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The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Aug 21

    If at first you don’t succeed… moving to stop improper deposition objection

    If at first you don’t succeed… moving to stop improper deposition objection
    Ms. A (she of the 257 objections ) is defending another deposition.  This time of an electrical expert.  Her stream of objections has not changed course since Mr. T’s deposition. I challenge her on the record.  This…
  • Aug 19

    Is it improper to object 257 times in a deposition.

    Is it improper to object 257 times in a deposition.
    The Tale of Mr. T has one more chapter.  Following part 2 of his deposition, I am on a seminar panel for AAJ in Montreal along with Federal Judge Bennett.   He is talking about his now famous order sanctioning a national…
  • Aug 8

    Nala goes kayaking

    Nala goes kayaking
    Oh goodie.  Oh goodie.  Yay.  Yippee. We are up here at the cabin.  Am looking out the window in the living room.  Watching her carry the little blue kayak down the hill.  She is trying to mimic Sol who balances…
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Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1949

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Aug 20

    3 Things I’m Excited About for Next Week’s inFusion `15 Exterro User Conference

    3 Things I’m Excited About for Next Week’s inFusion `15 Exterro User Conference
    Next week will be my second inFusion Exterro User Conference since joining the Exterro team. Our annual meeting has grown immensely since it was first held in 2010, in terms of the number of attendees, the caliber of speakers, and the…
  • Aug 20

    E-Discovery Project Design Meetings Matter

    E-Discovery Project Design Meetings Matter
     We recently announced a partnership with the popular litigation support blog, Litigation Support Guru, to bring you new tips and advice for managing e-discovery projects. Amy Bowser-Rollins, a self-described 'litigation support…
  • Aug 19

    New Survey Sheds Light on Biggest E-Discovery Data Management Obstacle

    New Survey Sheds Light on Biggest E-Discovery Data Management Obstacle
    Getting to the electronically stored information (ESI) that truly matters to the case as soon as possible is the single best way to reduce e-discovery costs. It also happens to be the biggest challenge. That point was underscored in a recent…
Rank this Week: 1791

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/
  • Aug 19

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud
    A recent case in Illinois highlights a common battleground in qui tam whistleblower cases namely, the whistleblower who keeps and relies upon company documents to prove the fraud allegations of his or her complaint. In Shmushkovich v. Home…
  • Aug 6

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel
    As recently reported by CBS News, federal authorities are currently investigating widespread fraud occurring in the area of compounded pharmaceuticals and compounding pharmacies. Compounding refers to the process by which medications can…
  • Jul 23

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA
    Whistleblowers often face a difficult decision when they suspect fraud at their place of employment.   The whistleblower knows that fraud is being committed, but he or she will never be able to prove it without keeping or retaining…
Rank this Week: 2956

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 19

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation
    New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure set to take effect December 1, 2015, will have significant impact on patent litigation across the country. In fact, these changes are substantial enough that they may cause courts to rethink and revise…
  • Aug 18

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015
    This recent RPX[1] report tells retailers what you likely already knew anecdotally – NPE cases are back. Patent litigation filings in the first half of 2015 are close to 2013 levels. As you are likely aware, this is in stark contrast to…
  • Jul 21

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”
    PWC has published the latest installment of its yearly patent litigation survey.  This year’s study has a focus on recent changes and how those changes are affecting patentees.  In particular, the PWC study provides eight key…
Rank this Week: 136

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Aug 18

    Two Common (and Costly) Mistakes in Trade Secrets Litigation

    Two Common (and Costly) Mistakes in Trade Secrets Litigation
    Trade secrets litigation can be expensive, and if you can avoid it by implementing the measures that I’ve previously described here, then you are off to a good start.  But if your trade secrets have been misappropriated and you…
  • Jul 26

    Is Your Non-Compete Enforceable in Texas?

