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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Tuesday the Justices will meet for their November 25 Conference. Our list of “Petitions to watch” for that Conference is here.
  • Nov 22

    January arguments, day by day

    January arguments, day by day
    The Supreme Court on Friday released the schedule of oral arguments for the session beginning January 12.  Arguments begin at 10 a.m. each day; each argument will be for one hour.  There will be no afternoon arguments. The daily…
  • Nov 22

    Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal (UPDATED)

    Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal (UPDATED)
    UPDATED 11:21 a.m.   The Oklahoma petition for review before the appeals court rules is here.  The state noted it is willing to have its case, if granted, put on the same briefing schedule as King v. Burwell, and asks for a…
Rank this Week: 12

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 33

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Nov 5

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought
    My work with UAVs is largely conceptual, framed by growing up in a context of war, deeply informed by having to deal with the enduring legacy of violent conflict even post-war and anchored to the inalienable yet often callously erased rights…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
Rank this Week: 38

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: 44

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/
  • Nov 18

    Rolling Intelligence: Enterprise-Level Paying It Forward

    Rolling Intelligence: Enterprise-Level Paying It Forward
    By John MartinRolling intelligence is the enterprise-level equivalent of pay it forward. Effort invested in one business unit, functional area, or type of document storage to visually classify documents benefits the other units, areas,…
  • Nov 17

    Visualizing Data in a Predictive Coding Project – Part Two

    Visualizing Data in a Predictive Coding Project – Part Two
    By Ralph LoseyThis is part two of my presentation of an idea for visualization of data in a predictive coding project.Please read part one first.As most of you already know, the ranking of all documents according to their probable…
  • Nov 16

    TAR in the Courts: A Compendium of Case Law about Technology Assisted Review

    TAR in the Courts: A Compendium of Case Law about Technology Assisted Review
    By Bob AmbrogiMagistrate Judge Andrew Peck It is less than three years since the first court decision approving the use of technology assisted review in e-discovery. “Counsel no longer have to worry about being the ‘first’…
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/
  • Oct 24

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance
    Rainbow Gun Club, Inc. v. Denbury Resources, Inc., 2014 WL 869504 (W.D. La. March 5, 2014). In this action, the District Court affirmed a remand order finding that CAFA’s local “single event exception” can include mass…
  • Oct 23

    Only 25% of PAGA Penalties–Sufficient to Satisfy the Amount in Controversy?

    Only 25% of PAGA Penalties–Sufficient to Satisfy the Amount in Controversy?
    Controulis v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC, 2013 WL 6482970 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 20, 2013). The plaintiff, employed as a bottler by the defendant, Anheuser-Busch, LLC, brought an action alleging that the defendant violated California law by including the…
  • Oct 22

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim
    Sanchez v. Res-Care, Inc., 2014 WL 807997 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 28, 2014). In this action, the District Court remanded the case to the state court finding that the defendant failed to show by preponderance of evidence that the amount-in-controversy…
Rank this Week: 57

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 96

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: 114

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: 133

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/
  • Nov 20

    Views Of U.S. Workplace Class Actions From Europe

    Views Of U.S. Workplace Class Actions From Europe
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. I had the privilege today of presenting on the topic of “The Risks U.S. Workplace Class Actions Pose For Businesses” to a group of European corporate counsel and business executives at the Swiss Re Centre…
  • Nov 18

    EEOC’s 2014 Performance And Accountability Report Reflects Continued Efforts To Pursue High Priority, Systemic Litigation

    EEOC’s 2014 Performance And Accountability Report Reflects Continued Efforts To Pursue High Priority, Systemic Litigation
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley On November 18, 2014, the EEOC released its 2014 Performance and Accountability Report (“PAR”).  The Report is an annual scorecard of sorts for the EEOC. It reflects the…
  • Nov 14

    Senators Grill EEOC General Counsel Lopez In Confirmation Hearing

    Senators Grill EEOC General Counsel Lopez In Confirmation Hearing
    By Paul Kehoe and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (“HELP”) Committee held a confirmation for Charlotte Burrows as a new EEOC Commissioner for a five year term and David Lopez…
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Nov 21

