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Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Aug 15

    The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and Universal Claims Certification

    The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and Universal Claims Certification
    The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the largest professional association in the insurance industry, recently announced a new initiative, the Universal Claims Certification (UCC), which is a certification program with a goal…
  • Jul 17

    Sports Concussions on the Field

    Sports Concussions on the Field
    Professional athletes in the NFL and other professional sports have concussions on the field, leading to questions about the long-time impact on a player’s health and workers compensation litigation cases. Today on Ringler Radio, host,…
  • Jun 19

    Driverless Cars Litigation

    Driverless Cars Litigation
    On the 1960’s television show, The Jetsons, we saw a future world where people traveled in flying cars. Sound far-fetched? Maybe not – now we have driverless cars.  And with all the advantages also come liability and…
Rank this Week: 1215

Ross' Arbitration Blog

Ross' Arbitration Blog

Covers labor and employment arbitration. By Ross Runkel.

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

    NLRB arbitration deferral to change?

    NLRB arbitration deferral to change?
  • May 20

    Arbitrator improperly imposed class arbitration

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

    NLRB arbitration deferral to change?

    NLRB arbitration deferral to change?
    Here is the NLRB's January 20 press release, announcing the General Counsel's intent to try to get the Board to change its arbitration deferral policy: Citing concerns about delays in processing grievances through parties’…
Rank this Week: 2311

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: City of Bloomfield, New Mexico v. Felix 17-60 Issues: (1) What standard should be used to evaluate establishment clause challenges to passive displays such as monuments; and (2) whether litigants have…
  • Aug 18

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    In The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that the decision of Justice Neil Gorsuch “to address a conservative group at the Trump International Hotel in Washington next month, less than two weeks before the court is set to hear…
  • Aug 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC 17-99 Issues: (1) Whether the “substantial[ity]” and…
Rank this Week: 9

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…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1147

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

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

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 954

South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

Covers appellate practice in South Carolina. By Christian Stegmaier.Covers appellate practice in South Carolina. By Christian Stegmaier.

http://southcarolinaappellatelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Oct 1

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter
    On September 22, the Supreme Court issued an administrative order, which replaces the current Form 4 used for judgments/dispositions in civil matters in the Circuit Court with Form 4C.  The new Form 4C, which can be found here at…
  • Oct 1

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter
    On September 22, the Supreme Court issued an administrative order, which replaces the current Form 4 used for judgments/dispositions in civil matters in the Circuit Court with Form 4C.  The new Form 4C, which can be found here at…
  • Oct 1

    Re-Rolling Out South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

    Re-Rolling Out South Carolina Appellate Lawyer
    I’ve spent the day re-reading the Advance Sheets from the last several months. While reviewing the recent decisions of our Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, I thought about South Carolina Appellate Lawyer and regretted that I had let it…
Rank this Week: 4797

South Florida Trial Practice

South Florida Trial Practice

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://southfloridatrial.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    The Alter-Ego of a Corporation: Piercing the Corporate Veil

    The Alter-Ego of a Corporation: Piercing the Corporate Veil
    A corporation is a legal entity separate and distinct from its shareholders.  The corporate form generally shields shareholders from personal liability for the corporation’s debts. However, shareholders cannot incorporate to limit…
  • Jul 17

    Medical Marijuana Dispensary New

    Medical Marijuana Dispensary New
    Please see my latest update, over on Fox’s In the Weeds, listing all the news on medical marijuana dispensaries and whether and how Florida cities and municipalities are embracing them or shunning them. __________ Dori K.…
  • Jul 12

    Local Control Over Medical Marijuana Retail Locations?

    Local Control Over Medical Marijuana Retail Locations?
    Please see my update, over on Fox’s In the Weeds, regarding whether Florida cities and municipalities can exert local control over the location of medical marijuana dispensaries. __________ Dori K. Stibolt is a partner…
Rank this Week: 1523

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Law360 appellate article

    Law360 appellate article
    Law360 offers a number of appellate goodies today.Miller of Perkins Coie presents When are Appellate Time Limits Jurisdictional? discussing how in the upcoming term SCTOUS will examine FRAP 4(a)(5), the rule limiting a district court's…
  • Aug 16

    5th DCA wins 2 grants!

