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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    SCOTUS for law students: Reargument

    SCOTUS for law students: Reargument
    Few procedures at the Supreme Court are more mysterious than the decision to reargue a case. Rearguments are rare among the approximately seventy cases that are argued each Term. Even rarer is any discussion or explanation of the process by…
  • Oct 31

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Happy Halloween!  Next week the Court resumes oral arguments, starting with Zivotofsky v. Kerry, in which the Court will consider the constitutionality of a federal statute that directs the Secretary of State, upon request, to record the…
  • Oct 30

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. 14-144 Issue: (1) Whether the messages and images that appear on state-issued specialty license plates qualify as government speech immune from…
Rank this Week: 11

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
  • 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,…
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
Rank this Week: 27

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Are You Happy With Your eDiscovery Sourcing Decisions? (Cartoon and Clip)

    Are You Happy With Your eDiscovery Sourcing Decisions? (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for October 24, 2014Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the cost, time and complexity factors that impact information governance and eDiscovery sourcing decisions. This week’s…
  • Oct 18

    Top 10 Reasons to Use Visual Classification

    Top 10 Reasons to Use Visual Classification
    By Joe HowieWe are asked on a regular basis why organizations should use visual classification to manage their electronic and paper repositories for various information governance initiatives. Here’s a summary of how we respond:…
  • Oct 17

    Thinking Outside the Box in Information Governance and eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)

    Thinking Outside the Box in Information Governance and eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for October 17, 2014Daily we read, see and hear more and more about technology developments that impact the areas of information governance and electronic discovery. This week’s cartoon and clip…
Rank this Week: 34

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
  • Oct 31

    Call for Application for Max Planck Scholarships (2015)

    Call for Application for Max Planck Scholarships (2015)
    The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg offers a limited number of research scholarships for foreign scholars to support their research stay at the Institute. For further information on eligibility and application instructions please click here.
  • Oct 30

    Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones, 2014 (3)

    Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones, 2014 (3)
    The last issue of Arbitraje. Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones, 2014 (3), has just been released. Although contributions are in Spanish, most provide for an abstract in English; I reproduce them below. The Journal also offers a…
  • Oct 29

    The French Cour de cassation and the « Thalys babies »

    The French Cour de cassation and the « Thalys babies »
    I am glad to post this comment by F. Mailhé, Associate Professor Paris 2, Panthéon-Assas On September 22, 2014, the French Cour de Cassation (Supreme Court for civil and criminal matters) published two prejudicial opinions on…
Rank this Week: 42

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 44

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    New OCSC website for Appellate info

    New OCSC website for Appellate info
    Orange County Superior Court has launched a new webpage to provide information about appeals. News release is here and the new Appeals Webpage is here.Today's DJ features another article by Justice Hoffstadt, this one titled "Deputizing…
  • Oct 24

    Vote to Retain 2d District Justice

    Vote to Retain 2d District Justice
    The Los Angeles County Bar Association urges the electorate to vote to retain the eleven 2d District Justices in the November 4 election. That's probably not news to this blawg's readers, but please share this information with all your…
  • Oct 24

    Funny Stuff

    Funny Stuff
    At SCAN, we realize our readers expect only a serious tone in addresses appellate items. For that reason, we've held off (until now) linking to the Justices-as-dogs bit that's been all over the internet (and on blawgs like How Appealing, ABA…
Rank this Week: 54

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: 90

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Oct 31

    Now You See It. Now You Don’t. Now You Do Again: Federalism and the High Cost of Civil Litigation….

    Now You See It. Now You Don’t. Now You Do Again: Federalism and the High Cost of Civil Litigation….
    What makes civil litigation expensive? Well, one thing that makes fighting expensive is fighting about where you are going to fight. Best Buy promised employees of MindSHIFT something of value if the MindSHIFT employees stuck around for three…
  • Oct 31

    Deja Deja Vu Vu All Over (And Over, And Over) Again

    Deja Deja Vu Vu All Over (And Over, And Over) Again
    Lawyers from one of the most prestigious law firms on earth (Jones Day (Chicago office)) get a run in their silk stockings by pleading that an L.L.C. is “incorporated in Delaware.” It has been a little while since…
  • Oct 30

    Accentuate the Positive in Judicial Elections — and Adhere to the Affirmation

    Accentuate the Positive in Judicial Elections — and Adhere to the Affirmation
      As the song goes: You’ve got to accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative And latch on to the affirmative Don’t mess with Mister In-Between When it comes to judicial elections, keeping politics out is accentuating…
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Oct 31

    Is There New Fruit in Peachtree Settlement Funding Orchard?

