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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Clyde Armory Inc. v. FN Herstal SA 16-936 Issues: (1) Whether a district court’s refusal to permit the petitioner to amend the proposed pretrial order to assert a profits claim – thereby…
  • Mar 27

    Argument transcript

    Argument transcript
    The transcript in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton is here; the transcript in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC is here. The post Argument transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
  • Mar 27

    Today’s orders – Two grants, one CVSG, still no Masterpiece Cakeshop

    Today’s orders – Two grants, one CVSG, still no Masterpiece Cakeshop
    This morning the justices issued orders from last week’s private conference. They added two new cases to their merits docket for next term and asked the Acting Solicitor General to file a brief expressing the views of the United States…
Rank this Week: 17

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Mar 27

    "Did a Divorce Fight Over Children Lead to Florida Professor's Execution-Style Slaying?"

    "Did a Divorce Fight Over Children Lead to Florida Professor's Execution-Style Slaying?"
    "Did a Divorce Fight Over Children Lead to Florida Professor's Execution-Style Slaying?" People magazine has posted online this preview of an article that Jeff Truesdell has in the April 3, 2017 issue of that magazine. And Truesdell also has…
  • Mar 27

    "State High Court Hears $41.7 Million Hotchkiss School Tick-Bite Case"

    "State High Court Hears $41.7 Million Hotchkiss School Tick-Bite Case"
    "State High Court Hears $41.7 Million Hotchkiss School Tick-Bite Case": Edmund H. Mahony of The Hartford Courant has this report. The case is on certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • Mar 27

    "Court Reinstates Gender Discrimination Lawsuit in NY"

    "Court Reinstates Gender Discrimination Lawsuit in NY"
    "Court Reinstates Gender Discrimination Lawsuit in NY": Larry Neumeister of The Associated Press has this report. And online at Slate, Mark Joseph Stern has a post titled "2nd Circuit Chief Judge: Anti-Gay Employment Discrimination Is…
Rank this Week: 20

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 20

    Artificial Intelligence to Make Lawyers Obsolete?

    Artificial Intelligence to Make Lawyers Obsolete?
    This Jason Koebler article in the Atlantic speculates on the Rise of Robolawyers. Don’t laugh. I believe it’s coming. From the article: …The most successful robolawyer yet was developed by a British teenager named Joshua…
Rank this Week: 27

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
  • Mar 27

    Conference on the “Codification of Private International Law” – Cologne, 23-24 September 2016: Proceedings now published in IPRax 2/2017

    Conference on the “Codification of Private International Law” – Cologne, 23-24 September 2016: Proceedings now published in IPRax 2/2017
    The year 2016 did not only mark 30 years since the great reform of German private international law in 1986, but it was also the 35th anniversary of the foundation of the Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax).…
  • Mar 23

    Germany: Legal Consequences of the Draft Legislation on Child Marriage

    Germany: Legal Consequences of the Draft Legislation on Child Marriage
    On 17 February 2017, the German government presented a legislative draft on child marriage that represents a significant departure from current court practice (the text of the draft is available here). The legal status quo envisages a…
  • Mar 22

    Brexit and PIL, Over and Over

    Brexit and PIL, Over and Over
    The abandonment of the EU by the UK is at the root of many doubts concerning the legal regime of cross-border private relationships. Little by little the panorama begins to clear up as the expectations and objectives of the UK are made…
Rank this Week: 33

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: 40

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: 64

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: 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 26

    Contractual Waivers and Medical Expense Recovery by Minor

    Contractual Waivers and Medical Expense Recovery by Minor
    In Blackwell v. Sky High Sports Nashville Operations, LLC, No. M2016-00447-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 9, 2017), the Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether parents in Tennessee may “bind their minor children to pre-injury…
  • Mar 11

    Longer Hours Ahead for Medical Resident

    Longer Hours Ahead for Medical Resident
    So now medical residents in hospitals will be able to work up to 28 hours in a shift. I understand the arguments in favor of this proposal.  Longer, and more traditional, hours allow more continuity of care and permits the residents to…
  • Mar 7

