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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/
  • Jul 28

    Admissibility of Damaging Facebook Posts by Plaintiff Addressed by Western District Federal Court

    Admissibility of Damaging Facebook Posts by Plaintiff Addressed by Western District Federal Court
    A Facebook decision from a while back has been brought to my attention--this one is not on the discoverability of Facebook info;  rather, this decision pertains to the admissibility of such information at trial over the objection of the…
  • Jul 27

    Choice of Ways Doctrine Reviewed in Premises Liability Case

    Choice of Ways Doctrine Reviewed in Premises Liability Case
    In the case of Graham v. Mohegan Sun, No. 3:14-CV-0908 (M.D. Pa. June 14, 2016 Kosik, J.), the court denied a landowner Defendant’s request for summary judgment in a trip and fall case.  In this matter, the Plaintiff allegedly…
  • Jul 27

    Summary Judgment Denied in Lycoming County Slip and Fall Case

    Summary Judgment Denied in Lycoming County Slip and Fall Case
    In a recent decision out of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas in the case of Goldy v. Woodlands Bank, No. 15-01334 (C.P. Lycoming Co. May 31, 2016 Gray, J.), Judge Richard A. Gray denied a landowner Defendant’s Motion for…
Rank this Week: 779

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jul 28

    "Ohio Supreme Court throws out law barring police from sex acts with minors"

    "Ohio Supreme Court throws out law barring police from sex acts with minors"
    "Ohio Supreme Court throws out law barring police from sex acts with minors": Robert Higgs of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report. Alan Johnson of The Columbus Dispatch has an article headlined "Supreme Court: Police can't be…
  • Jul 28

    "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over Shylock's Appeal"

    "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over Shylock's Appeal"
    "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over Shylock's Appeal": Rachel Donadio has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
  • Jul 28

    Programming note

    Programming note
    Programming note: Thanks to an oral argument prep session, additional posts will appear here later this afternoon. As always while I am away from my office, new appellate-related retweets may appear on this blog's Twitter feed in the interim.
Rank this Week: 24

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Jul 28

    No Data Left Behind: How Employee Movements Cause Major E-Discovery Risk

    No Data Left Behind: How Employee Movements Cause Major E-Discovery Risk
    This morning when I arrived at the office, I reached to the backseat to get my laptop bag and realized I'd left it in the foyer of my house. So I did what anyone would do in that situation. I drove to the store, bought a…
  • Jul 21

    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Conspiracy Ted Edition)

    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Conspiracy Ted Edition)
    Friday Funnies!: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro thinks new data types are all part of a big conspiracy. Visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons, and feel…
  • Jul 20

    Pokemon Go, a Scary Trend for any E-Discovery Practitioner

    Pokemon Go, a Scary Trend for any E-Discovery Practitioner
    One word that I never thought would have any cultural relevance ever again, Pokemon. I remember the days when Nintendo was the “it" thing to have and Pokemon was at the forefront of that fad. But that was the 1990s, so when I heard…
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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 28

    Does the Cal Supreme Court's docket mirror state demographics?

    Does the Cal Supreme Court's docket mirror state demographics?
    Kirk Jenkins addresses The Geography of the High Court Docket in today's DJ, analyzing the origins of  cases reaching the California Supreme Court and concluding: "The data demonstrates that the civil docket parallels the state's…
  • Jul 28

    4th DCA v. JAMS?

    4th DCA v. JAMS?
    Today's DJ cover story is titled (online) 4th District's Neutrality Regarding JAMS Questioned: Two unrelated cases say the appellate court should not be hearing cases involving the ADR provider. The article explains that "three of the four…
  • Jul 28

    Big Move for Horvitz & Levy

    Big Move for Horvitz & Levy
    The time's come to Exit Ventura Blvd...The Valley's Horvitz & Levy, "the largest firm in the nation specializing exclusively in civil appeals," is leaving Ventura Boulevard in Encino as of Monday and will open its relocated office in the…
Rank this Week: 285

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: 2137

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 28

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality
    In Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13285 (10th Cir. 2016), the Tenth Circuit addressed whether, after Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010), a plaintiff has standing, under § 10(b) of the Securities…
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
Rank this Week: 715

