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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Estate of Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc. 13-1252 Issue: Whether, in a federal jury case, a district judge’s procedural failure to make detailed findings under Daubert v. Merrell Dow…
  • Aug 20

    Court blocks Virginia same-sex marriage ruling (UPDATED)

    Court blocks Virginia same-sex marriage ruling (UPDATED)
    Just as it did when a federal trial judge in Utah struck down that state’s ban on same-sex marriage, this afternoon the Supreme Court put on hold a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which had held that…
  • Aug 19

    The much-discussed Ryan v. Hurles returns, expanded

    The much-discussed Ryan v. Hurles returns, expanded
    The Supreme Court labored over some major rulings at its last Term, but perhaps no harder on any one of them than on a case it did not actually decide.  For twenty-three straight private sessions, from before the Term opened to shortly…
Rank this Week: 10

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jun 10

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and…
Rank this Week: 18

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Court of Appeal holds that defendant's conservators must pay punitive damages award even if wipes out assets of conservatorship (Conservatorship of Parker)

    Court of Appeal holds that defendant's conservators must pay punitive damages award even if wipes out assets of conservatorship (Conservatorship of Parker)
    In 2010 we reported on the unpublished opinion in Boothby v. Parker, which affirmed a $350,000 punitive damages award.  Four years later, the same litigation has now generated a published opinion.The new opinion reveals that defendant…
  • Aug 12

    "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate"

    "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate"
    The folks over at Mayer Brown's Guideposts have a new post entitled "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate," discussing whether it is strategically wise for defendants to take advantage of the bifurcation procedure that exists for punitive damages…
  • Jul 22

    Law professor Dan Markel shot to death in his home

    Law professor Dan Markel shot to death in his home
    We're saddened to report that law professor Dan Markel, who wrote frequently on the subject of punitive damages, was shot to death in his Florida home last Friday.  He was only 41 years old.  Apparently, the local police are…
Rank this Week: 46

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 1

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013
    Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.  Follow…
Rank this Week: 47

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Aug 18

    Structured Settlement Payment Rights | Resolving Conflicts of Interest

    Structured Settlement Payment Rights | Resolving Conflicts of Interest
    How does a settlement planner resolve conflicts of interest that result from advising sellers of structured settlement payment rights and buyers of structured settlement payment rights if those... This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Aug 17

    California Annuity Consumer Protection | Agent Jailed 4 Months!

    California Annuity Consumer Protection | Agent Jailed 4 Months!
    The massive regulatory gap between every other financial services sector and the the sector that solicits, sellers and investors in structured settlement payment rights has never been more evident... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Aug 17

    JGWPT Deploys "Good Cop/Bad Cop" Ad Strategy| Will Consumers Buy It?

    JGWPT Deploys "Good Cop/Bad Cop" Ad Strategy| Will Consumers Buy It?
    Both Peachtree Financial Solutions and JG Wentworth "profit from providing a lump sum of cash to folks in need of immediate capital by purchasing their future streams of (structured settlement)... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 63

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Aug 15

    What If Liebeck v. McDonald’s Was Just Another Case?

    What If Liebeck v. McDonald’s Was Just Another Case?
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is What If Liebeck v. McDonald’s Was Just Another Case? at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.This week marks the 20th anniversary of the verdict in the Stella Liebeck…
  • Aug 8

    Lawyers Are Responsible For Their Clients’ Production of Document

    Lawyers Are Responsible For Their Clients’ Production of Document
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Lawyers Are Responsible For Their Clients’ Production of Documents at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Earlier this week, I wrote about lawyers obstructing discovery by responding to…
  • Aug 6

    A Lawyer’s Letter Is Not A Substitute For Interrogatory Answer

    A Lawyer’s Letter Is Not A Substitute For Interrogatory Answer
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is A Lawyer’s Letter Is Not A Substitute For Interrogatory Answers at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how lawyers abuse “meet and confer”…
Rank this Week: 56

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Child Abuse Expert Witnesses Part 2

    Child Abuse Expert Witnesses Part 2
    Child abuse expert witnesses may advise regarding child abuse and neglect, including the physical, emotional, or sexual mistreatment of children. On its website, the Child Welfare Information Gateway describes the process of proving child…
  • Aug 16

    Corporate Strategy Expert Witness On Marketing Research

    Corporate Strategy Expert Witness On Marketing Research
    In Using Marketing, Business & Competitive Research to Win Cases, business and corporate strategy expert witness Don E. Smith, President, American Consulting Group, Inc., writes that marketing research is a powerful tool that helps…
  • Aug 14

