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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Petitions to watch | Conference of March 31

    Petitions to watch | Conference of March 31
    In its conference of March 31, 2017, the court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether the Alien Tort Statute categorically forecloses corporate liability; whether applying Colorado’s public accommodations law…
  • Mar 29

    Live blog of opinions (Update: Completed)

    Live blog of opinions (Update: Completed)
    We live-blogged this morning as the court released opinions. The transcript is available at this link. The post Live blog of opinions (Update: Completed) appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
  • Mar 29

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    Today the court will hear oral argument in two cases. First up is Turner v. United States, which involves the scope of the prosecution’s duty to disclose exculpatory evidence under the Brady rule. Amy Howe previewed the case…
Rank this Week: 12

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Mar 29

    "The Standard Fare of Judges: What Happens When the Judiciary Does What It Always Does."

    "The Standard Fare of Judges: What Happens When the Judiciary Does What It Always Does."
    "The Standard Fare of Judges: What Happens When the Judiciary Does What It Always Does." Daniel Deacon and Leah Litman have this post at the "Take Care" blog.
  • Mar 29

    "New Mexico student loses free speech appeal over anti-lesbian essay"

    "New Mexico student loses free speech appeal over anti-lesbian essay"
    "New Mexico student loses free speech appeal over anti-lesbian essay": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that a unanimous two-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued yesterday. U.S. Supreme…
  • Mar 29

    Access today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case

    Access today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case
    Access today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case: Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. delivered the opinion of the Court in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, No. 15-1391. Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued an opinion…
Rank this Week: 14

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 27

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: 58

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: 81

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Mar 29

    HCLA (Medical Malpractice) Claim Dismissed – Notice Insufficient

    HCLA (Medical Malpractice) Claim Dismissed – Notice Insufficient
    A recent Court of Appeals opinion shows yet another case of a potentially valid health care liability claim failing because of plaintiff’s failure to follow the goofy yet mandatory procedural notice requirements of the HCLA statute. In…
  • Mar 28

    Medical Malpractice Claims Declining

    Medical Malpractice Claims Declining
    Numbers confirm what those of us who represent patients in Tennessee medical malpractice cases thought we knew:  the number of claims paid in medical malpractice cases is declining. Using data gather from the National Practioner Data…
  • Mar 28

    Limit on Right of Surviving Spouse to Bring Wrongful Death Claim

    Limit on Right of Surviving Spouse to Bring Wrongful Death Claim
    While a surviving spouse typically has the superior right to bring a wrongful death suit, there are certain exceptions to that rule. In Nelson v. Myres, No. M2015-01857-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 18, 2017), the Court held that a suit…
Rank this Week: 86

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Mar 29

    Lying for Colleagues is Medicine’s Dirty Little Secret

    Lying for Colleagues is Medicine’s Dirty Little Secret
    This  Medscape Article titled Poll: 43% of Doctors Say Lying For Colleague Could Be Justified confirms what lawyers already know. Doctors aren’t any more honest than the next guy. In the poll of 922 physicians, only 57% said it was…
  • Mar 27

    PERS Earns 9.24% Investment Return in 2016

    PERS Earns 9.24% Investment Return in 2016
    The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) had a great year in 2016 earning a 9.24% return on its investments. Here is the PERS Investment Report for the period ending December 31, 2016. That’s well above the…
  • Mar 22

    An Interesting Decision Involving Inadvertent Production

    An Interesting Decision Involving Inadvertent Production
    In February a federal district court in Virginia issued this opinion on a motion to disqualify counsel for using inadvertently produced documents. Here’s what happened factually: In an effort to share information electronically, Thomas…
Rank this Week: 88

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: 92

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 109

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: 108

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: 150

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/
  • Mar 23

    Campos on Glover on Theories of Legal Claim

    Campos on Glover on Theories of Legal Claim
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Sergio Campos’s essay, Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter? Sergio reviews Maria Glover’s recent article, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017).
  • Mar 21

    March Oral Arguments at SCOTUS

    March Oral Arguments at SCOTUS
    Several interesting civil procedure cases on the Supreme Court’s March 2017 oral argument calendar (more details in the links)... Today (3/21): Microsoft v. Baker Tomorrow (3/22): Water Splash v. Menon Monday (3/27): TC Heartland v. Kraft…
  • Mar 20

    Call for Papers: Akron Law Review Symposium on the 2015 FRCP Amendment

    Call for Papers: Akron Law Review Symposium on the 2015 FRCP Amendment
    The Akron Law Review is publishing a symposium issue entitled Discovery and the Impact of the December 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. From the announcement: The Akron Law Review invites papers regarding the…
Rank this Week: 160

