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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    The newly restored Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation

    The newly restored Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation
    The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has recently completed its restoration of the Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation at SCAD. Justice Thomas, a Savannah native, received his elementary education from the nuns who…
  • Jan 29

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Yesterday the Court granted Oklahoma’s request to delay the executions of three death-row inmates; the Court had agreed to take on those inmates’ challenge to the state’s lethal-injection protocol last Friday.  Lyle…
  • Jan 28

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • Jan 28

    Bridging the Consumption Gap in Legal Technology

    Bridging the Consumption Gap in Legal Technology
    By Stephen BerrentTechnology is powerful. IBM’s super computer Watson won Jeopardy!, and Google’s search engine knows that “a rock is a rock. It’s also a stone, and it could be a boulder. Spell it ‘rokc’…
  • Jan 27

    Explaining Complexities in eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)

    Explaining Complexities in eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for January 28, 2015Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the technologies, tactics and terms of eDiscovery. This week’s cartoon and clip highlights the importance for eDiscovery…
  • Jan 24

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance
    Organizing Committee:Jason R. Baron, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; University of MarylandJack G. Conrad, Thomson ReutersAmanda Jones, H5Dave Lewis, David D. Lewis ConsultingDouglas W. Oard, University of MarylandPurpose: The DESI VI…
Rank this Week: 21

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 37

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: 50

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jan 29

    Fixed Lividity/Livor Mortis & What It Means About a Body's Burial

    Fixed Lividity/Livor Mortis & What It Means About a Body's Burial
    I've been getting some questions about the concept of fixed lividity/livor mortis so I thought that I'd do a quick introductory post on the matter. When blood settles to the bottom, it stays there. After it's there for a long...
  • Jan 27

    Liar, Liar: Will Kansas Now Allow For Polygraph Evidence to be Admitted?

    Liar, Liar: Will Kansas Now Allow For Polygraph Evidence to be Admitted?
    According to State v. Shively, 999 P.2d 952, 957 (Kan. 2000). In most states polygraph evidence is either per se inadmissible in trials or is only admissible by stipulation, see United States v. Scheffer, 523 U.S. 303, 311, 118 S.Ct....
  • Jan 26

    Police Body Camera Videos as Evidence

    Police Body Camera Videos as Evidence
    The Washington Post published this interesting piece yesterday about the use of police body camera video as evidence in court, a phenomenon that will become increasingly common as more and more police agencies adopt body cameras. Overall this…
Rank this Week: 57

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

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

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement

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

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

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

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement
    Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins  Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for…
Rank this Week: 110

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: 84

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: 90

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/
  • Jan 29

    Life Insurance for People Who Hate Needle

    Life Insurance for People Who Hate Needle
    Life insurance up to $1 million is available without having to get jabbed with a needle to draw your blood or submit a urine specimen. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which includes a library of…
  • Jan 25

    IRS is Hard Boiled on Poached "Eggs Fu Young"

    IRS is Hard Boiled on Poached "Eggs Fu Young"
    Compensation for pain and suffering resulting from the consensual performance of a service contract is not “damages” under I.R.C. section 104(a)(2) and must be included in gross income This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jan 23

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?
    So you get some tender vittles in your wallet, but it's not for going out and joining everyone who is "twerking for the weekend" Lovergirl. Selling your structured settlement is expensive money. It... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 141

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: 139

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/
Rank this Week: 147

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/
  • Jan 27

    Electronic Meeting

    Electronic Meeting
    With the near universal use of email, texting, Twitter, and instant messaging, small corporations and homeowner associations frequently try to use these services for the business of the company. While this practice can be valuable and…
  • Jan 21

    Medical Record

    Medical Record
    Under North Carolina law, a person’s medical records are property of the healthcare provider who created them. However, a patient has rights to get copies and/or inspect the records of his medical care. The patient may need them to…
  • Jan 9

    HOA v. The Doctor

    HOA v. The Doctor
    English: The current TARDIS seen at BBC TV Centre and taken by me Zir (talk) 23:04, 20 January 2009 (UTC) Please credit © zir.com if used outside of Wikipedia Category:Doctor Who images (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Homeowner Associations…
Rank this Week: 132