    EPS Settlements Class Action over ELNY | Hearing Re Motion To Dismi

    EPS Settlements Class Action over ELNY | Hearing Re Motion To Dismi
    In this and a similar lawsuit now pending in Oregon against Ringler Associates, Plaintiffs seek to work around the statute of limitations by alleging, in part, that ELNY annuity contracts were placed... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Nov 17

    4structures.com 10 Years Accredited Business A+ rated Connecticut BBB

    4structures.com 10 Years Accredited Business A+ rated Connecticut BBB
    4structures.com was recently awarded a plaque by the Connecticut Better Business Bureau for being an Accredited Business for over 10 years, in which 4structures consistently earned an A+ rating. This is a content summary only. Please click on…
  • Nov 14

    Einstein Structured Settlements' Richart Ruddie Weighs in Big On ELNY

    Einstein Structured Settlements' Richart Ruddie Weighs in Big On ELNY
    Richart Ruddie, one of the folks originally behind Einstein Structured Settlements is apparently behind commenrtary about the letter to the editor written by Suzanne Dunn Bradford of DeSoto Texas... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 166

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit
    Fasteners for Retail, Inc. v. Andersen, No. 11 C 2164, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 22, 2014) (Durkin, J.).  Judge Durkin granted in plaintiff Fasteners for Retail’s (“FFR”) motion to enforce the parties’ settlement…
  • Nov 19

    Trademark Fraud Claims Cannot be Dismissed Before Discovery

    Trademark Fraud Claims Cannot be Dismissed Before Discovery
    Slep-Tone Enter. Corp. v. Teddy O’Brian’s, Inc., No. 14 C 3570, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 24, 2014) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman granted in part plaintiff Slep-Tone’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss defendant’s…
  • Nov 17

    Court Construes Key Term But Declines to Construe Any Other

    Court Construes Key Term But Declines to Construe Any Other
    Vehicle Intelligence & Safety LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, No. 13 C 4417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 18, 2014) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart construed the claims of plaintiff’s patent to methods for screening equipment operators for…
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • Oct 30

    Searching For Corruption Proceeds & Other Assets On The Island Of Jersey

    Searching For Corruption Proceeds & Other Assets On The Island Of Jersey
    At Carmelite Chambers International Fraud & Assert Recovery Conference, I met Advocate & English Barrister Stephen Baker of Baker & Partners from St. Helier, Jersey.  During the Conference, Mr. Baker presented his…
  • Oct 6

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Helga Glock’s Search For Gaston Glock’s Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Helga Glock’s Search For Gaston Glock’s Asset
    This is the ninth post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series.  By failing to disclose any offshore assets, one divorcing spouse may cheat the other out of child support, alimony or other court awards.  A spouse…
  • Aug 21

    Recovering Assets By Identifying & Immobilizing Them

    Recovering Assets By Identifying & Immobilizing Them
    Identifying and immobilizing assets in a timely fashion can be paramount to asset recovery cases ranging from an ultra- high net worth divorce to a forced collection proceeding against a debtor. The abstract about “Suspending Suspicious…
Rank this Week: 221

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Nov 21

    Mediation Of A Big Injury Case: A Game Worth Playing?

    Mediation Of A Big Injury Case: A Game Worth Playing?
    A few months ago, in a wrongful death case I have against one of the biggest companies in America, the company’s lawyer asked: will you agree to a mediation?   Our firm founder, Jim Beasley, Sr., had a simple method to mediation:…
  • Nov 11

    Comcast, Kozinski, and The Decline Of Class Action

    Comcast, Kozinski, and The Decline Of Class Action
    Nearly a year ago, I praised an objection Judge Alex Kozinski filed — as a consumer, not a judge — to a proposed class action settlement that he was a part of, and so I was dismayed to see a recent article noting Judge…
  • Oct 29

    Studies Again Show Dangerous Doctors Bigger Problem Than Defensive Medicine

    Studies Again Show Dangerous Doctors Bigger Problem Than Defensive Medicine
    If I told you that, every week, between 4,200 and 8,400 people were poisoned by contaminated food, would you say restaurants needed special protection from negligence lawsuits because fear of such lawsuits would force them to clean too much?…
Rank this Week: 273

