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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/
  • Jul 23

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited
    Single-claimant qualified settlement funds (SCQSFs) represent one of the two most politically divisive issues within the structured settlement industry - with the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) opposing and the…
  • Jul 18

    Government Medicaid Report

    Government Medicaid Report
    Despite continuing evidence and predictions of expanded enrollment for private health insurance pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid planning, especially for long-term care costs, continues to represent a…
  • Jul 1

    ACA and Future Medical Expenses - 3

    ACA and Future Medical Expenses - 3
    Is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) good or bad for structured settlements? What impact will it have on settlement planning in personal injury cases? Four years following its enactment, and two years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld its…
Rank this Week: 380

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3878

LITIG8R TECH

LITIG8R TECH

Provides tools, time-saving tips, and budget-saving solutions for solo litigators and trial teams. By Litigator Technology.

http://blog.litigatortechnology.com/
  • Jul 22

    Paul Bloom on bias, prejudice and reason

    Paul Bloom on bias, prejudice and reason
     
  • Jun 21

    Lawyerist publishes searchable list of Mobile Legal Apps for iOS

    Lawyerist publishes searchable list of Mobile Legal Apps for iOS
    Earlier this week, Lawyerist published a searchable and sortable list of Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad. Well, mostly. “There are just a few exceptions. This does not include apps that have not been updated since 2011 and have few…
  • May 14

    Lawyers on Androids [infographic]

    Lawyers on Androids [infographic]
    Here is an infographic created and published by our friends over at MyCase about how lawyers are using mobile devices–particularly Androids. Any surprises?     Lawyers and Their Androids: By the Number
Rank this Week: 4761

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Hobby Lobby Aftermath: What Does This Mean For For-Profit Companies?

    The Hobby Lobby Aftermath: What Does This Mean For For-Profit Companies?
    By Edward Warner On Monday June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that requiring family owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) violated a federal law…
  • Jul 16

    EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    By Michael D. Lowe On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued an updated “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues” (Notice No. 915.003), along with a…
  • Jul 11

    Lagniappe: Tips When Buying Louisiana Tax Credit

    Lagniappe: Tips When Buying Louisiana Tax Credit
    By Meg Alsfeld Kaul Buying Louisiana tax credits is a relatively easy way to reduce your state income tax (and sometimes franchise tax) liability. The following is a sampling of issues you and your legal or tax professional should discuss…
Rank this Week: 538

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 87

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jul 22

    Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistic

    Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistic
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistics at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Back in 2012, I wrote: “Scientific evidence is one of those rare areas of law upon…
  • Jul 11

    This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law

    This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  This month the Smithsonian has long profile on Anthony Bourdain that ends with, “What…
  • Jun 27

    Can A Lawyer Interrupt A Deposition For A “Conference” With A Witness?

    Can A Lawyer Interrupt A Deposition For A “Conference” With A Witness?
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Can A Lawyer Interrupt A Deposition For A “Conference” With A Witness? at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Two weeks ago, I attended the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s…
Rank this Week: 286

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Covers litigation, arbitration and mediation in Germany. By Peter Bert.

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Jul 22

    Art Law: S.D.N.Y. Grants Immunity to Bavaria, Dismisses Restitution Claim for Picasso’s “Madame Soler”

    Art Law: S.D.N.Y. Grants Immunity to Bavaria, Dismisses Restitution Claim for Picasso’s “Madame Soler”
    In an earlier post, I had reported about the restitution claim brought against Bavaria in New York in 2013. The heirs of Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy were seeking the restitution of Picasso’s “Madame Soler” from…
  • Jul 17

    ABA Journal: Amici Letters for ABA Top 100 Blawgs 2014

    ABA Journal: Amici Letters for ABA Top 100 Blawgs 2014
    Here’s from the ABA Journal: “We’re working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we’d like your advice on which blogs you think we should include. Use the form below to tell us about a…
  • Jul 14

    “Law Made in Germany” Symposium, Frankfurt, September 4, 2014

    “Law Made in Germany” Symposium, Frankfurt, September 4, 2014
    Law Made in Germany is an initiative to promote the use of German law in international commercial contracts. This initiative is largely a reaction to a similar initiative of the Law Society in England & Wales. The initiative is organizing…
Rank this Week: 2460

