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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/
  • Aug 15

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal Poetry

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal Poetry
    Sometimes Twitter can provide you with a great grammar or appellate advocacy tip. Sometimes it can make you smile. And sometimes it can do both. For #TwitterTuesday this week we are following @RuleHaiku. Rule Haiku converts the Federal Rules…
  • Aug 14

    Supreme Court to Require E-Filing

    Supreme Court to Require E-Filing
    The Supreme Court recently announced that on November 13, 2017, its electronic filing system will be up and running. Thankfully, the Court’s program will not be part of the PACER system. Rather, according to the National Journal, the…
  • Aug 8

    #TwitterTuesday--Law School Legal Writing Department

    #TwitterTuesday--Law School Legal Writing Department
    When it comes to appellate writing, you can find some great tips from some of the nation's leading legal writing scholars by following the Twitter accounts of law school legal writing departments. Here are a few accounts to follow:…
Rank this Week: 2525

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • Aug 15

    What Happens When an Employee Goes on an E-mail Deleting Spree?

    What Happens When an Employee Goes on an E-mail Deleting Spree?
     Author: E-Discovery Guru Case Citation: Orchestratehr v. Trombetta, 178 F.Supp.3d 476 (N.D.Tex. 2016) Employee Implicated: Employee eLesson Learned: Failure to prove that e-mails pertaining to a discovery request were deleted in bad…
  • Jul 15

    IRS is 0-2 in a Battle Against Technology Assisted Review

    IRS is 0-2 in a Battle Against Technology Assisted Review
    Author: Stephen Daniels   Case Citation: Dynamo Holdings v. Comm’r of Internal Revenue, Docket No. 2685-11, 8393-12 (T.C. July 13, 2016).   eLesson Learned: Judicial bodies are trending towards acceptance of…
  • Jun 15

    How May The Court Infer Bad Faith Regarding Discovery Compliance?

    How May The Court Infer Bad Faith Regarding Discovery Compliance?
    Author: Eli Crozier Case Citation: Fulton v. Livingston Fin. LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96825 (W.D. Wash. July 25, 2016). Employee/Personnel/Employer implicated:   Defense counsel / Hinshaw and Culbertson eLesson…
Rank this Week: 116

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
Rank this Week: 719

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Four Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2018

    Four Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2018
    Four attorneys including Managing Equity Partner Patrick A. Salvi, and Partners Jeffrey J. Kroll, Matthew L. Williams and Jennifer L. Ashley have been honored by one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession…
  • Aug 11

    Mother sues nurse, hospital after newborn baby suffocates in hospital bed

    Mother sues nurse, hospital after newborn baby suffocates in hospital bed
    PORTLAND, Ore. (August 11, 2017) – An Oregon mother is suing a nurse and the hospital she worked at for negligence after her newborn son suffocated to death in her hospital bed. According to the lawsuit which was filed last…
  • Aug 8

    Trial to begin against City of Chicago for dancer paralyzed by collapsed bus shelter

    Trial to begin against City of Chicago for dancer paralyzed by collapsed bus shelter
    CHICAGO (August 9, 2017) – Trial is set to begin on Thursday, August 10 against the city of Chicago in the Tierney Darden case. Ms. Darden was a 24-year-old dance student when she was paralyzed by a collapsed pedestrian shelter…
Rank this Week: 1588

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
Rank this Week: 2022

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/
  • Aug 14

    Failure to Review Insurance Policy Does Not Bar Insured’s Potential Recovery

    Failure to Review Insurance Policy Does Not Bar Insured’s Potential Recovery
    Plaintiffs own a number of commercial properties in Brooklyn. In connection with that ownership, plaintiffs retained defendant broker to arrange for insurance coverage for the buildings. At the time of issuance, in 2002, the policies did not…
  • Aug 3

    Minimum Requirements to Maintain Information as a Trade Secret

    Minimum Requirements to Maintain Information as a Trade Secret
    While some businesses believe that all of their business information can be deemed a “trade secret,” the Second Department recently reaffirmed that not to be the case. In an action by a lighting company seeking to prevent an…
  • Jul 26

    Bad Faith Reservation of Rights by Insurance Company Defats Breach Claim Against its Insured

