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Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's weblog of classic legal humor.

Real life Texas Courtroom Humor. From U.S. Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (Northern District of Texas).

http://saywhat.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer
    From Jeffrey Hirt of Houston, this excerpt from his examination of the present wife of his client:Q. Gina, how long have you known your stepdaughters?A. Actually, since before they were born. When Joan was still pregnant.Mr. Hirt: I'll send…
  • Nov 20

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work
    Ryan Morris, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas, was working for a small firm in Austin when he came across this excerpt in a deposition from a probate case where a party was testifying about his bank account:A. I…
  • Nov 19

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 776

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 842

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Jul 27

    Spotlight on the Alabama State Bar

    Spotlight on the Alabama State Bar
    The Alabama State Bar was created in 1923 and has jurisdiction over the conduct of all attorneys and is charged with stimulating interest in improving the administration of justice. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith…
  • Jul 14

    CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Proce

    CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Proce
    The Medicare Set-Aside Review Process dates all the way back way back to 1980, when The Medicare Second Payer Act was enacted. Fast forward to 2014, where the Insurance industry is still waiting for promised improvements.  Ringler Radio…
  • Jun 30

    General Motors Litigation Update

    General Motors Litigation Update
    Recalls. Congressional Investigations. Litigation. General Motors (GM) has taken center stage over its ignition switch problem, which has been linked to drivers' catastrophic injuries and in some cases, death. On Ringler Radio, host Larry…
Rank this Week: 846

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

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

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

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

    FTC Sues Amazon Over Unfair Billing Practice

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

    ABA Ruling Says Attorneys May Review Social Media Posts by Juror

    ABA Ruling Says Attorneys May Review Social Media Posts by Juror
    As more and more people establish a presence on social media websites, the line between the real world and the virtual world becomes increasingly blurred. That's true in many aspects of life, and it is particularly relevant when applied to…
Rank this Week: 851

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat
    by Marsha Hunter Who spoke persuasively at yesterday’s Senate hearings on the GM ignition switch scandal? There were plenty of lawyers in the room and on the hot seat, so you’d think the level of public speaking would be…
  • Jun 19

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note
    by Brian K. Johnson Last fall Scientific American MIND magazine featured an article about handwriting and memory.It got me thinking about the value of carefully creating notes for public speaking with pen and paper “Minds encode the…
  • Jun 12

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step
    by Brian K. Johnson “May it please the court?” Is it a question? Or is it a statement? “May it please the court.” Legal writing guru Brian Garner offered a helpful historical analysis of this introductory utterance in…
Rank this Week: 863

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    CJ Kozinski on Firing Squad

    CJ Kozinski on Firing Squad
    Self-professed "avid reader" and "big fan" of SCAN David Hackett at GMSR draws our attention to this LA Times interview of Chief Judge Kozinski, in which he discusses his reviews on the death penalty and his recent dissental: Judge Alex…
  • Jul 31

    Aug. 28 Hearing date for nominee

    Aug. 28 Hearing date for nominee
    Commission on Judicial Appointments sets Confirmation Hearings for August 28 Hearings to consider judicial seats on the Supreme Court of California, and the Court of Appeal Second and Third Appellate Districts SAN FRANCISCO—Four…
  • Jul 30

    The 5 Types of Appellate Briefs You Don't Want to Write

    The 5 Types of Appellate Briefs You Don't Want to Write
    In today's Recorder Cameron Gilbert (director of Counsel Press Legal Research Group) offers The Five Types of Appellate Briefs You Don't Want to Write. In short, his dreadful quintet are:1. The See-What-Sticks Brief -- Defect =…
Rank this Week: 943

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

Provides information and practical tips on legal persuasion spanning pretrial and trial phases, for jury, bench and arbitration settings. By Persuasion Strategies.

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Jul 31

    Witness, Mind Your Tone: Eleven Reminder

    Witness, Mind Your Tone: Eleven Reminder
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Jurors often identify with the fact witness, and for a good reason. If there is one person in the courtroom with whom they have the most in common, it is the person in the witness chair - the person who also has no…
  • Jul 28

    Fight False Equivalency Among Expert

    Fight False Equivalency Among Expert
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Consider the expert witness mismatch: One expert represents the common mainstream scientific view, while the other expert is there to support a theory that lies on the far side of the credibility spectrum, and may have…
  • Jul 24

