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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 28

    Opposing the pro se appellant

    Opposing the pro se appellant
    I think a lot of people might think that any time the appellant is a lay person representing himself (i.e., appearing “pro se”), the respondent has a pretty easy time of it. Is that the case? I was reminded of this issue by an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1353

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Apple’s Efforts to Bar Patent Damages Expert Witnesses Denied by U.S. Judge

    Apple’s Efforts to Bar Patent Damages Expert Witnesses Denied by U.S. Judge
    Case: Emblaze Ltd. v. Apple Inc., No. 5:11–cv–01079–PSG, U.S. District Court, Northern District California; June 25, 2014 Background: Plaintiff Emblaze, Ltd. is a publicly held Israeli corporation with a worldwide...The post…
  • Jul 28

    What Attorneys Need to Know About Informed Consent

    What Attorneys Need to Know About Informed Consent
    This article is authored by a leading obstetrics and gynecology  expert witness.  He is a member of both the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and he was previously associate professor...The post What…
  • Jul 28

    Medical Causation Expert Witness and Birth Injury Expert Witness Properly Barred, 8th Circuit Find

    Medical Causation Expert Witness and Birth Injury Expert Witness Properly Barred, 8th Circuit Find
    Case: Dawn Lawrey v. Good Samaritan Hospital, et al., No. 12–3863, Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; June 4, 2014 Background: Aubree Lawrey was born with a permanent brachial plexus...The post Medical Causation Expert Witness and…
Rank this Week: 4097

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Everything You Need to Know About eDiscovery Review

    Everything You Need to Know About eDiscovery Review
    On Thursday, July 24 Nextpoint Project Manager Dave Schaaf presented the Client Success Summer Camp Webinar Series, “Preparing for eDiscovery Review.” If you missed the event, you can listen to the recorded…
  • Jul 25

    How to Prepare for Your Next Hearing, Conference or Trial

    How to Prepare for Your Next Hearing, Conference or Trial
    The jury trial has been slowly disappearing. While that is true, any time a new matter comes to your firm, you should be thinking about the possible endgame – presenting evidence in a hearing, trial, settlement conference, or…
  • Jul 23

    6 Tips to Make Your Legal Presentations Pop

    6 Tips to Make Your Legal Presentations Pop
    No legal presentation is ever like another. Sometimes we handle dry, complicated intellectual property matters; other times, emotional personal injury cases. But I have learned in many years of making slides for all kinds of hearings and…
Rank this Week: 4128

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 2074

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jul 28

    Lawsuit Against Agent for Inadequate Insurance Limit

    Lawsuit Against Agent for Inadequate Insurance Limit
     The case of Barrick v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. and Jones, No. M2013-01773-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 27, 2014) first begins in 2008, when the Barrick family was sued after their minor son accidentally killed a motorcyclist in…
  • Jul 25

    Truck Driver Left Vehicle and Loses Protection Under UM Coverage

    Truck Driver Left Vehicle and Loses Protection Under UM Coverage
     An over-the-road truck driver parked his truck on the shoulder of a road, got out, walked across a five-lane highway to a convenience store, purchased a soft drink and chewing tobacco, walked back across the highway towards his truck,…
  • Jul 23

    Tennessee Insurance Coverage Decision

    Tennessee Insurance Coverage Decision
     In Cleveland Custom Stone v. Acuity Mutual Insurance Company, No. E2013-02132-COA-R3-CV (June 10, 2014), the Tennessee Court of Appeals considered a myriad of issues in a case concerning an insurance company’s failure to pay…
Rank this Week: 318

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jul 28

    Please Stop Calling Amazon A Monopoly

    Please Stop Calling Amazon A Monopoly
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Please Stop Calling Amazon A Monopoly at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  I read a lot of book-related publications and blogs, and thus I have endured weeks of Hachette-versus-Amazon…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 237

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 28

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition
    Cleversafe, Inc. v. Amplidata, Inc., No. 11 C 4890, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 11, 2014) (Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff Cleversafe’s motion for a protective order and sanctions preventing the deposition of Cleversafe’s…
  • Jul 25

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related
    TCYK, LLC, v. Does 1-44, No. 13 C 3825, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2014) (Dow J.). Judge Dow denied various Doe defendants’ motions to grant subpoenas to their respective ISPs in this BitTorrent copyright case involving the movie…
  • Jul 22

