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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

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

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

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

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Oct 1

    Court of Chancery Rejects Limits on Advancement Right

    Court of Chancery Rejects Limits on Advancement Right
    Authored By Lewis Lazarus This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | October 1, 2014 By statute and case law, Delaware has long protected the rights of officers and directors to…
Rank this Week: 467

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 45

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Covers business, contracts, and nursing home negligence litigation. By Philip J. Berenz.

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
Rank this Week: 4673

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Perez v. Stephens 13-1406 Issue: Whether attorney abandonment, which Maples v. Thomas held is an “extraordinary circumstance” equitably excusing a resulting failure to appeal a denial of state…
  • Oct 1

    Big payday for ex-college sports stars?

    Big payday for ex-college sports stars?
    Two significant First Amendment cases that have been awaiting the Supreme Court’s reaction for a year are on the way to being settled, with the real prospect that former stars in big-time college football and basketball will get a…
  • Oct 1

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    The Court is scheduled to resume oral arguments in just a few days, and so previews of the upcoming Term and the cases on the Court’s docket continue.  Chantal Valery of Agence France-Presse looks at the Term as a whole, noting…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Oct 1

    Intelifund Tweet Bombs Itself into Existence

    Intelifund Tweet Bombs Itself into Existence
    Intelifund LLC, a Delaware registered company, listing a Washington DC Post Office Box as a company address, has announced its entry into the structured settlement sceondary market by "twitbombing",... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Oct 1

    NY Structured Judgment Value Over Verdict Phenomenon Continue

    NY Structured Judgment Value Over Verdict Phenomenon Continue
    Low interest rates continue to amplify structured judgment values in excess of the damages awarded by juries in New York City and elsewhere in New York State. Structured judgment experts can assist... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Sep 29

    Settlement Purchaser used Fake Fiverr Testimonial to Mislead Consumer

    Settlement Purchaser used Fake Fiverr Testimonial to Mislead Consumer
    A settlement purchaser who will remain nameless (for now) purchased a testimonial off Fiverr.com and presented a fake testimonial as a real customer who had sold their structured settlement to the... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 78

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Oct 1

    Texas Court Maintains Conviction of Tom DeLay

    Texas Court Maintains Conviction of Tom DeLay
    The highest criminal court in Texas early this week maintained a ruling in the lower court of reversing ex-Republican House Majority leader Tom DeLay’s conviction in 2010 for money laundering. Affirming the dismissal of the lower court on…
  • Oct 1

    Court of Appeals Halts Part of Voting Law in North Carolina

    Court of Appeals Halts Part of Voting Law in North Carolina
    A court of federal appeals blocked parts of North Carolina’s voting law ahead of time for elections next month, ruling that they’ll disenfranchise black voters. A decision of 2-1 by the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals situated in Richmond is…
  • Sep 30

    Governor Facing Gun Restraining Order Bill Deadline in California

    Governor Facing Gun Restraining Order Bill Deadline in California
    Jerry Brown, California’s present governor, will have until Tuesday of this week to veto or sign a bill that would let people make a petition to the judge --- to take any firearm temporarily from an immediate member who may pose a threat to…
Rank this Week: 212

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: 681

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/
  • Oct 1

    2d District pro tem update

    2d District pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until November 30, 2014 Judge Lee Edmon of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting…
  • Oct 1

    Mr. Lawrence W. Striley named 25th Reporter of Decision

    Mr. Lawrence W. Striley named 25th Reporter of Decision
    Today's the first day on the job for a new name you should know: "Following a national search, the Supreme Court of California today announced the appointment of Mr. Lawrence W. Striley as the 25th Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court…
  • Sep 30

    CRF Honors Clerk Joseph Lane + LACBA ACS event

    CRF Honors Clerk Joseph Lane + LACBA ACS event
    This afternoon at the Bonaventure Brewing Co. in Downtown LA, the Constitutional Rights Foundation presents is annual Cobey Honors Awards, which include and award for Joseph Lane, Clerk of the Second District Court of Appeal for the Appellate…
Rank this Week: 314

