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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

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

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

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

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Jul 16

    Chancellor Explains When Demand Is Required For Compensation Claim

    Chancellor Explains When Demand Is Required For Compensation Claim
    Friedman v. Khosrowshahi, C.A. 9161-CB (July 16, 2014) Recently derivative suits claim that there is no need to make a pre-suit demand on the board because that board violated the terms of an incentive compensation plan and is thus…
Rank this Week: 562

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Jul 22

    "Arizona asks top court to reverse execution ruling"

    "Arizona asks top court to reverse execution ruling"
    "Arizona asks top court to reverse execution ruling": The Associated Press has this report.
  • Jul 22

    "Police, community seek answers in renowned FSU law professor's slaying"

    "Police, community seek answers in renowned FSU law professor's slaying"
    "Police, community seek answers in renowned FSU law professor's slaying": CNN.com has this report. And The Daily Mail (UK) has a report headlined "'He was the intended target': Police in Florida admit they are baffled by murder of…
  • Jul 22

    "Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court"

    "Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court"
    "Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court": Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this news update. Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an update headlined "Stanford law school professor named to…
Rank this Week: 47

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Battle of Coronado or Coronotso? TIME FOR THE JURY TO WEIGH IN.

    The Battle of Coronado or Coronotso? TIME FOR THE JURY TO WEIGH IN.
    Update (July 22, 2014): The case heads to the jury… Update (March 21, 2014): Chalk a “win” up on the Minnesota Litigator prediction tally! (See the prediction below and the linked denial of summary judgment for the…
  • Jul 22

    Hale yeah!

    Hale yeah!
    Update (July 22, 2014): If you ask people what the verb “hale” means, you will find very few people know the answer. In a previous post (below), I questioned (tongue-in-cheek) whether it is fair to have courts determine the…
  • Jul 21

    Another Win for St. Jude Medical, Ed Fox, & His Team at Bassford Remele

    Another Win for St. Jude Medical, Ed Fox, & His Team at Bassford Remele
    Mess with a bull, you get the horns. Mess with a fox, and I suppose you get the teeth. Minnesota Litigator has covered the St. Jude case against Biosense and Jose de Castro in several earlier posts (here and here, for … Continue…
Rank this Week: 88

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Jul 22

    A Split of Authority Develops on Admissibility of Bad Faith Expert Testimony

    A Split of Authority Develops on Admissibility of Bad Faith Expert Testimony
    In his recent decision in the case of Monaghan v. Travelers, No. 3:12CV1285 (M.D.Pa. July 16, 2014 Munley, J.), Judge James Munley bucked the recent trend of Pennsylvania court decisions holding that expert testimony is unnecessary in…
  • Jul 22

    Release From Liability Form Upheld in Poconos Snow Tubing Case

    Release From Liability Form Upheld in Poconos Snow Tubing Case
    In his recent decision in the case of Dunlap v. Davenport v. The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway, PICS Case No. 14-0883 (Monroe Co. April 28, 2014 Williamson, J.), Judge David Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas…
  • Jul 21

    Lehigh County Trial Court Dismisses Punitive Damages Claim Based Solely on Cell Phone Use During Auto Accident

    Lehigh County Trial Court Dismisses Punitive Damages Claim Based Solely on Cell Phone Use During Auto Accident
    In the case of Pietrulewicz v. Gil, No. 2014 - C - 0826 (C.P. Lehigh Co., June 6, 2014 Reichley, J.), Judge Douglas G. Reichley of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas sustained a defendant's preliminary objections and struck a plaintiff's…
Rank this Week: 383

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

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

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Jul 22

    Settlements and Planning for Financial Transitions | Managing Transition Stre

    Settlements and Planning for Financial Transitions | Managing Transition Stre
    Plaintiffs are often asked to make life impacting financial decisions during a period of heightened stress.Transition stress can impair the decision making process, perhaps even leading to a frozen... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jul 21

    Factoring of Structured Settlements | Where's "The Bill"?