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
  • Mar 29

    Tips for Drafting an Understandable Trust

    Tips for Drafting an Understandable Trust
    The purpose of a trust document is to convey information to its intended audience. But that audience is typically a very disparate group in terms of its education in general and its knowledge of trusts and taxes in particular. How can you…
  • Mar 27

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?
    Whether and how you discuss damages in your opening statement and closing argument is a strategic consideration. A plaintiff discussing damages in the opening may turn jurors off, but not doing so can be a tactical mistake. Defendants usually…
  • Mar 24

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?
    Automobile liability policies provide coverage both to “named insureds” and “insureds.” Do you understand the coverage consequences of this distinction? When representing an insured in a car accident case, you need to…
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Mar 27

    Expect Less Gender Bias from Professional Fact Finder

    Expect Less Gender Bias from Professional Fact Finder
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: It is one of those research findings you would expect to be true, like: "Studying improves performance" or "Happier people are more productive." But it is reassuring to find that research supports…
  • Mar 23

    Make Your Opening (Sort of) Like a Closing: A Review of Representative Schiff's Russia-Election Hearing Introduction

    Make Your Opening (Sort of) Like a Closing: A Review of Representative Schiff's Russia-Election Hearing Introduction
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Well, it has been yet another fascinating week for people like me who are interested in political communication. This week, Congress kicked off hearings dealing with some explosive charges regarding a foreign country's…
  • Mar 20

    To Address Implicit Bias, Rely on Rules Not Standard

    To Address Implicit Bias, Rely on Rules Not Standard
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In the first of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movies, the heroine of the story is demanding to be taken back to shore and invoking something called "The Pirate Code" to make her case. The pirate, Captain…
Rank this Week: 210

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: 228

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: 213

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 29

    Attorney’s Fees Denied After Early §101 Invalidity Decision

    Attorney’s Fees Denied After Early §101 Invalidity Decision
    O2 Media, LLC v. Narrative Science Inc., No. 15 C 5129, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 3, 2017) (Tharp, J.). Judge Tharp denied prevailing defendant Narrative Science’s 35 U.S.C. §285 motion to make exceptional and for attorney’s…
  • Mar 27

    Understand Your District Court Before Going to the PTAB

    Understand Your District Court Before Going to the PTAB
    A PTAB proceeding, such as an Inter Partes Review (“IPR”), Covered Business Method Review (“CBM”) or Post-Grant Review (“PGR”) is a powerful defensive strategy because of speed and cost. The business…
  • Mar 24

    Patent Cases Up Significantly in the Northern District of Illinoi

    Patent Cases Up Significantly in the Northern District of Illinoi
    While the rest of the country saw a year-over-year drop in patent cases during 2016, the Northern District saw an increase. According to the excellent data from Docket Navigator, the Northern District’s share of patent cases nearly…
Rank this Week: 260

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Marketing Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed in Trademark Infringement Case

    Marketing Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed in Trademark Infringement Case
    Plaintiff filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against defendant.  The plaintiff hired a marketing expert witness to perform a survey on likelihood of confusion.  The testimony was challenged by the defendant via a Daubert…
  • Mar 18

    Radiology Expert Witness Testimony Confirms No Child Abuse

    Radiology Expert Witness Testimony Confirms No Child Abuse
    Radiology Expert Witness and Endocrinology Expert Witness findings help support finding of no child abuse of a child under eighteen years old.
  • Mar 13

    Finance Expert Witness Allowed in Securities Case.

    Finance Expert Witness Allowed in Securities Case.
    Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against defendant arguing that they wrongly inflated their stock and concealed the truth about the condition of the company.  The plaintiffs hired a finance expert witness and the defendant’s…
Rank this Week: 249

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: 258

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Mar 12

    Dissipation of Personal Injury Settlement

    Dissipation of Personal Injury Settlement
    Personal injury victims receiving large legal settlements may discover that within a short period of time, the money is gone. Without proper guidance, education and customized settlement planning, a financial windfall can become a financial…
  • Feb 26

    Nursing Home Residents and Litigation

    Nursing Home Residents and Litigation
    Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and cohost, Peter Early take on the topic of litigation when it comes to nursing home residents. Hear expert litigation manager, Christine Kehoe, at Hamlin & Burton Liability Management, discuss Medicare…
  • Feb 12

    Myth vs. Fact: The Civil Justice System

    Myth vs. Fact: The Civil Justice System
    A report on the state of the Illinois legal system from the Illinois Trial Lawyer Association reveals many misconceptions when it comes to lawyers, litigation and the civil justice system. That’s the topic of discussion on thisRingler…
Rank this Week: 271

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: 289

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/
  • Mar 29

    Is It Time to Examine the Concept of Originality in Musical Works?

