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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
  • Apr 24

    Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present

    Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present
    I was invited today by the American Centre in Colombo today to deliver a lecture on digital archives in general, from the perspective of a citizen archivist. The presentation looked at the ways information around contemporary events, issues…
  • Apr 21

    Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present

    Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present
    On 24th April at the American Centre in Colombo, from 3pm to I guess around 5pm, I’ll be talking about the challenges around archiving digital content on the Internet and web. Titled Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our…
  • Apr 21

    Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present

    Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present
    On 24th April at the American Centre in Colombo, from 3pm to I guess around 5pm, I’ll be talking about the challenges around archiving digital content on the Internet and web. Titled Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Apr 23

    State Control of Black Mother

    State Control of Black Mother
    Dorothy E. Roberts, Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 1474 (2012).Donna CokerDorothy Roberts has long provided insightful analysis of the ways in which criminal justice policies police black…
  • Apr 22

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation
    J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort Law (forthcoming 2014).Robin EffronFair and global resolutions to…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
Rank this Week: 23

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Whitley v. Hanna 13-693 Issue: (1) Whether a victim raped by a police officer acting under color of law can bring a Section 1983 substantive due process claim against state and local law enforcement…
  • Apr 24

    But what about the “cloud”? The Aereo argument in Plain English

    But what about the “cloud”? The Aereo argument in Plain English
    Before Tuesday’s oral arguments in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Justice Kennedy announced the Court’s much-anticipated decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, upholding Michigan’s state…
  • Apr 24

    Argument preview: First Amendment protections for public employee’s subpoenaed testimony

    Argument preview: First Amendment protections for public employee’s subpoenaed testimony
    On Monday, April 28, the Court will hear oral arguments in Lane v. Franks on the First Amendment protections for a public employee who testifies in court.  There are two respondents — the previous and current presidents of the…
Rank this Week: 30

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 60

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

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

    Until ≠ Unle

    Until ≠ Unle
    If a particular process subject to a deadline is not deemed completed UNLESS a particular step is taken, it can have ramifications if the operative word is UNLESS rather than UNTIL. Let’s say, for example, a party had to give…
  • Apr 23

    Blue Cross v. Wells Fargo and the Challenge of Hybrid Jury/Bench Trial

    Blue Cross v. Wells Fargo and the Challenge of Hybrid Jury/Bench Trial
    Update (April 23, 2014): Below is a post from last month reflecting a loss of plaintiff Blue Cross (and others) in a case that Blue Cross, represented by the Twin Cities litigation powerhouse of Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, brought…
  • Apr 23

    The Rule of Law: It might not always make sense. It just is what it is. Deal with it.

    The Rule of Law: It might not always make sense. It just is what it is. Deal with it.
      Update (April 23, 2014): A business (BancInsure) promised to indemnify another business (Avon State Bank), breached the promise, forcing Avon to sue BancInsure. Avon cannot recover its legal fees in its action to get BancInsure to…
Rank this Week: 64

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: 82

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
  • Apr 24

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU
    Ronald A. Brand (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) has posted The Evolving Private International Law/Substantive Law Overlap in the European Union on SSRN. This chapter, written for the FESTSCHRIFT FÜR ULRICH MAGNUS…
  • Apr 24

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu
    A Liber Amicorum for Ulrich Magnus was published in February 2014. It contains a number of contributions on private international law. III. Internationales Privat- und Zivilverfahrensrecht Jürgen Basedow,…
  • Apr 23

    Second Seminar on the Boundaries of European PIL

    Second Seminar on the Boundaries of European PIL
    Boundaries of European Private International Law Seminar n° 2 – Louvain la Neuve: What are the Boundaries between Internal Market and European PIL and among PIL Instruments? 5/6 June 2014 Coordination : Jean-Sylvestre…
Rank this Week: 115

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: 101

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Apr 16

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award
    Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP v. Fidelity Management & Research Company, C.A. 8066-VCL (April 16, 2014) This decision explains how to calculate an attorney fee when there are 2 potential causes for a favorable settlement of a class…
Rank this Week: 300

