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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: 847

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/
  • May 18

    Ladies and Gentlemen!

    Ladies and Gentlemen!
    If, as an advocate, your habit is to say “ladies and gentlemen of the jury, ” you may sometimes be wrong. Check out Brian K. Johnson’s blog post on why you should let go of this old-fashioned phrase at Attorney at…
  • Apr 14

    The Music of Your Voice

    The Music of Your Voice
    We recently sent out our Professional Development Email Newsletter. Find a video link we included in the newsletter below. Read the full newsletter here. Want to sign up for our newsletter? Click here. THE MUSIC OF YOUR VOICE When we stand to…
  • Mar 10

    Public Speaking Skills for Law Student

    Public Speaking Skills for Law Student
    I had the pleasure of presenting The Always Articulate Attorney, a public speaking skills program, at the University of Chicago Law School recently. My lecture was part of  the law school’s Keystone Professionalism &…
Rank this Week: 1106

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1547

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
Rank this Week: 3137

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/
Rank this Week: 2312

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Protected: 25 Cases You Will Litigate This Summer

    Protected: 25 Cases You Will Litigate This Summer
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.The post Protected: 25 Cases You Will Litigate This Summer appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • May 11

    Best Real Estate Maintenance Practices Reduce Risk at Commercial Propertie

    Best Real Estate Maintenance Practices Reduce Risk at Commercial Propertie
    Those of us who own or operate commercial properties (office, retail, apartment communities, industrial buildings, etc.) know that there is a direct correlation between proper maintenance procedures and the risk...The post Best Real Estate…
  • May 4

    Failure to Supervise: An Inside Perspective

    Failure to Supervise: An Inside Perspective
    This article will examine the variety of steps and actions that can and should be taken by a firms’ Supervising Principal to assure that the proper degree of supervision of...The post Failure to Supervise: An Inside Perspective appeared…
Rank this Week: 2097

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • May 18

    Were Clinical Trials For Xarelto Tainted By Misconduct?

    Were Clinical Trials For Xarelto Tainted By Misconduct?
    What is Xarelto? Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is a relatively new coagulant (blood thinner). The FDA first approved Xarelto in 2011. It is distributed in the United States by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer…
  • May 8

    The Lobby To Gut Workers’ Compensation

    The Lobby To Gut Workers’ Compensation
    An interesting article discusses the quiet lobbying effort to gut workers’ compensation laws bankrolled by Walmart and several other large retailers. According to the article, these companies have supported and funded a behind the…
  • Apr 9

    How Much Is An Arm Worth In Alabama? Not Much.

    How Much Is An Arm Worth In Alabama? Not Much.
    ProPublica recently published an in-depth series detailing the demise of workers’ compensation benefits in many states. Journalist Michael Grabell did an excellent job researching the changing issues faced by injured workers and their…
Rank this Week: 4087

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
Rank this Week: 1369

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
Rank this Week: 492

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/
  • May 17

    Oregon Court of Appeals rejects product line exception to successor liability

    Oregon Court of Appeals rejects product line exception to successor liability
    If the manufacturer of a defective product sells its assets and goes out of business, can a party injured by the product sue the purchaser of the assets on a products liability theory? The general rule of successor liability is...
  • May 14

    Enforcement of voidable noncompete is not tortious, Oregon Court of Appeals hold

    Enforcement of voidable noncompete is not tortious, Oregon Court of Appeals hold
    Under Oregon law, a noncompetition agreement is "voidable," as opposed to void, if the employer fails to give notice two weeks before an employee starts work that the agreement is a condition of employment. In Bernard v. S.B., Inc., the...
  • Apr 27

    Arbitrator may order remedies beyond the agreed scope of arbitration

    Arbitrator may order remedies beyond the agreed scope of arbitration
    If parties involved in an arbitration agree to resolve only the issue of liability, may the arbitrator issue an order determining not only liability but the appropriate remedies as well? According to the Oregon Court of Appeals, the answer…
Rank this Week: 3021

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
  • May 15

    “Paradee” Motions – What Judges Need to Know: Seven Basic Facts & Two Sample Orders (15-09)

