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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:  
  • Apr 20

    A reporter’s guide to covering the same-sex marriage cases at the Supreme Court

    A reporter’s guide to covering the same-sex marriage cases at the Supreme Court
    When the Court convenes on April 28 to hear oral arguments in the challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage, many of the reporters covering the hearing will be at the Court for the first time. This guide to covering the Court is intended…
  • Apr 20

    Today’s transcript

    Today’s transcript
    The transcript in Johnson v. United States is here. 
Rank this Week: 11

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
  • Apr 19

    French Supreme Court Confirms Rothschild

    French Supreme Court Confirms Rothschild
    On 25 March 2015, the French Supreme Court for Civil and Criminal matters (Cour de cassation) upheld its decision in Rothschild and ruled that an asymmetrical jurisdiction clause might not be enforceable in France. The case concerned a French…
  • Apr 16

    Gremlins no more – conflictoflaws.net is back

    Gremlins no more – conflictoflaws.net is back
    Apologies for our recent outage, which many of you had noticed – thanks to those who emailed in and pointed out the problems with accessing posts, search, etc. We had gremlins of some variety in the database which powers…
  • Mar 22

    The Judgments Project Moves On

    The Judgments Project Moves On
    From 3 to 6 February 2015, the Working Group on the Judgments Project met in The Hague for its fourth meeting under the chairmanship of Mr David Goddard QC. The Working Group was composed of 28 participants from 15 Members. At its…
Rank this Week: 12

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Apr 20

    "Should Victims Say How Boston Bomber Pays?"

    "Should Victims Say How Boston Bomber Pays?"
    "Should Victims Say How Boston Bomber Pays?" Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
  • Apr 20

    "Court considers limits to vagueness in statutes"

    "Court considers limits to vagueness in statutes"
    "Court considers limits to vagueness in statutes": In Tuesday's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes will have an article that begins, "The Supreme Court on Monday tried to discern just how vague and opaque a law must be before the…
  • Apr 20

    "Courts' War on FDR Continues With Obama"

    "Courts' War on FDR Continues With Obama"
    "Courts' War on FDR Continues With Obama": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Rank this Week: 15

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
Rank this Week: 92

The Conference Room--Answers to…

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

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

http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/
  • Apr 16

    Eviction

    Eviction
    Landlords have a streamlined process in North Carolina to evict tenants who have breached their lease. This is called summary ejectment. After the tenant has breached the lease by failing to pay rent or otherwise, and after the tenant has...
  • Apr 7

    Read What You Sign. Except Doctors.

    Read What You Sign. Except Doctors.
    One of the first bits of free advice you’ll get from an attorney, is to read and understand before you sign a document. Even where the clause is buried on page 8 of fine print; or where there was a...
  • Apr 1

    Have a Healthy and Effective Board

    Have a Healthy and Effective Board
    Attached is a Board Effectiveness Checklist from governance.pro that helps an organization determine if it is being as effective as it can be. The checklist applies to all types of organizations, so all the factors may not apply to every...
Rank this Week: 75

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 104

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Apr 20

    Shaq, Zippo & Shirley Jone

    Shaq, Zippo & Shirley Jone
    Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn of the Eastern District of Michigan granted a Rule 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss in Binion v. O’Neal. The opinion is here. The movant was defendant Shaquille O’Neal. The plaintiff Jahmel…
  • Apr 19

    Lavie on Jurisdictional Reversal Rate

    Lavie on Jurisdictional Reversal Rate
    Shay Lavie has published Are Judges Tied to the Past? Evidence from Jurisdiction Cases in the Hofstra Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Do past decisions bias judges? This Article argues that judges might be unduly affected by previously…
  • Apr 15

    Sedona Conference Posts Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45

    Sedona Conference Posts Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45
    The Sedona Conference has posted a "Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45 'Possession, Custody, or Control.'” The commentary suggests uniform principles as to the meaning of "possession, custody, or control" as used in Federal…
Rank this Week: 134

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 19

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 6: Unreasonable Expense

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 6: Unreasonable Expense
    Short-payment of royalties – when do post-production costs cross the line into unreasonableness? This next-to-last entry in Blawgletter's seven-part series on the hottest oil & gas claims for returns to the theme of royalty owners who…
  • Apr 12