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 338

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers consumer fraud, consumer protection, securities and antitrust class actions. By Meiselman, Packman, Nealon, Scialabba & Baker P.C.

http://classactionblog.mpnsb.com/
  • Mar 26

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)
    The Court conditionally certified Meiselman Packman Nealon Scialabba & Baker P.C.’s federal lawsuit against PJPA, LLC a Papa John’s Pizza franchisee in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  As a result of the…
  • Mar 14

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee
    Many fast food restaurants require their employees to purchase uniforms and/or clean their uniforms at their own costs.  However, employees should be reimbursed for the cost of purchasing and cleaning their uniforms.  In a recent…
  • Mar 10

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural
    Consumers in the U.S. rely on labels that say “natural” when purchasing products such as toothpastes.  Consumers are even willing to pay extra money to buy products that are labeled “natural”.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 346

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 301

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

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

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

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

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

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

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

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

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 229

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

Covers class action cases, civil justice issues and consumer law matters. By David Sugarman.

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • Nov 13

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition
    So we’ve been hearing a lot from class members about Sallie Mae efforts at collection of debts arising from loans for those who attended Western Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu Portland who are part of the class action against those…
  • Sep 13

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary
    For those interested, I’m posting our recent motion to dismiss and motion for reconsideration in Surrett v. Career Education Corp., our consumer fraud class against Career Education Corp for Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu…
  • Sep 5

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
Rank this Week: 252

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Apr 23

    Rule 37(e) Amended Again – eDiscovery Trend

    Rule 37(e) Amended Again – eDiscovery Trend
    Last month, we discussed significant changes made to Rule 37(e), which had been hotly debated and was the source of many of the 2,354 public comments filed regarding the recent proposed rules changes. Earlier this month (on April 10th and…
  • Apr 23

    Why the Blog was Down -- eDiscovery Downtime

    Why the Blog was Down -- eDiscovery Downtime
    If you’ve tried to access the blog for the past couple of days, you’ve experienced a lot of difficulty and, for parts of Monday and Tuesday, got an indication that the URL didn’t exist. Here’s why.
  • Apr 22

    eDiscovery Professional Profile: Do you know Caroline Sweeney?

    eDiscovery Professional Profile: Do you know Caroline Sweeney?
    Caroline Sweeney is the Global Director of eDiscovery and Client Technology Services at Dorsey & Whitney LLP – a large, international law firm with 19 offices around the world. Caroline is located in the Minneapolis office –…
Rank this Week: 491

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Professor And The Grad Student (A Civil Litigation Story)

    The Professor And The Grad Student (A Civil Litigation Story)
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is The Professor And The Grad Student (A Civil Litigation Story) at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Yesterday afternoon’s “Breaking News” alert from The Legal Intelligencer…
  • Apr 14

    Asphalt Playgrounds Will Not Save The Next Generation

    Asphalt Playgrounds Will Not Save The Next Generation
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Asphalt Playgrounds Will Not Save The Next Generation at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  As Sarah Miller recently lampooned over at The New Yorker, parents today are bombarded with…
  • Apr 2

    Bringing Back The Deadly Workplace By Stopping Product Liability Action

    Bringing Back The Deadly Workplace By Stopping Product Liability Action
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Bringing Back The Deadly Workplace By Stopping Product Liability Actions at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  From July 1906 through June 1907, five-hundred twenty-six workers died on…
Rank this Week: 484

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 22

    Secret Lawsuit Must Step into the Light, Fourth Circuit Rule

    Secret Lawsuit Must Step into the Light, Fourth Circuit Rule
    A new decision by the Fourth Circuit underscores the public's first amendment right to know what happens in the course of a lawsuit in federal court. It's also a reminder that secret papers that you so confidently filed under seal...
  • Apr 9

    Bridgegate: Who Went Too Far -- the New Jersey Legislature or the Judge Who Quashed Its Subpoenas?

