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Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Apr 12

    The next wave – ADA lawsuits against touchscreen POS device

    The next wave – ADA lawsuits against touchscreen POS device
    Touchscreen point-of-sale devices are ubiquitous, and the next wave of ADA lawsuits will undoubtedly be against businesses that use them. This is easy to predict because on April 10 the DOJ filed a “Statement of Interest”…
  • Mar 30

    Who wears the halo? For a successful ADA defense it has to be the defendant.

    Who wears the halo? For a successful ADA defense it has to be the defendant.
    Two cases decided only last week illustrate what a defendant must do if it is determined to win an ADA lawsuit. In one case the defendant failed, and in the other the defendant succeeded. Both cases were ATM cases filed by the same law firm,…
  • Mar 17

    Segway or the Highway Says the DOJ

    Segway or the Highway Says the DOJ
    On January 31 of this year the Department of Justice published a new guidance (www.ada.gov/opdmd.pdf) on the use of mobility devices other than wheelchairs. Business owners cannot avoid paying attention to the guidance despite the fact that…
Rank this Week: 3145

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Witness Attempts to Contact Juror Through Social Media

    Witness Attempts to Contact Juror Through Social Media
    A story out of Allentown, PA provides just one more example of social media's impact on jurors.  Here, a witness in the Amanda Hein first-degree murder trial was apparently lovestruck by one of the jurors so much so that he attempted…
  • Apr 9

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend: New Law Review Article

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend: New Law Review Article
    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend Anna RobertsAbstract:  A recent Ninth Circuit decision, prohibiting peremptory challenges on the basis of sexual orientation, reveals the continuing evolution of the Batson…
  • Apr 7

    NJ Bill to Allow Volunteer Juror

    NJ Bill to Allow Volunteer Juror
    New Jersey state Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) has introduced a bill (A2949) to create a new pool of potential jurors from volunteers. The relevant portions of the bill can be found below.1.    N.J.S. 2B:20-2 is…
Rank this Week: 1428

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: 1480

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Apr 12

    Witness Uses Craigslist (Missed Connections) to Connect with Juror

    Witness Uses Craigslist (Missed Connections) to Connect with Juror
    A story out of Allentown, PA provides just one more example of social media's impact on jurors. Here, a witness in the Amanda Hein first-degree murder trial was apparently lovestruck by one of the jurors on the case so much...
  • Apr 9

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend

    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend
    Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend Anna Roberts Abstract: A recent Ninth Circuit decision, prohibiting peremptory challenges on the basis of sexual orientation, reveals the continuing evolution of the Batson doctrine.…
  • Apr 8

    NJ Bill to Allow Volunteer Juror

    NJ Bill to Allow Volunteer Juror
    New Jersey state Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) has introduced a bill (A2949) to create a new pool of potential jurors from volunteers. The relevant portions of the bill can be found below. 1. N.J.S. 2B:20-2 is amended to read as...
Rank this Week: 1426

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/
  • Apr 11

    Obesity and Social Security Disability

    Obesity and Social Security Disability
    It is not well known, but obesity can be considered a disability which means individuals may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Many people may not recognize themselves as "obese" or not realize that it is becoming more…
  • Apr 2

    Worker's Compensation Retaliation Claims Survive Death

    Worker's Compensation Retaliation Claims Survive Death
    In many situations, if a person who is injured and has a possible legal claim dies, and that death is not related to the claims, a lawsuit cannot be filed. In other words, those legal claims do not "survive" the plaintiff's death. There…
  • Mar 26

    What are the Client's Responsibilities When Filing for Bankruptcy?

