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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    The Court after Scalia: What a conservative successor to Justice Scalia would mean for “affirmative action”

    The Court after Scalia: What a conservative successor to Justice Scalia would mean for “affirmative action”
    Roger Clegg is president and general counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity. I’ve been asked to discuss what will happen in the area of racial preferences – a.k.a. “affirmative action” – if Justice Antonin…
  • Aug 31

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    On Monday Senator Chuck Grassley suggested that he might be willing to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee, Chief Judge Merrick Garland, if enough senators push for a hearing after the November election. Coverage comes from Sam…
  • Aug 30

    The Court after Scalia: The future of voting right

    The Court after Scalia: The future of voting right
    Edward Blum, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, is the president of the Project on Fair Representation, which provided counsel to the petitioners in Shelby County v. Holder and Evenwel v. Abbott. …[In] a government…
Rank this Week: 12

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 22

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
  • Aug 24

    Choice of Forum Agreements under Brussels Ibis and the Hague Convention

    Choice of Forum Agreements under Brussels Ibis and the Hague Convention
    Our co-editor Matthias Weller has written an article on jurisdiction clauses under the Brussels Ibis Regulation and the Hague Choice of Court Convention (Choice of Forum Agreements under the Brussels I Recast and under the Hague Convention:…
  • Aug 23

    Legal Publisher in Munich seeks assistant for European Commission co-funded unalex project

    Legal Publisher in Munich seeks assistant for European Commission co-funded unalex project
    Project “unalex – multilingual information for the uniform interpretation of the instruments of judicial cooperation in civil matters” English or German native speaker with law degree and knowledge / experience in…
  • Aug 22

    New Edition: Canadian Textbook on Conflict of Law

    New Edition: Canadian Textbook on Conflict of Law
    Irwin Law has published (August 2016) the second edition of Conflict of Laws by Stephen Pitel (Western University) and Nicholas Rafferty (University of Calgary).  This treatise aims to explain and analyze the rules of the…
Rank this Week: 36

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 45

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: 59

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 153

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 114

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 11

    Patent Plaintiff’s Lawyer Ray Niro Passes Away

    Patent Plaintiff’s Lawyer Ray Niro Passes Away
    Ray Niro passed away Monday at the age of 73 in Italy. Most readers will know Ray Niro as the original patent plaintiff’s lawyer. Ray was bigger than life, as was his reputation — both good and bad depending upon where you view…
  • Jul 25

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. As usual, Mark Lemely reviewed the last year in patent law at the Federal Circuit. Here are some highlights: 101 jurisprudence 42 cases holding…
  • Jul 22

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. This panel looked at the PTAB case law and related Federal Circuit decisions over the last year.  Here are the highlights: Institution…
Rank this Week: 132

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Aug 7

    Why Drug Companies Oppose “Free To Choose” Medicine

    Why Drug Companies Oppose “Free To Choose” Medicine
    Thirty-one states have passed “Right To Try” legislation that, in theory, makes it easier for patients with terminal diagnoses to use drugs that are in the investigational stage but haven’t yet been approved by the FDA. I…
  • Jul 18

    No Sympathy For The Corporate Defendant

    No Sympathy For The Corporate Defendant
    There are a few truisms in civil jury trial practice, one of which is: don’t make an appeal to sympathy. See, e.g., Arnold v. E. Air Lines, Inc., 681 F.2d 186, 196-200 (4th Cir. 1982)(“the blatant, direct appeal for sympathy in…
  • Jul 11

    Pokémon GO Players Need To Send This Email Immediately

    Pokémon GO Players Need To Send This Email Immediately
      Here’s the punchline: if you play Pokémon GO, then, within thirty (30) days of downloading it, you need to send an email to termsofservice@nianticlabs.com with the subject “Arbitration Opt-out Notice” in…
Rank this Week: 148

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: 118

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: 115

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 309

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    300 S. Spring Street food new

    300 S. Spring Street food new
    Starting Thursday, September 1, 2016, the cafeteria on the 2ndfloor will reopen to all tenants and visitors in the building.  The cafeteria will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be offering coffee, tea, fruits and breakfast…
  • Aug 29

    Stories of note

    Stories of note
    Today's DJ reports 4th District Won't Disqualify its justices from hearing suits against JAMS: "The 4th District Court of Appeal will not disqualify all its justices from hearing a lwasuit against JAMS and its co-founder, retired Justice John…
  • Aug 26