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem
    The following is a blog post by Varun Shah, Aruba Network’s Director, Intellectual Property — full disclosure, I previously represented Aruba.  Shah has an interesting alternative patent reform proposal that seeks to target…
Rank this Week: 246

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    Applying The Emergency Category of Nontestimonial Statement

    Applying The Emergency Category of Nontestimonial Statement
    NinthCircuitSeal.png In hostage taking case, Ninth Circuit affirms the admission of the mother's report to law enforcement concerning he call with the captors, who demanded money for her son's return; the statements were…
  • Jul 24

    Circuit Split: Scope Of Rule Of Completeness Under To Oral Statement

    Circuit Split: Scope Of Rule Of Completeness Under To Oral Statement
    Circuits Map.gif While it is clear that the Rule of Completeness under FRE 106 applies to written and recorded statements, does it apply to oral statements? The Ninth Circuit recently noted a division on this issue;…
  • Jul 22

    Considering False Statements And The Hearsay Rule

    Considering False Statements And The Hearsay Rule
    SeventhCircuitSeal.png In bribery prosecution, Seventh Circuit considered the admissibility of false statements made by one of the participants to the FBI and concludes that the statements were not inadmissible hearsay…
Rank this Week: 669

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)
    The last issue of La Ley. Unión Europea (July 2014) has also been released this month.  Prof. P. de Miguel Asensio (Universidad Complutense of Madrid) is the author of the first contribution, entitled “El tratamiento de…
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)
     Vol. VII (2014, 2) of the Spanish journal Arbitraje. Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones has just been released. The following contributions are to be found therein: Under the heading Estudios Franco FERRARI: Forum shopping:…
  • Jul 24

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law
    The next biannual conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law (Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht e.V.) will take place from 25 to 28 March 2015 in Luxemburg. It will…
Rank this Week: 51

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 27

    Spotlight on the Alabama State Bar

    Spotlight on the Alabama State Bar
    The Alabama State Bar was created in 1923 and has jurisdiction over the conduct of all attorneys and is charged with stimulating interest in improving the administration of justice. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 914

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Jul 26

    Programming note

    Programming note
    Programming note: Each summer I take at least a week's vacation from work and from this blog. This summer, my vacation begins now. New posts will appear here on Monday, August 4, 2014. Readers are invited to follow me on Twitter at…
  • Jul 26

    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx"

    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx"
    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx": The New York Daily News has this report.
  • Jul 26

    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death"

    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death"
    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death": Sean Rossman has this article in today's edition of The Tallahassee Democrat.
Rank this Week: 45

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Jul 25

    Too Tangential

    Too Tangential
    In its recent Chadbourne decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that to be "in connection with" the purchase or sale of a security, an alleged securities fraud must involve "victims who took, who tried to take, who divested…
  • Jul 18

    Doubling Down

    Doubling Down
    In Spitzberg v. Houston American Energy Corp., 2014 WL 3442515 (5th Cir. July 15, 2014), the Fifth Circuit reversed the dismissal of a securities class action based on alleged false statements concerning oil and gas reserves. The decision…
  • Jul 11

    Comparing Lychee

    Comparing Lychee
    Securities class actions brought against China-based companies often allege discrepancies between the company's Chinese regulatory filings and SEC filings. In that type of case, the plaintiff must allege at least some facts to support that…
Rank this Week: 1269

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/
  • Jul 25

    How to choose Web-based legal software

    How to choose Web-based legal software
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "How to choose Web-based legal software." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How to choose Web-based legal software These days, more and more lawyers are moving to Web-based…
  • Jul 2

    Courts still grapple with social media evidence discovery

    Courts still grapple with social media evidence discovery
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Courts still grapple with social media evidence discovery." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Courts still grapple with social media evidence discovery As attorneys realize…
  • Jun 26

    Tech Tips For the Traveling Lawyer

    Tech Tips For the Traveling Lawyer
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Tech Tips For the Traveling Lawyer." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Tech Tips For the Traveling Lawyer I travel — a lot. So I figured I’d pass along some of…
Rank this Week: 678

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/
  • Jul 25

    Pasadena Unified School District Settles Title IX Complaint . . . . . In Everyone's Best Interest!

