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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Castro v. Department of Homeland Security 16-812 Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit erred in holding that the petitioners are not entitled to judicial review of their…
  • Feb 22

    Trump administration rescinds guidance at center of transgender bathroom dispute

    Trump administration rescinds guidance at center of transgender bathroom dispute
    One day before lawyers for a transgender teen who identifies as a boy and wants to use the boys’ bathroom at his Virginia high school are due to file their brief in the Supreme Court, the Trump administration today withdrew guidance,…
  • Feb 22

    Opinion analysis: Court outlines boundaries between disabilities, education case

    Opinion analysis: Court outlines boundaries between disabilities, education case
    When Stacy and Brent Fry obtained a goldendoodle for their five-year-old daughter, E.F., in 2009, they could not possibly have imagined that they would find themselves, seven years later, at the U.S. Supreme Court. But that is exactly where…
Rank this Week: 10

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Feb 22

    One Exhibit No Attorney Wants to See

    One Exhibit No Attorney Wants to See
    One Exhibit You NEVER Want to See(click to zoom in)Can you recall watching some case where an exhibit like this might be appropriate? This is one trial exhibit you never want to see – at least as the Defendant in your own trial. I can…
  • Feb 10

    The Cost of Trial Experience

    The Cost of Trial Experience
    The Vanishing Civil Jury Trial - In case you’re the only one who hasn’t noticed, there seems to be a trend toward keeping litigation matters away from the eyes of a jury. This means fewer trials in the courts, followed by fewer…
  • Jan 17

    2017 Greatest Hit

    2017 Greatest Hit
    We’ve shared a few “Greatest Hits” lists over the years, and so here’s the next installment. Although we get a great deal of traffic from Google and other web searches, we also have our “Top 10 This Week”…
Rank this Week: 3010

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1277

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Criminal Tax Defense | Tax Evasion and related Tax Offense

    Criminal Tax Defense | Tax Evasion and related Tax Offense
    We are taught at a young age that only death and taxes are certain. Regardless of a given individual’s (or company’s) net worth, reporting and paying taxes is both inevitable and frustrating. This is because the United States Tax…
  • Feb 21

    Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens facing Criminal Charge

    Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens facing Criminal Charge
    Certain criminal convictions can have immigration consequences such as deportation, denial of admission or naturalization for any non-citizen. A defendant’s particular category of non-citizenship may affect the specific consequences of…
  • Feb 14

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?
    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas? Pursuant to Penal Code 32.32, it is a criminal offense to intentionally or knowingly make a false statement to obtain property or credit.  The most important…
Rank this Week: 2338

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment in the 2d DCA:Judge Allan Goodman (Retired) of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until March 31, 2017.Judge Rupa Goswami of the Los Angeles…
  • Feb 21

    "Thinking outside the American appellate box"

    "Thinking outside the American appellate box"
    That's the title of today's Moskovitz on Appeals column in the DJ, continuing a comparison of American versus British appellate procedures. Of particular interest is discussion of an experiment in the 3d District decades ago:one California…
  • Feb 17

    Is the 9th Cir. really a "Court in Chaos"?

    Is the 9th Cir. really a "Court in Chaos"?
    Law360 reports Trump Slams 9th Circ. As Court In ‘Chaos,’ ‘Turmoil’, which begins: "President Donald Trump slammed the Ninth Circuit on Thursday as a court in “chaos” and “turmoil,” claiming at…
Rank this Week: 767

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Feb 22

    Jury Scholar is Looking for a Post-Doc

    Jury Scholar is Looking for a Post-Doc
    Noted jury scholar Valerie Hans is looking for a post-doc to assist with a research project on Quantitative Judgments in Law: Studies of Damage Award Decision Making. I'm looking for a post-doc! Cornell Law School is seeking a Postdoctoral…
  • Feb 16

    Jury Nullification in NH

    Jury Nullification in NH
    New Hampshire has drawn one step closer to creating a new law requiring courts to inform "the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy.” This week...
  • Feb 15

    Civil Trials: A Film Illusion?

