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Greedy Trial Lawyer

Greedy Trial Lawyer

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

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

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  • Oct 3

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

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

    Now Isiah Thomas Is In A Hostile Environment

    Now Isiah Thomas Is In A Hostile Environment
    Some years ago I had the delightful experience of a jury note after 2 days of deliberation which asked the judge, "Do we fill out the amount of the damages if we agree the doctor was at fault?" Obviously, the doctor and his defense attorney…
Rank this Week: 1920

E-Discovery Bytes

E-Discovery Bytes

A practical resource for issues in e-discovery. Published Quarles & Brady.

http://ediscovery.quarles.com/
Rank this Week: 1926

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Mar 25

    Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Parties in US Courts: New Development

    Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Parties in US Courts: New Development
    European businesses view being sued in the United States as a major business risk, and they traditionally percieve the U.S. courts to be very liberal in assuming jurisdiction over foreign parties. Recent decisions of the U.S.…
  • Mar 10

    Art Law: Bavarian Legislative Proposal “Unlikely to Succeed”, Minister Say

    Art Law: Bavarian Legislative Proposal “Unlikely to Succeed”, Minister Say
    The Bavarian legislative proposal dealing with art restitution rlaims will be on the agenda of the Upper Chamber (Bundesrat) of the German parliament this Friday. Ahead of the session, Thomas Kutschaty, the Minister of Justice for North Rhine…
  • Mar 6

    Art Law: U.S. Litigation in the Gurlitt Case Against Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany

    Art Law: U.S. Litigation in the Gurlitt Case Against Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany
    One of the posts here on the Gurlitt case was entitled Litigation is Coming Closer in Gurlitt Case. Nicholas O’Donnell reports in the Art Law Report today that the first case has indeed been brought -  by David Toren in…
Rank this Week: 1950

Indiana Legal Blog

Indiana Legal Blog

Indiana Legal Blog covers civil litigation, medical malpractice, and personal injury litigation. By Parr Richey Obremskey & Morton.

http://www.indianainjuryblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Off Duty Indiana Police Officer Likely Faces Criminal Charges in DUI Death

    Off Duty Indiana Police Officer Likely Faces Criminal Charges in DUI Death
    In an accident that can only be described as tragically ironic, an off duty central Indiana police officer rear ended another vehicle, killing one passenger and seriously injuring another and her unborn child. According to a report on…
  • Apr 4

    Indiana Supreme Court Reverses Lower Courts’ Rulings, Allows Malpractice Suit to Continue.

    Indiana Supreme Court Reverses Lower Courts’ Rulings, Allows Malpractice Suit to Continue.
    In a somewhat surprising decision by the Indiana Supreme Court last month, the Court reversed two lower Courts’ rulings that a Plaintiff’s medical malpractice suit was not filed within the statute of limitations. In the case of…
  • Mar 24

    Indiana Harbor Steelworker Dies from Burns Sustained in February Accident

    Indiana Harbor Steelworker Dies from Burns Sustained in February Accident
    Last Friday, a 62-year-old steelworker who had been critically injured in a workplace accident died from his injuries. According to a report by the Chesterton Tribune, on February 8, the employee was working in a water treatment area at…
Rank this Week: 1967

Ross' Arbitration Blog

Ross' Arbitration Blog

Covers labor and employment arbitration. By Ross Runkel.

http://www.lawmemo.com/arbitrationblog/
  • Nov 26

    NLRB arbitration deferral to change?

    NLRB arbitration deferral to change?
  • May 20

    Arbitrator improperly imposed class arbitration

    Arbitrator improperly imposed class arbitration
    The 5th Circuit has held that an arbitrator improperly imposed class arbitration where the agreement was silent on that point. The dispute must be arbitrated, but on an individual basis rather than as a class action. Reed v. Florida Metro…
  • Jan 22

    NLRB arbitration deferral to change?

