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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • May 25

    "Appeals court focuses on Virginia death row inmate's ability to handle daily tasks"

    "Appeals court focuses on Virginia death row inmate's ability to handle daily tasks"
    "Appeals court focuses on Virginia death row inmate's ability to handle daily tasks": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Arguments in a federal appeals court suggest that a Virginia death row inmate's claim that he can't be…
  • May 25

    "TN Supreme Court to weigh public records case"

    "TN Supreme Court to weigh public records case"
    "TN Supreme Court to weigh public records case": Stacey Barchenger of The Tennessean has an article that begins, "A case pitting public records law and the privacy of crime victims and police evidence is before the Tennessee Supreme Court for…
  • May 25

    "What it cost Indiana to fight same-sex marriage"

    "What it cost Indiana to fight same-sex marriage"
    "What it cost Indiana to fight same-sex marriage": The Indianapolis Star has an article that begins, "The state paid more than $1.4 million in fees to plaintiffs' attorneys in five federal court cases that challenged -- and ultimately helped…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • May 25

    Aim for the "Credibility Fish" in Your Mock Trial

    Aim for the "Credibility Fish" in Your Mock Trial
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: What's the "credibility fish," you ask? It is the shape in the image above: The graph that is made when measuring the credibility of each of two parties over the course of a simple mock trial. We ask the mock…
  • May 21

    Create Common Ground

    Create Common Ground
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: When I was still a graduate student, I remember the Reverend Jesse Jackson delivering the 1988 Democratic Convention address in Atlanta: his famous "Common Ground" speech. In that wide-ranging address, he tied…
  • May 18

    Improve Delivery By Perfecting Your 'TED Moves'

    Improve Delivery By Perfecting Your 'TED Moves'
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The TED phenomenon is very interesting to me. The niche involves hosting 20-minute talks by innovative individuals, some famous some not, in order to share "ideas worth spreading" on technology, entertainment,…
Rank this Week: 1454

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/
  • May 25

    3 Ideas For A Successful Asset Search

    3 Ideas For A Successful Asset Search
    How can you efficiently search for and detect assets you are unaware of?  One way is to spot the red flags indicating that assets could have been hidden.  Ideally, your asset search should also: LOOK FOR LAUNDERED…
  • May 18

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Requesting Documents To Help Search For Assets Hidden Offshore

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Requesting Documents To Help Search For Assets Hidden Offshore
    A divorcing spouse could conceivably hide the following types of assets offshore: bank accounts; business entities; trust funds; real estate; aircrafts & yachts; automobiles; fine art and other valuables.  Leads which…
  • May 11

    Data Brokers Searching For Your Assets, Bank Accounts & Other Personal Information?

    Data Brokers Searching For Your Assets, Bank Accounts & Other Personal Information?
    As the Federal Trade Commission, (“FTC”), video depicted above reveals, data brokers (a.k.a. “information brokers”) and some other private sector businesses sell your highly personal information.  The video…
Rank this Week: 275

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 25

    The Courts and Patent Litigation

    The Courts and Patent Litigation
    We often hear concerns with the ability or the willingness of the courts to handle sophisticated patent cases.  While we feel the concern is overstated, there are legitimate concerns.  Roy Strom examines a number of these concerns…
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
  • May 20

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie
    Malibu Media, LLC v. Funderburg, No. 13 C 2614, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 24, 2015) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted plaintiff Malibu Media’s motion for default judgment in this copyright case regarding pornographic movies.  Malibu…
Rank this Week: 144

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • May 25

    I want to believe some psychopaths have feelings 

    I want to believe some psychopaths have feelings 
    Most of us find the behavior of the true psychopath frightening enough that we have few issues with locking them up and throwing away the key. They seem so very different from us and hearing the facts of their behavior is frightening and…
  • May 22

    The Dirty Dozen Scale 

    The Dirty Dozen Scale 
    This is not a scale to help you determine if your fruits and vegetables are dirty. This is for a different kind of dirt commonly referred to as the dark triad. Psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism make up the dark triad of personality…
  • May 20

    Narcissists and Pronouns: “I”, “me”, “mine” 

    Narcissists and Pronouns: “I”, “me”, “mine” 
    Conservative commentators like to say Barack Obama is cold and aloof (and narcissistic) because he uses so many personal pronouns in speeches. However, when compared to past Presidents, Obama’s personal pronoun use is actually lower…
Rank this Week: 758