    What are the Client's Responsibilities When Filing for Bankruptcy?
    Yes, bankruptcy is a legal process and there are numerous rules to be followed, the process is not left solely up to your bankruptcy attorney to work through. Filing for bankruptcy requires participation and work on the part of the client as…
Rank this Week: 2593

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Apr 11

    Cornerstone Releases Report On Settlement

    Cornerstone Releases Report On Settlement
    Cornerstone Research has released its annual report on securities class action settlements. The notable findings include: (1) There were 67 settlements last year, a 17.5% increase from 2012. The report concludes that the increase is likely…
  • Mar 28

    Shielding From Suspicion

    Shielding From Suspicion
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has issued an opinion - Yates v. Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC, 2014 WL 890018 (4th Cir. March 7, 2014) - that clarifies the court's position on several securities fraud issues....
  • Mar 13

    Back To The Well

    Back To The Well
    Securities litigation? Check. Then you are well on your way to getting your cert petition granted by the U.S. Supreme Court. After agreeing just last week to hear Omnicare and resolve a circuit split over the pleading of false opinions...
Rank this Week: 3232

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Apr 11

    Google's "GLASS" Trademark Application Bogged Down at the USPTO

    Google's "GLASS" Trademark Application Bogged Down at the USPTO
    When a company develops an innovative new product, it's natural for them to protect it. Protecting it might involve applying for a patent that covers the design or production method. It can also involve applying to register a name or slogan…
  • Apr 4

    California Parent Seeks Restraining Order Against Nine Year-Old

    California Parent Seeks Restraining Order Against Nine Year-Old
    The media has turned a lot of attention toward bullying in recent years. Campaigns online and in school seek to educate kids about bullying and how to handle it. Schools have adopted "zero tolerance" policies and instituted stiff penalties…
  • Mar 28

    Michigan Teacher Files Suit After Order for Psychological Exam

    Michigan Teacher Files Suit After Order for Psychological Exam
    Whether or not a public school district can require a teacher to submit to psychological examination is at the heart of a lawsuit recently filed in Michigan. The math teacher from Huron High School, who remains anonymous in the filing, states…
Rank this Week: 832

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 1588

Indiana Legal Blog

Indiana Legal Blog

Indiana Legal Blog covers civil litigation, medical malpractice, and personal injury litigation. By Parr Richey Obremskey & Morton.

http://www.indianainjuryblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Off Duty Indiana Police Officer Likely Faces Criminal Charges in DUI Death

    Off Duty Indiana Police Officer Likely Faces Criminal Charges in DUI Death
    In an accident that can only be described as tragically ironic, an off duty central Indiana police officer rear ended another vehicle, killing one passenger and seriously injuring another and her unborn child. According to a report on…
  • Apr 4

    Indiana Supreme Court Reverses Lower Courts’ Rulings, Allows Malpractice Suit to Continue.

    Indiana Supreme Court Reverses Lower Courts’ Rulings, Allows Malpractice Suit to Continue.
    In a somewhat surprising decision by the Indiana Supreme Court last month, the Court reversed two lower Courts’ rulings that a Plaintiff’s medical malpractice suit was not filed within the statute of limitations. In the case of…
  • Mar 24

    Indiana Harbor Steelworker Dies from Burns Sustained in February Accident

    Indiana Harbor Steelworker Dies from Burns Sustained in February Accident
    Last Friday, a 62-year-old steelworker who had been critically injured in a workplace accident died from his injuries. According to a report by the Chesterton Tribune, on February 8, the employee was working in a water treatment area at…
Rank this Week: 2389

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Lawsuit Reform Watch

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

http://www.lawsuitreformwatch.org/
  • Apr 11

    Policy Teleforum on Business Litigation Report Scheduled for April 15

    Policy Teleforum on Business Litigation Report Scheduled for April 15
    On April 10, the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Working Group on Business Litigation released its report analyzing the needs of the state’s business community and proposed actions by the court system that could address those needs. The New…
  • Apr 11

    Jersey Courtrooms Open to Junk Science

    Jersey Courtrooms Open to Junk Science
    New Jersey was one of the first jurisdictions to recognize the increasing importance of expert testimony in modern litigation, one of the first to stress the importance of judicial gate keeping, and one of the first to adopt a more structured…
  • Apr 11

    Working Group’s Report a Step in the Right Direction

    Working Group’s Report a Step in the Right Direction
    The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Working Group on Business Litigation has released its report analyzing the needs of the state’s business community and proposed actions by the court system that could address those needs. As Chief Justice…
Rank this Week: 1905

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Apr 10

    Jury Punishes Manufacturer Of Dangerous Drug Acto

    Jury Punishes Manufacturer Of Dangerous Drug Acto
    This week, a Federal Court jury assessed a substantial verdict against the companies marketing the dangerous and defective diabetes drug Actos. I have discussed the danger of Actos and bladder cancer in prior posts. I have also written about…
  • Mar 17

    Confidential Settlement? Don’t Brag on Facebook.

