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Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

Covers trial presentation theory, trial graphics designs, trial technician recommendations and jury research methodologies. By A2L Consulting.

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Repelling the Reptile Trial Strategy as Defense Counsel - Part 2 - 10 Ways to Spot the Reptile in Action

    Repelling the Reptile Trial Strategy as Defense Counsel - Part 2 - 10 Ways to Spot the Reptile in Action
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting As I discussed in Part 1 of this series, the “reptile” trial strategy is quickly spreading among plaintiffs counsel. Some plaintiffs counsel have, in fact, claimed that the strategy…
  • Jun 23

    Repelling the Reptile Trial Strategy as Defense Counsel - Part 1

    Repelling the Reptile Trial Strategy as Defense Counsel - Part 1
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Last week, I spoke at an annual gathering of defense attorneys whose subtitle was “Lawyers and Other Reptiles.” What's going on? Who are these reptiles? It’s an interesting…
  • Jun 16

    One Voir Dire Must Do and One Voir Dire Must Never Do

    One Voir Dire Must Do and One Voir Dire Must Never Do
      by Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D.Managing Director, Jury ConsultingA2L Consulting You’re defending an alleged polluter. You ask prospective jurors, “Who here thinks there is too much government regulation of business?”…
Rank this Week: 3368

Video and the Law

Video and the Law

Covers the history, the apps and the players that use video in litigation. By Chris Ballard.

http://www.videoandthelaw.com/
  • Sep 9

    The ABC’s of Collecting Valuable Demonstrative Evidence

    The ABC’s of Collecting Valuable Demonstrative Evidence
    Think of the acronym ABC : Ambulance Before Cop. When an accident occurs, first responders must take action in rescuing the injured victims. Ambulance Before Cop is the most logical scenario. Paramedics know how to handle the injured, and the…
  • Aug 1

    The Evolution of Law Firm Website

    The Evolution of Law Firm Website
    Let's compare your life and your law practice 23 years ago to where you are today. Has anything changed? I bet a ton has changed. Maybe you bought a new house, left your old firm and went out on your own, how about a new child or new law…
  • Jun 18

    Behind the Scenes of a Trial Video

    Behind the Scenes of a Trial Video
    “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” The familiar and famous Shakespeare play “Romeo and Juliet,” about two young lovers that ends in tragedy was created and written with great thought and an outline, or what we call in the…
Rank this Week: 3458

Advocate's Almanac

Advocate's Almanac

Focuses on criminal law and evidentiary issues. By Rubin Sinins.

http://advocatesalmanac.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Defendant's Alleged Right to Perjury for Lesser Plea

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Defendant's Alleged Right to Perjury for Lesser Plea
    In State v. Taccetta, the N.J. Supreme Court rejected a defendant's post-conviction relief claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. The decision may be found here. Defendant, an alleged member of an organized crime family, faced murder…
  • Jul 21

    N.J. Supreme Court Reaffirms Particularity Requirement for Warrant

    N.J. Supreme Court Reaffirms Particularity Requirement for Warrant
    Today the N.J. Supreme Court reaffirmed the principle that warrants must state the place to be searched with particularity. The Court also reaffirmed the concept that the Court cannot delegate to the police the detached, neutral assessment…
  • Jul 14

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Missing Witness Jury Charge Against Criminal Defendant

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Missing Witness Jury Charge Against Criminal Defendant
    For years, the decision in State v. Clawans permitted judges, in appropriate circumstances, to charge juries that a party's failure to call a witness who naturally would have been called may give rise to an inference that the witness's…
Rank this Week: 3456

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

Covers civil litigation and insurance defense in Washington, D.C. By David Stratton.