    Tidbits of note

    Tidbits of note
    Today's DJ is chock full of tidbits:The new federal courthouse in downtown LA may be open as soon as Sept. 12. An opening ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.In Sculpt the Elephant (Appeals), the DJ's Rulings Editor, Brian Cardile,…
Rank this Week: 420

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/
  • Aug 30

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dissolution Of Class Action Consent Decree Due To Plaintiffs’ Inaction

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dissolution Of Class Action Consent Decree Due To Plaintiffs’ Inaction
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Alex W. Karasik Seyfarth Synopsis:  After the City of Jacksonville stopped following a class action consent decree that required it to hire a proportionate number of black and white firefighters, the U.S.…
  • Aug 29

    More Mach Mining: Court Denies The EEOC’s Motion For Reconsideration Of Discovery Order

    More Mach Mining: Court Denies The EEOC’s Motion For Reconsideration Of Discovery Order
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Alex W. Karasik Seyfarth Synopsis: In the remand of the high profile Mach Mining litigation that was before the Supreme Court in 2015, a district court denied the EEOC’s motion for reconsideration of a…
  • Aug 19

    EEOC Loses Landmark Transgender Discrimination Case

    EEOC Loses Landmark Transgender Discrimination Case
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Alex W. Karasik Seyfarth Synopsis: In one of the first two ever transgender discrimination cases brought by the EEOC, a federal court in Michigan granted the employer’s motion for summary judgment, finding…
Rank this Week: 296

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the August 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $2 million and $192,948 verdicts- Bolivar County products liability case alleging defective design of Hyundai anti-lock braking system (10/17/14); $1,036,000…
  • Aug 26

    Miss. Court of Appeals Affirms Million-Plus Silica Verdict

    Miss. Court of Appeals Affirms Million-Plus Silica Verdict
    On Tuesday the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed a $1,095,000 Hinds County jury verdict in Barnett v. Miss. Valley Silica Co. Here is my brief post in October 2012 reporting on the verdict. The decedent worked near sandblasting at Miss.…
  • Aug 24

    A Look at Filing Statistics for Labor and Employment Cases in Federal Court

    A Look at Filing Statistics for Labor and Employment Cases in Federal Court
    Mississippi Bar Labor and Employment Section Chair Nick Norris recently provided me with the section’s research regarding labor and employment filings in federal court for 2005 – 2014. Here it is: Labor and Employment Section…
Rank this Week: 278

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.

    Private Investigators: An Asset Search Via Data Brokers Like IDI,Inc.
    The August 5th Bloomberg article “This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult,” brings up IDI,Inc. The article suggests that IDI has built a profile about you on its idiCore database. Private…
  • Jul 25

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset
    Plastic surgeon Michael D. Brandner & business owner Goderick Augustus Benjamin were accused of committing federal crimes & hiding assets from their wives. Like Dr. Brandner & Mr. Benjamin, Steven Zinnel was a divorcing…
  • Jul 4

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search
    Governmental authorities follow money trails in order to interdict assets hidden by narco-traffickers; money launderers; Ponzi schemers; tax fraudsters & other determined criminals. During your asset search, you can similarly follow…
Rank this Week: 206

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: 328

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 25

    PFAC 2016 Annual Conference

    PFAC 2016 Annual Conference
    Fiduciary standards, as they relate to product suitability specifically, and to business practices generally, can be expected to become more significant factors in product sales for the traditional structured settlement market as it continues…
  • May 18

    S2P2J Release 59

    S2P2J Release 59
    Despite historically low interest rates and negative PR (most recently this Washington Post Editorial) resulting from the unconscionable business practices of some secondary market companies, the primary structured settlement market continues…
  • Apr 16

    NSSTA 2016 Annual Conference

    NSSTA 2016 Annual Conference
    Len Blonder is a structured settlement pioneer now beginning an unprecedented third term as President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA). It may seem counterintuitive, therefore, or perhaps wishful thinking, but…
Rank this Week: 307

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Feb 1

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall
    Today’s Wall Street Journal contains a worthwhile but cautionary article about the pitfalls that can face even the most well-meaning executor. As you will see, a lot of the decisions an executor must make need to be made…
  • Jan 31