    5th DCA wins 2 grants!
    JUDICIAL COUNCIL AWARDS GRANTS TO COURT OF APPEAL, FIFTH APPELLATE DISTRICTIn July 2017, the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District in Fresno, California signed contracts with the Judicial Council of California in which funding for the…
  • Aug 16

    4/1 wins grant!

    4/1 wins grant!
    JUDICIAL COUNCIL AWARDS GRANT FUNDING TO COURT OF APPEAL, FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION ONEIn July 2017, the Courts of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division One in San Diego and the Fifth Appellate District in Fresno…
Rank this Week: 183

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    Alberta Securities Commission declines to exercise public interest jurisdiction to terminate soliciting dealer arrangement in proxy fight

    Alberta Securities Commission declines to exercise public interest jurisdiction to terminate soliciting dealer arrangement in proxy fight
    In its recent PointNorth Capital Inc. decision, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) was called upon to consider the appropriateness of a soliciting dealer arrangement that had been entered into by the issuer, Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd., in…
  • Aug 1

    Social Media: Shareholder Activism in 140 Characters or Le

    Social Media: Shareholder Activism in 140 Characters or Le
    Social media has changed how we live. We have access to extensive information and global connections at our finger tips.  Given its already well-established presence in our personal lives, it comes as no surprise that social media has…
  • Jul 26

    How independent are independent directors?

    How independent are independent directors?
    Board independence is a pillar of good corporate governance. It ensures that a corporation’s management is properly monitored and that the corporation’s decisions effectively balance the various stakeholders’ interests. Over…
Rank this Week: 2489

Structured Settlement Blog

Structured Settlement Blog

By Paul J. Lesti.

http://www.structuredsettlement.pro/
Rank this Week: 3665

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Aug 8

    NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border

    NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border Since the election, border crossings have been subject to greater scrutiny by…
  • Jul 24

    Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firm

    Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firm
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firms Cloud computing - where electronic data is stored offsite on servers owned and…
  • Jul 20

    U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment rights and social media

    U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment rights and social media
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Last month the United States Supreme Court weighed in on the intersection of the First Amendment with social media in Packinham v. North…
Rank this Week: 2688

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3288

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers trials and litigation and criminal, family and injury law. By Freeman & Fuson.

http://www.tennesseetriallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant
    On January 27, 2016, WKRN reported that dozens of tenants at the Howe Garden Apartments in East Nashville received notices that they were to leave their apartments in the middle of the lease. This obviously left tenants, who still had months…
  • Feb 15

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant
    On January 27, 2016, WKRN reported that dozens of tenants at the Howe Garden Apartments in East Nashville received notices that they were to leave their apartments in the middle of the lease. This obviously left tenants, who still had months…
  • Oct 6

    So You've Been Placed on the Abuse Registry

    So You've Been Placed on the Abuse Registry
    Most of our clients who are dealing with allegations from the Department of Health are fighting to keep their name off the abuse registry. More recently we have been contacted by individuals who have found out that their name has been placed…
Rank this Week: 2125

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 997

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Foreclosure: Accrual of right to foreclose and applicable statute of limitation

    Foreclosure: Accrual of right to foreclose and applicable statute of limitation
    DOES DEFAULT TRIGGER THE RUNNING OF LIMITATIONS PERIOD? "Under Texas law, a secured lender must foreclose on its `real property lien not later than four years after . . . the cause of action accrues.'" Rivera, 607 F. Appx. at…
  • May 19

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa
    ELEMENTS OF CAUSE OF ACTION FOR WRONGFUL FORECLOSURE  The elements of a wrongful foreclosure claim are: (1) a defect in the foreclosure sale proceedings; (2) an inadequate selling price; and (3) a causal connection between the defect and…
  • Mar 2

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa
    The elements of tortious interference with an existing contract are: (1) the existence of a contract subject to interference; (2) the occurrence of an act of interference that was willful and intentional; (3) the act was a proximate cause of…
Rank this Week: 2934

