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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 46

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 27

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition
    Every case is different, but there are some questions you should ask in most every deposition. Know your routine questions and use them. Every attorney should develop a list of stock questions and ask them of most deposition witnesses. Here…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1854

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 27

    Opinion analysis: Justices eat their own words in dispute about inducing patent infringement

    Opinion analysis: Justices eat their own words in dispute about inducing patent infringement
    Justice Kennedy’s opinion in Commil USA v. Cisco Systems managed to pull off a hard trick: getting a majority of the Justices to ignore the explicit language of an opinion so recent that all of those who signed it are still on the…
  • May 27

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    The Justices returned from their long weekend yesterday morning and gave us plenty to talk (and write) about for the rest of the week.  At 9:30 a.m. yesterday they issued orders from last week’s Conference, adding three new cases…
  • May 26

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
Rank this Week: 11

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • May 27

    What Happens When the Smoking Gun is Thrown in the Recycling Bin?

    What Happens When the Smoking Gun is Thrown in the Recycling Bin?
    In January 2014, the Hon. Lawrence E. Kahn in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York granted plaintiff Dataflow, Inc.’s motion for sanctions in a case regarding deleted email correspondence.  Sanctions took…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4255

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Expert Witness Testimony in the Boston Bombing Trial

    Expert Witness Testimony in the Boston Bombing Trial
    Mental health professionals, like psychologists, neuropsychologists, and psychiatrists, are often consulted in the course of capital criminal trials. It is a popular belief in our society that criminals commonly “get...The post Expert…
  • May 27

    Medical And Biomechanical Expert Witnesses Help Jury Make Conviction In Cameron Brown Case

    Medical And Biomechanical Expert Witnesses Help Jury Make Conviction In Cameron Brown Case
    Earlier this month, a father was convicted of first-degree murder in a Los Angeles Superior Court for tossing his four-year-old daughter off of a cliff nearly 15 years ago. This...The post Medical And Biomechanical Expert Witnesses Help Jury…
  • May 27

    Potential Uses of Expert Witnesses in The Freddie Gray Case

    Potential Uses of Expert Witnesses in The Freddie Gray Case
    The case of Freddie Gray’s death and the range of charges brought against six Baltimore police officers has been one of the most talked about legal cases in recent years....The post Potential Uses of Expert Witnesses in The Freddie Gray…
Rank this Week: 1863

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 27

    Superior Court Bench-Bar Program

    Superior Court Bench-Bar Program
    The Superior Court recently enacted  Administrative Directive 2015-4.  This Directive amends and supersedes Administrative Directive 2011-5 regarding the Bench-Bar Program.  The Program provides…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2623

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: 158

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • May 27

    The NoMoPhobia Scale (NMP-Q): What  happens when you are without your smartphone

    The NoMoPhobia Scale (NMP-Q): What  happens when you are without your smartphone
    The smartphone has changed our lives. Just last fall, we wrote about the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) Scale. As a reminder, that post was about how smartphones allow us to obsessively check our email and social media sites to see what our…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1014

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 27

    The Effective Early American State

    The Effective Early American State
    Max Edling, A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State (2014).Roman HoyosFor those of us working on the relationship between law and the American state, Max Edling’s first book, A Revolution in Favor of Government, was…
  • May 26

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution
    Gregory Ablavsky, Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause, 124 Yale L.J. 1012 (2015).Bethany BergerFederal Indian law fits awkwardly in American constitutional doctrine, so much so that Justice Clarence Thomas has declared it “to say the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 710

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • May 27

    May 2015 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    May 2015 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the May issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $2,060,319 verdict- Hinds County truck negligence case (4/7/15); $450,000 verdict- Monroe County workplace negligence case (11/3/14);…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 185

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 515

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • May 26

    Patent Infringers Lose a Scary Defense

    Patent Infringers Lose a Scary Defense
    The U.S. Supreme Court has taken away a potentially devastating defense from companies that induce others to infringe patents. The Court ruled in Commil USA, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., No. 13-896, slip op. at 10 (U.S. May 26, 2015),...
  • May 25

