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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
  • Apr 21

    Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present

    Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present
    On 24th April at the American Centre in Colombo, from 3pm to I guess around 5pm, I’ll be talking about the challenges around archiving digital content on the Internet and web. Titled Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our…
  • Apr 21

    Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present

    Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present
    On 24th April at the American Centre in Colombo, from 3pm to I guess around 5pm, I’ll be talking about the challenges around archiving digital content on the Internet and web. Titled Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our…
  • Apr 21

    An ethical and rights based framework for non-lethal use of UAVs and drone

    An ethical and rights based framework for non-lethal use of UAVs and drone
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation’s blog. ### I March this year, Patrick Meier wrote to me and to Daniel Stauffacher, the head of the ICT4Peace Foundation, to give input into what at the time was a draft note around creating a…
Rank this Week: 11

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 15

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Amgen Inc. v. Harris 13-888 Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit erred in holding that respondents, in seeking to prove their claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), could…
  • Apr 22

    Opinion analysis: Big new role for anonymous tipster

    Opinion analysis: Big new role for anonymous tipster
    Analysis Starting with one unproved claim from an unknown source, letting it lead to a supposition, and then allowing it to justify taking action, the Supreme Court in a closely divided ruling Tuesday gave police broad new…
  • Apr 22

    Evening round-up: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

    Evening round-up: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action
    This morning, a divided Court upheld an amendment to the Michigan constitution that prohibits the use of affirmative action by public universities in admissions.  Justice Kennedy announced the judgment of the Court in an opinion that was…
Rank this Week: 19

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: 45

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. Published by Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 1

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013
    Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.  Follow…
Rank this Week: 46

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
  • Apr 22

    Polish Decisions on Submission to Jurisdiction

    Polish Decisions on Submission to Jurisdiction
    by Michal Kocur and Jan Kieszczynski of Wozniak Kocur, a Polish litigationboutique law firm. The Appellate Court in Lublin, Poland passed two separate decisions that stand by the…
  • Apr 20

    First Issue of 2014′s Journal of Private International Law

    First Issue of 2014′s Journal of Private International Law
    The first issue of the Journal of Private International Law for 2014 is out. First Cornerstones of the EU Rules on Cross-Border Child Cases: The Jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the Brussels IIa Regulation from C…
  • Apr 19

    Van Den Eeckhout on Schlecker

    Van Den Eeckhout on Schlecker
    Veerle Van Den Eeckhout (Leiden University and University of Antwerp) has posted on SSRN an English version of a paper on international employment law previously published in Dutch in “Tijdschrift Recht en Arbeid”…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 77

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Apr 22

    LegalMatch: How Stupid Are We? How Desperate Are We?

    LegalMatch: How Stupid Are We? How Desperate Are We?
    As the legal profession in the United States and so many areas of our economy experience change and disruption the likes of which it has not seen for 50 years (if not 100 years), lawyers are a dwindling species and we…
  • Apr 22

    Ventura v. Estate of Kyle: All Signs Point to June 30 Start of Trial

    Ventura v. Estate of Kyle: All Signs Point to June 30 Start of Trial
    I predicted this case might go to trial in September, 2012. The defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Governor, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, has been rich fodder for Minnesota Litigator posts for a number of years now. I…
  • Apr 21

    More on the joys of trial prep…

    More on the joys of trial prep…
    After the jump, I discuss another recent example why I have a rule of never going to trial by myself from the case of Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy. I have previously analogized trial to “‘whac-a-mole’ on steroids,”…
Rank this Week: 106

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 152

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 14

    Asphalt Playgrounds Will Not Save The Next Generation

    Asphalt Playgrounds Will Not Save The Next Generation
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Asphalt Playgrounds Will Not Save The Next Generation at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  As Sarah Miller recently lampooned over at The New Yorker, parents today are bombarded with…
  • Apr 2

    Bringing Back The Deadly Workplace By Stopping Product Liability Action

    Bringing Back The Deadly Workplace By Stopping Product Liability Action
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Bringing Back The Deadly Workplace By Stopping Product Liability Actions at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  From July 1906 through June 1907, five-hundred twenty-six workers died on…
  • Mar 27

    Finding Happiness As A Lawyer

    Finding Happiness As A Lawyer
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Finding Happiness As A Lawyer at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.A year ago, CareerBliss reviewed 65,000 employee-generated reviews and concluded that the “least happy job” in…
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • Apr 22

    Hey New York Life | Can You See What I See?

