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Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Apr 24

    Blue Bell Ice Cream’s Path to Listeria Recall Follows a Rocky Road

    Blue Bell Ice Cream’s Path to Listeria Recall Follows a Rocky Road
    Eric Skelly and Kevin W. Hadfield How to ‘Bell-weather’ a Recall: Position Your Company to Withstand a Recall Efficiently and Effectively   Headlines announcing the recall of some product or another seem to appear as…
  • Apr 15

    Why You Should Seek Diversity in Your Law Firm

    Why You Should Seek Diversity in Your Law Firm
    Nicole Harrison From television to transportation services, it seems that everywhere we look, people are seeking increased diversity. We want to see every race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic background…
  • Mar 10

    Plaintiff’s Experts Barred from Offering “Any Exposure” Theory in Asbestos Lung Cancer Case

    Plaintiff’s Experts Barred from Offering “Any Exposure” Theory in Asbestos Lung Cancer Case
    Elizabeth Moore IL court rejects de minimis exposure to asbestos as ‘substantial contributing factor’ An Illinois federal judge recently barred expert testimony espousing the “Any Exposure” theory, which is also…
Rank this Week: 4498

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3152

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Apr 24

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum
    Yesterday, FIC partner Jeff Cox and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman moderated the spring edition of Dayton’s Bench/Bar Media Law Forum. For the past several years, Dayton’s legal community, media outlets, and law…
  • Apr 24

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   Ron Raether, Don Burton, and Chris Herman successfully brought an end to a plaintiff’s pursuit of class status in a case filed in the Central District of California. *   Last month Charlie Faruki, and David Greer…
  • Apr 21

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone
    Over the past few years, journalists increasingly have become interested in operating unmanned aerial systems – better known as drones – to report the news. Some media organizations have predicted that drones “will be used…
Rank this Week: 3251

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Apr 24

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum
    Yesterday, FIC partner Jeff Cox and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman moderated the spring edition of Dayton’s Bench/Bar Media Law Forum. For the past several years, Dayton’s legal community, media outlets, and law…
  • Apr 24

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   Ron Raether, Don Burton, and Chris Herman successfully brought an end to a plaintiff’s pursuit of class status in a case filed in the Central District of California. *   Last month Charlie Faruki, and David Greer…
  • Apr 21

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone
    Over the past few years, journalists increasingly have become interested in operating unmanned aerial systems – better known as drones – to report the news. Some media organizations have predicted that drones “will be used…
Rank this Week: 3490

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
  • Apr 24

    Multilingual Website Translation Services and the Case for Multi-Lingual Website

    Multilingual Website Translation Services and the Case for Multi-Lingual Website
    Having a multilingual website automatically gives your business global reach, and the potential for a global audience. Of course, a wider audience means a wider range of foreign languages spoken by your website’s visitors and viewers.…
  • Mar 27

    Legal Translation Services for Entertainment Lawyer

    Legal Translation Services for Entertainment Lawyer
    Recently, Hunan Group announced a large financing deal with Lions Gate, a move that became the largest Chinese investment in Hollywood in history. This is likely just the first step in this direction by Chinese companies. More and more…
  • Mar 5

    Multilingual Business Translation Service

    Multilingual Business Translation Service
    We blogged about legal translation services in the context of machine translation. Foreign language translation services for businesses are becoming more common in smaller, regional dialects, according to a recent article in The Economist…
Rank this Week: 4517

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 24

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over
    When you’re negotiating and drafting a contract, your client may be excited and focused on the positives, but you have to keep your eye on the dark side, i.e., the consequences of a breach. Consider bargaining over favorable damages…
  • Apr 22

    Size Up Your Adversary

    Size Up Your Adversary
    When it comes to litigating a case, your client’s objectives are only half the story. If you want to gain an advantage, you’ll also need to successfully assess your adversary’s goals, capabilities, and willingness to fight.…
  • Apr 20

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response
    So, you’ve been hit with interrogatories. Before you start working on responses, review these 6 points. 1. You have a duty to respond. A party who has been served with interrogatories under CCP §§2030.010–2030.410 has a…
Rank this Week: 2570

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    Why We Don’t Offer Everlaw Certification

