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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 877

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 846

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Punitive Damages: “One Bite of the Apple” or Exception to Res Judicata

    Punitive Damages: “One Bite of the Apple” or Exception to Res Judicata
    By Tyler Moore Kostal The Louisiana Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in two cases, Oleszkowicz v. Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation, et al. and Chauvin v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, et al., both involving a plaintiff’s damages for…
  • Oct 8

    DHH Proposes Rule on Prohibition of Provider Steering of Medicaid Recipient

    DHH Proposes Rule on Prohibition of Provider Steering of Medicaid Recipient
    By Deborah J. Juneau On September 20, 2014, the Department of Health and Hospitals (“DHH”) published its notice of intent to promulgate a rule to continue the provisions of a March 20, 2014 Emergency Rule regarding the prohibition…
  • Oct 4

    DHH Implements New Adverse Actions Web Search for Excluded Individuals and Entitie

    DHH Implements New Adverse Actions Web Search for Excluded Individuals and Entitie
    By Deborah J. Juneau To participate in the Louisiana Medicaid Program, providers have been required to ensure that their current and potential employees, contractors and other agents and affiliates were not excluded from participation in the…
Rank this Week: 971

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    Medical Malpractice Expert Witness On Legal Medical Causation Part 1

    Medical Malpractice Expert Witness On Legal Medical Causation Part 1
    In CHIROPRACTIC / MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CAUSATION AND THE DEGENERATIVE SPINE, medical malpractice expert witness Richard K. Skala, DC, writes:Proving or disproving Legal Medical Causation is based on testimony by expert witnesses regarding the…
  • Oct 9

    Economic Damages Expert Witness On Future Earnings Part 1

    Economic Damages Expert Witness On Future Earnings Part 1
    In Personal Injury Litigation - the Difference Between Future Earnings and Future Earning Capacity, economic damages expert witness Ronald T. Luke, JD, PhD and Mary L. Hoane, CPA/CFF, MBA write:This paper discusses one of many issues that…
  • Oct 5

    Cross-examining the Expert Witness by Dean Brett Part 2

    Cross-examining the Expert Witness by Dean Brett Part 2
    In The Four Main Advantages of Trial Lawyer against Expert Witness, attorney Dean Brett writes: Throughout my years as a trial attorney, I have found that one of the most challenging aspects of trial is cross-examining an expert witness.…
Rank this Week: 1000

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/
  • Oct 6

    Crash Report

    Crash Report
    Result of a serious automobile accident (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In North Carolina, the first investigation of any motor vehicle crash is by the police. In order to assist their investigation, they use a special form published by the North…
  • Sep 18

    Legalese

    Legalese
    I believe that at some time in the past, lawyers must have charged on a per word basis. It is the only explanation I have as to why attorneys use lengthy, old-fashioned and sometimes confusing jargon when talking and writing....
  • Aug 27

    Free Advice

    Free Advice
    I will occasionally get questions from friends, acquaintances, at a dial a lawyer day, or online at www.avvo.com, who want to know what they should settle for in a small to medium car wreck or personal injury. These casual, cocktail...
Rank this Week: 882

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
  • Oct 6

    Inside Next Step Bionics & Prosthetic

    Inside Next Step Bionics & Prosthetic
    After a serious injury requiring an amputation, there is not only a physical impact on the individual, but an emotional one. On Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early join special guest, Matthew Albuquerque, founder and…
  • Sep 21

    Litigation Surrounding Driver Fatigue

    Litigation Surrounding Driver Fatigue
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, truck driver fatigue is a contributing factor in as many as 30-40% of all crashes involving heavy trucks. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, co-host,  John Muir, Esq.…
  • Sep 7

    Attorney Fees and Deferred Taxation

    Attorney Fees and Deferred Taxation
    How does an independent assignment company work in your favor when it comes to attorney fees?  And can attorneys structure their fees after a settlement agreement has been concluded?  Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and…
Rank this Week: 988

Vegas Litigator Blog

Vegas Litigator Blog

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

http://vegaslitigator.com/blog
  • Oct 2

    Do Lawyers Deserve the Image of Being Arrogant?