    “Paradee” Motions – What Judges Need to Know: Seven Basic Facts & Two Sample Orders (15-09)
    What is a “Paradee” Motion? Criminal defendants have a broad right to discovery in order to prepare and present a defense. When a defendant requests records that are subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act or other…
  • Apr 29

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)
    FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: In honor of this being the 100th Judicial Training Update issued since 2010 I offer a bit of uncharacteristic judicial humor. If anyone has ever questioned whether judges too have a sense of humor, you need look…
  • Apr 12

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)
    Ten Basic Facts & One Special Rule for Circumstantial Evidence Cases: The Mandatory Two-Step “Al-Naseer/Silvernail” Analysis: Motions for Judgment of Acquittal are made in almost all criminal cases. There are 10 basic facts…
Rank this Week: 2424

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
  • May 15

    All Language Alliance, Inc.- Legal Translation for Cases Dealing with Defamation in a Foreign Language

    All Language Alliance, Inc.- Legal Translation for Cases Dealing with Defamation in a Foreign Language
    We’ve blogged about trusted legal translation services in the context of international reputation protection.  If you’re thinking about a defamation lawsuit, you need to consider the meaning of words. Defamation is a case…
  • May 12

    All Language Alliance, Inc. Legal Translation Company Is Now on Wikipedia

    All Language Alliance, Inc. Legal Translation Company Is Now on Wikipedia
    All Language Alliance, Inc., trusted translation company providing certified translation of sensitive documents, multilingual e-Discovery translation, and legal, medical, technical, business and corporate translation and interpreting services…
  • May 8

    All Language Alliance – FCPA and the Duty to Translate Legal Document

    All Language Alliance – FCPA and the Duty to Translate Legal Document
    All Language Alliance legal translation team has written several blogs discussing the requirements for compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Recall that the FCPA is a federal law which, among other things, prohibits…
Rank this Week: 1736

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • May 14

    Surrogate Court Delays Getting Worse-Maybe It’s Time To Consider Trust

    Surrogate Court Delays Getting Worse-Maybe It’s Time To Consider Trust
    Nassau County Surrogate Edward McCarty III likes to begin his weekly Wednesday calendar call with a folksy chat to the usually packed courtroom. This week, the judge lamented the recent decision of the state to make new staff cuts of court…
  • Apr 19

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future
    Your lawblogger recently attended a seminar given by Evan Carroll, the author of  “Your Digital Afterlife”,  a book speaking to the growing issues that have arisen as our activities on line have continued to branch out…
  • Mar 31

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid
    The Star Tribune has reported today that Ernie Banks, all star shortstop of the Chicago Cubs who died January 23rd at the age of 83 has left his estate to his caregiver Regina Rice. Banks made his will last October and the witnesses reported…
Rank this Week: 524

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2347

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

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

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
  • May 13

    DigitalDemocracy.org: an experiment in legislative transparency

    DigitalDemocracy.org: an experiment in legislative transparency
    Imagine if you could go to a website, type in a term, and find every mention of that term in hearings in the California legislature . . . and not only that, but have the site take you directly to video of the hearing with a rolling transcript…
  • May 7

    Maybe “iPad Judges” aren’t such a good idea?

    Maybe “iPad Judges” aren’t such a good idea?
    I’m no Luddite. I own a PC, a Macbook, an iPad, an iPhone, and a Kindle. (I’m not in the market for an Apple Watch, though.) Yet, I’m not thrilled that more and more judges (supposedly) are reading briefs and reviewing…
  • Mar 17

    A break for some shipmates and a lesson on drilling down on the standard of review

    A break for some shipmates and a lesson on drilling down on the standard of review
    As a graduate of the “Boat School” (or “Canoe U”), I went on alert as soon as I spotted a case in yesterday’s advance sheets regarding whether some local county employees’ time as U.S. Naval Academy…
Rank this Week: 1726

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot
    Iron Workers District Council Of Philadelphia & Vicinity Retirement & Pension Plan v. Andreotti, C.A. No. 9714-VCG (May 8, 2015) This may be the definitive decision on how to review the conclusion of a board of directors to accept the…
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee
    In re Nine Systems Corporation Shareholder Litigation, C.A. No. 3940-VCN (May 7, 2015) After years of litigating a breach of fiduciary duty case, the plaintiff won the battle but lost the war when the Court held that the defendants had…
  • May 4