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar
    The Will of David Robert Jones was filed earlier this month in New York County Surrogate’s Court giving the value of his estate at 100 million dollars. Not familiar with David Robert Jones? As the New York Times reported, He was far…
  • Jul 20

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate
    Prior to the commencement of a probate proceeding or an administration proceeding, the attorney for the estate will normally send a waiver consenting to the admission of the will to probate or to the appointment of an administrator to all…
Rank this Week: 257

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • May 12

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”
    During jury selection in a car accident case, a prospective juror told counsel she “didn’t believe in the jury system” because of an experience her brother had in a criminal case two years earlier. She said she thought she…
  • Apr 9

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire
    A trial judge is Vero Beach was reversed last week for restricting defense counsel’s questions during jury selection. The defense lawyer in the case had been forced by the judge into going to trial without his client being…
  • Jan 30

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel
    During jury selection in a civil trial a prospective juror stated in open court that he was familiar with one of the defendant’s expert medical witnesses. The juror said the expert had “kind of screwed-up my dad’s…
Rank this Week: 363

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    Dealing With The Failure To Provide Written Notice To Introduce Business Records Under FRE 902(11)

    Dealing With The Failure To Provide Written Notice To Introduce Business Records Under FRE 902(11)
    SecondCircuitMap.png In mortgage fraud prosecution, government provided oral notice of its intent to introduce self-authenticating business records but failed to provide written notice as required under FRE 902(11); Second…
  • Sep 1

    Celebrating Labor Day

    Celebrating Labor Day
    Flags.JPG The Federal Evidence Blog returns on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Enjoy the Labor Day holiday. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. See 5 U.S.C. § 6103 (federal holidays).
  • Aug 29

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption
    Mailbox.jpg Third Circuit considers the operation of the mailbox rule presumption under FRE 301 and the circumstances in which the presumption may be rebutted; circuit distinguishes between strong and weak presumptions;…
Rank this Week: 412

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

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

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 414

Pennsylvania Litigation Blog

Pennsylvania Litigation Blog

Providing a Pennsylvania perspective on local and national litigation news. Published by Barley Snyder LLC.

http://www.palitigationblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    A Guide for Brew Pub Entrepreneur

    A Guide for Brew Pub Entrepreneur
    Throughout Pennsylvania, the emergence of brew pubs are making Pennsylvania beer lovers very happy. In many instances, these brew pubs are helping revitalize downtown areas and redevelop older buildings, providing a boost to local…
  • Feb 26

    Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxe

    Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxe
    Employers who have made severance payments to laid off employees may be entitled to refunds of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”) taxes remitted in connection with such payments.  According to a ruling from the…
  • Feb 12

    When Retirement Isn't Really Retirement: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Early Retirees Eligible for Unemployment Compensation Benefit

    When Retirement Isn't Really Retirement: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Early Retirees Eligible for Unemployment Compensation Benefit
    In  Diehl v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that early retirees are eligible for unemployment compensation benefits, reversing over 30 years of case law on the subject. In this…
Rank this Week: 166

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

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

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

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

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

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

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

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 205

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

News, views and information on self-help law and pro se litigation.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shlep
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Jan 5

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
Rank this Week: 357

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
  • Aug 31

    2 Rules of Thumb for Employee Leave Request

    2 Rules of Thumb for Employee Leave Request
    There are so many federal and California laws giving employees the right to take time off work that it’s not surprising to find more than one law governing a particular employee’s leave or absence. But there are two rules of thumb…
  • Aug 29

    Using Postnups to Renegotiate a Marriage

    Using Postnups to Renegotiate a Marriage
    When a marriage hits a rocky stage, a postnuptial agreement might be just the thing to restore trust and put things back on a smoother track. Beyoncé and Jay-Z may have thought so, as they reportedly entered into a postnup after a…
  • Aug 26

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money
    When it comes to settlement negotiations, money is usually not the entire picture. Parties generally have more than just cash to offer; it’s a question of coming up with the right combination of incentives. In his blog post for Above…
Rank this Week: 2565

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Aug 31

    Cook County Expert Qualifies in Court via Skype

    Cook County Expert Qualifies in Court via Skype
    Chicago, IL and Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands are 7,230 miles from each other, but expert witness William Pelarenos testified in court without leaving his home state.  Saipan is the most populated island in the group of Mariana…
  • Aug 17