    Apple Loses $382 Million on Trade Dress Verdict

    Apple Loses $382 Million on Trade Dress Verdict
    Apple v. Samsung Saga In 2012 and 2013, two Silicon Valley juries awarded Apple a total of $929,860,041 for Samsung's use in its smartphones and tablets of three intellectual property types -- design patents, utility patents, and trade dress…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 624

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • May 26

    Think Prosecutors Can't Use Unrelated Tax Returns against You? Think Again.

    Think Prosecutors Can't Use Unrelated Tax Returns against You? Think Again.
    Crafty district attorneys offer arguments to introduce unrelated tax returns as circumstantial evidence in tax-crime cases and even non-tax cases. In tax cases, for years other than which a defendant is being tried, district attorneys may…
  • Mar 15

    "The Profit," Marcus Lemonis, Fails to Prove Breach of Contract Over "Brooklyn Burger" Trademark

    "The Profit," Marcus Lemonis, Fails to Prove Breach of Contract Over "Brooklyn Burger" Trademark
    I love the show. Marcus Lemonis is the man. In the hit show “The Profit,” he offers deals to purchase large stakes in failing companies and uses his business acumen to restore them back to profitability.You remember the episode…
  • Jan 24

    Testifying Against your Spouse in New York

    Testifying Against your Spouse in New York
    Generally, spouses are “competent” to testify for—and against—one another. When we say a witness is “competent” to testify we mean that the witness has the minimal ability and adequate qualification[1]to…
Rank this Week: 2687

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 26

    Insurance Expert Witness Report

    Insurance Expert Witness Report
    What areas may insurance expert witnesses consult on? They may write reports and testify on the insurance industry, commercial insurance, insurance carriers, insurance policies, and more. In Experts - They May Know What To Do and How To Do…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 154

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • May 26

    Solving the eDiscovery Puzzle with Project Management

    Solving the eDiscovery Puzzle with Project Management
    When you consider all the people, resources, timelines and obstacles at play, eDiscovery projects can feel a bit like an unassembled jigsaw puzzle with pieces strewn across a table. Like completing a puzzle, eDiscovery projects can only…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1062

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 26

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action
    A federal judge in Texas early this week refuses to lift an injunction blocking the Obama administration’s immigration policy to defer deportations for illegal immigrants living in the United States. Andrew Hanen, a U.S. district judge,…
  • May 26

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech
    Several art activists filed a federal suit against New York City and claimed their First Amendment rights were being violated during last year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art protest. The plaintiffs utilized mobile video projectors to show…
  • May 25

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message
    The tobacco industry won’t have to include messages on their packaging indicating of them lying to American public, according to a federal court of appeals ruling in Washington, D.C. The federal court of appeals last week ruled that tobacco…
Rank this Week: 646

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • May 26

    Does classroom laptop use inhibit law school learning?

    Does classroom laptop use inhibit law school learning?
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about whether it was a good idea for judges to read appellate briefs on iPads or other screens, pointing out studies regarding decreased comprehension and retention reading from a screen compared to reading from…
  • May 13

    DigitalDemocracy.org: an experiment in legislative transparency

    DigitalDemocracy.org: an experiment in legislative transparency
    Imagine if you could go to a website, type in a term, and find every mention of that term in hearings in the California legislature . . . and not only that, but have the site take you directly to video of the hearing with a rolling transcript…
  • May 7

    Maybe “iPad Judges” aren’t such a good idea?

