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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Symposium: Barack Obama is not king

    Symposium: Barack Obama is not king
    John Eastman is the founding director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and a constitutional law professor at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law. “I’m president, I’m not…
  • Feb 11

    Symposium: United States v. Texas – The road to perpetual immigration gridlock?

    Symposium: United States v. Texas – The road to perpetual immigration gridlock?
    Kevin Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis School of Law. United States v. Texas raises critically important legal issues concerning the discretion of the executive branch in the…
  • Feb 11

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    On Tuesday the Court, by a vote of five to four, blocked the Obama administration’s implementation of its “Clean Power Plan.”  Additional coverage comes from Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal (subscription or…
Rank this Week: 10

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
  • Feb 1

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)
    The latest issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains…
  • Feb 1

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published two Practical Handbooks: * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition); * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the…
  • Jan 31

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter
    Objective This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for…
Rank this Week: 27

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: 32

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Feb 11

    "2016 Henry J. Miller Lecture: Supreme Court Transparency."

    "2016 Henry J. Miller Lecture: Supreme Court Transparency."
    "2016 Henry J. Miller Lecture: Supreme Court Transparency." The video of today's luncheon program from the Georgia State University Law Review's symposium titled "Invisible Justices: Supreme Court Transparency in the Age of Social Media" can…
  • Feb 11

    "Obama appoints Judge Abdul Kallon to 11th Circuit"

    "Obama appoints Judge Abdul Kallon to 11th Circuit"
    "Obama appoints Judge Abdul Kallon to 11th Circuit": Mary Troyan of The Montgomery Advertiser has this report.
  • Feb 11

    "Judicial board wants all of Eakin's troublesome emails"

    "Judicial board wants all of Eakin's troublesome emails"
    "Judicial board wants all of Eakin's troublesome emails": Mark Fazlollah of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report.
Rank this Week: 39

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016

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

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

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

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition
    Arbuckle Mountain Ranch of Texas Inc v Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Case No. 15-10955, 2016 WL 98128 (5th Cir. Jan 7, 2016). In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit examined an ambiguous complaint suggesting two class definitions, (one a…
Rank this Week: 52

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 65

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: 69

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: 84

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Feb 8

    The Doctors Company’s Dubious Medical Malpractice Statistic

    The Doctors Company’s Dubious Medical Malpractice Statistic
    This morning, MedPage Today — which should know better — began their “Morning Break” with this description and link: An analysis of closed claim data from The Doctors Company suggests that physicians spend about 10% of…
  • Feb 1

    The Lawyer Who Was Too Smart And Honest For Politic

    The Lawyer Who Was Too Smart And Honest For Politic
    Ben Lindy is the kind of person we all hope goes into politics: he grew up in Cincinnati, went straight from Cincinnati public school to Yale, then taught through Teach for America, then worked in the DC Public Schools system, then went to…
  • Jan 17

    Bill Cosby’s Non-Prosecution Agreement Is Unenforceable

    Bill Cosby’s Non-Prosecution Agreement Is Unenforceable
    Last week, Bill Cosby filed a “petition for writ of habeas corpus” which argued: The charges violate an express agreement made by the Montgomery County District Attorney in 2005, in which the Commonwealth agreed that Mr.…
Rank this Week: 127

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall

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

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

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

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate
    Prior to the commencement of a probate proceeding or an administration proceeding, the attorney for the estate will normally send a waiver consenting to the admission of the will to probate or to the appointment of an administrator to all…
Rank this Week: 143

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 18

    Court Sets Holiday Hour

    Court Sets Holiday Hour
    The Northern District and the Seventh Circuit have altered their hours of operation for the holidays.  Both courts will be closed on: December 24, 2015; December 25, 2015; and January 1, 2016 The courts will also close at 3:00 pm on…
  • Dec 16

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed
    Galvin v. Ill. Republican Party, No. 14 C 10490, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2015) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel dismissed plaintiff’s remaining state law claims for appropriation of image, false light, defamation and civil conspiracy for…
  • Dec 14