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Selects Courtroom Insight for Litigation Knowledge Management

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Selects Courtroom Insight for Litigation Knowledge Management
    Pillsbury, a full service global law firm with 700 attorneys, has chosen Courtroom Insight to host its repository of information regarding experts, arbitrators and judges. Pillsbury’s co-heads of litigation, Kirke M. Hasson and Kenneth…
  • Aug 2

    Sheppard Mullin Selects Courtroom Insight for Expert Witness Knowledge Management

    Sheppard Mullin Selects Courtroom Insight for Expert Witness Knowledge Management
    Courtroom Insight, the leading litigation knowledge management solution for sharing critical information about experts, arbitrators, judges and attorneys, is proud to announce Sheppard Mullin as its newest law firm client. Sheppard…
Rank this Week: 2999

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/
  • Aug 31

    Second Circuit reverses $655 Million verdict against PLO & PA for lack of personal jurisdiction

    Second Circuit reverses $655 Million verdict against PLO & PA for lack of personal jurisdiction
    Today the Second Circuit issued its decision in Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization. The claims in the case were brought by eleven American families against the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority under…
  • Aug 31

    Steinitz & Gowder on Transnational Litigation

    Steinitz & Gowder on Transnational Litigation
    Maya Steinitz and Paul Gowder have posted on SSRN their article Transnational Litigation As a Prisoner’s Dilemma, which has been published in the North Carolina Law Review. Here’s the abstract: In this Article we use game theory to argue…
  • Aug 30

    California Supreme Court Decision on Personal Jurisdiction

    California Supreme Court Decision on Personal Jurisdiction
    Yesterday the California Supreme Court issued a 4-to-3 decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court, upholding personal jurisdiction in California over pharma company Bristol-Myers Squibb. From the introduction: Bristol Myers…
Rank this Week: 1204

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
  • Aug 31

    The Chief Thanks Justices Pfeifer and Lanzinger for their Service

    The Chief Thanks Justices Pfeifer and Lanzinger for their Service
    As I wrote in this post yesterday, today, August 31, 2016, is the last set of oral arguments to be heard by Justices Paul Pfeifer and Judy Lanzinger, who cannot run for re-election because of the age limits in the … Continue…
  • Aug 30

    Merit Decision: A Prior Juvenile Adjudication Cannot Be Used to Enhance an Adult Sentence. State v. Hand.

    Merit Decision: A Prior Juvenile Adjudication Cannot Be Used to Enhance an Adult Sentence. State v. Hand.
    “Juvenile law and criminal law are not synonymous.” From the majority opinion. On August 25, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Hand, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5504. In a 4-3 opinion written…
  • Aug 30

    Elections, Retirements, and the Court’s Business.

    Elections, Retirements, and the Court’s Business.
    There are no oral arguments posted on the Court’s calendar past August 31, 2016. So, absent any emergency hearings, this week will be the last set of oral arguments heard by Justice Judy Lanzinger and Justice Paul Pfeifer, neither of…
Rank this Week: 1666

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Aug 31

    Juries and Big Data

    Juries and Big Data
    The article below discusses using big data to both summon the jury venire and select jurors during voir dire. The article cites a recent law review article by Professor Andrew Ferguson entitled The Big Data Jury. Abajournal.com: Can data…
  • Aug 30

    Jurors and Virtual Reality

    Jurors and Virtual Reality
    The article below discusses the various ways in which jurors could use virtual and augmented reality to decide the factual disputes before them. thescienceexplorer.com: Virtual Reality Robots Could Help Teleport Juries to Crime Scene
  • Aug 29

    Restoring the Civil Jury in a World Without Trial

    Restoring the Civil Jury in a World Without Trial
    Dmitry Bam Restoring the Civil Jury in a World Without Trials Abstract: Early in this nation’s history, the civil jury was the most important institutional check on biased and corrupt judges. Recently, concerns about judicial bias,…
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The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Aug 31

    Where are racism and sexism in 2016? They haven’t gone  anywhere….