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim
    Quadrant Structured Products Company Ltd. v. Vertin, C.A. 6990-VCL (May 4, 2015) While it is generally known that creditors may only file derivative suits when the company is insolvent, there have been many open issues about what exactly that…
Rank this Week: 669

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • May 12

    On hospital introduced flesh eating bacteria and superbug

    On hospital introduced flesh eating bacteria and superbug
      The calls are coming in with increasing frequency.  Loves ones have died after simple medical procedures.  The cause:  killer bacteria introduced into the body sometime during or after the procedure.  Surgical…
  • Apr 28

    Jane the Court Reporter

    Jane the Court Reporter
    I met Allison when I was a defense lawyer.  She was so darling that she became my go-to court reporter.  When I became a plaintiff lawyer, nothing changed.  I still used Allison.  Others liked her as well, so Allison…
  • Apr 2

    The Woodpecker and another tale of betrayal

    The Woodpecker and another tale of betrayal
    Someone is knocking on the door.  Nala starts barking.  Reach over for phone.  It is 6:30 a.m.  The knocking continues.  Realize it isn’t knocking. Jump out of bed.  Rush to the balcony door. …
Rank this Week: 4223

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • May 12

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”
    During jury selection in a car accident case, a prospective juror told counsel she “didn’t believe in the jury system” because of an experience her brother had in a criminal case two years earlier. She said she thought she…
  • Apr 9

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire
    A trial judge is Vero Beach was reversed last week for restricting defense counsel’s questions during jury selection. The defense lawyer in the case had been forced by the judge into going to trial without his client being…
  • Jan 30

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel
    During jury selection in a civil trial a prospective juror stated in open court that he was familiar with one of the defendant’s expert medical witnesses. The juror said the expert had “kind of screwed-up my dad’s…
Rank this Week: 1220

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • May 11

    Summary Judgment Reversed in Fall-Down Case

    Summary Judgment Reversed in Fall-Down Case
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed a grant of summary judgment in negligence case where plaintiff testified that she was paying attention and evidence presented did not depict scene from plaintiff’s perspective. In Walden v.…
  • May 8

    Tennessee HCLA Case Dismissed for Non-Compliant HIPAA Form.

    Tennessee HCLA Case Dismissed for Non-Compliant HIPAA Form.
    As HCLA cases continue to make their way through the court system, we are learning more about what will constitute substantial compliance with the pre-suit notice content requirements. In the recent case of Harmon v. Shore, No.…
  • May 7

    Understanding the Discretionary Function Exception to the Tennessee GTLA

    Understanding the Discretionary Function Exception to the Tennessee GTLA
    In a recent case that fell under the Governmental Tort Liability Act (GTLA), the Tennessee Court of Appeals addressed the discretionary function exception to the GTLA as well as the findings a trial court must make to support a summary…
Rank this Week: 172

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: 1793

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

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

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • May 8

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS

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

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

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
  • Aug 9

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia
    I had previously written about judicial estoppel and lack of standing defenses that could arise from a plaintiff's prior bankruptcy filing. There is a recent decision in the District of Columbia in which judicial estoppel barred a plaintiff's…
Rank this Week: 3679

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/
  • May 7

    Bits and Pieces on Writing

    Bits and Pieces on Writing
    Of interest on the topic of writing... First, Bryan Garner has a column on the ABA Online, "First impressions endure, even in brief writing." In it, Garner makes use of social science research and the work of Nobel laureate…
  • Apr 14

    Proposed Maryland Rule Heads Wrong Way on Unpublished Opinion

    Proposed Maryland Rule Heads Wrong Way on Unpublished Opinion
    As Michael Wein of the Maryland Appellate Blog reports in some detail, the Maryland Rules Committee has responded to increased media publication of its "unreported decisions" by proposing to: 1) have the court publish the opinions…
  • Apr 2

    CA3blog on the Third Circuit's Low Published Opinion Rate

    CA3blog on the Third Circuit's Low Published Opinion Rate
    Matthew Stiegler's CA3blog dug into the new AO Court Statistics and found that when it comes to issuing published opinions, the Third Circuit doesn't publish very many of them. It publishes the fewest published opinions of any circuit, and…
Rank this Week: 3003

