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352nd District Court

352nd District Court

Features summaries of interesting and notable cases from the 352nd District Court of Texas. By Judge Bonnie Sudderth.

http://352nddistrictcourt.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion

    2008 – The Tragic Mother and Child Reunion
    The plaintiff’s attorney began the Original Petition for his client with this succinct statement: ”This is a case of great sadness, high emotion and the need for precise and immediate action by the Court.” 
  • Dec 11

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken

    2011 – Death and Taxes … and Chicken
    The sole issue in this case was at what point in the life of a chicken does the chicken lose its tax-exempt status as poultry? When this lawsuit was filed in 2011, Pilgrim’s Pride was the second-largest chicken producer in the world.  A…
  • Nov 20

    1998 – The God Pod

    1998 – The God Pod
    Two former Tarrant County jail inmates and a college professor filed suit in the 352nd District Court against Tarrant County and the Tarrant County Sheriff for operating a particular jail “pod” designated as the CEU (Chaplain’s…
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A Blog on Legal Matters that…

A Blog on Legal Matters that Matter

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

http://blog.martinfirmllc.com/
  • Jul 25

    How to Avoid Fraudulent Transfers When in Bankruptcy

    How to Avoid Fraudulent Transfers When in Bankruptcy
    You may have heard about Toni Braxton's latest troubles. After filing bankruptcy twice in the last 15 years, the Grammy-award winning singer is now facing charges of bankruptcy fraud. According to some reports, she transferred over $53,000…
  • Jul 18

    "Me Too" Evidence is Insufficient in a Hostile Work Environment Case

    "Me Too" Evidence is Insufficient in a Hostile Work Environment Case
    The number of racial harassment cases in the U.S. has doubled since the early 1990s, according to the EEOC. It is inconceivable that someone would have to work in an environment where the "n-word" is used daily, and nooses or racial graffiti…
  • Jul 11

    Prejudicial Statements by Defense May Have Saved UM/UIM Claim

    Prejudicial Statements by Defense May Have Saved UM/UIM Claim
    Imagine being injured in an automobile accident, by a driver with no insurance. Luckily, there is no dispute that the other driver was at fault, and because you have Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage, there is a source of…
Rank this Week: 3215

A Buffalo Lawyer

A Buffalo Lawyer

Random thoughts and helpful links and resources from Buffalo lawyer Jeremy Colby.

http://abuffalolawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4729

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

Features trial tips from a trial consultant. By Dr. Noelle Nelson.

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Use "Less is More" to Win in Court

    Use "Less is More" to Win in Court
    Some courts are lenient with the amount of time allotted for a trial, some are not. It certainly can seem impossible, sometimes, to jam the amount of evidence and testimony you have in the number of hours permitted.And yet, as is so often…
  • Jun 2

    What the Trix Cereal Cartoon Rabbit Can Teach Litigator

    What the Trix Cereal Cartoon Rabbit Can Teach Litigator
    So you thought cutesy cereal boxes were designed just to capture your innocent toddler’s rapt attention? Not only . . . In a recent Cornell University study, researchers manipulated the gaze of the cartoon rabbit on Trix cereal boxes…
  • Apr 30

    Use Visual “Bullets” to Bring Home Your Salient Point

    Use Visual “Bullets” to Bring Home Your Salient Point
    You spend hours, if not days, honing your opening,  crafting your expert examination questions, drilling down your closing arguments.As well you should, for there’s nothing like diligent preparation to insure solid trial work.…
Rank this Week: 3119

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jul 22

    The danger of fighting a losing battle in ADA case

    The danger of fighting a losing battle in ADA case
    This is a short follow-up to my May 14 blog “know when to fold ‘em.” A couple of weeks after I published that piece a decision came out from the Northern District of Georgia that dramatically illustrates the risk of a…
  • Jul 14

    A victory for common sense: 11th Circuit FHA ruling rejects subsequent owner liability in multi-family housing