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 5: Exculpatory Clause

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 5: Exculpatory Clause
    Blawgletter's seven-part exposition of the hottest oil and gas claims for 2015 (which we co-wrote for the Institute for Energy Law's 66th Oil & Gas Law Conference in Houston) moves into an area that plaintiffs hate and defendants love…
  • Apr 6

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 4: Flaring Ga

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 4: Flaring Ga
    Blawgletter offers the fourth installment in the seven-part series on the Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015. This time, we address whether flaring gas qualifies as "use" on which the operator must pay royalties. Legal backdrop…
Rank this Week: 217

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 8

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stone’s recent article, “A Rape on Campus,” needs no introduction. (If you really need one, check the extensive Wikipedia article.) On April 5, Rolling Stone formally retracted the article and published an extensive…
  • Apr 1

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case
    Years ago, a family friend hired a contractor to do some basic work around the house, and paid half the cost as a deposit. Mid-way through, it became clear the contractor was doing a terrible job and that everything would need to be redone,…
  • Mar 11

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?
    Yesterday, my wife called me on her way back from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s oral arguments to tell me about Green v. Pennsylvania Hospital et al., a medical malpractice case. She swiftly assigned me two tasks: first, I had to…
Rank this Week: 170

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 184

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: 175

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: 168

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/
  • Apr 20

    Did you miss yesterday's Supreme Event?

    Did you miss yesterday's Supreme Event?
    If you missed yesterday's Supreme Event at the 9th Circuit, there's no need to cry. You can watch a recording of the event at this link.And you can go hear David Lat tomorrow evening at Southwestern Law School:Harvard Law School…
  • Apr 16

    9th Circuit Writ Relief

    9th Circuit Writ Relief
    Getting writ relief from the Ninth Circuit is exceedingly difficult. Most writ petitions crash and burn on the Bauman factors. But see today's opinion in In Re County of Orange, which finds that extraordinary mandamus relief is…
  • Apr 16

    Celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015)

    Celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015)
    Yes, National Law Day is coming, and the LA Law Library will be offering a full "Law Week" of FREE seminars and entertainment from April 27 to May 2 (For more information or to register for any of the events please click here). But…
Rank this Week: 289

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 573

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Apr 20

    Bifurcation/Consolidation of Post-Koken Trials Uncovered To Date

    Bifurcation/Consolidation of Post-Koken Trials Uncovered To Date
    In follow up to Friday's Tort Talk post on Lackawanna County Judge Terrence R. Nealon's decision in the case of Kujawski v. Fogmeg and Allstate, No. 2012-CV-3395 (C.P. Lacka. Co. April 15, 2015, Nealon, J.), in which Judge Nealon ruled…
  • Apr 20

    Centre County Court Decisions on Cell Phone Use and Claim for Punitive Damage

    Centre County Court Decisions on Cell Phone Use and Claim for Punitive Damage
    Multitasking:  Better to stick with steering and braking  In a recent Centre County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of Gunsallus v. Smith, No. 2013-3765 (C.P. Centre Co. April 7, 2015 Kistler, J.), Judge Thomas…
  • Apr 17

    AGENDA FOR TORT TALK EXPO 2015 ANNOUNCED

    AGENDA FOR TORT TALK EXPO 2015 ANNOUNCED
    TORT TALK EXPO 2015Thursday, September 24, 2015Mohegan Sun Casino and HotelWilkes-Barre, PA (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit [to be requested]) Door Prizes - Vendor Giveaways - Raffle…
Rank this Week: 548

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/
  • Apr 20

    Restructuring Family Law

    Restructuring Family Law
    Clare Huntington, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships (2014).Kerry AbramsWhy does our current family law system so frequently fail children, and how can we fix it? These are the central questions asked by many…
  • Apr 17

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother
    Saru M. Matambanadzo, The Fourth Trimester, 48 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 117 (2014).Ann TweedyIn The Fourth Trimester, Saru Matambanadzo braids personal narratives of her own pregnancy and birthing experience with legal analysis and with…
  • Apr 15