    Factoring of Structured Settlements | Where's "The Bill"?
    The efforts of AAPD and Congressmen Cartwright and Sensebrenner are appreciated, but they and their colleagues must do more to protect structured settlement annuitants. State legislatures need to do... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jul 21

    SSQ | Who is "Brad Jones"? Questions About SSQ/Genex Link Continue

    SSQ | Who is "Brad Jones"? Questions About SSQ/Genex Link Continue
    SSQ, the acronym of a purported company "Structured Settlement Quotes", (1) soliciting American consumers to sell structured settlements, (2) solely using a Hartford CT address (with no record of... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 111

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 3312

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Power User Tips for Powerpoint

    Power User Tips for Powerpoint
    Powerpoint is one of the more unfairly maligned tools in a lawyer’s arsenal. Yes, presentations that rely on the default color schemes and fonts are probably not going to look good. And presentations that are too wordy or have long…
  • Jul 21

    Nextpoint eDiscovery Collections Webinar: Questions Answered

    Nextpoint eDiscovery Collections Webinar: Questions Answered
    On Thursday, July 17 Nextpoint hosted the first Client Success Summer Camp Webinar Series, “eDiscovery Collections.” If you missed the event, you can listen to the webinar here. This Thursday, our Client Success team has a free…
  • Jul 2

    Document Review Strategies That Work

    Document Review Strategies That Work
    No matter how many times a litigator takes a new matter, some new wrinkle or challenge will interfere with their plans. Next month, Nextpoint will introduce our Client Success Summer Camp, a free, three-part webinar that will offer all of the…
Rank this Week: 3515

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/
  • Jul 22

    Gov Selects Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for California Supreme Court!

    Gov Selects Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for California Supreme Court!
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Governor Brown Selects Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar for California Supreme CourtSACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar as his…
  • Jul 18

    Justice Huffman profiled

    Justice Huffman profiled
    "Inside the hardworking, intelligent mind, there is a heart of gold" -- Chief Justice Cantil-SakauyeWednesday's DJ profiled 4/1's Justice Richard Huffman, who is "very sharp," "knows the record inside and out," and is "hardworking,…
  • Jul 17

    It's official! We have some PJs and Justices...

    It's official! We have some PJs and Justices...
    Commission Confirms Appointments to Court of Appeal, First and Second Appellate Districts SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, announced that the commission today …
Rank this Week: 493

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Major new blow to health care law

    Major new blow to health care law
    In a potentially crippling blow to the new federal health care law, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the government may not provide subsidies to encourage people to buy health insurance on the new marketplaces run by the federal…
  • Jul 22

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of a death row inmate who is seeking additional information about the drugs that Arizona intends to use to execute him; the state has now indicated that it plans to ask…
  • Jul 21

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Kirby v. Marvel Characters, Inc. 13-1178 Issue: (1) Whether a court can constitutionally take copyrights to works originally owned and authored by an independent contractor and hand them to a private…
Rank this Week: 11

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

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

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 4604

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: 1369

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Automotive Expert Witness: Auto Safety Defects You Shouldn’t Overlook!

    Automotive Expert Witness: Auto Safety Defects You Shouldn’t Overlook!
    This article is authored by a leading automotive expert witness with over 40 years of experience in the vehicle safety industry. When someone is severely injured or killed in a...The post Automotive Expert Witness: Auto Safety Defects You…
  • Jul 21

    Criminology Expert Witness Explains Applications of Forensic Sociology and Criminology to Civil Litigation

    Criminology Expert Witness Explains Applications of Forensic Sociology and Criminology to Civil Litigation
    Abstract: Social scientists play an increasingly important role in the prosecution and defense of both criminal and civil matters before the courts. Forensic sociology and criminology expert witnesses are utilized in...The post…
  • Jul 21

    How Best to Communicate a Product Warning: Best Practice

    How Best to Communicate a Product Warning: Best Practice
    An effective warning must be seen, read and understood so that the user can decide how to proceed safely and avoid injury injury from using a product.  In my last...The post How Best to Communicate a Product Warning: Best Practices…
Rank this Week: 3660

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 91

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jul 22

    Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistic

    Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistic
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistics at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Back in 2012, I wrote: “Scientific evidence is one of those rare areas of law upon…
  • Jul 11

    This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law

    This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  This month the Smithsonian has long profile on Anthony Bourdain that ends with, “What…
  • Jun 27

    Can A Lawyer Interrupt A Deposition For A “Conference” With A Witness?

