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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 29

    Musings on the latest Bluebook + movie night

    Musings on the latest Bluebook + movie night
    Time to get a new Bluebook! The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation is now in its 20th edition. To find out why California style is like English style, see The Bluebook's 20th edition prompts many musings from Bryan Garner in the…
  • Jul 28

    Still vacancies in the 2d District

    Still vacancies in the 2d District
    Despite last week's infusion of four new justices to the 2d District, there are still vacancies in Divisions 7, 6 and 3 (when Justice Kitching retires).The MetNews reports today that: Judge Ann Jones Is Under Consideration for one of those…
  • Jul 27

    Appellate tidbit

    Appellate tidbit
    The Recorder gives Justice Lui a thumbs-up:  Elwood Lui Why retire when you can return to the job you most loved? After nearly three decades in private practice, 74-year-old Lui will once again hold a seat on the Second District…
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jul 29

    Is Cristina Gutierrez Responsible for the Death Penalty in Puerto Rico?

    Is Cristina Gutierrez Responsible for the Death Penalty in Puerto Rico?
    Back in June, I did a post about a memo to Cristina Gutierrez about how another client was being billed for work done in Adnan's case. That memo was dated September 16, 1999, and the other client was Hector Oscar...
  • Jul 28

    Destination Unknown: More on the Cell Tower Pings From Episode 8 of Undisclosed

    Destination Unknown: More on the Cell Tower Pings From Episode 8 of Undisclosed
    On yesterday's episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, I noted how Cristina Gutierrez could and should have moved for a Frye hearing regarding the admissibility of the cell tower pings at Adnan's trial. I further concluded that the result of…
  • Jul 27

    ACLU, Defense Attorneys Seek to Exclude Cell Tower Pings From Evidence in Murder Trial

    ACLU, Defense Attorneys Seek to Exclude Cell Tower Pings From Evidence in Murder Trial
    According to an article in the Sentinel & Enterprise News, The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts has joined with defense attorneys in an effort to toss out a crucial piece of evidence -- the "pings" off cellphone…
Rank this Week: 1365

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
  • Jul 29

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation
    California has everything: big cities, small towns, tall mountains, dry deserts, farms, factories, miners, fishermen, surfers, hipsters, yuppies, startups, and people of all walks of life. You can look at the state of California and see…
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
Rank this Week: 2411

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/
  • Jul 29

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation
    California has everything: big cities, small towns, tall mountains, dry deserts, farms, factories, miners, fishermen, surfers, hipsters, yuppies, startups, and people of all walks of life. You can look at the state of California and see…
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
Rank this Week: 3189

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 29

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case
    The appellate court probably knows the relevant law but not the facts of your case, so it will look to your appellant’s brief to fill this void. If you don’t provide an adequate statement of the case in your brief, the court will…
  • Jul 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
  • Jul 24

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You
    Sometimes you should view a new potential client with skepticism. If the matter has been handled by another attorney and is now being referred or brought to you, there may be a reason you won’t like. Before accepting a matter previously…
Rank this Week: 654

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jul 29

    "Federal court says state can enforce 'docs vs. glocks' law"

    "Federal court says state can enforce 'docs vs. glocks' law"
    "Federal court says state can enforce 'docs vs. glocks' law": The Associated Press has this report on an amended ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued yesterday on panel…
  • Jul 28

    "Woman: Letter to doctor did not intend 'true threat.'"

    "Woman: Letter to doctor did not intend 'true threat.'"
    "Woman: Letter to doctor did not intend 'true threat.'" This article appeared in The Wichita Eagle back in April 2011 reporting on a civil case that the United States brought against the author of the letter in question under a federal law…
  • Jul 28

    Seventh Circuit rejects Third Circuit's heightened "ascertainability" requirement for Rule 23(b)(3) class action

    Seventh Circuit rejects Third Circuit's heightened "ascertainability" requirement for Rule 23(b)(3) class action
    Seventh Circuit rejects Third Circuit's heightened "ascertainability" requirement for Rule 23(b)(3) class actions: You can access today's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this…
Rank this Week: 26

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • Jul 29

    If I Sue My Employer Can They Access My Private Social Media Account?

    If I Sue My Employer Can They Access My Private Social Media Account?
    Everyone has some sort of social media account in this day and age. Even my mom has a Facebook and Instagram account. Therefore, an important question exists: How private is this information and could it ever be used against me in a court of…
  • Jul 22

    Excessive Force, Missing Video Evidence: Were the Cops Trying to Hide Something?

