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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: ICTSI Oregon, Inc. v. International Longshore and Warehouse Union 17-770 Issue: Whether a claim that parties to a collective bargaining agreement have violated the antitrust laws by conspiring to seize…
  • Dec 15

    How the Grinch stole relist

    How the Grinch stole relist
    John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists, after a fashion. Every Nerd Down in Nerd-ville Liked relists a lot … But the Grinch, Who lived just south of Nerd-ville, Did NOT! The Grinch hated relists! The whole relist thingy! Now,…
  • Dec 15

    Ask the author: Justice Robert Jackson’s revealing thoughts and unpublished opinion in Brown v. Board of Education

    Ask the author: Justice Robert Jackson’s revealing thoughts and unpublished opinion in Brown v. Board of Education
    The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins on the occasion of the publication of David M. O’Brien’s  “Justice Robert H. Jackson’s Unpublished Opinion in Brown v. Board” (University Press…
Rank this Week: 13

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 14

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 50

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 55

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/
Rank this Week: 74

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Dec 8

    Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict Affirmed

    Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict Affirmed
    In Commercial Bank & Trust Co. v. Children’s Anesthesiologists, P.C., No. E2016-01747-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 25, 2017), plaintiffs were the legal guardian of a minor who, after a shunt revision, was no longer able to walk.…
  • Nov 27

    Court Rejects Assertion that Video of Crash Determined Fault Allocation as a Matter of Law

    Court Rejects Assertion that Video of Crash Determined Fault Allocation as a Matter of Law
    Even with video showing the crash, a court may find that there are issues of fact concerning fault allocation surrounding a car accident. In Trammell v. Peoples, No. M2016-02198-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 11, 2017), plaintiffs were…
  • Nov 23

    Nurse Not Competent to Give Causation Testimony in Medical Malpractice Case

    Nurse Not Competent to Give Causation Testimony in Medical Malpractice Case
    In a health care liability action, a plaintiff must show not only that the defendant breached the standard of care, but that such breach proximately caused the injury in question. Further, that causation testimony cannot come from a nurse. In…
Rank this Week: 69

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

News, views and information on self-help law and pro se litigation.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shlep
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Jan 5

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
Rank this Week: 89

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

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

    Alameda County jury awards $4.6 million in punitive damages against talc defendant

    Alameda County jury awards $4.6 million in punitive damages against talc defendant
    Law 360 is reporting (subscription required) that a jury has awarded $4.6 million in punitive damages, in addition to $17.57 in compensatory damages, in a lawsuit alleging that asbestos-contaminated talc caused a man to develop…
  • Dec 7

    "J&J Faces High-Stakes Appeal to Toss Pinnacle Hips Judgment"

    "J&J Faces High-Stakes Appeal to Toss Pinnacle Hips Judgment"
    Bloomberg Technology has this story about today's oral argument in the Fifth Circuit in the case in which a jury awarded $360 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson for allegedly defective hip implants.Related…
  • Nov 17

    Dallas jury awards $168 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson in hip implant suit

    Dallas jury awards $168 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson in hip implant suit
    The Dallas Morning News reports that a jury yesterday awarded Johnson & Johnson to pay $247 million, including $168 million in punitive damages, for allegedly failing to warn about defects in artificial hips.As the article notes, this is…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Dec 15

    Appellate Tidbit

    Appellate Tidbit
    Today's DJ has many items of appellate note already noted by this blog:9th Circuit Judge N. Randy Smith to take Senior StatusThree State Appellate Justice Approved9th Circuit orders investigation into allegations of misconduct against Judge…
  • Dec 14

    2/6 Research Attorney Fatal Victim of Fire

    2/6 Research Attorney Fatal Victim of Fire
    The Southern California fires have caused tremendous property loss, disruption, and even loss of life -- all affecting the SoCal appellate community. The Santa Barbara Independent reports about the tragic death of Virginia Pesola, who worked…
  • Dec 14

