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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

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

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

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

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Jul 28

    Albert J. Carroll Joins Morris James’ Business Litigation Practice

    Albert J. Carroll Joins Morris James’ Business Litigation Practice
    Morris James has announced that Albert J. Carroll has joined the Firm’s Business Litigation Group as an associate in its Wilmington office. His practice will focus on Corporate and Commercial Litigation. “Albert’s experience…
Rank this Week: 475

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
  • Jul 29

    10 Questions to Help You Start a Conversation

    10 Questions to Help You Start a Conversation
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  • Jul 23

    How to Get Your Audience to Take a Desired Action (podcast)

    How to Get Your Audience to Take a Desired Action (podcast)
    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.
  • Jul 14

    Six Principles to Win Friends & Influence People on Social Media

    Six Principles to Win Friends & Influence People on Social Media
    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: 4313

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: WorldCom, Inc. v. Internal Revenue Service 13-1269 Issue: Whether, contrary to the Federal Circuit’s decision in USA Choice Internet Services, LLC v. United States, the Internal Revenue…
  • Jul 29

    Last abortion clinic in Mississippi may be spared

    Last abortion clinic in Mississippi may be spared
    In a ruling that is likely to mean that the only abortion clinic still operating in Mississippi will not have to close, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that a two-year-old state law regulating clinics cannot…
  • Jul 29

    Appeals court rejects new test of health care mandate

    Appeals court rejects new test of health care mandate
    Ruling that the federal health care law’s mandate to buy health insurance is a law about a tax but not about raising government revenue, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday rejected a new…
Rank this Week: 14

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jul 29

    Annals of Oil and Gas: "Free of All Costs and Expenses" Clause in Lease Applies If No Costs Exist

    Annals of Oil and Gas: "Free of All Costs and Expenses" Clause in Lease Applies If No Costs Exist
    Big victory for big oil . . . and big gas The Fifth Circuit handed a large win today to oil and gas lessees in the Lone Star State. The key part of the lease in question provided (with our...
  • Jul 27

    Firms Can Hide Routine Probe Details by Using Lawyers, D.C. Circuit Hold

    Firms Can Hide Routine Probe Details by Using Lawyers, D.C. Circuit Hold
    A happy outcome for counsel All you in-house lawyers out there might want to raise a hearty cheer for the D.C. Circuit. Outside counsel may want to clap also. For a panel of the appeals court held in In re...
  • Jul 16

    Ignoring Judges' Advice

    Ignoring Judges' Advice
    CLE Panels of Judges Have you noticed how many continuing legal education programs feature "judges panels" and urge you to attend so their honors can instruct you in how to win your next case? A blurb about an upcoming…
Rank this Week: 521

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Jul 29

    U.S. Judge Gives Approval on Argentina Payment on Bond

    U.S. Judge Gives Approval on Argentina Payment on Bond
    A U.S. judge overseeing a high-profile suit which involves the defaulted Argentine debt has given a green light for the South American country to do a single-payment this week on bonds dictated by the Argentina’s law. Judge Griesa halted…
  • Jul 29

    Google “Glass” Trademark Freed from Hurdle

    Google “Glass” Trademark Freed from Hurdle
    Google’s struggle in registering the word “Glass” as a trademark for its pc-powered tech glasses seems to have cleared a huge hurdle. Google filed an application in the previous year on a trademark for its “Glass” word, which covers…
  • Jul 29

    Court of Appeals in Favor of Abortion Clinic in Mississippi

    Court of Appeals in Favor of Abortion Clinic in Mississippi
    A federal Court of Appeals recently declared unconstitutional a Mississippi law in which opponents can effectively shut down the state’s lone abortion clinic. In a 2 to 1 court ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals halted the state…
Rank this Week: 598

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: 4370

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: 934

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 1001

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3052

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Jul 29

    Rohloff v. NHL: Taking on the NHL for Players’ Brain Damage

    Rohloff v. NHL: Taking on the NHL for Players’ Brain Damage
      Two years ago, Minnesota Litigator noted the work of sports law specialist, William A. Staar, about a new wave of litigation over head injuries. Today the NHL heard from an old alum, Jon Rohloff of Cohasset, Minnesota who played…
  • Jul 29

    Dealing with Inherent Uncertainty: The “Implied Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing”

    Dealing with Inherent Uncertainty: The “Implied Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing”
    “Under Minnesota law, every contract includes an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing” (emphasis added).  But under Minnesota law, just what is “an implied covenant of good faith and fair…
  • Jul 28

    When Does Tax Avoidance = Tax Evasion?

