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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Friday the Court granted two new cases from its January 23 Conference. Lyle covered those orders here. On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect additional orders from the January 23 Conference, as well as one or more opinions in argued cases at…
  • Jan 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Jan 23

    Court to rule on lethal-injection protocol

    Court to rule on lethal-injection protocol
    The Supreme Court agreed on Friday afternoon to hear the appeal of three Oklahoma death-row inmates who are challenging the three-drug protocol the state now uses for executions.  The Court on January 15 had refused, by a five-to-four…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 31

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/
  • Jan 24

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance
    Organizing Committee:Jason R. Baron, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; University of MarylandJack G. Conrad, Thomson ReutersAmanda Jones, H5Dave Lewis, David D. Lewis ConsultingDouglas W. Oard, University of MarylandPurpose: The DESI VI…
  • Jan 23

    What CENTCOM Can Teach You About Cloud Security

    What CENTCOM Can Teach You About Cloud Security
    By Sekhar SarukkaiIndividuals calling themselves the “CyberCaliphate” hacked into the Twitter feed for the U.S. military’s Central Command last week, and for 40 minutes posted photos, links, and videos before the account was…
  • Jan 22

    Podcast: The Government’s Dark Data: A Decade of Discovery

    Podcast: The Government’s Dark Data: A Decade of Discovery
    By Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Guest Jason BaronIn this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Jason Baron about information governance, dark data, open government, and his role in The…
Rank this Week: 33

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 46

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: 59

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: 74

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Jan 23

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity
    Sharon E. Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges: Geography, Identity, and Bias, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 119 (2014).Nancy LeongFor the past several years, commentators have discussed the importance of diversity in the federal…
  • Jan 21

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment
    Danielle Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Harvard University Press (2014).Robin WestDanielle Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace is a breakthrough book. It has been compared, and with good reason, to Catherine MacKinnon’s Sexual…
  • Jan 20

    Measuring Serendipity

    Measuring Serendipity
    Bhaven N. Sampat, Serendipity (Mar. 8, 2014), available at SSRN.Mark McKenna“Serendipity, the notion that research in one area often leads to advances in another, as been a central idea in the economics of innovation and science and…
Rank this Week: 109

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Jan 23

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?
    So you get some tender vittles in your wallet, but it's not for going out and joining everyone who is "twerking for the weekend" Lovergirl. Selling your structured settlement is expensive money. It... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jan 23

    What is A Structured Annuity?

    What is A Structured Annuity?
    A structured annuity is a type of qualified funding asset used to fund the payment of future damages from the settlement of a lawsuit or legal dispute. A structured annuity is fully customizable... This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Jan 22

    Income Stream XC Misleading Investors About Historical Default Risk

    Income Stream XC Misleading Investors About Historical Default Risk
    The ability of investors in structured settlement payment rights to receive the same statutory protection as an annuitant who is receiving the payments as damages for their physical injury or a... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 126

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: 145

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jan 20

    Ethicon Asks MDL Court To Presume Women Lie About Their Health

    Ethicon Asks MDL Court To Presume Women Lie About Their Health
    Transvaginal mesh is one of the great health debacles of our time, causing more damage across more families than any other medical device in recent memory. I know it from my own files: the mesh implants ruin women’s health, often…
  • Jan 8

    Does The President Really Think U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Is Doing A Good Job?

    Does The President Really Think U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Is Doing A Good Job?
    Next week is the second anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide amid an unjustifiable prosecution led by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, a prosecution that at best was based on a complete misunderstanding of how computers…
  • Dec 31

    Tort Reform Kills (General Motors Defective Ignition Edition)

    Tort Reform Kills (General Motors Defective Ignition Edition)
    As the New York Times described yesterday, Natasha Weigel and Amy Rademaker, both teenagers, died needlessly in 2006 because General Motors sold a defective car that suddenly lost power, causing them to crash and also causing their airbags to…
Rank this Week: 163

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: 192

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: 208

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jan 25

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 1, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur appointed defendant counsel from the N.D. Illinois trial bar with experience in IP cases, after finding that…
  • Jan 23

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That
    Sonix Tech. Co., Ltd. V. Pubs. Int’l, Ltd., No. 13 C 2082, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 30, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve construed the disputed terms of the patent in suit in this case regarding graphic indicators on a surface that…
  • Jan 21

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25
    At the start of the new year, many of us are spending time looking back at where we have come from and forward to where we want to go. As part of that process, many are making resolutions to make 2015 better than ever.  In that spirit,…
Rank this Week: 214

