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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…
  • Sep 23

    Court Of Chancery Clarifies When To Share A Fee Award

    Court Of Chancery Clarifies When To Share A Fee Award
    In Re Orchard Enterprises Inc. Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 7840-VCL (August 22, 2014) Frequently both an appraisal action and a breach of fiduciary duty action proceed on parallel tracks.  When both obtain a recovery, the question…
Rank this Week: 369

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 60

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: 2044

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: 1353

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 499

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1643

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    In six days, the Justices will convene for the first private Conference since late June.  Among the petitions scheduled for consideration at the September 29 Conference are the seven petitions arising out of challenges to state bans on…
  • Sep 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Bishop v. Humphrey 13-1345 Issue: (1) Whether it is error for a federal appellate court to undertake the same analysis for penalty phase prejudice in capital cases arising from both weighing states, where…
  • Sep 22

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    Briefly: At BuzzFeed, Chris Geidner discusses the possibility that, after the Justices first consider the seven petitions arising out of challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage at their September 29 Conference, the Court could ask…
Rank this Week: 21

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Sep 23

    How messed up is U.S. immigration policy?

    How messed up is U.S. immigration policy?
    Immigration policy is so messed up that a Minnesota landscaping business appears to have found it a relative bargain to devise a fairly complicated arrangement of illegal worker trafficking rather than simply hiring legal workers…
  • Sep 22

    “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate…”

    “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate…”
    Happy Monday. For all you trial lawyers, judges, and, most of all, parties to civil litigation, this post’s for you. The Italian poet, Dante, portrayed the gates of hell as having an inscription, the last line of which is the ……
  • Sep 19

    This is like a bucket of bullsh*t…

    This is like a bucket of bullsh*t…
    “Need a zinger for court?” If so, I suggest two things to you: (1) No, you don’t; and (2) If you must, why don’t you just think up a few yourself rather than paying Thomson Reuters well over $100 for…
Rank this Week: 102

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 23

    A Grand Unified Theory of Employment Law

    A Grand Unified Theory of Employment Law
    Samuel R. Bagenstos, Employment Law and Social Equality, 112 Mich. L. Rev. 225 (2013).Matt BodieIf the law of the workplace could be anthropomorphized into a family of four siblings, here’s how it might go: labor law would be the…
  • Sep 22

    Descendibility: The Neglected Stick in the Bundle

    Descendibility: The Neglected Stick in the Bundle
    David Horton, Indescendibility, 102 Calif. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Alexander Boni-SaenzShould the right to transfer an asset after death extend to kidneys, personal injury claims, or frequent flier miles? In…
  • Sep 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest
    Yehuda Adar, Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap, 1 Osservatorio Del Diritto Civile E Commerciale [The Civ. & Com. L. Observer] 275 (2012), available at SSRN.Sheila ScheuermanThe questions raised by punitive damages…
Rank this Week: 1083

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
  • Sep 22

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

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale
     (I am grateful to Prof. Francesca Villata – University of Milan – for the following presentation of the latest issue of the RDIPP) The second issue of 2014 of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale…
  • Sep 22

    Volume on German Case Law on Private International Law

    Volume on German Case Law on Private International Law
    The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law as released the latest volume of its annual series on German case law in matters of private International law (“Die deutsche Rechtsprechung auf dem Gebiet des…
  • Sep 21

    Symeonides’ Codifying Choice of Law Around the World

    Symeonides’ Codifying Choice of Law Around the World
    For those readers that did not know yet, early this summer ‘Codifying Choice of Law Around the World’ (OUP, 2014) authored by Symeon Symeonides, was published. One can only agree with Lawrence Collins in the foreword to this book…
Rank this Week: 49

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Sep 22

    Don’t Get “Wild” with Wildcards – Best of eDiscovery Daily

    Don’t Get “Wild” with Wildcards – Best of eDiscovery Daily
    Several months ago, I provided search strategy assistance to a client that had already agreed upon several searches with opposing counsel. One search related to mining activities, so the attorney decided to use a wildcard of…
  • Sep 21

    eDiscovery Daily is Four Years Old!