    When Does Tax Avoidance = Tax Evasion?
    Update (July 28, 2014): Scenario 1: Let’s say you intended a transaction to have a business purpose or “economic substance” but, as structured, it conferred no business benefit whatsoever, but you got a tax benefit…
Rank this Week: 121

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Tino video

    Tino video
    Want to see nominee Tino Cuellar in action?Here he is in 2012 at the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference (yes, THAT conference on Maui...):Tracking the Trackers, Part 2: Tracking and the Government(His presentation begins around 17:30 minutes…
  • Jul 28

    News of the wonk

    News of the wonk
    Today's Recorder reports High Court Appointee is Ready to Wonk and Governor Appoints Legal Adviser to Third District: "Brown's selection of Renner continues a long tradition of governors nominating their legal secretaries to…
  • Jul 25

    Another nomination! (This one to the 3d)

    Another nomination! (This one to the 3d)
    Friday, July 25, 2014 Governor Brown Nominates Jonathan K. Rennerto the Third District Court of AppealSACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the nomination of Jonathan K. Renner for associate justice of the Third…
Rank this Week: 880

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Plaintiffs Can Survive Back-To-School Expense

    Plaintiffs Can Survive Back-To-School Expense
    When you are seriously injured in an auto accident, in addition to your regular monthly expenses such as rent, food, gas, and utilities, there will be medical expenses and other related expenses. Contacting an experienced auto accident…
  • Jul 28

    Oregon Department of Transportation Under Investigation Following Two Separate Construction Worker Fatalitie

    Oregon Department of Transportation Under Investigation Following Two Separate Construction Worker Fatalitie
    The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is under investigation following two separate incidents in which construction workers were killed on the job. In the first incident, a 54-year-old man working on a paving project was killed when…
  • Jul 24

    Bicyclist’s Wrongful Death may have been Due to Distracted Deputy

    Bicyclist’s Wrongful Death may have been Due to Distracted Deputy
    If you have lost a family member to a fatal auto-pedestrian accident, then you are not only trying to cope with the emotional pain of your tragic loss, but you may also need a way to handle the enormous financial impact. The losses suffered…
Rank this Week: 1257

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Jul 29

    E-Discovery Webcast Highlights: Litigation Trends and the Rise of Regulatory Investigation

    E-Discovery Webcast Highlights: Litigation Trends and the Rise of Regulatory Investigation
    By: Andrew Bartholomew Most people are aware that large companies deal with a lot of litigation and that e-discovery is eating up a growing portion of litigation budgets. But when you dive deeper into the numbers you begin to get a better…
  • Jul 18

    Developing a Corporate E-Discovery Game Plan

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

    Surprising Revelations About E-Discovery Preservation Cost

    Surprising Revelations About E-Discovery Preservation Cost
    By: Scott Giordano ESI preservation during the course of e-discovery is an unavoidable reality for all large companies. However, the means and strategies by which organizations preserve data and the costs associated with those practices…
Rank this Week: 2517

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Jul 29

    English Language in German Courts: Any progress?

    English Language in German Courts: Any progress?
    In March 2014, the proposal to allow English language proceedings in German courts has been re-introduced into the parliamentary process. It had become obsolete after last year’s election. The draft legislation is more or…
  • Jul 29

    Munich Court on Notarial Form Requirement for Arbitration Agreement and Kompetenz-Kompetenz

    Munich Court on Notarial Form Requirement for Arbitration Agreement and Kompetenz-Kompetenz
    German law requires notarial form for many commercial transactions, in particular for real estate contracts and the sale and transfer of GmbH Shares. Thus, a decision by the Munich Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht München) on…
  • Jul 28

    ICC Guide for In-House Counsel on Effective Management of Arbitration Guide

    ICC Guide for In-House Counsel on Effective Management of Arbitration Guide
    The ICC’s Commission on Arbitration and ADR launched its Guide for In-House Counsel and Other Party Representatives on Effective Management of Arbitration in June 2014. The guide is designed “to provide in-house…
Rank this Week: 2089

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and litigation. By The Erlich Law Office, PLLC.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Should Publications Pay Their Volunteer Writers?