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 371

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

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

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 1625

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
  • Oct 1

    Roundup of Recent Alien Tort Statute Cases Post-Kiobel

    Roundup of Recent Alien Tort Statute Cases Post-Kiobel
    For those interested in the impact that Kiobel is having on Alien Tort Statute litigation, John Bellinger of Arnold & Porter (who was the Legal Advisor at the US State Department) has an interesting post here.  After reviewing the…
  • Sep 29

    EP Paper on future of European Private International Law

    EP Paper on future of European Private International Law
    In a workshop of the European Parliament’s JURI Committee on Upcoming issues of EU Law, that took place on 24th September, papers were presented on five selected topics: the application of EU Law (Wolfgang Heusel), the implementation of…
  • Sep 22

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale
     (I am grateful to Prof. Francesca Villata – University of Milan – for the following presentation of the latest issue of the RDIPP) The second issue of 2014 of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale…
Rank this Week: 43

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Collaboration in Litigation: The Four Simple Rule

    Collaboration in Litigation: The Four Simple Rule
    When your team is preparing for a new matter, how do you organize, collaborate, and share information? Do you email files to co-counsel, team members, or outside parties? Do you have a collaboration tool to keep track of where documents go…
  • Sep 26

    What You Need to Know About the ShellShock Bug

    What You Need to Know About the ShellShock Bug
    A new security vulnerability known as the Shellshock bug allows malicious code to take over a computer and access confidential information. Nextpoint has applied the all of the necessary patches to address…
  • Sep 24

    New Nextpoint Feature: Digital Notes for Document Reviewer

    New Nextpoint Feature: Digital Notes for Document Reviewer
    Folder Tags is a brand new feature that lets reviewers add notes to folders in Nextpoint. The inspiration came from a Nextpoint client with a large review project. The review team wanted to make it possible for groups of reviewers to leave…
Rank this Week: 1867

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
  • Oct 1

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues.  With…
  • Sep 29

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues. Attorneys…
  • Sep 26

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method
    Often you can use more than one discovery method to get the same facts or evidence. You can take a pick-and-choose approach to your methodology, or better yet, use a coordinated approach that aims multiple discovery methods at the same…
Rank this Week: 486

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
  • Oct 1

    Companies Leading the Charge on Carbon Pricing

    Companies Leading the Charge on Carbon Pricing
    While it is unlikely that the 113th Congress will take any action on climate change (especially not in advance of the November 2014 elections),  many major public companies aren’t waiting for Congressional action and are instead…
  • Sep 24

    The Challenge of Addressing Environmental Stigma Claim

    The Challenge of Addressing Environmental Stigma Claim
    The often uncertain nature of environmental stigma claims has resulted in diverse and often confusing jurisprudence. Stigma damage claims seek recovery of damages to the reputation of the realty.  Stigma damages represent the…
  • Sep 17

    New Domestic Violence Leave Law in Massachusett

    New Domestic Violence Leave Law in Massachusett
    At the same time NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces tough questions about Ray Rice, a new domestic violence law went into effect in Massachusetts.  Employers with 50 or more employees must now provide employees who are victims of…
Rank this Week: 424

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Oct 1

    Companies Leading the Charge on Carbon Pricing

    Companies Leading the Charge on Carbon Pricing
    While it is unlikely that the 113th Congress will take any action on climate change (especially not in advance of the November 2014 elections),  many major public companies aren’t waiting for Congressional action and are instead…
  • Sep 24

    The Challenge of Addressing Environmental Stigma Claim

    The Challenge of Addressing Environmental Stigma Claim
    The often uncertain nature of environmental stigma claims has resulted in diverse and often confusing jurisprudence. Stigma damage claims seek recovery of damages to the reputation of the realty.  Stigma damages represent the…
  • Sep 17

    New Domestic Violence Leave Law in Massachusett

    New Domestic Violence Leave Law in Massachusett
    At the same time NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces tough questions about Ray Rice, a new domestic violence law went into effect in Massachusetts.  Employers with 50 or more employees must now provide employees who are victims of…
Rank this Week: 542