    NLRB arbitration deferral to change?
    Here is the NLRB's January 20 press release, announcing the General Counsel's intent to try to get the Board to change its arbitration deferral policy: Citing concerns about delays in processing grievances through parties’…
Rank this Week: 1998

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/
  • Apr 7

    Public Speaking Fail: Trying to Speak with Your Arms Glued to Your Side

    Public Speaking Fail: Trying to Speak with Your Arms Glued to Your Side
    by Marsha Hunter At a trial skills program last month, I spent two days in individual coaching and video review. As the first day wore on, disturbing reports began to surface that someone on the faculty was instructing students to conduct…
  • Mar 13

    When You Must Read Aloud in Court

    When You Must Read Aloud in Court
    by Marsha Hunter How hard can it be to read out loud in court? Surprisingly difficult and strangely tricky! 99.5% of the talking you do in court is extemporaneous. The other .05% of courtroom speech is one of two kinds: memorized verbatim…
  • Mar 3

    M.J. TOCCI AND ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING: CONFRONTING OFFENSIVE SPEECH

    M.J. TOCCI AND ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING: CONFRONTING OFFENSIVE SPEECH
    by Marsha Hunter Two weeks ago we lost an exceptional teacher and tireless mentor for women lawyers, M.J. Tocci. She died in hospice after a years-long battle with cancer. Friends and colleagues have been remembering her inspiring…
Rank this Week: 2053

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: 2103

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: 2168

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: 2173

Jeff Vail

Jeff Vail

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

http://www.jeffvail.net/
  • Feb 6

    Colorado Litigation Report

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

    The Oil Drum

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

    Preserving ESI on Twitter

    Preserving ESI on Twitter
    Once litigation is “reasonably anticipated,” parties have an obligation to preserve all potentially relevant material.  That obligation extends to information reasonably under a party’s control, even if it is not…
Rank this Week: 2241

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
Rank this Week: 2242

The Appellate Practitioner

The Appellate Practitioner

Covers appellate practice in California and the Ninth Circuit. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.appellatepractitioner.com/
  • Mar 23

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner
    Over the past couple of months, I haven't had time to keep The Appellate Practitioner updated in the way I'd like to. Therefore, I am putting the blog on hiatus for the time being. Please visit my primary blog, The UCL Practitioner, which I…
  • Jan 5

    "A High Court Training Regimen"

    "A High Court Training Regimen"
    Friday's Recorder had an article on a new moot program being organized at U.C. Berkeley for attorneys with California Supreme Court cases. It sounds very similar to what Professor Myron Moskovitz has been doing at Golden Gate University…
  • Dec 8

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"
    Slate has an interesting jurisprudence essay on the impact of amicus filings at the U.S. Supreme Court level. Adam Chandler, "The Early Brief Gets the Worm: Liberal groups are ceding a key way to influence the Supreme Court," Slate (Dec. 5,…
Rank this Week: 2272

Chicago Business Litigation…

Chicago Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers breach of contract, implied contract, oral contracts, defamation, and unjust enrichment. By Tamari & Blumenthal, LLC.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause
    Ruling in favor of the appellant, the Supreme Court established a standard for challenging the fairness of arbitration clauses in court. See Rent-A-Center, West v. Jackson, 2010 WL 2471058
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action
    In Ashcroft v. Iqbal, the Supreme Court reinforced the Twombly Court’s interpretation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a)(2). Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937, (2009). In Twombly, the Court developed a plausibility standard to…
  • Feb 4

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior
    In Illinois, an employer is subject to vicarious liability for his employees under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Bank of America, N.A. v. Bird.392 Ill.App.3d 621, 911 N.E.2d 1239, 331 Ill.Dec. 1009 (2009). Under this doctrine, an…
Rank this Week: 2343

The Conference Room--Answers to…

The Conference Room--Answers to Questions on N.C. Law

Comments on North Carolina civil litigation and laws. By Bradley A. Coxe.

http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/
  • Apr 15

    Suing the School

    Suing the School
    Our kids spend thousands of hours in the public schools of North Carolina. Not only are they on school grounds for classroom work, they participate in a vast amount of after school activities such as cheerleading, baseball, football and…
  • Apr 9

    Indemnity, Exculpatory and Hold Harmle

    Indemnity, Exculpatory and Hold Harmle
    Cropped screenshot of title from the trailer for the film Double Indemnity (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Has this ever happened to you? You are getting ready to race go-karts, rent a truck, scuba dive, or lease a storage unit and the...
  • Mar 21

    Florida gets one right.

    Florida gets one right.
    The Supreme Court of Florida rejected the state legislature's cap on medical malpractice damages. Essentially they found that the cap discriminated unfairly. A person who was injured by the negligent fault of a doctor or health care provider…
Rank this Week: 2394

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: 2392

A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

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

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

    new subpoena rules in federal court

    new subpoena rules in federal court
    The ABA published a summary of the amendments to Rule 45.  http://www.americanbar.org/newsletter/publications/youraba/201212article10.htmlSome of the more interesting changes:Issuing court is the court in which the case is pending (no…
  • Oct 31

    Are you a lying, cheating, lazy jerk? Maybe your'e just a morning person . . .