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

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

    Parties Should Have a Right to Know if Jurors Have Had Any Dealings with, or Knowledge of, Arbitrators Involved in Their Case
    I recently represented a victim of a slip and fall personal injury case in a Short Trial.  I have done many Short Trials over the years and noticed that something was missing at this most recent Trial – asking the Jury if they are…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 885

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
  • Aug 27

    How to make your mediation brief effective

    How to make your mediation brief effective
    There are some big differences between appellate mediation and mediation while your case is still pending in the trial court. But appellate and trial lawyers can both benefit from reading mediator Rande Sotomayor’s excellent article,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 987

California Civil Litigation Blog

California Civil Litigation Blog

Covers electronic discovery, insurance litigation, security and privacy, and other civil litigation topics in California. By M. Scott Koller.

http://www.koller-law.com
  • Feb 28

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start
    I recently authored an article for the Daily Journal on the new cybersecurity framework.  You can read about it by visiting the Daily Journal.  
  • Dec 31

    The Target Breach: How the Financial Industry is Reacting

    The Target Breach: How the Financial Industry is Reacting
    Retail giant Target recently suffered a massive security breach during the busiest shopping season of the year. The breach involved the credit and debit card information of an estimated 40 million customers who shopped at one of…
  • Nov 19

    The Ramifications of a Security Breach

    The Ramifications of a Security Breach
    New Study Finds that Two Thirds of U.S. Adults Would Not Return to a Business Where Their Personal Information was Stolen. From hackers to stolen laptops, security breaches have been on the rise.  While most businesses are aware of the…
Rank this Week: 813

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 984

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1007

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
Rank this Week: 1304

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
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
  • Oct 15

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event
    The following is a guest blog post by Elizabeth G. Blust, a solo practitioner in San Diego. Her practice focuses mainly on estate planning and probate. Law is her second career following over ten years in real estate development. So you want…
  • Oct 10

    4 Preliminary Questions for Every Deposition You Take

    4 Preliminary Questions for Every Deposition You Take
    Before you get to the substantive questions, make sure to ask these four important preliminary questions in every deposition you take. Is the deponent on medication or suffering from an illness? Ask questions about what medications, if any,…
Rank this Week: 1096

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1223

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/
  • Oct 16

    Entrain

    Entrain
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: It's an unfamiliar word, "entrain," but here's what it means. In the hotel bar where I'm writing this, there are two conversations going on. At a table toward the back, two women are having what looks like a…
  • Oct 13

    Don't, uh, Necessarily Worry About "Um"

    Don't, uh, Necessarily Worry About "Um"
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Back when I taught public speaking in college, I had a colleague who was so committed to exorcising her frequent use of "um," that she asked an associate to sit at the back of her classroom and hold up a sign…
  • Oct 9

    Expect Fear to be Driven by Dread, Not Data

    Expect Fear to be Driven by Dread, Not Data
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: As of the press time for this post, panic over Ebola is rising in the United States. With the first U.S. diagnosis of a patient last week, and that patient's passing shortly afterward, it seems that the media -- both…
Rank this Week: 1266

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Oct 16

    Jury Simulation Goal

    Jury Simulation Goal
    Jonathan Koehler John B. Meixner Abstract (to read the entire article go here): What are the goals that researchers who conduct jury simulations have or should have? Drawing on Pennington and Hastie (1981), we identify three primary goals:…
  • Oct 15

    How Many Juror Issues Can One Case Have?

    How Many Juror Issues Can One Case Have?
    The retrial of John Goodman, multi-millionaire industrialist and polo magnate, is not off to a good start as several jury issues have alread cropped up. CBS 12 News: Felon on Goodman jury case’s latest juror issue WPBF: Goodman juror…
  • Oct 14

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Arguments Now Available Online

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Arguments Now Available Online
    The taped recording of the oral argument for Warger v. Shauers is now available at Chicago-Kent's Oyez website. Based on the questions posed by the Supreme Court Justices, it does not appear that they are all that interested in allowing...
Rank this Week: 1104

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    A Halloween Hayride Goes Haywire. Mechanical Failure to Blame

    A Halloween Hayride Goes Haywire. Mechanical Failure to Blame
    October is a time for apple cider, doughnuts, hayrides, and haunted houses. The last thing anyone expects is to “fight for your life” from a “fright for the night.” A 17-year-old girl died and more than 20 others were…
  • Oct 13

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settles for $2.05 Million in Pedestrian-Auto Accident

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settles for $2.05 Million in Pedestrian-Auto Accident
    It is always difficult to hear about the loss of a loved one due to an auto-pedestrian accident. Determining fault can sometimes be a complicated process. A wrongful death lawsuit can take years, time many plaintiffs don’t have if…
  • Oct 9