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/
  • Oct 1

    Chasing Data: An eDiscovery Report

    Chasing Data: An eDiscovery Report
    By Shane SchickExtract: Choosing an e-discovery solution means addressing several interconnected issues. Product demos can be impressive, but don’t be fooled: a tool’s features can be the least important factor for you to…
  • Sep 30

    Total Review Cost of Training Selection Method

    Total Review Cost of Training Selection Method
    By William WebberMy previous post described in some detail the conditions of finite population annotation that apply to e-discovery. To summarize, what we care about (or at least should care about) is not maximizing classifier accuracy in…
  • Sep 29

    Is the IRS’s Inability to Find Emails the Result of Unethical Behavior?

    Is the IRS’s Inability to Find Emails the Result of Unethical Behavior?
    By Ralph LoseyThe IRS seems inherently incapable of finding emails. The most famous incident that everyone has heard about, and many have complained about, is the loss of emails of key witnesses in a Congressional investigation…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Oct 1

    ASNP Settlement Planning Webinar Series - 1

    ASNP Settlement Planning Webinar Series - 1
    The Academy of Special Needs Planners' (ASNP) 12-part "Settlement Planning" webinar series , which begins today, offers an important educational opportunity to learn more about this evolving profession. Evaluated in advance, based upon its…
  • Sep 29

    Fall 2014 Educational Resource

    Fall 2014 Educational Resource
    During this transitional era for both settlement planning and the primary and secondary structured settlement markets, participating professionals are fortunate to have multiple educational opportunities this Fall to update and expand their…
  • Sep 2

    Potential "Game Changing" S2 PLR

    Potential "Game Changing" S2 PLR
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a Private Letter Ruling (PLR-143928-13) dated August 29, 2014 approving favorable tax treatment for a structured settlement annuity with annual payment adjustments based on the performance of the…
Rank this Week: 326

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Argument for Non-Citizen Juror

    Argument for Non-Citizen Juror
    The article below and the study it cites makes a strong argument for allowing non-citizen jurors. According to the article, in criminal proceedings, non-citizens face higher sentences than those who are citizens. The article goes on to say…
  • Sep 30

    Jury New

    Jury New
    SCOTUS Blog: Argument preview: Justices to resolve circuit split on juror testimony ...WDTN: Selecting jurors to choose life or death for AriasNWTimes: Lawyers argue over juror anonymity in gang trialPittsburgh Post Gazette: Alternate jurors'…
  • Sep 29

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire
    Neil Joel DilloffMelissa Rubin RothAbstract (to read the entire article go here)You have spent several hours selecting a jury in a civil case. In accordance with the usual Maryland procedure, the jurors were sworn and the trial judge…
Rank this Week: 1167

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Oct 1

    Argument for Non-Citizen Juror

    Argument for Non-Citizen Juror
    The article below and the study it cites makes a strong argument for allowing non-citizen jurors. According to the article, in criminal proceedings, non-citizens face higher sentences than those who are citizens. The article goes on to say…
  • Sep 30

    Jury New

    Jury New
    SCOTUS Blog: Argument preview: Justices to resolve circuit split on juror testimony ... WDTN: Selecting jurors to choose life or death for Arias NWTimes: Lawyers argue over juror anonymity in gang trial Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Alternate…
  • Sep 29

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire

    Jurors Who Lie on Voir Dire
    Neil Joel Dilloff Melissa Rubin Roth Abstract (to read the entire article go here) You have spent several hours selecting a jury in a civil case. In accordance with the usual Maryland procedure, the jurors were sworn and the trial...
Rank this Week: 679

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 1862

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Oct 1

    Collateral Estoppel of a UIM Claim Upheld in a Slightly Different Context

    Collateral Estoppel of a UIM Claim Upheld in a Slightly Different Context
    In the recent past, several cases have been summarized here in which a variety of courts have held that where a third party arbitration in an auto accident case results in an award that is less than the tortfeasor's liability limits, the…
  • Sep 29