    Are you a lying, cheating, lazy jerk? Maybe your'e just a morning person . . .
    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/afternoons-turn-us-lying-cheating-lazy-jerks-8C11505058
  • Oct 28

    Witness reliability (or not)

    Witness reliability (or not)
    Here is an interesting presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Loftushttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/tedtalks/mystery-of-memory_b_4159290.html?utm_hp_ref=tedweekends&ir=TED%20Weekends+&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D396892
Rank this Week: 2397

Electronic Discovery and Evidence

Electronic Discovery and Evidence

Offers a digest of cases, comments and other matters relating to electronic discovery and electronic evidence. By Michael Arkfeld.

http://arkfeld.blogs.com/ede/
Rank this Week: 2430

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/
  • Apr 11

    Policy Teleforum on Business Litigation Report Scheduled for April 15

    Policy Teleforum on Business Litigation Report Scheduled for April 15
    On April 10, the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Working Group on Business Litigation released its report analyzing the needs of the state’s business community and proposed actions by the court system that could address those needs. The New…
  • Apr 11

    Jersey Courtrooms Open to Junk Science

    Jersey Courtrooms Open to Junk Science
    New Jersey was one of the first jurisdictions to recognize the increasing importance of expert testimony in modern litigation, one of the first to stress the importance of judicial gate keeping, and one of the first to adopt a more structured…
  • Apr 11

    Working Group’s Report a Step in the Right Direction

    Working Group’s Report a Step in the Right Direction
    The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Working Group on Business Litigation has released its report analyzing the needs of the state’s business community and proposed actions by the court system that could address those needs. As Chief Justice…
Rank this Week: 2480

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
  • Apr 16

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky
    Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or…
  • Apr 14

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?
    The following is a guest blog post by Maggie LaBranch, a solo practitioner located in San Jose, California. Her passion in law shines in making personal connections and building relationships in her family law and trusts and estates…
  • Apr 11

    Mini Opening for Voir Dire

    Mini Opening for Voir Dire
    As they say, never miss a chance to make a good first impression. If the judge permits it, take the opportunity to address prospective jurors before the oral questioning phase of the voir dire has begun. There are many advantages to the…
Rank this Week: 2501

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Apr 10

    Google Glass: Technology in the Legal Industry

    Google Glass: Technology in the Legal Industry
    The legal industry and technology have found many ways to grow together; platforms such as Courtroom Insight were founded for that reason alone and again we see another instance of how technology can aid firms in their success. A pilot…
  • Apr 2

    North Carolina Adopts Daubert Standard

    North Carolina Adopts Daubert Standard
    Earlier this year, the Court of Appeals in North Carolina decided that the courts should apply the Daubert standards to expert testimony. State v. McGrady addresses the implications of the 2011 amendments to Rule 702 and confirmed that North…
  • Mar 20

    Dr. Christopher Brigham Joins Courtroom Insight as Strategic Adviser

    Dr. Christopher Brigham Joins Courtroom Insight as Strategic Adviser
              I am excited to announce that Dr. Christopher Brigham has joined Courtroom Insight as our newest Strategic Adviser. Dr. Brigham is an internationally recognized consultant, author and speaker on medical and…
Rank this Week: 2502

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

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

http://www.delawareediscovery.com/
  • Feb 10

    LegalTech 2014 - A Focus on Information Governance

    LegalTech 2014 - A Focus on Information Governance
    Last week I attended LegalTech at the Hilton in New York City. During the past two years the focus of LegalTech has largely been on the continuing Predictive Coding discussion with an emphasis on using it to reduce the cost of discovery. …
  • May 28

    Predictive Coding Order Modified

    Predictive Coding Order Modified
    A recent landmark decision in which the Court of Chancery ordered both sides to engage in predictive coding by using a mutually agreed upon vendor has been modified. The new order allows plaintiffs in the EORHB v. HOA matter to review…
  • May 21

    A Glossary of eDiscovery Term

    A Glossary of eDiscovery Term
    We lawyers have a tendency to confuse our terminology when discussing technology.  This is especially true when discussing the technical aspects of eDiscovery.  I was inspired by the excellent Grossman-Cormack Glossary of…
Rank this Week: 2531