    Lawsuit Funding Helps Victims Paralyzed by Mounting Medical Bill

    Lawsuit Funding Helps Victims Paralyzed by Mounting Medical Bill
    Failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis, an emergency room or surgical mistake, or other medical negligence or recklessness, may constitute medical malpractice and result in a lawsuit. Although a medical malpractice attorney will work to…
Rank this Week: 1462

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Sep 27

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim
    By: Clayton Walker Sheldon Slade filed an action against an Alaska State Employee alleging a 42 U.S.C. 1981 claim.  That claim asserts that the employee discriminated against him. That claim cannot be asserted against a State. The…
  • Mar 24

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant
    By: Jim GainesWhen it comes to Landlord Tenant relationships, don’t be the good guy. Now, I’m not saying to be the bad guy, though, either.   In general, us human beings (most of us, anyway) desire to be liked and…
  • Mar 5

    Transaction Question

    Transaction Question
    By: Clayton Walker Please consider and answer the following questions to help us efficiently evaluate and structure your transaction, and help you address issues prospectively. General information about the proposed transaction: 1. Is there…
Rank this Week: 1457

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/
  • Sep 19

    Arbitration Proceeding Held on Sunday Invalidates Arbitration Award

    Arbitration Proceeding Held on Sunday Invalidates Arbitration Award
    A dispute involving the distribution of an estate was submitted to arbitration. The parties proceeded to court where one party sought to have the arbitration decision confirmed, while the other requested that it be vacated. One of the…
  • Sep 15

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform
    Plaintiff Kolodin is a singer who lived with her agent, defendant Valenti. Despite the deterioration of their relationship the parties maintained a professional arrangement and Kolodin continued to sign with Valenti and his company,…
  • Aug 25

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action
    Often, litigation involving a corporation will be framed as a derivative action meaning, that the shareholder that is suing is doing so on behalf of the corporation but not individually. A prerequisite for a derivative action is the suing…
Rank this Week: 1376

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    Dealing With The Failure To Provide Written Notice To Introduce Business Records Under FRE 902(11)

    Dealing With The Failure To Provide Written Notice To Introduce Business Records Under FRE 902(11)
    SecondCircuitMap.png In mortgage fraud prosecution, government provided oral notice of its intent to introduce self-authenticating business records but failed to provide written notice as required under FRE 902(11); Second…
  • Sep 1

    Celebrating Labor Day

    Celebrating Labor Day
    Flags.JPG The Federal Evidence Blog returns on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Enjoy the Labor Day holiday. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. See 5 U.S.C. § 6103 (federal holidays).
  • Aug 29

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption
    Mailbox.jpg Third Circuit considers the operation of the mailbox rule presumption under FRE 301 and the circumstances in which the presumption may be rebutted; circuit distinguishes between strong and weak presumptions;…
Rank this Week: 1429

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

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

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1125

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

Covers divisions between circuit courts. By Nicholas J. Wagoner.

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Jun 6

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split
    This post is part of a series exploring the ideas in an important new article by Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (Univ. Houston), entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. One important concept Bruhl explains is that of parallel…
  • Jun 6

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)
    Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (pictured), a professor at University of Houston Law Center, has an important new article on SSRN entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. This article is, simply put, brilliant. It changed the way that I think…
  • May 13

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split
    Sometimes appellate advocates argue that the circuit court panel in their case should align with the decisions of one or two other circuits in order to avoid creating a circuit split. In one recent case, the lawyer stretched the argument too…
Rank this Week: 1475

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: 1384

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: 1257

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 1360

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
  • Jan 30

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel
    During jury selection in a civil trial a prospective juror stated in open court that he was familiar with one of the defendant’s expert medical witnesses. The juror said the expert had “kind of screwed-up my dad’s…
  • Sep 11

    Failure to Conduct Juror Background Check During Trial May Constitute Lack of Due Diligence

    Failure to Conduct Juror Background Check During Trial May Constitute Lack of Due Diligence
    The Third District Court of Appeal recently held that the failure of trial counsel to perform background checks during trial on the members of the jury  – as was suggested by the judge be done during this trial  – may constitute a lack…
  • Sep 6

    Failure to Conduct Background Check on Jurors During Trial May Constitute Lack of Due Diligence

    Failure to Conduct Background Check on Jurors During Trial May Constitute Lack of Due Diligence
    Last week the Third District Court of Appeal held that the failure of trial counsel to perform background checks during trial on the members of the jury  – as was suggested by the judge be done during this trial  - may constitute a lack…
Rank this Week: 1335

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

Covers class action cases, civil justice issues and consumer law matters. By David Sugarman.

