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The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Jun 5

    The Outset of the Fraud

    The Outset of the Fraud
    If an individual defendant’s stock trading took place pursuant to a pre-determined Rule 10b5-1 trading plan that was entered into before the outset of the alleged fraud, the use of the trading plan may undermine any inference that…
  • May 9

    Not Just For Section 11 Claim

    Not Just For Section 11 Claim
    In its Omnicare decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that opinions presented in registration statements can be subject to liability under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 if either (a) the opinion was not…
  • Apr 14

    Frivolity

    Frivolity
    Among other reforms, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”) requires that upon final adjudication of a federal securities action, the court shall include in the record “specific findings regarding…
Rank this Week: 902

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 2

    The Jury-Swaying Power of “Little” Word

    The Jury-Swaying Power of “Little” Word
    You’d think a little word like “a” or “the” wouldn’t have any importance, when you’re crafting your opening or your closing. And yet . . .”a” and “the” are powerful ways to…
  • May 1

    Help Your Witness Past an Angry Knee-Jerk Response

    Help Your Witness Past an Angry Knee-Jerk Response
    Witnesses may be angry for a variety of reasons. Regardless, an angry witness rarely testifies convincingly at deposition or trial. When dealing with such a witness, start by acknowledging that your witness’s anger is understandable and…
  • Mar 30

    Define the “How” and “Who” of Your Case in Story Form

    Define the “How” and “Who” of Your Case in Story Form
    Human beings across the globe are riveted by stories. Jurors are no different. Regardless of the nature of your case, find the story within it. The drier your case, the more important it is to do…
Rank this Week: 1089

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/
  • May 19

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa

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

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa
    The elements of tortious interference with an existing contract are: (1) the existence of a contract subject to interference; (2) the occurrence of an act of interference that was willful and intentional; (3) the act was a proximate cause of…
  • Feb 23

    Elements of breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim under Texas law

    Elements of breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim under Texas law
    "The elements of a breach of fiduciary duty claim are: (1) a fiduciary relationship between the plaintiff and defendant, (2) a breach by the defendant of his fiduciary duty to the plaintiff, and (3) an injury to the plaintiff or benefit to…
Rank this Week: 612

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: 816

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • May 10

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference
    When Len Blonder was elevated to the role of President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) for an unprecedented third time during NSSTA's 2016 Annual Conference, he identified a very clear vision for the structured…
  • Apr 17

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference
    For the past 11 years, the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) annual conferences have consistently improved the educational scope and standards for an expanding professional landscape which, in addition to, and overlapping with, special…
  • Mar 20

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference
    Although the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) was founded in 2000, the term "settlement planner" is still viewed by many structured settlement stakeholders as an inflated synonym for "plaintiff broker". Current SSP President Joseph Tombs…
Rank this Week: 523

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
  • Apr 24

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire
    Earlier this year the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the standard Juror Questionnaire, Form 1.983. There are currently only two standard juror questionnaires approved for use in civil trials by the Florida Supreme Court –…
  • Nov 29

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial
    The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure have been amended by the Florida Supreme Court to remove the limit on the number of alternate jurors in civil trials. Effective January 1, 2017, Rule 1.431 has been amended to read “The court may…
  • Oct 31

    Juror’s Mid-Trial Tweets Not Enough for New Trial

    Juror’s Mid-Trial Tweets Not Enough for New Trial
    This month, in a case of first impression in Florida, the Fourth District Court of Appeal held that statements posted by a juror on social media during trial were insufficiently prejudicial to require a new trial. The juror posted a series of…
Rank this Week: 861

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

http://nostrumremedium.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America
    The University Press of Kentucky has published Kurt Metzmeier’s Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky. From the description:Any student of American history knows of Washington, Jefferson, and the other…
  • Feb 10

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence
    The University Press of New England has published Sonja Schillings’s Enemies of All Humankind: Fictions of Legitimate Violence. From the description:Hostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by…
  • Jan 27

