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The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Structured Settlement Usage Improves in 2015

    Structured Settlement Usage Improves in 2015
    September 3, 2015 – Of the nine categories of fixed annuities tracked by LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute, only one has shown a positive trend over 2014: Structured Settlements. An estimated 46.2 billion dollars’ worth of fixed…
  • Aug 18

    Mastering Structured Settlement

    Mastering Structured Settlement
    August 18, 2015 – In furtherance of our ongoing commitment to do our absolute best to help clients navigate the complex and often daunting personal injury pre-and-post-settlement resolution process, I’m proud to announce today…
  • Jul 29

    Structuring for Life (Insurance)

    Structuring for Life (Insurance)
    July 29, 2015 – Investors call it leverage. Taking (or borrowing) money from one source in an effort to multiply gains or address other financial objectives. Outside of the stock market, leverage need not be motivated by desire for…
Rank this Week: 2675

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1524

Illinois Lawyers Blog

Illinois Lawyers Blog

Covers admiralty and insurance law, and litigation. By Asperger Associates, LLC.

http://www.illinoislawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Fraud: Conversion of Art by Dealer

    Fraud: Conversion of Art by Dealer
    Henry and Ann have something in common with art dealer Frederick:  They love art, and collect 19th and 20th century American painters.  They, and dozens of other collectors, entrusted pieces from their collections to a well-known…
  • Aug 13

    Underinsured Motorist Coverage Helps Fund Charitable Trust

    Underinsured Motorist Coverage Helps Fund Charitable Trust
    In a recent blog, we discussed the importance of protecting yourself and your family through uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.  Uninsured motorist coverage provides compensation for injuries sustained in an…
  • Jul 28

    Product Liability

    Product Liability
    One of the reasons American products are consistently ranked among the best in the world in every category is America’s legal system –manufacturers know that, if their product fails to function properly and safely, they’ll…
Rank this Week: 1983

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 3

    Meddle In A Divorce Or Custody Action At Your Own Risk – Lessons From New York

    Meddle In A Divorce Or Custody Action At Your Own Risk – Lessons From New York
    There is no question that family members often provide much needed emotional and financial support during divorce and custody cases.  A recent post on the New Jersey Family Law Blog by Robert A. Epstein, a Partner in our Roseland, New…
  • Sep 1

    Appellate Practice – Supreme Court Dismisses Request For Review Of Election Result

    Appellate Practice – Supreme Court Dismisses Request For Review Of Election Result
    Petitioner, La Mar Gunn, requested a writ of certiorari issue from the Delaware Supreme Court to the Superior Court of Kent County to review the results of the Kent County Recorder of Deeds election.  Matter of La Mar Gunn, No. 268,…
  • Aug 31

    Delaware Courts Increase Fee

    Delaware Courts Increase Fee
    The Delaware Courts announced that they will be implementing fee increases.  The increases, which become effective on September 1, 2015, are as follows: Supreme Court— Filing fee ($50 increase: $450 – $500)…
Rank this Week: 2139

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Sep 3

    So much for that U.S. Supreme Court victory

    So much for that U.S. Supreme Court victory
    So much for that U.S. Supreme Court victory: This past April, in a case captioned Rodriguez v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the convicted defendant who was challenging his extended traffic stop detention for…
  • Sep 3

    "Kim Davis found in contempt; taken into custody"

    "Kim Davis found in contempt; taken into custody"
    "Kim Davis found in contempt; taken into custody": The Louisville Courier-Journal has this news update. And The Associated Press reports that "Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses."
  • Sep 3

    "Washington Supreme Court rules against Backpage.com"

    "Washington Supreme Court rules against Backpage.com"
    "Washington Supreme Court rules against Backpage.com": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Washington Supreme Court has ruled in favor of three young girls who sued Backpage.com after they were sold as prostitutes on the…
Rank this Week: 61

Construction & Transition…

Construction & Transition Litigation Law Blog

Covers community associations, EIFS, construction litigation and construction news. By the Construction Litigation Group of Stark & Stark.

http://www.constructionlitigationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2133

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 3

    Free CLE for ABA Members: 2015-2016 Supreme Court Preview

    Free CLE for ABA Members: 2015-2016 Supreme Court Preview
    The next in the American Bar Association’s free Continuing Legal Education for its members will be a program entitled Supreme Court Preview: The 2015-2016 Term. The webinar will be on Monday, September 21, 2015, from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM...
  • Sep 2