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Nov 3

    Make Sure Your Vital Information Doesn’t Die When You Do

    Make Sure Your Vital Information Doesn’t Die When You Do
    Twenty years ago, we always told our clients to make an inventory of their important information, give a copy to a child or trusted family member and leave a copy in a secure place for safekeeping. It’s amazing how much has changed in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 149

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/
Rank this Week: 260

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 437

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jan 29

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case
    The Philadelphia Inquirer recently picked up on a story that has been around the Philadelphia legal community for a while, i.e., the $1 million in sanctions entered against attorney Nancy Raynor in the Sutch v. Roxborough Memorial Hospital…
  • Jan 20

    Ethicon Asks MDL Court To Presume Women Lie About Their Health

    Ethicon Asks MDL Court To Presume Women Lie About Their Health
    Transvaginal mesh is one of the great health debacles of our time, causing more damage across more families than any other medical device in recent memory. I know it from my own files: the mesh implants ruin women’s health, often…
  • Jan 8

    Does The President Really Think U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Is Doing A Good Job?

    Does The President Really Think U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Is Doing A Good Job?
    Next week is the second anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide amid an unjustifiable prosecution led by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, a prosecution that at best was based on a complete misunderstanding of how computers…
Rank this Week: 493

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 369

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/
  • Jan 28

    Pure Paul Turner: Open, tough, courageous!

    Pure Paul Turner: Open, tough, courageous!
    Yesterday, 2/5's PJ Paul Turner sent the following email, for which he "waives his HIPPA rights" (his words, of course), and shares with the appellate community:As many of you know, I have been attempting to secure a liver transplant as a…
  • Jan 27

    New trial calendaring help (& 2 Moore)

    New trial calendaring help (& 2 Moore)
    Does "service of notice of entry of judgment by the party moving for new trial trigger the statutes' jurisdictional deadlines?" 2/3's Justice Kitching in today's published opinion here teaches that the answer is "no."Meanwhile, the 2015…
  • Jan 27

    DJ profiles 9th Cir.'s Paul Watford

    DJ profiles 9th Cir.'s Paul Watford
    "Known for his independence, Paul Watford is considered a contender for a U.S. Supreme Court seat." That's the title of today's DJ profile of Judge Watford, appointed to the 9th in 2012. "Jeffrey Toobin placed Watford, 47, on what he called…
Rank this Week: 459

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
Rank this Week: 359

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Jan 28

    Corporate Defendant Protected By Good Samaritan Civil Immunity Law

    Corporate Defendant Protected By Good Samaritan Civil Immunity Law
    In the recent Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of Kromferd v. Sugarhouse HSP Gaming LP, PICS Case No. 14-2015 (C.P. Phila. Co. Dec. 9, 2014 Massiah – Jackson, J.), the court ruled that a Defendant…
  • Jan 26

    Appeal of MSJ Order Quashed in Consolidated Case Where Not All Defendants Dismissed

    Appeal of MSJ Order Quashed in Consolidated Case Where Not All Defendants Dismissed
    In the recent Superior Court case of Malanchuk v. Tsimura, 2014 Pa. Super. 277, 1379 EDA 2012 (Dec. 17, 2014 Ford Elliot, P.J.E.), an en banc Court ruled in this construction accident personal injury case that the…
  • Jan 23

    Eastern District Federal Court Dismisses Auto Insurance Bad Faith Claim

    Eastern District Federal Court Dismisses Auto Insurance Bad Faith Claim
    In its recent memorandum decision in the case of Mozzo v. Progressive Ins. Co., No. 14-5752 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 5, 2015 Buckwalter, S.J.) (mem.), the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed a plaintiff’s…
Rank this Week: 557

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jan 28

    Does the Civil Justice System Need a Do Over?

    Does the Civil Justice System Need a Do Over?
    Lately I’ve wondered whether the civil justice system and lawyers who practice in it have it wrong. Hear me out on this. When you get in an argument with your spouse or significant other, when it’s all over, do you care who…
  • Jan 26

    You’re Going to Want to Keep Up with the Singing River Health System Debacle

    You’re Going to Want to Keep Up with the Singing River Health System Debacle
    Having been both busy at work and playing hurt for the last four weeks, I have not been able to study the ongoing Singing River Health System pension debacle enough to add anything to the conversation. But it has quickly become THE big legal…
  • Jan 21

    January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the January issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $600,000 verdict- Jackson federal court First Amendment / retaliation case discussed here and here (overturning verdict)…
Rank this Week: 290