    Emphasize the Civic Role of Your Civil Trial

    Emphasize the Civic Role of Your Civil Trial
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Alexis de Tocqueville, France's number one America fan back in 1835, was particularly fond of our jury system. In an oft-quoted passage, he said that "The jury, and more especially the civil jury, serves to…
Rank this Week: 984

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/
  • Jun 20

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse
    Under RPC 1.2(d), a "lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . ."  Does this cover lawyers advising clients under Washington's new marijuana law, when possession is…
  • May 21

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9
    The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission presents a half-day program, Perceptions of Justice, reviewing a report on Washingtonians' perceptions of how they are treated by the police and the courts.June 9, 2014, 8:45 a.m.-noonOB2…
  • May 21

    Adolescent Brain Development & Juvenile Justice

    Adolescent Brain Development & Juvenile Justice
    The Washington Supreme Court hosted "Looking to the Future: Adolescent Brain Development and the Juvenile Justice System" May 20, 2014. The symposium materials are here.
Rank this Week: 955

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 1094

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Costs Lawyer Grade C statu

    Costs Lawyer Grade C statu
    The recent decision of Lord Dyson to allow Costs Lawyers to potentially qualify as Grade C or Grade B fee earners raises an interesting issue. What level of qualification and training is required for a Costs Lawyer to now potentially be…
  • Jul 28

    2014 Guideline Hourly Rate

    2014 Guideline Hourly Rate
    The new Guideline Hourly Rates for 2014 have now been announced. The bad news for those hoping for an increase in the rates is that they remain the same as for 2010. The good news for those hoping for an increase in the rates is that they…
  • Jul 23

    Costs of applications in provisional assessment

    Costs of applications in provisional assessment
    CPR 47.15(5) states: “In proceedings which do not go beyond provisional assessment, the maximum amount the court will award to any party as costs of the assessment (other than the costs of drafting the bill of costs) is £1,500…
Rank this Week: 1213

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jul 29

    Expert Witness Consulting Industry Projected to Grow in the Next Five Year

    Expert Witness Consulting Industry Projected to Grow in the Next Five Year
    According to IBISWorld, the Expert Witness Consulting industry has shown a strong recovery from the recession with a 6.8% annual growth from 2009 to 2014, amounting to an annual revenue of $390 million. Although the industry was growing prior…
  • Jul 17

    WhatsApp’s Admissibility in Court may not be Reliable

    WhatsApp’s Admissibility in Court may not be Reliable
    A growing number of cases around the world have used WhatsApp, a mobile messaging app, as evidence in court. In 2011, a Canary Islands court “ratified a sentence for libel based in part on a WhatsApp conversation”. In 2013, four…
  • Jul 3

    Wishing you a Happy 4th of July

    Wishing you a Happy 4th of July
    Happy Fourth of July from the Courtroom Insight Team! We wish everyone a great weekend with family and friends.Filed under: Uncategorized
Rank this Week: 1209

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: 1111

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Jul 1

    Tips for Attorneys: Begining the complaint with a bang – the case synopsi

    Tips for Attorneys: Begining the complaint with a bang – the case synopsi
      We are changing the way we read.  Short has not just become better.  It has become essential in the quest to capture the attention of our audience. Pedantic legal writing is no longer highly valued by judges.  …
  • Jun 24

    Breaking the SuperLawyer Glass Ceiling

    Breaking the SuperLawyer Glass Ceiling
    J.R.:  Hi Karen, I thought of you when reading the SuperLawyer Top 10.  Are you the first woman to do this?  CONGRATS! K:  Uh. Go to www.superlawyers.com top list for Washington.  Interesting.  Appear to be in…
  • Jun 17

    The almost tantrum: a tale of typical trial lawyer self control

    The almost tantrum: a tale of typical trial lawyer self control
    It’s a drizzly Sunday.  Have popped into the office to work on a settlement letter.  Nala is chewing on her antler.  Am eating my favorite pastry from Macrina bakery – the orange pinwheel.   Superb as…
Rank this Week: 1180

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Lawsuit Reform Watch

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

http://www.lawsuitreformwatch.org/
  • May 16

    NJCJI Now Blogging at Civiljusticenj.org

    NJCJI Now Blogging at Civiljusticenj.org
    For many years this website has hosted the blog of the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute, formerly the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance, but it is time for a change. From now on all NJCJI content will only be posted on the NJCJI website:…
  • May 1

    Top News Clips for the Week of April 26 - May 2

    Top News Clips for the Week of April 26 - May 2
    A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of April 26 - May 2. Woman Sues Live Nation After Seat Full of Splinters Julia Marsh | New York Post A woman got a rude surprise when she politely slid to the other side of a…
  • May 1

