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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: 16

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 26

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc. 16-784 Issue: Whether the safe harbor of Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code prohibits avoidance of a transfer made by or to a financial institution,…
  • Feb 17

    Court releases April calendar

    Court releases April calendar
    Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee announced that the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch will begin on March 20, creating at least the possibility that, if confirmed, Gorsuch could join the court’s current eight justices…
  • Feb 17

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    At Law.com, reporters “canvassed prominent lawyers from around the country for what questions they would like to see asked” at Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearing, which begins on March 20. At the Election Law Blog, Rick…
Rank this Week: 30

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
  • Feb 18

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal
     CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF ACTA JURIDICA The Acta Juridica invites proposals for its special issue: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & The Rule of Law. Contributors will be invited to attend a Colloquium to be held in…
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
  • Feb 17

    BILETA 2017 Call for Paper

    BILETA 2017 Call for Paper
    Dr. Anabela Susana de Sousa Gonçalves, Assistant Professor at the University of Minho, has provided this piece of information to be shared with CoL readers. BILETA stands for British and Irish Law Education and…
Rank this Week: 42

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

    HR 985: A Sneak Attack On Veterans, Consumers, and Patient

    HR 985: A Sneak Attack On Veterans, Consumers, and Patient
    Without even holding a hearing, the House Judiciary Committee just passed a new bill (H.R. 985) that would make it far harder to sue large corporations when they cheat or hurt people. The vote was on party lines, with all Republicans voting…
  • Feb 8

    Rethinking Article III Standing Requirement

    Rethinking Article III Standing Requirement
    More than 2.6 million people tuned in to hear the Ninth Circuit’s oral argument in State of Washington, et al., vs. Donald Trump, President of the United States, et al, one of the cases challenging the Muslim refugee ban. It was a…
  • Jan 12

    Donald Trump And Honest Services Fraud

    Donald Trump And Honest Services Fraud
    LBJ gave up his radio stations. Jimmy Carter gave up his peanut farm. Untangling Donald Trump from his web of companies and interests is a bit more complicated.   Yesterday, a team of lawyers at Morgan Lewis released a “white…
Rank this Week: 64

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    New Jersey federal jury awards $50 million in punitive damages against Lockheed Martin

    New Jersey federal jury awards $50 million in punitive damages against Lockheed Martin
    A few days ago, Law.com reported that a jury in federal district court in New Jersey has awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages in an age discrimination suit against Lockheed Martin. The article…
  • Jan 31

    Montana House moves to tighten limits on punitive damage

    Montana House moves to tighten limits on punitive damage
    Insurance Journal reports that the Montana House voted last week 60-40 to further tighten that state's legislative cap on punitive damages.  Under existing Montana law, punitive damages are capped at the lesser of $10 million or 3…
  • Jan 27

    Punitive damages for IP suits in the EU?

    Punitive damages for IP suits in the EU?
    European courts are generally not fans of American-style punitive damages, as we have noted.  But the World Intellectual Property Review has an interesting article about a recent decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union:…
Rank this Week: 63

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 17

    Article of Interest: Julia Simon-Kerr's "Credibility by Proxy"

    Article of Interest: Julia Simon-Kerr's "Credibility by Proxy"
    Back in November 2014, Julia Simon-Kerr, an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, did a series of guest posts on this blog (see here). Those posts were about one of my favorite subjects covered by the...
  • Feb 9

    My Short Podcast on the Court of Appeals of Maryland's Landmark Bail Ruling

    My Short Podcast on the Court of Appeals of Maryland's Landmark Bail Ruling
    I did a short podcast about the Court of Appeals of Maryland's landmark bail ruling: [Note: To prevent the audio from glitching, you'll have to right click on the link below and download or open it in iTunes.] Download Maryland...
  • Feb 8

    My Short Podcast About the Michael Peterson/"The Staircase" Case

    My Short Podcast About the Michael Peterson/"The Staircase" Case
    I did a short podcast about yesterday's news in the Michael Peterson/"The Staircase" case Download Staircase -CM
Rank this Week: 222

