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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: 767

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

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

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/
  • Sep 2

    Potential "Game Changing" S2 PLR

    Potential "Game Changing" S2 PLR
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a Private Letter Ruling (PLR-143928-13) dated August 29, 2014 approving favorable tax treatment for a structured settlement annuity with annual payment adjustments based on the performance of the…
  • Aug 29

    Wendie Howland Interview - 3

    Wendie Howland Interview - 3
    In two prior S2KM blog posts (Part 1 and Part 2), Wendie A. Howland, MN, RN-BC, CRRN, CCM, CNLCP, LNCC, a nationally recognized life care planning expert, has helped to explain why life care planners increasingly impact multiple overlapping…
  • Aug 27

    Wendie Howland Interview - 2

    Wendie Howland Interview - 2
    The increasing number, importance and roles of life care planners represents a significant development impacting several overlapping markets including structured settlements, personal injury settlement planning, special needs planning, and…
Rank this Week: 827

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

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

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

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

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note

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

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step
    by Brian K. Johnson “May it please the court?” Is it a question? Or is it a statement? “May it please the court.” Legal writing guru Brian Garner offered a helpful historical analysis of this introductory utterance in…
Rank this Week: 854

Greedy Trial Lawyer

Greedy Trial Lawyer

The philosophical ruminations of an experienced trial lawyer who knows who he is and what he does and makes no apologies.

http://www.greedytriallawyer.com/
  • Sep 22

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  • Oct 3

    Justice Clarence Thomas, Seething Black Conservative Hero Tells Us How Bad It Has Been

    Justice Clarence Thomas, Seething Black Conservative Hero Tells Us How Bad It Has Been
    There have been more than a few voices expressing, in various ways, discomfort, surprise or puzzlement over the tone and substance of the Clarence Thomas media blitz publicizing the Justice's newly published book. A good example: Is…
  • Oct 2

    Now Isiah Thomas Is In A Hostile Environment

    Now Isiah Thomas Is In A Hostile Environment
    Some years ago I had the delightful experience of a jury note after 2 days of deliberation which asked the judge, "Do we fill out the amount of the damages if we agree the doctor was at fault?" Obviously, the doctor and his defense attorney…
Rank this Week: 853

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest
    Yehuda Adar, Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap, 1 Osservatorio Del Diritto Civile E Commerciale [The Civ. & Com. L. Observer] 275 (2012), available at SSRN.Sheila ScheuermanThe questions raised by punitive damages…
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
Rank this Week: 1036

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 25

    2014 NSSTA Study on Structure

    2014 NSSTA Study on Structure
    In 2014, the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) commissioned CLM Advisors to conduct a study, where the focus was on how senior claims executives perceive the value of structured settlements and the value that…
  • Aug 10

    Spotlight on The City Bar

    Spotlight on The City Bar
    Founded in 1870 in response to a growing public concern over corruption in the justice system in New York City, the New York City Bar Association, also known as the City Bar, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students.   On…
Rank this Week: 926

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: 1047

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: 1005

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Sep 19

    Ambiguity It Created May Save Goldman Sachs Millions in Legal Fees; "Vice President" Doesn't Count as "Officer"?

    Ambiguity It Created May Save Goldman Sachs Millions in Legal Fees; "Vice President" Doesn't Count as "Officer"?
    Murky bylaws May a Delaware firm whose bylaws promise to pay the legal bills of a group of people -- all of its "officers" -- avoid paying on the ground that it failed to make clear who belonged in the...
  • Sep 17

    Federal Circuit Tosses $368 Million Patent Verdict Against Apple's FaceTime, Okays Nix on Citing Reexam

    Federal Circuit Tosses $368 Million Patent Verdict Against Apple's FaceTime, Okays Nix on Citing Reexam
    Measuring patent damages -- and excluding reexam evidence The Federal Circuit again tightened the criteria for setting damages awards in patent infringement cases. But, in a bit of good news for infringement plaintiffs, it lent further…
  • Sep 15

    The Big Flip

    The Big Flip
    Party flip in the federal courts Since the inauguration of Barack Obama in January 2009, eight U.S. courts of appeals have flipped parties, The New York Times reported. Now nine of the 13 federal appeals courts -- almost 70 percent...
Rank this Week: 1195

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Sep 18

    E-Discovery Master Profile: Steve Ihm, Allstate

    E-Discovery Master Profile: Steve Ihm, Allstate
    As part of Exterro’s E-Discovery Masters series, we’ve been profiling various e-discovery professionals about how they came to be involved in e-discovery as a career and what they’ve learned about achieving e-discovery…
  • Sep 15