    eDiscovery Daily is Four Years Old!
    Believe it or not, it has been four years ago this past Saturday since we launched the eDiscovery Daily blog! Now is your chance to catch up on some posts that you may have missed!       Related…
  • Sep 18

    Is Technology Assisted Review Older than the US Government? - eDiscovery Trend

    Is Technology Assisted Review Older than the US Government? - eDiscovery Trend
    A lot of people consider Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and Predictive Coding (PC) to be new technology. We attempted to debunk that as myth last year after our third annual thought leader interview series by summarizing comments from some…
Rank this Week: 523

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Forthcoming article: "Surprisingly Punitive Damages"

    Forthcoming article: "Surprisingly Punitive Damages"
    Professor Bert Huang of Columbia Law School has posted a preview of his forthcoming Virginia Law Review article entitled Surprisingly Punitive Damages.  The article proposes a solution for the redundant effect of punitive damages in mass…
  • Sep 16

    Seventh Circuit vacates $100 million punitive damages award against ConAgra

    Seventh Circuit vacates $100 million punitive damages award against ConAgra
    In 2012 we reported on a $100 million punitive damages award against ConAgra Foods, Inc. arising out of a fire in a grain elevator.  According to Reuters, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed that punitive…
  • Sep 15

    New Mexico jury awards $65 million in punitive damages; Texas jury awards $15 million

    New Mexico jury awards $65 million in punitive damages; Texas jury awards $15 million
    I'm catching up on punitive damages news after being out of the office last week.  While I was out, the AP reported that a jury in New Mexico awarded $2.3 million in compensatory damages and $65 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 168

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
  • Sep 22

    Sign Up Now for the 2014 ABA National Institute on Class Actions, October 23-24 in Chicago

    Sign Up Now for the 2014 ABA National Institute on Class Actions, October 23-24 in Chicago
    The ABA-sponsored annual National Institute on Class Actions is the premier CLE conference focusing on class action trends.  This year’s event will be held on October 23 and 24 in Chicago.  I will be participating on a panel…
  • Aug 7

    Could Austrian Facebook Suit Breathe New Life into the Global “Class Action”?

    Could Austrian Facebook Suit Breathe New Life into the Global “Class Action”?
    After becoming one of the hottest trends during the latter part of the last decade, developments in international class action law have waned a bit over the past couple of years, but a new case may be changing that…
  • Jun 23

    Basically the Same Story after Halliburton II?

    Basically the Same Story after Halliburton II?
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision earlier today in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (Halliburton II), its most highly-anticipated class-action-related decision of the October 2013 term.  Those who…
Rank this Week: 689

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Sep 22

    Napkin Middleman in Inside Trading Case Pleads Guilty

    Napkin Middleman in Inside Trading Case Pleads Guilty
    A mortgage broker known as the napkin middleman in an insider trading ring pleaded guilty for his part in the alleged scheme, which consisted of stock tips provided by a worker at an NY law firm. Frank Tamayo, 41, gave himself up to the FBI…
  • Sep 22

    Arab Bank Responsible for Hamas Terror Funding Support

    Arab Bank Responsible for Hamas Terror Funding Support
    A U.S. jury recently found Arab Bank PLC liable for giving aid to Hamas. Arab Bank’s legal defeat marks the first jury verdict against a financial institution in a terrorist financing case brought about by the Antiterrorism Act of 1990. The…
  • Sep 17

    Same Sex Marriage Future Bans Will Be Decided in Ohio

    Same Sex Marriage Future Bans Will Be Decided in Ohio
    A majority of presidential elections have been made in Ohio. The same may go to gay marriage bans as well. Justice Ginsburg said that the U.S. Supreme Court will closely monitor the 6Th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Cincinnati, as…
Rank this Week: 274

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

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

    Expert Witness Fees: An Infographic

    Expert Witness Fees: An Infographic
    Our Expert Witness Fee Calculator is coming soon! In the meantime, we have produced an infographic based on our data to give some general insights into expert billing throughout the...The post Expert Witness Fees: An Infographic appeared…
  • Sep 22