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/
  • Feb 15

    S2P2J Release 61

    S2P2J Release 61
    The United States structured settlement industry has been in existence for more than 40 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of personal injury settlement planning. The industry consists of…
  • Jan 18

    Interview with SSP President Joe Tomb

    Interview with SSP President Joe Tomb
    Joe Tombs is currently completing the first year of a two-year term as President of the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP). SSP's 2017 Annual Conference is scheduled for March 1-3 in Las Vegas. As Tombs prepares for this event, he...
  • Jan 16

    SSP President Responds to AIG Class Action Lawsuit

    SSP President Responds to AIG Class Action Lawsuit
    Based upon the history of the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP), and the role of Richard Risk (an SSP founder and member) as one of the plaintiff attorneys, structured settlement industry participants might assume that SSP, as an…
Rank this Week: 142

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: 87

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Feb 15

    Exclusion of Expert Testimony Reversed – New Trial Ordered

    Exclusion of Expert Testimony Reversed – New Trial Ordered
    In Holmes v. Christ Community Health Services, Inc., No. W2016-00207-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 29, 2016), the Court of Appeals overturned the exclusion of expert testimony in an HCLA case. In 2004, plaintiff fell and hurt her right…
  • Feb 14

    Tennessee’s “Rule of Sevens” Applied to Dismiss Case

    Tennessee’s “Rule of Sevens” Applied to Dismiss Case
    Citing the Rule of Sevens, the Court of Appeals recently affirmed a finding that a 13-year-old was solely responsible for his injury when he fell on the bleachers at his school. In Crockett v. Sumner County Board of Educ., No.…
  • Feb 12

    Sanctions Awarded Against Lawyers After Abuse of Process Case Dismissed

    Sanctions Awarded Against Lawyers After Abuse of Process Case Dismissed
    In Parvin v. Newman, No. E2016-00549-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 9, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for defendant in an abuse of process claim. Husband and wife had litigated a contentious divorce, and during the…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Feb 8

    Fascination: the U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Looks at Federal Gun Law

    Fascination: the U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Looks at Federal Gun Law
    The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the root word of “fascination” as “to transfix or hold spellbound by an irresistible power.”  Since 1971, the Supreme Court of the United States has on all least 13…
  • Dec 5

    The always confusing “nolo” plea comes up in a federal criminal case

    The always confusing “nolo” plea comes up in a federal criminal case
    As a criminal defense lawyer I often get questions as to whether there is a difference between a “regular” guilty plea and a “nolo” plea.  Technically, the latter is from the Latin phrase, “nolo…
  • Nov 22

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court
    Whether here in Atlanta or other places, Carl and I represent a lot of folks who eventually face a sentencing hearing at the end of a federal criminal case.  Anyone whose spare time has brought them here knows that we chat about federal…
Rank this Week: 115

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Dec 19

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture
    Delivered a short presentation today to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom office in Colombo on ‘Corridors of Power’, an exhibition I curated with Channa Daswatta and Asanga Welikala that explores Sri Lanka’s…
  • Nov 30

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation website. ### An informal workshop on verifying news and information spread across social media was held recently at Phandeeyar in Yangon, Burma, led by the Foundation’s Special…
  • Nov 5

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google
    Created a new Google custom search engine (after the reception to the first made yesterday) covering key government websites. Access it here. The search engine indexes everything on: President’s Media Division –…
Rank this Week: 191

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: 198

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: 223

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: 156

Veale Law

Veale Law

Focuses on personal injury law for the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1804

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    The “New” New Orleans Gallonage Tax – Yet Another Tax on Retailers?