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

    Dance Like No One is Watching; Email Like It May One Day Be Read Aloud in a Deposition

    Dance Like No One is Watching; Email Like It May One Day Be Read Aloud in a Deposition
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Like our content? Consider nominating us for the ABA Journal's "Blawg 100." Nominations are due by August 7th. The credit for the clever title goes to Olivia Nuzzi, political reporter for The Daily Beast, who…
  • Jul 25

    Consider Tolerance for Incongruence (Aintegration)

    Consider Tolerance for Incongruence (Aintegration)
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: HBO's Game of Thrones is one of many shows that play on the ambiguity of characters who are not clearly good or evil. The Jaime Lannister who pushed young Bran Stark off a tower to his expected death on the stones below…
  • Jul 21

    Treat Memory as Functional, Not Photographic

    Treat Memory as Functional, Not Photographic
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Without looking at the back of your laptop or phone, which of the images above is the true Apple logo? You probably see it every day, many times if you are in offices or airports. It is considered one of the most…
Rank this Week: 4042

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Briefly: For Forbes, George Leef discusses last month’s denial of review in Stormans, Inc. v. Wiesman, in which owners of a Washington pharmacy challenged a state rule requiring pharmacies to sell certain abortifacient drugs. At Medium,…
  • Jul 27

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Armstrong v. Thompson 16-35 Issue: Whether all (or nearly all) law enforcement officers are “public officials” under New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
  • Jul 27

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    Briefly: Writing for this blog, Amy Howe covered yesterday’s filing by attorneys for a transgender student, who urged the Court not to block lower-court rulings that would allow the student, who identifies as a boy, to use the…
Rank this Week: 10

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 28

    Constitutional Officers: A Very Close Reading

    Constitutional Officers: A Very Close Reading
    Seth Barrett Tillman, Who Can Be President of the United States?: Candidate Hillary Clinton and the Problem of Statutory Qualifications, 5 Brit. J. Am. Legal Studies 95 (2016), available at SSRN Seth Barrett Tillman, Originalism & the…
  • Jul 27

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi
    Margo Kaplan, Rape Beyond Crime, 66 Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Angela HarrisNot long ago, I was indulging in one of my favorite lazy-day pastimes – standing in my local bookstore, reading. The book was Girls and…
  • Jul 26

    Of Firms and Fee

    Of Firms and Fee
    Kathryn Judge, Intermediary Influence, 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. 573 (2015).Tom C.W. LinProminent economic theories rooted in the seminal work of Ronald Coase have long suggested that firms in a marketplace exist and work to reduce transaction…
Rank this Week: 815

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4614

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

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

    Devastating DUI Crash in Fayetteville NC Kills Five

    Devastating DUI Crash in Fayetteville NC Kills Five
    Accidents that are caused by an impaired driver can often result in catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries. Injured victims and families of the deceased may want to seek compensation for their losses. Civil lawsuits can be successful even…
  • Jul 26

    Why You Might Need Lawsuit Funding After An Auto Accident

    Why You Might Need Lawsuit Funding After An Auto Accident
    An auto accident can leave you with serious injuries and prevent you from returning to work. It can also leave you struggling financially especially if the case does not settle quickly. Most plaintiffs do not have the deep pockets of big…
  • Jul 21

    Family Awarded $37.9 Million In Crash With Tractor-Trailer On Icy Texas Highway

    Family Awarded $37.9 Million In Crash With Tractor-Trailer On Icy Texas Highway
    On February 28, the driver of the tractor-trailer lost control, slid sideways across the icy Interstate, and hit a guardrail before coming to a stop with his trailer blocking every lane. Several minutes later, the driver of a Chevy Astro van…
Rank this Week: 1001

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

http://nostrumremedium.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    U.S. Supreme Court Opinions and Their Audience

    U.S. Supreme Court Opinions and Their Audience
    Cambridge University Press has published Ryan Black, Ryan Owens, Justin Wedeking, and Patrick Wohlfarth’s U.S. Supreme Court Opinions and their Audiences. From the description:This book is the first study specifically to investigate the…
  • Jul 21

