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DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Jun 16

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage

    Insured’s False Statements Lead to No Coverage
    An insurer does not have to provide coverage when the insured’s business operation and use of the premises was not in accordance with that listed on the insurance application. In Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Almco Ltd., a…
  • Jun 6

    Selecting Client

    Selecting Client
    I am not above revisiting a topic.  It can be like jury work where you need to tell them three times and then show them the visual of the same.  So, I say again you should be selecting which clients you will represent with conscious…
  • Apr 15

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated

    Statute of Limitations Tolled on Subrogation Claims Until Underlying Actions Terminated
    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently held in Underwriters of Interest Subscribing Policy Number A15274001 v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company that the statute of limitation on the insurer’s equitable…
Rank this Week: 1085

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers trials and litigation and criminal, family and injury law. By Freeman & Fuson.

http://www.tennesseetriallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant
    On January 27, 2016, WKRN reported that dozens of tenants at the Howe Garden Apartments in East Nashville received notices that they were to leave their apartments in the middle of the lease. This obviously left tenants, who still had months…
  • Feb 15

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant
    On January 27, 2016, WKRN reported that dozens of tenants at the Howe Garden Apartments in East Nashville received notices that they were to leave their apartments in the middle of the lease. This obviously left tenants, who still had months…
  • Oct 6

    So You've Been Placed on the Abuse Registry

    So You've Been Placed on the Abuse Registry
    Most of our clients who are dealing with allegations from the Department of Health are fighting to keep their name off the abuse registry. More recently we have been contacted by individuals who have found out that their name has been placed…
Rank this Week: 891

New York Civil Law

New York Civil Law

A forum for New York Appellate Law, Civil Procedure, Insurance Coverage and Defense. By Matthew Lerner.

http://nylaw.typepad.com/new_york_civil_law/
  • Oct 21

    Nominees for Chief Judge Position on New York Court of Appeal

    Nominees for Chief Judge Position on New York Court of Appeal
    Capital New York published this article on the nominees for the Chief Judge position of the New York Court of Appeals.
  • Apr 13

    New Edition of The Appeals Attorney

    New Edition of The Appeals Attorney
    "The Appeals Attorneys" is a publication from my firm's Appellate Advocacy Group. It includes summaries of cases that will be heard by the high courts in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. For New York, this edition includes…
  • Apr 10

    Governor Cuomo Nominates Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the New York Court of Appeal

    Governor Cuomo Nominates Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the New York Court of Appeal
    I'm posting about a story that broke last Friday, but better late than never. Governor Cuomo nominated Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the New York Court of Appeals on Friday, April 5, 2013 to fill the seat previously held by the...
Rank this Week: 1151

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number
    If you called my office the last couple of days, you got a recorded message saying you reached a number that is no longer in service. That’s true — it is no longer in service. Temporarily anyway, until Comcast fixes a…
  • Sep 22

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number
    If you called my office the last couple of days, you got a recorded message saying you reached a number that is no longer in service. That’s true — it is no longer in service. Temporarily anyway, until Comcast fixes a…
  • Aug 2

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson
    Overwhelmed by the white screen? Let Oscar Peterson’s piano massage your creative synapses with this 1964 version of C Jam Blues. (Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums.) And remember this tried and true method to forge through…
Rank this Week: 1104

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

Covers class action issues, both in California and Nationwide. By Matt C. Bailey.

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 592

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

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

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 584

Hague Child Abduction Practice in…

Hague Child Abduction Practice in the United States

Features cases, pleadings and reference materials. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://www.hagueabductionpractice.com/
Rank this Week: 1199

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: 744

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

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

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

    Closing Out

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

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

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

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

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 819

Veale Law

Veale Law

Focuses on personal injury law for the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1708

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

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

    Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400

    Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400
    Forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press is Stefan Vander Elst’s The Knight, the Cross, and the Song: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400. From the description:The Knight, the Cross, and the Song offers a…
  • Dec 14

    Hong Kong Surveillance Film and Hitchcock’s Rear Window Ethic

    Hong Kong Surveillance Film and Hitchcock’s Rear Window Ethic
    Forthcoming from Stanford University Press is Karen Fang’s Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film. From the description:When Ridley Scott envisioned Blade Runner’s set as “Hong Kong on a bad day,” he nodded…
  • Oct 21

