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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/
  • Feb 26

    Fed Civ Pro on the Bar! Does that make for better lawyers?

    Fed Civ Pro on the Bar! Does that make for better lawyers?
    Prof. Ben Bratman (Univ. Pittsburgh School of Law) has a piece in today's Wall Street Journal, Reforming the Bar Exam to Produce Better Lawyers, noting that:This week, thousands of aspiring lawyers -- most of them recent law-school graduates…
  • Feb 26

    Pick a judge, any judge...

    Pick a judge, any judge...
     Aaron Bayer's latest National Law Journal article (Feb. 23, at pg. 10) is How Fair Are Appellate Panel Selections? Same-sex marriage challenge highlights array of factors courts take into account when assigning cases.Questions about…
  • Feb 25

    "The Perils of Nonprecedential Opinions"

    "The Perils of Nonprecedential Opinions"
    Today's DJ features a piece by Valparaiso's Professor David Cleveland, an outspoken critic of unpublished appellate decisions. Why?This practice [i.e., issuing unpublished, nonprecedential opinions] is harmful to appellate justice. First,…
Rank this Week: 786

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Argument recap: Justices dubious of paying fees for defending bankruptcy fee application

    Argument recap: Justices dubious of paying fees for defending bankruptcy fee application
    It looked bleak for petitioner Baker Botts from the earliest moments of the argument yesterday in Baker Botts L.L.P. v. ASARCO LLC. The issue in the case is whether the fees that a law firm (Baker Botts) spends defending a fee application in…
  • Feb 26

    Book review: Law professor, feminist, and jurist extraordinaire

    Book review: Law professor, feminist, and jurist extraordinaire
    Scott Dodson, editor, The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cambridge University Press, 2015 (336 pp., cloth, $29.99) Scott Dodson, the editor of this volume, has brought together an impressive group of law professors, lawyers, historians, and…
  • Feb 26

    Petitions to watch | Conference of February 27

    Petitions to watch | Conference of February 27
    At its Conference on February 27, 2015, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as Article III standing in class actions, exemption from California’s campaign finance disclosure requirements, and the retroactive…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Feb 26

    Paul Hoffman's Partner in 2003-2006 ATM Scheme Got 99 Years in Texas Jail

    Paul Hoffman's Partner in 2003-2006 ATM Scheme Got 99 Years in Texas Jail
    How is it that a former President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (1999-2000) could be involved, in whatever degree, in an alleged Ponzi scheme whose victims were mostly... This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Feb 25

    Ex-Ringler, Atlas Broker Paid $700K to Settle Alleged Ponzi Lawsuit in 2009.

    Ex-Ringler, Atlas Broker Paid $700K to Settle Alleged Ponzi Lawsuit in 2009.
    The complaint against Paul Hoffman said the plan essentially worked as a Ponzi scheme , in which new investors’ funds were used to pay rental fees for the previous investors’ terminals until the... This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 24

    Most Structured Settlement Brokers Are Independent Contractor

    Most Structured Settlement Brokers Are Independent Contractor
    Despite appearances, very few structured settlement consultants in the industry are salaried employees. Most work on contingency based compensation but some may charge fees for certain services... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 79

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • Feb 26

    Don't Chew Gum and Testify at the Same Time (and Don't Believe Every Study)

    Don't Chew Gum and Testify at the Same Time (and Don't Believe Every Study)
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Most witnesses in trial or deposition would know enough not to testify with a big wad of chewing gum in their mouths. Only, these witnesses probably haven't heard about a new study that purports to show that, when…
  • Feb 23

    Pre-empt the Post-Hoc: Teach Jurors to Resist the Causal Illusion

    Pre-empt the Post-Hoc: Teach Jurors to Resist the Causal Illusion
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The rooster can’t take credit for the sunrise. While the crowing tends to occur just before dawn, it does not cause the sun to come up. Thinking that “A” then “B” means that “A” caused “B” is a…
  • Feb 19

    Check Your Language Level

    Check Your Language Level
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The image of the trial lawyer that comes closest to our ideal might involve the advocate standing in front of the jury or the bench, waxing eloquent in oral argument. But the reality is that, even for lawyers who get to…
Rank this Week: 1201

