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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: 12

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Jun 26

    What Employers Can Expect From The SCOTUS Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

    What Employers Can Expect From The SCOTUS Decision On Same-Sex Marriage
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department Of Health; Tanco, et al. v. Haslam, Governor Of Tennesee, et al.; DeBoer, et al. v.…
  • Jun 26

    One To Watch: The House Judiciary Committee Signs Off On Fairness In Class Action Litigation Act

    One To Watch: The House Judiciary Committee Signs Off On Fairness In Class Action Litigation Act
    By Matthew J. Gagnon and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. We have something a bit different for our loyal blog readers today: a preview of an important bill that could have a significant impact on class action litigation. On June 24, 2015, the House…
  • Jun 21

    Kudos For Seyfarth’s Annual Workplace Class Action Report

    Kudos For Seyfarth’s Annual Workplace Class Action Report
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. We are humbled and honored by the recent review of our Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report by Employment Practices Liability Consultant Magazine (“EPLiC”) – the review is here.…
Rank this Week: 17

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 31

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jun 29

    Access online today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued case

    Access online today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued case
    Access online today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued rulings in three argued cases. 1. Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. delivered the opinion of the Court in Glossip v. Gross, No. 14-7955. Justice…
  • Jun 29

    Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

    Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court
    Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court today granted review in four new cases. Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissent, in which Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. joined, from the denial of certiorari…
  • Jun 29

    "Same-sex marriage ruling highlights Supreme Court quandary: Restraint or intervention?"

    "Same-sex marriage ruling highlights Supreme Court quandary: Restraint or intervention?"
    "Same-sex marriage ruling highlights Supreme Court quandary: Restraint or intervention?" David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this news analysis.
Rank this Week: 64

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
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
  • Jun 24

    Reminder: 2015 JPIL Conference at Cambridge: Booking Deadline

    Reminder: 2015 JPIL Conference at Cambridge: Booking Deadline
    The 10th Anniversary of the Journal of Private International Law Conference is being held at the Faculty of Law, Cambridge University on 3-5 September 2015.  Booking for accommodation closes soon – on 15th July.  Booking…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Jun 17

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Senior Claims Executives 3

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Senior Claims Executives 3
    Senior claims executives of property and casualty insurance companies have represented one of the most important advocate groups supporting structured settlements since the concept was first introduced in the late 1970s. During 2014, the…
  • Jun 17

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Senior Claims Executives 2

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Senior Claims Executives 2
    The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) has established a new NSSTA "Industry Growth Initiative," "designed to identify opportunities to expand the use of structured settlements and bring those opportunities to the…
  • Jun 17

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Senior Claims Executives 1

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Senior Claims Executives 1
    The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) has established a new NSSTA "Industry Growth Initiative," "designed to identify opportunities to expand the use of structured settlements and bring those opportunities to the…
Rank this Week: 70

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    San Bernardino jury awards $2 million in punitive damages in murder-for-hire case

    San Bernardino jury awards $2 million in punitive damages in murder-for-hire case
    The Associated Press reported over the weekend that a San Bernardino jury awarded $2 million in punitive damages, on top of $4.5 million in compensatory damages, to a man who claimed that the defendants plotted to murder him.  According…
  • Jun 2

    Canadian smokers win $15 billion in punitive damage

    Canadian smokers win $15 billion in punitive damage
    CBC News reports that a judge in Montreal has ordered three tobacco companies to pay $15 billion in a class action brought by one million Canadian smokers.  The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants failed to warn about the dangers of…
  • Jun 1

    Supreme Court calls for response to cert. petition raising punitive damages issues (Quicken Loans v. Brown)

    Supreme Court calls for response to cert. petition raising punitive damages issues (Quicken Loans v. Brown)
    The Supreme Court has asked the plaintiffs to respond to the cert. petition filed by Quicken Loans in Quicken Loans v. Brown.  As we noted a few weeks ago, the cert. petition raises the following issues:1.  Whether a state court may…
Rank this Week: 80

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/
  • Jun 29

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search By Pursuing Interviews & Tip

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search By Pursuing Interviews & Tip
    I do not know how many witnesses Brian interviewed while he was an IRS Special Agent or when he was a high-ranking official at U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”).  Nor do I know the number…
  • Jun 22

    Private Investigators: Searching Law Enforcement Databases For Your Personal Information?

