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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: 14

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Symposium: Correcting the “historical accident” of opt-out requirement

    Symposium: Correcting the “historical accident” of opt-out requirement
    David B. Rivkin, Jr., and Andrew M. Grossman practice appellate litigation in the Washington, D.C., office of Baker & Hostetler LLP. They filed an amicus brief in support of certiorari in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association on…
  • Aug 27

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    As Lyle Denniston reported yesterday for this blog, Nebraska has filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the Eighth Circuit, asking the full court to declare a challenge to its ban on same-sex marriage moot and thereby “keep seven…
  • Aug 26

    Symposium: The Friedrichs petition should be dismissed

    Symposium: The Friedrichs petition should be dismissed
    Catherine Fisk is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association presents two issues: (1) whether to overrule Abood v. Detroit Board of Education,…
Rank this Week: 16

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 21

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: 29

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation
    New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure set to take effect December 1, 2015, will have significant impact on patent litigation across the country. In fact, these changes are substantial enough that they may cause courts to rethink and revise…
  • Aug 18

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015
    This recent RPX[1] report tells retailers what you likely already knew anecdotally – NPE cases are back. Patent litigation filings in the first half of 2015 are close to 2013 levels. As you are likely aware, this is in stark contrast to…
  • Jul 21

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”
    PWC has published the latest installment of its yearly patent litigation survey.  This year’s study has a focus on recent changes and how those changes are affecting patentees.  In particular, the PWC study provides eight key…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 68

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Aug 27

    "A Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Many of Them Other People's"

    "A Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Many of Them Other People's"
    "A Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Many of Them Other People's": Adam Liptak will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times discussing, among other things, a paper by Adam Feldman titled "A Brief Assessment of Supreme…
  • Aug 27

    "Arkansas's Mixed Religious Messages"

    "Arkansas's Mixed Religious Messages"
    "Arkansas's Mixed Religious Messages": Online at Bloomberg View, Noah Feldman has an essay that begins, "Arkansas, which is poised to erect a new Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of its state capitol, has just rejected a request by a…
  • Aug 27

    "Record Breaking Term for Amicus Curiae in Supreme Court Reflects New Norm"

    "Record Breaking Term for Amicus Curiae in Supreme Court Reflects New Norm"
    "Record Breaking Term for Amicus Curiae in Supreme Court Reflects New Norm": Anthony J. Franze and R. Reeves Anderson recently had this essay in The National Law Journal.
Rank this Week: 88

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 112

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 104

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: 115

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/
  • Aug 18

    Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data

    Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Facebook denied in request to dispute warrants for user data Last week in…
  • Aug 14

    Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use

    Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Massachusetts Adopts New Disciplinary Rules on Tech Use Technological change has…
  • Aug 14

    Please Vote For Me!

    Please Vote For Me!
    I've submitted a talk to Avvo's IgniteLaw event occurring in Las Vegas on September 3d and would really appreciate your support. You can vote for my talk along with 5 others here. In my talk, I'll discuss how Donald Trump may be very well be…
Rank this Week: 177

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 180

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

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

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

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

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

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

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

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

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 157

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Aug 26

    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly From the Bar Economic Survey

    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly From the Bar Economic Survey
    This week the Mississippi Bar released the results from the 2014 Mississippi Bar Economic Survey. Here it is. The last survey was for 2011. The Good: Pay for associates, secretaries and legal assistants is up from 2011 levels. Only 21.8%…
  • Aug 24

    Trial Court Filings Leveling Off

    Trial Court Filings Leveling Off
    The Mississippi Supreme Court recently released its 2014 Annual Report. On page 25 (pdf p. 30), the report lists trial court filings and dispositions for 2010-2014. Circuit court civil filings were as follows: 2010: 25,800 2011: 26,862…
  • Aug 19

    Report Looks at Public Pension Investment Return Assumption

    Report Looks at Public Pension Investment Return Assumption
    This recent NASRA report looks at the investment return assumption of public retirement systems nationwide. Mississippi’s 8% investment return assumption is among the nation’s highest, although many other systems use this…
Rank this Week: 201

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 27

    Supreme Court Affirms Family Court Ruling In Dependency Hearing

    Supreme Court Affirms Family Court Ruling In Dependency Hearing
    The Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (“DSCYF”) serves the families of Delaware in a myriad of ways.  “Its primary responsibility is to provide and manage a range of services for children who…
  • Aug 26

