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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Feb 19

    "A Better Way to Protect Mueller"

    "A Better Way to Protect Mueller"
    "A Better Way to Protect Mueller": Neal K. Katyal and Kenneth W. Starr have this essay online at The New York Times.
  • Feb 19

    "Will Anthony Kennedy Retire? What Influences a Justice's Decision."

    "Will Anthony Kennedy Retire? What Influences a Justice's Decision."
    "Will Anthony Kennedy Retire? What Influences a Justice's Decision." Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
  • Feb 19

    "The Supreme Court's options on DACA"

    "The Supreme Court's options on DACA"
    "The Supreme Court's options on DACA": Lyle Denniston has this post at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Rank this Week: 20

This Week's Florida Appeals Court…

This Week's Florida Appeals Court Decisions

Provides a summary of selected civil and criminal cases. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/florida-appeals-court-decisions/
Rank this Week: 2274

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Event announcement: Cato panel on Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky

    Event announcement: Cato panel on Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky
    On February 22 at 12 p.m., the Cato Institute will host a panel discussion on Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, a First Amendment case that will be argued before the Supreme Court on February 28. Panelists include Wen Fa, Ginger Anders and…
  • Feb 19

    OT2017 #14: “Justice for Stormy”

    OT2017 #14: “Justice for Stormy”
    The Supreme Court’s long break is over and we’re here to preview some of the most interesting cases from the February sitting. We take a deep dive into Janus v. AFSCME, Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Currier v.…
  • Feb 18

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect orders from the February 16 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The court will hear oral argument on Tuesday in Currier v. Virginia and City of Hays v. Vogt and on Wednesday…
Rank this Week: 12

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
Rank this Week: 3528

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/
  • Feb 16

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup February 16, 2018

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup February 16, 2018
    Each week, the Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be sure...
  • Feb 15

    Thinking Thursday: Lincoln would have owned Twitter

    Thinking Thursday: Lincoln would have owned Twitter
    Presidents’ Weekend is upon us. Ten score and nine years ago, one of our most eloquent American writers was born. He prized. Per Professor Julie Oseid, it’s hard to pin down President Lincoln’s prowess to just one attribute. He was...
  • Feb 13

    2018 Justice Donald L. Corbin Appellate Symposium

    2018 Justice Donald L. Corbin Appellate Symposium
    In March, the Pulaski County Bar Foundation will be hosting the First Annual Justice Donald L. Corbin Appellate Symposium. Justice Donald L. Corbin, a Marine Corps veteran, was a long-standing member of the Arkansas judiciary and served both…
Rank this Week: 2486

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Justices here and there...

    Justices here and there...
    The California Lawyers Association's Litigation Section's February 2018 Litigation Update (Edited by Justice Moore) is now posted here.Yesterday's DJ featured Justice Hoffstadt's article, A Penny for your Thoughts, about "which [criminal]…
  • Feb 15

    4th Circuit en banc IRAP opinion issue

    4th Circuit en banc IRAP opinion issue
    On December 8, 2017, the 4th Circuit heard en banc arguments in on the latest iteration of the Travel Ban. This morning, 285 pages of opinion were published, with the majority coming out against the ban (9 to 4). The NLJ reports: 'The Words…
  • Feb 14

    Azadian joins Dykema

    Azadian joins Dykema
    Appellate lawyer Jimmy Azadian has joined the LA Office of Dykema where he will be a member of the firm's nationwide appellate practice. Jimmy chairs both OCBA's Appellate Law Section and the Ninth Circuit's Appellate…
Rank this Week: 616

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC (9th Cir. - Feb. 16, 2018)

    Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC (9th Cir. - Feb. 16, 2018)
    When you've got (1) a majority opinion written by a hard core conservative, (2) over the dissent of a liberal judge, (3) with the swing vote provided by a district court judge sitting by designation, (4) that creates an express circuit split,…
  • Feb 15

    People v. Hutchinson (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)

    People v. Hutchinson (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 15, 2017)
    It's a home invasion robbery of a wealthy family in Rancho Palos Verdes by a group of people who threaten and repeatedly tase the occupants and who have prior felonies.Guess whether the sentence is short or long.Right.  42 years.
  • Feb 14

    Tovar v. Sessions (9th Cir. - Feb. 14, 2018)

    Tovar v. Sessions (9th Cir. - Feb. 14, 2018)
    The Ninth Circuit says:"The question before us is whether Margarito Rodriguez Tovar, a child of a lawful permanent resident (LPR) who was deemed by statute to be a minor child until the very day his father naturalized, still qualified as a…
Rank this Week: 151

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Commentary and news about the Pennsylvania Legal community. By the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC.

http://www.palegalblog.com
  • Feb 16

    What Should You Do If You’re Injured In A Car Accident?