    Possible "Coming Liberal Disaster" on Class Actions, Too

    Possible "Coming Liberal Disaster" on Class Actions, Too
    Howard Bashman at How Appealing brought attention to a post by Jeffrey Toobin in The New Yorker about a possible upcoming “disaster” for liberals in the October 2015 term in the Supreme Court. Mr. Toobin included affirmative action,…
  • Sep 1

    REMINDER: AALS Fed Cts Section Call for Paper

    REMINDER: AALS Fed Cts Section Call for Paper
    AALS Section on Federal Courts: Annual Award for Best Untenured Article on the Law of Federal Jurisdiction The AALS Section on Federal Courts is pleased to announce the fourth annual award for the best article on the law of federal...
Rank this Week: 516

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Sep 3

    Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton
    Who would have thought that the new movie, Straight Outta Compton, in addition to its great story and great music, would also contain some great lessons about contract negotiation? The main lesson being about the dangers of creating a…
  • Jul 28

    Drafting demand letter

    Drafting demand letter
    One way to think of a demand letter is as an attempt to initiate an out-of-court resolution of a dispute. As such, it might be helpful to keep in mind that negotiated dispute resolution is usually most successful in an atmosphere of mutual…
  • Jul 7

    Rule 1

    Rule 1
    The reformers who drafted the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the 1930's thought that if we could only get rid of the complexities of ancient pleading practices, and liberalize discovery, cases could be fairly adjudicated on their merits…
Rank this Week: 4097

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Intoxicated Driver Gets Five Years While Victim is Paralyzed for Life

    Intoxicated Driver Gets Five Years While Victim is Paralyzed for Life
    Two years ago, a young woman was drunk when she entered an intersection of a one-way street, driving the wrong way. It was later determined that she was also under the influence of opiates and oxycodone at the time of the accident. Because of…
  • Sep 1

    Plaintiffs Replace Lost Income and Cover Living Expenses with Lawsuit Funding

    Plaintiffs Replace Lost Income and Cover Living Expenses with Lawsuit Funding
    After an auto accident when a person approaches an insurance company, he/she will often be faced with deny, delay, and defend tactics. Why do insurance companies do this? The insurance company will make excuses and confuse the claimant,…
  • Aug 31

    Get Positive Case Results with Lawsuit Funding

    Get Positive Case Results with Lawsuit Funding
    An auto accident left a professional mover out of work for months due to serious neck and back injuries. He filed a lawsuit against the negligent driver who crossed the median, slamming into his moving van, but the case took months to settle.…
Rank this Week: 4325

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Sep 3

    Cropped Video Deemed Inadmissible Due to Rule of Completeness, Best Evidence & Chain of Custody Issue

    Cropped Video Deemed Inadmissible Due to Rule of Completeness, Best Evidence & Chain of Custody Issue
    There's an interesting case out of Arizona that ties directly into the subjects I'm covering both in Evidence class and on the Undisclosed Podcast. That case is State v. Steinle, 2015 WL 4497917 (Ariz.App. 2015). In Steinle, On December…
  • Sep 2

    More on Jay's Ride-Along Notes and The Mom Call

    More on Jay's Ride-Along Notes and The Mom Call
    On Monday's Addendum Episode, we talked about the notes from the ride-along that Jay did with detectives on March 18, 1999. Here are the notes in which Jay explains how he dropped Adnan off (late) for track practice on January...
  • Sep 1

    What Can the Video of Hae Min Lee's Sentra Tell Us About the Windshield Wiper Lever?

    What Can the Video of Hae Min Lee's Sentra Tell Us About the Windshield Wiper Lever?
    Today, Rabia Chaudry, Susan Simpson, and I appeared on The Docket with Seema Iyer. The full episode can be accessed by clicking on this link. Part of our discussion focused on the video taken of the "broken" windshield wiper…
Rank this Week: 1296

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

Provides information and practical tips on legal persuasion spanning pretrial and trial phases, for jury, bench and arbitration settings. By Persuasion Strategies.