    Commission Confirms Appointments to Courts of Appeal

    Commission Confirms Appointments to Courts of Appeal
    Here's the press release to document that Associate Justice Elwood Lui is now Presiding Justice of 2/2; LASC Judge Anne Egerton is now Justice Egerton in 2/3; and Judge Patricia Guerrero is now a 4/2 Justice. Photos of today's confirmation…
Rank this Week: 136

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Nov 28

    Frontier Issues: Some thoughts from 2012, still relevant

    Frontier Issues: Some thoughts from 2012, still relevant
    In early 2012, Patrick Meier emailed me (and I think a few others) asking the following questions: If you had some of the most cutting edge software developers at your disposal and funding were not an issue, what major software/computing…
  • Oct 16

    Social media and government

    Social media and government
    Was invited by out-going Director General of the Government Information Department Ranga Kalansooriya late Sunday night to give a presentation the next day on social media and its importance for government officials, at a workshop organised…
  • Jul 8

    Hacking the referendum

    Hacking the referendum
    The government, despite strong opposition led by senior monk Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero, said last week that it will nevertheless continue to pursue the constitutional reform process, which will be put to a referendum. This comes after PM…
Rank this Week: 134

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 110

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • Dec 15

    Dropped Balls and the Blame Game…

    Dropped Balls and the Blame Game…
    Communication is the foundation of all agreements. Miscommunication lurks at the foundation of most contract disputes. When a person or a business (say, a business owner) hires intermediaries to help negotiate a complex agreement (say, a…
  • Dec 13

    A Defamation Defense Win for a LEVENTHAL pllc Client (for now, at least)

    A Defamation Defense Win for a LEVENTHAL pllc Client (for now, at least)
    It is infrequent that we use the Minnesota Litigator blog for downright self-promotion because (1) attorney-client confidentiality concerns often prohibit it; (2) we assume our readers are not interested; or (3) “other reasons”…
  • Dec 11

    Minnesota Courts: “Tut tut tut” is not deterrence. Misconduct should trigger punishment.

    Minnesota Courts: “Tut tut tut” is not deterrence. Misconduct should trigger punishment.
    We celebrate the attached contempt order, issuing a sanction of over $89,000 in attorneys’ fees for misconduct in discovery, and here’s why: Some years ago, we were preparing for a trial when, in the intense few weeks before the…
Rank this Week: 164

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 145

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Dec 15

    Citizens, Aliens, and the Architecture of Exclusion

    Citizens, Aliens, and the Architecture of Exclusion
    Kunal M. Parker, Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000 (2015).Allison Brownell TirresOver the past few decades, historians have enriched our understanding of the concept and experience of citizenship in…
  • Dec 14

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract
    Robin Kar, Contract as Empowerment, 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. 759 (2016).Daniel BarnhizerContract in the common law lacks a unifying theory. In this article, Robin Kar offers an intriguing descriptive and normative theory of “contract as…
  • Dec 13

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena
    The Environmental Law Institute & the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Section, Environmental Protection in the Trump Era (2017).Kathryn WattsSince January 2017, the news headlines have been screaming about…
Rank this Week: 220

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/
  • Dec 12

    Ninth Circuit Oral Argument in the Juliana Case: Climate Change, Standing, Mandamus & More

    Ninth Circuit Oral Argument in the Juliana Case: Climate Change, Standing, Mandamus & More
    Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral argument in United States v. United States District Court for the District of Oregon. The Ninth Circuit is considering the federal government’s petition for a writ of…
  • Dec 11

    Malveaux on Coleman on Women in Complex Litigation

    Malveaux on Coleman on Women in Complex Litigation
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Suzette Malveaux’s essay, A Prescription for Overcoming Gender Inequity in Complex Litigation: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. Suzette reviews Brooke Coleman’s recent article, A Legal Fempire?:…
  • Dec 8