    Confidential Settlement? Don’t Brag on Facebook.
    Attorneys and clients often sign settlement papers without a close review. After all, the case is finished. Right? It’s time to get the money. When a case settles, the plaintiff gets paid and drops the claim. That’s the way…
  • Feb 12

    Consumers Suffer When Drug Companies Conceal Product Safety Information

    Consumers Suffer When Drug Companies Conceal Product Safety Information
    Consumer health and safety should be the primary goals of drug research. Yet, they are not. The primary goal seems to be greed for quick and massive profit. For some drug companies, that means — conceal bad studies revealing drug…
Rank this Week: 1379

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Apr 10

    Google Glass: Technology in the Legal Industry

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

    North Carolina Adopts Daubert Standard

    North Carolina Adopts Daubert Standard
    Earlier this year, the Court of Appeals in North Carolina decided that the courts should apply the Daubert standards to expert testimony. State v. McGrady addresses the implications of the 2011 amendments to Rule 702 and confirmed that North…
  • Mar 20

    Dr. Christopher Brigham Joins Courtroom Insight as Strategic Adviser

    Dr. Christopher Brigham Joins Courtroom Insight as Strategic Adviser
              I am excited to announce that Dr. Christopher Brigham has joined Courtroom Insight as our newest Strategic Adviser. Dr. Brigham is an internationally recognized consultant, author and speaker on medical and…
Rank this Week: 1131

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 9

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

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

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim
    Do federal judges protect their own? Before Blawgletter suggests an answer, let's look at the case that raises the question. The Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., ruling that the South Korean...
  • Apr 3

    DuPont Deflects Antitrust Claim over Kevlar

    DuPont Deflects Antitrust Claim over Kevlar
    The Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., ruling that the South Korean plaintiff, Kolon Industries Incorporated, failed to raise a fact issue either as to DuPont's "monopoly power" in the…
Rank this Week: 842

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 404

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
  • Apr 9

    Tenth Circuit Says No to “Death by Discovery” in Dispute over Agreement to Arbitrate in Class Action

    Tenth Circuit Says No to “Death by Discovery” in Dispute over Agreement to Arbitrate in Class Action
    Editor’s Note: One of my colleagues, bankruptcy attorney Lars Fuller, sent me the following note this afternoon about a recent Tenth Circuit decision Howard v. Ferrellgas Partners LP discussing class arbitration waivers, which he…
  • Apr 7

    U.S. Supreme Court to Address CAFA Removal Pleading Standard

    U.S. Supreme Court to Address CAFA Removal Pleading Standard
    Earlier today, the Supreme Court granted cert in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens, No. 13-719, in which it will take up the contours of the standard for providing factual support in a notice of removal under the…
  • Feb 24

    No Supreme Court Review of Moldy Washer Case

    No Supreme Court Review of Moldy Washer Case
    Earlier today, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in two highly anticipated appeals of decisions by the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals to grant class certification over breach of warranty claims involving allegedly defective…
Rank this Week: 2192

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    You Don't Like What I Have to Say? Why Not? I'm Not In The Customer Service Busine

    You Don't Like What I Have to Say? Why Not? I'm Not In The Customer Service Busine
    Hello to all my spring-loving Blogophytes!  Welcome to another edition of Chicago Law Source's News You Can Use.   In this edition, I aim to discuss what happens when people don't hear what they want to - and how we all can interpret, act…
  • Mar 25

    Should We Meet? Probably, Yes, Definitely, Maybe

    Should We Meet? Probably, Yes, Definitely, Maybe
    Hello and Happy Spring (for those of you who know what spring looks like and haven't forgotten as we have in Chiberia)!  I am coming to you with news you can use about ongoing attorney-client relationships, and in fact, any kind of…
  • Mar 2

    Good afternoon and Happy March to the…

    Good afternoon and Happy March to the Blogosphere!  I found this gem on the 'net and thought I would immediately share with you.  I cannot take credit for this simple wisdom, but it is nonetheless true so please take to heart! 6 Documents…
Rank this Week: 4227

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Apr 8

    A substantial evidence argument works on appeal

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

    What happens when standards of review collide?

