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Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    A few months ago I wrote about software patents before the Supreme Court.  Instead of issuing a broad ruling the Court merely decided that adding a computer to an abstract idea would not be enough to make it patentable.  Abstract…
  • Apr 5

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN
    This is an excellent historical perspective on the 14th Amendment to the U.S .Constitution. Professor Ross describes it as Congress' peace treaty to the South. That is quite accurate. He also notes that it only came about because of a…
  • Mar 29

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment
    The link below will take you to an informative article on the tax consequences of judgments and settlements. Taxation of judgments and settlments varies depending on the type of case and the chacter of the damages. For instance back pay in…
Rank this Week: 4605

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

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

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
  • Jun 5

    Employment Claims and the DFEH

    Employment Claims and the DFEH
    I heard a talk recently by Phyllis Cheng, the director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"). Ms. Cheng walked through the process of resolving employment claims in the department. For cases not processed by…
  • Mar 25

    Penaltie

    Penaltie
    Another Court of Appeal opinion in California reaffirmed the rule that penalty provisions in settlement agreements are not enforceable. In a settlement agreement entered in Purcell v. Schweitzer, the plaintiff agreed to accept payments…
Rank this Week: 655

Law Rules

Law Rules

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

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Jan 21

    How does a mediator spell success?

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

    Practice!

    Practice!
    An old joke relates the story of a tourist in New York City who asks someone on the street how he can get to Carnegie Hall. The native New Yorker responds “Practice!” The same can be said for negotiating. Whether you are using a…
  • Aug 14

    Fly on the wall

    Fly on the wall
    How many times have you finished a negotiation and wondered how much more you could have gotten the other participant to agree to? Have you ever wished you could have been a fly on the wall in the other side’s conference room? My…
Rank this Week: 4775

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    When and How to Seek Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Funding

    When and How to Seek Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Funding
    When elderly loved ones are no longer able to live on their own, many family members turn to an assisted living facility or nursing home. While many of these facilities provide excellent care, unfortunately there are others that do not. …
  • Jul 15

    Financial Security While Waiting for Your Medical Malpractice Settlement

    Financial Security While Waiting for Your Medical Malpractice Settlement
    When an injury occurs as a result of medical negligence, the costs can be exorbitant including medical bills, physical therapy, and long-term care, even funeral and burial expenses. It may also result in the loss of earnings. Bringing a…
  • Jul 8

    Lawsuit Funding for Dental Negligence

    Lawsuit Funding for Dental Negligence
    A woman who was to have a tooth extracted not only left the dentist office without the tooth, but she also left unable to eat or talk properly. The dentist pierced her lingual nerve while he was administering freezing to numb the area. Now…
Rank this Week: 4383

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Covers civil justice reform issues in New Jersey. By the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance.

http://www.lawsuitreformwatch.org/
  • May 16

    NJCJI Now Blogging at Civiljusticenj.org

    NJCJI Now Blogging at Civiljusticenj.org
    For many years this website has hosted the blog of the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute, formerly the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance, but it is time for a change. From now on all NJCJI content will only be posted on the NJCJI website:…
  • May 1

    Top News Clips for the Week of April 26 - May 2

    Top News Clips for the Week of April 26 - May 2
    A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of April 26 - May 2. Woman Sues Live Nation After Seat Full of Splinters Julia Marsh | New York Post A woman got a rude surprise when she politely slid to the other side of a…
  • May 1

    NJCJI on Tour

    NJCJI on Tour
    Marcus, Alida, and Emily are hitting the road this summer in an effort to spread the word about the need for civil justice reform in New Jersey! If your organization would like a briefing on legal reform, or an update on pending court cases…
Rank this Week: 4357

Lawyer Hatton

Lawyer Hatton

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

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

    Anthony Trial - Day Three

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

    Anthony Trial - Day Two

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

    Anthony Trial - Day One

    Anthony Trial - Day One
    While working today, I set up a feed of the Anthony trial in Florida on my monitor so I could watch it. Today was opening statements. It is a fascinating case. The defense has a very interesting theory of the case and I am going to enjoy…
Rank this Week: 2548

Lean and Mean Litigation Blog

Lean and Mean Litigation Blog

Covers lean litigation practices. By Stewart Weltman.