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Jun 5

    The Outset of the Fraud

    The Outset of the Fraud
    If an individual defendant’s stock trading took place pursuant to a pre-determined Rule 10b5-1 trading plan that was entered into before the outset of the alleged fraud, the use of the trading plan may undermine any inference that…
  • May 9

    Not Just For Section 11 Claim

    Not Just For Section 11 Claim
    In its Omnicare decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that opinions presented in registration statements can be subject to liability under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 if either (a) the opinion was not…
  • Apr 14

    Frivolity

    Frivolity
    Among other reforms, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”) requires that upon final adjudication of a federal securities action, the court shall include in the record “specific findings regarding…
Rank this Week: 2686

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 139

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 329

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
Rank this Week: 645

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 16

    Occidental College, my alma mater, vexes me greatly

    Occidental College, my alma mater, vexes me greatly
    Hey, so I went to Occidental College.  Just like Mr. Obama (Emily Post says the title of "President" ends with the end of the term of office - yes, I checked).  Two differences stand out between us, I think.  I graduated. …
  • Aug 2

    Further nuances to PAGA and arbitration clauses in Esparza v. KS Industries, L.P.

    Further nuances to PAGA and arbitration clauses in Esparza v. KS Industries, L.P.
    Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, 59 Cal. 4th 348 (2014) held that PAGA representative claims for civil penalties are not subject to arbitration.  In Esparza v. KS Industries, L.P. (August 2, 2017), the Court of Appeal…
  • Jun 19

    DOJ switches teams in NLRB v. Murphy Oil

    DOJ switches teams in NLRB v. Murphy Oil
    The DOJ announced on Friday, June 16, 2017, that it was reversing its position on the validity of class action waivers in arbitration agreements and would file an amicus brief in support of the employer's position in NLRB v. Murphy Oil.…
Rank this Week: 673

The Conference Room--Answers to…

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

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

http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/
  • Jun 19

    Changing home

    Changing home
    After several years and over 150 posts, this blog is changing homes. It will be hosted on my firm's new website at http://www.hcpplaw.com/blog. Thanks for reading and I hope you will follow me over to the new site. If you...
  • May 29

    Take Time to Heal after a Car Wreck.

    Take Time to Heal after a Car Wreck.
    This is a tragic story, but one that is not that uncommon. My heart goes out to this family who will be dealing with this horrific car wreck for the rest of their lives. Putting on my lawyer hat for...
  • Apr 16

    Eviction

    Eviction
    Landlords have a streamlined process in North Carolina to evict tenants who have breached their lease. This is called summary ejectment. After the tenant has breached the lease by failing to pay rent or otherwise, and after the tenant has...
Rank this Week: 4337

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Jul 23

    Dieselgate — Antitrust Edition

    Dieselgate — Antitrust Edition
    You will recall that two years ago Volkswagen got in $14.7 billion worth of class action trouble for rigging software in its diesel cars to fake compliance with U.S. emission standards. The We now learn that Volkswagen didn’t act alone.…
  • Jul 9

    Who Belongs in a Class?

    Who Belongs in a Class?
    The question of who belongs in a class action deserves a lot of think about it time. A good class definition could save class plaintiffs lots of trouble in winning certification of the class — a do-or-die event in the life of the class…
  • Jul 2

    Opt-Outs on Parade

    Opt-Outs on Parade
    Arise, ye claimants For more than 40 years, you could wait (and wait and wait) to decide whether or not to opt out of a class action in order to pursue your own individual case. You didn’t have to squawk until (1) you got formal notice…
Rank this Week: 1678

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jun 16

    LexisNexis and Ravel Law will offer new level of analytics to legal community

    LexisNexis and Ravel Law will offer new level of analytics to legal community
    On June 8th, LexisNexis announced the acquisition of Ravel Law, based in San Francisco.  Ravel Law provides research tools, legal analytics and data services allowing users to “contextualize and interpret large amounts of legal…
  • May 22

    Mississippi man convicted of first transgender hate crime

    Mississippi man convicted of first transgender hate crime
    In the first conviction under the Matthew Shepard, James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a Mississippi man was sentenced to 49 years in prison along with a $20,000 fine. Joshua Vallum murdered Mercedes Williamson in May 2015 after…
  • Apr 13

