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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
  • Oct 28

    A light-hearted Friday post: what is the standard of music on appeal?

    A light-hearted Friday post: what is the standard of music on appeal?
    I wrote last year about In re Christopher B., case no. C077467 (3rd Dist. Sept. 28, 2015), a cautionary tale about a trial court’s “clarification” of its order (read: “void modification for lack of…
  • Sep 20

    Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom

    Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom
    Or, as the headline over Judge Kozinski’s opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal calls it, “voodoo science.” And what this justice on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (a federal appellate court)…
  • Sep 16

    Will appeals lawyers be replaced by computers?

    Will appeals lawyers be replaced by computers?
    Technology has been displacing low-wage and less-skilled workers for a long time. Is it time for white collar professionals – including lawyers – to fear they are next? At  The American Interest blog: “Venture…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • May 18

    What a Great “Hot Seat Operator” Can Add to a Trial Team

    What a Great “Hot Seat Operator” Can Add to a Trial Team
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting In these pages, we have discussed from time to time the role of the “hot seat operator” or “trial tech,” the person who is tasked at trial with…
  • May 11

    The Top 10 Free Litigation Best-Practice Resources of 2017

    The Top 10 Free Litigation Best-Practice Resources of 2017
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Every month, 1,000-2,000 free e-books and webinars are downloaded and viewed on A2L Consulting's web site. These free resources are likely the single best place on the Internet to learn how the best…
  • May 9

    5 Things You Lose When You Don’t Have a Litigation Graphic Artist on Site

    5 Things You Lose When You Don’t Have a Litigation Graphic Artist on Site
    by Tony KlapperManaging Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting War rooms at trial are very intense, high-pressure places. Obviously, the lawyers in the trial team are going to make the war room their “office” for the…
Rank this Week: 45

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 182

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 26

    Petitions of the day

    Petitions of the day
    The petitions of the day are: National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra 16-1140 Issue: Whether the free speech clause or the free exercise clause of the First Amendment prohibits California from compelling…
  • May 26

    Federal government files invitation brief

    Federal government files invitation brief
    In response to requests from the Supreme Court, Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall this week filed 10 briefs expressing the views of the United States. The justices sometimes invite the federal government to weigh in when they are deciding…
  • May 26

    Legal scholarship highlight: Getting to know you – The unifying effects of membership stability

    Legal scholarship highlight: Getting to know you – The unifying effects of membership stability
    Rachael K. Hinkle is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Morgan Hazelton is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Law (by Courtesy) at St. Louis University. Michael J. Nelson is an…
Rank this Week: 141

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 76

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: 154

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • May 26

    What Are the Dangers of Roundup Herbicide?

    What Are the Dangers of Roundup Herbicide?
    A group of medical researchers have found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer, may cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other forms of cancer. In the wake of this study, many patients who suffer from cancer have…
  • May 25

    Salvi Law presents pool safety pointer

    Salvi Law presents pool safety pointer
    CHICAGO (May 25, 2017) – Salvi Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. attorney Brian L. Salvi gave a presentation on pool safety to elementary students at St. Gabriel Catholic School in Canaryville on Tuesday. Click here to read more from…
  • May 24

    Attorney Brian L. Salvi shares pool safety tips with Chicago elementary student

    Attorney Brian L. Salvi shares pool safety tips with Chicago elementary student
    CHICAGO (May 23, 2017) – While swimming pools are great places for family fun during the summer months, they can quickly become dangerous if swimmers and their guardians are not aware of some basic safety steps. That is one of…
Rank this Week: 208

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 170

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
  • May 21

    The Mission of WILG to Help Injured Worker

    The Mission of WILG to Help Injured Worker
    The Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group also known as WILG, is the national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of…
  • May 1

    Drone Liability and Litigation

    Drone Liability and Litigation
    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.  Drones were originally associated by the military, but are now used for other purposes, with estimates of over a million sold by…
  • Apr 9

    Tackling Issues on the Hill

    Tackling Issues on the Hill
    As James M. Early, CSSC, a Senior Advisor at Ringler, becomes the 2017 President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), there's work to do on Capitol Hill.  Listen as Jim Early talks with Ringler Radio host,…
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • May 19

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa
    ELEMENTS OF CAUSE OF ACTION FOR WRONGFUL FORECLOSURE  The elements of a wrongful foreclosure claim are: (1) a defect in the foreclosure sale proceedings; (2) an inadequate selling price; and (3) a causal connection between the defect and…
  • Mar 2

