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Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 1698

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

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

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
Rank this Week: 2112

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: 1669

Minority Defense Litigator

Minority Defense Litigator

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

http://minoritydefenselitigator.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2460

ericsuter.net

ericsuter.net

A litigator's blog with numerous other interests slipped in.

http://ericsuter.tumblr.com/
  • Nov 9

    From the Shelve

    From the Shelve
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy My rating: 4 of 5 stars A times an evocative pleasure, at times a...
  • Nov 9

    From the Shelve

    From the Shelve
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy My rating: 4 of 5 stars A times an evocative pleasure, at times a...
  • Nov 9

    From the Shelve

    From the Shelve
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy My rating: 4 of 5 stars A times an evocative pleasure, at times a...
Rank this Week: 2183

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

News, views and information on self-help law and pro se litigation.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shlep
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Jan 5

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
  • Jan 5

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open
    Librarian Zoya Golban turned off the lights and locked the doors Wednesday at the Marion County Law Library for the last time. The cozy repository for legal materials and publicly accessible computers on the third floor of the City-County…
Rank this Week: 1668

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: 1990

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/
  • Oct 24

    Silence can be golden: interlocutory restraints on defamatory speech

    Silence can be golden: interlocutory restraints on defamatory speech
    A recent decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court is a reminder that interlocutory restraints on speech are possible in Canada, albeit in rare circumstances. In Richardson v. Hunter, 2014 BCSC 1960, the court issued an interlocutory…
  • Oct 15

    Collapsing Real Estate Transactions: "Specific Performance" Revisited

    Collapsing Real Estate Transactions: "Specific Performance" Revisited
    Posted by Michael MorganFrequent readers of this blog may recall a post from October 2012, in which we wrote about a Supreme Court of Canada decision that some believed, at the time, would result in the “death knell” for the…
  • Oct 14

    "Is Too Much Communication a Bad Thing?" The Perils of Correspondence with Experts in Civil Case

    "Is Too Much Communication a Bad Thing?" The Perils of Correspondence with Experts in Civil Case
    Posted by Kinji BourchierAuthors: Kinji Bourchier and Amy Nathanson.  In the recent Ontario Superior Court case of Moore v. Getahun, 2014 ONSC 237 (“Moore”) the Court answered yes to this question and took a very restrictive…
Rank this Week: 4418

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (“DaVita”) has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute for $350 million, plus the civil forfeiture…
  • Oct 17

    Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million

    Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million
    The Justice Department announced that the Boeing Company has agreed to settle four whistleblowers’ qui tam claims alleging violations of the False Claims Act.  Boeing has agreed to pay the federal government $23 million to resolve…
  • Oct 13

    Extendicare Health Services Settles False Claims Act Case

    Extendicare Health Services Settles False Claims Act Case
    Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (“Extendicare”) and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation (“ProStep”) have agreed to settle two whistleblowers’ qui tam claims that they violated the False Claims Act…
Rank this Week: 3110

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
Rank this Week: 3496

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Oct 24

    Excel-ling at Discovery

    Excel-ling at Discovery
    Many litigation support professionals think Excel files are the bane of discovery.  Attorneys with a fixation on wanting a Bates Stamp on electronically stored information demand Excel files be converted from their native application to…
  • Oct 17

    10 Ediscovery Terms You Should Learn Today

    10 Ediscovery Terms You Should Learn Today
    The last 10 years have brought enormous changes in a variety of technical fields, and ediscovery is no exception.   Litigating a case today often involves reviewing thousands of documents—if not far more—ranging from CAD…
  • Oct 14

    What is the Everlaw Difference?

    What is the Everlaw Difference?
    Every day, we see attorneys, litigation support professionals, and industry experts voicing concern over the rising cost of ediscovery, the explosion of data in litigation, and the difficulty of mastering the systems intended to relieve these…
Rank this Week: 2730

LITIG8R TECH

LITIG8R TECH

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

http://blog.litigatortechnology.com/
  • Oct 24

    Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

    Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3
    In case you missed it, earlier this month Apple announced the “thinnest and most powerful iPad ever.” From Apple: The new iPad features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better…
  • Sep 4

