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Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jan 21

    January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the January issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $600,000 verdict- Jackson federal court First Amendment / retaliation case discussed here and here (overturning verdict)…
  • Jan 20

    The Fix is in?

    The Fix is in?
    Judges might be appalled to know how much parties theorize that the judge ruled against them because “the other side got to the judge” or “the fix was in.” It doesn’t happen all the time. But it’s not…
  • Jan 14

    $107,100 Jury Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Case

    $107,100 Jury Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Case
    On Friday a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a total verdict of $107,100 in Robinson v. JSU and Fuller.  The plaintiff Fredrick Robinson was the Director of Sports Medicine at Jackson State. He claimed that the Athletic Director…
Rank this Week: 294

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Jan 20

    SC Siding with Teva on Patent Issue

    SC Siding with Teva on Patent Issue
    The U.S. Supreme Court early this week overturned a Court of Appeals ruling that invalidated a patent by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on a multi-sclerosis drug (Copaxone), offering the drug manufacturer a chance to stall generic…
  • Jan 20

    SC Ruling for Muslim Prisoner Who Objected on Beard Ban

    SC Ruling for Muslim Prisoner Who Objected on Beard Ban
    The religious freedom law allows a Muslim inmate to grow a half-inch beard, according the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling early this week, putting off concerns brought up by Arkansas prison officials in which inmates could hide contraband in…
  • Jan 19

    Terror Suspect to Face U.S. Bombings Trial

    Terror Suspect to Face U.S. Bombings Trial
    Mr. Khaled al-Fawwaz will going to a Manhattan federal court early this week for his alleged role in two U.S. embassy bombings 1998. This is part of the U.S. government’s efforts to try suspected terrorists in American courts. al-Fawwaz, a…
Rank this Week: 219

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
  • Jan 20

    Evidentiary Rulings – Preserving the Record: 5 Rules Every Judge (and attorney) Must Know (15-02)

    Evidentiary Rulings – Preserving the Record: 5 Rules Every Judge (and attorney) Must Know (15-02)
    Update Focus:  You are upset at your judge’s evidentiary ruling(s). You are convinced the courts legal analysis is seriously flawed and you believe you could win on appeal. Preserving the court record is one of the fundamental…
  • Jan 6

    Minnesota’s New Expungement Law – A Step-by-Step Guide for Judges & Attorneys (15-01)

    Minnesota’s New Expungement Law – A Step-by-Step Guide for Judges & Attorneys (15-01)
    HISTORIC NEW LEGISLATION: If the significance of a new law is measured by the benefit it brings to the public and the anticipated impact it will have on the entire judicial system, then Minnesota’s new Expungement “second…
  • Jan 1

    2014 in review

    2014 in review
    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a ……
Rank this Week: 2287

The Art of Advocacy

The Art of Advocacy

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

http://www.attorneyadvocacy.com/
  • Jan 20

    Should you put a witness on the stand if you think he might not tell the truth? (Aka: A quick review of Rule 3.3)

    Should you put a witness on the stand if you think he might not tell the truth? (Aka: A quick review of Rule 3.3)
    There are times when a trial lawyer will face the ethical dilemma of whether or not to put a certain witness on the stand, particularly if he believes the witness may not tell the truth under oath. On one hand, a trial lawyer’s first…
  • Oct 13

    Is it possible to use too many adverbs in court?

    Is it possible to use too many adverbs in court?
    Do you knowingly or unwittingly use an abundance of adverbs in your legal briefs and prepared statements for trial? According to the Wall Street Journal last week, you likely do. Wall Street Journal reporter Jacob Gershman, in a clever…
  • May 6

    Would Wyatt Earp have been indicted today?

    Would Wyatt Earp have been indicted today?
    More than 120 years ago, the coroner’s inquest into “Wild West” lawman Wyatt Earp ended with no criminal charges filed. Earp walked away scot free in the infamous O.K. Corral gunfight that only lasted 30 seconds, but is…
Rank this Week: 2232

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 105

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: 650

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Jan 20

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right
    Personal Injury attorney Miles B. Cooper, a partner at Emison Hullverson LLP, wrote a very insightful article in the March, 2014 issue of  Plaintiff Magazine on the joys and pitfalls of deposing treating physicians.…
  • Jan 5

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act
      I am happy to report that there were no substantive changes to the Discovery Act. The only change to any of the discovery codes is C.C.P. Section 2025.510 which involves deposition transcripts. As you can see by the 2014 Amendment…
  • Dec 11

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?
    I have always been a strong advocate that you should be awarded sanctions if you had to bring a motion to get the relief you were entitled to even if the other side complied prior to the hearing on the motion.  However in the case of…
Rank this Week: 3974

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Going to Work should not be a Grave Mistake!