    Hey New York Life | Can You See What I See?
    Here's yet another example of efforts of the settlement secondary market to create consumer confusion. New York Life is the victim. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on…
  • Apr 16

    Structured Settlement With Index-Linked Payment Adjustment

    Structured Settlement With Index-Linked Payment Adjustment
    Structured settlements can now include an S&P 500 index-linked annuity adjustment feature, thanks to Pacific Life, which rolled out its rider on April 17, 2014, following its obtaining a... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
  • Apr 16

    More Bull SHP! | Massachusetts State Regulators HELP

    More Bull SHP! | Massachusetts State Regulators HELP
    SHP Financial continues to make outrageous claims in tweets to solicit the purchase of structured settlement payment rights by individual investors. Why is this necessary? This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the…
Rank this Week: 164

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Apr 22

    Separate IMEs Denied for Cervical Spine/Carpal Tunnel Injurie

    Separate IMEs Denied for Cervical Spine/Carpal Tunnel Injurie
    In his recent decision in the case of DiGiacinto v. Obelinas, No. 2009-CV-8085 (C.P. Lacka. Co. April 17, 2014 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon addressed the issue of whether a Plaintiff may be compelled to attend two separate IMEs where…
  • Apr 22

    Big Post-Koken Question Of How to Handle "Insurance" At Trial Will Remain Unanswered For Now

    Big Post-Koken Question Of How to Handle "Insurance" At Trial Will Remain Unanswered For Now
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied the Petition for Appeal in the Post-Koken case of Stepanovich v. McGraw and State Farm.  Click HERE to review the Court's Order.Too bad....another opportunity for much-desired appellate guidance…
  • Apr 22

    Lebanon County Trial Court Agrees to Sever and Stay Bad Faith Claim from Coverage Complaint

    Lebanon County Trial Court Agrees to Sever and Stay Bad Faith Claim from Coverage Complaint
    In his March 28, 2014, decision in the case of Audrey's Crafts & Home Décor, Inc. v. Penna. Nat'l Ins., No. 2013 - CV - 00511 (C.P. Leb. Co. 2014 Charles, J.), Judge Bradford H. Charles ruled in favor…
Rank this Week: 192

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 188

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Apr 21

    Episode 10 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available

    Episode 10 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available
    After a month off from recording, the Class Re-Action podcast is back with a new episode. Episode 10 is now available to stream directly or download through your preferred podcasting service.The shows have been listened to over…
  • Apr 8

    Arbitration agreement that arguably applied California law on the issue of enforceability is, ironically, unenforceable

    Arbitration agreement that arguably applied California law on the issue of enforceability is, ironically, unenforceable
    It's been a while since I have posted here.  It's not for lack of interest in finding something appropriate to address, but the interesting decisions have been few and far between.  Plus this "start your own firm" thing tends to eat…
  • Feb 27

    You can look at maps on your cellphone in California

    You can look at maps on your cellphone in California
    As a victim (who later prevailed at trial) of law enforcement over-reach regarding the various Vehicle Code provisions relating to cell phones, it is nice to see some common sense out there (it is rare these days).  In People v. Spriggs…
Rank this Week: 203

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: 223

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/
  • Mar 16

    Bitcoin & Other Virtual Currency As A Money Laundering Threat

    Bitcoin & Other Virtual Currency As A Money Laundering Threat
    The search for the true identity of Bitcoin creator Mr. Satoshi Nakamoto is discussed by “Will the Real Satoshi Nakamoto Please Stand Up” and at a video: Mt. Gox which was once the world’s largest Bitcoin currency…
  • Feb 13