    A victory for common sense: 11th Circuit FHA ruling rejects subsequent owner liability in multi-family housing
    In a decision issued on April 14, 2014 the 11th Circuit provided a major victory for subsequent owners of apartments and other types multi-family housing. In Harding v. Orlando Apts. LLC, 748 F.3d 1128 (11th Cir. 2014) the Court…
  • Jul 14

    Good news for ADA defendants facing cut and paste pleading

    Good news for ADA defendants facing cut and paste pleading
    A pair of recent district court decisions provide some hope for defendants that federal courts are taking seriously the plaintiff’s obligation to plead an intelligible claim for relief. Unfortunately, the standard is still fairly low,…
Rank this Week: 2693

Advertising Industry Litigation…

Advertising Industry Litigation Blog

Covers advertising law and litigation. By Theodora Oringher.

http://www.advertisingindustrylitigation.com/
  • Nov 19

    More About FTC’s Native Advertising Workshop

    More About FTC’s Native Advertising Workshop
    In a previous blog, I advised that the FTC was hosting a workshop on native advertising on December 4, 2013 in Washington D.C.  The FTC has now announced the agenda and panelist for the workshop.   Here is a link to the agenda.…
  • Oct 15

    Clock’s Up. New TCPA Rules Take Effect Today, October 16, 2013

    Clock’s Up. New TCPA Rules Take Effect Today, October 16, 2013
    If you are in the telemarketing industry, chances are you have had this date circled on your calendar for over a year and have spent part of that time planning and preparing for the new TCPA rules to ensure your business is in strict…
  • Sep 18

    FTC Eyeing Native Advertising

    FTC Eyeing Native Advertising
    It’s digital.  It’s popular.  And it could cause consumer confusion.  So it was inevitable it would peak the interest of the FTC.  Just this week, the FTC announced it will host a workshop on December 4, 2013…
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Advocate's Almanac

Advocate's Almanac

Focuses on criminal law and evidentiary issues. By Rubin Sinins.

http://advocatesalmanac.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Defendant's Alleged Right to Perjury for Lesser Plea

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Defendant's Alleged Right to Perjury for Lesser Plea
    In State v. Taccetta, the N.J. Supreme Court rejected a defendant's post-conviction relief claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. The decision may be found here. Defendant, an alleged member of an organized crime family, faced murder…
  • Jul 21

    N.J. Supreme Court Reaffirms Particularity Requirement for Warrant

    N.J. Supreme Court Reaffirms Particularity Requirement for Warrant
    Today the N.J. Supreme Court reaffirmed the principle that warrants must state the place to be searched with particularity. The Court also reaffirmed the concept that the Court cannot delegate to the police the detached, neutral assessment…
  • Jul 14

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Missing Witness Jury Charge Against Criminal Defendant

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Missing Witness Jury Charge Against Criminal Defendant
    For years, the decision in State v. Clawans permitted judges, in appropriate circumstances, to charge juries that a party's failure to call a witness who naturally would have been called may give rise to an inference that the witness's…
Rank this Week: 4434

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jul 14

    The Danger Of Overweight Trucks On Alabama Road

    The Danger Of Overweight Trucks On Alabama Road
    I stood on the side of the road – looking at the scene of a recent log truck collision. Two log trucks sped by me. Stand and watch for just a few minutes. You will understand how the speeding and fully loaded truck rammed into my…
  • Jun 23

    Did Alabama’s Court Of Civil Appeals Decide To Protect Working Families?

    Did Alabama’s Court Of Civil Appeals Decide To Protect Working Families?
    Sometimes, our Court of Civil Appeals issues a decision that creates a little “buzz.” This is what happened last week when the Court released the workers’ compensation decision in Alabama Forestry Products v. Harris.…
  • Jun 5

    Alabama Law And The Independent Sales Representative

    Alabama Law And The Independent Sales Representative
    My law partner just completed a case for an independent sales representative in Huntsville. While every case is unique, the basic story of manufacturers denying commissions to independent sales representatives is far too common. It is a basic…
Rank this Week: 3203