    Legal Toolkit podcast with iPhone JD blogger Jeff Richardson

    Legal Toolkit podcast with iPhone JD blogger Jeff Richardson
    From the Legal Talk network website: On this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Heidi Alexander interviews iPhoneJD blog author Jeff Richardson about his favorite iPhone and iPad apps and accessories that lawyers use in their practice and lives.…
  • Jul 22

    Paul Bloom on bias, prejudice and reason

    Paul Bloom on bias, prejudice and reason
     
Rank this Week: 2635

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Understanding costs order

    Understanding costs order
    £17,000 bill of costs served in relation to appeal. Notice of Commencement relies on a court order and attaches a copy of the same. The costs provision of the order reads: “No order as to costs” You couldn’t make it…
  • Oct 19

    Fixed costs on the multi-track

    Fixed costs on the multi-track
    Lord Justice Jackson’s recent suggestion that fixed costs should be extended to disputes worth up to £250,000 was, according to the Association of Costs Lawyers’ e-bulletin, accompanied by the comment: “I appreciate…
  • Oct 16

    Automatically generated bills of cost

    Automatically generated bills of cost
    The Jackson Final Report stated the purpose of the planned new case management software, for which the new J-Codes have recently been approved, was so the software included the ability to "automatically generate schedules for summary…
Rank this Week: 3802

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  Happy Fall from Levin Law Ltd. presenting you with News You Can Use, about all things real estate.  Here is one from my phone logs... just in today: I get a call from a guy... we'll call him Steve.  Steve and…
  • Jul 21

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Coming right to you from the wonder and beauty that is Chicago in the Summer, I would like to bring you some news you can use on the subject of tracking your attorney and staying on top of your case, as a…
  • Jul 2

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!
    Helloooooo!!!  What a beautiful day in Chicago!  At Levin Law, Ltd. we are especially proud to have partnered recently with Chicago Agent Magazine to work on their "Short List" series.  Here is the link! Happy Summer in the…
Rank this Week: 4095

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Oct 23

    Running in the rain – the joy of puddles and a squirrel obsessed dog

    Running in the rain – the joy of puddles and a squirrel obsessed dog
    Am wound up tight.   Aggressive tendencies barely restrained.  Okay, maybe not restrained at all.  In full warrior mode. The defense lawyers haven’t been too bad lately.  Wish they were bad.  Then could…
  • Oct 16

    Killed by a drunk driver: sample dramshop settlement letter to a bar’s insurance company

    Killed by a drunk driver: sample dramshop settlement letter to a bar’s insurance company
    Drunks in cars kill.  But blame is also shared by the bars that choose to over serve intoxicated customers who get in their cars. This is the story of three young friends who got in the way of two over served drunks in a…
  • Oct 11

    Lift off for Taos in Sonoma

    Lift off for Taos in Sonoma
    Steve Gursten:  I’d like you to consider joining the TAOS group. K3:  What kind of a group is it. SG:  Plaintiff lawyers who have become friends and share advice. K3:  Steve thanks for asking.  Honestly, I…
Rank this Week: 3074

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/
  • Oct 23

    Rest and Reflect (in Order to Learn More)

    Rest and Reflect (in Order to Learn More)
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: A couple of weeks ago I was working with a trial team and was present when one lawyer was profusely apologizing to another for wanting to go home. She knew there was still work to be done, she said, but she wanted to…
  • Oct 20

    Enumerate: 7 Reasons Why Numbering Your Reasons Work

    Enumerate: 7 Reasons Why Numbering Your Reasons Work
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In previous posts, I’ve revealed a near-missionary zeal for structure. The division and sequence of presentations should be not simply known by the presenter, but emphatically obvious to the audience. I think that is…
  • Oct 16

    Entrain

    Entrain
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: It's an unfamiliar word, "entrain," but here's what it means. In the hotel bar where I'm writing this, there are two conversations going on. At a table toward the back, two women are having what looks like a…
Rank this Week: 4105

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 2725

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
  • Oct 22

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation - Pressure Sores = Unacceptable

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation - Pressure Sores = Unacceptable
    Pressure sores or bed sores a.k.a. "decubitus ulcers" are simply unacceptable to arise in the nursing home and hospital context. Worse, they should not go so untreated that they become septic resulting in potential premature - or wrongful -…
  • Oct 21

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation - Police Officer Testimony