    Excessive Force, Missing Video Evidence: Were the Cops Trying to Hide Something?
    The Philadelphia Police Commissioner and two police officers were accused of spoliation of evidence in an excessive force case. “Spoliation is the destruction or significant alteration of evidence, or the failure to preserve property…
  • Jul 15

    When Do E-Discovery Costs Shift?

    When Do E-Discovery Costs Shift?
    It is a known fact that electronic discovery is costly.  For which party, however, is e-discovery costly? Does the cost of e-discovery ever shift to the other party or is it shared amongst the parties? The United States District Court…
Rank this Week: 4495

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    almost back…..hopefully

    almost back…..hopefully
    I am working today for the first time in over two weeks due to a family medical emergency. Stuff has happened in my absence. There was a $2.7 million verdict in a federal court products case involving a helicopter and a $2.4 award in an…
  • Jul 20

    Good Advice on Dealing with Professional Stre

    Good Advice on Dealing with Professional Stre
    Judge Primeaux offered some great practice advice in this recent post on his blog. The topic is dealing with stress. The post opens: Stress takes its toll in the form of burnout, substance abuse, failing relationships, depression, and even…
  • Jul 13

    Why Keep a Flag That’s Bad for Business?

    Why Keep a Flag That’s Bad for Business?
    South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from state grounds last week via impassioned Republican leadership. The following video of South Carolina lawmaker Jenny Horne (R) is worth watching in its entirety: Meanwhile in Mississippi, many…
Rank this Week: 398

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    70% of evangelicals do not see religion and science as in  conflict

    70% of evangelicals do not see religion and science as in  conflict
    At least those are the findings of the Religious Understandings of Science (RUS) study which is based on a “nationally representative survey of more than 10,000 Americans”. Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement…
  • Jul 27

    Things you always wondered about—probably  not so much

    Things you always wondered about—probably  not so much
    Here again is a collection of tidbits we don’t deem worthy of a complete blog post but which might be of interest or even amusing to you. Social media is how we get our news these days While you may think Twitter is receding in…
  • Jul 24

    Neurologically speaking, narcissists are needy 

    Neurologically speaking, narcissists are needy 
    We’ve written about narcissists a fair amount here and today’s post shows us that the brains of narcissists are indeed very special—but not in a good way since they have “weakened frontostriatal…
Rank this Week: 928

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 29

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort
    Nicky Priaulx, Injuries That Matter: Manufacturing Damage in Negligence, available at BePress.Martha ChamallasOf the five basic elements of the negligence cause of action (duty, breach, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, damage), the concept of…
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
Rank this Week: 309

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 786

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: 44

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Symposium: Taking voter equality seriously

    Symposium: Taking voter equality seriously
    Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute. He filed an amicus brief supporting the jurisdictional statement in Evenwel and will be filing another at the merits stage. Shapiro became a U.S. citizen just…
  • Jul 28

    Same-sex marriage ruling put into formal effect

    Same-sex marriage ruling put into formal effect
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued the final order in the same-sex marriage cases, a document which formally puts that decision into effect.  The four-page order can be read here. Although the Court issued its ruling on June 26,…
  • Jul 28

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On July 29 at 1 p.m. the State & Local Legal Center will host a webinar on the recently ended Term’s police cases.  The discussion will feature Melissa Arbus Sherry and David Salmons. On September 16 at 7:00 p.m., Justice…
Rank this Week: 11

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

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

    Don’t treat one superior court judge as the reviewing court for another

    Don’t treat one superior court judge as the reviewing court for another
    Writs and appeals are sometimes not the only routes (or even the preferred routes) to relief from an adverse order or judgment. Motions for reconsideration, post-trial motions for new trial or to vacate the judgment, and motions to set aside…
  • Jul 23

    The appellate angle in Marriage of Davi

    The appellate angle in Marriage of Davi
    Family law attorneys are buzzing this week about Monday’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Marriage of Davis, case no. S215050 (July 20, 2015). The Metropolitan News-Enterprise summed up the holding this way: “A…
  • Jul 21

    Congrats and thank you to the new TEN Networks Blog (and welcome, TEN members!)

