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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: 11

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
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: 31

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: 34

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: 53

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: 70

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 81

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: 124

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: 123

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: 131

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: 164

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: 193

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: 198

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

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

    Giving it up.

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

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

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

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

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 246

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: 261

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 272

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…
Rank this Week: 287

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: 308

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: 315

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

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

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

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

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

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee

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

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural
    Consumers in the U.S. rely on labels that say “natural” when purchasing products such as toothpastes.  Consumers are even willing to pay extra money to buy products that are labeled “natural”.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 331

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: 338

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…
Rank this Week: 340

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Aug 17

    Spotlight on a New, Non-Traditional "Structured Settlement" Product

    Spotlight on a New, Non-Traditional "Structured Settlement" Product
    Qualified as well as non-qualified product plans are currently being offered for claimants or contingent fee attorneys to defer receipt of their settlement award or fee on a pre-tax basis. This new fixed investment product can be used for…
  • Jul 12

    Judgment in Children's Motrin Case

    Judgment in Children's Motrin Case
    In a closely watched case in the legal community, Massachusetts’ highest court upheld a $63 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson, maker of Children’s Motrin, in the case of Samantha Reckis, who developed toxic epidermal…
  • Jul 7

    Understanding Structured Settlements: A New NSSTA Survey

    Understanding Structured Settlements: A New NSSTA Survey
    Insights about how structured settlements are used and what can be done to improve the process are featured in a new Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) article titled, Understanding Structured Settlements, written by Kevin Silo,…
Rank this Week: 341

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jul 27

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made several announcements regarding Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA) Section 111 reporting for Non-Group Health Plans (NGHPs). SECTION 111 NGHP TOWN HALL…
  • Jul 27

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach
    On Monday July 20, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in on the hotly-contested issue of standing in data breach class action litigation. In so doing, the Court reversed the district court’s dismissal of a consumer class…
  • Jul 9

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?
    In most states, the legal requirements a Plaintiff must meet to bring a medical malpractice claim are similar if not identical to what is required in order to bring a claim against a nursing home or assisted living facility.  One…
Rank this Week: 365

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 382

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Aug 27

    Summary Judgment Vacated Because Depositions Were Improperly Limited

    Summary Judgment Vacated Because Depositions Were Improperly Limited
    In Evans v. Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc., No. M2014-01099-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 18, 2015), plaintiff asserted claims for property damage caused when sewage flowed into his home in 2013 allegedly due to a damaged sewer line. The…
  • Aug 13

    Right of Non-Primary Residential Parent to Bring Claim for Child

    Right of Non-Primary Residential Parent to Bring Claim for Child
    The Court of Appeals recently addressed the issue of which claims a parent who is not the primary residential parent may bring when his or her child has been injured. In Neale B/N/F Russell v. United Way of Greater Kingsport, No.…
  • Aug 12

    Non-Suit Allowed to Cure Pre-Suit Notice Deficiencie

    Non-Suit Allowed to Cure Pre-Suit Notice Deficiencie
    In Phillips v. Casey, No. E2014-01563-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. July 21, 2015) plaintiff’s late husband was a patient of defendant doctor. Sometime in 2011 or 2012, defendant diagnosed husband with angioedema. Defendant also diagnosed…
Rank this Week: 404

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

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

    Legal Considerations for Cell Tower Leasing and Servitude Sales in Louisiana

    Legal Considerations for Cell Tower Leasing and Servitude Sales in Louisiana
    by Mark D. Mese As an attorney who owns properties covered by a cell tower lease, and who represents landowners in leases and servitude agreements with cell tower companies and cell tower consolidators, I have noticed increased interest in…
  • Aug 19

    Recent Developments Regarding the Business Utilities Tax Payments and Taxpayer’s Rights to Protest

    Recent Developments Regarding the Business Utilities Tax Payments and Taxpayer’s Rights to Protest
    By Chris Dicharry and Jason Brown As is now widely known, the Louisiana Legislature has adopted HCR No. 8, which purports to suspend the sales tax exemptions business utilities effective July 1, 2015. On July 1, 2015, the Louisiana Chemical…
  • Aug 18