    Tort Talk Expo 2014 a Success -- THANKS VERY MUCH

    Tort Talk Expo 2014 a Success -- THANKS VERY MUCH
    Over 100 people were in attendance at Friday's TORT TALK EXPO 2014 which took place at the Mohegan Sun Casino Hotel in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  The seminar was followed by an outdoor Cocktail Reception on a beautiful Fall…
  • Sep 26

    A Sampling of Post-Koken Jury Verdicts From Around the Commonwealth To Date

    A Sampling of Post-Koken Jury Verdicts From Around the Commonwealth To Date
    Below is a sampling of Post-Koken jury verdict results uncovered to date from a review of cases that have gone up the appellate ladder and from research on verdicts from valid sources such as the Pennsylvania Law Weekly.This list is NOT…
Rank this Week: 408

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/
  • Oct 1

    19 Ways in Which the World Has Changed Since 1995

    19 Ways in Which the World Has Changed Since 1995
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Today marks A2L Consulting's 19th anniversary. Almost 20 years ago, I began planning to set up this company even while I was finishing law school. Now we are one of a small handful of top…
  • Sep 25

    $300 Million of Litigation Consulting and Storytelling Validation

    $300 Million of Litigation Consulting and Storytelling Validation
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting A2L supported a major win at trial last week, and the lessons from that win are extremely useful for any litigator. The case involved two of the world's top litigation law firms and, respectively,…
  • Sep 25

    The Top 5 Qualities of a Good Lawyer

    The Top 5 Qualities of a Good Lawyer
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting I'm often asked for advice on hiring a lawyer. In fact, I refer about two dozen cases/clients out to trustworthy lawyers each year. Usually, they range in value from family law-types of cases to…
Rank this Week: 1366

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 3317

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Oct 1

    Admissibility of brain scans in criminal trial

    Admissibility of brain scans in criminal trial
    It’s been a while since we’ve done an update on neurolaw issues and we think you’ll want to read the entire article upon which this post is based. The article is published in Court Review: Journal of the American Judges…
  • Sep 29

    Simple Jury Persuasion: Should you consider 3-D for your courtroom videos?

    Simple Jury Persuasion: Should you consider 3-D for your courtroom videos?
    Evidence admissibility issues aside, the answer is, “only if you can do it as well as they did in the 3D movie Polar Express”. As it turns out, 3D isn’t that much more impactful than 2D unless it’s done really, really…
  • Sep 26

    Would you prefer a smaller government? Actually, no you would not. 

    Would you prefer a smaller government? Actually, no you would not. 
    For a number of years now, we have been asking our mock jurors what role they think government should play in our society and giving them a number of options among which to choose. Most of them say government should play a smaller role…
Rank this Week: 446

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Oct 1

    “The Money Centers” Should Have Money, Right? The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians Hopes So…

    “The Money Centers” Should Have Money, Right? The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians Hopes So…
    Update (October 1, 2014): I hope that no one is shocked to learn that The Money Centers of America had no money to pay off the judgment that the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (Kyle, J.) awarded the Mille…
  • Oct 1

    The Boundary Lines of Voir Dire (Picking the Jury vs. Priming the Jury)

    The Boundary Lines of Voir Dire (Picking the Jury vs. Priming the Jury)
    “If the evidence were to show that the plaintiff injured himself because of his own stupidity, would you be able to find it within yourself to award him no money even if you find he was badly injured, again, by his ……
  • Sep 30

    Human Error v. Flawed Table Saw Design: A Duluth Jury Will Decide?

