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the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 877

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: 1160

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: 737

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: 928

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 736

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!
    Has Your Lawyer Given You a Contract or Retainer Agreement?  Check it before you wreck it! Hello and happy holidays from Alisa Levin at Levin Law, Ltd.!  I had an interesting thing happen recently and it reminded me that sometimes clients…
  • May 26

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!
    Hi All! Happy almost-summer in the Chicagosphere, I hope you are all well.  I have an interesting situation to write about today - so I thought I would share in my usual fashion, as news you can use... so let's go!  Recently, a former…
  • Feb 23

    Stop Arguing With Pigeons! How Dealing With Self-Represented or Being Self Represented Can be Disaster

    Stop Arguing With Pigeons! How Dealing With Self-Represented or Being Self Represented Can be Disaster
    Hi All!  Happy Late-Winter (or just not snowing) as they say in Chicago!  I've missed you and been so busy that I haven't had much time to write.  However, what has been plaguing me is something I decided to write about today.  That is:…
Rank this Week: 3987

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1833

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/
  • May 26

    [New and Free E-Book] 50 Helpful Articles for Litigation Leader

    [New and Free E-Book] 50 Helpful Articles for Litigation Leader
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Anyone who puts together a team to represent a client in a high-stakes piece of litigation is engaging in an act of leadership. To be successful, such a litigation team needs to blend the skills of an…
  • Apr 21

    50 Characteristics of Top Trial Team

    50 Characteristics of Top Trial Team
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting After the more than 20 years that we have spent in the litigation consulting business, we don't hear very many questions that we’ve never heard before. However, this week I did hear one, and the…
  • Apr 18

    How Creative Collaboration Can Help a Litigation Team

    How Creative Collaboration Can Help a Litigation Team
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting I was reading the Washington Post’s Business section on Sunday morning, and a front-page article about Sean Parker caught my eye. Parker, dubbed “Silicon…
Rank this Week: 3257

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/
  • May 26

    When You Smile, Make It a Duchenne Smile

    When You Smile, Make It a Duchenne Smile
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: What is a “Duchenne smile?” It is not a smile that just involves the corners of your mouth turning up. Instead, it is a smile that activates both the muscles around the mouth as well as the muscles around the eyes.…
  • May 23

    Call Bull on Media Representations of Trial Consultant

    Call Bull on Media Representations of Trial Consultant
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Every once in a while, popular culture rediscovers the idea that trial consultants exist. In 1995, it was the O.J. Simpson trial, then in 2003 it was the John Grisham novel turned movie, Runaway Jury. In the years…
  • May 19

    Don't Expect Reliable Juror Differences Based on National Origin

    Don't Expect Reliable Juror Differences Based on National Origin
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: One of the core narratives of our nation is that we are a melting pot, e pluribus unum and all. Today, however, we see our modern reality as more of a "mosaic" or "quilt" owing to the notion that the…
Rank this Week: 3984

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/
  • May 26

    Misrepresentation Without Damages Results in Rescission of Contract to Purchase Condominium

    Misrepresentation Without Damages Results in Rescission of Contract to Purchase Condominium
    In preparing to purchase a condo unit, the buyer informed the condo board that she was not going to conduct any business in that unit. After she closed, the buyer sought board approval to renovate the unit to accommodate a children’s…
  • Mar 31

    Lack of "Use" Undermines Common-Law Trademark Claim

    Lack of "Use" Undermines Common-Law Trademark Claim
    Following our last article about "use" and its relationship with the trademark application process, another case we came across further illustrates this concept, albeit in a more limited manner. Weld-Tech and Aquasol Corp. both sell a…
  • Mar 31

    Lack of “Use” Undermines Common-Law Trademark Claim

    Lack of “Use” Undermines Common-Law Trademark Claim
    Following our last article about “use” and its relationship with the trademark application process, another case we came across further illustrates this concept, albeit in a more limited manner. Weld-Tech and Aquasol Corp. both…
Rank this Week: 2925

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • May 25

    Predicting when costs are predictable

    Predicting when costs are predictable
    Lord Justice Jackson’s provisional view is that if there is too be an extension of fixed recoverable costs, it should, at least initially, be introduced for all claims up to £250,000: “The first question is whether we should…
  • May 22

