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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: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 6

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood (barely) reviews Monday’s relisted cases. In past years, we’ve commemorated Derby Week with a julep-fueled effort to outwork ourselves by fitting as many ridiculous names as possible into a post. It’s not our…
  • May 6

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Coverage relating to the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia comes from Tony Mauro, who in The National Law Journal (subscription or registration may be required) reports that eight…
  • May 5

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Lee v. Tam 15-1293 Issue: Whether the disparagement provision of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1052(a), which provides that no trademark shall be refused registration on account of its nature…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Feb 9

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016
    Retail data breaches continue to evolve and bring new litigation and trends in the Data Breach and Privacy Litigation context. Business to business claims, vendor lawsuits, litigation between issuing banks and retailers post-breach, the…
  • Jan 29

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court
    Robertson v Exxon Mobil Corp., 2015 WL 9592499 (5th Cir. Dec. 31, 2015). In a personal injury and a property damage action, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s order remanding the action finding that the defendants had by…
  • Jan 13

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition
    Arbuckle Mountain Ranch of Texas Inc v Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Case No. 15-10955, 2016 WL 98128 (5th Cir. Jan 7, 2016). In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit examined an ambiguous complaint suggesting two class definitions, (one a…
Rank this Week: 40

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 41

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • May 3

    The Science Connecting Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer

    The Science Connecting Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer
    On Monday, a jury in Missouri hit Johnson & Johnson with a $55 million verdict in favor of a woman who developed ovarian cancer after decades of using talc baby powder in her vaginal area as part of her normal routine. Younger readers…
  • Apr 29

    When Will Hospitals Learn How To Use Heparin?

    When Will Hospitals Learn How To Use Heparin?
    Heparin is one of the most basic medicines used in medicine, the primary anticoagulant used by hospitals, which is why it’s part of the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. But anticoagulants are so powerful…
  • Apr 24

    Pennsylvania Workers Comp Doesn’t Need Evidence-Based Medicine (Not Like This)

    Pennsylvania Workers Comp Doesn’t Need Evidence-Based Medicine (Not Like This)
    “Evidence-based medical treatment guidelines” sounds like such a good idea. Who would want medical treatment that wasn’t based on evidence? The problem is in the details. Way back in 1996, when “evidence-based…
Rank this Week: 77

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 307

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • May 6

    ARTICLE: What Attorneys Hope Judges Know

    ARTICLE: What Attorneys Hope Judges Know
    Here is a LINK to a article of mine that appeared in the current edition of the Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine entitled "What Attorneys Hope Judges Know."Many articles have been written providing tips to attorneys to improve their practice,…
  • May 5

    Dram Shop Liability Arises Both From Statute and Common Law

    Dram Shop Liability Arises Both From Statute and Common Law
    In a recent decision in the case of Jones v. Scavone, No. 2015-CV-8830 (C.P. Luz. Co. April 15, 2016 Gartley, J.), Judge Tina Polachek Gartley of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas issued a detailed Order in which she denied Preliminary…
  • May 5

    Superior Court Rules That Orthopedist Can Serve As Expert in Med Mal Action Against a Podiatrist

    Superior Court Rules That Orthopedist Can Serve As Expert in Med Mal Action Against a Podiatrist
    In its recent decision in the case of Price v. Catanzariti, No. 1886 WDA 2014, 2016 Pa. Super. 26 (Pa. Super. March 30, 2016 Ford, Elliot, Musmanno, Bowes, JJ.) (Op. by Ford Elliot, P.J.E.)(Concurring and Dissenting Op. by Bowes, J.), the…
Rank this Week: 171

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • May 5

    Juror Survey

    Juror Survey
    For those who have access to the ABA Litigation News, I highly recommend an article written by Judge Mark A. Drummond entitled Do-It-Yourself Jury Surveys. The article discusses creating a post-trial juror survey and the value it can provide.
  • May 5

    Dietz v. Bouldin (Discharge of a Jury)

    Dietz v. Bouldin (Discharge of a Jury)
    The U.S. Supreme Court has granted cert in Dietz v. Bouldin. The question before the high court is whether, after a judge has discharged a jury from service in a case and the jurors have left the judge's presence, the...
  • May 5