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Jan 20

    SC Siding with Teva on Patent Issue

    SC Siding with Teva on Patent Issue
    The U.S. Supreme Court early this week overturned a Court of Appeals ruling that invalidated a patent by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on a multi-sclerosis drug (Copaxone), offering the drug manufacturer a chance to stall generic…
  • Jan 20

    SC Ruling for Muslim Prisoner Who Objected on Beard Ban

    SC Ruling for Muslim Prisoner Who Objected on Beard Ban
    The religious freedom law allows a Muslim inmate to grow a half-inch beard, according the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling early this week, putting off concerns brought up by Arkansas prison officials in which inmates could hide contraband in…
  • Jan 19

    Terror Suspect to Face U.S. Bombings Trial

    Terror Suspect to Face U.S. Bombings Trial
    Mr. Khaled al-Fawwaz will going to a Manhattan federal court early this week for his alleged role in two U.S. embassy bombings 1998. This is part of the U.S. government’s efforts to try suspected terrorists in American courts. al-Fawwaz, a…
Rank this Week: 253

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/
Rank this Week: 261

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jan 18

    2015 Tennessee Tort Reform Compendium Available

    2015 Tennessee Tort Reform Compendium Available
    The most recent version of my book, Compendium of Tort Reform Statutes and Related Case Law, 2008-2014, is now available.   The book includes tort reform statutes enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly in the period indicated and…
  • Jan 16

    Experts in Med Mal Cases: Must Prior Experience Have Been For Pay?

    Experts in Med Mal Cases: Must Prior Experience Have Been For Pay?
               A plaintiff filing a claim under the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act (HCLA) must prove certain elements, such as the recognized standard of practice, by expert testimony.…
  • Jan 15

    No Liability Where Customer Walked Backwards over an Obvious Curb

    No Liability Where Customer Walked Backwards over an Obvious Curb
             In Holland v. K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., No. E2013-02798-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 13, 2015) we have a rather typical trip and fall case - one similar to that…
Rank this Week: 260

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Nov 3

    Make Sure Your Vital Information Doesn’t Die When You Do

    Make Sure Your Vital Information Doesn’t Die When You Do
    Twenty years ago, we always told our clients to make an inventory of their important information, give a copy to a child or trusted family member and leave a copy in a secure place for safekeeping. It’s amazing how much has changed in…
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don't really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don’t really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
Rank this Week: 281

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jan 21

    January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the January issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $600,000 verdict- Jackson federal court First Amendment / retaliation case discussed here and here (overturning verdict)…
  • Jan 20

    The Fix is in?

    The Fix is in?
    Judges might be appalled to know how much parties theorize that the judge ruled against them because “the other side got to the judge” or “the fix was in.” It doesn’t happen all the time. But it’s not…
  • Jan 14

    $107,100 Jury Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Case

    $107,100 Jury Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Case
    On Friday a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a total verdict of $107,100 in Robinson v. JSU and Fuller.  The plaintiff Fredrick Robinson was the Director of Sports Medicine at Jackson State. He claimed that the Athletic Director…
Rank this Week: 315

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers consumer fraud, consumer protection, securities and antitrust class actions. By Meiselman, Packman, Nealon, Scialabba & Baker P.C.

http://classactionblog.mpnsb.com/
  • Mar 26

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)
    The Court conditionally certified Meiselman Packman Nealon Scialabba & Baker P.C.’s federal lawsuit against PJPA, LLC a Papa John’s Pizza franchisee in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  As a result of the…
  • Mar 14

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee
    Many fast food restaurants require their employees to purchase uniforms and/or clean their uniforms at their own costs.  However, employees should be reimbursed for the cost of purchasing and cleaning their uniforms.  In a recent…
  • Mar 10

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural
    Consumers in the U.S. rely on labels that say “natural” when purchasing products such as toothpastes.  Consumers are even willing to pay extra money to buy products that are labeled “natural”.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 322

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: 344

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Automotive Engineering Expert Witness & NTSB Investigation

    Automotive Engineering Expert Witness & NTSB Investigation
    An automotive engineering expert witness testified this week in the federal lawsuit two Minnesota families brought against Toyota. While the Koua Fong Lee and the Trice-Adams families argue that a defect with Lee’s Camry caused a…
  • Jan 20

    Child Abuse Expert Witness Testifies In Case Against Texas Teacher

    Child Abuse Expert Witness Testifies In Case Against Texas Teacher
    Psychologist and child abuse expert witness Dr. William L Carter testified in the Waco, TX, case against Sergio Bezerra. The former Waco Baptist Academy teacher was convicted of abusing two students in 2008 and was sentenced to 80 years in…
  • Jan 17

