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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Perez v. Stephens 13-1406 Issue: Whether attorney abandonment, which Maples v. Thomas held is an “extraordinary circumstance” equitably excusing a resulting failure to appeal a denial of state…
  • Oct 1

    Big payday for ex-college sports stars?

    Big payday for ex-college sports stars?
    Two significant First Amendment cases that have been awaiting the Supreme Court’s reaction for a year are on the way to being settled, with the real prospect that former stars in big-time college football and basketball will get a…
  • Oct 1

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    The Court is scheduled to resume oral arguments in just a few days, and so previews of the upcoming Term and the cases on the Court’s docket continue.  Chantal Valery of Agence France-Presse looks at the Term as a whole, noting…
Rank this Week: 20

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
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Oct 1

    Chasing Data: An eDiscovery Report

    Chasing Data: An eDiscovery Report
    By Shane SchickExtract: Choosing an e-discovery solution means addressing several interconnected issues. Product demos can be impressive, but don’t be fooled: a tool’s features can be the least important factor for you to…
  • Sep 30

    Total Review Cost of Training Selection Method

    Total Review Cost of Training Selection Method
    By William WebberMy previous post described in some detail the conditions of finite population annotation that apply to e-discovery. To summarize, what we care about (or at least should care about) is not maximizing classifier accuracy in…
  • Sep 29

    Is the IRS’s Inability to Find Emails the Result of Unethical Behavior?

    Is the IRS’s Inability to Find Emails the Result of Unethical Behavior?
    By Ralph LoseyThe IRS seems inherently incapable of finding emails. The most famous incident that everyone has heard about, and many have complained about, is the loss of emails of key witnesses in a Congressional investigation…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Oct 1

    Intelifund Tweet Bombs Itself into Existence

    Intelifund Tweet Bombs Itself into Existence
    Intelifund LLC, a Delaware registered company, listing a Washington DC Post Office Box as a company address, has announced its entry into the structured settlement sceondary market by "twitbombing",... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Oct 1

    NY Structured Judgment Value Over Verdict Phenomenon Continue

    NY Structured Judgment Value Over Verdict Phenomenon Continue
    Low interest rates continue to amplify structured judgment values in excess of the damages awarded by juries in New York City and elsewhere in New York State. Structured judgment experts can assist... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Sep 29

    Settlement Purchaser used Fake Fiverr Testimonial to Mislead Consumer

    Settlement Purchaser used Fake Fiverr Testimonial to Mislead Consumer
    A settlement purchaser who will remain nameless (for now) purchased a testimonial off Fiverr.com and presented a fake testimonial as a real customer who had sold their structured settlement to the... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 50

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: 52

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
  • Oct 1

    Roundup of Recent Alien Tort Statute Cases Post-Kiobel

    Roundup of Recent Alien Tort Statute Cases Post-Kiobel
    For those interested in the impact that Kiobel is having on Alien Tort Statute litigation, John Bellinger of Arnold & Porter (who was the Legal Advisor at the US State Department) has an interesting post here.  After reviewing the…
  • Sep 29

    EP Paper on future of European Private International Law

    EP Paper on future of European Private International Law
    In a workshop of the European Parliament’s JURI Committee on Upcoming issues of EU Law, that took place on 24th September, papers were presented on five selected topics: the application of EU Law (Wolfgang Heusel), the implementation of…
  • Sep 22

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale
     (I am grateful to Prof. Francesca Villata – University of Milan – for the following presentation of the latest issue of the RDIPP) The second issue of 2014 of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale…
Rank this Week: 62

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 77

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: 113

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/
  • Sep 30

    Jail Term Not a Bar For Jail Inmate’s Ability to Communicate

    Jail Term Not a Bar For Jail Inmate’s Ability to Communicate
    Underwood v. Menfre, 2014 WL 67644 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 8, 2014). Aggrieved by her inability to write letters to her husband with sensitive, personal information, and send him inter alia photographs, drawings, and newspaper clippings, the…
  • Sep 29

    Merchandise Certificates are Not Coupons And Therefore CAFA Did Not Apply to Louis Vuitton Settlement