    Human Error v. Flawed Table Saw Design: A Duluth Jury Will Decide?
    Update (September 30, 2014): Any experience with the table saw pictured at left or one like it? Do you think that experience would make you a better juror or a worse one in a case against a saw manufacturer based on a ……
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Oct 1

    Influential But Uninformed: What Scotus Knows About Policing

    Influential But Uninformed: What Scotus Knows About Policing
    Seth W. Stoughton, Policing Facts, 88 Tulane L. Rev. 847 (2014).Elizabeth JohSift through any number of Fourth Amendment decisions from the Supreme Court, and you will find many general observations about the police: that theirs is a…
  • Sep 30

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce
    Martin H. Redish & Jennifer Aronoff, The Real Constitutional Problem with State Judicial Selection: Due Process, Judicial Retention, and the Dangers of Popular Constitutionalism, Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at…
  • Sep 29

    Corporate Privacy

    Corporate Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman, A Corporate Right to Privacy, 99 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014) available at SSRN.Tom C.W. LinProfessor Elizabeth Pollman explores the validity and scope of a constitutional right to privacy for corporations in a…
Rank this Week: 454

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Sep 30

    The Files are Already Electronic, How Hard Can They Be to Load? - Best of eDiscovery Daily

    The Files are Already Electronic, How Hard Can They Be to Load? - Best of eDiscovery Daily
    Since hard copy discovery became electronic discovery, I’ve worked with a number of clients who expect that working with electronic files in a review tool is simply a matter of loading the files and getting started. Unfortunately,…
  • Sep 29

    When Preparing Production Sets, Quality is Job 1 - Best of eDiscovery Daily

    When Preparing Production Sets, Quality is Job 1 - Best of eDiscovery Daily
    Yesterday, we talked about addressing parameters of production up front to ensure that those requirements make sense and avoid foreseeable production problems well before the production step. Today, we will talk about quality control (QC)…
  • Sep 28

    Production is the "Ringo" of the eDiscovery Phases - Best of eDiscovery Daily

    Production is the "Ringo" of the eDiscovery Phases - Best of eDiscovery Daily
    Most of the “press” associated with eDiscovery ranges from the “left side of the EDRM model” (i.e., Information Management, Identification, Preservation, Collection) through the stages to prepare materials for…
Rank this Week: 3599

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 30

    Amendments to Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure

    Amendments to Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure
    Effective September 4, 2014, the Superior Court amended and adopted several miscellaneous Superior Court Rules.  A copy of the amendements can be found here. The first amendment is to Rule 6 and addresses additional time provided to…
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court Reverses Denial Of Alimony Obligor’s Motion To Reopen

    Supreme Court Reverses Denial Of Alimony Obligor’s Motion To Reopen
    In the matter of Taylor v. Taylor, the Delaware Supreme Court examined the trial court’s denial of Mr. Taylor’s application to reopen an alimony order entered in default of any appearance by him.  Mr. Taylor…
  • Aug 31

    Supreme Court Analyses of Excusable Neglect Standard

    Supreme Court Analyses of Excusable Neglect Standard
    The Delaware Supreme Court recently analyzed the standard of excusable neglect sufficient to vacate a default judgment.  In the case of Christiana Mall, LLC v. Emory Hill and Company (opinion here), Christiana Mall sought to overturn the…
Rank this Week: 3072

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Say "No" to a Low Settlement Offer When You Say "Yes" to Lawsuit Funding

    Say "No" to a Low Settlement Offer When You Say "Yes" to Lawsuit Funding
    Lawsuit funding is a non-recourse cash advance against a pending settlement. Many refer to this service as a "lawsuit loan," although it is not a loan; in fact, it is quite different. Unlike a traditional loan, when receiving lawsuit funding…
  • Sep 29

    Litigation Funding Fills a Financial Gap While You Wait For Justice

    Litigation Funding Fills a Financial Gap While You Wait For Justice
    In most lawsuits, achieving fair compensation can take a long time. Unfortunately, time is one thing most plaintiffs don't have especially if unable to work and falling behind on the bills. Because lawsuits can drag on for years, without a…
  • Sep 29

    One Year Later Physical and Emotional Scars Remain; Financial Ones Don’t have to with Litigation Funding

    One Year Later Physical and Emotional Scars Remain; Financial Ones Don’t have to with Litigation Funding
    Imagine getting immediate financial relief for your wrongful death lawsuit instead of years from now. With litigation funding, this financial assistance is possible. The parents of a woman killed in a gas explosion have filed a wrongful…
Rank this Week: 4909