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Mar 24

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant
    By: Jim GainesWhen it comes to Landlord Tenant relationships, don’t be the good guy. Now, I’m not saying to be the bad guy, though, either.   In general, us human beings (most of us, anyway) desire to be liked and…
  • Mar 5

    Transaction Question

    Transaction Question
    By: Clayton WalkerPlease consider and answer the following questions to help us efficiently evaluate and structure your transaction, and help you address issues prospectively. General information about the proposed transaction: 1. Is there a…
  • Mar 3

    Unsuccessful Public Contract Bid Proce

    Unsuccessful Public Contract Bid Proce
    By: Clayton WalkerUnsuccessful Public Contract Bid Process The Alaska Supreme Court issued an opinion addressing a litigants complaints about an unsuccessful public contract bid process.  The full opinion can be found here.  There…
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Alaska Law Blog

Alaska Law Blog

Alaska Law Blog covers commercial, business, banking, construction, engineering, real estate, and employment law litigation. By Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon.

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

    Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar

    Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar
    On September 27, 2012, Christopher Slottee, a partner with Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, will be participating in a seminar on Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law. Mr. Slottee will be presenting information and materials on Alaska law…
  • Jul 2

    Atkinson Conway & Gagnon Attorneys Contribute To Legal Publication On Attorney Malpractice

    Atkinson Conway & Gagnon Attorneys Contribute To Legal Publication On Attorney Malpractice
    Atkinson Conway & Gagnon is pleased to announce that Bruce E. Gagnon and Christopher J. Slottee have contributed to a new publication, The Law of Lawyers Liability, a collection of articles discussing the state of legal malpractice law in all…
  • Mar 20

    Where To Go To Resolve Your Securities Claims? FINRA Abritration.

    Where To Go To Resolve Your Securities Claims? FINRA Abritration.
    Most people know that it is a good idea to hire an attorney when entering contracts, creating a will or trust, or engaging in litigation. What you may not know is that you can, and often should, hire an attorney for arbitrations. With…
Rank this Week: 4840

An Appeal to Reason

An Appeal to Reason

Provides information and advice to trial attorneys from an appellate attorney. By Donna Bader.

http://www.anappealtoreason.com/
  • May 4

    Refresher on Filing Notices of Appeal

    Refresher on Filing Notices of Appeal
                    In a recent family law case, In re Marriage of Lin (2014) _ Cal.App.4th _, the appellate court described the actual time limits for civil appeals.  According to…
  • Apr 13

    A Bad Court Reporter can Ruin Your Day . . . and Your Appeal

    A Bad Court Reporter can Ruin Your Day . . . and Your Appeal
      Years ago, I was told that the definition of comedy is “bad things happening to other people.”  In the movies, we laugh when someone takes a big tumble, but we know if we were to fall we wouldn’t want…
  • Mar 13

    Finding the Passion in Practicing Law

    Finding the Passion in Practicing Law
    Last week I helped a friend with her small claims appeal.  Even though they call it an “appeal,” a small claims appeal is really a rehearing.  At the initial hearing, she lost and owed the plaintiff almost $6,000. …
Rank this Week: 4827

Angel Reyes Blog

Angel Reyes Blog

Covers lawsuits, verdicts, culture and politics.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?
      Most of us have experienced the anxiety and frustration of a computer, smartphone, iPad or other device malfunctioning. But what would we do if our lives depended on an electronic device performing perfectly?    
  • Jul 9

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit
      This past Monday, a New York federal judge denied Big Pharma’s Merck & Co Inc.’s attempt to avoid paying $285,000 to plaintiff in a multi-district lawsuit based on the fact that the bone drug Fosamax causes jaw…
  • Jul 8

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?
    Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a…
Rank this Week: 465

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 14

    Will the Hobby Lobby decision benefit Guantanamo detainees?