    Temporal Overlap Not Required for Joinder of Bit Torrent Doe

    Temporal Overlap Not Required for Joinder of Bit Torrent Doe
    Cobbler Nevada, LLC v. Does 1-38, No. 15 C 5283, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 23, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Doe 38’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 20 motion to dismiss Does 2-38 for improper joinder in this BitTorrent copyright case…
Rank this Week: 174

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Feb 10

    2014-15 Tennessee Tort Filings and Damage Awards Data

    2014-15 Tennessee Tort Filings and Damage Awards Data
    Here are some of the most recent statistics concerning tort claims and trials in the Tennessee court system for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015: There were 9777 tort filings in state court, with 9695 tort cases concluded.  Only 339…
  • Feb 9

    Plaintiff Wins Case Involving Crash With Fire Rescue Vehicle

    Plaintiff Wins Case Involving Crash With Fire Rescue Vehicle
    In Jones v. Bradley County, No. E2015-00204-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 15, 2016), plaintiff sued Bradley County after she collided with a truck responding to a fire at a red-light intersection. Plaintiff had the green light at the…
  • Feb 6

    1% of Doctors = 32% of Malpractice Claim

    1% of Doctors = 32% of Malpractice Claim
    Want to protect patients and reduce the cost of medical malpractice insurance?  Identify and insist on retraining for the 1% of doctors who account for 32% of medical malpractice claims.
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Feb 9

    7 Tips For A Successful Asset Search

    7 Tips For A Successful Asset Search
    TIPS FROM EARLIER ASSET SEARCH BLOG ARTICLES THAT MAY HELP YOU RECOVER HIDDEN ASSETS: FIND LAUNDERED ASSETS—Launderers hide assets by washing them through a money laundering circuit with laundering links.  Laundering links can be…
  • Feb 2

    An Asset Search When Money Is Hidden Offshore

    An Asset Search When Money Is Hidden Offshore
    The following may help you pursue an asset search if your adversary conceals large amounts of money in offshore bank accounts: I.  FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL When an adversary hides funds at an offshore bank there is an electronic…
  • Jan 25

    Putting The Squeeze On ISIS By Searching For & Taking Its Asset

    Putting The Squeeze On ISIS By Searching For & Taking Its Asset
    This January 18th video depicts three 250 pound GBU-39 bombs dropped by B-1 or F-18 aircraft, in rapid succession on the same spot of the roof of an ISIS cash depot near Mosul, Iraq. As of last week, it was the ninth ISIS cash depot…
Rank this Week: 196

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Feb 11

    PERS Investment Update

    PERS Investment Update
    Last year I was critical of the Mississippi PERS investment allocations in posts here and here. In the posts I questioned whether PERS needed to be dumping treasuries for junk bonds and whether the equity/stock allocations were too high. Here…
  • Feb 10

    Legal Profession’s Drinking Problem – It’s the Job, Not the Culture

    Legal Profession’s Drinking Problem – It’s the Job, Not the Culture
    Last  week a friend emailed me this CNN article about this Journal of Addiction Medicine Article regarding substance abuse and mental health problems in the legal profession. From the CNN article by Patrick Krill, lead author of the…
  • Feb 9

    Bringing Back Memories of Taking the Bar Exam

    Bringing Back Memories of Taking the Bar Exam
    We are all excited at my office because we are getting the ultra-fast C-Spire internet service. Our office is located on a corner. A few weeks ago, workers jack-hammered the street all day running the cable. But I couldn’t figure out…
Rank this Week: 224

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: 222

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: 293

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/
  • Feb 11

    Morley on Injunctive Relief and De Facto Class Action

    Morley on Injunctive Relief and De Facto Class Action
    Michael Morley has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, De Facto Class Actions? Injunctive Relief in Election Law, Voting Rights, and Other Constitutional Cases. Here’s the abstract: When a court holds that a legal provision is…
  • Feb 9

    Choi and Pritchard on SEC Investigations and Securities Class Action

    Choi and Pritchard on SEC Investigations and Securities Class Action
    A new article by Professors Stephen J. Choi and A.C. Pritchard, SEC Investigations and Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Comparison, has been published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Abstract: Using actions with both an SEC…
  • Feb 9