    Bad Faith Reservation of Rights by Insurance Company Defats Breach Claim Against its Insured
    In affirming the dismissal of an insurance company’s breach of contract claim which alleged that the insured’s failure to cooperate and obtain consent to settle breached the policy, the First Department held that despite…
Rank this Week: 2738

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Walking & Working Surfaces Expert Witness Allowed

    Walking & Working Surfaces Expert Witness Allowed
    Plaintiff sued Defendant after slipping on a bath mat in a bathroom owned by the latter. Plaintiff hired a walking & working surfaces expert witness to provide testimony in the case and the Defendant filed a motion to exclude.…
  • Aug 9

    Plumbing & HVAC and Hotel & Hospitality Expert Testimony Granted in Part

    Plumbing & HVAC and Hotel & Hospitality Expert Testimony Granted in Part
    Plaintiff slipped and fell on water that had accumulated on the floor of Defendant’s hotel. Plaintiff hired two experts: a plumbing & HVAC expert witness and a hotel & hospitality expert witness.  Defendant filed…
  • Aug 7

    Pulmonary Medicine Expert Witness Not Allowed

    Pulmonary Medicine Expert Witness Not Allowed
    Plaintiff sued defendant after her husband died almost a year after a heart/lung bypass machine stopped working during surgery.  The plaintiff hired a pulmonary medicine expert witness to provide testimony.  The defendant…
Rank this Week: 735

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    Auto Accident Left One Teen Dead and Five Others Injured; Cause Still Under Investigation

    Auto Accident Left One Teen Dead and Five Others Injured; Cause Still Under Investigation
    An 18-year-old California teen lost his life and five of his classmates were injured Friday afternoon when the pick-up they were riding in ran off the road and rolled several times down a 150 foot embankment. One of the injured teens is in…
  • Jul 25

    Spilled Coffee To Blame For Auto-Pedestrian Accident

    Spilled Coffee To Blame For Auto-Pedestrian Accident
    There are many contributing factors in many auto-pedestrian accidents, with driver inattention being the most common cause. A woman is recovering after being hit by a car in Kenosha, Wisconsin. According to police, the woman was walking in…
  • Jul 7

    Surgical Error Resulted in Additional Surgery and Permanent Urinary Incontinence

    Surgical Error Resulted in Additional Surgery and Permanent Urinary Incontinence
    A woman recently settled a medical malpractice lawsuit in which she alleged negligence resulted in permanent urinary incontinence. In 2012, a woman with multiple sclerosis underwent a hysterectomy. She claimed that during surgery the ureter…
Rank this Week: 4135

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

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

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

    NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border

    NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border Since the election, border crossings have been subject to greater scrutiny by…
  • Jul 24

    Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firm

    Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firm
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firms Cloud computing - where electronic data is stored offsite on servers owned and…
  • Jul 20

    U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment rights and social media

    U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment rights and social media
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Last month the United States Supreme Court weighed in on the intersection of the First Amendment with social media in Packinham v. North…
Rank this Week: 2287

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    Alberta Securities Commission declines to exercise public interest jurisdiction to terminate soliciting dealer arrangement in proxy fight

    Alberta Securities Commission declines to exercise public interest jurisdiction to terminate soliciting dealer arrangement in proxy fight
    In its recent PointNorth Capital Inc. decision, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) was called upon to consider the appropriateness of a soliciting dealer arrangement that had been entered into by the issuer, Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd., in…
  • Aug 1

    Social Media: Shareholder Activism in 140 Characters or Le

    Social Media: Shareholder Activism in 140 Characters or Le
    Social media has changed how we live. We have access to extensive information and global connections at our finger tips.  Given its already well-established presence in our personal lives, it comes as no surprise that social media has…
  • Jul 26

    How independent are independent directors?