    Business Expert Witnesses & New York Barclays Complaint

    Business Expert Witnesses & New York Barclays Complaint
    Business expert witnesses may consult on executive management, corporate governance, director duties, and related matters. In the news, Barclays may pay as much as $2B billion in litigation costs and penalties due to litigation filed by New…
Rank this Week: 77

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Aug 20

    Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Slip-and-Fall Trial

    Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Slip-and-Fall Trial
    On August 15, 2014 a Jackson federal court jury rendered a defense verdict in Chatham v. Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc. Here is the Complaint. The Complaint alleges that Ms. Chatham was a business invitee at the Logan’s…
  • Aug 18

    August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the August issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $40,000 verdict-  Neshoba County premises liability case discussed here (6/30/14); $6,719, $6,784 verdicts- Harrison County car…
  • Aug 13

    $173,306 Verdict in Holmes County Nursing Home Trial

    $173,306 Verdict in Holmes County Nursing Home Trial
    On July 24, 2014 Holmes County Circuit Judge Janie Lewis rendered a verdict and judgment of $173,306 in Hite v. Durant Healthcare, LLC, et al. Here is a copy of the opinion. The action involved the trial of a nursing home case under the Miss.…
Rank this Week: 90

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Local Controversy Exception, Not Home State Exception Wins the Day

    Local Controversy Exception, Not Home State Exception Wins the Day
    Vodenichar v Halcon Energy Properties Inc., 733 F.3d 497 (3d Cir. Aug. 16, 2013). In this action, the Third Circuit affirmed the remand of the case based on a local controversy exception rather than the applying the home state exception as…
  • Aug 15

    Approved Settlement of Federal and State Wage Claims Did Not Implicate CAFA

    Approved Settlement of Federal and State Wage Claims Did Not Implicate CAFA
    Juvera v. Salcido, 2013 WL 6628039 (D. Ariz. Dec. 17, 2013) A District Court in Arizona granted approval to a $157,000 settlement holding that the Settlement Agreement reflected a fair and reasonable resolution of wage issues in the action.…
  • Aug 14

    Ninth Circuit’s Lowdermilk’s Legal Certainty Standard is Irreconcilable with Standard Fire

    Ninth Circuit’s Lowdermilk’s Legal Certainty Standard is Irreconcilable with Standard Fire
    Rodriguez v. AT&T Mobility Services, LLC, 2013 WL 4516757 (9th Cir. Aug. 27, 2013). The Ninth Circuit’s decision that Lowdermilk’s imposition of the legal certainty standard was clearly irreconcilable with Standard Fire is a…
Rank this Week: 96

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)
    The last issue of La Ley. Unión Europea (July 2014) has also been released this month.  Prof. P. de Miguel Asensio (Universidad Complutense of Madrid) is the author of the first contribution, entitled “El tratamiento de…
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)
     Vol. VII (2014, 2) of the Spanish journal Arbitraje. Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones has just been released. The following contributions are to be found therein: Under the heading Estudios Franco FERRARI: Forum shopping:…
  • Jul 24

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law
    The next biannual conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law (Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht e.V.) will take place from 25 to 28 March 2015 in Luxemburg. It will…
Rank this Week: 93

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Aug 20

    Unreal.

    Unreal.
    In early 2011, Minnesota Litigator noted the unorthodox website of Twin Cities lawyer, Marc G. Kurzman. Specifically, Mr. Kurzman includes ten quotes from unnamed sitting judges supposedly praising Mr. Kurzman’s “moral…
  • Aug 19

    $20,000,000+ for Plaintiffs’ Counsel in Wells Fargo Mortgage Melt-Down Class Action

    $20,000,000+ for Plaintiffs’ Counsel in Wells Fargo Mortgage Melt-Down Class Action
    Back in December, 2013, Minnesota Litigator had a post about Wells Fargo’s apparently inconsistent positions on “SLPs” and “SIVs” back in the go-go years in the U.S. mortgage industry (before the 2008 meltdown).…
  • Aug 16

    College Sports Litigation Season

    College Sports Litigation Season
    Summer can be a slow time for sports fans. Basketball season is over, football season hasn’t started, and, while baseball season is still going, some fans know that their team’s season is effectively over (see: Minnesota Twins).…
Rank this Week: 193