    Why We Don’t Offer Everlaw Certification
    Many ediscovery vendors offer certifications for their platforms, and you often have to be certified before you can start using their software effectively. However, Everlaw has a different outlook: we believe that you shouldn’t have to…
  • Apr 17

    Why Small Firms and Solos Need an Ediscovery Tool

    Why Small Firms and Solos Need an Ediscovery Tool
    When talking with small firm lawyers and solo practitioners at Legaltech New York, I couldn’t help but notice that many are skeptical of using ediscovery tools in their practices. So much so, for several solo practitioners, that they…
  • Apr 10

    Increasing Our Commitment to Open-Source Software

    Increasing Our Commitment to Open-Source Software
    We at Everlaw love open-source software. We build off of open-source tools for our application server, database, search engine, front-end framework, and more. What that means is that we don’t reinvent the wheel each time we write a new…
Rank this Week: 2783

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Apr 24

    Why We Don’t Offer Everlaw Certification

    Why We Don’t Offer Everlaw Certification
    Many ediscovery vendors offer certifications for their platforms, and you often have to be certified before you can start using their software effectively. However, Everlaw has a different outlook: we believe that you shouldn’t have to…
  • Apr 17

    Why Small Firms and Solos Need an Ediscovery Tool

    Why Small Firms and Solos Need an Ediscovery Tool
    When talking with small firm lawyers and solo practitioners at Legaltech New York, I couldn’t help but notice that many are skeptical of using ediscovery tools in their practices. So much so, for several solo practitioners, that they…
  • Apr 10

    Increasing Our Commitment to Open-Source Software

    Increasing Our Commitment to Open-Source Software
    We at Everlaw love open-source software. We build off of open-source tools for our application server, database, search engine, front-end framework, and more. What that means is that we don’t reinvent the wheel each time we write a new…
Rank this Week: 2966

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Apr 23

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment
    By: Clayton Walker The Alaska Supreme Court overruled a Superior Court’s resolution of Cross Motions for Summary Judgment.  Stavenjord v. Schmidt.  The case started back in 2001.  The matter had been fully briefed by…
  • Apr 16

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene
    By: Clayton Walker The federal tax code taxes debt forgiveness.  The tax code also requires those forgiving debts to file information returns to the IRS, using form 1099-C. So, you lose your house in a foreclosure sale and the bank…
  • Mar 18

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot
    By: Clayton Walker Alaska Overtime law requires covered employers to pay overtime to covered employees.  One exemption to the overtime law is the Professional Employee Exemption.  The old Alaska exemption was not the same as the…
Rank this Week: 3312

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: 3159

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 23

    Alimony Decision Remanded For Determination Of The Date Of Cohabitation

    Alimony Decision Remanded For Determination Of The Date Of Cohabitation
    The case of Sullivan v. Sullivan, Del. Supr. No. 258, 2014, April 21, 2015, raised multiple issues on appeal.  Of particular interest was Mr. Sullivan’s request to receive credit for alimony payments made after Ms. Sullivan began…
  • Apr 15

    2015 Bench and Bar Conference

    2015 Bench and Bar Conference
    The 2015 Bench and Bar Conference will be held in Wilmington on Friday, May 15 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront (a registration form can be found here).  This Conference is an excellent opportunity for practitioners…
  • Apr 9

    Writ Of Garnishment Examined By The Superior Court

    Writ Of Garnishment Examined By The Superior Court
    The issue presented in Mosaica Education, Inc. v. Academy of Dover, Inc. was concise: Is the Office of the Treasurer subject to a writ of garnishment if a State affiliate has a debt owing to a third party?   The Superior Court…
Rank this Week: 2857

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Apr 23

    Administrative Court Magdeburg: No Access to Files of Limbach Commission under the Freedom of Information Act

    Administrative Court Magdeburg: No Access to Files of Limbach Commission under the Freedom of Information Act
    In a judgment dated April 21, 2015, the Administrative Court (Verwaltungsgericht) Magdeburg held that the files of the so-called Limbach Commission or “Advisory Commission on the return of cultural property seized as a result of…
  • Apr 2

    Costs in International Arbitration, IBA Conference, June 18/19, 2014 Munich

    Costs in International Arbitration, IBA Conference, June 18/19, 2014 Munich
    The IBA Arbitration Committee devots a one-day conference to Costs in International Arbitration. The programme will kick off with a keynote speech by Gerhard Wagner, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, on Costs of Arbitration Proceedings.…
  • Mar 25