    Two Interesting SCOTUS Cert Grant

    Two Interesting SCOTUS Cert Grant
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in several cases, including these two: United States v. Sanchez-Gomez presents the question: “Whether the court of appeals erred in asserting authority to review respondents’ interlocutory…
Rank this Week: 189

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Oct 16

    The Opioid Crisis, The Courts, And The Chamber of Commerce

    The Opioid Crisis, The Courts, And The Chamber of Commerce
    On Sunday, the Washington Post published a detailed investigative report about how the drug industry snuck through Congress a bill that ruined one of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s key tools in the fight against the opioid epidemic. The…
  • Oct 16

    The Opioid Crisis, The Courts, And The Chamber of Commerce

    The Opioid Crisis, The Courts, And The Chamber of Commerce
    On Sunday, the Washington Post published a detailed investigative report about how the drug industry snuck through Congress a bill that ruined one of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s key tools in the fight against the opioid epidemic. The…
  • Sep 15

    Equifax And The Long Legal Road In Data Breach Class Action

    Equifax And The Long Legal Road In Data Breach Class Action
        Equifax, which knows more about you than your own mother, (1) failed to maintain its servers, (2) was hacked and lost sensitive personal data for 143 million people, (3) concealed that fact for months, (4) blamed another company…
Rank this Week: 172

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Nov 19

    Litigation Against Big Pharma in the Opioid Crisi

    Litigation Against Big Pharma in the Opioid Crisi
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that an alarming number of Americans now die from opioid overdoses - 145 every day. Litigation across the U.S. is claiming pharmaceutical companies are to blame, alleging deceptive…
  • Nov 6

    OSHA's Volks Rule Controversy

    OSHA's Volks Rule Controversy
    This year, a measure was signed into law nullifying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule regarding an employer's obligation to keep accurate injury and illness records, known as the Volks Rule. On this Ringler Radio…
  • Oct 29

    The Dangers of Benzene Exposure

    The Dangers of Benzene Exposure
    Benzene is a chemical widely used in a number of industries and products. Exposure to the chemical has been linked to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), lymphomas and aplastic anemia. Many of these cases involving…
Rank this Week: 245

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
Rank this Week: 234

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: 256

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Dec 15

    SENDING YOU HAPPY HOLIDAY WISHES

    SENDING YOU HAPPY HOLIDAY WISHES
     The Scranton Electric Building(My window is the top left rounded one)  SENDING YOU HAPPY HOLIDAY WISHES FROM MY OFFICE IN THE SCRANTON ELECTRIC BUILDING.HOPING THAT 2018 BRINGS YOU ALL THE BEST THAT LIFE HAS TO…
  • Dec 14

    Number of Recurring Auto Accident Litigation Issues Addressed in Federal Middle District Court Decision

    Number of Recurring Auto Accident Litigation Issues Addressed in Federal Middle District Court Decision
    In the case of Knecht v. Balanescu, No. 4:16-CV-00549 (M.D. Pa. Oct. 30, 2017 Mehalchick, Mag. J.), is notable for decisions by the court on many common Motion In Limine issues arising out of a motor vehicle accident…
  • Dec 12

    Regular Use Exclusion Upheld, Bad Faith Claim Denied In Eastern District Court Case

    Regular Use Exclusion Upheld, Bad Faith Claim Denied In Eastern District Court Case
    In the case of Reeves v. The Travelers Company, No. 16-6448 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 30, 2017 Baylson, J.), the court upheld a carrier's regular use exclusion and entered summary judgment on a plaintiff's bad faith claims.At the time of the accident,…
Rank this Week: 403

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Dec 15

    Some Politicians No Longer Ignoring PERS Crisi

    Some Politicians No Longer Ignoring PERS Crisi
    As 2018 comes to a close, its getting harder for Mississippi politicians to ignore the PERS crisis. And some are not. The Sun Herald reported recently on Coast lawmakers Brice Wiggins and Michael Watson acknowleding the elephant in the room.…
  • Dec 12