    Law and Emergency as Mutually Reinforcing Paradigm

    Law and Emergency as Mutually Reinforcing Paradigm
    Forthcoming from SUNY Press is Yoav Mehozay’s Between the Rule of Law and States of Emergency: The Fluid Jurisprudence of the Israeli Regime. From the description:Contemporary debates on states of emergency have focused on whether law…
Rank this Week: 2464

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

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

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Jan 20

    The S&P 500 by President

    The S&P 500 by President
    January 20, 2017 – On Inauguration Day, here’s a little financial food for thought as you contemplate your own financial future and the decisions you’ll be making over the next few years. Twelve of the last fourteen…
  • Aug 23

    Outliving Your Retirement

    Outliving Your Retirement
    August 23, 2016 – They call it “The Longevity Paradox” – People recognize they’re living longer but don’t seem to be taking the necessary steps to ensure long life financial security. A few staggering facts…
  • Jul 29

    Major Milestone Surpassed

    Major Milestone Surpassed
    July 29, 2016 – In March of 2009, in the depths of the Great Recession, I launched the Finn Financial Group with a pledge to help clients achieve maximum financial success and security through the effective use of structured settlements…
Rank this Week: 2217

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/
  • Jan 20

    Citing Misconduct “As Deep as it is Wide,” Court Imposes Sanctions on Defendants and Counsel

    Citing Misconduct “As Deep as it is Wide,” Court Imposes Sanctions on Defendants and Counsel
    Arrowhead Capital Fin., Ltd. v. Seven Arts Entm’t, Inc., No. 14 Civ. 6512 (KPF), 2016 WL 4991623 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 16, 2016) For Defendants’ egregious discovery conduct, including obstructing depositions and failing to preserve and…
  • Jan 6

    Citing “Diminishing Returns,” Court Declines to Compel Additional Discovery

    Citing “Diminishing Returns,” Court Declines to Compel Additional Discovery
    Armstrong Pump, Inc. v. Hartman, No. 10-CV-446S, 2016 WL 7208753 (W.D.N.Y. Dec. 13, 2016) “Implicit in both the language and the spirit of the 2015 Amendments is the obligation, at any stage of a case, to prevent parties from expending…
  • Dec 28

    Sanctions Imposed for Failure to Preserve Call Recording

    Sanctions Imposed for Failure to Preserve Call Recording
    Sec. Alarm Fin. Enters., L.P. v. Alarm Protection Tech., LLC, No. 3:13-cv-00102-SLG, 2016 WL 7115911 (D. Alaska Dec. 6, 2016) In this case, Plaintiff was sanctioned pursuant to Rule 37(e), as amended on December 1, 2015, for its failure to…
Rank this Week: 2846

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 3172

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2164

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Richard Alpert is back — with a new website and an expanded mission.

    Richard Alpert is back — with a new website and an expanded mission.
    In November, after serving as a prosecutor for more than 30 years, Richard Alpert officially retired from the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. But he didn’t stay still for long. Known as one of the nation’s…
  • Jan 19

    Decriminalization of Marijuana in Texas: Legislation to Watch in 2017

    Decriminalization of Marijuana in Texas: Legislation to Watch in 2017
    The Backdrop: A Nationwide Movement towards Decriminalization and Legalization Recreational Use As of 2017, twenty-eight states currently allow for the legal use of some form of marijuana, with eight states and one territory allowing for…
  • Jan 16

    Is it Illegal to Dab in Texas? (Possession of Wax, BHO, Hash Oil, and other THC Concentrates)

    Is it Illegal to Dab in Texas? (Possession of Wax, BHO, Hash Oil, and other THC Concentrates)
    Dabbing involves the flash vaporization of cannabis concentrate. This is usually achieved by applying the concentrate to a hot surface before it is inhaled. A dabber takes a portion of sticky hash oil or wax, then dabs it on the end of a…
Rank this Week: 1355

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4348

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Jan 20

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup January 20 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup January 20 2017
    As we do every Friday, the Appellate Advocacy Blog presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be...
  • Jan 17

    #TwitterTuesday--A Great Advocate & Law Professor

    #TwitterTuesday--A Great Advocate & Law Professor
    Before I get to #TwitterTuesday for today, I wanted to take a moment to comment on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Yesterday we remembered Dr. King and his great contributions to civil rights in this country. While Dr. King was...
  • Jan 13