    Congrats and thank you to the new TEN Networks Blog (and welcome, TEN members!)
    The TEN Networks, Inc. launched its blog last week, and the editors graciously designated The California Blog of Appeal as one of its Member Blogs of the Month, along with with Elderupdates.com, the blog of Encino elder law attorney Brian…
Rank this Week: 1122

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jul 28

    State and Future of Civil Jury Trials: September 11, 2015

    State and Future of Civil Jury Trials: September 11, 2015
    The Civil Jury Project, which was recently established at NYU law school, will hold its inaugural conference on September 11, 2015. The agenda for the conference can be found below. If you are interested in attending the conference you can...
  • Jul 23

    Erring on the Side of Ignorance: Challenges for Cause Twenty Years after Park

    Erring on the Side of Ignorance: Challenges for Cause Twenty Years after Park
    Rakhi Ruparelia Erring on the Side of Ignorance: Challenges for Cause Twenty Years after Parks Abstract: In 1993, Justice Doherty of the Ontario Court of Appeal crafted what was perhaps the most significant decision on racism in the Canadian…
  • Jul 21

    Juror Punishment, Juror Guidance and the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015

    Juror Punishment, Juror Guidance and the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
    Kevin Crosby Juror Punishment, Juror Guidance and the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 Abstract: The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 creates several new offences relating to juror misconduct, which have generally been considered…
Rank this Week: 1245

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 28

    Can Your Reclaim The Gift Of Puppy Love?

    Can Your Reclaim The Gift Of Puppy Love?
    It can be a touching and romantic gesture when someone gives a puppy as a gift to his or her significant other.  Sadly, not all relationships last forever.  A prior post explored pets and divorce, but what if the dog was a gift…
  • Jul 23

    Divorce And The Family Pet

    Divorce And The Family Pet
    There is no question that pets can be and often are beloved members of the family. Much as we love them, it probably doesn’t surprise anyone to know that in a divorce pets are considered personal property.  As…
  • Jul 21

    Amendment To Delaware Supreme Court Rule 41

    Amendment To Delaware Supreme Court Rule 41
    The General Assembly recently amended Article IV, Section 11, paragraph (8) of the Delaware Constitution of 1897 to expand the entities that may certify questions of law to the Supreme Court.  The list now includes the highest…
Rank this Week: 2264

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: 1481

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Construction & Transition…

Construction & Transition Litigation Law Blog

Covers community associations, EIFS, construction litigation and construction news. By the Construction Litigation Group of Stark & Stark.

http://www.constructionlitigationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2627

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Breakdown of costs by phase

    Breakdown of costs by phase
    The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2015, coming into force on 1st October 2015, introduces an amendment of CPR 47.6 as to the documents to be served when commencing detailed assessment proceedings: “8. In rule 47.6, in…
  • Jul 22

    Coventry v Lawrence

    Coventry v Lawrence
    In what is unlikely to be the shock judgment of the year, the Supreme Court has declined to strike down the pre-Jackson funding regime in Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor [2015] UKSC 50. Perhaps more surprising is that ……
  • Jul 19

    Cost of preparing trial bundle

    Cost of preparing trial bundle
    The Guidance Notes on Precedent H includes the following work as not to be included when preparing a costs budget: “Assembling and/or copying the trial bundle (this is not fee earners’ work.)” Why is extensive work therefore…
Rank this Week: 1209

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

Covers depositions, direct exams, opening statements and other trial tips. By Karen Koehler.

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

    Why I saw Trainwreck for the third time – recovering from a Mind Meld

    Why I saw Trainwreck for the third time – recovering from a Mind Meld
      Psychodrama is popular in trial lawyer circles.  This weekend it is taught at our trial lawyer convention.  I do not attend.  Happily. I don’t care for the term psychodrama.  I’ve heard many good reviews…
  • Jul 16

    Dear Karen – Do you wear suits to trial, if not what’s your typical “trialwear”

    Dear Karen – Do you wear suits to trial, if not what’s your typical “trialwear”
      A male news anchor from Australia wore the same suit every day for a year - changing his shirt and tie – and no one noticed.  He did this to prove a point after becoming frustrated with the constant criticisms levied by the…
  • Jun 3

    Mad John

    Mad John
    John doesn’t get angry. He may get grumpy (on rare occasion). But he doesn’t get angry. I take for granted his smiles.  His good attitude. John do this.  John do that. Okay, he says and does. I can be pretty…
Rank this Week: 4024

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jul 27

    Oregon Court of Appeals supports broad protection of "mediation communications"