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: 200

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Aug 20

    SC Halts Beginning of Same Sex Marriage in Virginia

    SC Halts Beginning of Same Sex Marriage in Virginia
    Just recently, the Supreme Court temporarily halted the beginning of gay marriages in Virginia, a move many expected in the lead up to the consideration of the justices on the constitutional matter. The court gave a grant to delay in an order…
  • Aug 20

    Judge Goes Against Anna Nicole Smith in Inheritance Battle

    Judge Goes Against Anna Nicole Smith in Inheritance Battle
    An attempt that took years from the estate of deceased and ex-Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith to take in tens of millions of dollars from her deceased husband’s family came to an end in federal court earlier this week. David Carter, a U.S.…
  • Aug 18

    Win for Google and Allies Stomps Causes Vringo Shares to Plummet

    Win for Google and Allies Stomps Causes Vringo Shares to Plummet
    Live and die by the patent. That’s typically the fate of today’s intellectual property firms, with Vringo feeling the sting. The NY-based firm has 500-plus patents and applications that covers internet search, handheld technologies, and…
Rank this Week: 251

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Aug 18

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman (Loyola Los Angeles) has a guest post at the Penn Program on Regulation on regulating settlements brokered by the executive branch.
  • Aug 18

    Hastings Law Journal Symposium on Atlantic Marine

    Hastings Law Journal Symposium on Atlantic Marine
    We covered earlier the upcoming Hastings Law Journal symposium on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court. It will take place in San Francisco on Friday, September 19th. Here’s an…
  • Aug 17

    Wasserman on Mass Torts, Future Claimants & Global Peace

    Wasserman on Mass Torts, Future Claimants & Global Peace
    Rhonda Wasserman (Pittsburgh) has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, Future Claimants and the Quest for Global Peace, which will appear in the Emory Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: In the mass tort context, the defendant typically…
Rank this Week: 267

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 12

    Is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) a disease?

    Is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) a disease?
    Fixed success fees have been in place for “disease” claims since 1 October 2005. It is therefore surprising that it was not until 2012 that any serious consideration was given as to which claims fell within the scope of the fixed…
  • Aug 10

    Guideline Hourly Rates Guidance

    Guideline Hourly Rates Guidance
    Despite the disappointment that no new Guideline Hourly Rates have been published, the recent review has finally killed off the argument that Guideline Hourly Rates are of no relevance to detailed assessment and are designed purely for…
  • Aug 4

    Grade B Costs Lawyer

    Grade B Costs Lawyer
    A further interesting issue arises as to Costs Lawyers being potentially classified as Grade B fee earners (from October 2014). This is as a result of the wording used by Lord Dyson and in the original report recommendation. To achieve Grade…
Rank this Week: 314

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Aug 7

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division
    Unlike the federal circuits, the Washington Court of Appeals is a "unitary system"—one court that sits in three divisions, not three separate courts. But sometimes panels from two divisions disagree with each other, so there can be…
  • Jun 20

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse
    Under RPC 1.2(d), a "lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . ."  Does this cover lawyers advising clients under Washington's new marijuana law, when possession is…
  • May 21

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9

    Perceptions of Justice—Olympia, June 9
    The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission presents a half-day program, Perceptions of Justice, reviewing a report on Washingtonians' perceptions of how they are treated by the police and the courts.June 9, 2014, 8:45 a.m.-noonOB2…
Rank this Week: 207

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 285

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…
Rank this Week: 259

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 472

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 20

    Details from 9th Cir.'s latest report

    Details from 9th Cir.'s latest report
    Below is a quick summary of items from the 9th Circuit's 2013 Annual Report.For 9th Circuit watchers, none of this will be new or newsworthy.the overall reversal rate was 8.3% (cf. the nat'l average is 6.7%)civil appeal reversal rate (not…
  • Aug 20

    Details from the 2014 California Courts Stats report

    Details from the 2014 California Courts Stats report
    Again for regular court-watchers, there are no real surprises in this year's stats.Cal Supreme Court94 opinions published16 Court of Appeal opinions depublishedoverall petitions for review = 4% "grant" rate (grants + grant &…
  • Aug 19

    Order denying anti-SLAPP motion is NOT appealable

    Order denying anti-SLAPP motion is NOT appealable
    We all know and love CCP 425.16, subdivision (i), which provides that an order granting or denying an anti-SLAPP motion is immediately appealable. (See also CCP 904.1, subdivision (a)(13).) So when is an anti-SLAPP order NOT appealable?…
Rank this Week: 626

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: 787

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 375

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
Rank this Week: 635

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: 729

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Aug 18

    Life Care Planner

    Life Care Planner
    The increasing number, importance and roles of life care planners represents one of the most significant developments S2KM has observed while attending 2014 structured settlement and settlement planning stakeholder educational conferences .…
  • Aug 6

