy. A decade has passed since the 2006 FRCP amendment that made ESI discoverable, and in that time legal teams have been working out how best to successfully accomplish this process. Now, simply…
  • Feb 8

    Starry Night: Exterro's Iconic Experience

    Starry Night: Exterro's Iconic Experience
    Last week at Legaltech NY, Exterro's booth featured something decidedly low-tech: This year wee teamed up with Brian at Brickworkz, who was on-site doing a live Lego build, recreating Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night. At…
Rank this Week: 3589

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Feb 12

    Escaping Liability

    Escaping Liability
    An announcement that a company is the target of a government investigation is likely to lead to a stock price decline. The mere fact of an investigation, however, does not tell the market anything about the existence of prior corporate…
  • Jan 25

    Not Enough Studying

    Not Enough Studying
    Yelp is an online networking platform that hosts user-generated reviews of local businesses.  In a recent securities class action (Curry v. Yelp, Inc., 2015 WL 7454137 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 24, 2015)), the court considered claims that Yelp…
  • Dec 4

    Omnicare’s Scope

    Omnicare’s Scope
    In its Omnicare decision issued earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court held that opinions presented in registration statements can be subject to liability under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 if either (a) the…
Rank this Week: 2066

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: 2248

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/
  • Feb 12

    When Smart Ain’t So Smart - Cognitive Bias, Experts and Juror

    When Smart Ain’t So Smart - Cognitive Bias, Experts and Juror
    by Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D.Managing Director, Jury & Trial ConsultingA2L Consulting Ever been told you were too smart for your own good? I never thought it was possible. I might be too smart for someone else’s good, but not…
  • Feb 10

    [Free and New E-Book] Patent Litigation Toolkit - 4th Edition

    [Free and New E-Book] Patent Litigation Toolkit - 4th Edition
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Since our founding 20 years ago, nearly half of our consulting work has involved patent litigation. Patent cases are uniquely suited to our brand of consulting, which relies on storytelling,…
  • Feb 2

    Millennials and Jury Psychology: Why Don’t They Follow the Rules?

    Millennials and Jury Psychology: Why Don’t They Follow the Rules?
    by Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D.Managing Director, Jury & Trial ConsultingA2L Consulting Baby Boomers (yeah man, those who “grew up” in the ‘60s) raised kids to buck the system. No surprise there. They raised kids to think…
Rank this Week: 3128

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/
  • Feb 12

    University of Central Florida Sued After Data Breach

    University of Central Florida Sued After Data Breach
    Various people connected to the University of Central Florida appear to be the victims of a cyber attack. The breach occurred over an extended period of time, but university officials made a public announcement about it on February 4, 2016.…
  • Feb 5

    Class Action Lawsuit May Bring Greater Transparency to PayPal

    Class Action Lawsuit May Bring Greater Transparency to PayPal
    PayPal may soon bring to an end an ongoing class action lawsuit that it has been fighting since 2010. Parties to the case, known as Zepeda vs. PayPal, have reached a tentative settlement agreement over allegations that the online payment…
  • Jan 29

    California Bill Would Make Encrypted Smartphones Illegal

    California Bill Would Make Encrypted Smartphones Illegal
    Jim Cooper, a member of the California Assembly, has proposed bill AB 1681. The bill is designed to outlaw the sale of encrypted smartphones beginning on January 1, 2017. Any retailer who sells an encrypted phone to a consumer after that date…
Rank this Week: 420

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/
  • Feb 12

    4-day weekend + DJ article

    4-day weekend + DJ article
    It's a court holiday today [Lincoln's B-day] and Monday [President's Day] for state court employees, so that makes for a four-day weekend! (Sorry, Feds, but you only get Monday.) Billable hours for the rest of us. And for future calendaring,…
  • Feb 10

    Wham! Bang! Pow!

    Wham! Bang! Pow!
    A day in the life of the 2d District: It isn't all one amazingly fascinating legal question after another. Sometimes it's GIGO.2/2 awards appellate sanctions here:It is clear to us from the actions taken by appellant on appeal and from…
  • Feb 10

    "Call-in Lease" profiled in today's DJ

    "Call-in Lease" profiled in today's DJ
    Today's DJ profiles LASC judge Colin Leis, who's been on the LASC bench since Nov. 12, 2014. But before his appointment, he served at the 2d DCA for 20 years in divisions 8 and 5 (for Justices Rubin and Godoy Perez).
Rank this Week: 4877

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Feb 12

    In Honor of Lincoln's Birthday

    In Honor of Lincoln's Birthday
    In honor of President Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, I provide this reprint of an article of mine that appeared in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly a few years back: LINCOLN LOGS OF WISDOMA Presidents' Day review of practical advice from one of…
  • Feb 8