    Will the Hobby Lobby decision benefit Guantanamo detainees?
    It should, according to lawyers for detainees at Guantanamo, in arguing motions last week filed with the D.C. District Court on behalf of two hunger-striking detainees in the wake of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The motions seek…
  • Jul 12

    A Fine Line Between Persuasion and Argument

    A Fine Line Between Persuasion and Argument
    One of the rookie mistakes every lawyer makes at some point is confusing persuasion for argument. Merriam-Webster says that argument is “a statement or series of statements for or against something; a discussion in which people express…
  • Jul 11

    Marin K. Levy: Judging Justice on Appeal

    Marin K. Levy: Judging Justice on Appeal
    Marin K. Levy (Duke) has a new article, Judging Justice on Appeal, 123 Yale L. Journal 2386 (2014), a review of the 2012 monograph, Injustice on Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis by William M. Richman and...
Rank this Week: 3682

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 357

Armillary Observations

Armillary Observations

Focuses on appellate law and military law.

http://hlime.wordpress.com
  • Mar 24

    Defense: Planet of Giant

    Defense: Planet of Giant
    Planet of Giants came out last September on DVD, allowing us to inaugurate the second season in proper fashion. This serial may seem a poor candidate for the defense, as its relative lack of action and plodding dialogue meant that even its…
  • Mar 23

    Prosecution: The Myth Maker

    Prosecution: The Myth Maker
    Hello again, Mithradates here, and back on the job, sans my erstwhile partner. While I catch up on old reviews, I am continuing forward from my last stopping point, and have decided to post my impressions while they are still fresh. This will…
  • Sep 16

    Prosecution: Reign of Terror

    Prosecution: Reign of Terror
    The Doctor and his companions visit Revolutionary France, a period that is “the Doctor’s favorite period of Earth history” according to Susan. As I think I have mentioned before, I like these period pieces, as they add variety to…
Rank this Week: 1779

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit

    Recovering Illicit Assets Via Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit
    Mr. Pascal Gossin is the head of Switzerland’s Mutual Legal Assistance Unit, (hereinafter “the Unit”), which is part of the Federal Office of Justice.  Mr. Gossin was a fellow speaker at the Carmelite Chambers…
  • Jul 3

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Four Methods Spouses Sometimes Use To Conceal Asset
    This is the eighth post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series.  Like “Four Asset Concealment Tools” and “Four Ways Assets Can Be Secretly Transferred”, the post reveals methods a spouse may use to…
  • Jun 10

    Carmelite Chambers International Fraud & Asset Recovery Conference

    Carmelite Chambers International Fraud & Asset Recovery Conference
    I will present my program “The Ins & Outs Of Recovering Assets Via Whistleblowers & Other Tipsters” in London at 11:40 AM June 23, 2014, during the Carmelite Chambers International Fraud & Asset Recovery…
Rank this Week: 338

At Counsel Table

At Counsel Table

Covers the craft and business of the courtroom lawyer. By Alex Craigie.

http://atcounseltable.wordpress.com
  • Mar 9

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.

    We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
    If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-quality, 100% irony-free, individually crafted blog posts at our new…
  • Feb 15

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
  • Feb 15

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce

    My Newfound Obsession With Proce
    As the launch date for my solo practice approaches, I find myself obsessed in a way I never was before in my law practice about the subject of process. I have developed the belief that my own practice is far more likely to be both successful…
Rank this Week: 3018

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Nov 20

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court
    Link to Supreme Court briefSupreme Court brief:
  • Jul 13

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine
    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine By R Tamara de Silva July 13, 2013 The George Zimmerman case is valuable because it sheds needed light on the pale underbelly of the Castle Doctrine and stand your ground…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
Rank this Week: 1678

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?
    One of my favorite things is disbursements — giving clients their checks from settlements or judgments. Today, I’m making disbursements in a settlement of a car wreck case, and the case is an example of how personal injury lawyers can…
  • Jun 12

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident
    The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip).  The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic.
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 1380

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

Covers class action issues, both in California and Nationwide. By Matt C. Bailey.