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument
    Adam Feldman and Rebecca Gill have posted “Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments” as a working paper on SSRN. The abstract:Supreme Court oral arguments are the…
Rank this Week: 930

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: 1061

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

News, views and information on self-help law and pro se litigation.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shlep
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Jan 5

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
Rank this Week: 811

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    New Nondisclosure Law Allows for Nondisclosure of DWIs | DWI Nondisclosure

    New Nondisclosure Law Allows for Nondisclosure of DWIs | DWI Nondisclosure
    Nondisclosure of DWIs in Texas An individual charged with DWI is prohibited from getting deferred adjudication for their DWI in Texas. A nondisclosure is a legal remedy that allows for the criminal record relating to certain non-violent…
  • Jun 20

    Falsifying Drug Test Results: What Happens if You’re Caught Falsifying a Drug Test?

    Falsifying Drug Test Results: What Happens if You’re Caught Falsifying a Drug Test?
    Individuals who are facing drug tests because they are on bond or on probation sometimes panic and look for ways to defeat drug tests. A quick Internet search reveals hundreds of tips and tricks for passing a drug test, including potions,…
  • Jun 19

    SCOTUS to Decide Whether Cell-Site Location Information Requires a Warrant

    SCOTUS to Decide Whether Cell-Site Location Information Requires a Warrant
    Carpenter v. United States On June 5, 2017, the United States Supreme Court granted a petition to hear a major Fourth Amendment case decided by the Sixth Circuit, Carpenter v. United States. This case will decide whether it is…
Rank this Week: 1808

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/
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court Finds Law Banning Registration of Disparaging Trademarks Unconstitutional

    Supreme Court Finds Law Banning Registration of Disparaging Trademarks Unconstitutional
    Earlier this week, in Matal v. Tam, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Portland-based rock band, the Slants, finding that the section of the Lanham Act banning offensive trademarks was an unconstitutional restraint…
  • May 23

    Patent Trolls Must Choose a New Bridge to Hide Under

    Patent Trolls Must Choose a New Bridge to Hide Under
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an 8-0 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC that should put an end to “patent trolls” filing lawsuits in “friendly” venues of their choosing. Patent…
  • May 17

    State cannot limit enforcement of arbitration agreement signed by agent, US Supreme Court hold

    State cannot limit enforcement of arbitration agreement signed by agent, US Supreme Court hold
    Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court again invoked the federal policy of enforcing arbitration agreements. The Court reversed a Kentucky state court opinion holding that an arbitration agreement is unenforceable if it is signed by an…
Rank this Week: 2512

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    June 2017 Website Newsletter

    June 2017 Website Newsletter
    Our firm has been notified by Global Law Experts that it has, in recent months, conducted an extensive nomination and research process for the Eighth Annual Global Law Experts Awards. Our firm has been chosen as the winner in the category…
  • Jun 23

    Faruki Client, Cox Media Group Ohio, Lawsuit Settle

    Faruki Client, Cox Media Group Ohio, Lawsuit Settle
    Faruki lawyers, Erin Rhinehart and Chris Hollon, secure $15,000 for client in open meetings case against local school board.  Complete article here.
  • Jun 21

    Zach Heck Explains Journey to Privacy & Security Practice at Faruki

    Zach Heck Explains Journey to Privacy & Security Practice at Faruki
    Earlier this month, Faruki attorney Zach Heck appeared on the YouTube series Law School Strategy. Zach discussed his journey through law school and his practice as a privacy and cybersecurity attorney at Faruki.  Zach provided…
Rank this Week: 3856

This Week's Florida Appeals Court…

This Week's Florida Appeals Court Decisions

Provides a summary of selected civil and criminal cases. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/florida-appeals-court-decisions/
Rank this Week: 2105

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court Creates Implicit Juror Bias Video

    Federal Court Creates Implicit Juror Bias Video
    ABAJournal.com: A federal court asks jurors to confront their hidden biase
  • Jun 23