    NJCJI on Tour

    NJCJI on Tour
    Marcus, Alida, and Emily are hitting the road this summer in an effort to spread the word about the need for civil justice reform in New Jersey! If your organization would like a briefing on legal reform, or an update on pending court cases…
Rank this Week: 1256

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Covers rulings, news and marketing strategies for expert witnesses.

http://expertwitnessguru.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment
    A fall protection expert witness recently came to the rescue of a car hauler suing a truck manufacturer for negligence and helped him survive summary judgment. Although the expert did not have any formal education on fall protection, the…
  • Feb 24

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement
    In this patent infringement suit regarding the design of a particular inner garment (Branovations, Inc. v. Ontel Products Corp.) the Florida district court ruled that simplicity of technology may negate need for expert testimony, but does not…
  • Feb 23

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie
    An infectious disease expert witness was recently called on board in Hoff v. Steiner Transocean, Ltd. to testify about the source of infection on the Plaintiff’s feet, which, Plaintiff asserted, was caused by a pedicure he had on a…
Rank this Week: 1183

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

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

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 1313

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/
  • Jul 30

    Legal Translation Services for International Estate Planning

    Legal Translation Services for International Estate Planning
    We've blogged about the need for legal translation services in the context of real estate ownership in a foreign country. International estate planning for international clients residing in the US also generates a need for certified…
  • Jul 28

    Arabic Translation Services and Real Estate Contracts in the UAE

    Arabic Translation Services and Real Estate Contracts in the UAE
    With the United Arab Emirates' economy once again roaring, many investors are looking to the UAE for property investment opportunities. However, there are several differences in the legal system and thus specific steps should be taken. For…
  • Jul 11

    Legal Document Translation, Estate Planning and Foreign Property

    Legal Document Translation, Estate Planning and Foreign Property
    We've blogged about legal document translation services in the context of enforceability of US wills in foreign countries. When a client owns property located in a foreign country, several unique issues arise. For instance, there is the…
Rank this Week: 1315

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

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

    Opposing the pro se appellant

    Opposing the pro se appellant
    I think a lot of people might think that any time the appellant is a lay person representing himself (i.e., appearing “pro se”), the respondent has a pretty easy time of it. Is that the case? I was reminded of this issue by an…
  • Jul 2

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?
    When is a brief written by a lay person likely to be of comparable quality to a brief written by lawyer for the other side in the same case? When both briefs stink: Brooks’s opening brief on appeal includes a statement of facts without…
  • Jul 2

    When winning is risky

    When winning is risky
    Sometimes, an appeal doesn’t make sense to me. This can be true even if there are better-than-average odds of winning. When an appeal doesn’t make sense to me, I ask why the party wants to appeal. I’m sure that most of the…
Rank this Week: 1336

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

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

    Too Tangential

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

    Doubling Down

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

    Comparing Lychee

    Comparing Lychee
    Securities class actions brought against China-based companies often allege discrepancies between the company's Chinese regulatory filings and SEC filings. In that type of case, the plaintiff must allege at least some facts to support that…
Rank this Week: 1349

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Covers eDiscovery case law, rules, and issues, such confidentiality, sanctions and spoliation. By Morris James LLP.

http://www.delawareediscovery.com/
  • Jul 1

    Laura G. Readinger Joins Morris James LLP as an Associate in Business Litigation

    Laura G. Readinger Joins Morris James LLP as an Associate in Business Litigation
    June 25, 2014 Morris James LLP has announced that Laura G. Readinger has joined the Firm’s Wilmington office as an associate in its Business Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Readinger’s practice will focus on electronic discovery…
  • May 27

    Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014

    Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014
    Thirteen Lawyers and Four Practices Recognized as Top-Tier in Delaware Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that thirteen attorneys in five separate practice areas have been top ranked among the leading Delaware lawyers in the…
  • May 27

    Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014

    Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014
    Thirteen Lawyers and Four Practices Recognized as Top-Tier in Delaware Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that thirteen attorneys in five separate practice areas have been top ranked among the leading Delaware lawyers in the…
Rank this Week: 1430

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?
    Texas litigators are generally familiar with the TRCP 166a requirement that a motion for summary judgment be served at least 21 days before the date specified for a hearing. But what notice is required when the hearing does not go forward on…
  • Jun 18

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course
    The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 4-5, 2014 here in Austin.  Related events are the popular…
  • May 30

