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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 15

    Chancery Court Confirms Fluctuating Interest Rate Is Appropriate

    Chancery Court Confirms Fluctuating Interest Rate Is Appropriate
    Authored By Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | September 10, 2014 In lengthy disputes where a judgment is entered as of a date several years in the past,…
Rank this Week: 797

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don't really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
  • Aug 23

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use
    An article in today's New York Times sheds some interesting light on powers of attorney and their sometimes unforeseen drawbacks. Your lawblogger thinks it is well worth a look.
  • Aug 21

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court
    The ABA Journal reports on the final failure of the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith to recover  hundreds of millions of dollars from the estate of her late husband J. Howard Marshall. Marshall, a Texas oil billionaire died at 89, a year…
Rank this Week: 510

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Sep 15

    "Six justices defend rule banning partisan judicial endorsements"

    "Six justices defend rule banning partisan judicial endorsements"
    "Six justices defend rule banning partisan judicial endorsements": The Helena Independent Record has a news update that begins, "Six of the seven Montana Supreme Court justices have filed a friends-of-the-court brief asking a federal judge to…
  • Sep 15

    "Obama civil rights nominee withdraws"

    "Obama civil rights nominee withdraws"
    "Obama civil rights nominee withdraws": The Associated Press has this report.
  • Sep 15

    "Tenn. justices name Slatery as attorney general"

    "Tenn. justices name Slatery as attorney general"
    "Tenn. justices name Slatery as attorney general": The Associated Press has this report. According to the article, "Tennessee is the only state in the country where the high court names the attorney general."
Rank this Week: 55

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Sep 15

    Claim Washed Down the Drain By Tennessee Statute of Repose and Lack of Constructive Notice

    Claim Washed Down the Drain By Tennessee Statute of Repose and Lack of Constructive Notice
    Tthis is a premise liability case arising from the collapse of a bench in a handicap shower at the defendant’s hotel.   Upon checking into their handicap room at the Holiday Inn Express, the Parkers noticed the bench in the…
  • Sep 11

    When is a Summons and Complaint "Unclaimed" Under Tennessee Law?

    When is a Summons and Complaint "Unclaimed" Under Tennessee Law?
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion dealing with a circumstance when service of process was designed “unclaimed” by the U.S. Postal Service. In Goodman v. Ocunmola, No. E2014-00045-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App.…
  • Sep 10

    Tennessee Tort Buffet

    Tennessee Tort Buffet
    The  recent Tennessee Court of Appeals opinion n Davis v. Covenant Presbyterian Church discussed a host of issues. What is Required to Properly Allege Vicarious Liability? The Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of vicarious liability…
Rank this Week: 187

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 128

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Nebraska v. Mantich 13-1348 Issue: Whether Miller v. Alabama – which held that a state may not sentence a teenage murderer to life imprisonment without parole unless the state provides a process…
  • Sep 15

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On September 18, the Heritage Foundation will host a panel on recent developments in campaign finance litigation and campaign speech, featuring Floyd Abrams, Erin Murphy, Ronald Collins, and moderator Adam Liptak.  The event, which will…
  • Sep 15

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    Briefly: The Georgetown University Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute has published its preview of cases on the Court’s docket for the upcoming Term. Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed reports on the execution last week of Earl Ringo, a…
Rank this Week: 12

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Sep 15

    Death Toll on Defective GM Ignition Switch Now at 19

    Death Toll on Defective GM Ignition Switch Now at 19
    GM is now linked to 19 deaths as a result of defective faulty ignition switches in vehicles. The increased death number was revealed recently from a compensation professional retained by the car manufacturer, Kenneth Feinberg, who offered the…
  • Sep 15

    AIG Bailout Trial May Carry Insurer Risk

    AIG Bailout Trial May Carry Insurer Risk
    Even though AIG (American International Group Inc.) paid back taxpayers for the government bailout years back, a multi-billion question and an ex-boss still looms over the firm. AIG insured the Federal Reserve Bank of NY for any payments from…
  • Sep 9

    Prosecutors Charge Several Operators on $500M Laundering Case

    Prosecutors Charge Several Operators on $500M Laundering Case
    Federal prosecutors have charged several individuals running an offshore laundering scheme that claimed to have let clients manage stocks, avoid paying taxes, and laundering millions of dollars. A recent indictment revealed in a Brooklyn…
Rank this Week: 416

