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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Fox v. Fox 14-435 Issue: Whether, under the Due Process Clause, a state court must have personal jurisdiction over an assailant to award a no-contact order, valid only within that state, to a victim of…
  • Dec 19

    Appeals court: Gun control must meet toughest test

    Appeals court: Gun control must meet toughest test
    Breaking ranks with other federal appeals courts, and probably setting up a major test case for the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that laws imposing controls on the personal right to have a gun must…
  • Dec 19

    Court won’t add to delay of Florida same-sex marriage

    Court won’t add to delay of Florida same-sex marriage
    Over the dissents of two Justices, the Supreme Court late Friday afternoon refused to delay — beyond January 5 — a federal judge’s order that would permit same-sex couples in Florida to marry after that day. Neither the…
Rank this Week: 10

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Dec 17

    December Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    December Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the December issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $10.5 million verdict- Coahoma County products liability trial mentioned here (9/25/14); $125,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal…
  • Dec 15

    Duck, Duck………

    Duck, Duck………
    Goose!!!! Get it? It’s a goose case. The opening line from Miss. Supreme Court Justice Kitchens’ majority opinion says it all: Janet Olier was attacked and chased by a domestic goose in Donna Bailey’s yard. As she attempted…
  • Dec 8

    Jury Verdict Leaves Rappers Singing the Blue

    Jury Verdict Leaves Rappers Singing the Blue
    The Clarion-Ledger reported last week that former NBA and USM basketball star Clarence Weatherspoon has won a Hinds County lawsuit against two rap artists. From the article: Donald Sharp, a.k.a. “Cadillac Don,” and Tiyon Rogers,…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 52

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/
  • Dec 12

    eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent

    eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent
    By Rob RobinsonIn an effort to help eDiscovery decision makers evaluate and compare both the immediate and long term success potential of electronic discovery vendors, the following considerations, shared in a formulaic manner to allow…
  • Dec 11

    The Impact Of Privacy Liability (Cartoon and Clip)

    The Impact Of Privacy Liability (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for December 10, 2014Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the challenges associated with privacy regulation and liability. This week’s cartoon and clip highlights one public example of holiday…
  • Dec 10

    Got the ECM “Bends”? Head About to Explode?

    Got the ECM “Bends”? Head About to Explode?
    By John MartinECM users sometimes have the Info Gov equivalent of the deep sea diving “bends” that occur when divers ascend too quickly after deep dives and the gas that had been compressed in their bodies decompresses causing…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Oct 24

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance
    Rainbow Gun Club, Inc. v. Denbury Resources, Inc., 2014 WL 869504 (W.D. La. March 5, 2014). In this action, the District Court affirmed a remand order finding that CAFA’s local “single event exception” can include mass…
  • Oct 23

    Only 25% of PAGA Penalties–Sufficient to Satisfy the Amount in Controversy?

    Only 25% of PAGA Penalties–Sufficient to Satisfy the Amount in Controversy?
    Controulis v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC, 2013 WL 6482970 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 20, 2013). The plaintiff, employed as a bottler by the defendant, Anheuser-Busch, LLC, brought an action alleging that the defendant violated California law by including the…
  • Oct 22

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim
    Sanchez v. Res-Care, Inc., 2014 WL 807997 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 28, 2014). In this action, the District Court remanded the case to the state court finding that the defendant failed to show by preponderance of evidence that the amount-in-controversy…
Rank this Week: 58

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 82

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 73

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: 81

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/
  • Dec 19

    Does Tort Law Empower?

    Does Tort Law Empower?
    Ori J. Herstein, How Tort Law Empowers, 64 U. Toronto L.J.___ (2014) (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Anthony SebokOri Herstein’s How Tort Law Empowers takes on the question of whether and how tort law empowers victims.…
  • Dec 18

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World
    Nick Robinson, When Lawyers Don’t Get All the Profits: Non-Lawyer Ownership of Legal Services, Access, and Professionalism (Harv. Law Sch. Prog. Legal Prof., Research Paper No. 2014-20), available at SSRN.John FloodTo…
  • Dec 17