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
  • May 7

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015
    Invited by ZIF – Center for International Peace Operations and representing the ICT4Peace Foundation, I spoke today at re:publica15 in Berlin, Germany on the future of peacekeeping and technology. The session this morning had…
  • Apr 6

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian
    Nalaka Gunewardene has an interesting article on smart cities published on Scidev.net, in which he makes the case our cities today are just too unhealthy and that the advent of smart cities will “enhance feedback loops within the…
  • Mar 29

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT
    The following note was penned to the co-ordinator of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), who asked me to go into some detail around the information security, gathering, archival and dissemination strategies I conceptualised…
Rank this Week: 971

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 892

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
  • May 6

    Statistics for Damages Awarded in Tennessee Personal Injury Cases for Fiscal Year 2013 - 2014

    Statistics for Damages Awarded in Tennessee Personal Injury Cases for Fiscal Year 2013 - 2014
    This post is another post in a continuing series of discussions about the most recent Tennessee judiciary annual report.  The most recent report was released for the 2013 – 2014 fiscal year (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014).  As…
  • Apr 19

    How Are Damages to Real Property Calculated Under Tennessee Law?

    How Are Damages to Real Property Calculated Under Tennessee Law?
    Sometimes I like to write about specific issues that have come up in my own law practice.  When I confront certain issues, I assume there are other attorneys and individuals who deal with the same concerns.  One of those issues I…
  • Apr 5

    New Tennessee Judiciary Report Shows Tennessee Case Filings Continue to Decline

    New Tennessee Judiciary Report Shows Tennessee Case Filings Continue to Decline
    Each year the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts issues a report on the Tennessee judiciary.  This report shows statistics for case filings (and other important judiciary information) in Tennessee.  The most recent report…
Rank this Week: 3863

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • May 5

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation
    The sixth revision to my book about depositions, Deposition Checklists and Strategies, is available from James Publishing. Here's information about the book from the James Publishing website-- Creating an outline is the most efficient way of…
  • Apr 20

    New at <i>Lawyerist</I>: Self-Editing for Legal Writer

    New at &lt;i&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/I&gt;: Self-Editing for Legal Writer
    I have a new article at Lawyerist, "Write Better Legal Documents with an Editing Checklist"-- By using a self-editing checklist to edit your writing, you will quickly improve the quality of your finished work. You will also become a…
  • Mar 12

    Is That Deposition Really Necessary?

    Is That Deposition Really Necessary?
    If you want to dramatically reduce litigation costs, cut out the number of depositions you do. To figure out whether or not you should really be deposing a witness, read my article "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition,"...
Rank this Week: 3022

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: 4554

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • May 5

    Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Record $63 Million Verdict in Children’s Motrin Case

    Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Record $63 Million Verdict in Children’s Motrin Case
    Eric Skelly and Brendan D. O'Brien   The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed a record $63 million jury verdict against healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson for allegedly inadequate warnings about the health risks…
  • Apr 24

    Blue Bell Ice Cream’s Path to Listeria Recall Follows a Rocky Road

    Blue Bell Ice Cream’s Path to Listeria Recall Follows a Rocky Road
    Eric Skelly and Kevin W. Hadfield How to ‘Bell-weather’ a Recall: Position Your Company to Withstand a Recall Efficiently and Effectively   Headlines announcing the recall of some product or another seem to appear as…
  • Apr 15

    Why You Should Seek Diversity in Your Law Firm

    Why You Should Seek Diversity in Your Law Firm
    Nicole Harrison From television to transportation services, it seems that everywhere we look, people are seeking increased diversity. We want to see every race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic background…
Rank this Week: 1182

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Don’t Undermine The Value of Your Focus Group

    Don’t Undermine The Value of Your Focus Group
    A focus group has many benefits, among the primary the opinions the “jurors” offer on the case: strengths, weaknesses, validity of themes, etc.  However, focus group jurors can only provide opinions if they are asked the…
  • Apr 3