    Accident Reconstructionist Blames Automotive Crash on Following Too Closely

    Accident Reconstructionist Blames Automotive Crash on Following Too Closely
    Case: Sandra and Fred Seamans v. Andrew B. Tremontana, et al., No. 3:13–0698, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; Sept. 3, 2014 Background: This case involves an accident between...The post Accident Reconstructionist…
  • Sep 22

    Judge Admits/Excludes Patent Expert Witnesses in Honeywell Heating Patent Dispute

    Judge Admits/Excludes Patent Expert Witnesses in Honeywell Heating Patent Dispute
    Case: Honeywell International, Inc. v. ICM Controls Corp., No. 11-569 (JNE/TNL), U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota; August 27, 2014 Background: Plaintiff Honeywell International Inc. asserts 19 counts...The post Judge…
Rank this Week: 2104

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

Covers depositions, direct exams, opening statements and other trial tips. By Karen Koehler.

http://www.karenkoehlerblog.com
  • Sep 22

    Use a kennel; save your dog’s life

    Use a kennel; save your dog’s life
    Am reading the police report on a new case: T told me he had a dog in the vehicle. I checked and located a brown lab type dog on the rear passenger floorboard. The dog was not breathing and I could not feel a heartbeat. I asked SFD…
  • Sep 17

    Tips for Attorneys: How to walk out of a mediation

    Tips for Attorneys: How to walk out of a mediation
    Patience is not always a virtue. I have walked, trounced, and even skipped out of mediations before they’ve officially ended.  In fact, that used to be the norm for me. About 15 years ago I was in the car, driving back…
  • Sep 6

    More is not always better: minimizing histrionic adjective

    More is not always better: minimizing histrionic adjective
    … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 3419

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Fed. Ct. Seeking to Curtail Post-Trial Juror Contact

    Fed. Ct. Seeking to Curtail Post-Trial Juror Contact
    One federal court in Louisiana is considering imposing some of the toughest restrictions in the country on post-trial juror contact and discussions.  The proposed changes include:- Requiring attorneys to obtain permission from the court…
  • Sep 19

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Rown Inmate

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Rown Inmate
    This is the second time that I have seen a death row conviction overturned because of a juror's improper use of the Internet.  The first case, Dimas-Martinez v. Arkansas, involved a juror who could not stop tweeting about the…
  • Sep 18

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article
    Ralph A. PeeplesCatherine T. HarrisAbstract (to read the entire article go here):     This article examines the amount recovered in 118 wrongful death cases filed in a single jurisdiction (North Carolina) over a five year…
Rank this Week: 4427

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

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

    Fed. Ct. Seeking to Curtail Post-Trial Juror Contact

    Fed. Ct. Seeking to Curtail Post-Trial Juror Contact
    One federal court in Louisiana is considering imposing some of the toughest restrictions in the country on post-trial juror contact and discussions. The proposed changes include: - Requiring attorneys to obtain permission from the court prior…
  • Sep 19

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate
    This is the second time that I have seen a death row conviction overturned because of a juror's improper use of the Internet. The first case, Dimas-Martinez v. Arkansas, involved a juror who could not stop tweeting about the trial....
  • Sep 19

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate
    This is the second time that I have seen a death row conviction overturned because of a juror's improper use of the Internet. The first case, Dimas-Martinez v. Arkansas, involved a juror who could not stop tweeting about the trial....
Rank this Week: 666

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/
  • Sep 22

    Woodbridge Structured Funding Lawsuit v Genex Strategies, Inc. Update

    Woodbridge Structured Funding Lawsuit v Genex Strategies, Inc. Update
    With Genex Strategies Inc. will it prove to be the case of trying to "close the barn door after the horse has already bolted"? Lots of nips and tucks to information displayed on websites following... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Sep 21

    Genex Capital Another "Selfie" Endorsement?

    Genex Capital Another "Selfie" Endorsement?
    1 of 3 reviews for Cash Future Payments within 2 months of the upload of the listing. Yet no other company, including more recognized companies and longer listed like JG Wentworth and Stone Street... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Sep 18

    Whats the Difference between Plaintiff or Claimant, Defendant or Respondent?