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

    The consequences of reluctant unanimity in appellate decision

    The consequences of reluctant unanimity in appellate decision
    Through LinkedIn, I ran across an interesting appellate blog, Briefly Writing. In a post yesterday, blogger Michael Skotnicki shared his alarm at learning from the Eleventh Circuit’s chief judge that panel judges that initially dissent…
Rank this Week: 973

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/
  • Apr 8

    Promising Research for Spinal Cord Injurie

    Promising Research for Spinal Cord Injurie
    April 8, 201 4 – According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, approximately 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) are reported each year with motor vehicle crashes accounting for a plurality of those reported…
  • Apr 7

    Life Expectancy Calculator

    Life Expectancy Calculator
    April 7, 2014 – If you’re tired of those boring life expectancy tables that lump everyone into two categories – male and female – to estimate how long you’re most likely going to live, have we got a calculator…
  • Apr 1

    Our 5th Anniversary

    Our 5th Anniversary
    April 1, 2014 – Five years ago, in the midst of the greatest economic calamity in more than three-quarters of a century, Finn Financial Group opened its doors for business with a pledge to help others “achieve maximum financial…
Rank this Week: 2782

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/
  • Apr 8

    Multilingual Legal Translations and Franchise Agreement

    Multilingual Legal Translations and Franchise Agreement
    According to the International Franchise Association, one of the leading trends in the franchising world today is the internationalization of franchises. This is made clear by the obvious brands, such as McDonald's, Subway and 7-Eleven, which…
  • Apr 6

    Foreign Language Translations and Selling Foreign Rights to Your Creative Product

    Foreign Language Translations and Selling Foreign Rights to Your Creative Product
    Whether it's a movie, music or book, there are many reasons to sell the foreign rights to your creative product. Essentially what this means is that you contract with a publisher, producer or distributor in a foreign jurisdiction in regards…
  • Apr 2

    Medical Interpreting Services and Medical Care: The Tran Case

    Medical Interpreting Services and Medical Care: The Tran Case
    Both patients and healthcare providers depend on having ready access to foreign language interpretations and translations - including the use of onsite medical interpreting services. When such language services are not available, the risk to…
Rank this Week: 150

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Apr 8

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

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

    You can look at maps on your cellphone in California

    You can look at maps on your cellphone in California
    As a victim (who later prevailed at trial) of law enforcement over-reach regarding the various Vehicle Code provisions relating to cell phones, it is nice to see some common sense out there (it is rare these days).  In People v. Spriggs…
  • Feb 23

    Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available

    Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available
    Episode 9 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now published (a bit earlier in the day than usual).  Episode 9 guests are Jennifer Zargarof of Sidley and Eric B. Kingsley of Kingsley & Kingsley.  Show topics include discussions of…
Rank this Week: 307

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

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

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Apr 8

    Tips on standing out in a competitive market

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

    How to reach legal consumers using online video

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

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life

    Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Browser add-ons to simplify, secure your online life Since we all spend so much…
Rank this Week: 856

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: 147

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 738

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Apr 7

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site
    Raymond Ward's blog, the (new) legal writer, is billed as "a collection of resources for lawyers and other writers." And that's exactly what it is--you can always find a useful link. Ward's latest post, "The Redbook (3d ed.)," concludes…
  • Mar 26

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?
    Here's a great post from Max Kennerly at Litigation & Trial: "Defeating The Medical Records Paper Copy Scam." If you want to find out whether doctors and hospitals are overcharging you for your client's medical records--and they probably…
  • Mar 5

    Are You a Crappy Litigator?