    How independent are independent directors?
    Board independence is a pillar of good corporate governance. It ensures that a corporation’s management is properly monitored and that the corporation’s decisions effectively balance the various stakeholders’ interests. Over…
Rank this Week: 2014

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 7

    Judge Shadur is Retiring

    Judge Shadur is Retiring
    Effective September 1, 2017, Senior Judge Milton Shadur will retire from the N.D. Illinois bench. Judge Shadur was appointed by President Carter and has served as a federal judge on the Northern District bench for 37 years. Chief Judge…
  • Jul 31

    Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent

    Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent
    Solo Cup Operating Corp. v. Lollicup USA, Inc., No. 16 C 8041, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 17, 2017) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted plaintiff Solo Cup’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss several of defendant Lollicup’s…
  • Jul 28

    Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden

    Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden
    Bodum USA, Inc. v. A Top New Casting, Inc., No. 16 C 2916, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 10, 2017) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly denied defendant A Top’s motion for summary judgment based upon plaintiff Bodum’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 569

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.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    When is Speaking to the Media About a Pending Lawsuit ‘Frivolous Conduct’ Under Ohio Law?

    When is Speaking to the Media About a Pending Lawsuit ‘Frivolous Conduct’ Under Ohio Law?
    In an emotionally charged case involving child sexual abuse allegations and claims of wrongful termination, emerged an unlikely decision with the potential to curtail lawyers’ First Amendment rights in Ohio. The Cleveland-based trial…
  • Aug 4

    Faruki’s Erin Rhinehart Named to National “Under 40 Hot List”

    Faruki’s Erin Rhinehart Named to National “Under 40 Hot List”
    Erin Rhinehart, Partner at Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL, adds another impressive award to her collection of accolades. Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List” honors the achievements of the nation’s…
  • Aug 1

    New Ruling Limits When Officials Can Block Constituents on Social Media

    New Ruling Limits When Officials Can Block Constituents on Social Media
    Public officials often rely on social media to connect with their constituents. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer unparalleled opportunities to share information, solicit feedback, and muster support efficiently and effectively. As a…
Rank this Week: 3661

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

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

    Discovery May Be Obtained of the Identity and Location of Persons Having Knowledge of Any Discoverable Matter

    Discovery May Be Obtained of the Identity and Location of Persons Having Knowledge of Any Discoverable Matter
    The title of this blog is a quote from the most basic tenant of the 2016 Discovery Act found in Code of Civil Procedure Section 2017.010 titled Matters Subject to Discovery which reads: “Unless otherwise limited by…
  • Jun 13

    A Needle in a Haystack – When Opposing Party Dumps Document

    A Needle in a Haystack – When Opposing Party Dumps Document
    Have you ever had a situation where the opposing side has responded to each of your document production requests with the response? All responsive documents within the custody and control of responding party will be produced. and then they…
  • Mar 28

    To Sign or Not to Sign Your Proof of Service

    To Sign or Not to Sign Your Proof of Service
      When I was a research attorney for Alameda County Superior Court, my judge drilled into me to always check the proof of service to make sure that it was signed and service on all parties had properly been made.  As a…
Rank this Week: 3342

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2491

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Technology in the Courtroom: Does it Engage or Overwhelm Jurors?

    Technology in the Courtroom: Does it Engage or Overwhelm Jurors?
    Massive access to information has had an impact on preparing for trial. The challenge is, with all the latest technological and forensic material available to you, how can you choose those that can effectively help win your case? California…
  • Aug 1

    Higher Cause Themes Lead to Greater Succe

    Higher Cause Themes Lead to Greater Succe
    There’s a reason why case themes of “greed” – be they launched at corporate defendants or over-reaching plaintiffs – work so well with juries. Fundamentally, jurors prefer the moral high road, and as such, they…
  • Jul 3

    Invest in Support Staff to Support Client Satisfaction

    Invest in Support Staff to Support Client Satisfaction
     Of course client satisfaction is high when you win the case, or negotiate a favorable settlement, but client satisfaction can exist even when the outcome isn’t quite so terrific, which is important, since it’s client…
Rank this Week: 4582

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Aug 1

    I’ve Handled Dog Attacks, But A Pig Attack? What’s The Law On That?

