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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

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

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

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

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Aug 19

    Lewis Lazarus and Peter Ladig Give ABA Podcast

    Lewis Lazarus and Peter Ladig Give ABA Podcast
    Partners Lewis Lazarus and Peter Ladig participated in a podcast on behalf of the Committee on Director and Officer Liability of the Business Law Section of the ABA discussing attorney-client privilege implications for directors and officers.…
Rank this Week: 393

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/
  • Aug 21

    Storytelling at Trial - Will Your Story Be Used?

    Storytelling at Trial - Will Your Story Be Used?
      by Ryan H. Flax, Esq.Managing Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting In my last post, I discussed the importance of every trial lawyer of developing a two-track procedure in every trial – one track that focuses on…
  • Aug 20

    Planning For Courtroom Persuasion? Use a Two-Track Trial Strategy

    Planning For Courtroom Persuasion? Use a Two-Track Trial Strategy
      by Ryan H. Flax, Esq.Managing Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting How early in the litigation process should you think about how a jury will react to your case, your client, or you? When should you begin to develop your case…
  • Aug 8

    12 Ways to Eliminate "But I Need Everything On That PowerPoint Slide"

    12 Ways to Eliminate "But I Need Everything On That PowerPoint Slide"
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L ConsultingHave you ever heard any of the following during a PowerPoint presentation? "It may be hard to make out the details of this slide." "I'm not sure if you can read this in the back of the room." "In…
Rank this Week: 1943

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2782

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    Two upcoming events focus on the Court and energy and environmental issues.  Today from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the State and Local Legal Center will host a webinar on last Term’s Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA.  Former EPA…
  • Aug 21

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Yesterday the Court blocked the order by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit striking down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.  Although Virginia officials and the county clerk who had requested the stay urged the…
  • Aug 20

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Estate of Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc. 13-1252 Issue: Whether, in a federal jury case, a district judge’s procedural failure to make detailed findings under Daubert v. Merrell Dow…
Rank this Week: 10

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court
    The ABA Journal reports on the final failure of the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith to recover  hundreds of millions of dollars from the estate of her late husband J. Howard Marshall. Marshall, a Texas oil billionaire died at 89, a year…
  • Aug 14

    Do Not Try This At Home --The Do It Yourself Will

    Do Not Try This At Home --The Do It Yourself Will
    The Do It Yourself  legal industry is flourishing with claims that you do not need a lawyer to get your affairs in order with a low-cost DIY will. Just input your credit card information, download the easy to use form, fill in the blank…
  • Jul 30

    Sometimes A Trust Works Best

    Sometimes A Trust Works Best
    One of the major features of the Surrogate's Court is that it is a court of public record. Unfortunately, that can be one of its major drawbacks. Every document filed in every estate is available to anyone. If your grandfather (great…
Rank this Week: 381

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
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
Rank this Week: 2991

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/
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
Rank this Week: 3377

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Aug 21

    "Chief Judge Kozinski's 'Serious Doubts' About Judge Bates's FISA Reform Letters"

    "Chief Judge Kozinski's 'Serious Doubts' About Judge Bates's FISA Reform Letters"
    "Chief Judge Kozinski's 'Serious Doubts' About Judge Bates's FISA Reform Letters": Steve Vladeck has this post today at the "Just Security" blog. You can view the letter from the Ninth Circuit's chief judge at this link.
  • Aug 20

    "U.S. effort to protect bald eagle suffers legal setback"

    "U.S. effort to protect bald eagle suffers legal setback"
    "U.S. effort to protect bald eagle suffers legal setback": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued today.
  • Aug 20

    Microsoft Word doesn't like "caselaw," but Bryan Garner doe

    Microsoft Word doesn't like "caselaw," but Bryan Garner doe
    Microsoft Word doesn't like "caselaw," but Bryan Garner does: Spell-check can be a wonderful thing, but should attorneys give-in to that program's belief that "caselaw" isn't a word? In some recent appellate briefs, I have been using the…
Rank this Week: 44

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1138

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 976

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Aug 21

    Environmental Lawyer, Thad Lightfoot, on an Upcoming Minnesota Supreme Court Environmental Case

    Environmental Lawyer, Thad Lightfoot, on an Upcoming Minnesota Supreme Court Environmental Case
    I find myself stymied by multiple trash cans in cafeterias, asking me to separate “trash” from “recyclables.” As such, I figure I have to renounce any claim to any background or experience in environmental law. For…
  • Aug 20

    Unreal.