    My Take on Trump Visit to Mississippi

    My Take on Trump Visit to Mississippi
    President Trump was in Jackson Saturday for the opening of the Civil Rights and Mississippi Museums. Here are my thoughts: Paved streets— Trump’s visit got us some streets paved downtown. The streets the motorcade came down were…
  • Dec 11

    WSJ Looks at Sleeping Juror

    WSJ Looks at Sleeping Juror
    Nicole Hong penned this entertaining Wall Street Journal [paywall] article about sleeping jurors in Saturday’s print edition. The opening: The right to a jury trial is a pillar of America’s justice system, enshrined in the…
Rank this Week: 485

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 349

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/
  • Dec 14

    Partial Court Ruling Upholds Punishment of Albany High Students in California First Amendment Case

    Partial Court Ruling Upholds Punishment of Albany High Students in California First Amendment Case
    The line that divides free speech from school speech is one that often gets blurred. In an age where multitudes of information is available at the touch of a finger, the situation becomes even more complex. When a student creates an Instagram…
  • Dec 4

    California Lawsuit Seeks Cancer Warning Label on Coffee

    California Lawsuit Seeks Cancer Warning Label on Coffee
    A majority of Americans rely on coffee to get them going. They expect to get a jolt, but should they also expect a cancer diagnosis? That’s the question behind a long-pending California lawsuit. In 2010, an advocacy group called Council…
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde
    We at Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde would like to take a moment to wish our clients, family and friends (including our blog readers), a very joyous and happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are celebrating with a small gathering, or preparing…
Rank this Week: 480

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

Provides information and practical tips on legal persuasion spanning pretrial and trial phases, for jury, bench and arbitration settings. By Persuasion Strategies.

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Dec 8

    When Preparing to Present, Talk, Don't Read

    When Preparing to Present, Talk, Don't Read
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In my line of work, I find myself on my feet giving presentations quite often: marketing talks, CLE seminars, strategy sessions. I prepare for those opportunities pretty extensively, but here is one thing I don't do as…
  • Dec 4

    Nod Your Head

    Nod Your Head
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Nodding your head up and down means "Yes." At least in our culture it does. And world travelers will know that this one thankfully translates to nearly all other countries and cultures as well. There are…
  • Nov 30

    Complete the Confidence Checklist

    Complete the Confidence Checklist
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: When an audience decides whether someone is credible or not, what do they look for? To a large degree, they look for confidence. In some ways, confidence can be viewed as performed credibility. Someone who is telling…
Rank this Week: 400

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    By Stephen C. Gerrish, Senior Counsel A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally,...
  • Jun 23

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    By Stephen C. Gerrish, Senior Counsel Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California’s new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers…
  • May 11

    The Next Venue Frontier: New Federal Trade Secret Legislation Opens The Federal Courts To Trade Secret Claim

    The Next Venue Frontier: New Federal Trade Secret Legislation Opens The Federal Courts To Trade Secret Claim
    By Andrew P. Holland and Jared M. Ahern On May 11, 2016 President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”). Among other things, the DTSA...
Rank this Week: 338

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 329

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 317

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Who's YOUR trial tech?

    Who's YOUR trial tech?
    We work on both sides of the table, and although our primary market is the California courts, we do cover other areas now and then, including a recent New York arbitration we handled in conjunction with the New York office of On the Record.…
  • Nov 29

    Litigation Triangle

    Litigation Triangle
    Pick any two: Price, Quality, ServiceAlthough it would be difficult to nail down every litigation matter within the boundaries of the Project Management Triangle (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_management_triangle), there are…
  • Oct 31

    Trick or Treat?

