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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
  • 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…
  • Mar 21

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag
    In 2015, the T.M.C. Asser Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary (http://www.asser.nl/asser-50-years/). On this occasion, its Private International Law Section organized on 19 March 2015 the Symposium “International Civil Procedure…
  • Mar 19

    Fritz Sturm 13 June 1929 – 14 March 2015

    Fritz Sturm 13 June 1929 – 14 March 2015
    We just received the sad news that Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Fritz Sturm passed away on 14 March 2015. Fritz Sturm was professor emeritus at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and an internationally renowned expert on private international…
Rank this Week: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Mar 27

    Argument preview: Mental disability and death sentencing

    Argument preview: Mental disability and death sentencing
    At 10 a.m. Monday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on the procedure to be used to determine if an individual is mentally disabled and thus cannot be given a death sentence.  In Brumfield v. Cain, arguing for the…
  • Mar 27

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Monday the Court will hear oral argument in Brumfield v. Cain. The Court will also issue orders from the March 27 Conference. On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises and Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco…
Rank this Week: 24

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's weblog of classic legal humor.

Real life Texas Courtroom Humor. From U.S. Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (Northern District of Texas).

http://saywhat.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer
    From Jeffrey Hirt of Houston, this excerpt from his examination of the present wife of his client:Q. Gina, how long have you known your stepdaughters?A. Actually, since before they were born. When Joan was still pregnant.Mr. Hirt: I'll send…
  • Nov 20

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work
    Ryan Morris, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas, was working for a small firm in Austin when he came across this excerpt in a deposition from a probate case where a party was testifying about his bank account:A. I…
  • Nov 19

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Mar 23

    Do smart machines require ethical programming?

    Do smart machines require ethical programming?
    From Help Net SecurityRealizing the potential of smart machines — and ensuring successful outcomes for the businesses that rely on them — will hinge on how trusted smart machines are and how well they maintain that trust. Central…
  • Mar 20

    Ending the Debate on TAR Seed Set

    Ending the Debate on TAR Seed Set
    By Hal MarcusIn the wake of Judge Peck’s recent Rio Tinto opinion on technology assisted review, the ediscovery blogosphere has been repeatedly quoting its bold pronouncements that judicial acceptance of TAR “is now black letter…
  • Mar 20

    ‘Have you Taken Leave of Your Senses?': Top 10 Takeaways from 2015 LegalTech Judges Panel

    ‘Have you Taken Leave of Your Senses?': Top 10 Takeaways from 2015 LegalTech Judges Panel
    By Tamara EmoryAt this year’s Legal Tech, I once again had the honor of moderating the Judges Panel, on which Judge John Facciola (D.D.C., retired), Judge Andrew Peck (S.D.N.Y), Judge Frank Maas (S.D.N.Y), and Judge Elizabeth Laporte…
Rank this Week: 50

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Undue Influence Expert Witness On Making Bequests Part 1

    Undue Influence Expert Witness On Making Bequests Part 1
    In Undue Influence in Making Bequests: A Forensic Psychiatrist Examines the Evidence, undue influence expert witness Stephen M. Raffle, M.D., writes: Undue influence when creating a will, codicil to amend a will, trust or other legal…
  • Mar 16

    Business Expert Witness On World Economies Part 2

    Business Expert Witness On World Economies Part 2
    In Are We Nearing a Global Turning Point?, business expert witness Douglas E. Johnston writes:Several important economic factors appear to be moving unfavorably for the US at the moment, both domestically and abroad, and there are increasing…
  • Mar 12

    Emergency Medicine Expert Witness On Choosing an Orthopedic Surgery Expert

    Emergency Medicine Expert Witness On Choosing an Orthopedic Surgery Expert
    In Choosing an Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness, Burton Bentley II, M.D FAAEM, writes:Orthopedic surgery (commonly spelled “Orthopaedic” in academia) is a field of surgery dealing with the surgical treatment of disease and injury…
Rank this Week: 74

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 96

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: 105

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily Times  presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily News presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership of a…
  • Feb 21

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax
    The Brooklyn Eagle has reported that Kings County Surrogate  Diana Johnson  has denied a petition to renounce a  bequest to a grandchild of a decedent in the six million dollar estate of Sharon Lindsay. The total bequest to the…
Rank this Week: 87

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: 73

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: 70

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Mar 27

    "Catholics on Left and Right Find Common Ground Opposing Death Penalty"

    "Catholics on Left and Right Find Common Ground Opposing Death Penalty"
    "Catholics on Left and Right Find Common Ground Opposing Death Penalty": Mark Oppenheimer will have this Beliefs column in Saturday's edition of The New York Times.
  • Mar 27

    "Diplomatic Assurances, Torture, and Judicial Review: The Bimenyimana Appeal."