http://leanlitigation.typepad.com/weltman/
  • Apr 1

    What's That You're Wearing - Or An Old School Approach To Courtroom Attire

    What's That You're Wearing - Or An Old School Approach To Courtroom Attire
     
  • Feb 9

    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: @LeanMeanLaw

    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: @LeanMeanLaw
    For those readers who have enjoyed my posts, I apologize for having let the Lean and Mean Litigation Blog languish without a fresh post. As those of you who have followed this blog may realize, I try to ensure that most of my posts are…
  • Apr 22

    Dealing With Greased Pigs and other Similar Witnesse

    Dealing With Greased Pigs and other Similar Witnesse
    I welcoming myself back to my blog.  After a long hiatus during which I was very very busy, I just didn't have time to post.  But now, even though I am still very very busy, I am told that I should start posting again.  So here goes. What…
Rank this Week: 4551

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Relief from sanctions – need for promptne

    Relief from sanctions – need for promptne
    The Court of Appeal advises that the guidance given in Mitchell “remains substantially sound”. In Mitchell the Court stated: “If [the breach] can properly be regarded as trivial, the court will usually grant relief provided…
  • Jul 13

    Listing for provisional assessment

    Listing for provisional assessment
    I contacted the Senior Courts Costs Office to enquire whether they had received a request for assessment from the other side. (If not, application to swiftly follow.) They were unable to tell me because they have a backlog of claims such that…
  • Jul 10

    Mitchell vs Denton – relief from sanction

    Mitchell vs Denton – relief from sanction
    The guidance given by the Court of Appeal in Mitchell was that in relation to non-compliance with the relevant rule, practice direction or court order: “If this can properly be regarded as trivial, the court will usually grant relief…
Rank this Week: 4973

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Jul 21

    Johns Hopkins to Pay $190 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit

    Johns Hopkins to Pay $190 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit
    Johns Hopkins Hospital agreed earlier today to pay $190 million in a large medical malpractice suit. 7000 women sued the well known hospital for invasion of privacy, negligence and emotional distress. They were all seen by Dr. Nikita Levy, a…
  • Jul 21

    Tobacco Company not Worried about $26.3 Billion Judgment

    Tobacco Company not Worried about $26.3 Billion Judgment
    R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company didn't see as much loss in stocks on Monday after a jury issued a $26.3 billion judgment against them. Cynthia Robinson sued the tobacco company after her husband passed away from lung cancer. Michael Johnson was…
  • Jul 21

    NECC Manufacturer Begins Again After Failed Mediation

    NECC Manufacturer Begins Again After Failed Mediation
    Litigation will continue against Liberty Industries, Inc., the manufacturer and designer of clean rooms in the New England Compounding Center, after the firm recently filed a motion to pull out from mediation. The corporation, currently…
Rank this Week: 266

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: 1140

LITIG8R TECH

LITIG8R TECH

Provides tools, time-saving tips, and budget-saving solutions for solo litigators and trial teams. By Litigator Technology.

http://blog.litigatortechnology.com/
  • Jun 21

    Lawyerist publishes searchable list of Mobile Legal Apps for iOS

    Lawyerist publishes searchable list of Mobile Legal Apps for iOS
    Earlier this week, Lawyerist published a searchable and sortable list of Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad. Well, mostly. “There are just a few exceptions. This does not include apps that have not been updated since 2011 and have few…
  • May 14

    Lawyers on Androids [infographic]

    Lawyers on Androids [infographic]
    Here is an infographic created and published by our friends over at MyCase about how lawyers are using mobile devices–particularly Androids. Any surprises?     Lawyers and Their Androids: By the Number
  • May 3

    Microsoft Office for iPad

    Microsoft Office for iPad
    If you have been waiting for Microsoft to deliver Word, Excel and PowerPoint to iPad, your wait finally came to an end about a month ago. From the developer: “Now your Microsoft Office documents look better than ever on iPad! The Word,…
Rank this Week: 3256

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

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

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 3111

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jul 11

    This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law

    This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  This month the Smithsonian has long profile on Anthony Bourdain that ends with, “What…
  • Jun 27

    Can A Lawyer Interrupt A Deposition For A “Conference” With A Witness?