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Whistleblowing, Tax Fraud & Tipping The IRS

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Whistleblowing, Tax Fraud & Tipping The IRS
    The post “An Asset Search, Tax Fraud & Divorce” was first published at the Asset Search Blog on January 16, 2008.  It is republished below as the seventh post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series.…
  • Feb 3

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Asset Concealment Tool

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Asset Concealment Tool
    This is the sixth post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series. “Four Ways Assets Can Be Secretly Transferred” mentioned methods some use to move assets across international borders.  My post regarding the…
Rank this Week: 228

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Apr 16

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award
    Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP v. Fidelity Management & Research Company, C.A. 8066-VCL (April 16, 2014) This decision explains how to calculate an attorney fee when there are 2 potential causes for a favorable settlement of a class…
Rank this Week: 236

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: 252

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/
  • Apr 21

    Reflections On The Meaning Of EEOC v. Kaplan

    Reflections On The Meaning Of EEOC v. Kaplan
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Since the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in EEOC v. Kaplan, No. 13-3408, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 6490 (6th Cir. April 9, 2014), the media has focused on the fall-out of the ruling for the U.S.…
  • Apr 17

    Discovery Before Conditional Certification? Not So Much.

    Discovery Before Conditional Certification? Not So Much.
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Gina R. Merrill Deciding yet another discovery battle in Wellens v. Daiichi Sankyo Inc., Case No. 3:13-CV-00581 (N.D. Cal. April 11, 2014), the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California has shut…
  • Apr 15

    Rise Of The Zombie Lawsuit: Fifth Circuit Revives Former Dukes Class Member’s Individual Claims Against Her Former Employer

    Rise Of The Zombie Lawsuit: Fifth Circuit Revives Former Dukes Class Member’s Individual Claims Against Her Former Employer
    By Laura J. Maechtlen and Kathryn “Chris” Palamountain  As we previously reported, following the re-booting of discrimination claims by a member of the former class in Dukes et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a Texas…
Rank this Week: 276

For the Defense

For the Defense

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

http://forthedefense.org/ftd.aspx
  • Apr 22

    Fourth Circuit Lifts the Veil on Claims at the Heart of Safeproduct.gov Appeal

    Fourth Circuit Lifts the Veil on Claims at the Heart of Safeproduct.gov Appeal
    Over a year after the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) abandoned its Safeproducts.gov appeal, a successful appeal by consumer groups has blown the lid off Company Doe’s secrecy. In 2012, the CPSC intended to publish a report…
  • Apr 14

    Defeating Class Certification in Food Labeling Class Action

    Defeating Class Certification in Food Labeling Class Action
    In postings in September 2013 and February 2014, I discussed tactics for opposing class certification in food labeling class actions. These tactics included relying on the Supreme Court’s opinion in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct.…
  • Apr 10

    Situational Awarene

    Situational Awarene
    In a recent car commercial, the driver accelerates some new style engine in the car in order to bring the three passengers’ heads up from their devices to make them discuss where to go to lunch.  Everywhere you go, you see people…
Rank this Week: 410

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/
  • Apr 22

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation
    J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort Law (forthcoming 2014).Robin EffronFair and global resolutions to…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 21

    A Painful Shift from a New Paradigm to Regulatory Reality

    A Painful Shift from a New Paradigm to Regulatory Reality
    Andrew Baker, The gradual transformation? The incremental dynamics of macro-prudential regulation, 7 Reg. & Governance 417 (2013).Sharon GiladUnder what conditions do new scientific and technocratic paradigms drive profound policy change?…
Rank this Week: 398

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    Defense Verdict in Harrison County Trip and Fall Case

    Defense Verdict in Harrison County Trip and Fall Case
    A Harrison County Circuit Court jury rendered a defense verdict on April 10, 2014 in Bonn v. Rouses Enterprises, L.L.C.  The plaintiff tripped and fell in a Rouses supermarket in 2011. Plaintiff had a total knee replacement three months…
  • Apr 16

    PERS Update: Future of Pension Funds is Bleak

    PERS Update: Future of Pension Funds is Bleak
    Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis had this post on Friday about a report that concludes that 85% of pension funds will fail over the next three decades. From the post: Bridgewater Associates did an analysis of pension funds recently…
  • Apr 14

    Bobby DeLaughter Looked…….