    Going to Work should not be a Grave Mistake!
    Work sites are required to provide a safe environment for employees. They must comply with up-to-date safety procedures and provide workers with the proper equipment to ensure safety. If a company fails to do so, it may be held liable for job…
  • Jan 19

    When Your Life is changed in an Instant

    When Your Life is changed in an Instant
    Being involved in a serious auto accident can have long-lasting consequences for you and your loved ones, sometimes including medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of income, and more. When considering a lawsuit, the first course of action…
  • Jan 9

    A Safe, Easy Cash Advances for Injured People in a Pending Personal Injury Lawsuit

    A Safe, Easy Cash Advances for Injured People in a Pending Personal Injury Lawsuit
    A 36 year old woman involved in an auto accident when her vehicle was struck on the side by the defendant driver who ran a stop sign. After being removed from the vehicle by the "jaws of life", she underwent surgery for a crushed right knee…
Rank this Week: 4337

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud

    Whistleblowers Claim Boca Raton Company Committed Fraud
    Three whistleblowers allege that Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. (“Med-Care”) committed Medicare fraud in violation of the False Claims Act.  Med-Care is a durable medical equipment supply company based in Boca…
  • Dec 22

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case
    Iron Mountain Incorporated and Iron Mountain Information Management LLC (collectively “Iron Mountain”) has agreed to settle allegations by two whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit that it overcharged the government in violation of…
  • Dec 16

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The State University of New York’s Research Foundation (“Research Foundation”) has agreed to settle claims brought by five whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit filed in 2010 under the False Claims Act that it knowingly…
Rank this Week: 1053

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/
  • Jan 20

    Promissory Notes and the Limitation Act

    Promissory Notes and the Limitation Act
    A promissory note is a written promise by a borrower to pay a sum of money to a lender upon the occurrence of an event, usually a demand for payment.  Promissory notes are often used by friends and family members to record loans made…
  • Jan 9

    How Solid is Your Rent Guarantee?

    How Solid is Your Rent Guarantee?
    A recent case from the BC Supreme Court has highlighted yet again that a guarantee or indemnity of a lease (the “Indemnity”) does not necessarily assure payment to a landlord following a default by a tenant.  The terms of the…
  • Jan 2

    Interim Preservation Orders: The Civil Forfeiture Act and its “overzealous” use by the Director of Civil Forfeiture

    Interim Preservation Orders: The Civil Forfeiture Act and its “overzealous” use by the Director of Civil Forfeiture
    Regrettably, this appears to be a case where the office of the Director of Civil Forfeiture has taken zealous measures outside the proper bounds of its home statute with the unfortunate effect of depriving a citizen of lawful possession and…
Rank this Week: 3150

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Jan 20

    Depositions: Questions to Ask about Document

    Depositions: Questions to Ask about Document
    Here's a checklist of some questions you can ask about documents at depositions, while ignoring the objection from the other side that the document "speaks for itself." It doesn't, and the objection can be ignored-- Who wrote the document;…
  • Jan 15

    Selling a Law Practice? Listen to this Podcast

    Selling a Law Practice? Listen to this Podcast
    It's the second podcast from Sam Glover and Aaron Street at Lawyerist: "Podcast #2: Paul Floyd on How to Value and Sell a Law Practice." According to Glover, "Among other things, Paul helps lawyers sell their practices, and I wanted...
  • Jan 14

    Using Requests for Admission to Simplify Your Case

    Using Requests for Admission to Simplify Your Case
    In preparing your case for trial, don't overlook requests for admissions. Requests for admissions are powerful tool for establishing proof on matters your opponent won't be able to (or doesn't plan to) to deny at trial. In an auto case,...
Rank this Week: 2714