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation - Police Officer Testimony
    Police play important roles in security and, sometimes, as witnesses. I am often asked about police coming to the scene and the tickets issued (or not) and what it all means in the civil context (as opposed to criminal) case. My clients are…
  • Oct 14

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation - Fraud 101

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation - Fraud 101
    Fraud is a serious allegation. It is serious to prosecute. It is serious to defend. Illinois law (and Federal law for that matter) require stricter pleading to make out a case or the fraud count(s) will be dismissed. This stricter pleading is…
Rank this Week: 3994

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/
  • Oct 22

    Kim’s Story

    Kim’s Story
    Reprinted from our October 22, 2014 Newsletter Structured Settlements Changing Lives Several months ago, I shared Robin’s Story with you. Today, I’m pleased to pass along the second in a series of first person testimonials on the…
  • Oct 21

    Master Class Highlight

    Master Class Highlight
    October 21, 2014 – Last week, I had the great honor of participating in the inaugural class of the structured settlement industry’s newest designation and will soon be able to call myself a . . . Master Structured Settlement…
  • Sep 13

    IRS on S&P 500 Linked Structured Settlement: It Works!

    IRS on S&P 500 Linked Structured Settlement: It Works!
    September 13, 2014 – Every Friday morning, when the Internal Revenue Service releases its written determinations to the public as required by law, not much fanfare is usually made of the event. (Insert chirping crickets soundtrack here)…
Rank this Week: 3401

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/
  • Oct 22

    Morris James Leads Delaware Today “Top Lawyers” Edition with 25 Recognition

    Morris James Leads Delaware Today “Top Lawyers” Edition with 25 Recognition
    Morris James LLP is pleased to congratulate the lawyers listed below, who were most recommended by their professional peers in a survey of Delaware attorneys conducted by Delaware Today magazine. Morris James received more…
  • Sep 16

    FRCP Amendments Approved

    FRCP Amendments Approved
    According to Bloomberg BNA, the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States and have been forwarded to the Supreme Court for consideration.  Rule…
  • Jul 1

    Laura G. Readinger Joins Morris James LLP as an Associate in Business Litigation

    Laura G. Readinger Joins Morris James LLP as an Associate in Business Litigation
    June 25, 2014 Morris James LLP has announced that Laura G. Readinger has joined the Firm’s Wilmington office as an associate in its Business Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Readinger’s practice will focus on electronic discovery…
Rank this Week: 3980

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
  • Oct 22

    To Shred or Not To Shred

    To Shred or Not To Shred
    “Follow the document policy!” Those were the words repeated many a time by Arthur Anderson to Enron’s employees during the pending SEC investigation. Those simple words led to a jury’s finding Anderson guilty of…
  • Oct 17

    Defendant’s “Hands-Off” Approach Insufficient; Sanctions Ordered

    Defendant’s “Hands-Off” Approach Insufficient; Sanctions Ordered
    In this case, Peerless Industries, Inc.  sued defendants Crimson AV, LLC claiming patent infringement and design patent infringement arising out of defendant’s manufacture and sale of certain TV mounts. While not a defending party,…
  • Oct 15

    New Age Technology: Brazilian and U.S. Courts “Scraping” the Surface of Legal Boundaries of Internet Use

    New Age Technology: Brazilian and U.S. Courts “Scraping” the Surface of Legal Boundaries of Internet Use
    This Article was originally published with Bloomberg Law Reports on November 9, 2011. The Internet has afforded anyone, anywhere, a wealth of information at one’s fingertips. Within the current and ever­expanding age of technology,…
Rank this Week: 4226

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: 3155

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 21

    Delaware Courts Consider Work-Life Balance

    Delaware Courts Consider Work-Life Balance
    Earlier this month, the Delaware District Court announced that with the exception of initial pleadings, all electronic transmissions of documents (including, but not limited to, motions, briefs, appendices, and discovery responses) must be…
  • Oct 9

    The Delaware Senate Confirms A New Supreme Court Justice

    The Delaware Senate Confirms A New Supreme Court Justice
    The Delaware Supreme Court has a new member!  During a special session conducted yesterday, the Delaware Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of James T. Vaughn, Jr.   Justice Vaughn, who served as a Superior…
  • Oct 9