    Can A Lawyer Interrupt A Deposition For A “Conference” With A Witness?
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Can A Lawyer Interrupt A Deposition For A “Conference” With A Witness? at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Two weeks ago, I attended the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s…
  • Jun 14

    Taking The Law Out of Harvard Law School

    Taking The Law Out of Harvard Law School
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Taking The Law Out of Harvard Law School at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  An article last month in The Harvard Crimson (“The Changing Face of the Law Professor”)…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Jul 17

    The Top 12 Litigation Consulting Articles from Q2

    The Top 12 Litigation Consulting Articles from Q2
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Long time readers of this blog know that we are big on lists. When the American Bar Association named the Litigation Consulting Report one of the top 100 legal industry blogs, even they said, "it's…
  • Jul 16

    3 Articles Discussing What Jurors Really Think About You

    3 Articles Discussing What Jurors Really Think About You
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L ConsultingI enjoy reading any article about juror feedback. However, finding such articles is pretty tough. Few authors have the time, budget or access to jurors to ask them what they think about the…
  • Jul 11

    The Top 14 TED Talks Talks for Lawyers and Litigators 2014

    The Top 14 TED Talks Talks for Lawyers and Litigators 2014
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L ConsultingIn 2012, I wrote an article called The Top 10 TED Talks for Lawyers. Back then, most readers didn't know what TED was. Now, just a couple of years later, a majority of people have heard of TED…
Rank this Week: 3538

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/
  • Jul 21

    School Your Jury (Like Fish)

    School Your Jury (Like Fish)
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: My first thought was, "What's NPR's talented social science correspondent, Shankar Vedantam, doing talking about fish?" The story, reported on Friday, focused on research showing that fish make better…
  • Jul 17

    Don't Assume the Camera Is Neutral

    Don't Assume the Camera Is Neutral
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Cameras don't simply record what is in front of the lens. Every movie director knows that the camera highlights, frames, hides, emphasizes and distorts. The Francis Ford Coppola’s among them know that they’re not…
  • Jul 14

    Your Message Sequence: Go Big Then Get Small

    Your Message Sequence: Go Big Then Get Small
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Here is an important technique. Experienced persuaders may already have it internalized, but it still helps to make it explicit and look at why it works. The technique is this: Begin 'big' with an abstract statement…
Rank this Week: 4703

Long Term Disability Law Blog

Long Term Disability Law Blog

Covers long term disability advocacy, disability benefits and claimant tips. By Riemer & Associates LLC.

http://www.longtermdisabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2487

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    By Michael D. Lowe On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued an updated “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues” (Notice No. 915.003), along with a…
  • Jul 11

    Lagniappe: Tips When Buying Louisiana Tax Credit

    Lagniappe: Tips When Buying Louisiana Tax Credit
    By Meg Alsfeld Kaul Buying Louisiana tax credits is a relatively easy way to reduce your state income tax (and sometimes franchise tax) liability. The following is a sampling of issues you and your legal or tax professional should discuss…
  • Jul 9

    Act 281: Louisiana’s Overhaul of the Civil Code Articles on Security, Pledge and Recordation

    Act 281: Louisiana’s Overhaul of the Civil Code Articles on Security, Pledge and Recordation
    By Allison Lewis Reeves On the recommendation of the Louisiana Law Institute, the Louisiana Legislature passed Act 281 (the “Act”). The Act concerns amendments to the Louisiana Civil Code relative to security, pledge and…
Rank this Week: 835

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Jul 21

    Another Win for St. Jude Medical, Ed Fox, & His Team at Bassford Remele

    Another Win for St. Jude Medical, Ed Fox, & His Team at Bassford Remele
    Mess with a bull, you get the horns. Mess with a fox, and I suppose you get the teeth. Minnesota Litigator has covered the St. Jude case against Biosense and Jose de Castro in several earlier posts (here and here, for … Continue…
  • Jul 20

    No lawyer should ever go to trial alone unless there is no choice.

    No lawyer should ever go to trial alone unless there is no choice.
    I am a one-lawyer law firm and I have had four trials over the past four years. Fortunately, I have had co-counsel for all of them. (We didn’t win every trial but I have gone three for four including a $10,000,000…
  • Jul 18

    The New Appellate Rules : Tricks and Trap

    The New Appellate Rules : Tricks and Trap
    Here are some things to know about the new Minnesota appellate rules that went into effect July 1.       No certified copy of the judgment or order you are appealing is required with the notice of appeal.  (But ……
Rank this Week: 96

Minority Defense Litigator

Minority Defense Litigator

Address issues relevant to minority trial lawyers who defend civil litigation. By Charles E. Griffin.

http://minoritydefenselitigator.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3685