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

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

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

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

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

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

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

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

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 269

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Nov 19

    Court Torpedos 911-Related Negligence Claim

    Court Torpedos 911-Related Negligence Claim
    Under the Governmental Tort Liability Act (“GTLA”), governmental entities are immune from lawsuits that arise from the “exercise and discharge” of their functions. There are a very few, specific exceptions to the…
  • Nov 10

    Nuanced Determination Required to Distinguish Health Care Liability Claims from Ordinary Tort Claim

    Nuanced Determination Required to Distinguish Health Care Liability Claims from Ordinary Tort Claim
                  Not all claims brought against health care providers fall under the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act (THCLA), and a recent case from the Tennessee Court of Appeals gives crucial…
  • Nov 7

    Offer of Judgment Cannot Be Revoked During 10-Day Window

    Offer of Judgment Cannot Be Revoked During 10-Day Window
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently took up a civil procedure issue of first impression in the state. In McGinnis v. Cox, No. M2014-00102-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 31, 2014), the issue presented was“[w]hether a Rule 68 offer of…
Rank this Week: 296

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Nov 17

    Would You Watch an Ad to Read this Post? Another Patent Fails Alice Corp.'s Airy Test for Unpatentable "Abstract Ideas"

    Would You Watch an Ad to Read this Post? Another Patent Fails Alice Corp.'s Airy Test for Unpatentable "Abstract Ideas"
    A whiter shade of pale Patents that define ways to make money through commerce on the Internet never have gotten much respect. In the last year, a series of rulings by the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court bled much...
  • Nov 10

    Twombly's Remorse?

    Twombly's Remorse?
    Has the United States Supreme Court backed away from its landmark toughening of the test for pleading a claim in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007)? The signs point to yes. Sort of. Twombly's record Counting today's...
  • Oct 26

    Use of Phony Benchmark Rate Supports Bad Faith Claim, Second Circuit Hold

    Use of Phony Benchmark Rate Supports Bad Faith Claim, Second Circuit Hold
    Good faith and fair dealing New York law "implies" a duty in all contracts -- a duty to perform promises in good faith.* Does that mean a party must adjust a contractual benchmark rate if it knows something has distorted...
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Nov 17

    Some thoughts on Johnson v. City of Shelby: Does it help make sense of Twombly & Iqbal?

    Some thoughts on Johnson v. City of Shelby: Does it help make sense of Twombly & Iqbal?
    We covered earlier the Supreme Court’s per curiam decision in Johnson v. City of Shelby summarily reversing the Fifth Circuit. It’s a short opinion—just two and a half pages—but it has some important things to say about pleading…
  • Nov 15

    Reaction to SCOTUS Decision in Johnson v. City of Shelby

    Reaction to SCOTUS Decision in Johnson v. City of Shelby
    On Monday we covered Johnson v. City of Shelby, a per curiam Supreme Court decision on pleading that summarily reversed the Fifth Circuit. Here’s some of the coverage of that decision from this past week: City of Shelby: New SCOTUS...
  • Nov 14

    Pfander on Bruhl on the Supreme Court and Lower-Court Precedent

    Pfander on Bruhl on the Supreme Court and Lower-Court Precedent
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Jim Pfander entitled How Lower-Court Precedent Affects Supreme Court Precedent. Jim reviews Aaron Bruhl’s recent article, Following Lower-Court Precedent, 81 U. Chi. L. Rev.…
Rank this Week: 317

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: 335

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: 342

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: 327

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/
  • Nov 21

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?
    Martha Chamallas, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 133 (2013), available at SSRN.John GoldbergMartha Chamallas’s Monsanto Lecture, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, is timely…
  • Nov 19

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax
    Daniel I. Halperin & Alvin C. Warren Jr., Understanding Income Tax Deferral, Tax L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Charlotte CraneWe all do it once in a while. In the haste of trying to make a point in class, or in a hurried…
  • Nov 18

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future
    Benjamin H. Barton, Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (forthcoming 2015).Amy Salyzyn“When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?”     -Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible…
Rank this Week: 359