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/
  • May 25

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?
    Russell M. Gold, Beyond the Judicial Fourth Amendment: The Prosecutor’s Role, 47 UC Davis L. Rev. 1591 (2014).Rebecca RoipheThis is a bad time for the police officers. Last year, a series of cases in New York federal court exposed…
  • May 22

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion
    Khiara Bridges, When Pregnancy is an Injury: Rape, Law, and Culture, 65 Stan. L. Rev. 457 (2013).Melissa MurrayIn recent years, anti-abortion advocates have argued that abortion harms not only a developing fetus, it also harms the woman who…
  • May 20

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace
    Jacob H. Rooksby, Defining Domain: Higher Education’s Battles for Cyberspace, 80 Brooklyn L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Michael CarrollProfessor Rooksby studies the way in which higher education institutions…
Rank this Week: 511

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
  • May 24

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé

    Travaux du Comité Français de Droit International Privé
    The release of the latest volume of the Travaux du Comité Français de DIP, 2013-2014, has just been announced. These are the contributions therein: Olivier CACHARD Les conventions uniformes régissant les transports…
  • May 23

    Conference on Extraterritorial Application of EU Law 18-19 June (Vigo, Spain)

    Conference on Extraterritorial Application of EU Law 18-19 June (Vigo, Spain)
    The Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations is hosting a conference on The Extraterritorial Application of EU Law in Vigo (Spain) the 18th and 19th of June 2015. The conference is structured in 8…
  • May 22

    2nd Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture and Kosmos-Dialogue

    2nd Yale-Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture and Kosmos-Dialogue
    On June 1, 2015, the Yale – Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture will be held for the second time at Humboldt-University Berlin. In this annual lecture series, up to three scholars from Yale Law School  and other leading US-Law Schools…
Rank this Week: 17

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • May 24

    Forensic Expert Witness Association Webinar

    Forensic Expert Witness Association Webinar
    On June 4, 2015, the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) will present the webinar Lawyers and Experts: Beware of Daubert, Robinson, and Kuhmo in 2015. The presentation will be an in-depth review of motions to strike. Topics that will…
  • May 21

    Nursing Expert Witnesses & Standard Of Care

    Nursing Expert Witnesses & Standard Of Care
    In Nursing Standard of Care Guidelines: Why a blank or incomplete medical record suggests conduct that falls below the standard of care, attorney Kristin Miller answers the question "Why does a blank or incomplete medical record indicate a…
  • May 18

    Business Expert Witness On Negative Interest Rates Part 1

    Business Expert Witness On Negative Interest Rates Part 1
    In The New Frontier of Negative Rates and Banking, business expert witness Douglas E. Johnston writes:While financial market observers in the US remain focused on the timing and magnitude of the Fed raising target interest rates over the…
Rank this Week: 238

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1049

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 22

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Monday the Court will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. On Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the Court’s May 20 Conference, followed by one or more opinions at 10. We will begin live-blogging shortly before…
  • May 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • May 22

    Updating the Court on the birth-control mandate

    Updating the Court on the birth-control mandate
    The Obama administration notified the Supreme Court on Thursday of two more of its appeals-court victories in the running legal battles over religious groups’ protests against the new birth-control mandate in the federal…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • May 22

    Case Notes: Masterson vs. Siemens Industry, Inc., COA NPO 10/31/2014

    Case Notes: Masterson vs. Siemens Industry, Inc., COA NPO 10/31/2014
    Masterson vs. Siemens Industry, Inc. COA Not Published 10/31/2014; Affirming in part, reversing in part (Jefferson County, J. McDonald) In this nonpublished decision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals, a multitude of issues were addressed…
  • May 19

    Case Notes: The Helm Company LLC vs. Humana Insurance Company Of Kentucky (COA, NPO, 9/26/2014)

    Case Notes: The Helm Company LLC vs. Humana Insurance Company Of Kentucky (COA, NPO, 9/26/2014)
    THE HELM COMPANY LLC VS. HUMANA INSURANCE COMPANY OF KENTUCKY COA NPO. Opinion by Judge Moore Affirming Jefferson Cir Ct decision  9/26/2014 Reimbursable court costs to prevailing party does not in cost of copies of deposition…
  • May 17