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jul 21

    $40,000 Verdict in Neshoba County Slip-and-Fall Case

    $40,000 Verdict in Neshoba County Slip-and-Fall Case
    I’m not sure of the exact date of the verdict, but I have a report of a $40,000 verdict in a Neshoba County slip-and-fall case in Brantley v. West Quality Food Services, Inc., d/b/a Kentucky Fried Chicken. The verdict was rendered…
  • Jul 16

    The New Legal Dream Team

    The New Legal Dream Team
    From the Onion comes news of the formation of a new legal dream team of non-lawyers dedicated to defeating the injustice of a co-worker’s traffic ticket:  Local woman and Helios Network Solutions sales manager Patricia Carson…
  • Jul 14

    July Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    July Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts reported in the July issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:  $13.8 million verdict (50% fault to defendant)- Hinds County construction negligence/ explosion case (5/16/14); $100,00 verdict- Aberdeen…
Rank this Week: 272

Moredata

Moredata

Covers electronic discovery and evidence. By Ira P. Rothken.

http://www.moredata.com/
  • Mar 10

    The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Preservation, Management and Identification of Sources of Information that are Not Reasonably Accessible

    The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Preservation, Management and Identification of Sources of Information that are Not Reasonably Accessible
    The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 recently published a Commentary on the issues of preserving, managing, and identifying not reasonably accessible electronically stored information or “NRA ESI". The result is a five-step framework for…
  • Apr 8

    Cell Phone Electronic Discovery Device

    Cell Phone Electronic Discovery Device
    It used to be that there was some unwritten understanding amongst lawyers and judges (or so it seemed) that unless it was the absolute core evidence in the case that litigants did not need to go out and extract, analyze for relevance, and…
  • Feb 13

    State E-Discovery Statute

    State E-Discovery Statute
    With all the hoopla over the revised Federal Rules dealing with electronic discovery one must not lose sight of the notion that the vast majority of cases in the United States get tried in state courts. While a number of states have used…
Rank this Week: 1050

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3484

Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

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

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
  • Mar 27

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    Last week I noted that I would be assisting with the AAJ Regional Trial Competition held in Omaha.  I served as a judge for what was, in my view, a very close round between two good teams.  Here are some … Continue reading…
  • Mar 21

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective
    Today is a pretty exciting day for the state of Nebraska.  Both Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are in the men’s NCAA Tournament.  The Nebraska women won the B1G Tournament and also picked up a 4…
  • Mar 18

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    This week Omaha plays host to a regional trial competition sponsored by the American Association for Justice.  Nine law schools from the Midwest region will send a total of 16 teams to compete.  I, along with many of my Omaha…
Rank this Week: 874

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/
  • Jun 24

    Vauling Closely Held Businesses Under New Jersey Law - What's it Worth?

    Vauling Closely Held Businesses Under New Jersey Law - What's it Worth?
    What is my business worth?  You say $100,000, she says $1,000,000.  Whether arguing with an irate spouse in the context of a divorce case or a business partner in a partnership dispute, the answer is often difficult and expensive to…
  • May 10

    New Jersey Appeals Court Clarifies Requirements for Debt Purchasers Suing on Credit Card Debt

    New Jersey Appeals Court Clarifies Requirements for Debt Purchasers Suing on Credit Card Debt
    In an unpublished decision, a New Jersey appeals court clarified the legal requirements that credit card debt purchasers must meet in order to pursue collection from consumer account holders. Main Street Acquisition Corp. v. Nemeth (App.…
  • May 1

    Mortgage Lender Whacked for $54,000 in Legal Fees in Botched Foreclosure Case

    Mortgage Lender Whacked for $54,000 in Legal Fees in Botched Foreclosure Case
    In a recent unpublished decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld a trial court's sanctioning HSBC more than $54,000 due to the bank's filing of a foreclosure suit without being able to prove that it holds the proper chain of title…
Rank this Week: 1949

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/
  • Jul 14

    New York State High Court Refuses to Force Parties to Negotiate Forever

    New York State High Court Refuses to Force Parties to Negotiate Forever
    Tyco and IDT entered into a joint venture agreement. Numerous litigations commenced, which were settled by a 2000 settlement agreement. That settlement agreement provided for IDT to use Tyco's yet unbuilt infrastructure, upon the parties'…
  • Jun 23