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/
  • Sep 30

    Update on DOJ's Decision to Reverse Course on Appellate Waiver

    Update on DOJ's Decision to Reverse Course on Appellate Waiver
    Yesterday, we posted a blog entry concerning an anticipated announcement by Eric Holder involving the Department of Justice's decision to stop requiring appellate waiver provisions in plea agreements in federal court. Although the…
  • Sep 29

    Department of Justice Expected to End Insistence on Waiver of Appellate Right

    Department of Justice Expected to End Insistence on Waiver of Appellate Right
    If reports are true, those of us that handle federal criminal cases here in Atlanta and elsewhere received some much welcomed news this morning. It is being reported by Law 360 that within the next week or so, Eric Holder is expected to…
  • Sep 26

    Search of Different Cellphone Seven Years After Alleged Crime Called OK by Federal Court of Appeal

    Search of Different Cellphone Seven Years After Alleged Crime Called OK by Federal Court of Appeal
    Federal criminal cases are no different than cases brought in state courts such as Georgia, Florida or Alabama. The explosion of technology requires courts to balance the needs of law enforcement with the protections for individual liberty…
Rank this Week: 943

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

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

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

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 3240

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 2162

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Sep 30

    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay on Early Voting Issue in Ohio

    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay on Early Voting Issue in Ohio
    The Washington Post has reported that yesterday five of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices agreed to enter an Order granting the State of Ohio’s Application for Stay and Request for Preliminary Injunction to stop enforcement of a court order…
  • Sep 28

    Brown Bettman on Ohio v. Quarterman on Failure to Preserve Constitutional Issues for Appellate Review

    Brown Bettman on Ohio v. Quarterman on Failure to Preserve Constitutional Issues for Appellate Review
    The Ohio Supreme Court issued an opinion last week in State v. Quarterman regarding the failure to preserve constitutional issued for appellate review. Marianna Brown Bettman (University of Cinncinnati) has this post detailing the decision on…
  • Sep 24

    Nevada Ponders Intermediate Appellate Court

    Nevada Ponders Intermediate Appellate Court
    The November ballot in Nevada will include the opportunity to vote for a constitutional amendment to create an intermediate appellate court. My experience with Nevada courts is limited to involvement with some cert petitions from the Nevada…
Rank this Week: 3161

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

Features trial tips from a trial consultant. By Dr. Noelle Nelson.

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    The Eyes Have It: Does Your Witness Know How to Look at Jurors?

    The Eyes Have It: Does Your Witness Know How to Look at Jurors?
    Telling your witness to look at the jurors during their testimony without teaching them how to do so can be fatal to your case.  A scared, anxious witness may only dare a quick terrified glance mid-sentence at the jurors, which confirms…
  • Sep 2

    "You Need a Timeline!"

    "You Need a Timeline!"
    Timelines are essential to just about any case. I’ve been teased by various attorneys I’ve worked with that I always recommend a timeline, and indeed it’s true.But there is method to my repeated "You need a timeline!"…
  • Jul 31

    It Takes A Village: Yet Another Focus Group Advantage

    It Takes A Village: Yet Another Focus Group Advantage
    I consulted on a case recently where one of the possible witnesses was an individual in a highly respected line of work. This person had some 30-odd years ago been involved in criminal activity, but in the years since had made a wonderful…
Rank this Week: 4188

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 1076

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Sep 30

    California will require supervisor training to prevent workplace bullying

    California will require supervisor training to prevent workplace bullying
    California recently became the second state to pass a law acknowledging the problem of workplace bullying. The first state to do so was Tennessee. Effective January 1, 2015, California’s existing law mandating sexual harassment training…
  • Jun 6

    Oregon Supreme Court recognizes law firm "in house" privilege

    Oregon Supreme Court recognizes law firm "in house" privilege
    The Oregon Supreme Court held last week that the attorney-client privilege applies to communications between a law firm's lawyers and the firm's in-house counsel. In Crimson Trace Corp. v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, plaintiff sued its lawyers…
  • May 27

    Angencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 3 -- Lessons for employer

    Angencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 3 -- Lessons for employer
    As discussed in our earlier posts (Part 1 and Part 2), the EEOC and NLRB have in recent years targeted employers who impose restrictions on employee speech and conduct that could chill employees' exercise of their rights under the NLRA...
Rank this Week: 872

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Sep 30

    Equal Pay Act Claim Requires Equal "Job Content", Second Circuit Hold

    Equal Pay Act Claim Requires Equal "Job Content", Second Circuit Hold
    Equal pay for equal work The Equal Pay Act of 1963, 29 U.S.C. 206(d), mandates equal pay for "equal work". But what does "equal work" mean? A ruling by the Second Circuit focuses on the "content" of the…
  • Sep 29

    Dow Loses $1.2 Billion Price-Fixing Appeal; Large Victory for Class Action

    Dow Loses $1.2 Billion Price-Fixing Appeal; Large Victory for Class Action
    Big damages . . . and a big win for class actions A Tenth Circuit panel of judges has upheld a $1.2 billion verdict and judgment against Dow Chemical for its role in a price-fixing conspiracy that involved urethane chemical...
  • Sep 25

    Quote of the Day: Paul W. Green

    Quote of the Day: Paul W. Green
    With Texas now hosting many of the world’s largest corporations,* our public policy has shifted from a patriarchal one in which we valued uniform treatment of Texas employees from one employer to the next above all else, to one in...
Rank this Week: 438

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/
  • Sep 30

    Jail Term Not a Bar For Jail Inmate’s Ability to Communicate

    Jail Term Not a Bar For Jail Inmate’s Ability to Communicate
    Underwood v. Menfre, 2014 WL 67644 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 8, 2014). Aggrieved by her inability to write letters to her husband with sensitive, personal information, and send him inter alia photographs, drawings, and newspaper clippings, the…
  • Sep 29

    Merchandise Certificates are Not Coupons And Therefore CAFA Did Not Apply to Louis Vuitton Settlement

    Merchandise Certificates are Not Coupons And Therefore CAFA Did Not Apply to Louis Vuitton Settlement
    Morey v. Louis Vuitton N. America, Inc., 2014 WL 109194 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 9, 2014). A District Court granted final approval to a settlement reached between the parties holding that the settlement was fair and reasonable, and that because the…
  • Sep 26

    Suit on behalf of All Taxpayers in a State is Deemed a Class Action Under CAFA

    Suit on behalf of All Taxpayers in a State is Deemed a Class Action Under CAFA
    Brown v. Mortgage Elec. Reg. Systems, Inc., 2013 WL 6851088 (8th Cir. Dec. 31, 2013) The Eighth Circuit affirmed the order of a District Court denying a Plaintiff’s motion to remand holding that, because Arkansas cases involving the…
Rank this Week: 163

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 30

    Miss. Supreme Court Reinstates $1.1 Million Jury Verdict

    Miss. Supreme Court Reinstates $1.1 Million Jury Verdict
    Last week in a 5-3 split, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed a trial court JNOV and reinstated a jury verdict of $1,161,000 in Cheeks v. Autozone, Inc. Here is the Court’s opinion. Here is my 2012 post on the verdict. The…
  • Sep 29

    $10.5 Million Jury Verdict in Retrial of Products Liability Case

    $10.5 Million Jury Verdict in Retrial of Products Liability Case
    I’m hearing reports of a $10.5 million jury verdict in Coahoma County on Friday in Applewhite v. Hyundai Motor America. The case was originally tried in 2008 with a $4.5 million plaintiff verdict. In 2011 the Mississippi Supreme Court…
  • Sep 22

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case
    Those legal nerds observers looking forward to the big oral argument Wednesday in the case where the trial judge ruled that Mississippi’s damages caps are unconstitutional will be disappointed with this: the Court cancelled oral…
Rank this Week: 506