    Is There New Fruit in Peachtree Settlement Funding Orchard?
    Other than membership in NASP, is there any formal business relationship between Seneca One, DRB, JG Wentworth, Nupoint Funding LLC and Stone Street Capital? This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which…
  • Oct 30

    Genex Capital's Bronze Award, Again

    Genex Capital's Bronze Award, Again
    This is the same award that about which Genex CEO Roger Proctor was "cock-a-hoop" in 2009. Clearly Genex Capital (in one form or another) solicits business in the State of Connecticut. End of story. This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Oct 30

    4structures.com LLC Voted Best in Connecticut for Structured Settlements 2014

    4structures.com LLC Voted Best in Connecticut for Structured Settlements 2014
    The readers of the Connecticut Law Tribune have voted 4structures.com LLC Best in Connecticut for structured settlements for the 7th consecutive year. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which…
Rank this Week: 102

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 113

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Oct 31

    Improper Inventorship Case Transferred Because of Improper Venue

    Improper Inventorship Case Transferred Because of Improper Venue
    Hester v. j2Global Comm., Inc., No. 13 C 6143, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 19, 2014) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow held that venue was improper in this patent inventorship dispute, but instead of dismissing, transferred the case to the N.D.…
  • Oct 29

    BitTorrent: Motion to Quash is Not a Proper Vehicle for Severing Doe

    BitTorrent: Motion to Quash is Not a Proper Vehicle for Severing Doe
    Site B v. Does 1-51, No. 13 C 5295, Slip Op. (N.D. Ills. Mar. 7, 2014) (Leinenweber, Sen. J.). Judge Leinenweber denied Doe 39′s motion to quash a pre-discovery subpoena in this BitTorrent case involving the motion picture “Under…
  • Oct 27

    Fair Use & Likelihood of Confusion Doom Lanham Act Claim

    Fair Use & Likelihood of Confusion Doom Lanham Act Claim
    Sorenson v. WD-40 Co., No. 12 C 50417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2014) (Kapala, J.). Judge Kapala granted defendant WD-40 summary judgment as to plaintiff’s Lanham Act and related state law claims regarding plaintiff’s THE…
Rank this Week: 163

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 174

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Oct 31

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN
     Why did the game warden arrest the ghost?  The ghost didn't have a haunting license. Why don't lawyers and mummies take vacation?  They're both afraid to relax and unwind. What happened to the guy who…
  • Oct 31

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines Opportunity to Review Important Voir Dire Issue

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines Opportunity to Review Important Voir Dire Issue
    According to an October 30, 2014 article by P.J. D'Annunzio in The Legal Intelligencer entitled "Pa. Justices Deny Appeal in Juror Bias Med Mal Case," the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued an Order declining to entertain the appeal from…
  • Oct 29

    The Latest on Ethical Issues With Use of Social Media by Attorneys and Their Client

    The Latest on Ethical Issues With Use of Social Media by Attorneys and Their Client
    Here is a LINK to an October 28, 2014 article by Daniel J. Siegel that appeared in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly entitled "PBA Ethics Committee Issues Social Media Guidance" which outlines ethical opinions offered up by the Philadelphia…
Rank this Week: 179

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: 190

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • 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?…
  • Oct 20

    When Writing, An Ounce Of Empathy Is Worth A Pound Of Grammar

    When Writing, An Ounce Of Empathy Is Worth A Pound Of Grammar
    A lawyer has two jobs. First, the lawyer thinks about how the law might work, good or bad, in their client’s situation, and then tells their client. Second, the lawyer brings others around to ideas about the law that are good for their…
  • Oct 2

    Walmart’s Answer To Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Is Worse Than You Think

    Walmart’s Answer To Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Is Worse Than You Think
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Walmart’s Answer To Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Is Worse Than You Think at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Back in June, I wrote a short post on the fatal accident involving a…
Rank this Week: 194

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 208

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Oct 24

    Arizona Teacher Fired for Allegedly Defending Student Against Bullie

    Arizona Teacher Fired for Allegedly Defending Student Against Bullie
    An elementary school teacher with 24 years of experience has been fired in Arizona. Pamela Aister, who was teaching fourth grade at Four Peaks Elementary School, was fired by officials from the Fountain Hills Unified School District after a…
  • Oct 17

