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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Symposium: Correcting the “historical accident” of opt-out requirement

    Symposium: Correcting the “historical accident” of opt-out requirement
    David B. Rivkin, Jr., and Andrew M. Grossman practice appellate litigation in the Washington, D.C., office of Baker & Hostetler LLP. They filed an amicus brief in support of certiorari in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association on…
  • Aug 27

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    As Lyle Denniston reported yesterday for this blog, Nebraska has filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the Eighth Circuit, asking the full court to declare a challenge to its ban on same-sex marriage moot and thereby “keep seven…
  • Aug 26

    Symposium: The Friedrichs petition should be dismissed

    Symposium: The Friedrichs petition should be dismissed
    Catherine Fisk is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association presents two issues: (1) whether to overrule Abood v. Detroit Board of Education,…
Rank this Week: 10

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

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

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

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

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

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

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

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

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 20

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
Rank this Week: 25

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: 33

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly From the Bar Economic Survey

    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly From the Bar Economic Survey
    This week the Mississippi Bar released the results from the 2014 Mississippi Bar Economic Survey. Here it is. The last survey was for 2011. The Good: Pay for associates, secretaries and legal assistants is up from 2011 levels. Only 21.8%…
  • Aug 24

    Trial Court Filings Leveling Off

    Trial Court Filings Leveling Off
    The Mississippi Supreme Court recently released its 2014 Annual Report. On page 25 (pdf p. 30), the report lists trial court filings and dispositions for 2010-2014. Circuit court civil filings were as follows: 2010: 25,800 2011: 26,862…
  • Aug 19

    Report Looks at Public Pension Investment Return Assumption

    Report Looks at Public Pension Investment Return Assumption
    This recent NASRA report looks at the investment return assumption of public retirement systems nationwide. Mississippi’s 8% investment return assumption is among the nation’s highest, although many other systems use this…
Rank this Week: 38

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

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

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

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

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

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

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

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 51

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: 65

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation
    New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure set to take effect December 1, 2015, will have significant impact on patent litigation across the country. In fact, these changes are substantial enough that they may cause courts to rethink and revise…
  • Aug 18

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015
    This recent RPX[1] report tells retailers what you likely already knew anecdotally – NPE cases are back. Patent litigation filings in the first half of 2015 are close to 2013 levels. As you are likely aware, this is in stark contrast to…
  • Jul 21

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”
    PWC has published the latest installment of its yearly patent litigation survey.  This year’s study has a focus on recent changes and how those changes are affecting patentees.  In particular, the PWC study provides eight key…
Rank this Week: 92

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 93

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 147

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

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

    California Court of Appeals Awards Harassed City of Los Angeles Employee $3.2 Million

    California Court of Appeals Awards Harassed City of Los Angeles Employee $3.2 Million
    A California appellate court has ruled in favor of a white employee who suffered from discrimination by his Hispanic boss. The court ordered the City of Los Angeles to give James Duffy $3.2 million for the harassment he received from his…
  • Aug 19

    Des Moines School District Settles Former Superintendent Lawsuit

    Des Moines School District Settles Former Superintendent Lawsuit
    A lawsuit brought by a former superintendent against her school district has been settled. Nancy Sebring, who served as superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools, received a settlement from the district's insurer before the matter came…
  • Aug 6

    Lawsuit 101: Understanding the Litigation Proce

    Lawsuit 101: Understanding the Litigation Proce
    We regularly receive requests to explain the process of litigation, which we always communicate (using dialog NOT monologue) to prospective clients during our initial consultation. We hope you will find our lawsuit synopsis helpful. Feel…
Rank this Week: 187

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 25

    2015 Award for Most Bizarre Argument Advanced in Replie

    2015 Award for Most Bizarre Argument Advanced in Replie
    2015 Award for Most Bizarre Argument Advanced in Replies goes to the following included in reply arguing why costs were not disproportionate in matter which settled pre-trial for £2,500: “At the start of the claim, the Claimant…
  • Aug 24