    Exterro’s inFusion Conference to Highlight Transformed E-Discovery Landscape

    Exterro’s inFusion Conference to Highlight Transformed E-Discovery Landscape
    By: Andrew Bartholomew Corporate e-discovery practitioners are assembling in Portland this week for Exterro’s fifth-annual inFusion ’14 user conference. The event comprises three days of educational sessions, Exterro product…
  • Sep 10

    Leveraging Your Information Assets for E-Discovery

    Leveraging Your Information Assets for E-Discovery
    By: Andrew Bartholomew E-Discovery processes are both dependent on and supported by electronic information and data from a variety of sources throughout the enterprise. Over-reliance on manual data handoffs and poor communication between…
Rank this Week: 1078

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 30

    Legal Translation Services for International Estate Planning

    Legal Translation Services for International Estate Planning
    We've blogged about the need for legal translation services in the context of real estate ownership in a foreign country. International estate planning for international clients residing in the US also generates a need for certified…
Rank this Week: 1128

Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

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

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 1093

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

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

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1184

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

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

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 1354

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/
  • 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...
  • Aug 8

    Snakes on a Plaintiff

    Snakes on a Plaintiff
    English: American-Copperhead snake Agkistrodon contortrix (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I had a call today from a residential tenant with problem—She found a copperhead snake in her back yard. Now this being North Carolina, which happens to…
Rank this Week: 1242

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 1507

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: 1356

Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

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

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

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

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

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

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

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
Rank this Week: 1347

Jeff Vail

Jeff Vail

Covers litigation checklists, litigation knowledge management, strategy, and the future of litigation.

http://www.jeffvail.net/
  • Feb 6

    Colorado Litigation Report

    Colorado Litigation Report
    Take a look at the Colorado Litigation Report, a site with very useful, short summaries of Colorado appellate opinions (best of all, published on a very regular basis, unlike this blog of late...  but soon to change).
  • Jul 19

    The Oil Drum

    The Oil Drum
    Sadly, one of my favorite websites (and a website where I was previously a contributing author), www.theoildrum.com, is shutting down (actually converting to an archive, there will just be no new content).  There are a variety of reasons…
  • Dec 27

    Preserving ESI on Twitter

    Preserving ESI on Twitter
    Once litigation is “reasonably anticipated,” parties have an obligation to preserve all potentially relevant material.  That obligation extends to information reasonably under a party’s control, even if it is not…
Rank this Week: 1319

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: 1257

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 1268

Lawyer Hatton

Lawyer Hatton

Covers cases and topics of interest to solo or small firm practices. From Tennessee attorney Tim Hatton.

http://lawyerhatton.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Anthony Trial - Day Three

    Anthony Trial - Day Three
    Yesterday was the most interesting day yet of the Anthony trial. The state continues to build on the story that they told during their opening statement by presenting witness testimony regarding Ms. Anthony's activities while her daughter…
  • May 26

    Anthony Trial - Day Two

    Anthony Trial - Day Two
    Day two of the Anthony trial in Florida was uneventful. The state is presenting its case exactly as they laid it out in the opening statement. They began by focusing on showing the jury how Ms. Anthony went about living her life and seemed…
  • May 24

    Anthony Trial - Day One

    Anthony Trial - Day One
    While working today, I set up a feed of the Anthony trial in Florida on my monitor so I could watch it. Today was opening statements. It is a fascinating case. The defense has a very interesting theory of the case and I am going to enjoy…
Rank this Week: 1313

jurygeek

jurygeek

Covers jury issues, research, and verdicts. By Clay S. Conrad.

http://jurygeek.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Testing the waters...

    Testing the waters...
    I'm thinking of blogging again.I'm inspired by Mark Bennett's Defending People, and I do believe that everyone is entitled to an opinion -- mine. So perhaps I should start sharing it again.However, I intend to be an occasional blogger --…
  • Apr 13

    An Interesting Conversation on Rights, Powers, and Lie

    An Interesting Conversation on Rights, Powers, and Lie
    Mark Bennett, a Houston criminal defense attorney, recently started a conversation on State's Rights. His position is that the State has no rights; the State has powers.
  • Nov 21

    Definitional Shift -- Jury Reform Pt. II

    Definitional Shift -- Jury Reform Pt. II
    It is amazing what the passage of time can do to the meaning of a word. Consider, for example, the simple word "jury." Article III, Sec. 2, the Sixth Amendment, and the Seventh Amendment all guarantee Americans the right to a jury in…
Rank this Week: 1337