    "Diplomatic Assurances, Torture, and Judicial Review: The Bimenyimana Appeal."
    "Diplomatic Assurances, Torture, and Judicial Review: The Bimenyimana Appeal." Today at "Just Security," Steve Vladeck has a blog post that begins, "Later this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will hear argument in one…
  • Mar 27

    "Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation"

    "Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation"
    "Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation": Today at "Dorf on Law," Michael Dorf has a post that begins, "On Monday, Justice Kennedy sent the blawgosphere into a bit of a tizzy when, in the course of testifying before the House…
Rank this Week: 122

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 153

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: 148

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/
  • Mar 27

    Theorising Global Justice

    Theorising Global Justice
    Frank J. Garcia, Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, Cambridge University Press (2013).Sean CoyleIn a letter to the semi-pagan Nectarius (Epistle 91, §4), Saint Augustine sets forth one of the most…
  • Mar 25

    Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?

    Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?
    Annemarie Bridy, Internet Payment Blockades, Fla. L. Rev (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Stacey DoganThe law of intermediary liability in intellectual property reflects a constant struggle for balance. On the one hand, rights owners…
  • Mar 24

    Can the Supportive State be Non-intrusive?

    Can the Supportive State be Non-intrusive?
    Wendy A. Bach, The Hyperregulatory State: Women, Race, Poverty, and Support, 25 Yale J.L. & Feminism 317 (2014).Katharine BartlettTwo truths that feminists hold to be self-evident are: (1) that this society requires a more pro-active,…
Rank this Week: 265

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Mar 25

    When Does Bad Conduct Rise to the Level of Outrageous Conduct?

    When Does Bad Conduct Rise to the Level of Outrageous Conduct?
             A recent Tennessee Court of Appeals case serves as a reminder that the bar for proving outrageous conduct is high for plaintiffs attempting to make a case for intentional infliction of emotional distress…
  • Mar 23

    No Proof on Notice of Hazard Results in Dismissal of Case

    No Proof on Notice of Hazard Results in Dismissal of Case
    In a recent premises liability case, the Tennessee Court of Appeals overturned a trial court decision for plaintiff on the basis of lack of actual or constructive notice of a dangerous condition, a key element in any premises liability case.…
  • Mar 16

    Sandy Hook Parents Sue Mother of Murderer

    Sandy Hook Parents Sue Mother of Murderer
    The parents of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have sued the shooter's mother. The complaint alleges that the late Nancy Lanza, mother of Adam Lanza, negligently allowed her son access to the Bushmaster A-15 used in the shootings…
Rank this Week: 170

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Mar 25

    I’m Not Buying the Dan Jones – Butler Snow Conspiracy Theory

    I’m Not Buying the Dan Jones – Butler Snow Conspiracy Theory
    Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove published this story on Huffington Post yesterday accusing the IHL Board of firing University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones because he doesn’t like the Butler Snow law firm. Really. I did not see…
  • Mar 23

    Court of Appeals to Decide Caps?

    Court of Appeals to Decide Caps?
    In 2012 I wrote about a $3.5 million verdict in a Hinds County medical malpractice case that implicates Mississippi’s legislative caps. The case is now almost fully briefed in the appellate court and will presumably be decided later…
  • Mar 18

    Defense Verdict: Tallahatchie County Products Liability Case

    Defense Verdict: Tallahatchie County Products Liability Case
    On February 17, 2015 a Tallahatchie County jury rendered a defense verdict in Laws v. Louisville Ladder, Inc. The plaintiff alleged that a ladder was defective because the rivet hold on the bottom step was damaged when it was punched,…
Rank this Week: 287

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Lawsuit Funding Helps Send Strong Message

    Lawsuit Funding Helps Send Strong Message
    With death comes grief for loved ones left behind, but when the death is caused by negligence of someone else, it is even harder to accept. The injury or death can lead to exorbitant costs including medical bills, long-term care, even funeral…
  • Mar 20

    Lawsuit Funding May Be Available for Victims of Harbour Island Bridge Accident

    Lawsuit Funding May Be Available for Victims of Harbour Island Bridge Accident
    Three pedestrians were injured, one fatally when a vehicle jumped a curb and started driving on a sidewalk in downtown Tampa before hitting a light pole. The pole fell on one of the victims; the vehicle hit an elderly couple. The elderly man…
  • Mar 18