    The Cosby Jury and the Power of One Juror

    The Cosby Jury and the Power of One Juror
    Interesting op-ed in CNN that discusses the Cosby jury and the power of one juror. CNN.com: In Cosby Trial, the Awesome Power of Juror
  • Jun 23

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin
    Understanding the Effects of Unconscious Bias A video by the U.S. Courts titled, “Understanding the Effects of Unconscious Bias” was published on Youtube on June 21, 2017. It features U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour (W.D. of…
Rank this Week: 4497

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Patrick A. Salvi and Patrick A. Salvi II named to elite Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 2017

    Patrick A. Salvi and Patrick A. Salvi II named to elite Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 2017
    Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America known as most elite guide in the legal profession CHICAGO (June 23, 2017) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. is pleased to announce Chairman and Managing Equity Partner Patrick A. Salvi…
  • Jun 21

    Northwest Indiana Water Park Shut Down After Reports Of Chemical Burn

    Northwest Indiana Water Park Shut Down After Reports Of Chemical Burn
    PORTER, Ind. (June 21, 2017) – A Porter, Indiana water park has been shut down indefinitely after at least 10 children suffered chemical burns due to over-chlorination of the park’s water. Seven Peaks Water Park on U.S.…
  • Jun 20

    Jeff Kroll discusses Michelle Carter guilty verdict on WGN Radio

    Jeff Kroll discusses Michelle Carter guilty verdict on WGN Radio
    CHICAGO (June 20, 2017) – Friday, 19-year-old Michelle Carter was found guilty for involuntary manslaughter, based on text messages she sent to encourage her then-boyfriend to commit suicide. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C.…
Rank this Week: 1804

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jun 23

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence
    Although trial attorneys should develop a trial style that fits their own personality, there are three things that every trial attorney should strive for. Good cheer. The judge and jury will appreciate it a trial attorney with generally good…
  • Jun 21

    Using the “Black Box” in a Car Accident Case

    Using the “Black Box” in a Car Accident Case
    One of the key parts of liability testimony in a car accident case is the chronology of the accident: the parties’ conduct before the impact, the impact, and conditions after impact. The parties are most likely to dispute the first…
  • Jun 19

    It’s Time to Review Your Calendaring System

    It’s Time to Review Your Calendaring System
    Missed deadlines caused by failure to properly calendar matters are the most significant cause of malpractice claims against attorneys. Without a good docket control system, even the most knowledgeable practitioner may miss a deadline or not…
Rank this Week: 2440

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jun 23

    Know Your Jurors: Intermarriage in the US 50 years  after Loving v. Virginia

    Know Your Jurors: Intermarriage in the US 50 years  after Loving v. Virginia
    Recently we saw the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967) which ruled marriage across racial lines was legal throughout the US. In honor of this milestone, Pew Research Center has released a series of articles…
  • Jun 21

    Millennials, women in general, and Andrea Yates in particular 

    Millennials, women in general, and Andrea Yates in particular 
    Recently, several articles have come out on Millennials and women but neither were enough to fill an entire post—so we’re combining them into a single post so that we do not miss passing on the information. “Psychologically…
  • Jun 19

    Simple Jury Persuasion: The Pique Technique (The Panhandler’s Persuasion Tool) 

    Simple Jury Persuasion: The Pique Technique (The Panhandler’s Persuasion Tool) 
    Seven years ago, we blogged about a disruptive persuasion strategy meant to catch the listener off guard and thus, elicit cooperation. Four years ago, we blogged about a negotiation strategy to help you more successfully negotiate prices…
Rank this Week: 4970

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/
  • Jun 22

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project Underway in AZ and IL Federal Court

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project Underway in AZ and IL Federal Court
    A three-year pilot project studying “whether requiring parties in civil cases to respond to a series of standard discovery requests before undertaking other discovery will reduce the cost and delay of civil litigation” is now…
  • Jun 16

    NY County Addresses Technological Competence

    NY County Addresses Technological Competence
    Formal Opinion 749 In February, the NY County Lawyers Association Professional Ethics Committee issued Formal Opinion 749, addressing “[a] lawyer’s ethical duty of technological competence with respect to the duty to protect a…
  • Jun 15