    Unreal.
    In early 2011, Minnesota Litigator noted the unorthodox website of Twin Cities lawyer, Marc G. Kurzman. Specifically, Mr. Kurzman includes ten quotes from unnamed sitting judges supposedly praising Mr. Kurzman’s “moral…
  • Aug 19

    $20,000,000+ for Plaintiffs’ Counsel in Wells Fargo Mortgage Melt-Down Class Action

    $20,000,000+ for Plaintiffs’ Counsel in Wells Fargo Mortgage Melt-Down Class Action
    Back in December, 2013, Minnesota Litigator had a post about Wells Fargo’s apparently inconsistent positions on “SLPs” and “SIVs” back in the go-go years in the U.S. mortgage industry (before the 2008 meltdown).…
Rank this Week: 99

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Aug 20

    Thursday's ILTA Sessions - eDiscovery Trend

    Thursday's ILTA Sessions - eDiscovery Trend
    As noted Monday, Tuesday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2014 is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery trends…
  • Aug 19

    Wednesday’s ILTA Sessions - eDiscovery Trend

    Wednesday’s ILTA Sessions - eDiscovery Trend
    As noted Monday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2014 is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery trends being…
  • Aug 19

    Wednesday’s ILTA Sessions - eDiscovery Trend

    Wednesday’s ILTA Sessions - eDiscovery Trend
    As noted Monday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2014 is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily will be reporting this week about the latest eDiscovery trends being…
Rank this Week: 1188

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/
  • Aug 20

    Details from 9th Cir.'s latest report

    Details from 9th Cir.'s latest report
    Below is a quick summary of items from the 9th Circuit's 2013 Annual Report.For 9th Circuit watchers, none of this will be new or newsworthy.the overall reversal rate was 8.3% (cf. the nat'l average is 6.7%)civil appeal reversal rate (not…
  • Aug 20

    Details from the 2014 California Courts Stats report

    Details from the 2014 California Courts Stats report
    Again for regular court-watchers, there are no real surprises in this year's stats.Cal Supreme Court94 opinions published16 Court of Appeal opinions depublishedoverall petitions for review = 4% "grant" rate (grants + grant &…
  • Aug 19

    Order denying anti-SLAPP motion is NOT appealable

    Order denying anti-SLAPP motion is NOT appealable
    We all know and love CCP 425.16, subdivision (i), which provides that an order granting or denying an anti-SLAPP motion is immediately appealable. (See also CCP 904.1, subdivision (a)(13).) So when is an anti-SLAPP order NOT appealable?…
Rank this Week: 836

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Aug 20

    SC Halts Beginning of Same Sex Marriage in Virginia

    SC Halts Beginning of Same Sex Marriage in Virginia
    Just recently, the Supreme Court temporarily halted the beginning of gay marriages in Virginia, a move many expected in the lead up to the consideration of the justices on the constitutional matter. The court gave a grant to delay in an order…
  • Aug 20

    Judge Goes Against Anna Nicole Smith in Inheritance Battle

    Judge Goes Against Anna Nicole Smith in Inheritance Battle
    An attempt that took years from the estate of deceased and ex-Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith to take in tens of millions of dollars from her deceased husband’s family came to an end in federal court earlier this week. David Carter, a U.S.…
  • Aug 18

    Win for Google and Allies Stomps Causes Vringo Shares to Plummet

    Win for Google and Allies Stomps Causes Vringo Shares to Plummet
    Live and die by the patent. That’s typically the fate of today’s intellectual property firms, with Vringo feeling the sting. The NY-based firm has 500-plus patents and applications that covers internet search, handheld technologies, and…
Rank this Week: 505

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Defendant's Girlfriend Arrested for Trying to Facebook Juror

    Defendant's Girlfriend Arrested for Trying to Facebook Juror
    To date, many people have heard stories about jurors improperly using the internet to conduct research or communicate with others. Unfortunately, the stories have become all too common. What most people don't hear …
  • Aug 19

    SCT Briefs for Warger v. Shauer

    SCT Briefs for Warger v. Shauer
    Additional briefs for Warger v. Shauers, which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this term, can be found below.  The issue in Shauers is as follows:Does Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b) permit a party moving for a new…
  • Aug 18