    Lawsuit Financial Removes Financial Pressures during Pending Claim

    Lawsuit Financial Removes Financial Pressures during Pending Claim
    After being a victim of an automobile accident, a plaintiff may be left with serious or debilitating injuries an unable to return to work. This will often lead to a financial strain on the victim and mounting unpaid bills such as medical…
Rank this Week: 167

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
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
  • Nov 25

    Technology and theatre in a library

    Technology and theatre in a library
    When I read Where Humbert Humbert Might Whisper in Your Ear in the New York Times on a flight back to Colombo from the US, I immediately thought of doing something along the same lines in Sri Lanka to explore to what degree, post-war, we…
Rank this Week: 261

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: 208

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 249

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 313

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/
  • Mar 27

    Amputee Burn Victim Sues Settlement Purchasers over Alleged Abuse

    Amputee Burn Victim Sues Settlement Purchasers over Alleged Abuse
    In just over 24 months, 11 transfer orders were granted in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 10 of which were submitted by the same attorney and approved by the same judge, which effectively divested an... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Mar 18

    Can Structured Settlement Payment Rights be Legally Marketed as Annuities?

    Can Structured Settlement Payment Rights be Legally Marketed as Annuities?
    New York State residents may be targeted by settlement purchasing companies purportedly selling annuities, but who are really selling structured settlement payment rights which are NOT annuities. This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Mar 16

    Imperial Structured Settlements NY Forum Shopping | Best interest A Joke?

    Imperial Structured Settlements NY Forum Shopping | Best interest A Joke?
    Lawsuits in New York and Virginia, raise questions about the how effective the best interest requirements of Federal and state laws are followed, with implications to annuitants that seek cash and... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 504

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

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

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Mar 27

    The courts on mobile devices in the courtroom

    The courts on mobile devices in the courtroom
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "The courts on mobile devices in the courtroom ." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** The courts on mobile devices in the courtroom In 2007, the iPhone was launched. Thus began…
  • Mar 13

    Fire at Buffalo firm proves value of digital storage

    Fire at Buffalo firm proves value of digital storage
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Fire at Buffalo firm proves value of digital storage." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Fire at Buffalo firm proves value of digital storage Last week, a fire broke out in…
  • Mar 4

    Lawyers, social media evidence and discovery obligation

    Lawyers, social media evidence and discovery obligation
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Lawyers, social media evidence and discovery obligations." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers, social media evidence and discovery obligations If you’re a…
Rank this Week: 418

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 431

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Mar 25

    How big is that potential juror’s house? 

    How big is that potential juror’s house? 
    Tiny house craze aside, could this be a secret jury selection strategy? In June 2014, the Pew Research Center published a study showing that liberals prefer small, walkable communities while conservatives prefer the more sprawling suburbs.…
  • Mar 23

    “We need smart jurors so we should keep the lighter skinned Black guy”

    “We need smart jurors so we should keep the lighter skinned Black guy”
    Most of us have heard of the preference for lighter skin within the African-American community. Some of us have also heard of “colorism” in general—a bias shared by many in our culture. Recently, author Lance Hannon (a…
Rank this Week: 311

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/
  • Mar 26

    Lens on Stays Pending Appeal

    Lens on Stays Pending Appeal
    Jill Lens has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, Stays Pending Appeal: Why the Merits Should Not Matter, which will be published in the Florida State University Law Review. Here’s the abstract: In Nken v. Holder, the Supreme...
  • Mar 24

    SCOTUS Decision on Agency Determinations and Issue Preclusion

    SCOTUS Decision on Agency Determinations and Issue Preclusion
    Today the Supreme Court decided B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., a case about the preclusive effect of determinations made by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) when reviewing trademark registrations. Writing for a…
  • Mar 23

    Advisory Committee Agenda Includes Class Action Amendment "Sketches," Loser-Pays Report

    Advisory Committee Agenda Includes Class Action Amendment "Sketches," Loser-Pays Report
    The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules has released the 640-page agenda for its April 9-10, 2015 meeting. The agenda includes many items that are of interest. The following is far from an exhaustive list: In the Draft Minutes for the...
Rank this Week: 436

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Mar 26

    Patent litigation

    Patent litigation
    Recently I attended a program on patent reform featuring representatives from both sides in the "patent troll" debate. Though there was disagreement on the nature and extent of the problem, most of the panelists seemed receptive to proposed…
  • Jan 5

    Law and Movie

    Law and Movie
    2014 wasn't much of a year for courtroom dramas, unless you want to count The Judge, which I really don't. That movie's only redeeming feature was the chance to watch two great actors, Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr., ply their trade.…
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
Rank this Week: 594