    Handwriting Expert Witness On Forensic Document Examination

    Handwriting Expert Witness On Forensic Document Examination
    In When is a Handwriting Expert Not a Handwriting Expert? handwriting expert witness Dennis Ryan of Applied Forensics, LLC, writes: A handwriting expert is not a handwriting expert when they are called on to examine aspects of a document…
Rank this Week: 368

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 390

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
  • Jan 20

    Difficult Employees Are Not Disabled

    Difficult Employees Are Not Disabled
    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an increasing number of conditions are considered to be a disability resulting in expanded employee protections. This in turn places responsibility on the employer to ensure disabled employees…
  • Jan 16

    Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Poses Serious Dilemma for Food Producer

    Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Poses Serious Dilemma for Food Producer
    Assuming Vermont's GMO labeling law survives a court challenge, beginning in July, 2016, all producers of food products sold in Vermont that contain genetically modified ingredients will be required to label the products as containing GE…
  • Jan 13

    Practice, Practice, Practice

    Practice, Practice, Practice
    As kids, we heard this all the time, from parents and coaches.  “You will never get any better without practice”: from the piano, to baseball, to gymnastics.  Practice builds muscle memory, and without that practice,…
Rank this Week: 377

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/
  • Jan 24

    SCOTUS Decision in Gelboim v. Bank of America: Appellate Jurisdiction & MDL Proceeding

    SCOTUS Decision in Gelboim v. Bank of America: Appellate Jurisdiction & MDL Proceeding
    Back at the end of last Term we covered the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Gelboim v. Bank of America (No. 13-1174). This week the Court issued a unanimous opinion in Gelboim, authored by Justice Ginsburg. Here’s how she...
  • Jan 20

    SCOTUS Decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz: FRCP 52, Clear Error, and Patent Claim Construction

    SCOTUS Decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz: FRCP 52, Clear Error, and Patent Claim Construction
    Today, the Supreme Court issued a 7-2 opinion in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz, which addresses the role of Rule 52(a)’s “clear error” standard of review in the context of patent claim construction. Justice Breyer writes for the…
  • Jan 16

    Tushnet on the Federal Courts Junior Scholars Workshop

    Tushnet on the Federal Courts Junior Scholars Workshop
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Mark Tushnet discussing The Federal Courts Junior Scholars Workshop. Some interesting thoughts on faculty workshops generally, as well as trends in federal courts scholarship.
Rank this Week: 401

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jan 21

    LIBOR Price-Fixing Claims Get Reprieve; Second Circuit Must Hear Appeal, Supreme Court Decide

    LIBOR Price-Fixing Claims Get Reprieve; Second Circuit Must Hear Appeal, Supreme Court Decide
    Unanimous Court orders review of key district court ruling The Second Circuit made a mistake when it refused to hear an appeal, the Supreme Court held 9-0 today in Gelboim v. Bank of Am. Corp., No. 13-1174 (U.S. Jan. 21,...
  • Jan 20

    Clear Error Test Governs Review of Patent Rulings, Supreme Court Hold

    Clear Error Test Governs Review of Patent Rulings, Supreme Court Hold
    The U.S. Supreme Court held 8-2 today that the Federal Circuit may no longer ignore some rulings by trial court judges on how to construe patent claims. The outcome marks a major victory for parties that win the often-decisive battles...
  • Jan 18

    Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-68). I know you are asking today, "How long will it take?" Somebody’s asking, "How long will prejudice blind the visions of men, darken their…
Rank this Week: 427

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: 456

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 449

The Conference Room--Answers to…

The Conference Room--Answers to Questions on N.C. Law

Comments on North Carolina civil litigation and laws. By Bradley A. Coxe.

http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/
  • Jan 21

    Medical Record

    Medical Record
    Under North Carolina law, a person’s medical records are property of the healthcare provider who created them. However, a patient has rights to get copies and/or inspect the records of his medical care. The patient may need them to…
  • Jan 9

    HOA v. The Doctor

    HOA v. The Doctor
    English: The current TARDIS seen at BBC TV Centre and taken by me Zir (talk) 23:04, 20 January 2009 (UTC) Please credit © zir.com if used outside of Wikipedia Category:Doctor Who images (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Homeowner Associations…
  • Dec 18

    Executive Session

    Executive Session
    Frequently homeowner association and other nonprofit board of directors announce they are going into “executive session” and close the meeting to only the board. The North Carolina Planned Community Act provides that meetings of…
Rank this Week: 473