    Sports Arbitration: Update on the Wilhelmshaven Case

    Sports Arbitration: Update on the Wilhelmshaven Case
    In February 2015, I wrote about the Wilhelmshaven case: The Bremen Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) had found in favour of SV Wilhelmshaven, a northern German amateur football club, in its dispute with FIFA and the German Football…
Rank this Week: 3602

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/
  • Apr 23

    Know Your Judge...Through Analytics, Not Anecdote

    Know Your Judge...Through Analytics, Not Anecdote
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: So you're slated for trial before a judge who is new to you. Naturally, you do your due diligence and try to find out all you can on what makes this judge tick. The result? A few broad comments and stories in response…
  • Apr 20

    Bottom Line Your Deposition Advice: Four Rule

    Bottom Line Your Deposition Advice: Four Rule
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Listen, pause, use your own words, and then stop. Sometimes witness advice should be covered in detail, and at other times you just need to bottom line it. A week or so ago, I was arriving for a meeting with attorneys…
  • Apr 16

    Appeal to the ‘Us’ in Your Audience

    Appeal to the ‘Us’ in Your Audience
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: As the Beatles sang, “I am he, as you are he, as you are me, and we are all together” (I Am the Walrus). Okay, so it wasn’t their most coherent musical statement. But it does illustrate a critically important…
Rank this Week: 5061

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2215

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/
  • Apr 22

    5 Ways to Maximize Persuasion During Opening Statements - Part 4

    5 Ways to Maximize Persuasion During Opening Statements - Part 4
      by Ryan H. Flax, Esq.Managing Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting We have discussed four important tips for maximizing persuasion during your opening statement (See parts 1, 2, and 3). The last tip is the use of…
  • Apr 21

    [Survey] What Webinar Topic Would You Like Us to Cover Next?

    [Survey] What Webinar Topic Would You Like Us to Cover Next?
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting A2L Consulting offered its first free litigation webinar just 18 months ago. Since then we've conducted six litigation focused webinars, all free, including: Storytelling for Litigators, …
  • Apr 20

    5 Ways to Maximize Persuasion During Opening Statements - Part 3

    5 Ways to Maximize Persuasion During Opening Statements - Part 3
      by Ryan H. Flax, Esq.Managing Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting In our two previous posts, we discussed two important roles that an opening statement can play: making you and your client appealing to the jurors, and…
Rank this Week: 3891

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Apr 22

    Treating E-Discovery as a Business Process Is Not Just Vendor Speak

    Treating E-Discovery as a Business Process Is Not Just Vendor Speak
    In February, Gartner analysts, Jie Zhang and Garth Landers, published two industry reports: The State of E-Discovery in 2015 and Beyond and Managing E-Discovery in the Digital Workplace. While the State of the Industry report focuses more…
  • Apr 21

    2015 E-Discovery Quarter Year Review

    2015 E-Discovery Quarter Year Review
    Can you believe it's already almost May? With 2015 already a fourth of the way through, I recently sat down with e-discovery and IG consultant Bobbi Basile, a Managing Director at HBR Consulting, to discuss her key takeaways from the year so…
  • Apr 20

    Allstate AGC on Managing E-Discovery In a Corporate Environment

    Allstate AGC on Managing E-Discovery In a Corporate Environment
    In house attorneys and legal directors for large corporations have many responsibilities, including overseeing e-discovery activities. Our recent Federal Judges Survey on E-Discovery Best Practices & Trends revealed that many…
Rank this Week: 4867

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

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

    Lawsuit Funding Guide to Eligibility and the Application Proce

    Lawsuit Funding Guide to Eligibility and the Application Proce
    If you are a plaintiff involved in a personal injury lawsuit and struggling to make ends meet, this guide can help determine if you are eligible for lawsuit funding and how to apply. A “personal injury” is often a life-changing…
  • Apr 14

    Financial Assistance While Waiting to Settle A Personal Injury Claim

    Financial Assistance While Waiting to Settle A Personal Injury Claim
    Auto accident victims have a common question – how long will it take to settle my case? This is an obvious question because victims want to put the accident behind them, but also want compensation for their loss, sooner rather than…
  • Apr 9

    Lawsuit Funding Can Work For You!