    High School Principal Alleges Discrimination

    High School Principal Alleges Discrimination
    Discrimination in the workplace is always a hot topic. Usually, allegations of discrimination are brought by members of a specifically protected group. That's not the case with a recent lawsuit filed in New Jersey. High school principal Mae…
  • Oct 10

    Energy Drinks Leading to Increased Litigation

    Energy Drinks Leading to Increased Litigation
    Deceptive and misleading advertising, deaths and heart attacks are among the claims in lawsuits filed against energy drink makers. Vermont, Washington and Oregon have sued Living Essentials, makers of 5-Hour Energy for “deceptive and…
Rank this Week: 228

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 23

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use
    An article in today's New York Times sheds some interesting light on powers of attorney and their sometimes unforeseen drawbacks. Your lawblogger thinks it is well worth a look.
Rank this Week: 244

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: 257

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: 254

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Oct 26

    Tennessee Law of Civil Trial - Book Review

    Tennessee Law of Civil Trial - Book Review
    Jason Lee has reviewed my book, Tennessee Law of Civil Trial, on his Tennessee Defense Litigation blog. Some highlights: The way I would characterize this book is it is a practical guide to the ins and outs of trial…
  • Oct 23

    Reasoning Required in Tennessee Trial Court's Summary Judgment Order

    Reasoning Required in Tennessee Trial Court's Summary Judgment Order
                 In Potter’s Shopping Center, Inc. v. Szekely, No. M2014-00588-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 8, 2014), the Court of Appeals relied on the recent Tennessee Supreme Court decision of Smith…
  • Oct 21

    Orders on Motions for Summary Judgment - Rubber-Stamping Not Allowed

    Orders on Motions for Summary Judgment - Rubber-Stamping Not Allowed
                This summer the Tennessee Supreme Court offered guidance on what a trial court must do when granting or denying a motion for summary judgment under Tenn. R. Civ. P. 56.04. Despite…
Rank this Week: 296

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/
  • Oct 16

    Cases on Tap for Tomorrow’s SCOTUS Conference: Are Cert Grants Coming on Pleading and Personal Jurisdiction?

    Cases on Tap for Tomorrow’s SCOTUS Conference: Are Cert Grants Coming on Pleading and Personal Jurisdiction?
    A couple of cases on the calendar for tomorrow's Supreme Court conference are worth a quick mention. Both appear on SCOTUSblog’s "relist" list. (That they had already been calendared for previous conferences and avoided a quick…
  • Oct 15

    Epstein on Black & Spriggs on the Depreciation of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent

    Epstein on Black & Spriggs on the Depreciation of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent
    Over on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Lee Epstein entitled The Depreciation of Precedent. It reviews an article by Ryan Black and James Spriggs that was recently published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.
  • Oct 14

    The Advisory Committee's Gargantuan New Agenda

    The Advisory Committee's Gargantuan New Agenda
    Far from resting on its laurels after pushing through the latest round of defense-oriented amendments to the FRCP, the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules continues its assault. This time, among many other things, it's tackling class actions…
Rank this Week: 284

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: 334

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…
  • Oct 30

    Court Of Chancery Denies Fee Request for Lack Of Causation

    Court Of Chancery Denies Fee Request for Lack Of Causation
    In re TPC Group Inc. Shareholders Litigation, C.A. 7865-VCN (October 29, 2014) This is the latest in a series of decisions dealing with the claims of plaintiff stockholders for an attorneys’ fee based on improved consideration received…
Rank this Week: 368

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Oct 30

    Judge Allows Suits Against Former Dewey Partners to Continue

    Judge Allows Suits Against Former Dewey Partners to Continue
    A NY bankruptcy judge is refusing to dismiss suits made against several Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP partners who are seeking close to $16 million on the now-defunct law firm’s creditors. Under the NY state law, any finances the partners were…
  • Oct 30

    Gerber Accused of Deceiving Parents on Baby Formula

    Gerber Accused of Deceiving Parents on Baby Formula
    The federal government is accusing America’s largest baby food maker of misleading parents on the health advantages of one of its baby formula products. In a recent complaint this week, the Federal Trade Commission blamed Gerber Products…
  • Oct 27