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/
  • Jul 22

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit
    Mr. Pascal Gossin is the head of Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit, (hereinafter “the Unit”), which is part of the Federal Office of Justice.  Mr. Gossin was a fellow speaker at the Carmelite Chambers…
  • Jul 3

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset
    This is the eighth post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series.  Like “Four Asset Concealment Tools” and “Four Ways Assets Can Be Secretly Transferred”, the post reveals methods a spouse may use to…
  • Jun 10

    Carmelite Chambers International Fraud & Asset Recovery Conference

    Carmelite Chambers International Fraud & Asset Recovery Conference
    I will present my program “The Ins & Outs Of Recovering Assets Via Whistleblowers & Other Tipsters” in London at 11:40 AM June 23, 2014, during the Carmelite Chambers International Fraud & Asset Recovery…
Rank this Week: 279

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jul 22

    The danger of fighting a losing battle in ADA case

    The danger of fighting a losing battle in ADA case
    This is a short follow-up to my May 14 blog “know when to fold ‘em.” A couple of weeks after I published that piece a decision came out from the Northern District of Georgia that dramatically illustrates the risk of a…
  • Jul 14

    A victory for common sense: 11th Circuit FHA ruling rejects subsequent owner liability in multi-family housing

    A victory for common sense: 11th Circuit FHA ruling rejects subsequent owner liability in multi-family housing
    In a decision issued on April 14, 2014 the 11th Circuit provided a major victory for subsequent owners of apartments and other types multi-family housing. In Harding v. Orlando Apts. LLC, 748 F.3d 1128 (11th Cir. 2014) the Court…
  • Jul 14

    Good news for ADA defendants facing cut and paste pleading

    Good news for ADA defendants facing cut and paste pleading
    A pair of recent district court decisions provide some hope for defendants that federal courts are taking seriously the plaintiff’s obligation to plead an intelligible claim for relief. Unfortunately, the standard is still fairly low,…
Rank this Week: 2871

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jul 21

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Childrfen

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Childrfen
    Your lawblogger truly believes that  Philip Seymour Hoffman was the best actor of his time. Too bad this does not extend to his ability at estate planning. As reported by the New York Post and by extra tv.com here , Hoffman did not want…
  • Jul 20

    Appellate Division Rules On Application To Revoke Letters Testamentary

    Appellate Division Rules On Application To Revoke Letters Testamentary
    The Appellate Division of the Second Department has recently denied a motion to immediately suspend Letters Testamentary in the Matter of Mercer (2014 NY Slip Op 05186). SCPA 711 and 719 provide that the Surrogate may suspend or revoke…
  • Jul 17

    Be Careful With Mom's Power Of Attorney

    Be Careful With Mom's Power Of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a powerful document posing some danger to the holder. It is common to receive a power of attorney from an aging parent or relative in order to help them handle their personal affairs. In effect, it allows the holder to…
Rank this Week: 368

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    Using Circumstantial Evidence For FRE 804(b)(6) Forfeiture By Wrongdoing

    Using Circumstantial Evidence For FRE 804(b)(6) Forfeiture By Wrongdoing
    iStock_000004344594Small.jpg In kidnapping trial, admitting victim's prior statements to police about what the defendant did to her, after she declined to testify about the statements contending that she could not remember;…
  • Jul 18

    Updated Federal And Other Jury Instructions (2014)

    Updated Federal And Other Jury Instructions (2014)
    JuryBox2.jpg As part of our periodic review, the Federal Evidence Review highlights updates to model jury instructions for four circuits including the First, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits; all updates are included on the…
  • Jul 16

    Using English Transcripts To Follow Foreign Language Recordings Played At Trial

    Using English Transcripts To Follow Foreign Language Recordings Played At Trial
    EighthCircuitSeal.png While trial court employed an "unorthodox" practice in admitting the foreign language recordings instead of the transcript, the circuit found the transcripts were sufficiently reliable notwithstanding…
Rank this Week: 561