    Lawsuit Funding Can Work For You!
    Serious injuries from an auto accident can disrupt your life physically and emotionally. Often the losses extend to your finances, especially if injuries left you unable to work. The more complicated the personal injury lawsuit, the longer…
Rank this Week: 4420

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Apr 21

    10 Tips on Preventing Trade Secrets Theft by Employees Who Work from Home

    10 Tips on Preventing Trade Secrets Theft by Employees Who Work from Home
    In 2013, Marissa Mayer’s memo to Yahoo employees cancelling Yahoo’s work-from-home policy sparked a debate on whether working from home hurts or benefits companies, and whether any cost-savings associated with such an arrangement…
  • Apr 7

    Trends in CEO Covenants Not to Compete

    Trends in CEO Covenants Not to Compete
    Earlier this year, three law professors* published an analysis of non-compete and non-solicitation restraints in a sample of 874 CEO employment agreements. You can find the entire article here. This is the first empirical study of…
  • Mar 27

    A Major Victory for Pregnant Working Women in the US Supreme Court – Young v. UPS

    A Major Victory for Pregnant Working Women in the US Supreme Court – Young v. UPS
    This week, the United States Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling in Young v. UPS addressing how employers should treat pregnant employees under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The Pregnancy Discrimination…
Rank this Week: 2888

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Apr 20

    Can the Convenience of E-Discovery Beat a Venue Transfer Motion?

    Can the Convenience of E-Discovery Beat a Venue Transfer Motion?
    Smith’s Consumer Products, an Arkansas based company, sued Fortune Products in Dallas for patent infringement. Fortune, which is headquartered near Austin, promptly moved to transfer the case from Dallas to the Western…
  • Apr 13

    Litigation Hold Triggers and the Duty to Preserve Evidence

    Litigation Hold Triggers and the Duty to Preserve Evidence
    For a party to meet its obligation to produce relevant evidence during the discovery phase of litigation, they must first meet their obligation to preserve evidence. Often, one of the first steps taken to preserve evidence is issuing a…
  • Mar 31

    Metadata: Can’t Always Get What You Want, Sometimes You Get What You Need

    Metadata: Can’t Always Get What You Want, Sometimes You Get What You Need
        Are litigants obligated to produce metadata in discovery (information about electronic document file attributes such as type, date of creation, author and the like)? Not always. As explained in Younes v.…
Rank this Week: 2300

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
  • Apr 20

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation
    "Piercing a corporate veil" means an individual can be personally liable in certain situations. Courts apply this equitable remedy to avoid improper use of corporate laws meant to shield innocent shareholders and to promote justice. The…
  • Apr 20

    Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - Growing Elderly Population

    Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - Growing Elderly Population
    Our elderly population is clearly growing which directly correlates to more of our loved ones in nursing homes or similar facilities. Often an elderly person - our loved ones - are like children who need care and help with the most basic…
  • Apr 1

    Workers Compensation War!

    Workers Compensation War!
    Shockingly, States are trying to "dismantle" the workers compensation system. Little do you pay attention to such laws until you get hurt at work and start the downward financial (and health) spiral because some insurance company won't pay…
Rank this Week: 4445

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Apr 20

    New at <i>Lawyerist</I>: Self-Editing for Legal Writer

    New at &lt;i&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/I&gt;: Self-Editing for Legal Writer
    I have a new article at Lawyerist, "Write Better Legal Documents with an Editing Checklist"-- By using a self-editing checklist to edit your writing, you will quickly improve the quality of your finished work. You will also become a…
  • Mar 12

    Is That Deposition Really Necessary?

    Is That Deposition Really Necessary?
    If you want to dramatically reduce litigation costs, cut out the number of depositions you do. To figure out whether or not you should really be deposing a witness, read my article "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition,"...
  • Mar 6

    The Top Legal Podcast

    The Top Legal Podcast
    From Legal Productivity, "Top 10 Legal Podcasts," by Tim Baran-- Trying to maintain a current, relevant legal blog is hard enough. Podcasts require a whole other level of commitment. Not surprisingly the landscape is littered with dated…
Rank this Week: 2815

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3061

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
  • Apr 19

    How Are Damages to Real Property Calculated Under Tennessee Law?