    How Not to Entertain Potential Jurors Awaiting Voir Dire

    How Not to Entertain Potential Jurors Awaiting Voir Dire
    Anyone familiar with the jury selection process knows that it can be somewhat tedious. With this in mind, the District Clerk in Harris County, Texas thought that it might be a good idea to liven up the wait by bringing...
Rank this Week: 351

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: 125

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/
  • May 4

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Panama Charly & Helga Glock’s Search For Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Panama Charly & Helga Glock’s Search For Asset
    Moneylaundering.com’s Editor-in-Chief Kieran Beer says at his April 11th article, that the Panama Papers represent “an unparalleled look at the…abuse of shell companies, in this case those created by Panama-based law…
  • Apr 28

    Hiding Art Assets, Anonymity & The Panama Paper

    Hiding Art Assets, Anonymity & The Panama Paper
    This post was written by Leila A. Amineddoleh, Esq., Partner & co-founder at Galluzzo & Amineddoleh LLP. As the Galluzzo & Amineddoleh website mentions, Ms. Amineddoleh “has been published extensively on issues…
  • Apr 17

    The Panama Papers Law Firm & Potential Money Laundering Risk

    The Panama Papers Law Firm & Potential Money Laundering Risk
    Last Wednesday, prosecutors in Panama seized dozens of computer servers belonging to the Panama Papers law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The prosecutors might be investigating whether Mossack Fonseca violated money laundering laws when it…
Rank this Week: 289

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 2

    CFP: AALS Section on Civil Procedure

    CFP: AALS Section on Civil Procedure
    AALS Section on Civil Procedure Call for Papers – 2017 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Civil Procedure invites papers for its program on “The Roberts Court and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” at the AALS Annual Meeting,...
  • Apr 21

    Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: Seattle, Washington (July 14-15)

    Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: Seattle, Washington (July 14-15)
    If you’re planning to attend the Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop, you can register here. You’ll also find information about lodging, including a block of rooms that need to be reserved by June 14, 2016. Questions? Contact Liz…
  • Mar 30

    Now on JOTWELL: Thomas on Coleman on Efficiency

    Now on JOTWELL: Thomas on Coleman on Efficiency
    Today on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Suja Thomas’ essay, Redefining Efficiency In Civil Procedure. Suja reviews Brooke Coleman’s recent article, The Efficiency Norm, 56 B.C. L. Rev. 1777 (2015).
Rank this Week: 254

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 2

    Police Practices Expert Testimony Partially Allowed

    Police Practices Expert Testimony Partially Allowed
    Plaintiff sued the City of Chicago Heights and others alleging that he was deprived of his constitutional rights after his murder and attempted murder convictions were overturned.  The defendants challenged the expert witness testimony…
  • Apr 25

    North Carolina Court of Appeals Overturns Admission of Expert Witness Testimony of HGN Test Result

    North Carolina Court of Appeals Overturns Admission of Expert Witness Testimony of HGN Test Result
    Trial court had admitted expert witness testimony of officer who used HGN (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus) to arrest defendant of driving while impaired.  The appeals court overturned the opinion and ordered a new trial. Facts – This…
  • Apr 14

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony
    Hamlett v. Carroll Fulmer Logistics Corp – United States District Court – Southern District of Georgia – April 6th, 2016 – This is a personal injury case involving an accident between a motorcycle and  truck.…
Rank this Week: 345

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/
  • Mar 2

    Laches explained (equitable remedy)

    Laches explained (equitable remedy)
    WHAT IS LACHES AND WHEN CAN IT BE INVOKED? "[L]aches is an equitable remedy that prevents a plaintiff from asserting a claim due to a lapse of time."Bluebonnet Sav. Bank, F.S.B. v. Grayridge Apartment Homes, Inc., 907 S.W.2d 904,…
  • Feb 4

    Right to an offset is an affirmative defense

    Right to an offset is an affirmative defense
      RIGHT TO OFFSET: WHO HAS BURDEN TO PLEAD AND PROVE IT? The right to an offset is an affirmative defense, and the burden of pleading offset and of proving facts necessary to support it are on the party making the…
  • Sep 22