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Sep 3

    Learn From the Sea Change in Attitudes Towards Gays and Lesbian

    Learn From the Sea Change in Attitudes Towards Gays and Lesbian
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: What a difference a little bit of time can make. In 1996, same-sex marriage was more likely to be the punchline of a joke than a serious policy position, and support hovered at just 26 percent of the American public. By…
  • Aug 31

    Account for a Vanishing Attention Span

    Account for a Vanishing Attention Span
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: When it comes to memory and attention, goldfish get a bad rap. It is said that they can only keep a thought in their heads for such a short span that the little plastic castle must be a surprise every time they see it.…
  • Aug 27

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

    Don't Be Jeb: A "Low-Energy Person"
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has picked his preferred insult for fellow GOP hopeful Jeb Bush. On at least six occasions over the past few days, the Donald has referred to the Jeb as a "low-energy…
Rank this Week: 4065

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Briefly: In her column for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse discusses what she describes as a new phenomenon of conservative judges taking a broader approach to standing, as well as what role that phenomenon might play in Fisher v.…
  • Sep 2

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On September 30, the American University Washington College of Law Program on Law and Government and the Law and Government Society will host a panel discussion on the upcoming Supreme Court Term.  Speakers will include Elizabeth Wydra…
  • Sep 2

    When is a Supreme Court victory not a win?

    When is a Supreme Court victory not a win?
    Two years ago, an Alabama county succeeded in persuading the Supreme Court to strike down a major part of the federal Voting Rights Act, easing that county’s legal duties considerably, but a federal appeals court has now…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Sep 3

    Cree Lawfulness and Unlawfulne

    Cree Lawfulness and Unlawfulne
    Tracey Lindberg, Birdie (2015).Val NapoleonI have thought about Tracey Lindberg’s novel, Birdie every day since I read it.1 The novel is an irreverent, evocative, funny, and hard-hitting book that causes me to think and ask questions…
  • Sep 2

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price
    Erin C. Fuse Brown, Resurrecting Healthcare Rate Regulation, 67 Hastings L. J. (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Jessica Lind MantelWith health spending in the U.S. outpacing both general inflation and spending by other developed…
  • Sep 1

    How Families Gain Recognition

    How Families Gain Recognition
    Elizabeth S. Scott & Robert E. Scott, From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 293 (2015).Douglas NeJaimeFamily law scholarship features a significant amount of normative…
Rank this Week: 908

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 28

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Sep 2

    Thursday’s ILTACON Sessions: eDiscovery Trend

    Thursday’s ILTACON Sessions: eDiscovery Trend
    As noted yesterday, Monday and Tuesday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2015 (now known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week about the…
  • Sep 1

    Wednesday’s ILTACON Sessions: eDiscovery Trend

    Wednesday’s ILTACON Sessions: eDiscovery Trend
    As noted yesterday and Monday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2015 (now known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week about the latest…
  • Aug 31

    Tuesday’s ILTACON Sessions: eDiscovery Trend

    Tuesday’s ILTACON Sessions: eDiscovery Trend
    As noted yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2015 (now known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery trends…
Rank this Week: 532

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Costs management

    Costs management
    From the Association of Costs Lawyers’ Judicial Round Table on costs management earlier this year: Neil Rose: Has the SCCO seen any cases come through yet? SCJ Gordon-Saker: Not one, as far as I am aware…we are still in the…
  • Aug 25

    2015 Award for Most Bizarre Argument Advanced in Replie

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

    Sexiest costs lawyer

    Sexiest costs lawyer
    The Legal Cheek website has run an article on the 25 sexiest solicitors in the City. Clearly something similar should be done for those working in costs law. One only has to walk down the corridors of the Senior Courts … Continue…
Rank this Week: 701

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Answer a Primordial Question for the Jurors: Who?

    Answer a Primordial Question for the Jurors: Who?
    The names, acronyms and abbreviations so familiar to you, are not to the jurors. You may think that by saying, for example, “Acme Building Supply, which we’ll now call ABS for convenience” is enough to warrant saying…
  • Aug 3

    How to Create a Powerful, Persuasive Chart: KISS

    How to Create a Powerful, Persuasive Chart: KISS
    Charts and graphs are among the most persuasive of the array of visuals you have available to you to bring your case home to jurors. As old-school as they may seem, well done charts/graphs can sometimes have more impact than hi-tech…
  • Jul 1

    Explain "Why" to Make Your Case Matter to the Juror

    Explain "Why" to Make Your Case Matter to the Juror
    In a courtroom, it isn't necessarily the attorney with the best facts who wins, but the attorney who best explains the relevance of those facts both to the case and to the jurors.Certainly, you need solid evidence, but here we’re…
Rank this Week: 4588

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
  • Sep 2

    Recent Commentary on Cybersecurity by Ron Raether and Scot Ganow

    Recent Commentary on Cybersecurity by Ron Raether and Scot Ganow
    On September 2, FIC partner Ron Raether spoke at the Cyber Security Forum hosted by the Cincinnati Business Courier.  Ron and fellow FIC attorney Scot Ganow regularly speak and write on the latest issues affecting cybersecurity,…
  • Sep 1

    College Athletes as Employees? Not so Fast, My Friend!