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa
    The elements of tortious interference with an existing contract are: (1) the existence of a contract subject to interference; (2) the occurrence of an act of interference that was willful and intentional; (3) the act was a proximate cause of…
  • Feb 23

    Elements of breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim under Texas law

    Elements of breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim under Texas law
    "The elements of a breach of fiduciary duty claim are: (1) a fiduciary relationship between the plaintiff and defendant, (2) a breach by the defendant of his fiduciary duty to the plaintiff, and (3) an injury to the plaintiff or benefit to…
Rank this Week: 123

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: 83

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 179

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://saywhat.texasbar.com/
  • 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: 108

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: 58

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Avoiding a DUI This Memorial Day Weekend

    Avoiding a DUI This Memorial Day Weekend
    According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), nearly 2 million American soldiers have been killed in the line of duty. Memorial Day is a time to recognize those who have served, and to reflect on the privileges that we…
  • May 17

    Pittsburgh Police Must Follow a Code of Ethic

    Pittsburgh Police Must Follow a Code of Ethic
    Contrary to popular belief, officers in Pittsburgh are required to follow a strict code of ethics, or a set of values that represent what the organization’s goals. However, this code is not always adhered to, and even the code itself…
  • Apr 21

    Use of Surveillance Cameras in Criminal Case

    Use of Surveillance Cameras in Criminal Case
    If you ever watch the news, you have probably caught a glimpse of how surveillance camera footage can be used to catch criminals and potentially during trials. This type of video seems to be most common for burglary and robbery cases. A…
Rank this Week: 1899

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Attorney General Sessions Mandates Tougher Federal Drug Prosecution

    Attorney General Sessions Mandates Tougher Federal Drug Prosecution
    In the last several years the Department of Justice has taken a more measured approach in its handling of drug trafficking cases. Specifically, prosecutors were given more discretion to charge drug offenders with offenses that do not carry…
  • May 25

    Attorney Christy Jack to Receive Public Service Award

    Attorney Christy Jack to Receive Public Service Award
    Christy Jack, a nationally recognized trial attorney from Fort Worth, has been selected to receive the esteemed Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award from the Texas Tech Law Alumni Association. The award recognizes an alumnus who has…
  • May 23

    New Texas Law to Crack Down on Improper Relationships Between Teachers and Student

    New Texas Law to Crack Down on Improper Relationships Between Teachers and Student
    Improper Relationships between Teachers and Students Improper relationships between teachers and students are criminalized under Texas law, regardless of the student’s age. The offense is called improper relationship between educator…
Rank this Week: 1477

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    Massachusetts Needs a Working Educational Discrimination Law

    Massachusetts Needs a Working Educational Discrimination Law
    Massachusetts is often lauded as one of the most progressive states in the country, and our state civil rights laws routinely provide broader protections than their federal counterparts. So it may come as a surprise that Massachusetts does…
  • May 12

    What Kind of Notice Should Universities Give Students Facing Title IX Charges?

    What Kind of Notice Should Universities Give Students Facing Title IX Charges?
    In the world of disciplinary hearings under Title IX, the process for students accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault on campus often begins this way: an accused student (the “respondent” in campus disciplinary parlance)…
  • Apr 27

    SJC Opens Up Pretrial Diversion to Veterans, Even for Drunk Driving Case

    SJC Opens Up Pretrial Diversion to Veterans, Even for Drunk Driving Case
    For over 40 years, Massachusetts has had an avenue of pretrial diversion in criminal cases, which allows young individuals accused of less-serious crimes to avoid a criminal record. Specifically, defendants under age 22 with no prior…
Rank this Week: 1641

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/
  • May 26

    PJ Turner storie

    PJ Turner storie
    Today's DJ includes My Reflections on Justice Paul Turner, by H&L's Jeremy Rosen, with some anecdotes and reflections. No doubt nearly every SoCal appellate practitioner has stories to share. And now's the time. So raise a glass over this…
  • May 25

    IRAP v. Trump En Banc opinion (intros)

    IRAP v. Trump En Banc opinion (intros)
    Today's IRAP v. Trump 4th Circuit en banc opinion is 205 pages long. Here's a breakdown: The first 11 pages lists the parties and numerous amici.Pages 12-79 is the majority opinion which begins like this:The question for this Court, distilled…
  • May 25