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

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

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Feb 26

    Free resources to help you manage your law practice

    Free resources to help you manage your law practice
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Free resources to help you manage your law practice." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Free resources to help you manage your law practice It’s common knowledge that…
  • Feb 18

    California Bar on whether lawyer blogs are ad

    California Bar on whether lawyer blogs are ad
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "California Bar on whether lawyer blogs are ads." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** California Bar on whether lawyer blogs are ads When blogging started to become commonplace…
  • Feb 11

    A look at 4 of my favorite apps and extension

    A look at 4 of my favorite apps and extension
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "A look at 4 of my favorite apps and extensions." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** A look at 4 of my favorite apps and extensions I’m a big fan of technology and am…
Rank this Week: 1959

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
  • Feb 25

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?
    Despite advances in technology and the myriad of new platforms on which we can defame someone, traditional principles of personal jurisdiction still apply. This past January, a California appellate court reversed the trial court’s…
  • Feb 23

    Sunshine Reform on the Horizon

    Sunshine Reform on the Horizon
    Last week, a pair of bipartisan bills were introduced in Congress to provide greater access to federal agency records under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552. Both the FOIA Improvement Act (S. 337) and…
Rank this Week: 4725

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

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

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

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
  • Feb 25

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?
    Despite advances in technology and the myriad of new platforms on which we can defame someone, traditional principles of personal jurisdiction still apply. This past January, a California appellate court reversed the trial court’s…
  • Feb 23

    Sunshine Reform on the Horizon

    Sunshine Reform on the Horizon
    Last week, a pair of bipartisan bills were introduced in Congress to provide greater access to federal agency records under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552. Both the FOIA Improvement Act (S. 337) and…
Rank this Week: 2613

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Feb 26

    Are Litigation Hold Notices Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Are Litigation Hold Notices Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    Generally, litigation hold notices are privileged, protected by the attorney-client privilege or work product doctrine. See, e.g. Gibson v. Ford Motor Co., 510 F. Supp. 2d 1116, 1123 (N.D. Ga. 2007). However, the privileged nature of…
  • Feb 17

    Do Attorney Liens Attach to ESI Hosted by E-Discovery Vendors?

    Do Attorney Liens Attach to ESI Hosted by E-Discovery Vendors?
    A recent opinion from the Illinois First District of Court of Appeal, Cronin & Company, LTD. v. Richie Capital Management, LLC, 2014 IL App. 131892-U (unreported), raises interesting questions about attorney liens, client files,…
  • Feb 6

    What is a CSV file?

    What is a CSV file?
      CSV files, or “Comma Separated Value” files, save data in a structured format. CSV files are commonly used with spreadsheet programs such as Excel or Google Sheets. CSV files contain text only, no formatting, and can also…
Rank this Week: 3192

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 800

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
Rank this Week: 4664

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Feb 26

    The Imagined Racial Divide

    The Imagined Racial Divide
    The Dedmond gang hate crime murder, put into historical context by Judge Carlton Reeves, evokes tremendous sadness about the nation’s racial divide. It is a divide that is very real; and completely illusory. Large segments of our…
  • Feb 24

    Death of the Billable Hour?

    Death of the Billable Hour?
    Chase Bryan recently blogged about the billable hour system and alternative fee arrangements. A barrier to alternative fee arrangements is in-house lawyers who are afraid of change: …a former outside lawyer and now a general counsel at…
  • Feb 23

    Tom Freeland’s Death Silences Influential Voice

    Tom Freeland’s Death Silences Influential Voice
    News broke Saturday that Oxford attorney Tom Freeland died at age 59. An attorney in Oxford for over thirty years, Freeland became well known throughout the region as a blogger on NMissCommentor and a predecessor blog. I never met Freeland.…
Rank this Week: 148

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Feb 25

    Don’t Get Judge Peck Started on Rule 502(d) Orders: eDiscovery Best Practice

    Don’t Get Judge Peck Started on Rule 502(d) Orders: eDiscovery Best Practice
    As I noted a couple of weeks ago on this blog, LegalTech® New York 2015 (LTNY) earlier this month had three free judges panel sessions that were CLE or Ethics credit eligible, that included several notable judges, including Judge Andrew…
  • Feb 24