    College Athletes as Employees? Not so Fast, My Friend!
    On August 17, 2015, one of the major sports law cases over the last two years came to a surprising close. The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) declined to exercise jurisdiction over the question of…
  • Aug 31

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS
    Earlier this month, a Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s order that Michigan State disclose the names of suspects redacted from university police incident reports.   ESPN, Inc. v. Michigan State University, No.…
Rank this Week: 2037

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/
  • Sep 2

    Recent Commentary on Cybersecurity by Ron Raether and Scot Ganow

    Recent Commentary on Cybersecurity by Ron Raether and Scot Ganow
    On September 2, FIC partner Ron Raether spoke at the Cyber Security Forum hosted by the Cincinnati Business Courier.  Ron and fellow FIC attorney Scot Ganow regularly speak and write on the latest issues affecting cybersecurity,…
  • Sep 1

    College Athletes as Employees? Not so Fast, My Friend!

    College Athletes as Employees? Not so Fast, My Friend!
    On August 17, 2015, one of the major sports law cases over the last two years came to a surprising close. The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) declined to exercise jurisdiction over the question of…
  • Aug 31

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS
    Earlier this month, a Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s order that Michigan State disclose the names of suspects redacted from university police incident reports.   ESPN, Inc. v. Michigan State University, No.…
Rank this Week: 3135

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Speaking Lessons from the Supreme Court

    Speaking Lessons from the Supreme Court
    Taking a trip for the holiday weekend? Upload some podcasts of the Supreme Court to take along and listen to some great examples of public speaking. To learn more, read my guest blog on listening to the Supreme Court to improve your speaking…
  • Aug 26

    Gesturing is One Key to Good Public Speaking for Attorney

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

    Cumberbatch Thwarted by Cell Phone

    Cumberbatch Thwarted by Cell Phone
    by Marsha Hunter Alas, alack, curses, fie, etc. Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Hamlet in London, and if you are don’t have a ticket yet, you are surely out of luck. If you have a friend who is going, now you won’t be able to…
Rank this Week: 3917

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 1493

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Hello Blogosphere!  Long time no post!…

    Hello Blogosphere!  Long time no post!  Well, we have settled into our new-new office on Chicago Avenue and are pleased to announce that one of our cases... er a somewhat high profile case, has gotten some press - which we think is…
  • Jul 22

    Levin Law has a new West Town Chicago Location!

    Levin Law has a new West Town Chicago Location!
    News Bulletin!  Levin Law, Ltd. has moved to 2138 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago 60622!  We are accepting clients in the following areas: Real Estate / Transactions & Litigation / Evictions - Landlord/Tenant Construction Collections /…
  • Apr 29

    West Town Chicago - We Have Moved! Levin Law Version 4.0!

    West Town Chicago - We Have Moved! Levin Law Version 4.0!
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Welcome to springtime in Chicago, where it's glorious, the flowers are blooming, and we are announcing that we have moved to 819 N. Damen Avenue.  We have triple the space, 100x more pizazz, and we are ready…
Rank this Week: 4152

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
  • Sep 2

    More on Judicial Elections in Ohio.

    More on Judicial Elections in Ohio.
    We elect all judges in Ohio.  The Ohio Constitution requires this. Over the years, different judicial leaders have expressed dissatisfaction with electing judges. The late Chief Justice Tom Moyer long favored merit selection, at…
  • Aug 27

    Some Remand Updates.

    Some Remand Updates.
    Friebel v. Visiting Nurse Assn. of Mid-Ohio On October 21, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Friebel v. Visiting Nurse Assn. of Mid-Ohio, 2014-Ohio-4531. The issue in the case was whether an Ohio ……
  • Aug 26

    Oral Argument Preview: Are Outside Salespeople Exempted Employees Under Ohio’s Minimum Wage Laws? John Haight et al. v. Cheap Escape Company et al.