    Whats the Difference between Plaintiff or Claimant, Defendant or Respondent?
    The are some differences in structured settlement documents between cases in claim or suit. The case caption will tell you whether the case is in suit. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which…
Rank this Week: 229

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Nursing Home Lawsuit Claims "Failure to Act" Led to Wrongful Death

    Nursing Home Lawsuit Claims "Failure to Act" Led to Wrongful Death
    Medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits are complicated and often take years to resolve. Leveling the playing field between victims and deep-pocket defendants is made possible with pre-settlement lawsuit funding. People place their…
  • Sep 18

    Legal Funding Provides Financial Relief

    Legal Funding Provides Financial Relief
    “Thank you for your assistance in funding me until my settlement. You helped me get enough money so that I could put food on the table and keep the roof over my kids’ heads. Thanks for everything.” The last thing a…
  • Sep 18

    Don't be Financially Tempted by an Early Settlement Offer

    Don't be Financially Tempted by an Early Settlement Offer
    Once you file an auto accident lawsuit, its time to consider your finances and how lawsuit funding can help you pay your bills and maximize the value of your case. Have you ever heard of lawsuit funding? If not, you are not alone; I hadn't…
Rank this Week: 828

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: 2014

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

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

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Sep 22

    Mind the Backlash: The Reptile's Adventures in Scotland

    Mind the Backlash: The Reptile's Adventures in Scotland
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: British Prime Minister David Cameron is breathing easier after voters in Scotland rejected independence last week. For Great Britain, it will go down in history as one of the greatest modern political gambles. The vote…
  • Sep 18

    Treat This as Simple Truth: What's Simple Seems Like Truth

    Treat This as Simple Truth: What's Simple Seems Like Truth
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Trial lawyers and consultants know how important it is to boil it down, and tend to agree with the three points famously made by Henry David Thoreau: "Simplify, simplify, simplify!" Our main reason for doing…
  • Sep 15

    Flip the Order of Your Adverse Witness Preparation

    Flip the Order of Your Adverse Witness Preparation
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Let’s say that in trial, your witness will be called adverse and will go through the other side’s cross-examination before getting a chance at your direct.[1] But in your preparation sessions, you should still take…
Rank this Week: 4851

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/
Rank this Week: 780

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Sep 22

    Be Ready to Oppose Motions in Limine

    Be Ready to Oppose Motions in Limine
    In limine motions are a great litigation tool—they get evidence admitted or excluded before it’s even offered. You’ve probably been advised to use them whenever appropriate. But opposing counsel also will have received this…
  • Sep 19

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation
    The following is a guest blog post by Hon. Alan Pendleton, Tenth Judicial District Court Judge in Anoka, Minnesota and Gael B. Strack, JD, CEO and Co-Founder of the Family Justice Center Alliance in San Diego. The arrests of Ravens…
  • Sep 17

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?
    Most of us think about hearsay in connection with facts that are expressly stated. But an out-of-court statement that’s offered to prove the truth of the facts implied by the statement is also hearsay and inadmissible unless an…
Rank this Week: 2112

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case
    Those legal nerds observers looking forward to the big oral argument Wednesday in the case where the trial judge ruled that Mississippi’s damages caps are unconstitutional will be disappointed with this: the Court cancelled oral…
  • Sep 22

    The Truth Hurt

    The Truth Hurt
    On September 16, 2014 the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of the Neilson v. Dawson defamation case. Here is the Court’s opinion. Here is a 2011 post on the case. The case originated from the book…
  • Sep 18

    More From the Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like this Chronicle

    More From the Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like this Chronicle
    As if getting crushed in the BP Oil Spill litigation wasn’t enough, District Judge Carl Barbier is calling out BP’s lawyers for cheating by sneakily exceeding the Court’s 35-page brief limit. My favorite article on the…
Rank this Week: 448

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 4360

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Sep 22

    Tennessee Made-Whole Doctrine

    Tennessee Made-Whole Doctrine
    The Belmont Law Review published an article I wrote about the made-whole doctrine in its inaugural issue.  Here is a description of the article.     This Article proposes the adoption of the “Modified…
  • Sep 19

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee
    The recent opinion in Byrge v. Campfield, et al., No. E2013-01223-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 8, 2014) serves as a good reminder of Tennessee defamation law involving a public figure. In October 2008, Stacey Campfield, then a Republican…
  • Sep 17

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently issued an important decision regarding the interplay between the savings statute and tolling agreements. The facts of Circle C Const., LLC v. Hilson, M2013-02330-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. App. Jul. 29,…
Rank this Week: 148

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Sep 22

    It’s 2014: Where are all the female subjects in surgical research?