    Sexiest costs lawyer

    Sexiest costs lawyer
    The Legal Cheek website has run an article on the 25 sexiest solicitors in the City. Clearly something similar should be done for those working in costs law. One only has to walk down the corridors of the Senior Courts … Continue…
  • Aug 23

    Dividing bills of cost

    Dividing bills of cost
    The Senior Costs Judge Master Gordon-Saker has given definitive guidance as to how bills should be divided in the case of BP v Cardiff & Vale University Local Health Board [2015] EWHC B13: Divided between periods where different…
Rank this Week: 202

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 206

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 26

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action
    A federal judge in Texas early this week refuses to lift an injunction blocking the Obama administration’s immigration policy to defer deportations for illegal immigrants living in the United States. Andrew Hanen, a U.S. district judge,…
  • May 26

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech
    Several art activists filed a federal suit against New York City and claimed their First Amendment rights were being violated during last year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art protest. The plaintiffs utilized mobile video projectors to show…
  • May 25

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message
    The tobacco industry won’t have to include messages on their packaging indicating of them lying to American public, according to a federal court of appeals ruling in Washington, D.C. The federal court of appeals last week ruled that tobacco…
Rank this Week: 242

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: 177

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 268

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 482

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

    Insurance Expert Testimony Partially Allowed in Coverage Dispute

    Insurance Expert Testimony Partially Allowed in Coverage Dispute
    Insurance expert’s testimony in breach of contract and bad faith action were partially allowed (based on industry customs and practice) and partially denied (based on pronouncements of law). Facts: This case (Gebremedhin et al v.…
  • Aug 24

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Ruling on DNA Expert

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Ruling on DNA Expert
    Appellant in case challenged numerous rulings from Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA), some related to testimony of DNA experts. The Court upheld these rulings. Facts: The core of this case (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Stephen Treiber…
  • Aug 21

    Circuit Court Reverses Exclusion of Pharmacist Testimony in Negligence Action

    Circuit Court Reverses Exclusion of Pharmacist Testimony in Negligence Action
    District court excluded pharmacist expert witness testimony based on unreliable methodology.  The Circuit court reversed. Facts: In this case (Shan Kovaly v. Wal-Mart Stores Texas, L.L.C. – United States Court of Appeals for the…
Rank this Week: 448

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: 598

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

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

    Doe v. Gangland: Why Breaking a Confidentiality Agreement with a Former Gang-Member is a Bad Idea

    Doe v. Gangland: Why Breaking a Confidentiality Agreement with a Former Gang-Member is a Bad Idea
    For those of you into true-crime documentaries, have you ever wondered how producers get criminals and accused criminals to talk on the record?  In rare instances, some subjects of a documentary will agree to talk because they want to…
  • Aug 24

    Can Florida Ban Attorneys from Advertising Past Results?

    Can Florida Ban Attorneys from Advertising Past Results?
    In an era when toddler birthday parties are inspired by commercials for personal injury lawyers, it can be easy to forget that just a few decades ago, attorneys were prohibited from advertising their services. In 1977, however, the U.S.…
  • Aug 20

    An Affair to Remember: AshleyMadison.com Hack Exposes Privacy Lesson

    An Affair to Remember: AshleyMadison.com Hack Exposes Privacy Lesson
    Millions of men and women around the world woke up this morning in a panic.  Last night, tech websites reported that on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, a group of hackers publicly posted the names, email addresses, and credit card information…
Rank this Week: 420

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

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

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 333

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Legal Considerations for Cell Tower Leasing and Servitude Sales in Louisiana

    Legal Considerations for Cell Tower Leasing and Servitude Sales in Louisiana
    by Mark D. Mese As an attorney who owns properties covered by a cell tower lease, and who represents landowners in leases and servitude agreements with cell tower companies and cell tower consolidators, I have noticed increased interest in…
  • Aug 19

    Recent Developments Regarding the Business Utilities Tax Payments and Taxpayer’s Rights to Protest

    Recent Developments Regarding the Business Utilities Tax Payments and Taxpayer’s Rights to Protest
    By Chris Dicharry and Jason Brown As is now widely known, the Louisiana Legislature has adopted HCR No. 8, which purports to suspend the sales tax exemptions business utilities effective July 1, 2015. On July 1, 2015, the Louisiana Chemical…
  • Aug 18