    Private Investigators: Searching Law Enforcement Databases For Your Personal Information?
    As “A Surreptitious Search For Money Hidden In Divorce & Other Cases” explains, law enforcement databases may house confidential information about a person’s assets.  Private investigators & the…
  • Jun 15

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Avoiding Mistakes During An Asset Search

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Avoiding Mistakes During An Asset Search
    The instant post analyzes 2 mistakes I occasionally see divorcing spouses make when they consider whether to search for marital assets hidden from them.  It is the 20th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series: A…
Rank this Week: 167

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jun 28

    Dividing bills of costs by phase

    Dividing bills of costs by phase
    I’ve commented before on the fact that whatever the merits of the Jackson costs reforms, the implementation process has been truly botched. Nowhere is this more apparent than the introduction of costs budgeting. There are obviously…
  • Jun 24

    Costs of detailed assessment in costs budget

    Costs of detailed assessment in costs budget
    PD 47 para.5.19 states: “The bill of costs must not contain any claims in respect of costs or court fees which relate solely to the detailed assessment proceedings other than costs claimed for preparing and checking the bill.”…
  • Jun 14

    Costs of an application for relief from sanction

    Costs of an application for relief from sanction
    The recent decision in O’Brien v Shorrock & The MIB [2015] EWHC 1630 (QB) deals with a number of interesting costs issues. One of these concerned an application for relief from sanctions by a party who had given incorrect…
Rank this Week: 240

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 239

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: 203

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    The Courts and Patent Litigation

    The Courts and Patent Litigation
    We often hear concerns with the ability or the willingness of the courts to handle sophisticated patent cases.  While we feel the concern is overstated, there are legitimate concerns.  Roy Strom examines a number of these concerns…
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
  • May 20

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie
    Malibu Media, LLC v. Funderburg, No. 13 C 2614, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 24, 2015) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted plaintiff Malibu Media’s motion for default judgment in this copyright case regarding pornographic movies.  Malibu…
Rank this Week: 262

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: 153

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: 222

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: 136

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: 120

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
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
  • Jun 24

    Trial Logistics: 4 Things to Set Up Before Heading to Court

    Trial Logistics: 4 Things to Set Up Before Heading to Court
    Any trial strategy should incorporate the mundane. Not only must you get to court on time, but everything you need to try the case also has to be there, at your fingertips. Here are four things you should consider and arrange for before you…
Rank this Week: 2320

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 388

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: 1595

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Jun 29

    Motion to Sever Post-Koken UIM/Bad Faith Claims Denied in Philadelphia County Case

    Motion to Sever Post-Koken UIM/Bad Faith Claims Denied in Philadelphia County Case
    In the case of Kiszlo v. Erie Insurance Exchange, No. 2355, October Term 2014 (C.P. Phila. Co. March 30, 2015 Rau, J.), the court denied the UIM carrier’s Motion to Sever the UIM and bad faith claims.In her Order, Judge Rau provided…
  • Jun 25

    Trial Court Addresses Questionnaires/Pain Diagrams for IME

    Trial Court Addresses Questionnaires/Pain Diagrams for IME
    The Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas recently addressed the issue of whether a Plaintiff is required to fill out a questionnaire and/or a pain diagram relative to an IME in the case of Maguire v. Liberty Mut. Group, No. 2014-CV-1036…
  • Jun 23

    Scope of Employer's Liability Exclusion in Commercial General Liability Policy Narrowed by PA Supreme Court

    Scope of Employer's Liability Exclusion in Commercial General Liability Policy Narrowed by PA Supreme Court
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued a notable decision in the case of Mutual Benefit Ins. Co. v. Politsopoulos, 60 MAP 2014 (Pa. May 26, 2015) in which the Court essentially eviscerated the scope of the employer's liability…
Rank this Week: 4182

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips…

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips for EVERYONE!