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

    Child Sexual Abuse Expert Witnesses On The Forensic Interview Analysi

    Child Sexual Abuse Expert Witnesses On The Forensic Interview Analysi
    In Child Sexual Abuse – Forensic Interview Analysis, child sexual abuse expert witnesses at Forensic Pediatrics Consultants – Child Abuse & Child Safety write: The objective of a forensic interview in the context of child…
  • Jul 15

    School Crisis Preparedness Expert Witness On School Attack Plot

    School Crisis Preparedness Expert Witness On School Attack Plot
    At the Safe Havens International website, school crisis preparedness expert witness Michael S. Dorn writes on school attack plots. Dorn is Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center.School Attack A…
  • Jul 11

    Oncology Expert Witness On Malpractice Insurance Part 1

    Oncology Expert Witness On Malpractice Insurance Part 1
    In Malpractice Premiums Drop for 6th Straight Year, oncology expert witness Dr. Judy L. Schmidt writes: Judging by 3 representative specialties, physicians in 2013 are once again experiencing relief on malpractice insurance…
Rank this Week: 284

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Coming right to you from the wonder and beauty that is Chicago in the Summer, I would like to bring you some news you can use on the subject of tracking your attorney and staying on top of your case, as a…
  • Jul 2

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!
    Helloooooo!!!  What a beautiful day in Chicago!  At Levin Law, Ltd. we are especially proud to have partnered recently with Chicago Agent Magazine to work on their "Short List" series.  Here is the link! Happy Summer in the…
  • Apr 24

    Pro Se? Translation: Pro Pay. Better Get Your Wallet Out!

    Pro Se? Translation: Pro Pay. Better Get Your Wallet Out!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  I'm rekindling an old article from a different forum on Chicago Law Source, for some good old fashioned news you can use, 2014-style. Have you ever thought that for a legal matter it would be simpler and…
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Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 4599

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: 379

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat
    by Marsha Hunter Who spoke persuasively at yesterday’s Senate hearings on the GM ignition switch scandal? There were plenty of lawyers in the room and on the hot seat, so you’d think the level of public speaking would be…
  • Jun 19

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note
    by Brian K. Johnson Last fall Scientific American MIND magazine featured an article about handwriting and memory.It got me thinking about the value of carefully creating notes for public speaking with pen and paper “Minds encode the…
  • Jun 12

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step
    by Brian K. Johnson “May it please the court?” Is it a question? Or is it a statement? “May it please the court.” Legal writing guru Brian Garner offered a helpful historical analysis of this introductory utterance in…
Rank this Week: 1864

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Jul 18

    Developing a Corporate E-Discovery Game Plan

    Developing a Corporate E-Discovery Game Plan
    The fifth edition of FTI’s Advice from Counsel survey and report was published earlier this year and its contents reveal a transformed and quickly evolving corporate e-discovery landscape. The report is unique in that it not only…
  • Jul 14

    Surprising Revelations About E-Discovery Preservation Cost

    Surprising Revelations About E-Discovery Preservation Cost
    By: Scott Giordano ESI preservation during the course of e-discovery is an unavoidable reality for all large companies. However, the means and strategies by which organizations preserve data and the costs associated with those practices…
  • Jul 11

    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Legal Hold Data Migration

    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Legal Hold Data Migration
    By: Andrew Bartholomew Organizations change legal hold systems for a variety of reasons. In some cases, a company simply out grows an existing tool and needs something more scalable and accommodating to a larger workload. In other…
Rank this Week: 2941

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/
  • Jul 18

    Courts curb power of HOAs to amend Declaration

    Courts curb power of HOAs to amend Declaration
    I’ve written before about amending the Declarations for a homeowner association. A new case handed down this month by the North Carolina Court of Appeals could make it harder for an HOA to amend the Declarations to their liking. The...
  • Jul 10

    I have a list!

    I have a list!
    One of the more frustrating things a homeowner association board deals with is unpaid assessments. I’ve written before about how the fees and costs of collecting a valid assessment can greatly exceed the amount of the assessment.…
  • Jun 3

    Did I eat that?