    It’s 2014: Where are all the female subjects in surgical research?
    More than two decades after the 1993 Revitalization Act was signed (stating women and minorities must be included in NIH funded research), females are still under-represented in both “basic science and translational surgical…
  • Sep 19

    Social media has not killed “the spiral of silence”

    Social media has not killed “the spiral of silence”
    We’ve blogged a fair amount on the impact of the internet and social networking on jurors but here is something unexpected. People that engage in social media are less likely to discuss heated topics in the news, not more likely. This…
  • Sep 17

    The Disgust Scale: How have we missed this all this time?

    The Disgust Scale: How have we missed this all this time?
    We’ve covered a lot of the disgust research so it is curious to us that somehow we missed sharing the actual Disgust Scale with you earlier. The Disgust Scale was developed by the infamous Jonathan Haidt (his surname is pronounced…
Rank this Week: 491

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: 58

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
Rank this Week: 1792

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Sep 21

    Litigation Surrounding Driver Fatigue

    Litigation Surrounding Driver Fatigue
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, truck driver fatigue is a contributing factor in as many as 30-40% of all crashes involving heavy trucks. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, co-host,  John Muir, Esq.…
  • Sep 7

    Attorney Fees and Deferred Taxation

    Attorney Fees and Deferred Taxation
    How does an independent assignment company work in your favor when it comes to attorney fees?  And can attorneys structure their fees after a settlement agreement has been concluded?  Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and…
  • Aug 25

    2014 NSSTA Study on Structure

    2014 NSSTA Study on Structure
    In 2014, the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) commissioned CLM Advisors to conduct a study, where the focus was on how senior claims executives perceive the value of structured settlements and the value that…
Rank this Week: 1025

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 2340

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Sep 21

    How long does a trade secret injunction last in Texas?

    How long does a trade secret injunction last in Texas?
    According to the Dallas Court of Appeals, a permanent injunction should last forever, unless the company or the person accused of misappropriating the trade secrets provides sufficient proof that a lesser time period is adequate.…
  • Sep 14

    Common Defenses to a Breach of Contract Claim in Texa

    Common Defenses to a Breach of Contract Claim in Texa
    Being sued for a breach of contract can be unpleasant, but it is not the end of the world. Texas recognizes dozens of statutory and common law defenses to a breach of contract claim, one or more of which may be available to a party…
  • Sep 6

    The Texas Supreme Court Declares That Forfeiture Provisions in Executive Stock Incentive Programs Are Not Covenants Not to Compete

    The Texas Supreme Court Declares That Forfeiture Provisions in Executive Stock Incentive Programs Are Not Covenants Not to Compete
    The Texas Supreme Court in ExxonMobil Corp. v. Drennen held that forfeiture provisions in non-contributory profit-sharing plans are not covenants not to compete, but stopped short of opining on whether they constitute an…
Rank this Week: 3090

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: 2622

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Automotive Expert Witnesses & Recall

    Automotive Expert Witnesses & Recall
    Automotive expert witnesses may consult on auto defects, auto engines, automotive components, and automotive recalls. In the news, General Motors Co. is recalling some 2011-2014 Chevrolet Express compressed natural gas vehicles. About 3,200…
  • Sep 17

    Business Expert Witness On Coming To Grips With Risk

    Business Expert Witness On Coming To Grips With Risk
    In Coming to Grips with Risk, business expert witness Shelley Lee Boyce writes that "Your tolerance for risk is an important factor in how you allocate your investment portfolio among different investments." While investments are subject to…
  • Sep 15