    Maybe “iPad Judges” aren’t such a good idea?
    I’m no Luddite. I own a PC, a Macbook, an iPad, an iPhone, and a Kindle. (I’m not in the market for an Apple Watch, though.) Yet, I’m not thrilled that more and more judges (supposedly) are reading briefs and reviewing…
Rank this Week: 881

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • May 26

    Lawsuit Financial Takes the Financial Burden Off Plaintiff

    Lawsuit Financial Takes the Financial Burden Off Plaintiff
    Why does a plaintiff involved in personal injury litigation need pre-settlement funding? Lawsuit cash advances, sometimes called "lawsuits loans", can help serious accident victims who might otherwise have trouble paying medical bills,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 653

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 26

    Diverse Trio to 2d DCA

    Diverse Trio to 2d DCA
    Today's DJ has a number of appellate-related articles.Governor Chooses Diverse Trio to 2nd District Court of Appeal: Governor Brown's appellate selections would come to bench from diverse political stripes. The article calls Elwood Lui,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 953

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 487

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: 1764

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: 3261

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: 4076

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 239

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • May 26

    Your “Motion To Strike” My Witness’ Deposition Testimony Is Denied

    Your “Motion To Strike” My Witness’ Deposition Testimony Is Denied
    As I wrote three years ago, one of the ‘basics’ as a young litigator is to learn how to take a deposition. Depositions are so commonplace in civil litigation — even the smallest of soft-tissue limited-tort car accident cases…
  • Apr 8

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stone’s recent article, “A Rape on Campus,” needs no introduction. (If you really need one, check the extensive Wikipedia article.) On April 5, Rolling Stone formally retracted the article and published an extensive…
  • Apr 1

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case
    Years ago, a family friend hired a contractor to do some basic work around the house, and paid half the cost as a deposit. Mid-way through, it became clear the contractor was doing a terrible job and that everything would need to be redone,…
Rank this Week: 136

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 25

    Dicke on Capital Market related Transactions with Consumers under the Rome I Regulation

    Dicke on Capital Market related Transactions with Consumers under the Rome I Regulation
    Andrea Isabell Dicke, attorney at law in Berlin, has authored a book on capital market related financial transactions with consumers under the Rome I Regulation (“Kapitalmarktgeschäfte mit Verbrauchern unter der Rom…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 21

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • May 25

    Costs budgeting and detailed assessment

    Costs budgeting and detailed assessment
    I note one of Lord Justice Jackson’s recent recommendations concerning costs budgeting is: “Until the new form bill of costs is developed, in those cases where detailed assessment proceedings are commenced, the receiving party…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4237

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 25

    NEWS: Legal News You Can Use – May 25, 2015

    NEWS: Legal News You Can Use – May 25, 2015
      Kentucky Senator Smith acquitted of DUI charge, convicted of speeding Smith was ordered to pay a $40 fine and court costs because of the speeding charge. Smith’s license, which had been taken away because he did not take a…
  • May 25

    COA: May 15, 2015 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes) (416-445; 30 decisions; 4 published)

    COA: May 15, 2015 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes) (416-445; 30 decisions; 4 published)
    The Kentucky Court of Appeals announced 30 decisions  on May 15, 2015, with four (4) of their opinions designated to be published. Click here for links to all the archived AOC Court of Appeals minutes at the…
  • May 25

    Case Note: Garden Glen Farm vs. Bethany Taylor Balderas SC Published 5/14/2015

    Case Note: Garden Glen Farm vs. Bethany Taylor Balderas SC Published 5/14/2015
    48.  Workers Compensation, Reopened claim. Garden Glen Farm vs. Bethany Taylor Balderas SC Published 5/14/2015; Affirming COA Questions Presented: Workers Compensation. Reopened Claim. When a settled claim is reopened, the monetary…
Rank this Week: 3169

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 25

    Structured Settlement Surveys - 2

    Structured Settlement Surveys - 2
    The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), in partnership with CLM Advisors, has recently completed a three-part structured settlement survey project of senior claims executives (Part 1), claims professionals (Part 2) and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 301

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: 1612

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: 334

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…
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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…
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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…
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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: 3703

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: 2698

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2693

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: 750

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: 879

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: 2647

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: 1609

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: 3063

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: 1813

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 4358

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: 1829