    MA Improves Jury Selection Proce

    MA Improves Jury Selection Proce
    The article below (Massachusetts Courts Streamline Jury Duty Selection Process) highlights the recent improvements made to the Massachusetts jury selection process. Of particular interest is the fact these reform efforts have…
Rank this Week: 2734

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Aug 20

    Defendant's Girlfriend Arrested for Trying to Facebook Juror

    Defendant's Girlfriend Arrested for Trying to Facebook Juror
    To date, many people have heard stories about jurors improperly using the internet to conduct research or communicate with others. Unfortunately, the stories have become all too common. What most people don't hear about are stories in which…
  • Aug 19

    SCT Briefs for Warger v. Shauer

    SCT Briefs for Warger v. Shauer
    Additional briefs for Warger v. Shauers, which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this term, can be found below. The issue in Shauers is as follows: Does Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b) permit a party moving for a...
  • Aug 18

    MA Improves Jury Selection Proce

    MA Improves Jury Selection Proce
    The article below (Massachusetts Courts Streamline Jury Duty Selection Process) highlights the recent improvements made to the Massachusetts jury selection process. Of particular interest is the fact these reform efforts have dramatically…
Rank this Week: 1206

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 3766

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Aug 20

    New Ruling Underscores Dangers Associated with Cloud Data in E-Discovery

    New Ruling Underscores Dangers Associated with Cloud Data in E-Discovery
    By: Andrew Bartholomew The booming popularity of cloud computing has presented new e-discovery challenges for legal and IT teams. The countless cloud repositories and social media sites make it difficult to assess the size of the data and its…
  • Aug 11

    E-Discovery Master Profile: Scott M. Giordano, Exterro

    E-Discovery Master Profile: Scott M. Giordano, Exterro
    By: Andrew Bartholomew Last week we profiled Tara Jones, lead paralegal for Litigation at AOL, as part of our series of posts highlighting speakers from Exterro’s ongoing E-Discovery Masters webcast series. Today, we introduce you to…
  • Aug 6

    E-Discovery Master Profile: Tara Jones, AOL

    E-Discovery Master Profile: Tara Jones, AOL
    By: Andrew Bartholomew As part of Exterro’s E-Discovery Masters series, E-Discovery Beat will be posting profiles over the coming weeks of corporate e-discovery professionals who will be speaking throughout the series. Today, we…
Rank this Week: 2144

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Lawyers Getting Paid: Better Legal Billing Practice

    Lawyers Getting Paid: Better Legal Billing Practice
    Your clients do not order legal service a la carte. They can’t order one deposition, two filings, and a side of legal research. They are paying to have their disputes resolved. That said, clients want to limit the ultimate cost of any…
  • Aug 12

    Faster Document Review: Introducing Review Folder

    Faster Document Review: Introducing Review Folder
    Document review for litigation can be tedious slog. At Nextpoint, our goal has always been to help legal teams do it more quickly and efficiently. Longtime users will notice some enhancements to the Review tab in Nextpoint. It’s all…
  • Aug 6

    Using Your iPad for Legal Presentations Is Getting Even Easier

    Using Your iPad for Legal Presentations Is Getting Even Easier
    As soon as the iPad was released, Nextpoint saw just how useful it could be as a legal presentation tool. iPad support is a key feature of our entire litigation software service. But we’ve found there are subtle tweaks that can make…
Rank this Week: 3207

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
  • Aug 20

    Becoming a Good Communicator Takes Work

    Becoming a Good Communicator Takes Work
    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.
  • Aug 12

    What’s the ROI of Your Mother?