    British Loyalists and Restoring Dignity after the American Revolution

    British Loyalists and Restoring Dignity after the American Revolution
    Daniel Hulsebosch has posted “Exile, Choice, and Loyalism: Taking and Restoring Dignity in the American Revolution,” Symposium on “Dignity Takings,” in Law & Social Inquiry (2016), on SSRN. The abstract:Taking a…
  • Jul 16

    A Decade-by-Decade Look at Ten of America's Most Sensational Murder Trial

    A Decade-by-Decade Look at Ten of America's Most Sensational Murder Trial
    Prometheus Books has published Mark Phillips and Aryn Phillips’s Trials of the Century: A Decade-by-Decade Look at Ten of America's Most Sensational Crimes. From the description:In every decade of the twentieth century, there was one…
Rank this Week: 1857

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jul 27

    Bench Trial Judgment for Plaintiff Reversed Due to Lack of Factual Finding

    Bench Trial Judgment for Plaintiff Reversed Due to Lack of Factual Finding
    In Omni Ins. Co. v. Nickoloff, No. E2015-01450-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 2, 2016), the Court of Appeals overturned a trial court’s finding of negligence when a vehicle struck a pedestrian walking on a sidewalk.…
  • Jul 19

    Jury Verdict for Plaintiff in Tennessee Truck Accident Case Affirmed

    Jury Verdict for Plaintiff in Tennessee Truck Accident Case Affirmed
    A Tennessee truck crash case found its way to a jury trial, a plaintiff’s verdict, and a trip to the Tennessee Court of Appeals. In Bachar v. Partin, No. M2015-00724-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 27, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed…
  • Jul 19

    Jury Verdict for Plaintiff in Tennessee Truck Accident Case Affirmed

    Jury Verdict for Plaintiff in Tennessee Truck Accident Case Affirmed
    A Tennessee truck crash case found its way to a jury trial, a plaintiff’s verdict, and a trip to the Tennessee Court of Appeals. In Bachar v. Partin, No. M2015-00724-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 27, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed…
Rank this Week: 329

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Jul 27

    At a Glance: Lawyers’ Duty of Technology Competence By State [Infographic]

    At a Glance: Lawyers’ Duty of Technology Competence By State [Infographic]
    In 2012 the American Bar Association amended Comment 8 to Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 (Duty of Competence) to address changes in technology. The Comment now reads: “To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer…
  • Jul 25

    Tracking Return on Investment for Legal Technology Purchase

    Tracking Return on Investment for Legal Technology Purchase
      This is the next installment in a series of articles examining legal spend and e-discovery analytics. As discussed in prior articles, the most obvious metrics to track relate directly to legal spending, or, if measuring e-discovery…
  • Jun 27

    The Web Page Authentication Dance — A Two Step

    The Web Page Authentication Dance — A Two Step
    To enter evidence in court, attorneys must establish its authenticity. That is, offer proof that the evidence is really what they say it is. Authenticating evidence captured from the internet or social media can be difficult. Before it is…
Rank this Week: 1784

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 27

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement
    When you’re working for a contingent fee, i.e., you’ll be paid a percentage of the recovery, don’t forget to discuss the payment of costs in your fee agreement with your client. Here’s what you’ll need…
  • Jul 25

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit
    Clients come to you seeking to form a nonprofit corporation. As there are so many steps involved, use the following checklist to help you avoid costly mistakes. __   1.  Clear and reserve, if desired, the name of the…
  • Jul 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
Rank this Week: 576

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

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

    Work Comp: Why The Right To Re-Petition Is Important

    Work Comp: Why The Right To Re-Petition Is Important
    A recent workers’ compensation settlement made local news. An Athens city employee fell when a walkway came loose. He suffered significant injuries — requiring surgeries on both knees. He then returned to work at the same or…
  • Jun 30

    Alabama Reports Sharp Drop In Uninsured Driver

    Alabama Reports Sharp Drop In Uninsured Driver
    Back in 2011 and 2012, I wrote several posts discussing Alabama’s problem with uninsured drivers. At that time, Alabama had one of the highest rates of uninsured drivers in the United States. Those posts included: Alabama’s…
  • Jun 2