    Motions for Judgment on the Pleadings Get DENIED When Factual Disputes Abound

    Motions for Judgment on the Pleadings Get DENIED When Factual Disputes Abound
    In two recent Delaware Superior Court cases before different Judges, the Court denied motions for judgment on the pleadings due to the existence of a material factual dispute.  These decisions underscore the importance of ensuring that,…
Rank this Week: 3030

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/
  • Oct 20

    Inspiration for Creating an Appellate Brief Problem

    Inspiration for Creating an Appellate Brief Problem
    For those of you working on developing an appellate brief problem for this academic year, take a look at City of Los Angeles v. Patel. The U.S. Supreme Court just granted the petition for writ of certiorari today, and it...
  • Oct 12

    Judge Richard Kopf has this post on his…

    Judge Richard Kopf has this post on his blog, Hercules and the Umpire, regarding the late Judge Richard S. Arnold's near appointment to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1994. Reproduced in that post is a draft speech prepared...
  • Sep 30

    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay on Early Voting Issue in Ohio

    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay on Early Voting Issue in Ohio
    The Washington Post has reported that yesterday five of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices agreed to enter an Order granting the State of Ohio’s Application for Stay and Request for Preliminary Injunction to stop enforcement of a court order…
Rank this Week: 3261

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    How to Hire an Employment Lawyer – Steps 1 through 5

    How to Hire an Employment Lawyer – Steps 1 through 5
    We get a lot of phone calls and emails. On most days, we hear form eight to twelve potential clients asking about discrimination, harassment, non-compete clauses, severance agreements, failure to pay overtime, and other employment…
  • Oct 7

    DSW Settles Age Discrimination Case for $900,000

    DSW Settles Age Discrimination Case for $900,000
    According to the Chicago Tribune, shoe retailer DSW, Inc. has agreed to settle an age discrimination suit brought by the Chicago District Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of seven managers…
  • Sep 16

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination
    Jeff Wilpon, the Chief Operating Officer of the New York Mets and son of Mets owner Fred Wilpon, runs his front office department about like his father runs the baseball team: Leigh Castergine, former Vice President of Ticket Sales, recently…
Rank this Week: 3386

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 3932

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 2655

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/
  • Oct 17

    The Drop Dead Rule Cannot Be Used to Ambush a Party

    The Drop Dead Rule Cannot Be Used to Ambush a Party
    The appellants in Turek v Oliver, 2014 ABCA 327 (“Turek”), appealed the dismissal of an application to strike an action for want of prosecution. The Alberta Court of Appeal (the “ABCA”), in dismissing the appeal, found…
  • Oct 17

    Alberta Court of Queen's Bench Embraces 'Proportionality' and Hryniak Principles in Recent Costs Award

    Alberta Court of Queen's Bench Embraces 'Proportionality' and Hryniak Principles in Recent Costs Award
    The culture shift in the litigation process towards “proportionality” was front and centre in a recent costs decision by Mr. Justice Peter Michalyshyn in Sutherland v. Encana Corporation, 2014 ABQB 601 (“Sutherland”).…
  • Oct 16

    Employer Sponsorship of Men-Only Ski Event Found to be Discriminatory

    Employer Sponsorship of Men-Only Ski Event Found to be Discriminatory
    In McConaghie v. Systemgroup Consulting Inc., 2014 HRTO 295, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”), found an employer liable for discrimination against a female employee on the basis of sex by sponsoring an event…
Rank this Week: 3378

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/
  • Oct 17

    Do Highway Guardrails Result in Serious Injury?

    Do Highway Guardrails Result in Serious Injury?
    We see guardrails on every highway and assume that they are safety devices meant to keep us on the roadway instead of in a ditch or to prevent opposing traffic in the right lane; however, a recent nationwide study has raised serious questions…
  • Oct 10

    Can You File a Worker's Comp Claim Against a Co-Worker in Alabama?

    Can You File a Worker's Comp Claim Against a Co-Worker in Alabama?
    In Alabama, a worker's compensation claim is intended as an exclusive remedy for injuries incurred on the job. This means that the only way to receive compensation for a workplace injury is to file a claim with your employer's workers'…
  • Oct 3

    Are You Being Paid for Overtime?