    Did I eat that?
    Occasionally I will get a phone call from a person looking to see if they have a lawsuit for something in their food. I've had people complain about bugs, wood, glass, bone, plastic and other more gruesome things. One locally...
Rank this Week: 3368

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    Dispute Resolution in New York

    Dispute Resolution in New York
    While business professionals and individuals enter into business contracts and partnerships with good intentions to perform their responsibilities more »
  • Jun 25

    Becoming a Litigation Attorney

    Becoming a Litigation Attorney
    Attorneys are people who have gone to law school and who practice the law. They must pass a more »
  • Jun 7

    Understanding Civil Litigation and Employment Screening

    Understanding Civil Litigation and Employment Screening
    By now we are all aware of what the standard background check components are including criminal conviction checks, more »
Rank this Week: 3628

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

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

    WhatsApp’s Admissibility in Court may not be Reliable

    WhatsApp’s Admissibility in Court may not be Reliable
    A growing number of cases around the world have used WhatsApp, a mobile messaging app, as evidence in court. In 2011, a Canary Islands court “ratified a sentence for libel based in part on a WhatsApp conversation”. In 2013, four…
  • Jul 3

    Wishing you a Happy 4th of July

    Wishing you a Happy 4th of July
    Happy Fourth of July from the Courtroom Insight Team! We wish everyone a great weekend with family and friends.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Jun 24

    Featured Expert Witness in Journalism

    Featured Expert Witness in Journalism
      Name: R. Thomas Berner Company: Pennsylvania State University Location: Bellefonte, PA Specialty: Journalism Website:  http://home.comcast.net/~tberner2003/index.htm   Expert witness profile…
Rank this Week: 2601

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 758

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jul 16

    Ignoring Judges' Advice

    Ignoring Judges' Advice
    CLE Panels of Judges Have you noticed how many continuing legal education programs feature "judges panels" and urge you to attend so their honors can instruct you in how to win your next case? A blurb about an upcoming…
  • Jul 13

    Do Plaintiffs Stand a Chance in the Texas Supreme Court -- Part 4

    Do Plaintiffs Stand a Chance in the Texas Supreme Court -- Part 4
    Our last three posts on the highest civil court in the Lone Star State went from Bloody Day at Texas Supreme Court (Mar. 28, 2014) to Do Plaintiffs Stand a Chance in the Supreme Court of Texas? (Apr. 25) to...
  • Jul 11

    Fight Breaks Out over Midcourse MDL Review

    Fight Breaks Out over Midcourse MDL Review
    A Question of Efficiency Will quick review of a final judgment in just one of many cases that make up a large multi-district litigation bog the MDL process down -- or make it work better? Defense lawyers insist that consolidation...
Rank this Week: 273

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 4115

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Jul 14

    Will the Hobby Lobby decision benefit Guantanamo detainees?

    Will the Hobby Lobby decision benefit Guantanamo detainees?
    It should, according to lawyers for detainees at Guantanamo, in arguing motions last week filed with the D.C. District Court on behalf of two hunger-striking detainees in the wake of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The motions seek…
  • Jul 12

    A Fine Line Between Persuasion and Argument

    A Fine Line Between Persuasion and Argument
    One of the rookie mistakes every lawyer makes at some point is confusing persuasion for argument. Merriam-Webster says that argument is “a statement or series of statements for or against something; a discussion in which people express…
  • Jul 11

    Marin K. Levy: Judging Justice on Appeal

    Marin K. Levy: Judging Justice on Appeal
    Marin K. Levy (Duke) has a new article, Judging Justice on Appeal, 123 Yale L. Journal 2386 (2014), a review of the 2012 monograph, Injustice on Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis by William M. Richman and...
Rank this Week: 3520

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Jul 14

    New York State High Court Refuses to Force Parties to Negotiate Forever

    New York State High Court Refuses to Force Parties to Negotiate Forever
    Tyco and IDT entered into a joint venture agreement. Numerous litigations commenced, which were settled by a 2000 settlement agreement. That settlement agreement provided for IDT to use Tyco's yet unbuilt infrastructure, upon the parties'…
  • Jun 23