    No Sanctions for Unintentional, Automatic Deletion of Web History and Related Information

    No Sanctions for Unintentional, Automatic Deletion of Web History and Related Information
    Eshelman v. Puma Biotech., Inc., No. 7:16-CV-18-D, 2017 WL 2483800 (E.D.N.C. June 7, 2017) In this case, the court denied Plaintiff’s motion for an order permitting a jury instruction regarding Defendant’s failure to preserve web…
Rank this Week: 2522

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 2265

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Jun 22

    Can One Recover for Fraud in the Absence of Damages?

    Can One Recover for Fraud in the Absence of Damages?
    Some time ago, as part of a discussion about equitable rescission based on fraud, we noted that recovery based on a fraud claim where damages were not specifically alleged and sufficiently supported was the subject of a split between the…
  • May 1

    Fire Destroys Contractual Obligation

    Fire Destroys Contractual Obligation
    Leisure Time Travel, Inc., specializes in “producing holiday tours and vacations that comport with Jewish law and tradition.” Villa Roma claims to be the last resort in the Catskills region. In 2001, the parties entered into a…
  • May 1

    Fire Destroys Contractual Obligation

    Fire Destroys Contractual Obligation
    Leisure Time Travel, Inc., specializes in “producing holiday tours and vacations that comport with Jewish law and tradition.” Villa Roma claims to be the last resort in the Catskills region. In 2001, the parties entered into a…
Rank this Week: 2952

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/
  • Jun 22

    Expect Facts to Be Favored When They Fit the Frame

    Expect Facts to Be Favored When They Fit the Frame
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: On June 5th, three men used a van and knives to conduct an attack on pedestrians near the London Bridge and Borough Market. Just one week later, another man used a van in an attack on people leaving a mosque near…
  • Jun 19

    Brown Cows and Chocolate Milk: Account for Rational Ignorance

    Brown Cows and Chocolate Milk: Account for Rational Ignorance
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: File this in the category of, "I didn't realize just how uninformed some people are," a new survey makes the claim that seven percent of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. The…
  • Jun 15

    Don't Let Anti-Lawyer Assumptions Keep You Out of the Courtroom

    Don't Let Anti-Lawyer Assumptions Keep You Out of the Courtroom
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: It's an occupational hazard: If you're a lawyer, then you're going to hear lawyer jokes. One that I'm fond of is, "There is really only one lawyer joke...all of the rest are true." That one was used…
Rank this Week: 4087

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jun 22

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market
    AIG, in its recently published 2017 M&A Claims Report, explored the rising number of representations and warranties (R&W) claims in the M&A market by examining AIG policies written between 2011 and 2015. Increase in R&W claims…
  • Jun 22

    Shareholder activism in M&A

    Shareholder activism in M&A
    As noted by Kingsdale Advisors in a recently published report, corporate directors and their legal advisors continue to pay insufficient attention to shareholder activism in M&A. The authors of the 2017 special report caution that…
  • Jun 20

    Employment considerations in an M&A deal

    Employment considerations in an M&A deal
    Parties to an asset transaction should carefully consider the implications of the proposed acquisition on existing employment arrangements, including, non-competition agreements, workers’ compensation programs, and pension plans. The…
Rank this Week: 2298

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/
  • Jun 22

    7 Key Takeaways from the Genetics in Civil Law Conference

    7 Key Takeaways from the Genetics in Civil Law Conference
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting We recently had the opportunity to co-host a conference focused on the use of genetics in the courtroom. The conference was entitled Genetics in Civil Law: Litigation, Regulation, Business…
  • May 31

    11 Ways to Start Right With Your Litigation Graphics Team

    11 Ways to Start Right With Your Litigation Graphics Team
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Trial teams routinely spend tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars, developing litigation graphics for a big case. They do this because litigation graphics are among the top five things…
  • May 18