    How Are Damages to Real Property Calculated Under Tennessee Law?
    Sometimes I like to write about specific issues that have come up in my own law practice.  When I confront certain issues, I assume there are other attorneys and individuals who deal with the same concerns.  One of those issues I…
  • Apr 5

    New Tennessee Judiciary Report Shows Tennessee Case Filings Continue to Decline

    New Tennessee Judiciary Report Shows Tennessee Case Filings Continue to Decline
    Each year the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts issues a report on the Tennessee judiciary.  This report shows statistics for case filings (and other important judiciary information) in Tennessee.  The most recent report…
  • Mar 22

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Finds Planting Trees that Block View of Golf Course is Not a Nuisance

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Finds Planting Trees that Block View of Golf Course is Not a Nuisance
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently decided whether it was considered a nuisance to block a neighbor’s view of a golf course with trees.  The case of Stibler v. The Country Club, Inc., No. E2014-00743-COA-R3-CV, 2015 WL 1093638…
Rank this Week: 2309

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

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

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2929

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

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

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Great News for Annuitie

    Great News for Annuitie
    April 15, 2015 – Yesterday was a great day for annuities! According to a report in InvestmentNews, Ken Fisher is leaving the building. You may have never heard of Ken Fisher but you’d be hard pressed to miss him if you’ve…
  • Mar 31

    Celebrating Our 263rd Anniversary

    Celebrating Our 263rd Anniversary
    April 1, 2015 – Although most of our clients have come to think of the Finn Financial Group as the people who help them meet their 21st century future financial security needs, it is with great pride that we pause today to pay tribute…
  • Mar 16

    Life Insurance Industry Forecast: Smooth Sailing Ahead

    Life Insurance Industry Forecast: Smooth Sailing Ahead
      March 16, 2015 – Demonstrating that good news often travels in threes, I’m pleased to unfurl the attached triad of recent links which point to “smooth sailing” for the life insurance industry in 2015: A.M. Best:…
Rank this Week: 2440

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 14

    The Music of Your Voice

    The Music of Your Voice
    We recently sent out our Professional Development Email Newsletter. Find a video link we included in the newsletter below. Read the full newsletter here. Want to sign up for our newsletter? Click here. THE MUSIC OF YOUR VOICE When we stand to…
  • Mar 10

    Public Speaking Skills for Law Student

    Public Speaking Skills for Law Student
    I had the pleasure of presenting The Always Articulate Attorney, a public speaking skills program, at the University of Chicago Law School recently. My lecture was part of  the law school’s Keystone Professionalism &…
  • Jan 30

    New Witness Preparation Book

    New Witness Preparation Book
    We’ve had an exciting couple of weeks with the launch of our new book The Articulate Witness: An Illustrated Guide to Testifying Confidently Under Oath. In our work helping lawyers with witness preparation, we notice that witnesses feel…
Rank this Week: 4652

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Apr 14

    Proposed Maryland Rule Heads Wrong Way on Unpublished Opinion

    Proposed Maryland Rule Heads Wrong Way on Unpublished Opinion
    As Michael Wein of the Maryland Appellate Blog reports in some detail, the Maryland Rules Committee has responded to increased media publication of its "unreported decisions" by proposing to: 1) have the court publish the opinions…
  • Apr 2

    CA3blog on the Third Circuit's Low Published Opinion Rate

    CA3blog on the Third Circuit's Low Published Opinion Rate
    Matthew Stiegler's CA3blog dug into the new AO Court Statistics and found that when it comes to issuing published opinions, the Third Circuit doesn't publish very many of them. It publishes the fewest published opinions of any circuit, and…
  • Apr 1

    Federal Appellate Rulemaking on Brief Word Count

    Federal Appellate Rulemaking on Brief Word Count
    The Federal Appellate Rules Advisory Committee held a public hearing today on the proposal to reduce the word limit of federal appellate briefs from 14,000 words to 12,500 words. When drafting my March 19 post on the issue, I searched...
Rank this Week: 2510

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Deposing an Economic Expert Witne