    What’s the ROI of Your Mother?
    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.
  • Aug 11

    New Interview: “How Mitch Jackson, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Takes Social Media for Lawyers to a Whole Different Level”

    New Interview: “How Mitch Jackson, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Takes Social Media for Lawyers to a Whole Different Level”
    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: 2549

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: 2160

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
  • Aug 20

    How to Get Business Records into Evidence

    How to Get Business Records into Evidence
    Need to get business records into evidence? There’s a hearsay exception for that! The business records exception to the hearsay rule makes it easier for businesses to provide records during litigation without undue disruption.…
  • Aug 18

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Aug 15

    Defendants: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril

    Defendants: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril
    Here’s a cautionary tale for all those defense attorneys who don’t take §998 settlement offers seriously enough. In a recent case in San Diego Superior Court, two teenage boys sued an outpatient services provider, alleging…
Rank this Week: 2870

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Aug 20

    “The Best Lawyers in America” list

    “The Best Lawyers in America” list
    I am honored that my peers have once again voted to include me in “The Best Lawyers in America” list.  
  • Aug 15

    Interview on KDAF CW Channel 33

    Interview on KDAF CW Channel 33
    As an appellate lawyer, I often have to answer difficult questions. On Channel 33 news, though, I got to answer an easy one. I was asked whether an individual could form his own country in North Dallas. Um, no.     Here is the…
  • Jul 11

    Supreme Court Hobby Lobby opinion might only directly impact two companie

    Supreme Court Hobby Lobby opinion might only directly impact two companie
    After the Dallas Business Journal published an article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, a number of people asked me about potential impact on various business. Here are my thoughts: Despite all the attention…
Rank this Week: 1703

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/
  • Aug 20

    Whistleblowing Teacher Sues School District

    Whistleblowing Teacher Sues School District
    The Fremont (Michigan) Public Schools District is the subject of a new lawsuit. Fremont High School teacher Scott Herlein filed it after being terminated. Herlein maintains that the district violated his First Amendment rights and his rights…
  • Aug 14

    Pennsylvania Teacher's Free Speech Lawsuit Won't Go to Trial

    Pennsylvania Teacher's Free Speech Lawsuit Won't Go to Trial
    As various social media formats and blogs continue to evolve, the definition of free speech may also evolve. That seems to be the case with a former Bucks County, Pennsylvania English teacher who sued her former employer. The situation began…
  • Aug 8

    California Lawsuit Contends that Students Don't Get Enough PE

    California Lawsuit Contends that Students Don't Get Enough PE
    An enigmatic organization called Cal200 has come forward with a lawsuit that charges more than three dozen school districts with providing inadequate time for physical education. Los Angeles Unified, Riverside Unified, San Francisco Unified…
Rank this Week: 1415

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Aug 20

    Be still my heart: A short (one-item!) measure of narcissism? 

    Be still my heart: A short (one-item!) measure of narcissism? 
    We are all about short measures of psychological constructs. You might say watching the development of various scales is a hobby here (just look at all these posts!). With rare exception, courts don’t permit lengthy questionnaires, or…
  • Aug 18

    Simple Jury Persuasion: When videos are too persuasive…

    Simple Jury Persuasion: When videos are too persuasive…
    It’s hard to know why research that is a almost a decade old is seen as fodder for a recent Op-Ed in the New York Times, but so it goes. Jennifer Mnookin, a law professor at UCLA, certainly has an impressive resumé, and it is…
  • Aug 15

    Did you hear the one about older adults being targeted for fraud?

    Did you hear the one about older adults being targeted for fraud?
    Of course you did. But you may want to take a look at this study because, maybe, it isn’t true after all. It certainly is a well-known myth if it is not true. This appears to be one of those situations where we add up what we know and…
Rank this Week: 1435

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/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 900

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Aug 20

    Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Slip-and-Fall Trial

    Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Slip-and-Fall Trial
    On August 15, 2014 a Jackson federal court jury rendered a defense verdict in Chatham v. Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc. Here is the Complaint. The Complaint alleges that Ms. Chatham was a business invitee at the Logan’s…
  • Aug 18

    August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the August issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $40,000 verdict-  Neshoba County premises liability case discussed here (6/30/14); $6,719, $6,784 verdicts- Harrison County car…
  • Aug 13

    $173,306 Verdict in Holmes County Nursing Home Trial

    $173,306 Verdict in Holmes County Nursing Home Trial
    On July 24, 2014 Holmes County Circuit Judge Janie Lewis rendered a verdict and judgment of $173,306 in Hite v. Durant Healthcare, LLC, et al. Here is a copy of the opinion. The action involved the trial of a nursing home case under the Miss.…
Rank this Week: 207

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
Rank this Week: 287

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: 524

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/
  • Aug 19

    HDMI v. VGA: Time to Upgrade?