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • May 8

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS
    The District of Columbia government has upgraded its Legislative Information Management System ("LIMS"). As a result of the upgrades, the database covers all legislation passed by the D.C. Council from 1989 to the present, a total…
  • Aug 10

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
  • Aug 9

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia

    Judicial estoppel based on bankruptcy filing affirmed in the District of Columbia
    I had previously written about judicial estoppel and lack of standing defenses that could arise from a plaintiff's prior bankruptcy filing. There is a recent decision in the District of Columbia in which judicial estoppel barred a plaintiff's…
Rank this Week: 3508

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Mar 2

    Real Estate Broker Entitled to Recover the Value of Its Service

    Real Estate Broker Entitled to Recover the Value of Its Service
    Goli Realty Corp., commenced an action for the recovery of brokerage commissions. Goli sued Halperin claiming to have brought a buyer that was ready, willing and able to purchase certain real property that Halperin and his entity, SPJ LLC,…
  • Feb 10

    Transfer of Looted Company Held Valid

    Transfer of Looted Company Held Valid
    Steve Hong is the sole shareholder of Koryeo International Corp. Hong sued his mother, Kyung Ja Hong for looting Koryeo before she transferred the corporation to him. Hong worked for the corporation after law school. His parents promised…
  • Feb 4

    The Kati Dispute

    The Kati Dispute
    A dispute between The KatiRoll Company, Inc. and Kati Junction, Inc., both of which sell Indian food, produced a court decision useful in examining trademark/servicemark and trade dress issues. In 2002, KatiRoll opened its first store-front…
Rank this Week: 3524

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

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

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

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

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

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

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

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
Rank this Week: 3528

Online Jury Research Update

Online Jury Research Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    How does a juror's social status affect participation in deliberations? (August, 2011, Issue 3)
    Jurors with higher occupational statuses, higher levels of education, and higher incomes have higher social status. Social status disparities affect our communication activities and social behaviors, including jurors' behavior on juries. York…
Rank this Week: 3529

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena
    If you are served with legal papers it is important to determine what type of papers you received. Are you being sued or are you being called to court or a deposition as a witness. It is worth a call to a litigation attorney to help you…
  • Aug 12

    How to Be Prepared for a Business Litigation Case

    How to Be Prepared for a Business Litigation Case
    Whether you have been sued or need to sue someone, it is important to know what to do both before the need for litigation arises. Careful record keeping and document organization are the best ways to help your business litigation attorney. …
  • Jul 23

    How to Buy a Business: Common Dangers and Pitfall

    How to Buy a Business: Common Dangers and Pitfall
    Anyone who wants to buy a business needs to be cautious before signing an offer. It is critical to consult with a lawyer who is experienced in California business sales to guide you through the process. Very often the business purchase…
Rank this Week: 3554

North Carolina Litigation Blog

North Carolina Litigation Blog

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

http://northcarolinalitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up

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

    Child Support

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

    Rising Flood Waters in Charlotte Mean Higher Insurance Cost

    Rising Flood Waters in Charlotte Mean Higher Insurance Cost
    If you live in the Charlotte area then you that when the heavy rains come so does the flooding and it’s only getting worse. NC flood maps are being updated so be sure to check your address to see if your house is now in a flood zone. If so…
Rank this Week: 3594

Moredata

Moredata

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

http://www.moredata.com/
  • Mar 10

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

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

    Cell Phone Electronic Discovery Device

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

    State E-Discovery Statute

    State E-Discovery Statute
    With all the hoopla over the revised Federal Rules dealing with electronic discovery one must not lose sight of the notion that the vast majority of cases in the United States get tried in state courts. While a number of states have used…
Rank this Week: 3642

Harvey Kruse, P.C. Blog

Harvey Kruse, P.C. Blog

Covers Michigan business law and litigation topics.

http://www.harveykruse.com/blog
  • Apr 1

    U.S. Supreme Court Adopts “Nerve Center” Diversity Jurisdiction Test

    U.S. Supreme Court Adopts “Nerve Center” Diversity Jurisdiction Test
    In Hertz Corp. v. Friend, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 1897 (Feb. 23, 2010), the United States Supreme Court finally resolved a split among the circuits on how to analyze where a corporation’s “principal place of business” is for purposes of…
  • Oct 19

    PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD IMPOSE $1 MILLION FINES ON INSURANCE COMPANIES

    PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD IMPOSE $1 MILLION FINES ON INSURANCE COMPANIES
    Several Michigan State Representatives have taken steps to enact legislation to hold insurance companies “accountable” for perceived misdeeds.  State Representatives Vicki Barnett, Mike Simpson, Lisa Brown and Jon Switalski have proposed…
  • Oct 19

    Should Your Company Hire National Trial Counsel?