    Bobby DeLaughter Looked…….
    I’m not sure what I expected from Bobby DeLaughter’s interview on WAPT news last week. But it made a big impression. My big takeaway from the interview was that Bobby DeLaughter looked happy. He smiled. He had the bemused twinkle…
Rank this Week: 375

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: 384

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/
  • Apr 21

    Equity-Indexed Structured Settlement

    Equity-Indexed Structured Settlement
    In a market desperate for innovation, Pacific Life Insurance Company appears to have answered the call with a new, optional "Indexed-Linked Annuity Adjustment Payment Rider" (ILAAPR) for its structured settlement products. Although life…
  • Apr 15

    WCMSA Self-Administration Toolkit

    WCMSA Self-Administration Toolkit
    Continuing a series of workers compensation (WC) Medicare set-aside (MSA) regulatory compliance initiatives, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a WCMSA Self-Administration (SA) Toolkit. CMS' stated purposes for…
  • Apr 13

    Person-Centered Planning

    Person-Centered Planning
    Although personal injury settlement planning (settlement planning) might be suggestive of "person-centered planning", (PCP) the latter term has a special meaning for disabled persons. Surprisingly, PCP is rarely, if ever, specifically…
Rank this Week: 447

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
  • Apr 21

    Medical Marijuana and Defending Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Medical Marijuana and Defending Workers’ Compensation Claim
    In recent years, medical marijuana has become a controversial topic. So what happens as medical marijuana use becomes legal? How will it impact your workforce? On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Richard W.…
  • Apr 6

    Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trust

    Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trust
    A special needs trust is designed to financially support a disabled individual, providing many benefits to the individual with long-term financial stability. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea, as they join Will…
  • Mar 27

    Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession

    Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession
    In the structured settlement industry, relationships are very important. We interact with mediators, judges, experts, arbitrators and more, on a daily basis. So, it is extremely helpful to have some background on those experts before we walk…
Rank this Week: 454

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/
  • Apr 8

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Tips on standing out in a competitive market." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Tips on standing out in a competitive market I’m often asked — by lawyers and…
  • Apr 2

    How to reach legal consumers using online video

    How to reach legal consumers using online video
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "How to reach legal consumers using online video." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How to reach legal consumers using online video By now, most lawyers understand the power…
  • Mar 20

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life Since we all spend so much…
Rank this Week: 445

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 2

    Murdered Businessman Leaves Widow, Seven Children And No Will

    Murdered Businessman Leaves Widow, Seven Children And No Will
    Today's Daily News reports that Menachem Stark, a Brooklyn businessman and landlord who was murdered in January died intestate. While it appears that his partners may contribute to cover his substantial debts in a bankruptcy proceeding, his…
  • Mar 30

    Times Features Comprehensive Article on Trust

    Times Features Comprehensive Article on Trust
    The New York Times has published a rather comprehensive, if brief, overview of trusts. For those of you who find all of the acronyms we use to describe various trusts, this may prove to be very helpful. your  lawblogger would add a…
  • Nov 24

    Public Administrator Sues Beth Israel Hospital For 100 Million Dollars On Behalf of Hugette Clark Estate

    Public Administrator Sues Beth Israel Hospital For 100 Million Dollars On Behalf of Hugette Clark Estate
    For some time we have been following the bizarre story of Hugette Clark, the reclusive mining heiress who died in 2011 at the age of 104. She had lived for years in Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan, running up hospital bills in the millions…
Rank this Week: 479

Jeff Vail

Jeff Vail

Covers litigation checklists, litigation knowledge management, strategy, and the future of litigation.