    Civil Trials: A Film Illusion?
    Taunya Lovell Banks Civil Trials: A Film Illusion? Abstract The right to trial in civil cases is enshrined in the United States Constitution* and most state constitutions. Most people, laypersons and legal professionals alike, consider trials…
Rank this Week: 4151

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Feb 22

    Academic Commentary on the Pending Class Action Bill

    Academic Commentary on the Pending Class Action Bill
    From the Mass Tort Litigation Blog comes this list of academic commentary on the so-called "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act," H.R. 985: John Coffee (Columbia) Howard Erichson (Fordham) Myriam Gilles (Cardozo) Elizabeth…
  • Feb 22

    Grossi on The Claim

    Grossi on The Claim
    Simona Grossi has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, The Claim. Here’s the abstract: I felt compelled to write this article when I realized that our law interpreters and reformers lack an understanding of the meaning and role...
  • Feb 21

    Law Student Writing Competition on Class Action

    Law Student Writing Competition on Class Action
    Here’s the announcement for the American Association for Justice Class Action Litigation Group’s second annual law student writing competition: Download CALG Writing Competition Rules 2016-2017 Deadline to submit is April 30, 2017.
Rank this Week: 115

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Nursing home employee fired, charged after dancing on 100-year-old patient with dementia

    Nursing home employee fired, charged after dancing on 100-year-old patient with dementia
    SANDUSKY, OHIO (February 22, 2017) – A Sandusky, Ohio nursing home worker was caught on camera flashing a 100-year-old dementia patient and performing a lap dance for him. Brittany L. Fultz, 26, was charged with gross sexual imposition…
  • Feb 21

    New data shows Chicago pedestrian deaths on the rise

    New data shows Chicago pedestrian deaths on the rise
    Chicago car accident attorney concerned for pedestrian safety as Spring approaches CHICAGO (February 21, 2017) – New data released by the Chicago Department of Transportation shows 44 pedestrians were killed by motorists in 2016, up 26…
  • Feb 20

    High speed Des Plaines crash leaves 3 family members, driver dead

    High speed Des Plaines crash leaves 3 family members, driver dead
    DES PLAINES, Ill. (February 20, 2017) – A 21-year-old driver with a history of speeding may have been traveling faster than 100 mph when he slammed into another car, killing himself and three family members. The fatal crash occurred…
Rank this Week: 1002

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/
  • Feb 22

    The Brady Rule: The Fox Guards the Henhouse

    The Brady Rule: The Fox Guards the Henhouse
    Of all the rules governing criminal cases I have learned over the past 33 years, the Brady rule is the most troubling.  Brady teaches that the government violates the due process rights of a criminal Defendant if the prosecution fails to…
  • Feb 21

    Pleading Guilty: The Single Biggest Decision

    Pleading Guilty: The Single Biggest Decision
    Handling criminal cases, mostly in the federal courts in Atlanta, throughout Georgia, and in many other states, is how we spend most of our time, as anyone who reads this blog knows. The single biggest decision in most of our cases is whether…
  • Feb 8

    Fascination: the U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Looks at Federal Gun Law

    Fascination: the U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Looks at Federal Gun Law
    The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the root word of “fascination” as “to transfix or hold spellbound by an irresistible power.”  Since 1971, the Supreme Court of the United States has on all least 13…
Rank this Week: 432

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: 2674

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Feb 22

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee
    As a result of the increasing and ever-evolving responsibilities falling on the shoulders of boards of directors, the traditional three key committee model (covering audit and financial reporting, executive compensation, and director…
  • Feb 13

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework
    In a move likely to have significant impacts on corporate governance, a group of institutional investors managing upwards of US $17 trillion has announced the formation of the Investor Stewardship Group (the Group). The Group has adopted a…
  • Feb 6