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Reasons to Apply for Lawsuit Funding Outweigh Accepting a Low Settlement Offer

    Reasons to Apply for Lawsuit Funding Outweigh Accepting a Low Settlement Offer
    There are three main reasons why seriously injured victims file lawsuits - ethical and moral principal; help ensure the same negligence won't happen to someone else; to be financially compensated for damages incurred. There are also many…
  • Sep 15

    Pre-Settlement Lawsuit Funding May Help Leg Amputation Victim Fight for Justice

    Pre-Settlement Lawsuit Funding May Help Leg Amputation Victim Fight for Justice
    A West Virginia woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit claiming doctor negligence for failure to accurately diagnose, care, advise, and observe her medical condition. The woman went to the ER complaining of pain and swelling in her lower…
  • Sep 11

    Litigation Funding: A Short-Term Cash Flow Solution for Plaintiff

    Litigation Funding: A Short-Term Cash Flow Solution for Plaintiff
    Every day, workers at industrial workplaces and construction sites are injured or die, often as the result of falling due to inadequate precautions set up by the employer, and sometimes resulting from a negligent design of construction…
Rank this Week: 971

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
  • Sep 15

    How To Be More Persuasive: Start with the “WHY” and they finish with the “HOW”

    How To Be More Persuasive: Start with the “WHY” and they finish with the “HOW”
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Sep 8

    Spreecast with David Meerman Scott

    Spreecast with David Meerman Scott
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Sep 7

    Microsoft Needs To Learn How To Communicate Better With Its Customer

    Microsoft Needs To Learn How To Communicate Better With Its Customer
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://mitchjackson.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 2937

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 15

    Court of Appeal Analysis of Supreme Court reversal

    Court of Appeal Analysis of Supreme Court reversal
    Putting aside the State Bar Annual Meeting...The DJ's been feeding appellate needs w/many good articles the past few days!On Thursday, GSMR's Alana Rotter shared Maximize the Impact of Amicus Support.On Friday, Emily Green got to work with…
  • Sep 15

    New Calif. Appeal Bond Rules Correct Outdated Proce

    New Calif. Appeal Bond Rules Correct Outdated Proce
    That's the title of a Law360 article last Thursday here by H&L's Tom Watson and Lisa Perrochet about AB 1856, which Gov. Brown signed recently governing deposits in lieu of appeal bonds. Now state and federal bonds and cashier's…
  • Sep 15

    Supremes Theatrical performance a hit!

    Supremes Theatrical performance a hit!
    Who's got acting chops? Our Justices do!On Friday morning at the State Bar Annual Meeting the Chief and Justices Baxter, Chin, Corrigan and Liu (joined by State Bar CEO Joe Dunn, ND Cal Judge Larry Burns, and "author" Richard Rahm) presented…
Rank this Week: 276

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Sep 15

    Hope and change?

    Hope and change?
    When I wrote about the Staab III case before, I ended by writing that the hope of injured persons to be fairly compensated for their injuries from those at fault was in the hands of the Supreme Court.  In this … Continue reading…
  • Sep 15

    Does Your Livelihood Have Any Meaning or Redeeming Social Value?

    Does Your Livelihood Have Any Meaning or Redeeming Social Value?
    Update (September 15, 2014): I hope the “subject line” is an exception to Betteridge’s law. We all have to be our own judges on that. The lawsuit, discussed below in April, 2013, celebrated its second…
  • Sep 12

    Judicial Seats on the Ballot — And What Attorneys Should Do

    Judicial Seats on the Ballot — And What Attorneys Should Do
    Judicial seats are on the ballot again this year. And that means voters will be looking for information about candidates. Information is usually hard to come by for judicial races.  Especially meaningful information. Judicial plebiscites…
Rank this Week: 94

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Louisiana Second Circuit Holds that Routine Nonsurgical Medical Treatment Does Not Require Compliance with the Louisiana Uniform Consent Law

    Louisiana Second Circuit Holds that Routine Nonsurgical Medical Treatment Does Not Require Compliance with the Louisiana Uniform Consent Law
    By Karen M. Fontana William McDougald et al. v. St. Francis North Hospital Inc. No. 48,955 (La. App. 2nd Cir. April 9, 2014) 137 So.3d 1233 writ denied 2014-0815 (La. 6/3/14), 140 So.3d 1191. In this medical malpractice wrongful death action,…
  • Aug 28