    Deposing an Economic Expert Witne
    Some attorneys rarely depose a financial expert, like an economist, and may dread the prospect. It needn’t be so. Preparation is key; here are a few suggestions for use in...The post Deposing an Economic Expert Witness appeared first on…
  • Apr 7

    Stairway Safety Expert: Codes and Standards You Need to Know

    Stairway Safety Expert: Codes and Standards You Need to Know
    According to the National Safety Council statistics, falls are the second leading cause of accidents in the U.S., second only to motor vehicle accidents. While many falls occur as the...The post Stairway Safety Expert: Codes and Standards You…
  • Mar 30

    Writing a Forensic Engineering Expert Report – Best Practice

    Writing a Forensic Engineering Expert Report – Best Practice
    Introduction Forensic engineering projects are often litigious in which different parties seek to collect or avoid damages based upon technical allegations. Such projects will often include the production of reports...The post Writing a…
Rank this Week: 3278

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips…

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips for EVERYONE!

Shares almost 3 decades of trial lawyer communication tips to help you make an impact, fascinate others, and close deals like the best trial lawyers in the world! By Mitch Jackson.

http://mitchjackson.com
  • Apr 13

    My Interview with Nicole Abboud: “How to Develop a Unique Digital Presence That Knocks People’s Socks Off!”

    My Interview with Nicole Abboud: “How to Develop a Unique Digital Presence That Knocks People’s Socks Off!”
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Apr 1

    3 Steps to Make Your Point (via Meerkat)

    3 Steps to Make Your Point (via Meerkat)
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Mar 30

    How to Use Meerkat and Periscope to Newsjack

    How to Use Meerkat and Periscope to Newsjack
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
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Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
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Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and litigation. By The Erlich Law Office, PLLC.

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

    An Employment Trap: Tardine

    An Employment Trap: Tardine
    One of the most frequent stumbling blocks for clients is tardiness. Whether it’s coming to work on time or coming back from breaks in a timely fashion, we cannot stress this enough: you must be on time for work. Even if your boss says…
  • Feb 9

    Court Invalidates New FLSA Provision Relating to Home-Care Worker

    Court Invalidates New FLSA Provision Relating to Home-Care Worker
    On December 22, 2014 a federal judge struck down a new provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that would have entitled most home-care workers to minimum wage and overtime just ten days before that provision was to take…
  • Dec 29

    December Article Roundup

    December Article Roundup
    This month’s most popular and interesting articles covered some very important topics ranging from employment law and worker’s rights to the state of the ‘American Worker.’ More expansively, we also explored the…
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Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Apr 12

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)
    Ten Basic Facts & One Special Rule for Circumstantial Evidence Cases: The Mandatory Two-Step “Al-Naseer/Silvernail” Analysis: Motions for Judgment of Acquittal are made in almost all criminal cases. There are 10 basic facts…
  • Mar 27

    JUDGES’ ON-LINE JURY TRIAL BENCH BOOK (15-06)

    JUDGES’ ON-LINE JURY TRIAL BENCH BOOK (15-06)
    PROFESSOR STEPHEN SIMON: University of Minnesota Law Professor Steve Simon is one of Minnesota judiciary’s most iconic figures. Virtually every Minnesota district court judge has at some point in their judicial career graduated…
  • Mar 11

    Transgender Name Change Petitions: Changing Gender on a Birth Certificate (15-05)

    Transgender Name Change Petitions: Changing Gender on a Birth Certificate (15-05)
    Name Change v. Gender Change: Presiding over a name change petition for an adult is a common occurrence for most judges. As long as certain legal and procedural requirements are met, approving the petition is usually simple and…
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The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • Apr 9

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire
    A trial judge is Vero Beach was reversed last week for restricting defense counsel’s questions during jury selection. The defense lawyer in the case had been forced by the judge into going to trial without his client being…
  • Jan 30

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel
    During jury selection in a civil trial a prospective juror stated in open court that he was familiar with one of the defendant’s expert medical witnesses. The juror said the expert had “kind of screwed-up my dad’s…
  • Sep 11

    Failure to Conduct Juror Background Check During Trial May Constitute Lack of Due Diligence

    Failure to Conduct Juror Background Check During Trial May Constitute Lack of Due Diligence
    The Third District Court of Appeal recently held that the failure of trial counsel to perform background checks during trial on the members of the jury  – as was suggested by the judge be done during this trial  – may constitute a lack…
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The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Apr 8