    Oral Argument Preview: Are Outside Salespeople Exempted Employees Under Ohio’s Minimum Wage Laws? John Haight et al. v. Cheap Escape Company et al.
    On September 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of John Haight et al. v. Cheap Escape Company et al., 2014-1241. At issue in this case is whether or not an outside … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1176

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
  • Sep 2

    Avoid the Dangers of Missing E-Data

    Avoid the Dangers of Missing E-Data
    Most discovery requests will require production of electronic data. Even if you’re tech savvy, it’s better not to go it alone because the sanctions for missing something can be huge, as Delta Airlines and defense counsel in a…
  • Aug 31

    Your Employees Are Probably Doing It, So Have a BYOD Policy

    Your Employees Are Probably Doing It, So Have a BYOD Policy
    People today can (and do) work from anywhere—connected through the Internet, WiFi, and cloud-based platforms with a variety of mobile devices. This makes preventing confidential and proprietary business information from “walking…
  • Aug 28

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step
    Unlike most types of litigation, a direct condemnation case generally assures the owner of at least some compensation for the property taken. So when an owner approaches an attorney, it’s usually to see if it’s…
Rank this Week: 2100

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Internal Medicine Expert Witness Testimony Allowed in Malpractice Case

    Internal Medicine Expert Witness Testimony Allowed in Malpractice Case
    Expert witness in standard of care testimony was excluded by lower court based on qualifications.  The court of appeals confirmed this opinion, but overturned lower court opinion in substituting another expert. Facts: This case (Preston…
  • Aug 28

    Carcinogen Expert Testimony on Vinyl Chloride Excluded in Negligence Case, Says Seventh Circuit

    Carcinogen Expert Testimony on Vinyl Chloride Excluded in Negligence Case, Says Seventh Circuit
    Appeals court affirms opinion of district court that experts’ testimony was not scientifically reliable.  However, the court does set precedent on differential diagnoses to support general and specific causation. Facts: This case…
  • Aug 26

    Insurance Expert Testimony Partially Allowed in Coverage Dispute

    Insurance Expert Testimony Partially Allowed in Coverage Dispute
    Insurance expert’s testimony in breach of contract and bad faith action were partially allowed (based on industry customs and practice) and partially denied (based on pronouncements of law). Facts: This case (Gebremedhin et al v.…
Rank this Week: 1428

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: 368

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
  • Sep 2

    SC: August 20, 2015 Supreme Court of Ky Decisions (Minutes 83-123)

    SC: August 20, 2015 Supreme Court of Ky Decisions (Minutes 83-123)
    Supreme Court of Kentucky announced 41 decisions on August 20, 2015, with 13 Kentucky Supreme Court opinions designated for publication; 5 attorney/judicial ethics and disciplinary matters were announced;  and 12…
  • Aug 31

    COA: August 28, 2015 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes) (723-741) 22 decisions; 3 published)

    COA: August 28, 2015 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes) (723-741) 22 decisions; 3 published)
    Published Court of Appeals appellate cases for  this week – August 28, 2015: 729.  Family Law.  Child support.  CR 59.05 Michelle Bootes vs. Damon Bootes COA Published Opinion Reversing and remanding;  Jefferson…
  • Aug 23

    Free webinar from rocket magtter that I…

    Free webinar from rocket magtter that I thought some might find interesting or even useful.  /mike Law Firm Leadership & Team Building Developing the right team of associates, paralegals, and staff is a key part of growing a…
Rank this Week: 2912

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    Have reports of the death of the civil jury trial been premature?

    Have reports of the death of the civil jury trial been premature?
    As you know by now, I edit The Jury Expert for the American Society of Trial Consultants and we try to alert you when new issues upload 4 times a year. This issue is special since it focuses on the perhaps premature reports of the death of…
  • Aug 31

    Talking about climate change without  knee-jerk responses from listener

    Talking about climate change without  knee-jerk responses from listener
    We recently posted new research on the secret to combatting distrust of science. Now we have more research on how to talk about climate change without setting off automatic and defensive reactions from listeners. Not many of our readers are…
  • Aug 25

    Identity Protective Cognition: Are you watching “I am Cait”?  

    Identity Protective Cognition: Are you watching “I am Cait”?  
    It’s the new reality show/documentary of the transgender transition of Cait Jenner. According to a new article in The Conversation, liberals and conservatives are both watching it but for very different reasons. The authors of this…
Rank this Week: 1090

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 2

    Jackson Office Occupancy Rates Are Stable

    Jackson Office Occupancy Rates Are Stable
    Here is CBRE’s 2015 Report on Jackson Office Occupancy Rates. The overall vacancy rate is 21.5%, roughly the same as a year ago. Downtown continues to have the largest vacancy rate at 32.6%. Highland Colony has a lower vacancy rate…
  • Aug 31

    Maybe Law Students Should Line Up Job Before Law School

    Maybe Law Students Should Line Up Job Before Law School
    In this NY Times Op-ed last week Steven Harper bashed the ABA for not doing enough about “the crisis in legal education.” The problem: too many law students with too much debt and not enough jobs. The author singled out three law…
  • Aug 26