    Can A Lawyer Interrupt A Deposition For A “Conference” With A Witness?
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Can A Lawyer Interrupt A Deposition For A “Conference” With A Witness? at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Two weeks ago, I attended the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s…
Rank this Week: 200

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 673

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Jul 22

    Art Law: S.D.N.Y. Grants Immunity to Bavaria, Dismisses Restitution Claim for Picasso’s “Madame Soler”

    Art Law: S.D.N.Y. Grants Immunity to Bavaria, Dismisses Restitution Claim for Picasso’s “Madame Soler”
    In an earlier post, I had reported about the restitution claim brought against Bavaria in New York in 2013. The heirs of Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy were seeking the restitution of Picasso’s “Madame Soler” from…
  • Jul 17

    ABA Journal: Amici Letters for ABA Top 100 Blawgs 2014

    ABA Journal: Amici Letters for ABA Top 100 Blawgs 2014
    Here’s from the ABA Journal: “We’re working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we’d like your advice on which blogs you think we should include. Use the form below to tell us about a…
  • Jul 14

    “Law Made in Germany” Symposium, Frankfurt, September 4, 2014

    “Law Made in Germany” Symposium, Frankfurt, September 4, 2014
    Law Made in Germany is an initiative to promote the use of German law in international commercial contracts. This initiative is largely a reaction to a similar initiative of the Law Society in England & Wales. The initiative is organizing…
Rank this Week: 1518

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/
  • Jul 22

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit
    Mr. Pascal Gossin is the head of Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit, (hereinafter “the Unit”), which is part of the Federal Office of Justice.  Mr. Gossin was a fellow speaker at the Carmelite Chambers…
  • Jul 3

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset
    This is the eighth post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series.  Like “Four Asset Concealment Tools” and “Four Ways Assets Can Be Secretly Transferred”, the post reveals methods a spouse may use to…
  • Jun 10

    Carmelite Chambers International Fraud & Asset Recovery Conference

    Carmelite Chambers International Fraud & Asset Recovery Conference
    I will present my program “The Ins & Outs Of Recovering Assets Via Whistleblowers & Other Tipsters” in London at 11:40 AM June 23, 2014, during the Carmelite Chambers International Fraud & Asset Recovery…
Rank this Week: 532

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jul 22

    The danger of fighting a losing battle in ADA case

    The danger of fighting a losing battle in ADA case
    This is a short follow-up to my May 14 blog “know when to fold ‘em.” A couple of weeks after I published that piece a decision came out from the Northern District of Georgia that dramatically illustrates the risk of a…
  • Jul 14

    A victory for common sense: 11th Circuit FHA ruling rejects subsequent owner liability in multi-family housing

    A victory for common sense: 11th Circuit FHA ruling rejects subsequent owner liability in multi-family housing
    In a decision issued on April 14, 2014 the 11th Circuit provided a major victory for subsequent owners of apartments and other types multi-family housing. In Harding v. Orlando Apts. LLC, 748 F.3d 1128 (11th Cir. 2014) the Court…
  • Jul 14

    Good news for ADA defendants facing cut and paste pleading

    Good news for ADA defendants facing cut and paste pleading
    A pair of recent district court decisions provide some hope for defendants that federal courts are taking seriously the plaintiff’s obligation to plead an intelligible claim for relief. Unfortunately, the standard is still fairly low,…
Rank this Week: 938

