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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Hammond v. United States 13-1512 Issue: (1) Whether and under what circumstances the Eighth Amendment authorizes a district court to impose a sentence less than the statutory mandatory minimum; and (2)…
  • Oct 24

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood finally reviews Monday’s relisted cases. Under the principle that weather and sports must always be saved until the end of the news to keep weary eyes watching those local ads, I should be burying this lede. But we here at…
  • Oct 24

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part three)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part three)
    The inspiration and aspiration for Uncertain Justice and the rewards of working with Joshua Matz, a co-author fifty years his junior. “People ask, ‘Why did you pick constitutional…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 21

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 24

    Are You Happy With Your eDiscovery Sourcing Decisions? (Cartoon and Clip)

    Are You Happy With Your eDiscovery Sourcing Decisions? (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for October 24, 2014Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the cost, time and complexity factors that impact information governance and eDiscovery sourcing decisions. This week’s…
  • Oct 18

    Top 10 Reasons to Use Visual Classification

    Top 10 Reasons to Use Visual Classification
    By Joe HowieWe are asked on a regular basis why organizations should use visual classification to manage their electronic and paper repositories for various information governance initiatives. Here’s a summary of how we respond:…
  • Oct 17

    Thinking Outside the Box in Information Governance and eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)

    Thinking Outside the Box in Information Governance and eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for October 17, 2014Daily we read, see and hear more and more about technology developments that impact the areas of information governance and electronic discovery. This week’s cartoon and clip…
Rank this Week: 38

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 24

    Vote to Retain 2d District Justice

    Vote to Retain 2d District Justice
    The Los Angeles County Bar Association urges the electorate to vote to retain the eleven 2d District Justices in the November 4 election. That's probably not news to this blawg's readers, but please share this information with all your…
  • Oct 24

    Funny Stuff

    Funny Stuff
    At SCAN, we realize our readers expect only a serious tone in addresses appellate items. For that reason, we've held off (until now) linking to the Justices-as-dogs bit that's been all over the internet (and on blawgs like How Appealing, ABA…
  • Oct 24

    9th Circuit e-filing upgrade requires you to act

    9th Circuit e-filing upgrade requires you to act
    Implementation of NextGen CM/ECF - ACTION REQUIREDOn Monday, October 27, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will go live with the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen CM/ECF), the latest iteration of the national case…
Rank this Week: 48

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 56

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Oct 25

    "The Courts' Baffling New Math: By what logic do hundreds of thousands of people simply stop counting?"

    "The Courts' Baffling New Math: By what logic do hundreds of thousands of people simply stop counting?"
    "The Courts' Baffling New Math: By what logic do hundreds of thousands of people simply stop counting?" Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate. In response at his "Simple Justice" blog, Scott H. Greenfield has a post…
  • Oct 25

    "State Supreme Court rejects McDaniel appeal"

    "State Supreme Court rejects McDaniel appeal"
    "State Supreme Court rejects McDaniel appeal": This front page article appears in today's edition of The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi. And Reuters reports that "Mississippi Supreme Court rejects McDaniel Senate primary…
  • Oct 25

    "Republic sues state to reveal info on lethal injections"

    "Republic sues state to reveal info on lethal injections"
    "Republic sues state to reveal info on lethal injections": Michael Kiefer has this article in today's edition of The Arizona Republic.
Rank this Week: 61

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Oct 24

    Thull v. Techtronic: The Jury Reached a Verdict (for the Defense).

    Thull v. Techtronic: The Jury Reached a Verdict (for the Defense).
    Minnesota Litigator has followed the Thull v. Table Saw manufacturer litigation for a while now. In fact, this lawsuit is attracting attention in far-away places for a while now. Here are the Court’s final jury instructions. How much do…
  • Oct 23

    Mayo v. Cockerill: More Bad Optic

    Mayo v. Cockerill: More Bad Optic
    Credit the Rochester Post-Bulletin reporter Jeff Kiger for this story from Olmstead County (and thanks ELG for cluing me in!). Dr. Franklin Cockerill got all choked up and teary about leaving Mayo Collaborative Services…
  • Oct 23

    A New Front Opens for the Embattled Superior Edge of Mankato…

    A New Front Opens for the Embattled Superior Edge of Mankato…
    Previously on Minnesota Litigator, we have covered the battle between Superior Edge, Inc. (“SEI”) and Monsanto (here, linked, is SEI’s complaint and U.S. District Court Judge John R. Tunheim’s (D. Minn.) denial in…
Rank this Week: 82

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Oct 24

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim
    R-Boc Reps., Inc. v. Minemyer, No. 11 C 8433, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff R-Boc’s motions to amend its Final Invalidity Contentions with an allegedly new theory regarding the phrase…
  • Oct 22