    James D. Zinn, Managing Director of Huron Consulting Group: eDiscovery Trend

    James D. Zinn, Managing Director of Huron Consulting Group: eDiscovery Trend
    Today’s thought leader is James D. Zinn. James is Managing Director of Huron Consulting Group. James is responsible for leading Huron Legal’s technology vision and strategy globally. He directs the practice’s software…
  • Feb 23

    EDRM Publishes Updated Statistical Sampling Guide with Public Comments: eDiscovery Trend

    EDRM Publishes Updated Statistical Sampling Guide with Public Comments: eDiscovery Trend
    In 2012, we covered EDRM’s initial announcement of a new guide called Statistical Sampling Applied to Electronic Discovery and we covered the release of the updated guide (Release 2) back in December. That version of the guide has now…
Rank this Week: 827

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Feb 25

    SC Shoots Down Prosecutors in Fisherman Case

    SC Shoots Down Prosecutors in Fisherman Case
    In a recent court ruling this week, a court mentioned that prosecutors made the wrong move in applying the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance law to a fisherman suspected of eliminating evidence which involved taking in undersized fish. When…
  • Feb 25

    M15 Agents Depicts Surveillance of Accused al Qaeda Operative

    M15 Agents Depicts Surveillance of Accused al Qaeda Operative
    Four M15 agents appeared on the stand in disguise at a Brooklyn federal court early this week to describe their observation of a man accused of taking part in a plot to bomb targets in Denmark, New York City, and England. Abid Naseer, 28…
  • Feb 24

    Jury: Palestinian Authority Responsible for Attack

    Jury: Palestinian Authority Responsible for Attack
    A federal jury made the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization responsible for aiding in several terrorist attacks in Israel more than ten years ago. They were ordered to pay $218.5 million to the families of victims. The…
Rank this Week: 839

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/
  • Feb 25

    Delaware Adopts Curative Procedures for Invalid Past Corporate Action

    Delaware Adopts Curative Procedures for Invalid Past Corporate Action
    Business lawyers frequently face mistakes their clients make in documenting what they want to accomplish in terms of corporate actions, such as issuing stock. Clients will ask for advice years after they have delivered stock certificates to…
  • Feb 18

    Rare Guidance on the Duty to Supplement Interrogatory Response

    Rare Guidance on the Duty to Supplement Interrogatory Response
    One of the many things young lawyers are taught when preparing written responses to discovery is to reserve the right to supplement or amend the responses at a later date. This common reservation of rights is included and often forgotten. But…
  • Feb 17

    Bank of Delmarva v. South Shore Ventures, LLC, Del. Super., C.A. No. S13C-05-008 THG (Oct. 21, 2014)

    Bank of Delmarva v. South Shore Ventures, LLC, Del. Super., C.A. No. S13C-05-008 THG (Oct. 21, 2014)
    The Superior Court granted the Bank of Delmarva’s (“Bank”) motion for summary judgment as to each of Defendant John E. O’Brien’s (“Defendant”) counterclaims.  In 2005, Defendant along with South…
Rank this Week: 1014

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
  • Feb 25

    Conference: “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future” (Milan, 13 March 2015)

    Conference: “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future” (Milan, 13 March 2015)
    The University of Milan will host on 13 March 2015 a conference on “The Economic Dimension of Cross-Border Families: Planning the Future”. The sessions will be held in English and Italian. Here’s the programme…
  • Feb 20

    Conflict of Laws Lectureship at Cambridge

    Conflict of Laws Lectureship at Cambridge
    The Faculty of Law, Cambridge University, is advertising a three year lectureship in Conflict of Laws sponsored by Clifford Chance. The closing date is 13th March 2015. More detail is available here. If anyone would like to discuss the…
  • Feb 18

    Testing the Stress of the EU: EU Law After the Financial Crisi

    Testing the Stress of the EU: EU Law After the Financial Crisi
    The University of Bayreuth (Germany) and the Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Internacional y Relaciones Internacionales (Spain), with support from the DAAD, will host a joint conference under the heading…
Rank this Week: 26

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/
Rank this Week: 251

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 469

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Feb 25

    High Court Rejects State-Action Defense in Teeth-Whitening Case; State -- Not Fox -- Must Guard Henhouse