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/
  • Jul 22

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right
    Kelly A. Behre, Digging Beneath the Equality Language: The Influence of the Fathers’ Rights Movement on Intimate Partner Violence Public Policy Debates and Family Law Reform, 21 Wm. & Mary J.  Women &…
  • Jul 21

    Don’t Restrict My E-book

    Don’t Restrict My E-book
    Angela Daly, E-Book Monopolies and the Law, 18 Media & Arts L. Rev. 350 (2013), available at SSRN.Daithí Mac SíthighIt’s still fashionable to point to the “cloud” as the solution to all sorts of…
  • Jul 18

    What Can Be Learned From the Wrongfully Accused?

    What Can Be Learned From the Wrongfully Accused?
    Daniel Gilveber & Amy Farrell, Not Guilty: Are the Acquitted Innocent (2012).Margareth EtienneOne of the most frequently asked questions of criminal defense lawyers is some variation of “How can you represent someone you know…
Rank this Week: 476

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 22

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem
    The following is a blog post by Varun Shah, Aruba Network’s Director, Intellectual Property — full disclosure, I previously represented Aruba.  Shah has an interesting alternative patent reform proposal that seeks to target…
  • Jul 21

    Patent Claims Dismissed for Lack of Ownership

    Patent Claims Dismissed for Lack of Ownership
    Rehco, LLC v. Spin Master, Ltd., No. 13 C 2245, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 17, 2014) (Leinenweber, J.). Judge Leinenweber granted defendant Spin Master’s motion to dismiss plaintiff Rehco’s patent infringement claim related to a toy…
  • Jul 18

    Damages Awarded on Lanham Act Default Judgment

    Damages Awarded on Lanham Act Default Judgment
    O.A. Cargo, Inc. v. OA Cargo Chicago, No. 12 C 5763, Slip OP. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 13, 2014) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel awarded damages in this Lanham Act case after he and Judge Conlon entered default judgment against the defendants. Pursuant to…
Rank this Week: 204

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/
Rank this Week: 3018

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1186

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Jul 21

    LGBT Federal Employees Protected by Obama's Executive Order

    LGBT Federal Employees Protected by Obama's Executive Order
    An executive order signed by President Obama will bar companies that work for the federal government from discriminating against employees based on thier gender identity or sexual orientation. Although several religious groups such as…
  • Jul 21

    Florida Judge Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage

    Florida Judge Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage
    Even though the ban on gay marriage was deemed as illegal just last week in the state of Florida, a judge rejected a motion which was filed on Monday by a gay couple who were desiring to be wed. By this decision, the judge effectively allowed…
  • Jul 21

    Execution Case in Arizona to be Appealed

    Execution Case in Arizona to be Appealed
    A request was made for a new hearing for Joseph Wood. Earlier today, the federal appeals court denied the request for a new hearing which would reconsider a previous decision by the court which issued a stay of execution for Mr. Wood. Once…
Rank this Week: 250

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jul 21

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Childrfen

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Childrfen
    Your lawblogger truly believes that  Philip Seymour Hoffman was the best actor of his time. Too bad this does not extend to his ability at estate planning. As reported by the New York Post and by extra tv.com here , Hoffman did not want…
  • Jul 20

    Appellate Division Rules On Application To Revoke Letters Testamentary

    Appellate Division Rules On Application To Revoke Letters Testamentary
    The Appellate Division of the Second Department has recently denied a motion to immediately suspend Letters Testamentary in the Matter of Mercer (2014 NY Slip Op 05186). SCPA 711 and 719 provide that the Surrogate may suspend or revoke…
  • Jul 17

    Be Careful With Mom's Power Of Attorney

    Be Careful With Mom's Power Of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a powerful document posing some danger to the holder. It is common to receive a power of attorney from an aging parent or relative in order to help them handle their personal affairs. In effect, it allows the holder to…
Rank this Week: 386