    Should Publications Pay Their Volunteer Writers?
    The excellent Ask A Manager blog recently responded to a reader question about whether it is legal for publications to not pay their volunteer writers.  As always with legal questions, AAM addresses the underlying issues, but avoids…
  • Jul 14

    Eleventh Circuit Weighs In On Essential Job Function

    Eleventh Circuit Weighs In On Essential Job Function
    The Eleventh Circuit recently provided insight as to how federal courts analyze disability discrimination law claims when it held that firing a truck driver because he was diagnosed with alcoholism is not a violation of the Americans with…
  • Jul 8

    Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp. Part III: Fourth Circuit Issues a Rehearing

    Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp. Part III: Fourth Circuit Issues a Rehearing
    Do you think that the Fourth Circuit got it wrong when it decided against an employee who was called a “porch monkey” more than once by a coworker and was fired from her job shortly after she complained?   You are certainly…
Rank this Week: 4155

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jul 29

    Expert Witness Consulting Industry Projected to Grow in the Next Five Year

    Expert Witness Consulting Industry Projected to Grow in the Next Five Year
    According to IBISWorld, the Expert Witness Consulting industry has shown a strong recovery from the recession with a 6.8% annual growth from 2009 to 2014, amounting to an annual revenue of $390 million. Although the industry was growing prior…
  • Jul 17

    WhatsApp’s Admissibility in Court may not be Reliable

    WhatsApp’s Admissibility in Court may not be Reliable
    A growing number of cases around the world have used WhatsApp, a mobile messaging app, as evidence in court. In 2011, a Canary Islands court “ratified a sentence for libel based in part on a WhatsApp conversation”. In 2013, four…
  • Jul 3

    Wishing you a Happy 4th of July

    Wishing you a Happy 4th of July
    Happy Fourth of July from the Courtroom Insight Team! We wish everyone a great weekend with family and friends.Filed under: Uncategorized
Rank this Week: 1117

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: 518

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/
  • Jul 29

    Mock Trials: Do They Work? Are They Valuable?

    Mock Trials: Do They Work? Are They Valuable?
    by Elise Jefferson, M.A.A2L Consulting One might think it would be easy to run an experiment that could definitively conclude that mock trials are effective at predicting the outcome of a trial. If one could, it would solidify the value of…
  • Jul 24

    7 Questions Will Save You Money with Litigation Graphics Consultant

    7 Questions Will Save You Money with Litigation Graphics Consultant
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L ConsultingI have been running an organization that offers litigation graphics consulting as one of its services for nearly 20 years. I've worked with both large and small law firms, I have worked with clients in…
  • Jul 17

    The Top 12 Litigation Consulting Articles from Q2

    The Top 12 Litigation Consulting Articles from Q2
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Long time readers of this blog know that we are big on lists. When the American Bar Association named the Litigation Consulting Report one of the top 100 legal industry blogs, even they said, "it's…
Rank this Week: 2187

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

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

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
  • Jul 29

    No Revival Of Class Claims For Plaintiff Who Delayed Amending His Complaint In Bad Faith

    No Revival Of Class Claims For Plaintiff Who Delayed Amending His Complaint In Bad Faith
    An Illinois federal district court has ruled that a class plaintiff whose motion for class certification was denied may not avoid that outcome by amending his complaint to introduce a new legal theory and revised class definition if the…
  • Jul 24

    Sixth Circuit Affirms Class Certification in TCPA Case

    Sixth Circuit Affirms Class Certification in TCPA Case
    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed class certification in a case brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq.  Pennsylvania-based distributor Lake City Industrial Products engaged…
  • Jul 22

    District Court Decertifies Class based on <em>Dukes, Comcast</em> and Tenth Circuit Precedent

    District Court Decertifies Class based on &lt;em&gt;Dukes, Comcast&lt;/em&gt; and Tenth Circuit Precedent
    Plaintiff sued for underpayment or nonpayment of royalties on natural gas produced from wells in Kansas due to defendant’s failure to place the gas in marketable condition.  The district court initially certified the class in…
Rank this Week: 1547

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 495

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Aviation Safety Expert Witnesses & Southwest Airlines $12M Fine