    Is Your Non-Compete Enforceable in Texas?
    Many a business owner has been tempted to save a few hundred dollars by using a non-compete agreement found somewhere on the web or bought from Legalzoom or the like.  The problem with such an approach is, of course, that every state has…
  • Jul 19

    It’s All Fun And Games Until An “Old Fart” Files An Age Discrimination Lawsuit: A Lesson for Employers from the Fifth Circuit

    It’s All Fun And Games Until An “Old Fart” Files An Age Discrimination Lawsuit: A Lesson for Employers from the Fifth Circuit
    Okay, so George Clooney was not involved in this case, but he has one thing in common with the employee who filed the age discrimination claim in Goudeau v. National Oilwell Varco, L.P. – they are almost the same age. When Maurice…
Rank this Week: 1596

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/
  • Aug 18

    Mastering Structured Settlement

    Mastering Structured Settlement
    August 18, 2015 – In furtherance of our ongoing commitment to do our absolute best to help clients navigate the complex and often daunting personal injury pre-and-post-settlement resolution process, I’m proud to announce today…
  • Jul 29

    Structuring for Life (Insurance)

    Structuring for Life (Insurance)
    July 29, 2015 – Investors call it leverage. Taking (or borrowing) money from one source in an effort to multiply gains or address other financial objectives. Outside of the stock market, leverage need not be motivated by desire for…
  • Jul 8

    MetLife Ad in Trial Magazine

    MetLife Ad in Trial Magazine
    July 8, 2015 – Just wanted to take a moment to pass along the attached advertisement appearing in this month’s issue of Trial which we have been authorized to share with our clients.   MetLife is one of the excellent life…
Rank this Week: 1831

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/
Rank this Week: 1306

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

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

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Aug 18

    Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data

    Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data Last week in…
  • Aug 14

    Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use

    Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use Technological change has…
  • Aug 14

    Please Vote For Me!

    Please Vote For Me!
    I've submitted a talk to Avvo's IgniteLaw event occurring in Las Vegas on September 3d and would really appreciate your support. You can vote for my talk along with 5 others here. In my talk, I'll discuss how Donald Trump may be very well be…
Rank this Week: 627

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/
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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/
  • Aug 17

    Time To Vote!

    Time To Vote!
    No, this has nothing to do with the Primaries -- although that has certainly been an interesting and entertaining topic lately. Readers of the Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg are encouraged to nominate us in a blog competition…
  • Jul 31

    10 Reasons You Should NOT Install Windows 10 (yet).

    10 Reasons You Should NOT Install Windows 10 (yet).
    1. What could possibly go wrong? Just quietly ponder that on your own for a moment.2. Have you ever done something like this on your own before? Although Microsoft has made it appear to be a very simple process, the potential consequences are…
  • Jul 27

    Top 3 Legal Technology Trends in 2015

    Top 3 Legal Technology Trends in 2015
    A recent ThinkTank article asks several leaders in the Legal Technology space to share their big-picture thoughts on the direction we're heading. A few of the key issues mentioned are the billable hour, artificial intelligence, and smart…
Rank this Week: 1882

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
  • Aug 17

    Spotlight on a New, Non-Traditional "Structured Settlement" Product

    Spotlight on a New, Non-Traditional "Structured Settlement" Product
    Qualified as well as non-qualified product plans are currently being offered for claimants or contingent fee attorneys to defer receipt of their settlement award or fee on a pre-tax basis. This new fixed investment product can be used for…
  • Jul 12

    Judgment in Children's Motrin Case

    Judgment in Children's Motrin Case
    In a closely watched case in the legal community, Massachusetts’ highest court upheld a $63 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson, maker of Children’s Motrin, in the case of Samantha Reckis, who developed toxic epidermal…
  • Jul 7

    Understanding Structured Settlements: A New NSSTA Survey

    Understanding Structured Settlements: A New NSSTA Survey
    Insights about how structured settlements are used and what can be done to improve the process are featured in a new Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) article titled, Understanding Structured Settlements, written by Kevin Silo,…
Rank this Week: 352

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Aug 17

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive
    Although I've been posted here regularly (sometimes semi-regularly) for more than ten years, I think it's time to wrap up this blog and put some sort of bow around it. As of now, I have no plans to delete the...
  • Jun 26