    Hollywood South Legal: Clearing Your Script

    Hollywood South Legal: Clearing Your Script
    by Meg Kaul * This article originally appeared in Issue 3, 2015 of Louisiana Film & Video magazine.  If you’ve written a script recently, it may have references to certain copyrighted or trademarked material — the hero…
Rank this Week: 392

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 26

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action
    A federal judge in Texas early this week refuses to lift an injunction blocking the Obama administration’s immigration policy to defer deportations for illegal immigrants living in the United States. Andrew Hanen, a U.S. district judge,…
  • May 26

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech
    Several art activists filed a federal suit against New York City and claimed their First Amendment rights were being violated during last year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art protest. The plaintiffs utilized mobile video projectors to show…
  • May 25

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message
    The tobacco industry won’t have to include messages on their packaging indicating of them lying to American public, according to a federal court of appeals ruling in Washington, D.C. The federal court of appeals last week ruled that tobacco…
Rank this Week: 419

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: 484

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

    Problem w/9th Cir. e-filing

    Problem w/9th Cir. e-filing
    The 9th Circuit is having e-filing problems. Here's the notice posted on the court's website:CM/ECF Issues Today's problems with CM/ECF continue and we still do not have an estimated resolution time.  At this time, CM/ECF is…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 507

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...
Rank this Week: 522

Angel Reyes Blog

Angel Reyes Blog

Covers lawsuits, verdicts, culture and politics.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?
      Most of us have experienced the anxiety and frustration of a computer, smartphone, iPad or other device malfunctioning. But what would we do if our lives depended on an electronic device performing perfectly?    
  • Jul 9

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit
      This past Monday, a New York federal judge denied Big Pharma’s Merck & Co Inc.’s attempt to avoid paying $285,000 to plaintiff in a multi-district lawsuit based on the fact that the bone drug Fosamax causes jaw…
  • Jul 8

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?
    Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a…
Rank this Week: 527

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

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

    Sixth District Court of Appeal offers the legislature some advice on amending the anti-SLAPP statute

    Sixth District Court of Appeal offers the legislature some advice on amending the anti-SLAPP statute
    If you just lost your appeal, handled by attorneys at a high-powered law firm, with fees approaching – oh, heck, who knows, but three lawyers billing at a “BigLaw” firm have to run up a pretty hefty bill on a case…
  • Aug 21

    Friday Appellate Humor

    Friday Appellate Humor
    Here’s the graphic from a good New Yorker cartoon about appeals: To avoid exceeding fair use, I’ve left off the punchline. Here’s a clue: there’s only one judge on the bench, so you know this cartoon depicts…
  • Aug 20

    Some technical help for e-filing in the Court of Appeal

    Some technical help for e-filing in the Court of Appeal
    This week, the Second District Court of Appeal published a terrific guide for creating electronic documents. (PDF link) The guide is broken down into a section on briefs and a section on appendices, and is meant as a technical guide, not…
Rank this Week: 569

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 567

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: 563

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 580

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 660

TortDeform

TortDeform

A civil justice defense blog. By the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.

http://www.tortdeform.com/
  • May 20

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform
    Hello, and welcome back after that fifteen-month intermission. I've been too busy helping people to blog about the forces that want to prevent me from helping people. To dip my toe back in the blogging water, I thought I'd give a…
  • Feb 17

    The value of a human life and damage cap

    The value of a human life and damage cap
    Even if we go with the Bush-era figure of $6.8 million, you’re far above the often-proposed cap of $250,000 for noneconomic damages.  I’m morally opposed to ANY damage cap because I don’t believe that you can set a flat rate on every…
  • Feb 9

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective
    Which is a greater tragedy: A child dying at the hands of an incompetent doctor, or a toy company ripping off the design of a doll from another toy company?  Brian Wilson discusses how out-of-whack our priorities are regarding…
Rank this Week: 668

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 706

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 707

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: 741

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: 749

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: 736

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: 767

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 732