    One Year Statute of Limitations Bars Misrepresentation Claim

    One Year Statute of Limitations Bars Misrepresentation Claim
    In Sakaan v. FedEx Corporation, Inc., No. W2016-00648-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 21, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of a misrepresentation claim based on the statute of limitations. Plaintiff had previously been employed…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 95

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: 118

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: 112

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 144

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: 212

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

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

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 284

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 8

    See you on LinkedIn

    See you on LinkedIn
    Alain Leibman writes: We have endeavored from the outset of this blog to offer thoughtful, possibly useful, and occasionally provocative analyses of developments in the criminal law, a time-intensive effort.  Regrettably, a busy workload…
  • Mar 18

    Does your Third Circuit judge vote as a “conservative, moderate, or liberal”?

    Does your Third Circuit judge vote as a “conservative, moderate, or liberal”?
    Alain Leibman writes: Matthew Stiegler, a Philadelphia attorney, has a terrific blog dedicated to reporting on, and thoughtfully analyzing, developments in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, called the CA3blog.  Matthew has written a…
  • Jan 30

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry
    Alain Leibman writes: Those of you who follow, or at least sporadically read, this blog know that it attempts to treat in a considered way important issues facing the white collar bar and our clients.  Still, like any blog, it exists…
Rank this Week: 309

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 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…
  • Mar 22

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel
    The timing of a motion to compel depends largely on whether responses have been served. Here’s a review of the timing in common situations and a handy chart with the time limits. If no responses served. If the responding party fails to…
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: 474

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: 507

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: 408

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Mar 7

    Legislators introduce bill to address BOLI's new interpretation of manufacturing overtime rule

    Legislators introduce bill to address BOLI's new interpretation of manufacturing overtime rule
    We recently reported on BOLI 's new guidance overturning its long-standing interpretation of ORS 652.020, Oregon's overtime rule applicable to manufacturing establishments. The Oregon Legislature has now weighed in on this issue. Under ORS…
  • Feb 10

    Litigators beware: two acts designed to curb litigation abuse

    Litigators beware: two acts designed to curb litigation abuse
    On January 30, 2017, the House Judiciary Committee received two bills that could have a significant impact on litigators and their clients. One bill seeks to impose mandatory penalties on lawyers, law firms, and parties who file frivolous…
  • Feb 8

    Executive Order Impacts H-1B Visa Petition

    Executive Order Impacts H-1B Visa Petition
    President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27th banning entry into the United States by people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Other Executive Orders, including one affecting temporary visas, have been drafted by the new…
Rank this Week: 451

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: 487

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: 353

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…
Rank this Week: 495

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: 525

Greedy Trial Lawyer

Greedy Trial Lawyer

The philosophical ruminations of an experienced trial lawyer who knows who he is and what he does and makes no apologies.

http://www.greedytriallawyer.com/
  • Sep 22

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  • Oct 3

    Justice Clarence Thomas, Seething Black Conservative Hero Tells Us How Bad It Has Been

    Justice Clarence Thomas, Seething Black Conservative Hero Tells Us How Bad It Has Been
    There have been more than a few voices expressing, in various ways, discomfort, surprise or puzzlement over the tone and substance of the Clarence Thomas media blitz publicizing the Justice's newly published book. A good example: Is…
  • Oct 2

    Now Isiah Thomas Is In A Hostile Environment

    Now Isiah Thomas Is In A Hostile Environment
    Some years ago I had the delightful experience of a jury note after 2 days of deliberation which asked the judge, "Do we fill out the amount of the damages if we agree the doctor was at fault?" Obviously, the doctor and his defense attorney…
Rank this Week: 465

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 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…
  • Mar 22

    Court Stays Case Pending IPR & CBM Petitions, Pre-Institution

    Court Stays Case Pending IPR & CBM Petitions, Pre-Institution
    T-Rex Prop. AB v. Adaptive Micro Sys., LLC, No. 16 C 5667, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 26, 2017) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendant Adaptive Micro Systems’ (“Adaptive”) motion to stay plaintiff T-Rex’s patent…
Rank this Week: 995

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 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…
  • Mar 24

    Back to the Essential

    Back to the Essential
    Michael Buckland, Information and Society (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series, 2017).Herbert BurkertJudging from its title, Professor Michael Buckland‘s book seems to be yet another introduction into the relationship between…
  • Mar 23