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jan 20

    Difficult Employees Are Not Disabled

    Difficult Employees Are Not Disabled
    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an increasing number of conditions are considered to be a disability resulting in expanded employee protections. This in turn places responsibility on the employer to ensure disabled employees…
  • Jan 16

    Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Poses Serious Dilemma for Food Producer

    Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Poses Serious Dilemma for Food Producer
    Assuming Vermont's GMO labeling law survives a court challenge, beginning in July, 2016, all producers of food products sold in Vermont that contain genetically modified ingredients will be required to label the products as containing GE…
  • Jan 13

    Practice, Practice, Practice

    Practice, Practice, Practice
    As kids, we heard this all the time, from parents and coaches.  “You will never get any better without practice”: from the piano, to baseball, to gymnastics.  Practice builds muscle memory, and without that practice,…
Rank this Week: 519

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Jan 20

    Difficult Employees Are Not Disabled

    Difficult Employees Are Not Disabled
    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an increasing number of conditions are considered to be a disability resulting in expanded employee protections. This in turn places responsibility on the employer to ensure disabled employees…
  • Jan 16

    Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Poses Serious Dilemma for Food Producer

    Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Poses Serious Dilemma for Food Producer
    Assuming Vermont's GMO labeling law survives a court challenge, beginning in July, 2016, all producers of food products sold in Vermont that contain genetically modified ingredients will be required to label the products as containing GE…
  • Jan 13

    Practice, Practice, Practice

    Practice, Practice, Practice
    As kids, we heard this all the time, from parents and coaches.  “You will never get any better without practice”: from the piano, to baseball, to gymnastics.  Practice builds muscle memory, and without that practice,…
Rank this Week: 3314

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

A blog about e-discovery, technology and other related matters of interest.

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Jan 20

    Heeding Voltaire, Judge Approves Bulk “Attorneys Eyes Only” Designation

    Heeding Voltaire, Judge Approves Bulk “Attorneys Eyes Only” Designation
    Noting French philosopher Voltaire’s observation that stones are often thrown “at those who are showing a new road,” federal Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal of California’s Northern District agreed to a protective…
  • Jan 13

    How Garry Kasparov Can Make You a Better Lawyer

    How Garry Kasparov Can Make You a Better Lawyer
    Two books published last year about the “Internet Century,” The Second Machine Age, written by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, and, How Google Works, by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle, note the significance…
  • Jan 5

    What is Email Threading?

    What is Email Threading?
    Many e-discovery software products offer e-mail threading tools. But what is email threading? An email thread is the “chain” comprised of the original message, responses and forwarded messages. Email threading tools group related…
Rank this Week: 2306

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

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

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4529

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jan 20

    Ethicon Asks MDL Court To Presume Women Lie About Their Health

    Ethicon Asks MDL Court To Presume Women Lie About Their Health
    Transvaginal mesh is one of the great health debacles of our time, causing more damage across more families than any other medical device in recent memory. I know it from my own files: the mesh implants ruin women’s health, often…
  • Jan 8

    Does The President Really Think U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Is Doing A Good Job?

    Does The President Really Think U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Is Doing A Good Job?
    Next week is the second anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide amid an unjustifiable prosecution led by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, a prosecution that at best was based on a complete misunderstanding of how computers…
  • Dec 31

    Tort Reform Kills (General Motors Defective Ignition Edition)

    Tort Reform Kills (General Motors Defective Ignition Edition)
    As the New York Times described yesterday, Natasha Weigel and Amy Rademaker, both teenagers, died needlessly in 2006 because General Motors sold a defective car that suddenly lost power, causing them to crash and also causing their airbags to…
Rank this Week: 190

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/
  • Jan 19

    Transparency Concern Round-Up

    Transparency Concern Round-Up
    Judicial transparency seems to be a popular issue of late, and I thought I'd pass along some recent news items on the issue. Public.Resource.Org has a new memorandum regarding the PACER system. Drafted as a "Memorandum of Law" in…
  • Jan 8

    The Costs and Benefits of Oral Argument: Benefit

    The Costs and Benefits of Oral Argument: Benefit
    So I've appreciated some of the discussion on this blog about the importance of appellate oral argument and arguments for a more robust oral argument docket. But as a full-time appellate public defender, I have wondered if this analysis is...
  • Jan 6