http://www.jeffvail.net/
  • Feb 6

    Colorado Litigation Report

    Colorado Litigation Report
    Take a look at the Colorado Litigation Report, a site with very useful, short summaries of Colorado appellate opinions (best of all, published on a very regular basis, unlike this blog of late...  but soon to change).
  • Jul 19

    The Oil Drum

    The Oil Drum
    Sadly, one of my favorite websites (and a website where I was previously a contributing author), www.theoildrum.com, is shutting down (actually converting to an archive, there will just be no new content).  There are a variety of reasons…
  • Dec 27

    Preserving ESI on Twitter

    Preserving ESI on Twitter
    Once litigation is “reasonably anticipated,” parties have an obligation to preserve all potentially relevant material.  That obligation extends to information reasonably under a party’s control, even if it is not…
Rank this Week: 455

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
Rank this Week: 522

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Industrial Psychology Expert Witness On Employment Testing

    Industrial Psychology Expert Witness On Employment Testing
    In TEST VALIDATION IN EMPLOYMENT SETTINGS, industrial psychology expert witness Robert Rose, PhD, and his partner at Rose Porterfield Group, Inc., Robyn W. Porterfield, PhD, write on employment testing. They co-write a column for the Dallas…
  • Apr 16

    Pulmonary Medicine Expert Witness On Benefits Of Medical Expert Part 2

    Pulmonary Medicine Expert Witness On Benefits Of Medical Expert Part 2
    In Why a Medical Expert Witness Can Make or Break a Case, pulmonary medicine expert witness Dr. John Penek, MD, FCCP, FAASM, writes:Whether the court case is civil or criminal in nature, both plaintiffs and defendants can benefit from the use…
  • Apr 13

    Bus Accidents Expert Witnesse

    Bus Accidents Expert Witnesse
    Bus and truck accident expert witnesses may consult regarding transportation accidents, bus accidents, truck safety, and bus safety. This weekend, investigators said that the FedEx truck that slammed into a tour bus full of students in…
Rank this Week: 551

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 21

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice
    NanoChem Sol’ns, Inc. v. Global Green Prods., LLC., No. 10 C 5686, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 10, 2013) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart denied defendants’ motion in limine to exclude plaintiff NanoChem’s late-disclosed lost profit…
  • Mar 19

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”
    Saro Golf, Inc. v. Nike, Inc., No. 08 C 1110, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2013) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang clarified the claim constructions in this patent case regarding an improved golf club head.  “Radius of curvature” was…
  • Mar 17

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone
    The Thompsons Film, LLC v. Does 1-60, Slip Op. 13 C 2368 (N.D. Ill. Sep. 6, 2013) (Gottschall, J.). Judge Gottschall denied two Doe defendants’ motions to quash subpoenas to their respective ISPs seeking, among other things, their…
Rank this Week: 547

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Mar 12

    Bridgestone's Price-Fixing Probe, Agrees to Pay $425 Fine

    Bridgestone's Price-Fixing Probe, Agrees to Pay $425 Fine
    Bridgestone Corporation pleaded guiilty to conspiring to fix the prices of rubber car parts. From 2001-2008, the company met with competitors to discuss splitting up the market for rubber parts (used to reduce vibrations). They then submitted…
  • Mar 12

    Michael Jordan Wins in Federal Appeals Court

    Michael Jordan Wins in Federal Appeals Court
    Michael Jordon sued a grocery chain for publishing a magazine ad using his jersey number "23" on a pair of basketball shoes. He claims that the ad by grocer Jewel-Osco misappropriated his identity, and he sued for $5m in damages.…
  • Mar 12

    Facebook Post Invalidates $80,000 Settlement

    Facebook Post Invalidates $80,000 Settlement
    When Patrick Snay sued Gulliver Schools after it declined to renew his contract, the age-discrimination and retailiation settlement was awarded to Mr. Snay in the amount of $80,000. However, four days after the agreement, the daughter of Mr.…
Rank this Week: 489

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Patience is A Virtue, but Time is Gold