    Where are racism and sexism in 2016? They haven’t gone  anywhere….
    Despite Hillary Clinton’s historic shattering of the glass ceiling with her Presidential candidacy and Barack Obama’s Presidency (which was predicted to start a national conversation on race)—both sexism and racism are alive…
  • Aug 29

    Visual Evidence: Teaching about complex ideas (CRISPR  or gene editing) with video

    Visual Evidence: Teaching about complex ideas (CRISPR  or gene editing) with video
    We’ve written about CRISPR (aka gene editing) before and even about concerns of Americans about use of emerging technologies, and while this post is sort of about CRISPR—it is also about visual evidence done right. We often work…
  • Aug 26

    Juvenile offenders, divorce likelihood, assessing conscious awareness  and myth-busting in 2016

    Juvenile offenders, divorce likelihood, assessing conscious awareness  and myth-busting in 2016
    Here’s another collection of tidbits that did not stimulate full posts but that we found interesting enough to share with you so that you can investigate them more for yourself if you so desire. While this post contains more serious…
Rank this Week: 4020

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Cara Menghilangkan Kumis Tipis Pada Wanita Alami

    Cara Menghilangkan Kumis Tipis Pada Wanita Alami
    Kumis merupakan rambut-rambut yang tumbuh di dari hidung serta bibir atas kumis begitu sama oleh lelaki atau laki-laki dewasa, tetapi tak tutup peluang yang menjelaskan kumis pula dapat tumbuh di muka wanita atau perempuan, malahan sampai…
  • Aug 31

    cara mengobati penyakit histeria

    cara mengobati penyakit histeria
    Skizofrenia kerap digambarkan yang menjadi penyakit hilang ingatan. Keadaan ini mengakibatkan penderitanya alami delusi, halusinasi, fikiran kacau, serta pergantian tingkah laku. Dengan sebab itu, pasien skizofrenia susah dalam berhubungan…
  • Jun 25

    Motif Batik Pekalongan Terang Bulan

    Motif Batik Pekalongan Terang Bulan
    Batik Jelas Bln. Pekalonganditindb 18 April 2016 Batik Jelas Bln. Pekalongan2016-04-18T14 : 58 : 17+00 : 00 Program, Pelajari serta Dokumentasi No CommentMotif Batik PekalonganKain batik oleh macam hias Jelas Bln. berasal besutan Pekalongan…
Rank this Week: 1217

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Aug 30

    Wednesday’s ILTACON 2016 Sessions: eDiscovery Trend

    Wednesday’s ILTACON 2016 Sessions: eDiscovery Trend
    As noted yesterday and Monday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2016 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week about the latest…
  • Aug 29

    Tuesday’s ILTACON 2016 Sessions: eDiscovery Trend

    Tuesday’s ILTACON 2016 Sessions: eDiscovery Trend
    As noted yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2016 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery…
  • Aug 28

    Welcome to ILTACON 2016: eDiscovery Trend

    Welcome to ILTACON 2016: eDiscovery Trend
    The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2016 (known as ILTACON) kicked off yesterday with several networking events, and begins in earnest today with the first day of sessions. eDiscovery Daily…
Rank this Week: 3026

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: 1687

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Aug 30

    New Trend in Distressed Asset Sales? “Pre-Pack” Sales under the CCAA

    New Trend in Distressed Asset Sales? “Pre-Pack” Sales under the CCAA
    Over the past year, we have seen the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the CCAA) used in a novel way to execute prearranged sale transactions of distressed companies’ assets, potentially indicating a new manner in which…
  • Aug 25

    A global overview of M&A activity: H1 2016

    A global overview of M&A activity: H1 2016
    MergerMarket Group recently published its July edition of Monthly M&A Insider which reported on mergers and acquisitions activity around the world during the first half of 2016, which was marked by a departure from last year’s…
  • Aug 24

    Hybrid Entities in Canada

    Hybrid Entities in Canada
    In the context of cross-border business transactions, the term hybrid entity is often mentioned.  Generally, a hybrid entity is considered, for tax purposes, as one type of entity (e.g., a corporation) in one jurisdiction while being…
Rank this Week: 1882

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 30

    Incompetence And Divorce

    Incompetence And Divorce
    The American Bar Journal recently published an article about an interesting Kentucky divorce action. The article, entitled “Can mentally incompetent man obtain a divorce? Kentucky Supreme Court to decide,” highlights the case of…
  • Aug 24

    Supreme Court Holds That A Motion For Clarification Did Not Toll The Appeal Period

    Supreme Court Holds That A Motion For Clarification Did Not Toll The Appeal Period
    Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 6(a)(i) an appeal in a civil case must be filed within 30 days after the entry upon the docket of the final judgment, order or decree from which the appeal is taken.  The timely filing of an appeal is a…
  • Aug 21

    Is Divorce Seasonal?