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration
    Andrew E. Taslitz, The Criminal Republic: Democratic Breakdown as a Cause of Mass Incarceration, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 133 (2011).Christopher SloboginOne of the last articles written by the late Andrew Taslitz (known as Taz to his…
Rank this Week: 370

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 19

    Tennessee Wrongful Death Law – Rights of Spouse Who Is Not in Household

    Tennessee Wrongful Death Law – Rights of Spouse Who Is Not in Household
    In 2011, a subsection was added to our state statutes regarding surviving spouses’ rights to institute and collect proceeds from Tennessee wrongful death actions: Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the right to…
  • Apr 15

    Expert Affidavit Does Not Satisfy Certificate of Good Faith Requirement

    Expert Affidavit Does Not Satisfy Certificate of Good Faith Requirement
    While some parts of the Health Care Liability Act (HCLA) are making their way towards substantial compliance, the Court of Appeals recently reiterated that the requirement to file a certificate of good faith under Tenn. Code Ann. §…
  • Apr 14

    Enforceability of Settlements Announced in Open Court

    Enforceability of Settlements Announced in Open Court
    When do statements by counsel to a Tennessee judge in open court give rise to a binding settlement between the parties? In Harvey v. Turner, No. M2014-00368-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. March 26, 2014), three parties had been involved in…
Rank this Week: 569

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Apr 17

    New York Court Allows "Service of Process" by Facebook

    New York Court Allows "Service of Process" by Facebook
    The Internet is becoming increasingly ubiquitous. Take the divorce matter that was recently ruled on by a judge in New York. The ruling is one of the first times that service of process by Facebook has been allowed. Normally, service of…
  • Apr 3

    Supreme Court Decision Sends UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Back to Lower Court

    Supreme Court Decision Sends UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Back to Lower Court
    A Supreme Court ruling may have implications for employers who have not given particular consideration to their policies regarding pregnant workers. In the Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service Inc. case, the highest court in the U.S. ruled in…
  • Mar 27

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Allegations of gender discrimination in Silicon Valley are nothing new. High profile lawsuits have already been filed against several tech companies. Now a former Twitter employee has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her former…
Rank this Week: 506

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/
  • Apr 17

    "Wackypedia" False Info On Structured Settlement an "Asset Backed Security"

    "Wackypedia" False Info On Structured Settlement an "Asset Backed Security"
    Wikipedia's structured settlement page has been over "collaborated" on by structured settlement factoring industry numb nuts. The result is a mish mash of misinformation that is increasingly less... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Apr 16

    Allstate Structured Settlement | If You Have One You Must Read This!

    Allstate Structured Settlement | If You Have One You Must Read This!
    If you are a payee under an Allstate Life structured settlement contract, however, or the guardian or conservator for a payee, please contact Allstate to verify your benefits as the end of the... This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Apr 16

    Spin Offs to Piss Offs | Discontinued Lines Leave Allstate Customer Service Lacking

    Spin Offs to Piss Offs | Discontinued Lines Leave Allstate Customer Service Lacking
    Allstate is supposed to be the "good hands people", but since they stopped writing structured settlements in 2013, they have apparently outsourced certain customer services functions to the... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
Rank this Week: 409

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

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

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    A trespass to try title action is what?

    A trespass to try title action is what?
    WHAT DOES TRESPASS TO TRY TITLE MEAN?  The Texas Property Code provides in part, "A trespass to try title action is the method for determining title to lands, tenements, or other real property." TEX. PROP. CODE ANN. § 22.001(a)…
  • Apr 16

    Premises Liability Case - Necessary Elements of Proof (2015)

    Premises Liability Case - Necessary Elements of Proof (2015)
    PREMISES LIABILITY CLAIMS IN TEXAS - ELEMENTS OF PROOF     In a premises liability case, the plaintiff must establish a duty owed to the plaintiff, breach of the duty, and damages proximately caused by the breach. Del Lago Partners,…
  • Apr 15

    Expert Report Requirements in Med-Mal Case as articulated in recent (2015) appellate opinion