    Is It Time to Examine the Concept of Originality in Musical Works?
    Emma Steel, Original Sin: Reconciling Originality in Copyright with Music as an Evolutionary Art Form, 37 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 66 (2015).Andres GuadamuzCopyright often makes little sense, particularly when you explain it to people who are…
  • Mar 28

    An Opportunity for Demand Side Innovation

    An Opportunity for Demand Side Innovation
    Rebecca S. Eisenberg & W. Nicholas Price II, Promoting Healthcare Innovation on the Demand Side, Oxford Academic J.L. & Biosciences (2017).Nicolas TerryThe intersection of healthcare information goods, resulting products, and the…
  • Mar 27

    When Less is More

    When Less is More
    Kate Webber, Families are More Popular Than Feminism: Exploring the Greater Judicial Success of Family and Medical Leave Laws, 32 Colum. J. Gender & Law 145 (2016).Katharine BartlettWhy are employees who sue to obtain workplace leave…
Rank this Week: 306

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jun 16

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage
    An insurer does not have to provide coverage when the insured’s business operation and use of the premises was not in accordance with that listed on the insurance application. In Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Almco Ltd., a…
  • Jun 6

    Selecting Client

    Selecting Client
    I am not above revisiting a topic.  It can be like jury work where you need to tell them three times and then show them the visual of the same.  So, I say again you should be selecting which clients you will represent with conscious…
  • Apr 15

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated
    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently held in Underwriters of Interest Subscribing Policy Number A15274001 v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company that the statute of limitation on the insurer’s equitable…
Rank this Week: 327

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/
  • Mar 23

    Pennsylvania Worker Wins Work Injury Claim in Court

    Pennsylvania Worker Wins Work Injury Claim in Court
    A Workers’ Compensation claim made by a woman who lost part of her leg at work has been upheld by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. The decision comes after her employer, Starr Aviation, disagreed with the decision of the…
  • Mar 17

    Disagreement Between IBM and State of Pennsylvania Turns Into Lawsuit

    Disagreement Between IBM and State of Pennsylvania Turns Into Lawsuit
    Technology giant IBM is on the receiving end of a lawsuit by the State of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of the Department of Labor and Industry, is in response to what the government says is a failed update to its…
  • Mar 10

    California Lawsuit Targets Kona Brewing Over Labeling Practice

    California Lawsuit Targets Kona Brewing Over Labeling Practice
    In general, American consumers are willing to pay extra for a premium product that has to be imported. That’s because they realize that getting that product to the shelf costs more than an item that is produced in the contiguous U.S.…
Rank this Week: 383

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 418

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/
  • Mar 27

    4/3 provides the good

    4/3 provides the good
    A nice entry for the first-line contest:"This case is confirmation of our fathers’ repeated adjurations to “get the oil changed.”"But we know that what really revs your engine is a juicy published opinion on the important…
  • Mar 27

    OCBA ALS program April 19

    OCBA ALS program April 19
    OCBA's Appellate Law Section's next lunch program will be April 19, and will be: A Crystal Ball: What the Future Holds for the Federal Judiciary, a panel discussion about "how the current judicial nominees will shape the direction of the…
  • Mar 27

    New 9th Cir. Rules coming June 2017

    New 9th Cir. Rules coming June 2017
    One of the new rules will eliminate the extra 3 days for electronic service; another rule will expand the deadline to file reply briefs from 14 to 21 days. See the exciting new proposed rules here!For more excitement, check out: What do…
Rank this Week: 445

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: 467

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 438

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 470

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Mar 20

    Simple Jury Persuasion: The SPOT (Spontaneous Preference  for Own Theories) effect 

    Simple Jury Persuasion: The SPOT (Spontaneous Preference  for Own Theories) effect 
    It’s been a while since we’ve had a new cognitive bias to share with you. Previously we’ve blogged on many different biases and here are a handful of those posts. Today’s research paper combines three biases—two…
  • Mar 17

    Don’t do this at work, beards, ear worms, narcissists, &  discarding advances in knowledge

    Don’t do this at work, beards, ear worms, narcissists, &  discarding advances in knowledge
    Here’s another this-and-that post documenting things you need to know but that we don’t want to do a whole post about–so you get a plethora of factoids that will entertain your family and entrance your co-workers. Or at…
  • Mar 15

    So…how do you see or hear “smart” in voir dire? 