    Multi-State Bar Exam Scores Hit A New Low

    Multi-State Bar Exam Scores Hit A New Low
    In February 2017, the average score of the Multi-State Bar Exam (MBE) declined by another point.  “The exam is a six-hour, 200-question multiple-choice examination developed by NCBE and administered by user jurisdictions as…
Rank this Week: 3036

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Aug 16

    Cloud Discussions Take Flight at ILTACON 2017

    Cloud Discussions Take Flight at ILTACON 2017
    Legal technologists can rattle off plenty of reasons to move to the cloud, but for many law firms the jump to cloud-based technology still seems daunting. Briggs and Morgan CIO Robert Dubois tried to demystify the process Monday at ILTACON in…
  • Aug 8

    Cybersecurity Lessons to Make your Firm More Secure

    Cybersecurity Lessons to Make your Firm More Secure
    Law firm security breaches are grabbing headlines, and the Wall Street Journal reports “there is no such thing as a non-security IT staffer.” Staying current about rapidly-emerging threats and best practices can be overwhelming…
  • Aug 1

    Now Introducing: Full Screen Review Mode!

    Now Introducing: Full Screen Review Mode!
    When you’re responsible for reviewing hundreds of documents in a short amount of time, every second you can save on that review matters. We want to save you as much time as possible, and give you tools to make your work life easier. To…
Rank this Week: 2681

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Aug 16

    Cloud Discussions Take Flight at ILTACON 2017

    Cloud Discussions Take Flight at ILTACON 2017
    Legal technologists can rattle off plenty of reasons to move to the cloud, but for many law firms the jump to cloud-based technology still seems daunting. Briggs and Morgan CIO Robert Dubois tried to demystify the process Monday at ILTACON in…
  • Aug 8

    Cybersecurity Lessons to Make your Firm More Secure

    Cybersecurity Lessons to Make your Firm More Secure
    Law firm security breaches are grabbing headlines, and the Wall Street Journal reports “there is no such thing as a non-security IT staffer.” Staying current about rapidly-emerging threats and best practices can be overwhelming…
  • Aug 1

    Now Introducing: Full Screen Review Mode!

    Now Introducing: Full Screen Review Mode!
    When you’re responsible for reviewing hundreds of documents in a short amount of time, every second you can save on that review matters. We want to save you as much time as possible, and give you tools to make your work life easier. To…
Rank this Week: 2500

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Common Shortcomings of Inpatient Suicide Assessment and Care

    Common Shortcomings of Inpatient Suicide Assessment and Care
    One of the most common reasons for psychiatric hospitalization is when the patient is determined to be at... Read More The post Common Shortcomings of Inpatient Suicide Assessment and Care appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Aug 15

    Ethicon Hernia Mesh Litigation – The Next TVM?

    Ethicon Hernia Mesh Litigation – The Next TVM?
    On June 2, 2017, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an order centralizing pre-trial proceedings... Read More The post Ethicon Hernia Mesh Litigation – The Next TVM? appeared first on The Expert…
  • Aug 15

    Flash Crash of Cryptocurrency Exchange Yields Lawsuits – How Experts Might be Used

    Flash Crash of Cryptocurrency Exchange Yields Lawsuits – How Experts Might be Used
    “Cryptocurrencies” like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum, which store value digitally and are used to purchase real-life goods and... Read More The post Flash Crash of Cryptocurrency Exchange Yields Lawsuits – How Experts…
Rank this Week: 1980

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/
  • May 22

    Warren Buffett Talks Structured Settlement

    Warren Buffett Talks Structured Settlement
    Berkshire Hathaway’s 2017 Annual Meeting Excerpt  Warren Buffett Knows (and Likes) Structured Settlements   May 22, 2017 – Earlier this month, attendees of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.’s Annual Meeting witnessed…
  • Apr 20

    Managed or Mangled Money

    Managed or Mangled Money
    April 20, 2017 – If you’ve had money in an actively managed large cap fund in the United States for the past five years, there’s an 88.40% chance your manager underperformed and you would have been better off in a simple,…
  • Apr 18

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie
    April 18, 2017 – Earlier this month during National Retirement Planning Week, the California Department of Insurance issued a Press Release urging Californians to “plan for retirement and carefully consider annuities.”…
Rank this Week: 2094