    Work Comp in Alabama: The Vocational Rehabilitation Myth

    Work Comp in Alabama: The Vocational Rehabilitation Myth
    Our workers’ compensation system was intended to help restore injured workers — to truly restore injured workers instead of shuffling them through the system. Yet, it has evolved into something far different. Many injured…
Rank this Week: 3894

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    Miss. Supreme Court Sharply Divided on Whether Family Tragedy Constitutes Excusable Neglect

    Miss. Supreme Court Sharply Divided on Whether Family Tragedy Constitutes Excusable Neglect
    On Thursday a divided Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s refusal to grant an extension to file a notice of appeal in Nunnery v. Nunnery. Here is the Court’s opinion. Justice Coleman’s majority opinion has…
  • Jul 25

    Could State’s Loss in HB 1523 Litigation Save Jackson’s PGA Tournament?

    Could State’s Loss in HB 1523 Litigation Save Jackson’s PGA Tournament?
    Last week the NBA moved its 2017 all-star game out of Charlotte in response to North Carolina’s passage of anti-gay laws similar to Mississippi’s HB 1523. From the New York Times article on the move: “While we recognize that…
  • Jul 21

    Defense Verdict in Humphrey County 18-wheeler Accident Trial

    Defense Verdict in Humphrey County 18-wheeler Accident Trial
    I’ve received two recent reports of a Humphrey County defense verdict in the last couple of weeks in a case involving an 18-wheeler accident. Word around town is that the accident resulted in paralysis of the plaintiff. Robert Gibbs…
Rank this Week: 1145

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Timing of orders for interim costs payment

    Timing of orders for interim costs payment
    I have previously commented on the issue of the timing of orders for interim costs payments. CPR 44.2(8) reads: “Where the court orders a party to pay costs subject to detailed assessment, it will order that party to pay a reasonable…
  • Jul 24

    Offers in detailed assessment proceeding

    Offers in detailed assessment proceeding
    On Day One of Contract Law they teach you that if a party makes an offer (“Offer A”) and the other party rejects the offer, the rejection of the offer means Offer A is no longer open for acceptance in the future. They also teach…
  • Jul 21

    Law Costs Firm of the Year – Gibbs Wyatt Stone

    Law Costs Firm of the Year – Gibbs Wyatt Stone
    I am delighted to announce that Gibbs Wyatt Stone has won the prestigious ‘Law Costs Firm of the Year’ award. I have to confess that this did not come as a complete surprise.  Readers may recall we had previously been awarded…
Rank this Week: 933

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/
  • Jul 26

    COA: May 2016 Summaries of Published Decisions for Court of Appeal

    COA: May 2016 Summaries of Published Decisions for Court of Appeal
    The complete set of summaries of published decisions for this month are as follows at the bottom of this post.  However, here are selected published decisions dealing with torts, insurance, and civil matters of note from the Court of…
  • Jul 24

    COA: April 2016 Summaries of Published Decisions for Court of Appeal

    COA: April 2016 Summaries of Published Decisions for Court of Appeal
    Here are selected published decisions dealing with torts, insurance, and civil matters of note from the Court of Appeals of Kentucky as summarized by the AOC. Please note some have pending motions for discretionary review so you are cautioned…
  • Jul 24

    SC: June 2016 Monthly Summaries of Published Opinions and Attorney Disciplinary Actions from Supreme Court of Ky

    SC: June 2016 Monthly Summaries of Published Opinions and Attorney Disciplinary Actions from Supreme Court of Ky
    Here are the June 2016 summary of published decisions and attorney disciplinary orders from the Supreme Court of Kentucky which have been prepared by the Administrative Office of the Courts. No tort, insurance or civil decisions, but we had…
Rank this Week: 1626

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2337

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jul 26

    Explaining the State's Latest Filing in the Adnan Syed Appeal

    Explaining the State's Latest Filing in the Adnan Syed Appeal
    As reported by Justin Fenton reported yesterday, Maryland's attorney general intends to fight the ruling that granted a new trial for "Serial" podcast subject Adnan Syed, according to a document filed last week in the case. The…
  • Jul 21