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1942

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 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…
  • Jul 18

    Government Medicaid Report

    Government Medicaid Report
    Despite continuing evidence and predictions of expanded enrollment for private health insurance pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid planning, especially for long-term care costs, continues to represent a…
  • Jul 1

    ACA and Future Medical Expenses - 3

    ACA and Future Medical Expenses - 3
    Is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) good or bad for structured settlements? What impact will it have on settlement planning in personal injury cases? Four years following its enactment, and two years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld its…
Rank this Week: 288

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 3206

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jul 16

    Ignoring Judges' Advice

    Ignoring Judges' Advice
    CLE Panels of Judges Have you noticed how many continuing legal education programs feature "judges panels" and urge you to attend so their honors can instruct you in how to win your next case? A blurb about an upcoming…
  • Jul 13

    Do Plaintiffs Stand a Chance in the Texas Supreme Court -- Part 4

    Do Plaintiffs Stand a Chance in the Texas Supreme Court -- Part 4
    Our last three posts on the highest civil court in the Lone Star State went from Bloody Day at Texas Supreme Court (Mar. 28, 2014) to Do Plaintiffs Stand a Chance in the Supreme Court of Texas? (Apr. 25) to...
  • Jul 11

    Fight Breaks Out over Midcourse MDL Review

    Fight Breaks Out over Midcourse MDL Review
    A Question of Efficiency Will quick review of a final judgment in just one of many cases that make up a large multi-district litigation bog the MDL process down -- or make it work better? Defense lawyers insist that consolidation...
Rank this Week: 262

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 25

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    What’s new at Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. *  Dan Donnellon and Jade Smarda appeared in the U.S. District Court for the S.D. of Ohio for the trial of a petition to compel international arbitration that it filed on behalf of the…
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
    I was asked to comment for a story about a recent case in Texas in which criminal charges were filed against an individual for the misuse of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Criminal charges have been available under the…
  • Jul 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
Rank this Week: 1187

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena

    What to Do If You Are Served With a Subpoena
    If you are served with legal papers it is important to determine what type of papers you received. Are you being sued or are you being called to court or a deposition as a witness. It is worth a call to a litigation attorney to help you…
  • Aug 12

    How to Be Prepared for a Business Litigation Case

    How to Be Prepared for a Business Litigation Case
    Whether you have been sued or need to sue someone, it is important to know what to do both before the need for litigation arises. Careful record keeping and document organization are the best ways to help your business litigation attorney. …
  • Jul 23

    How to Buy a Business: Common Dangers and Pitfall

    How to Buy a Business: Common Dangers and Pitfall
    Anyone who wants to buy a business needs to be cautious before signing an offer. It is critical to consult with a lawyer who is experienced in California business sales to guide you through the process. Very often the business purchase…
Rank this Week: 3459

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jul 25

    Pasadena Unified School District Settles Title IX Complaint . . . . . In Everyone's Best Interest!

    Pasadena Unified School District Settles Title IX Complaint . . . . . In Everyone's Best Interest!
    Girls attending middle school in the Pasadena Unified School District have declared victory in a battle over equal access to sports. The students were assisted by the California Women's Law Center and the Employment Law Center of the Legal…
  • Jul 18

    FTC Sues Amazon Over Unfair Billing Practice

    FTC Sues Amazon Over Unfair Billing Practice
    The FTC has sued Amazon over its in-app billing practices. In the lawsuit, the FTC alleges that parents have been unlawfully charged millions of dollars by allowing their children to play with apps on smart phones and other devices. The apps…
  • Jul 11

    ABA Ruling Says Attorneys May Review Social Media Posts by Juror

    ABA Ruling Says Attorneys May Review Social Media Posts by Juror
    As more and more people establish a presence on social media websites, the line between the real world and the virtual world becomes increasingly blurred. That's true in many aspects of life, and it is particularly relevant when applied to…
Rank this Week: 1017

California Civil Litigation

California Civil Litigation

Covers recent decisions of the California Courts that are of interest to the civil litigation practitioner. By Pamela Fasick.

http://californiacivillitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Big Change in the Parol Evidence Rule