    M&A – key developments in 2016 and a look ahead

    M&A – key developments in 2016 and a look ahead
    January 2017 – Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis, co-chairs of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Special Situations Team hosted their annual video webinar on M&A activity in Canada. They highlight the key developments of…
Rank this Week: 2210

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 22

    A Preview of the State's Appellate Brief in the Adnan Syed Case

    A Preview of the State's Appellate Brief in the Adnan Syed Case
    It's currently five days before the State's first brief is due in the Adnan Syed appeal. The State is appealing the portion of Judge Welch's order concluding that Syed's trial counsel's failure to challenge the State's cell phone location…
  • Feb 20

    In My Opinion: My Review of "The Good Fight" Premiere

    In My Opinion: My Review of "The Good Fight" Premiere
    Early in the first episode of "The Good Fight," Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) asks Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), "Are we on the right side of this?" The two are defending Cook County in a lawsuit alleging police…
  • Feb 17

    Article of Interest: Julia Simon-Kerr's "Credibility by Proxy"

    Article of Interest: Julia Simon-Kerr's "Credibility by Proxy"
    Back in November 2014, Julia Simon-Kerr, an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, did a series of guest posts on this blog (see here). Those posts were about one of my favorite subjects covered by the...
Rank this Week: 459

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: 147

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 22

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party
    As a graduation present, your client purchases her son a home. Although the plan was for the son to live there alone, the client and her son take title as joint tenants. Years later, your client remarries and asks you to convey her interest…
  • Feb 17

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
  • Feb 15

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field
    The following is a guest blog post by Allison B. Margolin, a partner at Margolin and Lawrence in Los Angeles. Ms. Margolin practices criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal court. California’s new law legalizing…
Rank this Week: 255

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Feb 22

    Pew Research: Attitudes toward China are more  negative now!

    Pew Research: Attitudes toward China are more  negative now!
    We’ve written before about American attitudes toward China and Asians in general and are used to seeing knee-jerk negative reactions toward Asian companies or parties across the country as we complete pretrial research. But, like other…
  • Feb 20

    Anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican attitudes create a  self-fulfilling prophecy

    Anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican attitudes create a  self-fulfilling prophecy
    Lately we’ve heard a lot more anti-immigrant bias expressed in public and it turns out, hate speech breeds hatred of its own. This research has pretty frightening findings and you may find it hard to believe there is such misinformed…
  • Feb 17

    Changing your name after marrying, bias at home and  work, and smart-phone blindne

    Changing your name after marrying, bias at home and  work, and smart-phone blindne
    It’s time again for another combination post featuring fascinating tidbits you may have missed were it not for our eagle eyes and constant efforts to keep you informed. And yes, we’ll start at the end since we know you are…
Rank this Week: 5060

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 22

    The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware)

    The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware)
    Jens Dammann, Business Courts and Firm Performance (U. Tex. Research Paper No. 564, 2017), available at SSRN.Omari SimmonsProfessor Jens Dammann’s paper titled Business Courts and Firm Performance is a bold attempt to answer a vexing…
  • Feb 21

    (Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About Class Action

    (Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About Class Action
    John C. Coffee, Jr., Entrepreneurial Litigation: Its Rise, Fall, and Future (2015).Alexandra D. LahavWith the advent of the new administration, aggregate litigation is under attack again. As of this writing new legislation aimed at limiting…
  • Feb 20

    The Role of “Good Prosecutors” in Advancing Access to Criminal Justice

    The Role of “Good Prosecutors” in Advancing Access to Criminal Justice
    Bruce A. Green, Access to Criminal Justice: Where Are the Prosecutors? 3 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 515 (2016).Susan FortneyJurisdictions around the world have adopted “access to justice” as an objective for regulation of the legal…
Rank this Week: 234

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 61

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    Smartphone – Dumb Driver