Shares almost 3 decades of trial lawyer communication tips to help you make an impact, fascinate others, and close deals like the best trial lawyers in the world! By Mitch Jackson.

http://mitchjackson.com
  • Jun 29

    How MMA Fighters and Trial Lawyers Really Communicate

    How MMA Fighters and Trial Lawyers Really Communicate
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jun 18

    5 Easy Steps to Close Big Deal

    5 Easy Steps to Close Big Deal
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jun 7

    How to Master the Art of Q&A

    How to Master the Art of Q&A
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 1609

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Insurance Expert Witness On Excess Of Loss Coverage Part 1

    Insurance Expert Witness On Excess Of Loss Coverage Part 1
    What areas may insurance expert witnesses consult on? They may write reports, give deposition and testify on insurance regulations, insurance fraud, reinsurance, and more. In Excess Of Loss Coverage For Self Insurers: Is It Insurance Or…
  • Jun 26

    The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses Part 2

    The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses Part 2
    In The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses, John T. Bogart offers advice from the viewpoint of a reinsurance expert witness. Mr. Bogart has more than 34 years of insurance industry experience, ranging from liability underwriting to being the…
  • Jun 23

    Finding And Researching Experts and Their Testimony Part 1

    Finding And Researching Experts and Their Testimony Part 1
    In Finding and Researching Experts and Their Testimony, authors Jim Robinson David Dilenschneider, Myles Levin, and Nathan Aaron Rosen write:Several of us got into some discussions about the need to research experts thoroughly. During those…
Rank this Week: 629

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/
  • Jun 29

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design
    Zachary D. Liscow, Reducing Inequality on the Cheap: When Legal Rule Design Should Incorporate Equity as Well as Efficiency, 127 Yale L.J. 2478 (2014).Andrew HayashiGreat arguments aren’t always right, but they should be bold,…
  • Jun 26

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law
    Emily Ryo, Less Enforcement, More Compliance: Rethinking Unauthorized Migration, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 622 (2015).Juliet StumpfLives and loves and wars have been lost because of assumptions about what other people thought or did. Our…
  • Jun 24

    Gay Lib Goes to Court: The Marriage of Liberation and Right

    Gay Lib Goes to Court: The Marriage of Liberation and Right
    Michael Boucai, Glorious Precedents: When Gay Marriage was Radical, 27 Yale J.L. & Human. 101 (2015), available at SSRN.Darren RosenblumMichael Boucai’s wonderfully observant history of early marriage equality struggles, Glorious…
Rank this Week: 4486

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jun 29

    Deposition Witness Murders Clarksdale Attorney

    Deposition Witness Murders Clarksdale Attorney
    Clarksdale attorney Ellis Pittman was murdered on Friday by a man who Pittman was suing and deposing at the time of the murder. From WMC: Pittman was suing Frazier over work he had done on his home. Pittman claimed the work was shoddy and…
  • Jun 24

    Flagageddon

    Flagageddon
    Who can work with the god-awful Mississippi state flag back in the news. The flag, which voters unwisely didn’t dump in 2001, is being attacked from all corners. Here’s the latest scoreboard on public officials and politicians who…
  • Jun 24

    Judicial Temperament Not Required

    Judicial Temperament Not Required
    On Thursday Anderson covered the latest from Lee County Chancery Court Judge Talmadge Littlejohn. The Mississippi Supreme Court suspended Judge Littlejohn thirty days without pay and imposed a public reprimand as a result of Judge Littlejohn,…
Rank this Week: 4798

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4505

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 370

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

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

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1359

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Jun 27

    The Obergefell Aftermath in Alabama

    The Obergefell Aftermath in Alabama
    By now readers are surely aware of yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which held by a 5-4 vote that the U.S. Constitution does not permit states to bar same-sex couples from marriage on the same terms...
  • Jun 24

    House Judiciary Committee Passes "Fairness in Class Action" Bill

    House Judiciary Committee Passes "Fairness in Class Action" Bill
    The House Judiciary Committee "reported favorably to the House" the so-called "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015" this morning, splitting along party lines. Under this Act, to obtain class certification,…
  • Jun 23

    Moore on the Pending Amendments to the FRCP

    Moore on the Pending Amendments to the FRCP
    Forthcoming in the University of Cincinnati Law Review is my article, The Anti-Plaintiff Pending Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Pro-Defendant Composition of the Federal Rulemaking Committees. Abstract: In the…
Rank this Week: 1147

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    Even Better Document Search and Review

    Even Better Document Search and Review
    Another month, another update that makes Everlaw even easier to use. In this release, we’ve improved deduplication, redaction, and image interactivity—along with our usual speed and stability improvements. Here are the…
  • Jun 23

    Building Leadership Skill

    Building Leadership Skill
    The skills needed to excel in a discipline are not the same as those necessary to lead a group of people. However, excellent litigators or engineers or innovators sometimes find their expertise rewarded with a role at the helm of a…
  • Jun 22