    Expert Report Requirements in Med-Mal Case as articulated in recent (2015) appellate opinion
    HEALTH CARE LIABILITY CLAIMS IN TEXAS - THE STATUTORY EXPERT REPORT REQUIREMENT  The Medical Liability Act provides that a claimant in a health care liability claim shall serve an expert report showing that the claim has merit within 120…
Rank this Week: 349

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Apr 16

    Virginia SC: Yelp Doesn’t Need to Reveal Reviewer

    Virginia SC: Yelp Doesn’t Need to Reveal Reviewer
    Virginia’s Supreme Court ruled earlier that Yelp is obligated to not reveal the identities of online users accused by a business owner of posting fraud and negative feedback about his carpet-cleaning firm. The dispute before the Supreme…
  • Apr 16

    Judge: GM Can Retain Its Bankruptcy Protection

    Judge: GM Can Retain Its Bankruptcy Protection
    A federal judge early this week ruled that GM (General Motors Co.) can hold on to its bankruptcy protection, which allows it to halt legal claims worth billions of dollars from consumers seeking damages over a faulty ignition switch. Robert…
  • Apr 15

    Trade Group Suing to Reverse Net Neutrality

    Trade Group Suing to Reverse Net Neutrality
    United States Telecom Association, an industry trade group, filed a suit early this week to reverse the neutrality rules set by the government --- the first of what may lead to a tide of legal battles. The court filing asserts the rules to be…
Rank this Week: 551

Vegas Litigator Blog

Vegas Litigator Blog

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

http://vegaslitigator.com/blog
  • Apr 16

    Comparative Negligence in Nevada: Equal Fault Does Not Bar Recovery

    Comparative Negligence in Nevada: Equal Fault Does Not Bar Recovery
    I have a case where my client had backed out of parking space, stopped and started to proceed when another driver backed out and hit her car.  It is our position, of course, that the other driver is 100% at fault for the accident as our…
  • Oct 2

    Do Lawyers Deserve the Image of Being Arrogant?

    Do Lawyers Deserve the Image of Being Arrogant?
    Many people see lawyers as arrogant, thoughtless, and haughty….I’m sure there are hundreds of other, less than favorable terms, used by people when speaking about us lawyers. Believe it or not, some of us work hard to show that…
  • Sep 22

    Parties Should Have a Right to Know if Jurors Have Had Any Dealings with, or Knowledge of, Arbitrators Involved in Their Case

    Parties Should Have a Right to Know if Jurors Have Had Any Dealings with, or Knowledge of, Arbitrators Involved in Their Case
    I recently represented a victim of a slip and fall personal injury case in a Short Trial.  I have done many Short Trials over the years and noticed that something was missing at this most recent Trial – asking the Jury if they are…
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • Apr 15

    ASNP 2015 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2015 Annual Conference
    The Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), one of three national associations of special needs attorneys (the others being the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA), hosted its ninth annual…
  • Apr 5

    SSP 2015 Annual Conference - 2

    SSP 2015 Annual Conference - 2
    The Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) hosted its 2015 Annual Conference last week in Las Vegas with an unprecedented number of structured settlement association leaders as speakers and attendees including representatives from the National…
  • Mar 16

    SSP 2015 Annual Conference - 1

    SSP 2015 Annual Conference - 1
    The U.S. structured settlement industry consists of three national professional associations - the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) and the National Association of Settlement…
Rank this Week: 298

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/
Rank this Week: 284

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    Roundtable Discussion with PTO Director Michelle Lee

    Roundtable Discussion with PTO Director Michelle Lee
    This Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 9:00 am the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting a roundtable discussion with the PTO’s new Director, Michelle Lee.  Here is how IPLAC describes the roundtable:…
  • Apr 7

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 4, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Wendy’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Marshall Feature…
  • Apr 6

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 4, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Wendy’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Marshall Feature…
Rank this Week: 485

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Apr 1

    Female serial killers: Who they are and how they kill

    Female serial killers: Who they are and how they kill
    Our posts on women stalkers are often listed in internet searches that bring people to our blog. Women stalk. Women also kill. In fact, it is believed that about 16% of serial killers (about 1 in 6) are female. Although it is hard for many to…
  • Mar 30

    Simple Jury Persuasion: “Hey, look over here for a second!” 