    Supreme Court appealability opinion today & 4th Cir.'s Travel Ban opinion

    Supreme Court appealability opinion today & 4th Cir.'s Travel Ban opinion
    Ok, here's one today on appealability from the Supremes for true appellate nerds only!Dhillon v. John Muir Health begins:As a general rule, a litigant may appeal an adverse ruling only after the trial court renders a final judgment.…
Rank this Week: 4594

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Managing Breach: What I Think Many Companies Have Yet to Get

    Managing Breach: What I Think Many Companies Have Yet to Get
    I recently spoke on a cybersecurity panel and fielded the same questions people usually want to know from lawyers when it comes to data breaches. What are the damages?  What does an “average” data breach cost?  How can I…
  • May 26

    May 2017 Website Newsletter

    May 2017 Website Newsletter
    On April 3, 2017, Jeff Ireland argued an appeal to the Twelfth District Court of Appeals in Middletown, Ohio, urging reversal of a $43 million jury verdict that had been entered against the client in November 2015. We were not involved in the…
  • May 25

    Ben Dusing’s Client, Former VA Doctor, Pleads Not Guilty

    Ben Dusing’s Client, Former VA Doctor, Pleads Not Guilty
    Dr. Barbara Temeck, the former Chief of Staff at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, who was indicted on May 3 for illegal distribution of a controlled substance, has pleaded not guilty. Her attorney, Ben Dusing, a Partner at the law firm of…
Rank this Week: 3726

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • May 26

    Diversifying the Jury Pool

    Diversifying the Jury Pool
    The article below talks about efforts to diversify the jury pool in Hamilton County, Ohio which picks its jurors from voter lists. Most jurisdictions rely on multiple lists to select jurors e.g., driver licenses, state i.d. cards or utility…
  • May 26

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin
    Ongoing Battle Regarding Jury Nullification Communication near Denver Courthouse The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction on April 8, 2017 in Verlo v. The City and County of Denver. It was based on an...
  • May 25

    Cosby Jurors Seated

    Cosby Jurors Seated
    Final Jury Selected as Cosby Trial Approaches Vanity Fair-3 hours ago A full 12-member jury has been selected for Bill Cosby's June 5 sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, reports The New York Times. Bill Cosby jury selected…
Rank this Week: 4376

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
  • May 26

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice
    After receiving a deposition notice or subpoena, counsel should to take a careful look at the documents served and make decisions about how to proceed. To organize the process, follow these five steps. Analyze the documents that were served.…
  • May 24

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor
    To combat the trafficking and exploitation of foreign workers, the California Legislature enacted SB 477 in 2014 to strengthen regulations on “foreign labor contractors” who recruit foreign workers to relocate to California. See…
  • May 22

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce
    When dealing with a family home that’s entirely or substantially part of the parties’ community property, the facts of the situation will lead to taking one of the following five approaches in the divorce agreement. Interspousal…
Rank this Week: 2138

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • May 26

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup May 26 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup May 26 2017
    As we do every Friday, the Appellate Advocacy Blog presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be...
  • May 23

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal Writing

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal Writing
    Every appellate practitioner should want to improve his legal writing. Here are a few Twitter accounts to follow that provide helpful legal writing tips: Follow the University of Virginia Law Writing program (@UVALawWriting) for program news…
  • May 16

    #TwitterTuesday--Even More Judges Who Tweet

    #TwitterTuesday--Even More Judges Who Tweet
    I am a little late today with #TwitterTuesday. My blogging has been a little slow the past few weeks, as my husband and I are preparing to move to Tucson, Arizona, where I will be taking a position as the...
Rank this Week: 2446

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

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

    The Court of Appeals of Maryland's Landmark Ruling on Postconviction DNA Testing

    The Court of Appeals of Maryland's Landmark Ruling on Postconviction DNA Testing
    Two days ago, the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued a landmark opinion on the issue of what it takes for a convicted defendants to get postconviction DNA testing. Simply put, Maryland's highest court made it much easier for convicted...
  • May 25

    Article of Interest: "Restoring Justice: Purging Evil From Federal Rule of Evidence 609," by Judge Timothy Rice