    Stealing Thunder: Ohler v. United States & Last Week's Undisclosed Addendum

    Stealing Thunder: Ohler v. United States & Last Week's Undisclosed Addendum
    In last week's Addendum episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, I mentioned the Supreme Court's opinion in Ohler v. United States, 529 U.S. 753 (2000), which creates a sort-of Hobson's Choice for defense counsel. So, what's the significance of…
  • Jul 19

    When in Rome: Our Trip to Rome, Batson Claims, and the More Perfect Podcast

    When in Rome: Our Trip to Rome, Batson Claims, and the More Perfect Podcast
    Last night, we premiered the second episode of our second season of the Undisclosed Podcast: "In Situ," which is Latin for "on site" or "in position." It was about the trip that Susan, Rabia, and I took to Rome,…
Rank this Week: 934

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 26

    6 Ways to Become a Better Storyteller

    6 Ways to Become a Better Storyteller
    by Alex BrownDirector of OperationsA2L Consulting As we have mentioned before in this blog, the art of storytelling is a crucial skill for a trial lawyer. From the very beginning of a trial, many jurors will envision the facts of the case in…
  • Jul 21

    10 Criteria that Define Great Trial Team

    10 Criteria that Define Great Trial Team
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Several months ago, I wrote about the 50 Characteristics of Top Trial Teams. Based on those 50 characteristics, we have created a trial team assessment tool. Although we've only just begun to collect the…
  • Jun 29

    7 Reasons a Fresh Pair of Eyes Are Beneficial Before Trial

    7 Reasons a Fresh Pair of Eyes Are Beneficial Before Trial
    by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting
Rank this Week: 3385

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
Rank this Week: 2735

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jul 26

    Exciting Times for the Defense Sector

    Exciting Times for the Defense Sector
    According to an article published by defensenews.com, we can expect to see a “steady” level of M&A activity in the defense sector in the coming years. This prediction comes from David Melcher, head of Aerospace Industries…
  • Jul 21

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?
    In a 2015 article, we reported that global M&A in the insurance sector was on the rise again after a number of quiet years in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Deal activity in the European market was hit particularly hard by the…
  • Jul 20

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.
    South of the Canadian border, regulatory oversight and scrutiny continues to play a noticeable role in making it more difficult for private companies to raise capital through bank loans. In this climate, could strategic cross-border M&A…
Rank this Week: 2610

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Jul 26

    Session on social media in Sri Lanka

    Session on social media in Sri Lanka
    Made the following introductory presentation on social media in Sri Lanka today, focussing on civic media, to around 25 – 30 new recruits of the National Information Centre. The training was held at Visumpaya in Colombo, and conducted…
  • Jul 16

    Archiving the future

    Archiving the future
    Not without the greatest irony, sometime last week, the website of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons disappeared. Some years ago, the official website of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation…
  • May 28

    Roanu’s wrath

    Roanu’s wrath
    Disasters make pundits of many. And yet, when the next hazard hits, we often tend to deal with the significant challenges around the same, if not greater magnitude of a disaster. The process is cyclical, with no meaningful learning, or…
Rank this Week: 2723

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Lessons from Stow – A Litigator’s Guide to Venue Safety Case

    Lessons from Stow – A Litigator’s Guide to Venue Safety Case
    Stow v. Los Angeles Dodgers is one of the most famous crowd management cases in United States history. The... Read More The post Lessons from Stow – A Litigator’s Guide to Venue Safety Cases appeared first on The Expert…
  • Jul 25

    4 Best Practices for Effective Expert Deposition

    4 Best Practices for Effective Expert Deposition
    In complex litigation, the majority of cases settle prior to trial – this means that the real battle... Read More The post 4 Best Practices for Effective Expert Depositions appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jul 19

    Expert Testimony Takes Center Stage in Vacated Conviction For Serial’s Adnan Syed