    Kentucky Legal News You Can Use – May 17, 2015

    Kentucky Legal News You Can Use – May 17, 2015
      KY Primary 2015: Voter resources: Are you ready for Tuesday’s Kentucky Primary? – Story Voters in the Bluegrass state will head to the polls Tuesday for the 2015 primary elections cycle and decidewhich of the candidates…
Rank this Week: 2686

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • May 22

    Adverse Interest

    Adverse Interest
    Is it possible for a securities class action based on alleged misrepresentations in a company’s public filings to proceed against an individual officer, but not the company (presuming the company is not otherwise immune from…
  • May 1

    Not Congress’s Concern

    Not Congress’s Concern
    The Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (“SLUSA”) is designed to limit the ability of plaintiffs to avoid the heightened pleading standards (and other procedural and substantive protections) applicable to federal…
  • Apr 17

    Creating Your Own Losse

    Creating Your Own Losse
    Under the PSLRA, the presumptive lead plaintiff in a securities class action is the applicant with the “largest financial interest in the relief sought by the class.”  The largest financial interest is measured by assessing…
Rank this Week: 2970

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

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

    What Happens When the Wrong Juror Shows Up?

    What Happens When the Wrong Juror Shows Up?
    Well, in the Southern District of Florida the criminal conviction is still upheld. In U.S. v. Livoti, a juror named J.D. responded to a jury summons to sit on the criminal trial of Anthony Livoti. After being selected, J.D., along...
  • May 21

    Presumed Fair? Voir Dire on the Fundamentals of Our Criminal Justice System

    Presumed Fair? Voir Dire on the Fundamentals of Our Criminal Justice System
    Vida B. Johnson Presumed Fair? Voir Dire on the Fundamentals of Our Criminal Justice System Abstract: The American criminal justice system is built on three bedrock principles: the presumption of innocence, the burden of proof, and the…
  • May 18

    The Origins, Evolution and Puzzling Irrelevance of Jury Recommendations in Second-Degree Murder Sentencing

    The Origins, Evolution and Puzzling Irrelevance of Jury Recommendations in Second-Degree Murder Sentencing
    The Origins, Evolution and Puzzling Irrelevance of Jury Recommendations in Second-Degree Murder Sentencing Micah B. Rankin Abstract: Section 745 of the Criminal Code is currently the only area of Canadian sentencing law that contemplates a…
Rank this Week: 843

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: 1972

Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

Covers trial presentation theory, trial graphics designs, trial technician recommendations and jury research methodologies. By A2L Consulting.

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • May 22

    In-House Counsel's Role In Keeping Litigator Ego In Check

    In-House Counsel's Role In Keeping Litigator Ego In Check
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting I've seen litigator ego contribute to the winning of cases and the losing of cases. Unfortunately, however, I've seen more cases lost because of it than won because of it. What do I mean by the…
  • May 20

    7 Things In-House Misses When Litigation Consultants are Underutilized

    7 Things In-House Misses When Litigation Consultants are Underutilized
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting
  • May 18

    10 AmLaw 100 Firms That Love to Learn

    10 AmLaw 100 Firms That Love to Learn
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting There is a lot to learn from data, and these days data is everywhere. For better or worse, data can be available for everything from the number of steps you walked today to how long you took to…
Rank this Week: 3752

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/
  • May 22

    2d DCA Appointments!!!

    2d DCA Appointments!!!
    Governor Brown Appoints Three Justices to the Second District Court of AppealSACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Elwood G. Lui to Division One, Lamar W. Baker to Division Five and John L. Segal…
  • May 22

    2/3's Kitching to retire!

    2/3's Kitching to retire!
    The MetNews reports:Justice Kitching to Retire From Court of AppealJustice Patti S. Kitching will retire from Div. Three of this district’s Court of Appeal, the MetNews has learned.Kitching could not be reached for comment—a staff…
  • May 21

    Oh Behave!