    Supreme Court Reinstates Order Of Protection From Abuse

    Supreme Court Reinstates Order Of Protection From Abuse
    At the heart of every Petition for Order of Protection from Abuse (“PFA”) is the question of whether a respondent has committed an act of abuse.  That very issue was presented to the Delaware Supreme Court in the case of King…
  • Aug 25

    Delaware Enacts A Bill Of Rights For Dependent, Neglected And Abused Children

    Delaware Enacts A Bill Of Rights For Dependent, Neglected And Abused Children
    Earlier this month Governor Jack Markell signed House Bill 46 into law.  The Bill establishes a Bill of Rights for children in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families.  The Bill of Rights…
Rank this Week: 598

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 319

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: 300

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Aug 26

    Doe v. Gangland: Why Breaking a Confidentiality Agreement with a Former Gang-Member is a Bad Idea

    Doe v. Gangland: Why Breaking a Confidentiality Agreement with a Former Gang-Member is a Bad Idea
    For those of you into true-crime documentaries, have you ever wondered how producers get criminals and accused criminals to talk on the record?  In rare instances, some subjects of a documentary will agree to talk because they want to…
  • Aug 24

    Can Florida Ban Attorneys from Advertising Past Results?

    Can Florida Ban Attorneys from Advertising Past Results?
    In an era when toddler birthday parties are inspired by commercials for personal injury lawyers, it can be easy to forget that just a few decades ago, attorneys were prohibited from advertising their services. In 1977, however, the U.S.…
  • Aug 20

    An Affair to Remember: AshleyMadison.com Hack Exposes Privacy Lesson

    An Affair to Remember: AshleyMadison.com Hack Exposes Privacy Lesson
    Millions of men and women around the world woke up this morning in a panic.  Last night, tech websites reported that on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, a group of hackers publicly posted the names, email addresses, and credit card information…
Rank this Week: 375

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 25

    2015 Award for Most Bizarre Argument Advanced in Replie

    2015 Award for Most Bizarre Argument Advanced in Replie
    2015 Award for Most Bizarre Argument Advanced in Replies goes to the following included in reply arguing why costs were not disproportionate in matter which settled pre-trial for £2,500: “At the start of the claim, the Claimant…
  • Aug 24

    Sexiest costs lawyer

    Sexiest costs lawyer
    The Legal Cheek website has run an article on the 25 sexiest solicitors in the City. Clearly something similar should be done for those working in costs law. One only has to walk down the corridors of the Senior Courts … Continue…
  • Aug 23

    Dividing bills of cost

    Dividing bills of cost
    The Senior Costs Judge Master Gordon-Saker has given definitive guidance as to how bills should be divided in the case of BP v Cardiff & Vale University Local Health Board [2015] EWHC B13: Divided between periods where different…
Rank this Week: 365

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: 412

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 415

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/
  • Aug 24

    Part 2: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft

    Part 2: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft
    Part 1 of this post discussed the judgment creditors in Havlish v. bin Laden who are are trying to interdict assets owned by Iran.  Part 1 explained the judgment creditors sought to attach monies reportedly earmarked for the purchase of…
  • Aug 17

    Part 1: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft

    Part 1: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft
    The Court found Iran was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Iran is therefore liable for the money damages set forth by the October 2012 Order issued at In Re Terrorist Attacks On September 11, 2001, U.S. District Court,…
  • Aug 10

    Hampering An Asset Search By Hiding Artwork & Cultural Heritage Property

    Hampering An Asset Search By Hiding Artwork & Cultural Heritage Property
    A July 1, 2015 press release outlines the recovery of a Chola-period bronze statue, by U.S. law enforcement officials.   The press release mentions the 11-12th century Chola statue was stolen & smuggled into the U.S.  The statue…
Rank this Week: 494

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: 435

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

    The “Home Of The Throwed Rolls” — A New Hot Coffee Case?