    Are You Being Paid for Overtime?
    Working long hours can be a strain, but it also means more money for those who get paid an hourly rate. In fact, working those long hours can be a huge benefit for some who actually rely on the time and a half they receive for working…
Rank this Week: 3613

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Expert Witness: Chad Burton Explains the Virtual Law Firm

    Expert Witness: Chad Burton Explains the Virtual Law Firm
    Nextpoint’s Expert Witness is a feature offering insights from lawyers, technologists, law enforcement, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people influencing our industry and world. Check back regularly for thought-provoking expert…
  • Oct 8

    The Mindful Document Reviewer: Keys to Making eDiscovery Affordable

    The Mindful Document Reviewer: Keys to Making eDiscovery Affordable
    Mindfulness is a popular term coming out of psychology and Buddhism. It means moment-to-moment awareness of events as they are happening. Before you roll your eyes and dismiss this as new age-y nonsense that doesn’t apply to litigation,…
  • Oct 1

    Collaboration in Litigation: The Four Simple Rule

    Collaboration in Litigation: The Four Simple Rule
    When your team is preparing for a new matter, how do you organize, collaborate, and share information? Do you email files to co-counsel, team members, or outside parties? Do you have a collaboration tool to keep track of where documents go…
Rank this Week: 3715

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    The Challenge of Celebrity Clients - New CAALA Article

    The Challenge of Celebrity Clients - New CAALA Article
     The October issue of CAALA's The Advocate contains an article I authored called "The Challenge of Celebrity Clients." Here's the link: http://bit.ly/1D9ND7c.
  • Sep 30

    The Eyes Have It: Does Your Witness Know How to Look at Jurors?

    The Eyes Have It: Does Your Witness Know How to Look at Jurors?
    Telling your witness to look at the jurors during their testimony without teaching them how to do so can be fatal to your case.  A scared, anxious witness may only dare a quick terrified glance mid-sentence at the jurors, which confirms…
  • Sep 2

    "You Need a Timeline!"

    "You Need a Timeline!"
    Timelines are essential to just about any case. I’ve been teased by various attorneys I’ve worked with that I always recommend a timeline, and indeed it’s true.But there is method to my repeated "You need a timeline!"…
Rank this Week: 4158

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Oct 14

    Art Law: German “Centre for Lost Cultural Objects” To Be Established

    Art Law: German “Centre for Lost Cultural Objects” To Be Established
    Thanks to the Gurlitt saga, which we have covered extensively here, lost art and how to deal with it all of a sudden became a hotly debated subject, and triggered frantic activities on various levels. For example, Bavaria came forward…
  • Oct 13

    European Union: Progress on the Choice of Court Convention

    European Union: Progress on the Choice of Court Convention
    The headline of Friday’s press release was a bit too much, for my taste: “Choice of Court Convention: EU businesses receive a major boost for international trade”, the EU Commission claimed. EU Justice Commissioner Martine…
  • Oct 13

    The Hague Service Convention Turns 50 in 2015 – Save the Date!

    The Hague Service Convention Turns 50 in 2015 – Save the Date!
    Ted Folkman at Letters Blogatory, along with the Center for Transnational Business and the Law at Georgetown University Law Center, will be hosting an event to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the conclusion of the Hague Service…
Rank this Week: 4599

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
Rank this Week: 3123

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/
  • Oct 13

    Is it possible to use too many adverbs in court?

    Is it possible to use too many adverbs in court?
    Do you knowingly or unwittingly use an abundance of adverbs in your legal briefs and prepared statements for trial? According to the Wall Street Journal last week, you likely do. Wall Street Journal reporter Jacob Gershman, in a clever…
  • May 6

    Would Wyatt Earp have been indicted today?

    Would Wyatt Earp have been indicted today?
    More than 120 years ago, the coroner’s inquest into “Wild West” lawman Wyatt Earp ended with no criminal charges filed. Earp walked away scot free in the infamous O.K. Corral gunfight that only lasted 30 seconds, but is…
  • Apr 22

    Tears on the stand in Pistorius trial: Provoking sympathy or skepticism?