    Federal Middle District Magistrate Mehalchick Addresses Spoliation of Evidence Issues in Slip and Fall Case

    Federal Middle District Magistrate Mehalchick Addresses Spoliation of Evidence Issues in Slip and Fall Case
    In her recent decision in the case of Mack v. Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, 1:14-CV-00090 (MD Pa. Dec. 22, 2015 Mehalchick, M.J.), Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick denied a Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment under a…
  • Feb 5

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Revisits Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Revisits Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine
    In its recent decision in the case of Fessler v. Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, Inc., 2015 Pa. Super. 274 (Pa. Super. Dec. 30, 2015 Jenkins, Mundy, Fitzgerald, J.J.)(Op. by Jenkins, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed…
Rank this Week: 4144

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 12

    Colorado River Abstention Not Warranted in Patent Case

    Colorado River Abstention Not Warranted in Patent Case
    Envirogen Techs., Inc. v. Maxim Construction Corp., No. 14 C 2090, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 18, 2015) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel denied defendant City of Crystal Lake’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss pursuant to the Colorado…
  • Dec 18

    Court Sets Holiday Hour

    Court Sets Holiday Hour
    The Northern District and the Seventh Circuit have altered their hours of operation for the holidays.  Both courts will be closed on: December 24, 2015; December 25, 2015; and January 1, 2016 The courts will also close at 3:00 pm on…
  • Dec 16

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed
    Galvin v. Ill. Republican Party, No. 14 C 10490, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2015) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel dismissed plaintiff’s remaining state law claims for appropriation of image, false light, defamation and civil conspiracy for…
Rank this Week: 587

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Feb 12

    Attorney Mental Health Added to the Blog Topic

    Attorney Mental Health Added to the Blog Topic
    I’ve written enough posts now on issues related to attorney mental health, stress, anxiety, etc. that I’ve added a topic that aggregates all the posts on the topic. You can access the posts by clicking the Attorney Mental Health…
  • Feb 11

    PERS Investment Update

    PERS Investment Update
    Last year I was critical of the Mississippi PERS investment allocations in posts here and here. In the posts I questioned whether PERS needed to be dumping treasuries for junk bonds and whether the equity/stock allocations were too high. Here…
  • Feb 10

    Legal Profession’s Drinking Problem – It’s the Job, Not the Culture

    Legal Profession’s Drinking Problem – It’s the Job, Not the Culture
    Last  week a friend emailed me this CNN article about this Journal of Addiction Medicine Article regarding substance abuse and mental health problems in the legal profession. From the CNN article by Patrick Krill, lead author of the…
Rank this Week: 4690

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Cell Site Analysis Expert Witness Testimony Allowed

    Cell Site Analysis Expert Witness Testimony Allowed
    In this murder-for-hire case, the Government hired an expert in cell site analysis to provide testimony.  The Defendant filed a motion to exclude the testimony based on unsound scientific methodology.  The court denied the motion.…
  • Feb 10

    Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Appeals Court Expert Testimony Ruling in Medical Malpractice Case

    Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Appeals Court Expert Testimony Ruling in Medical Malpractice Case
    Plaintiff sued her doctor after her common bile duct was clipped during surgery to remove her gall bladder.  The Circuit Court excluded the testimony of her expert witness and the appeals court overturned the ruling.  Now, the…
  • Feb 5

    Causation Expert Testimony in Toxic Tort Exposure Case Not Allowed

    Causation Expert Testimony in Toxic Tort Exposure Case Not Allowed
    Plaintiff claims that she was exposed to toxic substances while working for Defendant.  Defendant filed motion to exclude the testimony from her three expert witness.  The court granted the motion. Facts: This personal injury and…
Rank this Week: 419

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4632

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4191

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/
  • Feb 11

    Morley on Injunctive Relief and De Facto Class Action

    Morley on Injunctive Relief and De Facto Class Action
    Michael Morley has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, De Facto Class Actions? Injunctive Relief in Election Law, Voting Rights, and Other Constitutional Cases. Here’s the abstract: When a court holds that a legal provision is…
  • Feb 9

    Choi and Pritchard on SEC Investigations and Securities Class Action

    Choi and Pritchard on SEC Investigations and Securities Class Action
    A new article by Professors Stephen J. Choi and A.C. Pritchard, SEC Investigations and Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Comparison, has been published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Abstract: Using actions with both an SEC…
  • Feb 9

    Palmer on Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panel

    Palmer on Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panel
    A new article, Does the Chief Justice Make Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panels?, by political science professor Maxwell Palmer (Boston University), has been published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Abstract: The…
Rank this Week: 1175

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
Rank this Week: 2746

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Feb 11

    CorpCast Episode 9: 2015 Year in Review

    CorpCast Episode 9: 2015 Year in Review
    Welcome back to CorpCast!  In this 2015 Year in Review, we discuss several important cases from the past year, starting with the tidal wave of antagonism in the Court of Chancery towards disclosure-only settlements ending with In re…
  • Feb 9