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • Nov 13

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition
    So we’ve been hearing a lot from class members about Sallie Mae efforts at collection of debts arising from loans for those who attended Western Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu Portland who are part of the class action against those…
  • Sep 13

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary
    For those interested, I’m posting our recent motion to dismiss and motion for reconsideration in Surrett v. Career Education Corp., our consumer fraud class against Career Education Corp for Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu…
  • Sep 5

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
Rank this Week: 1214

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?
    One of my favorite things is disbursements — giving clients their checks from settlements or judgments. Today, I’m making disbursements in a settlement of a car wreck case, and the case is an example of how personal injury lawyers can…
  • Jun 12

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident
    The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip).  The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic.
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 1076

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: 1210

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: 1961

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/
  • Oct 17

    High School Principal Alleges Discrimination

    High School Principal Alleges Discrimination
    Discrimination in the workplace is always a hot topic. Usually, allegations of discrimination are brought by members of a specifically protected group. That's not the case with a recent lawsuit filed in New Jersey. High school principal Mae…
  • Oct 10

    Energy Drinks Leading to Increased Litigation

    Energy Drinks Leading to Increased Litigation
    Deceptive and misleading advertising, deaths and heart attacks are among the claims in lawsuits filed against energy drink makers. Vermont, Washington and Oregon have sued Living Essentials, makers of 5-Hour Energy for “deceptive and…
  • Sep 29

    Virginia Student May Sue a Principal for a Cell Phone Search

    Virginia Student May Sue a Principal for a Cell Phone Search
    A Virginia federal district court recently ruled that a student has the right to sue his high school principal after the school official conducted a search of the student's cell phone. The student, identified in the lawsuit only as W.S.G.,…
Rank this Week: 1691

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million

    Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million
    The Justice Department announced that the Boeing Company has agreed to settle four whistleblowers’ qui tam claims alleging violations of the False Claims Act.  Boeing has agreed to pay the federal government $23 million to resolve…
  • Oct 13

    Extendicare Health Services Settles False Claims Act Case

    Extendicare Health Services Settles False Claims Act Case
    Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (“Extendicare”) and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation (“ProStep”) have agreed to settle two whistleblowers’ qui tam claims that they violated the False Claims Act…
  • Sep 29

    Shire Pharmaceuticals Settles False Claims Act Case

    Shire Pharmaceuticals Settles False Claims Act Case
    Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Shire”) has agreed to settle two qui tam lawsuits brought by whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act for allegedly making false and unsupported claims related to Adderall XR,…
Rank this Week: 1667

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/
  • Oct 17

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage
    In the latest chapter of what has been a landmark year in sports law, several current and former minor league baseball players have filed a class action and collective action lawsuit against Major League Baseball (“MLB”) and all…
  • Oct 14

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
    Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. is pleased to announce that Charles Faruki, Jeff Ireland and Ron Raether were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  See Press Release.
  • Oct 9

    Did Bill Simmons Defame Roger Goodell? Let’s Hope That Roger Goodell Thinks So.

    Did Bill Simmons Defame Roger Goodell? Let’s Hope That Roger Goodell Thinks So.
    Recently, long-time ESPN columnist and TV personality Bill Simmons, speaking of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, said that “[Goodell] is lying. I think that dude is lying. If you put him up on a lie detector test, that guy would…
Rank this Week: 2330

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Automatically generated bills of cost

    Automatically generated bills of cost
    The Jackson Final Report stated the purpose of the planned new case management software, for which the new J-Codes have recently been approved, was so the software included the ability to "automatically generate schedules for summary…
  • Oct 14

    Recoverability of costs of negotiating cost

    Recoverability of costs of negotiating cost
    A recent post discussed the Court of Appeal’s decision in Tasleem v Beverley [2013] EWCA Civ 1805 and apparent suggestion (flying in the face of an earlier Court of Appeal decision) that issuing Part 8 costs-only proceedings was not…
  • Oct 12