    Tears on the stand in Pistorius trial: Provoking sympathy or skepticism?
    Over the weekend, Sarah Lyall of the New York Times posted an interesting story on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial in Pretoria. It seems the famous South African runner with prosthetic legs has been something of a basket case while…
Rank this Week: 4742

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Oct 10

    Confirmatory Information

    Confirmatory Information
    In its Halliburton II decision, the Supreme Court held that a securities fraud defendant can overcome the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage of a case “through evidence that the…
  • Oct 3

    Duties to Disclose

    Duties to Disclose
    Item 303 of Regulation S-K requires issuers to disclose known trends or uncertainties “reasonably likely” to have a material effect on operations, capital, and liquidity.  Plaintiffs often contend that if the disclosure…
  • Sep 26

    Standing Alone

    Standing Alone
    Can the announcement of an investigation act as a “corrective disclosure” sufficient to support the existence of loss causation?  Last year, the Eleventh Circuit concluded that investigations do not “in and of…
Rank this Week: 2784

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Oct 10

    Did The Uninsured Driver Have First Class Legal Representation — Courtesy Of Your Insurance Carrier?

    Did The Uninsured Driver Have First Class Legal Representation — Courtesy Of Your Insurance Carrier?
    Another driver crashed into you on an Alabama highway. You suffered personal injury. The other driver does not have enough insurance to pay for your damages. Naturally, the other driver also has no money, assets, or other hidden treasure,…
  • Sep 28

    Why Do Defense Neuropsychologists In Alabama Refuse To Disclose Test Data?

    Why Do Defense Neuropsychologists In Alabama Refuse To Disclose Test Data?
    “Alabama law is clear that information upon which an expert relies must generally be introduced into evidence.” Swanstrom v. Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc., 43 So.3d 564, 579 (Ala. 2009). So, why do defense expert…
  • Aug 12

    Trucking Companies And Unsafe Driver

    Trucking Companies And Unsafe Driver
    Personal injury attorney Ken Shigley recently wrote a great post on “chameleon” trucking companies. In the industry, a “chameleon” is an unsafe trucking company that changes its name or re-registers to avoid liability…
Rank this Week: 3022

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

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

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Oct 9

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager
    Members and managers of a limited liability company are shielded from vicarious liability for the LLC's torts, but can be held personally liable if they either knew of the tortious acts or participated in them. That was the conclusion of...
  • Oct 8

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes the inconvenient-forum doctrine

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes the inconvenient-forum doctrine
    Addressing an issue of first impression, the Oregon Court of Appeals today held that the inconvenient-forum doctrine, or forum non conveniens, is available as a basis to dismiss a lawsuit in state court. In Espinoza v. Evergreen Helicopters,…
  • Oct 7

    Oregon Court of Appeals: Transfer of business violated fraudulent transfers law

    Oregon Court of Appeals: Transfer of business violated fraudulent transfers law
    Business owners violated the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act (ORS 95.200 to 95.310) when they dissolved one business and transferred the assets and operations to a newly-formed entity, according to the Oregon Court of Appeals. In Norris v.…
Rank this Week: 2497

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia
    The Victoria Law Commission has finalized its report on juror empanelment.  The report, which is available here, examines the following three areas Peremptory challenges and the Crown's right to stand aside Calling of the panel…
  • Oct 8

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument
    Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Warger v. Shauers.Sheila Birnbaum will be arguing for respondent (Randy D. Shauers).Sarah E. Harrington who represents the solicitor general's office will also be arguing for…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Voting Paradoxe

    Jury Voting Paradoxe
    Jason IulianoAbstract (to read the entire article go here)The special verdict is plagued by two philosophical paradoxes: the discursive dilemma and the lottery paradox. Although widely discussed in the philosophical literature, these…
Rank this Week: 4852

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Oct 9

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection

    Why You Need to Bring a Motion to Strike General Objection
    Recently I was contacted to help on a party’s Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Requests for Admissions. In viewing opposing counsel’s responses to the discovery,…
  • Sep 9

    What is a General Objection?

    What is a General Objection?
    ANSWER:     A fictional document. A non-existent objection neither based in statutory authority nor found in case law. A statement by a party during the discovery phase that they will neither be held to the Code of Civil…
  • Aug 5

    Why Every Insurance Carrier Should Insist That The New Construction Form Interrogatories Be Used

    Why Every Insurance Carrier Should Insist That The New Construction Form Interrogatories Be Used
      John Podesta, an insurance coverage attorney in San Francisco, brings us his perspective on why the Form Interrogatories for Construction Defect should be used.  For over 20 years John has has handled hundreds of…
Rank this Week: 2619

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Oct 7

    Fido Frenzy Revisited – reasonableness is the key.