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup January 12 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup January 12 2017
    As we do every Friday, the Appellate Advocacy Blog presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be...
Rank this Week: 2328

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Jan 20

    Seizure of Bank Accounts in Europe: European Account Preservation Order Available Now

    Seizure of Bank Accounts in Europe: European Account Preservation Order Available Now
    On January 18, 2017, new rules governing the seizure of bank accounts in the European Union came into force: The EU Regulation No 655/2014 of May 15, 2014 established a European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) to facilitate…
  • Jan 19

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Graduate Degree Programme in International Dispute Resolution

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Graduate Degree Programme in International Dispute Resolution
    Since 2015 the Law Faculty of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin offers a one-year full-time graduate degree programme  in International Dispute Resolution (IDR), with a strong emphasis on international commercial arbitration. The…
  • Jan 17

    Provisional Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Germany

    Provisional Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Germany
    Under German law, you can combine the application for the recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award with an application to allow provisional enforcement measures, such as freezing bank accounts and attaching assets. Pending a decision…
Rank this Week: 3015

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Whiplash number

    Whiplash number
    My recently published article from Medico Legal magazine on whiplash numbers  is now available to view: here.
  • Jan 15

    Costs Lawyer work

    Costs Lawyer work
    My annual Costs Lawyer Practising Application form needed to be completed before the end of 2016. As usual, this contained a section asking about the source of instructions during the previous year (solicitor, non-solicitor, legal aid,…
  • Jan 12

    Personal injury reforms challenged

    Personal injury reforms challenged
    Independent economists have criticised the government’s planned personal injury reforms on the basis the reforms would benefit insurers at the expense of consumers and taxpayers. The term “independent” is perhaps relative…
Rank this Week: 4478

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4709

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Phil Spector Murder Conviction Appeal Update

    Phil Spector Murder Conviction Appeal Update
    The appeal process for former music producer Phil Spector is set to begin this fall. An attempt by... Read More The post Phil Spector Murder Conviction Appeal Update appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jan 19

    TCPA Class Action

    TCPA Class Action
    Several firms across the country are currently investigating the possibility of forming a class action against telemarketers using... Read More The post TCPA Class Action appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jan 17

    The Expert Institute Named Best Expert Witness Provider by National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, and Legal Time

    The Expert Institute Named Best Expert Witness Provider by National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, and Legal Time
    The Expert Institute continues to win accolades across the country as the premier expert witness provider from leading... Read More The post The Expert Institute Named Best Expert Witness Provider by National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, and…
Rank this Week: 2687

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

Covers law and justice in Canada. By Antonin I. Pribetic.

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 19

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has confirmed that the 2-year limitation period under the Limitations Act, 2002 applies to enforcement of foreign judgments, subject to the discoverability principle: Independence Plaza 1 Associates, L.L.C. v.…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
Rank this Week: 3524

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Jan 19

    Court of Chancery Explains Role of Records Demand in Alleging Wrongful Pre-Suit Demand Refusal

    Court of Chancery Explains Role of Records Demand in Alleging Wrongful Pre-Suit Demand Refusal
    Andersen v. Mattel, Inc., C.A. 11816-VCMR (January 19, 2017) This decision examines when pre-suit demand may be excused because the board who refused the demand declines to disclose the report of its investigation when responding. In…
  • Jan 16

    Delaware Corporate and Commercial Case Law Year In Review – 2016

    Delaware Corporate and Commercial Case Law Year In Review – 2016
    Morris James attorneys Lewis Lazarus, Albert Manwaring and Albert Carroll authored an article published in Transaction Advisors titled Delaware Corporate and Commercial Case Law Year in Review – 2016. The article…
  • Jan 10

    When Is a Manager Not Really a Manager?