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

    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly From the Bar Economic Survey
    This week the Mississippi Bar released the results from the 2014 Mississippi Bar Economic Survey. Here it is. The last survey was for 2011. The Good: Pay for associates, secretaries and legal assistants is up from 2011 levels. Only 21.8%…
Rank this Week: 135

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Sep 1

    Judges Examine Key Differences between U.S. and European E-Discovery

    Judges Examine Key Differences between U.S. and European E-Discovery
    Exterro's inFusion `15 user conference kicked off with a fascinating keynote on the differences between e-discovery laws in the U.S. and Europe. What made the discussion so interesting was that it featured two judges with a decidedly…
  • Aug 20

    3 Things I’m Excited About for Next Week’s inFusion `15 Exterro User Conference

    3 Things I’m Excited About for Next Week’s inFusion `15 Exterro User Conference
    Next week will be my second inFusion Exterro User Conference since joining the Exterro team. Our annual meeting has grown immensely since it was first held in 2010, in terms of the number of attendees, the caliber of speakers, and the…
  • Aug 20

    E-Discovery Project Design Meetings Matter

    E-Discovery Project Design Meetings Matter
     We recently announced a partnership with the popular litigation support blog, Litigation Support Guru, to bring you new tips and advice for managing e-discovery projects. Amy Bowser-Rollins, a self-described 'litigation support…
Rank this Week: 1007

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Sep 1

    Fairy Tale Costumes at ILTA

    Fairy Tale Costumes at ILTA
    Much of the press coverage of the ILTA conference is about what you’d hear if you were attending. Here is a peek at what you would see there. The Exhibit Hall theme is “Once Upon a Time,” so there was no lack of fairy tale…
  • Aug 29

    Enhanced Redaction and Security

    Enhanced Redaction and Security
    Early this morning, we released our second set of new features for the month! Today’s release includes several new features designed specifically around your feedback. We think you’ll love them!   1) Text Redaction…
  • Aug 27

    How to Make the Best of ILTACON 2015

    How to Make the Best of ILTACON 2015
    ILTACON 2015 is next week! It’ll be in Las Vegas from August 30th through September 3rd. If you haven’t already made a plan to make the most of your time there, never fear: we have five tips for you. Get your pre-ILTA caffeine fix…
Rank this Week: 1796

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Sep 1

    Fairy Tale Costumes at ILTA

    Fairy Tale Costumes at ILTA
    Much of the press coverage of the ILTA conference is about what you’d hear if you were attending. Here is a peek at what you would see there. The Exhibit Hall theme is “Once Upon a Time,” so there was no lack of fairy tale…
  • Aug 29

    Enhanced Redaction and Security

    Enhanced Redaction and Security
    Early this morning, we released our second set of new features for the month! Today’s release includes several new features designed specifically around your feedback. We think you’ll love them!   1) Text Redaction…
  • Aug 27

    How to Make the Best of ILTACON 2015

    How to Make the Best of ILTACON 2015
    ILTACON 2015 is next week! It’ll be in Las Vegas from August 30th through September 3rd. If you haven’t already made a plan to make the most of your time there, never fear: we have five tips for you. Get your pre-ILTA caffeine fix…
Rank this Week: 1712

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/
  • Sep 1

    Justice on safari?

    Justice on safari?
    Today's DJ features an article about 2/8's PJ Bigelow, wearing African garb, playing a wife whose husband's murderer is on trial ... in Uganda. As the article explains, Justice Bigelow and District Court Judge Bev O'Connel (and six other…
  • Aug 28

    Book review: The Case Against the Supreme Court

    Book review: The Case Against the Supreme Court
    End of Summer book review time! By now you surely have read Dean Chemerinsky's latest, The Case Against the Supreme Court. But if not...As the introduction makes clear, the book tells "stories of instances in which the Supreme Court…
  • Aug 28

    DJ profiles 1/2's Justice Stewart

    DJ profiles 1/2's Justice Stewart
    Today's DJ profiles Justice Therese Stewart, recounting her "front row seat to the gay rights revolution." It's another solid profile, providing personal and professional background, and some good anecdotes."People assume that if you're…
Rank this Week: 502

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Sep 1

    First Pradaxa. Then Xarelto. Now Eliquis?