Alaska Law Blog

Alaska Law Blog

Alaska Law Blog covers commercial, business, banking, construction, engineering, real estate, and employment law litigation. By Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon.

http://www.alaskalawblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar

    Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar
    On September 27, 2012, Christopher Slottee, a partner with Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, will be participating in a seminar on Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law. Mr. Slottee will be presenting information and materials on Alaska law…
  • Jul 2

    Atkinson Conway & Gagnon Attorneys Contribute To Legal Publication On Attorney Malpractice

    Atkinson Conway & Gagnon Attorneys Contribute To Legal Publication On Attorney Malpractice
    Atkinson Conway & Gagnon is pleased to announce that Bruce E. Gagnon and Christopher J. Slottee have contributed to a new publication, The Law of Lawyers Liability, a collection of articles discussing the state of legal malpractice law in all…
  • Mar 20

    Where To Go To Resolve Your Securities Claims? FINRA Abritration.

    Where To Go To Resolve Your Securities Claims? FINRA Abritration.
    Most people know that it is a good idea to hire an attorney when entering contracts, creating a will or trust, or engaging in litigation. What you may not know is that you can, and often should, hire an attorney for arbitrations. With…
Rank this Week: 2565

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Apr 14

    Defeating Class Certification in Food Labeling Class Action

    Defeating Class Certification in Food Labeling Class Action
    In postings in September 2013 and February 2014, I discussed tactics for opposing class certification in food labeling class actions. These tactics included relying on the Supreme Court’s opinion in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct.…
  • Apr 10

    Situational Awarene

    Situational Awarene
    In a recent car commercial, the driver accelerates some new style engine in the car in order to bring the three passengers’ heads up from their devices to make them discuss where to go to lunch.  Everywhere you go, you see people…
  • Apr 7

    Do Your Employees Wear Clothes to Work?

    Do Your Employees Wear Clothes to Work?
    If you don’t know, it could cost you.  In the past few years, federal courts have seen an influx in “donning and doffing” lawsuits.  These suits reflect a general discontent of employees that are not compensated…
Rank this Week: 2587

An Appeal to Reason

An Appeal to Reason

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

http://www.anappealtoreason.com/
  • Apr 13

    A Bad Court Reporter can Ruin Your Day . . . and Your Appeal

    A Bad Court Reporter can Ruin Your Day . . . and Your Appeal
      Years ago, I was told that the definition of comedy is “bad things happening to other people.”  In the movies, we laugh when someone takes a big tumble, but we know if we were to fall we wouldn’t want…
  • Mar 13

    Finding the Passion in Practicing Law

    Finding the Passion in Practicing Law
    Last week I helped a friend with her small claims appeal.  Even though they call it an “appeal,” a small claims appeal is really a rehearing.  At the initial hearing, she lost and owed the plaintiff almost $6,000. …
  • Feb 24

    Hey, what happened to the attorney-client privilege?

    Hey, what happened to the attorney-client privilege?
    In this new age of social media, attorneys have to be especially careful about protecting their communications with their clients.  I try to avoid having important or confidential communications through e-mail.  I even worry about…
Rank this Week: 2629

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 2628

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
  • Jan 17

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse
    On January, 8, 2013, The Consumer Product Safety Commission in association with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper due to the risk of mold developing between the removable seat cushion and hard…
Rank this Week: 2627

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Covers rulings, news and marketing strategies for expert witnesses.

http://expertwitnessguru.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Feb 22

    Finance expert witness partially admitted in Alabama

    Finance expert witness partially admitted in Alabama
    Participation loans are loans shared by a group of banks towards a single borrower. On January 27, 2014, the Alabama district court partially admitted a finance expert witness in one such participation loan scam trial (FNB Bank…
Rank this Week: 2667

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Covers business, contracts, and nursing home negligence litigation. By Philip J. Berenz.

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
Rank this Week: 2695

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Apr 17

    The Keys to Defensibly Releasing Legal Hold

    The Keys to Defensibly Releasing Legal Hold
    By Mike Hamilton, J.D. The over-preservation of electronically stored information for e-discovery has been a major theme in 2014. Because of the antiquated “collect/preserve-everything” approach, organizations are feeling the time…
  • Apr 15

    Are the FRCP Amendments the Answer to Yesterday’s E-Discovery Problems?