    Bridgegate: Who Went Too Far -- the New Jersey Legislature or the Judge Who Quashed Its Subpoenas?
    The George Washington Bridge. Who has the better argument in the Bridgegate subpoena flap? New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson on April 9 quashed subpoenas that a special investigative committee of the Garden State's legislature…
  • Apr 4

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim
    Do federal judges protect their own? Before Blawgletter suggests an answer, let's look at the case that raises the question. The Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., ruling that the South Korean...
Rank this Week: 570

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Apr 21

    Medical Marijuana and Defending Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Medical Marijuana and Defending Workers’ Compensation Claim
    In recent years, medical marijuana has become a controversial topic. So what happens as medical marijuana use becomes legal? How will it impact your workforce? On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Richard W.…
  • Apr 6

    Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trust

    Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trust
    A special needs trust is designed to financially support a disabled individual, providing many benefits to the individual with long-term financial stability. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea, as they join Will…
  • Mar 27

    Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession

    Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession
    In the structured settlement industry, relationships are very important. We interact with mediators, judges, experts, arbitrators and more, on a daily basis. So, it is extremely helpful to have some background on those experts before we walk…
Rank this Week: 476

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Apr 8

    A substantial evidence argument works on appeal

    A substantial evidence argument works on appeal
    Substantial evidence challenges don’t succeed very often on appeal, so I sat up and took notice when I saw a successful challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence in today’s decision in Martinez v. County of Ventura, case no.…
  • Mar 27

    What happens when standards of review collide?

    What happens when standards of review collide?
    Sometimes . . . nothing. As in Pielstick v. MidFirst Bank, case no. B247106 (2d Dist. Mar 26, 2014), in which the court was asked to reverse the trial court’s refusal to allow a plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss his suit after the…
  • Mar 24

    The consequences of reluctant unanimity in appellate decision

    The consequences of reluctant unanimity in appellate decision
    Through LinkedIn, I ran across an interesting appellate blog, Briefly Writing. In a post yesterday, blogger Michael Skotnicki shared his alarm at learning from the Eleventh Circuit’s chief judge that panel judges that initially dissent…
Rank this Week: 559

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN
    This is an excellent historical perspective on the 14th Amendment to the U.S .Constitution. Professor Ross describes it as Congress' peace treaty to the South. That is quite accurate. He also notes that it only came about because of a…
  • Mar 29

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment
    The link below will take you to an informative article on the tax consequences of judgments and settlements. Taxation of judgments and settlments varies depending on the type of case and the chacter of the damages. For instance back pay in…
  • Mar 1

    Birthday Post

    Birthday Post
    Today is my birthday and I thought I would post a picture of the cake my fellow workers bought for me. The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County); Copyright 2012 by Kurt…
Rank this Week: 414

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 2

    Murdered Businessman Leaves Widow, Seven Children And No Will

    Murdered Businessman Leaves Widow, Seven Children And No Will
    Today's Daily News reports that Menachem Stark, a Brooklyn businessman and landlord who was murdered in January died intestate. While it appears that his partners may contribute to cover his substantial debts in a bankruptcy proceeding, his…
  • Mar 30

    Times Features Comprehensive Article on Trust

    Times Features Comprehensive Article on Trust
    The New York Times has published a rather comprehensive, if brief, overview of trusts. For those of you who find all of the acronyms we use to describe various trusts, this may prove to be very helpful. your  lawblogger would add a…
  • Nov 24

    Public Administrator Sues Beth Israel Hospital For 100 Million Dollars On Behalf of Hugette Clark Estate

    Public Administrator Sues Beth Israel Hospital For 100 Million Dollars On Behalf of Hugette Clark Estate
    For some time we have been following the bizarre story of Hugette Clark, the reclusive mining heiress who died in 2011 at the age of 104. She had lived for years in Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan, running up hospital bills in the millions…
Rank this Week: 446

Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

Covers trials and appeals, depositions, and discovery. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
  • Mar 27

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    Last week I noted that I would be assisting with the AAJ Regional Trial Competition held in Omaha.  I served as a judge for what was, in my view, a very close round between two good teams.  Here are some … Continue reading…
  • Mar 21

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective
    Today is a pretty exciting day for the state of Nebraska.  Both Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are in the men’s NCAA Tournament.  The Nebraska women won the B1G Tournament and also picked up a 4…
  • Mar 18

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    This week Omaha plays host to a regional trial competition sponsored by the American Association for Justice.  Nine law schools from the Midwest region will send a total of 16 teams to compete.  I, along with many of my Omaha…
Rank this Week: 600

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/
  • Mar 16

    Bitcoin & Other Virtual Currency As A Money Laundering Threat

    Bitcoin & Other Virtual Currency As A Money Laundering Threat
    The search for the true identity of Bitcoin creator Mr. Satoshi Nakamoto is discussed by “Will the Real Satoshi Nakamoto Please Stand Up” and at a video: Mt. Gox which was once the world’s largest Bitcoin currency…
  • Feb 13

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Whistleblowing, Tax Fraud & Tipping The IRS

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Whistleblowing, Tax Fraud & Tipping The IRS
    The post “An Asset Search, Tax Fraud & Divorce” was first published at the Asset Search Blog on January 16, 2008.  It is republished below as the seventh post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series.…
  • Feb 3

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Asset Concealment Tool

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Asset Concealment Tool
    This is the sixth post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series. “Four Ways Assets Can Be Secretly Transferred” mentioned methods some use to move assets across international borders.  My post regarding the…
Rank this Week: 362

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

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

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 409

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: 683

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
Rank this Week: 801

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1017

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Apr 24

    On-Demand Webcast: Clean up the E-Discovery Leftover

    On-Demand Webcast: Clean up the E-Discovery Leftover
    Learn how to defensibly release legal holds to avoid costly over-preservation of data. The case has closed. The appellate process is over. Time to release the legal hold right? Well for some yes, but for the majority of organizations the…
  • Apr 22

    Members of Civil Rules Committee Discuss Proposed E-Discovery Changes to FRCP

    Members of Civil Rules Committee Discuss Proposed E-Discovery Changes to FRCP
    By: Andrew Bartholomew The e-discovery world has been abuzz of late regarding forthcoming changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). In a meeting held in Portland, Ore., earlier this month, the Civil Rules Advisory Committee…
  • Apr 21

    Upcoming Webcast: Clean up the E-Discovery Leftover

    Upcoming Webcast: Clean up the E-Discovery Leftover
    Learn how to defensibly release legal holds to avoid costly over-preservation of data. Date: April 23 at 1pm EST/10am PT Space is limited. Register Today! The case has closed. The appellate process is over. Time to release the legal hold…
Rank this Week: 956

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

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

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 890

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Apr 24

    Plaintiff Barred From Pursuing UIM Claim After Participating in Third Party Non-Binding ADR

    Plaintiff Barred From Pursuing UIM Claim After Participating in Third Party Non-Binding ADR
    In her recent April 9, 2014 decision in the Post-Koken case of Gallagher v. Ohio Casualty Ins. Co., No. 13-0168 (E.D. Pa. April 9, 2014), Judge Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District found that…
  • Apr 22

    Separate IMEs Denied for Cervical Spine/Carpal Tunnel Injurie

    Separate IMEs Denied for Cervical Spine/Carpal Tunnel Injurie
    In his recent decision in the case of DiGiacinto v. Obelinas, No. 2009-CV-8085 (C.P. Lacka. Co. April 17, 2014 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon addressed the issue of whether a Plaintiff may be compelled to attend two separate IMEs where…
  • Apr 22

    Big Post-Koken Question Of How to Handle "Insurance" At Trial Will Remain Unanswered For Now