    Smartphone – Dumb Driver
    The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday on the ‘epidemic issue’ of drivers distracted by their smartphones. In response, auto insurers are raising rates for everyone. And its not just texting. Insurer surveys show that in 2015,…
  • Feb 20

    $37,200 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial

    $37,200 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial
    What better way to observe Presidents’ Day than a report on a jury verdict in a recent sexual harassment trial? The trial was week before last in Gulfport in the case of Canaski v. Mid-Mississippi Properties. Here is the salacious…
  • Feb 9

    Mississippi House Passes More Tort Reform

    Mississippi House Passes More Tort Reform
    The Mississippi House of Representatives passed HB 481 this week. Here is the bill. The bill legislatively abrogates the collateral source rule. The purpose of the bill is to kill what’s left of the plaintiff’s bar in Mississippi.…
Rank this Week: 971

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Feb 21

    George Socha of BDO: eDiscovery Trend

    George Socha of BDO: eDiscovery Trend
    Today’s thought leader is George Socha of BDO. Co-founder of EDRM, George is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he…
  • Feb 20

    EDRM Rolls Out a New Website: eDiscovery Trend

    EDRM Rolls Out a New Website: eDiscovery Trend
    When I interviewed George Socha for the seventh annual Legaltech thought leader interview series (which we will publish tomorrow), one thing he mentioned was the EDRM is rolling out a new web site. Last week, the new site was officially…
  • Feb 19

    Mary Mack of ACEDS: eDiscovery Trend

    Mary Mack of ACEDS: eDiscovery Trend
    Today’s thought leader is Mary Mack of ACEDS. Mary is the Executive Director of the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS). E-discovery luminary and recipient of the Masters Conference Educator of the Year 2016, Mary…
Rank this Week: 3418

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 2204

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Feb 21

    Fourth DCA Addresses Browsewrap Arbitration Agreement

    Fourth DCA Addresses Browsewrap Arbitration Agreement
    Web-based sales businesses and the attorneys advising them should be aware of the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal’s decision in Vitacost.com, Inc. v. McCants, No. 4D16-3384 (Fla. 4th DCA Feb. 15, 2016). Although arbitration…
  • Feb 16

    Florida Supreme Court Rejects Daubert Standard

    Florida Supreme Court Rejects Daubert Standard
    A divided Florida Supreme Court declined to adopt the Legislature’s Daubert Amendment concerning opinions of expert witnesses. Justices Canady and Polston would have adopted the Daubert standard, as have the federal courts and most…
  • Feb 16

    Florida Supreme Court Increases Discipline

    Florida Supreme Court Increases Discipline
    Although the justices of the Supreme Court of Florida often disagree, their approach to disciplinary cases is more uniform. In The Florida Bar v. Wynn, the court unanimously rejected a referee’s recommendation of a ninety day…
Rank this Week: 4914

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population
    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very…
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 2343

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Feb 21

    German Institution of Arbitration: Model Arbitration Clause for ISDA Master Agreement

    German Institution of Arbitration: Model Arbitration Clause for ISDA Master Agreement
      The German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) has issued a model arbitration clause specifically tailored for use with the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement, the financial industry standard service agreement for OTC derivatives…
  • Feb 3

    Goethe Universität Frankfurt: German & International Arbitration, Summer Term 2017

    Goethe Universität Frankfurt: German & International Arbitration, Summer Term 2017
    Goethe University’s law school again offers a Summer Programme on German and International Arbitration. Here is from the course description: “Wanting to learn more about commercial arbitration? This Goethe University…
  • Jan 25

    Germany’s Position on Pre-trial Discovery Softens!