    Article of Interest: "Restoring Justice: Purging Evil From Federal Rule of Evidence 609," by Judge Timothy Rice
    The Honorable Timothy R. Rice, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, sent me a copy of his forthcoming article, "Restoring Justice: Purging Evil From Federal Rule of Evidence 609." (forthcoming…
  • May 20

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal
    In its its Reply Brief of Appellee/Cross-Appellant in the Adnan Syed case, the defense makes an important point about Asia McClain that bears upon prejudice, i.e., whether Cristina Gutierrez's failure to contact/call her as an alibi witness…
Rank this Week: 4291

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • May 26

    Cassandra’s Regret: The Psychology of Not Wanting to  Know

    Cassandra’s Regret: The Psychology of Not Wanting to  Know
    Do you want to know the future? You may want to say it all depends on which aspects of your future. Typically, while we seek information routinely to make decisions in our day-to-day lives, we don’t always want to know for sure what…
  • May 24

    The Invisibility Cloak Illusion: We are more observant (and  yet, less observed) than all other

    The Invisibility Cloak Illusion: We are more observant (and  yet, less observed) than all other
    This is the sort of article that can either amuse or terrify you. It will amuse you if you are charmed by all the ways in which we see ourselves as superior to others. And it will terrify you if you do not want to know that you are always…
  • May 22

    Watch for these changes in prospective jurors: Demographic  trends for 2017

    Watch for these changes in prospective jurors: Demographic  trends for 2017
    If you read this blog routinely, you know we like the work done by the Pew Research Center that keeps us abreast of how demographic patterns are changing. They’ve done it again with some trends for us to watch as 2017 marches forward.…
Rank this Week: 4169

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 26

    Court May Consider Both Sides’ Conduct in Exceptional Case Analysi

    Court May Consider Both Sides’ Conduct in Exceptional Case Analysi
    Snap-On Inc. v. Robert Bosch LLC, No. 09 C 6914, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 28, 2016) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied defendants’ (collectively “Bosch”) 35 USC § 285 motion for attorney’s fees in this patent dispute…
  • May 24

    Filing Patents Does Not Create Jurisdiction Outside of the E.D. Virginia

    Filing Patents Does Not Create Jurisdiction Outside of the E.D. Virginia
    Torrent Pharma. Ltd. V. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., No. 16 C 2988, 3956 & 4876, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 25, 2016) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer granted declaratory judgment defendants’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b) motion to dismiss for lack…
  • May 22

    Website Information Can be Reliable Evidence for Prior Patent Use

    Website Information Can be Reliable Evidence for Prior Patent Use
    Peerless Indus., Inc. v. Crimson AV LLC, No. 11 C 1768, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 31, 2017) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted in part plaintiff Peerless’ renewed Fed. R. Civ. P. 50(b) motion for judgment as a matter of law as to…
Rank this Week: 637

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/
  • May 26

    Unevenly Cooked: Raw Materials and Fair Use

    Unevenly Cooked: Raw Materials and Fair Use
    Andrew Gilden, Raw Materials and the Creative Process, 104 Geo. L.J. 355 (2016).Christopher J. BuccafuscoOver the past decade or two, intellectual property scholars have learned to pay attention to the rhetoric that people use when arguing…
  • May 25

    Studying Specific Performance

    Studying Specific Performance
    Yonathan A. Arbel, Contract Remedies in Action: Specific Performance, 118 W. Va. L. Rev. 100 (2015), available at SSRN.Caprice RobertsParties that have a right to the very thing promised in a contract may opt not to have it delivered by the…
  • May 25

    Unpacking the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

    Unpacking the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
    Nora Freeman Engstrom, A Dose of Reality for Specialized Courts: Lessons from the VICP, 163 U. Penn. L. Rev. 1631 (2015).Efthimios ParasidisThe National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 established the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program…
Rank this Week: 4868

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4799

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: 2579

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 25

    The Fight For Legal Services Corporation

    The Fight For Legal Services Corporation
    Describing the value of legal services, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan once said, As a society, we do not do nearly as well as we ought to in enabling low-income, and for that matter middle-income, Americans to get the legal…
  • May 18

    Don’t Forget To Celebrate – May Is National Foster Care Month

    Don’t Forget To Celebrate – May Is National Foster Care Month
    By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During the month of May, we observe National Foster Care Month and we celebrate those who have opened their homes and their hearts to children in need and those who have devoted…
  • May 16