    J-Codes and bills of cost

    J-Codes and bills of cost
    There appears to be some confusion over the role the new J-Codes will play and whether it will be compulsory to use case management software that incorporates the J-Codes. I am therefore grateful to Alexander Hutton QC, who sits on the…
Rank this Week: 1921

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

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

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 1578

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

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

    Killed by a drunk driver: sample dramshop settlement letter to a bar’s insurance company

    Killed by a drunk driver: sample dramshop settlement letter to a bar’s insurance company
    Drunks in cars kill.  But blame is also shared by the bars that choose to over serve intoxicated customers who get in their cars. This is the story of three young friends who got in the way of two over served drunks in a…
  • Oct 11

    Lift off for Taos in Sonoma

    Lift off for Taos in Sonoma
    Steve Gursten:  I’d like you to consider joining the TAOS group. K3:  What kind of a group is it. SG:  Plaintiff lawyers who have become friends and share advice. K3:  Steve thanks for asking.  Honestly, I…
  • Oct 7

    Yakkie the Goose: Direct exam of an eye witne

    Yakkie the Goose: Direct exam of an eye witne
      The defense is bringing in a memory expert from back east.  To say the surviving brother’s memory is not real. This is an asbestos-mesothelioma trial.  The exposure happened in the 1970s.  The only witnesses who…
Rank this Week: 2193

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/
  • Oct 15

    4 Ways That Juries Award Damages in Civil Case

    4 Ways That Juries Award Damages in Civil Case
      by Elise Jefferson, MAA2L Consulting An intriguing and complex aspect of civil litigation is the use of damage awards as a means of achieving justice. This remains an inexact science; no one can predict the amount of money that a jury…
  • Oct 14

    8 Traits of Great Business Developers (In or Out of Law Firms)

    8 Traits of Great Business Developers (In or Out of Law Firms)
      by Alex BrownDirector of OperationsA2L Consulting These days, there’s no question that sales (or business development as law firms like to call it) is essential to the success of nearly every law firm. Law firms can’t exist…
  • Oct 10

    1-Question Survey: How Does In-House Hire Outside Litigation Counsel?

    1-Question Survey: How Does In-House Hire Outside Litigation Counsel?
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L ConsultingAs part of A2L's jury consulting, litigation graphics and litigation consulting work, I routinely have the privilege of closely observing some of the best litigators in the business. I get to watch…
Rank this Week: 2187

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Oct 14

    Art Law: German “Centre for Lost Cultural Objects” To Be Established

    Art Law: German “Centre for Lost Cultural Objects” To Be Established
    Thanks to the Gurlitt saga, which we have covered extensively here, lost art and how to deal with it all of a sudden became a hotly debated subject, and triggered frantic activities on various levels. For example, Bavaria came forward…
  • Oct 13

    European Union: Progress on the Choice of Court Convention

    European Union: Progress on the Choice of Court Convention
    The headline of Friday’s press release was a bit too much, for my taste: “Choice of Court Convention: EU businesses receive a major boost for international trade”, the EU Commission claimed. EU Justice Commissioner Martine…
  • Oct 13

    The Hague Service Convention Turns 50 in 2015 – Save the Date!

    The Hague Service Convention Turns 50 in 2015 – Save the Date!
    Ted Folkman at Letters Blogatory, along with the Center for Transnational Business and the Law at Georgetown University Law Center, will be hosting an event to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the conclusion of the Hague Service…
Rank this Week: 2277

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Oct 10

    Why Attorneys Need Hardwood, Carpet and Trip, Slip & Fall Expert

    Why Attorneys Need Hardwood, Carpet and Trip, Slip & Fall Expert
    Who are Hardwood Flooring and Carpet Consultants and Expert Witnesses? The types of work Experts and Consultants perform include case evaluation, educating counsel, product testing and analysis, prepare evidence, assist...The post Why…
  • Oct 10

    Internal Medicine Expert Witness’s Perspective on Medical Malpractice

    Internal Medicine Expert Witness’s Perspective on Medical Malpractice
    Medical malpractice typically arises when there are concerns that a reasonably prudent physician with similar training would have achieved a more favorable outcome than what actually occurred.  In other words,...The post Internal…
  • Oct 7

    Forensic Science – Clinical Evidence in Child-Custody Determination

    Forensic Science – Clinical Evidence in Child-Custody Determination
    This article is authored by a leading child custody expert witness. While the United States may be characterized globally as having a national shadow of excessive materialism, decadence, and militarism,...The post Forensic Science –…
Rank this Week: 1560