    The “New” New Orleans Gallonage Tax – Yet Another Tax on Retailers?
    By Jill Gautreaux The City of New Orleans (“the City”) has amended and re-enacted a gallonage tax on alcoholic beverages of low and high alcoholic content. A “gallonage tax” is a tax on alcoholic beverages based upon…
  • Feb 17

    United States Coast Guard Updates CG-2692 Marine Casualty Reporting Form for 2017

    United States Coast Guard Updates CG-2692 Marine Casualty Reporting Form for 2017
    By Michael J. O’Brien U.S. Coast Guard Form 2692 has been used for over forty (40) years to report marine casualties, commercial diving casualties, or outer continental shelf related causalities. Recently, the Form received a long…
  • Feb 14

    BSEE Notice to Lessees: Revised OCSLA Civil Penalty Assessment Matrix

    BSEE Notice to Lessees: Revised OCSLA Civil Penalty Assessment Matrix
    By Tod J. Everage On February 3, 2017, BSEE issued its first Notice to Lessees (NTL) of 2017, advising of the revised OCSLA Civil Penalty Assessment Matrix. For the second time in 6 months, BSEE has increased the maximum civil penalty to…
Rank this Week: 628

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/
  • Feb 17

    Worker’s Medical Marijuana To Be Covered By Worker’s Compensation Insurance

    Worker’s Medical Marijuana To Be Covered By Worker’s Compensation Insurance
    A December 2016 decision reached by an Administrative Law Judge in New Jersey may have implications for employers in other states where medical marijuana is legal. With the current trend toward legalization of marijuana, it’s only…
  • Feb 9

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit
    U.S. District Judge Susan Illston has ruled that Walmart truck drivers are not entitled to an additional $80 million in a class action lawsuit settlement. The complaint was filed in 2008 with hundreds of California truck drivers claiming that…
  • Feb 3

    California Student Forced to Urinate in Bucket Awarded $1.25 Million By Jury

    California Student Forced to Urinate in Bucket Awarded $1.25 Million By Jury
    A former student in San Diego has been awarded more than $1.25 million stemming from an incident in which she was forced to relieve herself in a bucket. Back in 2012, the 14 year-old student was in a 25-minute advisory class at Patrick Henry…
Rank this Week: 398

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 17

    Pet Custody – Will It Be The New Trend?

    Pet Custody – Will It Be The New Trend?
    There is no dispute; going through a divorce can be difficult. For some, coming home to a wagging tail is just what the doctor ordered on those stressful days. What happens to your pet in a divorce? As a prior post explained, pets are…
  • Feb 3

    E-Filing Change For The Court Of Common Plea

    E-Filing Change For The Court Of Common Plea
    The Court of Common Pleas has announced a change to the Delaware State Court’s E-Filing system. The Court of Common Pleas will be moving its E-Filing services from its current eFlex system to the File and Serve Delaware system on…
  • Dec 30

    The New Year’s Resolution Of Divorce

    The New Year’s Resolution Of Divorce
    As 2017 draws near many people start to consider their resolutions, promises to themselves, of things they want to accomplish in the next 12 months.  Eric Solotoff, a Partner in our Roseland, New Jersey…
Rank this Week: 1350

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/
  • Feb 17

    Is the 9th Cir. really a "Court in Chaos"?

    Is the 9th Cir. really a "Court in Chaos"?
    Law360 reports Trump Slams 9th Circ. As Court In ‘Chaos,’ ‘Turmoil’, which begins: "President Donald Trump slammed the Ninth Circuit on Thursday as a court in “chaos” and “turmoil,” claiming at…
  • Feb 16

    Reading & Viewing for the rest of the day!

    Reading & Viewing for the rest of the day!
    The Winter edition of Appellate Issues (the publication of the ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers) is available here. This is an appellate box of chocolates you will enjoy!The U.S. Courts offers a video in honor of Black History…
  • Feb 15

    Another Pregerson profile

    Another Pregerson profile
    Today's DJ profiles Judge Pregerson the Younger, i.e., Dean Pregerson (US District Judge Dean Pregerson's 20 years of rulings has changed lives, protected prisoners), son of 9th Circuit Judge Harry Pregerson. Deja vu? Today's DJ profile…
Rank this Week: 4631