    Oregon Court of Appeals supports broad protection of "mediation communications"
    The Oregon Court of Appeals last week reinforced the broad scope of Oregon's law stating that "mediation communications" are inadmissible in subsequent proceedings. In Yoshida's Inc. v. Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, the issue was…
  • Jul 15

    Department of Labor issues guidance on classifying employees and independent contractor

    Department of Labor issues guidance on classifying employees and independent contractor
    Today the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator’s Interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, offering guidance on whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. The…
  • Jul 14

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes novel basis for wrongful discharge claim

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes novel basis for wrongful discharge claim
    While an at-will employee may generally be discharged for any reason, a discharge may be deemed wrongful -- and will form the basis of a common law wrongful discharge claim -- if it occurred because the employee fulfilled some important...
Rank this Week: 2586

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Jul 27

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made several announcements regarding Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA) Section 111 reporting for Non-Group Health Plans (NGHPs). SECTION 111 NGHP TOWN HALL…
  • Jul 27

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach
    On Monday July 20, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in on the hotly-contested issue of standing in data breach class action litigation. In so doing, the Court reversed the district court’s dismissal of a consumer class…
  • Jul 9

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?
    In most states, the legal requirements a Plaintiff must meet to bring a medical malpractice claim are similar if not identical to what is required in order to bring a claim against a nursing home or assisted living facility.  One…
Rank this Week: 936

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
  • Jul 27

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update

    Non-Group Health Plan MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Update
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made several announcements regarding Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA) Section 111 reporting for Non-Group Health Plans (NGHPs). SECTION 111 NGHP TOWN HALL…
  • Jul 27

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach

    Seventh Circuit Revives Consumer Class Action Relating to Neiman Marcus Data Breach
    On Monday July 20, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in on the hotly-contested issue of standing in data breach class action litigation. In so doing, the Court reversed the district court’s dismissal of a consumer class…
  • Jul 9

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?

    What’s The Difference in Medical Malpractice Cases and Nursing Home/ALF Cases?
    In most states, the legal requirements a Plaintiff must meet to bring a medical malpractice claim are similar if not identical to what is required in order to bring a claim against a nursing home or assisted living facility.  One…
Rank this Week: 1297

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
Rank this Week: 367

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 27

    The Life of a Legal Entrepreneur

    The Life of a Legal Entrepreneur
    Enthusiasm for legal hacking is abundant, from Zach Abramowitz’s Should You Leave Law And Learn to Code? to Sam Glover’s podcast on Hacking for Justice. Also notable, tech incubator LegalX launched last month, and former Legaltech…
  • Jul 24

    The Life of a Legal Entrepreneur

    The Life of a Legal Entrepreneur
    Enthusiasm for legal hacking is abundant, from Zach Abramowitz’s Should You Leave Law And Learn to Code? to Sam Glover’s podcast on Hacking for Justice. Also notable, tech incubator LegalX launched last month, and former Legaltech…
  • Jul 24

    Berkeley Love

    Berkeley Love
    Our company proudly calls Berkeley, California, home. Several days ago, a local bookstore hosted an event called “Why Berkeley?” which invited speakers to reflect on what this city means to them. While we weren’t able to…
Rank this Week: 2194

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Jul 27

    The Life of a Legal Entrepreneur

    The Life of a Legal Entrepreneur
    Enthusiasm for legal hacking is abundant, from Zach Abramowitz’s Should You Leave Law And Learn to Code? to Sam Glover’s podcast on Hacking for Justice. Also notable, tech incubator LegalX launched last month, and former Legaltech…
  • Jul 24

    The Life of a Legal Entrepreneur

    The Life of a Legal Entrepreneur
    Enthusiasm for legal hacking is abundant, from Zach Abramowitz’s Should You Leave Law And Learn to Code? to Sam Glover’s podcast on Hacking for Justice. Also notable, tech incubator LegalX launched last month, and former Legaltech…
  • Jul 24

    Berkeley Love

    Berkeley Love
    Our company proudly calls Berkeley, California, home. Several days ago, a local bookstore hosted an event called “Why Berkeley?” which invited speakers to reflect on what this city means to them. While we weren’t able to…
Rank this Week: 2173

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 27

    Top 3 Legal Technology Trends in 2015

    Top 3 Legal Technology Trends in 2015
    A recent ThinkTank article asks several leaders in the Legal Technology space to share their big-picture thoughts on the direction we're heading. A few of the key issues mentioned are the billable hour, artificial intelligence, and smart…
  • Jul 14