    Merchandise Certificates are Not Coupons And Therefore CAFA Did Not Apply to Louis Vuitton Settlement
    Morey v. Louis Vuitton N. America, Inc., 2014 WL 109194 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 9, 2014). A District Court granted final approval to a settlement reached between the parties holding that the settlement was fair and reasonable, and that because the…
  • Sep 26

    Suit on behalf of All Taxpayers in a State is Deemed a Class Action Under CAFA

    Suit on behalf of All Taxpayers in a State is Deemed a Class Action Under CAFA
    Brown v. Mortgage Elec. Reg. Systems, Inc., 2013 WL 6851088 (8th Cir. Dec. 31, 2013) The Eighth Circuit affirmed the order of a District Court denying a Plaintiff’s motion to remand holding that, because Arkansas cases involving the…
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court Dismisses IndyMac Case on Statute of Limitations in Class Action

    Supreme Court Dismisses IndyMac Case on Statute of Limitations in Class Action
    SCOTUSblog reports that the Court dismissed the writ of certiorari in Public Employees' Retirement System v. IndyMac MBS, Inc. as improvidently granted. The issue in the case was whether the filing of a putative class action serves, under…
  • Sep 17

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction
    Rich Freer (Emory) has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, Four Specific Problems with the New General Jurisdiction, which will be published in the Nevada Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: General in personam jurisdiction allows a court…
  • Sep 16

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment
    The National Law Journal reports that the Judicial Conference passed the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure today. The amendments next to go the Supreme Court for approval.
Rank this Week: 140

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 166

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: 146

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Oct 1

    Texas Court Maintains Conviction of Tom DeLay

    Texas Court Maintains Conviction of Tom DeLay
    The highest criminal court in Texas early this week maintained a ruling in the lower court of reversing ex-Republican House Majority leader Tom DeLay’s conviction in 2010 for money laundering. Affirming the dismissal of the lower court on…
  • Oct 1

    Court of Appeals Halts Part of Voting Law in North Carolina

    Court of Appeals Halts Part of Voting Law in North Carolina
    A court of federal appeals blocked parts of North Carolina’s voting law ahead of time for elections next month, ruling that they’ll disenfranchise black voters. A decision of 2-1 by the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals situated in Richmond is…
  • Sep 30

    Governor Facing Gun Restraining Order Bill Deadline in California

    Governor Facing Gun Restraining Order Bill Deadline in California
    Jerry Brown, California’s present governor, will have until Tuesday of this week to veto or sign a bill that would let people make a petition to the judge --- to take any firearm temporarily from an immediate member who may pose a threat to…
Rank this Week: 239

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: 234

DRI Today

DRI Today

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

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Oct 1

    Companies Leading the Charge on Carbon Pricing

    Companies Leading the Charge on Carbon Pricing
    While it is unlikely that the 113th Congress will take any action on climate change (especially not in advance of the November 2014 elections),  many major public companies aren’t waiting for Congressional action and are instead…
  • Sep 24

    The Challenge of Addressing Environmental Stigma Claim

    The Challenge of Addressing Environmental Stigma Claim
    The often uncertain nature of environmental stigma claims has resulted in diverse and often confusing jurisprudence. Stigma damage claims seek recovery of damages to the reputation of the realty.  Stigma damages represent the…
  • Sep 17

    New Domestic Violence Leave Law in Massachusett

    New Domestic Violence Leave Law in Massachusett
    At the same time NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces tough questions about Ray Rice, a new domestic violence law went into effect in Massachusetts.  Employers with 50 or more employees must now provide employees who are victims of…
Rank this Week: 306

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

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

    “The Money Centers” Should Have Money, Right? The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians Hopes So…

    “The Money Centers” Should Have Money, Right? The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians Hopes So…
    Update (October 1, 2014): I hope that no one is shocked to learn that The Money Centers of America had no money to pay off the judgment that the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (Kyle, J.) awarded the Mille…
  • Oct 1

    The Boundary Lines of Voir Dire (Picking the Jury vs. Priming the Jury)

    The Boundary Lines of Voir Dire (Picking the Jury vs. Priming the Jury)
    “If the evidence were to show that the plaintiff injured himself because of his own stupidity, would you be able to find it within yourself to award him no money even if you find he was badly injured, again, by his ……
  • Sep 30

    Human Error v. Flawed Table Saw Design: A Duluth Jury Will Decide?