    So…how do you see or hear “smart” in voir dire? 
    After we published that “molecular genetics overlap” post showing curiosity is found in smart people—one of our readers asked exactly how you “see” smart during voir dire. The question was posed on Twitter but…
Rank this Week: 477

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

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

http://www.juryblog.com
  • Nov 29

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial

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

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

    Juror’s Mid-Trial Tweets Not Enough for New Trial
    This month, in a case of first impression in Florida, the Fourth District Court of Appeal held that statements posted by a juror on social media during trial were insufficiently prejudicial to require a new trial. The juror posted a series of…
  • Oct 19

    Is it Possible to “Unstrike” a Potential Juror?

    Is it Possible to “Unstrike” a Potential Juror?
    After he finished his voir dire questions, a lawyer used his last peremptory strike on one of the remaining jurors. The jury panel was then accepted by his opponent. Before the jury was sworn, the lawyer asked the judge to…
Rank this Week: 502

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Mar 27

    A Deep Dive Into Jay's Five Competing Stories About Track Practice

    A Deep Dive Into Jay's Five Competing Stories About Track Practice
    Two days before the deadline for the filing of the defense's appellate brief in the Adnan Syed case, I thought I'd take a look back at one of the most significant parts of the case: track practice. Simply put, if...
  • Mar 23

    A Comprehensive Look at the Current Status of Adnan's Case

    A Comprehensive Look at the Current Status of Adnan's Case
    I've been getting a lot of questions about the current status of the Adnan Syed case, so I thought that I would do a post that gets into the nitty gritty of it. 1. Opinion/Order Granting a New Trial On...
  • Mar 17

    Entertainment Weekly's New True Crime Feature, Rebecca Schaeffer & Anti-Stalking Law

    Entertainment Weekly's New True Crime Feature, Rebecca Schaeffer & Anti-Stalking Law
    Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly posted "When Devotion Turns Deadly," the first article for their new feature, http://truecrime.ew.com: The article, by Joe McGovern, focuses on the 1989 murder of Rebecca Schaeffer at the hands of a…
Rank this Week: 608

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Mar 20

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference
    Although the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) was founded in 2000, the term "settlement planner" is still viewed by many structured settlement stakeholders as an inflated synonym for "plaintiff broker". Current SSP President Joseph Tombs…
  • Feb 23

    Structured Settlement 2016 Annuity Sale

    Structured Settlement 2016 Annuity Sale
    Among many recent structured settlement industry developments, perhaps the most significant and impressive has been the continuation of sustained primary market annuity sales growth - especially in the context of various industry challenges.…
  • Feb 15

    S2P2J Release 61

    S2P2J Release 61
    The United States structured settlement industry has been in existence for more than 40 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of personal injury settlement planning. The industry consists of…
Rank this Week: 755

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

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
    Qui Tam Whistleblower One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam…
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
     One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam whistleblower has…
  • Jan 27

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which…
Rank this Week: 648

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 26

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action

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

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech

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

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message
    The tobacco industry won’t have to include messages on their packaging indicating of them lying to American public, according to a federal court of appeals ruling in Washington, D.C. The federal court of appeals last week ruled that tobacco…
Rank this Week: 688

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 716

Law Rules

Law Rules

Covers dispute resolution and civil litigation. By Michael A. Pollack.

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Aug 18

    When is Mediation not Mediation?

    When is Mediation not Mediation?
    Last week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an article about the Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Mediation Panels (MMP), with the headline “Medical Mediation Rarely Provides Closure”. The only problem with the article and the…
  • Jan 21

    How does a mediator spell success?

    How does a mediator spell success?
    Like many mediators, I am often asked how many of my cases result in a settlement, as opposed to impasse. The question implies that a successful mediation results in a full settlement of all issues, and that anything less is an impasse,…
  • Dec 9

    Practice!

