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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Kolon Industries, Incorporated v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company 14-77 Issue: Whether, under 28 U.S.C. § 455(b), the federal recusal statute, a federal judge is relieved of his mandatory…
  • Aug 29

    Last of first-round same-sex marriage cases is in

    Last of first-round same-sex marriage cases is in
    The last in the first round of new same-sex marriage cases to reach the Supreme Court — an appeal by a county clerk in Virginia — was filed on Friday, and it offered the Court a variety of options for confronting the…
  • Aug 28

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Bonner v. City of Brighton, Michigan 14-63 Issue: (1) Whether certiorari should be granted to resolve the conflicting decisions between the Michigan Supreme Court and other states’ courts as to…
Rank this Week: 11

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Sep 1

    "The Supreme Court 'What-If' Game: Who could be confirmed in this political climate?"

    "The Supreme Court 'What-If' Game: Who could be confirmed in this political climate?"
    "The Supreme Court 'What-If' Game: Who could be confirmed in this political climate?" Tony Mauro has this article in this week's issue of The National Law Journal. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.
  • Aug 31

    "Gov. Sam Brownback names former legal counsel Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Supreme Court":

    "Gov. Sam Brownback names former legal counsel Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Supreme Court":
    "Gov. Sam Brownback names former legal counsel Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Supreme Court": Brad Cooper had this article in yesterday's edition of The Kansas City Star. Last September, Cooper had a related article headlined "Kansas Court of…
  • Aug 31

    "Texas looks to Supreme Court to block Confederate license plates"

    "Texas looks to Supreme Court to block Confederate license plates"
    "Texas looks to Supreme Court to block Confederate license plates": Today's edition of The Dallas Morning News contains an article that begins, "The legal sparring between Texas and supporters of a Confederate battle flag license plate has…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 41

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
  • Aug 29

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation
    I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21 – 22 August in Pattani,…
  • Aug 29

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation
    I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21 – 22 August in Pattani,…
  • Aug 25

    Between Scylla and Charybdis: Harnessing the potential of new media for conflict transformation

    Between Scylla and Charybdis: Harnessing the potential of new media for conflict transformation
    Photo by Jareeya Arttanuchit I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21…
Rank this Week: 44

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
  • Aug 31

    TDM Call for Papers on Dispute Resolution from a Corporate Perspective”

    TDM Call for Papers on Dispute Resolution from a Corporate Perspective”
    While corporations are one of the key stakeholders in international dispute resolution, they do not often participate in the debate, and if they do, they often speak a language completely different from that of the other stakeholders. There…
  • Aug 29

    Investor-to State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (EU Regulation)

    Investor-to State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (EU Regulation)
      On 28 August, the European Union took an important step towards creating a comprehensive EU investment policy, with the publication of a Regulation setting out a new set of rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment…
  • Aug 28

    New Book Published: Recognition in International Civil Litigation – European Enforcement Law

    New Book Published: Recognition in International Civil Litigation – European Enforcement Law
    The lectures delivered at the 2013 Conference of the International Association of Procedural Law on recognition of foreign judgments and cross-border enforcement have been collected in a book, recently published by Gieseking Verlag…
Rank this Week: 53

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Aug 23

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use
    An article in today's New York Times sheds some interesting light on powers of attorney and their sometimes unforeseen drawbacks. Your lawblogger thinks it is well worth a look.
  • Aug 21

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court
    The ABA Journal reports on the final failure of the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith to recover  hundreds of millions of dollars from the estate of her late husband J. Howard Marshall. Marshall, a Texas oil billionaire died at 89, a year…
  • Aug 14

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

    Do Not Try This At Home --The Do It Yourself Will
    The Do It Yourself  legal industry is flourishing with claims that you do not need a lawyer to get your affairs in order with a low-cost DIY will. Just input your credit card information, download the easy to use form, fill in the blank…
Rank this Week: 74

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

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

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

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

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

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

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

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013
    Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.  Follow…
Rank this Week: 64

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: 90

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

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

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

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

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

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 109

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Aug 31

    Juries in the Caribbean

    Juries in the Caribbean
    The most recent edition of the Economist has an interesting article about juries in the Caribbean entitled 12 Clueless Men. According to the article, some of the smaller countries in the Caribbean that adhere to the common law system are...
  • Aug 29