    High Court Rejects State-Action Defense in Teeth-Whitening Case; State -- Not Fox -- Must Guard Henhouse
    State action? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a North Carolina board's ban on cheap teeth-whitening by non-dentists may expose the board's members to a federal antitrust claim despite the board's status as a creature of the state.…
  • Feb 12

    Why Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Went Off the Air

    Why Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Went Off the Air
    In Roach v. T.L. Cannon Corp., No. 13-3070-cv (2d Cir. Feb. 10, 2015), the Second Circuit gave a narrow reading of the Court's ruling on class certification in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013), which Blawgletter argued...
  • Jan 30

    Oil & Gas Royalty Owners Win Big in Texas Supreme Court

    Oil & Gas Royalty Owners Win Big in Texas Supreme Court
    A group of oil and gas lessors/royalty owners -- who won more than $21 million on fraud and breach of lease claims at trial but lost in the court of appeals -- prevailed today in the Supreme Court of Texas....
Rank this Week: 291

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 831

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Feb 25

    4 Time-Saving Tricks for Reviewing in Everlaw

    4 Time-Saving Tricks for Reviewing in Everlaw
    It doesn’t take long to realize that cost and time are two huge concerns in ediscovery, and that is no surprise since ediscovery accounts for the bulk of the costs of litigation. If you’re ahead of the curve, you’re already…
  • Feb 18

    Ensuring Innovation Is More Than Lip Service

    Ensuring Innovation Is More Than Lip Service
    There is a lot of talk about “innovation” or “disruption” especially when conversation turns to software. It’s no secret why everyone wants to be branded “innovative:” in a world of Moore’s Law,…
  • Feb 13

    Legaltech New York 2015: A Recap Roundup

    Legaltech New York 2015: A Recap Roundup
    With the largest (and arguably most important) legal technology event of the year now behind us, it’s time for the inevitable Legaltech New York recap.  Rather than add to the noise, however, we’ll help you cut through it…
Rank this Week: 3301

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Feb 25

    4 Time-Saving Tricks for Reviewing in Everlaw

    4 Time-Saving Tricks for Reviewing in Everlaw
    It doesn’t take long to realize that cost and time are two huge concerns in ediscovery, and that is no surprise since ediscovery accounts for the bulk of the costs of litigation. If you’re ahead of the curve, you’re already…
  • Feb 18

    Ensuring Innovation Is More Than Lip Service

    Ensuring Innovation Is More Than Lip Service
    There is a lot of talk about “innovation” or “disruption” especially when conversation turns to software. It’s no secret why everyone wants to be branded “innovative:” in a world of Moore’s Law,…
  • Feb 13

    Legaltech New York 2015: A Recap Roundup

    Legaltech New York 2015: A Recap Roundup
    With the largest (and arguably most important) legal technology event of the year now behind us, it’s time for the inevitable Legaltech New York recap.  Rather than add to the noise, however, we’ll help you cut through it…
Rank this Week: 3269

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 481

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
  • Feb 25

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well
    The following is a guest blog post by Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP in Los Angeles, a firm focused exclusively on family law. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 25 years. It’s not uncommon for out-of-state…
  • Feb 23

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire
    When next faced with preparing for jury voir dire examination before trial, consider these five practical suggestions. Determine the types of jurors that you do and don’t want. Rather than selecting jurors through stereotypes (e.g.,…
  • Feb 20

    Revenge Porn Victims Have New Right

    Revenge Porn Victims Have New Right
    In 2013 and again in 2015, California amended its disorderly conduct statute to include instances of “revenge porn.” See Pen C §647(j)(4). The first convictions are coming down with more likely to follow. In general, revenge…
Rank this Week: 1246

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/
  • Feb 25

    [New Webinar] 5 Ways to Maximize Persuasion During Opening Statement

    [New Webinar] 5 Ways to Maximize Persuasion During Opening Statement
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting If you can win the battle of opening statements, you'll likely win your trial. Up to eighty-percent of jurors will make up their minds about your case during opening statements. In this webinar…
  • Feb 12

    Do I Need a Local Jury Consultant? Maybe. Here are 7 Considerations.

    Do I Need a Local Jury Consultant? Maybe. Here are 7 Considerations.
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L ConsultingDo I really need a local jury consultant? It's a question that I hear our clients struggle with frequently. The answer is maybe you do, maybe you don't. The gut instincts of many are that a jury…
  • Feb 6

    Is Litigation Coming for Major Retailers of Herbal Supplements?