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer
    Lawrence Zelenak, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, 62 Duke L.J. 829 (2012).Leigh OsofskyIn a recent essay, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, Larry Zelenak examines…
Rank this Week: 92

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 95

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Dec 15

    “We Do Not Dispense Justice Via The Phone”

    “We Do Not Dispense Justice Via The Phone”
    Last week, while I was waiting for a court conference back in “antechambers” (that is, the part of the judge’s office that isn’t the judge’s actual “chambers”), I spotted this sign, strategically…
  • Nov 23

    Tincher v. Omega Flex: Five Key Points From Pennsylvania’s New Standard For Strict Liability

    Tincher v. Omega Flex: Five Key Points From Pennsylvania’s New Standard For Strict Liability
      It’s finally here: Tincher v. Omega Flex, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s overhaul of strict liability. If you’re unfamiliar with the recent turbulence surrounding strict liability, check out this post of mine from…
  • Nov 21

    Mediation Of A Big Injury Case: A Game Worth Playing?

    Mediation Of A Big Injury Case: A Game Worth Playing?
    A few months ago, in a wrongful death case I have against one of the biggest companies in America, the company’s lawyer asked: will you agree to a mediation?   Our firm founder, Jim Beasley, Sr., had a simple method to mediation:…
Rank this Week: 122

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 126

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Dec 19

    Simple Jury Persuasion: You are loved and cared for

    Simple Jury Persuasion: You are loved and cared for
    We are again honored by our inclusion in the ABA Blawg 100 list for 2014. If you value this blog, today is the last day to vote for us here in the Litigation Category. Is this perhaps the anti-reptile theory? We don’t know,…
  • Dec 17

    Same sex marriage is okay but please, no PDA!

    Same sex marriage is okay but please, no PDA!
    We are again honored by our inclusion in the ABA Blawg 100 list for 2014. If you value this blog, please take a moment to vote for us here in the Litigation Category. Voting closes on December 19, 2014. Doug and Rita We’ve blogged a…
  • Dec 15

    Are you a murdered white female? Here is some small comfort!

    Are you a murdered white female? Here is some small comfort!
    We are again honored by our inclusion in the ABA Blawg 100 list for 2014. If you value this blog, please take a moment to vote for us here in the Litigation Category. Voting closes on December 19, 2014. Doug and Rita If you are a murdered…
Rank this Week: 152

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/
  • Dec 17

    Detecting Hidden Assets By Putting Tipsters To Work

    Detecting Hidden Assets By Putting Tipsters To Work
    How can one detect assets one is unaware of?  Sometimes by putting tipsters to work and collecting their tips.  These tips may be gathered in a variety of ways.  “An Asset Search, Tax Fraud & Divorce” describes…
  • Dec 2

    Private Investigators: 5 Things To Be Aware Of When Hiring A PI For A Bank Account Search

    Private Investigators: 5 Things To Be Aware Of When Hiring A PI For A Bank Account Search
    This is the first post in my new series about what private investigators can & cannot do legally when searching for hidden assets.  Divorcing spouses, creditors bringing forced collection proceedings, etc., may search for assets by…
  • Oct 30

    Searching For Corruption Proceeds & Other Assets On The Island Of Jersey

    Searching For Corruption Proceeds & Other Assets On The Island Of Jersey
    At Carmelite Chambers International Fraud & Assert Recovery Conference, I met Advocate & English Barrister Stephen Baker of Baker & Partners from St. Helier, Jersey.  During the Conference, Mr. Baker presented his…
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Dec 16

    Guest Post: Dodson on Twombly Creep in Dart

    Guest Post: Dodson on Twombly Creep in Dart
    Twombly Creep Yesterday’s Supreme Court’s opinion in Dart Cherokee held that a notice of removal need not be accompanied by evidence of the amount in controversy in a CAFA-removal case. The Court split 5-4 on the nerdy question of…
  • Dec 16

    Rosenberg & Spier on Class Action

    Rosenberg & Spier on Class Action
    Now available on the Journal of Legal Analysis website is David Rosenberg and Kathryn Spier’s article, Incentives to Invest in Litigation and the Superiority of the Class Action. Here’s the abstract: We formally demonstrate the general…
  • Dec 15

    SCOTUS Decision in Dart Cherokee: What Must a Notice of Removal Contain? (And More!)