    Defendant’s pre-issue cost

    Defendant’s pre-issue cost
    I am grateful to Kerry Underwood’s always excellent blog for bringing to my attention the case of Webb Resolutions Ltd v Countrywide Surveyors Ltd [2016] Ch Div. (A fuller case summary can be found on RPC’s website.) The Claimant…
  • May 15

    Association of Costs Lawyers’ Annual Conference

    Association of Costs Lawyers’ Annual Conference
    I was absolutely gutted to miss last week’s Association of Costs Lawyers’ Annual Conference. (No, actually, I wasn’t busy preparing for a Eurovision themed party, but recovering from surgery.) I will now have to wait another…
Rank this Week: 4413

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4604

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 25

    Vicks v. Justison Landing Apartments – The Importance of Being Timely

    Vicks v. Justison Landing Apartments – The Importance of Being Timely
    The consequences of missing the statute of limitations – even by only one day – can be dire, as illustrated by the recent Delaware Superior Court case of Vicks v. Justison Landing Apartments, C.A. No. N16C-01-063-ALR (Rocanelli,…
  • May 20

    Financial Planners And Divorce

    Financial Planners And Divorce
    In addition to stress and host of other emotions, a divorce will likely raise a number of financial concerns. Lawyers and financial planners can partner to help clients through the court process.  Although each case is unique and…
  • May 17

    Talk to the Judge

    Talk to the Judge
    On May 20, 2016, the Vincent Bifferato Trial Practice Forum will offer a rare chance for practitioners to talk to Judges from the Superior Court.  Admission to the forum is free and attendees will have the opportunity to hear what…
Rank this Week: 1323

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

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

    Shaky Ground

    Shaky Ground
    In Halliburton II, the U.S. Supreme Court held that defendants can rebut the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage with evidence of a lack of stock price impact.  In a typical case, where the…
  • Apr 25

    Tell Me Something New

    Tell Me Something New
    Plaintiffs often establish the existence of loss causation by pointing to a “corrective disclosure” that allegedly revealed the fraud and led to a stock price decline. What a disclosure must contain to be deemed…
  • Mar 16

    Don’t Tout

    Don’t Tout
    A number of years ago, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit addressed whether a company’s false statement about its CEO’s educational background was material.  The court found that the statement was…
Rank this Week: 2229

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • May 25

    Tempest in a Teapot – The Role of the Decision Tree in Enhancing Juror Comprehension and Whether It Interferes with the Jury's Right to Deliberate Freely?

    Tempest in a Teapot – The Role of the Decision Tree in Enhancing Juror Comprehension and Whether It Interferes with the Jury's Right to Deliberate Freely?
    Marie Comiskey Abstract: This article explores the potential of the decision tree (also referred to as a flow-chart, “Route to Verdict” or question-trail) to improve the legal comprehension of jurors in criminal trials. It examines why…
  • May 23

    SCT Issues Opinion in Foster v. Chatman

    SCT Issues Opinion in Foster v. Chatman
    Today, the SCT released its opinion in Foster v. Chatman. Here is a brief summary of the opinion taken from the ABA's Criminal Justice Section. Summary: The Court held that the Georgia Supreme Court's holding that there was no purposeful...
  • May 19

    Challenge for Cause in Canada

    Challenge for Cause in Canada
    Regina Schuller Caroline Erentzen The Challenge for Cause Procedure in Canadian Criminal Law Abstract: There is a longstanding presumption in Canadian law that jurors will act impartially in carrying out their duties, but this presumption may…
Rank this Week: 4242

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: 2800

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/
  • May 25

    M&A trends update

    M&A trends update
    Earlier this month, we reported on the slow-down of M&A activity in the first quarter of 2016. Despite this challenging start to the year, a new report from Deloitte & Touche LLP entitled “M&A Trends Report 2016” found…
  • May 25

    Aerospace and defense M&A reaches new heights in 2016

    Aerospace and defense M&A reaches new heights in 2016
    We told you in March of last year that aerospace and defense M&A activity had rebounded after a pullback in 2013. In July, we reported that M&A activity in the aviation and aerospace sectors was strong. Now, PwC’s Mission…
  • May 19

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn
    On January 27, 2016, we posted a blog entry on China’s economic outlook. At that time, newly released figures showed that China’s GDP had fallen below the Chinese government’s target of 7% in the final two quarters of 2015.…
Rank this Week: 1759