    Your Client, Expert, and Witness E-Impressions Matter! Manage Them Well

    Your Client, Expert, and Witness E-Impressions Matter! Manage Them Well
    What is written has more weight than what is said. Always. That is why, when something is important, we write it down. That is why, in any courtroom, jurors will believe documents over witness testimony. Unfortunately, clients often forget…
  • Mar 2

    Watch Those Jurors: Body Language Trumps the Spoken Word

    Watch Those Jurors: Body Language Trumps the Spoken Word
    The courtroom setting is unfamiliar to most prospective jurors, and sitting with a group of strangers is not necessarily within most people's comfort zone, much less being grilled by counsel during voir dire. In addition to which potential…
Rank this Week: 4881

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Apr 29

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .
        If you perform a Lexis search using the words “Special Master” in the Code of Civil Procedure you will find “no results.” This is because there is no statutory authority for such an appointment.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4162

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

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

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

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

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers, we are excited to be in full swing into 2015 and rocking and rolling our way through the days.  Today's post is about legal research.  Just a short one, to remind you that your so-called "tried and…
  • Jan 21

    Breaking Up With Counsel... Oh So Hard To Do! But Why?

    Breaking Up With Counsel... Oh So Hard To Do! But Why?
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers!  Happy January 2015.  Can you believe it's already almost February?  Boy, how time flies when you are having fun.  Well, today, I'd like to talk about what happens when you have a bad attorney, and how that…
Rank this Week: 4393

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Nextpoint Selected for The Florida Bar Preferred Member Benefit Program

    Nextpoint Selected for The Florida Bar Preferred Member Benefit Program
    Now offering substantial subscription discounts to more than 95,000 Florida Bar members.   Nextpoint is the first and only eDiscovery and Litigation Support technology company awarded inclusion in The Florida Bar member benefit program…
  • Mar 26

    Nextpoint Launches New Drag-and-Drop Litigation Data Import Tool

    Nextpoint Launches New Drag-and-Drop Litigation Data Import Tool
    Since 2001, Nextpoint has been relentless about simplifying litigation for legal teams. As the first-movers in cloud-computing technology built to manage the massive electronic data onslaught in litigation, we have had many a groundbreaking…
  • Mar 26

    Introducing Document Folders in Nextpoint Trial Preparation

    Introducing Document Folders in Nextpoint Trial Preparation
    Preparing for an upcoming trial, hearing or arbitration is serious and complicated business. You’ve got to collaborate with your team and manage a plethora of electronic documents, transcripts, pleadings, and other case files. At…
Rank this Week: 2773

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Apr 23

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment
    By: Clayton Walker The Alaska Supreme Court overruled a Superior Court’s resolution of Cross Motions for Summary Judgment.  Stavenjord v. Schmidt.  The case started back in 2001.  The matter had been fully briefed by…
  • Apr 16

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene
    By: Clayton Walker The federal tax code taxes debt forgiveness.  The tax code also requires those forgiving debts to file information returns to the IRS, using form 1099-C. So, you lose your house in a foreclosure sale and the bank…
  • Mar 18

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot
    By: Clayton Walker Alaska Overtime law requires covered employers to pay overtime to covered employees.  One exemption to the overtime law is the Professional Employee Exemption.  The old Alaska exemption was not the same as the…
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Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
  • Apr 20

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation
    "Piercing a corporate veil" means an individual can be personally liable in certain situations. Courts apply this equitable remedy to avoid improper use of corporate laws meant to shield innocent shareholders and to promote justice. The…
  • Apr 20

    Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - Growing Elderly Population

    Nursing Home Abuse &amp; Neglect - Growing Elderly Population
    Our elderly population is clearly growing which directly correlates to more of our loved ones in nursing homes or similar facilities. Often an elderly person - our loved ones - are like children who need care and help with the most basic…
  • Apr 1

    Workers Compensation War!