    Aviation Safety Expert Witnesses &amp; Southwest Airlines $12M Fine
    Aviation safety expert witnesses may consult on aviation accident analysis, aerospace engineering, aviation maintenance, and related matters. In the news, a July 28th Federal Aviation Administration press release stated that the FAA plans to…
  • Jul 28

    Oncology Expert Witness On Malpractice Insurance Part 2

    Oncology Expert Witness On Malpractice Insurance Part 2
    In Malpractice Premiums Drop for 6th Straight Year, oncology expert witness Dr. Judy L. Schmidt writes:86% of Rates Decreased or Did Not Change The MLM survey analyzes malpractice insurance rates charged by carriers in markets that range…
  • Jul 21

    Child Sexual Abuse Expert Witnesses On The Forensic Interview Analysi

    Child Sexual Abuse Expert Witnesses On The Forensic Interview Analysi
    In Child Sexual Abuse – Forensic Interview Analysis, child sexual abuse expert witnesses at Forensic Pediatrics Consultants – Child Abuse & Child Safety write: The objective of a forensic interview in the context of child…
Rank this Week: 277

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
  • Jul 25

    Recognition Without Consent

    Recognition Without Consent
    Erez Aloni, Deprivative Recognition, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 1276 (2014).Carlos BallRelationship recognition has been at the center of reform efforts in family law for the last two decades. Scholars and advocates alike have focused intently on…
Rank this Week: 461

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 4840

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 407

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 28

    2014 Guideline Hourly Rate

    2014 Guideline Hourly Rate
    The new Guideline Hourly Rates for 2014 have now been announced. The bad news for those hoping for an increase in the rates is that they remain the same as for 2010. The good news for those hoping for an increase in the rates is that they…
  • Jul 23

    Costs of applications in provisional assessment

    Costs of applications in provisional assessment
    CPR 47.15(5) states: “In proceedings which do not go beyond provisional assessment, the maximum amount the court will award to any party as costs of the assessment (other than the costs of drafting the bill of costs) is £1,500…
  • Jul 15

    Relief from sanctions – need for promptne

    Relief from sanctions – need for promptne
    The Court of Appeal advises that the guidance given in Mitchell “remains substantially sound”. In Mitchell the Court stated: “If [the breach] can properly be regarded as trivial, the court will usually grant relief provided…
Rank this Week: 1300

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: 4182

Translation For Lawyers

Translation For Lawyers

Covers various topics related to language translation, interpretation, and culture in the Legal Sytem. By All Language Alliance, Inc.

http://www.translationforlawyers.com/
  • Jul 28

    Arabic Translation Services and Real Estate Contracts in the UAE

    Arabic Translation Services and Real Estate Contracts in the UAE
    With the United Arab Emirates' economy once again roaring, many investors are looking to the UAE for property investment opportunities. However, there are several differences in the legal system and thus specific steps should be taken. For…
  • Jul 11

    Legal Document Translation, Estate Planning and Foreign Property

    Legal Document Translation, Estate Planning and Foreign Property
    We've blogged about legal document translation services in the context of enforceability of US wills in foreign countries. When a client owns property located in a foreign country, several unique issues arise. For instance, there is the…
  • Jul 10

    Legal Translation Saves the Day: Why Translation of Foreign Language Contracts Matter

    Legal Translation Saves the Day: Why Translation of Foreign Language Contracts Matter
    The internet has made international commerce easier. No longer does a company have to be large and powerful to have an international presence. But the comparative ease of doing international business is accompanied by legal requirements that…
Rank this Week: 1414

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
  • Jul 28

    Opposing the pro se appellant

    Opposing the pro se appellant
    I think a lot of people might think that any time the appellant is a lay person representing himself (i.e., appearing “pro se”), the respondent has a pretty easy time of it. Is that the case? I was reminded of this issue by an…
  • Jul 2

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?
    When is a brief written by a lay person likely to be of comparable quality to a brief written by lawyer for the other side in the same case? When both briefs stink: Brooks’s opening brief on appeal includes a statement of facts without…
  • Jul 2

    When winning is risky

    When winning is risky
    Sometimes, an appeal doesn’t make sense to me. This can be true even if there are better-than-average odds of winning. When an appeal doesn’t make sense to me, I ask why the party wants to appeal. I’m sure that most of the…
Rank this Week: 1417

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

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

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Jul 28

    Settlement Planners Seek Leads of Sellers of Structured Settlements on LinkedIn Group Forum?