    Best Courtroom Presentation Provider

    Best Courtroom Presentation Provider
    Litigation-Tech has been named one of THE BEST COURTROOM PRESENTATION PROVIDERS in The Recorder’s 2015 poll! This is the 3rd time readers have voted for us as their favorite, and we have been informed that as a result, we will also…
  • Jul 7

    Local Court Rules - Local Experience

    Local Court Rules - Local Experience
    Who’s in your hot-seat?When is the last time you were in trial? Was that in the Federal Court, Superior Court, or an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provider, such as JAMS or AAA? If you are preparing for trial now, do you have…
Rank this Week: 3410

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

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

    Eliquis May Become Next Blood Thinner to Spur Class-Action Lawsuit

    Eliquis May Become Next Blood Thinner to Spur Class-Action Lawsuit
    A class action investigation has emerged against the makers of Eliquis (apixaban), a blood thinning medication that helps... Read More The post Eliquis May Become Next Blood Thinner to Spur Class-Action Lawsuit appeared first on The Expert…
  • Jul 27

    Power Morcellators Linked to Cancer Risk

    Power Morcellators Linked to Cancer Risk
    A class action investigation has emerged over the morcellators used in many gynecological surgical procedures. The procedures include... Read More The post Power Morcellators Linked to Cancer Risk appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Jul 23

    2015 Best Legal Blog Contest

    2015 Best Legal Blog Contest
    The Expert Institute’s 2015 Best Legal Blog Contest is now underway! It’s been just one week since the... Read More The post 2015 Best Legal Blog Contest appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 730

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1063

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

    Invokana – Is The Drug A Safe Treatment For Diabetes?

    Invokana – Is The Drug A Safe Treatment For Diabetes?
    Invokana (canagliflozin) is a relatively new drug marketed to treat Type 2 diabetes. The drug is the first in a new class of medications known as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. This class of drugs also includes Farxiga,…
  • Jul 10

    Injured At Work? Somebody Is Watching You.

    Injured At Work? Somebody Is Watching You.
    Surveillance. If you have a workers’ compensation claim, you should expect it. What should you know about workers’ compensation claims and surveillance? Here are a few thoughts. A Few Ways Surveillance Can Be Used Against You To…
  • Jun 29

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway (Update)

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway (Update)
    I recently discussed a proposal in Congress which would make our highways much more dangerous. The proposal would allow longer trucker hours, heavier loads, and bigger trucks. Statistics indicate 4,000 people are killed and up to 100,000…
Rank this Week: 3839

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

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

    Five Killed in Chain-Reaction Accident on Indiana Interstate

    Five Killed in Chain-Reaction Accident on Indiana Interstate
    Trucking accidents cause thousands of catastrophic and devastating injuries and deaths each year, resulting in lawsuits which can often take an extended time to settle. Lawsuit Financial is dedicated to helping plaintiffs fight for fair…
  • Jul 24

    Drivers Education Students in Fatal Auto Accident

    Drivers Education Students in Fatal Auto Accident
    Three teens were killed last week when a student driver slammed into a tractor trailer. The driver of the truck said the car initially stopped at the blinking red light, then suddenly went into the intersection as he was already proceeding…
  • Jul 20

    Four Lives Took a Back Seat to One Man’s Desire to Drive under the Influence

    Four Lives Took a Back Seat to One Man’s Desire to Drive under the Influence
    A group of young women had hired a limo so they could drink responsibly during a series of visits to North Fork wineries. As the limo was making a U-turn at a blinking traffic signal, it was struck broadside by a pick-up truck. Four women in…
Rank this Week: 1342

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 27

    Expect Your Jury to Be a Pretty Good Lie Detector

    Expect Your Jury to Be a Pretty Good Lie Detector
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: How good are you at knowing when people are telling you the truth and when they're lying? Generally, I'd wager that the average person probably thinks they're better than average. And those who are self-styled experts…
  • Jul 23

    Don't Be Seduced by a Cheering Minority

    Don't Be Seduced by a Cheering Minority
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Some observers didn't think it possible, but here we are: Currently sitting pretty at the top of the polls for the GOP Presidential Nomination for 2016 is...Donald Trump. The businessman, real estate magnate, reality…
  • Jul 20