    OAG v Weatherspoon (Tex 2015) Texas Supreme Court keeps whittling away at Whistleblower protection

    OAG v Weatherspoon (Tex 2015) Texas Supreme Court keeps whittling away at Whistleblower protection
    Supreme Court Justices continue to dismantle the Texas Whistleblower Act  Comment on Office of the Attorney General v Ginger Weatherspoon, No. 14-0582 (Tex. Sep. 18, 2015)  Here we go again. In an opinion handed down last…
Rank this Week: 313

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 24

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim
    Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, No. 14 C 2510, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted defendants’ motion to dismiss defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff Nalco’s Third Amended Complaint pursuant…
  • Feb 22

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee
    Bulgari, S.P.A. V. Zou Xiaohong, No. 15 C 5148, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman granted in part plaintiff Bulgari’s motion for summary judgment of trademark infringement, a permanent injunction and its…
  • Feb 19

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law
    Dyson, Inc. v. SharkNinja Operating LLC, No. 14 C 779, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah denied defendants’ (collectively “SharkNinja”) motion for reconsideration of the Court’s denial of…
Rank this Week: 297

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall

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

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

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

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate
    Prior to the commencement of a probate proceeding or an administration proceeding, the attorney for the estate will normally send a waiver consenting to the admission of the will to probate or to the appointment of an administrator to all…
Rank this Week: 193

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: 305

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: 141

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • May 6

    EPA Recognizes that the Baton Rouge Area Attained the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard

    EPA Recognizes that the Baton Rouge Area Attained the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard
    By Tokesha Collins-Wright The May 4, 2016, Federal Register contains a notice of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) final decision that the Baton Rouge ozone nonattainment area has attained the 2008 8-hour…
  • May 2

    Failure to Have a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Results in $750,000 Fine

    Failure to Have a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Results in $750,000 Fine
    By Lyn S. Savoie On April 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), entered into a $750,000 settlement with a North Carolina orthopaedic clinic arising from the clinic’s disclosure…
  • Apr 26

    Frustrated with the NLRB’s Scrutiny of Employer Work Rules?

    Frustrated with the NLRB’s Scrutiny of Employer Work Rules?
    By Erin L. Kilgore Employers are not the only ones frustrated with the National Labor Relations Board’s ever-growing scrutiny of common employer work rules and policies.  A member of the NLRB is, too. As many employers are aware,…
Rank this Week: 2219

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 6

    Is It Too Risky to SLAPP Back?

    Is It Too Risky to SLAPP Back?
    Your client got hit with a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) suit, i.e., a suit with a cause of action based on your client’s act in furtherance of a the constitutional right of petition or free speech in connection…
  • May 4

    7 Tips for a Successful Networking Lunch

    7 Tips for a Successful Networking Lunch
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
  • May 2

    Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand

    Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand
    You’re representing someone injured in a car accident and you’ve reached the point at which you’re ready to send a demand letter to communicate a settlement offer to the defendant’s insurance carrier. But what should…
Rank this Week: 2390

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
Rank this Week: 3556

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

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

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 6

    Is it Time to Overrule the Trademark Classification Scheme?

    Is it Time to Overrule the Trademark Classification Scheme?
    Jake Linford, Are Trademarks Ever Fanciful?, 105 Geo. L.J. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Lisa Larrimore OuelletteTrademark law protects distinctive marks: ones that identify the source of goods or services and distinguish them from others…
  • May 5

    A Brave and Honest Examination of the Complexity of a Feminist Defence Etho

    A Brave and Honest Examination of the Complexity of a Feminist Defence Etho
    Abbe Smith, Representing Rapists: The Cruelty of Cross Examination and Other Challenges for a Feminist Criminal Defense Lawyer, 53 Am. Crim. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).Elaine CraigReading the work of those writing from a different perspective…
  • May 4

    Context Shouldn’t be Everything: Online Libel and Evolving Standards of Liability