    Patience is A Virtue, but Time is Gold
    Following an accident, a lawsuit may be the only means by which victims can be compensated for their loss. However, many plaintiffs involved in a personal injury lawsuit are often struggling financially. Additionally, many face challenges -…
  • Apr 17

    Time is on your side with Lawsuit Funding

    Time is on your side with Lawsuit Funding
    If you have ever been in a lawsuit, you know they take time, but what happens when time is not financially on your side? The fact of the matter is that if you have suffered a personal injury, are unable to work, and can’t pay the…
  • Apr 17

    Drowsy Driver Nearly Got Hit “Right Between The Eyes”

    Drowsy Driver Nearly Got Hit “Right Between The Eyes”
    Many people do not consider how dangerous it is to get behind the wheel when fatigued, yet it has proved to be as harmful as driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Nodding off for even a second can prove deadly. Imagine driving at…
Rank this Week: 629

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/
  • Apr 22

    Call for Papers: 7th Annual Jr Faculty Fed Cts Workshop

    Call for Papers: 7th Annual Jr Faculty Fed Cts Workshop
    Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop CALL FOR PAPERS: The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop on October 10-11, 2014. The workshop pairs a senior scholar…
  • Apr 21

    Senator Provides Scary Near-Reenactment of Erie

    Senator Provides Scary Near-Reenactment of Erie
    Via Gawker: "Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal received an unexpected lesson in practicing what you preach at a press conference yesterday. Standing on the platform at the Milford Metro-North station, Blumenthal and his easel…
  • Apr 17

    Social Media, Standard Form Contracts, and the Right to Sue

    Social Media, Standard Form Contracts, and the Right to Sue
    The New York Times has an interesting article today When "Liking" a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the article: General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty...
Rank this Week: 630

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 608

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Covers civil justice reform issues in New Jersey. By the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance.

http://www.lawsuitreformwatch.org/
  • Apr 17

    Legal Reform & Economic Development

    Legal Reform & Economic Development
    Each day seems to bring additional news confirming what we already know: New Jersey needs to restart its economic engine. The state took a tremendous hit during the recession, and has yet to fully recover. The state’s unemployment rate…
  • Apr 17

    Mandatory Pilot Program Seeks to Shorten Civil Trial

    Mandatory Pilot Program Seeks to Shorten Civil Trial
    The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Expedited Civil Actions has released its recommendations for speeding the resolution of civil actions in state courts without sacrificing due process. The report recommends the court…
  • Apr 17

    Kott Kicks off New NJCJI Policy Teleforum Serie

    Kott Kicks off New NJCJI Policy Teleforum Serie
    On April 15th, the New Jersey Civil Justice Council hosted the first in a new series of policy teleforums designed to give NJCJI supporters an inside look at some of the most pressing policy issues and court cases in New Jersey. David Kott, a…
Rank this Week: 672

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Apr 17

    Apple v. Samsung: Expert Witnesses Weigh In

    Apple v. Samsung: Expert Witnesses Weigh In
    Multiple expert witnesses testified this week that Samsung did not infringe on Apple’s patents for “quick links, universal search, slide-to-unlock, and auto-correct. Kevin Jeffay, computer science professor, argued that…
  • Apr 10

    Google Glass: Technology in the Legal Industry

    Google Glass: Technology in the Legal Industry
    The legal industry and technology have found many ways to grow together; platforms such as Courtroom Insight were founded for that reason alone and again we see another instance of how technology can aid firms in their success. A pilot…
  • Apr 2

    North Carolina Adopts Daubert Standard

    North Carolina Adopts Daubert Standard
    Earlier this year, the Court of Appeals in North Carolina decided that the courts should apply the Daubert standards to expert testimony. State v. McGrady addresses the implications of the 2011 amendments to Rule 702 and confirmed that North…
Rank this Week: 642

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
  • Apr 8

    A substantial evidence argument works on appeal

    A substantial evidence argument works on appeal
    Substantial evidence challenges don’t succeed very often on appeal, so I sat up and took notice when I saw a successful challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence in today’s decision in Martinez v. County of Ventura, case no.…
  • Mar 27

    What happens when standards of review collide?