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: 364

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Nov 19

    PERS Still Massively Underfunded Despite Stock Market Hitting All-Time High

    PERS Still Massively Underfunded Despite Stock Market Hitting All-Time High
    Steve Wilson at Mississippi Watchdog recently wrote here about how Mississippi’s pension system ranks nationally. From the article: A new report by nonprofit State Budget Solutions says Mississippi’s Public Employees’…
  • Nov 17

    November Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    November Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the November issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $4,568,116 verdict- Hinds County products liability case discussed here (10/7/14); $484,481 verdict- Harrison County medical…
  • Nov 11

    U.S. Supreme Court Reverses 5th Circuit in a Jim Waide §1983 Action

    U.S. Supreme Court Reverses 5th Circuit in a Jim Waide §1983 Action
    On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a 5th Circuit decision that affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment in Johnson v. City of Shelby. Here is the Court’s per curiam Opinion. The plaintiffs worked as police…
Rank this Week: 387

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
Rank this Week: 411

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: 410

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: 431

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…
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Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

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

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

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

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

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

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

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

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

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Nov 21

    Primer on Grand Jurie

    Primer on Grand Jurie
    In light of the fact that the Ferguson grand jury is likely to render its decision in the near future, I thought I would offer some links to sources that provide background information on grand juries. 1. Grand Juries 2....
  • Nov 20

    Law Prof Discusses Juries on NPR

    Law Prof Discusses Juries on NPR
    Professor David Harris of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law provides an excellent overview of the jury to include its history and how jurors are selected. NPR: American Attitudes on Juries and Jury Duty
  • Nov 19

    Court Upholds Conviction Despite Tweets by Two Different Jurors: U.S. v. Liu

    Court Upholds Conviction Despite Tweets by Two Different Jurors: U.S. v. Liu
    A federal district court this week, in U.S. v. Liu et. al, upheld the conviction of three defendants two of whom were attorneys for immigration fraud despite the fact that two different jurors sent out trial-related tweets. The first juror...
Rank this Week: 502

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Nov 21

    The “euphemism treadmill”: Is it African-American or Black?

    The “euphemism treadmill”: Is it African-American or Black?
    It’s a constantly moving target. Just over a year ago, we wrote about this on-going question and cited a Gallup Poll saying 65% of Black Americans have no preference when it comes to labels used to describe their racial or ethnic group.…
  • Nov 19

    Does legalized marijuana evoke “the mother of all gender gaps”?

    Does legalized marijuana evoke “the mother of all gender gaps”?
    We follow, as you may have noticed, attitudes, values and beliefs toward a wide variety of issues. So we were surprised to see this 2012 national poll from Quinnipiac University pop up in a number of recent blog posts. According to their…
  • Nov 17

    Predicting societal shifts: Same-sex marriage and the “Future of Weed”

    Predicting societal shifts: Same-sex marriage and the “Future of Weed”
    Sometimes we run across odd associations as we peruse research literature. Here’s an article from Pacific Standard saying we can potentially predict when the legalization of marijuana will occur by looking at how quickly attitudes…
Rank this Week: 465

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 494

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Nov 18

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court
    I received an invitation yesterday afternoon to attend a reception to celebrate the launch of a new blog “focused on providing substantive coverage of issues concerning the Supreme Court of California,” and billed as a joint…
  • Nov 3

    What can Ernest Hemingway teach you about legal writing?

    What can Ernest Hemingway teach you about legal writing?
    In a Wall Street Journal article last month, “Why Adverbs, Maligned by Many, Flourish in the American Legal System,” Ernest Hemingway is cited twice as an example of an effective writer who eschewed adverbs. This colorful…
  • Aug 27

    How to make your mediation brief effective

    How to make your mediation brief effective
    There are some big differences between appellate mediation and mediation while your case is still pending in the trial court. But appellate and trial lawyers can both benefit from reading mediator Rande Sotomayor’s excellent article,…
Rank this Week: 555

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/
  • Nov 3

    Bryan Stevenson's Memoir, Just Mercy

    Bryan Stevenson's Memoir, Just Mercy
    Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL, and a professor at NYU Law, has written a memoir about his work: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.A very warm review, by Seattle lawyer Kevin…
  • Oct 23

    Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!

    Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!
    On the HBO program Last Week Tonight, John Oliver observed that without video Supreme Court oral arguments are pretty dry, even with courtroom sketches as backdrops. So he proposed that the audio be livened up with video. What video? Dogs!…
  • Aug 7

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division
    Unlike the federal circuits, the Washington Court of Appeals is a "unitary system"—one court that sits in three divisions, not three separate courts. But sometimes panels from two divisions disagree with each other, so there can be…
Rank this Week: 566

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

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

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Easley again recognized among legal leaders in 2014

    Easley again recognized among legal leaders in 2014
    Congratulations to Dorothy Easley of Easley Appellate Practice for being recognized as a top appellate lawyer in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition just released.  Ms. Easley is recognized as an attorney selected to the Super…
  • Nov 15

    The general rules on contract enforceability in Florida and recent contract decision

    The general rules on contract enforceability in Florida and recent contract decision
    To determine a contract’s enforceability, the Florida Supreme Court has long-established that Florida uses the objective (as opposed to the subjective) test (first expressed by the late Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes): The…
  • Nov 1

    Five stars for Easley's federal appellate treatise

    Five stars for Easley's federal appellate treatise
    We are proud and so honored to announce that Board certified appellate specialist Dorothy F. Easley's 2014 treatise, Successful Federal Appeals in all Circuit Courts: a Practical Guide for Busy Lawyers, has earned five stars by reviewers.…
Rank this Week: 655

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/
  • Nov 20

    NASP 2014 Annual Conference

    NASP 2014 Annual Conference
    The National Association of Settlement Purchasers (NASP) celebrated its 10th annual conference November 5-6, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas with record attendance, recognition of past accomplishments and a clear existential message from its…
  • Nov 12

    NSSTA 2014 Fall Educational Conference

    NSSTA 2014 Fall Educational Conference
    Although David Ringler was unable to attend the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) 2014 Fall Educational Conference October 29-30 in La Jolla, California, he had an apparent impact. Ringler, NSSTA's first president,…
  • Oct 16

    S2P2J Release 56

    S2P2J Release 56
    Publisher Law Journal Press will be distributing hard copy supplements for Release 56 of "Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments" (S2P2J) later this month with online S2P2J subscribers receiving their update automatically and…
Rank this Week: 572

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/
  • Nov 18

    The parol evidence rule is not a rule of evidence, even though it governs admissibility of testimony

    The parol evidence rule is not a rule of evidence, even though it governs admissibility of testimony
    NATURE OF PAROL EVIDENCE RULES, EFFECT, AND POSSIBLE EXCEPTIONS  The parol evidence rule is a rule of substantive law, not a rule of evidence. See Hubacek v. Ennis State Bank, 159 Tex. 166, 169, 317 S.W.2d 30, 31 (1958). When parties…
  • Nov 18

    Rule 13 Sanctions Order requires findings of bad conduct to hold up on appeal

    Rule 13 Sanctions Order requires findings of bad conduct to hold up on appeal
    $5,000 IN SANCTIONS WITHOUT EXPLANATION IN TRIAL COURT'S ORDER REVERSED BY DALLAS COURT OF APPEALS  After notice and a hearing, rule 13 authorizes sanctions against a party who files a pleading that is both groundless and brought in…
  • Nov 15

    The 8-corners Rule

    The 8-corners Rule
    The eight corners rule (insurance litigation) The rule takes its name from the fact that only two documents are ordinarily relevant to the determination of the duty to defend: the policy and the pleadings of the third party claimant. GuideOne…
Rank this Week: 635

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: 647

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Medical Malpractice Expert Witness On Legal Medical Causation Part 2

    Medical Malpractice Expert Witness On Legal Medical Causation Part 2
    In CHIROPRACTIC / MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CAUSATION AND THE DEGENERATIVE SPINE, medical malpractice expert witness Richard K. Skala, DC, writes that the "chiropractic expert will be challenged by the opposing party during deposition and/or trial…
  • Nov 15