    Deputy Allegedly Criticizes Jurors for Verdict

    Deputy Allegedly Criticizes Jurors for Verdict
    First it was judges then attorneys and now apparently even courtroom deputies feel the need to criticize jurors for their verdicts. Minneapolis Star Tribune: Deputy's scolding of jury sparks investigation in Hennepin Co.
  • Aug 28

    August Edition of the Jury Expert

    August Edition of the Jury Expert
    Here is a list and brief description of the articles in the latest edition of the Jury Expert which is published by the American Society of Trial Consultants. Demographic Roulette: What Was Once a Bad Idea Has Gotten Worse Authored...
Rank this Week: 147

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

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

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

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

    "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate"

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

    Law professor Dan Markel shot to death in his home

    Law professor Dan Markel shot to death in his home
    We're saddened to report that law professor Dan Markel, who wrote frequently on the subject of punitive damages, was shot to death in his Florida home last Friday.  He was only 41 years old.  Apparently, the local police are…
Rank this Week: 134

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: 154

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: 191

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/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Aug 21

    Court Of Chancery Declines To Intervene In Arbitration

    Court Of Chancery Declines To Intervene In Arbitration
    LG Electronics, Inc. v InterDigital Communications Inc., C.A. 9747-VCL (August 20, 2014) This is the first decision by the Court of Chancery that dismissed a case over which it has jurisdiction because an arbitration proceeding had been filed…
Rank this Week: 244

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    "Death of Justice H. Walter Croskey"?

    "Death of Justice H. Walter Croskey"?
    The MetNews is apparently soliciting words of tribute for an obituary for Justice Croskey...Div. 3 had been issuing opinions with a footnote reading: "Due to the unavailability of the third member of the panel which was assigned to hear this…
  • Aug 29

    Appellate Extravaganza

    Appellate Extravaganza
    To kick off the holiday weekend, today's DJ offers  a buffet of appellate goodness:Stanford professor confirmed to state Supreme Court. Emily Green begins the article like this: "Stanford Law School Professor Mariano-Florentino…
  • Aug 28

    Analysis of amended opinion

    Analysis of amended opinion
    If you scan the Court of Appeal's opinion pages, you'll sometimes see a case number followed by an M (or an A). These are modifications (or amendments) to opinions, typically denying rehearing and/or perhaps tweaking a line or two in a…
Rank this Week: 227

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tennessee Law of Civil Trial - Free Sample Chapter

    Tennessee Law of Civil Trial - Free Sample Chapter
    My newest book,  Tennessee Law of Civil Trial, examines the law of trying civil  cases in Tennessee state courts.   Here is the Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Scheduling Orders Chapter 2: Final Pretrial Conferences Chapter 3:…
  • Aug 27

    Tennessee Appellate Court Reviews Business Tort Case

    Tennessee Appellate Court Reviews Business Tort Case
    This case arises from the housing market crash. First Community Bank had purchased asset-backed securities primarily in the form of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBSs) from a number…
  • Aug 6

    Yet Another Tennessee Medical Malpractice Notice Case

    Yet Another Tennessee Medical Malpractice Notice Case
    This appeal arises from a healthcare liability action.  At issue is the adequacy of the pre-suit notice, whether the partial summary judgment on the non-healthcare liability claims should have been set aside due to alleged concealment by…
Rank this Week: 253

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

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

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

    Lawyers Are Responsible For Their Clients’ Production of Document

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

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

    A Lawyer’s Letter Is Not A Substitute For Interrogatory Answer
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is A Lawyer’s Letter Is Not A Substitute For Interrogatory Answers at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how lawyers abuse “meet and confer”…
Rank this Week: 245

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: 230

Moredata

Moredata

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

http://www.moredata.com/
  • Mar 10

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

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

    Cell Phone Electronic Discovery Device

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

    State E-Discovery Statute

    State E-Discovery Statute
    With all the hoopla over the revised Federal Rules dealing with electronic discovery one must not lose sight of the notion that the vast majority of cases in the United States get tried in state courts. While a number of states have used…
Rank this Week: 229

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 320

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

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

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Aug 29

    Wendie Howland Interview - 3

    Wendie Howland Interview - 3
    In two prior S2KM blog posts (Part 1 and Part 2), Wendie A. Howland, MN, RN-BC, CRRN, CCM, CNLCP, LNCC, a nationally recognized life care planning expert, has helped to explain why life care planners increasingly impact multiple overlapping…
  • Aug 27