    What happens when standards of review collide?
    Sometimes . . . nothing. As in Pielstick v. MidFirst Bank, case no. B247106 (2d Dist. Mar 26, 2014), in which the court was asked to reverse the trial court’s refusal to allow a plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss his suit after the…
  • Mar 24

    The consequences of reluctant unanimity in appellate decision

    The consequences of reluctant unanimity in appellate decision
    Through LinkedIn, I ran across an interesting appellate blog, Briefly Writing. In a post yesterday, blogger Michael Skotnicki shared his alarm at learning from the Eleventh Circuit’s chief judge that panel judges that initially dissent…
Rank this Week: 661

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Mar 2

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance
    In a recent case, a homeowner brought suit in Maryland federal court against her insurance broker for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, and fraud, after her house sustained fire…
  • Aug 18

    The billable hour is here to stay

    The billable hour is here to stay
    From time to time there are articles like this one published in the New York Times last March, attacking the billable hour as the basis for billing clients for services rendered. Such articles usually have two themes -- that the billable hour…
  • Aug 1

    A D.C. decision touches on effect of a…

    A D.C. decision touches on effect of a bank's use of overseas calling centers on the privacy of customer finanical records. https://tinyurl.com/m7ptgen Creative.
Rank this Week: 653

Angel Reyes Blog

Angel Reyes Blog

Covers lawsuits, verdicts, culture and politics.

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

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

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

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

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

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?
    Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a…
Rank this Week: 616

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://www.texasbar.com/saywhat/weblog/
  • 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: 671

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 22

    Secret Lawsuit Must Step into the Light, Fourth Circuit Rule

    Secret Lawsuit Must Step into the Light, Fourth Circuit Rule
    A new decision by the Fourth Circuit underscores the public's first amendment right to know what happens in the course of a lawsuit in federal court. It's also a reminder that secret papers that you so confidently filed under seal...
  • Apr 9

    Bridgegate: Who Went Too Far -- the New Jersey Legislature or the Judge Who Quashed Its Subpoenas?

    Bridgegate: Who Went Too Far -- the New Jersey Legislature or the Judge Who Quashed Its Subpoenas?
    The George Washington Bridge. Who has the better argument in the Bridgegate subpoena flap? New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson on April 9 quashed subpoenas that a special investigative committee of the Garden State's legislature…
  • Apr 4

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim
    Do federal judges protect their own? Before Blawgletter suggests an answer, let's look at the case that raises the question. The Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., ruling that the South Korean...
Rank this Week: 747

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 782

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

Covers divisions between circuit courts. By Nicholas J. Wagoner.

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Apr 17

    ARTICLE: Circuits Split over Summary Judgment Denial

    ARTICLE: Circuits Split over Summary Judgment Denial
    Professor Joan E. Steinman has an interesting new article posted on SSRN that discusses an important circuit split: The Puzzling Appeal of Summary Judgment Denials: When are Such Denials Reviewable? Here is the abstract: An important aspect…
  • Apr 16

    AZ Appellate Court Discusses Split Among Federal Circuits Over Evidentiary Rule

    AZ Appellate Court Discusses Split Among Federal Circuits Over Evidentiary Rule
    Recently, in Glazer v. State, an Arizona Court of Appeals discussed an interesting pslit among the federal circuit courts over the admissibility of evidence, and then skirted the issue itself. Here is the relevant excerpt: The State argues…
  • Apr 15

    Third Circuit Upholds SORNA Against Nondelegation Challenge

    Third Circuit Upholds SORNA Against Nondelegation Challenge
    On April 10, the Third Circuit upheld the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) against an interesting nondelegation challenge - in U.S. v. Cooper. SORNA applies retroactively to sex offenders convicted before the enactment…
Rank this Week: 795

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/
Rank this Week: 716