    SCOTUS Decision in Dart Cherokee: What Must a Notice of Removal Contain? (And More!)
    Today the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens. It’s an interesting breakdown. Justice Ginsburg writes the majority opinion, joined by Roberts, Breyer, Alito, and Sotomayor. The dissenters are…
Rank this Week: 230

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

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

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

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

    Celebrating Labor Day

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

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption

    Bursting The Mailbox Rule Presumption
    Mailbox.jpg Third Circuit considers the operation of the mailbox rule presumption under FRE 301 and the circumstances in which the presumption may be rebutted; circuit distinguishes between strong and weak presumptions;…
Rank this Week: 157

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

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

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Dec 18

    EPS Settlements and John Cantwell Dismissed With Prejudice In Florida case

    EPS Settlements and John Cantwell Dismissed With Prejudice In Florida case
    by John Darer CLU ChFC CSSC RSP CLTC A Florida Federal Court judge has granted the motion to dismiss the matter filed by Curtis Moore, et al., against EPS Settlements and John Cantwell, with... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
  • Dec 18

    ELNY Law Suit | Model Periodic Payment of Judgments Act 1980 Standard

    ELNY Law Suit | Model Periodic Payment of Judgments Act 1980 Standard
    Regardless of what happened later, 1980 is a clear benchmark where proponents could argue that A.M. Best "standard" was established because the Model Act (which is MODEL act) ties reliability and... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Dec 18

    JG Wentworth | After Pat Hindert "Takes Bloom Off Rose" Stock Rises 21.9%

    JG Wentworth | After Pat Hindert "Takes Bloom Off Rose" Stock Rises 21.9%
    Four days after his first meaningful first public poke at JG Wentworth in 10 years of blogging, Patrick Hindert, JG Wentworth (JGWPT) stock has risen 21.9% at time of posting This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the…
Rank this Week: 301

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

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

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 318

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Dec 18

    Seeking Reconsideration of Summary Judgment Motions in Tennessee

    Seeking Reconsideration of Summary Judgment Motions in Tennessee
    In Bilbo v. Ocoee Place Condominium Homeowners Ass’n, No. E2013-02532-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 12, 2014), plaintiffs filed suit alleging negligent construction of condos. Defendant HOA filed a motion for summary judgment stating…
  • Dec 15

    Conversion of Motions to Dismiss Into Motions for Summary Judgment

    Conversion of Motions to Dismiss Into Motions for Summary Judgment
               In Tennessee, trial judges are allowed to convert Rule 12 Motions to Dismiss into Motions for Summary Judgment, but this action “should be taken only in rare cases and with meticulous…
  • Dec 2

    Products Liability Statute of Repose and its Exceptions Held to be Constituational

    Products Liability Statute of Repose and its Exceptions Held to be Constituational
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently upheld the constitutionality of both the ten-year statute of repose under the Tennessee Products Liability Act (“TPLA”) and the exceptions thereunder for asbestos and silicone gel breast…
Rank this Week: 287

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/
  • Dec 16

    Oregon Supreme Court refines the "same nine" rule for jury verdict

    Oregon Supreme Court refines the "same nine" rule for jury verdict
    The Oregon Constitution and Oregon Rule of Civil Procedure 59G(2) both state that "in civil cases three-fourths of the jury may render a verdict." The "same nine" rule requires that, if the questions presented to a jury are interdependent…
  • Oct 9

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager
    Members and managers of a limited liability company are shielded from vicarious liability for the LLC's torts, but can be held personally liable if they either knew of the tortious acts or participated in them. That was the conclusion of...
  • Oct 8

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes the inconvenient-forum doctrine

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes the inconvenient-forum doctrine
    Addressing an issue of first impression, the Oregon Court of Appeals today held that the inconvenient-forum doctrine, or forum non conveniens, is available as a basis to dismiss a lawsuit in state court. In Espinoza v. Evergreen Helicopters,…
Rank this Week: 307