    State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website

    State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website
    As co-chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section’s Website Committee, I am pleased to share that the Section’s completely revamped website is now live at www.tex-app.org. The redesigned site allows visitors easy access to…
Rank this Week: 1364

Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

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

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
  • Mar 27

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition

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

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective

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

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    This week Omaha plays host to a regional trial competition sponsored by the American Association for Justice.  Nine law schools from the Midwest region will send a total of 16 teams to compete.  I, along with many of my Omaha…
Rank this Week: 1497

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Nov 20

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court
    Link to Supreme Court briefSupreme Court brief:
  • Jul 13

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine
    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine By R Tamara de Silva July 13, 2013 The George Zimmerman case is valuable because it sheds needed light on the pale underbelly of the Castle Doctrine and stand your ground…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
Rank this Week: 1482

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1350

TortDeform

TortDeform

A civil justice defense blog. By the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.

http://www.tortdeform.com/
  • May 20

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform
    Hello, and welcome back after that fifteen-month intermission. I've been too busy helping people to blog about the forces that want to prevent me from helping people. To dip my toe back in the blogging water, I thought I'd give a…
  • Feb 17

    The value of a human life and damage cap

    The value of a human life and damage cap
    Even if we go with the Bush-era figure of $6.8 million, you’re far above the often-proposed cap of $250,000 for noneconomic damages.  I’m morally opposed to ANY damage cap because I don’t believe that you can set a flat rate on every…
  • Feb 9

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective
    Which is a greater tragedy: A child dying at the hands of an incompetent doctor, or a toy company ripping off the design of a doll from another toy company?  Brian Wilson discusses how out-of-whack our priorities are regarding…
Rank this Week: 1341

Structured Settlement Blog

Structured Settlement Blog

By Paul J. Lesti.

http://www.structuredsettlement.pro/
  • Nov 18

    Medicare indemnification request by defense counsel is unethical - Florida Bar Staff Opinion 30310

    Medicare indemnification request by defense counsel is unethical - Florida Bar Staff Opinion 30310
    A lawyer should not agree to personally indemnify an opposing party, as it violates Florida rules and a lawyer should not require that another attorney enter into an agreement to personally indemnify an opposing party, as that also violates…
  • Nov 8

    Structured Settlement article on cbsnews.com

    Structured Settlement article on cbsnews.com
    This is a good article about Structured Settlements. The quote by Professor Christopher Coyne, a St. Joseph's University finance professor is very insightful. He said, "Conventional investing logic doesn't apply for plaintiffs in injury or…
  • Mar 2

    American General Life Insurance Company

    American General Life Insurance Company
    AIG recently posted Frequently Asked Questions regarding recent news and American General Life Insurance Company. Frequently Asked Questions March 2, 2009
Rank this Week: 1485

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

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

    A Fixture or a Chattel: The $4.2 Million Question

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

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

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

    When can you remove an Executor or Trustee?

    When can you remove an Executor or Trustee?
    Posted by Peter RobertsIt is common for someone writing a will to appoint as their executor a family member or friend.  Sometimes this is done without understanding what it means to be an executor.  Sometimes the ability and…
Rank this Week: 1731

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

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

    From the Archives: Self-Editing Tips for Legal Writer

    From the Archives: Self-Editing Tips for Legal Writer
    When you're close to a final draft, use this self-editing checklist to add a bit of polish--or give it to your assistant to do the same. Are the headings correctly numbered? Are acronyms explained? Are the parties referred to in...
  • Apr 7

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site

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

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?
    Here's a great post from Max Kennerly at Litigation & Trial: "Defeating The Medical Records Paper Copy Scam." If you want to find out whether doctors and hospitals are overcharging you for your client's medical records--and they probably…
Rank this Week: 1679

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 24

    What's the problem now, illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com?

    What's the problem now, illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com?
    “Hey, c’mon Sr. illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com. Two months between postings? How do you expect to keep your readers? We’re writing briefs. We need all this stuff you write about. Nobody else does it, at least not like you.…
  • Apr 24

    Insurer’s Arguments First Raised On Reconsideration Forfeited For Appeal

    Insurer’s Arguments First Raised On Reconsideration Forfeited For Appeal
    General contractor Kiferbaum Construction was sued by a subcontractor’s employee who was injured at the work site. Kiferbaum was represented by Jacobson & Riseborough. Kiferbaum got excess insurance from Evanston Insurance.…
  • Feb 23