    Support Persons In Family Court

    Support Persons In Family Court
      The Delaware Constitution, Delaware Code and the court rules specify whether Family Court matters are open or closed to the public.  If a matter is closed, generally only the parties, their legal counsel, and…
Rank this Week: 1650

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

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

    Statutory Employer: A Louisiana Law Primer

    Statutory Employer: A Louisiana Law Primer
    By Matthew C. Meiners Under Louisiana law, workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy that an employee may assert against his employer or fellow employees for work-related injury, unless he was the victim of an intentional act. That…
  • May 23

    Louisiana Native Scott Angelle to Head the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

    Louisiana Native Scott Angelle to Head the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
    By Michael J. O’Brien Scott Angelle, a native of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, has been appointed by the Trump Administration to head the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (“BSEE”).  Mr. Angelle first held…
  • May 22

    Successor Liability: Considerations When Structuring Your Acquisition

    Successor Liability: Considerations When Structuring Your Acquisition
    By Matthew C. Meiners In targeting a company for purchase, many buyers prefer to purchase the assets of a company, as opposed to the stock (or other equity) of the company because, as a general rule, the buyer of assets in an asset…
Rank this Week: 485

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/
  • May 25

    Following U.S. Supreme Court Review, Ninth Circuit Remands EEOC Subpoena Case

    Following U.S. Supreme Court Review, Ninth Circuit Remands EEOC Subpoena Case
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christopher J. DeGroff and Alex W. Karasik Seyfarth Synopsis: After the U.S. Supreme Court clarified in McLane Co. v. EEOC, No. 15-1248, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 2327 (U.S. 2017), that the scope of review for employers…
  • May 23

    New Study Of EEOC Enforcement: Demystifying EEOC Determination, Conciliation & Litigation Timeline

    New Study Of EEOC Enforcement: Demystifying EEOC Determination, Conciliation & Litigation Timeline
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Andrew Scroggins and Christopher DeGroff Seyfarth Synopsis: An in-depth analysis by Seyfarth Shaw sheds new light on how quickly the EEOC moves matters from letter of determination, through conciliation, to…
  • May 22

    The EEOC Shoots At A Fish In The Proverbial Staffing Firm Barrel

    The EEOC Shoots At A Fish In The Proverbial Staffing Firm Barrel
    By David J. Rowland and Andrew L. Scroggins Seyfarth Synopsis:  In a case filed May 8 in federal court in New Jersey, the EEOC sued an IT staffing firm for age discrimination on behalf of a candidate seeking placement into an position…
Rank this Week: 3025

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 1944

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/
  • May 25

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America’s Fallen

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America’s Fallen
    Pausing to remember and honor America’s fallen service members is a practice dating back more than 100 years. Since the days of the Civil War, humble Americans have gathered together on Memorial Day to remember and pay tribute to all…
  • May 18

    Former Teacher Wins Due Process Lawsuit Against School District

    Former Teacher Wins Due Process Lawsuit Against School District
    A former teacher in Illinois has prevailed over his erstwhile employer in court. Bruce Vukadinovich sued the Hanover Community School Corp. for age discrimination, retaliation and violation of due process. Although the court rejected the…
  • May 12

    Fox News Hit With Another Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuit

    Fox News Hit With Another Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuit
    The embattled Fox News network now has another lawsuit to add to its list of legal woes. Employee Diana Falzone has filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court. In her complaint, she charges her employer with discrimination on the…
Rank this Week: 1129

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/
  • May 25

    Account for 'Many Hats' in Social Media Profile

    Account for 'Many Hats' in Social Media Profile
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Good advocates will spend considerable amounts of time wondering about their audience. They'll also wonder about the parties and the witnesses on the other side. What do we know about them? Beyond what we see in the…
  • May 22

    Use Cartoon-style Graphics to Persuade

    Use Cartoon-style Graphics to Persuade
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The common challenge in jury trial, and often in arbitration and bench trial as well, is to get your fact finders to follow, to understand, and to care. In pursuit of these goals, litigators will employ many tactics to…
  • May 18

    Avoid the Telltale Signs of Pretext

    Avoid the Telltale Signs of Pretext
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Why did President Trump fire FBI Director James Comey? As of press time for this blog post, the answer is that it depends on who you ask and what day, and sometimes what time of day, you ask them. A detailed timeline…
Rank this Week: 4482