    When Is a Manager Not Really a Manager?
    Under the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, a non-Delaware resident may be deemed to have consented to being sued in Delaware if she is a “manager” of the LLC. But who, exactly, is such a manager? That question is answered…
Rank this Week: 1824

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/
  • Jan 19

    Optimistic M&A outlook for 2017

    Optimistic M&A outlook for 2017
    As we begin 2017, the 1,000 corporate and private equity executives surveyed for Deloitte’s M&A Trends Year-end report 2016 display optimism for the coming year. The survey was conducted in September 2016 and included participants…
  • Jan 17

    2016: the year of sandbagging

    2016: the year of sandbagging
    One of the highlights from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study in which our firm was a key participant (the 2016 Study), was the increased inclusion of sandbagging provisions in…
  • Jan 12

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017

    Final quarter deals add to hopes of M&A activity in 2017
    As was predicted in our discussion of Q4 2016 here, the last quarter of the year proved to be busy. Global M&A in the final quarter reached $1.2 trillion, which was not only the busiest period in 2016, but also raised the total for…
Rank this Week: 1721

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/
  • Jan 18

    Interview with SSP President Joe Tomb

    Interview with SSP President Joe Tomb
    Joe Tombs is currently completing the first year of a two-year term as President of the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP). SSP's 2017 Annual Conference is scheduled for March 1-3 in Las Vegas. As Tombs prepares for this event, he...
  • Jan 16

    SSP President Responds to AIG Class Action Lawsuit

    SSP President Responds to AIG Class Action Lawsuit
    Based upon the history of the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP), and the role of Richard Risk (an SSP founder and member) as one of the plaintiff attorneys, structured settlement industry participants might assume that SSP, as an…
  • Oct 9

    NAMSAP 2016 Annual Conference

    NAMSAP 2016 Annual Conference
    The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), "the only non-profit association exclusively addressing the issues and challenges of the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Statute and its impact on workers’ compensation…
Rank this Week: 2738

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

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

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Jan 18

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?
    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer? Most people know from popular TV shows that the defendant in a criminal case has the right to counsel. But when does this right come into play, and what does it really mean? The…
  • Jan 18

    What if a President is Sued in Civil Court

    What if a President is Sued in Civil Court
    What Happens When a President is Sued in Civil Court? What do former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and John F. Kennedy have in common with President-elect Donald Trump? Out of all of the Presidents who have preceded Trump,…
  • Nov 10

    Why You Should Not Plead Guilty Based Solely on a Presumptive Drug Test

    Why You Should Not Plead Guilty Based Solely on a Presumptive Drug Test
    Chicago drug convictions may be based on bad evidence A recent article [1] in the Washington Post discussed the practice of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Nevada criminal justice system of relying on drug field test…
Rank this Week: 3093

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    CMS Recovery and Reporting Threshold

    CMS Recovery and Reporting Threshold
    By the Kean Miller Medicare Compliance Team CMS issued an Alert on November 15, 2016, concerning 2017 Recovery Thresholds.  On December 12, 2016, it issued another Alert regarding 2017 Reporting Thresholds.  CMS also updated its…
  • Jan 15

    EPA RMP Requirements: Third Party Audits and Privilege

    EPA RMP Requirements: Third Party Audits and Privilege
    By Lee Vail, Ph.D., J.D. On March 14, 2016, Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed changes to the Risk Management Plan Program (“RMP”) Rule.  On January 13, 2017, the EPA published a new final…
  • Jan 13

    U.S. Supreme Court To Consider Class-Action Waiver

    U.S. Supreme Court To Consider Class-Action Waiver
    By Scott Huffstetler Today, the United States Supreme Court decided to consider three decisions involving class-action waivers in employee arbitration agreements.  As background, many employers require employees to sign arbitration…
Rank this Week: 2558

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/
  • Jan 17

    21st Century Fox v. Netflix . . . Will This Lawsuit Determine the Value of Employment Contracts?

    21st Century Fox v. Netflix . . . Will This Lawsuit Determine the Value of Employment Contracts?
    A heated lawsuit between 21st Century Fox and Netflix reveals a great deal about the inner workings of Hollywood while also providing useful insights for employers in California and across the country. This high-profile case is a helpful…
  • Jan 6

    How Will Proposition 64 Affect California Employers?