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

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

    Looks Matter, Especially to Juror

    Looks Matter, Especially to Juror
    The Tampa Tribune has an interesting article highlighting the efforts by some defense attorneys to make their clients more presentable to jurors. As the article points out, attractive defendants are less likely to be convicted than…
  • Jul 17

    Massachusetts Debating Attorney vs. Judge Conducted Voir Dire

    Massachusetts Debating Attorney vs. Judge Conducted Voir Dire
    Currently, Massachusetts is considering whether or not to change the way it conducts voir dire. At present, Massachusetts uses judge conducted voir dire. However, the Massachusetts House has passed legislation (H. 4123) to allow attorneys to…
  • Jul 16

    Deliberative Democracy and the American Civil Jury

    Deliberative Democracy and the American Civil Jury
    Deliberative Democracy and the American Civil Jury Valerie Hans John Gastil Traci Feller Abstract: Civil jury service should be a potent form of deliberative democracy, creating greater civic engagement. However, a 2010 seven-state study of…
Rank this Week: 617

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Looks Matter, Especially to Juror

    Looks Matter, Especially to Juror
    The Tampa Tribune has an interesting article highlighting the efforts by some defense attorneys to make their clients more presentable to jurors. As the article points out, attractive defendants are less likely to be convicted than…
  • Jul 17

    Massachusetts Debating Attorney vs. Judge Conducted Voir Dire

    Massachusetts Debating Attorney vs. Judge Conducted Voir Dire
    Currently, Massachusetts is considering whether or not to change the way it conducts voir dire. At present, Massachusetts uses judge conducted voir dire. However, the Massachusetts House has passed legislation (H. 4123) to allow attorneys to…
  • Jul 16

    Deliberative Democracy and American the Civil Jury

    Deliberative Democracy and American the Civil Jury
    Deliberative Democracy and the American Civil JuryValerie HansJohn GastilTraci FellerAbstract:      Civil jury service should be a potent form of deliberative democracy, creating greater civic engagement. However, a 2010…
Rank this Week: 1981

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    Using Circumstantial Evidence For FRE 804(b)(6) Forfeiture By Wrongdoing

    Using Circumstantial Evidence For FRE 804(b)(6) Forfeiture By Wrongdoing
    iStock_000004344594Small.jpg In kidnapping trial, admitting victim's prior statements to police about what the defendant did to her, after she declined to testify about the statements contending that she could not remember;…
  • Jul 18

    Updated Federal And Other Jury Instructions (2014)

    Updated Federal And Other Jury Instructions (2014)
    JuryBox2.jpg As part of our periodic review, the Federal Evidence Review highlights updates to model jury instructions for four circuits including the First, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits; all updates are included on the…
  • Jul 16

    Using English Transcripts To Follow Foreign Language Recordings Played At Trial

    Using English Transcripts To Follow Foreign Language Recordings Played At Trial
    EighthCircuitSeal.png While trial court employed an "unorthodox" practice in admitting the foreign language recordings instead of the transcript, the circuit found the transcripts were sufficiently reliable notwithstanding…
Rank this Week: 669

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Child Sexual Abuse Expert Witnesses On The Forensic Interview Analysi

    Child Sexual Abuse Expert Witnesses On The Forensic Interview Analysi
    In Child Sexual Abuse – Forensic Interview Analysis, child sexual abuse expert witnesses at Forensic Pediatrics Consultants – Child Abuse & Child Safety write: The objective of a forensic interview in the context of child…
  • Jul 15

    School Crisis Preparedness Expert Witness On School Attack Plot

    School Crisis Preparedness Expert Witness On School Attack Plot
    At the Safe Havens International website, school crisis preparedness expert witness Michael S. Dorn writes on school attack plots. Dorn is Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center.School Attack A…
  • Jul 11