    Germany’s Position on Pre-trial Discovery Softens!
    You read it here first, back in 2013, but at the time with a question mark, and then again in 2014 and 2015. Finally, 2017 is the year it is actually going to happen: Germany is about to change its approach to … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3979

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

http://nostrumremedium.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America
    The University Press of Kentucky has published Kurt Metzmeier’s Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky. From the description:Any student of American history knows of Washington, Jefferson, and the other…
  • Feb 10

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence
    The University Press of New England has published Sonja Schillings’s Enemies of All Humankind: Fictions of Legitimate Violence. From the description:Hostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by…
  • Jan 27

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument
    Adam Feldman and Rebecca Gill have posted “Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments” as a working paper on SSRN. The abstract:Supreme Court oral arguments are the…
Rank this Week: 2355

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Lawsuit Alleges Nurses Tied Resident to Wheelchair and Injected a Sedative to Keep Her Quiet

    Lawsuit Alleges Nurses Tied Resident to Wheelchair and Injected a Sedative to Keep Her Quiet
    When we place our loved ones in the care of a nursing home, we expect they will receive quality care. Unfortunately, nursing home negligence and abuse are all too common due in part to overworked nurses, under-trained staff, and/or a simple…
  • Feb 20

    Driver with History of Speeding Violations Causes Fatal Collision

    Driver with History of Speeding Violations Causes Fatal Collision
    Every year, thousands of people receive that phone call we all dread—news that a loved one has been killed in an auto accident. The news is not only a sudden shock, but emotionally and physically debilitating. Even before the reality of…
  • Feb 16

    The Joy of Skipping School Resulted in a Fatal Joy Ride

    The Joy of Skipping School Resulted in a Fatal Joy Ride
    Every year thousands of teens die in traffic accidents—often as a result of the teenage driver’s excessive speed, lack of experience, or inattention. Five high school students who cut class one afternoon last month were in a crash…
Rank this Week: 4579

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Feb 21

    An Unsuccessful Lawsuit Seeking to Cancel a Contract Is Itself a Breach

    An Unsuccessful Lawsuit Seeking to Cancel a Contract Is Itself a Breach
    A buyer of real property that sued the seller before the parties’ closing date seeking to cancel the contract, but without a valid reason, was deemed to have breached that contract. The buyer entered into a contract to buy two parcels…
  • Dec 30

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction
    While we don’t have a criminal practice, this recently decided case is interesting in how science can change, impacting prior court decisions.  This same concept was found regarding fire science, in a prior posts found here and…
  • Nov 14

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement
    A supplier was found liable for selling counterfeit Fendi handbags, and after two separate lawsuits was obligated to Fendi and a retailer to whom those fake bags were sold for substantial damages. In an attempt to avoid paying those damages,…
Rank this Week: 3828

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Feb 21

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017
    Fuelled by low interest rates, strong corporate balance sheets and stable finances, 2016 was a strong year for Canadian M&A. Looking forward, Citi Canada, in association with Mergermarket, surveyed a range of Canadian dealmakers to gauge…
  • Feb 16

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma
    Global M&A activity in the biopharmaceutical industry skyrocketed in 2014 and 2015, eclipsing US$200 billion in deal value each year and prompting EY to declare such elevated activity to be the “new normal” in the industry.…
  • Feb 15

    Supreme Court of Canada clarifies law of rectification

    Supreme Court of Canada clarifies law of rectification
    Deals often come together very quickly. In all that rush, it’s easy for the parties to forget to think about all of the long term implications of the deal. Perhaps the parties simply didn’t realize that the deal would have certain…
Rank this Week: 2205

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/
  • Feb 21

    #TwitterTuesday--Appellate Hashtag

    #TwitterTuesday--Appellate Hashtag
    Normally on #TwitterTuesday we feature people, organizations, or journals to follow that tweet on matters related to appellate advocacy. Today, however, I want to feature just one hashtag #appellatetwitter. The #appellatetwitter hashtag is a…
  • Feb 20

    Best Law Schools for Moot Court

    Best Law Schools for Moot Court
    The Winter 2017 edition of The National Jurist features a story on the law schools with the best moot court programs. The story recognizes that the schools with the best programs are not always the highest ranked programs according to...
  • Feb 14