    How Will Proposition 64 Affect California Employers?
    With the passage of Proposition 64 in November, California became one of a handful of states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Many residents are thrilled with the outcome, but the new law is leaving employers wondering what…
  • Dec 21

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    The Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde Team Wish You and Yours a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year
Rank this Week: 1600

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/
  • Jan 17

    2017 Greatest Hit

    2017 Greatest Hit
    We’ve shared a few “Greatest Hits” lists over the years, and so here’s the next installment. Although we get a great deal of traffic from Google and other web searches, we also have our “Top 10 This Week”…
  • Dec 15

    Demonstratives: Making Effective Graphics for Trial

    Demonstratives: Making Effective Graphics for Trial
    I frequently use Microsoft PowerPoint to create and display demonstrative graphics used in Opening Statements, Closing Arguments, and with Expert Witnesses. Although professional graphic artists also use tools such as Adobe’s…
  • Nov 30

    $haring Trial Support Cost

    $haring Trial Support Cost
    Regardless how large your trial may be, saving your client a little money is usually a good thing -- at least when it doesn't come at the cost of compromised quality (or malpractice). Here are a few possible ways to reduce some of your trial…
Rank this Week: 3189

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: 1839

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Formal Bills of Exception
    Appellate lawyers are the legal equivalent of a parent that you call to help navigate life’s uncertainties. In action, this means that appellate lawyers receive phone calls regarding obscure areas of law or rarely utilized procedures.…
  • Jan 3

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument

    More on iPads and Appellate Argument
    Happy New Year! After seeing my recent post on how I’m using my iPad Pro for appellate arguments, the good folks at the Texas Bar Journal asked if I’d like to publish a version of it in print. That version appears in the…
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
Rank this Week: 1663

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 16

    Good news for those attacked by CityVision’s FHA complaint

    Good news for those attacked by CityVision’s FHA complaint
    CityVision Services, a Texas based company in the business of filing HUD complaints, recently chose to withdraw a complaint rather than face investigation of its operations by HUD’s Region VII office. The details remain confidential…
  • Jan 9

    Abusive ADA serial litigation – bad plaintiffs don’t excuse ADA violation

    Abusive ADA serial litigation – bad plaintiffs don’t excuse ADA violation
    A December 30 opinion from the Eastern District of New York should remind businesses that the obligation to comply with the ADA does not depend on the moral quality of the plaintiff. While judges do not like plaintiffs and lawyers who…
  • Dec 30

    ADA reform: neither complaints nor pre-suit notice will solve the problem.

    ADA reform: neither complaints nor pre-suit notice will solve the problem.
    Sixty Minutes and Forbes have now weighed in on the serial litigation crisis that threatens small businesses sued for often innocent or trivial ADA violations. Congress is gearing up once again to require pre-suit notice, a change…
Rank this Week: 2708

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Osteopathy Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed

    Osteopathy Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed
    The defendant was charged on numerous counts of insurance fraud and hired an expert witness in holistic medicine to assist in his case.  The plaintiff filed a motion to exclude and it was granted. Facts:  This case, (United States…
  • Jan 13

    Aerial Photography Expert Witness Allowed

    Aerial Photography Expert Witness Allowed
    Plaintiff sued defendant for negligence involving an accident.  Plaintiff hired an aerial photography expert witness and defendant filed a motion to exclude the witness.  The court allowed the expert witness to testify. Facts:…
  • Jan 11

    Business Valuation Expert Testimony in Patent Case Allowed in Part

    Business Valuation Expert Testimony in Patent Case Allowed in Part
    Plaintiff filed a patent infringement claim against the defendant related to managing malware in their browser.  The plaintiff hired a business valuation expert to calculate damages.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude this…
Rank this Week: 1602

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jan 15

    Why Trade Secrets Protection is Even More Important in the Strong Economy

    Why Trade Secrets Protection is Even More Important in the Strong Economy
    It is a well-known fact that when the economy improves, employee mobility rises as well. The most valuable employees – those with a specialized skill set and many years of experience in a particular industry – tend to stay…
  • Jan 4

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017
    In 2016, there have been some major developments involving confidentiality and non-compete agreements law, which are likely to have some repercussions in 2017. Here’s a summary of the most important issues that companies…
  • Dec 12

    Will Ban the Non-Competes Movement Lose Its Momentum During the Trump Administration?

    Will Ban the Non-Competes Movement Lose Its Momentum During the Trump Administration?
    It’s no secret that the Obama administration made a push, especially towards the end, towards limiting the use of non-compete agreements by employers around the country. The White House commissioned not one but two reports on this…
Rank this Week: 1979

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/
Rank this Week: 1909

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jan 12

    Are Hernia Mesh Products Causing Personal Injury?