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for <ital>Lawyerist</ital>

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for &lt;ital&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/ital&gt;
    Here are two articles I wrote recently for Lawyerist, both on litigation-related themes: 1. How to Take a Deposition Like a Pro 2. How to Have a Collegial Relationship with Opposing Counsel I tried to fill both articles with solid,...
  • May 5

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation
    The sixth revision to my book about depositions, Deposition Checklists and Strategies, is available from James Publishing. Here's information about the book from the James Publishing website-- Creating an outline is the most efficient way of…
Rank this Week: 2177

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/
  • Aug 17

    Jotwell 2015 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2015 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 1. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and preparing new sections we…
  • Aug 14

    What is a Theorist For? The Recruitment of Users into Online Governance

    What is a Theorist For? The Recruitment of Users into Online Governance
    Kate Crawford & Tarleton Gillespie, What is a flag for? Social media reporting tools and the vocabulary of complaint, New Media & Society (2014), available at SSRN.Rebecca TushnetThe problem of handling harassing and discriminatory…
  • Aug 12

    Making People Pay – and Pay, and Pay

    Making People Pay – and Pay, and Pay
    Wayne A. Logan and Ronald F. Wright, Mercenary Criminal Justice, 2014 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1175 (2014).Mary FanWhile budget crises have sparked efforts to curb the costs of mass incarceration, financial considerations have also intensified…
Rank this Week: 987

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3618

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Aug 16

    The “Home Of The Throwed Rolls” — A New Hot Coffee Case?

    The “Home Of The Throwed Rolls” — A New Hot Coffee Case?
    Over at Lowering the Bar, Kevin Underhill reports on a lawsuit filed against Lambert’s Cafe in Sikeston, Missouri, a place known as the “home of the throwed rolls.” It seems a roll was “throwed” and a patron was…
  • Jul 27

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?
    Via TechDirt, I learned that Carl Malamud, proprietor of Public.Resource.org, was sued last week by the State of Georgia for copyright infringement. Malamud is perhaps the leading advocate in the world for putting primary legal materials…
  • Jul 12

    Despite Go Set A Watchman, Atticus Finch Is Still A Hero

    Despite Go Set A Watchman, Atticus Finch Is Still A Hero
    It is impossible to overstate the impact that Atticus Finch has had on the American legal system and its members. Consider this opening from a case decided by the Florida Supreme Court in 2013: In his final remarks to the jury, Atticus Finch,…
Rank this Week: 194

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: 2776

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    An Appellate Lawyer Makes a Trial Team Better

    An Appellate Lawyer Makes a Trial Team Better
    A while back, the folks at Texas Lawyer invited me to submit an article on how appellate counsel may play a supporting role in the trial court. The article is now available online and will appear in next week’s print edition. In…
  • Aug 10

    As Summer Ends, a New Appellate Season Begin

    As Summer Ends, a New Appellate Season Begin
    With the sun setting on summer, early September is shaping up to be a busy time for Texas appellate practitioners and court watchers. Texas Supreme Court Returns from Summer Recess Although the Texas Supreme Court will issue orders every…
  • Apr 6

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice
    This post features the video and slides for the eighth and final lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course. The presentation appears after the jump. Appellate law can be a very difficult practice area to break into. Because legal…
Rank this Week: 2869

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 1733

Illinois Lawyers Blog

Illinois Lawyers Blog

Covers admiralty and insurance law, and litigation. By Asperger Associates, LLC.

http://www.illinoislawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Underinsured Motorist Coverage Helps Fund Charitable Trust

    Underinsured Motorist Coverage Helps Fund Charitable Trust
    In a recent blog, we discussed the importance of protecting yourself and your family through uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.  Uninsured motorist coverage provides compensation for injuries sustained in an…
  • Jul 28

    Product Liability

    Product Liability
    One of the reasons American products are consistently ranked among the best in the world in every category is America’s legal system –manufacturers know that, if their product fails to function properly and safely, they’ll…
  • May 15

    Truck Operator’s Plan Derails–Leading to Massive Train Derailment

    Truck Operator’s Plan Derails–Leading to Massive Train Derailment
    The American-European Express was on its inaugural run from the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, to Chicago. It consisted of 11 vintage rail coaches rebuilt by hand and coupled to the back of Amtrak’s Capital…
Rank this Week: 2302

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 59

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/
Rank this Week: 644

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Aug 6

    Inflammatory Statements During Closing; What is Too Much?