    Wendie Howland Interview - 2

    Wendie Howland Interview - 2
    The increasing number, importance and roles of life care planners represents a significant development impacting several overlapping markets including structured settlements, personal injury settlement planning, special needs planning, and…
  • Aug 26

    Wendie Howland Interview - 1

    Wendie Howland Interview - 1
    The most recent S2KM blog post highlights the growing strategic importance of life care planners for structured settlement and personal injury settlement planning professionals. To gain additional knowledge about life care planners, S2KM…
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Aug 21

    Recovering Assets By Identifying & Immobilizing Them

    Recovering Assets By Identifying & Immobilizing Them
    Identifying and immobilizing assets in a timely fashion can be paramount to asset recovery cases ranging from an ultra- high net worth divorce to a forced collection proceeding against a debtor. The abstract about “Suspending Suspicious…
  • Jul 22

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit
    Mr. Pascal Gossin is the head of Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit, (hereinafter “the Unit”), which is part of the Federal Office of Justice.  Mr. Gossin was a fellow speaker at the Carmelite Chambers…
  • Jul 3

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset
    This is the eighth post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series.  Like “Four Asset Concealment Tools” and “Four Ways Assets Can Be Secretly Transferred”, the post reveals methods a spouse may use to…
Rank this Week: 295

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

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

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Aug 15

    Online tools to streamline your email

    Online tools to streamline your email
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Online tools to streamline your email." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Online tools to streamline your email These days we spend an awful lot of time sorting through and…
  • Aug 8

    Will lawyers embrace wearable tech, and the future?

    Will lawyers embrace wearable tech, and the future?
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Will lawyers embrace wearable tech, and the future?" My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Will lawyers embrace wearable tech, and the future? Technology is changing at a rapid…
  • Aug 1

    Tech goals for solo and small-firm lawyer

    Tech goals for solo and small-firm lawyer
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled " Tech goals for solo and small-firm lawyers." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Tech goals for solo and small-firm lawyers Every year I write about different legal…
Rank this Week: 419

Angel Reyes Blog

Angel Reyes Blog

Covers lawsuits, verdicts, culture and politics.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?
      Most of us have experienced the anxiety and frustration of a computer, smartphone, iPad or other device malfunctioning. But what would we do if our lives depended on an electronic device performing perfectly?    
  • Jul 9

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit
      This past Monday, a New York federal judge denied Big Pharma’s Merck & Co Inc.’s attempt to avoid paying $285,000 to plaintiff in a multi-district lawsuit based on the fact that the bone drug Fosamax causes jaw…
  • Jul 8

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?
    Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a…
Rank this Week: 379

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: 388

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

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

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 463

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

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

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

    Closing Out

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

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

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

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

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 355

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/
  • Sep 1

    " The Only (Structured Settlement) Broker You Need"

    " The Only (Structured Settlement) Broker You Need"
    As a practical matter most cases involve a settlement adviser from both sides and if a plaintiff is not comfortable with who his or her lawyer has recommended, or wants a second opinion, they should... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Aug 31

    Einstein SS Dispenses Bad Financial Advice on Debt Management

    Einstein SS Dispenses Bad Financial Advice on Debt Management
    If you sell your payments to pay off debt you're trading income for cash. You are accepting reduced payments, for your lump sum now. In some cases, where people sell off all their future structured... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Aug 30

    Let 'Em EAT Cake! | Investing in "Food Scraps" and More Silline

    Let 'Em EAT Cake! | Investing in "Food Scraps" and More Silline
    What people will collect knows no boundaries. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which includes a library of over 4,000 posts, a great resource!
Rank this Week: 750

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Sep 1

    Tort Talk Expo 2014 Fast Approaching - Please Consider Registering to Reserve Your Spot

    Tort Talk Expo 2014 Fast Approaching - Please Consider Registering to Reserve Your Spot
    The September 26, 2014 Tort Talk Expo 2014 CLE Seminar (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit) is fast approaching.In addition to those CLE credits, there will be door prizes, prizes offered by the table vendors, and Raffle Prizes to win. …
  • Aug 29