    Should Your Company Hire National Trial Counsel?
    As product liability lawsuits continue to cut into slim margins of profit in recession based sales, many companies are looking for a solution.   Repeated lawsuits, even those without merit, are frequently rewarded by settlements that…
Rank this Week: 3659

jurygeek

jurygeek

Covers jury issues, research, and verdicts. By Clay S. Conrad.

http://jurygeek.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Testing the waters...

    Testing the waters...
    I'm thinking of blogging again.I'm inspired by Mark Bennett's Defending People, and I do believe that everyone is entitled to an opinion -- mine. So perhaps I should start sharing it again.However, I intend to be an occasional blogger --…
  • Apr 13

    An Interesting Conversation on Rights, Powers, and Lie

    An Interesting Conversation on Rights, Powers, and Lie
    Mark Bennett, a Houston criminal defense attorney, recently started a conversation on State's Rights. His position is that the State has no rights; the State has powers.
  • Nov 21

    Definitional Shift -- Jury Reform Pt. II

    Definitional Shift -- Jury Reform Pt. II
    It is amazing what the passage of time can do to the meaning of a word. Consider, for example, the simple word "jury." Article III, Sec. 2, the Sixth Amendment, and the Seventh Amendment all guarantee Americans the right to a jury in…
Rank this Week: 3719

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/
  • Jun 26

    Education Company Agrees to Settle Five Qui Tam Case

    Education Company Agrees to Settle Five Qui Tam Case
    According to the Department of Justice, a for-profit education company based in Baltimore, Maryland, Education Affiliates (“EA”), has agreed to settle five qui tam cases alleging the company submitted fraudulent claims to the U.S.…
  • Jun 25

    Helpful Whistleblower Decision from D.C. Circuit

    Helpful Whistleblower Decision from D.C. Circuit
    On June 23, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a helpful decision for qui tam whistleblowers in U.S. ex rel Heath v. AT&T, Inc., Case No. 14– 7094, 2015 WL 3852180 (D.C. Cir. 2015).…
  • Jun 19

    Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in Justice Department History

    Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in Justice Department History
    According to the Justice Department, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force conducted a nationwide operation in 17 cities this week.  The sweep resulted in criminal charges against 243 individuals for their alleged participation in healthcare…
Rank this Week: 3730

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Apr 29

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .

    Without Consent of the Parties . . .
        If you perform a Lexis search using the words “Special Master” in the Code of Civil Procedure you will find “no results.” This is because there is no statutory authority for such an appointment.…
  • Jan 20

    Treating Physicians–Treat Them Right

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

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

    2015 New Years Resolutions–No real changes to the Discovery Act
      I am happy to report that there were no substantive changes to the Discovery Act. The only change to any of the discovery codes is C.C.P. Section 2025.510 which involves deposition transcripts. As you can see by the 2014 Amendment…
Rank this Week: 3728

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Judge Bonnie Sudderth

Covers the Texas Rules of Evidence.

http://judgebonniesudderth.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3741

Osterberg's Blog

Osterberg's Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate
    Even if you win your patent infringement case, you still may not get an injunction prohibiting ongoing infringement.  In a case decided last month by the Federal Circuit, ActiveVideo v.
Rank this Week: 3752

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Expert Witnesses Contribute to Same Sex Marriage Litigation

    Expert Witnesses Contribute to Same Sex Marriage Litigation
    Last week, the Supreme Court made it unlawful to prevent same-sex marriage. Obergefell v. Hodges 576 U.S. ___... Read MoreThe post Expert Witnesses Contribute to Same Sex Marriage Litigation appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jun 29

    Hulk Hogan Enlists Journalism Expert in Case Against Gawker

    Hulk Hogan Enlists Journalism Expert in Case Against Gawker
    Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan is reportedly paying between $250-$350 an hour to an expert witness in his suit... Read MoreThe post Hulk Hogan Enlists Journalism Expert in Case Against Gawker appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jun 26