    AAJ 2014 Annual Meeting

    AAJ 2014 Annual Meeting
    Increasing use of structured settlements by plaintiff attorneys and their clients requires a more "unified marketing strategy" by stakeholders according to multiple brokers who exhibited at the recent American Association for Justice (AAJ)…
  • Jul 23

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited
    Single-claimant qualified settlement funds (SCQSFs) represent one of the two most politically divisive issues within the structured settlement industry - with the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) opposing and the…
Rank this Week: 467

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 18

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction
    Cumberland Pharms, Inc. v. Mylan Inst. LLC, No. 12 C 3846, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 26, 2014) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer construed the claims in this patent infringement case involving an IV form N-acetylcysteine — used for…
  • Aug 15

    Patent Eligibility Could Not be Decided on the Pleading

    Patent Eligibility Could Not be Decided on the Pleading
    Vehicle Intelligence & Safety LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, No. 13 C 4417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 13, 2014) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart denied defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s patent…
  • Aug 13

    Social Media Alone Does Not Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Social Media Alone Does Not Create Personal Jurisdiction
    Telemedicine Sol’ns LLC v. WoundRight Techs, LLC, No. 13 C 3431, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 14, 2014) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted defendant WoundRight Technologies’ (“WoundRight”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to…
Rank this Week: 566

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Aug 14

    Do Not Try This At Home --The Do It Yourself Will

    Do Not Try This At Home --The Do It Yourself Will
    The Do It Yourself  legal industry is flourishing with claims that you do not need a lawyer to get your affairs in order with a low-cost DIY will. Just input your credit card information, download the easy to use form, fill in the blank…
  • Jul 30

    Sometimes A Trust Works Best

    Sometimes A Trust Works Best
    One of the major features of the Surrogate's Court is that it is a court of public record. Unfortunately, that can be one of its major drawbacks. Every document filed in every estate is available to anyone. If your grandfather (great…
  • Jul 27

    Keep The Peace In The Family Or Your Heirs Will Reap The Whirlwind

    Keep The Peace In The Family Or Your Heirs Will Reap The Whirlwind
    In her last public interview in 1994, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis stated that her most important accomplishment in life was to insure that her children loved each other. Your lawblogger has taken her words to heart over the years. As a…
Rank this Week: 452

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Aug 6

    Yet Another Tennessee Medical Malpractice Notice Case

    Yet Another Tennessee Medical Malpractice Notice Case
    This appeal arises from a healthcare liability action.  At issue is the adequacy of the pre-suit notice, whether the partial summary judgment on the non-healthcare liability claims should have been set aside due to alleged concealment by…
  • Aug 5

    Deficient Certificates of Good Faith in Tennessee

    Deficient Certificates of Good Faith in Tennessee
     If a health care liability defendant moves to dismiss based on the failure to file a sufficient certificate of good faith, can the plaintiff nonsuit before the trial court rules on the motion? Davis v. Ibach, W2013-02514-COA-R3-CV…
  • Jul 28

    Lawsuit Against Agent for Inadequate Insurance Limit

    Lawsuit Against Agent for Inadequate Insurance Limit
     The case of Barrick v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. and Jones, No. M2013-01773-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 27, 2014) first begins in 2008, when the Barrick family was sued after their minor son accidentally killed a motorcyclist in…
Rank this Week: 769

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

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

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 449

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial
    A few days ago a California probate court ruled in the Donald Sterling/Shelly Sterling trust dispute concerning the pending sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Balmer (Former Microsoft CEO) for $2 Billion.  The pending…
  • Jun 30

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    A few months ago I wrote about software patents before the Supreme Court.  Instead of issuing a broad ruling the Court merely decided that adding a computer to an abstract idea would not be enough to make it patentable.  Abstract…
  • Apr 5

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN
    This is an excellent historical perspective on the 14th Amendment to the U.S .Constitution. Professor Ross describes it as Congress' peace treaty to the South. That is quite accurate. He also notes that it only came about because of a…
Rank this Week: 857

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
  • Jul 28

    Opposing the pro se appellant

    Opposing the pro se appellant
    I think a lot of people might think that any time the appellant is a lay person representing himself (i.e., appearing “pro se”), the respondent has a pretty easy time of it. Is that the case? I was reminded of this issue by an…
  • Jul 2