    Is Divorce Seasonal?
    A recent article in Medical News Today highlights a study by University of Washington Associate sociology Prof. Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini that found patterns in the timing of filing for divorce. Specifically, the…
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Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Aug 30

    Twitter Tuesday--Judges to Follow

    Twitter Tuesday--Judges to Follow
    I (@TessaDysart) recently received an email from Professor Jennifer Romig (@JenniferMRomig) at Emory Law suggesting that this blog cover some of the great appellate advocacy discussions on Twitter. What a great idea! I asked my research…
  • Aug 26

    To Swear or Not to Swear, that is the Question....

    To Swear or Not to Swear, that is the Question....
    Should judges and lawyers quote profanity in their opinions, briefs, and oral arguments? Zoe Tillman tackled this touchy issue in a recent article on Law.com. The article, aptly entitled "In Quoting Profanity, Some Judges Give a…
  • Aug 22

    Keeping it Brief

    Keeping it Brief
    On December 1, 2016, several important changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure will go into effect (assuming Congress doesn't act in the interim). Among other things, these changes impact the length of federal appellate briefs,…
Rank this Week: 1478

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Lawsuit Funding Is The Right Choice When Auto Accident Victims Are In Wrong Place At Wrong Time

    Lawsuit Funding Is The Right Choice When Auto Accident Victims Are In Wrong Place At Wrong Time
    Three innocent drivers were in the wrong place at the wrong time when a drunk driver caused a multi-car crash. According to reports, the drunk driver ran a red light and collided with a Ford E35. As a result, the Ford spun into two other…
  • Aug 29

    Litigation Funding Makes A Positive Impact On Drunk Driving Auto Accident Lawsuit

    Litigation Funding Makes A Positive Impact On Drunk Driving Auto Accident Lawsuit
    Drunk drivers are one of the most common causes of high speed car crashes, leading to serious and fatal injuries. Victims may have legal recourse through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, therefore it is important to consult an…
  • Aug 23

    Worker Dies In Vat of Molasses. Cause of Death Under Investigation

    Worker Dies In Vat of Molasses. Cause of Death Under Investigation
    An investigation is ongoing in the death of a 23-year-old Michigan man who died in a molasses tank last month. Robert Herweyer was helping to pump out a 12-foot-tall vat at Agri-Science Technologies in Saugatuck, Michigan when the molasses…
Rank this Week: 1115

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Aug 30

    Counter clutter – Is it a barrier or a bad policy under the ADA?

    Counter clutter – Is it a barrier or a bad policy under the ADA?
    Point of sale merchandising has ADA implications that many retailers overlook. POS devices that are not accessible by the blind are claimed to violate the ADA and have attracted the attention of major disabilities rights groups.* A recent…
  • Aug 25

    Arizona Attorney General Intervenes to stop abusive ADA litigation

    Arizona Attorney General Intervenes to stop abusive ADA litigation
    This is just a quick note about a major development in the story concerning thousands of lawsuits filed in Arizona by a purported disability rights group. The attorney involved, Peter Strojnik was mentioned in two of my blogs earlier this…
  • Aug 21

    Good news for the Fair Housing Act: TWC puts a dent in dialing for dollar

    Good news for the Fair Housing Act: TWC puts a dent in dialing for dollar
    I’ve written before about the dialing for dollars phenomenon in Fair Housing Act claims (click here) and about how cheap standing facilitates litigation aimed more at profit than progress (click here). There is good news on both fronts…
Rank this Week: 2603

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Covers litigation, arbitration and mediation in Germany. By Peter Bert.