    Are the FRCP Amendments the Answer to Yesterday’s E-Discovery Problems?
    By Bob Rohlf, Esq. Following is a guest post by Bob Rohlf, Exterro’s Director of E-Discovery Strategies, who attended the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules meeting last week in Portland, Oregon. I am the first to admit that technology…
  • Apr 14

    FRCP Amendments: Breakdown of Newly Revised Rule 37(e)

    FRCP Amendments: Breakdown of Newly Revised Rule 37(e)
    By Scott Giordano, Esq. Following is a guest post by Scott M. Giordano, Exterro’s corporate technology counsel, who attended the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules meeting last week in Portland, Oregon. I was very privileged to attend…
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Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 1

    Birthday Post

    Birthday Post
    Today is my birthday and I thought I would post a picture of the cake my fellow workers bought for me. The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County); Copyright 2012 by Kurt…
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In Pursuit of Relevance

In Pursuit of Relevance

Covers e-discovery law and litigation in Austrlia. By Seamus Byrne.

http://www.elitigation.com.au/
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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
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The Art of Advocacy

The Art of Advocacy

Covers courtroom techniques, topics include, depositions, direct examination, historic trials, professional growth, and training opportunities. By Paul Mark Sandler.

http://www.attorneyadvocacy.com/
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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…
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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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News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Apr 5

    Appellate Judges Tell Dallas Lawyers How to Handle an Appeal

    Appellate Judges Tell Dallas Lawyers How to Handle an Appeal
    The Dallas Bar Association Judiciary Committee recently hosted a panel discussion with three prominent appellate judges.  Catharina Haynes is the only federal appellate judge in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  After years of sitting as…
  • Feb 26

    KTVT CBS 11 interview regarding recent appellate opinion

    KTVT CBS 11 interview regarding recent appellate opinion
    A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by a KDFW Fox 4 reporter regarding constitutional claims raised in recent litigation. Yesterday, I was interviewed by a KTVT CBS 11 reporter regarding an entirely different set of constitutional…
  • Feb 13

    KDFW Fox 4 interview regarding constitutional claim

    KDFW Fox 4 interview regarding constitutional claim
    I was interviewed by a KDFW Fox 4 reporter regarding constitutional claims raised in recent litigation.
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Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

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

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Nov 20

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court
    Link to Supreme Court briefSupreme Court brief:
  • Jul 13

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine
    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine By R Tamara de Silva July 13, 2013 The George Zimmerman case is valuable because it sheds needed light on the pale underbelly of the Castle Doctrine and stand your ground…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
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New York Injury Attorney Blog

New York Injury Attorney Blog

Covers recent court decisions and injury topics. By Mark A. Eskenazi.

http://www.newyorkinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Sports Injuries: Watch the Birdie

    Sports Injuries: Watch the Birdie
    New York Appellate Division, Second Department: Gibbons v. Pine Bush Central School District One tends not to think of badminton as a contact sport, but apparently dangers lurk on the court.
  • Jun 1

    Slander Per Se: Gay New World?

    Slander Per Se: Gay New World?
    New York Appellate Division, Third Department: Yonaty v. Mincolla
  • Apr 16

    Domestic Animals: Horsing Around Doesn’t Pay

    Domestic Animals: Horsing Around Doesn’t Pay
    New York Appellate Division, Third Department: Bloomer v. Shauger The Third Department revisits injuries caused by domestic animals in the sad tale of loss between lifelong equine pals.
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Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3024

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/
  • Mar 31

    Trial Presentation Software Sale!

    Trial Presentation Software Sale!
    Recent posts on the Trial Technology LinkedIn group announce new releases of two popular trial presentation software packages, both getting some extra attention with a limited-time price reduction. If you’ve been considering…
  • Feb 26

    Don't Want Trial Technology?

    Don't Want Trial Technology?
    Originally published in the February 2014 edition of Los Angeles LawyerBy Ted BrooksNOTE: The article below shows the progressive attitude of the L.A. Superior Court system. Another example is taking place in a downtown trial in which I am…
  • Feb 15

    Is LinkedIn Data at Risk?