    Workers Compensation War!
    Shockingly, States are trying to "dismantle" the workers compensation system. Little do you pay attention to such laws until you get hurt at work and start the downward financial (and health) spiral because some insurance company won't pay…
Rank this Week: 4326

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/
  • Apr 17

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt
    On April 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its Reasons for Judgment in the case of Carey v. Laiken, 2015 SCC 17, clarifying that a specific intention to breach a court order is not necessary for a finding of contempt, and…
  • Apr 15

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?
    High profile professional cases of on-field misconduct (think Bertuzzi, McSorley, etc.) have generated considerable headlines in the past, but what about when you are you or me laces em’ up and goes out on the weekend to play beer…
  • Apr 7

    Fraud: Where does the loss lie as between innocent victims?

    Fraud: Where does the loss lie as between innocent victims?
    This is a vexing question. It generally arises when a rogue has made off with money or assets having perpetrated a fraud and has left behind two or more equally innocent victims. As between those victims, who should bear the loss? Earlier…
Rank this Week: 1637

Vegas Litigator Blog

Vegas Litigator Blog

Focuses on litigation and related issues of interest. By Donald C. Kudler.

http://vegaslitigator.com/blog
  • Apr 16

    Comparative Negligence in Nevada: Equal Fault Does Not Bar Recovery

    Comparative Negligence in Nevada: Equal Fault Does Not Bar Recovery
    I have a case where my client had backed out of parking space, stopped and started to proceed when another driver backed out and hit her car.  It is our position, of course, that the other driver is 100% at fault for the accident as our…
  • Oct 2

    Do Lawyers Deserve the Image of Being Arrogant?

    Do Lawyers Deserve the Image of Being Arrogant?
    Many people see lawyers as arrogant, thoughtless, and haughty….I’m sure there are hundreds of other, less than favorable terms, used by people when speaking about us lawyers. Believe it or not, some of us work hard to show that…
  • Sep 22

    Parties Should Have a Right to Know if Jurors Have Had Any Dealings with, or Knowledge of, Arbitrators Involved in Their Case

    Parties Should Have a Right to Know if Jurors Have Had Any Dealings with, or Knowledge of, Arbitrators Involved in Their Case
    I recently represented a victim of a slip and fall personal injury case in a Short Trial.  I have done many Short Trials over the years and noticed that something was missing at this most recent Trial – asking the Jury if they are…
Rank this Week: 4430

The Conference Room--Answers to…

The Conference Room--Answers to Questions on N.C. Law

Comments on North Carolina civil litigation and laws. By Bradley A. Coxe.

http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/
  • Apr 16

    Eviction

    Eviction
    Landlords have a streamlined process in North Carolina to evict tenants who have breached their lease. This is called summary ejectment. After the tenant has breached the lease by failing to pay rent or otherwise, and after the tenant has...
  • Apr 7

    Read What You Sign. Except Doctors.

    Read What You Sign. Except Doctors.
    One of the first bits of free advice you’ll get from an attorney, is to read and understand before you sign a document. Even where the clause is buried on page 8 of fine print; or where there was a...
  • Apr 1

    Have a Healthy and Effective Board

    Have a Healthy and Effective Board
    Attached is a Board Effectiveness Checklist from governance.pro that helps an organization determine if it is being as effective as it can be. The checklist applies to all types of organizations, so all the factors may not apply to every...
Rank this Week: 1898

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Great News for Annuitie

    Great News for Annuitie
    April 15, 2015 – Yesterday was a great day for annuities! According to a report in InvestmentNews, Ken Fisher is leaving the building. You may have never heard of Ken Fisher but you’d be hard pressed to miss him if you’ve…
  • Mar 31

    Celebrating Our 263rd Anniversary

    Celebrating Our 263rd Anniversary
    April 1, 2015 – Although most of our clients have come to think of the Finn Financial Group as the people who help them meet their 21st century future financial security needs, it is with great pride that we pause today to pay tribute…
  • Mar 16

    Life Insurance Industry Forecast: Smooth Sailing Ahead

    Life Insurance Industry Forecast: Smooth Sailing Ahead
      March 16, 2015 – Demonstrating that good news often travels in threes, I’m pleased to unfurl the attached triad of recent links which point to “smooth sailing” for the life insurance industry in 2015: A.M. Best:…
Rank this Week: 3120

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 2967

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and litigation. By The Erlich Law Office, PLLC.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    An Employment Trap: Tardine