    Palmer on Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panel

    Palmer on Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panel
    A new article, Does the Chief Justice Make Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panels?, by political science professor Maxwell Palmer (Boston University), has been published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Abstract: The…
Rank this Week: 305

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: 323

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: 375

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: 404

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/
  • Feb 10

    [Free and New E-Book] Patent Litigation Toolkit - 4th Edition

    [Free and New E-Book] Patent Litigation Toolkit - 4th Edition
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Since our founding 20 years ago, nearly half of our consulting work has involved patent litigation. Patent cases are uniquely suited to our brand of consulting, which relies on storytelling,…
  • Feb 2

    Millennials and Jury Psychology: Why Don’t They Follow the Rules?

    Millennials and Jury Psychology: Why Don’t They Follow the Rules?
    by Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D.Managing Director, Jury & Trial ConsultingA2L Consulting Baby Boomers (yeah man, those who “grew up” in the ‘60s) raised kids to buck the system. No surprise there. They raised kids to think…
  • Jan 28

    9 Reasons Litigation Consultant is the Best Job Title in Litigation

    9 Reasons Litigation Consultant is the Best Job Title in Litigation
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting I am very proud of A2L Consulting's role in the creation of the job title "litigation consultant." Over the years, this position has evolved somewhat, but it remains substantially similar…
Rank this Week: 406

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Predictions for 2016

    Predictions for 2016
    Costs Lawyer magazine recently published the predictions for 2016 of the great and the good in the profession. They also asked me. This was my contribution, written before Lord Justice Jackson’s latest speech: “When I was asked…
  • Feb 2

    Signature to a Bill of Cost

    Signature to a Bill of Cost
    In Mansion Estates Ltd -v- Hayre & Co (A Firm) [2016] EWHC 96 (Ch) His Honour Judge Saffman commented: “in my view it would be wrong to assume that it is inherently more improbable that a professional person will be ……
  • Jan 31

    Jackson is dead. Long live Jackson.

    Jackson is dead. Long live Jackson.
    Lord Justice Jackson has repeated his calls for an extension of fixed costs, this time with a recommendation it should apply to all claims with a value up to £250,000 and also produced a proposed matrix of the fixed costs ……
Rank this Week: 423

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: 427

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
Rank this Week: 430

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/
  • Feb 11

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce
    Jamal Greene, The Meming of Substantive Due Process,  31 Constitutional Commentary -- (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Cary C. FranklinIn 1980, John Hart Ely pronounced substantive due process “a contradiction in…
  • Feb 10

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
  • Feb 9

    Thinking for the Future

    Thinking for the Future
    Katherine Gibson, Deborah Bird Rose, & Ruth Fincher, Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene (2015).Margaret DaviesManifesto for Living in the Anthropocene is notable for two reasons – it is published under a creative commons…
Rank this Week: 486

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
  • Feb 3

    The twists and turns of precedent

    The twists and turns of precedent
    Lawyers, and especially appellate lawyers, talk about “precedent” all the time, but do we regularly consider the rationale behind the rules of precedent and stare decisis? Mary Whisner does. Whisner is a reference librarian at the…
  • Jan 13

    “Petty Theft Auto” just doesn’t have the same ring to it

    “Petty Theft Auto” just doesn’t have the same ring to it
    Enthusiasts of the “Grand Theft Auto” video game might think that “petty theft auto” sounds rather wimpy, but to a felon car thief seeking a sentence reduction under Proposition 47, “petty theft…
  • Oct 26

    To the Court of Appeal, there is no such thing as a “wrongly decided” Supreme Court case

    To the Court of Appeal, there is no such thing as a “wrongly decided” Supreme Court case
    Last week, I wrote about Miranda v. Anderson Enterprises, Inc., case no. A140328 (1st Dist., Oct. 15, 2015), describing how the appellant there benefited from a Supreme Court decision (Iskanian) that came…
Rank this Week: 485