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/
  • Oct 9

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager
    Members and managers of a limited liability company are shielded from vicarious liability for the LLC's torts, but can be held personally liable if they either knew of the tortious acts or participated in them. That was the conclusion of...
  • Oct 8

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes the inconvenient-forum doctrine

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes the inconvenient-forum doctrine
    Addressing an issue of first impression, the Oregon Court of Appeals today held that the inconvenient-forum doctrine, or forum non conveniens, is available as a basis to dismiss a lawsuit in state court. In Espinoza v. Evergreen Helicopters,…
  • Oct 7

    Oregon Court of Appeals: Transfer of business violated fraudulent transfers law

    Oregon Court of Appeals: Transfer of business violated fraudulent transfers law
    Business owners violated the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act (ORS 95.200 to 95.310) when they dissolved one business and transferred the assets and operations to a newly-formed entity, according to the Oregon Court of Appeals. In Norris v.…
Rank this Week: 1875

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/
  • Oct 9

    Patent Translation Services and Protecting Your Patent Here and Abroad

    Patent Translation Services and Protecting Your Patent Here and Abroad
    We've blogged about professional patent translation services in the context of the US patent law. You've worked hard to protect your patent in the United States, and have even filed patents in other countries - all part of a strategy to…
  • Sep 5

    Document Translation Services for International Estate Planning

    Document Translation Services for International Estate Planning
    We've blogged about certified legal document translation in the context of the US wills and international estate planning . If your client is a resident non-citizen, married to a non-citizen, or has property located in more than one country,…
  • Aug 13

    Brazilian Portuguese Translation Services and Setting Up a Foreign Brach in Brazil

    Brazilian Portuguese Translation Services and Setting Up a Foreign Brach in Brazil
    We've blogged about English into Brazilian Portuguese translation services in the context of exporting goods to South America. With a population of nearly 200 million and a sizeable middle class, the Brazilian market is an attractive option…
Rank this Week: 1814

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Oct 8

    Check out Mark Torchiana’s Interview with Expert Witness Forum

    Check out Mark Torchiana’s Interview with Expert Witness Forum
    Our Co-founder and CEO, Mark Torchiana, recently spoke with Expert Witness Profiler about Courtroom Insight’s innovative knowledge management solution. The interview focused on the history and development of Courtroom Insight. When…
  • Sep 29

    Out of Nearly 6,000 Expert Witnesses to testify in the House, Only 23% were Women

    Out of Nearly 6,000 Expert Witnesses to testify in the House, Only 23% were Women
    A Sunlight analysis of the 113th Congress reveals that “when it comes to testifying before the House, men get a lot more to say than women”. As of September 1, there have been 5,575 witnesses identified to have appeared before…
  • Sep 9

    Living Abled and Healthy by Dr. Christopher Brigham and Henry Bennett is Now Available

    Living Abled and Healthy by Dr. Christopher Brigham and Henry Bennett is Now Available
                I am pleased to announce the publication of Living Abled and Health: Your Guide to Injury and Illness Recovery.  As one of the leading national experts on health and disability, Dr. Brigham…
Rank this Week: 2380

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: 1771

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/
  • Oct 3

    Helping Your Witnesses Speak with Confidence

    Helping Your Witnesses Speak with Confidence
    by Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter Direct examination is pivotal to the outcome of your trial. Your client’s story unfolds on direct, under your orchestration. The substance of their answers, the relationship they develop with…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2143

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Sep 29

    Appellate Judges Education Institute seminar in Dallas, TX

    Appellate Judges Education Institute seminar in Dallas, TX
    The American Bar Association’s Judicial Division and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law will be hosting a seminar in Dallas, Texas from November 13-16, 2014.  The seminar will be co-hosted by the ABA’s…
  • Sep 10

    Five Judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Offer Pointers on Appellate Advocacy

    Five Judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Offer Pointers on Appellate Advocacy
    The Dallas Bar Association Business Litigation Section recently hosted an outstanding panel discussion with five judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  I have been attending appellate continuing legal educations presentations…
  • Aug 20

    “The Best Lawyers in America” list

    “The Best Lawyers in America” list
    I am honored that my peers have once again voted to include me in “The Best Lawyers in America” list.  
Rank this Week: 1991