    The Battle for Talent

    The Battle for Talent
    If you follow entrepreneurship and startups, you likely know who Sam Altman is. A month ago, he published his “Life advice upon turning age 30,” which included this recommendation: Go out of your way to be around smart,…
Rank this Week: 1947

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Jun 27

    Even Better Document Search and Review

    Even Better Document Search and Review
    Another month, another update that makes Everlaw even easier to use. In this release, we’ve improved deduplication, redaction, and image interactivity—along with our usual speed and stability improvements. Here are the…
  • Jun 23

    Building Leadership Skill

    Building Leadership Skill
    The skills needed to excel in a discipline are not the same as those necessary to lead a group of people. However, excellent litigators or engineers or innovators sometimes find their expertise rewarded with a role at the helm of a…
  • Jun 22

    The Battle for Talent

    The Battle for Talent
    If you follow entrepreneurship and startups, you likely know who Sam Altman is. A month ago, he published his “Life advice upon turning age 30,” which included this recommendation: Go out of your way to be around smart,…
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Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

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

    Lawsuit Funding for Pharmaceutical Drug Case

    Lawsuit Funding for Pharmaceutical Drug Case
    Over the years, numerous prescription medications have been proven to be dangerous, often leading to serious injuries, life-threatening side effects, even death. Plaintiffs who file a dangerous drug lawsuit typically wait a long time for a…
  • Jun 26

    Lawsuit Funding Provides Financial Relief After Fatal Drunk Driving Accident

    Lawsuit Funding Provides Financial Relief After Fatal Drunk Driving Accident
    A 21-year-old man faces felony DUI charges in connection with a fiery auto accident that killed a 19-year-old Cal State Northridge student and injured five other people. Police believe the accident occurred when the man’s Hondo Civic…
  • Jun 24

    Never Be Forced to Accept a Low Ball Settlement. Keep Your Case Alive with Lawsuit Funding

    Never Be Forced to Accept a Low Ball Settlement. Keep Your Case Alive with Lawsuit Funding
    Have you been hurt in an auto accident due to the negligence of another driver? Rather than go to court, the other driver’s insurance company may offer to settle your claim. For those living paycheck to paycheck, any offer may be…
Rank this Week: 823

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/
  • Jun 26

    Ohio School District and Family Settle Bullying Lawsuit

    Ohio School District and Family Settle Bullying Lawsuit
    A lawsuit filed by an Ohio family on behalf of their bullied daughter has been settled. The family sued the Green Local School District in 2011, alleging that their daughter had been systematically bullied over the course of years at…
  • Jun 19

    Will Lawsuits Force Uber and Lyft to Reclassify Drivers as Employees?

    Will Lawsuits Force Uber and Lyft to Reclassify Drivers as Employees?
    Thousands of consumers across the country have benefited from the ride services provided by companies like Uber and Lyft. They love the convenience and affordability of using these companies for their transportation needs. The arrangement is…
  • Jun 11

    Parents, Student Sue District Over Prayers at School Event

    Parents, Student Sue District Over Prayers at School Event
    A question regarding whether or not prayer is appropriate in public schools has led to a lawsuit in Indiana. Jim and Nicole Bellar, along with their son who is identified as J.B., filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Hammond. The…
Rank this Week: 628

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Testimony by Biomechanics Expert Ruled Admissible in Georgia Slip & Fall

    Testimony by Biomechanics Expert Ruled Admissible in Georgia Slip & Fall
    Case: Daugharty v. FDIC, 979 F. Supp. 2d 1353 (M.D. Ga. 2013) Background: This case involved a slip-and-fall... Read MoreThe post Testimony by Biomechanics Expert Ruled Admissible in Georgia Slip & Fall appeared first on The Expert…
  • Jun 26

    Beekeepers Bring Legal Malpractice Suit Against Attorney

    Beekeepers Bring Legal Malpractice Suit Against Attorney
    Case: Hamilton v. Sommers, 76 S.D. (S.D. 2014) Background: This case was an appeal from summary judgment in... Read MoreThe post Beekeepers Bring Legal Malpractice Suit Against Attorney appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jun 22