    Is Litigation Coming for Major Retailers of Herbal Supplements?
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting In case you missed it, the New York Attorney General's Office dropped a bombshell this week. They have accused major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreen's and GNC of knowingly selling…
Rank this Week: 5015

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Feb 25

    How headlines can help you pick a jury 

    How headlines can help you pick a jury 
    CNN just ran a cover story on what they call “Southern Discomfort”. The story is all about the status of same-sex marriage in the United States and the discomfort with it, especially in the southern states.   If you are going…
  • Feb 23

    Misremembering: Brian Williams and our  distrust in mass media

    Misremembering: Brian Williams and our  distrust in mass media
    I grew up listening to the television news with (Uncle) Walter Cronkite and my dad every night. I had a morbid fascination with his recitation of the body count of soldiers in the Vietnam War and silently said his sign-off line along with…
  • Feb 20

    This and that: Knee replacements, privacy fails, and jurors  advising judge

    This and that: Knee replacements, privacy fails, and jurors  advising judge
    From time to time, we bring you tidbits that we don’t want to devote a whole blog post to but still find interesting. Today we’ll cover medical devices that are not FDA approved, the belief that social media has killed…
Rank this Week: 531

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/
Rank this Week: 413

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/
  • Feb 24

    A New Federal Lawsuit, Plus Other Developments in the Alabama Marriage Litigation

    A New Federal Lawsuit, Plus Other Developments in the Alabama Marriage Litigation
    A new lawsuit was filed in federal court today by Cari Searcy, the plaintiff whose earlier case led to the initial ruling by Judge Callie Granade declaring Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. Searcy and Kimberly McKeand were…
  • Feb 23

    Dodge on International Comity

    Dodge on International Comity
    Bill Dodge has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, International Comity in American Law, which will be published in the Columbia Law Review. Here’s the abstract: International comity is one of the principal foundations of U.S. foreign…
  • Feb 20

    Thomas & Price on the Federal Rulemaking Process and Atypical Case

    Thomas & Price on the Federal Rulemaking Process and Atypical Case
    Suja Thomas and Dawson Price have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, How Atypical Cases Make Bad Rules: A Commentary on the Rulemaking Process, which will be published in the Nevada Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: Commentators…
Rank this Week: 487

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Evaluating Opposing Parties’ eDiscovery & Scanned Document Production

    Evaluating Opposing Parties’ eDiscovery & Scanned Document Production
    By John MartinMuch has been written about how to use advanced tools to select and produce electronic discovery. However, for every producing party there is a requesting party that has to review and analyze the produced documents. While…
  • Feb 22

    Ennui: Have We Grown Weary of e-Discovery?

    Ennui: Have We Grown Weary of e-Discovery?
    By Craig BallI love the word “ennui.” It’s from the French for vexing and describes a feeling of languor, lassitude and listlessness. It speaks of an agitation and weariness born of having seen it all before. I picture…
  • Feb 22

    Big Data Land Mines for Insurers To Avoid In 2015

    Big Data Land Mines for Insurers To Avoid In 2015
    By Kevin PetrieBefore data was big, Google was a verb, or Gordon Moore wrote his law, insurers were using math and statistics to predict the future. As early as the 2 nd millennia BC, Babylonian sea merchants paid lenders extra for a promise…
Rank this Week: 53

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Legal Nurse Consultant – Everything You Need to Know

    Legal Nurse Consultant – Everything You Need to Know
    Legal Nurse Consultants are an important part of the legal team at many firms, helping attorneys negotiate the most complicated medical aspects of their cases with their insider knowlege gained...The post Legal Nurse Consultant –…
  • Feb 17

    10 Best Ways to Market Your Law Firm Online

    10 Best Ways to Market Your Law Firm Online
    Developing a healthy pipeline of leads and customer prospects for your firm takes hard work – and the right marketing. By taking full advantage of the exposure you can create...The post 10 Best Ways to Market Your Law Firm Online…
  • Feb 9