    What a Great “Hot Seat Operator” Can Add to a Trial Team

    What a Great “Hot Seat Operator” Can Add to a Trial Team
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting In these pages, we have discussed from time to time the role of the “hot seat operator” or “trial tech,” the person who is tasked at trial with…
Rank this Week: 2988

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Marketing Expert Witness Testimony Allowed

    Marketing Expert Witness Testimony Allowed
    Plaintiff filed a putative class action against the defendant related to automatic enrollment into a toll pay system.  Both parties hired marketing expert witnesses, both parties filed motions to exclude, and both motions were denied.…
  • Jun 19

    Veterinary Expert Witness Allowed and Animals Expert Witness Allowed in Part

    Veterinary Expert Witness Allowed and Animals Expert Witness Allowed in Part
    Plaintiffs sued defendant for violation of the Endangered Species Act and hired two experts to assist in their case.  The court allowed the veterinary expert witness in full and partially allowed the animals expert…
  • Jun 16

    Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness Testimony Excluded

    Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness Testimony Excluded
    Plaintiff sued his former employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Florida Civil Rights act of 1992.  The defendant hired a mechanical engineer expert witness to provide testimony.  The Plaintiff filed…
Rank this Week: 1647

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3560

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 20

    How Outside and In-House Counsel Can (and Should!) Collaborate on Post-Litigation Lessons-Learned

    How Outside and In-House Counsel Can (and Should!) Collaborate on Post-Litigation Lessons-Learned
    For much of my career as outside litigation counsel, I marked the end of cases with a celebratory client lunch or a sigh of “good riddance.” But when I went in-house with one of my clients, the end of each case was an opportunity…
  • May 5

    An Evening with the Third Court of Appeals, 2017 Edition

    An Evening with the Third Court of Appeals, 2017 Edition
    Yesterday, the Austin Bar Association’s Civil Appellate Law Section hosted a program entitled “An Evening with the Third Court of Appeals” at Austin’s InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel. My firm, Smith Law…
  • Apr 24

    [Tap…Tap…Tap] Is This Thing On?

    [Tap…Tap…Tap] Is This Thing On?
    After a decade of blogging, I’m still amazed how one simple post can spin off new opportunities. Back in November, I wrote about how I’m using my iPad Pro during oral arguments. As a direct result of that post, I was:…
Rank this Week: 1696

Law Rules

Law Rules

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

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

    Twice is nice

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

    Home Sweet Home (sometimes)

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

    Mediation - the Justice of our Time

    Mediation - the Justice of our Time
    In an article about statute of limitations reform for child sex abuse victims, the author notes that Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the New York Archdiocese offered mediation and compensation as a means of resolving the claims against Catholic…
Rank this Week: 4264

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

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

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2290

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jun 19

    Renewing Non-Disclosure Agreements with Employees? Consider this . . .

    Renewing Non-Disclosure Agreements with Employees? Consider this . . .
    In my practice, I see this scenario all the time: an employee leaves to work for a competitor, the employer realizes that its non-disclosure (NDA) or non-compete agreement was inadequate to protect it from what just happened, so the company…
  • Jun 12

    Texas Amends Its Trade Secrets Statute Effective September

    Texas Amends Its Trade Secrets Statute Effective September
    Texas' recent amendments to its trade secrets statute made it the most comprehensive and modern statute in the nation. It is the only statute in the nation that addresses when a competitor can be excluded from the courtroom to prevent…
  • Jun 5

    The Biggest Myth About Non-Compete Agreement

    The Biggest Myth About Non-Compete Agreement
    In Texas, non-compete agreements are enforceable if they meet certain requirements and contain reasonable restrictions on the term, geographic scope and the scope of the restrained activities.
Rank this Week: 2795

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Covers news, injury, consumer, business and class action law. By Law Office of David S. Hagy PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2310

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

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

http://kycourtreport.com/
  • Jun 17

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

    COA: June 9, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 478.  Affirmed family court’s designation and division of stock acquired by wife during her employment Dotson v. Dotson 499.  Criminal Law.  Affirmed trial court’s denial of new trial as not…
  • Jun 15