    Court Enforces Plain Language of Insurance Policy

    Court Enforces Plain Language of Insurance Policy
    Plaintiff, Castle Oil Corp., operated a fuel oil terminal in the Bronx, receiving and supplying fuel. The terminal was insured by defendant ACE American Insurance Co. for "direct physical loss or damage" during the policy period. The policy…
  • May 21

    Applicable Florida Law Held "Truly Obnoxious" and Not to Be Enforced in New York

    Applicable Florida Law Held "Truly Obnoxious" and Not to Be Enforced in New York
    After Johnson was terminated by her employer, a subsidiary of a Florida company, Johnson went to work for a competitor. Claiming that working at Johnson's new job violated a non-compete agreement that she had signed, her prior employer sued…
Rank this Week: 3183

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Annuities: The Volatility Antidote

    Annuities: The Volatility Antidote
    July 14, 2014 – 2013 was a dream year for most people invested in the stock market. And with the bulls still running so far in 2014, people are left wondering just how long King Midas’ reign over Wall Street will last. But every…
  • Jul 12

    Structured Settlement Security

    Structured Settlement Security
    July 12, 2014 – In a world where security means everything and often seems in short supply, it’s reassuring to know the life companies currently offering structured settlements have all retained their “secure” ratings…
  • Jul 1

    Treasury Green Lights New Retirement Safety Net Option

    Treasury Green Lights New Retirement Safety Net Option
    July 1, 2014 – Your retirement safety net options just got a whole lot better. Effective today, 401(k) plan participants now can choose to dedicate a portion of their retirement funds toward the purchase of “longevity…
Rank this Week: 3828

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and litigation. By The Erlich Law Office, PLLC.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Eleventh Circuit Weighs In On Essential Job Function

    Eleventh Circuit Weighs In On Essential Job Function
    The Eleventh Circuit recently provided insight as to how federal courts analyze disability discrimination law claims when it held that firing a truck driver because he was diagnosed with alcoholism is not a violation of the Americans with…
  • Jul 8

    Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp. Part III: Fourth Circuit Issues a Rehearing

    Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp. Part III: Fourth Circuit Issues a Rehearing
    Do you think that the Fourth Circuit got it wrong when it decided against an employee who was called a “porch monkey” more than once by a coworker and was fired from her job shortly after she complained?   You are certainly…
  • Jul 8

    Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp. Part III: Fourth Circuit Issues a Rehearing

    Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp. Part III: Fourth Circuit Issues a Rehearing
    Do you think that the Fourth Circuit got it wrong when it decided against an employee who was called a “porch monkey” more than once by a coworker and was fired from her job shortly after she complained?   You are certainly…
Rank this Week: 4149

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jul 14

    The Danger Of Overweight Trucks On Alabama Road

    The Danger Of Overweight Trucks On Alabama Road
    I stood on the side of the road – looking at the scene of a recent log truck collision. Two log trucks sped by me. Stand and watch for just a few minutes. You will understand how the speeding and fully loaded truck rammed into my…
  • Jun 23

    Did Alabama’s Court Of Civil Appeals Decide To Protect Working Families?

    Did Alabama’s Court Of Civil Appeals Decide To Protect Working Families?
    Sometimes, our Court of Civil Appeals issues a decision that creates a little “buzz.” This is what happened last week when the Court released the workers’ compensation decision in Alabama Forestry Products v. Harris.…
  • Jun 5

    Alabama Law And The Independent Sales Representative

    Alabama Law And The Independent Sales Representative
    My law partner just completed a case for an independent sales representative in Huntsville. While every case is unique, the basic story of manufacturers denying commissions to independent sales representatives is far too common. It is a basic…
Rank this Week: 2289

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
  • Jul 14

    CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Proce

    CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Proce
    The Medicare Set-Aside Review Process dates all the way back way back to 1980, when The Medicare Second Payer Act was enacted. Fast forward to 2014, where the Insurance industry is still waiting for promised improvements.  Ringler Radio…
  • Jun 30