    I’ve Handled Dog Attacks, But A Pig Attack? What’s The Law On That?
    Over the years, I’ve handled a number of dog attack cases, but last week, I read a story about a 3 year old Alabama girl who was injured when she was attacked by a neighbor’s pig. I don’t want to make light of the story…
  • Jul 26

    What To Make Of The New NFL Brain Injury Study

    What To Make Of The New NFL Brain Injury Study
    Yesterday, a new study on brain injuries in NFL players that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association made news. As you may have heard, the study looked at brains of 111 former NFL players, and 110 of the brains had…
  • May 16

    Driverless Car Drama

    Driverless Car Drama
    We obviously represent a lot of people who are injured in car wrecks so I’m always interested in what happens on the driverless car front.  This story  presenting real life drama and corporate espionage in the driverless car…
Rank this Week: 572

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

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

South Florida Trial Practice

South Florida Trial Practice

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://southfloridatrial.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    The Alter-Ego of a Corporation: Piercing the Corporate Veil

    The Alter-Ego of a Corporation: Piercing the Corporate Veil
    A corporation is a legal entity separate and distinct from its shareholders.  The corporate form generally shields shareholders from personal liability for the corporation’s debts. However, shareholders cannot incorporate to limit…
  • Jul 17

    Medical Marijuana Dispensary New

    Medical Marijuana Dispensary New
    Please see my latest update, over on Fox’s In the Weeds, listing all the news on medical marijuana dispensaries and whether and how Florida cities and municipalities are embracing them or shunning them. __________ Dori K.…
  • Jul 12

    Local Control Over Medical Marijuana Retail Locations?

    Local Control Over Medical Marijuana Retail Locations?
    Please see my update, over on Fox’s In the Weeds, regarding whether Florida cities and municipalities can exert local control over the location of medical marijuana dispensaries. __________ Dori K. Stibolt is a partner…
Rank this Week: 1933

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    New Bill Proposes Mandatory Treatment for Drug Overdose Victim

    New Bill Proposes Mandatory Treatment for Drug Overdose Victim
    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has proposed a new bill that would order individuals who have suffered a drug overdose and survived to submit to mandatory drug treatment or otherwise face prosecution on a drug charge, which if…
  • Jul 31

    Will I Go to Jail for DUI?

    Will I Go to Jail for DUI?
    In 2004, as a response to a federal law that linked the distribution of federal highway money to states which reduce their DUI blood alcohol content (BAC) thresholds to .08, Pennsylvania changed its DUI laws to conform to this DUI standard.…
  • Jul 24

    New Report Emphasizes the Dangers of Drugged Driving

    New Report Emphasizes the Dangers of Drugged Driving
    Although the number of drunk driving incidents has declined in recent years, a new and equally dangerous, and often more complex problem now poses a significant threat to the driving public – drugged driving, also referred to as driving…
Rank this Week: 1682

I Object!

I Object!

Covers the rules for preserving the record for appeal. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/preservation-of-error-blog/
  • Jul 31

    The Ins and Outs of Appellate Statements of Jurisdiction: How to Avoid Common Mistake

    The Ins and Outs of Appellate Statements of Jurisdiction: How to Avoid Common Mistake
    Though Statements of Jurisdiction may seem like a simple part of an appellate brief, parties often make mistakes in drafting jurisdictional statements. In fact, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently wrote: “There is…
  • Jul 7

    You Gotta Serve Somebody, But You Gotta Do So Correctly: Preserving Sanctions Motion

    You Gotta Serve Somebody, But You Gotta Do So Correctly: Preserving Sanctions Motion
    Emails can create many problems for litigants and their lawyers, but a recent appellate decision in Florida demonstrates yet another peril: proper service, and thus preservation, of demands for sanctions. In Isla Blue Dev., LLC v. Moore, ___…
  • May 25

    Right for the Wrong Reason - Reversal Requires More Than Just an Error

    Right for the Wrong Reason - Reversal Requires More Than Just an Error
    Challenging an adverse judgment on appeal is an uphill battle from the start. A major part of winning an appeal requires demonstrating that an error occurred and confirming that the error was properly raised in the trial court. But more may…
Rank this Week: 1979

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

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

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jul 28

    DOL increases fringe rate under Service Contract Act, issues reminder

    DOL increases fringe rate under Service Contract Act, issues reminder
    On July 25, the Department of Labor issued an all agency memorandum announcing an increase in the fringe rate contribution required under the Service Contract Act (SCA). The rate will increase from $4.27 to $4.41 per hour, effective August…
  • Jul 25

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule
    In response to court challenges to the federal overtime rule that was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DoL) has decided not to advocate for the minimum weekly salary ($913) required by the...
  • Jul 5