    Are You a Crappy Litigator?
    From Mark Herrmann at Above the Law: "Are You A Crappy Litigator? A Self-Assessment Test!"-- It’s so hard to judge yourself. Deep in your soul you know that people who criticize you are idiots, and people who praise you are...
Rank this Week: 3189

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/
  • Apr 7

    Public Speaking Fail: Trying to Speak with Your Arms Glued to Your Side

    Public Speaking Fail: Trying to Speak with Your Arms Glued to Your Side
    by Marsha Hunter At a trial skills program last month, I spent two days in individual coaching and video review. As the first day wore on, disturbing reports began to surface that someone on the faculty was instructing students to conduct…
  • Mar 13

    When You Must Read Aloud in Court

    When You Must Read Aloud in Court
    by Marsha Hunter How hard can it be to read out loud in court? Surprisingly difficult and strangely tricky! 99.5% of the talking you do in court is extemporaneous. The other .05% of courtroom speech is one of two kinds: memorized verbatim…
  • Mar 3

    M.J. TOCCI AND ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING: CONFRONTING OFFENSIVE SPEECH

    M.J. TOCCI AND ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING: CONFRONTING OFFENSIVE SPEECH
    by Marsha Hunter Two weeks ago we lost an exceptional teacher and tireless mentor for women lawyers, M.J. Tocci. She died in hospice after a years-long battle with cancer. Friends and colleagues have been remembering her inspiring…
Rank this Week: 2080

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Appellate Sections Once Again Co-Sponsoring SCOTX Event

    Appellate Sections Once Again Co-Sponsoring SCOTX Event
    The Appellate Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association are co-sponsoring a program entitled “An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court.” This event—previously held in 2008, 2010, and 2012—will…
  • Apr 4

    SCOTX: Postjudgment Interest—All Accrual Dates Are Not Created Equal

    SCOTX: Postjudgment Interest—All Accrual Dates Are Not Created Equal
    Statutes that appear clear are oft fraught with unanswered questions. This is unsurprising, as drafters cannot anticipate every scenario when crafting legislation. Falling into that vein, last week, the Texas Supreme Court decided a…
  • Jan 13

    I, Juror No. 3

    I, Juror No. 3
    Since I became a practicing lawyer, I’ve been called for jury duty four times: twice in Dallas County (where I lived from 1997 to 2003), and twice in Travis County (where I live now). This past week, I served my second stint as an…
Rank this Week: 3002

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Apr 6

    Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trust

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

    Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession

    Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession
    In the structured settlement industry, relationships are very important. We interact with mediators, judges, experts, arbitrators and more, on a daily basis. So, it is extremely helpful to have some background on those experts before we walk…
  • Mar 9

    The Power of a Structured Settlement: A Personal Story

    The Power of a Structured Settlement: A Personal Story
    Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early, talk with Congressman Jim Langevin, a Democrat, representing constituents from the 2nd District in Rhode Island since 2001. Congressman Langevin talks about his own…
Rank this Week: 769

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Apr 5

    Appellate Judges Tell Dallas Lawyers How to Handle an Appeal

    Appellate Judges Tell Dallas Lawyers How to Handle an Appeal
    The Dallas Bar Association Judiciary Committee recently hosted a panel discussion with three prominent appellate judges.  Catharina Haynes is the only federal appellate judge in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  After years of sitting as…
  • Feb 26

    KTVT CBS 11 interview regarding recent appellate opinion

    KTVT CBS 11 interview regarding recent appellate opinion
    A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by a KDFW Fox 4 reporter regarding constitutional claims raised in recent litigation. Yesterday, I was interviewed by a KTVT CBS 11 reporter regarding an entirely different set of constitutional…
  • Feb 13

    KDFW Fox 4 interview regarding constitutional claim

    KDFW Fox 4 interview regarding constitutional claim
    I was interviewed by a KDFW Fox 4 reporter regarding constitutional claims raised in recent litigation.
Rank this Week: 4179

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 1

    Birthday Post

    Birthday Post
    Today is my birthday and I thought I would post a picture of the cake my fellow workers bought for me. The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County); Copyright 2012 by Kurt…
Rank this Week: 4025

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
  • Apr 4

    Principles Heretofore Unknown

    Principles Heretofore Unknown
    On March 21, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on the eligibility of Justice Marc Nadon, a Supernumary justice of the Federal Court of Appeal and a former Advocate of 10 years seniority in Quebec, to be appointed as one…
  • Apr 2