    Are Hernia Mesh Products Causing Personal Injury?
    Hernia Repair Surgeries Are Common Hernia repair surgeries are among the most common surgeries in the United States. More than a million of these surgeries are performed each year in this country. Hernia repair surgeries can be performed with…
  • Dec 7

    Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm

    Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm
    Settlement Terms Are Important A recent LinkedIn conversation about settlement terms raised an important issue. The topic — A defendant adds additional (and unacceptable) terms to a release document. The issue is far too common.…
  • Oct 26

    Chamber of Commerce Hypocrisy on Drug Advertisement

    Chamber of Commerce Hypocrisy on Drug Advertisement
    The article in The Hill begins: The nation’s leading business group is mounting a new attack on advertisements run by trial lawyers that tell consumers about the negative side effects from medical drugs and devices. Let me start —…
Rank this Week: 3898

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Jan 11

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation
    Our CEO AJ Shankar is featured in TechCrunch today with lessons learned from working with our state government customers. With the emerging administration on the cusp of taking office, the domination of federal government for the…
  • Jan 10

    Participate in Everlaw’s Donation Program

    Participate in Everlaw’s Donation Program
    During law school, many students participate in clinics working within underserved communities or devote hundreds of hours to pro bono work. A great number continue this type of work in some capacity after graduation. This sense of public…
  • Dec 30

    Alexa: personal helper or digital witne

    Alexa: personal helper or digital witne
    Evidence isn’t what it used to be—not even what it was a few years ago. In what sounds like a lost episode of Black Mirror, reports emerged this week that police are investigating a man’s digital assistant for clues to…
Rank this Week: 2137

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Jan 11

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation
    Our CEO AJ Shankar is featured in TechCrunch today with lessons learned from working with our state government customers. With the emerging administration on the cusp of taking office, the domination of federal government for the…
  • Jan 10

    Participate in Everlaw’s Donation Program

    Participate in Everlaw’s Donation Program
    During law school, many students participate in clinics working within underserved communities or devote hundreds of hours to pro bono work. A great number continue this type of work in some capacity after graduation. This sense of public…
  • Dec 30

    Alexa: personal helper or digital witne

    Alexa: personal helper or digital witne
    Evidence isn’t what it used to be—not even what it was a few years ago. In what sounds like a lost episode of Black Mirror, reports emerged this week that police are investigating a man’s digital assistant for clues to…
Rank this Week: 2136

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jan 11

    Is It Worth Going to Trial for a DUI?

    Is It Worth Going to Trial for a DUI?
    When you’ve been arrested and charged with a DUI, you may be facing very serious penalties if you receive a conviction. These penalties include jail terms, fines, suspension of a driver’s license, mandatory classes, and others.…
  • Dec 26

    When is a DUI Considered a Felony in PA?

    When is a DUI Considered a Felony in PA?
    Pennsylvania law enforcement and prosecutors aggressively pursue and charge those suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI). The penalties are harsh, and may involve incarceration as well as significant fines. In…
  • Dec 19

    What is Theft by Unlawful Taking?

    What is Theft by Unlawful Taking?
    Under Pennsylvania law, theft by unlawful taking is a criminal offense that is defined based on the kind of property involved. The manner in which the theft was committed and the value of the property allegedly stolen influences the kind of…
Rank this Week: 1230

Video and the Law

Video and the Law

Covers the history, the apps and the players that use video in litigation. By Chris Ballard.

http://www.videoandthelaw.com/
  • Jan 11

    Demonstrative Evidence: The Eyes Have It

    Demonstrative Evidence: The Eyes Have It
    Close your eyes and visualize your favorite place. Maybe your skiing in the mountains on fresh powdery snow. Perhaps your sitting on a beach in the Hawaiian Islands enjoying a mouthwatering beverage. Or how about standing at the edge of the…
  • May 3

    Video Enhancement: Smoking Gun Video Convinces Prosecutor Not to Press Charge

    Video Enhancement: Smoking Gun Video Convinces Prosecutor Not to Press Charge
    It was the old axiom, he said, she said. The blowback and statements made by each party in the alleged assault charges between Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandosky and reporter Michelle Fields at a Trump rally in Jupiter, Florida…
  • Oct 28