    #TwitterTuesday--Judicial Resource

    #TwitterTuesday--Judicial Resource
    It is time again for our weekly #TwitterTuesday. Today we will feature judicial resources. Judicature @ Duke (@DukeJudicature) is a scholarly journal for judges published quarterly by the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies (@DukeLaw). With…
Rank this Week: 2069

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    How to Manage an Expert Witness’s Travel Fee

    How to Manage an Expert Witness’s Travel Fee
    Due to the specialized nature of expert witnesses, attorneys may be find themselves in situations where they need... Read More The post How to Manage an Expert Witness’s Travel Fees appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Feb 21

    Johnson & Johnson’s Risperdal Behind Massive Spike in Mass Tort Litigation

    Johnson & Johnson’s Risperdal Behind Massive Spike in Mass Tort Litigation
    There has been a huge spike in mass tort litigation due to the Johnson & Johnson medication, Risperdal,... Read More The post Johnson & Johnson’s Risperdal Behind Massive Spike in Mass Tort Litigation appeared first on The…
  • Feb 14

    Facebook Loses $500 Million in Virtual Reality Lawsuit After Battle Between Expert

    Facebook Loses $500 Million in Virtual Reality Lawsuit After Battle Between Expert
    Over the past decade, Facebook has become not just the most popular social media platform in the world,... Read More The post Facebook Loses $500 Million in Virtual Reality Lawsuit After Battle Between Experts appeared first on The Expert…
Rank this Week: 2912

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Feb 21

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Jury Cannot Award Damages That Were Neither Sought or Proven

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Jury Cannot Award Damages That Were Neither Sought or Proven
    In the case of Stapas v. Giant Eagle, Inc., 2016 Pa. Super. 303 (Pa. Super. Dec. 23, 2016 Stabile, J. Bowes, J. Musmanno, J.) (Op. by Stabile, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed, in part, the trial court’s denial of…
  • Feb 15

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected

    Bad Faith Claim Based Upon Sackett Dispute Rejected
    In a recent decision out of the Western District Federal Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Trustgard  Ins. Co. v. Campbell, No. 16-CV-1013 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 28, 2016 Schwab, J.), the court rejected a claim of bad faith in the case where…
  • Feb 15

    Judge Munley of Federal Middle District Grants Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Claim

    Judge Munley of Federal Middle District Grants Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Claim
    In his recent decision in the case of Yatsonsky v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 3:15-CV-1777 (M.D. Pa. Dec. 5, 2016 Munley, J.), Judge James M. Munley granted a carrier’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a bad faith claim.In this…
Rank this Week: 296

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Feb 21

    Sexual Assault in School Held Not Foreseeable

    Sexual Assault in School Held Not Foreseeable
    In K.G.R. v. Union City School District, No. W2016-01056-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 14, 2016), the Court of Appeals overturned a denial of summary judgment, determining that the incident that occurred was not foreseeable and that…
  • Feb 20

    Maury County Fall Down Case Falls Down. Hard.

    Maury County Fall Down Case Falls Down. Hard.
    Not every fall results in a successful premises liability case, as the plaintiffs in a recent Tennessee Court of Appeals case were reminded. In Woodgett v. Vaughan, No. M2016-00250-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 13, 2016), plaintiff filed…
  • Feb 15

    Exclusion of Expert Testimony Reversed – New Trial Ordered

    Exclusion of Expert Testimony Reversed – New Trial Ordered
    In Holmes v. Christ Community Health Services, Inc., No. W2016-00207-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 29, 2016), the Court of Appeals overturned the exclusion of expert testimony in an HCLA case. In 2004, plaintiff fell and hurt her right…
Rank this Week: 74

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Feb 20

    Top 5 Legal Mistakes by Startup

    Top 5 Legal Mistakes by Startup
    The top five legal mistakes that startups make that often cause them to fall apart or get bogged down in a legal dispute before they even start making money.
  • Feb 17