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: 498

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: 484

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 510

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 532

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: 533

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
  • Jan 27

    A Beginning and Ending in Legal Representation

    A Beginning and Ending in Legal Representation
    Lawyers seem to do better with sending opening engagement letters than at the end of the case.  Both stages of the representation are equally important and both should be related in terms of client communication, as well as client…
  • Jan 22

    Discretionary Review in the Federal Circuit Courts at DRI’s Appellate Advocacy Conference Feb. 10-12

    Discretionary Review in the Federal Circuit Courts at DRI’s Appellate Advocacy Conference Feb. 10-12
    I wanted to highlight one of the sessions to be held during DRI's Appellate Advocacy seminar on February 10-12, 2016: Discretionary Review in the Federal Courts.   The speakers - the Honorable Sandra L. Lynch of the United States Court…
  • Jan 20

    The 2016 DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar

    The 2016 DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar
    I am writing to encourage folks to attend the upcoming 2016 DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. I have been involved with organizing the seminar panel on appellate arbitrations,…
Rank this Week: 531

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/
  • Feb 2

    NAELA 2016 Summit

    NAELA 2016 Summit
    As a benchmark for planning and/or evaluating 2016 professional association educational conferences, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Second Annual Summit, hosted January 26-27 in Newport Beach, California, established…
  • Jan 18

    S2P2J Release 58

    S2P2J Release 58
    With projected 2015 annuity premium expected to fall substantially short of the historic 12 month industry high ($6.2 billion in 2008), the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) has organized a primary market "Growth…
  • Dec 28

    Structured Settlements 2015 -2

    Structured Settlements 2015 -2
    Market Issues and Developments The 2015 structured settlement marketplace could perhaps best be characterized as "changing the focus of our future" as industry leaders cooperated to create a positive future agenda to overcome, or move beyond,…
Rank this Week: 558

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: 573

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Feb 11

    What can we learn from a look back at 2015? 

    What can we learn from a look back at 2015? 
    Many things most likely but we especially like to look at how attitudes change and how reports of what is important varies from year to year in North America. And for that, we turn to the Pew Research Center and they do not fail us! They…
  • Feb 8

    12 Sources of Bias in Forensic Neuropsychology and  How to Mitigate Them

    12 Sources of Bias in Forensic Neuropsychology and  How to Mitigate Them
    Whether you are involved in criminal or civil litigation, before long you are likely to run into a forensic neuropsychologist and a neuropsychological exam. A new article (mostly directed at civil litigation involving adults) discusses 12…
  • Feb 5

    Telling an engaging story about something complicated 

    Telling an engaging story about something complicated 
    Every once in a while, I read something and think, “I could have written that!” and today it happened again. There is a deceptively simple blog post over at the Scientific American site that is actually a wonderful treatise on how…
Rank this Week: 619

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
  • Feb 1

    Contaminated Scopes and Litigation

    Contaminated Scopes and Litigation
    Thousands of people every year have an endoscopy, a non-surgical procedure to examine their digestive tract for potential issues. Unfortunately, the use of a contaminated duodenoscope or scope, manufactured by Olympus Corporation. of the…
  • Jan 10

    Trial Preparation, Jury Consulting and Strategies to Win your Case

    Trial Preparation, Jury Consulting and Strategies to Win your Case
    Using the right strategies during trial preparation can help win a case in court.  In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert join Ross Suter, Esq., Litigation Consultant at Magna Legal Services, as they…
  • Dec 20

    Motor Vehicle Collisions, Structures and the Injured

    Motor Vehicle Collisions, Structures and the Injured
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 19,000 people died in traffic crashes in the United States in the first six months of 2015, and 2.2 million people were seriously injured. On this edition of Ringler…
Rank this Week: 591

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: 617

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 11

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: Addendum

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: Addendum
    While writing my post yesterday, I realized that Griffin v. Warden, Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center, 970 F.2d 1355 (4th Cir. 1992) is not only a very helpful case for Adnan under the "unreasonable performance" prong of the…
  • Feb 10

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: It's All About the Case(law)