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/
  • May 25

    Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transaction

    Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transaction
    The residential real estate market in the Lower Mainland is incredibly active. Prices continue to rise by significant amounts in a matter of weeks, sometimes days. Stories abound of bidding wars and sales without subject clauses. Out of…
  • May 4

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility
    Bell Mobility’s slogan may ring hollow for some Canadians in light of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Sankar v. Bell Mobility Inc., 2016 ONCA 242, which will likely end the $200-million class action involving as many as…
  • Apr 18

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation
    A certificate of pending litigation (a CPL) is a form of charge that can be registered on title to land where someone commences a legal claim in which they assert an interest in that land. CPLs are intended to protect the claimant’s…
Rank this Week: 3075

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
  • May 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 2333

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • May 25

    Missouri passes expert witness legislation

    Missouri passes expert witness legislation
    In April, lawmakers in Missouri passed a bill that work to ensure that all experts who testify in court are actually experts.  This bill would allow expert testimony only after determining it was based on “sufficient facts”…
  • May 4

    Expert Witness Testimony in Death Cases Jeopardized in LA County with recent departure of County Coroner

    Expert Witness Testimony in Death Cases Jeopardized in LA County with recent departure of County Coroner
    Citing lack of personnel and resources, as well as a backlog in cases, Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner Dr. Mark Fajardo suddenly announced his resignation from the LA County Coroner’s office in March 2015.  Over 8,500 autopsies are…
  • Apr 14

    New Attorney Directory and International Listing

    New Attorney Directory and International Listing
    Courtroom Insight is proud to announce the launch of our new attorney directory and international functionality.  Clients may now use our powerful knowledge management system to share information about attorney referrals and/or opposing…
Rank this Week: 3215

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Model Baju Pesta Anak Perempuan modis cantik menawan

    Model Baju Pesta Anak Perempuan modis cantik menawan
     Selanjutnya dasarnya type pakaian anak wanita sepertinya unggul banyak dibanding oleh type pakaian anak lelaki, terlebih selanjutnya type pakaian pesta anak wanita, hmmm...... telah tak butuh diperbincangkan sekali lagi mengenai itu,…
  • Apr 15

    Makanan Pedas Bisa Segera Hilangkan Rasa Sedih

    Makanan Pedas Bisa Segera Hilangkan Rasa Sedih
    Rasa sedih tentu pernah dirasa dengan kebanyakan orang. Terdapat yang dapat selekasnya menghilangkannya serta hidup normal kembali misal umum, tetapi terdapat pula yang susah mengatur rasa sedih mendalam yang mereka rasakan sampai…
  • Apr 10

    Basmi Komedo di Hidung dengan Cara Alami

    Basmi Komedo di Hidung dengan Cara Alami
    Gaya hidup yang tidak sehat, kelembaban dan polusi udara dapat mempengaruhi keadaan kulit, sehingga merangsang kelenjar minyak lebih aktif. Ini juga yang menyebabkan komedo timbul di wajah, terutama bagian hidung. Sebab, komedo…
Rank this Week: 1848

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 24

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section
    By: Clayton Walker We just spoke at the Alaska Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section on the issue of the Alaska usury statute.  We had less than two hour notice to prepare for the presentation.  The materials are available at…
  • May 11

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00
    By: Clayton Walker I’ve been told that the following Alaska Usury decision has stirred up a hornets nest with the Alaska Creditor’s Bar Association. Cox v. Cooper, 3AN-15-10101 CI (Alaska Sup. Ct., 18 Apr. 2016) (J. Morse).…
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
Rank this Week: 2671

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • May 24

    What Makes for a Good User Experience?

    What Makes for a Good User Experience?
    How do you feel when you use your favorite web or mobile app? When I use my iPhone, for example, l feel happy.  I can complete useful tasks with minimal clicks or swipes, and without reading a training manual.  Getting from point A…
  • May 20

    Two Tips for Open Source

    Two Tips for Open Source
    We’ve written before about how much we value open source software – and about two of our contributions: a utility library for handling UTF-8 and a Typescipt plugin for Netbeans. Others have written about the importance of open…
  • May 16

    More Control and More Support for Australia

    More Control and More Support for Australia
    Our third release of 2016 aims to give you more control over your cases – and to bring some improvements specifically to our users in Australia and New Zealand.   We’ve made two improvements that will simplify the workflows…
Rank this Week: 1267

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • May 24

    What Makes for a Good User Experience?