    Hollywood South Legal: Clearing Your Script

    Hollywood South Legal: Clearing Your Script
    by Meg Kaul * This article originally appeared in Issue 3, 2015 of Louisiana Film & Video magazine.  If you’ve written a script recently, it may have references to certain copyrighted or trademarked material — the hero…
Rank this Week: 524

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 24

    Part 2: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft

    Part 2: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft
    Part 1 of this post discussed the judgment creditors in Havlish v. bin Laden who are are trying to interdict assets owned by Iran.  Part 1 explained the judgment creditors sought to attach monies reportedly earmarked for the purchase of…
  • Aug 17

    Part 1: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft

    Part 1: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft
    The Court found Iran was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Iran is therefore liable for the money damages set forth by the October 2012 Order issued at In Re Terrorist Attacks On September 11, 2001, U.S. District Court,…
  • Aug 10

    Hampering An Asset Search By Hiding Artwork & Cultural Heritage Property

    Hampering An Asset Search By Hiding Artwork & Cultural Heritage Property
    A July 1, 2015 press release outlines the recovery of a Chola-period bronze statue, by U.S. law enforcement officials.   The press release mentions the 11-12th century Chola statue was stolen & smuggled into the U.S.  The statue…
Rank this Week: 332

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/
Rank this Week: 387

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Aug 16

    The “Home Of The Throwed Rolls” — A New Hot Coffee Case?

    The “Home Of The Throwed Rolls” — A New Hot Coffee Case?
    Over at Lowering the Bar, Kevin Underhill reports on a lawsuit filed against Lambert’s Cafe in Sikeston, Missouri, a place known as the “home of the throwed rolls.” It seems a roll was “throwed” and a patron was…
  • Jul 27

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?
    Via TechDirt, I learned that Carl Malamud, proprietor of Public.Resource.org, was sued last week by the State of Georgia for copyright infringement. Malamud is perhaps the leading advocate in the world for putting primary legal materials…
  • Jul 12

    Despite Go Set A Watchman, Atticus Finch Is Still A Hero

    Despite Go Set A Watchman, Atticus Finch Is Still A Hero
    It is impossible to overstate the impact that Atticus Finch has had on the American legal system and its members. Consider this opening from a case decided by the Florida Supreme Court in 2013: In his final remarks to the jury, Atticus Finch,…
Rank this Week: 621

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Exercise Caution: Lease Renewal Clauses and Standard Form Leases in Gurudutt

    Exercise Caution: Lease Renewal Clauses and Standard Form Leases in Gurudutt
    A recent Ontario Superior Court case will be of interest to commercial landlords and tenants alike. In 1251614 Ontario Ltd v. Gurudutt, the tenant signed a 10 year lease that granted the tenant the right to renew the lease for 2 further terms…
  • Jun 17

    The Tricky Question of Drafting an Enforceable Restrictive Covenant

    The Tricky Question of Drafting an Enforceable Restrictive Covenant
    Restrictive covenants are commonly used for a wide variety of reasons.  They can ensure access across property or be part of a wider community plan.  They can define the use land can be put to or protect it for a singular…
  • Apr 17

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt
    On April 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its Reasons for Judgment in the case of Carey v. Laiken, 2015 SCC 17, clarifying that a specific intention to breach a court order is not necessary for a finding of contempt, and…
Rank this Week: 376

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/
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot
    Iron Workers District Council Of Philadelphia & Vicinity Retirement & Pension Plan v. Andreotti, C.A. No. 9714-VCG (May 8, 2015) This may be the definitive decision on how to review the conclusion of a board of directors to accept the…
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee
    In re Nine Systems Corporation Shareholder Litigation, C.A. No. 3940-VCN (May 7, 2015) After years of litigating a breach of fiduciary duty case, the plaintiff won the battle but lost the war when the Court held that the defendants had…
  • May 4