    Settlement Planners Seek Leads of Sellers of Structured Settlements on LinkedIn Group Forum?
    Surprising to see settlement planners Kathleen Blevins of WinFirst Structures and Joe DiGangi, the latter a member of NSSTA, former President of Millennium Settlements, apparently offering to be... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jul 25

    Sumter County Forum Shop | Judge Morley Does The "Tighten Up"

    Sumter County Forum Shop | Judge Morley Does The &quot;Tighten Up&quot;
    Scrutiny had visited upon the Sumter County courthouse, which has long had a reputation as a preferred venue for forum shopping cash now pushers. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find…
  • Jul 24

    Single Claimant QSF | R.I.P. "Dead Horse"

    Single Claimant QSF | R.I.P. &quot;Dead Horse&quot;
    by John Darer CLU ChFC CSSC RSP CLTC The Single Claimant QSF horse has been dead for half a decade. It made a lot of people very successful while it lasted and it's presence was one factor that... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 119

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Apple’s Efforts to Bar Patent Damages Expert Witnesses Denied by U.S. Judge

    Apple’s Efforts to Bar Patent Damages Expert Witnesses Denied by U.S. Judge
    Case: Emblaze Ltd. v. Apple Inc., No. 5:11–cv–01079–PSG, U.S. District Court, Northern District California; June 25, 2014 Background: Plaintiff Emblaze, Ltd. is a publicly held Israeli corporation with a worldwide...The post…
  • Jul 28

    What Attorneys Need to Know About Informed Consent

    What Attorneys Need to Know About Informed Consent
    This article is authored by a leading obstetrics and gynecology  expert witness.  He is a member of both the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and he was previously associate professor...The post What…
  • Jul 28

    Medical Causation Expert Witness and Birth Injury Expert Witness Properly Barred, 8th Circuit Find

    Medical Causation Expert Witness and Birth Injury Expert Witness Properly Barred, 8th Circuit Find
    Case: Dawn Lawrey v. Good Samaritan Hospital, et al., No. 12–3863, Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; June 4, 2014 Background: Aubree Lawrey was born with a permanent brachial plexus...The post Medical Causation Expert Witness and…
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Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Everything You Need to Know About eDiscovery Review

    Everything You Need to Know About eDiscovery Review
    On Thursday, July 24 Nextpoint Project Manager Dave Schaaf presented the Client Success Summer Camp Webinar Series, “Preparing for eDiscovery Review.” If you missed the event, you can listen to the recorded…
  • Jul 25

    How to Prepare for Your Next Hearing, Conference or Trial

    How to Prepare for Your Next Hearing, Conference or Trial
    The jury trial has been slowly disappearing. While that is true, any time a new matter comes to your firm, you should be thinking about the possible endgame – presenting evidence in a hearing, trial, settlement conference, or…
  • Jul 23

    6 Tips to Make Your Legal Presentations Pop

    6 Tips to Make Your Legal Presentations Pop
    No legal presentation is ever like another. Sometimes we handle dry, complicated intellectual property matters; other times, emotional personal injury cases. But I have learned in many years of making slides for all kinds of hearings and…
Rank this Week: 4058

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 28

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck
    In the recently certified class action against Apple for wage and hour law violations, one of the plaintiffs’ allegations is that employees who quit or were dismissed weren’t given final paychecks in a timely manner as required by…
  • Jul 25

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?
    You get a call from a potential client who wants to set up a new nonprofit organization. Here are some questions to ask before you commit to the task. The first thing to do when asked to set up a nonprofit is to gather enough information to…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way
    Can’t wait until you win the case to get your attorney fees? Consider seeking an interim fee award based on your success along the way. Awarding interim fees (i.e., a fee award made before the case is completed) is an accepted procedure…
Rank this Week: 4098

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

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

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Jul 28

    Fight False Equivalency Among Expert

    Fight False Equivalency Among Expert
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Consider the expert witness mismatch: One expert represents the common mainstream scientific view, while the other expert is there to support a theory that lies on the far side of the credibility spectrum, and may have…
  • Jul 24