    What Makes for a Good User Experience?
    How do you feel when you use your favorite web or mobile app? When I use my iPhone, for example, l feel happy.  I can complete useful tasks with minimal clicks or swipes, and without reading a training manual.  Getting from point A…
  • May 20

    Two Tips for Open Source

    Two Tips for Open Source
    We’ve written before about how much we value open source software – and about two of our contributions: a utility library for handling UTF-8 and a Typescipt plugin for Netbeans. Others have written about the importance of open…
  • May 16

    More Control and More Support for Australia

    More Control and More Support for Australia
    Our third release of 2016 aims to give you more control over your cases – and to bring some improvements specifically to our users in Australia and New Zealand.   We’ve made two improvements that will simplify the workflows…
Rank this Week: 1494

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • May 24

    Dell Shareholders' Appraisal Claims Denied After Voting Mishap

    Dell Shareholders' Appraisal Claims Denied After Voting Mishap
    In July 2015, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued an opinion in In re Appraisal of Dell, Consol. C.A. No. 9322-VCL, holding that the technical missteps of a custodial bank necessarily required the court to deny certain beneficial…
  • May 23

    Albert H. Manwaring Presents at Transaction Advisors M&A Spring Conference

    Albert H. Manwaring Presents at Transaction Advisors M&A Spring Conference
    Morris James partner, Albert H. Manwaring, IV, presented at the Transaction Advisors San Francisco M&A Spring Conference on May 12, 2016.  His presentation focused on the developments in strike suits; the rise of appraisal…
  • May 22

    Court Of Chancery Enjoins Board Reduction Plan Prior To Director-Election

    Court Of Chancery Enjoins Board Reduction Plan Prior To Director-Election
    Pell v. Kill, C.A. 12251-VCL (May 19, 2016) This is an excellent review of the law governing when the Court will enjoin board action that affects the ability of stockholders to elect directors. Such interference must: (1) be for a proper…
Rank this Week: 1732

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/
Rank this Week: 1245

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/
  • May 23

    COA: May 20, 2016 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)(418-430). 13 decisions; 3 published decision

    COA: May 20, 2016 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)(418-430). 13 decisions; 3 published decision
    Third Ballard County Courthouse. Located in Wickliffe, Kentucky. Construction started in 1900, completed in 1905 at a cost of $25,000. Design was similar to several courthouses built in Missouri by St. Louis architect Jerome Bibb Legg. Two…
  • May 15

    COA: May 13, 2016 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)(400-417). 18 decisions; 6 published decision

    COA: May 13, 2016 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)(400-417). 18 decisions; 6 published decision
    Click here for links to all the archived AOC Court of Appeals minutes at the web site for the Administrative Office of the Courts. Click here for a listing of the Kentucky Court Report’s posts of the weekly COA…
  • May 13

    SC: 2016 Supreme Court Orders 1 through 3

    SC: 2016 Supreme Court Orders 1 through 3
    Sort by Year Rules & Procedures Title 2016 2016-03 Order Amending Amendment to Administrative Procedures of the Court of Justice, Part XV, Domestic Violence 2016 2016-02 Order Amending Amendments to the Rules of Administrative Procedure…
Rank this Week: 2436

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/
  • May 23

    Once Again, UK Court Approves Use of Predictive Coding

    Once Again, UK Court Approves Use of Predictive Coding
    It seems that predictive coding may be catching on in the UK. Not long ago, the English High Court approved the use of predictive coding for the first time in Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd [2016] EWHC 256 (Ch). In that case, the…
  • May 17

    Citing Restoration and Production of Deleted Emails, Court Denies Sanction

    Citing Restoration and Production of Deleted Emails, Court Denies Sanction
    FiTeq Inc. v. Venture Corp., No. 13-cv-01946-BLF, 2016 WL 1701794 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 28, 2016) In this case, the court denied Plaintiff’s motion to “instruct jurors that they may presume Venture carried out or allowed the destruction…
  • May 11

    Court Orders Production of “Download Your Info” Report from Facebook

    Court Orders Production of “Download Your Info” Report from Facebook
    Rhone v. Schneider Nat’l Carriers, Inc., No. 4:15-cv-01096-NCC, 2016 WL 1594453 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 21, 2016) In this personal injury case, the court ordered Plaintiff to produce a “Download Your Info” report from Facebook,…
Rank this Week: 2246

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 23

    New or newish? Just what is “first occupancy” under the FHA?