    Rantanen Post on Transparency Issues in the Federal Circuit

    Rantanen Post on Transparency Issues in the Federal Circuit
    Jason Rantanen has a new post entitled, "The Federal Circuit and Judicial Transparency," on PatentlyO raising specific concerns regarding the availability of opinions and the state of transparency in the Federal Circuit. The post…
Rank this Week: 2367

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/
  • Jan 19

    Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act)

    Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act)
    Some personal injury victims and their families will have a new tax-preferenced funding option following enactment of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act) of 2014 which was signed into law last month by President Barack…
  • Dec 30

    Structured Settlements 2014 - ELNY and Reliance

    Structured Settlements 2014 - ELNY and Reliance
    The Executive Life of New York (ELNY) liquidation, which occurred on April 16, 2012 represented the dominant structured settlement story of 2011, 2012 and 2013 and one of the most important developments in the history of the United States…
  • Dec 22

    Structured Settlements 2014 - Settlement Planning

    Structured Settlements 2014 - Settlement Planning
    During the late 1970s, and throughout the 1980s, when defendants retained exclusive control of structured settlements, many brokers and their liability insurance company clients referred to unsuccessful sales as "cash outs". Their…
Rank this Week: 839

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    1st Place Submission – The Expert Institute’s Legal Blog Post Writing Contest

    1st Place Submission – The Expert Institute’s Legal Blog Post Writing Contest
      Lev Breydo is a J.D. / M.B.A candidate at The University of Pennsylvania. In his submission, Lev examines the expert testimony industry in America, outlining the origins of current...The post 1st Place Submission – The Expert…
  • Jan 19

    Mastering Voire Dire

    Mastering Voire Dire
    Preparing your expert witness for the stress of testifying and cross-examination during your client’s trial is clearly important.  On the other hand, making sure the jury is willing to listen to your…
  • Jan 18

    2nd Place Submission – The Expert Institute’s Legal Blog Post Writing Contest

    2nd Place Submission – The Expert Institute’s Legal Blog Post Writing Contest
    Nigel Phiri is a J.D. candidate at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. Nigel explores the crossroads of private compensation and the reliability of expert testimony in his paper...The post 2nd Place Submission…
Rank this Week: 1717

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 60

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong
       Two realities dominate the world of ADA compliance and defense. First, the ADA is a no-fault statute: good intentions don’t matter and innocence is no defense. Second, even when barrier removal is impossible, a business…
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
Rank this Week: 2558

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 3060

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    After Sony hack attack, companies are curtailing email use and storage

    After Sony hack attack, companies are curtailing email use and storage
    "After a stunning attack late last year by hackers who stole and publicly released a wide array of confidential Sony Pictures documents, business executives are rethinking their approach to confidential information...'Sony would have fared…
  • Jan 9

    Dorothy F. Easley Honored as an Expert in Appeal

    Dorothy F. Easley Honored as an Expert in Appeal
    Dorothy F. Easley, Attorney of Easley Appellate Practice, P.L.L.C., has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in appellate law.Ms. Easley has 20 years of professional experience as an appellate attorney, and…
  • Jan 2

    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals says abortion ultrasound law violates First amendment

    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals says abortion ultrasound law violates First amendment
    "A federal appeals court has ruled that North Carolina’s abortion ultrasound law violates the First Amendment. The law requires physicians to perform an ultrasound, display the sonogram, and describe the fetus to women seeking…
Rank this Week: 1332

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jan 18

    2015 Tennessee Tort Reform Compendium Available

    2015 Tennessee Tort Reform Compendium Available
    The most recent version of my book, Compendium of Tort Reform Statutes and Related Case Law, 2008-2014, is now available.   The book includes tort reform statutes enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly in the period indicated and…
  • Jan 16

    Experts in Med Mal Cases: Must Prior Experience Have Been For Pay?