    Cross-examining the Expert Witness by Dean Brett Part 1

    Cross-examining the Expert Witness by Dean Brett Part 1
    In How to prepare to cross-examine an expert witness, attorney Dean Brett writes on what he describes as "one of the trial attorney's most difficult tasks." Throughout my years as a trial attorney, I have found that one of the most…
Rank this Week: 899

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Unitization: E-Discovery’s Achilles’ Heel

    Unitization: E-Discovery’s Achilles’ Heel
    By Matthew AdamsBy now, it is common knowledge that an e-mail thread is generally organized with the oldest string of the communication at the end of the document, and the most recent string of the communication at the beginning of…
  • Sep 19

    Even A Judged Questioned Why Ask for Permission to Use Predictive Coding

    Even A Judged Questioned Why Ask for Permission to Use Predictive Coding
    By Josh GillilandI do not normally want to high five Federal judges, but Judge Ronald Buch, a Tax Judge in Texas, sure deserved one after his  Dynamo Holdings opinion.The discovery dispute can be summed up as a battle over backup…
  • Sep 18

    Innovation in eDiscovery? (Cartoon and Clip)

    Innovation in eDiscovery? (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for September 18, 2014Keeping up with innovation in eDiscovery can be quite challenging given the various approaches, commentators and providers weighing in on each real or perceived innovation. This…
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Sep 19

    NLRB Opinion May Make McDonald's Joint Employers with Franchisee

    NLRB Opinion May Make McDonald's Joint Employers with Franchisee
    American business has long relied upon the franchise model. Brands like McDonald's grant individuals a license for the right to use their trademarks and sell their products. McDonald's also gives franchisees marketing plans and operations…
  • Sep 12

    LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit Over Sales Department Wage

    LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit Over Sales Department Wage
    Last month LinkedIn agreed to pay approximately $6 million in overtime to 359 current employees. The settlement is based on investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor finding that the company violated federal wage laws.LinkedIn reached a…
  • Sep 5

    Pennsylvania School District Settles Lawsuit with School Psychologist

    Pennsylvania School District Settles Lawsuit with School Psychologist
    A Pennsylvania school district recently settled a lawsuit involving a former school psychologist. The Burrell School District was sued by Kristin Serluco after she was furloughed in 2011. Serluco claimed that the furlough was inappropriate,…
Rank this Week: 1246

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: 2272

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/
  • Sep 19

    Arbitration Proceeding Held on Sunday Invalidates Arbitration Award

    Arbitration Proceeding Held on Sunday Invalidates Arbitration Award
    A dispute involving the distribution of an estate was submitted to arbitration. The parties proceeded to court where one party sought to have the arbitration decision confirmed, while the other requested that it be vacated. One of the…
  • Sep 15

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform
    Plaintiff Kolodin is a singer who lived with her agent, defendant Valenti. Despite the deterioration of their relationship the parties maintained a professional arrangement and Kolodin continued to sign with Valenti and his company,…
  • Aug 25

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action
    Often, litigation involving a corporation will be framed as a derivative action meaning, that the shareholder that is suing is doing so on behalf of the corporation but not individually. A prerequisite for a derivative action is the suing…
Rank this Week: 776

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Sep 19

    Cool Tool for Legal Research - and it's FREE!

    Cool Tool for Legal Research - and it's FREE!
    This week my first year students are learning the basics of legal research, and I asked our librarians to present a session on free/economical electronic legal research tools as part of the training. I always love hearing from the…
  • Sep 17

    BP Counsel Fiddles With Line Spacing in Federal Filing

    BP Counsel Fiddles With Line Spacing in Federal Filing
    This is the kind of basic advocacy blunder that is hard to believe, but it's being reported that BP's counsel fiddled with the formatting to file an over-length brief without permission.While this happened in federal district court, it's a…
  • Sep 12

    Indiana Supreme Court Refuses to Allow Citation of Memorandum Decision

    Indiana Supreme Court Refuses to Allow Citation of Memorandum Decision
    Professor Joel Schumm recently noted on The Indiana Law Blog that the Indiana Supreme Court recently rejected a proposal to permit citation of memorandum decisions for as "persuasive precedent." The Indiana high court rejected even…
Rank this Week: 2573