    Aldermen’s Appeal Of Victorious Referendum Moot

    Aldermen’s Appeal Of Victorious Referendum Moot
    More than 58 percent of the voters in Country Club Hills, Illinois passed a referendum that reduced the number of city aldermen from 10 to five. About three weeks later, a group of unhappy aldermen sued the county clerk. They asked the trial…
Rank this Week: 1695

Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

Focuses on trial advocacy. From Temple University's Beasley School of Law.

http://indexhtml.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 11

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat
    Copyright 2014 Great Falls TribuneAll Rights ReservedGreat Falls Tribune (Montana)March 9, 2014 Sunday1 EditionSECTION: A; Pg. 1LENGTH: 1677 wordsHEADLINE: 15 vie for vacant state Supreme Court seatBYLINE: By, John S.…
  • Nov 21

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law
    Once classmates, now law partners, attorneys Samuel H. Pond and Jerry M. Lehocky have found a way to give back to the institution that launched their highly successful careers in law. The two partners at Philadelphia-based Pond Lehocky Stern…
  • Nov 14

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
Rank this Week: 1619

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

http://southcarolinaappellatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 1673

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/
  • Jul 31

    What happens after the settlement?

    What happens after the settlement?
    Cover of Back to the Future When you settle a claim, before or after a lawsuit, you sign various documents finalizing the settlement. The first is a settlement agreement. A settlement agreement is essentially a contract between the parties…
  • Jul 18

    Courts curb power of HOAs to amend Declaration

    Courts curb power of HOAs to amend Declaration
    I’ve written before about amending the Declarations for a homeowner association. A new case handed down this month by the North Carolina Court of Appeals could make it harder for an HOA to amend the Declarations to their liking. The...
  • Jul 10

    I have a list!

    I have a list!
    One of the more frustrating things a homeowner association board deals with is unpaid assessments. I’ve written before about how the fees and costs of collecting a valid assessment can greatly exceed the amount of the assessment.…
Rank this Week: 1835

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Jul 31

    Lost in Litigation – Seminar for German Businesses, September 23, 2014 in Frankfurt

    Lost in Litigation – Seminar for German Businesses, September 23, 2014 in Frankfurt
    My partners Henning Moelle and Philipp Behrendt are offering a one-day seminar called “Lost in Litigation – Challenges for German Businesses in U.S. Litigation”. It will be held in Frankfurt on September 23, 2014.…
  • Jul 30

    Hedge Fund Litigation: Porsche’s Victory in Braunschweig

    Hedge Fund Litigation: Porsche’s Victory in Braunschweig
    Here ist an update on the epic litigation battle that follows from Porsche’s failed take over of Volkswagen. Hedge funds try to recover losses suffered at the time and sue Porsche for billions of damages. The court cases…
  • Jul 29

    English Language in German Courts: Any progress?

    English Language in German Courts: Any progress?
    In March 2014, the proposal to allow English language proceedings in German courts has been re-introduced into the parliamentary process. It had become obsolete after last year’s election. The draft legislation is more or…
Rank this Week: 2107

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Jul 30

    Ascertainability Is Gaining Traction in the Ninth Circuit as a Requirement for Class Certification

    Ascertainability Is Gaining Traction in the Ninth Circuit as a Requirement for Class Certification
    Defendants often raise ascertainability when opposing class certification in food, beverage, and personal care products labeling litigation.  District courts in the Ninth Circuit, however, sometimes reach different conclusions regarding…
  • Jul 25

    Another Victory for Plain Text (and I Don’t Mean Font Style)

    Another Victory for Plain Text (and I Don’t Mean Font Style)
    Earlier this week, the Seventh Circuit rejected an attempt by the U.S. Department of Justice to rewrite a federal statute to suit the Executive Branch’s convenience.  In Bormes v. United States, No. 13-1602 (7th Cir. July 22,…
  • Jul 24

    Second Circuit Affirms Attorney’s Fees Award to Prevailing Defendant

    Second Circuit Affirms Attorney’s Fees Award to Prevailing Defendant
    An attorney's fees award to prevailing defendants under 42 U.S.C. 1988 is relatively uncommon, at least more uncommon than fee awards to prevailing plaintiffs.  But this week in Carter v. Inc. Village of Ocean Beach, the Second Circuit…
Rank this Week: 1881

Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

Covers trial presentation theory, trial graphics designs, trial technician recommendations and jury research methodologies. By A2L Consulting.