    General Motors Litigation Update

    General Motors Litigation Update
    Recalls. Congressional Investigations. Litigation. General Motors (GM) has taken center stage over its ignition switch problem, which has been linked to drivers' catastrophic injuries and in some cases, death. On Ringler Radio, host Larry…
  • Jun 16

    Lawyers and Depression

    Lawyers and Depression
    Depression within the legal community is a very real issue. According to the American Psychiatric Association, lawyers as a group are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than the average person. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen…
Rank this Week: 644

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Jul 11

    Supreme Court Hobby Lobby opinion might only directly impact two companie

    Supreme Court Hobby Lobby opinion might only directly impact two companie
    After the Dallas Business Journal published an article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, a number of people asked me about potential impact on various business. Here are my thoughts: Despite all the attention…
  • Jul 1

    Chad Ruback interviewed live in Fox 4 studio

    Chad Ruback interviewed live in Fox 4 studio
    This morning, I gave a live interview to a Fox 4 news anchor regarding a new U.S. Supreme Court opinion. Here is the video:
  • Jun 12

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Texas Appeal

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Texas Appeal
    Whether you are a law student studying Texas appellate procedure or are a Texas lawyer who doesn’t regularly handle appeals, you might be in need of answers to frequently asked questions about Texas appellate law. Having been unable to…
Rank this Week: 3104

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    Deposition Video (MPEG-2) DVDs and Windows 8

    Deposition Video (MPEG-2) DVDs and Windows 8
    Congratulations! You've just upgraded your laptop with the latest from Redmond (as in Redmond, Washington, home of Microsoft), and have finally figured out how to bypass most of the “purple charms” screen stuff. You’ll still…
  • Jun 16

    PowerPoint: Still Relevant for Use in Trial?

    PowerPoint: Still Relevant for Use in Trial?
    Since its introduction in 1990, PowerPoint has been used (and abused) by attorneys in countless trials. If you’ve been in trial since then, chances are you’ve seen some “interesting” creations. I know I have. For some…
  • May 30

    ExhibitView: Simply Trial Presentation

    ExhibitView: Simply Trial Presentation
    If you’re in the market for trial presentation software, and you don’t have the time or energy to master a more complex program, or are only an occasional user, ExhibitView may be right for you. ExhibitView 5.0 runs well on…
Rank this Week: 3243

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
  • Jul 11

    Legal Document Translation, Estate Planning and Foreign Property

    Legal Document Translation, Estate Planning and Foreign Property
    We've blogged about legal document translation services in the context of enforceability of US wills in foreign countries. When a client owns property located in a foreign country, several unique issues arise. For instance, there is the…
  • Jul 10

    Legal Translation Saves the Day: Why Translation of Foreign Language Contracts Matter

    Legal Translation Saves the Day: Why Translation of Foreign Language Contracts Matter
    The internet has made international commerce easier. No longer does a company have to be large and powerful to have an international presence. But the comparative ease of doing international business is accompanied by legal requirements that…
  • Jul 2

    Apostille Translation and Legal Translation of Public Document

    Apostille Translation and Legal Translation of Public Document
    Multilingual Apostille translation services are often required these days by businesses and individuals in need of legal translation services. Anyone who has lived in a foreign country may be familiar with the term 'apostille'. When…
Rank this Week: 1944

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

Covers class action issues, both in California and Nationwide. By Matt C. Bailey.

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1437

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

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

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Federal civil rights violations and statute of limitation

    Federal civil rights violations and statute of limitation
    What is the limitations period for Section 1983 and 1985 claims?  "Although there is no federal statute of limitations for civil rights violations alleged under [section] 1983, `courts construing [section] 1983 "borrow" the forum state's…
  • May 2

    Prevailing party status for attorney fee award purpose

    Prevailing party status for attorney fee award purpose
    WHEN IS A PARTY A PREVAILING PARTY SO AS TO BE ENTITLED TO HAVE THE OPPONENT PAY HIS OR HER ATTORNEY'S FEES UNDER STATUTE OR CONTRACT?  Under the American Rule, attorney's fees are recoverable only if authorized by statute or by…
  • May 1