    Health Care Records – a Primer for Attorney

    Health Care Records – a Primer for Attorney
    Obtaining health care records is one of the first things that needs to happen in any health care related case. On the Defense side, if the record of care is...The post Health Care Records – a Primer for Attorneys appeared first on The…
Rank this Week: 1741

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 3348

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Feb 24

    Diversity (or the lack thereof) in ADR

    Diversity (or the lack thereof) in ADR
    I recently read an excellent article called “Why Bringing Diversity to ADR is a Necessity” by David H. Burt and Laura A. Kaster, which appeared in the October 2013 issue of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s publication,…
  • Feb 19

    Food and Beverage Manufacturing Processes as the Bases for Consumer Class Action Claim

    Food and Beverage Manufacturing Processes as the Bases for Consumer Class Action Claim
    Recent food labeling class actions suggest that plaintiffs’ counsel are broadening the scope of these types of claims.  Of course, we are familiar with the more typical food labeling class actions, such as those challenging…
  • Feb 18

    Nursing Home Staff Falsification of Record

    Nursing Home Staff Falsification of Record
    A frequent legal issue faced by nursing facilities is whether it had sufficient staff on hand to care for patients, and whether staff provided care as required by law. As a result, careful record keeping of patient care is necessary, and…
Rank this Week: 2128

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Feb 24

    Diversity (or the lack thereof) in ADR

    Diversity (or the lack thereof) in ADR
    I recently read an excellent article called “Why Bringing Diversity to ADR is a Necessity” by David H. Burt and Laura A. Kaster, which appeared in the October 2013 issue of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s publication,…
  • Feb 19

    Food and Beverage Manufacturing Processes as the Bases for Consumer Class Action Claim

    Food and Beverage Manufacturing Processes as the Bases for Consumer Class Action Claim
    Recent food labeling class actions suggest that plaintiffs’ counsel are broadening the scope of these types of claims.  Of course, we are familiar with the more typical food labeling class actions, such as those challenging…
  • Feb 18

    Nursing Home Staff Falsification of Record

    Nursing Home Staff Falsification of Record
    A frequent legal issue faced by nursing facilities is whether it had sufficient staff on hand to care for patients, and whether staff provided care as required by law. As a result, careful record keeping of patient care is necessary, and…
Rank this Week: 542

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    The Future of Law: eDiscovery and Cloud Computing CONVERGE in NYC

    The Future of Law: eDiscovery and Cloud Computing CONVERGE in NYC
    Nextpoint CEO, Rakesh Madhava to present at Above the Law CONVERGE Conference on March 18th at The University Club in New York City.   Rakesh Madhava, CEO of Chicago-based Nextpoint, will participate in a panel discussion on the future…
  • Feb 3

    Nextpoint Integrates with Mindseye to Optimize Discovery in the Cloud

    Nextpoint Integrates with Mindseye to Optimize Discovery in the Cloud
    Best-in-Class Solution Intelligently Reduces Volume of Unnecessary and Duplicative Data Mindseye, an experienced leader in eDiscovery technology and workflow solutions, announced today that Nextpoint has integrated the Mindseye Discovery…
  • Jan 26

    Seven Characteristics of Law Firms Who Are Legal Technology Rockstar

    Seven Characteristics of Law Firms Who Are Legal Technology Rockstar
    It’s a new age for lawyers. Simply providing great legal counsel isn’t enough any more (some would argue it never really was). Legal technology, including e-discovery technology and evidence management software, can provide a…
Rank this Week: 3411

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Feb 24

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission
    Requests for admissions should be accompanied by a separate interrogatory that says something like this: "To the extent that any of your responses to any of Defendant's requests for admissions is other than an unqualified admission, list all…
  • Feb 20

    Depositions of Corporate Representatives: The "Second-Bite" Issue

    Depositions of Corporate Representatives: The "Second-Bite" Issue
    We're talking about 30(b)(6) depositions or their state-court equivalents. As a plaintiffs' lawyer, I've always taken the position (usually in Illinois state-court cases) that these do provide a "second bite at the apple." In other words, if…
  • Feb 11

    When Are Leading Questions Permitted During Federal-Court Depositions?