    Court Enforces Plain Language of Insurance Policy

    Court Enforces Plain Language of Insurance Policy
    Plaintiff, Castle Oil Corp., operated a fuel oil terminal in the Bronx, receiving and supplying fuel. The terminal was insured by defendant ACE American Insurance Co. for "direct physical loss or damage" during the policy period. The policy…
  • May 21

    Applicable Florida Law Held "Truly Obnoxious" and Not to Be Enforced in New York

    Applicable Florida Law Held "Truly Obnoxious" and Not to Be Enforced in New York
    After Johnson was terminated by her employer, a subsidiary of a Florida company, Johnson went to work for a competitor. Claiming that working at Johnson's new job violated a non-compete agreement that she had signed, her prior employer sued…
Rank this Week: 4712

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/
Rank this Week: 1831

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jul 20

    Appellate Division Rules On Application To Revoke Letters Testamentary

    Appellate Division Rules On Application To Revoke Letters Testamentary
    The Appellate Division of the Second Department has recently denied a motion to immediately suspend Letters Testamentary in the Matter of Mercer (2014 NY Slip Op 05186). SCPA 711 and 719 provide that the Surrogate may suspend or revoke…
  • Jul 17

    Be Careful With Mom's Power Of Attorney

    Be Careful With Mom's Power Of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a powerful document posing some danger to the holder. It is common to receive a power of attorney from an aging parent or relative in order to help them handle their personal affairs. In effect, it allows the holder to…
  • Jul 15

    When You Get A Waiver In The Mail

    When You Get A Waiver In The Mail
    In order to commence estate proceedings, it is first necessary that all persons essential to the estate receive notice. This would include any person named in the will or anyone who would have standing to object to the will. If there is no…
Rank this Week: 342

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Jul 11

    Supreme Court Hobby Lobby opinion might only directly impact two companie

    Supreme Court Hobby Lobby opinion might only directly impact two companie
    After the Dallas Business Journal published an article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, a number of people asked me about potential impact on various business. Here are my thoughts: Despite all the attention…
  • Jul 1

    Chad Ruback interviewed live in Fox 4 studio

    Chad Ruback interviewed live in Fox 4 studio
    This morning, I gave a live interview to a Fox 4 news anchor regarding a new U.S. Supreme Court opinion. Here is the video:
  • Jun 12

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Texas Appeal

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Texas Appeal
    Whether you are a law student studying Texas appellate procedure or are a Texas lawyer who doesn’t regularly handle appeals, you might be in need of answers to frequently asked questions about Texas appellate law. Having been unable to…
Rank this Week: 1224

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Nextpoint eDiscovery Collections Webinar: Questions Answered

    Nextpoint eDiscovery Collections Webinar: Questions Answered
    On Thursday, July 17 Nextpoint hosted the first Client Success Summer Camp Webinar Series, “eDiscovery Collections.” If you missed the event, you can listen to the webinar here. This Thursday, our Client Success team has a free…
  • Jul 2

    Document Review Strategies That Work

    Document Review Strategies That Work
    No matter how many times a litigator takes a new matter, some new wrinkle or challenge will interfere with their plans. Next month, Nextpoint will introduce our Client Success Summer Camp, a free, three-part webinar that will offer all of the…
  • Jul 1

    Make Your Trial Presentations Awesome – The Science Behind Better Trial Prep

    Make Your Trial Presentations Awesome – The Science Behind Better Trial Prep
    The bad news for any courtroom litigator is that no matter how hard you work, how many facts you gather, and how much you obsess over your content, the jury will forget most of the information you present to them. Fortunately, there is a ton…
Rank this Week: 2880

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    Dispute Resolution in New York

    Dispute Resolution in New York
    While business professionals and individuals enter into business contracts and partnerships with good intentions to perform their responsibilities more »
  • Jun 25

    Becoming a Litigation Attorney

    Becoming a Litigation Attorney
    Attorneys are people who have gone to law school and who practice the law. They must pass a more »
  • Jun 7

    Understanding Civil Litigation and Employment Screening

    Understanding Civil Litigation and Employment Screening
    By now we are all aware of what the standard background check components are including criminal conviction checks, more »
Rank this Week: 3001

North Carolina Litigation Blog

North Carolina Litigation Blog

Covers litigation in North Carolina including construction law, personal injury, insurance, N.C. Court of Appeals and N.C. Supreme Court opinions. By Angela Jolly.