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Jan 27

    Judges Getting Spotlight on First Amendment Right

    Judges Getting Spotlight on First Amendment Right
    A few days back, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments as to whether or not states can prevent judicial candidates from soliciting donations without violating their rights of free speech. All over the coast of California, the state’s…
  • Jan 27

    Securities Class Action Restrained this Year

    Securities Class Action Restrained this Year
    Attorneys for plaintiffs dodged a bullet in the previous year when the U.S. Supreme court spared a 100-year old case, which served as a legal pin in today’s investor class action suit. Despite such victory, new reports indicated that…
  • Jan 26

    Turkish Court: Facebook Pages Should Be Banned

    Turkish Court: Facebook Pages Should Be Banned
    A court in Turkey threatens to halt entry to Facebook in the country if the social media giant fails to remain compliant in censoring Facebook pages deemed to be “an insult” to the Prophet Mohammad. Turkey’s state-operated news agency,…
Rank this Week: 467

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/
  • Jan 27

    JANUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JANUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  Erin Rhinehart has been elected to be a Partner at FI&C. *  Finance Monthly Magazine has notified FI&C that the firm has been short-listed for its 2015 Law Awards, in the category of Litigation – U.S.A. * …
  • Jan 22

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?
    “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” – Winston Churchill On January 1, 2015, California Senate Bill 568, titled “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World,”…
  • Jan 16

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act
    The walls seem to be closing in on Ohio’s Public Records Act in southwest Ohio. The Twelfth District Court of Appeals refused to order disclosure of hundreds of pages of documents regarding missing property from the Goshen Township…
Rank this Week: 230

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Part 36 costs offer

    Part 36 costs offer
    I recently received an offer as follows: “We confirm that we can agree to accept the sum of £18,800.00 in settlement of our costs, this offer is made subject to S1 Part 36 CPR, applies to the whole of this … Continue…
  • Jan 22

    Bloody provisional assessment

    Bloody provisional assessment
    And another thing… Problem: Many judges make the average doctor’s handwriting look as though it was the winning entry to a calligraphy competition. They try to write their decisions to the provisional assessment in boxes which…
  • Jan 22

    Provisional assessment – and another thing…

    Provisional assessment – and another thing…
    More issues as to provisional assessment… Problems: The timing of certain steps in the process is confusing at best. The parties are meant to undertaken the arithmetic on the Bill as assessed post-provisional assessment. However, how…
Rank this Week: 528

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jan 25

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 1, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur appointed defendant counsel from the N.D. Illinois trial bar with experience in IP cases, after finding that…
  • Jan 23

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That
    Sonix Tech. Co., Ltd. V. Pubs. Int’l, Ltd., No. 13 C 2082, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 30, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve construed the disputed terms of the patent in suit in this case regarding graphic indicators on a surface that…
  • Jan 21

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25
    At the start of the new year, many of us are spending time looking back at where we have come from and forward to where we want to go. As part of that process, many are making resolutions to make 2015 better than ever.  In that spirit,…
Rank this Week: 378

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Automotive Engineering Expert Witness & NTSB Investigation

    Automotive Engineering Expert Witness & NTSB Investigation
    An automotive engineering expert witness testified this week in the federal lawsuit two Minnesota families brought against Toyota. While the Koua Fong Lee and the Trice-Adams families argue that a defect with Lee’s Camry caused a…
  • Jan 20

    Child Abuse Expert Witness Testifies In Case Against Texas Teacher

    Child Abuse Expert Witness Testifies In Case Against Texas Teacher
    Psychologist and child abuse expert witness Dr. William L Carter testified in the Waco, TX, case against Sergio Bezerra. The former Waco Baptist Academy teacher was convicted of abusing two students in 2008 and was sentenced to 80 years in…
  • Jan 17

    Handwriting Expert Witness On Forensic Document Examination

    Handwriting Expert Witness On Forensic Document Examination
    In When is a Handwriting Expert Not a Handwriting Expert? handwriting expert witness Dennis Ryan of Applied Forensics, LLC, writes: A handwriting expert is not a handwriting expert when they are called on to examine aspects of a document…
Rank this Week: 443