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim
    Quadrant Structured Products Company Ltd. v. Vertin, C.A. 6990-VCL (May 4, 2015) While it is generally known that creditors may only file derivative suits when the company is insolvent, there have been many open issues about what exactly that…
Rank this Week: 302

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: 412

A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

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

http://abuffalolawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 539

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: 495

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

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

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 571

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 611

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: 273

TortDeform

TortDeform

A civil justice defense blog. By the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.

http://www.tortdeform.com/
  • May 20

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform
    Hello, and welcome back after that fifteen-month intermission. I've been too busy helping people to blog about the forces that want to prevent me from helping people. To dip my toe back in the blogging water, I thought I'd give a…
  • Feb 17

    The value of a human life and damage cap

    The value of a human life and damage cap
    Even if we go with the Bush-era figure of $6.8 million, you’re far above the often-proposed cap of $250,000 for noneconomic damages.  I’m morally opposed to ANY damage cap because I don’t believe that you can set a flat rate on every…
  • Feb 9

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective
    Which is a greater tragedy: A child dying at the hands of an incompetent doctor, or a toy company ripping off the design of a doll from another toy company?  Brian Wilson discusses how out-of-whack our priorities are regarding…
Rank this Week: 612

Greedy Trial Lawyer

Greedy Trial Lawyer

The philosophical ruminations of an experienced trial lawyer who knows who he is and what he does and makes no apologies.

http://www.greedytriallawyer.com/
  • Sep 22

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  • Oct 3

    Justice Clarence Thomas, Seething Black Conservative Hero Tells Us How Bad It Has Been

    Justice Clarence Thomas, Seething Black Conservative Hero Tells Us How Bad It Has Been
    There have been more than a few voices expressing, in various ways, discomfort, surprise or puzzlement over the tone and substance of the Clarence Thomas media blitz publicizing the Justice's newly published book. A good example: Is…
  • Oct 2

    Now Isiah Thomas Is In A Hostile Environment

    Now Isiah Thomas Is In A Hostile Environment
    Some years ago I had the delightful experience of a jury note after 2 days of deliberation which asked the judge, "Do we fill out the amount of the damages if we agree the doctor was at fault?" Obviously, the doctor and his defense attorney…
Rank this Week: 313

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 27

    Problem w/9th Cir. e-filing

    Problem w/9th Cir. e-filing
    The 9th Circuit is having e-filing problems. Here's the notice posted on the court's website:CM/ECF Issues Today's problems with CM/ECF continue and we still do not have an estimated resolution time.  At this time, CM/ECF is…
  • Aug 27

    Storytelling

    Storytelling
    Sure, opinions often begin with an introduction. But how many opinions begin with a "prologue"? Well, this one does... (Bravo Beds.)I. PROLOGUEThis case has the makings of a classic film noir story, though thankfully,despite animosity so…
  • Aug 27

    Slapping SLAPP abuse

    Slapping SLAPP abuse
    Today the 6th District publishes an opinion in which the conclusion begs the Legislature to take steps to cut back on abusive use of the anti-SLAPP statute:The case thus provides yet another illustration of the many ways in which the…
Rank this Week: 4785

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

    Sixth District Court of Appeal offers the legislature some advice on amending the anti-SLAPP statute

    Sixth District Court of Appeal offers the legislature some advice on amending the anti-SLAPP statute
    If you just lost your appeal, handled by attorneys at a high-powered law firm, with fees approaching – oh, heck, who knows, but three lawyers billing at a “BigLaw” firm have to run up a pretty hefty bill on a case…
  • Aug 21

    Friday Appellate Humor

    Friday Appellate Humor
    Here’s the graphic from a good New Yorker cartoon about appeals: To avoid exceeding fair use, I’ve left off the punchline. Here’s a clue: there’s only one judge on the bench, so you know this cartoon depicts…
  • Aug 20

    Some technical help for e-filing in the Court of Appeal

    Some technical help for e-filing in the Court of Appeal
    This week, the Second District Court of Appeal published a terrific guide for creating electronic documents. (PDF link) The guide is broken down into a section on briefs and a section on appendices, and is meant as a technical guide, not…
Rank this Week: 708