    Derivative Settlement With Benefit Personal to Plaintiff Rejected

    Derivative Settlement With Benefit Personal to Plaintiff Rejected
    In 1850, Abraham Lincoln prepared notes for a law lecture. He emphasized the importance of compromise because after litigation, "the nominal winner is often a real loser—in fees, expenses, and waste of time." Delaware law also favors…
  • Feb 9

    Morris James Partner Joseph R. Slights, III Nominated to Become Next Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery

    Morris James Partner Joseph R. Slights, III Nominated to Become Next Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery
    Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that partner Joseph R. Slights, III has been nominated by Governor Jack Markell to become a Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. The judicial nomination was announced on Monday, February…
Rank this Week: 1750

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/
  • Feb 11

    Listen to Experience on Juror Question

    Listen to Experience on Juror Question
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The potential ability of jurors to pose a question to a witness by submitting that question first to a judge is a trial feature that always comes up in discussions of jury trial innovations and experimentation. But at a…
  • Feb 8

    Wipe That Smirk Off Your Face

    Wipe That Smirk Off Your Face
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: By this point, most of us have heard of Martin Shkreli, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. Social media has dubbed him the "Pharma Bro" after he acquired the drug Daraprim, an antiparasitic often used…
  • Feb 4

    Be Realistic About Hypothetical Questions: Four Ways to Answer

    Be Realistic About Hypothetical Questions: Four Ways to Answer
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: A popular focus in the polling for the presidential race right now is to ask about the various potential general election match-ups: What if it was Clinton versus Trump? Or Sanders versus Cruz? Clinton versus Rubio?…
Rank this Week: 4113

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Feb 11

    What can we learn from a look back at 2015? 

    What can we learn from a look back at 2015? 
    Many things most likely but we especially like to look at how attitudes change and how reports of what is important varies from year to year in North America. And for that, we turn to the Pew Research Center and they do not fail us! They…
  • Feb 8

    12 Sources of Bias in Forensic Neuropsychology and  How to Mitigate Them

    12 Sources of Bias in Forensic Neuropsychology and  How to Mitigate Them
    Whether you are involved in criminal or civil litigation, before long you are likely to run into a forensic neuropsychologist and a neuropsychological exam. A new article (mostly directed at civil litigation involving adults) discusses 12…
  • Feb 5

    Telling an engaging story about something complicated 

    Telling an engaging story about something complicated 
    Every once in a while, I read something and think, “I could have written that!” and today it happened again. There is a deceptively simple blog post over at the Scientific American site that is actually a wonderful treatise on how…
Rank this Week: 4034

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Pro Files: Derek Miller

    Pro Files: Derek Miller
    Derek Miller is the President and CEO of inData Corporation, the developers of TrialDirector. Most everyone involved in Trial Presentation uses, or is at least familiar with what has been called the “Gold Standard” of trial…
  • Jan 18

    Pro Files: Monica Bay

    Pro Files: Monica Bay
    If you've been involved or interested in Legal Technology for a few years or more, you already know Monica Bay, who was Editor-in-Chief of Law Technology News, the predecessor to ALM's Legaltech News. If so, you are also familiar with…
  • Jan 4

    Going to Trial Soon?

    Going to Trial Soon?
    (no political message intended)For the following hypothetical, let’s assume you have a trial coming up in a couple months, and that your case warrants having someone assist with the trial presentation, including handling all of the…
Rank this Week: 2955

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2794

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Covers eDiscovery, social media archiving, and trial presentation solutions.

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Feb 10

    Does Legal Tech Really Need More Lawyers?

    Does Legal Tech Really Need More Lawyers?
    Software built for lawyers by lawyers — a number of legal tech startups have recently etched this on their marketing sandwich boards. And, a recent thought-provoking post on Lawyerist.com suggested the underlying problem…
  • Feb 4

    Nextpoint Helps Draft First Cloud Security Standards for Law Firm

    Nextpoint Helps Draft First Cloud Security Standards for Law Firm
    Nearly a decade after we moved our eDiscovery platform to Amazon Web Services, making it accessible from anywhere without expensive infrastructure, it’s become increasingly common for law firms to manage their clients’ data in the…
  • Jan 28

    Free Webinars: Learn Strategic eDiscovery Skills for Attorney

    Free Webinars: Learn Strategic eDiscovery Skills for Attorney
    As a litigator, you may view eDiscovery is a necessary evil; and discovery software as a basic and necessary remedy. The use of document review software has become ubiquitous at law firms of every size, and most teams are leaning on…
Rank this Week: 2378