    Testimony by Biomechanics Expert Ruled Admissible in Georgia Slip & Fall

    Testimony by Biomechanics Expert Ruled Admissible in Georgia Slip & Fall
    Case: Daugharty v. FDIC, 979 F. Supp. 2d 1353 (M.D. Ga. 2013) Background: This case involved a slip-and-fall... Read MoreThe post Testimony by Biomechanics Expert Ruled Admissible in Georgia Slip & Fall appeared first on The Expert…
Rank this Week: 3841

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 1

    A Mind-Boggling Social Experiment Proves the Importance of First Impression

    A Mind-Boggling Social Experiment Proves the Importance of First Impression
    If you ever wondered just how important the jurors’ first impressions of your client and witnesses are, here’s a mind-boggling social experiment, posted on youtube.It shows people walking right past well-known and loved family…
  • May 1

    Don’t Undermine The Value of Your Focus Group

    Don’t Undermine The Value of Your Focus Group
    A focus group has many benefits, among the primary the opinions the “jurors” offer on the case: strengths, weaknesses, validity of themes, etc.  However, focus group jurors can only provide opinions if they are asked the…
  • Apr 3

    Your Client, Expert, and Witness E-Impressions Matter! Manage Them Well

    Your Client, Expert, and Witness E-Impressions Matter! Manage Them Well
    What is written has more weight than what is said. Always. That is why, when something is important, we write it down. That is why, in any courtroom, jurors will believe documents over witness testimony. Unfortunately, clients often forget…
Rank this Week: 3889

352nd District Court

352nd District Court

Features summaries of interesting and notable cases from the 352nd District Court of Texas. By Judge Bonnie Sudderth.

http://352nddistrictcourt.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: ”This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.” 
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: “This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.”  On…
  • Dec 11

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken
    The sole issue in this case was at what point in the life of a chicken does the chicken lose its tax-exempt status as poultry? When this lawsuit was filed in 2011, Pilgrim’s Pride was the second-largest chicken producer in the world.  A…
Rank this Week: 3913

Lean and Mean Litigation Blog

Lean and Mean Litigation Blog

Covers lean litigation practices. By Stewart Weltman.

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

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

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

    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: @LeanMeanLaw

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

    Dealing With Greased Pigs and other Similar Witnesse

    Dealing With Greased Pigs and other Similar Witnesse
    I welcoming myself back to my blog.  After a long hiatus during which I was very very busy, I just didn't have time to post.  But now, even though I am still very very busy, I am told that I should start posting again.  So here goes. What…
Rank this Week: 4006

Renvoi: Lex Situs Conflictus

Renvoi: Lex Situs Conflictus

Covers Canadian conflict of laws. By Seva Batkin.

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

    The (Near) Death of Chaining

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

    The (Near) Death of Chaining

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

    Call of Duty

    Call of Duty
    No, this post is not about a poppular video game, or an upcoming inaugruation. Rather, it is about yours truly joining the very distinguished ranks of the legal profession. Thank you, Seva Batkin Barrister and Solicitor.
Rank this Week: 4030

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/
  • Mar 29

    What is the largest jury pool in history?

    What is the largest jury pool in history?
    At this writing, the answer is 9,000. The first wave of a 9,000-member jury pool – the largest in U.S. history – appeared in a Colorado courtroom…” It is for the trial of James Holmes accused of the 2012 attack at an…
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holidays from Litig8r Tech

    Happy Holidays from Litig8r Tech
    Video here. Because we liked it so much last year, we wanted to share it again.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4070

Class Action Defense Review

Class Action Defense Review

Covers the defense of class action lawsuits. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.classactiondefensereview.com/
  • Dec 6

    When Do Multiple State Court Actions Become a Removable "Mass Action"?