    Electing Portability – It’s Not Too Late to File

    Electing Portability – It’s Not Too Late to File
    By Wendy B. Horton The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 was signed into law on December 17, 2010, and included a key provision – providing for “portability” between spouses of…
  • Aug 25

    Protection of Trademarks from Cybersquatter

    Protection of Trademarks from Cybersquatter
    By Bill Caughman In 1999, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) adopted the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) which established a system for dispute resolution between owners of…
Rank this Week: 710

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: 1744

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1307

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • 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...
  • Sep 7

    Federal Circuit Forecloses Online-Guaranty Patent

    Federal Circuit Forecloses Online-Guaranty Patent
    Abstract ideas Section 101 of the Patent Act allows patents on "any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof". 35 U.S.C. 101. But, the Supreme Court has held,…
  • Sep 6

    Quote of the Day: H. L. Mencken

    Quote of the Day: H. L. Mencken
    Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong. H. L. Mencken, Prejudices: Second Series 158 (1920).
Rank this Week: 1347

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 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…
  • Sep 11

    Get It in Writing: Seven Reasons for a Jury Questionnaire (And Three Things That Kill It's Usefulness)

    Get It in Writing: Seven Reasons for a Jury Questionnaire (And Three Things That Kill It's Usefulness)
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: A recent piece in The New York Times focuses on the increasing prevalence of longer questionnaires for those called in for jury duty. While such questionnaires tend to attract media attention in high-profile cases, the…
  • Sep 8

    Go Ahead and Pace

    Go Ahead and Pace
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: When I’m in my office and on a client call where I’m expected to contribute creative thoughts, I will frequently close the door, put the telephone headset on, and pace circles around my office. And when I’m…
Rank this Week: 1726

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 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…
  • Aug 18

    Court Finds the Word "Control" to Be Ambiguous and Affirms $17.2 Million Malpractice Award

    Court Finds the Word "Control" to Be Ambiguous and Affirms $17.2 Million Malpractice Award
    In interpreting deal documents, an issue arose as to the definition of the word "control" when used in an attempt to obtain "control" over a board of directors. For that reason, and others, the law firm that drafted those documents was found…
Rank this Week: 630

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 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
  • Sep 12

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission
    Requests for admission are very valuable yet underutilized tools. They’re one of the best techniques to create admissible evidence for summary judgment and trial—make good use of them! With requests for admission, you can take an…
  • Sep 10

    You Don’t Own Me—Is it Employer or Employee Social Media Content?

    You Don’t Own Me—Is it Employer or Employee Social Media Content?
    The following is a guest blog post by Olga Savage of Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Olga primarily represents employers in labor and employment law matters. Many employers have implemented employment contracts and policies…
Rank this Week: 1386

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • 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…
  • Sep 8

    2014 Shaping Up to Be ‘Year of Technology’ in E-Discovery

    2014 Shaping Up to Be ‘Year of Technology’ in E-Discovery
    For folks hoping to stay on top of the latest case law and technology trends impacting e-discovery practices, Gibson Dunn’s “Mid-Year Electronic Discovery Update” has become a must-read. If the recently published 2014 report…
Rank this Week: 1072

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1246

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 518

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • Sep 15

    Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged

    Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged
    Defendant Youkers was sentenced to an eight-year prison term. Youkers thereafter filed a motion for a new trial alleging that the judge who sentenced him engaged in improper communications and was not impartial. In particular, the father of…
  • Sep 12

    Large Volumes of ESI Irrelevant in Determining Accessibility

    Large Volumes of ESI Irrelevant in Determining Accessibility
    In W Holding Co., Inc. v. Chartis Ins. Co. of Puerto Rico, the receiver of Westernbank, FDIC-R brought action under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) against the banks’ directors and officers (D…
  • Sep 10

    eDiscovery Expertise: Is Knowing Too Much A Ground For Judicial Recusal?

    eDiscovery Expertise: Is Knowing Too Much A Ground For Judicial Recusal?
    Just like TNT, the Second Circuit sure knows drama.  After years of protracted litigation, the Second Circuit finally put an end to an attempt to recuse a judge for knowing too much about eDiscovery and predictive coding. On April 10,…
Rank this Week: 1809

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: 3009

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 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…
  • Sep 13

