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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    This week’s argument

    This week’s argument
    Oyez has posted audio and transcripts of this week’s arguments. The Court heard arguments this week in: Johnson v. United States McFadden v. United States Horne v. Department of Agriculture
  • Apr 24

    SCOTUS for law students: Excessive force in pretrial detention

    SCOTUS for law students: Excessive force in pretrial detention
    Few subjects are more timely than the use of excessive force by law enforcement officials, and the Supreme Court on Monday will consider an aspect of that issue: how to evaluate excessive force claims made by pretrial detainees. Specifically,…
  • Apr 24

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. Apart from the release of the Court’s order list, the big news Monday was the announcement of this year’s Pulitzer Prizes. And once again, we have been cheated of our rightful…
Rank this Week: 12

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
  • Apr 24

    Private International Law and Migration Law

    Private International Law and Migration Law
    Some earlier publications of Veerle Van Den Eeckhout on Private International Law and Migration Law are currently being made publicly available on SSRN. One of the core publications is the article  “De…
  • Apr 23

    European Parliament’s workshop on “Cross-border activities in the EU – Making life easier for citizens”

    European Parliament’s workshop on “Cross-border activities in the EU – Making life easier for citizens”
    The papers presented at the European Parliament’s workshop “Cross-border activities in the EU – Making life easier for citizens” (PE: 510.003) on 26 February 2015 in Brussels have been uploaded to the…
  • Apr 23

    Collection European Private International Law instrument

    Collection European Private International Law instrument
    The second revised edition of European Private International Law, edited by Prof. dr. K.R.S.D. Boele-  Woelki & R.J. ter Rele, has just been published. This book collects international and European instruments which…
Rank this Week: 28

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 34

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: 37

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 80

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: 83

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: 88

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/
  • Apr 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
Rank this Week: 89

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

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

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Apr 23

    Amended Complaint in Burn Victim/Amputee Suit Alleges More Outrageous Conduct by Settlement Purchaser

    Amended Complaint in Burn Victim/Amputee Suit Alleges More Outrageous Conduct by Settlement Purchaser
    "Defendant SAF through its agents met with Terrence in West Virginia, sent notaries to Terrence’s home in West Virginia, took Terrence to strip clubs, restaurants and stores in West Virginia, drove... This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 22

    SFSP To Offer Long Term Care Insurance With Member Discount

    SFSP To Offer Long Term Care Insurance With Member Discount
    by John Darer® CLU ChFC CSSC RSP CLTC The Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP), a credential only financial planning association, has announced that long term care insurance through... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Apr 22

    Aikman Structured Finance Acts in Poor Taste | Sends Zombie Toy to Grieving Son

    Aikman Structured Finance Acts in Poor Taste | Sends Zombie Toy to Grieving Son
    Tim Aikman is not someone who I would choose to do business with now or ever. Tim Aikman's actions speak of an insensitive jerk who clearly lacks good judgment. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content…
Rank this Week: 97

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

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stone’s recent article, “A Rape on Campus,” needs no introduction. (If you really need one, check the extensive Wikipedia article.) On April 5, Rolling Stone formally retracted the article and published an extensive…
  • Apr 1

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case
    Years ago, a family friend hired a contractor to do some basic work around the house, and paid half the cost as a deposit. Mid-way through, it became clear the contractor was doing a terrible job and that everything would need to be redone,…
  • Mar 11

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?
    Yesterday, my wife called me on her way back from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s oral arguments to tell me about Green v. Pennsylvania Hospital et al., a medical malpractice case. She swiftly assigned me two tasks: first, I had to…
Rank this Week: 160

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 23

    Is Plaintiff’s Fault Percentage Applied Before or After Tort Reform Damage Cap?

    Is Plaintiff’s Fault Percentage Applied Before or After Tort Reform Damage Cap?
    The Court of Appeals recently released an extensive opinion in a Tennessee car accident case, full of issues regarding evidence and trial questions. Three of the findings in this opinion are critical for tort lawyers to familiarize themselves…
  • Apr 21

    Tort Cases Pending Before the Tennessee Supreme Court

    Tort Cases Pending Before the Tennessee Supreme Court
    The Tennessee Supreme Court is currently reviewing the twelve cases of interest to Tennessee personal injury and wrongful death lawyers.  Click on the “continue reading”link to see the full list. 1.  Action Chiropractic…
  • Apr 21