    Context Shouldn’t be Everything: Online Libel and Evolving Standards of Liability
    RonNell Anderson Jones & Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, Of Reasonable Readers and Unreasonable Speakers: Libel Law in a Networked World, Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThough it can be uplifting…
Rank this Week: 4447

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4632

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 5

    Doing it wrong with support animal requests – a lesson in reasonable accommodation from HUD

    Doing it wrong with support animal requests – a lesson in reasonable accommodation from HUD
    Just after posting yesterday’s blog on the perils of being ignorant in FHA matters I received a copy of a recent charge of discrimination showing how reasonable accommodation can be done wrong. You can read the complaint…
  • May 4

    Reasonable accommodation and the FHA – ignorance is not bli

    Reasonable accommodation and the FHA – ignorance is not bli
    Ignorance of the law is never a good idea. In a May 2, 2016 decision from the First Circuit it became clear that ignorance can be expensive. Castillo Condo. Ass’n v. U.S. Dep’t of Hous. & Urban Dev., 2016 WL 1732499…
  • May 2

    Education v. Litigation – HUD would rather fight than teach.

    Education v. Litigation – HUD would rather fight than teach.
    Today’s press release concerning HUD’s Fair Housing Initiative Program (“FHIP”) says all you need to know about HUD’s approach to eliminating housing discrimination. Out of more than $37 million dollars made…
Rank this Week: 2285

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 5

    More on waiving oral argument

    More on waiving oral argument
    The ABA's Journal of the Litigation Section has published the Spring 2016 issue of Litigation, and it includes some interesting appellate articles. On page 30 is Let's Revamp the Appellate Rules Too, by Martin Siegel, about how inefficient…
  • May 4

    OCBA Appellate Section Program May 5

    OCBA Appellate Section Program May 5
    ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION APPELLATE LAW SECTIONThursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Yeah, it's Cinco de Mayo...but just have a taco instead!Justice David A. ThompsonCourt of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three…
  • May 4

    Riverside County Bar Truefiling program May 24

    Riverside County Bar Truefiling program May 24
    Tuesday05/24/2016Noon to 1:30 PMAppellate Law Section "Truefiling Training"Provided by Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two In June 2016, e-filing through ImageSoft'sTrueFiling system will be mandatory for allattorneys in the…
Rank this Week: 4501

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Nebraska jury awards $2.4 billion in punitive damage

    Nebraska jury awards $2.4 billion in punitive damage
    10 11 News of Nebraska is reporting that a state court jury has awarded $2.6 billion, including $2.4 billion in punitive damages, to a father whose daughter was allegedly murdered by the defendant.  This is a symbolic award, as the…
  • Apr 20

    Court of Appeal reinstates punitive damages claim against DirecTV (Salinda v. DirecTV)

    Court of Appeal reinstates punitive damages claim against DirecTV (Salinda v. DirecTV)
    In this disability discrimination case against DirecTV, the plaintiff won a jury verdict for $1.18 million in compensatory damages.  But she could not get punitive damages because the trial court granted a motion DirecTV's for summary…
  • Apr 19

    Punitive damages against yoga guru reduced from $6.47 million to $4.6 million

    Punitive damages against yoga guru reduced from $6.47 million to $4.6 million
    In January we reported on a large punitive damages award against Bikram Choudhury, founder of Bikram Yoga.  My News LA reports that the trial judge (Judge Mark Mooney of the Los Angeles Superior Court) has ordered the plaintiff to accept…
Rank this Week: 1125

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

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

http://kycourtreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1420

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • May 5

    Easing The Financial Pressures of A Lawsuit

    Easing The Financial Pressures of A Lawsuit
    If you are involved in a lawsuit or legal claim, it may take months or even years to receive the highest possible settlement. When your ability to work is affected, the longer your case lasts, the more difficult it becomes to pay everyday…
  • May 2

    Truck Drive Detaches Cab Then Flees Scene Of Fatal Accident

    Truck Drive Detaches Cab Then Flees Scene Of Fatal Accident
    Police are searching for the hit-and-run tractor-trailer driver who killed one person and severely injured another in Vernon, California gruesome crash. Apparently, after the truck driver fled the scene of a minor collision he proceeded to…
  • Apr 29

    The “How’s” Of Lawsuit Funding

    The “How’s” Of Lawsuit Funding
    Does this sound like your scenario? • You were seriously injured in an auto accident due to a distracted driver. • You have filed a personal injury lawsuit, but the medical bills are piling up. • You need to replace your…
Rank this Week: 825

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 5

    $40 billion in deals in one day: is “big pharma” getting bigger?