    Inflammatory Statements During Closing; What is Too Much?
    Ben Rubinowitz is one of the best public speakers I have ever seen. He usually presents the year’s significant cases at the yearly “Decisions” seminar hosted by NYSTLA. I hope he presents again next month (September…
  • Aug 4

    Upper East Side Crane Collapse: $48 M Punitive Damage Award for Cutting Cost

    Upper East Side Crane Collapse: $48 M Punitive Damage Award for Cutting Cost
    Remember the East 91st Street crane collapse in 2008 that rattled the city?Seven years later following a 10-month civil trial, a jury found James Lomma, the “King of Cranes,” 61 percent liable for the collapse of the crane…
  • Jun 4

    Evidence of Code Inspector’s Racist Statements Ruled Conditionally Admissible

    Evidence of Code Inspector’s Racist Statements Ruled Conditionally Admissible
    Alleging violations of substantive due process rights,[1]a family of homeowner plaintiffs sued a town code inspector for arbitrarily denying a permit to rebuild a home. Generally, to meet a substantive due process claim, a plaintiff must show…
Rank this Week: 2436

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Covers discovery plans, depositions, interrogatories and privileges. By Katherine Gallo.

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Aug 4

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE CURRENT CMO PROCESS IN CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION? And yes, there is a better way!

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE CURRENT CMO PROCESS IN CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION? And yes, there is a better way!
    At the 22nd Annual West Coast Casualty Seminar, Plaintiff counsel Michael Kennedy, General Contractor Counsel Matthew Hawk, Subcontractor Counsel Brian Sanders, Claims Manager James Rzpecki and I presented a new protocol for how to…
  • Jun 30

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment
    As a mediator, there is always a case that you question yourself as to what you could you could have done differently in order to resolve the matter.  My case involved a personal injury case.  It appeared to be straightforward, as…
  • Jun 30

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment

    Are You Ready For Mediation? Part 2–The Ten Commandment
    As a mediator, there is always a case that you question yourself as to what you could you could have done differently in order to resolve the matter.  My case involved a personal injury case.  It appeared to be straightforward, as…
Rank this Week: 4030

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    How to Create a Powerful, Persuasive Chart: KISS

    How to Create a Powerful, Persuasive Chart: KISS
    Charts and graphs are among the most persuasive of the array of visuals you have available to you to bring your case home to jurors. As old-school as they may seem, well done charts/graphs can sometimes have more impact than hi-tech…
  • Jul 1

    Explain "Why" to Make Your Case Matter to the Juror

    Explain &quot;Why&quot; to Make Your Case Matter to the Juror
    In a courtroom, it isn't necessarily the attorney with the best facts who wins, but the attorney who best explains the relevance of those facts both to the case and to the jurors.Certainly, you need solid evidence, but here we’re…
  • Jun 1

    A Mind-Boggling Social Experiment Proves the Importance of First Impression

    A Mind-Boggling Social Experiment Proves the Importance of First Impression
    If you ever wondered just how important the jurors’ first impressions of your client and witnesses are, here’s a mind-boggling social experiment, posted on youtube.It shows people walking right past well-known and loved family…
Rank this Week: 4611

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Covers the appellate record, constitutional analysis, jurisdiction, mootness, rehearings and the standard of review. By Steven R. Merican.

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson
    Overwhelmed by the white screen? Let Oscar Peterson’s piano massage your creative synapses with this 1964 version of C Jam Blues. (Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums.) And remember this tried and true method to forge through…
  • Jul 31

    #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?