    Oncology Expert Witness On Malpractice Insurance Part 1

    Oncology Expert Witness On Malpractice Insurance Part 1
    In Malpractice Premiums Drop for 6th Straight Year, oncology expert witness Dr. Judy L. Schmidt writes: Judging by 3 representative specialties, physicians in 2013 are once again experiencing relief on malpractice insurance…
Rank this Week: 233

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

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

    When and How to Seek Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Funding

    When and How to Seek Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Funding
    When elderly loved ones are no longer able to live on their own, many family members turn to an assisted living facility or nursing home. While many of these facilities provide excellent care, unfortunately there are others that do not. …
  • Jul 15

    Financial Security While Waiting for Your Medical Malpractice Settlement

    Financial Security While Waiting for Your Medical Malpractice Settlement
    When an injury occurs as a result of medical negligence, the costs can be exorbitant including medical bills, physical therapy, and long-term care, even funeral and burial expenses. It may also result in the loss of earnings. Bringing a…
  • Jul 8

    Lawsuit Funding for Dental Negligence

    Lawsuit Funding for Dental Negligence
    A woman who was to have a tooth extracted not only left the dentist office without the tooth, but she also left unable to eat or talk properly. The dentist pierced her lingual nerve while he was administering freezing to numb the area. Now…
Rank this Week: 1118

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Coming right to you from the wonder and beauty that is Chicago in the Summer, I would like to bring you some news you can use on the subject of tracking your attorney and staying on top of your case, as a…
  • Jul 2

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!
    Helloooooo!!!  What a beautiful day in Chicago!  At Levin Law, Ltd. we are especially proud to have partnered recently with Chicago Agent Magazine to work on their "Short List" series.  Here is the link! Happy Summer in the…
  • Apr 24

    Pro Se? Translation: Pro Pay. Better Get Your Wallet Out!

    Pro Se? Translation: Pro Pay. Better Get Your Wallet Out!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  I'm rekindling an old article from a different forum on Chicago Law Source, for some good old fashioned news you can use, 2014-style. Have you ever thought that for a legal matter it would be simpler and…
Rank this Week: 3692

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/
  • Jul 21

    School Your Jury (Like Fish)

    School Your Jury (Like Fish)
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: My first thought was, "What's NPR's talented social science correspondent, Shankar Vedantam, doing talking about fish?" The story, reported on Friday, focused on research showing that fish make better…
  • Jul 17

    Don't Assume the Camera Is Neutral

    Don't Assume the Camera Is Neutral
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Cameras don't simply record what is in front of the lens. Every movie director knows that the camera highlights, frames, hides, emphasizes and distorts. The Francis Ford Coppola’s among them know that they’re not…
  • Jul 14

    Your Message Sequence: Go Big Then Get Small

    Your Message Sequence: Go Big Then Get Small
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Here is an important technique. Experienced persuaders may already have it internalized, but it still helps to make it explicit and look at why it works. The technique is this: Begin 'big' with an abstract statement…
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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
  • Jul 21

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou
    The following is a guest blog post by April E. Frisby of Frisby Law. April is a lawyer in Orange County who practices business and securities transactional law, as well as estate planning. April is also an adjunct law professor at Whittier…
  • Jul 18

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case
    Feeling out of your element by the technical aspects of your personal injury case? Get a technical experts on your team! Here’s how technical experts can help in common personal injury cases, such as slip and fall, car accident, and…
  • Jul 16

    Are Inherited IRAs Exempt Property in California Bankruptcy?

    Are Inherited IRAs Exempt Property in California Bankruptcy?
    The law says that retirement funds are exempt property in bankruptcy, but the Supreme Court has held that this exemption doesn’t apply to inherited IRAs. End of story? Not quite. The Supreme Court recently affirmed the Seventh Circuit…
Rank this Week: 3601

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
Rank this Week: 4643

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
Rank this Week: 323

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    Should you do group brainstorming standing up or sitting down?

    Should you do group brainstorming standing up or sitting down?
    The American Bar Association is seeking nominations until August 8, 2014 to help it decide on the Top 100 law blogs (“Blawgs”). We have been in the ABA Top 100 for the past 4 years and would like to make it 5! If you…
  • Jul 18

    Simple Jury Persuasion: Should you communicate the details or the big picture?