    $40 billion in deals in one day: is “big pharma” getting bigger?
    In a single day last week, $40 billion worth of deals were announced in the pharmaceutical industry.  The jaw-dropping, combined value of the announced mergers and acquisitions has turned heads, and has prompted analysts to question the…
  • May 4

    Global M&A update: current market factor

    Global M&A update: current market factor
    Despite a number of challenging economic headwinds, the market’s desire for mergers and acquisitions remains strong, and analysts expect mergers and acquisitions to remain one of the major drivers of corporate growth. Ernst &Young…
  • Apr 28

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity
    In March 2014, this blog featured an article discussing the effect of the recent crisis in Ukraine on M&A activity. The crisis began in November 2013 when Ukrainians protested en masse after then-president Viktor Yanukovych failed to sign…
Rank this Week: 443

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/
  • May 5

    Developing Your Own Personal Public Speaking Style: Observe, Adapt, Adopt

    Developing Your Own Personal Public Speaking Style: Observe, Adapt, Adopt
    Studying others as they speak in public is an important step in developing your own personal style. Whether they are top-notch presenters or inexperienced speakers, you can learn from them. Find good role models and steal their ideas. Adapt…
  • Apr 21

    Remind Your Witness to Sit Up Straight

    Remind Your Witness to Sit Up Straight
    In preparing your witness for court, one simple, yet crucial, instruction can make a significant difference in their testimony: “Sit up straight.” Sitting up straight will help the witness breathe more easily and efficiently.…
  • Mar 29

    Public Speaking Infographic

    Public Speaking Infographic
    A colleague shared a helpful public speaking infographic. Click on the picture below to view the entire graphic:                       It contains a lot of interesting information…
Rank this Week: 3690

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • May 5

    Workplace Safety — Is It A Priority?

    Workplace Safety — Is It A Priority?
    A couple years ago, the Discovery Channel’s Mike Rowe set off a firestorm of commentary on the role of safety in the workplace. Rowe stars in the Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs. Following one episode a viewer called him out for not…
  • Mar 3

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?
    Regular readers of this blog know my feelings about workers’ compensation — The system is already unfair to injured workers. That’s why my law firm philosophy in workers’ compensation cases is to fight hard so our…
  • Mar 3

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?
    Regular readers of this blog know my feelings about workers’ compensation — The system is already unfair to injured workers. That’s why my law firm philosophy in workers’ compensation cases is to fight hard so our…
Rank this Week: 3740

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 5

    Trust Your Sudden Insight

    Trust Your Sudden Insight
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The work leading up to trial is often hard analytical work -- the kind of gradual and methodological grind in putting the pieces logically together. But sometimes it is creative work -- the kind of work involved in…
  • May 2

    Stop Introducing Your Defense Case By Asking Jurors to Set Aside Sympathy

    Stop Introducing Your Defense Case By Asking Jurors to Set Aside Sympathy
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: It is easy to imagine what you are likely to hear in the first few moments of the defense opening when the case involves a serious injury or death: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, everyone here knows the pain and loss…
  • Apr 28

    When Apologizing, You Got a Lot of 'Splaining To Do

    When Apologizing, You Got a Lot of 'Splaining To Do
    By Dr. Kevin Boully: Donald Trump. Does not. Apologize. Even after a raft of behavior that would oblige many public figures to launch a multistage public apology campaign, Mr. Trump stands pat. Pundits and media members call for apologies…
Rank this Week: 4338

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 5

    Ediscovery Feature: Two-Factor Authentication

    Ediscovery Feature: Two-Factor Authentication
    At Everlaw, we want you to take comfort in knowing your data is secure. One way you can do this is by enabling two-factor authentication.  It’s a convenient and important security measure that protects your accounts and privileged…
  • Apr 29