    Emphasize the Civic Role of Your Civil Trial

    Emphasize the Civic Role of Your Civil Trial
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Alexis de Tocqueville, France's number one America fan back in 1835, was particularly fond of our jury system. In an oft-quoted passage, he said that "The jury, and more especially the civil jury, serves to…
  • Jul 21

    School Your Jury (Like Fish)

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

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
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e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • Jul 28

    Another Reminder That Attorneys Are Responsible for the e-Discovery Behavior of Their Client

    Another Reminder That Attorneys Are Responsible for the e-Discovery Behavior of Their Client
    In the summer of 2013, the Northern District of California conducted a hearing over a motion to compel discovery responses which stemmed from e-discovery disagreements.  The plaintiff was a corporate investor in the defendant…
  • Jul 25

    Have You Demonstrated Prejudice For Your Spoliation Sanctions? The Tenth Circuit Requires It

    Have You Demonstrated Prejudice For Your Spoliation Sanctions? The Tenth Circuit Requires It
    Defendant Rain Link, Inc. received notice that the plaintiff was accusing the company for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Kansas Act Against Discrimination by its receving a letter written by the Kansas Human Rights…
  • May 23

    If you are in the business of copyright…

    If you are in the business of copyright enforcement, you may want to look to intellectual property firm, Prenda Law as an example of exactly what not to do. After it was first reported late in November, 2012 that the firm had employed some…
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Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
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Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jul 28

    Lawsuit Against Agent for Inadequate Insurance Limit

    Lawsuit Against Agent for Inadequate Insurance Limit
     The case of Barrick v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. and Jones, No. M2013-01773-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 27, 2014) first begins in 2008, when the Barrick family was sued after their minor son accidentally killed a motorcyclist in…
  • Jul 25

    Truck Driver Left Vehicle and Loses Protection Under UM Coverage

    Truck Driver Left Vehicle and Loses Protection Under UM Coverage
     An over-the-road truck driver parked his truck on the shoulder of a road, got out, walked across a five-lane highway to a convenience store, purchased a soft drink and chewing tobacco, walked back across the highway towards his truck,…
  • Jul 23

    Tennessee Insurance Coverage Decision

    Tennessee Insurance Coverage Decision
     In Cleveland Custom Stone v. Acuity Mutual Insurance Company, No. E2013-02132-COA-R3-CV (June 10, 2014), the Tennessee Court of Appeals considered a myriad of issues in a case concerning an insurance company’s failure to pay…
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The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    Disgust and lost confidence in our institution

    Disgust and lost confidence in our institution
    The American Bar Association is seeking nominations until August 8, 2014 to help it decide on the Top 100 law blogs (“Blawgs”). We have been in the ABA Top 100 for the past 4 years and would like to make it 5! If you like this…
  • Jul 25

    Teaching people about neuroscience can make them softer on crime!

    Teaching people about neuroscience can make them softer on crime!
    The American Bar Association is seeking nominations until August 8, 2014 to help it decide on the Top 100 law blogs (“Blawgs”). We have been in the ABA Top 100 for the past 4 years and would like to make it 5! If you like this…
  • Jul 23

    Male body shame and aggression against women (“rape proclivity”)

    Male body shame and aggression against women (&ldquo;rape proclivity&rdquo;)
    The American Bar Association is seeking nominations until August 8, 2014 to help it decide on the Top 100 law blogs (“Blawgs”). We have been in the ABA Top 100 for the past 4 years and would like to make it 5! If you like this…
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Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jul 28

    Please Stop Calling Amazon A Monopoly

    Please Stop Calling Amazon A Monopoly
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Please Stop Calling Amazon A Monopoly at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  I read a lot of book-related publications and blogs, and thus I have endured weeks of Hachette-versus-Amazon…
  • Jul 22

    Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistic

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

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

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

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 28

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition

    Scheduling Delay Does Not Warrant Canceling the Deposition
    Cleversafe, Inc. v. Amplidata, Inc., No. 11 C 4890, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 11, 2014) (Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff Cleversafe’s motion for a protective order and sanctions preventing the deposition of Cleversafe’s…
  • Jul 25

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related

    “Growing Trend” That Bit Torrent Doe Defendants Need Not be Time-Related
    TCYK, LLC, v. Does 1-44, No. 13 C 3825, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2014) (Dow J.). Judge Dow denied various Doe defendants’ motions to grant subpoenas to their respective ISPs in this BitTorrent copyright case involving the movie…
  • Jul 22