    HDMI v. VGA: Time to Upgrade?
    Although the HDMI video format has been available for several years now, the majority of courtroom trial presentations are still done with VGA cables and equipment in a 4:3 format. For comparison, the diagram below shows common settings with…
  • Jul 11

    Deposition Video (MPEG-2) DVDs and Windows 8

    Deposition Video (MPEG-2) DVDs and Windows 8
    Congratulations! You've just upgraded your laptop with the latest from Redmond (as in Redmond, Washington, home of Microsoft), and have finally figured out how to bypass most of the “purple charms” screen stuff. You’ll still…
  • Jun 16

    PowerPoint: Still Relevant for Use in Trial?

    PowerPoint: Still Relevant for Use in Trial?
    Since its introduction in 1990, PowerPoint has been used (and abused) by attorneys in countless trials. If you’ve been in trial since then, chances are you’ve seen some “interesting” creations. I know I have. For some…
Rank this Week: 3568

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 2092

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Child Abuse Expert Witnesses Part 2

    Child Abuse Expert Witnesses Part 2
    Child abuse expert witnesses may advise regarding child abuse and neglect, including the physical, emotional, or sexual mistreatment of children. On its website, the Child Welfare Information Gateway describes the process of proving child…
  • Aug 16

    Corporate Strategy Expert Witness On Marketing Research

    Corporate Strategy Expert Witness On Marketing Research
    In Using Marketing, Business & Competitive Research to Win Cases, business and corporate strategy expert witness Don E. Smith, President, American Consulting Group, Inc., writes that marketing research is a powerful tool that helps…
  • Aug 14

    Business Expert Witnesses & New York Barclays Complaint

    Business Expert Witnesses & New York Barclays Complaint
    Business expert witnesses may consult on executive management, corporate governance, director duties, and related matters. In the news, Barclays may pay as much as $2B billion in litigation costs and penalties due to litigation filed by New…
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Aug 19

    Local Controversy Exception, Not Home State Exception Wins the Day

    Local Controversy Exception, Not Home State Exception Wins the Day
    Vodenichar v Halcon Energy Properties Inc., 733 F.3d 497 (3d Cir. Aug. 16, 2013). In this action, the Third Circuit affirmed the remand of the case based on a local controversy exception rather than the applying the home state exception as…
  • Aug 15

    Approved Settlement of Federal and State Wage Claims Did Not Implicate CAFA

    Approved Settlement of Federal and State Wage Claims Did Not Implicate CAFA
    Juvera v. Salcido, 2013 WL 6628039 (D. Ariz. Dec. 17, 2013) A District Court in Arizona granted approval to a $157,000 settlement holding that the Settlement Agreement reflected a fair and reasonable resolution of wage issues in the action.…
  • Aug 14

    Ninth Circuit’s Lowdermilk’s Legal Certainty Standard is Irreconcilable with Standard Fire

    Ninth Circuit’s Lowdermilk’s Legal Certainty Standard is Irreconcilable with Standard Fire
    Rodriguez v. AT&T Mobility Services, LLC, 2013 WL 4516757 (9th Cir. Aug. 27, 2013). The Ninth Circuit’s decision that Lowdermilk’s imposition of the legal certainty standard was clearly irreconcilable with Standard Fire is a…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Aug 18

    Structured Settlement Payment Rights | Resolving Conflicts of Interest

    Structured Settlement Payment Rights | Resolving Conflicts of Interest
    How does a settlement planner resolve conflicts of interest that result from advising sellers of structured settlement payment rights and buyers of structured settlement payment rights if those... This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Aug 17

    California Annuity Consumer Protection | Agent Jailed 4 Months!

    California Annuity Consumer Protection | Agent Jailed 4 Months!
    The massive regulatory gap between every other financial services sector and the the sector that solicits, sellers and investors in structured settlement payment rights has never been more evident... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Aug 17

    JGWPT Deploys "Good Cop/Bad Cop" Ad Strategy| Will Consumers Buy It?