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Justice Chin to speak in OC on Monday

    Justice Chin to speak in OC on Monday
    Justice Ming Chin will be discussing briefing writing and advocacy at the next OCBA Appellate Law Section on Monday, Sept. 22. Register here.
  • Sep 18

    2d DCA pro tem updates / LACBA ACS Kick-Off meeting

    2d DCA pro tem updates / LACBA ACS Kick-Off meeting
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until November 30, 2014 Judge John Shepard Wiley, Jr. of the Los Angeles…
  • Sep 17

    Busted for formatting trick

    Busted for formatting trick
    "Objection! Leading!"Yes, there are still courts that have page limits, not word counts. And yes, there are still lawyers that play formatting tricks to squeeze in extra text. And yes, they get in trouble, as in this order. (See Slate article…
Rank this Week: 405

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
Rank this Week: 3818

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

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

    Ambiguity It Created May Save Goldman Sachs Millions in Legal Fees; "Vice President" Doesn't Count as "Officer"?

    Ambiguity It Created May Save Goldman Sachs Millions in Legal Fees; "Vice President" Doesn't Count as "Officer"?
    Murky bylaws May a Delaware firm whose bylaws promise to pay the legal bills of a group of people -- all of its "officers" -- avoid paying on the ground that it failed to make clear who belonged in the...
  • Sep 17

    Federal Circuit Tosses $368 Million Patent Verdict Against Apple's FaceTime, Okays Nix on Citing Reexam

    Federal Circuit Tosses $368 Million Patent Verdict Against Apple's FaceTime, Okays Nix on Citing Reexam
    Measuring patent damages -- and excluding reexam evidence The Federal Circuit again tightened the criteria for setting damages awards in patent infringement cases. But, in a bit of good news for infringement plaintiffs, it lent further…
  • Sep 15

    The Big Flip

    The Big Flip
    Party flip in the federal courts Since the inauguration of Barack Obama in January 2009, eight U.S. courts of appeals have flipped parties, The New York Times reported. Now nine of the 13 federal appeals courts -- almost 70 percent...
Rank this Week: 884

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Binding legal authority

    Binding legal authority
    I don’t know how Mark Friston feels when sitting as a Deputy Master at the Senior Courts Costs Office when one of those appearing before him quotes from his book Civil Costs: Law and Practice as being a persuasive record of the law as…
  • Sep 16

    Costs of Part 8 proceeding

    Costs of Part 8 proceeding
    Has the Court of Appeal messed up again (Mitchell/Denton style)? One of the problems with the English legal system is that the higher courts will sometimes try to do justice to the facts of a case but create a precedent in the process with…
  • Sep 11

    Costs budgeting and new bill of costs format

    Costs budgeting and new bill of costs format
    Approval has recently been given to the new J-Codes. These are integral to future case management software that will be used for drafting of costs budgets, costs schedules and bills of costs. As the Jackson Final Report stated, the purpose of…
Rank this Week: 4209

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

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

    E-Discovery Master Profile: Steve Ihm, Allstate

    E-Discovery Master Profile: Steve Ihm, Allstate
    As part of Exterro’s E-Discovery Masters series, we’ve been profiling various e-discovery professionals about how they came to be involved in e-discovery as a career and what they’ve learned about achieving e-discovery…
  • Sep 15

    Exterro’s inFusion Conference to Highlight Transformed E-Discovery Landscape

    Exterro’s inFusion Conference to Highlight Transformed E-Discovery Landscape
    By: Andrew Bartholomew Corporate e-discovery practitioners are assembling in Portland this week for Exterro’s fifth-annual inFusion ’14 user conference. The event comprises three days of educational sessions, Exterro product…
  • Sep 10

    Leveraging Your Information Assets for E-Discovery

    Leveraging Your Information Assets for E-Discovery
    By: Andrew Bartholomew E-Discovery processes are both dependent on and supported by electronic information and data from a variety of sources throughout the enterprise. Over-reliance on manual data handoffs and poor communication between…
Rank this Week: 1342