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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Oct 16

    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court
    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court granted review in four new cases. In addition, in Scenic America, Inc. v. Dep't of Transp., No. 16-739, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch issued a statement, in which Chief…
  • Oct 15

    "The Morality of Administrative Law"

    "The Morality of Administrative Law"
    "The Morality of Administrative Law": Law professor Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule have posted this article on SSRN (via "Legal Theory Blog").
  • Oct 15

    "Texas Engaged In Viewpoint Discrimination In Removal of Bill of Rights Nativity Display"

    "Texas Engaged In Viewpoint Discrimination In Removal of Bill of Rights Nativity Display"
    "Texas Engaged In Viewpoint Discrimination In Removal of Bill of Rights Nativity Display": Howard Friedman has this post at his "Religion Clause" blog about a ruling that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued on…
Rank this Week: 12

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    OT2017 #3: “Nowheresville” (ft. Nina Totenberg)

    OT2017 #3: “Nowheresville” (ft. Nina Totenberg)
    The October sitting has ended—and we’re here to wrap it up for you. On this episode, we begin by discussing the biggest news of the month: our new microphones, brought to you courtesy of our Patreon supporters. We also break down…
  • Oct 16

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    At Just Security, William Dodge discusses last week’s oral argument in Jesner v. Arab Bank, in which the justices considered whether corporations are liable under the Alien Tort Statute, explaining that “the Justices seemed to be…
  • Oct 15

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect orders from the October 13 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. The justices will meet next for their October 27 conference. The calendar for the November sitting, which begins on October 30, is available on the Supreme Court’s…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 162

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: 191

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: 272

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/
  • Oct 11

    Ninth Circuit Historical Society Present

    Ninth Circuit Historical Society Present
    Ninth Circuit Historical Society Presents:Thought-provoking programming with expert panels; moving educational Exhibits; poignant oral histories; meaty articles covering a range of topics from gender issues, to water rights, to courthouse…
  • Oct 11

    A Year in Review at the Supreme Court of California

    A Year in Review at the Supreme Court of California
    Check out A Year in Review at the Supreme Court of CaliforniaThe 2016 – 2017 court year summary:Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar retires after 23 years on the high court;Court appoints Jorge E. Navarrete as Court…
  • Oct 11

    Judge Bev O'Connell RIP

    Judge Bev O'Connell RIP
    Terribly sad news this morning from a CD Cal press release:Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell has died at age 52.Chief Judge Phillips said the following: “Mere words are inadequate to express the depth of our loss. Judge O’Connell…
Rank this Week: 671

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/
  • Oct 11

    Exclusive Remedy as in Monroe? MSC Says, "NO! NO! NO!"

    Exclusive Remedy as in Monroe? MSC Says, "NO! NO! NO!"
    In Michigan Dep't of Agriculture v Appletree Marketing, Inc, the Michigan Supreme Court held that the Agricultural Commodities Marketing Act (ACMA) does not provide the exclusive remedy for its violation and does not supersede preexisting…
  • Oct 2

    2 Trial Judges + Same Facts = Opposite Orders - Which Controls?

    2 Trial Judges + Same Facts = Opposite Orders - Which Controls?
    MCR 2.613(B) sets out the limitations on error-correction by one judge of the orders ofanother judge and provides the following:A judgment or order may be set aside or vacated, and a proceeding under a judgment or order may be stayed, only by…
  • Sep 26

    Changes in a Child' School Create a Change in the Established Custodial Environment

    Changes in a Child' School Create a Change in the Established Custodial Environment
                In the case of Shimel v. McKinley, (DocketNo. 329144), the Michigan Court of Appeals remanded the matter to the trial court because the order changing the child’s school district altered the…
Rank this Week: 617

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/
  • Oct 4

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Q&A to be Held in Honolulu

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Q&A to be Held in Honolulu
    As we've reported in the past, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals visits Honolulu three times per year to hold oral arguments. A three-judge panel of the court will once again be in town next Wednesday, October 11, 2017. While in town, the…
  • Sep 26

    Hawaii's Appellate Pro Bono Program featured in ABA's Dialogue

    Hawaii's Appellate Pro Bono Program featured in ABA's Dialogue
    The Summer 2017 issue of the ABA's Dialogue, an online publication, includes an article on Hawaii's Appellate Pro Bono Program co-authored by this blogger. The article, entitled, "Increasing Support for Appellate Litigants: The Hawaii…
  • Jun 28

    Hawaii State Bar Association's 2017 Board of Director

    Hawaii State Bar Association's 2017 Board of Director
    This blogger is proud to be part of the Hawaii State Bar Association's Board of Directors with many other great attorneys who have a strong foundation in community service:
Rank this Week: 644

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    How Appellate Work Saved Me from Diabetes and Diabetes Made Me a Better Appellate Lawyer