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?
    When is a brief written by a lay person likely to be of comparable quality to a brief written by lawyer for the other side in the same case? When both briefs stink: Brooks’s opening brief on appeal includes a statement of facts without…
  • Jul 2

    When winning is risky

    When winning is risky
    Sometimes, an appeal doesn’t make sense to me. This can be true even if there are better-than-average odds of winning. When an appeal doesn’t make sense to me, I ask why the party wants to appeal. I’m sure that most of the…
Rank this Week: 394

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Jun 19

    From the Archives: Self-Editing Tips for Legal Writer

    From the Archives: Self-Editing Tips for Legal Writer
    When you're close to a final draft, use this self-editing checklist to add a bit of polish--or give it to your assistant to do the same. Are the headings correctly numbered? Are acronyms explained? Are the parties referred to in...
  • Apr 7

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site
    Raymond Ward's blog, the (new) legal writer, is billed as "a collection of resources for lawyers and other writers." And that's exactly what it is--you can always find a useful link. Ward's latest post, "The Redbook (3d ed.)," concludes…
  • Mar 26

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?
    Here's a great post from Max Kennerly at Litigation & Trial: "Defeating The Medical Records Paper Copy Scam." If you want to find out whether doctors and hospitals are overcharging you for your client's medical records--and they probably…
Rank this Week: 620

Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

Covers trials and appeals, depositions, and discovery. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
  • Mar 27

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    Last week I noted that I would be assisting with the AAJ Regional Trial Competition held in Omaha.  I served as a judge for what was, in my view, a very close round between two good teams.  Here are some … Continue reading…
  • Mar 21

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective
    Today is a pretty exciting day for the state of Nebraska.  Both Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are in the men’s NCAA Tournament.  The Nebraska women won the B1G Tournament and also picked up a 4…
  • Mar 18

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    This week Omaha plays host to a regional trial competition sponsored by the American Association for Justice.  Nine law schools from the Midwest region will send a total of 16 teams to compete.  I, along with many of my Omaha…
Rank this Week: 724

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. …
Rank this Week: 734

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: 799

Jeff Vail

Jeff Vail

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

http://www.jeffvail.net/
  • Feb 6

    Colorado Litigation Report

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

    The Oil Drum

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

    Preserving ESI on Twitter

    Preserving ESI on Twitter
    Once litigation is “reasonably anticipated,” parties have an obligation to preserve all potentially relevant material.  That obligation extends to information reasonably under a party’s control, even if it is not…
Rank this Week: 554

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

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

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 29

    So Long, Farewell

    So Long, Farewell
    Following my initial reaction, I have had some more time to reflect on the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 and  Bruno Appliance and Furniture,…
  • Jan 28

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference
    I am privileged to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming  2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference, jointly presented by the International Law Society of University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law…
  • Jan 23

    The Trial Warrior Blog, But Not Yours Truly, Gets Cited By An Ontario Court

    The Trial Warrior Blog, But Not Yours Truly, Gets Cited By An Ontario Court
    [15]           The plaintiffs rely on a document entitled The Trial Warrior Blog dated November 11, 2013 that discusses Kaynes v. BP, 2013 ONSC 5802 (CanLII), 2013 ONSC 5802…
Rank this Week: 717

Hague Child Abduction Practice in…

Hague Child Abduction Practice in the United States

Features cases, pleadings and reference materials. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://www.hagueabductionpractice.com/
Rank this Week: 688

Armillary Observations

Armillary Observations

Focuses on appellate law and military law.

http://hlime.wordpress.com
  • Mar 24

    Defense: Planet of Giant

    Defense: Planet of Giant
    Planet of Giants came out last September on DVD, allowing us to inaugurate the second season in proper fashion. This serial may seem a poor candidate for the defense, as its relative lack of action and plodding dialogue meant that even its…
  • Mar 23

    Prosecution: The Myth Maker

    Prosecution: The Myth Maker
    Hello again, Mithradates here, and back on the job, sans my erstwhile partner. While I catch up on old reviews, I am continuing forward from my last stopping point, and have decided to post my impressions while they are still fresh. This will…
  • Sep 16

    Prosecution: Reign of Terror

    Prosecution: Reign of Terror
    The Doctor and his companions visit Revolutionary France, a period that is “the Doctor’s favorite period of Earth history” according to Susan. As I think I have mentioned before, I like these period pieces, as they add variety to…
Rank this Week: 529

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: 415

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 470

Minority Defense Litigator

Minority Defense Litigator

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

http://minoritydefenselitigator.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 484

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 532

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: 396