    Pasadena Unified School District Settles Title IX Complaint . . . . . In Everyone's Best Interest!
    Girls attending middle school in the Pasadena Unified School District have declared victory in a battle over equal access to sports. The students were assisted by the California Women's Law Center and the Employment Law Center of the Legal…
  • Jul 18

    FTC Sues Amazon Over Unfair Billing Practice

    FTC Sues Amazon Over Unfair Billing Practice
    The FTC has sued Amazon over its in-app billing practices. In the lawsuit, the FTC alleges that parents have been unlawfully charged millions of dollars by allowing their children to play with apps on smart phones and other devices. The apps…
  • Jul 11

    ABA Ruling Says Attorneys May Review Social Media Posts by Juror

    ABA Ruling Says Attorneys May Review Social Media Posts by Juror
    As more and more people establish a presence on social media websites, the line between the real world and the virtual world becomes increasingly blurred. That's true in many aspects of life, and it is particularly relevant when applied to…
Rank this Week: 1003

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jul 25

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    What’s new at Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. *  Dan Donnellon and Jade Smarda appeared in the U.S. District Court for the S.D. of Ohio for the trial of a petition to compel international arbitration that it filed on behalf of the…
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
    I was asked to comment for a story about a recent case in Texas in which criminal charges were filed against an individual for the misuse of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Criminal charges have been available under the…
  • Jul 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
Rank this Week: 4734

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Jul 25

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    What’s new at Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. *  Dan Donnellon and Jade Smarda appeared in the U.S. District Court for the S.D. of Ohio for the trial of a petition to compel international arbitration that it filed on behalf of the…
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
    I was asked to comment for a story about a recent case in Texas in which criminal charges were filed against an individual for the misuse of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Criminal charges have been available under the…
  • Jul 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
Rank this Week: 2365

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: 383

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/
  • Jul 25

    How to Avoid Fraudulent Transfers When in Bankruptcy

    How to Avoid Fraudulent Transfers When in Bankruptcy
    You may have heard about Toni Braxton's latest troubles. After filing bankruptcy twice in the last 15 years, the Grammy-award winning singer is now facing charges of bankruptcy fraud. According to some reports, she transferred over $53,000…
  • Jul 18

    "Me Too" Evidence is Insufficient in a Hostile Work Environment Case

    "Me Too" Evidence is Insufficient in a Hostile Work Environment Case
    The number of racial harassment cases in the U.S. has doubled since the early 1990s, according to the EEOC. It is inconceivable that someone would have to work in an environment where the "n-word" is used daily, and nooses or racial graffiti…
  • Jul 11

    Prejudicial Statements by Defense May Have Saved UM/UIM Claim

    Prejudicial Statements by Defense May Have Saved UM/UIM Claim
    Imagine being injured in an automobile accident, by a driver with no insurance. Luckily, there is no dispute that the other driver was at fault, and because you have Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage, there is a source of…
Rank this Week: 4021

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1286

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/
  • Jul 23

    A Fixture or a Chattel: The $4.2 Million Question

    A Fixture or a Chattel: The $4.2 Million Question
    Posted by Peter RobertsLikely because the application of the law is uncertain, commercial leases generally have detailed clauses dealing with the question of when a piece of equipment or an improvement installed in a premises becomes a…
  • Jul 17

    Commercial Tenancy and Quiet Enjoyment: The Court of Appeal weighs in

    Commercial Tenancy and Quiet Enjoyment: The Court of Appeal weighs in
    Posted by Peter RobertsLast year I blogged about a Nanaimo commercial tenant who defeated her landlord’s claim for unpaid rent on the grounds the lease had been fundamentally breached as a result of a pervasive odour.  Neither the…
  • Jul 2

    When can you remove an Executor or Trustee?

    When can you remove an Executor or Trustee?
    Posted by Peter RobertsIt is common for someone writing a will to appoint as their executor a family member or friend.  Sometimes this is done without understanding what it means to be an executor.  Sometimes the ability and…
Rank this Week: 1492

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Jul 23

    Discovery Plan Part 4 — The Year Before Trial

    Discovery Plan Part 4 — The Year Before Trial
    Somewhere in the back of your mind you are aware that discovery and Motions for Summary Judgment deadlines are looming. Yet, you really don’t pay attention to them until they are upon us usually around day 45 when you start trying to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2265

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: 621

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: 4535

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 137

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: 196

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: 3530

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…
Rank this Week: 3000

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: 832

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 »
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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: 2033

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 3623

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: 3500

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: 3384

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: 3463

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: 2102

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: 3697

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: 3705

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: 2551

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: 500

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: 61

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: 56

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: 1107

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: 1477

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: 2945

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: 3175