    When Are Leading Questions Permitted During Federal-Court Depositions?
    Can lawyers ask leading questions during federal-court depositions? If so, when? Under federal rules, the examination and cross-examination of witnesses during depositions proceeds “as permitted at trial.” Fed.R.Civ.P. 30(c). This…
Rank this Week: 877

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 59

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Part 1

    Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness Part 1
    Attorney Craig Ball is a forensic technology expert witness. On his website, Ball in Your Court, he writes on his experience as an expert witness. Becoming a Better Digital Forensics Witness I love to testify—in court, at deposition,…
  • Feb 17

    Business Expert Witness On World Economies Part 1

    Business Expert Witness On World Economies Part 1
    In Are We Nearing a Global Turning Point?, business expert witness Douglas E. Johnston writes:Several important economic factors appear to be moving unfavorably for the US at the moment, both domestically and abroad, and there are increasing…
  • Feb 13

    Internet For Lawyers CLE Seminar

    Internet For Lawyers CLE Seminar
    Since 1999, Internet For Lawyers has provided law firms, corporations, corporate legal departments and local and state Bar Associations around the country with professional and entertaining turn-key CLE programs teaching legal professionals…
Rank this Week: 540

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

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

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Feb 23

    NSSTA 2015 "Structures 202" Conference

    NSSTA 2015 "Structures 202" Conference
    It was "Showtime in Las Vegas" last week as the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) introduced its newest educational offering ("Structures 202") to a cross-section of 150 association members including many "Next…
  • Feb 13

    Structured Settlement Update - 2014 Annuity Sale

    Structured Settlement Update - 2014 Annuity Sale
    Structured settlement primary market annuity sales increased by $115,881,836 (approximately 2%) to $5,250,262,691 in 2014 compared with $5,134,380,855 in 2013 according to industry estimates compiled and recently distributed by Melissa Evola…
  • Feb 8

    S2P2J Release 57 Highlight

    S2P2J Release 57 Highlight
    The United States structured settlement market has been in existence for more than 35 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of personal injury settlement planning. Since it was first published…
Rank this Week: 250

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1526

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
  • Feb 23

    What this trial lawyer’s mom taught me about the art of communication

    What this trial lawyer’s mom taught me about the art of communication
    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.
  • Feb 10

    My Interview on The Owner’s Mind Podcast with Chris Brogan

    My Interview on The Owner’s Mind Podcast with Chris Brogan
    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.
  • Jan 21

    Two Outstanding Writing Resource

    Two Outstanding Writing Resource
    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: 3614

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 2550

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: 3115

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Feb 21

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax

    Surrogate Denies Attempt To Renounce Infant’s Legacy In Order To Avoid Estate Tax
    The Brooklyn Eagle has reported that Kings County Surrogate  Diana Johnson  has denied a petition to renounce a  bequest to a grandchild of a decedent in the six million dollar estate of Sharon Lindsay. The total bequest to the…
  • Nov 3

    Make Sure Your Vital Information Doesn’t Die When You Do

    Make Sure Your Vital Information Doesn’t Die When You Do
    Twenty years ago, we always told our clients to make an inventory of their important information, give a copy to a child or trusted family member and leave a copy in a secure place for safekeeping. It’s amazing how much has changed in…
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don't really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
Rank this Week: 565

A Blog on Legal Matters that…

A Blog on Legal Matters that Matter

Comments on trials and litigation and injury and accident law. By The Martin Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.martinfirmllc.com/
  • Feb 21

    Who is at Fault in "Secondary" Car Accidents?

    Who is at Fault in "Secondary" Car Accidents?
    Secondary car accidents result after an initial car accident quickly slows or stops the traffic, causing a subsequent accident behind the first one. This is more often referred to as a multi-vehicle accident or a "pile up." Some clients…
  • Feb 13

    Can I Get My Bankruptcy Payments Lowered?

    Can I Get My Bankruptcy Payments Lowered?
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy plans allow debtors to retain their property and pay off their debts using a repayment plan. The amount of the debtors' payments is based on their income and expenses. A typical bankruptcy case lasts from 3 to 5 years.…
  • Feb 6

    Catastrophic Injury Following a Car Accident

    Catastrophic Injury Following a Car Accident
    Some injuries from a car accident can be very serious. Some can be catastrophic. While serious injuries can include physical, emotional and economic injury, catastrophic injuries more often result in long-term or even permanent injury or…
Rank this Week: 3703

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: 1036