    New or newish? Just what is “first occupancy” under the FHA?
    Guidance from HUD and DOJ is nice to have, but ultimately the courts are responsible for deciding what the Fair Housing Act means. In Fair Hous. Rights Ctr. in Se. Pennsylvania v. Post Goldtex GP, LLC, 2016 WL 2865733…
  • May 15

    Does the ADA require a compliance policy? Maybe not, but it’s a good idea.

    Does the ADA require a compliance policy? Maybe not, but it’s a good idea.
    This last week a federal district court in Ohio kicked out most of an ADA plaintiff’s claims that were based on the defendant’s lack of an ADA policy.  Mark Timoneri  v. Speedway, LLC,  2016 WL 2756868  (N.D.…
  • May 5

    Doing it wrong with support animal requests – a lesson in reasonable accommodation from HUD

    Doing it wrong with support animal requests – a lesson in reasonable accommodation from HUD
    Just after posting yesterday’s blog on the perils of being ignorant in FHA matters I received a copy of a recent charge of discrimination showing how reasonable accommodation can be done wrong. You can read the complaint…
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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/
  • May 20

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit
    Megan Messina, a 42 year-old executive at Bank of America, is suing her employer for gender discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. The complaint was filed in a Manhattan federal court in May of 2016. Messina began working at Bank of…
  • May 13

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message
    Facebook is facing a federal lawsuit based on their practice of sending text messages to people who have been given recycled cell phone numbers. Washington, D.C. resident Christine Holt is not a Facebook member. Nonetheless, when she got a…
  • May 6

    California Jurors Who Violate Internet and Social Media Rules Could Be Fined

    California Jurors Who Violate Internet and Social Media Rules Could Be Fined
    In an age where smartphones, social media and the Internet have led to improved connectivity, California legislators are looking for ways to prevent jurors from violating the rules. Judges issue strict instructions to jurors that they must…
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Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • May 19

    How Lawyers Ruined The Grand Bargain

    How Lawyers Ruined The Grand Bargain
    I recently finished a workers’ compensation trial in a small north Alabama county. The trial took just one day. It was a straightforward case. The issue was simple — how disabled was my client. In my law practice, I have…
  • May 5

    Workplace Safety — Is It A Priority?

    Workplace Safety — Is It A Priority?
    A couple years ago, the Discovery Channel’s Mike Rowe set off a firestorm of commentary on the role of safety in the workplace. Rowe stars in the Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs. Following one episode a viewer called him out for not…
  • Mar 3

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?
    Regular readers of this blog know my feelings about workers’ compensation — The system is already unfair to injured workers. That’s why my law firm philosophy in workers’ compensation cases is to fight hard so our…
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Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • May 19

    Metadata. A Menace to Society?

    Metadata. A Menace to Society?
      Metadata. Is there a more misunderstood e-discovery concept by attorneys and courts alike? Here’s the thing—metadata is not evil. In fact, it can make a lawyer’s life easier. Metadata is not dangerous and it is…
  • May 4

    So What’s a “Proportional” Document Request Nowadays?

    So What’s a “Proportional” Document Request Nowadays?
        As detailed in prior posts (here and here), last year’s amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure emphasize discovery proportionality. Under revisions to Rule 26, the scope of permissible discovery in litigation…
  • Apr 25

    The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?

    The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?
        It is no secret that the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice stepped up investigation and prosecution of corporate wrongdoing. In fact the Yates Memo, issued by the DOJ in 2015, put the…
Rank this Week: 1874

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • May 18

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online
    As long as attorney work requires access to the sensitive personal records of end clients, law firms will always be a top target for hackers. While SaaS software typically offers greater security and less maintenance than locally installed…
  • Apr 5

    Does Legal Cloud Computing Create Ethical Issues for Attorneys?