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Jan 24

    Testifying Against your Spouse in New York

    Testifying Against your Spouse in New York
    Generally, spouses are “competent” to testify for—and against—one another. When we say a witness is “competent” to testify we mean that the witness has the minimal ability and adequate qualification[1]to…
  • Dec 31

    The Self-Incrimination Privilege in New York Civil Case

    The Self-Incrimination Privilege in New York Civil Case
    Black’s Law defines self-incrimination as “the act of indicating one’s own involvement in a crime or exposing oneself to prosecution, especially by making a false statement.” The principle, embodied in the Fifth…
  • Nov 22

    Admitting Character Trait Evidence when Essential to Claim or Defense

    Admitting Character Trait Evidence when Essential to Claim or Defense
    Character evidence is consuming a good amount of real estate in this blog. It’s fascinating, dramatic, but fairly difficult to grasp. Character evidence, when used incorrectly, is highly prejudicial. But when used correctly, is highly…
Rank this Week: 571

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 21

    Delaware Supreme Court Adjusts the Assessment For Admission Pro Hac Vice

    Delaware Supreme Court Adjusts the Assessment For Admission Pro Hac Vice
    The Delaware Supreme Court has amended Rules 71 and 72 related to the assessment for an application for admission pro hac vice.  Since 2002 the fee has been $300.  Effective February 1, 2015, it will be $375 and in…
  • Jan 18

    Superior Court – Complex Commercial Litigation Division

    Superior Court – Complex Commercial Litigation Division
    President Judge Vaughn now Justice Vaughn‘s movement to the Supreme Court created a vacancy on the CCLD panel.  Administrative Directive 2015-1, names Judge Davis to the panel of CCLD judges.  The panel now consists of:…
  • Jan 17

    Expert reports cannot be based merely on “common sense”; that’s common sense!

    Expert reports cannot be based merely on “common sense”; that’s common sense!
    In Knott v. Covert, C.A. No. K13C-05-006-RBY, decided January 15, 2015, the Delaware Superior Court (Young, J.) excluded an expert report for failing to meet the admissibility requirements of Delaware Rule of Evidence 702 because it was based…
Rank this Week: 524

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

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

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Jan 19

    Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act)

    Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act)
    Some personal injury victims and their families will have a new tax-preferenced funding option following enactment of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act) of 2014 which was signed into law last month by President Barack…
  • Dec 30

    Structured Settlements 2014 - ELNY and Reliance

    Structured Settlements 2014 - ELNY and Reliance
    The Executive Life of New York (ELNY) liquidation, which occurred on April 16, 2012 represented the dominant structured settlement story of 2011, 2012 and 2013 and one of the most important developments in the history of the United States…
  • Dec 22

    Structured Settlements 2014 - Settlement Planning

    Structured Settlements 2014 - Settlement Planning
    During the late 1970s, and throughout the 1980s, when defendants retained exclusive control of structured settlements, many brokers and their liability insurance company clients referred to unsuccessful sales as "cash outs". Their…
Rank this Week: 438

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

Featuring attorney reviews of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators.

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jan 14

    Courtroom Insight and Daubert Tracker Announce New Partnership

    Courtroom Insight and Daubert Tracker Announce New Partnership
    I am excited to announce our new partnership with the Daubert Tracker.  As a result of this agreement, Courtroom Insight now offers access to over 100,000 records detailing specific challenges to expert witness testimony.  This…
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    We wish you all the best this holiday season and look forward to sharing what we have been working on in the new year. Happy Holidays from the Courtroom Insight Team!Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Nov 25

    Decision in Ferguson Case Leads the Brown Family to Offer Solution

    Decision in Ferguson Case Leads the Brown Family to Offer Solution
    A grand jury in Missouri decided on Monday not to indict Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager. Brown’s death has reignited the debate about law enforcement, race and power.…
Rank this Week: 324

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

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

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 415

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 22

    Alain Leibman And Fox Rothschild Acknowledged For Veterans’ Assistance

    Alain Leibman And Fox Rothschild Acknowledged For Veterans’ Assistance
    Alain Leibman writes: Departing from the usual subjects discussed in this space, I wanted in the spirit of the season to share with our readers an example of lawyers giving back to their larger community.  Three years ago, with the…
  • Dec 8

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case
    Alain Leibman: On Friday, December 5th, the Department of Justice finally surrendered in a multi-defendant trade secret case being prosecuted in the Southern District of Indiana on behalf of complainant Eli Lilly and Company. (United States…
  • Oct 20