    COA: June 2, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: June 2, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 478.  Affirmed jury verdict dismissing claims  of battery and false imprisonment against police officer Brown v. Fournier 490.  Affirmed termination of parental rights R.(M.P.) v Cabinet for Health and…
  • Jun 13

    COA: May 26, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: May 26, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 459.  Easement dispute between neighbors Vorherr v. Coldiron 460.  Business law.  contract dispute between builders and subs Mid-South Drywall, Inc. v. 2001 Bryant Road, LLC Selected cases that were not…
Rank this Week: 2595

Structured Settlement Blog

Structured Settlement Blog

By Paul J. Lesti.

http://www.structuredsettlement.pro/
Rank this Week: 3881

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jun 16

    Hello Amazon, and welcome to the world of ADA litigation.

    Hello Amazon, and welcome to the world of ADA litigation.
    The major news outlets seem to have overlooked the most interesting aspect (to me) of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods; that is, Amazon’s leap into the world of serial ADA filers and controversy over internet accessibility.…
  • Jun 14

    Baby steps – the first post-trial decision on the ADA and the internet.

    Baby steps – the first post-trial decision on the ADA and the internet.
    Yesterday, on June 13, Judge Robert Scola of the Southern District of Florida issued his opinion on website accessibility in Gil v. Winn Dixie Stores, Inc. Case No. 1:16-cv-20320 (SD Fla. June 13, 2017) He conducted a two day trial,…
  • Jun 12

    The interactive process under ADA Title III – maybe not the law, but a good idea anyway.

    The interactive process under ADA Title III – maybe not the law, but a good idea anyway.
    In its May 2, 2017 decision in Koester v. Young Men’s Christian Assn. of Greater St. Louis, 855 F.3d 908, 909 (8th Cir. 2017) the Eighth Circuit casually suggested that the “interactive process” does not apply to…
Rank this Week: 2323

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/
  • Jun 16

    Former Warehouse Manager Sues Amazon For Overtime Wage

    Former Warehouse Manager Sues Amazon For Overtime Wage
    A former Amazon employee is suing his erstwhile employer over not being paid overtime. In the lawsuit, he asserts that Amazon misclassified him as a salaried manager that was not entitled to overtime. However, the worker says that the duties…
  • Jun 9

    U.S. Supreme Court Decision Inhibits Patent Troll Activity

    U.S. Supreme Court Decision Inhibits Patent Troll Activity
    Patent trolls may find it harder to do business thanks to a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. That is good news for any business or entrepreneur who has ever been the subject of a frivolous patent infringement lawsuit. However, the decision…
  • Jun 2

    Former Owner of California Dealerships Wins Lawsuit Against Nissan

    Former Owner of California Dealerships Wins Lawsuit Against Nissan
    The one-time owner of a successful car dealership group in California has been awarded more than $256 million by a jury. Mike Kahn, who ran the Superior Automotive Group with dealerships in LA and San Francisco, fought Nissan Motor Acceptance…
Rank this Week: 1648

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Violence in the City of Pittsburgh

    Violence in the City of Pittsburgh
    Until very recently, violent crime rates in America had been steadily falling since their peak in the early 1990s. When the FBI released its Uniform Crime Report in early 2017, it revealed an increase in violent crime in many of the…
  • May 31

    Drug Test Contamination Can Lead to Dismissal of Case

    Drug Test Contamination Can Lead to Dismissal of Case
    According to the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), officers are trained to identify the presence of drugs in a person’s system. They also receive education that allows them to identify the type of drug being used. As a result, police…
  • May 26

    Avoiding a DUI This Memorial Day Weekend

    Avoiding a DUI This Memorial Day Weekend
    According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), nearly 2 million American soldiers have been killed in the line of duty. Memorial Day is a time to recognize those who have served, and to reflect on the privileges that we…
Rank this Week: 1815