    Prosecution History Requires Certain Method Steps be Performed in Order

    Prosecution History Requires Certain Method Steps be Performed in Order
    VendoNet, Inc. v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, No. 13 C 3475, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 15, 2014) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah construed the claims in this patent dispute retarding methods of giving vending machine customers access to a computer…
  • Oct 20

    Plaintiff May Not Dismiss Claims in Response to Summary Judgment Motion

    Plaintiff May Not Dismiss Claims in Response to Summary Judgment Motion
    Beasley v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 12 C 8715, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve, after previously deferring ruling to allow the parties to work out procedural disputes, granted defendant John Wiley &…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Oct 24

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance
    Rainbow Gun Club, Inc. v. Denbury Resources, Inc., 2014 WL 869504 (W.D. La. March 5, 2014). In this action, the District Court affirmed a remand order finding that CAFA’s local “single event exception” can include mass…
  • Oct 23

    Only 25% of PAGA Penalties–Sufficient to Satisfy the Amount in Controversy?

    Only 25% of PAGA Penalties–Sufficient to Satisfy the Amount in Controversy?
    Controulis v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC, 2013 WL 6482970 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 20, 2013). The plaintiff, employed as a bottler by the defendant, Anheuser-Busch, LLC, brought an action alleging that the defendant violated California law by including the…
  • Oct 22

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim
    Sanchez v. Res-Care, Inc., 2014 WL 807997 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 28, 2014). In this action, the District Court remanded the case to the state court finding that the defendant failed to show by preponderance of evidence that the amount-in-controversy…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Oct 17

    High School Principal Alleges Discrimination

    High School Principal Alleges Discrimination
    Discrimination in the workplace is always a hot topic. Usually, allegations of discrimination are brought by members of a specifically protected group. That's not the case with a recent lawsuit filed in New Jersey. High school principal Mae…
  • Oct 10

    Energy Drinks Leading to Increased Litigation

    Energy Drinks Leading to Increased Litigation
    Deceptive and misleading advertising, deaths and heart attacks are among the claims in lawsuits filed against energy drink makers. Vermont, Washington and Oregon have sued Living Essentials, makers of 5-Hour Energy for “deceptive and…
  • Sep 29

    Virginia Student May Sue a Principal for a Cell Phone Search

    Virginia Student May Sue a Principal for a Cell Phone Search
    A Virginia federal district court recently ruled that a student has the right to sue his high school principal after the school official conducted a search of the student's cell phone. The student, identified in the lawsuit only as W.S.G.,…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 142

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

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

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

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

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

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

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

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

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 131

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 114

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
  • Oct 22

    To Shred or Not To Shred

    To Shred or Not To Shred
    “Follow the document policy!” Those were the words repeated many a time by Arthur Anderson to Enron’s employees during the pending SEC investigation. Those simple words led to a jury’s finding Anderson guilty of…
  • Oct 17

    Defendant’s “Hands-Off” Approach Insufficient; Sanctions Ordered

    Defendant’s “Hands-Off” Approach Insufficient; Sanctions Ordered
    In this case, Peerless Industries, Inc.  sued defendants Crimson AV, LLC claiming patent infringement and design patent infringement arising out of defendant’s manufacture and sale of certain TV mounts. While not a defending party,…
  • Oct 15

    New Age Technology: Brazilian and U.S. Courts “Scraping” the Surface of Legal Boundaries of Internet Use

    New Age Technology: Brazilian and U.S. Courts “Scraping” the Surface of Legal Boundaries of Internet Use
    This Article was originally published with Bloomberg Law Reports on November 9, 2011. The Internet has afforded anyone, anywhere, a wealth of information at one’s fingertips. Within the current and ever­expanding age of technology,…
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Oct 6

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Helga Glock’s Search For Gaston Glock’s Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Helga Glock’s Search For Gaston Glock’s Asset
    This is the ninth post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series.  By failing to disclose any offshore assets, one divorcing spouse may cheat the other out of child support, alimony or other court awards.  A spouse…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 242

Electronic Discovery and Evidence

Electronic Discovery and Evidence

Offers a digest of cases, comments and other matters relating to electronic discovery and electronic evidence. By Michael Arkfeld.

http://arkfeld.blogs.com/ede/
Rank this Week: 182

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: 238

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 25

    Research Projects on EU Law and ECJ Case Law in Civil Matter

    Research Projects on EU Law and ECJ Case Law in Civil Matter
    Researchers from Latvia (Inga Kacevska, Baiba Rudevska, Arnis Buka, Students Martins Dambergs and Aleksandrs Fillers) are currently conducting two EU research projects (Project JUST/2013/JCIV/AG/4691): 1. “The European Court of Justice…
  • Oct 23