    Email Blasts and Personal Jurisdiction

    Email Blasts and Personal Jurisdiction
    At what point do email blasts from one state into another allow a defendant to be sued in the state where the emails were sent (and where the plaintiff resides)? Plaintiff lived in Illinois and was injured at a ski resort in Wisconsin.…
Rank this Week: 211

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/
  • Apr 20

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Searching For Assets By Recognizing Red Flag

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Searching For Assets By Recognizing Red Flag
    If a divorcing spouse hides marital assets there usually are red flags.  Red flags are also often found when assets have been hidden by tax fraudsters, Ponzi schemers, bankruptcy debtors, money launderers & narco-traffickers.…
  • Apr 13

    A Case of Tax Fraud, Identity Theft & Murder

    A Case of Tax Fraud, Identity Theft & Murder
    This post describes a case in which illicit drug monies were concealed offshore and laundered via a Cayman Island bank account.  The case is also about tax fraud; identity theft and a murder.   I published the post earlier at the…
  • Apr 6

    Upcoming May 4th Course “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets”

    Upcoming May 4th Course “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets”
    I.  COURSE DESCRIPTION At the New York County Lawyers’ Association on May 4, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, I will be the program chair of “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets.”…
Rank this Week: 219

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Apr 13

    Roundtable Discussion with PTO Director Michelle Lee

    Roundtable Discussion with PTO Director Michelle Lee
    This Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 9:00 am the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting a roundtable discussion with the PTO’s new Director, Michelle Lee.  Here is how IPLAC describes the roundtable:…
  • Apr 7

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 4, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Wendy’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Marshall Feature…
  • Apr 6

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 4, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Wendy’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Marshall Feature…
Rank this Week: 226

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Gasoline Explosion Expert Witnesse

    Gasoline Explosion Expert Witnesse
    Gasoline explosion expert witnesses may report and testify on fuel explosions, flammable materials, and tanker truck explosions. On March 26 in Huimanguillo, in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco, villagers tried to take gasoline from…
  • Apr 16

    Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Part 2

    Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Part 2
    Attorney Craig Ball is a forensic technology expert witness. On his website, Ball in Your Court, he writes on his experience as an expert witness.Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Don’t Be Jekyll and Hyde We communicate as…
  • Apr 14

    Computer Security Expert Witness On Cyberstalking Part 1

    Computer Security Expert Witness On Cyberstalking Part 1
    In Cyberbullying, Trolling, and Cyberstalking: the Dark Side of Free Speech (part 1b), computer security expert witness Steve Burgess answers the question What is Free Speech? Also not protected is harassment, the act of systematic and/or…
Rank this Week: 227

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Apr 22

    Governor, Legislature Get it Right with Texting and Driving Bill

    Governor, Legislature Get it Right with Texting and Driving Bill
    It was too long coming, but Mississippi has finally enacted a law banning texting while driving. The law prohibits texting, emailing and accessing social networking sites while driving. Kudos to Governor Bryant and the legislature. In…
  • Apr 20

    What’s Everyone So Mad About?

    What’s Everyone So Mad About?
    In a recent Hotty Toddy.com article about the uproar caused by the IHL board running off Dan Jones, controversial former lawyer and long-time Ole Miss supporter Richard Scruggs led with the following: When I returned to civilization last year…
  • Apr 15

    April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the April issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $37,000 verdict (minus 30% fault)- Simpson County uninsured motorist car wreck case (3/11/15); $25,000 total verdict for two…
Rank this Week: 265

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 273

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: 274

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: 293

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 19

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future
    Your lawblogger recently attended a seminar given by Evan Carroll, the author of  “Your Digital Afterlife”,  a book speaking to the growing issues that have arisen as our activities on line have continued to branch out…
  • Mar 31

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid
    The Star Tribune has reported today that Ernie Banks, all star shortstop of the Chicago Cubs who died January 23rd at the age of 83 has left his estate to his caregiver Regina Rice. Banks made his will last October and the witnesses reported…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily Times  presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership…
Rank this Week: 311

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: 316

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 319

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: 329

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: 332

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/
  • Apr 23

    Call for Papers: Eighth Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop

    Call for Papers: Eighth Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop
    The Eighth Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop is happening at the University of California, Irvine School of Law on September 11-12, 2015. If you wish to present a paper, the deadline to submit abstracts is June 19, 2015. Howard...
  • Apr 23

    First Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: July 16-17, Seattle University

    First Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: July 16-17, Seattle University
    As we covered earlier, the first annual Civil Procedure Workshop is being held July 16-17 at Seattle University School of Law. You can find more details and registration information in the document linked below: Download Seattle Civil…
  • Apr 22