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
  • Aug 17

    Trial Judge Reversed Due to Arbitrary Time Limits on Jury Selection

    Trial Judge Reversed Due to Arbitrary Time Limits on Jury Selection
    A first-degree murder conviction was reversed last month due to the trial court imposing arbitrary time limits during jury selection. In Hopkins v. State, 2017 WL 2983284 (Fla. 4th DCA, July 12, 2017), the trial court advised counsel, for the…
  • Apr 24

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire
    Earlier this year the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the standard Juror Questionnaire, Form 1.983. There are currently only two standard juror questionnaires approved for use in civil trials by the Florida Supreme Court –…
  • Nov 29

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial
    The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure have been amended by the Florida Supreme Court to remove the limit on the number of alternate jurors in civil trials. Effective January 1, 2017, Rule 1.431 has been amended to read “The court may…
Rank this Week: 724

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Aug 17

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive
    Although I've been posted here regularly (sometimes semi-regularly) for more than ten years, I think it's time to wrap up this blog and put some sort of bow around it. As of now, I have no plans to delete the...
  • Jun 26

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for <ital>Lawyerist</ital>

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for &lt;ital&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/ital&gt;
    Here are two articles I wrote recently for Lawyerist, both on litigation-related themes: 1. How to Take a Deposition Like a Pro 2. How to Have a Collegial Relationship with Opposing Counsel I tried to fill both articles with solid,...
  • May 5

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation
    The sixth revision to my book about depositions, Deposition Checklists and Strategies, is available from James Publishing. Here's information about the book from the James Publishing website-- Creating an outline is the most efficient way of…
Rank this Week: 2334

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    If you think online harassment is not a  problem—only 5% of the country agrees with you

    If you think online harassment is not a&nbsp; problem&mdash;only 5% of the country agrees with you
    This issue has been the banner of a number of well-known male bloggers who encourage their readers to pile on [with their generally anonymous screen names] when commenters do not agree with the blogger. These bloggers make comments like,…
  • Aug 16

    Do you come across as a jerk? Here’s how to stop 

    Do you come across as a jerk? Here&rsquo;s how to stop&nbsp;
    Researchers actually study the factors that go into making others see you as a jerk—and help us figure out how to avoid those behaviors. Today’s research is from an international team of researchers in the Netherlands, the US and…
  • Aug 14

    Consider the source: Even when evaluating data on  hate crime

    Consider the source: Even when evaluating data on&nbsp; hate crime
    The U.S. Department of Justice defines hate crime as “the violence of intolerance and bigotry, intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or…
Rank this Week: 834

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Feb 4

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne
    In a trial, any piece of evidence (i.e. document, diagram, photo, police report, summary) offered by any party requires a particular foundation procedure to establish that the exhibit is reliable and relevant.  Since I personally have…
  • Oct 17

    Relevance | Problem 2

    Relevance | Problem 2
    Plaintiff sues Defendant, an owner of a newspaper, for libel after releasing an article that accused Plaintiff of committing a string of robberies on New York City’s Upper East Side. To prove that Plaintiff committed those robberies,…
  • Jul 20

    Relevance | Problem 1

    Relevance | Problem 1
    In our last blog, we saw some basic definitions of relevance. Relevant evidence is evidence that tends to prove or disprove a material fact in the case. For this problem, we revisit the relevance of “character” evidence. In…
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The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

Covers law and justice in Canada. By Antonin I. Pribetic.

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 19

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has confirmed that the 2-year limitation period under the Limitations Act, 2002 applies to enforcement of foreign judgments, subject to the discoverability principle: Independence Plaza 1 Associates, L.L.C. v.…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
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The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://karenkoehler.com/wp/
  • Jul 12

    The meanest motion ever

    The meanest motion ever
    Sometimes my job is sickening.   I get the whole idea of defense lawyers attacking my clients in order to make sure they are telling the truth.  But what I can never get used to are the grotesque tactical maneuvers used by some…
  • Jun 18