    Practice!
    An old joke relates the story of a tourist in New York City who asks someone on the street how he can get to Carnegie Hall. The native New Yorker responds “Practice!” The same can be said for negotiating. Whether you are using a…
Rank this Week: 686

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

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

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 693

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?
    One of my favorite things is disbursements — giving clients their checks from settlements or judgments. Today, I’m making disbursements in a settlement of a car wreck case, and the case is an example of how personal injury lawyers can…
  • Jun 12

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident
    The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip).  The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic.
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 746

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 862

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Mar 28

    #TwitterTuesday--Lone Star Litigator

    #TwitterTuesday--Lone Star Litigator
    Today on #TwitterTuesday we are featuring lawyers from the Lone Star State. David Walsh (@AppealsCRKA) is an appellate lawyer (and partner) at Chamblee Ryan in Texas. Over his career, Walsh has handled appeals on a wide-range of topics,…
  • Mar 24

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup March 24 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup March 24 2017
    As we do every Friday, the Appellate Advocacy Blog presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be...
  • Mar 21

    #TwitterTuesday--Empire State

    #TwitterTuesday--Empire State
    Today's #TwitterTuesday comes from the great state of New York. Here are a few folks/courts to follow for #appellatetwitter in NY: The New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, has its own Twitter account (@NYCourtsCOA).…
Rank this Week: 838

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Attorneys and Experts Come Together for “Science Day” in Taxotere Hair Loss MDL

    Attorneys and Experts Come Together for “Science Day” in Taxotere Hair Loss MDL
    The massive Taxotere multi-district litigation (“MDL”) arises out of a breast cancer chemotherapy drug, which plaintiffs claim has... Read More The post Attorneys and Experts Come Together for “Science Day” in Taxotere…
  • Mar 28

    NCAA Faces Proposed Class Action Lawsuit Over Student Athlete Concussion

    NCAA Faces Proposed Class Action Lawsuit Over Student Athlete Concussion
    Last month, two former football players for Purdue University hit the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Big... Read More The post NCAA Faces Proposed Class Action Lawsuit Over Student Athlete Concussions appeared first on The…
  • Mar 28

    Materiality, and Expert Witnesses, in Securities Class Action Litigation

    Materiality, and Expert Witnesses, in Securities Class Action Litigation
    Materiality is one of the most hotly litigated issues in securities cases, and expert testimony on this topic... Read More The post Materiality, and Expert Witnesses, in Securities Class Action Litigation appeared first on The Expert…
Rank this Week: 882

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
  • Mar 23

    Sanctions Imposed for Loss of ESI Transferred in Sale of Busine

    Sanctions Imposed for Loss of ESI Transferred in Sale of Busine
    ILWU-PMA Welfare Plan Bd. of Trs. v. Connecticut Gen. Life. Ins. Co., No. C 15-02965 WHA, 2017 WL 345988 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 24, 2017) In this case, ESI was lost when Defendant’s parent company sold another of its…
  • Mar 9

    Privilege Waived as to Unprotected Information on File Share Site

    Privilege Waived as to Unprotected Information on File Share Site
    Harleysville Ins. Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, Inc., No. 1:15cv00057 (W.D. Va. Feb. 9, 2017) In this case, the court found that the placement of privileged information on a file share site and dissemination of the hyperlink to access…
  • Mar 3

    Judge Peck Issues “Wake-up Call” Regarding Appropriate Responses to Discovery

    Judge Peck Issues “Wake-up Call” Regarding Appropriate Responses to Discovery
    Fischer v. Forrest, —F. Supp. 3d—, 2017 WL 773694 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 28, 2017) Judge Peck has “once again” issued a “discovery wake-up call,” this time regarding the effects of the 2015 amendments on the rules…
Rank this Week: 859

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: 849

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 18

    Summer Is Coming – It’s Not To Late To Plan For Summer Camp

    Summer Is Coming – It’s Not To Late To Plan For Summer Camp
    For many children the best part of summer is summer camp. Camps can provide the opportunity to learn everything from computer skills to surfing.  And, as the saying goes, summer camp is the place where strangers become…
  • Mar 13

    The Possible Impact Of Medicaid Expansion On “Medical Divorce”

    The Possible Impact Of Medicaid Expansion On “Medical Divorce”
    “Medical divorce” is a term coined some years ago to describe a divorce obtained for medical reasons. More specifically, according to a recent article by George Diepenbrock, researchers defined “medical divorce” as an…
  • Mar 8

    Tax Time Is Here Again – Divorcing Couple May Have Some New Issues To Consider

    Tax Time Is Here Again – Divorcing Couple May Have Some New Issues To Consider
    Divorcing couples may face a number of questions at tax time.  Prior posts on this blog have highlighted some issues that are worth mentioning again: Tax Issues And Divorce Divorce And Taxes – Did You Change Your Name? Tax…
Rank this Week: 915