    JGWPT Deploys "Good Cop/Bad Cop" Ad Strategy| Will Consumers Buy It?
    Both Peachtree Financial Solutions and JG Wentworth "profit from providing a lump sum of cash to folks in need of immediate capital by purchasing their future streams of (structured settlement)... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 82

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Aug 18

    A Supreme Victory for Residential Homebuilder

    A Supreme Victory for Residential Homebuilder
    In its August 18, 2014 decision in the case of Conway v. Cutler, No. 80 MAP 2013 (Pa. Aug. 18, 2014)(Op. by McCaffery, J.), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a subsequent purchaser of residential real estate cannot pursue a…
  • Aug 18

    Another Trial Court Allows a Plaintiff To Consolidate Entirely Separate Accident Claim

    Another Trial Court Allows a Plaintiff To Consolidate Entirely Separate Accident Claim
    In the case of Swalinski v. Forsythe, 2012-SU-1529-69 (York Co. Aug. 5, 2014), the York County Court of Common Pleas followed the prior decision of Judge Wettick in Jackson v. Drew and allowed a Plaintiff to pursue personal injury claims…
  • Aug 17

    REMINDER: New Location for Tort Talk Expo At the Mohegan Sun Casino Hotel

    REMINDER: New Location for Tort Talk Expo At the Mohegan Sun Casino Hotel
    For those of you who have registered for the Friday September 26th Tort Talk Expo 2014 CLE Seminar & Cocktail Reception, please note that the seminar will NOT be in the same downstairs area ballroom as in past years.Rather, the…
Rank this Week: 453

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1459

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Aug 18

    Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar--September 11-12, Chicago, Illinoi

    Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar--September 11-12, Chicago, Illinoi
    The Employment and Labor Law Committee is one of several DRI committees participating in DRI's inaugural Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar, September 11-12, 2014 in Chicago.  Click here to sign up.  It seems like every day when we…
  • Aug 15

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Decisions Concerning Jury Selection

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Decisions Concerning Jury Selection
    On Monday, the Seventh Circuit affirmed two jury-selection decisions in a Section 1983 wrongful arrest lawsuit. In Marshall v. City of Chicago, No. 13-2771, 2014 WL 3892562 (7th Cir. Aug. 11, 2014), officers placed the plaintiff under arrest…
  • Aug 14

    Fracking: A Historical Research Perspective

    Fracking: A Historical Research Perspective
    The business of natural gas production has been booming over the last decade thanks to recent technological improvements, namely horizontal drilling coupled with hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as fracking). This has given energy…
Rank this Week: 3360

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
  • Aug 18

    Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar--September 11-12, Chicago, Illinoi

    Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar--September 11-12, Chicago, Illinoi
    The Employment and Labor Law Committee is one of several DRI committees participating in DRI's inaugural Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar, September 11-12, 2014 in Chicago.  Click here to sign up.  It seems like every day when we…
  • Aug 15

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Decisions Concerning Jury Selection

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Decisions Concerning Jury Selection
    On Monday, the Seventh Circuit affirmed two jury-selection decisions in a Section 1983 wrongful arrest lawsuit. In Marshall v. City of Chicago, No. 13-2771, 2014 WL 3892562 (7th Cir. Aug. 11, 2014), officers placed the plaintiff under arrest…
  • Aug 14

    Fracking: A Historical Research Perspective

    Fracking: A Historical Research Perspective
    The business of natural gas production has been booming over the last decade thanks to recent technological improvements, namely horizontal drilling coupled with hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as fracking). This has given energy…
Rank this Week: 332

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 4009

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/
  • Aug 18

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman (Loyola Los Angeles) has a guest post at the Penn Program on Regulation on regulating settlements brokered by the executive branch.
  • Aug 18

    Hastings Law Journal Symposium on Atlantic Marine

    Hastings Law Journal Symposium on Atlantic Marine
    We covered earlier the upcoming Hastings Law Journal symposium on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court. It will take place in San Francisco on Friday, September 19th. Here’s an…
  • Aug 17

    Wasserman on Mass Torts, Future Claimants & Global Peace

    Wasserman on Mass Torts, Future Claimants & Global Peace
    Rhonda Wasserman (Pittsburgh) has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, Future Claimants and the Quest for Global Peace, which will appear in the Emory Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: In the mass tort context, the defendant typically…
Rank this Week: 338

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Aug 18

    Court Finds the Word "Control" to Be Ambiguous and Affirms $17.2 Million Malpractice Award

    Court Finds the Word "Control" to Be Ambiguous and Affirms $17.2 Million Malpractice Award
    In interpreting deal documents, an issue arose as to the definition of the word "control" when used in an attempt to obtain "control" over a board of directors. For that reason, and others, the law firm that drafted those documents was found…
  • Aug 12