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer
    The Oregon legislature recently enacted an expanded Equal Pay Act designed to eliminate discriminatory pay practices based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation (as defined in ORS 174.100), national origin, marital status, veteran…
Rank this Week: 1021

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 28

    Foreclosure: Accrual of right to foreclose and applicable statute of limitation

    Foreclosure: Accrual of right to foreclose and applicable statute of limitation
    DOES DEFAULT TRIGGER THE RUNNING OF LIMITATIONS PERIOD? "Under Texas law, a secured lender must foreclose on its `real property lien not later than four years after . . . the cause of action accrues.'" Rivera, 607 F. Appx. at…
  • May 19

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa
    ELEMENTS OF CAUSE OF ACTION FOR WRONGFUL FORECLOSURE  The elements of a wrongful foreclosure claim are: (1) a defect in the foreclosure sale proceedings; (2) an inadequate selling price; and (3) a causal connection between the defect and…
  • Mar 2

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa
    The elements of tortious interference with an existing contract are: (1) the existence of a contract subject to interference; (2) the occurrence of an act of interference that was willful and intentional; (3) the act was a proximate cause of…
Rank this Week: 2938

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: 172

Lone Star Bench & Bar

Lone Star Bench & Bar

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://texastrial.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 27

    Be Careful When Sending Out That Cease and Desist Letter To Protect Your Trademark

    Be Careful When Sending Out That Cease and Desist Letter To Protect Your Trademark
    It has become an almost perfunctory practice. You catch wind of another business using a confusingly similar name. You then call a lawyer to immediately send out a cease and desist letter. More often than not, this would be the right play.…
  • Jul 27

    …and finally, the Department of Labor asked for comments before proposing a new overtime rule

    …and finally, the Department of Labor asked for comments before proposing a new overtime rule
    It seems that a lot is going on in DC these days. In what may have been lost in all the other activity, yesterday the Department of Labor issued a Request for Information seeking notice and comment before issuing…
  • Jul 27

    Piercing the corporate veil in Texa

    Piercing the corporate veil in Texa
      From Tressie McKeon, in Fox Rothschild’s Dallas office: Texas has long been one of the best locations to start a business, and a big reason for this is the liability protection afforded by the business-friendly Texas courts. Most…
Rank this Week: 1920

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Jul 24

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW
    PERSONAL UPDATE: I woke up this morning realizing that it had been 6 months since my last post. One of the drawbacks to the aging process is that time seems to pass so much faster than when we were younger. … Continue reading →
  • Jan 15

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip
    RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the “Rule of Primacy” is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you’re a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence…
  • Dec 10

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED
    Greetings to all my cold Minnesota friends (cold hands but warm hearts). I’m writing this post from my winter home in Scottsdale, AZ where it’s currently a balmy 66 degrees. (sorry I couldn’t resist). Since writing my last…
Rank this Week: 1724

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

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

    Dieselgate — Antitrust Edition

    Dieselgate — Antitrust Edition
    You will recall that two years ago Volkswagen got in $14.7 billion worth of class action trouble for rigging software in its diesel cars to fake compliance with U.S. emission standards. The We now learn that Volkswagen didn’t act alone.…
  • Jul 9

    Who Belongs in a Class?

    Who Belongs in a Class?
    The question of who belongs in a class action deserves a lot of think about it time. A good class definition could save class plaintiffs lots of trouble in winning certification of the class — a do-or-die event in the life of the class…
  • Jul 2

    Opt-Outs on Parade

    Opt-Outs on Parade
    Arise, ye claimants For more than 40 years, you could wait (and wait and wait) to decide whether or not to opt out of a class action in order to pursue your own individual case. You didn’t have to squawk until (1) you got formal notice…
Rank this Week: 1580

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3291

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Jul 21

    Vimeo Test Video

    Vimeo Test Video
  • Jun 19

    Importance of Candor to the Court

    Importance of Candor to the Court
    Dallas Court of Appeals Justices Ada Brown, Molly Francis, and Bill Whitehill spoke at a Dallas Association of Young Lawyers seminar in the Merrill Hartman Courtroom of the George Allen […]
  • Feb 29