    Human Error v. Flawed Table Saw Design: A Duluth Jury Will Decide?
    Update (September 30, 2014): Any experience with the table saw pictured at left or one like it? Do you think that experience would make you a better juror or a worse one in a case against a saw manufacturer based on a ……
Rank this Week: 314

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 311

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/
  • Sep 29

    Shire Pharmaceuticals Settles False Claims Act Case

    Shire Pharmaceuticals Settles False Claims Act Case
    Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Shire”) has agreed to settle two qui tam lawsuits brought by whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act for allegedly making false and unsupported claims related to Adderall XR,…
  • Sep 25

    Florida Home Health Agency Agrees to Settle Qui Tam Case

    Florida Home Health Agency Agrees to Settle Qui Tam Case
    A Plus Home Health Care, Inc. (“A Plus”), a Ft. Lauderdale home health care agency, and its owners have agreed to settle a qui tam case brought by a whistleblower alleging violations of the False Claims Act and payment of illegal…
  • Sep 16

    Florida Sleep Clinic Settles False Claims Act Case

    Florida Sleep Clinic Settles False Claims Act Case
    The Sleep Medicine Center, Inc. (“Sleep Medicine”) and two physicians, Hubert Zachary and George Restea, have agreed with the federal government to settle allegations initiated by a whistleblower in a qui tam complaint that the…
Rank this Week: 296

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

    To Practice Law Is To Be Afraid

    To Practice Law Is To Be Afraid
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is To Practice Law Is To Be Afraid at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.When it comes to lawyer “war stories,” I agree with Philip Thomas: “The only stories about a lawyer…
  • Sep 4

    MedPage Today Parrots Drug Company Marketing As “Medical News”

    MedPage Today Parrots Drug Company Marketing As “Medical News”
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is MedPage Today Parrots Drug Company Marketing As “Medical News” at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.I represent clients in the consolidated Actos litigation, and so I’m…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 298

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: 312

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: 300

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: 302

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: 238

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…
  • Oct 1

    Court of Chancery Rejects Limits on Advancement Right

    Court of Chancery Rejects Limits on Advancement Right
    Authored By Lewis Lazarus This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | October 1, 2014 By statute and case law, Delaware has long protected the rights of officers and directors to…
Rank this Week: 546

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/
  • Oct 1

    2d District pro tem update

    2d District pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until November 30, 2014 Judge Lee Edmon of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting…
  • Oct 1

    Mr. Lawrence W. Striley named 25th Reporter of Decision

    Mr. Lawrence W. Striley named 25th Reporter of Decision
    Today's the first day on the job for a new name you should know: "Following a national search, the Supreme Court of California today announced the appointment of Mr. Lawrence W. Striley as the 25th Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court…
  • Sep 30

    CRF Honors Clerk Joseph Lane + LACBA ACS event

    CRF Honors Clerk Joseph Lane + LACBA ACS event
    This afternoon at the Bonaventure Brewing Co. in Downtown LA, the Constitutional Rights Foundation presents is annual Cobey Honors Awards, which include and award for Joseph Lane, Clerk of the Second District Court of Appeal for the Appellate…
Rank this Week: 598

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 483

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: 556

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Collaboration in Litigation: The Four Simple Rule

    Collaboration in Litigation: The Four Simple Rule
    When your team is preparing for a new matter, how do you organize, collaborate, and share information? Do you email files to co-counsel, team members, or outside parties? Do you have a collaboration tool to keep track of where documents go…
  • Sep 26

    What You Need to Know About the ShellShock Bug

    What You Need to Know About the ShellShock Bug
    A new security vulnerability known as the Shellshock bug allows malicious code to take over a computer and access confidential information. Nextpoint has applied the all of the necessary patches to address…
  • Sep 24

    New Nextpoint Feature: Digital Notes for Document Reviewer

    New Nextpoint Feature: Digital Notes for Document Reviewer
    Folder Tags is a brand new feature that lets reviewers add notes to folders in Nextpoint. The inspiration came from a Nextpoint client with a large review project. The review team wanted to make it possible for groups of reviewers to leave…
Rank this Week: 850