    Simple Jury Persuasion: Should you communicate the details or the big picture?
    The American Bar Association is seeking nominations until August 8, 2014 to help it decide on the Top 100 law blogs (“Blawgs”). We have been in the ABA Top 100 for the past 4 years and would like to make it 5! If you…
  • Jul 16

    The Workplace Ostracism Scale: Making the subjective objective?

    The Workplace Ostracism Scale: Making the subjective objective?
    It’s always tough to measure something that seems very subjective. Like ostracism. Are you being ostracized (excluded, left out, or shunned) or are you just way too sensitive? Intrepid researchers have pushed forward though and brought…
Rank this Week: 4002

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jul 21

    Fraudulent Concealment Exception to Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations and Statute of Repose in Tennessee

    Fraudulent Concealment Exception to Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations and Statute of Repose in Tennessee
     In Robinson v. Baptist Memorial Hospital, No. W2013-01198-COA-R3-CV (July 11, 2014), the court addressed the fraudulent concealment exception to the statute of limitations and statute of repose for medical negligence actions in…
  • Jul 10

    Train Wreck. Divorce Trial. But I Repeat Myself

    Train Wreck. Divorce Trial. But I Repeat Myself
    This is a decision about a divorce trial but we are reviewing it on Day on Torts we always write about cases involving train wrecks. Seriously, we will cover this case because it contains some useful reminders about (1) a…
  • Jul 9

    Defendant's Lie Under Oath May Be A Sin, But It Is Not Admissible in MVA Trial

    Defendant's Lie Under Oath May Be A Sin, But It Is Not Admissible in MVA Trial
    This appeal arises from a December 24, 2010 motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle driven by Johnny Miller and another vehicle driven by Mr. Moretz. The cause of the accident was hotly contested with both parties claiming the other…
Rank this Week: 361

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jul 21

    $40,000 Verdict in Neshoba County Slip-and-Fall Case

    $40,000 Verdict in Neshoba County Slip-and-Fall Case
    I’m not sure of the exact date of the verdict, but I have a report of a $40,000 verdict in a Neshoba County slip-and-fall case in Brantley v. West Quality Food Services, Inc., d/b/a Kentucky Fried Chicken. The verdict was rendered…
  • Jul 16

    The New Legal Dream Team

    The New Legal Dream Team
    From the Onion comes news of the formation of a new legal dream team of non-lawyers dedicated to defeating the injustice of a co-worker’s traffic ticket:  Local woman and Helios Network Solutions sales manager Patricia Carson…
  • Jul 14

    July Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    July Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts reported in the July issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:  $13.8 million verdict (50% fault to defendant)- Hinds County construction negligence/ explosion case (5/16/14); $100,00 verdict- Aberdeen…
Rank this Week: 257

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3435

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: 658

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: 421

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Jul 18

    Doubling Down

    Doubling Down
    In Spitzberg v. Houston American Energy Corp., 2014 WL 3442515 (5th Cir. July 15, 2014), the Fifth Circuit reversed the dismissal of a securities class action based on alleged false statements concerning oil and gas reserves. The decision…
  • Jul 11

    Comparing Lychee

    Comparing Lychee
    Securities class actions brought against China-based companies often allege discrepancies between the company's Chinese regulatory filings and SEC filings. In that type of case, the plaintiff must allege at least some facts to support that…
  • Jun 23

    Halliburton Decided

    Halliburton Decided
    The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a decision in the Halliburton case holding that defendants can rebut the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage with evidence of a lack of stock price impact. It is a…
Rank this Week: 1808

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/
  • Jul 18

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat

    Public Speaking or Reading Out Loud? Kenneth Feinberg, Michael Millikin, and Mary Barra, on the Hot Seat
    by Marsha Hunter Who spoke persuasively at yesterday’s Senate hearings on the GM ignition switch scandal? There were plenty of lawyers in the room and on the hot seat, so you’d think the level of public speaking would be…
  • Jun 19