    First Pradaxa. Then Xarelto. Now Eliquis?
    Will Eliquis join Pradaxa and Xarelto as another anti-coagulant drug facing claims of severe internal bleeding? Pradaxa was the first of these three new anti-coagulants (blood thinners). It hit the market in 2010. Sales quickly boomed.…
  • Aug 24

    The Forgotten Bargain That Was Our Workers’ Compensation System

    The Forgotten Bargain That Was Our Workers’ Compensation System
    A few years ago, The Center for Justice & Democracy (CJ&D) published a post titled Snapshot of Justice: The Failure of Workers’ Compensation. The post begins by stating — When a worker is hurt, workers’ compensation…
  • Aug 17

    Medicare Reimbursement And Wrongful Death In Alabama

    Medicare Reimbursement And Wrongful Death In Alabama
    Subrogation. Reimbursement. What do these concepts mean for personal injury cases? At its most basic, these concepts mean your health insurance carrier (or government plan) has certain rights to be “paid back” if you win or settle…
Rank this Week: 3817

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Sep 1

    Peacekeepers in the Sky: The Use of Unmanned Unarmed Aerial Vehicles for Peacekeeping

    Peacekeepers in the Sky: The Use of Unmanned Unarmed Aerial Vehicles for Peacekeeping
    The ICT4Peace Foundation just released an excellent report by Helena Puig Larrauri and Patrick Meier on the use of UAVs for peacekeeping operations. My foreword is reproduced below. The full report can be accessed here. Helena and Patrick are…
  • Aug 30

    Social media and elections: Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Election, August 2015

    Social media and elections: Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Election, August 2015
    Cross-posted from the website of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV). Wrote this note to follow up a presentation made to CMEV’s international monitors the day after the Parliamentary Election, held on 17th August 2015.…
  • Aug 27

    Code4Good: Using ICTs for social good in Sri Lanka

    Code4Good: Using ICTs for social good in Sri Lanka
    Code4Good, Sri Lanka’s first social good hackathon kicked off today, an initiative of Internews Network implemented in partnership with International Alert, and with the support of SLASSCOM, Facebook internet.org, Google Business Groups…
Rank this Week: 2437

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Part 3: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft

    Part 3: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft
    Part 1 &/or Part 2 of this post described recent efforts by the judgment creditors in Havlish v. bin Laden to collect on their judgment against Iran for more than $1.3 billion dollars.  The judgment creditors sought to attach monies…
  • Aug 24

    Part 2: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft

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

    Part 1: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft

    Part 1: An Asset Search Over Terrorism & Airbus Aircraft
    The Court found Iran was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Iran is therefore liable for the money damages set forth by the October 2012 Order issued at In Re Terrorist Attacks On September 11, 2001, U.S. District Court,…
Rank this Week: 226

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Aug 31

    Could Your Restaurant Be Violating A Federal Wage Law?

    Could Your Restaurant Be Violating A Federal Wage Law?
    In the words of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, “this case concerns coffee and tipping.”  More specifically, Montano v. Montrose Restaurant Associates, Inc. concerns a question of whether a restaurant violated…
  • Aug 18

    Two Common (and Costly) Mistakes in Trade Secrets Litigation

    Two Common (and Costly) Mistakes in Trade Secrets Litigation
    Trade secrets litigation can be expensive, and if you can avoid it by implementing the measures that I’ve previously described here, then you are off to a good start.  But if your trade secrets have been misappropriated and you…
  • Jul 26

    Is Your Non-Compete Enforceable in Texas?

    Is Your Non-Compete Enforceable in Texas?
    Many a business owner has been tempted to save a few hundred dollars by using a non-compete agreement found somewhere on the web or bought from Legalzoom or the like.  The problem with such an approach is, of course, that every state has…
Rank this Week: 1612

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Early Data Assessment (EDA) v. Early Case Assessment (ECA)

    Early Data Assessment (EDA) v. Early Case Assessment (ECA)
    You’ve got a new litigation that’s been filed either by, or against your client. The client has millions of files that may be vital to your case. Or they may be digital deadweight. What’s the next…
  • Jun 19

    5 Tips to Minimize eDiscovery Document Review Cost

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

    Chicago Bar Association Member Discount Program Includes Nextpoint

    Chicago Bar Association Member Discount Program Includes Nextpoint
    Substantial subscription discounts on Nextpoint technology offered to all Chicago Bar members. The CBA Member Discount program allows a select number of technology partners to offer significant discounts on services to the membership of…
Rank this Week: 2978

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/
  • Aug 31

    18 Ways in Which Trial Can Be Like a Family Beach Vacation

    18 Ways in Which Trial Can Be Like a Family Beach Vacation
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Well, no one ever said a trial was like a day at the beach. Except that there are a lot of similarities, if you look hard enough. I'm just back from an annual two-week family vacation at the…
  • Aug 25