    Everlaw’s Great Escape

    Everlaw’s Great Escape
    We really like games. There is some kind of board, card, or video gaming going on virtually every day at our office. Games help improve our lateral thinking, our logical reasoning, and our team cohesion. And — oh yeah —…
  • Apr 23

    Unitization and Other User-Requested Feature

    Unitization and Other User-Requested Feature
    A new release is live! We’re adding to the enhancements we recently made to metadata, to further improve your review. All of these updates are born of user requests: you told us what would make your work easier, and we implemented it.…
Rank this Week: 1946

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • May 5

    Ediscovery Feature: Two-Factor Authentication

    Ediscovery Feature: Two-Factor Authentication
    At Everlaw, we want you to take comfort in knowing your data is secure. One way you can do this is by enabling two-factor authentication.  It’s a convenient and important security measure that protects your accounts and privileged…
  • Apr 29

    Everlaw’s Great Escape

    Everlaw’s Great Escape
    We really like games. There is some kind of board, card, or video gaming going on virtually every day at our office. Games help improve our lateral thinking, our logical reasoning, and our team cohesion. And — oh yeah —…
  • Apr 23

    Unitization and Other User-Requested Feature

    Unitization and Other User-Requested Feature
    A new release is live! We’re adding to the enhancements we recently made to metadata, to further improve your review. All of these updates are born of user requests: you told us what would make your work easier, and we implemented it.…
Rank this Week: 1980

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • May 4

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility
    Bell Mobility’s slogan may ring hollow for some Canadians in light of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Sankar v. Bell Mobility Inc., 2016 ONCA 242, which will likely end the $200-million class action involving as many as…
  • Apr 18

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation
    A certificate of pending litigation (a CPL) is a form of charge that can be registered on title to land where someone commences a legal claim in which they assert an interest in that land. CPLs are intended to protect the claimant’s…
  • Mar 15

    Who says it’s clean enough? Municipality Appeals Ministry Decision to Issue Certificate of Compliance

    Who says it’s clean enough? Municipality Appeals Ministry Decision to Issue Certificate of Compliance
    An appeal due to come before the Environmental Appeal Board (the “Board”) may address questions about the intersection between the provincial Ministry of Environment (the “Ministry”) and municipalities relating to the…
Rank this Week: 2836

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: 3002

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
Rank this Week: 398

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

A blog about e-discovery, technology and other related matters of interest.

https://percipient.co/blog
  • May 4

    So What’s a “Proportional” Document Request Nowadays?

    So What’s a “Proportional” Document Request Nowadays?
        As detailed in prior posts (here and here), last year’s amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure emphasize discovery proportionality. Under revisions to Rule 26, the scope of permissible discovery in litigation…
  • Apr 25

    The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?

    The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?
        It is no secret that the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice stepped up investigation and prosecution of corporate wrongdoing. In fact the Yates Memo, issued by the DOJ in 2015, put the…
  • Apr 11

    Tracking Legal Cost & E-Discovery Metrics – Custodians [Infographic]

    Tracking Legal Cost & E-Discovery Metrics – Custodians [Infographic]
        This is the third entry in a series examining legal and e-discovery cost metrics. As explained in prior articles, tracking legal spending is a good way to manage costs, lower legal bills and help prepare accurate budget…
Rank this Week: 1708

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • May 4

    Expert Witness Testimony in Death Cases Jeopardized in LA County with recent departure of County Coroner

    Expert Witness Testimony in Death Cases Jeopardized in LA County with recent departure of County Coroner
    Citing lack of personnel and resources, as well as a backlog in cases, Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner Dr. Mark Fajardo suddenly announced his resignation from the LA County Coroner’s office in March 2015.  Over 8,500 autopsies are…
  • Apr 14

    New Attorney Directory and International Listing

    New Attorney Directory and International Listing
    Courtroom Insight is proud to announce the launch of our new attorney directory and international functionality.  Clients may now use our powerful knowledge management system to share information about attorney referrals and/or opposing…
  • Mar 9

    Learn More About Daubert Challenges at Courtroom Insight

    Learn More About Daubert Challenges at Courtroom Insight
    Our previous analyses of Daubert Challenges reveal different success rates by jurisdiction and by expert profession.  Every challenge has unique facts and circumstances, however a careful analysis of prior challenge rulings by the court…
Rank this Week: 2977

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: 2449

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 424

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 3

    At-Will Employment in Texas – What Does it Mean?