    Big Post-Koken Question Of How to Handle "Insurance" At Trial Will Remain Unanswered For Now
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied the Petition for Appeal in the Post-Koken case of Stepanovich v. McGraw and State Farm.  Click HERE to review the Court's Order.Too bad....another opportunity for much-desired appellate guidance…
Rank this Week: 1116

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Apr 23

    Louisiana Cash Now Merchants Tout Bogus "Windfall" for Structured Settlement

    Louisiana Cash Now Merchants Tout Bogus "Windfall" for Structured Settlement
    Cash now pusher from Louisiana issues press release spinning the discounted proceeds from a structured settlement transfer (cash now) as a "windfall" This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find…
  • Apr 22

    Hey New York Life | Can You See What I See?

    Hey New York Life | Can You See What I See?
    Here's yet another example of efforts of the settlement secondary market to create consumer confusion. New York Life is the victim. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on…
  • Apr 16

    Structured Settlement With Index-Linked Payment Adjustment

    Structured Settlement With Index-Linked Payment Adjustment
    Structured settlements can now include an S&P 500 index-linked annuity adjustment feature, thanks to Pacific Life, which rolled out its rider on April 17, 2014, following its obtaining a... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
Rank this Week: 631

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Apr 23

    All The CLE You Could Possibly Want

    All The CLE You Could Possibly Want
    It is not too late to sign up for PLI's Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between. The program takes place on Thursday, April 24 in New York and via webcast (and, shortly thereafter,...
  • Apr 11

    Cornerstone Releases Report On Settlement

    Cornerstone Releases Report On Settlement
    Cornerstone Research has released its annual report on securities class action settlements. The notable findings include: (1) There were 67 settlements last year, a 17.5% increase from 2012. The report concludes that the increase is likely…
  • Mar 28

    Shielding From Suspicion

    Shielding From Suspicion
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has issued an opinion - Yates v. Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC, 2014 WL 890018 (4th Cir. March 7, 2014) - that clarifies the court's position on several securities fraud issues....
Rank this Week: 1049

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Apr 23

    $271,200 Jury Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Lawsuit

    $271,200 Jury Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Lawsuit
    On April 18, 2014 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a plaintiffs’ verdict in the total amount of $271,200 in Smith v. Tower Automotive Operations USA. The two plaintiffs were white employees of Tower Automotive in Meridian. The…
  • Apr 21

    Defense Verdict in Harrison County Trip and Fall Case

    Defense Verdict in Harrison County Trip and Fall Case
    A Harrison County Circuit Court jury rendered a defense verdict on April 10, 2014 in Bonn v. Rouses Enterprises, L.L.C.  The plaintiff tripped and fell in a Rouses supermarket in 2011. Plaintiff had a total knee replacement three months…
  • Apr 16

    PERS Update: Future of Pension Funds is Bleak

    PERS Update: Future of Pension Funds is Bleak
    Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis had this post on Friday about a report that concludes that 85% of pension funds will fail over the next three decades. From the post: Bridgewater Associates did an analysis of pension funds recently…
Rank this Week: 1051

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Apr 22

    The dishonor of gaming/buying a reputation

    The dishonor of gaming/buying a reputation
    There are a lot of lawyers in America. Lots and lots. With the demise of the telphone book, most lawyers now have websites.  Growing numbers use social media. A few pay for TV and radio ads.  And thankfully only a few…
  • Apr 22

    And on the tenth day, the Court declared a mistrial…

    And on the tenth day, the Court declared a mistrial…
      Tomorrow we were supposed to be giving closing arguments. Instead, today the Court sent everyone home. Can’t write about what exactly happened.  This case is going to be tried again. But can tell you what…
  • Apr 21

    Some defense lawyers can’t be friends too…

    Some defense lawyers can’t be friends too…
    Last week something unpleasant happened.    I lost a friend.  Not a great one.  But a friend nonetheless.   I met him when he was still a law student and was one of his mentors.  He clerked for our…
Rank this Week: 657