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
  • Sep 19

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation
    The following is a guest blog post by Hon. Alan Pendleton, Tenth Judicial District Court Judge in Anoka, Minnesota and Gael B. Strack, JD, CEO and Co-Founder of the Family Justice Center Alliance in San Diego. The arrests of Ravens…
  • Sep 17

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?
    Most of us think about hearsay in connection with facts that are expressly stated. But an out-of-court statement that’s offered to prove the truth of the facts implied by the statement is also hearsay and inadmissible unless an…
  • Sep 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
Rank this Week: 1529

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: 1911

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Rown Inmate

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Rown Inmate
    This is the second time that I have seen a death row conviction overturned because of a juror's improper use of the Internet.  The first case, Dimas-Martinez v. Arkansas, involved a juror who could not stop tweeting about the…
  • Sep 18

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article
    Ralph A. PeeplesCatherine T. HarrisAbstract (to read the entire article go here):     This article examines the amount recovered in 118 wrongful death cases filed in a single jurisdiction (North Carolina) over a five year…
  • Sep 17

    Jurors Increasingly Prefer LWP Over the Death Penalty

    Jurors Increasingly Prefer LWP Over the Death Penalty
    The article below, which focuses on the state of Ohio, highlights a growing trend around the country. When given the choice between the death penalty and life without parole (LWP), jurors increasingly choose the latter. The article gives…
Rank this Week: 1855

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Binding legal authority

    Binding legal authority
    I don’t know how Mark Friston feels when sitting as a Deputy Master at the Senior Courts Costs Office when one of those appearing before him quotes from his book Civil Costs: Law and Practice as being a persuasive record of the law as…
  • Sep 16

    Costs of Part 8 proceeding

    Costs of Part 8 proceeding
    Has the Court of Appeal messed up again (Mitchell/Denton style)? One of the problems with the English legal system is that the higher courts will sometimes try to do justice to the facts of a case but create a precedent in the process with…
  • Sep 11

    Costs budgeting and new bill of costs format

    Costs budgeting and new bill of costs format
    Approval has recently been given to the new J-Codes. These are integral to future case management software that will be used for drafting of costs budgets, costs schedules and bills of costs. As the Jackson Final Report stated, the purpose of…
Rank this Week: 1688

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/
  • Sep 18

    Treat This as Simple Truth: What's Simple Seems Like Truth

    Treat This as Simple Truth: What's Simple Seems Like Truth
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Trial lawyers and consultants know how important it is to boil it down, and tend to agree with the three points famously made by Henry David Thoreau: "Simplify, simplify, simplify!" Our main reason for doing…
  • Sep 15

    Flip the Order of Your Adverse Witness Preparation

    Flip the Order of Your Adverse Witness Preparation
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Let’s say that in trial, your witness will be called adverse and will go through the other side’s cross-examination before getting a chance at your direct.[1] But in your preparation sessions, you should still take…
  • Sep 11

    Get It in Writing: Seven Reasons for a Jury Questionnaire (And Three Things That Kill It's Usefulness)

    Get It in Writing: Seven Reasons for a Jury Questionnaire (And Three Things That Kill It's Usefulness)
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: A recent piece in The New York Times focuses on the increasing prevalence of longer questionnaires for those called in for jury duty. While such questionnaires tend to attract media attention in high-profile cases, the…
Rank this Week: 2027

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
Rank this Week: 1662

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    New Frontiers - Mining Litigation in Canada for the Activities of Foreign Subsidiarie

    New Frontiers - Mining Litigation in Canada for the Activities of Foreign Subsidiarie
    Posted by Craig FerrisIn June, 2014, a Notice of Civil Claim was filed in the British Columbia Supreme Court in the case of Adolfo Garcia v. Tahoe Resources Inc. (“Garcia”).  In Garcia, the plaintiffs have sued a Canadian…
  • Sep 11

    "Additional Rent" and a Tenant's "Proportionate Share"

    "Additional Rent" and a Tenant's "Proportionate Share"
    Posted by Peter RobertsMost commercial leases contain terms that require tenants to pay additional rent. Additional rent is usually a share of the costs and charges incurred to operate the property. These costs can include municipal taxes,…
  • Aug 29

    Commercial Arbitration May Not Be as Confidential as You Think

    Commercial Arbitration May Not Be as Confidential as You Think
    Posted by Marko VeselyChoosing commercial arbitration over conventional litigation cannot guarantee confidentiality of the process, as a recent decision of the BC Supreme Court shows. The prospect of keeping a commercial dispute confidential…
Rank this Week: 1612