    Oh Behave!
    Looking for that perfect quote to chastise litigational shenanigans?Justice Duarte excavates a gem from over a century ago and puts it to use here in the final footnote on page 14:“[W]hile counsel in their briefs have…
Rank this Week: 2205

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    Now This is a real judge – public defender fight

    Now This is a real judge – public defender fight
    As reported by TBA, yesterday the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on the brouhaha between the Hinds County Public Defender’s office and Judge Jeff Weill. Lest anyone think this was a real fight comes this ABA Journal report on a fight…
  • May 18

    Yea, but it’s not the low pay that makes them happy

    Yea, but it’s not the low pay that makes them happy
    Here’s an article from the New York Times last week with the headline “Lawyers with Lowest Pay Report More Happiness.” The article is unsurprising, even if the headline is a bit misleading. From the article: Researchers who…
  • May 13

    Fear and Loathing in the Legal Profession

    Fear and Loathing in the Legal Profession
    If you read a lot of different sources on a given subject, you start to see patterns. One pattern I’ve noticed when reading veteran lawyers talking about practicing law is the pervasiveness of fear in the legal profession. Most lawyers…
Rank this Week: 505

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • May 22

    Court Addresses EMR Audit Trails and Peer Review Privilege

    Court Addresses EMR Audit Trails and Peer Review Privilege
    May a healthcare service provider sued for malpractice withhold medical record audit trails based on the peer review privilege or attorney work product doctrine? No, according to at least one court. Electronic Medical Records and Audit Trails…
  • May 19

    The 5 Ws (and 1 H) of ESI Custodian Interview

    The 5 Ws (and 1 H) of ESI Custodian Interview
      One of the first tasks attorneys must tackle in electronic discovery is assessing the nature and extent of their client’s electronically stored information (ESI). To do that, lawyers must identify ESI custodians and find out…
  • May 15

    May Litigants Depose Court Appointed Expert Witnesses?

    May Litigants Depose Court Appointed Expert Witnesses?
    May federal litigants depose court appointed expert witnesses? Yes, as explained by Judge Jonathan Goodman in Procaps S.A. v. Patheon, Case No. 12-24356 (S.D. Fla. Apr. 24, 2015), Federal Rule of Evidence 706 expressly permits such…
Rank this Week: 2742

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2892

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • May 22

    Recycling—Helps the Earth, Saves Lives, and Destroys Electronic Evidence

    Recycling—Helps the Earth, Saves Lives, and Destroys Electronic Evidence
    “Recycle,” “conserve,” “waste,” and “pollution” are terms that were implanted into the minds of each of us at a young age and are now they are being instilled into companies worldwide as a…
  • May 20

    When Will There Be a Presumption that ESI Is Inaccessible?

    When Will There Be a Presumption that ESI Is Inaccessible?
    Parties requesting e-discovery speak up or forever be subject to possible cost-shifting.  Generally, the responding party bears its own costs of complying with discovery requests; however, the rules of discovery allow a trial judge to…
  • May 18

    How Generous Can a Court Be in Rewarding Legal Fees As a Result of Violation of Discovery Rules?

    How Generous Can a Court Be in Rewarding Legal Fees As a Result of Violation of Discovery Rules?
    When a party’s violation of discovery rules causes added legal expenses to its adversarial, courts appear to be very generous in approving fee applications. An application only needs to provide itemized ledger entries of…
Rank this Week: 325

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 211

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • May 22

    A look at judges, Facebook and recusal

    A look at judges, Facebook and recusal
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "A look at judges, Facebook and recusal." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** A look at judges, Facebook and recusal Judges are human. They have relationships, both…
  • May 11

    NY judge holds service via Facebook permissible

    NY judge holds service via Facebook permissible
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "NY judge holds service via Facebook permissible." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NY judge holds service via Facebook permissible Last October I wrote about two different…
  • Apr 29

    Will the Apple Watch be a game-changer?

    Will the Apple Watch be a game-changer?
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Will the Apple Watch be a game-changer?" My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Will the Apple Watch be a game-changer? As the Apple Watch is about to hits stores, the question…
Rank this Week: 853

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 280

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/
Rank this Week: 576

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/
  • May 21

    New York Court Approves the Use of Class Action Notification Via Social Media

    New York Court Approves the Use of Class Action Notification Via Social Media
    More than one judge has approved the use of social media for service of process. Now a judge has approved a bid to use websites like Facebook for informing potential participants of a class action lawsuit. The New York Federal Court has…
  • May 8

    Family Fights for Daughter to Take Marijuana Prescription at School

    Family Fights for Daughter to Take Marijuana Prescription at School
    Teenager Genny Barbour is in an unusual situation. Diagnosed with autism and epilepsy, Genny has experienced ongoing emotional and mental difficulties as well as debilitating seizures. Her parents, Roger and Lora, spent years trying every…
  • May 1