    Specifically with respect to our daddy’s love

    Specifically with respect to our daddy’s love
    Let me count the ways… Answered every question thoughtfully – including if there really was a man in the moon. Gave us puzzles and calendars featuring photos of sperm taken with his electron microscope Tucked us into bed every…
  • May 14

    How to Fly Across the Country for the Weekend and Not Stay Overnight

    How to Fly Across the Country for the Weekend and Not Stay Overnight
    Friday 9-10:00 am perform office work with Nala in tow 10:00 – 11:15 teleconference with AAJ committee. Anne takes Nala for a walk and brings her back. 11:15 – 12:30 Meeting with co-counsel and new client who is in full rigid body…
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This Week's Florida Appeals Court…

This Week's Florida Appeals Court Decisions

Provides a summary of selected civil and criminal cases. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/florida-appeals-court-decisions/
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Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
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Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Aug 18

    TORT TALK PRACTICE TIP

    TORT TALK PRACTICE TIP
    BE REDUNDANT IN STATING YOUR LEGAL POSITION IN BRIEFSWhile redundancy in particular word use is to be avoided in brief writing, every effort should be made to repeatedly state the validity of your legal ­position supporting the relief…
  • Aug 15

    Twombly/Iqbal Standards Applied to Dismiss Bad Faith Complaint

    Twombly/Iqbal Standards Applied to Dismiss Bad Faith Complaint
    In the recent Eastern Federal District Court of Pennsylvania case of Jones v. Allstate, No. 17-00648 (E.D. Pa. June 19, 2017 Pappert, J.), the Court applied the mandates of Twombly/Iqbal in granting the carrier's motion to dismiss the…
  • Aug 9

    Landlord Secures Summary Judgment In Slip and Fall Case Where Court Found Duties Owed by Tenant

    Landlord Secures Summary Judgment In Slip and Fall Case Where Court Found Duties Owed by Tenant
    In a recent decision by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in the case of Stuski v. Philadelphia Auth. 4 Indev., No. 1979 C.D. 2016 (Pa. Cmwlth. May 25, 2017 Covey, J.), summary judgment was affirmed in favor of a landlord Defendant in…
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TortDeform

TortDeform

A civil justice defense blog. By the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.

http://www.tortdeform.com/
  • May 20

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform
    Hello, and welcome back after that fifteen-month intermission. I've been too busy helping people to blog about the forces that want to prevent me from helping people. To dip my toe back in the blogging water, I thought I'd give a…
  • Feb 17

    The value of a human life and damage cap

    The value of a human life and damage cap
    Even if we go with the Bush-era figure of $6.8 million, you’re far above the often-proposed cap of $250,000 for noneconomic damages.  I’m morally opposed to ANY damage cap because I don’t believe that you can set a flat rate on every…
  • Feb 9

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective
    Which is a greater tragedy: A child dying at the hands of an incompetent doctor, or a toy company ripping off the design of a doll from another toy company?  Brian Wilson discusses how out-of-whack our priorities are regarding…
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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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Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

Focuses on trial advocacy. From Temple University's Beasley School of Law.

http://indexhtml.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 11

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat
    Copyright 2014 Great Falls TribuneAll Rights ReservedGreat Falls Tribune (Montana)March 9, 2014 Sunday1 EditionSECTION: A; Pg. 1LENGTH: 1677 wordsHEADLINE: 15 vie for vacant state Supreme Court seatBYLINE: By, John S.…
  • Nov 21

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law
    Once classmates, now law partners, attorneys Samuel H. Pond and Jerry M. Lehocky have found a way to give back to the institution that launched their highly successful careers in law. The two partners at Philadelphia-based Pond Lehocky Stern…
  • Nov 14

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
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Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Mar 22

    Constitution Revision Commission Begins Public Hearing

    Constitution Revision Commission Begins Public Hearing
    I cannot overemphasize the significance and power of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. It can initiate fundamental restructuring of state government and, in the process, deal far-reaching setbacks to the integrity of the judicial…
  • Mar 3

    Conflict Over Stays and Bond Amounts Under Rule 9.310

    Conflict Over Stays and Bond Amounts Under Rule 9.310
    Silver Beach Towers Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Silver Beach Investments of Destin, L.C., No. 1D16-4555, 42 Fla. L. Weekly D442c (Fla 1st DCA February 21, 2017) involved a judgment awarding $1,827,372.18 plus…
  • Feb 25