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

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

http://www.delawareediscovery.com/
  • Sep 16

    FRCP Amendments Approved

    FRCP Amendments Approved
    According to Bloomberg BNA, the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States and have been forwarded to the Supreme Court for consideration.  Rule…
  • Jul 1

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

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

    Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014

    Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014
    Thirteen Lawyers and Four Practices Recognized as Top-Tier in Delaware Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that thirteen attorneys in five separate practice areas have been top ranked among the leading Delaware lawyers in the…
Rank this Week: 1706

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/
  • Sep 16

    Florida Sleep Clinic Settles False Claims Act Case

    Florida Sleep Clinic Settles False Claims Act Case
    The Sleep Medicine Center, Inc. (“Sleep Medicine”) and two physicians, Hubert Zachary and George Restea, have agreed with the federal government to settle allegations initiated by a whistleblower in a qui tam complaint that the…
  • Sep 10

    U.S. Joins Whistleblowers’ Case Involving Spinal Implant

    U.S. Joins Whistleblowers’ Case Involving Spinal Implant
    The Justice Department announced that the U.S. has intervened in a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act and filed its own lawsuit alleging violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute against…
  • Sep 4

    US Intervenes in False Claims Act Case Against Hospice Provider

    US Intervenes in False Claims Act Case Against Hospice Provider
    The United States has partially intervened in two qui tam lawsuits by three whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act by Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care (“Evercare”) now known as Optum Palliative and Hospice…
Rank this Week: 1778

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Accounting Expert Witness Properly Allowed in Tax Fraud Case, 10th Circuit Conclude

    Accounting Expert Witness Properly Allowed in Tax Fraud Case, 10th Circuit Conclude
    Case: United States v. Curtis L. Morris, No. 12–1474, 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; July 28, 2014 Background: Defendant Curtis L. Morris is an accountant and bookkeeper accused of...The post Accounting Expert Witness Properly…
  • Sep 15

    The Ten Most Important Strategies for Use of a Human Factors Expert Witne

    The Ten Most Important Strategies for Use of a Human Factors Expert Witne
    A good human factors expert witness in general should have excellent credentials (e.g., academic background and degrees, publications, research projects, etc.) and practical experience in the specific area of testimony...The post The Ten Most…
  • Sep 8

    Expert Witness Testimony: Some Science and Some Art to Increase Your Value to Your Client

    Expert Witness Testimony: Some Science and Some Art to Increase Your Value to Your Client
    You’re an expert witness who wants to add the greatest possible value to your side. (Or you might be the attorney who wants to get the most juror persuasion out...The post Expert Witness Testimony: Some Science and Some Art to Increase…
Rank this Week: 1818

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 1525

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1723

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Sep 12

    Fervent Belief

    Fervent Belief
    Next term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in the Omnicare case.  The issue is the pleading standard for an allegedly false or misleading opinion under Section 11 of the Securities Act.  While the Second, Third, and Ninth…
  • Sep 10

    Freshening Up

    Freshening Up
    Regular visitors to The 10b-5 Daily will notice that the look and format of the blog has undergone a change.  A few items of note: (1) To receive e-mail notifications of new posts (even if you have previously…
  • Sep 9

    The 10b-5 Daily Gets A Makeover

    The 10b-5 Daily Gets A Makeover
    After eleven years (has it really been that long?), The 10b-5 Daily is moving to a new platform, updating its look, clearing out dead links, and generally becoming a more user-friendly blog. For most visitors, the transition will be…
Rank this Week: 1935

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/
  • Sep 12

    Lawyers and Mobile Devices Trending Higher

    Lawyers and Mobile Devices Trending Higher
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Lawyers and Mobile Devices Trending Higher." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and Mobile Devices Trending Higher Of all the technology trends, lawyers have adapted…
  • Sep 4

    Virtual law firms allow practice on your own term

    Virtual law firms allow practice on your own term
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Virtual law firms allow practice on your own terms." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Virtual law firms allow practice on your own terms For years now I’ve been an…
  • Aug 15

    Online tools to streamline your email

    Online tools to streamline your email
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Online tools to streamline your email." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Online tools to streamline your email These days we spend an awful lot of time sorting through and…
Rank this Week: 1924

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    Windows 8 and That Annoying Little Toolbar

    Windows 8 and That Annoying Little Toolbar
    If you've upgraded to Windows 8, and are doing anything with dual monitors, you may have seen that little stripe visible at the bottom of your second monitor. If you're in auto-hide mode with the Toolbar, mousing over it brings it up. If not,…
  • Aug 19

    HDMI v. VGA: Time to Upgrade?