    Winning BEFORE Trial - Part 4 - Don't Overlook Visual Persuasion

    Winning BEFORE Trial - Part 4 - Don't Overlook Visual Persuasion
      by Ryan H. FlaxManaging Director, Litigation Consulting & General CounselA2L Consulting In our last post in this series, we explained why storytelling is the key to gaining and keeping the attention of any decision maker and thus…
  • Aug 20

    The Best Litigators Love Sales, Love Storytelling and Persuasion

    The Best Litigators Love Sales, Love Storytelling and Persuasion
      by Alex BrownDirector, OperationsA2L Consulting I hate selling. How many times do we hear this in our daily lives? Many of us have chosen our careers at least in part to avoid having to sell. I bet that many law students thought…
Rank this Week: 3491

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/
  • Aug 31

    On Justice Thomas and Language Shared from Briefs and Lower Court Opinion

    On Justice Thomas and Language Shared from Briefs and Lower Court Opinion
    Adam Liptak’s article in the New York Times last Thursday (August 27), Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Some Not His Own, has been making the rounds on legal blogs, social media, and email exchanges. In the...
  • Jul 26

    Pop Culture in the Classroom [Survey Request]

    Pop Culture in the Classroom [Survey Request]
    A colleague is seeking input from law professors regarding the use of popular culture in the classroom... Greetings Law Teacher Colleagues: I am working on an article this summer on uses of popular culture in the law school classroom. I...
  • Jun 22

    Speaking With Some Authority

    Speaking With Some Authority
    A reader kindly passed along this interesting link: The Art of Appellate Advocacy: A Conversation With the Supreme Court of Virginia. The two-hour video, organized by Jeffrey A. Breit, adjunct professor at William & Mary Law School,…
Rank this Week: 1797

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Covers litigation, arbitration and mediation in Germany. By Peter Bert.

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
Rank this Week: 1146

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    UCLA Health System Class Action Develops After Data Breach

    UCLA Health System Class Action Develops After Data Breach
    The UCLA Health System class action was filed against the University of California, Los Angeles, after a data breach... Read More The post UCLA Health System Class Action Develops After Data Breach appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Aug 30

    Depakote Class Action: Epilepsy Drug Investigated For Birth Defect

    Depakote Class Action: Epilepsy Drug Investigated For Birth Defect
    The Depakote class action has emerged recently, targeting the manufacturer’s anticonvulsant drug that has been prescribed to hundreds of... Read More The post Depakote Class Action: Epilepsy Drug Investigated For Birth Defects…
  • Aug 24

    Exposed Users of Ashley Madison Form Class Action Lawsuit

    Exposed Users of Ashley Madison Form Class Action Lawsuit
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the website AshleyMadison.com, a website for those seeking extra-marital affairs.... Read More The post Exposed Users of Ashley Madison Form Class Action Lawsuit appeared first on The Expert…
Rank this Week: 1535

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Aug 30

    Amarin v FDA: Are Judges Really Equipped To Resolve Scientific Disputes?

    Amarin v FDA: Are Judges Really Equipped To Resolve Scientific Disputes?
    August was a rough month for the Food and Drug Administration. On August 7, a federal judge in New York entered a preliminary injunction in Amarin Pharma, Inc.’s lawsuit against the FDA, holding that the FDA could not prevent a drug…
  • Aug 16

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

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

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?
    Via TechDirt, I learned that Carl Malamud, proprietor of Public.Resource.org, was sued last week by the State of Georgia for copyright infringement. Malamud is perhaps the leading advocate in the world for putting primary legal materials…
Rank this Week: 123

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    New Trial Presentation Option

    New Trial Presentation Option
    What’s up with all of the new trial presentation applications being released recently? Will the likes of TrialTouch, OnCue, Limine and Maestro take a bite out of the professional trial presentation market? Are they geared more toward…
  • Aug 17

    Time To Vote!

    Time To Vote!
    No, this has nothing to do with the Primaries -- although that has certainly been an interesting and entertaining topic lately. Readers of the Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg are encouraged to nominate us in a blog competition…
  • Jul 31

    10 Reasons You Should NOT Install Windows 10 (yet).

    10 Reasons You Should NOT Install Windows 10 (yet).
    1. What could possibly go wrong? Just quietly ponder that on your own for a moment.2. Have you ever done something like this on your own before? Although Microsoft has made it appear to be a very simple process, the potential consequences are…
Rank this Week: 3372

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 948