    SCOTUS Decision in Wong (& June): Equitable Tolling & the Federal Tort Claims Act

    SCOTUS Decision in Wong (& June): Equitable Tolling & the Federal Tort Claims Act
    Today the Supreme Court issued its decisions in United States v. Wong and United States v. June. As covered earlier, the cases address whether two time limits contained in the Federal Tort Claims Act are subject to equitable tolling.…
Rank this Week: 405

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 19

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 6: Unreasonable Expense

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 6: Unreasonable Expense
    Short-payment of royalties – when do post-production costs cross the line into unreasonableness? This next-to-last entry in Blawgletter's seven-part series on the hottest oil & gas claims for returns to the theme of royalty owners who…
  • Apr 12

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 5: Exculpatory Clause

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 5: Exculpatory Clause
    Blawgletter's seven-part exposition of the hottest oil and gas claims for 2015 (which we co-wrote for the Institute for Energy Law's 66th Oil & Gas Law Conference in Houston) moves into an area that plaintiffs hate and defendants love…
  • Apr 6

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 4: Flaring Ga

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 4: Flaring Ga
    Blawgletter offers the fourth installment in the seven-part series on the Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015. This time, we address whether flaring gas qualifies as "use" on which the operator must pay royalties. Legal backdrop…
Rank this Week: 401

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: 402

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
Rank this Week: 422

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 437

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    “I know I shouldn’t text from the toilet,  but….”

    “I know I shouldn’t text from the toilet,  but….”
    People take selfies at funerals and text during sex. Others text while in the shower or while using the toilet (which apparently is not just for newspapers and books any longer). And wherever there are social faux pas’ you can bet…
  • Apr 22

    Lumbersexuals with tattoos: Are they new and improved? 

    Lumbersexuals with tattoos: Are they new and improved? 
    Recently we blogged about an emerging demographic subgroup: the lumbersexual. After reading the flurry of mainstream media articles about this group, here is how we described them: “As far as we can tell, the lumbersexual is an urban…
  • Apr 10

    Pitfalls of the prevaricator 

    Pitfalls of the prevaricator 
    Typically we write about newly published research here at The Jury Room. But one of our favorite blogs (Mind Hacks) wrote about this article and then we went to read the actual article and discovered it was authored by some of our favorite…
Rank this Week: 480

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Apr 23

    Google Facing Age Discrimination Suit by Job Candidate

    Google Facing Age Discrimination Suit by Job Candidate
    A 64-year old tech worker from Florida recently filed an age discrimination suit against the Google early this week. He claims the search engine giant passed on him during an interview due to his age. Robert Heath indicated in his complaint…
  • Apr 23

    Bonds’ Conviction on Obstruction of Justice Reversed

    Bonds’ Conviction on Obstruction of Justice Reversed
    The obstruction of justice conviction of Barry Bonds was overturned just recently by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled his answer before the grand jury years ago wasn’t material to the government probe on the distribution…
  • Apr 22

    SC: No Hearing for Gupta Insider-Trading Appeal

    SC: No Hearing for Gupta Insider-Trading Appeal
    Early this week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to look into an insider-trading conviction of an ex-director for Goldman Sachs Group, Inc, Rajat Gupta. The justices didn’t leave any comment on their rejection of Gupta’s appeal on his…
Rank this Week: 537

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: 552

The Conference Room--Answers to…

The Conference Room--Answers to Questions on N.C. Law

Comments on North Carolina civil litigation and laws. By Bradley A. Coxe.

http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/
  • Apr 16

    Eviction

    Eviction
    Landlords have a streamlined process in North Carolina to evict tenants who have breached their lease. This is called summary ejectment. After the tenant has breached the lease by failing to pay rent or otherwise, and after the tenant has...
  • Apr 7

    Read What You Sign. Except Doctors.

    Read What You Sign. Except Doctors.
    One of the first bits of free advice you’ll get from an attorney, is to read and understand before you sign a document. Even where the clause is buried on page 8 of fine print; or where there was a...
  • Apr 1

    Have a Healthy and Effective Board

    Have a Healthy and Effective Board
    Attached is a Board Effectiveness Checklist from governance.pro that helps an organization determine if it is being as effective as it can be. The checklist applies to all types of organizations, so all the factors may not apply to every...
Rank this Week: 569

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/
  • Apr 23

    Lights, camera, roll 'em...