    Pathology Expert Witness On Learning From Other Expert

    Pathology Expert Witness On Learning From Other Expert
    In Expert Mistakes, pathology expert witness Dr. Judy Melinek discusses learning from other experts: "An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field." Niels Bohr When I review others'…
  • Sep 11

    Security Management Expert Witness On Hospital Security Program

    Security Management Expert Witness On Hospital Security Program
    In Sustaining Hospital Security Programs in an Environment of Decreasing Reimbursables & Increasing Demand for Services, security management expert witness William H. Nesbitt, CPP, writes that “many hospitals are facing a decrease…
Rank this Week: 407

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Sep 15

    UIM Household Exclusion Says What It Means and Means What It Say

    UIM Household Exclusion Says What It Means and Means What It Say
    In Clarke v. MMG Ins. Co., No. 2937 EDA 2013, --- A.3d --- (Pa. Super. Sept. 4, 2014)(Panella, Lazarus, and Jenkins, JJ)(Op. by Jenkins, J.)(Panella, Dissenting), the Pennsylvania Superior Court overturned a trial court's reliance upon a…
  • Sep 14

    Top 10 Reasons To Register Now For Tort Talk Expo

    Top 10 Reasons To Register Now For Tort Talk Expo
    From the Home Office of Tort Talk, here are the Top 10 Reasons to REGISTER NOW for the September 26, 2014 Tort Talk Expo:10.  Because you need the CLE credits to keep your law license active (why else would anyone ever go to a…
  • Sep 12

    TORT TALK EXPO 2014 CLE SEMINAR/COCKTAIL RECEPTION AT MOHEGAN SUN CASINO TWO WEEKS AWAY: PLEASE REGISTER NOW

    TORT TALK EXPO 2014 CLE SEMINAR/COCKTAIL RECEPTION AT MOHEGAN SUN CASINO TWO WEEKS AWAY: PLEASE REGISTER NOW
    ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY! September 26, 2014 TORT TALK EXPO 2014 Mohegan Sun Casino and HotelWilkes-Barre, PA (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit)     TENTATIVE PROGRAM TO INCLUDE:  11:30 am -…
Rank this Week: 1203

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 15

    $500,000 Verdict Against Target in Hinds County Slip-and-Fall Case

    $500,000 Verdict Against Target in Hinds County Slip-and-Fall Case
    Last week a Hinds County jury rendered a $500,000 verdict in McFarland v. Target Corp. Here is the Verdict Form. Lesa McFarland alleged that she fell in Target on August 4, 2011 on the See Spot Save dollar aisle. This was a high traffic…
  • Sep 11

    Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like Thi

    Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like Thi
    The Clarion-Ledger broke the story today about the ridiculous lawsuit that Jackson attorney Herbert Lee filed against Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill and selected justices of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Here is…
  • Sep 9

    After 40 Years, Lawyer Forgets How to Act in Court

    After 40 Years, Lawyer Forgets How to Act in Court
    NMissCommentor had this post yesterday about a 5th Circuit oral argument gone bad for Louisiana lawyer Daniel Broussard. Broussard, who says he’s been doing it for forty years, first interrupted Judge Grady Jolly and then proceeded to…
Rank this Week: 273

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Sep 15

    “Smart people ask for (my) advice!”

    “Smart people ask for (my) advice!”
    We are often wary of asking for advice for fear of looking dumb or appearing incompetent. Oddly enough, our fears may be unfounded based on some new research out of Harvard Business School. According to the researchers, asking for advice does…
  • Sep 12

    The Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) Scale

    The Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) Scale
    Social media applications have made it much easier for us to know what our friends are doing. While this knowledge can have positive benefit, it can also result in a paralyzing fear of missing out (popularly known as FoMO). FoMO has even made…
  • Sep 10

    “The iPhone Effect”: Can you say polyconsciousness?