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note

    Handwriting, Memory, and Horizontal Note
    by Brian K. Johnson Last fall Scientific American MIND magazine featured an article about handwriting and memory.It got me thinking about the value of carefully creating notes for public speaking with pen and paper “Minds encode the…
  • Jun 12

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step

    The Music of Your Voice: Walking Down the Step
    by Brian K. Johnson “May it please the court?” Is it a question? Or is it a statement? “May it please the court.” Legal writing guru Brian Garner offered a helpful historical analysis of this introductory utterance in…
Rank this Week: 2247

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/
  • Jul 18

    Free CLE for ABA Members on the Legal Implications of Mobile Device

    Free CLE for ABA Members on the Legal Implications of Mobile Device
    The ABA is presenting a free (to members) Webinar called "The Mobile Transformation: The Extraordinary Legal Implications of Billions of Mobile Devices" on Monday, July 21, 2014 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Information on the Webinar is…
  • Jul 7

    Call for Papers -- AALS Section on Civil Procedure

    Call for Papers -- AALS Section on Civil Procedure
    The Civil Procedure Section of the AALS will present a panel, “The Rising Bar to Federal Courts: Beyond Pleading and Discovery,” at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The panel will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m....
  • Jul 3

    Cert Grant on Issue Preclusion in Trademark Case

    Cert Grant on Issue Preclusion in Trademark Case
    The Supreme Court has granted cert in a trademark infringement case involving a collateral estoppel issue. The questions presented in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352, are: (1) Whether the Trademark Trial and…
Rank this Week: 526

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Jul 18

    Developing a Corporate E-Discovery Game Plan

    Developing a Corporate E-Discovery Game Plan
    The fifth edition of FTI’s Advice from Counsel survey and report was published earlier this year and its contents reveal a transformed and quickly evolving corporate e-discovery landscape. The report is unique in that it not only…
  • Jul 14

    Surprising Revelations About E-Discovery Preservation Cost

    Surprising Revelations About E-Discovery Preservation Cost
    By: Scott Giordano ESI preservation during the course of e-discovery is an unavoidable reality for all large companies. However, the means and strategies by which organizations preserve data and the costs associated with those practices…
  • Jul 11

    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Legal Hold Data Migration

    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Legal Hold Data Migration
    By: Andrew Bartholomew Organizations change legal hold systems for a variety of reasons. In some cases, a company simply out grows an existing tool and needs something more scalable and accommodating to a larger workload. In other…
Rank this Week: 2667

A Blog on Legal Matters that…

A Blog on Legal Matters that Matter

Comments on trials and litigation and injury and accident law. By The Martin Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.martinfirmllc.com/
  • Jul 18

    "Me Too" Evidence is Insufficient in a Hostile Work Environment Case

    "Me Too" Evidence is Insufficient in a Hostile Work Environment Case
    The number of racial harassment cases in the U.S. has doubled since the early 1990s, according to the EEOC. It is inconceivable that someone would have to work in an environment where the "n-word" is used daily, and nooses or racial graffiti…
  • Jul 11

    Prejudicial Statements by Defense May Have Saved UM/UIM Claim

    Prejudicial Statements by Defense May Have Saved UM/UIM Claim
    Imagine being injured in an automobile accident, by a driver with no insurance. Luckily, there is no dispute that the other driver was at fault, and because you have Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage, there is a source of…
  • Jul 4

    Can I Bring a Civil Lawsuit for Vehicular Manslaughter?

    Can I Bring a Civil Lawsuit for Vehicular Manslaughter?
    When negligent or careless driving leads to the death of another motorist or passenger, it may result in a criminal charge of vehicular manslaughter. The question many clients ask is, if you are the survivor of such a victim, can you file a…
Rank this Week: 1754