    At-Will Employment in Texas – What Does it Mean?
    In Texas, employment is presumed to be at-will. This means that, absent a specific agreement to the contrary, employment may be terminated by the employer or the employee for any reason at any time. An employer may modify at-will employment…
  • Apr 28

    Trade Secrets Litigation is About to Change with the Passage of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Trade Secrets Litigation is About to Change with the Passage of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
    The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), that has been subject of rigorous debate over the past few years, is just days away from becoming the law of the land.  On April 4, 2016, the Senate passed the DTSA bill with a vote of 87-0…
  • Apr 18

    Common Ways Businesses Leak Trade Secrets Without Their Knowledge

    Common Ways Businesses Leak Trade Secrets Without Their Knowledge
    If you have a business, you have trade secrets. It is really that simple. In Texas, any information can be a trade secret as long as (1) it has economic value because it is not generally known and (2) the owner of the information has used…
Rank this Week: 1603

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 3

    Join Me In NYC On 5/9 At NASDAQ To Celebrate Law Day

    Join Me In NYC On 5/9 At NASDAQ To Celebrate Law Day
    Next week on May 9th I'll be in NYC with MyCase and the ABA. I hope you can join me to celebrate Law Day--with a focus on the importance of the Miranda decision and preserving our constitutional rights--at an event hosted by MyCase at NASDAQ…
  • Apr 29

    New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media

    New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New Jersey Court On Ethical Implications Of Lawyers Mining Social Media I’ve written many times in the past about how lawyers can…
  • Apr 28

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and Social Media in 2016 Social media has been part of our daily lives for nearly a decade. At first, many lawyers were skeptical,…
Rank this Week: 2493

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • May 3

    Florida Supreme Court Disciplines 24 Lawyer

    Florida Supreme Court Disciplines 24 Lawyer
    According to THIS press release, the Supreme Court of Florida recently disciplined 24 lawyers — “disbarring four, revoking the licenses of four, suspending nine and publicly reprimanding seven. Five attorneys were also placed on…
  • Apr 28

    Florida Supreme Court overturns mandatory attorney’s fee schedule for workers’ compensation case

    Florida Supreme Court overturns mandatory attorney’s fee schedule for workers’ compensation case
    By a vote of 5 to 2, the Supreme Court of Florida today declared the  mandatory fee schedule in section 440.34, Florida Statutes, unconstitutional in Castellanos v. Next Door Company.  This case asks us to evaluate the…
  • Apr 26

    Court Continues Trend of Enhancing Proposed Discipline

    Court Continues Trend of Enhancing Proposed Discipline
    With yesterday’s order in the case of Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins, The Supreme Court of Florida continues its trend of rejecting proposed discipline of lawyers and judges that the Court views as too light. [T]he Court rejects…
Rank this Week: 3896

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • May 2

    Retail Store Accidents – A Guide to Assessing Liability

    Retail Store Accidents – A Guide to Assessing Liability
    On January 12th, 2016, a Party City store in Boca Raton, Florida had rows of metal display fixtures... Read More The post Retail Store Accidents – A Guide to Assessing Liability appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • May 1

    Most Common Anesthesia Injuries: Insights From Malpractice Insurance Claim

    Most Common Anesthesia Injuries: Insights From Malpractice Insurance Claim
    Since the first public demonstration of anesthesia, known as “ether day” took place in Boston on October 16,... Read More The post Most Common Anesthesia Injuries: Insights From Malpractice Insurance Claims appeared first on The…
  • Apr 26

    Mastering Expert Witness Discovery: The Ultimate Guide

    Mastering Expert Witness Discovery: The Ultimate Guide
    Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governs disclosure of expert witness testimony during the discovery... Read More The post Mastering Expert Witness Discovery: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 2388