    Alain Leibman’s Law360 Article About Justice Department’s Partial Retreat On Appeal Waiver

    Alain Leibman’s Law360 Article About Justice Department’s Partial Retreat On Appeal Waiver
    Alain Leibman writes: We recently blogged here  and here about the DOJ’s blatant and increasingly harsh use of leverage against pleading defendants to force their waiver of important rights attendant to the sentencing and…
Rank this Week: 518

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia

    Consultation Paper on Jury Empanelment in Victoria, Australia
    The Victoria Law Commission has finalized its report on juror empanelment.  The report, which is available here, examines the following three areas Peremptory challenges and the Crown's right to stand aside Calling of the panel…
  • Oct 8

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument

    Warger v. Shauers Oral Argument
    Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Warger v. Shauers.Sheila Birnbaum will be arguing for respondent (Randy D. Shauers).Sarah E. Harrington who represents the solicitor general's office will also be arguing for…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Voting Paradoxe

    Jury Voting Paradoxe
    Jason IulianoAbstract (to read the entire article go here)The special verdict is plagued by two philosophical paradoxes: the discursive dilemma and the lottery paradox. Although widely discussed in the philosophical literature, these…
Rank this Week: 276

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…
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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: 418

Jeff Vail

Jeff Vail

Covers litigation checklists, litigation knowledge management, strategy, and the future of litigation.

http://www.jeffvail.net/
  • Feb 6

    Colorado Litigation Report

    Colorado Litigation Report
    Take a look at the Colorado Litigation Report, a site with very useful, short summaries of Colorado appellate opinions (best of all, published on a very regular basis, unlike this blog of late...  but soon to change).
  • Jul 19

    The Oil Drum

    The Oil Drum
    Sadly, one of my favorite websites (and a website where I was previously a contributing author), www.theoildrum.com, is shutting down (actually converting to an archive, there will just be no new content).  There are a variety of reasons…
  • Dec 27

    Preserving ESI on Twitter

    Preserving ESI on Twitter
    Once litigation is “reasonably anticipated,” parties have an obligation to preserve all potentially relevant material.  That obligation extends to information reasonably under a party’s control, even if it is not…
Rank this Week: 468

Hague Child Abduction Practice in…

Hague Child Abduction Practice in the United States

Features cases, pleadings and reference materials. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://www.hagueabductionpractice.com/
Rank this Week: 499

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: 411

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/
  • Jan 29

    5 Tips For Inter Partes Review Hearing Presentations at the PTO

    5 Tips For Inter Partes Review Hearing Presentations at the PTO
      by Ryan H. FlaxManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting Inter Partes Review, or IPR, has drastically changed the way we litigate patent infringement in the U.S. In big-budget patent cases, it is now almost inevitable…
  • Jan 26

    21 Ways Trial Can Be Like a Blizzard - But It Never Has to Be

    21 Ways Trial Can Be Like a Blizzard - But It Never Has to Be
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting We East Coasters have a love-hate relationship with snow, and the snow moving into the Northeast today may be one for the record books - particularly around Boston. It will dominate the news for…
  • Jan 21

    9 Things In-House Counsel Say About Outside Litigation Counsel

    9 Things In-House Counsel Say About Outside Litigation Counsel
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting One month ago I wrote an article titled 9 Things Outside Litigation Counsel Say About In-house Counsel, and we recently included it in our free In-House Counsel Litigation Toolkit e-book. It…
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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/
  • Jan 29

    District Court Interprets Limitations Savings Statute

    District Court Interprets Limitations Savings Statute
    Hartsel v. The Vanguard Group Inc., C.A. 13-1128-SLR (D. Del. January 26, 2015) This is an interesting decision because it interprets the seldom-used Delaware Savings Statute [10 Del. C. Section 8118].  The court held that a derivative…
  • Jan 29

    Court Of Chancery Denies Late Amendment To Complaint

    Court Of Chancery Denies Late Amendment To Complaint
    Optimiscorp v. Waite, C.A. 8773-VCP (January 28, 2015) This decision is a primer on what not to do if you want to add claims to a complaint as the case develops. The lesson is to be sure that your discovery responses are both timely updated…
  • Jan 29