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Jun 22

    How to Put a Lis Pendens On a California Property

    How to Put a Lis Pendens On a California Property
    I often get calls from clients who are looking for a real estate lawyer to put a lis pendens on someone’s real property. I then explain to them that they must file a lawsuit to do this and they are surprised. A lis pendens literally…
  • Dec 12

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena
    If you are served with legal papers it is important to determine what type of papers you received. Are you being sued or are you being called to court or a deposition as a witness. It is worth a call to a litigation attorney to help you…
Rank this Week: 3398

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Feb 10

    Over 20% of Daubert Challenges Were Successful in 2015

    Over 20% of Daubert Challenges Were Successful in 2015
    Following up on our earlier analysis of the historical success rate of challenges to expert witness testimony, we have the results of over 8,500 challenges recorded during 2015.  Challenge outcomes are summarized into the following…
  • Feb 2

    Legaltech 2016 Kicks off with Technology in Courtroom

    Legaltech 2016 Kicks off with Technology in Courtroom
    Legaltech hosted a panel called “How is Technology Being Used in Today’s Courtrooms and Cases?” We heard from 5 different federal judges who each had an opinion on the role of technology and how it has affected courtroom…
  • Jan 29

    Daubert Bill Brought to Missouri Committee

    Daubert Bill Brought to Missouri Committee
    Missouri Senator Mike Parson’s bill, SB 591, was brought to the committee yesterday. The bill “would provide the same high standards for trial evidence that is required in federal courts and many other states. Called the…
Rank this Week: 4584

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/
  • Feb 10

    The Ethical Treatment of Animals and Qui Tam Whistleblower

    The Ethical Treatment of Animals and Qui Tam Whistleblower
    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) spends more than $1.5 billion annually to fund the National School Lunch Program.   The USDA enters into contracts with thousands of vendors to purchase food products ranging from…
  • Jan 29

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly

    Whistleblower Beware: You May Need to Act Quickly
    You work for a company that is committing a major fraud against the Government. Maybe it’s Medicare fraud, government contracting fraud, or education fraud.   Most of the people in your workplace know the fraud is happening,…
  • Jan 25

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar

    Seventh Circuit Offers Additional Guidance on the Pre-2010 Public Disclosure Bar
    In an opinion by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit recently had an opportunity to revisit the pre-2010 version of the public disclosure bar found in 31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4).  In United States ex rel. Bogina v. Medline…
Rank this Week: 1613

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Lawsuit Funding Is A Solution To The Damaging Financial Effects of Personal Injury

    Lawsuit Funding Is A Solution To The Damaging Financial Effects of Personal Injury
    Lawsuit funding is a non-recourse cash advance for plaintiffs in a pending lawsuit who sustained physical and emotional damages as a result of someone else’s negligence. When it is impossible for them to return to work, a financial…
  • Feb 9

    Lawsuit Funding For Wrongful Death Due to Medical Misdiagnosi

    Lawsuit Funding For Wrongful Death Due to Medical Misdiagnosi
    Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are two of the most common issues in medical malpractice. If you have lost a loved one due to a medical professional’s misdiagnosis, you can file a lawsuit for their negligence. But, waiting for a…
  • Feb 8

    Deadly Snoqualmie Pass Crash May Be Result of Impaired Semi-Truck Driver

    Deadly Snoqualmie Pass Crash May Be Result of Impaired Semi-Truck Driver
    The Washington State Patrol reported that two people were killed and five other injured in a serious crash involving eight vehicles that closed westbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass for several hours. At least two semi-trucks were…
Rank this Week: 821

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
  • Feb 10

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet
    Revenge is a dish best served cold. In a recent case, a disenchanted suitor not only sued to recover gifts he made to his former lover but also reported those gifts to the IRS as income payments! See Diane Blagaich, TC Memo 2016–2.…
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
Rank this Week: 2325

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Feb 10

    Tales of Proportionality and Predictive Coding

    Tales of Proportionality and Predictive Coding
    A funny thing happened in 2015: courts regularly applied proportionality analysis to the scope of discovery and discussed predictive coding like it was normal. Here is the shocking thing: both topics are “normal” and should not be…
  • Feb 3

    LegalTech NY 2016: Exhibit Hall Award

    LegalTech NY 2016: Exhibit Hall Award
    Day 2 of this year’s LegalTech New York is in full swing, from the keynote on spying to the plenary session on mitigating risk. For those following along from home or who haven’t had a chance to walk the exhibit hall, here are the…
  • Feb 1

    Taking Legal Tech Security Seriously

    Taking Legal Tech Security Seriously
    Here at Everlaw, we take security seriously. We know that our customers place a great deal of trust in us, and we work hard to keep that trust every day. Below are some of our key security policies and practices. While not an exhaustive list,…
Rank this Week: 1866