    The Truth Behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement

    The Truth Behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement
    Non-Disclosure Agreements with employees are useful only if employees understand them and know the consequences of breaching them.
  • Feb 2

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry
    The financial services industry has its own set of rules when it comes to enforcement of non-solicitation agreements. In 2004, a handful of the largest financial firms signed a document called Protocol for Broker Recruiting. Since then, over…
Rank this Week: 2884

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Arkansas Senate agrees to let voters decide on constitutional amendment limiting punitive damage

    Arkansas Senate agrees to let voters decide on constitutional amendment limiting punitive damage
    Arkansas could soon join the ranks of states that place a ceiling on punitive damages.  This article from the Magnolia Reporter of Arkansas reports that the Arkansas Senate voted in favor of a resolution (SJR8) that will ask the voters…
  • Feb 1

    New Jersey federal jury awards $50 million in punitive damages against Lockheed Martin

    New Jersey federal jury awards $50 million in punitive damages against Lockheed Martin
    A few days ago, Law.com reported that a jury in federal district court in New Jersey has awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages in an age discrimination suit against Lockheed Martin. The article…
  • Jan 31

    Montana House moves to tighten limits on punitive damage

    Montana House moves to tighten limits on punitive damage
    Insurance Journal reports that the Montana House voted last week 60-40 to further tighten that state's legislative cap on punitive damages.  Under existing Montana law, punitive damages are capped at the lesser of $10 million or 3…
Rank this Week: 86

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

A blog about e-discovery, technology and other related matters of interest.

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Feb 20

    New Rule Will Permit Self Authentication of Electronic Evidence

    New Rule Will Permit Self Authentication of Electronic Evidence
    Although receiving far less attention than the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, proposed changes to federal evidence rules addressing electronically stored information (ESI) are slated for later this year.…
  • Feb 13

    That Ancient Email You Saved From 1997 Is And Will Always Be Hearsay

    That Ancient Email You Saved From 1997 Is And Will Always Be Hearsay
    Although receiving far less fanfare than the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, proposed changes to Federal Rules of Evidence addressing electronically stored information (ESI) are slated for December 1, 2017. The…
  • Jan 30

    Raise Spoliation Before Summary Judgment (or Forever Hold Your Peace)

    Raise Spoliation Before Summary Judgment (or Forever Hold Your Peace)
    A recent federal appeals case reminds us that if evidence spoliation is suspected, it might be best to bring it to the court’s attention via Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56(d) before opposing a summary judgment motion. Rule…
Rank this Week: 1140

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1568

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 20

    Fail To Comply With Discovery At Your Own Risk

    Fail To Comply With Discovery At Your Own Risk
    The recent decision in the case captioned R.S. v. W.E., Del Fam. Ct., No. CN10-05981, Kerr, J. (Jan. 4, 2017), warns Family Court litigants that failure to comply with discovery can have consequences. In this case, R.S. (“Wife”)…
  • Feb 17

    Pet Custody – Will It Be The New Trend?

    Pet Custody – Will It Be The New Trend?
    There is no dispute; going through a divorce can be difficult. For some, coming home to a wagging tail is just what the doctor ordered on those stressful days. What happens to your pet in a divorce? As a prior post explained, pets are…
  • Feb 3

    E-Filing Change For The Court Of Common Plea

    E-Filing Change For The Court Of Common Plea
    The Court of Common Pleas has announced a change to the Delaware State Court’s E-Filing system. The Court of Common Pleas will be moving its E-Filing services from its current eFlex system to the File and Serve Delaware system on…
Rank this Week: 1946

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: 4279

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/
  • Feb 20

    Don't Fear the Reptile

    Don't Fear the Reptile
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Take the Reptile seriously, but don't fear it. The en vogue strategic choice of the plaintiffs' bar, the idea that trial persuasion can be leveraged by careful and targeted attention to the fear impulse of the so-called…
  • Feb 16