    Simple Jury Persuasion: “Hey, look over here for a second!” 
    This is sort of scary research. We all like to think our views on moral issues are pretty consistent and not easily shaken. That would be incorrect. They are not consistent and they are easily shaken. At least these are the conclusions…
  • Mar 27

    Fire-setters: Psychotic and non-psychotic 

    Fire-setters: Psychotic and non-psychotic 
    There is a lot of literature on fire-setters but not, apparently, on how psychotic fire-setters differ from those who are not psychotic. As it turns out, there are some significant differences. Researchers in The Netherlands examined the…
Rank this Week: 283

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 441

A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

Random thoughts and helpful links and resources from Buffalo lawyer Jeremy Colby.

http://abuffalolawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 490

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers consumer fraud, consumer protection, securities and antitrust class actions. By Meiselman, Packman, Nealon, Scialabba & Baker P.C.

http://classactionblog.mpnsb.com/
  • Mar 26

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)
    The Court conditionally certified Meiselman Packman Nealon Scialabba & Baker P.C.’s federal lawsuit against PJPA, LLC a Papa John’s Pizza franchisee in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  As a result of the…
  • Mar 14

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee
    Many fast food restaurants require their employees to purchase uniforms and/or clean their uniforms at their own costs.  However, employees should be reimbursed for the cost of purchasing and cleaning their uniforms.  In a recent…
  • Mar 10

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural
    Consumers in the U.S. rely on labels that say “natural” when purchasing products such as toothpastes.  Consumers are even willing to pay extra money to buy products that are labeled “natural”.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 426

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: 247

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 534

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 235

Pennsylvania Litigation Blog

Pennsylvania Litigation Blog

Providing a Pennsylvania perspective on local and national litigation news. Published by Barley Snyder LLC.

http://www.palitigationblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    A Guide for Brew Pub Entrepreneur

    A Guide for Brew Pub Entrepreneur
    Throughout Pennsylvania, the emergence of brew pubs are making Pennsylvania beer lovers very happy. In many instances, these brew pubs are helping revitalize downtown areas and redevelop older buildings, providing a boost to local…
  • Feb 26

    Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxe

    Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxe
    Employers who have made severance payments to laid off employees may be entitled to refunds of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”) taxes remitted in connection with such payments.  According to a ruling from the…
  • Feb 12

    When Retirement Isn't Really Retirement: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Early Retirees Eligible for Unemployment Compensation Benefit

    When Retirement Isn't Really Retirement: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Early Retirees Eligible for Unemployment Compensation Benefit
    In  Diehl v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that early retirees are eligible for unemployment compensation benefits, reversing over 30 years of case law on the subject. In this…
Rank this Week: 567

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: 378

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

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

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

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

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

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

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

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open
    Librarian Zoya Golban turned off the lights and locked the doors Wednesday at the Marion County Law Library for the last time. The cozy repository for legal materials and publicly accessible computers on the third floor of the City-County…
Rank this Week: 489

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Apr 20

    Forensic Oratory and the Jury Trial in Nineteenth-Century America

    Forensic Oratory and the Jury Trial in Nineteenth-Century America
    Simon Stern Forensic Oratory and the Jury Trial in Nineteenth-Century America Abstract: The institution of the jury underwent radical change in the United States during the nineteenth century. At the beginning of the century, the jury trial…
  • Apr 16

    The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysi

    The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysi
    Markus Dubber The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysis Abstract: The jury’s history is interestingly schizophrenic, even paradoxical. On one side is the history of the jury as palladium of…
  • Apr 13

    McVeigh Juror Recounts Experience

    McVeigh Juror Recounts Experience
    Although I am hesitant to draw any direct correlation between the McVeigh and Tsarnaev trials, I nevertheless think it is interesting to read about a juror's experience on a high-profile capital case. Marshall Project: Juror No. 5
Rank this Week: 4279