    Acclaimed author Ari Kaplan interviews Mark Torchiana

    Acclaimed author Ari Kaplan interviews Mark Torchiana
    I am excited to share Ari Kaplan’s interview with our CEO, Mark Torchiana. The following interview explores where Courtroom Insight started and how it is evolved to become the knowledge management solution that it is today. You can hear…
  • Mar 18

    Why Experts Should Embrace Custom Expert Witness Reports, Too

    Why Experts Should Embrace Custom Expert Witness Reports, Too
    In last week’s blog post, Kristal Sajasi described Courtroom Insight’s custom expert witness research reports and explained how attorneys benefit from incorporating this research into their vetting process.  Based upon my…
  • Mar 10

    How Custom Expert Witness Reports Benefit Attorney

    How Custom Expert Witness Reports Benefit Attorney
    Attorneys have an obligation to perform competent due diligence when hiring or cross-examining an expert witness.  They often seek input from colleagues, review CVs, and assess reported credentials and case experience.  It is also…
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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/
  • Apr 8

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression
    Legal Tech New York 2015 took place in early February and the Morris James eDiscovery team was lucky enough to attend for the third straight year.  The general impression is that the eDiscovery focus has continued to shift away from…
  • Apr 3

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2
    The is the second in a series of posts summarizing the 7 most important eDiscovery cases in Delaware in 2014. The second case is 112359 Factor Fund, LLC and Five Nine Group, LLC v. Flux Carbon Starter Fund, LLC, Mary Carroll, Kevin…
  • Mar 31

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group
    Morris James LLP has formed a Data Privacy and Information Governance Group. The Data Privacy and Information Governance Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and fiduciary duty attorneys, attorneys well-versed in electronic data…
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Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice
    This post features the video and slides for the eighth and final lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course. The presentation appears after the jump. Appellate law can be a very difficult practice area to break into. Because legal…
  • Apr 1

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit
    I received a copy of this letter in one of my cases: What’s wrong with using the short citation form “id.” when citing the record? As I wrote about here, the Fifth Circuit recently standardized the format for citing…
  • Mar 30

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review
    This post features the video and slides for the seventh lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. How do you convince an appellate court to change its mind when…
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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 2

    The Woodpecker and another tale of betrayal

    The Woodpecker and another tale of betrayal
    Someone is knocking on the door.  Nala starts barking.  Reach over for phone.  It is 6:30 a.m.  The knocking continues.  Realize it isn’t knocking. Jump out of bed.  Rush to the balcony door. …
  • Mar 19

    If at first you don’t succeed…The Tale of Mr. T part 2

    If at first you don’t succeed…The Tale of Mr. T part 2
    The movie gift that just keeps giving – is the showdown between Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men.  That moment on the witness stand when Jack defiantly declares his magnificence.  Gets up to leave.  And Tom…
  • Mar 17

    Argument by iphone

    Argument by iphone
    Alarm goes off.  Am already conscious.  Tissues surround me.  Am ill. Have to be in court by 8:45.  Go through the motions.  Get there in time.  Judge S is late.  We are set to argue before a jury trial…
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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/
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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
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A Blog on Legal Matters that…

A Blog on Legal Matters that Matter

Comments on trials and litigation and injury and accident law. By The Martin Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.martinfirmllc.com/
  • Mar 27

    Is a General Contractor an Employer Under Title VII?

    Is a General Contractor an Employer Under Title VII?
    Many employment matters can be pretty straightforward when it comes to determining who the employer is and whether that employer is covered by Title VII, the federal anti-discrimination statute that protects certain employees. When clients…
  • Mar 14

    Worker's Compensation and Third-Party Claim

    Worker's Compensation and Third-Party Claim
    It is not uncommon for an employee to be injured on the job by a third-party who has no relationship to the employee's business. In many cases, the injured employee can file both a workers' compensation claim with his or her employer, while…
  • Mar 10

    Which is Better - Stacked or Unstacked?