    Expert Testimony Takes Center Stage in Vacated Conviction For Serial’s Adnan Syed
    Adnan Syed, the subject of the wildly popular true crime podcast Serial, served 16 years of a life... Read More The post Expert Testimony Takes Center Stage in Vacated Conviction For Serial’s Adnan Syed appeared first on The Expert…
Rank this Week: 2755

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 1792

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 25

    Sixth Circuit Affirms Gang Expert Witness Testimony

    Sixth Circuit Affirms Gang Expert Witness Testimony
    Defendants’ appealed RICO convictions on numerous grounds, one of which was a challenge to the district court’s decision to allow expert witness testimony of gang expert witnesses.  The appeals court confirmed the opinion of…
  • Jul 19

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony
    SEC v. Revelation Capital Mgmt., Ltd – United States District Court – Southern District of New York – July 8th, 2016 – This case involves a short sale of securities.  The plaintiff (SEC) claims that the defendant…
  • Jul 19

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony
    SEC v. Revelation Capital Mgmt., Ltd – United States District Court – Southern District of New York – July 8th, 2016 – This case involves a short sale of securities.  The plaintiff (SEC) claims that the defendant…
Rank this Week: 441

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jul 25

    Australia to Consider Whether a Deaf Juror May Serve

    Australia to Consider Whether a Deaf Juror May Serve
    Unlike the United States, no deaf person has ever served on a jury in Australia. Today, the Australian high court will hear a case involving Gaye Lyons who was prevented from sitting on a jury because she is deaf. After...
  • Jul 21

    Racial Discrimination and Jury Selection

    Racial Discrimination and Jury Selection
    Peter Joy Kevin McMunigal Racial Discrimination and Jury Selection Abstract: In an effort to eliminate a long history of racial discrimination in jury selection, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), that…
  • Jul 20

    NJ May Extend Batson to Sexual Orientation

    NJ May Extend Batson to Sexual Orientation
    As some may know, an attorney cannot use a peremptory challenge to remove a juror because of the juror's race or gender. To do otherwise would be a violation of Batson and its progeny. Right now, NJ is considering legislation...
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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/
  • Jul 25

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: 4 Ways Steven Zinnel Could Have Concealed Asset
    Plastic surgeon Michael D. Brandner & business owner Goderick Augustus Benjamin were accused of committing federal crimes & hiding assets from their wives. Like Dr. Brandner & Mr. Benjamin, Steven Zinnel was a divorcing…
  • Jul 4

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search

    A Laundry List For An Asset Search
    Governmental authorities follow money trails in order to interdict assets hidden by narco-traffickers; money launderers; Ponzi schemers; tax fraudsters & other determined criminals. During your asset search, you can similarly follow…
  • Jun 19

    Your Asset Search & Trade-Based Money Laundering

    Your Asset Search & Trade-Based Money Laundering
    If your adversary is using a business entity to conceal assets from you, one thing to look for is trade-based money laundering. A June 2006 report by the Financial Action Task Force explains that trade-based laundering schemes can…
Rank this Week: 168

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
Rank this Week: 34

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 25

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. As usual, Mark Lemely reviewed the last year in patent law at the Federal Circuit. Here are some highlights: 101 jurisprudence 42 cases holding…
  • Jul 22

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. This panel looked at the PTAB case law and related Federal Circuit decisions over the last year.  Here are the highlights: Institution…
  • Jul 20

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: The PTAB Speak

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: The PTAB Speak
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. An interesting addition to this year’s Institute was the panel of PTAB personnel, including the following: Nathan Kelley, PTO Solicitor…
Rank this Week: 1149

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/
  • Jul 24

    Registration Open for Central States Law Schools Association Conference

    Registration Open for Central States Law Schools Association Conference
    From the Central States Law Schools Association: Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of…
  • Jul 18

    The Second (and Third and Fourth) Annual Civil Procedure Workshop

    The Second (and Third and Fourth) Annual Civil Procedure Workshop
    The Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop was held last week in Seattle. Thanks to the organizers Brooke Coleman, Dave Marcus, and Liz Porter for putting together a fantastic event. If you’re interested in participating in the future,…
  • Jul 15

    Moriarty on the 2015 Amendments to the FRCP

    Moriarty on the 2015 Amendments to the FRCP
    Richard Briles Moriarty, Assistant Attorney General, State of Wisconsin, has published in the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, 39 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 227 (2015) (available on Westlaw), his article, And Now for Something Completely…
Rank this Week: 942

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Jul 24

    New Features Bring More Ease-of-Use

    New Features Bring More Ease-of-Use
    This weekend, we released 8 new features that will enhance your ediscovery search, assignments, and user management experience. They are smaller changes, all aimed at making document review easier in a big way. You can now: 1) Retain data…
  • Jul 12

    Are Litigation Search Results Biased?