    Rule 11 Agreement must be in writing and filed with the court

    Rule 11 Agreement must be in writing and filed with the court
    WHAT REQUIREMENTS DOES RULE 11 AGREEMENT HAVE TO SATISFY TO BE ENFORCEABLE? A Rule 11 agreement must be in writing and signed and filed with the court unless it is made in open court. See TEX.R.CIV.P. 11. The filing requirement creates the…
Rank this Week: 723

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
  • Jul 2

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?
    When is a brief written by a lay person likely to be of comparable quality to a brief written by lawyer for the other side in the same case? When both briefs stink: Brooks’s opening brief on appeal includes a statement of facts without…
  • Jul 2

    When winning is risky

    When winning is risky
    Sometimes, an appeal doesn’t make sense to me. This can be true even if there are better-than-average odds of winning. When an appeal doesn’t make sense to me, I ask why the party wants to appeal. I’m sure that most of the…
  • Jun 11

    Sometimes the standard of review is better than you might first think

    Sometimes the standard of review is better than you might first think
    Clients (and their lawyers) can be disheartened when they conclude that the ruling they want to challenge on appeal is subject to review for abuse of discretion — a standard of review that is indeed daunting. But keep in mind that…
Rank this Week: 1155

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/
  • Jul 2

    Only Concrete Evidence Can Keep a Defendant’s Case Afloat Under CAFA’S Legal Certainty Standard

    Only Concrete Evidence Can Keep a Defendant’s Case Afloat Under CAFA’S Legal Certainty Standard
    Bell v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., 2013 WL 1791920 (E.D.Cal. April 26, 2013). As amended by CAFA, 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d) vests district courts with original jurisdiction of any civil action in which the amount in controversy exceeds…
  • May 23

    Forum Shopping May Not Qualify as Bad Faith

    Forum Shopping May Not Qualify as Bad Faith
    Deaver v. BBVA Compass Consulting & Benefits, Inc., 2013 WL 2156280 (N.D. Cal. May 17, 2013). The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida determined whether the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Standard Fire…
  • May 22

    District Court Can Stay Its Remand Order Pending Appeal

    District Court Can Stay Its Remand Order Pending Appeal
    Dalton v. Walgreen Co., 2013 WL 2367837 (E.D. Mo. May 29, 2013). Staying its remand order to facilitate the defendant to prefer an appeal, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri held that it had jurisdiction to reopen…
Rank this Week: 73

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
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jun 10

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and…
Rank this Week: 33

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

Covers depositions, direct exams, opening statements and other trial tips. By Karen Koehler.

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Jul 1

    Tips for Attorneys: Begining the complaint with a bang – the case synopsi

    Tips for Attorneys: Begining the complaint with a bang – the case synopsi
      We are changing the way we read.  Short has not just become better.  It has become essential in the quest to capture the attention of our audience. Pedantic legal writing is no longer highly valued by judges.  …
  • Jun 24

    Breaking the SuperLawyer Glass Ceiling

    Breaking the SuperLawyer Glass Ceiling
    J.R.:  Hi Karen, I thought of you when reading the SuperLawyer Top 10.  Are you the first woman to do this?  CONGRATS! K:  Uh. Go to www.superlawyers.com top list for Washington.  Interesting.  Appear to be in…
  • Jun 17

    The almost tantrum: a tale of typical trial lawyer self control

    The almost tantrum: a tale of typical trial lawyer self control
    It’s a drizzly Sunday.  Have popped into the office to work on a settlement letter.  Nala is chewing on her antler.  Am eating my favorite pastry from Macrina bakery – the orange pinwheel.   Superb as…
Rank this Week: 1805

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Covers eDiscovery case law, rules, and issues, such confidentiality, sanctions and spoliation. By Morris James LLP.

http://www.delawareediscovery.com/
  • Jul 1

    Laura G. Readinger Joins Morris James LLP as an Associate in Business Litigation

    Laura G. Readinger Joins Morris James LLP as an Associate in Business Litigation
    June 25, 2014 Morris James LLP has announced that Laura G. Readinger has joined the Firm’s Wilmington office as an associate in its Business Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Readinger’s practice will focus on electronic discovery…
  • May 27

    Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014

    Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014
    Thirteen Lawyers and Four Practices Recognized as Top-Tier in Delaware Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that thirteen attorneys in five separate practice areas have been top ranked among the leading Delaware lawyers in the…
  • May 27

    Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014

    Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014
    Thirteen Lawyers and Four Practices Recognized as Top-Tier in Delaware Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that thirteen attorneys in five separate practice areas have been top ranked among the leading Delaware lawyers in the…
Rank this Week: 1890

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    A few months ago I wrote about software patents before the Supreme Court.  Instead of issuing a broad ruling the Court merely decided that adding a computer to an abstract idea would not be enough to make it patentable.  Abstract…
  • Apr 5

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN
    This is an excellent historical perspective on the 14th Amendment to the U.S .Constitution. Professor Ross describes it as Congress' peace treaty to the South. That is quite accurate. He also notes that it only came about because of a…
  • Mar 29

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment
    The link below will take you to an informative article on the tax consequences of judgments and settlements. Taxation of judgments and settlments varies depending on the type of case and the chacter of the damages. For instance back pay in…
Rank this Week: 1757

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

Features trial tips from a trial consultant. By Dr. Noelle Nelson.

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Use "Less is More" to Win in Court

    Use "Less is More" to Win in Court
    Some courts are lenient with the amount of time allotted for a trial, some are not. It certainly can seem impossible, sometimes, to jam the amount of evidence and testimony you have in the number of hours permitted.And yet, as is so often…
  • Jun 2

    What the Trix Cereal Cartoon Rabbit Can Teach Litigator

    What the Trix Cereal Cartoon Rabbit Can Teach Litigator
    So you thought cutesy cereal boxes were designed just to capture your innocent toddler’s rapt attention? Not only . . . In a recent Cornell University study, researchers manipulated the gaze of the cartoon rabbit on Trix cereal boxes…
  • Apr 30

    Use Visual “Bullets” to Bring Home Your Salient Point

    Use Visual “Bullets” to Bring Home Your Salient Point
    You spend hours, if not days, honing your opening,  crafting your expert examination questions, drilling down your closing arguments.As well you should, for there’s nothing like diligent preparation to insure solid trial work.…
Rank this Week: 3220

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

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

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Vauling Closely Held Businesses Under New Jersey Law - What's it Worth?

    Vauling Closely Held Businesses Under New Jersey Law - What's it Worth?
    What is my business worth?  You say $100,000, she says $1,000,000.  Whether arguing with an irate spouse in the context of a divorce case or a business partner in a partnership dispute, the answer is often difficult and expensive to…
  • May 10

    New Jersey Appeals Court Clarifies Requirements for Debt Purchasers Suing on Credit Card Debt

    New Jersey Appeals Court Clarifies Requirements for Debt Purchasers Suing on Credit Card Debt
    In an unpublished decision, a New Jersey appeals court clarified the legal requirements that credit card debt purchasers must meet in order to pursue collection from consumer account holders. Main Street Acquisition Corp. v. Nemeth (App.…
  • May 1

    Mortgage Lender Whacked for $54,000 in Legal Fees in Botched Foreclosure Case

    Mortgage Lender Whacked for $54,000 in Legal Fees in Botched Foreclosure Case
    In a recent unpublished decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld a trial court's sanctioning HSBC more than $54,000 due to the bank's filing of a foreclosure suit without being able to prove that it holds the proper chain of title…
Rank this Week: 2458

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?
    Texas litigators are generally familiar with the TRCP 166a requirement that a motion for summary judgment be served at least 21 days before the date specified for a hearing. But what notice is required when the hearing does not go forward on…
  • Jun 18

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course
    The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 4-5, 2014 here in Austin.  Related events are the popular…
  • May 30

    State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website

    State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website
    As co-chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section’s Website Committee, I am pleased to share that the Section’s completely revamped website is now live at www.tex-app.org. The redesigned site allows visitors easy access to…
Rank this Week: 2717

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1562

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
Rank this Week: 443