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 2911

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
  • Feb 17

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
  • Feb 15

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field
    The following is a guest blog post by Allison B. Margolin, a partner at Margolin and Lawrence in Los Angeles. Ms. Margolin practices criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal court. California’s new law legalizing…
  • Feb 10

    Settling Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money

    Settling Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money
    When you’re negotiating settlement of an employment action, you have much more to consider than just “how much money.” There are many nonmonetary remedies that can—either alone or combined with money—bring the…
Rank this Week: 2448

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Feb 17

    The Truth Behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement

    The Truth Behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement
    Non-Disclosure Agreements with employees are useful only if employees understand them and know the consequences of breaching them.
  • Feb 2

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry
    The financial services industry has its own set of rules when it comes to enforcement of non-solicitation agreements. In 2004, a handful of the largest financial firms signed a document called Protocol for Broker Recruiting. Since then, over…
  • Feb 2

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry
    The financial services industry has its own set of rules when it comes to enforcement of non-solicitation agreements. In 2004, a handful of the largest financial firms signed a document called Protocol for Broker Recruiting. Since then, over…
Rank this Week: 2523

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/
  • Feb 17

    Five Questionable Bills About Civil Lawsuits Pass House Judiciary Committee

    Five Questionable Bills About Civil Lawsuits Pass House Judiciary Committee
    Five bills that would generally operate to favor corporate defendants in civil lawsuits have passed the House Judiciary Committee with blinding speed and have been referred to the full House: Bill Title Original sponsor H.R. 985 Fairness in…
  • Feb 16

    Grossi on Frontloading, Class Actions, and a Proposal for a New Rule 23

    Grossi on Frontloading, Class Actions, and a Proposal for a New Rule 23
    Simona Grossi (Loyola LA) has posted Frontloading, Class Actions, and a Proposal for a New Rule 23 to SSRN. As we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the modern class action Rule — the version adopted in 1966 — the...
  • Feb 16

    Eisenberg, Miller, and Germano on Attorneys' Fees in Class Action

    Eisenberg, Miller, and Germano on Attorneys' Fees in Class Action
    Theodore Eisenberg (deceased), Geoffrey Miller, and Roy Germano have posted on SSRN their paper Attorneys' Fees in Class Actions: 2009-2013, a follow-up to earlier studies. Abstract: We study attorney fee awards in 458 class action…
Rank this Week: 1225

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Feb 17

    Where does Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch stand on Intellectual Property Patents?

    Where does Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch stand on Intellectual Property Patents?
    Flachsbart & Greenspoon partner, Robert Greenspoon hopes that Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch will assist in the “scaling back the inter partes review procedures created by the America Invents Act (AIA).”  However,…
  • Jan 30

    Is Your Expert Witness “Hot Tubbing” in the Courtroom?

    Is Your Expert Witness “Hot Tubbing” in the Courtroom?
    Last Fall, the National Law Review reported on the concept of “Hot Tubbing” in U.S. Courts.  They define the practice of presenting concurrent expert evidence, or “Hot Tubbing” as asking experts in the case to…
  • Jan 10

    New Software Release Includes Unique Expert Witness Service

    New Software Release Includes Unique Expert Witness Service
    Courtroom Insight is pleased to announce a brand new service and significant new enhancements with the latest release of our knowledge management software. First, we are proud to offer a new expert witness information service that…
Rank this Week: 2999

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Feb 17

    Changing your name after marrying, bias at home and  work, and smart-phone blindne

    Changing your name after marrying, bias at home and  work, and smart-phone blindne
    It’s time again for another combination post featuring fascinating tidbits you may have missed were it not for our eagle eyes and constant efforts to keep you informed. And yes, we’ll start at the end since we know you are…
  • Feb 15

    Countering judicial “rehabilitation”: Tell it to the judge 

    Countering judicial “rehabilitation”: Tell it to the judge 
    Anyone who has been in court more than a few times, has likely heard a judge “rehabilitate” a potential juror who has expressed bias by asking the juror if they will, in judging “this case”, be “fair, impartial…
  • Feb 13