    Freemen-on-the-Land in Civil and Criminal Courts: An Update on the Fearn Case

    Freemen-on-the-Land in Civil and Criminal Courts: An Update on the Fearn Case
    Last February, the issue of Freemen-on-the-Land / Sovereign Citizens in Alberta courts was reignited by the case of Fearn v Canada Customs, 2014 ABQB 114, in which Glenn Winningham Fearn, an American Freeman and OPCA (Organized Pseudolegal…
  • Mar 21

    Frivolous Litigation: From Hot Coffee to Hot Potato Soup

    Frivolous Litigation: From Hot Coffee to Hot Potato Soup
    It has been 20 years since Liebeck v McDonald’s Restaurants, wherein a U.S. court in the state of New Mexico awarded the plaintiff $2.9 million after she accidently spilled hot coffee which she had just purchased from the fast food…
Rank this Week: 909

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1023

The Art of Advocacy

The Art of Advocacy

Covers courtroom techniques, topics include, depositions, direct examination, historic trials, professional growth, and training opportunities. By Paul Mark Sandler.

http://www.attorneyadvocacy.com/
Rank this Week: 2487

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

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

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law
    As a discovery referee in family law matters, I often come upon issues where opposing counsel does not think the Discovery Act applies to their proceeding. They argue that it is not necessary to make a diligent search and a reasonable inquiry…
  • Mar 5

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?
    Last November I received the following e-mail: Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6 months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to interrogatories in a meaningful way? I…
  • Mar 5

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?
    Last November I received the following e-mail: Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6 months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to interrogatories in a meaningful way? I…
Rank this Week: 2163

Long Term Disability Law Blog

Long Term Disability Law Blog

Covers long term disability advocacy, disability benefits and claimant tips. By Riemer & Associates LLC.

http://www.longtermdisabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1721

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    Murdered Businessman Leaves Widow, Seven Children And No Will

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

    Times Features Comprehensive Article on Trust

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

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

    Public Administrator Sues Beth Israel Hospital For 100 Million Dollars On Behalf of Hugette Clark Estate
    For some time we have been following the bizarre story of Hugette Clark, the reclusive mining heiress who died in 2011 at the age of 104. She had lived for years in Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan, running up hospital bills in the millions…
Rank this Week: 366

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 2

    Expert Under the Gun of Cross? Multi-sided Response to the Rescue

    Expert Under the Gun of Cross? Multi-sided Response to the Rescue
    For your expert witnesses under the gun of cross-examination, usually the most problematic answer is a flat “yes” or “no.” Science holds few absolutes to be true, thus most scientists (which is the majority of your…
  • Feb 26

    The Question’s Not the Problem: The Answer May Be

    The Question’s Not the Problem: The Answer May Be
    How many times in your youth, were you told by a benevolent, or at the very least, good-hearted, coach or teacher, "There’s no such thing as a stupid question." You’ve probably said that very phrase to your children as well. And…
  • Feb 3

    Address Americans’ Overriding Concerns: Safety & Trust

    Address Americans’ Overriding Concerns: Safety & Trust
    An unfortunate statistic came to light recently: the United States now leads all other countries in terms of anxiety. Fully 31% of our population will experience an anxiety disorder during their lifetime, according to the World Health…
Rank this Week: 4677

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/
  • Apr 2

    Direct competition not required to assert Lanham Act false advertising claim

    Direct competition not required to assert Lanham Act false advertising claim
    There is little debate that the Lanham Act, 15 USC 1125(a), entitles direct competitors to sue each other for false advertising, while consumers (including business consumers) lack standing to sue under the Act. For parties that are neither…
  • Mar 31

    Target of social media criticism can sue for defamation, Oregon Court of Appeals hold

    Target of social media criticism can sue for defamation, Oregon Court of Appeals hold
    The Oregon Court of Appeals recently held that a business owner can pursue a defamation claim against an individual who posted a negative on-line review. In Neumann v. Liles, plaintiff, who operates a wedding venue, was the target of a...
  • Mar 28

    Oregon Supreme Court addresses seller's UCC remedie

    Oregon Supreme Court addresses seller's UCC remedie
    When a party refuses to perform its contract to purchase goods, the Uniform Commercial Code entitles the aggrieved seller to sell the goods to another buyer and recover damages from the defaulting party. Often the buyer must sell at less...
Rank this Week: 3188

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: 691

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Covers news, injury, consumer, business and class action law. By Law Office of David S. Hagy PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3171

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Wills, Estates and Successions Act - A new regime for B.C.