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?
    J. Maria Glover, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017).Sergio J. CamposOftentimes when we call a thing someone’s “property,” we do so to invoke a very specific picture of the owner’s rights…
Rank this Week: 737

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: 709

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 717

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 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).…
  • Mar 20

    To "Um" or Not--A Discussion of Disfluencies for Lawyers, Professors, and Student

    To "Um" or Not--A Discussion of Disfluencies for Lawyers, Professors, and Student
    As a moot court coach, I teach my students to not use disfluencies like "um" or "uh" in their oral arguments. According to Prof. Barbara Gotthelf's article, A Lawyer's Guide to Um, my dislike of these disfluencies is not…
Rank this Week: 1100

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

    M&A update: Canadian federal budget 2017 tax measure

    M&A update: Canadian federal budget 2017 tax measure
    Yesterday, Budget 2017 was tabled by the Liberal government. While Budget 2016 contained many significant tax changes, Budget 2017 does not. Despite having indicated in its 2015 election platform and in Budget 2016 that the Liberal government…
  • Mar 23

    New cybersecurity requirements for DFS-regulated entitie

    New cybersecurity requirements for DFS-regulated entitie
    New cybersecurity requirements for Department of Financial Services (DFS)-regulated entities took effect on March 1, 2017. The New York DFS created these requirements in response to recent or potential threats to sensitive electronic…
  • Mar 21

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation
    As we reported in 2014, United States post-deal litigation became more of a rule than an exception in the early-to-mid 2010s, with over 95% of M&A transactions attracting litigation. In many cases, a single deal could result in multiple…
Rank this Week: 1115

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

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

    2017 Michael Matters ‘New Year, Same Wish’ event a succe

    2017 Michael Matters ‘New Year, Same Wish’ event a succe
    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (February 7, 2017) – The Michael Matters Foundation’s 2017 “New Year, Same Wish” fundraiser was a huge success thanks to the more than 400 supporters who came together at Viper Alley on February 3,…
  • Mar 20

    Salvi Law March Pet of the Month: Tinkerbell

    Salvi Law March Pet of the Month: Tinkerbell
    CHICAGO (March 21, 2017) – The Illinois personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. has committed to finding local adoptable pets a loving home in 2017. We have teamed up with the Anti Cruelty Society in…
  • Mar 15

    Salvi Law aims to find local pets a loving home in the New Year

    Salvi Law aims to find local pets a loving home in the New Year
    CHICAGO (March 15, 2017) –The Illinois personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. is on a mission to find local adoptable pets a loving home in 2017. The firm, which has locations in Chicago and…
Rank this Week: 1119

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 – A New Role for Expert Witnesses?

    The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 – A New Role for Expert Witnesses?
    Class actions may be brought for a variety of reasons, from plaintiffs who have been injured by pharmaceutical... Read More The post The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 – A New Role for Expert Witnesses? appeared first…
  • Mar 21

    Using Biomechanics to Support or Refute a Seat Belt Defense

    Using Biomechanics to Support or Refute a Seat Belt Defense
    Whether upholding or challenging a seat belt defense, a biomechanical engineer can help evaluate and demonstrate the validity... Read More The post Using Biomechanics to Support or Refute a Seat Belt Defense appeared first on The Expert…
  • Mar 14

    Progress in Talcum Powder Multidistrict Litigation

    Progress in Talcum Powder Multidistrict Litigation
    Originally published on Mass Tort Nexus Dozens of talcum powder lawsuits filed on behalf of women who allegedly... Read More The post Progress in Talcum Powder Multidistrict Litigation appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 620

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 651

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: 998

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Court of Appeal upholds mortgage exit fee in face of Interest Act challenge

    Court of Appeal upholds mortgage exit fee in face of Interest Act challenge
    Section 8 of the Interest Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-15, prohibits any “fine, penalty or rate of interest . . . that has the effect of increasing the charge on the arrears beyond the rate of interest payable on principal money not in…
  • Feb 14

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?
    Fraudsters are very clever. Many set up elaborate commercial transactions for the purpose of absconding with someone else’s money.  By the time the scheme is discovered, an innocent victim is usually out of pocket, often for large…
  • Feb 8