    Are Litigation Search Results Biased?
    For several years, discussion about bias in search engine results has been fervent. There seem to be two primary concerns: (1) the way that Google reflects existing societal biases and (2) the way that Google actively reinforces biases. The…
  • Jul 5

    All About Greg – From VR to Boba

    All About Greg – From VR to Boba
    If you’ve ever worked with Senior Account Director Greg, you may have wondered how he does it all. So, we asked him. From his fondness for tapioca to his excitement about artificial intelligence and virtual reality, here’s what…
Rank this Week: 1942

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    New Features Bring More Ease-of-Use

    New Features Bring More Ease-of-Use
    This weekend, we released 8 new features that will enhance your ediscovery search, assignments, and user management experience. They are smaller changes, all aimed at making document review easier in a big way. You can now: 1) Retain data…
  • Jul 12

    Are Litigation Search Results Biased?

    Are Litigation Search Results Biased?
    For several years, discussion about bias in search engine results has been fervent. There seem to be two primary concerns: (1) the way that Google reflects existing societal biases and (2) the way that Google actively reinforces biases. The…
  • Jul 5

    All About Greg – From VR to Boba

    All About Greg – From VR to Boba
    If you’ve ever worked with Senior Account Director Greg, you may have wondered how he does it all. So, we asked him. From his fondness for tapioca to his excitement about artificial intelligence and virtual reality, here’s what…
Rank this Week: 2000

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/
  • Jul 22

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case
    The Third Circuit Court has ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania school district in a lawsuit brought by the family of a student who was assaulted on a school campus. The assault occurred in the 2012-2013 school year at Chester High School, which…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education
    An online charter school in Ohio filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Education in an effort to block an attendance audit. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, known as ECOT, advertises that it enrolls more than 15,000…
  • Jul 7

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement
    Sometimes, the only appropriate way to respond to a lawsuit is by filing a countersuit. At least, that seems to be the philosophy of Groupon, Inc. The story began a few months ago when International Business Machines, better known as IBM,…
Rank this Week: 1168

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: 1432

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: 581

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • Jul 21

    Court Punishes Dishonest Defendant with Sanctions, Default Judgment, and Dismissal

    Court Punishes Dishonest Defendant with Sanctions, Default Judgment, and Dismissal
    In the mood for a judicial tongue-lashing?  All you have to do is disobey a court order, destroy evidence and lie under oath.  By means of factual background, Plaintiff Pacific Packaging is a distributor of packaging products. …
  • Jul 13

    Copying Documents = Conversion?

    Copying Documents = Conversion?
    Prior to this case, Quintero Community Association (hereinafter “QCA”) sued Hillcrest Bank (hereinafter “HB”) under a variety of legal theories after plaintiffs sustained a loss in their investment. This is the only…
  • Jul 1

    Inadvertent Disclosures: Who Benefits?

    Inadvertent Disclosures: Who Benefits?
    Plaintiff Steve Pick filed suit against Defendant City of Remsen (and other defendants) alleging, among other claims, violations of constitutional rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Pick served the city with a discovery request. The…
Rank this Week: 376

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1788

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jul 20

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist
    Whether a new business is preparing to hire its first employee or is revisiting its already-existing hiring procedures, making sure that the on-boarding process is done correctly and consistently will result in significant long-term benefits…
  • Jul 10

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which presides over Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, recently held that an employer could deny employee his severance benefits under an ERISA benefits plan because the employee erased certain files from…
  • Jun 12

    Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom

    Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom
    Until recently, companies suing for trade secret theft ran a risk of having to disclose to their competitors in open court certain aspects of their trade secrets in order to prove their claim. The companies often argued that they…
Rank this Week: 2836

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

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

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Jul 20

    Relevance | Problem 1

    Relevance | Problem 1
    In our last blog, we saw some basic definitions of relevance. Relevant evidence is evidence that tends to prove or disprove a material fact in the case. For this problem, we revisit the relevance of “character” evidence. In…
  • Jul 16

    Introduction to Relevance

    Introduction to Relevance
    Black’s Law Definition:“Relevant” evidence logically connects to — and tends to prove or disprove — a matter at issue. It has appreciable probative value. That is, it rationally tends to persuade of the…
  • Jul 11

    Impeachment | Problem 33

    Impeachment | Problem 33
    P sues D for defamation. To prove that the defamatory statement was made, P calls W1 who testifies that he was in a group of P’s business colleagues when D told the group that P was a “con man.” During its case-in-chief, D…
Rank this Week: 1303

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Yes you can!

    Yes you can!
    A paintbrush in the hands of an artist can help illustrate a vision, while someone else might just make a gooey mess of paint. The brush is a tool, while the resulting product is a work of the artist. Although some will hate it, and others…
  • Jun 22

    Litigation and Trial Presentation Technology

    Litigation and Trial Presentation Technology
    UCLA Extension is offering a brand-new online course, entitled Litigation and Trial Presentation Technology, which will be taught by Shannon Bales, of Munger, Tolles and Olson. I am always happy to hear of new and interesting…
  • Jun 8

    eDiscovery Trouble: Blackbird Technologies v. kCura LLC

    eDiscovery Trouble: Blackbird Technologies v. kCura LLC
    Case 1:16-cv-00418-UNA   Filed 06/07/16 Blackbird Technologies v. kCura LLC (Pacer Link)Just in time to be a discussion topic at LegalTech! Most anyone involved in litigation support and technology is familiar with kCura Relativity,…
Rank this Week: 3256

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 18

    All Language Alliance, Inc.’s Translations Are Required to Detect Plagiarism in Academia

    All Language Alliance, Inc.’s Translations Are Required to Detect Plagiarism in Academia
    All Language Alliance, Inc. provides academic translation services that are often needed to detect plagiarism in academia cases. Academic integrity remains an important issue at universities across the nation. While issues surrounding…
  • Jul 14

    All Language Alliance, Inc.: Legal Interpreters in Depositions and Court Proceeding

    All Language Alliance, Inc.: Legal Interpreters in Depositions and Court Proceeding
    Defense Lawyers Accuse Plaintiffs of Pretending to Need Korean Court Interpreter During Personal Injury Jury Trial; Court Denies Request for New Trial After Plaintiffs Receive Minimal Damages Award In the experience of All Language Alliance,…
  • Jul 10

    Legalese: Won’t Do With It, Can’t Do Without It

    Legalese: Won’t Do With It, Can’t Do Without It
    All Language Alliance, Inc. provides accurate translation of legalese from English into 100 foreign languages and vice versaSourced through Scoop.it from: abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 1434

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jul 18

    No Sympathy For The Corporate Defendant

    No Sympathy For The Corporate Defendant
    There are a few truisms in civil jury trial practice, one of which is: don’t make an appeal to sympathy. See, e.g., Arnold v. E. Air Lines, Inc., 681 F.2d 186, 196-200 (4th Cir. 1982)(“the blatant, direct appeal for sympathy in…
  • Jul 11

    Pokémon GO Players Need To Send This Email Immediately

    Pokémon GO Players Need To Send This Email Immediately
      Here’s the punchline: if you play Pokémon GO, then, within thirty (30) days of downloading it, you need to send an email to termsofservice@nianticlabs.com with the subject “Arbitration Opt-out Notice” in…
  • Jun 7

    The Details Of Judge Curiel’s Trump University Order

    The Details Of Judge Curiel’s Trump University Order
    Popehat already explained in general why there’s nothing unusual about Judge Curiel’s rulings in the Trump University case, i.e., that denying summary judgment is the norm. Nonetheless, Kevin Drum recently mused:   I think we…
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