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: 474

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 497

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/
  • Jan 19

    Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act)

    Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act)
    Some personal injury victims and their families will have a new tax-preferenced funding option following enactment of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act) of 2014 which was signed into law last month by President Barack…
  • Dec 30

    Structured Settlements 2014 - ELNY and Reliance

    Structured Settlements 2014 - ELNY and Reliance
    The Executive Life of New York (ELNY) liquidation, which occurred on April 16, 2012 represented the dominant structured settlement story of 2011, 2012 and 2013 and one of the most important developments in the history of the United States…
  • Dec 22

    Structured Settlements 2014 - Settlement Planning

    Structured Settlements 2014 - Settlement Planning
    During the late 1970s, and throughout the 1980s, when defendants retained exclusive control of structured settlements, many brokers and their liability insurance company clients referred to unsuccessful sales as "cash outs". Their…
Rank this Week: 484

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
  • Jan 11

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    Since 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, better known as GTLA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true…
  • Dec 30

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement
    Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins  Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for…
  • Oct 19

    A Call for More Consumer Protection Against Factoring

    A Call for More Consumer Protection Against Factoring
    There is cause for concern about factoring companies offering quick cash for structured settlement payments that fall short of the total value of a structured settlement over a claimant’s lifetime. This is particularly worrisome in the…
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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/
  • Jan 23

    Looking for a reason to visit St. Louis in March?

    Looking for a reason to visit St. Louis in March?
    National Appellate Advocacy Competition Seeks Judges for St. Louis Competition on March 5-7, 2015The ABA Law Student Division seeks 120 lawyers and judges to serve as oral argument judges for the Division’s regional National…
  • Jan 22

    9th Cir. Judge Nguyen video profile online

    9th Cir. Judge Nguyen video profile online
    'Pathways' Video: Judge Nguyen Cites Lessons in Family's Flight from VietnamU.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen understands the importance of  reaching out to accept opportunities to serve.In the newest U.S. Courts…
  • Jan 21

    "Appeals Court Slapped Over Lengthy 'Unpublished' Ruling"

    "Appeals Court Slapped Over Lengthy 'Unpublished' Ruling"
     The NLJ presents "Appeals Court Slapped Over Lengthy 'Unpublished' Ruling", which explains:U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday sharply criticized a federal appeals court for issuing a lengthy opinion that was…
Rank this Week: 595

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 619

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jan 23

    Court Of Chancery Explains Borrowing Statute

    Court Of Chancery Explains Borrowing Statute
    TrustCo Bank v. Mathews, C.A. 8374-VCP (January 22, 2015) There is perhaps no more confusing subject in Delaware non-corporate law than the application of the Delaware borrowing statute to statute of limitations issues. Under Supreme Court…
  • Jan 22

    Court Of Chancery Explains Hierarchy Of Corporate Legal Principle

    Court Of Chancery Explains Hierarchy Of Corporate Legal Principle
    Sinchareonkul v. Fahnemann, C.A. 10543-VCL (January 22, 2015) This is a helpful reminder that the DGCL governs what may be in the certificate of incorporation and what may be in the bylaws. Giving one director extra tie-breaking voting rights…
  • Jan 21

    Delaware Supreme Court to Chancery: You Have Broad Power

    Delaware Supreme Court to Chancery: You Have Broad Power
    Authored By Brett M. McCartney This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | January 21, 2014 Books-and-records litigation does not typically grab headlines. In fact, few cases litigated…
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The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jan 23

    Wait! Could that be a  lumbersexual in your voir dire impanelment?

    Wait! Could that be a  lumbersexual in your voir dire impanelment?
    We know it’s important for you to keep up on new stereotype labels. You know what labels like metrosexual, hipster, and perhaps even lumberjack mean. But lumbersexual? Tom Puzak, over at GearJunkie wrote about it first a couple of weeks…
  • Jan 21

    Then and now: Beepers versus iPhones  [and separation anxiety]

    Then and now: Beepers versus iPhones  [and separation anxiety]
    Back in the early ‘90s, I had a job that required me to carry a beeper. The constant awareness that I was “on call” was a source of strain and led me to complain I was never really “off duty”. Flash forward to…
  • Jan 16

    Conspiracy beliefs and the relation to emotional uncertainty

    Conspiracy beliefs and the relation to emotional uncertainty
    It is no secret that we are intrigued by conspiracy theorists here at The Jury Room. Not only are they good for entertainment value during pretrial research, they are also very useful to help us plug holes in case narrative that could derail…
Rank this Week: 638