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Aug 27

    Summary Judgment Vacated Because Depositions Were Improperly Limited

    Summary Judgment Vacated Because Depositions Were Improperly Limited
    In Evans v. Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc., No. M2014-01099-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 18, 2015), plaintiff asserted claims for property damage caused when sewage flowed into his home in 2013 allegedly due to a damaged sewer line. The…
  • Aug 13

    Right of Non-Primary Residential Parent to Bring Claim for Child

    Right of Non-Primary Residential Parent to Bring Claim for Child
    The Court of Appeals recently addressed the issue of which claims a parent who is not the primary residential parent may bring when his or her child has been injured. In Neale B/N/F Russell v. United Way of Greater Kingsport, No.…
  • Aug 12

    Non-Suit Allowed to Cure Pre-Suit Notice Deficiencie

    Non-Suit Allowed to Cure Pre-Suit Notice Deficiencie
    In Phillips v. Casey, No. E2014-01563-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. July 21, 2015) plaintiff’s late husband was a patient of defendant doctor. Sometime in 2011 or 2012, defendant diagnosed husband with angioedema. Defendant also diagnosed…
Rank this Week: 1020

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 27

    Supreme Court Affirms Family Court Ruling In Dependency Hearing

    Supreme Court Affirms Family Court Ruling In Dependency Hearing
    The Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (“DSCYF”) serves the families of Delaware in a myriad of ways.  “Its primary responsibility is to provide and manage a range of services for children who…
  • Aug 26

    Supreme Court Reinstates Order Of Protection From Abuse

    Supreme Court Reinstates Order Of Protection From Abuse
    At the heart of every Petition for Order of Protection from Abuse (“PFA”) is the question of whether a respondent has committed an act of abuse.  That very issue was presented to the Delaware Supreme Court in the case of King…
  • Aug 25

    Delaware Enacts A Bill Of Rights For Dependent, Neglected And Abused Children

    Delaware Enacts A Bill Of Rights For Dependent, Neglected And Abused Children
    Earlier this month Governor Jack Markell signed House Bill 46 into law.  The Bill establishes a Bill of Rights for children in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families.  The Bill of Rights…
Rank this Week: 2066

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

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

    Lawsuit Financial: We Are On Your Side, Nationwide!

    Lawsuit Financial: We Are On Your Side, Nationwide!
    Just as David overcame Goliath, Lawsuit Financial helps plaintiffs get justice despite being unevenly matched against insurance companies and large corporations in terms of financial resources. If you are in a pending lawsuit, it may take…
  • Aug 24

    Two Lawsuits Filed in Connection with Triple Fatal Auto-Tractor Trailer Crash

    Two Lawsuits Filed in Connection with Triple Fatal Auto-Tractor Trailer Crash
    Accidents between an auto and a tractor-trailer can be serious or deadly for the occupants of the car. Victims, such as those in the case below, may wish to seek litigation funding to relieve financial pressures while waiting for case…
  • Aug 20

    Put Your Finances Back on Track with a Lawsuit Cash Advance

    Put Your Finances Back on Track with a Lawsuit Cash Advance
    It is stressful enough when you or a family member is seriously injured, without worrying about losing everything. Unfortunately, life doesn’t come to a halt just because you’re involved in a lawsuit, but a long legal process can…
Rank this Week: 896

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

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

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Aug 27

    Don't Be Jeb: A "Low-Energy Person"

    Don't Be Jeb: A "Low-Energy Person"
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has picked his preferred insult for fellow GOP hopeful Jeb Bush. On at least six occasions over the past few days, the Donald has referred to the Jeb as a "low-energy…
  • Aug 24

    Don't Persuade

    Don't Persuade
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Of course I don't mean that literally. Given the title and the content of this blog, it would be pretty ironic if I took a dim view of persuasion. But others -- consumers, jurors, and persuasive targets of all kinds --…
  • Aug 20