    Big Change in the Parol Evidence Rule
    The California Supreme Court Discards the State's Idiosyncratic Interpretation of the Fraud Exception Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Association (No. S190581, January 14, 2013) The California Supreme Court…
  • Oct 27

    A Judgment Without Previous Notice of Lawsuit

    A Judgment Without Previous Notice of Lawsuit
    I Was Informed There's a Judgment Against Me But I Never Heard of Any LawsuitIt's relatively unusual for a person who had no notice that they had been named as a defendant in a civil action to be informed that there is a civil judgment…
  • May 11

    Hospital's Suit For Reimbursement Is Not Preempted by ERISA

    Hospital's Suit For Reimbursement Is Not Preempted by ERISA
    Court of Appeal Reverses a Judgment Sustaining a Demurrer by Blue CrossCoast Plaza Doctors Hospital v. Blue Cross of California (B205892, May 11, 2009)11 p.
Rank this Week: 4967

California Civil Litigation Blog

California Civil Litigation Blog

Covers electronic discovery, insurance litigation, security and privacy, and other civil litigation topics in California. By M. Scott Koller.

http://www.koller-law.com
  • Feb 28

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start
    I recently authored an article for the Daily Journal on the new cybersecurity framework.  You can read about it by visiting the Daily Journal.  
  • Dec 31

    The Target Breach: How the Financial Industry is Reacting

    The Target Breach: How the Financial Industry is Reacting
    Retail giant Target recently suffered a massive security breach during the busiest shopping season of the year. The breach involved the credit and debit card information of an estimated 40 million customers who shopped at one of…
  • Nov 19

    The Ramifications of a Security Breach

    The Ramifications of a Security Breach
    New Study Finds that Two Thirds of U.S. Adults Would Not Return to a Business Where Their Personal Information was Stolen. From hackers to stolen laptops, security breaches have been on the rise.  While most businesses are aware of the…
Rank this Week: 4447

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 98

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 25

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

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

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way
    Can’t wait until you win the case to get your attorney fees? Consider seeking an interim fee award based on your success along the way. Awarding interim fees (i.e., a fee award made before the case is completed) is an accepted procedure…
  • Jul 21

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou
    The following is a guest blog post by April E. Frisby of Frisby Law. April is a lawyer in Orange County who practices business and securities transactional law, as well as estate planning. April is also an adjunct law professor at Whittier…
Rank this Week: 3794

Chicago Business Litigation…

Chicago Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers breach of contract, implied contract, oral contracts, defamation, and unjust enrichment. By Tamari & Blumenthal, LLC.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause
    Ruling in favor of the appellant, the Supreme Court established a standard for challenging the fairness of arbitration clauses in court. See Rent-A-Center, West v. Jackson, 2010 WL 2471058
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action
    In Ashcroft v. Iqbal, the Supreme Court reinforced the Twombly Court’s interpretation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a)(2). Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937, (2009). In Twombly, the Court developed a plausibility standard to…
  • Feb 4

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior
    In Illinois, an employer is subject to vicarious liability for his employees under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Bank of America, N.A. v. Bird.392 Ill.App.3d 621, 911 N.E.2d 1239, 331 Ill.Dec. 1009 (2009). Under this doctrine, an…
Rank this Week: 4182

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 25

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

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

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem
    The following is a blog post by Varun Shah, Aruba Network’s Director, Intellectual Property — full disclosure, I previously represented Aruba.  Shah has an interesting alternative patent reform proposal that seeks to target…
  • Jul 21

    Patent Claims Dismissed for Lack of Ownership

    Patent Claims Dismissed for Lack of Ownership
    Rehco, LLC v. Spin Master, Ltd., No. 13 C 2245, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 17, 2014) (Leinenweber, J.). Judge Leinenweber granted defendant Spin Master’s motion to dismiss plaintiff Rehco’s patent infringement claim related to a toy…
Rank this Week: 277

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Coming right to you from the wonder and beauty that is Chicago in the Summer, I would like to bring you some news you can use on the subject of tracking your attorney and staying on top of your case, as a…
  • Jul 2

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!
    Helloooooo!!!  What a beautiful day in Chicago!  At Levin Law, Ltd. we are especially proud to have partnered recently with Chicago Agent Magazine to work on their "Short List" series.  Here is the link! Happy Summer in the…
  • Apr 24

    Pro Se? Translation: Pro Pay. Better Get Your Wallet Out!