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: It's All About the Case(law)
    After five days of evidence and testimony at the reopened PCR proceedings for Adnan Syed, the case now shifts from facts to law on the issue of whether Cristina Gutierrez rendered ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to contact…
  • Feb 9

    Closing Argument Preview: The Difficulty the State Faces in Arguing Against Prejudice

    Closing Argument Preview: The Difficulty the State Faces in Arguing Against Prejudice
    Today, we can expect the closing arguments in Adnan Syed's reopened PCR proceeding. Based on the testimony by Asia McClain and multiple lawyers, I think that Adnan has made a very strong showing on the "unreasonable performance"…
Rank this Week: 685

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    Understanding CTE in NFL Concussion Case

    Understanding CTE in NFL Concussion Case
    An alarming number of former NFL players are being diagnosed with CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) a progressive form... Read More The post Understanding CTE in NFL Concussion Cases appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Feb 8

    Two Hundred Plaintiffs Bring Suit Against WEN Hair Care Product

    Two Hundred Plaintiffs Bring Suit Against WEN Hair Care Product
    There are two class action lawsuits currently pending in Florida and Los Angeles Federal Courts against the popular... Read More The post Two Hundred Plaintiffs Bring Suit Against WEN Hair Care Products appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Feb 1

    IVC Filters – A Litigation Guide

    IVC Filters – A Litigation Guide
    A significant number of recent product-liability suits involve the implantation of dangerous medical devices that result in a... Read More The post IVC Filters – A Litigation Guide appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 682

Jeff Vail

Jeff Vail

Covers litigation checklists, litigation knowledge management, strategy, and the future of litigation.

http://www.jeffvail.net/
  • Feb 6

    Colorado Litigation Report

    Colorado Litigation Report
    Take a look at the Colorado Litigation Report, a site with very useful, short summaries of Colorado appellate opinions (best of all, published on a very regular basis, unlike this blog of late...  but soon to change).
  • Jul 19

    The Oil Drum

    The Oil Drum
    Sadly, one of my favorite websites (and a website where I was previously a contributing author), www.theoildrum.com, is shutting down (actually converting to an archive, there will just be no new content).  There are a variety of reasons…
  • Dec 27

    Preserving ESI on Twitter

    Preserving ESI on Twitter
    Once litigation is “reasonably anticipated,” parties have an obligation to preserve all potentially relevant material.  That obligation extends to information reasonably under a party’s control, even if it is not…
Rank this Week: 669

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: 679

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
  • Feb 10

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet
    Revenge is a dish best served cold. In a recent case, a disenchanted suitor not only sued to recover gifts he made to his former lover but also reported those gifts to the IRS as income payments! See Diane Blagaich, TC Memo 2016–2.…
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
Rank this Week: 745

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: 701

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • May 12

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”
    During jury selection in a car accident case, a prospective juror told counsel she “didn’t believe in the jury system” because of an experience her brother had in a criminal case two years earlier. She said she thought she…
  • Apr 9

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire
    A trial judge is Vero Beach was reversed last week for restricting defense counsel’s questions during jury selection. The defense lawyer in the case had been forced by the judge into going to trial without his client being…
  • Jan 30

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel
    During jury selection in a civil trial a prospective juror stated in open court that he was familiar with one of the defendant’s expert medical witnesses. The juror said the expert had “kind of screwed-up my dad’s…
Rank this Week: 718

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/
  • Feb 10

    Wham! Bang! Pow!

    Wham! Bang! Pow!
    A day in the life of the 2d District: It isn't all one amazingly fascinating legal question after another. Sometimes it's GIGO.2/2 awards appellate sanctions here:It is clear to us from the actions taken by appellant on appeal and from…
  • Feb 10

    "Call-in Lease" profiled in today's DJ

    "Call-in Lease" profiled in today's DJ
    Today's DJ profiles LASC judge Colin Leis, who's been on the LASC bench since Nov. 12, 2014. But before his appointment, he served at the 2d DCA for 20 years in divisions 8 and 5 (for Justices Rubin and Godoy Perez).
  • Feb 8

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Ann I. Jones of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Three until February 29, 2016.Judge Amy D. Hogue of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
Rank this Week: 782