    Simple Jury Persuasion: The “bad is black” effect 

    Simple Jury Persuasion: The “bad is black” effect 
    It is hard to believe that more than two decades have passed since the controversial Time magazine cover featuring OJ Simpson with his skin intentionally darkened was distributed. It was published in 1994 and people were so upset that the…
Rank this Week: 4140

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/
  • Feb 17

    Smart Rules for Smart Contract

    Smart Rules for Smart Contract
    Lauren Henry Scholz, Algorithmic Contracts, Stan. Tech. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Martha ErtmanMost law students are digital natives who have been using computers since grade school, while I, a baby boomer, remain an…
  • Feb 16

    Breaking News: New Form of Superior Agency Guidance Discovered Hiding in Plain Sight

    Breaking News: New Form of Superior Agency Guidance Discovered Hiding in Plain Sight
    Kevin Stack, Preambles as Guidance, 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1252 (2016).Michael E HerzFor decades, controversy has brewed over agency (ab)use of and (over)reliance on guidance documents. On one account, agencies turn to guidance in an end run…
  • Feb 15

    Protecting Unhappy Worker Outbursts from Discriminatory Treatment

    Protecting Unhappy Worker Outbursts from Discriminatory Treatment
    Susan D. Carle, Angry Employees: Revisiting Insubordination in Title VII Cases, 10 Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. 185 (2016).Michael Z. GreenThe nature of workplace protests was highlighted this past year by the actions of San Francisco…
Rank this Week: 4733

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Trust me, I’m a lawyer

    Trust me, I’m a lawyer
    Litigation Futures features a guest post from Deborah Evans, chief executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, titled “Can we trust insurers to behave?”.  In the context of rising insurance premiums, she called…
  • Feb 8

    Detailed assessment and proportionality

    Detailed assessment and proportionality
    I have previously questioned the reasoning of Master Rowley, when dealing with the new proportionality test in May v Wavell Group, that: “The proportionate amount of costs must inevitably be smaller for a case which concludes early…
  • Feb 5

    Key skills for successful lawyer

    Key skills for successful lawyer
    Online job advertisement I came across over the weekend: “Immigration/ Asylum Caseworkers / Paralegal / Family Solicitors XXX & XXX LAW FIRM – London SW19 Our firm have opportunities ambitious Caseworkers/paralegal with…
Rank this Week: 4272

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Feb 16

    David Horrigan of kCura: eDiscovery Trend

    David Horrigan of kCura: eDiscovery Trend
    Today’s thought leader is David Horrigan of kCura, the developers of Relativity. David is the E-Discovery Counsel and Legal Content Director at kCura. An attorney, law school guest lecturer, e-discovery industry analyst, and…
  • Feb 15

    Court Defines Narrowed Scope for Requests for Social Media Data: eDiscovery Case Law

    Court Defines Narrowed Scope for Requests for Social Media Data: eDiscovery Case Law
    In Scott v. United States Postal Service, Louisiana Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes granted the defendant’s Motion to Compel Discovery in part, ordering the plaintiff to provide complete responses to the defendant’s…
  • Feb 14

    Brad Jenkins of CloudNine: eDiscovery Trend

    Brad Jenkins of CloudNine: eDiscovery Trend
    Today’s thought leader is Brad Jenkins of CloudNine™. Brad has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, as well as 15 years leading customer focused companies in the litigation technology arena. Brad also has authored…
Rank this Week: 4769

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Feb 16

    Jury Nullification in NH

    Jury Nullification in NH
    New Hampshire has drawn one step closer to creating a new law requiring courts to inform "the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy.” This week...
  • Feb 15

    Civil Trials: A Film Illusion?