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Oct 1

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues.  With…
  • Sep 29

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues. Attorneys…
  • Sep 26

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method
    Often you can use more than one discovery method to get the same facts or evidence. You can take a pick-and-choose approach to your methodology, or better yet, use a coordinated approach that aims multiple discovery methods at the same…
Rank this Week: 818

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Oct 1

    Companies Leading the Charge on Carbon Pricing

    Companies Leading the Charge on Carbon Pricing
    While it is unlikely that the 113th Congress will take any action on climate change (especially not in advance of the November 2014 elections),  many major public companies aren’t waiting for Congressional action and are instead…
  • Sep 24

    The Challenge of Addressing Environmental Stigma Claim

    The Challenge of Addressing Environmental Stigma Claim
    The often uncertain nature of environmental stigma claims has resulted in diverse and often confusing jurisprudence. Stigma damage claims seek recovery of damages to the reputation of the realty.  Stigma damages represent the…
  • Sep 17

    New Domestic Violence Leave Law in Massachusett

    New Domestic Violence Leave Law in Massachusett
    At the same time NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces tough questions about Ray Rice, a new domestic violence law went into effect in Massachusetts.  Employers with 50 or more employees must now provide employees who are victims of…
Rank this Week: 473

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Oct 1

    Argument for Non-Citizen Juror

    Argument for Non-Citizen Juror
    The article below and the study it cites makes a strong argument for allowing non-citizen jurors. According to the article, in criminal proceedings, non-citizens face higher sentences than those who are citizens. The article goes on to say…
  • Sep 30

    Jury New

    Jury New
    SCOTUS Blog: Argument preview: Justices to resolve circuit split on juror testimony ... WDTN: Selecting jurors to choose life or death for Arias NWTimes: Lawyers argue over juror anonymity in gang trial Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Alternate…
  • Sep 29

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire
    Neil Joel Dilloff Melissa Rubin Roth Abstract (to read the entire article go here) You have spent several hours selecting a jury in a civil case. In accordance with the usual Maryland procedure, the jurors were sworn and the trial...
Rank this Week: 538

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Oct 1

    Admissibility of brain scans in criminal trial

    Admissibility of brain scans in criminal trial
    It’s been a while since we’ve done an update on neurolaw issues and we think you’ll want to read the entire article upon which this post is based. The article is published in Court Review: Journal of the American Judges…
  • Sep 29

    Simple Jury Persuasion: Should you consider 3-D for your courtroom videos?

    Simple Jury Persuasion: Should you consider 3-D for your courtroom videos?
    Evidence admissibility issues aside, the answer is, “only if you can do it as well as they did in the 3D movie Polar Express”. As it turns out, 3D isn’t that much more impactful than 2D unless it’s done really, really…
  • Sep 26

    Would you prefer a smaller government? Actually, no you would not. 

    Would you prefer a smaller government? Actually, no you would not. 
    For a number of years now, we have been asking our mock jurors what role they think government should play in our society and giving them a number of options among which to choose. Most of them say government should play a smaller role…
Rank this Week: 759

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 30

    Miss. Supreme Court Reinstates $1.1 Million Jury Verdict

    Miss. Supreme Court Reinstates $1.1 Million Jury Verdict
    Last week in a 5-3 split, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed a trial court JNOV and reinstated a jury verdict of $1,161,000 in Cheeks v. Autozone, Inc. Here is the Court’s opinion. Here is my 2012 post on the verdict. The…
  • Sep 29

    $10.5 Million Jury Verdict in Retrial of Products Liability Case

    $10.5 Million Jury Verdict in Retrial of Products Liability Case
    I’m hearing reports of a $10.5 million jury verdict in Coahoma County on Friday in Applewhite v. Hyundai Motor America. The case was originally tried in 2008 with a $4.5 million plaintiff verdict. In 2011 the Mississippi Supreme Court…
  • Sep 22

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case
    Those legal nerds observers looking forward to the big oral argument Wednesday in the case where the trial judge ruled that Mississippi’s damages caps are unconstitutional will be disappointed with this: the Court cancelled oral…
Rank this Week: 637