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Statistics Expert Allowed to Testify in Real Estate Backed Securities Dispute

    Statistics Expert Allowed to Testify in Real Estate Backed Securities Dispute
    CMFG Life Insurance Co., et al. v. RBS Securities, Inc., No. 12-cv-037-wmc, U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; July 23, 2014 Background: Plaintiffs CMFG Life Insurance Company and its...The post Statistics Expert Allowed to…
  • Sep 29

    Pennsylvania Judge Denies Insurer’s Motion to Exclude Accounting Expert in Business Shutdown

    Pennsylvania Judge Denies Insurer’s Motion to Exclude Accounting Expert in Business Shutdown
    Case: U.S. Fire Insurance Co. v. Kelman Bottles, No. 11cv0891, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Aug. 8, 2014 Background: Kelman Bottles owns a glass manufacturing facility....The post Pennsylvania Judge Denies…
  • Sep 29

    Forensic Pathology Expert Discusses Vascular Malformations of the Brain

    Forensic Pathology Expert Discusses Vascular Malformations of the Brain
    Vascular malformations of the brain are classified into four principal groups: arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, capillary telangiectasis and venous angiomas. Of these, the first two are the types associated with...The…
Rank this Week: 1004

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 88

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Sep 29

    Considering the Potential Impacts of a New FRCP Rule 37(e) on Legal Hold Practice

    Considering the Potential Impacts of a New FRCP Rule 37(e) on Legal Hold Practice
    By: Andrew Bartholomew Earlier this month, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), moving them one step closer to final passage. Among the proposed…
  • Sep 25

    Illustrated Highlights from Exterro’s inFusion`14 E-Discovery User Conference

    Illustrated Highlights from Exterro’s inFusion`14 E-Discovery User Conference
    By: Andrew Bartholomew Earlier this month Exterro held its fifth-annual annual inFusion `14 user conference. The conference comprises educational sessions, Exterro product training and networking events. You can view the full agenda and see…
  • Sep 24

    Law Firms Facing Disruptive Changes Impacting E-Discovery and Other Legal Service

    Law Firms Facing Disruptive Changes Impacting E-Discovery and Other Legal Service
    By: Andrew Bartholomew A new report issued by Georgetown Law and Peer Monitor contends that disruptive forces have forced law firms to re-examine their traditional business models and embrace change in how legal services are delivered.…
Rank this Week: 2546

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: 278

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/
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court Dismisses IndyMac Case on Statute of Limitations in Class Action

    Supreme Court Dismisses IndyMac Case on Statute of Limitations in Class Action
    SCOTUSblog reports that the Court dismissed the writ of certiorari in Public Employees' Retirement System v. IndyMac MBS, Inc. as improvidently granted. The issue in the case was whether the filing of a putative class action serves, under…
  • Sep 17

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction
    Rich Freer (Emory) has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, Four Specific Problems with the New General Jurisdiction, which will be published in the Nevada Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: General in personam jurisdiction allows a court…
  • Sep 16

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment
    The National Law Journal reports that the Judicial Conference passed the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure today. The amendments next to go the Supreme Court for approval.
Rank this Week: 384

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Sep 29

    Appellate Judges Education Institute seminar in Dallas, TX

    Appellate Judges Education Institute seminar in Dallas, TX
    The American Bar Association’s Judicial Division and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law will be hosting a seminar in Dallas, Texas from November 13-16, 2014.  The seminar will be co-hosted by the ABA’s…
  • Sep 10

    Five Judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Offer Pointers on Appellate Advocacy

    Five Judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Offer Pointers on Appellate Advocacy
    The Dallas Bar Association Business Litigation Section recently hosted an outstanding panel discussion with five judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  I have been attending appellate continuing legal educations presentations…
  • Aug 20

    “The Best Lawyers in America” list

    “The Best Lawyers in America” list
    I am honored that my peers have once again voted to include me in “The Best Lawyers in America” list.  
Rank this Week: 3644