    What Should You Do If You’re Injured In A Car Accident?
    When you or a loved one are involved in a car accident, the most important thing to do is get to safety and get medical care for any injuries. However, in the midst of scary and unexpected car accidents, many people may not know what other…
  • Feb 2

    Underdogs – The Philadelphia Eagles Theme Resonates for This Lawyer

    Underdogs – The Philadelphia Eagles Theme Resonates for This Lawyer
    By now, everyone has heard about the Philadelphia Eagles and their rise to football supremacy as underdogs – the team that no one respected. On Sunday, we’ll see if the Eagles prove just how underrated and disrespected they were…
  • Jan 19

    Social Security Disability Claimants Face Long Delays Waiting for Hearing

    Social Security Disability Claimants Face Long Delays Waiting for Hearing
    It takes an average of 23 to 25 months until a Social Security Disability claimant has their hearing. Don’t take our word for it, you can read it on Social Security’s website at…
Rank this Week: 2368

Lundgren & Johnson Blog

Lundgren & Johnson Blog

Educational legal blog written for the layman on criminal defense, personal injury, and civil rights topics.

https://lundgrenjohnson.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Minnesota Supreme Court: A Pistol in a Center Console is “Carrying a Pistol”

    Minnesota Supreme Court: A Pistol in a Center Console is “Carrying a Pistol”
    Yesterday, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an important decision of statewide significance. In State v. Prigge, the court was asked whether a person may be found guilty of carrying a pistol under the influence when the... Read more…
  • Jan 7

    Minnesota Expungement Law – State v. C.W.N.

    Minnesota Expungement Law – State v. C.W.N.
    Revisions to Minnesota’s expungement law continue to be interpreted by the courts.  On January 2, 2018, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a published decision interpreting sections of Minnesota’s expungement statute…
  • Dec 5

    Minnesota DWI Lawyer: Insights and Update

    Minnesota DWI Lawyer: Insights and Update
    Minnesota DWI Lawyer: Insights and Updates Minnesota DWI Lawyer David R. Lundgren details the changes made to Minnesota’s DWI laws by the legislature and offers his insight into a portion of the wide array of... Read more » The…
Rank this Week: 2238

Arkansas Appeal

Arkansas Appeal

Covers significant developments in appellate practice in Arkansas and decisions from Arkansas’s Appellate Courts. By Tasha C. Taylor.

http://arkansasappeals.com/
Rank this Week: 3311

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 1803

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: 1232

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    An Evening with the Supreme Court of Texa

    An Evening with the Supreme Court of Texa
    The Appellate Sections of the Austin Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas are once again co-sponsoring “An Evening with the Supreme Court of Texas.” This event—which has been held biennially since 2008—will take…
  • Jan 20

    New Year, New Name

    New Year, New Name
    In this inaugural post for 2018, I’d like to announce a significant change in my firm. As of January 1, 2018, Smith Law Group has become Smith Haley Nobles. I started this firm in 2006 as a sole proprietorship. Solo life was great,…
  • Nov 29

    Sticky Fee

    Sticky Fee
    If it seems to you that there are many more appeals of attorneys’ fees these days, you’re right. Appeals involving attorneys’ fees have risen steeply over the last seven years. There is something happening in this area of…
Rank this Week: 4026

Michigan Appeals

Michigan Appeals

Explores and discusses issues affecting appellate practice, including recent cases, primarily from the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. By the Speaker Law Firm.

http://www.michiganappeals.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    6th Circuit Orders Federal Government pay $450,000 in Attorney Fees to Defendant

    6th Circuit Orders Federal Government pay $450,000 in Attorney Fees to Defendant
    The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the Middle District of Tennessee’s denial of defendant Circle C’s motion for attorney fees and sent the case back for an award of legal fees and expenses related to the trial…
  • Feb 7

    Divorcing Parties Cannot “Change Their Mind” About Mediation Agreement

    Divorcing Parties Cannot “Change Their Mind” About Mediation Agreement
    A defendant could not claim the mediation agreement he signed during his divorce proceedings was unenforceable based on perceived procedural mistakes when it was clear that he “simply regretted making the agreement,” the Michigan…
  • Jan 30

    The Court of Appeals’ Discussion of Conservatorship Raises Question

    The Court of Appeals’ Discussion of Conservatorship Raises Question
    In the case of In re Conservatorship of Rhea Brody, No. 332994, the Michigan Court of Appeals (MCOA), affirmed the lower court’s appointment of a conservator over Rita Brody, an adult, under the Estates and Protected Individuals Code…
Rank this Week: 2571

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 972

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Feb 6

    I’m back!