    HDMI v. VGA: Time to Upgrade?
    Although the HDMI video format has been available for several years now, the majority of courtroom trial presentations are still done with VGA cables and equipment in a 4:3 format. For comparison, the diagram below shows common settings with…
  • Jul 11

    Deposition Video (MPEG-2) DVDs and Windows 8

    Deposition Video (MPEG-2) DVDs and Windows 8
    Congratulations! You've just upgraded your laptop with the latest from Redmond (as in Redmond, Washington, home of Microsoft), and have finally figured out how to bypass most of the “purple charms” screen stuff. You’ll still…
Rank this Week: 2047

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • 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.  
  • Aug 15

    Interview on KDAF CW Channel 33

    Interview on KDAF CW Channel 33
    As an appellate lawyer, I often have to answer difficult questions. On Channel 33 news, though, I got to answer an easy one. I was asked whether an individual could form his own country in North Dallas. Um, no.     Here is the…
Rank this Week: 2208

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
Rank this Week: 2015

An Appeal to Reason

An Appeal to Reason

Provides information and advice to trial attorneys from an appellate attorney. By Donna Bader.

http://www.anappealtoreason.com/
  • Aug 26

    Alzheimer Patient and her Husband are not liable for injuries inflicted on an in-home health care worker.

    Alzheimer Patient and her Husband are not liable for injuries inflicted on an in-home health care worker.
    In Gregory v. Cott, 2014 WL 3805478, the California Supreme Court was presented with the question of whether patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and their families are liable for the injuries they inflict on in-home health care…
  • Aug 12

    What is an arguable issue on appeal?

    What is an arguable issue on appeal?
     In People v. Hernandez (2014) ___, Cal.App.4th ___, Justice Rylaarsdam wrote the opinion in a criminal appeal in which the Court previously appointed counsel to represent the defendant.  The attorney filed…
  • Jul 31

    We may have a new California Supreme Court Justice

    We may have a new California Supreme Court Justice
    Governor Jerry Brown nominated a new Supreme Court justice to replace retiring Justice Marvin Baxter, who was one of the Court’s most conservative members.  The nominee is Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, a Mexican-born Stanford Law…
Rank this Week: 1975

Law Rules

Law Rules

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

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Aug 18

    When is Mediation not Mediation?

    When is Mediation not Mediation?
    Last week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an article about the Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Mediation Panels (MMP), with the headline “Medical Mediation Rarely Provides Closure”. The only problem with the article and the…
  • Jan 21

    How does a mediator spell success?

    How does a mediator spell success?
    Like many mediators, I am often asked how many of my cases result in a settlement, as opposed to impasse. The question implies that a successful mediation results in a full settlement of all issues, and that anything less is an impasse,…
  • Dec 9

    Practice!

    Practice!
    An old joke relates the story of a tourist in New York City who asks someone on the street how he can get to Carnegie Hall. The native New Yorker responds “Practice!” The same can be said for negotiating. Whether you are using a…
Rank this Week: 2209

A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

Random thoughts and helpful links and resources from Buffalo lawyer Jeremy Colby.

http://abuffalolawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2215

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/
  • Jul 8

    Federal civil rights violations and statute of limitation

    Federal civil rights violations and statute of limitation
    What is the limitations period for Section 1983 and 1985 claims?  "Although there is no federal statute of limitations for civil rights violations alleged under [section] 1983, `courts construing [section] 1983 "borrow" the forum state's…
  • May 2

    Prevailing party status for attorney fee award purpose

    Prevailing party status for attorney fee award purpose
    WHEN IS A PARTY A PREVAILING PARTY SO AS TO BE ENTITLED TO HAVE THE OPPONENT PAY HIS OR HER ATTORNEY'S FEES UNDER STATUTE OR CONTRACT?  Under the American Rule, attorney's fees are recoverable only if authorized by statute or by…
  • May 1

    Rule 11 Agreement must be in writing and filed with the court

    Rule 11 Agreement must be in writing and filed with the court
    WHAT REQUIREMENTS DOES RULE 11 AGREEMENT HAVE TO SATISFY TO BE ENFORCEABLE? A Rule 11 agreement must be in writing and signed and filed with the court unless it is made in open court. See TEX.R.CIV.P. 11. The filing requirement creates the…
Rank this Week: 2164