    Don't Blame Juries for Wrongful Conviction

    Don't Blame Juries for Wrongful Conviction
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: As of this post's press time, the National Registry of Exonerations shows the number 1,625. Those are the documented ones, at least, marking the number of people convicted of serious crimes who have been later shown to…
Rank this Week: 4081

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 27

    Levy on Huq on the Rationing of Constitutional Remedie

    Levy on Huq on the Rationing of Constitutional Remedie
    This month’s essay on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Rationing Constitutional Justice by Marin Levy. Marin reviews Aziz Huq’s recent article, Judicial Independence and the Rationing of Constitutional Remedies, 65 Duke L.J.…
  • Jul 16

    Note on Class Ascertainability

    Note on Class Ascertainability
    The Yale Law Journal has published a note by student Geoffrey C. Shaw on Class Ascertainability. It may be of interest given the Civil Rules Advisory Committee's recent report to the Standing Committee that "ascertainability"…
  • Jul 15

    Wasserman on Mixed Signals on Summary Judgment

    Wasserman on Mixed Signals on Summary Judgment
    Howard Wasserman has posted on SSRN his article, Mixed Signals on Summary Judgment, published in Michigan State Law Review. Abstract: This essay examines three cases from the Supreme Court’s October Term 2013 addressing the standards for…
Rank this Week: 361

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: 347

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?
    Via TechDirt, I learned that Carl Malamud, proprietor of Public.Resource.org, was sued last week by the State of Georgia for copyright infringement. Malamud is perhaps the leading advocate in the world for putting primary legal materials…
  • Jul 12

    Despite Go Set A Watchman, Atticus Finch Is Still A Hero

    Despite Go Set A Watchman, Atticus Finch Is Still A Hero
    It is impossible to overstate the impact that Atticus Finch has had on the American legal system and its members. Consider this opening from a case decided by the Florida Supreme Court in 2013: In his final remarks to the jury, Atticus Finch,…
  • Jun 23

    Ted Frank And The Real Risk Of Class Action

    Ted Frank And The Real Risk Of Class Action
    Tort reformer Ted Frank and I have had our disagreements over the years. (See here and here.) In recent years, he has focused his work on filing objections to class action settlements through the Center for Class Action Fairness. Some of his…
Rank this Week: 422

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 3009

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/
  • Jul 26

    Disability Milestone and Special Olympic

    Disability Milestone and Special Olympic
    This weekend represents a momentous occasion for the disability community - the simultaneous celebrations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary and the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics in Los Angeles. Americans…
  • Jul 21

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Claims Professional

    NSSTA Marketing Surveys - Claims Professional
    The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) recently announced an "Industry Growth Initiative" - "which is designed to identify opportunities to expand the use of structured settlements and bring those opportunities to the…
  • Jul 5

    NAELA Journal - Recent ACA Article

    NAELA Journal - Recent ACA Article
    With last week's Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, upholding tax credits for individuals purchasing health insurance through the federal insurance exchange in addition to state insurance exchanges, the Patient Protection and…
Rank this Week: 585

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

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

    Pop Culture in the Classroom [Survey Request]

    Pop Culture in the Classroom [Survey Request]
    A colleague is seeking input from law professors regarding the use of popular culture in the classroom... Greetings Law Teacher Colleagues: I am working on an article this summer on uses of popular culture in the law school classroom. I...
  • Jun 22

    Speaking With Some Authority

    Speaking With Some Authority
    A reader kindly passed along this interesting link: The Art of Appellate Advocacy: A Conversation With the Supreme Court of Virginia. The two-hour video, organized by Jeffrey A. Breit, adjunct professor at William & Mary Law School,…
  • May 29

    How the Sausage Is Made

    How the Sausage Is Made
    I'm a bit behind on this, so most readers of this blog have probably read this article by Gulati and Posner: The Management of Staff by Federal Court of Appeals Judges. This look at the management of judges' staffs is...
Rank this Week: 1797

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

Covers civil litigation and insurance defense in Washington, D.C. By David Stratton.