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

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

    Conflict Resolution website

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

    Conflict resolution, not litigation

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

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
Rank this Week: 2268

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

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

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Jun 15

    New Jersey judge permits service via Facebook

    New Jersey judge permits service via Facebook
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New Jersey judge permits service via Facebook If you’re a litigator, then I can only assume that by now you fully understand how social…
  • Jun 8

    NYSBA issues updated social media guidelines for lawyer

    NYSBA issues updated social media guidelines for lawyer
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NYSBA issues updated social media guidelines for lawyers I’ve always believed that social media use by lawyers should be treated no…
  • May 24

    Judges weigh in on researching jurors online

    Judges weigh in on researching jurors online
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Judges Weigh In On Researching Jurors Online Now that social media is simply part of our day-to-day lives, it’s no surprise that…
Rank this Week: 2574

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    How to Get the Best Out of Your Litigation Support

    How to Get the Best Out of Your Litigation Support
    Litigation support can deliver a real boost to your firm’s productivity and free up time to focus on delivering great legal work product. When done right, it can be the key to winning new clients, gaining strategic advantage in…
  • Jun 5

    Use the eDiscovery Cost Estimator to Predict Review Expense

    Use the eDiscovery Cost Estimator to Predict Review Expense
    So you’ve got some impending litigation, and you know it’s going to involve pretty substantial document review. You probably have a lot of questions, like: How much will my document review cost? How many reviewers will I…
  • Mar 8

    8 Essential Attorney Tech Tools for Trial Presentation

    8 Essential Attorney Tech Tools for Trial Presentation
    Effective trial attorneys know how storytelling aids can play a major role in supporting an argument in the courtroom. Recent technology has made these tools more convenient, portable and affordable. Mike Ko, owner of Groundworks…
Rank this Week: 2785

Everlaw Blog

Everlaw Blog

Explores litigation and ediscovery technology - as well as its context in the broader legal space.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Jun 14

    Tiers of Ediscovery Solutions for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

    Tiers of Ediscovery Solutions for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer
    At Everlaw, we believe that secure, fast, and collaborative document review software is essential to the practice of law. Whether you’re a litigator at a large law firm involved in multi-district cases across several firms, corporate…
  • Jun 6

    Instead of Fighting About Discovery, Set up First and Second Pass Review to Produce Responsive ESI

    Instead of Fighting About Discovery, Set up First and Second Pass Review to Produce Responsive ESI
    Reviewing electronically stored information (“ESI”) for productions should be a streamlined process to identify responsive information. Parties often find new and exciting ways to derail document review. Consider the employment…
  • May 24

    Everlaw for Journalists – First Reaction

    Everlaw for Journalists – First Reaction
    For the past six months, we’ve been meeting with reporters from some of the nation’s largest news organizations to demo Everlaw for Journalists, our program to support investigative reporting through pro bono access to the Everlaw…
Rank this Week: 2162

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Covers legal technology used in litigation and eDiscovery, especially on the plaintiff's side.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Jun 14

    Tiers of Ediscovery Solutions for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

    Tiers of Ediscovery Solutions for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer
    At Everlaw, we believe that secure, fast, and collaborative document review software is essential to the practice of law. Whether you’re a litigator at a large law firm involved in multi-district cases across several firms, corporate…
  • Jun 6

    Instead of Fighting About Discovery, Set up First and Second Pass Review to Produce Responsive ESI

    Instead of Fighting About Discovery, Set up First and Second Pass Review to Produce Responsive ESI
    Reviewing electronically stored information (“ESI”) for productions should be a streamlined process to identify responsive information. Parties often find new and exciting ways to derail document review. Consider the employment…
  • May 24

    Everlaw for Journalists – First Reaction

    Everlaw for Journalists – First Reaction
    For the past six months, we’ve been meeting with reporters from some of the nation’s largest news organizations to demo Everlaw for Journalists, our program to support investigative reporting through pro bono access to the Everlaw…
Rank this Week: 1890

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Jun 14

    Tiers of Ediscovery Solutions for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