    Fido Frenzy Revisited – reasonableness is the key.
    When a Court refers to the case before it as a “sad commentary on the litigious nature of our society” you can be fairly sure that one party or the other is going to do badly. In Sabal Palm Condominiums of Pine Island Ridge…
  • Oct 7

    NIMBY tenants and the ADA

    NIMBY tenants and the ADA
    NIMBY (“not in my back yard”) litigation is common under the Fair Housing Act. An organization that serves recovering addicts or individuals with mental disabilities will try to locate in a neighborhood where deed restrictions or…
  • Sep 14

    The Tenth Circuit makes the ADA 2010 Standards a true safe harbor for business.

    The Tenth Circuit makes the ADA 2010 Standards a true safe harbor for business.
    A door is just a door, no matter how grand. That is what the Tenth Circuit’s held in Colorado Cross Disability Coal. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co., 2014 WL 4290589 (10th Cir. 2014) when it reaffirmed what businesses have…
Rank this Week: 3442

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/
  • Oct 3

    Helping Your Witnesses Speak with Confidence

    Helping Your Witnesses Speak with Confidence
    by Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter Direct examination is pivotal to the outcome of your trial. Your client’s story unfolds on direct, under your orchestration. The substance of their answers, the relationship they develop with…
  • Jul 18

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat
    by Marsha Hunter Who spoke persuasively at yesterday’s Senate hearings on the GM ignition switch scandal? There were plenty of lawyers in the room and on the hot seat, so you’d think the level of public speaking would be…
  • Jun 19

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note
    by Brian K. Johnson Last fall Scientific American MIND magazine featured an article about handwriting and memory.It got me thinking about the value of carefully creating notes for public speaking with pen and paper “Minds encode the…
Rank this Week: 2558

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Hidden in Your Stock Option Plan?

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Hidden in Your Stock Option Plan?
    Many employees assume that a non-compete agreement will be clearly titled so as to provide them notice that they are agreeing not to compete with their employer on certain terms after they leave. However, that is not always the case. In fact,…
  • Sep 23

    A Lost Employment Agreement Costs an Employer a Lot of Money

    A Lost Employment Agreement Costs an Employer a Lot of Money
    In United Rentals, Inc., et al. v. Smith, the company tried to force the employee to arbitrate their wrongful termination dispute pursuant to an arbitration clause contained in the employment agreement that Mr. Smith…
  • Sep 21

    How long does a trade secret injunction last in Texas?

    How long does a trade secret injunction last in Texas?
    According to the Dallas Court of Appeals, a permanent injunction should last forever, unless the company or the person accused of misappropriating the trade secrets provides sufficient proof that a lesser time period is adequate.…
Rank this Week: 3590

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Sep 27

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim
    By: Clayton Walker Sheldon Slade filed an action against an Alaska State Employee alleging a 42 U.S.C. 1981 claim.  That claim asserts that the employee discriminated against him. That claim cannot be asserted against a State. The…
  • Mar 24

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant
    By: Jim GainesWhen it comes to Landlord Tenant relationships, don’t be the good guy. Now, I’m not saying to be the bad guy, though, either.   In general, us human beings (most of us, anyway) desire to be liked and…
  • Mar 5

    Transaction Question

    Transaction Question
    By: Clayton Walker Please consider and answer the following questions to help us efficiently evaluate and structure your transaction, and help you address issues prospectively. General information about the proposed transaction: 1. Is there…
Rank this Week: 3573

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3389

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Sep 12

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial
    William Larson Overview: In an opinion written by Justice Henry DuPont Ridgely, a unanimous panel of the Delaware Supreme Court recently threw out a $2.8 million verdict in the case of Michael Galliher v. R.T. Vanderbilt.  Defense…
  • Aug 29

    Significant Asbestos “Take-Home Exposure” Opinion

    Significant Asbestos “Take-Home Exposure” Opinion
    Amaryah K. Bocchino -Persuasive precedent likely as PA judge holds employer/premises owner does not owe duty to warn  On August 28, 2014, the Honorable Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, in the Multi-District Litigation for asbestos in the…
  • Aug 18

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;
    Jonathan F. TabaskyPlaintiffs, when faced with a legal bar to traditional negligence claims, frequently try to cloak them in new theories of liability. This tactic is reminiscent of dialogue in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and…
Rank this Week: 2620