    Important--Required--Reading for Employers and Employee

    Important--Required--Reading for Employers and Employee
    We have written and counseled on an employer's right to access an employee's personal email account from a work computer. Here is an article that goes beyond email, to an employer's ability to access an employee's social media account, for a…
  • Jul 14

    New York State High Court Refuses to Force Parties to Negotiate Forever

    New York State High Court Refuses to Force Parties to Negotiate Forever
    Tyco and IDT entered into a joint venture agreement. Numerous litigations commenced, which were settled by a 2000 settlement agreement. That settlement agreement provided for IDT to use Tyco's yet unbuilt infrastructure, upon the parties'…
Rank this Week: 3328

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/
  • Aug 18

    Take Care With Character Attack

    Take Care With Character Attack
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Late last week, as large crowds in Ferguson continued to protest the police shooting of the 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown, Police Chief Thomas Jackson made two announcements. One, he released the name of the officer…
  • Aug 14

    Prepare Your Jurors to be Teacher

    Prepare Your Jurors to be Teacher
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: I've known this since my days as a college professor: If you really want to learn something, then try teaching it. And there's an important principle at the heart of that. The mindset of an active teacher is different…
  • Aug 11

    Lawyers, Set Aside Your Own Bias in Voir Dire

    Lawyers, Set Aside Your Own Bias in Voir Dire
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Every juror with a strong and relevant belief or experience is asked it in oral voir dire: "Would you be able to set that aside and base your decision on just the facts?" Attorneys conducting oral voir dire…
Rank this Week: 1595

Law Rules

Law Rules

Covers dispute resolution and civil litigation. By Michael A. Pollack.

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Aug 18

    When is Mediation not Mediation?

    When is Mediation not Mediation?
    Last week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an article about the Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Mediation Panels (MMP), with the headline “Medical Mediation Rarely Provides Closure”. The only problem with the article and the…
  • Jan 21

    How does a mediator spell success?

    How does a mediator spell success?
    Like many mediators, I am often asked how many of my cases result in a settlement, as opposed to impasse. The question implies that a successful mediation results in a full settlement of all issues, and that anything less is an impasse,…
  • Dec 9

    Practice!

    Practice!
    An old joke relates the story of a tourist in New York City who asks someone on the street how he can get to Carnegie Hall. The native New Yorker responds “Practice!” The same can be said for negotiating. Whether you are using a…
Rank this Week: 1705

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/
  • Aug 18

    Life Care Planner

    Life Care Planner
    The increasing number, importance and roles of life care planners represents one of the most significant developments S2KM has observed while attending 2014 structured settlement and settlement planning stakeholder educational conferences .…
  • Aug 6

    AAJ 2014 Annual Meeting

    AAJ 2014 Annual Meeting
    Increasing use of structured settlements by plaintiff attorneys and their clients requires a more "unified marketing strategy" by stakeholders according to multiple brokers who exhibited at the recent American Association for Justice (AAJ)…
  • Jul 23

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited
    Single-claimant qualified settlement funds (SCQSFs) represent one of the two most politically divisive issues within the structured settlement industry - with the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) opposing and the…
Rank this Week: 363

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • Aug 18

    Court Denies Motion to Compel Forensic Computer Examination Based on Proportionality Ground

    Court Denies Motion to Compel Forensic Computer Examination Based on Proportionality Ground
    A common problem in e-Discovery is what to do when your adversary is withholding relevant information.  An even worse problem is when you know your adversary is withholding relevant information, but you are not precisely certain what…
  • Aug 15

    Heavy Sanctions Can Be Levied Against Litigants Sitting on Discovery Information

    Heavy Sanctions Can Be Levied Against Litigants Sitting on Discovery Information
    Although this case does not deal directly with e-discovery, the ruling can have major e-discovery ramifications. Skipping to the end of this very long and complicated decision in Flinthill, the Judge’s conclusion was that the plaintiff…
  • Aug 13

    Judge to Parties: “Work It Out Yourselves!”

    Judge to Parties: “Work It Out Yourselves!”
    In this case, Plaintiff AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Inc. (“AMEC”) sued six former employees and Geosyntec Consultants Inc. (“Geosyntec”) after AMEC employees went to work for Geosyntec. AMEC alleges that…
Rank this Week: 4218