    NLRB Decision May Cause Companies to Amend Email Policie

    NLRB Decision May Cause Companies to Amend Email Policie
    The National Labor Relations Board made a landmark decision recently, when it ruled that employees have the right to use their employer's email system to send communications regarding union organizing. The decision came in response to a…
Rank this Week: 2337

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: 1516

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: 137

Construction & Transition…

Construction & Transition Litigation Law Blog

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

http://www.constructionlitigationlawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Ruling Affirms Construction Defect Plaintiff’s Entitlement to Counsel Fees in Confirming Coverage Available to Defendant Contractor

    Ruling Affirms Construction Defect Plaintiff’s Entitlement to Counsel Fees in Confirming Coverage Available to Defendant Contractor
    A unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court opinion has affirmed the rights of an aggrieved plaintiff to recover counsel fees incurred in prosecuting relief through a declaratory judgment; enforcing a duty to defend owed by a general liability…
  • Apr 23

    Practical Tips for New Construction Homebuyer

    Practical Tips for New Construction Homebuyer
    Purchasing a new construction home is an exciting endeavor. Once all the design options and custom changes are finalized, the wait begins. While all builders discourage purchasers from visiting the construction site, most builders will…
  • Apr 23

    Practical Tips for New Construction Homebuyer

    Practical Tips for New Construction Homebuyer
    Purchasing a new construction home is an exciting endeavor. Once all the design options and custom changes are finalized, the wait begins. While all builders discourage purchasers from visiting the construction site, most builders will…
Rank this Week: 2982

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    UPS Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

    UPS Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) has agreed to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the United States in connection with contracts to deliver packages for next day…
  • May 19

    Hospital Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim

    Hospital Agrees to Settle Kickback Claim
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Westchester County Health Care Corporation d/b/a Westchester Medical Center (“WMC”) has agreed to settle allegations first raised by a whistleblower that it violated the Anti-Kickback…
  • May 18

    PharMerica Will Pay $31.5 Million to Settle Qui Tam Suit

    PharMerica Will Pay $31.5 Million to Settle Qui Tam Suit
    The Department of Justice announced that PharMerica Corporation, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, will pay $31.5 million to settle allegations in a qui tam suit that PharMerica violated the Controlled Substances Act and the False Claims…
Rank this Week: 1910

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • May 20

    Does the Supreme Court Disfavor Limitations Defenses?

    Does the Supreme Court Disfavor Limitations Defenses?
    Focus on substance over procedure The Supreme Court just vacated a judgment that enforced a six-year statute of limitations against beneficiaries of a employer savings plan. The ruling reinforces the view that this Court feels little love for…
  • May 17

    Federal Circuit Split Highlights Patent Policy Debate

    Federal Circuit Split Highlights Patent Policy Debate
    Policy debate If a firm that performs steps A, B, and C of a "method" patent induces the firm's customers to take step D -- the final one -- does the firm infringe the patent? The question -- which a...
  • May 13

    Tips on Interviewing Fact Witnesses, Part 2

    Tips on Interviewing Fact Witnesses, Part 2
    Nuts and bolts, part two Last time, we went over how to set up and get ready for an interview of a fact witness. Now we get to the main event. These tips apply mainly in the context of gathering...
Rank this Week: 1088

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • May 20

    Structured Settlement Primary Market Growth

    Structured Settlement Primary Market Growth
    The 2015 First Quarter Report of structured settlement annuity provider sales recently compiled and selectively distributed by Melissa Evola Price provided welcome news for the industry. Structured settlement 2015 first quarter annuity…
  • Apr 28

    NSSTA 2015 Annual Meeting

    NSSTA 2015 Annual Meeting
    Continuing to advance a theme of "industry unity", which now appears to encompass some collaborative political lobbying as well as education, the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) hosted its 2015 Annual Meeting April…
  • Apr 22

    Misguided Recommendation

    Misguided Recommendation
    In a recent article titled "Time for Congress to Reform Structured Settlements", published April 20, 2015 in the Congress Blog, attorney Richard Risk alleges "Congress’ noble goal of supporting accident victims has been upended by the…
Rank this Week: 451

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 4391

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

    Superior Court Announces High School Internship Program

    Superior Court Announces High School Internship Program
    The Court’s inaugural high school internship program will take place from July 13-July 17, 2015.  The week long internship program is designed to introduce high school students to the internal processes of the Delaware…
  • May 19