    Experts in Med Mal Cases: Must Prior Experience Have Been For Pay?
               A plaintiff filing a claim under the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act (HCLA) must prove certain elements, such as the recognized standard of practice, by expert testimony.…
  • Jan 15

    No Liability Where Customer Walked Backwards over an Obvious Curb

    No Liability Where Customer Walked Backwards over an Obvious Curb
             In Holland v. K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., No. E2013-02798-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 13, 2015) we have a rather typical trip and fall case - one similar to that…
Rank this Week: 252

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 789

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Jan 16

    Teaching Voir Dire with Bill Bailey and a little help from Trader Joe

    Teaching Voir Dire with Bill Bailey and a little help from Trader Joe
      Prologue: Taught trial advocacy for many years at UW School of Law with dear friend Bill Bailey.  Bill is now a full time professor at the school.  Since teaching without him would not be the same, decided to turn in adjunct…
  • Dec 18

    Bump Bounce and Roll: Trying to start a trial.

    Bump Bounce and Roll: Trying to start a trial.
    On The Good Wife or Drop Dead Diva, the attorneys get the cases in the morning.  Try them in the afternoon. In the real world the case is filed and then has to wait a year and a half for a trial date. If it survives for that long,…
  • Dec 13

    Livin’ the Glamorous Life – Another Hollyball Tale

    Livin’ the Glamorous Life – Another Hollyball Tale
    Wake up at 6:45.   Laze around.  Tonight is Hollyball.  Wonder what else is on schedule.  Open calendar.  “9:00 a.m. hold for Court of Appeals Argument.”  Whaaaaaaaaaaa Text John 7:27 - is…
Rank this Week: 4051

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/
  • Jan 16

    Common-law marriage in Texas - Elements of Proof

    Common-law marriage in Texas - Elements of Proof
    ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF AN INFORMAL MARRIAGE IN TEXAS It's commonly called common-law marriage, but the legal term is informal marriage. As a further complication, an informal marriage can be made formal by registration, but often an…
  • Dec 31

    Cases cited for breach-of-contract elements in 2014

    Cases cited for breach-of-contract elements in 2014
    FIRST COURT OF APPEALS IN HOUSTON The essential elements of a breach of contract claim are (1) the existence of a valid contract; (2) performance or tendered performance by the plaintiff; (3) breach of the contract by the defendant; and (4)…
  • Dec 30

    Conversion (2014 case law)

    Conversion (2014 case law)
    CONVERSION - DEFINITION AND ELEMENTS OF PROOF  Conversion is the wrongful exercise of dominion and control over the personal property of another, to the exclusion of or inconsistent with the owner's rights. Waisath v. Lack's Stores,…
Rank this Week: 491

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 462

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: 3338

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgment

    Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgment
    Along with retiring Chief Deputy Clerk Michelle Brinkman, I spoke to the Austin Bar Civil Appellate Section today on “Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgments.” New Travis County District Clerk Velva Price and…
  • Jan 13

    Old-School Legal Researchers: ThomsonWest Is Shuttering Westlaw Classic—and Soon

    Old-School Legal Researchers: ThomsonWest Is Shuttering Westlaw Classic—and Soon
    It’s been five years since ThomsonReuters (then ThomsonWest) launched WestlawNext and re-branded the legal research database many lawyers grew up on as “Westlaw Classic.” I received notice yesterday that my firm’s…
  • Jan 8

    The Last of the Perry Appointee

    The Last of the Perry Appointee
    As reported on this blog’s Twitter feed over the past two days, Governor Rick Perry has appointed four new justices to various intermediate courts of appeals. They are: 352nd District Court Judge Bonnie Sudderth, who will replace…
Rank this Week: 1065

Construction Litigation Law Blog

Construction Litigation Law Blog

Covers cmmunity associations, EIFS, construction litigation and construction news. By the Construction Litigation Group of Stark & Stark.

http://www.constructionlitigationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2534

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jan 14

    Courtroom Insight and Daubert Tracker Announce New Partnership

    Courtroom Insight and Daubert Tracker Announce New Partnership
    I am excited to announce our new partnership with the Daubert Tracker.  As a result of this agreement, Courtroom Insight now offers access to over 100,000 records detailing specific challenges to expert witness testimony.  This…
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    We wish you all the best this holiday season and look forward to sharing what we have been working on in the new year. Happy Holidays from the Courtroom Insight Team!Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Nov 25

    Decision in Ferguson Case Leads the Brown Family to Offer Solution

    Decision in Ferguson Case Leads the Brown Family to Offer Solution
    A grand jury in Missouri decided on Monday not to indict Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager. Brown’s death has reignited the debate about law enforcement, race and power.…
Rank this Week: 4747

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: 2103

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3600

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Covers business, contracts, and nursing home negligence litigation. By Philip J. Berenz.