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Application Of Delaware Law

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Application Of Delaware Law
    Ascension Insurance Holdings LLC v. Underwood, C.A. 9897-VCG (January 28, 2015) This is an important decision on choice of law. The Court held that the parties’ choice of Delaware law to govern the terms of a noncompete agreement was…
Rank this Week: 2555

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: 1503

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/
  • Jan 29

    Expect Confidence at the Extreme

    Expect Confidence at the Extreme
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: “The whole problem with the world,” according to an adage attributed to Bertrand Russell, “is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves and wiser people so full of doubts.” Reading the comments…
  • Jan 26

    Put T.o.M. On Your Team

    Put T.o.M. On Your Team
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: T.o.M stands for “Theory of Mind,” and it is a very academic name for a very practical concept that might determine the difference between an effective team and an ineffective one. That is a difference that should…
  • Jan 22

    Lead When You're Losing

    Lead When You're Losing
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Sotu on Tuesday comes after shellacking in the last election But not doing bad as a lame duck Economy improving A number of initiatives Still a lame duck, and most of the bold initiatives shared on Tuesday are unlikely…
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Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jan 28

    MA High Court Rules that Juror Names Are Public Record: Commonwealth v. Fujita

    MA High Court Rules that Juror Names Are Public Record: Commonwealth v. Fujita
    This week the MA Supreme Judicial Court determined that the names of jurors must be made public at the completion of trial. Specifically, the high court ruled in Commonwealth v. Fujita that "a list of the names of jurors empaneled...
  • Jan 27

    Sheriff Hunts Down Potential Juror

    Sheriff Hunts Down Potential Juror
    I thought the article below would serve as a good contrast to Sunday's post on the NJ bill that allows citizens to volunteer for jury service. Apparently, the sheriff in Eau Claire, WI has resorted to rounding up people on...
  • Jan 26

    Jurors in the James Holmes Death Penalty Trial

    Jurors in the James Holmes Death Penalty Trial
    It should come as no surprise that it will take some time to find 24 (12 alternatives the most I have ever seen) impartial jurors for the James Holmes death penalty trial. The article below highlights the myriad of excuses...
Rank this Week: 620

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jan 28

    Does this mean we need to pay no attention to 1 in  10 research findings?

    Does this mean we need to pay no attention to 1 in  10 research findings?
    If so, we can certainly suggest a few to be disregarded! We don’t write about most of the articles we consider for this blog (the reject pile grows taller every day). And when we do write about questionable pieces we let you know if we…
  • Jan 26

    “His brain made him do it” and so I feel much less empathy for him 

    “His brain made him do it” and so I feel much less empathy for him 
    We’ve written about the brain based defenses a lot here. And here’s an article that may shed light on how the presentation of neural defenses could backfire on defense attorneys. First, let’s look at the research. The…
  • Jan 23

    Wait! Could that be a  lumbersexual in your voir dire impanelment?

    Wait! Could that be a  lumbersexual in your voir dire impanelment?
    We know it’s important for you to keep up on new stereotype labels. You know what labels like metrosexual, hipster, and perhaps even lumberjack mean. But lumbersexual? Tom Puzak, over at GearJunkie wrote about it first a couple of weeks…
Rank this Week: 3906

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

Covers depositions, direct exams, opening statements and other trial tips. By Karen Koehler.

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Jan 28

    Mr. T – a deposition tale

    Mr. T – a deposition tale
      5:45 am.  Phone beeps.  Count backward down to the minute have to get up to get out on time.  5:56 am get up. Race through morning ritual.  Clothes put out the night before.  Black crop jeans.  Black…
  • Jan 16

    Teaching Voir Dire with Bill Bailey and a little help from Trader Joe

    Teaching Voir Dire with Bill Bailey and a little help from Trader Joe
      Prologue: Taught trial advocacy for many years at UW School of Law with dear friend Bill Bailey.  Bill is now a full time professor at the school.  Since teaching without him would not be the same, decided to turn in adjunct…
  • Dec 18

    Bump Bounce and Roll: Trying to start a trial.

    Bump Bounce and Roll: Trying to start a trial.
    On The Good Wife or Drop Dead Diva, the attorneys get the cases in the morning.  Try them in the afternoon. In the real world the case is filed and then has to wait a year and a half for a trial date. If it survives for that long,…
Rank this Week: 3801