    Which is Better - Stacked or Unstacked?
    The purpose of automobile insurance is to protect anyone who is injured or suffers property damage as a result of an automobile accident. Although some type of automobile insurance is required for all motorists, not everyone complies. This…
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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/
  • Mar 26

    Patent litigation

    Patent litigation
    Recently I attended a program on patent reform featuring representatives from both sides in the "patent troll" debate. Though there was disagreement on the nature and extent of the problem, most of the panelists seemed receptive to proposed…
  • Jan 5

    Law and Movie

    Law and Movie
    2014 wasn't much of a year for courtroom dramas, unless you want to count The Judge, which I really don't. That movie's only redeeming feature was the chance to watch two great actors, Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr., ply their trade.…
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
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Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    Nextpoint Launches New Drag-and-Drop Litigation Data Import Tool

    Nextpoint Launches New Drag-and-Drop Litigation Data Import Tool
    Since 2001, Nextpoint has been relentless about simplifying litigation for legal teams. As the first-movers in cloud-computing technology built to manage the massive electronic data onslaught in litigation, we have had many a groundbreaking…
  • Mar 26

    Introducing Document Folders in Nextpoint Trial Preparation

    Introducing Document Folders in Nextpoint Trial Preparation
    Preparing for an upcoming trial, hearing or arbitration is serious and complicated business. You’ve got to collaborate with your team and manage a plethora of electronic documents, transcripts, pleadings, and other case files. At…
  • Mar 23

    Litigator’s Brief: 4 Critical Data Security Tips for Law Firm

    Litigator’s Brief: 4 Critical Data Security Tips for Law Firm
    Recently, I’ve been asking law firms to defend their decision to continue storing client and firm data on premise. The most common defense I hear from firms is that it’s risky to put it in the cloud, where it is…
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Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

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

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Trial Tech Tips - Courtroom Equipment Specs for Large Venue

    Trial Tech Tips - Courtroom Equipment Specs for Large Venue
    If you were assembling a new trial presentation equipment set today, it wouldn’t be all that much different from what would have been done several years ago. Even with advances in video format and display technologies, it often comes to…
  • Mar 12

    Trial Tech Tips - Trial Presentation Shortcut

    Trial Tech Tips - Trial Presentation Shortcut
    Those of us who use computers frequently in our work use a handful of software programs on a regular basis. A few of the most common applications for Windows include Word, Excel and Outlook. Those are just a few of the tools we use most and…
  • Feb 8

    Trial Tips – The Friends and Family Plan

    Trial Tips – The Friends and Family Plan
    Dr. Laurie Kuslansky recently shared a few examples of how trusting friends and family members for litigation advice might be less than optimal (see No Advice is Better Than Bad Advice in Litigation). Although there are many good ways to save…
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Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers, we are excited to be in full swing into 2015 and rocking and rolling our way through the days.  Today's post is about legal research.  Just a short one, to remind you that your so-called "tried and…
  • Jan 21

    Breaking Up With Counsel... Oh So Hard To Do! But Why?

    Breaking Up With Counsel... Oh So Hard To Do! But Why?
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers!  Happy January 2015.  Can you believe it's already almost February?  Boy, how time flies when you are having fun.  Well, today, I'd like to talk about what happens when you have a bad attorney, and how that…
  • Dec 11

    Bed Bugs! Chicago Ordinance Rules To Help Prevent Critter Cramps!

    Bed Bugs! Chicago Ordinance Rules To Help Prevent Critter Cramps!
    Happy Holidays from Levin Law, Ltd!  We are busy at work preparing for 2015 and want to talk bugs.  Bugs?  Yes.  Bugs.  Specifically, bed bugs, and how they can affect even the cleanest, spic-and-span-cleanest-homes, from Detroit to L.A.…
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Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

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

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right
    Personal Injury attorney Miles B. Cooper, a partner at Emison Hullverson LLP, wrote a very insightful article in the March, 2014 issue of  Plaintiff Magazine on the joys and pitfalls of deposing treating physicians.…
  • Jan 5

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act
      I am happy to report that there were no substantive changes to the Discovery Act. The only change to any of the discovery codes is C.C.P. Section 2025.510 which involves deposition transcripts. As you can see by the 2014 Amendment…
  • Dec 11

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?

    Should you withdraw your motion if the other side has complied?
    I have always been a strong advocate that you should be awarded sanctions if you had to bring a motion to get the relief you were entitled to even if the other side complied prior to the hearing on the motion.  However in the case of…
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