    “The iPhone Effect”: Can you say polyconsciousness?
    We know smartphones can be really annoying when they distract our lunch or meeting companions from our scintillating repartee. There is even recent (2013) research showing women are twice as likely to be annoyed by smart phone interruptions…
Rank this Week: 346

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 15

    Just the Beginning: Studying the Global Demography of Lawyer

    Just the Beginning: Studying the Global Demography of Lawyer
    Ethan Michelson, Women in the Legal Profession, 1970-2010: A Study of the Global Supply of Lawyers, 20 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 1071 (2013).Sida LiuIn the past a few decades, feminization has been one of the most notable…
  • Sep 12

    Bodies on the Line: The Private Tragedies Underlying Modern Products Liability Law

    Bodies on the Line: The Private Tragedies Underlying Modern Products Liability Law
    Barbara Young Welke, The Cowboy Suit Tragedy: Spreading Risk, Owning Hazard in the Modern American Consumer Economy, 101 J. of Am. Hist. 97 (2014).Karen Tani“Legal interpretation,” Robert Cover famously wrote, “takes place…
  • Sep 10

    International Law and Dworkin’s Legal Monism

    International Law and Dworkin’s Legal Monism
    Ronald Dworkin, A New Philosophy for International Law, 41 Phil. & Pub. Aff. 2 (2013).Michael GreenThat Dworkin waited until the very end of his career to take on international law might seem strange. One of Dworkin’s great…
Rank this Week: 484

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 15

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector
    The European Commission has published an invitation to tender relating to an economic study on the impact of differences in insurance contract law on cross-border trade in the insurance sector. Deadline for submissions is 28 October…
  • Sep 14

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014
    In line with its predecessors, Volume XV (2013/2014) of the Yearbook of Private International Law offers a comprehensive insight into the contemporary trends of private international law in terms of both theoretical thinking…
  • Sep 12

    New Issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International

    New Issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International
    The new issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International 2/2013 [Vol. 66] was published earlier this month. Table des matières Première Partie - Articles Dossier spécial La Proposition de Règlement…
Rank this Week: 52

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3682

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 423

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1352

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/
Rank this Week: 355

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Sep 14

    The Tenth Circuit makes the ADA 2010 Standards a true safe harbor for business.

    The Tenth Circuit makes the ADA 2010 Standards a true safe harbor for business.
    A door is just a door, no matter how grand. That is what the Tenth Circuit’s held in Colorado Cross Disability Coal. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co., 2014 WL 4290589 (10th Cir. 2014) when it reaffirmed what businesses have…
  • Sep 7

    ADA and FHA Policies – One size does not fit all.

    ADA and FHA Policies – One size does not fit all.
    “Defendants cannot guarantee that an individual employee will not act inappropriately in a particular instance. However, under the ADA, Defendants can and must ensure that they adopt the proper policies and procedures to train their…
  • Aug 26

    “Disability” and “Handicap” are not the same, and it matter

    “Disability” and “Handicap” are not the same, and it matter
    Many lawyers and governmental entities believe that anyone who is “disabled” for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  must also be handicapped for purposes of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This used to be…
Rank this Week: 2655

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

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

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Sep 13

    IRS on S&P 500 Linked Structured Settlement: It Works!

    IRS on S&P 500 Linked Structured Settlement: It Works!
    September 13, 2014 – Every Friday morning, when the Internal Revenue Service releases its written determinations to the public as required by law, not much fanfare is usually made of the event. (Insert chirping crickets soundtrack here)…
  • Sep 12

    A True Independence Day

    A True Independence Day
    September 12, 2014 - A couple of months ago, while many of us were celebrating Independence Day grilling hot dogs and watching fireworks, retired U.S. Army sergeant Theresa Hannigan was celebrating a very different kind of independence. She…
  • Aug 29

    Both Sides, Now . . . and Later

    Both Sides, Now . . . and Later
    I’ve looked at life from both sides now from win and lose and still somehow it’s life’s illusions I recall. I really don’t know life at all. August 29, 2014 – Almost fifty years ago, a blossoming 24-year old…
Rank this Week: 2566

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 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…
  • Sep 6

    Tenth Circuit orders exhaustion of remedies in Muskogee (Creek) Tribal Court

    Tenth Circuit orders exhaustion of remedies in Muskogee (Creek) Tribal Court
    Appellate practitioners know the more common exhaustion and abstention doctrines, such as exhaustion of administrative remedies. Few are aware, however, that similar concepts operate between federal and tribal courts and even between state…
  • Sep 4

    The Opinion Is Out In Baskin v. Bogan

    The Opinion Is Out In Baskin v. Bogan
    Just nine days after hearing argument, the Seventh Circuit has issued its opinion in Baskin v. Bogan. Unsurprisingly, the court affirmed the district court judgments “invalidating and enjoining . . . prohibitions of same-sex marriage.” In…
Rank this Week: 2453

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    3 Great Reasons to Go to Clio’s Cloud Conference