    #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?
    Law should seek personal liberty. ABA asked: How would you #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?
  • Jul 17

    Illinois Supreme Ct: De Novo Review For Fact-Dependent Petition To Vacate Old Judgment

    Illinois Supreme Ct: De Novo Review For Fact-Dependent Petition To Vacate Old Judgment
    Warren County Soil is important to Illinois appellate practitioners because it clears the confusion over the standard of review in appeals from orders growing from 2-1401 disputes. (Illinois Civil Procedure Code § 1401 allows relief from…
Rank this Week: 1437

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 30

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

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

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jul 27

    Oregon Court of Appeals supports broad protection of "mediation communications"

    Oregon Court of Appeals supports broad protection of "mediation communications"
    The Oregon Court of Appeals last week reinforced the broad scope of Oregon's law stating that "mediation communications" are inadmissible in subsequent proceedings. In Yoshida's Inc. v. Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, the issue was…
  • Jul 15

    Department of Labor issues guidance on classifying employees and independent contractor

    Department of Labor issues guidance on classifying employees and independent contractor
    Today the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator’s Interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, offering guidance on whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. The…
  • Jul 14

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes novel basis for wrongful discharge claim

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes novel basis for wrongful discharge claim
    While an at-will employee may generally be discharged for any reason, a discharge may be deemed wrongful -- and will form the basis of a common law wrongful discharge claim -- if it occurred because the employee fulfilled some important...
Rank this Week: 2191

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Jul 27

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made several announcements regarding Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA) Section 111 reporting for Non-Group Health Plans (NGHPs). SECTION 111 NGHP TOWN HALL…
  • Jul 27

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach
    On Monday July 20, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in on the hotly-contested issue of standing in data breach class action litigation. In so doing, the Court reversed the district court’s dismissal of a consumer class…
  • Jul 9

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?
    In most states, the legal requirements a Plaintiff must meet to bring a medical malpractice claim are similar if not identical to what is required in order to bring a claim against a nursing home or assisted living facility.  One…
Rank this Week: 1634

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
  • Jul 27

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made several announcements regarding Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA) Section 111 reporting for Non-Group Health Plans (NGHPs). SECTION 111 NGHP TOWN HALL…
  • Jul 27

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach
    On Monday July 20, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in on the hotly-contested issue of standing in data breach class action litigation. In so doing, the Court reversed the district court’s dismissal of a consumer class…
  • Jul 9

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?
    In most states, the legal requirements a Plaintiff must meet to bring a medical malpractice claim are similar if not identical to what is required in order to bring a claim against a nursing home or assisted living facility.  One…
Rank this Week: 558

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 26

    Disability Milestone and Special Olympic

    Disability Milestone and Special Olympic
    This weekend represents a momentous occasion for the disability community - the simultaneous celebrations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary and the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics in Los Angeles. Americans…
  • Jul 21

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Claims Professional

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Claims Professional
    The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) recently announced an "Industry Growth Initiative" - "which is designed to identify opportunities to expand the use of structured settlements and bring those opportunities to the…
  • Jul 5

    NAELA Journal - Recent ACA Article

    NAELA Journal - Recent ACA Article
    With last week's Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, upholding tax credits for individuals purchasing health insurance through the federal insurance exchange in addition to state insurance exchanges, the Patient Protection and…
Rank this Week: 645

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 26

    Pop Culture in the Classroom [Survey Request]

    Pop Culture in the Classroom [Survey Request]
    A colleague is seeking input from law professors regarding the use of popular culture in the classroom... Greetings Law Teacher Colleagues: I am working on an article this summer on uses of popular culture in the law school classroom. I...
  • Jun 22

    Speaking With Some Authority

    Speaking With Some Authority
    A reader kindly passed along this interesting link: The Art of Appellate Advocacy: A Conversation With the Supreme Court of Virginia. The two-hour video, organized by Jeffrey A. Breit, adjunct professor at William & Mary Law School,…
  • May 29

    How the Sausage Is Made

    How the Sausage Is Made
    I'm a bit behind on this, so most readers of this blog have probably read this article by Gulati and Posner: The Management of Staff by Federal Court of Appeals Judges. This look at the management of judges' staffs is...
Rank this Week: 2200