    A Reminder of the Importance of Civility and Decorum

    A Reminder of the Importance of Civility and Decorum
    The Court of Common Pleas adopted and publishes Standards for Attorneys’ Professionalism and Civility in a Courtroom Setting. Though published by one tribunal, in my experience the Standards expressed by the Court of Common Pleas are…
  • May 14

    Superior Court Considers Simultaneous First Filed Action

    Superior Court Considers Simultaneous First Filed Action
    In the case of Avaya, Inc. v. Charter Communications Holding Company, LLC, et al., the Delaware Superior Court considered a forum dispute between competing actions filed on the same day—one in Delaware and the other in New Jersey.…
Rank this Week: 2913

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
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
  • May 15

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
Rank this Week: 1831

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: 3543

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • May 20

    Some Thoughts on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software 2015

    Some Thoughts on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software 2015
    The analyst firm Gartner published their annual Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software 2015 on May 18, and I'm beyond pleased to share that Exterro has been named a leader for the third year in a row. They publish this report every year…
  • May 18

    Big Data by the Numbers and the Need for Information Governance

    Big Data by the Numbers and the Need for Information Governance
    I've been having a lot of conversations lately about digital data. Specifically, the amount and rate at which it is being created, and also the cost of storing all of it. One thing I've noticed from all these discussions is that it is pretty…
  • May 18

    E-Discovery Advice from a Litigation Support Guru

    E-Discovery Advice from a Litigation Support Guru
    Over the next couple months, Exterro is partnering with the popular litigation support blog, Litigation Support Guru, to bring you new tips and advice for managing e-discovery projects. Amy Bowser-Rollins, a 'litigation support…
Rank this Week: 1943

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • May 19

    Cap on costs budgeting fee

    Cap on costs budgeting fee
    The post-Jackson CPR remains a mess of badly drafted and confusing rules. The Glossary to the CPR defines “Budget” as: “An estimate of the reasonable and proportionate costs (including disbursements) which a party intends to…
  • May 17

    Costs budgeting here to stay

    Costs budgeting here to stay
    In a surprise development, Lord Justice Jackson, the architect of the costs budgeting regime, has come out in support of the retention, largely unchanged, of costs budgeting. The one thing we can now be certain of is that the extension…
  • May 11

    Shock non-reduction in claim numbers post-Jackson

    Shock non-reduction in claim numbers post-Jackson
    Another financial year passes and, regular as clockwork, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) release another misleading set of figures relating to claim numbers that totally misses the real story. Regular readers will remember…
Rank this Week: 2264

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 19

    My Employer Defamed Me to the Government! Not So Fast, Says the Texas Supreme Court.

    My Employer Defamed Me to the Government! Not So Fast, Says the Texas Supreme Court.
    In Texas, a person cannot be sued for defamation for statements made in judicial or legislative proceedings. However, the rule has not been so clear with respect to the statement made before such proceedings begin, such as those made during…
  • May 11

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?
    Many businesses routinely face the question of what to do when a nursing employee asks that she be allowed to take a break to express milk at work and that she be allowed to do so in a private space? Does an employer have to grant her…
  • Apr 27

    Lunch Invitations Are Not Sexual Harassment – Says the Texas Supreme Court

    Lunch Invitations Are Not Sexual Harassment – Says the Texas Supreme Court
    Last week, the Texas Supreme Court reversed a $1 million award to a former San Antonio Water System (SAWS) employee, who claimed that she was terminated because she confronted a male vice president about his repeated lunch…
Rank this Week: 1764

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 139

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 19

    SC Ruling: Felon Can Make Gun Sales --- with Limit

    SC Ruling: Felon Can Make Gun Sales --- with Limit
    The Supreme Court made a ruling in favor of Tony Henderson, an ex-U.S. Border patrol agent, who was convicted on a 2006 felony and sought to sell his firearms that involved personal guns and several old weapons. The court made a unanimous…
  • May 19

    Lawmakers Passes Bill to Counteract Israel Boycott

    Lawmakers Passes Bill to Counteract Israel Boycott
    Lawmakers in Illinois recently passed a bill that would allow public employee pension funds to spill investments in firms participating in Israel Boycotts. Early this week, the bill passed the Illinois House of Representatives. The Illinois…
  • May 18

    Manhattan DA to Gives Etan Patz Case Another Try

    Manhattan DA to Gives Etan Patz Case Another Try
    Manhattan prosecutors will likely have a retrial of a New Jersey resident who was charged with the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Cyrus Vance Jr., a District Attorney, announced of the retrial early this week after the initial trial left…
Rank this Week: 550

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips…

Trial Lawyer Communication Tips for EVERYONE!