    My Review of a Mexican Traffic Stop

    My Review of a Mexican Traffic Stop
    As with all vacations, I had mixed feelings that this one was […]
Rank this Week: 4032

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

Covers will, trust, and estate disputes in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate
    Upon the appointment of the executor or administrator of a North Carolina probate estate, the personal representative or collector must notify all people or businesses having claims against the decedent to present them to the personal…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is dead. In many cases, parties seek to…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is already dead. In many cases, parties…
Rank this Week: 1787

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 13

    Superior Court Amends Civil Rule 107 Regarding Brief

    Superior Court Amends Civil Rule 107 Regarding Brief
    The Superior Court recently announced amendments to Superior Court Civil Rule 107 regarding briefs.  The amendments include changes to Rule 107(b) and (h), as well as the adoption of Rule 107(j) and Form 48. Of note, the amendment to…
  • Jul 6

    The Examination Of A Child In A Protection From Abuse Hearing

    The Examination Of A Child In A Protection From Abuse Hearing
    Governor John Carney recently signed House Bill 141 into law.  The Bill amends Section 1042 of Title 10 of the Delaware Code regarding protection from abuse proceedings by creating a new subsection (f). …
  • Jun 6

    Supreme Court Addresses The Application Of A Rebuttable Presumption

    Supreme Court Addresses The Application Of A Rebuttable Presumption
    The Sex Offenders Act is found in Chapter 7A of Title 13 of the Delaware Code.  Section 724A of the Sex Offenders Act imposes a rebuttable presumption “that no sex offender shall be awarded sole or joint custody of any child,…
Rank this Week: 1758

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 858

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://karenkoehler.com/wp/
  • Jul 12

    The meanest motion ever

    The meanest motion ever
    Sometimes my job is sickening.   I get the whole idea of defense lawyers attacking my clients in order to make sure they are telling the truth.  But what I can never get used to are the grotesque tactical maneuvers used by some…
  • Jun 18

    Specifically with respect to our daddy’s love

    Specifically with respect to our daddy’s love
    Let me count the ways… Answered every question thoughtfully – including if there really was a man in the moon. Gave us puzzles and calendars featuring photos of sperm taken with his electron microscope Tucked us into bed every…
  • May 14

    How to Fly Across the Country for the Weekend and Not Stay Overnight

    How to Fly Across the Country for the Weekend and Not Stay Overnight
    Friday 9-10:00 am perform office work with Nala in tow 10:00 – 11:15 teleconference with AAJ committee. Anne takes Nala for a walk and brings her back. 11:15 – 12:30 Meeting with co-counsel and new client who is in full rigid body…
Rank this Week: 3701

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jul 12

    A Plaintiff’s Guide To Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 Discovery Proportionality

    A Plaintiff’s Guide To Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 Discovery Proportionality
        Civil litigators often spend more time in discovery disputes than in trials. Few plaintiffs or defendants are keen on spending time in a deposition, collecting documents, or handing over to their opponent evidence that could be…
  • Jun 25

    Daubert In Product Liability Cases: Mid-2017 Update

    Daubert In Product Liability Cases: Mid-2017 Update
      I’ve written about the Supreme Court’s Daubert opinion many times before, tagging it with the label “junk science.” The phrase “junk science” never actually appeared in Daubert, but rooting it out…
  • Jun 1

    Free Speech And Trump Tweets: When Twitter Is A Limited Public Forum

    Free Speech And Trump Tweets: When Twitter Is A Limited Public Forum
          While in the White House, Donald Trump’s personal twitter timeline, @realDonaldTrump, remains a key method by which he communicates with the public. He uses it to conduct foreign policy, to urge specific action by…
Rank this Week: 99

Veale Law

Veale Law

Focuses on personal injury law for the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 798

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 8

    Hacking the referendum

    Hacking the referendum
    The government, despite strong opposition led by senior monk Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero, said last week that it will nevertheless continue to pursue the constitutional reform process, which will be put to a referendum. This comes after PM…
  • Jun 27

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin
    The Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze gGmbH (Centre for International Peace Operations) based in Berlin, Germany, invited me to talk on social media and peace as part of an event to celebrate 15 years since its…
  • Jun 14

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy
    Compiled for the Centre for Policy Alternatives a list of websites around communications campaigns, advertisements, projects, websites and various other initiatives I’ve designed, developed or gave input into over the past couple of…
Rank this Week: 571

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/
Rank this Week: 2873

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips…

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips for EVERYONE!