    Tiers of Ediscovery Solutions for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer
    At Everlaw, we believe that secure, fast, and collaborative document review software is essential to the practice of law. Whether you’re a litigator at a large law firm involved in multi-district cases across several firms, corporate…
  • Jun 6

    Instead of Fighting About Discovery, Set up First and Second Pass Review to Produce Responsive ESI

    Instead of Fighting About Discovery, Set up First and Second Pass Review to Produce Responsive ESI
    Reviewing electronically stored information (“ESI”) for productions should be a streamlined process to identify responsive information. Parties often find new and exciting ways to derail document review. Consider the employment…
  • May 24

    Everlaw for Journalists – First Reaction

    Everlaw for Journalists – First Reaction
    For the past six months, we’ve been meeting with reporters from some of the nation’s largest news organizations to demo Everlaw for Journalists, our program to support investigative reporting through pro bono access to the Everlaw…
Rank this Week: 1882

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Jun 13

    A Needle in a Haystack – When Opposing Party Dumps Document

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

    To Sign or Not to Sign Your Proof of Service

    To Sign or Not to Sign Your Proof of Service
      When I was a research attorney for Alameda County Superior Court, my judge drilled into me to always check the proof of service to make sure that it was signed and service on all parties had properly been made.  As a…
  • Jan 31

    DISCOVERY GAMES AND MISCONCEPTIONS—What is Wrong with this Document Response?

    DISCOVERY GAMES AND MISCONCEPTIONS—What is Wrong with this Document Response?
    Recently I saw the following document response and without even looking at the document request I knew that the response was bad and a motion to compel further responses was going to need to be filed: Objection, as some or all of these…
Rank this Week: 3559

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Jun 13

    Structural Coercion Negated Cleansing Effect Under 'Corwin'

    Structural Coercion Negated Cleansing Effect Under 'Corwin'
    Under the Delaware Supreme Court's decision in Corwin v. KKR Financial Holdings, 125 A.3d 304 (Del. 2015), business judgment review applies to cleanse a fiduciary challenge to a noncontrol transaction that was approved by an uncoerced,…
  • Jun 7

    Court Of Chancery Explains Corwin Limit

    Court Of Chancery Explains Corwin Limit
    Sciabacucchi v. Liberty Broadband Corp., C.A. 11418-VCG (May 31, 2017) This is an important decision if only because it explains a further limitation on the Corwin rule that an informed uncoerced stockholder vote insulates a corporate…
  • Jun 6

    Court of Chancery Dismisses Post-Closing Challenge to Merger Transaction

    Court of Chancery Dismisses Post-Closing Challenge to Merger Transaction
    Stockholders who believe that a board breached its fiduciary duties in connection with information provided to stockholders asked to vote for a merger transaction can either seek to enjoin the transaction or seek damages post-closing. Of…
Rank this Week: 2266

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1874

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jun 9

    Need A Lawyer? Don’t Believe Everything You Read On A Website! (Updated Developments)

    Need A Lawyer? Don’t Believe Everything You Read On A Website! (Updated Developments)
    Last month, I published a post about a local DUI law firm that suddenly started advertising for personal injury and wrongful death cases. Suddenly, billboards for that firm appeared along major Huntsville area roads. I’ve written many…
  • May 10

    Need A Lawyer? Don’t Believe Everything You Read On A Website!

    Need A Lawyer? Don’t Believe Everything You Read On A Website!
    Billboards. Television. Radio. Lawyer ads are everywhere. It’s easy to smile and claim expertise. It’s much more difficult to perform the study and hard work necessary to win a complicated case. I’ve written previously that…
  • Mar 29

    Federal Court Invokana Injury Claims Continue To Advance

    Federal Court Invokana Injury Claims Continue To Advance
    Last fall, we asked the question on our other blog — Will Invokana Injury Cases Be Centralized? At that time, a growing number of injured patients had filed lawsuits in Federal Courts. Our firm has been investigating potential Invokana…
Rank this Week: 4030