    Does Legal Cloud Computing Create Ethical Issues for Attorneys?
    As is often the case with new technologies, the concept of storing legal data in the cloud battled its share of skeptics before it gained wide acceptance from vendors and law firms alike. Let’s face it, the imagery it conjures up…
  • Mar 18

    Nextpoint Sponsors Human Rights Watch CLE at River North Art Gallery

    Nextpoint Sponsors Human Rights Watch CLE at River North Art Gallery
    Nextpoint is proud to be sponsoring a unique CLE credit opportunity next week for Chicago attorneys, produced by global nonprofit Human Rights Watch. From noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, we’ll be sponsoring “U.S. Immigration…
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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/
  • May 17

    More Sober Homes Mean More Chances to Scam the Government

    More Sober Homes Mean More Chances to Scam the Government
    The national epidemic of addiction to painkillers, heroin and a host of synthetic drugs has fueled the demand for all aspects of addiction treatment, including sober homes.  As of 2015, Florida had an estimated 1,200 sober homes housing…
  • May 16

    Medicare Overpaid $14.1 Billion to Medicare Advantage Plan

    Medicare Overpaid $14.1 Billion to Medicare Advantage Plan
    The Government Accountability Office recently released a report finding that Medicare paid out $14.1 billion to private insurance companies for improper claims in 2013 alone.  The report, entitled “Medicare Advantage: …
  • May 6

    South Florida — Ground Zero for Medicare Part D Fraud

    South Florida — Ground Zero for Medicare Part D Fraud
    South Florida is ground zero for Medicare fraud.  Again. This time it’s Medicare Part D fraud.  Medicare Part D went into effect in 2006 as a means of providing prescription drug coverage to Medicare beneficiaries.  …
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A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

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

http://abuffalolawyer.blogspot.com/
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Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
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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/
  • May 14

    Clinton or Trump? Vote for Litigation-Tech!

    Clinton or Trump? Vote for Litigation-Tech!
    The Recorder's Best of 2016 voting is now open, which is your opportunity to vote for the best of the best of the firms serving the California legal community. As an award winner for several years, we would greatly appreciate your vote…
  • Apr 7

    M. Gerald Schwartzbach - In the House

    M. Gerald Schwartzbach - In the House
    I know it's short notice, but I wanted to quickly share that Gerry Schwartzbach will be at the Los Angeles Times Book Festival this Sunday, April 10, discussing his new book, "Leaning on the Arc." As you may know, Gerry and I have worked…
  • Mar 3

    LinkedIn With Donald Trump! (Legal Ethics)

    LinkedIn With Donald Trump! (Legal Ethics)
    Donald Trump loves me! It is certainly clear that he can spot a winner – a leader in the profession, at the top of their game. I'm sure that describes me, and must be why he has requested to join my massive and influential LinkedIn…
Rank this Week: 3119

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • May 13

    Soaking Up Some CLE

    Soaking Up Some CLE
    I spoke today at TexasBarCLE’s Soaking Up Some CLE Program on South Padre Island—one of my favorite places to visit. My topic was “Jury Charges in Commercial Cases.” For anyone interested, my slidedeck appears here.…
  • Apr 4

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…
    No, the headline isn’t a lead-in for an appellate lawyer joke. In all seriousness, I’m announcing my nomination to run for treasurer of the Austin Bar Association. This race will be contested, as one other candidate was also…
  • Jan 29

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?
    As a young attorney, others advised me that, barring conflicting Texas Supreme Court precedent, Texas intermediate-appellate court holdings constituted the law of Texas. Naturally, with 14 appellate districts covering the great expanse we…
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Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • May 10

    Singapore to Ratify Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreement

    Singapore to Ratify Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreement
    We have covered the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements on several occasions (see, most recently, here and here). Now, the Convention is about to get a new party, and Patrick Dahm, a partner in my firm’s…
  • Apr 15

    Federal Constitutional Court on International Judicial Co-Operation – A US Perspective

    Federal Constitutional Court on International Judicial Co-Operation – A US Perspective
    Over at Letters Blogatory, Ted Folkman has picked up the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) on judicial assistance on which I reported earlier this week. Ted found a nice name for the case, In re Frau R.*,…
  • Apr 14

    Porsche Hedgefund Litigation Reaches Yet Another Court in Germany

    Porsche Hedgefund Litigation Reaches Yet Another Court in Germany
    We have tracked the proceedings brought by investors against Porsche for damages allegedly suffered when Porsche attempted to take over Volkswagen over the last couple of years, and followed the journey of these claims through courts in…
Rank this Week: 2967