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Jul 26

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA
    A headline in the Christian Science Monitor caught my eye the other day: "Are you an independent contractor? Probably not, Labor Department says." The article goes on to discuss a new Department of Labor ruling concerning the…
  • May 8

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS
    The District of Columbia government has upgraded its Legislative Information Management System ("LIMS"). As a result of the upgrades, the database covers all legislation passed by the D.C. Council from 1989 to the present, a total…
  • Aug 10

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
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Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Levin Law has a new West Town Chicago Location!

    Levin Law has a new West Town Chicago Location!
    News Bulletin!  Levin Law, Ltd. has moved to 2138 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago 60622!  We are accepting clients in the following areas: Real Estate / Transactions & Litigation / Evictions - Landlord/Tenant Construction Collections /…
  • Apr 29

    West Town Chicago - We Have Moved! Levin Law Version 4.0!

    West Town Chicago - We Have Moved! Levin Law Version 4.0!
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Welcome to springtime in Chicago, where it's glorious, the flowers are blooming, and we are announcing that we have moved to 819 N. Damen Avenue.  We have triple the space, 100x more pizazz, and we are ready…
  • Mar 18

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers, we are excited to be in full swing into 2015 and rocking and rolling our way through the days.  Today's post is about legal research.  Just a short one, to remind you that your so-called "tried and…
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New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
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News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
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Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Jul 7

    Rule 1

    Rule 1
    The reformers who drafted the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the 1930's thought that if we could only get rid of the complexities of ancient pleading practices, and liberalize discovery, cases could be fairly adjudicated on their merits…
  • May 12

    The Art of Negotiation

    The Art of Negotiation
    A long time ago, when I was fairly new at law practice, I represented a plaintiff in a contentious sexual harassment case against a large company. After a series of pre-trial battles, the defendant's counsel opened the door to the possibility…
  • Mar 26

    Patent litigation

    Patent litigation
    Recently I attended a program on patent reform featuring representatives from both sides in the "patent troll" debate. Though there was disagreement on the nature and extent of the problem, most of the panelists seemed receptive to proposed…
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Trial Lawyer Communication Tips…

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips for EVERYONE!

Shares almost 3 decades of trial lawyer communication tips to help you make an impact, fascinate others, and close deals like the best trial lawyers in the world! By Mitch Jackson.

http://mitchjackson.com
  • Jun 29

    How MMA Fighters and Trial Lawyers Really Communicate

    How MMA Fighters and Trial Lawyers Really Communicate
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jun 18

    5 Easy Steps to Close Big Deal

    5 Easy Steps to Close Big Deal
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jun 7

    How to Master the Art of Q&A

    How to Master the Art of Q&amp;A
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
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Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
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Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
Rank this Week: 1162

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/
  • Jun 19

    Changing home

    Changing home
    After several years and over 150 posts, this blog is changing homes. It will be hosted on my firm's new website at http://www.hcpplaw.com/blog. Thanks for reading and I hope you will follow me over to the new site. If you...
  • May 29

    Take Time to Heal after a Car Wreck.

    Take Time to Heal after a Car Wreck.
    This is a tragic story, but one that is not that uncommon. My heart goes out to this family who will be dealing with this horrific car wreck for the rest of their lives. Putting on my lawyer hat for...
  • Apr 16

    Eviction

    Eviction
    Landlords have a streamlined process in North Carolina to evict tenants who have breached their lease. This is called summary ejectment. After the tenant has breached the lease by failing to pay rent or otherwise, and after the tenant has...
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Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Covers eDiscovery, social media archiving, and trial presentation solutions.