    Conference on the Brussels I Recast

    Conference on the Brussels I Recast
    On 28 and 29 November 2014, the Verona University Department of Law will host a conference on “International Litigation in Europe : the Brussels I Recast as a panacea?”. The conference will take place in Verona. The conference…
  • Oct 22

    On Unilateral Choice-of-Court Agreements and Options to Arbitrate (article)

    On Unilateral Choice-of-Court Agreements and Options to Arbitrate (article)
    A topic we were discussing just a few days ago at the MPI, with especial attention to a Spanish decision. Now it’s Italian time. The article, by S. Ferrero, is to be found here. Abstract: In this work it is discussed the validity and…
Rank this Week: 296

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Oct 24

    PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar a Week Away

    PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar a Week Away
    I will be presenting on the topic of "The Latest in Bad Faith" at the PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar set to take place on October 31, 2014.  The program begins at noon.If interested in registering to attend the live…
  • Oct 24

    Subsequent Remedial Measures And Medical Expert's Opinion Precluded in Slip and Fall Case

    Subsequent Remedial Measures And Medical Expert's Opinion Precluded in Slip and Fall Case
    In its recent decision in the case of Hunter-McLeod v. Dollar General, No. 13-3113 (E.D. Pa. Sept. 16, 2014 DuBois, J.) (Memorandum and Opinion), the Eastern District Federal Court addressed the issues of subsequent remedial measures in a…
  • Oct 21

    Trivial Defect Doctrine Applied in Lycoming County Trip and Fall Case to Deny MSJ

    Trivial Defect Doctrine Applied in Lycoming County Trip and Fall Case to Deny MSJ
    In the case of Walker v. Community Action Realty, Inc., No. 13-00,418 (C.P. Lycoming Co. Oct. 13, 2014 Gray, J.), Judge Richard A. Gray of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas recently denied a Defendant’s Motion for Summary…
Rank this Week: 319

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 24

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent
    Richard F. Storrow, Dependent Relative Revocation: Presumption or Probability?, 48 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 497 (2014), available at SSRN.Michael YuProfessor Richard F. Storrow’s comprehensive article about the doctrine…
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
Rank this Week: 617

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!

    Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!
    On the HBO program Last Week Tonight, John Oliver observed that without video Supreme Court oral arguments are pretty dry, even with courtroom sketches as backdrops. So he proposed that the audio be livened up with video. What video? Dogs!…
  • Aug 7

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division
    Unlike the federal circuits, the Washington Court of Appeals is a "unitary system"—one court that sits in three divisions, not three separate courts. But sometimes panels from two divisions disagree with each other, so there can be…
  • Jun 20

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse
    Under RPC 1.2(d), a "lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . ."  Does this cover lawyers advising clients under Washington's new marijuana law, when possession is…
Rank this Week: 348

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Oct 22

    Security Guards Guilty in Iraq Shootout

    Security Guards Guilty in Iraq Shootout
    Just recently, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater USA security guards to be liable for 14 Iraqis deaths in Baghdad several years back. The guilty verdict is testing the capability of the U.S. courts to make military companies accountable…
  • Oct 22

    Actor Files Suit over Mob Character in The Simpson

    Actor Files Suit over Mob Character in The Simpson
    Fox has recently been slapped with a $250 million suit regarding a mob character from the famous cartoon show, “The Simpsons.” It’s been reported that Frank Sivero, who took on an acting role in the movie hit “Goodfellas,” is saying…
  • Oct 20

    Uber Tech Challenges Court Ruling

    Uber Tech Challenges Court Ruling
    Uber Technologies Inc. is fighting a court ruling in France in what seems to be one of the quickest growing services in France, intensifying a legal battle despite the firm’s broad clashes within Europe. A criminal court in Paris ruled last…
Rank this Week: 464

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Oct 20

    When Writing, An Ounce Of Empathy Is Worth A Pound Of Grammar

    When Writing, An Ounce Of Empathy Is Worth A Pound Of Grammar
    A lawyer has two jobs. First, the lawyer thinks about how the law might work, good or bad, in their client’s situation, and then tells their client. Second, the lawyer brings others around to ideas about the law that are good for their…
  • Oct 2

    Walmart’s Answer To Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Is Worse Than You Think

    Walmart’s Answer To Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Is Worse Than You Think
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Walmart’s Answer To Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Is Worse Than You Think at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Back in June, I wrote a short post on the fatal accident involving a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 271