Shares almost 3 decades of trial lawyer communication tips to help you make an impact, fascinate others, and close deals like the best trial lawyers in the world! By Mitch Jackson.

http://mitchjackson.com
Rank this Week: 2640

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • May 19

    Litigation Funding Puts Financial Worries at Bay When Recovery is Delayed

    Litigation Funding Puts Financial Worries at Bay When Recovery is Delayed
    The purpose of a lawsuit is to seek justice and compensate victims for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The more complicated the personal injury lawsuit, the longer it usually takes to reach a fair…
  • May 18

    Lawsuit Funding Benefits Slip and Fall Victim

    Lawsuit Funding Benefits Slip and Fall Victim
    Businesses that welcome the public onto their premises are legally obligated to maintain reasonably safe premises for the protection of their customers. When a slip and fall accident happens, the business may be liable for injuries if it can…
  • May 15

    Lawsuits Seek Answers in Fatal Accident by Tractor Trailer Equipment with Alert System to Avoid Crashe

    Lawsuits Seek Answers in Fatal Accident by Tractor Trailer Equipment with Alert System to Avoid Crashe
    Accidents between an auto and a truck can be serious or deadly for the occupants of the car because of the large weight differential between the auto and the truck. A plaintiff filing a lawsuit because of injury or death may want to consider…
Rank this Week: 643

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

Featuring attorney reviews of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators.

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • May 19

    New on Courtroom Insight: Graphical Display of Challenge Information

    New on Courtroom Insight: Graphical Display of Challenge Information
    Courtroom Insight is excited to announce our new graphical interface that analyzes captured challenges for each expert and judge in our database. Over 110,000 challenge records are summarized and organized by expert and by judge. Our new…
  • May 12

    Over 5,000 Judicial “Opinions” of Expert Witness Performance Now Available on Courtroom Insight

    Over 5,000 Judicial “Opinions” of Expert Witness Performance Now Available on Courtroom Insight
    We are pleased to announce that over 5,000 published quotes about expert witness performance are now available on Courtroom Insight. Our new “Opinions” tab displays insights into exactly what Federal and State judges think about…
  • Apr 29

    New Reviews of Poorly Rated Expert and Judge

    New Reviews of Poorly Rated Expert and Judge
    Courtroom Insight’s recent reviews seem to highlight lack of professionalism. Ratings are low citing biases from judges and unreliability of expert witnesses. An excerpt taken from a review of a forensic toxicologist says: Zero…
Rank this Week: 2292

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • May 19

    Design in Legal Software

    Design in Legal Software
    Do you remember your first time figuring out a piece of technology? Maybe it was the happy white noise of hearing your computer connect to AOL or seeing an app successfully download onto your iPhone. It feels good when technology works for…
  • May 15

    5 Common Ediscovery Misunderstanding

    5 Common Ediscovery Misunderstanding
    Keeping up with the ediscovery space is tough, especially when it is constantly growing and evolving. Perceptions that might have been true a couple of years ago are simply not true anymore, but they still live on. Here are some of the most…
  • May 8

    5 Small Businesses in Legal That Rock

    5 Small Businesses in Legal That Rock
    It’s National Small Business Week! You may be surprised to learn that more than half of Americans work for a small business. Smaller firms have an outsized impact on our economy and our lives: their contributions are critical to driving…
Rank this Week: 2846

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • May 19

    Design in Legal Software

    Design in Legal Software
    Do you remember your first time figuring out a piece of technology? Maybe it was the happy white noise of hearing your computer connect to AOL or seeing an app successfully download onto your iPhone. It feels good when technology works for…
  • May 15

    5 Common Ediscovery Misunderstanding

    5 Common Ediscovery Misunderstanding
    Keeping up with the ediscovery space is tough, especially when it is constantly growing and evolving. Perceptions that might have been true a couple of years ago are simply not true anymore, but they still live on. Here are some of the most…
  • May 8

    5 Small Businesses in Legal That Rock

    5 Small Businesses in Legal That Rock
    It’s National Small Business Week! You may be surprised to learn that more than half of Americans work for a small business. Smaller firms have an outsized impact on our economy and our lives: their contributions are critical to driving…
Rank this Week: 2872