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
Rank this Week: 3550

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Aug 30

    Court Of Chancery Again Explains Scope Of The Corwin Doctrine

    Court Of Chancery Again Explains Scope Of The Corwin Doctrine
    Larkin v Shah, C.A. 10918-VCS (August 25, 2016) This is one of two recent Court of Chancery decisions explaining that the Corwin case really does mean that there is an “irrebuttable business judgment rule” that bars…
  • Aug 29

    Court Of Chancery Explains Inspection Rights For A Statutory Trust

    Court Of Chancery Explains Inspection Rights For A Statutory Trust
    Grand Acquisition LLC v. Passco Indian Springs DST, C.A. 12003-VCMR (Del. Ch. Aug. 26, 2016) This is the first decision examining the right to inspect the records of a Delaware Statutory Trust. Applying settled law from decisions in the LLP…
  • Aug 28

    Best Lawyers® 2017 Recognizes 20 Morris James Attorney

    Best Lawyers® 2017 Recognizes 20 Morris James Attorney
    Twenty Morris James attorneys in twenty-six practice areas were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 edition. Morris James also has been recognized in four new practice areas, Personal Injury…
Rank this Week: 1867

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Aug 30

    Life After Series A

    Life After Series A
    When we announced our fundraising back in January, the #1 question we heard was, “So, what are you going to do with all that money?” Perhaps they were hoping to hear about a secret Vegas trip or new perks like on-site acupuncture…
  • Aug 27

    Introducing Search Term Report

    Introducing Search Term Report
    We’re excited to announce a new round of updates to our litigation tool: one major new feature and five smaller ones. Introducing Search Term Reports Search term reports are a significant new offering that will allow administrators to…
  • Jul 29

    Ediscovery Feature: Production Mode

    Ediscovery Feature: Production Mode
    Welcome back to our series that looks closer at ediscovery features! Today’s focus is on production mode, which will be of particular interest to anyone who has to produce documents in the course of litigation. What Is Production Mode?…
Rank this Week: 1550

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Aug 30

    Life After Series A

    Life After Series A
    When we announced our fundraising back in January, the #1 question we heard was, “So, what are you going to do with all that money?” Perhaps they were hoping to hear about a secret Vegas trip or new perks like on-site acupuncture…
  • Aug 27

    Introducing Search Term Report

    Introducing Search Term Report
    We’re excited to announce a new round of updates to our litigation tool: one major new feature and five smaller ones. Introducing Search Term Reports Search term reports are a significant new offering that will allow administrators to…
  • Jul 29

    Ediscovery Feature: Production Mode

    Ediscovery Feature: Production Mode
    Welcome back to our series that looks closer at ediscovery features! Today’s focus is on production mode, which will be of particular interest to anyone who has to produce documents in the course of litigation. What Is Production Mode?…
Rank this Week: 1947

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Aug 30

    Settlement of Personal Injury Cases for Minors in Tennessee

    Settlement of Personal Injury Cases for Minors in Tennessee
    Tennessee law requires that personal injury cases for minors be approved by the court. Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-34-105 provides: (a) Notwithstanding any other law or rule to the contrary, a judge or chancellor may sign an order approving any…
  • Aug 29

    Sexual Assault in School: Duty Turns on Material Fact Dispute

    Sexual Assault in School: Duty Turns on Material Fact Dispute
    In Richardson v. Trenton Special School Dist., No. W2015-01608-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 27, 2016), the Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment in a negligence case due to fact issues surrounding the issue of foreseeability. The…
  • Aug 26

    Snow and Ice Fall-Down Cases in Tennessee

    Snow and Ice Fall-Down Cases in Tennessee
    In Williams v. City of Jamestown, No. M2015-00322-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 23, 2016), the trial court dismissed a GTLA premises liability claim after a bench trial, and the Court of Appeals affirmed. Plaintiff was visiting the county…
Rank this Week: 903

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

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

    7 Tech Tools to Boost Productivity When Working With Expert

    7 Tech Tools to Boost Productivity When Working With Expert
    Time is an attorney’s most precious commodity. Attorneys often feel that there simply aren’t enough hours in the... Read More The post 7 Tech Tools to Boost Productivity When Working With Experts appeared first on The Expert…
  • Aug 29

    Expert Perspectives – Standard of Care in Stroke Case

    Expert Perspectives – Standard of Care in Stroke Case
    The management of stroke patients has evolved with sophisticated treatments capable of reversing brain tissue damage and even... Read More The post Expert Perspectives – Standard of Care in Stroke Cases appeared first on The Expert…
  • Aug 23

    Expert Evidence and Daubert Challenges in Talcum Powder Litigation

    Expert Evidence and Daubert Challenges in Talcum Powder Litigation
    Berg v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos.  was one of the first lawsuits in which products containing talcum... Read More The post Expert Evidence and Daubert Challenges in Talcum Powder Litigation appeared first on The Expert…
Rank this Week: 2389