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 8

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case
    Alain Leibman: On Friday, December 5th, the Department of Justice finally surrendered in a multi-defendant trade secret case being prosecuted in the Southern District of Indiana on behalf of complainant Eli Lilly and Company. (United States…
  • Oct 20

    Alain Leibman’s Law360 Article About Justice Department’s Partial Retreat On Appeal Waiver

    Alain Leibman’s Law360 Article About Justice Department’s Partial Retreat On Appeal Waiver
    Alain Leibman writes: We recently blogged here  and here about the DOJ’s blatant and increasingly harsh use of leverage against pleading defendants to force their waiver of important rights attendant to the sentencing and…
  • Sep 29

    Federal Prosecutors May No Longer Be Able To Demand Blanket Appeal Waiver

    Federal Prosecutors May No Longer Be Able To Demand Blanket Appeal Waiver
    Alain Leibman writes: Two weeks ago we posted here about a recent, fairly awful Third Circuit decision, United States v. Erwin, upholding boilerplate waiver-of-appeal clauses to the point of punishing a wayward appellant — who took…
Rank this Week: 276

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 523

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    Technology and theatre in a library

    Technology and theatre in a library
    When I read Where Humbert Humbert Might Whisper in Your Ear in the New York Times on a flight back to Colombo from the US, I immediately thought of doing something along the same lines in Sri Lanka to explore to what degree, post-war, we…
  • Nov 5

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought
    My work with UAVs is largely conceptual, framed by growing up in a context of war, deeply informed by having to deal with the enduring legacy of violent conflict even post-war and anchored to the inalienable yet often callously erased rights…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
Rank this Week: 473

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/
  • Nov 4

    Duty, Honor, Country: Jo Ann Harri

    Duty, Honor, Country: Jo Ann Harri
    One of my heroes is gone. Jo Ann Harris, tenacious prosecutor for the Department of Justice and NITA teacher extraordinaire, died of lung cancer last week in New York. She had been ill for two years, but when Brian Johnson and I…
  • Oct 27

    OnRamp Fellowship Opportunity for Women Re-entering the Legal Profession

    OnRamp Fellowship Opportunity for Women Re-entering the Legal Profession
    Our colleague and friend Caren Ulrich Stacy has announced that her OnRamp Fellowship program is now accepting applications.The  goal of this program is replenishing the pipeline of experienced women lawyers in law firms. The Fellowship…
  • Oct 3

    Helping Your Witnesses Speak with Confidence

    Helping Your Witnesses Speak with Confidence
    by Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter Direct examination is pivotal to the outcome of your trial. Your client’s story unfolds on direct, under your orchestration. The substance of their answers, the relationship they develop with…
Rank this Week: 549

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 336

Armillary Observations

Armillary Observations

Focuses on appellate law and military law.

http://hlime.wordpress.com
  • Mar 24

    Defense: Planet of Giant

    Defense: Planet of Giant
    Planet of Giants came out last September on DVD, allowing us to inaugurate the second season in proper fashion. This serial may seem a poor candidate for the defense, as its relative lack of action and plodding dialogue meant that ……
  • Mar 24

    Defense: Planet of Giant

    Defense: Planet of Giant
    Planet of Giants came out last September on DVD, allowing us to inaugurate the second season in proper fashion. This serial may seem a poor candidate for the defense, as its relative lack of action and plodding dialogue meant that even its…
  • Mar 23

    Prosecution: The Myth Maker

    Prosecution: The Myth Maker
    Hello again, Mithradates here, and back on the job, sans my erstwhile partner. While I catch up on old reviews, I am continuing forward from my last stopping point, and have decided to post my impressions while they are still ……
Rank this Week: 257

Structured Settlement Blog

Structured Settlement Blog

By Paul J. Lesti.

http://www.structuredsettlement.pro/
  • Nov 18

    Medicare indemnification request by defense counsel is unethical - Florida Bar Staff Opinion 30310

    Medicare indemnification request by defense counsel is unethical - Florida Bar Staff Opinion 30310
    A lawyer should not agree to personally indemnify an opposing party, as it violates Florida rules and a lawyer should not require that another attorney enter into an agreement to personally indemnify an opposing party, as that also violates…
  • Nov 8