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

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

    Statistics Expert Allowed to Testify in Real Estate Backed Securities Dispute

    Statistics Expert Allowed to Testify in Real Estate Backed Securities Dispute
    CMFG Life Insurance Co., et al. v. RBS Securities, Inc., No. 12-cv-037-wmc, U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; July 23, 2014 Background: Plaintiffs CMFG Life Insurance Company and its...The post Statistics Expert Allowed to…
  • Sep 29

    Pennsylvania Judge Denies Insurer’s Motion to Exclude Accounting Expert in Business Shutdown

    Pennsylvania Judge Denies Insurer’s Motion to Exclude Accounting Expert in Business Shutdown
    Case: U.S. Fire Insurance Co. v. Kelman Bottles, No. 11cv0891, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Aug. 8, 2014 Background: Kelman Bottles owns a glass manufacturing facility....The post Pennsylvania Judge Denies…
  • Sep 29

    Forensic Pathology Expert Discusses Vascular Malformations of the Brain

    Forensic Pathology Expert Discusses Vascular Malformations of the Brain
    Vascular malformations of the brain are classified into four principal groups: arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, capillary telangiectasis and venous angiomas. Of these, the first two are the types associated with...The…
Rank this Week: 873

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 848

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
  • Sep 22

    Sign Up Now for the 2014 ABA National Institute on Class Actions, October 23-24 in Chicago

    Sign Up Now for the 2014 ABA National Institute on Class Actions, October 23-24 in Chicago
    The ABA-sponsored annual National Institute on Class Actions is the premier CLE conference focusing on class action trends.  This year’s event will be held on October 23 and 24 in Chicago.  I will be participating on a panel…
  • Aug 7

    Could Austrian Facebook Suit Breathe New Life into the Global “Class Action”?

    Could Austrian Facebook Suit Breathe New Life into the Global “Class Action”?
    After becoming one of the hottest trends during the latter part of the last decade, developments in international class action law have waned a bit over the past couple of years, but a new case may be changing that…
  • Jun 23

    Basically the Same Story after Halliburton II?

    Basically the Same Story after Halliburton II?
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision earlier today in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (Halliburton II), its most highly-anticipated class-action-related decision of the October 2013 term.  Those who…
Rank this Week: 558

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Sep 19

    Arbitration Proceeding Held on Sunday Invalidates Arbitration Award

    Arbitration Proceeding Held on Sunday Invalidates Arbitration Award
    A dispute involving the distribution of an estate was submitted to arbitration. The parties proceeded to court where one party sought to have the arbitration decision confirmed, while the other requested that it be vacated. One of the…
  • Sep 15

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform
    Plaintiff Kolodin is a singer who lived with her agent, defendant Valenti. Despite the deterioration of their relationship the parties maintained a professional arrangement and Kolodin continued to sign with Valenti and his company,…
  • Aug 25

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action
    Often, litigation involving a corporation will be framed as a derivative action meaning, that the shareholder that is suing is doing so on behalf of the corporation but not individually. A prerequisite for a derivative action is the suing…
Rank this Week: 501

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/
  • Sep 18

    Legalese

    Legalese
    I believe that at some time in the past, lawyers must have charged on a per word basis. It is the only explanation I have as to why attorneys use lengthy, old-fashioned and sometimes confusing jargon when talking and writing....
  • Aug 27

    Free Advice

    Free Advice
    I will occasionally get questions from friends, acquaintances, at a dial a lawyer day, or online at www.avvo.com, who want to know what they should settle for in a small to medium car wreck or personal injury. These casual, cocktail...
  • Aug 8

    Snakes on a Plaintiff

    Snakes on a Plaintiff
    English: American-Copperhead snake Agkistrodon contortrix (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I had a call today from a residential tenant with problem—She found a copperhead snake in her back yard. Now this being North Carolina, which happens to…
Rank this Week: 504

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

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

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

    What is a General Objection?