    Tom Quoted as a “Pro Bono Pro”

    Tom Quoted as a “Pro Bono Pro”
    The March 2017 of The Florida Bar Journal features several stories about the significant pro bono work lawyers do. Read about Tom’s pro bono contributions in The Pro Bono Pros: And How You Can Become…
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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
  • Jul 3

    How to Communicate and Connect With a Diverse Audience

    How to Communicate and Connect With a Diverse Audience
    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.
  • Jan 29

    How to Tell if Someone is Lying (Tips from a Trial Lawyer)

    How to Tell if Someone is Lying (Tips from a Trial Lawyer)
    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.
  • Nov 20

    How To Communicate Like MMA Fighters and Trial Lawyer

    How To Communicate Like MMA Fighters and Trial Lawyer
    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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Unstructured Data Blog

Unstructured Data Blog

Covers electronic discovery. By Digital Reef.

http://unstructureddata.wordpress.com
  • Aug 4

    Steve Akers Interview with BeyeNetwork

    Steve Akers Interview with BeyeNetwork
    I suggest that if you are interested in intelligent Enterprise search that you listen to  Steve Akers being interviewed by BeyeNetworks – it is a long session but well worth the time.   Steve discusses a number of things including the…
  • Aug 4

    Steve Akers Interview with BeyeNetwork

    Steve Akers Interview with BeyeNetwork
    I suggest that if you are interested in intelligent Enterprise search that you listen to  Steve Akers being interviewed by BeyeNetworks – it is a long session but well worth the time.   Steve discusses a number of things…
  • Jul 23

    Whither Thou ILM?

    Whither Thou ILM?
    Some of you may remember the big buzz around Information Life-cycle Management or ILM.  EMC pushed the concept of ILM a few years back and many of their competitors followed them down this winding road.  You know that marketing campaigns…
Rank this Week: 4290

Veale Law

Veale Law

Focuses on personal injury law for the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 908

Vegas Litigator Blog

Vegas Litigator Blog

Focuses on litigation and related issues of interest. By Donald C. Kudler.

http://vegaslitigator.com/blog
  • Aug 2

    One Good Change Deserves (Needs) Another

    One Good Change Deserves (Needs) Another
    In 2015, the Nevada Legislature raised Nevada Justice Courts’ Jurisdictional limit from $10,000.00 to $15,000.00 effective on January 1, 2017. This statute requires any cases filed until December 31, 2016 seeking damages up to…
  • Oct 30

    Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer, Donald Kudler, is interviewed by Lawsuit Legal

    Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer, Donald Kudler, is interviewed by Lawsuit Legal
    Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer, Donald Kudler, was interviewed by Lawsuit Legal as part of their Power Lawyers series. Read Donald Kudler’s Lawsuit Legal interview by clicking here. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
  • Apr 16

    Comparative Negligence in Nevada: Equal Fault Does Not Bar Recovery

    Comparative Negligence in Nevada: Equal Fault Does Not Bar Recovery
    I have a case where my client had backed out of parking space, stopped and started to proceed when another driver backed out and hit her car.  It is our position, of course, that the other driver is 100% at fault for the accident as our…
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Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    What is Deferred Adjudication in Texas?

    What is Deferred Adjudication in Texas?
    What is Deferred Adjudication in Texas? Deferred adjudication in Texas is an alternative to jail or prison time and is a form of community supervision (probation) that is allowed under Code of Criminal Procedure 42A.101 through…
  • Aug 16

    Using a Fake ID in Texas: A Look at the Criminal Consequence

    Using a Fake ID in Texas: A Look at the Criminal Consequence
    Go to any college town in Texas, and there’s a high likelihood many students will have a fake ID tucked in their purse or pocket. In fact, it may be the one thing they never leave home without. While a fake ID may be an…
  • Aug 10

    12 Things I Learned From My Summer Internship

    12 Things I Learned From My Summer Internship
    Breaking into the workforce straight from college is almost impossible, which is why internships are so valuable. Fortunately, I was able to land an internship this summer at the Fort Worth law firm of Varghese Summersett. Granted, my dad is…
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