    Lights, camera, roll 'em...
    Today's LA Times presents After Court Adjourns, 9th Circuit Judge's Movie Nights Are A Hit here, about the movie nights at the Ninth Circuit, started by Judge Kozinski.Kozinski holds the event, known as KFF or Kozinski's Favorite Flicks,…
  • Apr 22

    Baseball themed dissent in Barry Bonds case

    Baseball themed dissent in Barry Bonds case
    The Barry Bonds en banc opinion is out (here), and Judge Rawlinson pens a baseball-themed dissent with the following intro, headings and conclusion:U.S. v. Bonds, No. 11-10669Rawlinson, Circuit Judge, dissenting:There is no joy in this…
  • Apr 21

    Editing tricks fail to fool court; brief stricken

    Editing tricks fail to fool court; brief stricken
    Looking for ways to outsmart the 14K word limit? Law360 today has a story titled Too-Long Brief Dooms Banking Patent Appeal at Fed. Circ., where "A trick straight out of high school English class cost [an appellant]" in a big way: its appeal…
Rank this Week: 670

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
  • Mar 17

    A break for some shipmates and a lesson on drilling down on the standard of review

    A break for some shipmates and a lesson on drilling down on the standard of review
    As a graduate of the “Boat School” (or “Canoe U”), I went on alert as soon as I spotted a case in yesterday’s advance sheets regarding whether some local county employees’ time as U.S. Naval Academy…
  • Mar 10

    Do longer briefs correlate to success for Appellants?

    Do longer briefs correlate to success for Appellants?
    I cannot think of a single writing seminar I have attended or book I have read that did not emphasize succinctness. Now comes a paper published at the Social Science Research Network, “Too Many Notes”? An Empirical…
  • Jan 23

    Can your trial judge give you a boost toward getting appellate review of a non-appealable order?

    Can your trial judge give you a boost toward getting appellate review of a non-appealable order?
    In theory, at least, the answer is yes, in some circumstances, by certifying the non-appealable order pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 166.1. Yesterday’s opinion in Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court,…
Rank this Week: 709

e-discovery 2.0

e-discovery 2.0

Covers electronic discovery. By Aaref Hilaly.

http://www.clearwellsystems.com/e-discovery-blog
  • Jun 4

    e-discovery 2.0 is moving

    e-discovery 2.0 is moving
    Dear Friends – The time has finally come for eDiscovery 2.0 to relocate to the Symantec eDiscovery Blog. We are excited to continue our long tradition of providing unbiased perspectives regarding cutting-edge eDiscovery and information…
  • Apr 25

    Preventing Data Breaches – Tips from the FTC on Fraud, Deception and Consumer Privacy

    Preventing Data Breaches – Tips from the FTC on Fraud, Deception and Consumer Privacy
      2013 was a rough year for organizations struggling to secure their data. According to the recently published Internet Security Threat Report       (ISTR),breaches increased 62% in 2013 and over 552 million…
  • Dec 20

    In Re: Biomet Order Addresses Hot Button Predictive Coding Issue

    In Re: Biomet Order Addresses Hot Button Predictive Coding Issue
    United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, Ronald J. Miller, recently addressed what has arguably become the hottest predictive coding issue since Judge Andrew J. Peck’s February 2012 order in Da Silva…
Rank this Week: 738

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Guideline Hourly Rates for 2015, 2016, 2017…

    Guideline Hourly Rates for 2015, 2016, 2017…
    The Master of the Rolls has announced guideline hourly rates (GHRs) are to be frozen at their 2010 levels indefinitely as there is no prospect of proper evidence being produced to justify a revision. This may not be entirely bad ……
  • Mar 30

    Drafting time

    Drafting time
    Further to my post yesterday, the time claimed for drafting the three virtually identical Notices of Funding was a total of three hours (one hour for each). Did you guess correctly? Being charitable, I suppose it is possible the fee ……
  • Mar 29

    Drafting Notice of Funding

    Drafting Notice of Funding
    I’m currently dealing with a case where the claimants’ solicitors were acting for three claimants arising out of the same incident. Same fee earner dealing with each claim. Notices of Funding were prepared; one for each of the…
Rank this Week: 775

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

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

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

    See you on LinkedIn

    See you on LinkedIn
    Alain Leibman writes: We have endeavored from the outset of this blog to offer thoughtful, possibly useful, and occasionally provocative analyses of developments in the criminal law, a time-intensive effort.  Regrettably, a busy workload…
  • Mar 18

    Does your Third Circuit judge vote as a “conservative, moderate, or liberal”?