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 709

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Collecting Evidence About Assets Concealed By A Trust

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Collecting Evidence About Assets Concealed By A Trust
    My post “Four Asset Concealment Tools” says that assets can be hidden by fraudulently transferring them to a trust.  This 15th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series concentrates on the evidence…
  • Mar 16

    Recovering Art Assets & Cultural Heritage Property

    Recovering Art Assets & Cultural Heritage Property
    Divorcing spouses, debtors, determined criminals or others may hide and secretly transfer art assets and cultural heritage property.  The article below was written by Leila Amineddoleh, a partner and co-founder at Galluzzo &…
  • Mar 9

    Private Investigators, Attorneys & Clients Facing Prosecution Over Investigation

    Private Investigators, Attorneys & Clients Facing Prosecution Over Investigation
    This is the 3rd post in my private investigator series discussing what private investigators can and cannot do legally when searching for assets.  My January 6th post mentions that on behalf of clients, former attorney Mary Nolan and her…
Rank this Week: 413

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: 361

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/
  • Mar 20

    What a jury doesn't hear

    What a jury doesn't hear
    An American judge talking to a lawyer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) After every trial, I try to talk with the individual jurors who heard my case. It helps me as a trial lawyer determine what strategy and tactics worked and what...
  • Feb 10

    Ask a Lawyer Day

    Ask a Lawyer Day
    Last week I participated in the Ask a Lawyer Day program in Wilmington NC. This is similar to Justice4All program where local attorneys field legal questions for free from the general public. Oftentimes it involves explanations of legal…
  • Feb 3

    What If...

    What If...
    I love alternative history stories. Things like “What if the Soviet Union had won the Cold War ?” or “What if JFK had not been assassinated?” I find fascinating and oftentimes help me better understand actual history.…
Rank this Week: 667

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 23

    NSSTA 2015 "Structures 202" Conference

    NSSTA 2015 "Structures 202" Conference
    It was "Showtime in Las Vegas" last week as the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) introduced its newest educational offering ("Structures 202") to a cross-section of 150 association members including many "Next…
  • Feb 13

    Structured Settlement Update - 2014 Annuity Sale

    Structured Settlement Update - 2014 Annuity Sale
    Structured settlement primary market annuity sales increased by $115,881,836 (approximately 2%) to $5,250,262,691 in 2014 compared with $5,134,380,855 in 2013 according to industry estimates compiled and recently distributed by Melissa Evola…
Rank this Week: 357

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 9

    Tonja Carter, Harper Lee, And The Duties Lawyers Owe To Elderly Client

    Tonja Carter, Harper Lee, And The Duties Lawyers Owe To Elderly Client
    For someone who is “one of the world’s most famous literary recluses,” and hasn’t given an in-depth interview or published any work in more than 50 years, Harper Lee has made quite a lot of headlines over the past few…
  • Jan 29

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case
    The Philadelphia Inquirer recently picked up on a story that has been around the Philadelphia legal community for a while, i.e., the $1 million in sanctions entered against attorney Nancy Raynor in the Sutch v. Roxborough Memorial Hospital…
Rank this Week: 551

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit

    Medical Device Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, ev3, Inc., formerly known as Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc., has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.    The Justice Department announced that ev3 will…
  • Feb 17

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Drug Company Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    According to the Justice Department, the drug company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (“Daiichi”) has agreed to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to physicians in violation of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback…
  • Feb 12

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case

    AstraZeneca Settles Nexium Qui Tam Case
    The Justice Department announced that AstraZeneca has agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers concerning the gastrointestinal drug Nexium.  The lawsuit alleged that AstraZeneca caused the submission of false…
Rank this Week: 703

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Jan 25

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement
    Since 1975, Ringler Associates has been a nationwide leader in the structured settlement industry and this year, is celebrating a 40th Anniversary! On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague,  Mike Casey  and…
  • Jan 11

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    Since 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, better known as GTLA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true…
  • Dec 30

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement
    Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins  Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for…
Rank this Week: 576

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 609

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: 608

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: 553

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: 409

Online Jury Research Update

Online Jury Research Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    How does a juror's social status affect participation in deliberations? (August, 2011, Issue 3)
    Jurors with higher occupational statuses, higher levels of education, and higher incomes have higher social status. Social status disparities affect our communication activities and social behaviors, including jurors' behavior on juries. York…
Rank this Week: 541

Lawyer Hatton

Lawyer Hatton

Covers cases and topics of interest to solo or small firm practices. From Tennessee attorney Tim Hatton.