    The “Home Of The Throwed Rolls” — A New Hot Coffee Case?
    Over at Lowering the Bar, Kevin Underhill reports on a lawsuit filed against Lambert’s Cafe in Sikeston, Missouri, a place known as the “home of the throwed rolls.” It seems a roll was “throwed” and a patron was…
  • Jul 27

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?
    Via TechDirt, I learned that Carl Malamud, proprietor of Public.Resource.org, was sued last week by the State of Georgia for copyright infringement. Malamud is perhaps the leading advocate in the world for putting primary legal materials…
  • Jul 12

    Despite Go Set A Watchman, Atticus Finch Is Still A Hero

    Despite Go Set A Watchman, Atticus Finch Is Still A Hero
    It is impossible to overstate the impact that Atticus Finch has had on the American legal system and its members. Consider this opening from a case decided by the Florida Supreme Court in 2013: In his final remarks to the jury, Atticus Finch,…
Rank this Week: 519

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Jul 26

    Disability Milestone and Special Olympic

    Disability Milestone and Special Olympic
    This weekend represents a momentous occasion for the disability community - the simultaneous celebrations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary and the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics in Los Angeles. Americans…
  • Jul 21

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Claims Professional

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Claims Professional
    The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) recently announced an "Industry Growth Initiative" - "which is designed to identify opportunities to expand the use of structured settlements and bring those opportunities to the…
  • Jul 5

    NAELA Journal - Recent ACA Article

    NAELA Journal - Recent ACA Article
    With last week's Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, upholding tax credits for individuals purchasing health insurance through the federal insurance exchange in addition to state insurance exchanges, the Patient Protection and…
Rank this Week: 406

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/
  • Jul 2

    Exercise Caution: Lease Renewal Clauses and Standard Form Leases in Gurudutt

    Exercise Caution: Lease Renewal Clauses and Standard Form Leases in Gurudutt
    A recent Ontario Superior Court case will be of interest to commercial landlords and tenants alike. In 1251614 Ontario Ltd v. Gurudutt, the tenant signed a 10 year lease that granted the tenant the right to renew the lease for 2 further terms…
  • Jun 17

    The Tricky Question of Drafting an Enforceable Restrictive Covenant

    The Tricky Question of Drafting an Enforceable Restrictive Covenant
    Restrictive covenants are commonly used for a wide variety of reasons.  They can ensure access across property or be part of a wider community plan.  They can define the use land can be put to or protect it for a singular…
  • Apr 17

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt
    On April 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its Reasons for Judgment in the case of Carey v. Laiken, 2015 SCC 17, clarifying that a specific intention to breach a court order is not necessary for a finding of contempt, and…
Rank this Week: 385

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Covers eDiscovery, social media archiving, and trial presentation solutions.

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    5 Tips to Minimize eDiscovery Document Review Cost

    5 Tips to Minimize eDiscovery Document Review Cost
    eDiscovery can very quickly become the most cost-intensive part of your case. In our daily consultation with clients we strive to educate them on ways to reduce the overall spend during eDiscovery – and particularly, share tips for…
  • Jun 9

    Chicago Bar Association Member Discount Program Includes Nextpoint

    Chicago Bar Association Member Discount Program Includes Nextpoint
    Substantial subscription discounts on Nextpoint technology offered to all Chicago Bar members. The CBA Member Discount program allows a select number of technology partners to offer significant discounts on services to the membership of…
  • Jun 8

    Upgrading Your eDiscovery Technology In Five Easy Step

    Upgrading Your eDiscovery Technology In Five Easy Step
    Are you looking to replace Summation or Concordance – the old warhorses of litigation technology? Well, you’ve got company. It’s one of the most common scenarios new clients mention when coming to standardize their practice…
Rank this Week: 377

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/
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot
    Iron Workers District Council Of Philadelphia & Vicinity Retirement & Pension Plan v. Andreotti, C.A. No. 9714-VCG (May 8, 2015) This may be the definitive decision on how to review the conclusion of a board of directors to accept the…
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee
    In re Nine Systems Corporation Shareholder Litigation, C.A. No. 3940-VCN (May 7, 2015) After years of litigating a breach of fiduciary duty case, the plaintiff won the battle but lost the war when the Court held that the defendants had…
  • May 4

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim
    Quadrant Structured Products Company Ltd. v. Vertin, C.A. 6990-VCL (May 4, 2015) While it is generally known that creditors may only file derivative suits when the company is insolvent, there have been many open issues about what exactly that…
Rank this Week: 400

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 471

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: 291

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/
  • Aug 27

    Storytelling

    Storytelling
    Sure, opinions often begin with an introduction. But how many opinions begin with a "prologue"? Well, this one does... (Bravo Beds.)I. PROLOGUEThis case has the makings of a classic film noir story, though thankfully,despite animosity so…
  • Aug 27

    Slapping SLAPP abuse

    Slapping SLAPP abuse
    Today the 6th District publishes an opinion in which the conclusion begs the Legislature to take steps to cut back on abusive use of the anti-SLAPP statute:The case thus provides yet another illustration of the many ways in which the…
  • Aug 24

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Carl H. Moor of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until August 31, 2015Judge Ann I. Jones of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting…
Rank this Week: 4589

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Lawsuit Financial: We Are On Your Side, Nationwide!