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Jul 26

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA

    Misclassification of employees as independent contractors under FSLA
    A headline in the Christian Science Monitor caught my eye the other day: "Are you an independent contractor? Probably not, Labor Department says." The article goes on to discuss a new Department of Labor ruling concerning the…
  • May 8

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS

    District of Columbia Legislative History - LIMS
    The District of Columbia government has upgraded its Legislative Information Management System ("LIMS"). As a result of the upgrades, the database covers all legislation passed by the D.C. Council from 1989 to the present, a total…
  • Aug 10

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now

    Plaintiffs in DC cell phone litigation avoid knockout punch, for now
    "Can cell phones cause brain cancer?" With that question, which he did not answer, Judge Weisberg of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia began a 76-page discourse on the admissibility of the testimony of eight…
Rank this Week: 3376

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 24

    [New & Free E-Book] The Litigation Support Trial Toolkit 3rd Edition

    [New & Free E-Book] The Litigation Support Trial Toolkit 3rd Edition
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting At A2L Consulting, we have just published our latest e-book – the third edition of the Litigation Support Professional's Trial Toolkit. It's 262 pages long, contains 88 articles and is…
  • Jul 20

    10 Types of Value Added by Litigation Graphics Consultant

    10 Types of Value Added by Litigation Graphics Consultant
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting Over breakfast the other day, a partner in a major law firm was explaining to me that it can be challenging to explain the added value that litigation graphics consultants can provide in a case,…
  • Jul 13

    Repelling the Reptile Trial Strategy as Defense Counsel - Part 4 - 7 Reasons the Tactic Still Work

    Repelling the Reptile Trial Strategy as Defense Counsel - Part 4 - 7 Reasons the Tactic Still Work
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting In my previous three posts concerning the “Reptile” trial strategy, I provided an introduction to the strategy, I discussed how to spot it, and I discussed why the science that its…
Rank this Week: 3532

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Improving Your Public Speaking Skill

    Improving Your Public Speaking Skill
    The Articulate Attorney just received a 5-star review and we’re celebrating! Foreword Reviews calls the book “a valuable tool for anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills.” The review continues,…
  • Jul 10

    Online Coaching for Lawyers Just Gets Better and Better

    Online Coaching for Lawyers Just Gets Better and Better
    By Marsha Hunter Microsoft’s rollout of Skype for Business has been a hot topic in technology circles this year. Last week, they launched a preview of the new technology available to its Office 365 enterprise customers. “With…
  • Jun 16

    Channeling Adrenaline for Successful Public Speaking

    Channeling Adrenaline for Successful Public Speaking
      You have an important public speaking engagement in 48 hours. Just thinking about it sets your heart racing. There doesn’t seem to be enough time to craft and polish your ideas, but you calm your nerves by working on your…
Rank this Week: 3963

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Jul 23

    Are you Prepared to Locate Responsive Data for E-Discovery?

    Are you Prepared to Locate Responsive Data for E-Discovery?
    Many legal professionals are starting to embrace the notion that e-discovery is a business process, which can be measured, managed and optimized. The greatest progress is being seen with “left-side" e-discovery activities, such as…
  • Jul 21

    New Deloitte Study Reveals Government Agency E-Discovery Struggle

    New Deloitte Study Reveals Government Agency E-Discovery Struggle
    One thing you can always count on this time of year is interesting e-discovery studies and surveys. We wrote last week on Norton Rose Fulbright's 2015 Litigation Trends Annual Survey. New interesting summer reads, which we'll likely cover…
  • Jul 16

    Corporate Lawyers vs Federal Judges: Two Perspectives on Litigation Spending and E-Discovery Trend

    Corporate Lawyers vs Federal Judges: Two Perspectives on Litigation Spending and E-Discovery Trend
    When we released our Federal Judges Survey on E-Discovery Best Practices & Trends in February we weren't quite sure what kind of response to expect. We knew the data was insightful (especially the judges' view on the general lack of…
Rank this Week: 238

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: 1627

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 23

    Are E-Discovery Bills Trade Secrets?

    Are E-Discovery Bills Trade Secrets?
      In a short, but interesting opinion, Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California permitted Apple, Inc. to shield from public view portions of invoices from an e-discovery vendor concluding…
  • Jul 20

    Why Clients Shouldn’t “Self-Select” Documents for E-Discovery

    Why Clients Shouldn’t “Self-Select” Documents for E-Discovery
    A recent opinion in a case against Ford Motor Company over unintentional vehicle acceleration demonstrates why it is often inadvisable to let data custodians collect their own documents to produce during discovery in…
  • Jul 13

    How to Automate Privilege Logs With E-Discovery Software

    How to Automate Privilege Logs With E-Discovery Software
    Let’s face it, creating privilege logs is a tedious process and can get expensive. However, as mentioned in a prior post, one underrated benefit of using e-discovery software is the automation of privilege logs. Explained below is…
Rank this Week: 2032