    Construction Expert Weighs in on Cal Berkeley Balcony Collapse

    Construction Expert Weighs in on Cal Berkeley Balcony Collapse
    On June 16th five visiting Irish college students and another from California  were killed, and seven others seriously... Read MoreThe post Construction Expert Weighs in on Cal Berkeley Balcony Collapse appeared first on The Expert…
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The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Jun 26

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for <ital>Lawyerist</ital>

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for &lt;ital&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/ital&gt;
    Here are two articles I wrote recently for Lawyerist, both on litigation-related themes: 1. How to Take a Deposition Like a Pro 2. How to Have a Collegial Relationship with Opposing Counsel I tried to fill both articles with solid,...
  • May 5

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation
    The sixth revision to my book about depositions, Deposition Checklists and Strategies, is available from James Publishing. Here's information about the book from the James Publishing website-- Creating an outline is the most efficient way of…
  • Apr 20

    New at <i>Lawyerist</I>: Self-Editing for Legal Writer

    New at &lt;i&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/I&gt;: Self-Editing for Legal Writer
    I have a new article at Lawyerist, "Write Better Legal Documents with an Editing Checklist"-- By using a self-editing checklist to edit your writing, you will quickly improve the quality of your finished work. You will also become a…
Rank this Week: 2049

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Mandates Jury Instruction on Problems With Cross-Racial ID

    Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Mandates Jury Instruction on Problems With Cross-Racial ID
    On several prior occasions (see, e.g., here and here), I have written on the topic of the problems with cross-racial eyewitness identifications and whether courts should be allowed to issue jury instructions regarding these problems. Despite…
  • Jun 25

    Cristina Gutierrez's Issues Billing Clients for Work Done in Other Case

    Cristina Gutierrez's Issues Billing Clients for Work Done in Other Case
    Yesterday, I posted an entry about a number of unrelated documents from other cases being in the case file for Adnan Syed. As I noted in the comments section to my prior post, it also appears as if Cristina Gutierrez...
  • Jun 24

    An Example of a Misplaced Document Found in the Adnan Syed Case File

    An Example of a Misplaced Document Found in the Adnan Syed Case File
    Yesterday, in the comments section of my blog, I noted that it is difficult to determine what documents Cristina Gutierrez had in the Adnan Syed case because his case file has a number of documents from other cases. In response,...
Rank this Week: 1005

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/
  • Jun 26

    Repelling the Reptile Trial Strategy as Defense Counsel - Part 2 - 10 Ways to Spot the Reptile in Action

    Repelling the Reptile Trial Strategy as Defense Counsel - Part 2 - 10 Ways to Spot the Reptile in Action
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting As I discussed in Part 1 of this series, the “reptile” trial strategy is quickly spreading among plaintiffs counsel. Some plaintiffs counsel have, in fact, claimed that the strategy…
  • Jun 23

    Repelling the Reptile Trial Strategy as Defense Counsel - Part 1

    Repelling the Reptile Trial Strategy as Defense Counsel - Part 1
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Last week, I spoke at an annual gathering of defense attorneys whose subtitle was “Lawyers and Other Reptiles.” What's going on? Who are these reptiles? It’s an interesting…
  • Jun 16

    One Voir Dire Must Do and One Voir Dire Must Never Do

    One Voir Dire Must Do and One Voir Dire Must Never Do
      by Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D.Managing Director, Jury ConsultingA2L Consulting You’re defending an alleged polluter. You ask prospective jurors, “Who here thinks there is too much government regulation of business?”…
Rank this Week: 3158

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/
  • Jun 26

    Education Company Agrees to Settle Five Qui Tam Case

    Education Company Agrees to Settle Five Qui Tam Case
    According to the Department of Justice, a for-profit education company based in Baltimore, Maryland, Education Affiliates (“EA”), has agreed to settle five qui tam cases alleging the company submitted fraudulent claims to the U.S.…
  • Jun 25

    Helpful Whistleblower Decision from D.C. Circuit

    Helpful Whistleblower Decision from D.C. Circuit
    On June 23, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a helpful decision for qui tam whistleblowers in U.S. ex rel Heath v. AT&T, Inc., Case No. 14– 7094, 2015 WL 3852180 (D.C. Cir. 2015).…
  • Jun 19

    Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in Justice Department History

    Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in Justice Department History
    According to the Justice Department, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force conducted a nationwide operation in 17 cities this week.  The sweep resulted in criminal charges against 243 individuals for their alleged participation in healthcare…
Rank this Week: 1419