    Lawsuit Financial: We Are On Your Side, Nationwide!
    Just as David overcame Goliath, Lawsuit Financial helps plaintiffs get justice despite being unevenly matched against insurance companies and large corporations in terms of financial resources. If you are in a pending lawsuit, it may take…
  • Aug 24

    Two Lawsuits Filed in Connection with Triple Fatal Auto-Tractor Trailer Crash

    Two Lawsuits Filed in Connection with Triple Fatal Auto-Tractor Trailer Crash
    Accidents between an auto and a tractor-trailer can be serious or deadly for the occupants of the car. Victims, such as those in the case below, may wish to seek litigation funding to relieve financial pressures while waiting for case…
  • Aug 20

    Put Your Finances Back on Track with a Lawsuit Cash Advance

    Put Your Finances Back on Track with a Lawsuit Cash Advance
    It is stressful enough when you or a family member is seriously injured, without worrying about losing everything. Unfortunately, life doesn’t come to a halt just because you’re involved in a lawsuit, but a long legal process can…
Rank this Week: 1200

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/
  • Aug 27

    Don't Be Jeb: A "Low-Energy Person"

    Don't Be Jeb: A "Low-Energy Person"
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has picked his preferred insult for fellow GOP hopeful Jeb Bush. On at least six occasions over the past few days, the Donald has referred to the Jeb as a "low-energy…
  • Aug 24

    Don't Persuade

    Don't Persuade
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Of course I don't mean that literally. Given the title and the content of this blog, it would be pretty ironic if I took a dim view of persuasion. But others -- consumers, jurors, and persuasive targets of all kinds --…
  • Aug 20

    Select Your Jury on Race-Neutral Criteria

    Select Your Jury on Race-Neutral Criteria
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: At a time of heightened attention toward the disproportionate impact of law enforcement on African-American communities, it matters that prosecutors in many of the same communities appear to be actively limiting the…
Rank this Week: 4418

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Aug 27

    How to Make the Best of ILTACON 2015

    How to Make the Best of ILTACON 2015
    ILTACON 2015 is next week! It’ll be in Las Vegas from August 30th through September 3rd. If you haven’t already made a plan to make the most of your time there, never fear: we have five tips for you. Get your pre-ILTA caffeine fix…
  • Aug 17

    New Ediscovery Features for August

    New Ediscovery Features for August
    It’s August, which means a host of refinements, tweaks, and new features to make Everlaw’s litigation platform better than ever! Here are the changes we released this weekend:   New Compact View Locating the most relevant…
  • Aug 12

    Explaining Ediscovery at a Family BBQ

    Explaining Ediscovery at a Family BBQ
    “So, what do you do for a living?” While the question above is not uncommon during small-talk, it may be challenging for ediscovery professionals to answer in simple terms. Sure, it’s easy to talk about document…
Rank this Week: 757

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Aug 27

    How to Make the Best of ILTACON 2015

    How to Make the Best of ILTACON 2015
    ILTACON 2015 is next week! It’ll be in Las Vegas from August 30th through September 3rd. If you haven’t already made a plan to make the most of your time there, never fear: we have five tips for you. Get your pre-ILTA caffeine fix…
  • Aug 17

    New Ediscovery Features for August

    New Ediscovery Features for August
    It’s August, which means a host of refinements, tweaks, and new features to make Everlaw’s litigation platform better than ever! Here are the changes we released this weekend:   New Compact View Locating the most relevant…
  • Aug 12

    Explaining Ediscovery at a Family BBQ

    Explaining Ediscovery at a Family BBQ
    “So, what do you do for a living?” While the question above is not uncommon during small-talk, it may be challenging for ediscovery professionals to answer in simple terms. Sure, it’s easy to talk about document…
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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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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Aug 27

    The Discoverability & Admissibility of CrimeStoppers Information in Maryland

    The Discoverability & Admissibility of CrimeStoppers Information in Maryland
    The next big question in the Adnan Syed case is whether and when the State will disclose the identity of the CrimeStoppers tipster and the content of his or her tip. The one thing I am confident about is that...
  • Aug 26

    Long Way Home: Would Jay Angling for the CrimeStoppers Reward be Enough for a New Trial?