    Structured Settlement article on cbsnews.com

    Structured Settlement article on cbsnews.com
    This is a good article about Structured Settlements. The quote by Professor Christopher Coyne, a St. Joseph's University finance professor is very insightful. He said, "Conventional investing logic doesn't apply for plaintiffs in injury or…
  • Mar 2

    American General Life Insurance Company

    American General Life Insurance Company
    AIG recently posted Frequently Asked Questions regarding recent news and American General Life Insurance Company. Frequently Asked Questions March 2, 2009
Rank this Week: 332

Lawyer Hatton

Lawyer Hatton

Covers cases and topics of interest to solo or small firm practices. From Tennessee attorney Tim Hatton.

http://lawyerhatton.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Anthony Trial - Day Three

    Anthony Trial - Day Three
    Yesterday was the most interesting day yet of the Anthony trial. The state continues to build on the story that they told during their opening statement by presenting witness testimony regarding Ms. Anthony's activities while her daughter…
  • May 26

    Anthony Trial - Day Two

    Anthony Trial - Day Two
    Day two of the Anthony trial in Florida was uneventful. The state is presenting its case exactly as they laid it out in the opening statement. They began by focusing on showing the jury how Ms. Anthony went about living her life and seemed…
  • May 24

    Anthony Trial - Day One

    Anthony Trial - Day One
    While working today, I set up a feed of the Anthony trial in Florida on my monitor so I could watch it. Today was opening statements. It is a fascinating case. The defense has a very interesting theory of the case and I am going to enjoy…
Rank this Week: 633

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 411

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

http://southcarolinaappellatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 476

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…
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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

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

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

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

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Dec 17

    Has the Chancery Court Created a New Tort?

    Has the Chancery Court Created a New Tort?
    Authored By Edward M. McNally This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | December 17, 2014 A recent decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery may have plowed fresh ground by…
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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/
  • Dec 20

    Offensive use of Collateral Estoppel doctrine by the Plaintiff against the Defendant

    Offensive use of Collateral Estoppel doctrine by the Plaintiff against the Defendant
    When the Plaintiff invokes collateral estoppel  In seeking to invoke the doctrine of collateral estoppel, a party must establish three elements: (1) the facts sought to be litigated in the second action were fully and fairly litigated,…
  • Dec 20

    When res judicata defenses is based on a JP court judgment, the outcome may be a different one

    When res judicata defenses is based on a JP court judgment, the outcome may be a different one
    Austin-based court of appeals explains that preclusive effect under res judicata doctrine is more limited when the prior judgment was rendered by justice court (which is not a court of record), and reverses the trial court's dismissal of…
  • Dec 6

    Texas Construction Fund Act

    Texas Construction Fund Act
    THE TEXAS CONSTRUCTION FUND ACT   The Texas Construction Fund Act is found in chapter 162 of the Texas Property Code. See TEX. PROP. CODE ANN. §§ 162.001-.033 (West, Westlaw through 2013 3d C.S.). This act "imposes fiduciary…
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Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 20

    Superior Court Interprets ‘Prompt Notice’

    Superior Court Interprets ‘Prompt Notice’
    The Complex Commercial Litigation Division of the Superior Court routinely presides over actions involving insurance coverage and contractual indemnification clauses. In Avaya, Inc. v. Charter Communications Holding Co., Inc., et al., the…
  • Dec 17

    Imagine that! Damages calculations must be based on something more than an economic expert’s imagination.

    Imagine that! Damages calculations must be based on something more than an economic expert’s imagination.
    A damages expert can’t just pull numbers out of thin air.  For example, in Johnson v. Henning, C.A. No. K12C-10-038 RBY (Young, J.)—a negligence suit arising out of an auto accident—the Delaware Superior Court issued a…
  • Dec 13

    Serving As Local Counsel – Lessons From The Court Of Chancery

    Serving As Local Counsel – Lessons From The Court Of Chancery
      Members of the Delaware bar frequently have the pleasure of serving as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys who are litigating before a Delaware court.  As Carl Neff discusses in more detail on our Delaware Chancery…
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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
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Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
  • Nov 30