http://lawyerhatton.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Anthony Trial - Day Three

    Anthony Trial - Day Three
    Yesterday was the most interesting day yet of the Anthony trial. The state continues to build on the story that they told during their opening statement by presenting witness testimony regarding Ms. Anthony's activities while her daughter…
  • May 26

    Anthony Trial - Day Two

    Anthony Trial - Day Two
    Day two of the Anthony trial in Florida was uneventful. The state is presenting its case exactly as they laid it out in the opening statement. They began by focusing on showing the jury how Ms. Anthony went about living her life and seemed…
  • May 24

    Anthony Trial - Day One

    Anthony Trial - Day One
    While working today, I set up a feed of the Anthony trial in Florida on my monitor so I could watch it. Today was opening statements. It is a fascinating case. The defense has a very interesting theory of the case and I am going to enjoy…
Rank this Week: 604

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    And so it ends…The Final Chapter of the Long-Gun Registry in Canada a.k.a The Limit of Cooperative Federalism

    And so it ends…The Final Chapter of the Long-Gun Registry in Canada a.k.a The Limit of Cooperative Federalism
    Today, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a judgment that revealed a deep divide between Justices from Quebec and those from the rest of Canada, wrote the final chapter in the long-gun registry saga. In a 5 to 4 decision, with all 3 Quebec…
  • Mar 12

    Ontario Court Issues Precedent-Setting Decision on Cyber-Libel

    Ontario Court Issues Precedent-Setting Decision on Cyber-Libel
    In a recent precedent-setting case, the Ontario trial court considered the boundaries of what is acceptable speech in the internet blogosphere. The case is one of first impression in Canada. As the court observed: “Political debate in…
  • Mar 2

    Apples, Patents and Trolls, Oh My!

    Apples, Patents and Trolls, Oh My!
    EAST TEXAS – On February 25, 2015, Apple Inc. was found liable for patent infringement on three patents owned by Smartflash LLC and ordered, by an East Texas jury, to pay Smartflash LLC the princely sum of $532.9 million dollars in…
Rank this Week: 2959

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/
  • Mar 27

    Appellate specialization help lead to the bench?

    Appellate specialization help lead to the bench?
    SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of George F. Bird, Frank J. Menetrez, Michael C. Small and Kevin P. Stennis to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Menetrez, 49, of…
  • Mar 26

    9th Circuit sits in San Diego on Monday

    9th Circuit sits in San Diego on Monday
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hold a special sitting March 30, 2015, at the Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse in San Diego, California. Oral arguments will begin at 10 a.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom (Room…
  • Mar 25

    A dirty dozen words & phrases to eschew

    A dirty dozen words & phrases to eschew
    To tighten your prose, "Legal Writing Pro" Ross Guberman provides the follow phrases to avoid here and here, or just see his chart below:Just Say NoTrywith respect to, with regard to, regarding, concerning, in regard toon, about, for, as for,…
Rank this Week: 4984

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 13

    David Copperfield Prepares to Settle Wage Dispute

    David Copperfield Prepares to Settle Wage Dispute
    Illusionist David Copperfield is poised to settle a wage dispute with employees. For the last several years, Copperfield has performed a magic show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. The Las Vegas show is a major tourist attraction and…
  • Feb 27

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement
    In a post in August, 2014 (HERE), the California Business Litigation blog wrote about a lawsuit filed by Cal200. That suit alleged that many school districts in California were failing to meet the elementary school standard for PE of 200…
Rank this Week: 891

A Blog on Legal Matters that…

A Blog on Legal Matters that Matter

Comments on trials and litigation and injury and accident law. By The Martin Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.martinfirmllc.com/
  • Mar 27

    Is a General Contractor an Employer Under Title VII?

    Is a General Contractor an Employer Under Title VII?
    Many employment matters can be pretty straightforward when it comes to determining who the employer is and whether that employer is covered by Title VII, the federal anti-discrimination statute that protects certain employees. When clients…
  • Mar 14

    Worker's Compensation and Third-Party Claim

    Worker's Compensation and Third-Party Claim
    It is not uncommon for an employee to be injured on the job by a third-party who has no relationship to the employee's business. In many cases, the injured employee can file both a workers' compensation claim with his or her employer, while…
  • Mar 10

    Which is Better - Stacked or Unstacked?

    Which is Better - Stacked or Unstacked?
    The purpose of automobile insurance is to protect anyone who is injured or suffers property damage as a result of an automobile accident. Although some type of automobile insurance is required for all motorists, not everyone complies. This…
Rank this Week: 1814