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem

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

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    Applying The Emergency Category of Nontestimonial Statement

    Applying The Emergency Category of Nontestimonial Statement
    NinthCircuitSeal.png In hostage taking case, Ninth Circuit affirms the admission of the mother's report to law enforcement concerning he call with the captors, who demanded money for her son's return; the statements were…
  • Jul 24

    Circuit Split: Scope Of Rule Of Completeness Under To Oral Statement

    Circuit Split: Scope Of Rule Of Completeness Under To Oral Statement
    Circuits Map.gif While it is clear that the Rule of Completeness under FRE 106 applies to written and recorded statements, does it apply to oral statements? The Ninth Circuit recently noted a division on this issue;…
  • Jul 22

    Considering False Statements And The Hearsay Rule

    Considering False Statements And The Hearsay Rule
    SeventhCircuitSeal.png In bribery prosecution, Seventh Circuit considered the admissibility of false statements made by one of the participants to the FBI and concludes that the statements were not inadmissible hearsay…
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Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jul 28

    Remember When Checking the Mail Was a Big Deal?

    Remember When Checking the Mail Was a Big Deal?
    The practice of law has changed a lot in the 21 years I have been doing it. One area that has changed a lot–particularly in the last 10 years–is the importance of checking the mail. When I started practicing, checking the mail was…
  • Jul 23

    Miss. CLE Deadline is Next Week

    Miss. CLE Deadline is Next Week
    With not a lot interesting happening on the Mississippi legal front this week, I remind Mississippi attorneys that the deadline for obtaining 12 hours of continuing legal education for this year is July 31. Like many attorneys, I find myself…
  • Jul 21

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

    $40,000 Verdict in Neshoba County Slip-and-Fall Case
    I’m not sure of the exact date of the verdict, but I have a report of a $40,000 verdict in a Neshoba County slip-and-fall case in Brantley v. West Quality Food Services, Inc., d/b/a Kentucky Fried Chicken. The verdict was rendered…
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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
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)
    The last issue of La Ley. Unión Europea (July 2014) has also been released this month.  Prof. P. de Miguel Asensio (Universidad Complutense of Madrid) is the author of the first contribution, entitled “El tratamiento de…
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)
     Vol. VII (2014, 2) of the Spanish journal Arbitraje. Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones has just been released. The following contributions are to be found therein: Under the heading Estudios Franco FERRARI: Forum shopping:…
  • Jul 24

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law
    The next biannual conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law (Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht e.V.) will take place from 25 to 28 March 2015 in Luxemburg. It will…
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Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Jul 27

    Spotlight on the Alabama State Bar

    Spotlight on the Alabama State Bar
    The Alabama State Bar was created in 1923 and has jurisdiction over the conduct of all attorneys and is charged with stimulating interest in improving the administration of justice. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith…
  • Jul 14

    CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Proce

    CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Proce
    The Medicare Set-Aside Review Process dates all the way back way back to 1980, when The Medicare Second Payer Act was enacted. Fast forward to 2014, where the Insurance industry is still waiting for promised improvements.  Ringler Radio…
  • Jun 30

    General Motors Litigation Update

    General Motors Litigation Update
    Recalls. Congressional Investigations. Litigation. General Motors (GM) has taken center stage over its ignition switch problem, which has been linked to drivers' catastrophic injuries and in some cases, death. On Ringler Radio, host Larry…
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New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jul 27

    Keep The Peace In The Family Or Your Heirs Will Reap The Whirlwind

    Keep The Peace In The Family Or Your Heirs Will Reap The Whirlwind
    In her last public interview in 1994, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis stated that her most important accomplishment in life was to insure that her children loved each other. Your lawblogger has taken her words to heart over the years. As a…
  • Jul 21

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Children

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Children
    Your lawblogger truly believes that  Philip Seymour Hoffman was the best actor of his time. Too bad this does not extend to his ability at estate planning. As reported by the New York Post and by extra tv.com here , Hoffman did not want…
  • Jul 21

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Childrfen

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Leave His Estate To His Childrfen
    Your lawblogger truly believes that  Philip Seymour Hoffman was the best actor of his time. Too bad this does not extend to his ability at estate planning. As reported by the New York Post and by extra tv.com here , Hoffman did not want…
Rank this Week: 476