    Civil Trials: A Film Illusion?
    Taunya Lovell Banks Civil Trials: A Film Illusion? Abstract The right to trial in civil cases is enshrined in the United States Constitution* and most state constitutions. Most people, laypersons and legal professionals alike, consider trials…
  • Feb 9

    Tainting the Jury Pool

    Tainting the Jury Pool
    Law360, Dallas (February 9, 2017, 3:19 PM EST) -- Prosecutors in the felony securities fraud case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday accused him of orchestrating a two-year crusade to taint the jury pool in his home…
Rank this Week: 507

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”
    February 16, 2017 – Proud to announce the recent publication of “A Good Fit,” an article I co-authored for Workers’ Compensation (WC), a quarterly periodical of CLM Publishing. Subtitled “Structured settlements…
  • Jan 23

    With Friends Like These . . .

    With Friends Like These . . .
    January 23, 2017 – As a post-settlement income planning specialist for more than 25 years, I have countless examples of situations where clients anticipating large sums of money improved their lives greatly by choosing to allocate some…
  • Jan 20

    The S&P 500 by President

    The S&P 500 by President
    January 20, 2017 – On Inauguration Day, here’s a little financial food for thought as you contemplate your own financial future and the decisions you’ll be making over the next few years. Twelve of the last fourteen…
Rank this Week: 1526

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Feb 16

    Florida Supreme Court Rejects Daubert Standard

    Florida Supreme Court Rejects Daubert Standard
    A divided Florida Supreme Court declined to adopt the Legislature’s Daubert Amendment concerning opinions of expert witnesses. Justices Canady and Polston would have adopted the Daubert standard, as have the federal courts and most…
  • Feb 16

    Florida Supreme Court Increases Discipline

    Florida Supreme Court Increases Discipline
    Although the justices of the Supreme Court of Florida often disagree, their approach to disciplinary cases is more uniform. In The Florida Bar v. Wynn, the court unanimously rejected a referee’s recommendation of a ninety day…
  • Feb 16

    Florida Third DCA Upholds PIP Statute as Applied to Chiropractor

    Florida Third DCA Upholds PIP Statute as Applied to Chiropractor
    THIS Facebook page, discusses and links the Third District Court of Appeal’s decision yesterday upholding the constitutionality of Florida’s 2012 PIP Act as it applies to chiropractors. The court not only upheld the exclusion…
Rank this Week: 3879

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/
  • Feb 16

    When You Want to Know, Ask Directly...Sometime

    When You Want to Know, Ask Directly...Sometime
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In voir dire, sometimes you want to choose a strategic and indirect way of asking, and sometimes you just want to come straight out and ask the question directly. In an interesting illustration of the difference between…
  • Feb 13

    Overlearn Your Deposition

    Overlearn Your Deposition
    by Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: For the witness preparing for trial testimony, there is one common piece of advice: Study your deposition. In preparation sessions, I will always stress this advice, noting that a thorough knowledge of the deposition is…
  • Feb 9

    Take a Broader View of Workplace Harassment

    Take a Broader View of Workplace Harassment
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: It is one of the earliest and most heartbreaking tactics that children learn: Because social connections are powerful, taking those connections away is a weapon. So kids are left out, not included, not talked to,…
Rank this Week: 4462

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/
  • Feb 16

    12 Reasons Using Trial Consultants (Like Us) Is Possibly Not Fair

    12 Reasons Using Trial Consultants (Like Us) Is Possibly Not Fair
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting When I speak to an audience about the work A2L does (other than trial lawyers from large law firms), I sometimes hear the question, “Is the kind of work A2L does fair?” That is, is it…
  • Feb 9

    Using Litigation Graphics in Bench Trials: How Different Is It From Jury Trials?

    Using Litigation Graphics in Bench Trials: How Different Is It From Jury Trials?
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting We’ve spoken here more than once about the fact that jurors, unlike most attorneys, tend to be visual learners who like to be shown, not told. The best way to show…
  • Feb 2

    NITA Experts Agree: Jurors Want Lawyers to Show, Not Tell

    NITA Experts Agree: Jurors Want Lawyers to Show, Not Tell
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting We have written many times about the fact that scientific studies have shown that nonlawyers (who are the vast majority of jurors) tend to be visual learners, and tend not…
Rank this Week: 3101

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    The Joy of Skipping School Resulted in a Fatal Joy Ride