    Does your Third Circuit judge vote as a “conservative, moderate, or liberal”?
    Alain Leibman writes: Matthew Stiegler, a Philadelphia attorney, has a terrific blog dedicated to reporting on, and thoughtfully analyzing, developments in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, called the CA3blog.  Matthew has written a…
  • Jan 30

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry
    Alain Leibman writes: Those of you who follow, or at least sporadically read, this blog know that it attempts to treat in a considered way important issues facing the white collar bar and our clients.  Still, like any blog, it exists…
Rank this Week: 789

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/
  • Apr 23

    Chancery Applies Contract Principles in Preferred-Shares Dispute

    Chancery Applies Contract Principles in Preferred-Shares Dispute
    In Choupak v. Rivkin, C.A. No. 7000-VCL (Del. Ch. April 6, 2015), the Delaware Court of Chancery concluded after a trial that the defendant and counterclaim-plaintiff, Vladimir Rivkin, forged documents, lied about exercising options,…
  • Apr 22

    Peter B. Ladig to Participate in a Panel Discussion at the E-Discovery for the Mid-Size Case CLE on April 30th, 2015

    Peter B. Ladig to Participate in a Panel Discussion at the E-Discovery for the Mid-Size Case CLE on April 30th, 2015
    Morris James partner Peter B. Ladig will participate in a panel discussion at the E-Discovery for the Mid-Size Case CLE on April 30, 2015 sponsored by the E-Discovery and Technology Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. Mr.…
  • Apr 21

    Court Of Chancery Notes The Outer Limits Of Contract/Fiduciary Claim

    Court Of Chancery Notes The Outer Limits Of Contract/Fiduciary Claim
    The Renco Group Inc. v. MacAndrews AMG Holdings LLC, C.A. 7668-VCN (April 20, 2015) There is a long line of decisions that holds when the parties set out their mutual rights and obligations in a contract, only contract law governs and a…
Rank this Week: 823

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: 815

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 892

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
  • Jan 25

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement

    Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in Structured Settlement
    Since 1975, Ringler Associates has been a nationwide leader in the structured settlement industry and this year, is celebrating a 40th Anniversary! On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague,  Mike Casey  and…
  • Jan 11

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

    Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    Since 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, better known as GTLA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true…
  • Dec 30

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement

    From Wealth Management to Structured Settlement
    Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins  Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for…
Rank this Week: 879

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

Covers divisions between circuit courts. By Nicholas J. Wagoner.

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Jun 6

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split
    This post is part of a series exploring the ideas in an important new article by Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (Univ. Houston), entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. One important concept Bruhl explains is that of parallel…
  • Jun 6

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)
    Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (pictured), a professor at University of Houston Law Center, has an important new article on SSRN entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. This article is, simply put, brilliant. It changed the way that I think…
  • May 13

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split
    Sometimes appellate advocates argue that the circuit court panel in their case should align with the decisions of one or two other circuits in order to avoid creating a circuit split. In one recent case, the lawyer stretched the argument too…
Rank this Week: 877

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/
  • Apr 22

    North Carolina weighs in on judges and social media

    North Carolina weighs in on judges and social media
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "North Carolina weighs in on judges and social media." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** North Carolina weighs in on judges and social media Judges using social media:…
  • Apr 9

    New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn

    New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn Earlier this month, the New York County…
  • Apr 8

    Join Me For Drinks In Boston on 4/24

    Join Me For Drinks In Boston on 4/24
    I'll be in Boston on April 24th and hope you can join me for free drinks compliments of MyCase at the Park Plaza Hotel Lobby Lounge Bar from 5-7 pm. I've already gotten a few Boston lawyer friends to agree to come, including Bob Ambrogi, Alan…
Rank this Week: 1006

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Apr 21

    The American Jury System: A Synthetic Overview

    The American Jury System: A Synthetic Overview
    Richard Lempert The American Jury System: A Synthetic Overview Abstract: This essay, originally written for a Swiss volume, and revised with added material for publication in the Chicago Kent Law Review, is intended to provide in brief…
  • Apr 20

    Forensic Oratory and the Jury Trial in Nineteenth-Century America

    Forensic Oratory and the Jury Trial in Nineteenth-Century America
    Simon Stern Forensic Oratory and the Jury Trial in Nineteenth-Century America Abstract: The institution of the jury underwent radical change in the United States during the nineteenth century. At the beginning of the century, the jury trial…
  • Apr 16

    The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysi

    The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysi
    Markus Dubber The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysis Abstract: The jury’s history is interestingly schizophrenic, even paradoxical. On one side is the history of the jury as palladium of…
Rank this Week: 1018