    When You Want to Know, Ask Directly...Sometime

    When You Want to Know, Ask Directly...Sometime
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In voir dire, sometimes you want to choose a strategic and indirect way of asking, and sometimes you just want to come straight out and ask the question directly. In an interesting illustration of the difference between…
  • Feb 13

    Overlearn Your Deposition

    Overlearn Your Deposition
    by Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: For the witness preparing for trial testimony, there is one common piece of advice: Study your deposition. In preparation sessions, I will always stress this advice, noting that a thorough knowledge of the deposition is…
Rank this Week: 4217

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Feb 20

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti
    Professor Gilles Cuniberti (University of Luxembourg) has authored a casebook entitled “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” which will be released this month by Edward Elgar Publishing. The official abstract kindly…
  • Feb 18

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal
     CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF ACTA JURIDICA The Acta Juridica invites proposals for its special issue: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & The Rule of Law. Contributors will be invited to attend a Colloquium to be held in…
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
Rank this Week: 31

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
  • Feb 19

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer
    I was recently asked to put together a presentation on the fake news phenomenon for discussions with leading journalists and media institutions in a developing country, with extremely poor media literacy but strong growth around social media…
  • Dec 19

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture
    Delivered a short presentation today to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom office in Colombo on ‘Corridors of Power’, an exhibition I curated with Channa Daswatta and Asanga Welikala that explores Sri Lanka’s…
  • Nov 30

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation website. ### An informal workshop on verifying news and information spread across social media was held recently at Phandeeyar in Yangon, Burma, led by the Foundation’s Special…
Rank this Week: 203

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Feb 19

    Court Of Chancery Explains Class Distribution Procedure

    Court Of Chancery Explains Class Distribution Procedure
    In re Dole Food Company Inc. Stockholder Litigation, C.A. 8703-VCL (February 15, 2017) Distributing the proceeds from a class action settlement is not as easy as you might think. Tracing ownership is complicated by the use of various…
  • Feb 19

    Court Of Chancery Explains When To Appoint Corporate Custodian

    Court Of Chancery Explains When To Appoint Corporate Custodian
    Kleinberg v. Aharon , C.A. 12719-VCL (February 13, 2017) On the same day the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the widely-reported TransPerfect decision, which ordered the sale of a successful company by custodian under Section 226 of the…
  • Feb 19

    Court Of Chancery Limits Cost Recovery Following Successful Appeal

    Court Of Chancery Limits Cost Recovery Following Successful Appeal
    In Re: El Paso Pipeline Derivative Litigation, C.A. 7141-VCL (February 16, 2017) This decision explains what “costs” are recoverable under Court of Chancery Rule 54 following a successful appeal. While the amounts involved…
Rank this Week: 2185

Veale Law

Veale Law

Focuses on personal injury law for the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2398

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Feb 17

    Worker’s Medical Marijuana To Be Covered By Worker’s Compensation Insurance

    Worker’s Medical Marijuana To Be Covered By Worker’s Compensation Insurance
    A December 2016 decision reached by an Administrative Law Judge in New Jersey may have implications for employers in other states where medical marijuana is legal. With the current trend toward legalization of marijuana, it’s only…
  • Feb 9

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit
    U.S. District Judge Susan Illston has ruled that Walmart truck drivers are not entitled to an additional $80 million in a class action lawsuit settlement. The complaint was filed in 2008 with hundreds of California truck drivers claiming that…
  • Feb 3

    California Student Forced to Urinate in Bucket Awarded $1.25 Million By Jury

    California Student Forced to Urinate in Bucket Awarded $1.25 Million By Jury
    A former student in San Diego has been awarded more than $1.25 million stemming from an incident in which she was forced to relieve herself in a bucket. Back in 2012, the 14 year-old student was in a 25-minute advisory class at Patrick Henry…
Rank this Week: 903

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: 422