    Long Way Home: Would Jay Angling for the CrimeStoppers Reward be Enough for a New Trial?
    On Monday's episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, we noted how a CrimeStoppers reward of $3,075 was collected on November 1, 1999 in connection with the Hae Min Lee case. We also speculated that this reward could have been claimed by...
  • Aug 25

    Long Way Round: More on CrimeStoppers and Episode 10 of Undisclosed

    Long Way Round: More on CrimeStoppers and Episode 10 of Undisclosed
    In last night's Episode 10 of the Undisclosed Podcast, we noted that a tip was made to Metro CrimeStoppers on February 1, 1999 that led to the tipster receiving the full reward amount of $3,075 on November 1, 1999. In...
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ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    Code4Good: Using ICTs for social good in Sri Lanka

    Code4Good: Using ICTs for social good in Sri Lanka
    Code4Good, Sri Lanka’s first social good hackathon kicked off today, an initiative of Internews Network implemented in partnership with International Alert, and with the support of SLASSCOM, Facebook internet.org, Google Business Groups…
  • May 28

    Power mapping

    Power mapping
    Cross posted from Groundviews. ### I was asked to contribute an article to an up-coming issue of The Architect, the journal of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. The issue will be anchored to the idea of ‘democratic…
  • May 7

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015
    Invited by ZIF – Center for International Peace Operations and representing the ICT4Peace Foundation, I spoke today at re:publica15 in Berlin, Germany on the future of peacekeeping and technology. The session this morning had…
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The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Aug 26

    ILTA’s Peer to Peer Magazine

    ILTA’s Peer to Peer Magazine
    I’m happy to share ILTA’s 2015 Peer to Peer Magazine. Our CEO, Mark Torchiana, weighed in on one article titled “Which business process should legal organizations improve immediately for long-term success?”. Please…
  • Aug 18

    Courtroom Insight Announces Expert Witness Search Service

    Courtroom Insight Announces Expert Witness Search Service
    We are excited to announce that custom expert witness search is now available. Attorneys who lack sufficient time or resources to locate and vet exceptional experts may request free, targeted referrals of quality expert witnesses.  This…
  • Aug 6

    Innovation in Law Firms versus Legal Department

    Innovation in Law Firms versus Legal Department
    “Most big law firms today… [are] based on a partnership model that is criticized as archaic and clunky, billing for time that could have been better spent if processes were streamlined as the rest of the world seemingly…
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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/
  • Aug 26

    Gesturing is One Key to Good Public Speaking for Attorney

    Gesturing is One Key to Good Public Speaking for Attorney
    Huffington Post just published an excellent article on gesturing and its importance in public speaking. The author suggests twenty different hand gestures speakers should try adding to their repertoire. You doubtless already have…
  • Aug 12

    Cumberbatch Thwarted by Cell Phone

    Cumberbatch Thwarted by Cell Phone
    by Marsha Hunter Alas, alack, curses, fie, etc. Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Hamlet in London, and if you are don’t have a ticket yet, you are surely out of luck. If you have a friend who is going, now you won’t be able to…
  • Aug 6

    Eye Contact: Focus Your Eyes to Focus Your Brain

    Eye Contact: Focus Your Eyes to Focus Your Brain
    Everyone knows eye contact is important. Even though you know you should look people in the eye, making eye contact can be surprisingly difficult when speaking under pressure in the courtroom. Watch the video below to learn how to quiet your…
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Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Insurance Expert Testimony Partially Allowed in Coverage Dispute

    Insurance Expert Testimony Partially Allowed in Coverage Dispute
    Insurance expert’s testimony in breach of contract and bad faith action were partially allowed (based on industry customs and practice) and partially denied (based on pronouncements of law). Facts: This case (Gebremedhin et al v.…
  • Aug 24

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Ruling on DNA Expert

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Ruling on DNA Expert
    Appellant in case challenged numerous rulings from Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA), some related to testimony of DNA experts. The Court upheld these rulings. Facts: The core of this case (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Stephen Treiber…
  • Aug 21