    I’m back!
    Or, should I say, the blog is back. I’m not sure how much blogging I will do in the near future, but at least the old posts are up again after an extended outage. The fix was really simple, but it took three tech support guys at my…
  • Sep 25

    TrueFiling comes to the Second District Court of Appeal

    TrueFiling comes to the Second District Court of Appeal
    Perhaps the title of this post should be the other way around: The Second District Court of Appeal comes to TrueFiling. Although the The Second District has had e-filing for some document sin place for several years, it appears to…
  • Aug 21

    Mandatory e-filing in the California Supreme Court is imminent – learn the rules!

    Mandatory e-filing in the California Supreme Court is imminent – learn the rules!
    The California Supreme Court adopted voluntary e-filing this summer, but e-filing will become mandatory on September 1, 2017. The court uses the TrueFiling system, which I have found to be rather user-friendly.…
Rank this Week: 341

I Object!

I Object!

Covers the rules for preserving the record for appeal. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/preservation-of-error-blog/
  • Feb 6

    From De Novo to Clear Error: Don't Risk Your Standard of Review When Objecting to a Magistrate's Report

    From De Novo to Clear Error: Don't Risk Your Standard of Review When Objecting to a Magistrate's Report
    Most attorneys know that failing to contemporaneously object to an adverse ruling can subject the issue to a more stringent standard of review on appeal. For example, failing to object below to a ruling of law means that, instead of applying…
  • Jan 3

    Appeal it All! Guarding Against Multiple, Independent Ground

    Appeal it All! Guarding Against Multiple, Independent Ground
    You’ve identified a killer issue for appeal, no doubt a winner. Congratulations! You still lose. How can that be? In Novum Structures, LLC v. Choate Construction Company, Inc., 698 Fed. Appx. 608 (11th Cir. 2017), the Eleventh Circuit…
  • Nov 14

    Taking a Toll: The Effect of Post-Judgment Motions on Appeal Deadline

    Taking a Toll: The Effect of Post-Judgment Motions on Appeal Deadline
    Counsel contemplating an appeal often depend on the “tolling” effect of authorized post-judgment motions, which can extend an otherwise-applicable appeal deadline. In particular, in most federal civil cases, the appellant has 30…
Rank this Week: 2294

Florida Appellate Review

Florida Appellate Review

Features news and analysis of Florida Supreme Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court decisions and developments. By Dan Bushell.

http://www.floridaappellatereview.com/
  • Feb 5

    Miami Seaquarium’s Treatment of Killer Whale Doesn’t Violate Endangered Species Act, 11th Circuit Rule

    Miami Seaquarium’s Treatment of Killer Whale Doesn’t Violate Endangered Species Act, 11th Circuit Rule
    The past few years have shown that litigation continues to be a viable vehicle for bringing about societal change, particularly when legislative action does not follow changes in public opinion on high profile issues. The same sex marriage…
  • Dec 4

    Florida's Ban on Credit Card Surcharges Declared Unconstitutional

    Florida's Ban on Credit Card Surcharges Declared Unconstitutional
    You may have gone to pay for a purchase and been told by the store owner that there was an extra charge to pay by credit card. And you've undoubtedly gone to a gas station with two sets of prices: lower prices for cash and higher prices for…
  • Dec 4

    Florida’s Ban on Credit Card Surcharges Declared Unconstitutional

    Florida’s Ban on Credit Card Surcharges Declared Unconstitutional
    You may have gone to pay for a purchase and been told by the store owner that there was an extra charge to pay by credit card. And you’ve undoubtedly gone to a gas station with two sets of prices: lower prices for cash and higher prices…
Rank this Week: 2885

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • Jan 15

    When confronted by law enforcement…

    When confronted by law enforcement…
    Continuing the discussion of the appropriate demeanor when confronted by law enforcement, unexpectedly, it is important to be cognizant of your rights. Again, be calm and respectful. You are required to identify yourself to the point of…
  • Oct 28

    Marshall project

    Marshall project
    I cannot recommend strongly enough a video montage created by the Marshall Project and the New Yorker…an intimate and different perspective of the many sides of our criminal justice system…
  • Jul 18