    An Employment Trap: Tardine
    One of the most frequent stumbling blocks for clients is tardiness. Whether it’s coming to work on time or coming back from breaks in a timely fashion, we cannot stress this enough: you must be on time for work. Even if your boss says…
  • Feb 9

    Court Invalidates New FLSA Provision Relating to Home-Care Worker

    Court Invalidates New FLSA Provision Relating to Home-Care Worker
    On December 22, 2014 a federal judge struck down a new provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that would have entitled most home-care workers to minimum wage and overtime just ten days before that provision was to take…
  • Dec 29

    December Article Roundup

    December Article Roundup
    This month’s most popular and interesting articles covered some very important topics ranging from employment law and worker’s rights to the state of the ‘American Worker.’ More expansively, we also explored the…
Rank this Week: 2991

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Final divorce order supersedes and moots appeal from visitation order

    Final divorce order supersedes and moots appeal from visitation order
    The Eckersalls’ divorce included a fight over custody of their children. The couple agreed on a visitation schedule, but not on the terms and conditions of visitation. So the trial court entered a standard “Custody/Visitation…
  • Dec 22

    Illinois Discovery Order A Judgment, Triggering 30-Day Appeal Deadline

    Illinois Discovery Order A Judgment, Triggering 30-Day Appeal Deadline
    Daewoo International paid American Metals Trading $14.5 million for pig iron. But American Metals didn’t deliver, so Daewoo started an arbitration proceeding. In support of the arbitration, Daewoo got an order of attachment against…
  • Dec 10

    Statutory Deadline For Notice Of Appeal Trumps Supreme Court Rule

    Statutory Deadline For Notice Of Appeal Trumps Supreme Court Rule
    Which deadline for filing a Notice of Appeal applies when the supreme court rules differ from the General Assembly’s statute? And what happens to the appeal when the Notice of Appeal meets the General Assembly’s deadline but not…
Rank this Week: 1114

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/
  • Apr 8

    See you on LinkedIn

    See you on LinkedIn
    Alain Leibman writes: We have endeavored from the outset of this blog to offer thoughtful, possibly useful, and occasionally provocative analyses of developments in the criminal law, a time-intensive effort.  Regrettably, a busy workload…
  • Mar 18

    Does your Third Circuit judge vote as a “conservative, moderate, or liberal”?

    Does your Third Circuit judge vote as a “conservative, moderate, or liberal”?
    Alain Leibman writes: Matthew Stiegler, a Philadelphia attorney, has a terrific blog dedicated to reporting on, and thoughtfully analyzing, developments in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, called the CA3blog.  Matthew has written a…
  • Jan 30

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry
    Alain Leibman writes: Those of you who follow, or at least sporadically read, this blog know that it attempts to treat in a considered way important issues facing the white collar bar and our clients.  Still, like any blog, it exists…
Rank this Week: 1073

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/
  • Apr 8

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression
    Legal Tech New York 2015 took place in early February and the Morris James eDiscovery team was lucky enough to attend for the third straight year.  The general impression is that the eDiscovery focus has continued to shift away from…
  • Apr 3

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2
    The is the second in a series of posts summarizing the 7 most important eDiscovery cases in Delaware in 2014. The second case is 112359 Factor Fund, LLC and Five Nine Group, LLC v. Flux Carbon Starter Fund, LLC, Mary Carroll, Kevin…
  • Mar 31

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group
    Morris James LLP has formed a Data Privacy and Information Governance Group. The Data Privacy and Information Governance Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and fiduciary duty attorneys, attorneys well-versed in electronic data…
Rank this Week: 1554

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stone’s recent article, “A Rape on Campus,” needs no introduction. (If you really need one, check the extensive Wikipedia article.) On April 5, Rolling Stone formally retracted the article and published an extensive…
  • Apr 1

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case
    Years ago, a family friend hired a contractor to do some basic work around the house, and paid half the cost as a deposit. Mid-way through, it became clear the contractor was doing a terrible job and that everything would need to be redone,…
  • Mar 11

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?
    Yesterday, my wife called me on her way back from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s oral arguments to tell me about Green v. Pennsylvania Hospital et al., a medical malpractice case. She swiftly assigned me two tasks: first, I had to…
Rank this Week: 108