    Legal Experts Debating on NJ’s Ebola Quarantine Policy

    Legal Experts Debating on NJ’s Ebola Quarantine Policy
    Chris Christie, an NJ governor, recently indicated that a nurse currently held in a Newark hospital would be given a chance to leave the state and sent to her home in Maine. Christie, who was heavily criticized after Kaci Hickox, a nurse, was…
Rank this Week: 362

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

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

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 350

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: 365

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/
  • Oct 31

    Salarization’s Impact on Governmental Legitimacy

    Salarization’s Impact on Governmental Legitimacy
    Nicholas R. Parrillo, Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940 (2013).Linda JellumAs a member of the ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section’s Scholarship Award Committee, I would…
  • Oct 30

    Jotwell Legal Scholarship Conference Next Week

    Jotwell Legal Scholarship Conference Next Week
    Our 5th Anniversary conference on “Legal Scholarship We Like and Why It Matters” is coming up late next week. In the United States, the role of scholarship is under assault in contemporary conversations about law schools;…
  • Oct 29

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage
    Annelise Riles, Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict of Laws Approach, 47 Cornell Int'l. L.J. 63 (2014).Anna GelpernA recent gathering of regulators opened with a round of congratulations: bailouts were history, bail-ins were…
Rank this Week: 537

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Contract Manufacturing Expert Witness On Contract Planning Risk

    Contract Manufacturing Expert Witness On Contract Planning Risk
    In Frequent Contract Planning Risks, contract manufacturing expert witness Robert G. Freid writes on the importance of the contract prior to the start of work.- Customers have their greatest negotiating leverage before start of work. Once…
  • Oct 26

    Cross-examining the Expert Witness by Dean Brett Part 3

    Cross-examining the Expert Witness by Dean Brett Part 3
    In The Four Main Advantages of Trial Lawyer against Expert Witness, attorney Dean Brett writes on what he describes as "one of the trial attorney's most difficult tasks." In the first part of this article series on the topic of how to…
  • Oct 21

    Expert Witness Marketing Consultant Rosalie Hamilton On Expert Pay

    Expert Witness Marketing Consultant Rosalie Hamilton On Expert Pay
    In her special report EXPERT PAY DISCUSSION, Rosalie Hamilton, the leading authority on expert witness marketing and founder of Expert Communications, writes: You May Enjoy Your Work, But Don't Work for the Fun of It — Make Sure You…
Rank this Week: 510

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Punitive Damages: “One Bite of the Apple” or Exception to Res Judicata

    Punitive Damages: “One Bite of the Apple” or Exception to Res Judicata
    By Tyler Moore Kostal The Louisiana Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in two cases, Oleszkowicz v. Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation, et al. and Chauvin v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, et al., both involving a plaintiff’s damages for…
  • Oct 8

    DHH Proposes Rule on Prohibition of Provider Steering of Medicaid Recipient

    DHH Proposes Rule on Prohibition of Provider Steering of Medicaid Recipient
    By Deborah J. Juneau On September 20, 2014, the Department of Health and Hospitals (“DHH”) published its notice of intent to promulgate a rule to continue the provisions of a March 20, 2014 Emergency Rule regarding the prohibition…
  • Oct 4

    DHH Implements New Adverse Actions Web Search for Excluded Individuals and Entitie

    DHH Implements New Adverse Actions Web Search for Excluded Individuals and Entitie
    By Deborah J. Juneau To participate in the Louisiana Medicaid Program, providers have been required to ensure that their current and potential employees, contractors and other agents and affiliates were not excluded from participation in the…
Rank this Week: 495

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 464

The Conference Room--Answers to…

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

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

http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/
  • Oct 30

    A Jury Thank you Letter

    A Jury Thank you Letter
    I frequently see on social media where someone has been called for jury duty. The post is frequently followed by half-joking advice on how to get of it by telling the lawyers you believe in the death penalty for littering...
  • Oct 6

    Crash Report

    Crash Report
    Result of a serious automobile accident (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In North Carolina, the first investigation of any motor vehicle crash is by the police. In order to assist their investigation, they use a special form published by the North…
  • Sep 18

    Legalese

    Legalese
    I believe that at some time in the past, lawyers must have charged on a per word basis. It is the only explanation I have as to why attorneys use lengthy, old-fashioned and sometimes confusing jargon when talking and writing....
Rank this Week: 591

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    How Many Lawyer Ranking Services Do We Need?