    Article Outlines Current Status of Restatement Debate in Pennsylvania Products Case

    Article Outlines Current Status of Restatement Debate in Pennsylvania Products Case
    Here is a LINK  to a recent article entitled "Restatement Rift Remains as Bar Awaits Tincher Ruling" written by Saranac Hale Spencer, P.J. D'Annunzio, and Max Mitchell in The Legal Intelligencer on the current status…
  • Aug 29

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rejects UIM Rejection Form as Ambiguou

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rejects UIM Rejection Form as Ambiguou
    In a memorandum opinion handed down last week in the case of Bricker v.  State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, No. 102 MDA 2014 (Pa. Super. Aug. 22, 2014 Lazarus, Wecht, Musmanno, J.) (non-precedential memorandum by Lazarus,…
Rank this Week: 799

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Sep 1

    Simple Jury Persuasion: “The defendant is just an animal!” 

    Simple Jury Persuasion: “The defendant is just an animal!” 
    Here’s a pretty simple way for Prosecutors to motivate jurors to lock up a Defendant and throw away the key. It’s all about language. There are words you can use to evoke a more negative (animalistic) sense of the Defendant and…
  • Aug 29

    Trial Skills: A new issue of The Jury Expert is up!

    Trial Skills: A new issue of The Jury Expert is up!
    The August issue of The Jury Expert is up and we think you’re going to want to see this. Here’s a rundown of the articles you’ll find at the website. Demographic Roulette: What was once a bad idea has gotten worse. Authored…
  • Aug 27

    Just how diverse is this group, really?

    Just how diverse is this group, really?
    We often make assumptions when discussing diversity that we all perceive a group’s diversity in the same way. Today’s research shows that simply isn’t so. That is, you and I (depending on our racial in-group) can look at the…
Rank this Week: 926

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Sep 1

    Labor Day, 2014

    Labor Day, 2014
    Minnesota home care workers voted to unionize this past week. Some of us are pro-union. Others of us are anti-union. Still others have a nuanced view that there are good unions and bad unions. There are occupations where it seems ……
  • Aug 29

    How To Lose Your Client A Boatload of Money Quickly

    How To Lose Your Client A Boatload of Money Quickly
    Make up an “emergency” and launch the costly and stressful exercise of seeking emergency relief that is dead on arrival. (This is not all that uncommon, unfortunately.) If you are not already reading DuetsBlog and you are…
  • Aug 29

    Electronically Stored Information (ESI): Short Term/Recent History v. Big Picture

    Electronically Stored Information (ESI): Short Term/Recent History v. Big Picture
    The extraordinary cost and burden of discovery of ESI in U.S. litigation has been widely recognized and decried for the past 15 years or more. This is changing. And about a year ago, I did a post on how trial lawyers’…
Rank this Week: 796

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Aug 29

    Judge: Texas Not Properly Financing Public School

    Judge: Texas Not Properly Financing Public School
    Just recently, a state judge made a ruling saying that Texas is still not properly funding public schools, after legislators in 2013 restored over $3 billion in spending cuts. John Dietz, an Austin state judge and a Democrat, said the Texas…
  • Aug 29

    Bank of America Settlement Comes with $30M Legal Aid

    Bank of America Settlement Comes with $30M Legal Aid
    Bank of America’s $16.65 billion deal in the previous week has been a profitable one for law firms suggesting the financial institution on government allegations that it sold false mortgage securities until the 2008 financial crisis. In the…
  • Aug 25

    Perry’s Attorneys Making a Move to Dismiss Indictment

    Perry’s Attorneys Making a Move to Dismiss Indictment
    Attorneys for Governor Rick Perry made a move to shoot down felony charges made against him early this week, saying that prosecuting him on abuse of power claims is unconditional. In a multi-page brief, attorneys of the governor said the…
Rank this Week: 772

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 623

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Aug 27

    How to make your mediation brief effective

    How to make your mediation brief effective
    There are some big differences between appellate mediation and mediation while your case is still pending in the trial court. But appellate and trial lawyers can both benefit from reading mediator Rande Sotomayor’s excellent article,…
  • Jul 28

    Opposing the pro se appellant

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

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?
    When is a brief written by a lay person likely to be of comparable quality to a brief written by lawyer for the other side in the same case? When both briefs stink: Brooks’s opening brief on appeal includes a statement of facts without…
Rank this Week: 708