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 22

    Bloody provisional assessment

    Bloody provisional assessment
    And another thing… Problem: Many judges make the average doctor’s handwriting look as though it was the winning entry to a calligraphy competition. They try to write their decisions to the provisional assessment in boxes which…
  • Jan 22

    Provisional assessment – and another thing…

    Provisional assessment – and another thing…
    More issues as to provisional assessment… Problems: The timing of certain steps in the process is confusing at best. The parties are meant to undertaken the arithmetic on the Bill as assessed post-provisional assessment. However, how…
  • Jan 20

    Further issues with provisional assessment

    Further issues with provisional assessment
    More problems with the provisional assessment process… Problems: The, very limited, provisional assessment pilot was based on claims for costs with a value of up to £25,000. When provisional assessment was rolled out the figure…
Rank this Week: 728

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.
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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/
  • Dec 5

    More Follow-up to #Ferguson Forum

    More Follow-up to #Ferguson Forum
    During the forum on Tuesday, there was discussion about why Darren Wilson was not interviewed for a few days after shooting Michael Brown. Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said that many police unions have negotiated a term in their…
  • Dec 4

    Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, & Disadvantage—Free Online Course

    Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, & Disadvantage—Free Online Course
    Stephen Bright is president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights, a public interest law program that deals with human rights in the criminal justice and prison systems. He has also been a visiting lecturer or fellow at…
  • Dec 2

    UW Law Forum on #Ferguson

    UW Law Forum on #Ferguson
    This afternoon attorney Jeffery Robinson led a discussion on the events in Ferguson, MO—the killing of Michael Brown last summer, the grand jury this fall, and the protests in Ferguson and around the country—and the larger issues…
Rank this Week: 801

TortDeform

TortDeform

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

http://www.tortdeform.com/
  • May 20

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform

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

    The value of a human life and damage cap

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

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

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective
    Which is a greater tragedy: A child dying at the hands of an incompetent doctor, or a toy company ripping off the design of a doll from another toy company?  Brian Wilson discusses how out-of-whack our priorities are regarding…
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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/
  • Jan 20

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud
    Three whistleblowers allege that Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. (“Med-Care”) committed Medicare fraud in violation of the False Claims Act.  Med-Care is a durable medical equipment supply company based in Boca…
  • Dec 22

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case
    Iron Mountain Incorporated and Iron Mountain Information Management LLC (collectively “Iron Mountain”) has agreed to settle allegations by two whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit that it overcharged the government in violation of…
  • Dec 16

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The State University of New York’s Research Foundation (“Research Foundation”) has agreed to settle claims brought by five whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit filed in 2010 under the False Claims Act that it knowingly…
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The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

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

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    After Sony hack attack, companies are curtailing email use and storage

    After Sony hack attack, companies are curtailing email use and storage
    "After a stunning attack late last year by hackers who stole and publicly released a wide array of confidential Sony Pictures documents, business executives are rethinking their approach to confidential information...'Sony would have fared…
  • Jan 9

    Dorothy F. Easley Honored as an Expert in Appeal

    Dorothy F. Easley Honored as an Expert in Appeal
    Dorothy F. Easley, Attorney of Easley Appellate Practice, P.L.L.C., has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in appellate law.Ms. Easley has 20 years of professional experience as an appellate attorney, and…
  • Jan 2

    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals says abortion ultrasound law violates First amendment

    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals says abortion ultrasound law violates First amendment
    "A federal appeals court has ruled that North Carolina’s abortion ultrasound law violates the First Amendment. The law requires physicians to perform an ultrasound, display the sonogram, and describe the fetus to women seeking…
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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: 856

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jan 25

    NJ State Bill to Allow Volunteer Jury Service

    NJ State Bill to Allow Volunteer Jury Service
    Last year, New Jersey Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin introduced legislation (A2949) to allow New Jersey residents to volunteer for jury service. Here is a nice summary of the bill. Under the bill, every county clerk shall annually maintain a…
  • Jan 23

    Change of Venue Motion Sealed

    Change of Venue Motion Sealed
    The trial judge in the Tsarnaev death penalty case has ordered the defense's third change of venue motion sealed (to read about the earlier change of venue motions go here). The judge issued this order to protect the privacy of...
  • Jan 21

    Evolution of the Jury Consultant

    Evolution of the Jury Consultant
    The ABA Journal has an interesting article that discusses the role of the jury consultant and how it has evolved and expanded since the mid-1990s. ABA Journal: Jury consultants are changing with the times 20 years after the OJ verdict
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