    Automotive Expert Witnesses & Hyundai, Kia Settlement

    Automotive Expert Witnesses & Hyundai, Kia Settlement
    Automotive expert witnesses may opine on automotive design, automotive technology, fuel economy and related aspects of the automotive industry. In the news, automakers Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay a $100 million civil penalty to resolve…
  • Nov 10

    Trial Consultant Expert On "Crafting Your Case"

    Trial Consultant Expert On "Crafting Your Case"
    In 4 Corners of Your Case, trial consultant expert Molly M. Murphy shares her strategies to get the jury to understand and connect with your case.Craft the story of your case in a manner that touches the senses of right and wrong. Our…
Rank this Week: 683

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
  • 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…
  • Oct 6

    Inside Next Step Bionics & Prosthetic

    Inside Next Step Bionics & Prosthetic
    After a serious injury requiring an amputation, there is not only a physical impact on the individual, but an emotional one. On Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early join special guest, Matthew Albuquerque, founder and…
  • Sep 21

    Litigation Surrounding Driver Fatigue

    Litigation Surrounding Driver Fatigue
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, truck driver fatigue is a contributing factor in as many as 30-40% of all crashes involving heavy trucks. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, co-host,  John Muir, Esq.…
Rank this Week: 786

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

http://southcarolinaappellatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 765

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Results in $9M Award

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Results in $9M Award
    If a loved one was fatally injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of another and you have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be eligible for lawsuit funding as a cash advance against your future settlement. Many families need wrongful…
  • Nov 18

    Lawsuit Financial is making the Holidays Brighter for Personal Injury Victim

    Lawsuit Financial is making the Holidays Brighter for Personal Injury Victim
    Lawsuit Financial is continuously working hard to put smiles on the faces of many financially-strapped plaintiffs and their families who might otherwise go without during this holiday season. Recently, another attorney nominated a client for…
  • Nov 18

    Litigation Funding Can Help Victims of Drunk Driving Accident

    Litigation Funding Can Help Victims of Drunk Driving Accident
    In the early morning on November 16, the driver of a Mazda 3 lost control and struck a parked SUV. According to police, "the force of impact pushed the on to the sidewalk. The driver and one passenger were treated for injuries; another…
Rank this Week: 940

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 920

EDiscoveryMap

EDiscoveryMap

Covers cross-border ediscovery issues. By Monique Altheim.

http://ediscoverymap.com
  • Apr 30

    Top Monthly Privacy and Data Protection New

    Top Monthly Privacy and Data Protection New
    by Monique Altheim on April 30, 2014 This past month saw another batch of large data breaches, with “Heartbleed” considered by some the largest data security breach in the history of the internet; a flurry of legislative efforts…
  • Feb 23

    Top Monthly Privacy and Data Protection Storie

    Top Monthly Privacy and Data Protection Storie
    by Monique Altheim on February 23, 2014     Conferences  Powerpoint presentation of the closing plenary session on privacy @legaltechNY “Ripped from the Headlines: Cautionary Tales from the Annals of Data…
  • Feb 22

    Destruction of Private Data: Pushing the “Delete” Button is Not Enough

    Destruction of Private Data: Pushing the “Delete” Button is Not Enough
    A study commissioned in Australia by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), published on Feb.19, has found significant amounts of sensitive personal information left on recycled computers. The researchers purchased…
Rank this Week: 872

Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

Focuses on trial advocacy. From Temple University's Beasley School of Law.

http://indexhtml.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 11

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat
    Copyright 2014 Great Falls TribuneAll Rights ReservedGreat Falls Tribune (Montana)March 9, 2014 Sunday1 EditionSECTION: A; Pg. 1LENGTH: 1677 wordsHEADLINE: 15 vie for vacant state Supreme Court seatBYLINE: By, John S.…
  • Nov 21

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law
    Once classmates, now law partners, attorneys Samuel H. Pond and Jerry M. Lehocky have found a way to give back to the institution that launched their highly successful careers in law. The two partners at Philadelphia-based Pond Lehocky Stern…
  • Nov 14

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
Rank this Week: 916