    How Many Lawyer Ranking Services Do We Need?
    When I started practicing, when it came to lawyer ratings there was pretty much Martindale-Hubbell and nothing else. Perhaps there were other services at the time. But Martindale-Hubbell ratings were a big deal compared to anything else. In…
  • Oct 27

    Bar Tribunal Eviscerates Jury Verdict Against Mississippi Attorney

    Bar Tribunal Eviscerates Jury Verdict Against Mississippi Attorney
    In 2010 I posted about a jury verdict for fraud against McComb lawyers Thomas Brock and William Guy. Here is the post and a related post about a ruling on a motion for attorney’s fees in the case. From my 2010 post: The trial involved…
  • Oct 22

    $4.5 Million Verdict in Hinds County Product Liability Case

    $4.5 Million Verdict in Hinds County Product Liability Case
    A few weeks ago a Hinds County jury rendered a verdict of $4,568,116 in Walls v. Williams-Pyro, Inc. The trial involved a fire suppression device that attached underneath stove vent hoods. The device activates when flames from a stove top…
Rank this Week: 541

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 20

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse
    Under RPC 1.2(d), a "lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . ."  Does this cover lawyers advising clients under Washington's new marijuana law, when possession is…
Rank this Week: 581

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: 615

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: 578

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 639

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: 617

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Hospital System Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Hospital System Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    Dignity Health (“Dignity”), formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West, has agreed to settle allegations by a whistleblower in a qui tam lawsuit that 13 of its hospitals submitted false claims to Medicare and TRICARE in violation…
  • Oct 24

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (“DaVita”) has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute for $350 million, plus the civil forfeiture…
  • Oct 17

    Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million

    Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million
    The Justice Department announced that the Boeing Company has agreed to settle four whistleblowers’ qui tam claims alleging violations of the False Claims Act.  Boeing has agreed to pay the federal government $23 million to resolve…
Rank this Week: 672

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Oct 31

    Male? Don’t watch comedy videos prior to trial presentations…

    Male? Don’t watch comedy videos prior to trial presentations…
    Many have written about men being over-confident in comparison to women–although all of us may be more confident in our abilities than we generally should be. Prior research has shown us that men are more confident than women, and that…
  • Oct 29

    Is that eye witness lying? Let’s just check those P300 brain waves…

    Is that eye witness lying? Let’s just check those P300 brain waves…
    We’ve written before about the inaccuracy of eye witness testimony despite the familiarity of the saying, “I know what I saw!”. But here is newly published research purporting to have been “able to discriminate…
  • Oct 27

    So, potential juror, how much online porn do you watch?

    So, potential juror, how much online porn do you watch?
    We can hear the snickers and gasps now–and likely the immediate objection from (probably) the opposing counsel or (unquestionably) the judge. But not always. So why might this be something you want to know? According to new research in…
Rank this Week: 743

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 750

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: 708

Electronic Discovery and Evidence

Electronic Discovery and Evidence

Offers a digest of cases, comments and other matters relating to electronic discovery and electronic evidence. By Michael Arkfeld.

http://arkfeld.blogs.com/ede/
Rank this Week: 717

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 667

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Oct 30

    Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid - eDiscovery Horrors!

    Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid - eDiscovery Horrors!
    Today is Halloween. Every year at this time, because (after all) we’re an eDiscovery blog, we try to “scare” you with tales of eDiscovery horrors. This is our fifth year of doing so, let’s see how we do this year. …
  • Oct 29

    eDiscovery in Arbitration Has Become Less...Arbitrary - eDiscovery Trend

    eDiscovery in Arbitration Has Become Less...Arbitrary - eDiscovery Trend
    When you think of eDiscovery, you typically think of it as it relates to litigation – two sides of a case requesting and producing electronically stored information (ESI) as one means of identifying evidence designed to lead to…
  • Oct 28

    Despite 18 Missing Emails in Production, Court Denies Request for “Discovery on Discovery” - eDiscovery Case Law

    Despite 18 Missing Emails in Production, Court Denies Request for “Discovery on Discovery” - eDiscovery Case Law
    In Freedman v. Weatherford Int’l, New York Magistrate Judge James C. Francis, IV denied the plaintiff’s request to, among other things, require the defendant to produce “certain reports comparing the electronic search…
Rank this Week: 801