    Pro Se? Translation: Pro Pay. Better Get Your Wallet Out!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  I'm rekindling an old article from a different forum on Chicago Law Source, for some good old fashioned news you can use, 2014-style. Have you ever thought that for a legal matter it would be simpler and…
Rank this Week: 2924

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Covers business, contracts, and nursing home negligence litigation. By Philip J. Berenz.

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
Rank this Week: 4244

Circuit Splits

Circuit Splits

Covers divisions between circuit courts. By Nicholas J. Wagoner.

http://www.circuitsplits.com/
  • Jun 6

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split

    Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Split
    This post is part of a series exploring the ideas in an important new article by Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (Univ. Houston), entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. One important concept Bruhl explains is that of parallel…
  • Jun 6

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)

    New Must-Read Article: Measuring Circuit Splits (Aaron-Andrew Bruhl)
    Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (pictured), a professor at University of Houston Law Center, has an important new article on SSRN entitled Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note. This article is, simply put, brilliant. It changed the way that I think…
  • May 13

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split

    How NOT To Argue That A Court Should Avoid Creating A Circuit Split
    Sometimes appellate advocates argue that the circuit court panel in their case should align with the decisions of one or two other circuits in order to avoid creating a circuit split. In one recent case, the lawyer stretched the argument too…
Rank this Week: 753

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 25

    Wisconsin Adopts Twombly's Plausibility Standard

    Wisconsin Adopts Twombly's Plausibility Standard
    In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has adopted the plausibility pleading standard of the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. Data Key Partners v. Permira Advisers LLC, No. 2012AP1967 (Wis. July 23,…
  • Jul 23

    Article III Standing and Yesterday's ACA Decisions (Halbig & King)

    Article III Standing and Yesterday's ACA Decisions (Halbig & King)
    By now most folks have seen yesterday’s conflicting rulings over whether the Affordable Care Act authorizes subsidies for individuals who purchase insurance on a federal exchange (as opposed to exchanges run by the states). The D.C. Circuit…
  • Jul 18

    Free CLE for ABA Members on the Legal Implications of Mobile Device

    Free CLE for ABA Members on the Legal Implications of Mobile Device
    The ABA is presenting a free (to members) Webinar called "The Mobile Transformation: The Extraordinary Legal Implications of Billions of Mobile Devices" on Monday, July 21, 2014 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Information on the Webinar is…
Rank this Week: 482

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
  • Jan 17

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse
    On January, 8, 2013, The Consumer Product Safety Commission in association with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper due to the risk of mold developing between the removable seat cushion and hard…
Rank this Week: 2870

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

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

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
  • Jul 24

    Sixth Circuit Affirms Class Certification in TCPA Case

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

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

    District Court Decertifies Class based on &lt;em&gt;Dukes, Comcast&lt;/em&gt; and Tenth Circuit Precedent
    Plaintiff sued for underpayment or nonpayment of royalties on natural gas produced from wells in Kansas due to defendant’s failure to place the gas in marketable condition.  The district court initially certified the class in…
  • Jul 16

    Certification Denied for Purchasers of Product Awash with Design Difference

    Certification Denied for Purchasers of Product Awash with Design Difference
    The Central District of California denied Plaintiff’s motion to certify a class of purchasers of Defendant’s washing machines that contain an air hose connected to an air dome.  Plaintiff alleged the connection between the…
Rank this Week: 1256

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers consumer fraud, consumer protection, securities and antitrust class actions. By Meiselman, Packman, Nealon, Scialabba & Baker P.C.