http://northcarolinalitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up
      The McIlveen Family Law Firm has jump started its summer by becoming involved with several charities around Charlotte and Gastonia. …Continue reading »
  • Feb 15

    Child Support

    Child Support
    Reblogged from N.C. Family Law Blog: Child Support
  • Feb 9

    Rising Flood Waters in Charlotte Mean Higher Insurance Cost

    Rising Flood Waters in Charlotte Mean Higher Insurance Cost
    If you live in the Charlotte area then you that when the heavy rains come so does the flooding and it’s only getting worse. NC flood maps are being updated so be sure to check your address to see if your house is now in a flood zone. If so…
Rank this Week: 3914

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2857

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

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

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

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

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

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

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

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 738

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

http://northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star
    Paul A. Prados has been selected to the 2014 Virginia Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Nov 3

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli
    Every election, philosophical libertarians are faced with a conundrum: should we vote for principle/stay home or vote for the lesser of two evils.  Democrats tend to be better on personal liberty issues and Republicans tend to be better…
  • Nov 2

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
Rank this Week: 3935

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
Rank this Week: 1475

Online Jury Research Update

Online Jury Research Update

Answers questions about trying cases to juries based on jury research. By Kathy Kellermann.

http://www.kkcomcon.com/CCOnlineJuryResearchUpdateByDate.htm
  • Sep 21

    What do jurors think of attorney voir dire questions? (September, 2011, Issue 1)

    What do jurors think of attorney voir dire questions? (September, 2011, Issue 1)
    Jurors sometimes withhold information during voir dire. In 1994, a prospective juror refused to answer several items on her juror questionnaire, maintaining that questions about her income, religion, television and reading habits, political…
  • Aug 17

    Are jurors biased against ethnic minority attorneys? (August, 2011, Issue 4)

    Are jurors biased against ethnic minority attorneys? (August, 2011, Issue 4)
    The American Bar Association reports that fewer than 10% of attorneys are minorities, with African Americans at 3.9%, Hispanics at 3.3%, and Asian Americans at less than 1%. The rate of entry into the legal profession for African Americans…
  • Aug 15

    How does a juror's social status affect participation in deliberations? (August, 2011, Issue 3)

    How does a juror's social status affect participation in deliberations? (August, 2011, Issue 3)
    Jurors with higher occupational statuses, higher levels of education, and higher incomes have higher social status. Social status disparities affect our communication activities and social behaviors, including jurors' behavior on juries. York…
Rank this Week: 4012

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jun 6

    Oregon Supreme Court recognizes law firm "in house" privilege

    Oregon Supreme Court recognizes law firm "in house" privilege
    The Oregon Supreme Court held last week that the attorney-client privilege applies to communications between a law firm's lawyers and the firm's in-house counsel. In Crimson Trace Corp. v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, plaintiff sued its lawyers…
  • May 27

    Angencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 3 -- Lessons for employer

    Angencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 3 -- Lessons for employer
    As discussed in our earlier posts (Part 1 and Part 2), the EEOC and NLRB have in recent years targeted employers who impose restrictions on employee speech and conduct that could chill employees' exercise of their rights under the NLRA...
  • May 25

    Agencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 2 -- NLRB

    Agencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 2 -- NLRB
    The EEOC’s recent lawsuits against employers described in Part 1 follow the NLRB’s similar attempts in recent years to rein in employer restrictions that could impact employee speech and other employment rights under federal labor…
Rank this Week: 1727

Osterberg's Blog

Osterberg's Blog

Thoughts on intellectual property and federal court business litigation. By Eric Osterberg.

http://www.osterbergllc.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner
    I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive. via www.becker-posner-blog.com I disagree with the author regarding fair use. The problem he posits is better addressed by the…
  • Sep 28

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not
    1. A requirement that the party receiving confidential information identify all personnel who are given access to the information, make them aware of the NDA and insure that they are bound by it. Identification is particularly important, in…
  • Sep 5

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate
    Even if you win your patent infringement case, you still may not get an injunction prohibiting ongoing infringement.  In a case decided last month by the Federal Circuit, ActiveVideo v.
Rank this Week: 2518

Pennsylvania Litigation Blog

Pennsylvania Litigation Blog

Providing a Pennsylvania perspective on local and national litigation news. Published by Barley Snyder LLC.

http://www.palitigationblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    A Guide for Brew Pub Entrepreneur