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 342

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/
  • Oct 6

    Crash Report

    Crash Report
    Result of a serious automobile accident (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In North Carolina, the first investigation of any motor vehicle crash is by the police. In order to assist their investigation, they use a special form published by the North…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 481

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don't really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don’t really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
  • Aug 23

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use
    An article in today's New York Times sheds some interesting light on powers of attorney and their sometimes unforeseen drawbacks. Your lawblogger thinks it is well worth a look.
Rank this Week: 390

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: 380

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

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

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

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

    Employment Claims and the DFEH

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

    Penaltie

    Penaltie
    Another Court of Appeal opinion in California reaffirmed the rule that penalty provisions in settlement agreements are not enforceable. In a settlement agreement entered in Purcell v. Schweitzer, the plaintiff agreed to accept payments…
Rank this Week: 363

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Lawsuit Reform Watch

Covers civil justice reform issues in New Jersey. By the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance.

http://www.lawsuitreformwatch.org/
  • May 16

    NJCJI Now Blogging at Civiljusticenj.org

    NJCJI Now Blogging at Civiljusticenj.org
    For many years this website has hosted the blog of the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute, formerly the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance, but it is time for a change. From now on all NJCJI content will only be posted on the NJCJI website:…
  • May 1

    Top News Clips for the Week of April 26 - May 2

    Top News Clips for the Week of April 26 - May 2
    A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of April 26 - May 2. Woman Sues Live Nation After Seat Full of Splinters Julia Marsh | New York Post A woman got a rude surprise when she politely slid to the other side of a…
  • May 1

    NJCJI on Tour

    NJCJI on Tour
    Marcus, Alida, and Emily are hitting the road this summer in an effort to spread the word about the need for civil justice reform in New Jersey! If your organization would like a briefing on legal reform, or an update on pending court cases…
Rank this Week: 324

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: 611

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

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

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 372

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

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

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

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

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

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

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

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 264

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: 283

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: 594

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 23

    Claims Challenging Stock Issuance Validity Subject to Stay

    Claims Challenging Stock Issuance Validity Subject to Stay
    Authored By Albert H. Manwaring, IV This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | October 22, 2014 The 2013 amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) added new Sections 204…
Rank this Week: 2581

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Covers the appellate record, constitutional analysis, jurisdiction, mootness, rehearings and the standard of review. By Steven R. Merican.

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 25

    Lack Of Notary Dooms Husband’s Notice Of Appeal

    Lack Of Notary Dooms Husband’s Notice Of Appeal
    Anita and Sushil Sheth got divorced. Sushil was custodian on several of the couple’s two children’s financial accounts. Anita asked the trial court to remove Sushil as custodian. The trial court did so, and also denied…
  • Oct 23

    Trial Court Sanctions Ruling Too Terse. Appellate Court Sends It Back For More Specificity

    Trial Court Sanctions Ruling Too Terse. Appellate Court Sends It Back For More Specificity
    Lake Environmental was doing asbestos removal at Scott Air Force Base in southern Illinois. The State, claiming that Lake had violated regulations, persuaded the Department of Public Health to revoke Lake’s asbestos removal license.…
  • Apr 24

    What's the problem now, illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com?

    What's the problem now, illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com?
    “Hey, c’mon Sr. illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com. Two months between postings? How do you expect to keep your readers? We’re writing briefs. We need all this stuff you write about. Nobody else does it, at least not like you.…
Rank this Week: 2321

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 25

    The Genex Connection to Structured Settlement-Quotes.Com Continued

    The Genex Connection to Structured Settlement-Quotes.Com Continued
    Why would Genex want to hide its involvement in a supposedly independent bidding platform? Makes you wonder if what Woodbridge is alleging is true? This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which includes…
  • Oct 23

    Trying to Understand Financial Information Confuses Many Says Poll

    Trying to Understand Financial Information Confuses Many Says Poll
    When it comes to financial decisions, if people don't feel comfortable with everyday financial terms and don't feel that the financial information they receive is easily understood, it seriously... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Oct 22

    Income Annuities Are Supported by Jane Bryant Quinn

    Income Annuities Are Supported by Jane Bryant Quinn
    Nationally known personal finance expert Jane Bryant Quinn strongly supports income annuities as a protection against the risk of outliving one's savings This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which…
Rank this Week: 2500

Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

Covers trial presentation theory, trial graphics designs, trial technician recommendations and jury research methodologies. By A2L Consulting.