    How Appellate Work Saved Me from Diabetes and Diabetes Made Me a Better Appellate Lawyer
    I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 44 years ago, on September 24, 1973, and have practiced appellate law full-time since 1989. Appellate law has played a major part in helping me live a longer and healthy life. In 1973, the life expectancy…
  • Sep 8

    Advocate v. Advisor: Estimating Likelihood of Succe

    Advocate v. Advisor: Estimating Likelihood of Succe
    “We’re going to win,” a board-member announced, pointing at the application for a temporary restraining order, and looking around the room. Turning her gaze to me, she reiterated, “it says, ‘Plaintiff Will Likely…
  • Sep 5

    Talking Legal Tech on New Solo

    Talking Legal Tech on New Solo
    Anyone familiar with me as a lawyer knows I have a penchant for legal technology. It’s a regular topic of discussion around here, particularly as it relates to modern-day appellate practice. I’m always looking for ways to…
Rank this Week: 984

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: 579

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: 1080

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: 750

The Appellate Strategist

The Appellate Strategist

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

http://www.appellatestrategist.com
Rank this Week: 838

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: 592

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/
  • Oct 16

    The Perils of Statutory Interpretation

    The Perils of Statutory Interpretation
    As someone who has taught legislation and appellate advocacy and worked for both a state legislature and the U.S. Senate, I love a good statutory interpretation case. Seeing how the advocates and judges approach the statutory text and the…
  • Oct 14

    Editing Alchemy

    Editing Alchemy
    Have you heard the secret to being a brilliant writer—appellate or otherwise? Because there is one. An ancient trick used by all the greats, from Justice Kagan to Stephen King. Use this device, and your writing will improve tenfold…
  • Oct 13

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup October 13, 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup October 13, 2017
    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...
Rank this Week: 2612

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/
  • Oct 14

    Ninth Circuit refuses habeas relief from death sentence affirmed by Supreme Court

    Ninth Circuit refuses habeas relief from death sentence affirmed by Supreme Court
    Twenty-two years ago, the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed Ricardo Sanders’ death sentence.  (People v. Sanders (1995) 11 Cal.4th 475.)  A few months later, the court summarily denied his state habeas corpus petition. …
  • Oct 13

    Summary of October 11, 2017 conference report for civil case

    Summary of October 11, 2017 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on October 11, 2017. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been granted, (2)…
  • Oct 13

    Governor signs Liu-inspired juvenile Miranda bill

    Governor signs Liu-inspired juvenile Miranda bill
    Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 395, which will generally require that minors under 16 consult with an attorney before a custodial interrogation.  The legislation was inspired, at least in part, by Justice Goodwin…
Rank this Week: 3117

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: 1963

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/
  • Oct 13

    Stewart v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 12, 2017)

    Stewart v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 12, 2017)
    Don't get old.
  • Oct 11

    Teixeria v. County of Alameda (9th Cir. - Oct. 10, 2017)

    Teixeria v. County of Alameda (9th Cir. - Oct. 10, 2017)
    When the panel issued its original opinion, I thought that Judge Silverman's dissent was spot on.  In a concise, targeted way that was infinitely better than anything I could ever write myself.  The entirety of that panel dissent…
  • Oct 10

    Kirkpatrick v. Chappell (9th Cir. - Oct. 10, 2017)

    Kirkpatrick v. Chappell (9th Cir. - Oct. 10, 2017)
    I seriously thought about quoting Judge Kozinski's dissent in this death penalty case in toto.But even though it's deliberately concise (to the point of being staccato -- though powerfully so), it's still eight single-spaced pages long.So…
Rank this Week: 1359

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: 1699

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
  • 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.…
  • Aug 21

    How flexible is that midnight electronic filing deadline in federal court?

    How flexible is that midnight electronic filing deadline in federal court?
    When I was a young lawyer, my mentor told me, “Practice law as if the rules will always be strictly enforced against you but will never be strictly enforced against the adverse party.” Wise words. Last week I posted about a…
Rank this Week: 1305

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
  • Sep 21

    BCCA Rules Civil Jury Fees Are Constitutional

    BCCA Rules Civil Jury Fees Are Constitutional
    By Byron Shaw   On September 15, 2017, the B.C. Court of Appeal rejected a challenge by the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (“TLA”) to the constitutionality of legislation requiring civil litigants opting for a…
  • Sep 20

    The duty to disclose Mary Carter agreements immediately: new guidance from the BC Court of Appeal

    The duty to disclose Mary Carter agreements immediately: new guidance from the BC Court of Appeal
    By Connor Bildfell Mary Carter agreements are settlement agreements between a plaintiff and defendant in multiparty litigation wherein the defendant ostensibly remains an active party to the litigation while the plaintiff’s claim in…
  • Sep 5

    Does the Duty to Inform Apply Solely to the Contracting Parties?