    Wills, Estates and Successions Act - A new regime for B.C.
    Posted by Peter Roberts“The law of succession is among the most archaic areas of private law, and British Columbia legislation dealing with various aspects of succession is highly fragmented, spread throughout a forest of…
  • Feb 18

    Marko Vesely interviewed by Financier Worldwide

    Marko Vesely interviewed by Financier Worldwide
    Posted by Lawson Lundell LLPMarko Vesely was recently interviewed by Financier Worldwide for its Commercial Arbitration Annual Review.  This review examines issues and developments in commercial arbitration around the world. In the…
  • Feb 7

    Stop Shooting Cannonballs at my Customers' Canoe! Welcome Clarification on the "Unlawful Means" Tort from the Supreme Court Of Canada

    Stop Shooting Cannonballs at my Customers' Canoe! Welcome Clarification on the "Unlawful Means" Tort from the Supreme Court Of Canada
    Posted by Lisa PetersOn January 31, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in A.I. Enterprises Ltd. v. Bram Enterprises Ltd., 2014 SCC 12. This is an important commercial decision as it clarifies and narrows the scope of…
Rank this Week: 3444

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/
  • Mar 31

    Trial Presentation Software Sale!

    Trial Presentation Software Sale!
    Recent posts on the Trial Technology LinkedIn group announce new releases of two popular trial presentation software packages, both getting some extra attention with a limited-time price reduction. If you’ve been considering…
  • Feb 26

    Don't Want Trial Technology?

    Don't Want Trial Technology?
    Originally published in the February 2014 edition of Los Angeles LawyerBy Ted BrooksNOTE: The article below shows the progressive attitude of the L.A. Superior Court system. Another example is taking place in a downtown trial in which I am…
  • Feb 15

    Is LinkedIn Data at Risk?

    Is LinkedIn Data at Risk?
    Reprinted with permission from the Feb. 7, 2014 issue of Law Technology News. ©2014 ALM Media Properties, LLCWhat a week—Super Bowl Sunday, followed by LegalTech New York! One thing is certain: You will always find many of the…
Rank this Week: 1792

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 1957

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/
Rank this Week: 1549

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?
    What makes lawyers happy? Apparently people want to know, because an article on that topic was the most downloaded paper on SSRN last week. You can read it yourself:Lawrence S. Krieger & Kennon M. Sheldon, What Makes Lawyers Happy?…
  • Mar 28

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?
    Kathryn Stanchi & Deirdre M. Bowen, This is Your Sword: How Damaging are Prior Convictions to Plaintiffs in Civil Trials?, 89 Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2412110: The conventional wisdom in law is that a…
  • Mar 28

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification
    A House bill promoting the notion that jurors can ignore Alaska's criminal code and let a lawbreaking defendant off the hook had a brief hearing Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee, then was held for later. The bill, fostering "jury…
Rank this Week: 930

Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

Covers trials and appeals, depositions, and discovery. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
  • Mar 27

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    Last week I noted that I would be assisting with the AAJ Regional Trial Competition held in Omaha.  I served as a judge for what was, in my view, a very close round between two good teams.  Here are some … Continue reading…
  • Mar 21

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective
    Today is a pretty exciting day for the state of Nebraska.  Both Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are in the men’s NCAA Tournament.  The Nebraska women won the B1G Tournament and also picked up a 4…
  • Mar 18

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    This week Omaha plays host to a regional trial competition sponsored by the American Association for Justice.  Nine law schools from the Midwest region will send a total of 16 teams to compete.  I, along with many of my Omaha…
Rank this Week: 2268