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 26

    The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Its Decision On Same Sex Marriage In Obergefell et. al v. Hodge

    The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Its Decision On Same Sex Marriage In Obergefell et. al v. Hodge
    The Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision today in the  case of Obergefell et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Depertment of Health, et al.  Justice Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by Justices…
  • Jun 24

    Delaware Senate Confirms Nomination Of Felice Glennon Kerr

    Delaware Senate Confirms Nomination Of Felice Glennon Kerr
    The Delaware Senate has confirmed the nomination of Felice Glennon Kerr to serve as a Judge of the Family Court.  Her confirmation fills the Associate Judge vacancy created with Judge Michael K. Newell became the Chief Judge of the…
  • Jun 24

    Delaware Supreme Court Remands Partition Decision

    Delaware Supreme Court Remands Partition Decision
    In the case of Cooper v. Cooper, No. 642, 2014 (June 22, 2015), Ms. Cooper sought to challenge a Family Court partition order that permitted her former husband, Mr. Cooper, to buy out her interest in jointly titled real estate without…
Rank this Week: 1911

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/
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&amp;C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
  • Jun 19

    Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?

    Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” -Declaration of…
Rank this Week: 2815

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&amp;C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
  • Jun 19

    Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?

    Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” -Declaration of…
Rank this Week: 2527

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jun 26

    Defect in Contstruction Does Not Stop Statute of Repose From Starting to Run

    Defect in Contstruction Does Not Stop Statute of Repose From Starting to Run
    In Tennessee, the construction statute of repose begins to run when a project reaches substantial completion, which is when it can be used for its intended purpose. A flaw in the project will not prevent it from being substantially complete…
  • Jun 23

    Tennessee Medical Malpractice Decision on Reversed – Notice Issue

    Tennessee Medical Malpractice Decision on Reversed &ndash; Notice Issue
    In Hughes v. Henry Co. Med. Center, No. W2014-01973-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 9, 2015), plaintiffs filed a health care liability action against defendants Henry County Medical Center (“HCMC”) and Dr. Gold. The defendants…
  • Jun 15

    Plaintiff Lacks Proof of Notice of Dangerous Condition – Case Dismissed

    Plaintiff Lacks Proof of Notice of Dangerous Condition &ndash; Case Dismissed
    In Palmer v. Kees, No. E2014-00239-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 1, 2015), a recent premises liability case, plaintiff leased an apartment from defendant and sued defendant for injuries sustained when a board on the stairs leading from the…
Rank this Week: 1212

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 1707

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Jun 25

    Exterro Launches New Survey on Locating Responsive Data for E-Discovery

    Exterro Launches New Survey on Locating Responsive Data for E-Discovery
    Exterro ran a survey in the Spring to identify the biggest challenges faced by in-house legal and IT professionals. When all was said and done, we heard from 140 people and with 36% of the total responses, “locating responsive data" was…
  • Jun 25

    How to Leverage IT for E-Discovery

    How to Leverage IT for E-Discovery
    Exterro concluded its E-Discovery Specialist webcast series Wednesday with a session titled, “Don't Let Legal E-Discovery Demands Keep you Late at Work." Like all previous webcasts in the series, the content was geared to a specific…
  • Jun 22

    Creating a Consistent E-Discovery Preservation Hold Proce

    Creating a Consistent E-Discovery Preservation Hold Proce
    Exterro was founded with the simple vision that applying the concepts of process optimization and data science to the way companies respond to litigation would drive more successful outcomes at a lower cost. The process part seems pretty…
Rank this Week: 3648

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/
  • Jun 25

    Address the Corporate Mind

    Address the Corporate Mind
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The idea of the corporate personhood is typically thought of as a "legal fiction" (Schane, 1987). That is, we treat a nonperson as a person so that it makes sense legally to talk about corporate entities doing…
  • Jun 22

    Consider Character

    Consider Character
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Based on recent events, we are still a long way from Dr. King's dream of a nation where his children "will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." The horrific murder…
  • Jun 18

    Balance the Trial Consulting Scale

    Balance the Trial Consulting Scale
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: As any watcher of the Marvel movies knows, origin stories are important. You can't fully understand The Wolverine until you know how he came to be sporting those retractable adamantium claws. Trial consulting also has…
Rank this Week: 4160