    Select Your Jury on Race-Neutral Criteria

    Select Your Jury on Race-Neutral Criteria
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: At a time of heightened attention toward the disproportionate impact of law enforcement on African-American communities, it matters that prosecutors in many of the same communities appear to be actively limiting the…
Rank this Week: 4429

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Aug 27

    How to Make the Best of ILTACON 2015

    How to Make the Best of ILTACON 2015
    ILTACON 2015 is next week! It’ll be in Las Vegas from August 30th through September 3rd. If you haven’t already made a plan to make the most of your time there, never fear: we have five tips for you. Get your pre-ILTA caffeine fix…
  • Aug 17

    New Ediscovery Features for August

    New Ediscovery Features for August
    It’s August, which means a host of refinements, tweaks, and new features to make Everlaw’s litigation platform better than ever! Here are the changes we released this weekend:   New Compact View Locating the most relevant…
  • Aug 12

    Explaining Ediscovery at a Family BBQ

    Explaining Ediscovery at a Family BBQ
    “So, what do you do for a living?” While the question above is not uncommon during small-talk, it may be challenging for ediscovery professionals to answer in simple terms. Sure, it’s easy to talk about document…
Rank this Week: 1950

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Covers legal technology used in litigation and eDiscovery, especially on the plaintiff's side.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Aug 27

    How to Make the Best of ILTACON 2015

    How to Make the Best of ILTACON 2015
    ILTACON 2015 is next week! It’ll be in Las Vegas from August 30th through September 3rd. If you haven’t already made a plan to make the most of your time there, never fear: we have five tips for you. Get your pre-ILTA caffeine fix…
  • Aug 17

    New Ediscovery Features for August

    New Ediscovery Features for August
    It’s August, which means a host of refinements, tweaks, and new features to make Everlaw’s litigation platform better than ever! Here are the changes we released this weekend:   New Compact View Locating the most relevant…
  • Aug 12

    Explaining Ediscovery at a Family BBQ

    Explaining Ediscovery at a Family BBQ
    “So, what do you do for a living?” While the question above is not uncommon during small-talk, it may be challenging for ediscovery professionals to answer in simple terms. Sure, it’s easy to talk about document…
Rank this Week: 1940

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Aug 27

    The Discoverability & Admissibility of CrimeStoppers Information in Maryland

    The Discoverability & Admissibility of CrimeStoppers Information in Maryland
    The next big question in the Adnan Syed case is whether and when the State will disclose the identity of the CrimeStoppers tipster and the content of his or her tip. The one thing I am confident about is that...
  • Aug 26

    Long Way Home: Would Jay Angling for the CrimeStoppers Reward be Enough for a New Trial?

    Long Way Home: Would Jay Angling for the CrimeStoppers Reward be Enough for a New Trial?
    On Monday's episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, we noted how a CrimeStoppers reward of $3,075 was collected on November 1, 1999 in connection with the Hae Min Lee case. We also speculated that this reward could have been claimed by...
  • Aug 25

    Long Way Round: More on CrimeStoppers and Episode 10 of Undisclosed

    Long Way Round: More on CrimeStoppers and Episode 10 of Undisclosed
    In last night's Episode 10 of the Undisclosed Podcast, we noted that a tip was made to Metro CrimeStoppers on February 1, 1999 that led to the tipster receiving the full reward amount of $3,075 on November 1, 1999. In...
Rank this Week: 1076

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 27

    Code4Good: Using ICTs for social good in Sri Lanka

    Code4Good: Using ICTs for social good in Sri Lanka
    Code4Good, Sri Lanka’s first social good hackathon kicked off today, an initiative of Internews Network implemented in partnership with International Alert, and with the support of SLASSCOM, Facebook internet.org, Google Business Groups…
  • May 28

    Power mapping

    Power mapping
    Cross posted from Groundviews. ### I was asked to contribute an article to an up-coming issue of The Architect, the journal of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. The issue will be anchored to the idea of ‘democratic…
  • May 7

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015
    Invited by ZIF – Center for International Peace Operations and representing the ICT4Peace Foundation, I spoke today at re:publica15 in Berlin, Germany on the future of peacekeeping and technology. The session this morning had…
Rank this Week: 2259