    When Do Multiple State Court Actions Become a Removable "Mass Action"?
    Under the Class Action Fairness Action of 2005, defendants may remove certain class actions to federal court if they meet the definition of “mass actions.” To qualify as a “mass action,” a lawsuit must involve…
  • Oct 28

    Extending the Reach of Comcast v. Behrend

    Extending the Reach of Comcast v. Behrend
    This past March, the Supreme Court held that a class may not be certified if its proposed damages model does not adequately limit damages to the alleged wrongful conduct that will be adjudicated before the trial court. In Comcast Corp. v.…
  • Sep 20

    The Consequences of Not Invoking a Right to Arbitrate

    The Consequences of Not Invoking a Right to Arbitrate
    A class action is brought against a company notwithstanding an arbitration provision in the company’s standard contract. The company does not move to compel arbitration, but begins litigating the matter in federal court. A second…
Rank this Week: 4072

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: 4153

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: 4158

Structured Settlement Blog

Structured Settlement Blog

By Paul J. Lesti.

http://www.structuredsettlement.pro/
  • Nov 18

    Medicare indemnification request by defense counsel is unethical - Florida Bar Staff Opinion 30310

    Medicare indemnification request by defense counsel is unethical - Florida Bar Staff Opinion 30310
    A lawyer should not agree to personally indemnify an opposing party, as it violates Florida rules and a lawyer should not require that another attorney enter into an agreement to personally indemnify an opposing party, as that also violates…
  • Nov 8

    Structured Settlement article on cbsnews.com

    Structured Settlement article on cbsnews.com
    This is a good article about Structured Settlements. The quote by Professor Christopher Coyne, a St. Joseph's University finance professor is very insightful. He said, "Conventional investing logic doesn't apply for plaintiffs in injury or…
  • Mar 2

    American General Life Insurance Company

    American General Life Insurance Company
    AIG recently posted Frequently Asked Questions regarding recent news and American General Life Insurance Company. Frequently Asked Questions March 2, 2009
Rank this Week: 4177

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4193

DepoTexas Court Reporting Blog

DepoTexas Court Reporting Blog

Covers court reporting and litigation support.

http://depotexas.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Houston Court Reporting and Legal Video, a Match Made in Heaven

    Houston Court Reporting and Legal Video, a Match Made in Heaven
    Some things are just meant to go together… When it comes to litigation support services, the combination of Houston court reporting and legal video is a dynamic duo that can go a long way toward helping an attorney provide the best service…
  • Mar 1

    Where to Find the Best Houston Court Reporter

    Where to Find the Best Houston Court Reporter
    Attorneys in Texas have a significant amount of options to choose from when looking for the best Houston court reporters. The role of a court reporter is extremely important, as their ability to precisely transcribe testimony during…
  • Feb 28

    Internet Deposition Streaming Technology Connects San Antonio Court Reporters with Remote Counsel

    Internet Deposition Streaming Technology Connects San Antonio Court Reporters with Remote Counsel
    For situations where an attorney has multiple depositions scheduled in different locations, or is looking to reduce travel costs, internet deposition streaming is a powerful litigation support tool that enables busy attorneys to virtually be…
Rank this Week: 4217

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong
       Two realities dominate the world of ADA compliance and defense. First, the ADA is a no-fault statute: good intentions don’t matter and innocence is no defense. Second, even when barrier removal is impossible, a business…
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
Rank this Week: 4330

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 4339

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

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

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 4405

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    5 Tips to Minimize eDiscovery Document Review Cost

    5 Tips to Minimize eDiscovery Document Review Cost
    eDiscovery can very quickly become the most cost-intensive part of your case. In our daily consultation with clients we strive to educate them on ways to reduce the overall spend during eDiscovery – and particularly, share tips for…
  • Jun 9

    Chicago Bar Association Member Discount Program Includes Nextpoint

    Chicago Bar Association Member Discount Program Includes Nextpoint
    Substantial subscription discounts on Nextpoint technology offered to all Chicago Bar members. The CBA Member Discount program allows a select number of technology partners to offer significant discounts on services to the membership of…
  • Jun 8