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain
    Introduction In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) 2017 BCCA 41, the British Columbia Court of Appeal found that Vancouver Community College (“VCC”) had established the tort of passing off against…
Rank this Week: 1098

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
Rank this Week: 610

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Mar 3

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2017

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2017
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and Social Media in 2017 Until recently, lawyers have been reticent to use social media, insisting that it was a passing fad. However,…
  • Feb 10

    Washington Bar Association allows virtual law office

    Washington Bar Association allows virtual law office
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Washington Bar Association Allows Virtual Law Offices The Washington State Bar Association wasn’t the first bar to consider the ethics of…
  • Jan 30

    California Bar on the ethics of blogging

    California Bar on the ethics of blogging
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *** California Bar on the ethics of blogging Blogs have been around for over a decade now and lawyers have been blogging from the very start.…
Rank this Week: 705

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa
    The elements of tortious interference with an existing contract are: (1) the existence of a contract subject to interference; (2) the occurrence of an act of interference that was willful and intentional; (3) the act was a proximate cause of…
  • Feb 23

    Elements of breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim under Texas law

    Elements of breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim under Texas law
    "The elements of a breach of fiduciary duty claim are: (1) a fiduciary relationship between the plaintiff and defendant, (2) a breach by the defendant of his fiduciary duty to the plaintiff, and (3) an injury to the plaintiff or benefit to…
  • Feb 14

    Doctrine of laches (not the same as statute of limitations, but similar)

    Doctrine of laches (not the same as statute of limitations, but similar)
    LACHES DOCTRINE IS EQUITABLE IN NATURE, WHILE SOL IS STATUTORY  Laches is an equitable remedy that prevents a plaintiff from asserting a claim due to a lapse of time. Green v. Parrack,974 S.W.2d 200, 203-04 (Tex. App.-San Antonio…
Rank this Week: 1103

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: 1168

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Watch State of Washington v. Donald J. Trump et al from Federal Court February 3

    Watch State of Washington v. Donald J. Trump et al from Federal Court February 3
    The Western District of Washington has cameras in its courtrooms as part of an experiment with video right now. Let’s show our support for it by watching yesterday’s hearing. Both lawyers prepared quickly for this hearing. How did…
  • Nov 10

    Craft the Spoken Word with as Much Care as the Written Word

    Craft the Spoken Word with as Much Care as the Written Word
    As public speakers, it helps to think about crafting our spoken word in similar terms to when we are writing. Take as much care when you speak as when you write. Instead of reading over what you wrote, listen as you speak. Here’s what…
  • Sep 6

    Public Speaking Practice Tip: Learn to Watch Yourself on Video

    Public Speaking Practice Tip: Learn to Watch Yourself on Video
    We always encourage the lawyers we coach to practice alone, aloud, and a lot. We also suggest that they make video of themselves so they can watch their presentation. This suggestion, of course, is often met with grunts, groans, and…
Rank this Week: 1079

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: 889

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Is Your Chicago Real Estate Lawyer Killing Your Deal? Here's How You Know

    Is Your Chicago Real Estate Lawyer Killing Your Deal? Here's How You Know
    Hello internet friends!  Happy day! I hope you are doing well, watching our Indian summer turn into Fall, and hoping for some worthy sweater and fire-pit weather before Old Man Winter shows.  Here at Levin Law, I've been insanely busy and…
  • May 26

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!
    Has Your Lawyer Given You a Contract or Retainer Agreement?  Check it before you wreck it! Hello and happy holidays from Alisa Levin at Levin Law, Ltd.!  I had an interesting thing happen recently and it reminded me that sometimes clients…
  • May 26

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!
    Hi All! Happy almost-summer in the Chicagosphere, I hope you are all well.  I have an interesting situation to write about today - so I thought I would share in my usual fashion, as news you can use... so let's go!  Recently, a former…
Rank this Week: 840

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: 1000

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 28

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality
    In Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13285 (10th Cir. 2016), the Tenth Circuit addressed whether, after Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010), a plaintiff has standing, under § 10(b) of the Securities…
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
Rank this Week: 1094