    Five things you should do if you are pulled over by a policeman:

    Five things you should do if you are pulled over by a policeman:
    Be polite Identify your self with license and insurance Listen to any question being asked Answer only that question in the fewest words as possible; Be aware of your rights as a free citizen protected from unreasonable search and seizure (to…
Rank this Week: 1265

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

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

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4423

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Dec 20

    Attorney Fees Provision May Be Enforced Even If the Contract Is Deemed Void

    Attorney Fees Provision May Be Enforced Even If the Contract Is Deemed Void
    In a recent opinion, the California Court of Appeal held that a party could be liable for the prevailing party’s attorney fees and costs even though the underlying contracts were deemed void and unenforceable. In California-American…
  • Jun 12

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.
    In Dhillon v. John Muir Health, 2017 Cal. LEXIS 3649, the Supreme Court of California shed some light on the resolution of the long-standing conflict concerning the appealability of a trial court’s order on a petition for writ of…
  • Jun 12

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.
    In Dhillon v. John Muir Health, 2017 Cal. LEXIS 3649, the Supreme Court of California shed some light on the resolution of the long-standing conflict concerning the appealability of a trial court’s order on a petition for writ of…
Rank this Week: 406

Appealing Decisions

Appealing Decisions

Covers appellate opinions and practice in Florida and elsewhere. By Jennifer R. Dixon.

http://www.flaappellatecounsel.com/
  • Dec 14

    Florida Supreme Court Justice Case Dismissed on Ripeness Ground

    Florida Supreme Court Justice Case Dismissed on Ripeness Ground
    The Florida Supreme Court, in a per curiam decision, dismissed a petition seeking quo warranto relief brought by the Florida League of Women Voters challenging Governor Rick Scott’s ability to appoint three new Supreme Court…
  • Nov 8

    The Perils of De Novo Review

    The Perils of De Novo Review
    Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal issued an opinion today that highlights the perils of de novo review.  De novo review is the broadest standard of review for an appellate court, reserved for construing pure matters of law,…
  • Jul 26

    Lowndes Attorneys Obtain Favorable Rulings for Court-Appointed Receiver

    Lowndes Attorneys Obtain Favorable Rulings for Court-Appointed Receiver
    Orlando, FL–Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that shareholder, Richard Dellinger, and appellate attorney, Jennifer R. Dixon, prevailed in defending a client appointed to serve as a receiver in…
Rank this Week: 1416

The Appellate Strategist

The Appellate Strategist

Covers appellate issues, trial consultations and evaluating appeals. By Sedgwick LLP.

http://www.appellatestrategist.com
Rank this Week: 1453

Record on Appeal

Record on Appeal

Focuses on case law analysis, appellate events, and other topics in the area of appellate law. By Rebecca A. Copeland.

http://www.recordonappeal.com/
Rank this Week: 3358

Mass Appeals Blog

Mass Appeals Blog

Covers appellate issues affecting practice in Massachusetts and important appellate cases. By Cross Nadel LLC.

http://www.crossnadel.com/mass-appeals-blog
Rank this Week: 2048

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
  • Sep 13

    Can you impeach your own witness in Alabama? Rule 607 provides the answer.

    Can you impeach your own witness in Alabama? Rule 607 provides the answer.
    An issue that still arises during trials, especially jury trials, is whether a party can impeach their own witness. Impeaching your own witness means that you are attacking the testimony and/or credibility of a witness that you put on the…
  • Sep 11

    Hurricane Irma Courthouse Closure

    Hurricane Irma Courthouse Closure
    Due to weather conditions created by Hurricane Irma, the following Alabama county courthouses will be closed on September 11, 2017: Barbour Blount Bullock Calhoun Chambers Cherokee Clay Cleburne Coffee Coosa Dale Elmore Etowah Geneva Henry…
  • Feb 10

    Drug Forfeiture Appeals – Car forfeiture reversed based on innocent owner defense

    Drug Forfeiture Appeals – Car forfeiture reversed based on innocent owner defense
    Alabama asset forfeiture law provides an extensive list of items that law enforcement officers can seize in connection with drug crimes. Under Alabama Code Section 20-2-93(a)(5) (1975), this list includes your car if it is used to sell or…
Rank this Week: 3679