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/
  • May 5

    Developing Your Own Personal Public Speaking Style: Observe, Adapt, Adopt

    Developing Your Own Personal Public Speaking Style: Observe, Adapt, Adopt
    Studying others as they speak in public is an important step in developing your own personal style. Whether they are top-notch presenters or inexperienced speakers, you can learn from them. Find good role models and steal their ideas. Adapt…
  • Apr 21

    Remind Your Witness to Sit Up Straight

    Remind Your Witness to Sit Up Straight
    In preparing your witness for court, one simple, yet crucial, instruction can make a significant difference in their testimony: “Sit up straight.” Sitting up straight will help the witness breathe more easily and efficiently.…
  • Mar 29

    Public Speaking Infographic

    Public Speaking Infographic
    A colleague shared a helpful public speaking infographic. Click on the picture below to view the entire graphic:                       It contains a lot of interesting information…
Rank this Week: 3835

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 27

    Day in the Life Videos: 3 Helpful Hints to Producing a Powerful Exhibit

    Day in the Life Videos: 3 Helpful Hints to Producing a Powerful Exhibit
    Every catastrophic injury case requires you to produce a Day in the Life exhibit for your trial presentation. To help guide you in producing a powerful and compelling exhibit that portrays to the jury the extent, both physical and…
Rank this Week: 3246

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/
  • May 3

    Join Me In NYC On 5/9 At NASDAQ To Celebrate Law Day

    Join Me In NYC On 5/9 At NASDAQ To Celebrate Law Day
    Next week on May 9th I'll be in NYC with MyCase and the ABA. I hope you can join me to celebrate Law Day--with a focus on the importance of the Miranda decision and preserving our constitutional rights--at an event hosted by MyCase at NASDAQ…
  • Apr 29

    New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media

    New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media I’ve written many times in the past about how lawyers can…
  • Apr 28

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and Social Media in 2016 Social media has been part of our daily lives for nearly a decade. At first, many lawyers were skeptical,…
Rank this Week: 2374

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • May 3

    Florida Supreme Court Disciplines 24 Lawyer

    Florida Supreme Court Disciplines 24 Lawyer
    According to THIS press release, the Supreme Court of Florida recently disciplined 24 lawyers — “disbarring four, revoking the licenses of four, suspending nine and publicly reprimanding seven. Five attorneys were also placed on…
  • Apr 28

    Florida Supreme Court overturns mandatory attorney’s fee schedule for workers’ compensation case

    Florida Supreme Court overturns mandatory attorney’s fee schedule for workers’ compensation case
    By a vote of 5 to 2, the Supreme Court of Florida today declared the  mandatory fee schedule in section 440.34, Florida Statutes, unconstitutional in Castellanos v. Next Door Company.  This case asks us to evaluate the…
  • Apr 26

    Court Continues Trend of Enhancing Proposed Discipline

    Court Continues Trend of Enhancing Proposed Discipline
    With yesterday’s order in the case of Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins, The Supreme Court of Florida continues its trend of rejecting proposed discipline of lawyers and judges that the Court views as too light. [T]he Court rejects…
Rank this Week: 4120

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

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

    Connect to Jurors With the Specificity of “Who”

    Connect to Jurors With the Specificity of “Who”
    You must connect with jurors if they are to find you convincing and persuasive. One of the prime often most neglected ways to connect effectively with jurors is to get them up to speed with the “Who” in the case early on. Jurors…
  • Mar 30

    Handle Your Challenging CEO Client Successfully with “Yes, and”

    Handle Your Challenging CEO Client Successfully with “Yes, and”
    Successful CEOs, entrepreneurs and surgeons (among others) can be difficult clients. Their very success misleads them too often into believing they know everything about how to be successful in their legal matter. Which usually involves their…
  • Feb 29

    Simple Words That Win With Jurors: "Thank you, Your Honor"

    Simple Words That Win With Jurors: "Thank you, Your Honor"
    I was assisting with voir dire recently when opposing counsel, questioning the prospective jurors, was told by the judge to "Move along, counselor," to which the attorney replied, "But Your Honor…" I barely listened to the rest of what…
Rank this Week: 4468

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: 4192