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Apr 20

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

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

    Litigation Hold Triggers and the Duty to Preserve Evidence

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

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

    Metadata: Can’t Always Get What You Want, Sometimes You Get What You Need
        Are litigants obligated to produce metadata in discovery (information about electronic document file attributes such as type, date of creation, author and the like)? Not always. As explained in Younes v.…
Rank this Week: 2023

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/
Rank this Week: 3723

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Apr 20

    Allstate AGC on Managing E-Discovery In a Corporate Environment

    Allstate AGC on Managing E-Discovery In a Corporate Environment
    In house attorneys and legal directors for large corporations have many responsibilities, including overseeing e-discovery activities. Our recent Federal Judges Survey on E-Discovery Best Practices & Trends revealed that many…
  • Apr 16

    Reducing the Cost of Privilege Review in E-Discovery

    Reducing the Cost of Privilege Review in E-Discovery
    Pop quiz: what is Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 502(d)? Don't worry if you don't know the answer. You aren't alone. On our recent webcast, “ 3 Ways to Create More Favorable Case Outcomes with E-Discovery Principles," we asked…
  • Apr 14

    What New Email Behavior Study Can Teach Us about the Future of E-Discovery and Information Governance

    What New Email Behavior Study Can Teach Us about the Future of E-Discovery and Information Governance
    The typical email inbox is random hodgepodge of new messages, replies, spam, forwarded messages and auto replies. Guessing what message will appear next at the top of the unread list is basically a crapshoot. Our email distribution patterns…
Rank this Week: 3766

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

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

    Court Of Chancery Explains How To Overcome Claim Of Subjective Good Faith

    Court Of Chancery Explains How To Overcome Claim Of Subjective Good Faith
    In Re: El Paso Pipeline Partners L.P. Derivative Litigation, C.A. 7141-VCL (April 20, 2015) Limited partnership agreements often only require that the general partner act with subjective good faith in doing a deal with a parent entity. That…
  • Apr 17

    A Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act Primer

    A Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act Primer
    Delaware has enacted the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act, which is intended to address the increasing costs and delays associated with traditional arbitration of business disputes. It does so by: (1) requiring arbitration generally to be…
  • Apr 16

    CorpCast Episode 4: Better Know a Judge: Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery

    CorpCast Episode 4: Better Know a Judge: Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery
    On this episode of CorpCast, we’re honored to welcome Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of Delaware’s Court of Chancery.  In addition to discussing the reasons he came to Delaware to practice law, the Vice Chancellor shares…
Rank this Week: 2522

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

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

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation

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

    Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - Growing Elderly Population

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

    Workers Compensation War!

    Workers Compensation War!
    Shockingly, States are trying to "dismantle" the workers compensation system. Little do you pay attention to such laws until you get hurt at work and start the downward financial (and health) spiral because some insurance company won't pay…
Rank this Week: 1379

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

Provides information and practical tips on legal persuasion spanning pretrial and trial phases, for jury, bench and arbitration settings. By Persuasion Strategies.

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Apr 20

    Bottom Line Your Deposition Advice: Four Rule

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

    Appeal to the ‘Us’ in Your Audience

    Appeal to the ‘Us’ in Your Audience
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: As the Beatles sang, “I am he, as you are he, as you are me, and we are all together” (I Am the Walrus). Okay, so it wasn’t their most coherent musical statement. But it does illustrate a critically important…
  • Apr 13

    Read Guantánamo Diary

    Read Guantánamo Diary
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: As our "tax day" approaches, most Americans are engaged in that annual rite of legal compliance. While there might be gray areas and even some cheating, by and large, we do what the law requires, even when it…
Rank this Week: 4090

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 20

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response
    So, you’ve been hit with interrogatories. Before you start working on responses, review these 6 points. 1. You have a duty to respond. A party who has been served with interrogatories under CCP §§2030.010–2030.410 has a…
  • Apr 17

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?
    Calling social media “the next frontier in the developing law of the service of process over the internet,” a New York judge has allowed service of divorce papers via Facebook private messaging. This is either a cold invasion of…
  • Apr 15

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?
    Deciding whether to treat workers as employees or independent contractors is tricky in general and even more so in the context of the new so-called sharing economy. In recent decisions, courts have refused to resolve whether the drivers for…
Rank this Week: 2618