    Does the Duty to Inform Apply Solely to the Contracting Parties?
    By Gabrielle Baracat and Paul Blanchard In Camions Daimler Canada ltée v. Camions Sterling de Lévis inc., 2017 QCCA 798, the Quebec Court of Appeal confirmed that the duty to inform that exists between contracting parties, which…
Rank this Week: 3586

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
  • Sep 20

    Federal Court Rules That Workers’ Compensation Settlements Apply Only to Workers’ Compensation Matter

    Federal Court Rules That Workers’ Compensation Settlements Apply Only to Workers’ Compensation Matter
    On September 11, 2017, in Zuber v. Boscov’s, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an injured employee does not waive claims to FMLA and other benefits by settling his Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim and signing a…
  • Aug 4

    The Protz Impact

    The Protz Impact
    Ever since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared in Protz v. WCAB that the Impairment Rating Evaluation provisions of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act are unconstitutional, my office has been deluged with calls asking…
  • Jul 31

    Where there’s a Will there’s a way…

    Where there’s a Will there’s a way…
    Here’s a topic no one wants to talk about – death. We don’t want to think about it, the realities of it, the when or how, but it is a reality that every single one of us is faced with. While there’s not much we can do…
Rank this Week: 2520

I Object!

I Object!

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

https://www.carltonfields.com/preservation-of-error-blog/
  • Sep 20

    When in Doubt, Assume the Earliest Possible Deadline

    When in Doubt, Assume the Earliest Possible Deadline
    One of the most important factors in preserving your appellate rights is knowing when the clock starts running on your deadline to appeal. While the answer may appear simple as a matter of course, that is not always the case. In Love v.…
  • Jul 31

    The Ins and Outs of Appellate Statements of Jurisdiction: How to Avoid Common Mistake

    The Ins and Outs of Appellate Statements of Jurisdiction: How to Avoid Common Mistake
    Though Statements of Jurisdiction may seem like a simple part of an appellate brief, parties often make mistakes in drafting jurisdictional statements. In fact, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently wrote: “There is…
  • Jul 7

    You Gotta Serve Somebody, But You Gotta Do So Correctly: Preserving Sanctions Motion

    You Gotta Serve Somebody, But You Gotta Do So Correctly: Preserving Sanctions Motion
    Emails can create many problems for litigants and their lawyers, but a recent appellate decision in Florida demonstrates yet another peril: proper service, and thus preservation, of demands for sanctions. In Isla Blue Dev., LLC v. Moore, ___…
Rank this Week: 1916

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: 2912

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • 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…
  • Jun 19

    2017 Martindale Hubbell Judicial Edition

    2017 Martindale Hubbell Judicial Edition
    Highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.
  • Jan 15

    Martindale-Hubbell Review rating – Judicial edition

    Martindale-Hubbell Review rating – Judicial edition
    Originally posted on CHICAGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a nonprofit organization of conservative state legislators and private sector representatives that drafts and shares model state-level…
Rank this Week: 2652

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 10

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership
    Parties (typically plaintiffs) may request the appointment of a receiver in cases involving disputes over corporate assets or interests in real estate.  But the appointment of a receiver may have unexpected consequences for the party…
  • Jan 10

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?
    Are the commonly accepted features of arbitration—speed and finality—being watered down by rules permitting a second arbitration that expose parties to delays and significantly increased expenses? In a recently published decision,…
Rank this Week: 4156

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: 2431

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: 4114

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: 2931

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: 1392

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: 3007

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: 2350

Appealing Decisions

Appealing Decisions

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

http://www.flaappellatecounsel.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 12

    SCOTUS Voids Florida’s Death Penalty

    SCOTUS Voids Florida’s Death Penalty
    Breaking News:  In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States finds that Florida’s death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution in that it takes power that should belong to juries and vests it in trial…
  • Oct 27

    Florida’s Highest Court Refuses Webster’s Request for “Seat at the Table”

    Florida’s Highest Court Refuses Webster’s Request for “Seat at the Table”
    Today, the Supreme Court of Florida entered an order denying U.S. Senator, Daniel Webster’s request to intervene in the widely-reported Florida redistricting case, League of Women Voters of Florida, Inc., et al. v. Detzer, Case No.…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 18

    Foreclosure Appeals -- Part 2 -- Unique Issue

    Foreclosure Appeals -- Part 2 -- Unique Issue
    Continuing from my last post, this post (also excerpted/adapted from my CLE presentation o the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section) outlines some unique legal issues that arise in foreclosure appeals.   Attorney’s…
  • Sep 18

    Foreclosure Appeals — Part 2 — Unique Issue

    Foreclosure Appeals — Part 2 — Unique Issue
    Continuing from my last post, this post (also excerpted/adapted from my CLE presentation o the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section) outlines some unique legal issues that arise in foreclosure appeals.   Attorney’s Fees…
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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!):
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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…
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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…
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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…
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