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/
  • May 25

    M&A trends: augmented and virtual reality

    M&A trends: augmented and virtual reality
    Since Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition of Oculus VR – a company that develops and manufactures virtual reality headsets – augmented and virtual reality technology has become a major topic of discussion in the M&A world.…
  • May 23

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal

    M&A trends and how to add value in medtech deal
    It is well documented that the medical technology (MedTech) industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in North America over the past several years. In Ontario alone, there are currently 24,000 employees and over 1,300 companies…
  • May 18

    True sales: a refresher

    True sales: a refresher
    Securitization remains an important tool for companies to realize value from future payment streams and raise financing, typically at a better cost of funds than the interest expense associated with a corporate loan or bond. While there are…
Rank this Week: 1994

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Sepsis: Controversies and Risk

    Sepsis: Controversies and Risk
    As the physicians say it happens in hectic fever, that in the beginning of the malady it is... Read More The post Sepsis: Controversies and Risks appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • May 23

    Blockchain’s Incumbent Patent War: a Rite of Passage

    Blockchain’s Incumbent Patent War: a Rite of Passage
    Are banks afraid of blockchain?  The answer really depends on who is being asked.  But some of the... Read More The post Blockchain’s Incumbent Patent War: a Rite of Passage appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • May 23

    6 Keys to Using Graphics During Expert Witness Testimony

    6 Keys to Using Graphics During Expert Witness Testimony
    In our increasingly technology-driven world, it is no surprise that people process information differently in comparison to prior... Read More The post 6 Keys to Using Graphics During Expert Witness Testimony appeared first on The Expert…
Rank this Week: 2149

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/
  • May 24

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Conflict of Law

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Conflict of Law
    The AALS Section on Conflict of Laws is inviting papers for its annual program at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego (January 3-6, 2018). The full announcement is below: Download Conflicts Section Call for Paper
  • May 24

    Thomas on Wistrich and Rachlinski on Judges and Implicit Bia

    Thomas on Wistrich and Rachlinski on Judges and Implicit Bia
    This week on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Suja Thomas’s essay, What Judges Can Do About Implicit Bias. Suja reviews Andrew Wistrich & Jeffrey Rachlinski’s contribution to a new American Bar Association book entitled Ensuring…
  • May 22

    Big Civil Procedure Day at SCOTUS

    Big Civil Procedure Day at SCOTUS
    Today the Supreme Court issued unanimous decisions in two cases we’ve been covering: Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon (service by mail under the Hague Convention) TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (venue in patent cases)
Rank this Week: 1359

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

    Pediatrics and Pharmacology Experts Excluded

    Pediatrics and Pharmacology Experts Excluded
    Plaintiff sued defendant for failing to warn of possible effects from taking the drug Depakote.  The plaintiff hired two expert witnesses to prove their case.  These experts were excluded from testifying after a Daubert motion was…
  • May 15

    Urology Expert Witness Partially Allowed

    Urology Expert Witness Partially Allowed
    Plaintiff argues that the defendant infringed on their patent for treatment of BPH by marketing their drug Cialis.  The plaintiff hired a urology expert witness to assist with their case.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude.…
  • May 5

    Securities Expert Witness Allowed in FINRA Dispute

    Securities Expert Witness Allowed in FINRA Dispute
    Plaintiff filed a declaratory judgment with the court related to a securities dispute.  The defendant hire a securities expert to assist in their side of the case.  The plaintiff filed a motion to exclude the expert’s…
Rank this Week: 1128

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • May 24

    Judges weigh in on researching jurors online

    Judges weigh in on researching jurors online
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Judges Weigh In On Researching Jurors Online Now that social media is simply part of our day-to-day lives, it’s no surprise that…
  • May 15

    ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Client

    ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Client
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** In 1999, the American Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 99-413, which permitted lawyers to use email to communicate with clients. In that…
  • Apr 28

    When worlds collide – A tweet constitutes an assault

    When worlds collide – A tweet constitutes an assault
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** When Worlds Collide: A Tweet Constitutes An Assault Sometimes a tweet is just a tweet in the online world, and other times it can amount to an…
Rank this Week: 2172

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • May 24

    Everlaw for Journalists – First Reaction

    Everlaw for Journalists – First Reaction
    For the past six months, we’ve been meeting with reporters from some of the nation’s largest news organizations to demo Everlaw for Journalists, our program to support investigative reporting through pro bono access to the Everlaw…
  • May 3