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Why Applicants May Be Denied Lawsuit Funding

    Why Applicants May Be Denied Lawsuit Funding
    The concept of lawsuit funding was created to provide relief to pending litigants who, through no fault of their own, need immediate cash but do not qualify for traditional loan products. For some, these emergency funds make the difference…
  • Aug 26

    Lawsuit Funding: When a Wrongful Death Causes Substantial Unexpected Financial Problems for Family Member

    Lawsuit Funding: When a Wrongful Death Causes Substantial Unexpected Financial Problems for Family Member
    The family of a 23-year-old woman may have the right to file a lawsuit for the wrongful death of their loved one after a fatal auto accident on the 405 freeway in San Diego. According to police, the woman was killed when the driver of a…
  • Aug 25

    Pre-Settlement Funding: A Simple Process That Could Save You Financially

    Pre-Settlement Funding: A Simple Process That Could Save You Financially
    Settling your personal injury lawsuit can take a long time. What happens when you are unable to work and the bills continue to pile up; when you are facing foreclosure or repossession of your car? Faced with no other option to pay the bills,…
Rank this Week: 899

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

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

    2014 NSSTA Study on Structure

    2014 NSSTA Study on Structure
    In 2014, the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) commissioned CLM Advisors to conduct a study, where the focus was on how senior claims executives perceive the value of structured settlements and the value that…
  • Aug 10

    Spotlight on The City Bar

    Spotlight on The City Bar
    Founded in 1870 in response to a growing public concern over corruption in the justice system in New York City, the New York City Bar Association, also known as the City Bar, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students.   On…
  • Jul 27

    Spotlight on the Alabama State Bar

    Spotlight on the Alabama State Bar
    The Alabama State Bar was created in 1923 and has jurisdiction over the conduct of all attorneys and is charged with stimulating interest in improving the administration of justice. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith…
Rank this Week: 762

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: 864

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 873

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

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

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

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

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

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

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

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
Rank this Week: 520

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/
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
  • Jun 5

    Employment Claims and the DFEH

    Employment Claims and the DFEH
    I heard a talk recently by Phyllis Cheng, the director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"). Ms. Cheng walked through the process of resolving employment claims in the department. For cases not processed by…
  • Mar 25

    Penaltie

    Penaltie
    Another Court of Appeal opinion in California reaffirmed the rule that penalty provisions in settlement agreements are not enforceable. In a settlement agreement entered in Purcell v. Schweitzer, the plaintiff agreed to accept payments…
Rank this Week: 820

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
Rank this Week: 901

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: 861

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

Covers class action cases, civil justice issues and consumer law matters. By David Sugarman.

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • Nov 13

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition
    So we’ve been hearing a lot from class members about Sallie Mae efforts at collection of debts arising from loans for those who attended Western Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu Portland who are part of the class action against those…
  • Sep 13

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary
    For those interested, I’m posting our recent motion to dismiss and motion for reconsideration in Surrett v. Career Education Corp., our consumer fraud class against Career Education Corp for Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu…
  • Sep 5

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
Rank this Week: 850

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?
    One of my favorite things is disbursements — giving clients their checks from settlements or judgments. Today, I’m making disbursements in a settlement of a car wreck case, and the case is an example of how personal injury lawyers can…
  • Jun 12

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident
    The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip).  The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic.
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 665

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    Dealing With The Failure To Provide Written Notice To Introduce Business Records Under FRE 902(11)

    Dealing With The Failure To Provide Written Notice To Introduce Business Records Under FRE 902(11)
    SecondCircuitMap.png In mortgage fraud prosecution, government provided oral notice of its intent to introduce self-authenticating business records but failed to provide written notice as required under FRE 902(11); Second…
  • Sep 1

    Celebrating Labor Day

    Celebrating Labor Day
    Flags.JPG The Federal Evidence Blog returns on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Enjoy the Labor Day holiday. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. See 5 U.S.C. § 6103 (federal holidays).
  • Aug 29

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption
    Mailbox.jpg Third Circuit considers the operation of the mailbox rule presumption under FRE 301 and the circumstances in which the presumption may be rebutted; circuit distinguishes between strong and weak presumptions;…
Rank this Week: 1633