    Circuit Court Reverses Exclusion of Pharmacist Testimony in Negligence Action

    Circuit Court Reverses Exclusion of Pharmacist Testimony in Negligence Action
    District court excluded pharmacist expert witness testimony based on unreliable methodology.  The Circuit court reversed. Facts: In this case (Shan Kovaly v. Wal-Mart Stores Texas, L.L.C. – United States Court of Appeals for the…
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Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Aug 26

    Doe v. Gangland: Why Breaking a Confidentiality Agreement with a Former Gang-Member is a Bad Idea

    Doe v. Gangland: Why Breaking a Confidentiality Agreement with a Former Gang-Member is a Bad Idea
    For those of you into true-crime documentaries, have you ever wondered how producers get criminals and accused criminals to talk on the record?  In rare instances, some subjects of a documentary will agree to talk because they want to…
  • Aug 24

    Can Florida Ban Attorneys from Advertising Past Results?

    Can Florida Ban Attorneys from Advertising Past Results?
    In an era when toddler birthday parties are inspired by commercials for personal injury lawyers, it can be easy to forget that just a few decades ago, attorneys were prohibited from advertising their services. In 1977, however, the U.S.…
  • Aug 20

    An Affair to Remember: AshleyMadison.com Hack Exposes Privacy Lesson

    An Affair to Remember: AshleyMadison.com Hack Exposes Privacy Lesson
    Millions of men and women around the world woke up this morning in a panic.  Last night, tech websites reported that on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, a group of hackers publicly posted the names, email addresses, and credit card information…
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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
  • Aug 26

    How to Get and Handle Retainer Fee

    How to Get and Handle Retainer Fee
    If you’re new to practice, you may have heard of retainer fees but aren’t sure how to get them and whether you can keep them. Here’s a look at the rules and a sample retainer provision to help you out. The key to…
  • Aug 24

    Lost on a Motion in Limine? Make Your Record!

    Lost on a Motion in Limine? Make Your Record!
    The basic rule is that, if you don’t make a timely objection before or when objectionable matters are mentioned or introduced, you may not be able to raise the issue on appeal. See Evid C §353. Accordingly, if you don’t…
  • Aug 21

    5 Ways to Challenge a Grant of Summary Judgment

    5 Ways to Challenge a Grant of Summary Judgment
    When a summary judgment motion is granted and you’re representing the opposing party, you have a few choices in how to respond. You can challenge the grant directly in the trial court by one of four motions or wait to appeal after the…
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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/
  • Aug 26

    Lackawanna County Judge Nealon Addresses Forum Non Conveniens Motion For Transfer of Venue

    Lackawanna County Judge Nealon Addresses Forum Non Conveniens Motion For Transfer of Venue
    In his recent August 3, 2015 Opinion in the case of Horst v. Union Carbide Corporation, No. 2015-CV-1903 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Aug. 3, 2015 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas denied a…
  • Aug 21

    ARTICLE: Vexatious Attorneys Should be Put in their Place

    ARTICLE: Vexatious Attorneys Should be Put in their Place
    Below is a reprinting of my August 11, 2015 article from the Pennsylvania Law Weekly.  It is republished here with permission from the editor/publisher.  All rights reserved.Legal Profession Vexatious Attorneys Should Be Put in…
  • Aug 19

    Judge Williamson of Monroe County Addresses Parameters of Discovery of Cell Phone Information

    Judge Williamson of Monroe County Addresses Parameters of Discovery of Cell Phone Information
    In his recent decision in the case of Reilly v. Lanzerotti, PICS Case No. 15-1150 (C.P. Monroe Co. May 20, 2015 Williamson, J.), Judge David J. Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas granted the Plaintiff’s Motion to…
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The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Aug 25

    Better Plan Ahead

    Better Plan Ahead
    Does the fact that an individual defendant’s stock trading took place pursuant to a pre-determined Rule 10b5-1 trading plan undermine any inference that the trades were “suspicious”?  Courts continue to be split on…
  • Jul 31

    Cornerstone Releases Midyear Report

    Cornerstone Releases Midyear Report
    Cornerstone Research (in conjunction with the Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse) has issued its 2015 midyear report on securities class action filings. The findings for the first half of 2015 include: (1) There were 85 new…
  • Jul 6

    How Strong is “Very Strong”?

    How Strong is “Very Strong”?
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia only hears a small number of securities cases, which means that it is often playing catch-up on the relevant legal standards.  In In re Harman Int’l Industries, Inc. Sec.…
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