    In Camera Review of Claimed Privilege Communication

    In Camera Review of Claimed Privilege Communication
    Protecting confidentiality can be a challenge for attorneys when someone outside of the firm needs to review data in a review database. Questions they’ll typically consider: How can a court rule on communications claimed privileged? How…
  • Apr 27

    Grouped highlights, redaction stamping, and more

    Grouped highlights, redaction stamping, and more
    With the goal of optimizing your ediscovery experience, we’re happy to announce a new round of improvements to Everlaw based on feedback from you! Admin Features 1) Grouped Persistent Highlights You can now categorize persistent…
Rank this Week: 1530

Everlaw Blog

Everlaw Blog

Explores litigation and ediscovery technology - as well as its context in the broader legal space.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • May 24

    Everlaw for Journalists – First Reaction

    Everlaw for Journalists – First Reaction
    For the past six months, we’ve been meeting with reporters from some of the nation’s largest news organizations to demo Everlaw for Journalists, our program to support investigative reporting through pro bono access to the Everlaw…
  • May 3

    In Camera Review of Claimed Privilege Communication

    In Camera Review of Claimed Privilege Communication
    Protecting confidentiality can be a challenge for attorneys when someone outside of the firm needs to review data in a review database. Questions they’ll typically consider: How can a court rule on communications claimed privileged? How…
  • Apr 27

    Grouped highlights, redaction stamping, and more

    Grouped highlights, redaction stamping, and more
    With the goal of optimizing your ediscovery experience, we’re happy to announce a new round of improvements to Everlaw based on feedback from you! Admin Features 1) Grouped Persistent Highlights You can now categorize persistent…
Rank this Week: 1877

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • May 24

    Everlaw for Journalists – First Reaction

    Everlaw for Journalists – First Reaction
    For the past six months, we’ve been meeting with reporters from some of the nation’s largest news organizations to demo Everlaw for Journalists, our program to support investigative reporting through pro bono access to the Everlaw…
  • May 3

    In Camera Review of Claimed Privilege Communication

    In Camera Review of Claimed Privilege Communication
    Protecting confidentiality can be a challenge for attorneys when someone outside of the firm needs to review data in a review database. Questions they’ll typically consider: How can a court rule on communications claimed privileged? How…
  • Apr 27

    Grouped highlights, redaction stamping, and more

    Grouped highlights, redaction stamping, and more
    With the goal of optimizing your ediscovery experience, we’re happy to announce a new round of improvements to Everlaw based on feedback from you! Admin Features 1) Grouped Persistent Highlights You can now categorize persistent…
Rank this Week: 1560

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • May 24

    Miss. Supreme Court Reverses and Renders Jefferson County Silica Verdict

    Miss. Supreme Court Reverses and Renders Jefferson County Silica Verdict
    On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and rendered a $13 million judgment in American Optical Corporation v. Rankin. This was a Jefferson County silica case where the date of the judgment was February 24, 2015. The Court reversed…
  • May 22

    May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the May 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $200,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal court excessive force by state trooper case (3/28/17); $265,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal court breach of contract case (4/21/17);…
  • May 17

    More Bad News on PERS

    More Bad News on PERS
    There is more negative coverage this week on public employment retirement systems, such as the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System: Hidden Debt, Hidden Deficits: 2017 Edition, by Joshua Rauh; and The Unavoidable Pension Crisis, by…
Rank this Week: 5137

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • May 23

    Patent Trolls Must Choose a New Bridge to Hide Under

    Patent Trolls Must Choose a New Bridge to Hide Under
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an 8-0 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC that should put an end to “patent trolls” filing lawsuits in “friendly” venues of their choosing. Patent…
  • May 17

    State cannot limit enforcement of arbitration agreement signed by agent, US Supreme Court hold

    State cannot limit enforcement of arbitration agreement signed by agent, US Supreme Court hold
    Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court again invoked the federal policy of enforcing arbitration agreements. The Court reversed a Kentucky state court opinion holding that an arbitration agreement is unenforceable if it is signed by an…
  • Apr 27

    Are your confidentiality agreements up to date?

    Are your confidentiality agreements up to date?
    The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) provides an important tool for protecting trade secrets from misappropriation by affording owners a federal right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets related to a product or service used, or…
Rank this Week: 518

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: 2295