    3 Great Reasons to Go to Clio’s Cloud Conference
    Nextpoint is proud to be sponsoring Clio Cloud Conference September 22 – 23 in Chicago. We don’t think you’ll want to miss it. Why Attend Clio’s Cloud Conference? Illinois attorneys can earn 8.25 CLE…
  • Sep 3

    Legal Hacks: Do More With Your Deposition

    Legal Hacks: Do More With Your Deposition
    Imagine you are deposing an adverse expert witness from a remote location. Your expert is listening to the deposition by telephone to help you ask the appropriate questions. Suddenly, the adverse expert produces a revised report. How do you…
  • Aug 25

    Litigation Service Summer Camp: Get Nextpoint’s eDiscovery Webinar Series Online

    Litigation Service Summer Camp: Get Nextpoint’s eDiscovery Webinar Series Online
    Nextpoint’s entire, 3-Part Summer Camp Webinar Series is now available for viewing online at nextpoint.com. Watch them at your leisure, and share with your colleagues and friends. Part 1: eDiscovery Collections…
Rank this Week: 2702

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 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,…
  • Aug 29

    Ride Sharing Company Uber Faces Lawsuit

    Ride Sharing Company Uber Faces Lawsuit
    Ride sharing is enjoying growing popularity. Many of these services don't provide a professional driver, opting instead to function more like a rental car company where the renter drives themselves. However, the ride share business run by…
Rank this Week: 3042

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Sep 12

    Proposed Rule 37(e): Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information

    Proposed Rule 37(e): Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information
    I mentioned yesterday that the proposed FRCP amendments include all three top priorities of the defense-oriented "Lawyers for Civil Justice," as stated on its web site: LCJ’s . . . current federal rulemaking agenda is focused on .…
  • Sep 11

    Third Circuit Oral Argument Held in GlaxoSmithKline Diversity Case

    Third Circuit Oral Argument Held in GlaxoSmithKline Diversity Case
    We've been following GlaxoSmithKline's re-removal, more than 12 months after filing, of several personal injury cases after the Third Circuit held that a ten-by-ten foot subleased office made Delaware the principal place of business of a…
  • Sep 11

    "Corporate and Defense Perspective" Prevails in the Proposed Step Toward Cost-Shifting in Rule 26(c)

    "Corporate and Defense Perspective" Prevails in the Proposed Step Toward Cost-Shifting in Rule 26(c)
    With the proposed amendment to Rule 26(c), the Advisory Committee is taking another step down the road to perhaps the biggest prize for large institutional defendants: shifting to plaintiffs the defendants' cost of responding to discovery.…
Rank this Week: 311

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: 580

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Sep 12

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial
    William Larson Overview: In an opinion written by Justice Henry DuPont Ridgely, a unanimous panel of the Delaware Supreme Court recently threw out a $2.8 million verdict in the case of Michael Galliher v. R.T. Vanderbilt.  Defense…
  • Aug 29

    Significant Asbestos “Take-Home Exposure” Opinion

    Significant Asbestos “Take-Home Exposure” Opinion
    Amaryah K. Bocchino -Persuasive precedent likely as PA judge holds employer/premises owner does not owe duty to warn  On August 28, 2014, the Honorable Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, in the Multi-District Litigation for asbestos in the…
  • Aug 18

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;
    Jonathan F. TabaskyPlaintiffs, when faced with a legal bar to traditional negligence claims, frequently try to cloak them in new theories of liability. This tactic is reminiscent of dialogue in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and…
Rank this Week: 4008

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: 1678

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 2784

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 1048

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Sep 12

    Fervent Belief

    Fervent Belief
    Next term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in the Omnicare case.  The issue is the pleading standard for an allegedly false or misleading opinion under Section 11 of the Securities Act.  While the Second, Third, and Ninth…
  • Sep 10

    Freshening Up

    Freshening Up
    Regular visitors to The 10b-5 Daily will notice that the look and format of the blog has undergone a change.  A few items of note: (1) To receive e-mail notifications of new posts (even if you have previously…
  • Sep 9

    The 10b-5 Daily Gets A Makeover

    The 10b-5 Daily Gets A Makeover
    After eleven years (has it really been that long?), The 10b-5 Daily is moving to a new platform, updating its look, clearing out dead links, and generally becoming a more user-friendly blog. For most visitors, the transition will be…
Rank this Week: 2303