http://classactionblog.mpnsb.com/
  • Mar 26

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)
    The Court conditionally certified Meiselman Packman Nealon Scialabba & Baker P.C.’s federal lawsuit against PJPA, LLC a Papa John’s Pizza franchisee in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  As a result of the…
  • Mar 14

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee
    Many fast food restaurants require their employees to purchase uniforms and/or clean their uniforms at their own costs.  However, employees should be reimbursed for the cost of purchasing and cleaning their uniforms.  In a recent…
  • Mar 10

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural
    Consumers in the U.S. rely on labels that say “natural” when purchasing products such as toothpastes.  Consumers are even willing to pay extra money to buy products that are labeled “natural”.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 233

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 944

Class Action Defense Review

Class Action Defense Review

Covers the defense of class action lawsuits. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.classactiondefensereview.com/
  • Dec 6

    When Do Multiple State Court Actions Become a Removable "Mass Action"?

    When Do Multiple State Court Actions Become a Removable "Mass Action"?
    Under the Class Action Fairness Action of 2005, defendants may remove certain class actions to federal court if they meet the definition of “mass actions.” To qualify as a “mass action,” a lawsuit must involve…
  • Oct 28

    Extending the Reach of Comcast v. Behrend

    Extending the Reach of Comcast v. Behrend
    This past March, the Supreme Court held that a class may not be certified if its proposed damages model does not adequately limit damages to the alleged wrongful conduct that will be adjudicated before the trial court. In Comcast Corp. v.…
  • Sep 20

    The Consequences of Not Invoking a Right to Arbitrate

    The Consequences of Not Invoking a Right to Arbitrate
    A class action is brought against a company notwithstanding an arbitration provision in the company’s standard contract. The company does not move to compel arbitration, but begins litigating the matter in federal court. A second…
Rank this Week: 3138

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/
  • Jul 2

    Only Concrete Evidence Can Keep a Defendant’s Case Afloat Under CAFA’S Legal Certainty Standard

    Only Concrete Evidence Can Keep a Defendant’s Case Afloat Under CAFA’S Legal Certainty Standard
    Bell v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., 2013 WL 1791920 (E.D.Cal. April 26, 2013). As amended by CAFA, 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d) vests district courts with original jurisdiction of any civil action in which the amount in controversy exceeds…
  • May 23

    Forum Shopping May Not Qualify as Bad Faith

    Forum Shopping May Not Qualify as Bad Faith
    Deaver v. BBVA Compass Consulting & Benefits, Inc., 2013 WL 2156280 (N.D. Cal. May 17, 2013). The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida determined whether the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Standard Fire…
  • May 22

    District Court Can Stay Its Remand Order Pending Appeal

    District Court Can Stay Its Remand Order Pending Appeal
    Dalton v. Walgreen Co., 2013 WL 2367837 (E.D. Mo. May 29, 2013). Staying its remand order to facilitate the defendant to prefer an appeal, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri held that it had jurisdiction to reopen…
Rank this Week: 74

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1371

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
  • Apr 24

    Symposium in Memory of Giuseppe Tarzia at the MPI Luxembourg

    Symposium in Memory of Giuseppe Tarzia at the MPI Luxembourg
    Many thanks to Felix Koechel (MPI Luxembourg) for the hint. The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law will host a symposium in memory of Giuseppe Tarzia (28.12.1930 – 23.2.2005),…
  • Apr 24

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU

    Brand on Overlap between PIL and Substantive Law in the EU
    Ronald A. Brand (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) has posted The Evolving Private International Law/Substantive Law Overlap in the European Union on SSRN. This chapter, written for the FESTSCHRIFT FÜR ULRICH MAGNUS…
  • Apr 24

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu

    Festschrift Ulrich Magnu
    A Liber Amicorum for Ulrich Magnus was published in February 2014. It contains a number of contributions on private international law. III. Internationales Privat- und Zivilverfahrensrecht Jürgen Basedow,…
Rank this Week: 48

Construction Litigation Law Blog

Construction Litigation Law Blog

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

http://blog.njeifs.com/
Rank this Week: 945