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
Rank this Week: 1383

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    Litigator’s Brief: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Native File

    Litigator’s Brief: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Native File
    “What is a native file?” It’s one question we hear time and again from many clients, or “Do I really need natives?”  Most litigators have heard that native files are important in modern litigation. However,…
  • Jan 5

    Litigator’s Brief: Eliminate Litigation Technology Costs and Reduce Risk

    Litigator’s Brief: Eliminate Litigation Technology Costs and Reduce Risk
    As the sheer volume of electronically stored information (ESI) overwhelms the existing discovery competencies of law firms IT departments, perhaps it’s time to question the fundamental business model of technology investment in most…
  • Dec 23

    Litigator’s Brief: 6 Imporant Takeaways From The Sony Hack

    Litigator’s Brief: 6 Imporant Takeaways From The Sony Hack
    The Sony Hack is big news and big news for lawyers. Besides the international political implications, celebrity backstabbing, studio politics and the involvement of a North Korean dictator, there are a number of legal angles already emerging…
Rank this Week: 3105

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
  • Jan 11

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    Since 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, better known as GTLA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true…
  • Dec 30

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement
    Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins  Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for…
  • Oct 19

    A Call for More Consumer Protection Against Factoring

    A Call for More Consumer Protection Against Factoring
    There is cause for concern about factoring companies offering quick cash for structured settlement payments that fall short of the total value of a structured settlement over a claimant’s lifetime. This is particularly worrisome in the…
Rank this Week: 921

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/
  • Jan 9

    Retirement: How Ready Are You?

    Retirement: How Ready Are You?
    January 9, 2015 - “Apples, peaches, pumpkin pie….” Remember that? If you once lived in a house without satellite, cable or, heck, even color television, you likely recognize this familiar jingle as part of something you…
  • Dec 24

    2014 Reflections, 2015 Intention

    2014 Reflections, 2015 Intention
    December 24, 2014 – A year ago, we prognosticated that 2014 would be “the year of the annuity” based on financial articles we were reading at the time. Boy, was it ever! Thanks to the faith and confidence our loyal clientele…
  • Dec 24

    2014 Reflections, 2015 Intention

    2014 Reflections, 2015 Intention
    December 24, 2014 – A year ago, we prognosticated that 2014 would be “the year of the annuity” based on financial articles we were reading at the time. Boy, was it ever! Thanks to the faith and confidence our loyal clientele…
Rank this Week: 1983

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/
  • Jan 5

    Pom’s Wonderful Start to the New Year

    Pom’s Wonderful Start to the New Year
    A recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court decision denying Pom Wonderful’s request for injunctive relief from market competitor, Pur Beverages.
  • Dec 16

    Oregon Supreme Court refines the "same nine" rule for jury verdict

    Oregon Supreme Court refines the "same nine" rule for jury verdict
    The Oregon Constitution and Oregon Rule of Civil Procedure 59G(2) both state that "in civil cases three-fourths of the jury may render a verdict." The "same nine" rule requires that, if the questions presented to a jury are interdependent…
  • Oct 9

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager
    Members and managers of a limited liability company are shielded from vicarious liability for the LLC's torts, but can be held personally liable if they either knew of the tortious acts or participated in them. That was the conclusion of...
Rank this Week: 2713

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 5

    Classic Juror Misunderstanding

    Classic Juror Misunderstanding
    The brilliant cartoonist, Wiley Miller ("Non Sequitur"), captured the misunderstandings between men and women as few others have. For example, the wife says: "Let's go shopping." The husband hears: "Let's go drain the life force from your…
  • Dec 1

    The Juror-Engaging Power of Story: Beyond the Individual

    The Juror-Engaging Power of Story: Beyond the Individual
    Research has demonstrated repeatedly the power of story-telling. Indeed, it's easy for most attorneys to tell the story of their injured client or the malfunction of a product. Stories of individuals, plaintiff or defense, are also fairly…
  • Oct 31