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    10 Things Litigation Consultants Do That WOW Litigator

    10 Things Litigation Consultants Do That WOW Litigator
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting As CEO of a litigation consulting firm offering litigation graphics consulting services, jury consulting services and trial technology support services, I hear the word "wow" quite often from A2L's…
  • Jul 29

    Mock Trials: Do They Work? Are They Valuable?

    Mock Trials: Do They Work? Are They Valuable?
    by Elise Jefferson, M.A.A2L Consulting One might think it would be easy to run an experiment that could definitively conclude that mock trials are effective at predicting the outcome of a trial. If one could, it would solidify the value of…
  • Jul 24

    7 Questions Will Save You Money with Litigation Graphics Consultant

    7 Questions Will Save You Money with Litigation Graphics Consultant
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L ConsultingI have been running an organization that offers litigation graphics consulting as one of its services for nearly 20 years. I've worked with both large and small law firms, I have worked with clients in…
Rank this Week: 1867

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Plaintiffs Can Survive Back-To-School Expense

    Plaintiffs Can Survive Back-To-School Expense
    When you are seriously injured in an auto accident, in addition to your regular monthly expenses such as rent, food, gas, and utilities, there will be medical expenses and other related expenses. Contacting an experienced auto accident…
  • Jul 28

    Oregon Department of Transportation Under Investigation Following Two Separate Construction Worker Fatalitie

    Oregon Department of Transportation Under Investigation Following Two Separate Construction Worker Fatalitie
    The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is under investigation following two separate incidents in which construction workers were killed on the job. In the first incident, a 54-year-old man working on a paving project was killed when…
  • Jul 24

    Bicyclist’s Wrongful Death may have been Due to Distracted Deputy

    Bicyclist’s Wrongful Death may have been Due to Distracted Deputy
    If you have lost a family member to a fatal auto-pedestrian accident, then you are not only trying to cope with the emotional pain of your tragic loss, but you may also need a way to handle the enormous financial impact. The losses suffered…
Rank this Week: 2221

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 1860

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

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

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

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

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

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

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

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
Rank this Week: 2160

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: 1866

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jul 14

    The Danger Of Overweight Trucks On Alabama Road

    The Danger Of Overweight Trucks On Alabama Road
    I stood on the side of the road – looking at the scene of a recent log truck collision. Two log trucks sped by me. Stand and watch for just a few minutes. You will understand how the speeding and fully loaded truck rammed into my…
  • Jun 23

    Did Alabama’s Court Of Civil Appeals Decide To Protect Working Families?

    Did Alabama’s Court Of Civil Appeals Decide To Protect Working Families?
    Sometimes, our Court of Civil Appeals issues a decision that creates a little “buzz.” This is what happened last week when the Court released the workers’ compensation decision in Alabama Forestry Products v. Harris.…
  • Jun 5

    Alabama Law And The Independent Sales Representative

    Alabama Law And The Independent Sales Representative
    My law partner just completed a case for an independent sales representative in Huntsville. While every case is unique, the basic story of manufacturers denying commissions to independent sales representatives is far too common. It is a basic…
Rank this Week: 1975

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: 1892

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://blog.njeifs.com/
Rank this Week: 2154

Vegas Litigator Blog

Vegas Litigator Blog

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

http://vegaslitigator.com/blog
  • Mar 19

    Do We Really Need Witnesses to Car Accident Cases?

    Do We Really Need Witnesses to Car Accident Cases?
    I was driving home from work a couple of nights ago…well, actually, I was between stops taking care of stuff on my way home….when I saw an accident at Decatur just south of Charleston Blvd.  I was making a left hand turn to…
  • Nov 4

    Use of Depositions During Closing Argument

    Use of Depositions During Closing Argument
    I was recently in a Trial in which the opposing Counsel began to read portions of my client’s Deposition in his closing argument which had not been introduced during the evidentiary portion of the Trial. I objected to the use as…
  • Jul 19

    Technology in the Courtroom – Can it Backfire?

    Technology in the Courtroom – Can it Backfire?
    A choice had to be made: use technology, but understand its limitations; or do without and risk the jury not following the case. My case was simple and done in a day so the Jury world nor get lost and I could present my case with…
Rank this Week: 1974

At Counsel Table

At Counsel Table

Covers the craft and business of the courtroom lawyer. By Alex Craigie.

http://atcounseltable.wordpress.com
  • Mar 9

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
    If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-quality, 100% irony-free, individually crafted blog posts at our new…
  • Feb 15

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
  • Feb 15

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
Rank this Week: 2012

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2208