    What is a General Objection?
    ANSWER:     A fictional document. A non-existent objection neither based in statutory authority nor found in case law. A statement by a party during the discovery phase that they will neither be held to the Code of Civil…
  • Aug 5

    Why Every Insurance Carrier Should Insist That The New Construction Form Interrogatories Be Used

    Why Every Insurance Carrier Should Insist That The New Construction Form Interrogatories Be Used
      John Podesta, an insurance coverage attorney in San Francisco, brings us his perspective on why the Form Interrogatories for Construction Defect should be used.  For over 20 years John has has handled hundreds of…
  • Jul 24

    Discovery Plan Part 4 — The Year Before Trial

    Discovery Plan Part 4 — The Year Before Trial
    Somewhere in the back of your mind you are aware that discovery and Motions for Summary Judgment deadlines are looming. Yet, you really don’t pay attention to them until they are upon us usually around day 45 when you start trying to…
Rank this Week: 886

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
  • Sep 5

    Document Translation Services for International Estate Planning

    Document Translation Services for International Estate Planning
    We've blogged about certified legal document translation in the context of the US wills and international estate planning . If your client is a resident non-citizen, married to a non-citizen, or has property located in more than one country,…
  • Aug 13

    Brazilian Portuguese Translation Services and Setting Up a Foreign Brach in Brazil

    Brazilian Portuguese Translation Services and Setting Up a Foreign Brach in Brazil
    We've blogged about English into Brazilian Portuguese translation services in the context of exporting goods to South America. With a population of nearly 200 million and a sizeable middle class, the Brazilian market is an attractive option…
  • Jul 30

    Legal Translation Services for International Estate Planning

    Legal Translation Services for International Estate Planning
    We've blogged about the need for legal translation services in the context of real estate ownership in a foreign country. International estate planning for international clients residing in the US also generates a need for certified…
Rank this Week: 650

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

Covers divisions between circuit courts. By Nicholas J. Wagoner.

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Jun 6

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split
    This post is part of a series exploring the ideas in an important new article by Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (Univ. Houston), entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. One important concept Bruhl explains is that of parallel…
  • Jun 6

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)
    Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (pictured), a professor at University of Houston Law Center, has an important new article on SSRN entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. This article is, simply put, brilliant. It changed the way that I think…
  • May 13

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split
    Sometimes appellate advocates argue that the circuit court panel in their case should align with the decisions of one or two other circuits in order to avoid creating a circuit split. In one recent case, the lawyer stretched the argument too…
Rank this Week: 844

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: 555

California Civil Litigation

California Civil Litigation

Covers recent decisions of the California Courts that are of interest to the civil litigation practitioner. By Pamela Fasick.

http://californiacivillitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Big Change in the Parol Evidence Rule

    Big Change in the Parol Evidence Rule
    The California Supreme Court Discards the State's Idiosyncratic Interpretation of the Fraud Exception Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Association (No. S190581, January 14, 2013) The California Supreme Court…
  • Oct 27

    A Judgment Without Previous Notice of Lawsuit

    A Judgment Without Previous Notice of Lawsuit
    I Was Informed There's a Judgment Against Me But I Never Heard of Any LawsuitIt's relatively unusual for a person who had no notice that they had been named as a defendant in a civil action to be informed that there is a civil judgment…
  • May 11

    Hospital's Suit For Reimbursement Is Not Preempted by ERISA

    Hospital's Suit For Reimbursement Is Not Preempted by ERISA
    Court of Appeal Reverses a Judgment Sustaining a Demurrer by Blue CrossCoast Plaza Doctors Hospital v. Blue Cross of California (B205892, May 11, 2009)11 p.
Rank this Week: 622

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: 702

The Appellate Practitioner

The Appellate Practitioner

Covers appellate practice in California and the Ninth Circuit. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

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

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner
    Over the past couple of months, I haven't had time to keep The Appellate Practitioner updated in the way I'd like to. Therefore, I am putting the blog on hiatus for the time being. Please visit my primary blog, The UCL Practitioner, which I…
  • Jan 5

    "A High Court Training Regimen"

    "A High Court Training Regimen"
    Friday's Recorder had an article on a new moot program being organized at U.C. Berkeley for attorneys with California Supreme Court cases. It sounds very similar to what Professor Myron Moskovitz has been doing at Golden Gate University…
  • Dec 8

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"
    Slate has an interesting jurisprudence essay on the impact of amicus filings at the U.S. Supreme Court level. Adam Chandler, "The Early Brief Gets the Worm: Liberal groups are ceding a key way to influence the Supreme Court," Slate (Dec. 5,…
Rank this Week: 600