    The Joy of Skipping School Resulted in a Fatal Joy Ride
    Every year thousands of teens die in traffic accidents—often as a result of the teenage driver’s excessive speed, lack of experience, or inattention. Five high school students who cut class one afternoon last month were in a crash…
  • Feb 14

    Pregnant Woman Killed in Dump Truck Accident

    Pregnant Woman Killed in Dump Truck Accident
    Lawsuit Financial understands that auto accident lawsuits can take months, even years to settle. We also know that many plaintiffs are on a fixed income and won’t have enough money to keep the case going. Rather than struggling…
  • Feb 14

    Speeding Likely Cause of Four-Vehicle Fatal Crash

    Speeding Likely Cause of Four-Vehicle Fatal Crash
    Speed appears to be a factor in a four-vehicle crash that left one person dead at the scene. A man was allegedly speeding when he lost control of his vehicle, went into a ditch. His vehicle went airborne before landing on a SUV on the…
Rank this Week: 911

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/
  • Feb 16

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma
    Global M&A activity in the biopharmaceutical industry skyrocketed in 2014 and 2015, eclipsing US$200 billion in deal value each year and prompting EY to declare such elevated activity to be the “new normal” in the industry.…
  • Feb 15

    Supreme Court of Canada clarifies law of rectification

    Supreme Court of Canada clarifies law of rectification
    Deals often come together very quickly. In all that rush, it’s easy for the parties to forget to think about all of the long term implications of the deal. Perhaps the parties simply didn’t realize that the deal would have certain…
  • Feb 14

    Canada punches above its weight-class in cross-border deals and works on attracting greenfield and other private investment

    Canada punches above its weight-class in cross-border deals and works on attracting greenfield and other private investment
    Over the past few months, the Canadian government has been working to establish a source of financing for several infrastructure projects across the country. These projects include public transit initiatives, green infrastructure, social…
Rank this Week: 1675

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3295

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Patrick A. Salvi discusses new National Safety Council report with Chicago Tribune

    Patrick A. Salvi discusses new National Safety Council report with Chicago Tribune
    CHICAGO (February 15, 2017) – Motor vehicle deaths have shot up nationally for the second year in a row, according to a new report by the National Safety Council. The Chicago Tribune‘s Mary Wisniewski interviewed Patrick A.…
  • Feb 13

    Parents say negligence to blame for son’s water slide death

    Parents say negligence to blame for son’s water slide death
    CHICAGO (February 13, 2017) – The parents of a 10-year-old boy who was killed while riding the world’s tallest water slide are speaking out about their son’s death for the first time. Caleb Schwab was internally decapitated…
  • Feb 9

    Brian Salvi discusses NFL concussion settlement on FOX 32 Chicago

    Brian Salvi discusses NFL concussion settlement on FOX 32 Chicago
    CHICAGO (February 9, 2017) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. attorneys Patrick A. Salvi and Brian L. Salvi are representing the family of former Chicago Bears player and coach Jim Dooley in the NFL Concussion Settlement.…
Rank this Week: 1944

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Feb 15

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected
    In a recent decision out of the Western District Federal Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Trustgard  Ins. Co. v. Campbell, No. 16-CV-1013 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 28, 2016 Schwab, J.), the court rejected a claim of bad faith in the case where…
  • Feb 15

    Judge Munley of Federal Middle District Grants Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Claim

    Judge Munley of Federal Middle District Grants Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Claim
    In his recent decision in the case of Yatsonsky v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 3:15-CV-1777 (M.D. Pa. Dec. 5, 2016 Munley, J.), Judge James M. Munley granted a carrier’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a bad faith claim.In this…
  • Feb 13

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirms Finding of No Duty Owed in Data Breach Case

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirms Finding of No Duty Owed in Data Breach Case
    In its recent decision in the case of Dittman v. UPNC d/b/a The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, No. 971 WDA 2015 (Pa. Super. Jan. 12, 2017 Olson, J., Stabile, J., and Musammno, J.) (Op. by Olson, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court…
Rank this Week: 4412