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 945

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Jul 21

    Vimeo Test Video

    Vimeo Test Video
  • Jun 19

    Importance of Candor to the Court

    Importance of Candor to the Court
    Dallas Court of Appeals Justices Ada Brown, Molly Francis, and Bill Whitehill spoke at a Dallas Association of Young Lawyers seminar in the Merrill Hartman Courtroom of the George Allen […]
  • Feb 29

    My Review of a Mexican Traffic Stop

    My Review of a Mexican Traffic Stop
    As with all vacations, I had mixed feelings that this one was […]
Rank this Week: 4388

Georgia Appeals Blog

Georgia Appeals Blog

Comments on new cases and appellate procedure in Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit. By Andy Clark.

http://andyclarklaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    The 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b) “substantial step” requirement

    The 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b) “substantial step” requirement
    A few weeks ago I posted some documents at my clients’ request about a pending case. I’ve now been asked by another client to share some of his case materials. It’s an online enticement of a minor case under 18…
  • Mar 22

    Forsyth Second Baptist Church v. Hester

    Forsyth Second Baptist Church v. Hester
    At my clients’ request, I’m sharing documents relating to Forsyth Second Baptist Church et al. v. John Hester et al., an action pending in Monroe County Superior Court. This is not the complete file. This matter is set for…
  • Feb 10

    HB 256 Would Roll Back 2016 Sovereign Immunity Decision

    HB 256 Would Roll Back 2016 Sovereign Immunity Decision
    A bill in the Georgia General Assembly would effectively undo the Georgia Supreme Court’s decision in Rivera v. Washington, 298 Ga. 770 (2016). House Bill 256 would amend OCGA § 5-6-34(a) to allow direct appeal, as a…
Rank this Week: 2395

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/
  • Mar 7

    Proposed federal legislation attacks California's elder abuse and dependent adult law

    Proposed federal legislation attacks California's elder abuse and dependent adult law
    With this incoming Administration, I became concerned that we would focus on Trump's antics and the fact that Kellyanne Conway was sitting on a couch in the Oval Office with her legs folded underneath her.  Meanwhile, the House has been…
  • Feb 10

    An Appeal to Reason

    An Appeal to Reason
    When I picked the title of my blog, An Appeal to Reason, I thought it was a clever title.  It had the word "appeal" in it to describe the type of work I do, but it also focused on the process that one uses to write a…
  • Sep 11

    Supreme Court abolishes automatic depublication rule

    Supreme Court abolishes automatic depublication rule
    For many years, we have operated under the rule that when the California Supreme Court grants a petition for review, the decision by the Court of Appeal can no longer be cited as valid law. A new rule, which took effect on July 1, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 3886

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Covers the appellate record, constitutional analysis, jurisdiction, mootness, rehearings and the standard of review. By Steven R. Merican.

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Mr Kluxen said Concentrate

    Mr Kluxen said Concentrate
    The American Bar Association this week asks: “Do you apply lessons you learned playing sports to your work in law?” I was pitching in a youth-league baseball game when events turned out of my control. From the sideline, Mr.…
  • Feb 10

    Mr Kluxen said Concentrate

    Mr Kluxen said Concentrate
    The American Bar Association this week asks: “Do you apply lessons you learned playing sports to your work in law?” I was pitching in a youth-league baseball game when events turned out of my control. From the sideline, Mr.…
  • Sep 22

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number
    If you called my office the last couple of days, you got a recorded message saying you reached a number that is no longer in service. That’s true — it is no longer in service. Temporarily anyway, until Comcast fixes a…
Rank this Week: 1640

New York Appellate Law Blog

New York Appellate Law Blog

Covers significant tort and insurance coverage decisions in New York's Appellate Courts, cases which have been granted leave to appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, and other practice tips or information regarding appeals to New York's Appellate Courts. By Mauro Lilling Naparty LLP.

http://mlnappeals.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3661

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Sep 25

    The Antique Firearm Exception to Florida’s Felon-in-Possession Statute

    The Antique Firearm Exception to Florida’s Felon-in-Possession Statute
    Jacek Stramski | The Supreme Court recently clarified the antique firearm exception to Florida’s “felon-in-possession” statute. The exception excludes antique firearms from the general probition on possessing firearms by…
  • Sep 18

    Court Orders New Mayoral Election for Miami Garden

    Court Orders New Mayoral Election for Miami Garden
    Jacek Stramski | The City of Miami Gardens will have to hold a second election for mayor after the Florida Supreme Court invalidated the election held on August 30, 2016. In Wright v. City of Miami Beach (SC16-1518), the Court
  • Jul 9

    When is an Accident a Crash under Florida’s Hit and Run Statute?