    A Guide for Brew Pub Entrepreneur
    Throughout Pennsylvania, the emergence of brew pubs are making Pennsylvania beer lovers very happy. In many instances, these brew pubs are helping revitalize downtown areas and redevelop older buildings, providing a boost to local…
  • Feb 26

    Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxe

    Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxe
    Employers who have made severance payments to laid off employees may be entitled to refunds of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”) taxes remitted in connection with such payments.  According to a ruling from the…
  • Feb 12

    When Retirement Isn't Really Retirement: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Early Retirees Eligible for Unemployment Compensation Benefit

    When Retirement Isn't Really Retirement: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Early Retirees Eligible for Unemployment Compensation Benefit
    In  Diehl v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that early retirees are eligible for unemployment compensation benefits, reversing over 30 years of case law on the subject. In this…
Rank this Week: 4392

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 236

Practica Apelativa

Practica Apelativa

Discussion, analysis and commentary on appellate practice in Puerto Rico.

http://practicaapelativa.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    De vuelta...

    De vuelta...
    Regreso luego de un laaargo receso de este Blog! No me culpen, los intereses van cambiando. Estuve trabajando en la página de nuestra oficina para la cual creé una calculadora de pensiones de alimentos. A los interesados ver…
  • Jul 23

    Impugnación de Subasta

    Impugnación de Subasta
    He decidido incluir en este blog entradas relacionadas con los trámites de subasta pública en Puerto Rico. Esta decisión responde en parte, y en primer lugar, a que, luego de la adjudicación de la subasta, la Ley de Procedimiento…
  • Feb 23

    Nuevas Reglas de Procedimiento Civil (2)

    Nuevas Reglas de Procedimiento Civil (2)
          Cuando trabajé en el TA, muchas veces cuestioné la práctica de algunos abogados de recurrir en certiorari a cada momento en un pleito. Las nuevas Reglas de Procedimiento Civil, específicamente el segundo párrafo de la Nueva…
Rank this Week: 4948

Renvoi: Lex Situs Conflictus

Renvoi: Lex Situs Conflictus

Covers Canadian conflict of laws. By Seva Batkin.

http://renvoi.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    The (Near) Death of Chaining

    The (Near) Death of Chaining
    Chaining foreign judgments is a practice of registering foreign judgments from jurisdiction to jurisdiction until you get to one that has a reciprocal enforcement of judgments relationships with your home province. Until very recently, I…
  • Jan 19

    The (Near) Death of Chaining

    The (Near) Death of Chaining
    Chaining foreign judgments is a practice of registering foreign judgments from jurisdiction to jurisdiction until you get to one that has a reciprocal enforcement of judgments relationships with your home province. Until very recently, I…
  • Jan 19

    Call of Duty

    Call of Duty
    No, this post is not about a poppular video game, or an upcoming inaugruation. Rather, it is about yours truly joining the very distinguished ranks of the legal profession. Thank you, Seva Batkin Barrister and Solicitor.
Rank this Week: 4936

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Covers civil litigation, insurance, technology and other topics of interest to Canadian legal practitioners. By Pamela Pengelley.

http://canadianlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4614

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Apr 4

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law
    As a discovery referee in family law matters, I often come upon issues where opposing counsel does not think the Discovery Act applies to their proceeding. They argue that it is not necessary to make a diligent search and a reasonable inquiry…
  • Mar 5

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?
    Last November I received the following e-mail: Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6 months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to interrogatories in a meaningful way? I…
  • Mar 5

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?
    Last November I received the following e-mail: Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6 months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to interrogatories in a meaningful way? I…
Rank this Week: 2542

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Jul 14

    CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Proce

    CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Proce
    The Medicare Set-Aside Review Process dates all the way back way back to 1980, when The Medicare Second Payer Act was enacted. Fast forward to 2014, where the Insurance industry is still waiting for promised improvements.  Ringler Radio…
  • Jun 30

    General Motors Litigation Update

    General Motors Litigation Update
    Recalls. Congressional Investigations. Litigation. General Motors (GM) has taken center stage over its ignition switch problem, which has been linked to drivers' catastrophic injuries and in some cases, death. On Ringler Radio, host Larry…
  • Jun 16

    Lawyers and Depression

    Lawyers and Depression
    Depression within the legal community is a very real issue. According to the American Psychiatric Association, lawyers as a group are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than the average person. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen…
Rank this Week: 361