    Appellate Case Timeline

    Appellate Case Timeline
    The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about the length of time that recent Supreme Court cases from the last five years were pending by the time they reached the apex court.  This article only considers cases where the…
  • Oct 31

    Jurors and the Plea

    Jurors and the Plea
    In Williams v. Swarthout the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction, because the judge erroneously stated after swearing in the jury that the defendant pleaded guilty at the beginning of the trial.  The defendant…
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Dec 19

    The Serial Podcast, Coda: The Death of the Prosecution's Case

    The Serial Podcast, Coda: The Death of the Prosecution's Case
    When you tease apart the State’s case, you can get tripped up on details like this. Which is maybe why prosecutor, Kevin Urick, addressed this head on in his opening statement to the jury. He told them, "look at the...
  • Dec 19

    The Serial Podcast, Followup: The Nisha Call -- The Most Important Evidence of Adnan's...Innocence?

    The Serial Podcast, Followup: The Nisha Call -- The Most Important Evidence of Adnan's...Innocence?
    I've done nineteen posts (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) about Sarah Koenig's Serial Podcast, which deals with the 1999 prosecution of 17 year-old…
  • Dec 19

    The Serial Podcast, Followup: Todd Berger on Adnan's Chance of Success on Appeal

    The Serial Podcast, Followup: Todd Berger on Adnan's Chance of Success on Appeal
    I've done nineteen posts (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) about Sarah Koenig's Serial Podcast, which deals with the 1999 prosecution of 17 year-old…
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The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Home Depot Data Breach Moves to MDL

    Home Depot Data Breach Moves to MDL
    The September 8th announcement by Home Depot that approximately 56 million customer credit and debit accounts had been exposed to hackers has resulted in a wellspring of lawsuits against the...The post Home Depot Data Breach Moves to MDL…
  • Dec 19

    Daubert Challenges – A Professional Perspective

    Daubert Challenges – A Professional Perspective
    Since Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals in 1993, the Frye “general acceptance” test has been superceded by the newer Daubert standard for the admissibility of expert evidence on the federal level and…
  • Dec 19

    Writing an Expert Witness Report

    Writing an Expert Witness Report
    As a new expert witness, one of the most confusing – and important – elements of your expert witness testimony will be your expert witness report. While a good attorney...The post Writing an Expert Witness Report appeared first on…
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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/
  • Dec 19

    Cinematic dissent from denial of review

    Cinematic dissent from denial of review
    Justice Willett of the Texas Supreme Court pens this must-read dissent from the denial of review.And just as in the movie he repeatedly references, you'll enjoy it most if you stay with it to the very end....Also of note: Lawyer who filed…
  • Dec 18

    Judge Berzon on Justice Brennan

    Judge Berzon on Justice Brennan
    On January 22 at the Biltmore in downtown LA, LACBA's Labor & Employment Law Section presents a dinner/MCLE program: Justice Brennan's Labor & Employment Jurisprudence: Will We See the Like Again?Justice William J. Brennan, the…
  • Dec 18

    3 Questions for the hiring of appellate counsel

    3 Questions for the hiring of appellate counsel
    On Law360, H&L's David Axelrad offer some client-centered advice in 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Hiring Appellate Counsel. Every good appellate lawyer should (1) be able to help build and preserve the record; (2) know…
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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
  • Dec 19

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
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Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Dec 19

    FL Updates Instructions on Use of Electronic Devices by Juror

    FL Updates Instructions on Use of Electronic Devices by Juror
    Florida has recently updated its instructions on the use of electronic devices by jurors. I like these updates because they provide the all important "why." As I have stated numerous times before, if you want jurors to buy-in to…
  • Dec 18

    Stealth Juror

    Stealth Juror
    Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez, the former professional football player now on trial for the murder of Odin Loyd, want the court to grant them additional peremptory challenges. The defense attorneys claim that they need the additional…
  • Dec 17

    More Criticism of the Illinois Jury Bill

    More Criticism of the Illinois Jury Bill
    Another Illinois newspaper comes out against the Illinois jury bill that is awaiting the signature of Governor Quinn. Yesterday it was the Chicago Tribune, today it is the Rockford Register Star. Rockford Register Star. Our View: Pay hike for…
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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/
  • Dec 19