    When is an Accident a Crash under Florida’s Hit and Run Statute?
    Jacek Stramski | On July 7, the Supreme Court of Florida considered what it means for a vehicle to be “involved in a crash” for purposes of section 316.027, Florida Statutes. Gaulden v. State (SC14-399). The Court concluded in a
Rank this Week: 1421

Washington State Appellate…

Washington State Appellate Practice Blog

Covers local and national appellate law practice. By Jason W. Anderson.

http://www.waappellatelaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Should You Appeal?

    Should You Appeal?
    Parties are motivated to appeal for various reasons, often a combination of personal and financial considerations depending on the nature of the dispute. The decision whether to appeal should also take into account the likelihood of success…
  • Sep 25

    An Example of How Exaggeration and Hyperbole Can Be Counterproductive

    An Example of How Exaggeration and Hyperbole Can Be Counterproductive
    A good appellate advocate knows that understatement is generally more effective than exaggeration or hyperbole.  This proved true in a recent appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  In this case,…
  • Dec 2

    Seventh Circuit: Ostrich "Not a Proper Model for an Appellate Advocate"

    Seventh Circuit: Ostrich "Not a Proper Model for an Appellate Advocate"
    A recent opinion by Judge Posner for the Seventh Circuit includes the following text (complete with photos!):
Rank this Week: 2864

South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

Covers appellate practice in South Carolina. By Christian Stegmaier.Covers appellate practice in South Carolina. By Christian Stegmaier.

http://southcarolinaappellatelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Oct 1

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter
    On September 22, the Supreme Court issued an administrative order, which replaces the current Form 4 used for judgments/dispositions in civil matters in the Circuit Court with Form 4C.  The new Form 4C, which can be found here at…
  • Oct 1

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter
    On September 22, the Supreme Court issued an administrative order, which replaces the current Form 4 used for judgments/dispositions in civil matters in the Circuit Court with Form 4C.  The new Form 4C, which can be found here at…
  • Oct 1

    Re-Rolling Out South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

    Re-Rolling Out South Carolina Appellate Lawyer
    I’ve spent the day re-reading the Advance Sheets from the last several months. While reviewing the recent decisions of our Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, I thought about South Carolina Appellate Lawyer and regretted that I had let it…
Rank this Week: 3028

On The Docket

On The Docket

Covers appellate litigation in the Carolinas and beyond. By Nexsen Pruet.

http://www.nexsenpruetonthedocket.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Error Preservation in South Carolina: Beware the "Two Issue" Rule.

    Error Preservation in South Carolina: Beware the "Two Issue" Rule.
    By Kirsten E. SmallBecause I am an appellate lawyer, error preservation is the bane of my existence. I don't care if the trial judge excluded your evidence, kicked a puppy, or made the jury deliberate through the Clemson-Carolina game. If you…
  • Sep 19

    The Appellate Code: The Many Meanings of "Per Curiam"

    The Appellate Code: The Many Meanings of "Per Curiam"
    By Kirsten E. SmallWe all know that “per curiam” means “by the court.” But, to echo a 1960s hippie-type, what does “per curiam” really mean, man? What message, if any, is an appellate court conveying by issuing an opinion “per…
  • Sep 12

    New Fourth Circuit Nominee Stephanie Thacker

    New Fourth Circuit Nominee Stephanie Thacker
    By Kirsten E. SmallJust in time for "On the Docket" to return from its summer hiatus ("hiatus" sounds so much more deliberate than "holy cow, I've been busy lately," doesn't it?), President Obama has officially announced a new pick for the…
Rank this Week: 2907

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

Covers Florida Law and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Conigliaro.

http://www.abstractappeal.com/
  • Jul 8

    People Say I’m Lazy…

    People Say I’m Lazy…
    Dreaming my life away. Well they give me all kinds of advice… You know the rest. Lennon had been spending time raising a family in New York. My story is a little different.
  • Feb 21

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory
    This decision from the Fourth District examined section 768.135, the title of which references immunity for volunteer sports team physicians.
  • Feb 21

    Fourth District: No Jurisdiction, But Direction

    Fourth District: No Jurisdiction, But Direction
    The plaintiff in this case attempted to appeal a circuit court’s order refusing to reopen a file. The Fourth District determined that the order was not appealable as a final or non-final order and dismissed the appeal. Interestingly,…
Rank this Week: 1501

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

http://southcarolinaappellatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 1572

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: 136