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    5 Tips to Minimize eDiscovery Document Review Cost

    5 Tips to Minimize eDiscovery Document Review Cost
    eDiscovery can very quickly become the most cost-intensive part of your case. In our daily consultation with clients we strive to educate them on ways to reduce the overall spend during eDiscovery – and particularly, share tips for…
  • Jun 9

    Chicago Bar Association Member Discount Program Includes Nextpoint

    Chicago Bar Association Member Discount Program Includes Nextpoint
    Substantial subscription discounts on Nextpoint technology offered to all Chicago Bar members. The CBA Member Discount program allows a select number of technology partners to offer significant discounts on services to the membership of…
  • Jun 8

    Upgrading Your eDiscovery Technology In Five Easy Step

    Upgrading Your eDiscovery Technology In Five Easy Step
    Are you looking to replace Summation or Concordance – the old warhorses of litigation technology? Well, you’ve got company. It’s one of the most common scenarios new clients mention when coming to standardize their practice…
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A Blog on Legal Matters that…

A Blog on Legal Matters that Matter

Comments on trials and litigation and injury and accident law. By The Martin Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.martinfirmllc.com/
  • Jun 19

    Middle District of Alabama Dismisses Wanton Conduct and Training Claims in Car Accident Case

    Middle District of Alabama Dismisses Wanton Conduct and Training Claims in Car Accident Case
    Typically, an injured car accident victim will accuse an at-fault driver of committing negligence. Sometimes, however, plaintiffs may assert additional claims. In Craft v. Triumph Logistics, Inc., a Louisiana woman was traveling north on a…
  • Jun 12

    The Martin Law Firm, LLC Announces Its 2015 Super Lawyers Selection

    The Martin Law Firm, LLC Announces Its 2015 Super Lawyers Selection
    The Martin Law Firm, LLC is pleased to have been named to the 2015 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers. Attorney Mintrel D. Martin is the founder and managing attorney of the firm and is the recipient of this prestigious award for three…
  • Jun 5

    Alabama Court Grants Summary Judgment in Serious Traffic Wreck Case Involving Train

    Alabama Court Grants Summary Judgment in Serious Traffic Wreck Case Involving Train
    Whether you are entitled to recover damages following an auto accident may depend on the terms of your Alabama automobile insurance policy. In Rabon v. Rabon, a Castleberry couple whose two adult children resided with them purchased an…
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Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers trials and litigation and criminal, family and injury law. By Freeman & Fuson.

http://www.tennesseetriallawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    BONNAROO 2015: TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'

    BONNAROO 2015: TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'
    Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival is expected to bring in over 80,000 people to Manchester, Coffee County, Tennessee, with a majority of those people coming from out of State. The Festival has led to a field day for law enforcement over the…
  • Jun 11

    For Bonnaroo Goers: Small Infractions Can Lead To Big Charge

    For Bonnaroo Goers: Small Infractions Can Lead To Big Charge
    Every year around this time our firm gets a flood of calls from people who receive criminal charges while on their way to or while leaving Bonnaroo. They have ranged from simple possession and paraphernalia to felony drug charges. …
  • May 2

    New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy

    New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy
    On April 29, the Tennessee Legislature passed a bill that will allow a mother to be prosecuted for causing a child to be born addicted or harmed because of her illegal use of narcotics during the pregnancy. The bill will allow a woman to be…
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ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
  • Jun 5

    Is a New Rule on Issue Certification a Good Idea?

    Is a New Rule on Issue Certification a Good Idea?
    Along with my colleague, Jacqueline Matthews, I recently authored a commentary on the possible changes to the rule on issue classes, Rule 23(c)(4), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, that were proposed recently in a report issued by…
  • May 6

    Need CLE Ethics Credit? Interested in Class Actions? Love San Francisco? This is the Program for You!

    Need CLE Ethics Credit? Interested in Class Actions? Love San Francisco? This is the Program for You!
    I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be chairing the ABA’s 2nd Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts.  The event is co-sponsored by the Section of…
  • May 4

    Don’t Miss Upcoming CLE Webinar on Statistics in Class Action

    Don’t Miss Upcoming CLE Webinar on Statistics in Class Action
    I’ll be on the faculty of an upcoming Strafford CLE webinar entitled Statistics in Class Certification and at Trial: Leveraging and Attacking Statistical Evidence in Class Actions to be held next Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.…
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