    [New and Free E-Book] The In-House Counsel Litigation Toolkit

    [New and Free E-Book] The In-House Counsel Litigation Toolkit
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting In recent years, I have seen in-house counsel become increasingly involved in litigation. Gone are the days when in-house would simply hire the top name litigator and hope for the best. Today,…
  • Dec 17

    Why You Did Not Use a Mock Trial [One-Question Survey]

    Why You Did Not Use a Mock Trial [One-Question Survey]
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Most would agree that mock trials are not conducted as often as they should be. After all, why wouldn't you want to learn what kinds of jurors you will see on your jury, understand what works…
  • Dec 10

    A Mixed Litigation Industry Outlook for 2015

    A Mixed Litigation Industry Outlook for 2015
     
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Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Dec 19

    THANKS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO YOU

    THANKS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO YOU
      HAPPY HOLIDAYS  FROM TORT TALK.COM(i.e., DAN CUMMINS)  [THANKS FOR YOUR READERSHIP AND SUPPORT.]      Source of image :  www.blakedorsten.com
  • Dec 17

    "Did Your Attorney Refer You to that Doctor?"

    "Did Your Attorney Refer You to that Doctor?"
    A Dynamic Duo(Could be on either side of the bar)In a recent Delaware County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of English v. Stepchin, No. CP-23-CV-786-2014, 101 Del. 424 (C.P. Del. Co. Nov. 12, 2014 Kenney, P.J.), President Judge…
  • Dec 16

    PA Supreme Court Upholds Assignment of Rights in Excess Bad Faith Claim

    PA Supreme Court Upholds Assignment of Rights in Excess Bad Faith Claim
    Tort Talkers may recall previous posts on the case of Allstate Ins. Co. v. Wolfe, in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court accepted an issue to review on certification of a matter from the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals who was seeking…
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Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Dec 19

    Whole Foods Faces Tremendous Risk In Connection With The Death of an 8 Year-Old From E. Coli 0157:H7 Infection

    Whole Foods Faces Tremendous Risk In Connection With The Death of an 8 Year-Old From E. Coli 0157:H7 Infection
    Javier F. Flores The parents of Joshua Kaye, an 8 year-old boy from Braintree, Massachusetts who died on July 7, 2014, after contracting an E. coli 0157:H7 infection that turned into hemolytic uremic syndrome, have filed suit against Whole…
  • Dec 1

    Calif. Supreme Court Takes On ‘Take-Home’ Asbesto

    Calif. Supreme Court Takes On ‘Take-Home’ Asbesto
    Jeremiah Harvey Specifically, the court granted preferential review of the issue:   “If an employer’s business involves either the use or the manufacture of asbestos-containing products, does the employer owe a duty of care…
  • Sep 12

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial
    William Larson Overview: In an opinion written by Justice Henry DuPont Ridgely, a unanimous panel of the Delaware Supreme Court recently threw out a $2.8 million verdict in the case of Michael Galliher v. R.T. Vanderbilt.  Defense…
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Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 19

    Supplemental Jurisdiction Found Over Disparagement & Defamation Claim

    Supplemental Jurisdiction Found Over Disparagement & Defamation Claim
    DR Distributors, LLC v. 21 Century Smoking, Inc., No. 12 C 50324, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 20, 2014) (Johnston, Mag. J.). Judge Johnston granted defendant’s motion to amend adding state law disparagement and defamation claims in this…
  • Dec 17

    Court Sua Sponte Strikes Portions of Answer

    Court Sua Sponte Strikes Portions of Answer
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 27, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte struck portions of defendant’s answer and dismissed certain affirmative defenses as follows: The Court…
  • Dec 12

    District Court Claim Constructions Not Controlling

    District Court Claim Constructions Not Controlling
    Costar Realty Info., Inc. v. CIVIX-DDI, LLC, Nos. 12 C 4968, 7091 & 8632, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 23, 2013) (Holderman, Sen. J.). Judge Holderman construed the disputed claim terms in this patent case involving methods of locating points…
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