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?
    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas? Pursuant to Penal Code 32.32, it is a criminal offense to intentionally or knowingly make a false statement to obtain property or credit.  The most important…
  • Feb 13

    What Is a Presentence Investigation Report? | Federal and State Presentence Report

    What Is a Presentence Investigation Report? | Federal and State Presentence Report
    What is a Presentence Investigation Report? A Presentence Investigation Report, commonly known as a PSI in state court, is a document that judges use to help assess a defendant’s punishment for a crime. The analogous document in the…
  • Feb 9

    Voter Fraud in Texas | What is Voter Fraud in Texa

    Voter Fraud in Texas | What is Voter Fraud in Texa
    Voter fraud is a term that you’ve probably seen and heard a lot lately. It was a hot topic in the last presidential campaign and continues to make headlines. But what is voter fraud, how rampant it is, and can it lead to criminal…
Rank this Week: 1949

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Doctrine of laches (not the same as statute of limitations, but similar)

    Doctrine of laches (not the same as statute of limitations, but similar)
    LACHES DOCTRINE IS EQUITABLE IN NATURE, WHILE SOL IS STATUTORY  Laches is an equitable remedy that prevents a plaintiff from asserting a claim due to a lapse of time. Green v. Parrack,974 S.W.2d 200, 203-04 (Tex. App.-San Antonio…
  • Jan 10

    Principles of statutory construction

    Principles of statutory construction
    When can extrinsic information be considered in construing a statute? The meaning of a statute is a legal question, which we review de novo to ascertain and give effect to the legislature's intent. Entergy Gulf States, Inc. v.…
  • Jan 10

    Res Judicata Case

    Res Judicata Case
    EFFECT OF RES JUDICATA WHEN PROPERLY ASSERTED AS AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE Res judicata bars claims that were brought, or could have been brought, in an earlier lawsuit that resulted in a final judgment on the merits. Igal v. Brightstar…
Rank this Week: 2629

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

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

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1981

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?
    Fraudsters are very clever. Many set up elaborate commercial transactions for the purpose of absconding with someone else’s money.  By the time the scheme is discovered, an innocent victim is usually out of pocket, often for large…
  • Feb 8

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain
    Introduction In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) 2017 BCCA 41, the British Columbia Court of Appeal found that Vancouver Community College (“VCC”) had established the tort of passing off against…
  • Jan 30

    BC Court of Appeal Reaffirms Finality of Arbitration Decision

    BC Court of Appeal Reaffirms Finality of Arbitration Decision
    The recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Chriscan Enterprises Ltd. v. St. Pierre, 2016 BCCA 442, reminds those who elect to resolve their business disputes through arbitration that decisions of the arbitrator, even those…
Rank this Week: 2901

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
  • Jan 31

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director
    Ok, you have volunteered to serve on the board of your non-profit association.  You attend your first board meeting.  You start to vote on various issues.  What guides you in making your decisions?  Under the Minnesota…
Rank this Week: 1932

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Facebook Loses $500 Million in Virtual Reality Lawsuit After Battle Between Expert

    Facebook Loses $500 Million in Virtual Reality Lawsuit After Battle Between Expert
    Over the past decade, Facebook has become not just the most popular social media platform in the world,... Read More The post Facebook Loses $500 Million in Virtual Reality Lawsuit After Battle Between Experts appeared first on The Expert…
  • Feb 14

    How Will Autonomous Vehicles Impact the Need for Technology Experts?

    How Will Autonomous Vehicles Impact the Need for Technology Experts?
    Like it or not, Autonomous Vehicles are coming – and, they’ll be here before you know it. That... Read More The post How Will Autonomous Vehicles Impact the Need for Technology Experts? appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Feb 7

    The Ultimate Guide to Cross-Examining Expert Witnesse

    The Ultimate Guide to Cross-Examining Expert Witnesse
    Cross-examining experts can be a daunting task.  Due to the technical subject matter, It can feel as though... Read More The post The Ultimate Guide to Cross-Examining Expert Witnesses appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 2475