    Is LinkedIn Data at Risk?
    Reprinted with permission from the Feb. 7, 2014 issue of Law Technology News. ©2014 ALM Media Properties, LLCWhat a week—Super Bowl Sunday, followed by LegalTech New York! One thing is certain: You will always find many of the…
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Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Mar 6

    Incivility Yields Two Year Suspension

    Incivility Yields Two Year Suspension
    THIS article for the Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the ABA’s Section of Litigation uses recent decisions by the Supreme Court of Florida to illustrate how lapses in professionalism — which were once thought to be…
  • Mar 6

    Florida Supreme Court Punts to Legislature

    Florida Supreme Court Punts to Legislature
    Today, the Supreme Court of Florida unanimously ruled that applicants seeking admission to The Florida Bar must “demonstrate that they are legally present in the United States” and that unauthorized immigrants are ineligible for…
  • Mar 7

    Florida Supreme Court: Economic Loss Rule Applies Only in Products Liability Case

    Florida Supreme Court: Economic Loss Rule Applies Only in Products Liability Case
    One year ago this month, my article titled Ruminations on the Relationship Between the Economic Loss Rule and Claims for Breach of Fiduciary Duty appeared in The Florida Bar Journal. The article discussed conflicting decisions among the…
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California Civil Litigation

California Civil Litigation

Covers recent decisions of the California Courts that are of interest to the civil litigation practitioner. By Pamela Fasick.

http://californiacivillitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Big Change in the Parol Evidence Rule

    Big Change in the Parol Evidence Rule
    The California Supreme Court Discards the State's Idiosyncratic Interpretation of the Fraud Exception Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Association (No. S190581, January 14, 2013) The California Supreme Court…
  • Oct 27

    A Judgment Without Previous Notice of Lawsuit

    A Judgment Without Previous Notice of Lawsuit
    I Was Informed There's a Judgment Against Me But I Never Heard of Any LawsuitIt's relatively unusual for a person who had no notice that they had been named as a defendant in a civil action to be informed that there is a civil judgment…
  • May 11

    Hospital's Suit For Reimbursement Is Not Preempted by ERISA

    Hospital's Suit For Reimbursement Is Not Preempted by ERISA
    Court of Appeal Reverses a Judgment Sustaining a Demurrer by Blue CrossCoast Plaza Doctors Hospital v. Blue Cross of California (B205892, May 11, 2009)11 p.
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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/
  • Mar 31

    Wills, Estates and Successions Act - A new regime for B.C.

    Wills, Estates and Successions Act - A new regime for B.C.
    Posted by Peter Roberts“The law of succession is among the most archaic areas of private law, and British Columbia legislation dealing with various aspects of succession is highly fragmented, spread throughout a forest of…
  • Feb 18

    Marko Vesely interviewed by Financier Worldwide

    Marko Vesely interviewed by Financier Worldwide
    Posted by Lawson Lundell LLPMarko Vesely was recently interviewed by Financier Worldwide for its Commercial Arbitration Annual Review.  This review examines issues and developments in commercial arbitration around the world. In the…
  • Feb 7

    Stop Shooting Cannonballs at my Customers' Canoe! Welcome Clarification on the "Unlawful Means" Tort from the Supreme Court Of Canada

    Stop Shooting Cannonballs at my Customers' Canoe! Welcome Clarification on the "Unlawful Means" Tort from the Supreme Court Of Canada
    Posted by Lisa PetersOn January 31, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in A.I. Enterprises Ltd. v. Bram Enterprises Ltd., 2014 SCC 12. This is an important commercial decision as it clarifies and narrows the scope of…
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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…
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The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

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

    Ellie – the courthouse dog

    Ellie – the courthouse dog
      Am resting on a sandy beach somewhere nice and warm.  Every so often someone gives me a tasty little treat and a sip of ice water.  The breeze gently rustles my fur.  Seagulls caw in the background. Ellie – time to…
  • Mar 26

    Is this the biggest bozo move ever by a defense medical examiner

    Is this the biggest bozo move ever by a defense medical examiner
      Before this happened, the dumbest thing I ever witnessed in a defense medical exam, was one of the doctors falling asleep. It was a two doctor panel exam.  While the orthopedist was taking a history, the neurologist was…
  • Mar 25

    Tips for Attorneys: Injured passenger not liable for possible marijuana use by driver

    Tips for Attorneys: Injured passenger not liable for possible marijuana use by driver
    Now that marijuana has been decriminalized in Washington state, issues are going to arise about driving under the influence.  Unlike alcohol which only transiently stays in the body and can be detected with various tests, the detection…
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