    Upgrading Your eDiscovery Technology In Five Easy Step

    Upgrading Your eDiscovery Technology In Five Easy Step
    Are you looking to replace Summation or Concordance – the old warhorses of litigation technology? Well, you’ve got company. It’s one of the most common scenarios new clients mention when coming to standardize their practice…
Rank this Week: 4424

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jun 22

    What You Should Know About Non-Compete Agreements in Your Industry

    What You Should Know About Non-Compete Agreements in Your Industry
    According to a recent study,* at least one in four workers have signed a non-compete during their work-life, and at least 12% of the U.S. labor force are currently working under one. However, only 10% of the study participants…
  • Jun 14

    How to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Getting Involved in a Startup

    How to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Getting Involved in a Startup
    One of the factors that distinguishes successful startups from those that fail, is not just a great idea, but an idea that’s legally protected from theft. A source code that solves a major need in the market place is worthless unless…
  • May 27

    No Non-Compete Agreement? No Problem! – What Texas Companies Can Learn from Oculus Rift Lawsuit

    No Non-Compete Agreement? No Problem! – What Texas Companies Can Learn from Oculus Rift Lawsuit
    I advise all my business clients in Texas to have non-compete and non-solicitation agreements with their key employees. Why? Well, first of all, because Texas courts enforce such agreements, so it only makes sense to take advantage of them.…
Rank this Week: 4427

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

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

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

    Evidence of Code Inspector’s Racist Statements Ruled Conditionally Admissible

    Evidence of Code Inspector’s Racist Statements Ruled Conditionally Admissible
    Alleging violations of substantive due process rights,[1]a family of homeowner plaintiffs sued a town code inspector for arbitrarily denying a permit to rebuild a home. Generally, to meet a substantive due process claim, a plaintiff must show…
  • May 29

    The Dewey Trial: Defense Struggles with Email Evidence

    The Dewey Trial: Defense Struggles with Email Evidence
    Credibility of attorneys is critically important in trials. Once a bold factual assertion is made, when contradicted on day two of trial, the defense’ uphill battle just got drastically steeper. During opening statements, attorney for…
  • May 27

    The Dewey LeBoeuf Trial in 90 Word

    The Dewey LeBoeuf Trial in 90 Word
    Prosecutors: Three firm leaders directed a fraudulent scheme involving improper accounting adjustments while knowingly misrepresenting the firm’s financial picture thereby defrauding 13 insurance companies that invested in a $150…
Rank this Week: 4435

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/
  • Jun 19

    Middle District of Alabama Dismisses Wanton Conduct and Training Claims in Car Accident Case

    Middle District of Alabama Dismisses Wanton Conduct and Training Claims in Car Accident Case
    Typically, an injured car accident victim will accuse an at-fault driver of committing negligence. Sometimes, however, plaintiffs may assert additional claims. In Craft v. Triumph Logistics, Inc., a Louisiana woman was traveling north on a…
  • Jun 12

    The Martin Law Firm, LLC Announces Its 2015 Super Lawyers Selection

    The Martin Law Firm, LLC Announces Its 2015 Super Lawyers Selection
    The Martin Law Firm, LLC is pleased to have been named to the 2015 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers. Attorney Mintrel D. Martin is the founder and managing attorney of the firm and is the recipient of this prestigious award for three…
  • Jun 5

    Alabama Court Grants Summary Judgment in Serious Traffic Wreck Case Involving Train

    Alabama Court Grants Summary Judgment in Serious Traffic Wreck Case Involving Train
    Whether you are entitled to recover damages following an auto accident may depend on the terms of your Alabama automobile insurance policy. In Rabon v. Rabon, a Castleberry couple whose two adult children resided with them purchased an…
Rank this Week: 4474

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
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
  • Jun 19

    Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?

    Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” -Declaration of…
Rank this Week: 4487

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/
  • Jun 22

    Speaking With Some Authority

    Speaking With Some Authority
    A reader kindly passed along this interesting link: The Art of Appellate Advocacy: A Conversation With the Supreme Court of Virginia. The two-hour video, organized by Jeffrey A. Breit, adjunct professor at William & Mary Law School,…
  • May 29

    How the Sausage Is Made

    How the Sausage Is Made
    I'm a bit behind on this, so most readers of this blog have probably read this article by Gulati and Posner: The Management of Staff by Federal Court of Appeals Judges. This look at the management of judges' staffs is...
  • May 7

    Bits and Pieces on Writing

    Bits and Pieces on Writing
    Of interest on the topic of writing... First, Bryan Garner has a column on the ABA Online, "First impressions endure, even in brief writing." In it, Garner makes use of social science research and the work of Nobel laureate…
Rank this Week: 4540

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Are Courts Becoming More Willing to Review Excessive Force Claims?

    Are Courts Becoming More Willing to Review Excessive Force Claims?
    Over the last few weeks, in the midst of our ongoing national discussion about law enforcement use of force, both the Supreme Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”), in Kingsley v. Hendrickson and Commonwealth…
  • Jun 22

    Massachusetts Appeals Court affirms free speech restrictions on harassment prevention order

    Massachusetts Appeals Court affirms free speech restrictions on harassment prevention order
    In 2010 the Massachusetts legislature made a significant change in the law when it created harassment prevention orders, restraining orders that plaintiffs can seek to protect themselves against harassing behavior regardless of their…
  • Jun 8

    Supreme Court Expands Protection Against Religion-Based Employment Discrimination

    Supreme Court Expands Protection Against Religion-Based Employment Discrimination
    The Supreme Court has recently been quite receptive to litigants asserting their rights to religious freedom. (For Exhibit A, see Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.) On June 1, the Court in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch applied that pro-religion…
Rank this Week: 4553

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: 4588

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

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

    An Employment Trap: Tardine

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

    Court Invalidates New FLSA Provision Relating to Home-Care Worker

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

    December Article Roundup

    December Article Roundup
    This month’s most popular and interesting articles covered some very important topics ranging from employment law and worker’s rights to the state of the ‘American Worker.’ More expansively, we also explored the…
Rank this Week: 4618

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/
  • Jun 24

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015
    June 25, 2015 – Please join us in urging Congress to pass Senate Bill 349, the “Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015.” The bill, introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) earlier this year, is supported by the National…
  • Jun 18

    Best Retirement Income Choice

    Best Retirement Income Choice
    June 18, 2015 – So you’ve saved a bunch of money during your working life and are finally getting serious about making some decisions about how to make sure this gob of money lasts for as long as you do. Maybe you’re lucky…
  • May 29

    The Taylor Swift – Structured Settlement Connection

    The Taylor Swift – Structured Settlement Connection
    May 29, 2015 – Hopefully the hook worked and you’re reading this post to find out what possible connection could exist between superstar recording sensation Taylor Swift and Structured Settlements. Truth be told, there are…
Rank this Week: 4635

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 26

    The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Its Decision On Same Sex Marriage In Obergefell et. al v. Hodge

    The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Its Decision On Same Sex Marriage In Obergefell et. al v. Hodge
    The Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision today in the  case of Obergefell et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Depertment of Health, et al.  Justice Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by Justices…
  • Jun 24

    Delaware Senate Confirms Nomination Of Felice Glennon Kerr

    Delaware Senate Confirms Nomination Of Felice Glennon Kerr
    The Delaware Senate has confirmed the nomination of Felice Glennon Kerr to serve as a Judge of the Family Court.  Her confirmation fills the Associate Judge vacancy created with Judge Michael K. Newell became the Chief Judge of the…
  • Jun 24

    Delaware Supreme Court Remands Partition Decision

    Delaware Supreme Court Remands Partition Decision
    In the case of Cooper v. Cooper, No. 642, 2014 (June 22, 2015), Ms. Cooper sought to challenge a Family Court partition order that permitted her former husband, Mr. Cooper, to buy out her interest in jointly titled real estate without…
Rank this Week: 4669

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

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

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 4668

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4698

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

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

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment

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

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene

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

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot
    By: Clayton Walker Alaska Overtime law requires covered employers to pay overtime to covered employees.  One exemption to the overtime law is the Professional Employee Exemption.  The old Alaska exemption was not the same as the…
Rank this Week: 4671