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

http://mitchjackson.com
  • Jul 3

    How to Communicate and Connect With a Diverse Audience

    How to Communicate and Connect With a Diverse Audience
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jan 29

    How to Tell if Someone is Lying (Tips from a Trial Lawyer)

    How to Tell if Someone is Lying (Tips from a Trial Lawyer)
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Nov 20

    How To Communicate Like MMA Fighters and Trial Lawyer

    How To Communicate Like MMA Fighters and Trial Lawyer
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 2692

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 94

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

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

http://kycourtreport.com/
  • Jun 30

    COA: June 23, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: June 23, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 537.  Affirmed trial court’s summary judgement in favor of bank on plaintiff’s claims of KRS1 382.3652 and the tort of outrage. Forcht v. Forcht Bank, NA 545.  Affirmed legal status of roadway in…
  • Jun 19

    COA: June 16, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: June 16, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS:   513.  Shareholder derivative suit; claims for breach of fiduciary duty and trust and more; discovery rules and statutes of limitation Middleton v. Sampey 528.  Criminal Law.  Affirmed denial of…
  • Jun 17

    COA: June 9, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: June 9, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 478.  Affirmed family court’s designation and division of stock acquired by wife during her employment Dotson v. Dotson 499.  Criminal Law.  Affirmed trial court’s denial of new trial as not…
Rank this Week: 2652

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 390

Law Rules

Law Rules

Covers dispute resolution and civil litigation. By Michael A. Pollack.

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Jun 19

    Twice is nice

    Twice is nice
    Last week, I was on a panel of attorneys at a continuing legal education seminar dealing with mediation. The session was part of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting and Conference and was interactive. Attendees were asked…
  • Apr 24

    Home Sweet Home (sometimes)

    Home Sweet Home (sometimes)
    I am a baby-boomer. That means that many of my friends and relatives are at that point in life where they are in the process of, or considering, selling the single family home in which they raised their children and moving to a condominium or…
  • Oct 7

    Mediation - the Justice of our Time

    Mediation - the Justice of our Time
    In an article about statute of limitations reform for child sex abuse victims, the author notes that Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the New York Archdiocese offered mediation and compensation as a means of resolving the claims against Catholic…
Rank this Week: 4029

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: 2179

Structured Settlement Blog

Structured Settlement Blog

By Paul J. Lesti.

http://www.structuredsettlement.pro/
Rank this Week: 3666

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jun 16

    LexisNexis and Ravel Law will offer new level of analytics to legal community

    LexisNexis and Ravel Law will offer new level of analytics to legal community
    On June 8th, LexisNexis announced the acquisition of Ravel Law, based in San Francisco.  Ravel Law provides research tools, legal analytics and data services allowing users to “contextualize and interpret large amounts of legal…
  • May 22

    Mississippi man convicted of first transgender hate crime

    Mississippi man convicted of first transgender hate crime
    In the first conviction under the Matthew Shepard, James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a Mississippi man was sentenced to 49 years in prison along with a $20,000 fine. Joshua Vallum murdered Mercedes Williamson in May 2015 after…
  • Apr 13

    Multi-State Bar Exam Scores Hit A New Low

    Multi-State Bar Exam Scores Hit A New Low
    In February 2017, the average score of the Multi-State Bar Exam (MBE) declined by another point.  “The exam is a six-hour, 200-question multiple-choice examination developed by NCBE and administered by user jurisdictions as…
Rank this Week: 3029

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    Conflict Resolution website

    Conflict Resolution website
    Most of my blogging deals with alternative dispute resolution, including alternative ways to practice litigation. Sometimes I re-print those posts here, but usually they remain on a separate site, called Conflict Resolution, which can be…
  • Mar 31

    Conflict resolution, not litigation

    Conflict resolution, not litigation
    I prefer to describe my practice as “conflict resolution” rather than “litigation.” It’s not because I have any objections to filing or defending lawsuits, and I am not at all adverse to taking cases to trial.…
  • Feb 7

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
Rank this Week: 2047