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Well-spoken at 94: Justice John Paul Steven

    Well-spoken at 94: Justice John Paul Steven
    To see and hear an extremely well-spoken retired Supreme Court Justice, click on the link below. Now 94 years old, Justice Stevens is better spoken than most of us in our prime. Does a lifetime of writing, speaking, and thinking carefully…
  • Apr 7

    Public Speaking Fail: Trying to Speak with Your Arms Glued to Your Side

    Public Speaking Fail: Trying to Speak with Your Arms Glued to Your Side
    by Marsha Hunter At a trial skills program last month, I spent two days in individual coaching and video review. As the first day wore on, disturbing reports began to surface that someone on the faculty was instructing students to conduct…
  • Mar 13

    When You Must Read Aloud in Court

    When You Must Read Aloud in Court
    by Marsha Hunter How hard can it be to read out loud in court? Surprisingly difficult and strangely tricky! 99.5% of the talking you do in court is extemporaneous. The other .05% of courtroom speech is one of two kinds: memorized verbatim…
Rank this Week: 618

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Industrial Psychology Expert Witness On Employment Testing

    Industrial Psychology Expert Witness On Employment Testing
    In TEST VALIDATION IN EMPLOYMENT SETTINGS, industrial psychology expert witness Robert Rose, PhD, and his partner at Rose Porterfield Group, Inc., Robyn W. Porterfield, PhD, write on employment testing. They co-write a column for the Dallas…
  • Apr 16

    Pulmonary Medicine Expert Witness On Benefits Of Medical Expert Part 2

    Pulmonary Medicine Expert Witness On Benefits Of Medical Expert Part 2
    In Why a Medical Expert Witness Can Make or Break a Case, pulmonary medicine expert witness Dr. John Penek, MD, FCCP, FAASM, writes:Whether the court case is civil or criminal in nature, both plaintiffs and defendants can benefit from the use…
  • Apr 13

    Bus Accidents Expert Witnesse

    Bus Accidents Expert Witnesse
    Bus and truck accident expert witnesses may consult regarding transportation accidents, bus accidents, truck safety, and bus safety. This weekend, investigators said that the FedEx truck that slammed into a tour bus full of students in…
Rank this Week: 1037

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Covers rulings, news and marketing strategies for expert witnesses.

http://expertwitnessguru.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment
    A fall protection expert witness recently came to the rescue of a car hauler suing a truck manufacturer for negligence and helped him survive summary judgment. Although the expert did not have any formal education on fall protection, the…
  • Feb 24

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement
    In this patent infringement suit regarding the design of a particular inner garment (Branovations, Inc. v. Ontel Products Corp.) the Florida district court ruled that simplicity of technology may negate need for expert testimony, but does not…
  • Feb 23

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie
    An infectious disease expert witness was recently called on board in Hoff v. Steiner Transocean, Ltd. to testify about the source of infection on the Plaintiff’s feet, which, Plaintiff asserted, was caused by a pedicure he had on a…
Rank this Week: 658

An Appeal to Reason

An Appeal to Reason

Provides information and advice to trial attorneys from an appellate attorney. By Donna Bader.

http://www.anappealtoreason.com/
  • Apr 13

    A Bad Court Reporter can Ruin Your Day . . . and Your Appeal

    A Bad Court Reporter can Ruin Your Day . . . and Your Appeal
      Years ago, I was told that the definition of comedy is “bad things happening to other people.”  In the movies, we laugh when someone takes a big tumble, but we know if we were to fall we wouldn’t want…
  • Mar 13

    Finding the Passion in Practicing Law

    Finding the Passion in Practicing Law
    Last week I helped a friend with her small claims appeal.  Even though they call it an “appeal,” a small claims appeal is really a rehearing.  At the initial hearing, she lost and owed the plaintiff almost $6,000. …
  • Feb 24

    Hey, what happened to the attorney-client privilege?