    Men and Women Are Different: Choose Gender-Friendly Words in Formulating Voir Dire

    Men and Women Are Different: Choose Gender-Friendly Words in Formulating Voir Dire
    Men and women are different. No big surprise there. They think differently. Still no big surprise. So it should come as no surprise that men and women respond differently when asked a voir dire question in the same way. But this isn’t a…
Rank this Week: 4677

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
  • Jan 5

    ClassActionBlawg’s Top 10 Most Significant Class Action Developments in 2014

    ClassActionBlawg’s Top 10 Most Significant Class Action Developments in 2014
    In keeping with the time-honored tradition of end-of-the-year top 10 lists, I’ve assembled my annual list of the top 10 most significant class action developments below.  Whether these are actually the top 10 most significant…
  • Oct 31

    Why Whirlpool’s Class Action Trial Victory May Be Bad News for Class Action Defendant

    Why Whirlpool’s Class Action Trial Victory May Be Bad News for Class Action Defendant
    Whirlpool Corporation made headlines yesterday when a Ohio federal court jury issued a verdict finding that the manufacturer’s washers did not have a defect that caused them to develop mold.  The verdict comes in the first of the…
  • Oct 16

    Practical Law the Journal Article: Trends in Data Privacy Litigation

    Practical Law the Journal Article: Trends in Data Privacy Litigation
    Anyone still checking this site will have noticed a complete lack of new content lately, which is mostly the result of pure laziness on my part but partially due to the demands of several other writing projects I’ve been…
Rank this Week: 1530

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

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

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Jan 5

    Law and Movie

    Law and Movie
    2014 wasn't much of a year for courtroom dramas, unless you want to count The Judge, which I really don't. That movie's only redeeming feature was the chance to watch two great actors, Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr., ply their trade.…
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
Rank this Week: 4139

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jan 3

    Public Contracts — A Call For Transparency

    Public Contracts — A Call For Transparency
    A recent article discusses an important issue in public pension and health plans — a lack of transparency. I realize this topic is a change from my normal posts discussing personal injury, products’ liability, and Alabama court…
  • Dec 21

    Failed FDA Process Opens Door To Dangerous Medical Device

    Failed FDA Process Opens Door To Dangerous Medical Device
    Power morcellators. Transvaginal mesh. Both are examples of the FDA’s faulty 510(k) process. I’ve written several times about transvaginal mesh – products that have caused tremendous personal injury to women in Alabama and…
  • Nov 20

    Walmart Seeks To Delay Justice

    Walmart Seeks To Delay Justice
    In June, a Walmart driver slammed his truck into the limousine carrying comedians Tracy Morgan and James McNair. Morgan suffered severe personal injury. The collision killed McNair. The crash generated media discussion related to highway…
Rank this Week: 3893

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 1

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year, 2015!Below are some links about the New Year.  Among other things, New York has banned taking selfie photos with tigers, lions, and other big…
  • Dec 19

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
  • Nov 30

    Appellate Case Timeline

    Appellate Case Timeline
    The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about the length of time that recent Supreme Court cases from the last five years were pending by the time they reached the apex court.  This article only considers cases where the…
Rank this Week: 3908

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/
  • Jan 1

    A Love Letter to Tasmania

    A Love Letter to Tasmania
    by Marsha Hunter When I was invited to return to the Law Society of Tasmania’s Advocacy Convention in Hobart, I was thrilled. The 2014 program lived up to its 2012 reputation, and was even better. Yesterday I wrote a blog post about a…
  • Dec 31

    The Lonely Woman in Advocacy Training

    The Lonely Woman in Advocacy Training
    by Marsha Hunter I was lonely during the last two training programs of 2014. In one, I was the only woman on the faculty. In the other, I was the only woman at the course! Before you read on, let me also say that I loved both courses, my…
  • Nov 4

    Duty, Honor, Country: Jo Ann Harri

    Duty, Honor, Country: Jo Ann Harri
    One of my heroes is gone. Jo Ann Harris, tenacious prosecutor for the Department of Justice and NITA teacher extraordinaire, died of lung cancer last week in New York. She had been ill for two years, but when Brian Johnson and I…
Rank this Week: 1750