    Settlement Videos: How to Rocket Your Case to Settlement

    Settlement Videos: How to Rocket Your Case to Settlement
    Outlining the composition of this post while standing on my terrace last Monday morning staring at the beautiful sight of the space shuttle Endeavour climbing through the clear, morning sky, I thought about the sheer power it must take to…
Rank this Week: 3282

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/
  • Jan 10

    Principles of statutory construction

    Principles of statutory construction
    When can extrinsic information be considered in construing a statute? The meaning of a statute is a legal question, which we review de novo to ascertain and give effect to the legislature's intent. Entergy Gulf States, Inc. v.…
  • Jan 10

    Res Judicata Case

    Res Judicata Case
    EFFECT OF RES JUDICATA WHEN PROPERLY ASSERTED AS AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE Res judicata bars claims that were brought, or could have been brought, in an earlier lawsuit that resulted in a final judgment on the merits. Igal v. Brightstar…
  • Jan 10

    Contract for Deed vs. Conveyance of Real Property

    Contract for Deed vs. Conveyance of Real Property
    A contract for deed, unlike a mortgage, allows the seller to retain title to the property until the purchaser has paid for the property in full. The probate court's order expressly granted Edward's one-half community interest in the property…
Rank this Week: 2868

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

A blog about e-discovery, technology and other related matters of interest.

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Jan 9

    E-Discovery Ethical Conundrums (In-House Counsel Edition)

    E-Discovery Ethical Conundrums (In-House Counsel Edition)
    Although most rules of professional conduct are geared toward lawyers in private practice, they also apply to in-house counsel. This is true even when corporate counsel is acting in a non-legal role. See, e.g. Kaye v. Rosefielde, 75 A. 3d…
  • Dec 30

    6 Things We Learned About Legal Tech & E-Discovery in 2016

    6 Things We Learned About Legal Tech & E-Discovery in 2016
      2016 was a wild ride, wasn’t it? We here in the U.S. had a crazy election cycle and many moved on to greener pastures.   We also saw developments in legal technology and e-discovery law.  Here are a few things we…
  • Dec 30

    California Legal Ethics Update: State Bar Opinion on Attorney Blogging

    California Legal Ethics Update: State Bar Opinion on Attorney Blogging
    When is attorney blogging a “communication” subject to the Rules of Professional Conduct regulating attorney advertising?   The State Bar of California recently weighed in via Ethics Opinion 2016-196. The opinion concludes:…
Rank this Week: 2155

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
  • Jan 9

    Check Out the Brand New Blog on Employee Misclassification Issues, WhoIsMyEmployee.com

    Check Out the Brand New Blog on Employee Misclassification Issues, WhoIsMyEmployee.com
    One of my law partners, Todd Lebowitz, resident in BakerHostetler’s Cleveland office, has put together a fantastic new legal blog focusing on the hot topic of employee misclassification.  The blog, launched this week, already has…
  • Nov 9

    Consumer Class Action Prosecution and Defense: Checklists for the First 10 Day

    Consumer Class Action Prosecution and Defense: Checklists for the First 10 Day
    I recently authored a practice tip for the ABA Consumer Litigation Committee website entitled Consumer Class Action Defense: A Checklist for the First 10 Days, highlighting some key things that class action defense counsel should do…
  • Oct 24

    Notes from the 20th Annual ABA National Institute on Class Action

    Notes from the 20th Annual ABA National Institute on Class Action
    I attended the National Institute on Class Actions in Las Vegas last week, and it was probably the best one yet, considering the powerhouse lineup of speakers and excellent topics.  This year’s event also marked…
Rank this Week: 1371

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Jan 7

    Halliburton Settled (Again)

    Halliburton Settled (Again)
    When the district court rejected a $6 million settlement in the Halliburton securities class action back in 2004, the judge probably expected the parties to renegotiate.  Many years later, after a change in plaintiffs’ counsel,…
  • Dec 5

    Not Exactly Meritle

    Not Exactly Meritle
    Can a company face securities fraud liability for describing a lawsuit brought against it as “meritless” if the plaintiff goes on to win a big verdict?  In Grobler v. Neovasc, Inc., 2016 WL 6897760 (D. Mass. Nov.…
  • Nov 7

    On This Record

    On This Record
    On the same day that it issued its “Model V” decision, the Second Circuit issued another opinion in the Vivendi securities litigation addressing whether “value investors” can invoke the fraud-on-the-market…
Rank this Week: 2757