    Hey, what happened to the attorney-client privilege?
    In this new age of social media, attorneys have to be especially careful about protecting their communications with their clients.  I try to avoid having important or confidential communications through e-mail.  I even worry about…
Rank this Week: 957

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Covers discovery plans, depositions, interrogatories and privileges. By Katherine Gallo.

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
  • Apr 4

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law

    The Discovery Act Applies In Family Law
    As a discovery referee in family law matters, I often come upon issues where opposing counsel does not think the Discovery Act applies to their proceeding. They argue that it is not necessary to make a diligent search and a reasonable inquiry…
  • Mar 5

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?
    Last November I received the following e-mail: Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6 months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to interrogatories in a meaningful way? I…
  • Mar 5

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?

    Is It Time to Appoint a Discovery Referee?
    Last November I received the following e-mail: Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6 months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to interrogatories in a meaningful way? I…
Rank this Week: 1041

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/
Rank this Week: 698

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?
    What makes lawyers happy? Apparently people want to know, because an article on that topic was the most downloaded paper on SSRN last week. You can read it yourself:Lawrence S. Krieger & Kennon M. Sheldon, What Makes Lawyers Happy?…
  • Mar 28

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?

    How Damaging Is a Prior Conviction as Impeachment in a Civil Trial?
    Kathryn Stanchi & Deirdre M. Bowen, This is Your Sword: How Damaging are Prior Convictions to Plaintiffs in Civil Trials?, 89 Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2412110: The conventional wisdom in law is that a…
  • Mar 28

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification

    Alaska Bill Would Allow Jury Nullification
    A House bill promoting the notion that jurors can ignore Alaska's criminal code and let a lawbreaking defendant off the hook had a brief hearing Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee, then was held for later. The bill, fostering "jury…
Rank this Week: 777

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Covers eDiscovery case law, rules, and issues, such confidentiality, sanctions and spoliation. By Morris James LLP.

http://www.delawareediscovery.com/
  • Feb 10

    LegalTech 2014 - A Focus on Information Governance

    LegalTech 2014 - A Focus on Information Governance
    Last week I attended LegalTech at the Hilton in New York City. During the past two years the focus of LegalTech has largely been on the continuing Predictive Coding discussion with an emphasis on using it to reduce the cost of discovery. …
  • May 28

    Predictive Coding Order Modified

    Predictive Coding Order Modified
    A recent landmark decision in which the Court of Chancery ordered both sides to engage in predictive coding by using a mutually agreed upon vendor has been modified. The new order allows plaintiffs in the EORHB v. HOA matter to review…
  • May 21

    A Glossary of eDiscovery Term

    A Glossary of eDiscovery Term
    We lawyers have a tendency to confuse our terminology when discussing technology.  This is especially true when discussing the technical aspects of eDiscovery.  I was inspired by the excellent Grossman-Cormack Glossary of…
Rank this Week: 872

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

Covers law and justice in Canada. By Antonin I. Pribetic.

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 29

    So Long, Farewell

    So Long, Farewell
    Following my initial reaction, I have had some more time to reflect on the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 and  Bruno Appliance and Furniture,…
  • Jan 28

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference
    I am privileged to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming  2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference, jointly presented by the International Law Society of University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law…
  • Jan 23

    The Trial Warrior Blog, But Not Yours Truly, Gets Cited By An Ontario Court

    The Trial Warrior Blog, But Not Yours Truly, Gets Cited By An Ontario Court
    [15]           The plaintiffs rely on a document entitled The Trial Warrior Blog dated November 11, 2013 that discusses Kaynes v. BP, 2013 ONSC 5802 (CanLII), 2013 ONSC 5802…
Rank this Week: 925

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: 732

e-discovery 2.0

e-discovery 2.0

Covers electronic discovery. By Aaref Hilaly.

http://www.clearwellsystems.com/e-discovery-blog
Rank this Week: 1119