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • Oct 25

    So Little Trust, So Much Double-Speak

    So Little Trust, So Much Double-Speak
      by Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D.Managing Director, Jury ConsultingA2L Consulting Funny how officials repeat how hard it is to get Ebola, that the NYC doctor did all the right things, that you can’t catch it when there aren’t…
  • Oct 22

    6 Traits of Bad Business Developers You Never Want to See

    6 Traits of Bad Business Developers You Never Want to See
      by Alex BrownDirector of OperationsA2L Consulting In my last article on business development I discussed the traits of great business developers I like to see when hiring. Today, I focus on traits I like to avoid. If you close your…
  • Oct 15

    4 Ways That Juries Award Damages in Civil Case

    4 Ways That Juries Award Damages in Civil Case
      by Elise Jefferson, MAA2L Consulting An intriguing and complex aspect of civil litigation is the use of damage awards as a means of achieving justice. This remains an inexact science; no one can predict the amount of money that a jury…
Rank this Week: 2950

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Oct 25

    NH SCT Limits Jury Nullification Statute

    NH SCT Limits Jury Nullification Statute
    Last week, the NH Supreme Court in State v. Rich Paul had the opportunity to interpret the state's jury nullification law (RSA 519:23) which was passed in 2012 and reads as follows: “In all criminal proceedings the court shall permit...
  • Oct 24

    FL Judge Prohibits Post-Trial Interview of Juror

    FL Judge Prohibits Post-Trial Interview of Juror
    A Florida trial judge has prohibited a criminal defense attorney from talking to a juror about his guilty verdict. The defense attorney believes that the juror in question might have applied the wrong legal standard in coming up with his...
  • Oct 24

    Art Imitates Life: How to Get Away with Murder Examines Juror Investigation

    Art Imitates Life: How to Get Away with Murder Examines Juror Investigation
    Here is one more example of how common juror investigations have become. Last night, it was the plot line for the television show How to Get Away with Murder. In fact, the show had two jury-related plots. The second involved...
Rank this Week: 1073

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Oct 24

    Middle Ground

    Middle Ground
    How to evaluate corporate scienter continues to be an unresolved issue in securities litigation.  Some courts, notably the Fifth Circuit (and arguably the Eleventh Circuit), have taken the position that a court can only “look…
  • Oct 10

    Confirmatory Information

    Confirmatory Information
    In its Halliburton II decision, the Supreme Court held that a securities fraud defendant can overcome the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage of a case “through evidence that the…
  • Oct 3

    Duties to Disclose

    Duties to Disclose
    Item 303 of Regulation S-K requires issuers to disclose known trends or uncertainties “reasonably likely” to have a material effect on operations, capital, and liquidity.  Plaintiffs often contend that if the disclosure…
Rank this Week: 2364

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: 2339

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 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
  • Oct 22

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology
    Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because…
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
Rank this Week: 1601

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/
  • Oct 24

    Silence can be golden: interlocutory restraints on defamatory speech

    Silence can be golden: interlocutory restraints on defamatory speech
    A recent decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court is a reminder that interlocutory restraints on speech are possible in Canada, albeit in rare circumstances. In Richardson v. Hunter, 2014 BCSC 1960, the court issued an interlocutory…
  • Oct 15

    Collapsing Real Estate Transactions: "Specific Performance" Revisited

    Collapsing Real Estate Transactions: "Specific Performance" Revisited
    Posted by Michael MorganFrequent readers of this blog may recall a post from October 2012, in which we wrote about a Supreme Court of Canada decision that some believed, at the time, would result in the “death knell” for the…
  • Oct 14

    "Is Too Much Communication a Bad Thing?" The Perils of Correspondence with Experts in Civil Case

    "Is Too Much Communication a Bad Thing?" The Perils of Correspondence with Experts in Civil Case
    Posted by Kinji BourchierAuthors: Kinji Bourchier and Amy Nathanson.  In the recent Ontario Superior Court case of Moore v. Getahun, 2014 ONSC 237 (“Moore”) the Court answered yes to this question and took a very restrictive…
Rank this Week: 2661

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/
  • Oct 24

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (“DaVita”) has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute for $350 million, plus the civil forfeiture…
  • Oct 17

    Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million

    Boeing Settles False Claims Act Case for $23 Million
    The Justice Department announced that the Boeing Company has agreed to settle four whistleblowers’ qui tam claims alleging violations of the False Claims Act.  Boeing has agreed to pay the federal government $23 million to resolve…
  • Oct 13

    Extendicare Health Services Settles False Claims Act Case

    Extendicare Health Services Settles False Claims Act Case
    Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (“Extendicare”) and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation (“ProStep”) have agreed to settle two whistleblowers’ qui tam claims that they violated the False Claims Act…
Rank this Week: 1900

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/
Rank this Week: 2788