    Trick or Treat?
    Trial or Settle? Trick or Treat?I’ve enjoyed the opportunity of congratulating a client on settling their matter prior to trial. Many times. Perhaps too many times. While I do have a vested interest in the case going to trial, I can…
Rank this Week: 518

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Dec 15

    Cyntoia Brown & the "51-To-Life" Project: Idaho

    Cyntoia Brown & the "51-To-Life" Project: Idaho
    This is the thirteenth in a series of posts on the "51-To-Life" Project. In Tennessee, if a juvenile is convicted of first-degree murder, there are two sentencing options: (1) life without the possibility of parole; or (2) life with…
  • Dec 14

    Cyntoia Brown & the "51-To-Life" Project: Hawaii

    Cyntoia Brown & the "51-To-Life" Project: Hawaii
    This is the twelfth in a series of posts on the "51-To-Life" Project. In Tennessee, if a juvenile is convicted of first-degree murder, there are two sentencing options: (1) life without the possibility of parole; or (2) life with…
  • Dec 13

    Cyntoia Brown & the "51-To-Life" Project: Georgia

    Cyntoia Brown & the "51-To-Life" Project: Georgia
    This is the eleventh in a series of posts on the "51-To-Life" Project. In Tennessee, if a juvenile is convicted of first-degree murder, there are two sentencing options: (1) life without the possibility of parole; or (2) life with…
Rank this Week: 1020

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Dec 14

    2017 holiday gift guide for the tech-savvy lawyer

    2017 holiday gift guide for the tech-savvy lawyer
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** 2017 holiday gift guide for the tech-savvy lawyer Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, the relentless holiday gift-giving season is upon us.…
  • Dec 1

    Must-have Apple Watch and iPhone apps for lawyer

    Must-have Apple Watch and iPhone apps for lawyer
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Must-have Apple Watch and iPhone apps for lawyers The iPhone celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. In 2017, a decade after its release,…
  • Nov 17

    Virginia Bar Nixes Online Attorney-Client Matching Service

    Virginia Bar Nixes Online Attorney-Client Matching Service
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** In recent months, I’ve written about a handful of ethics opinions from different jurisdictions whereby the ethics committees rejected the…
Rank this Week: 777

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

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

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 693

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Dec 11

    Shrinking Attention Span of Juror

    Shrinking Attention Span of Juror
    The Wall Street Journal (discussed in the ABA Journal) has an article examining whether technology makes it increasingly difficult for jurors to stay awake in court. I, for one, believe that the Internet has re-engineered our brains to a…
  • Dec 9

    Latest Edition of the Jury-E Newsletter

    Latest Edition of the Jury-E Newsletter
    Jury Clerk Writes to Dog KRCG TV reported on December 1, 2017 a humorous holiday story. The Christian County, Missouri Circuit Court received a damaged juror questionnaire with a note that read, "Sorry for the damage, the dog thought…
  • Nov 30

    ‘A Typical Collection of Lower Middle-Class Londoners’

    ‘A Typical Collection of Lower Middle-Class Londoners’
    Niamh Howlin Abstract Roger Casement’s arrest, detention, trial and execution have been continually re-examined over the past century. There has been endless speculation over the use made of the so-called Black Diaries to discredit him and…
Rank this Week: 985

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: 602

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/
  • Dec 6

    3 Goals For Your Asset Search

    3 Goals For Your Asset Search
    Searching for an adversary’s hidden assets can be like tracking a shell-game-operator.  In USA v. Khalili for instance, Mr. Dan Farhad Khalili was accused of hiding assets & undeclared revenue from the IRS for 15 years at 5…
  • Dec 6

    3 Goals For Your Asset Search

    3 Goals For Your Asset Search
    Searching for an adversary’s hidden assets can be like tracking a shell-game-operator.  In USA v. Khalili for instance, Mr. Dan Farhad Khalili was accused of hiding assets & undeclared revenue from the IRS for 15 years at 5…
  • Nov 6

    Red Flags In The Asset Search Of Robert Bandfield

    Red Flags In The Asset Search Of Robert Bandfield
    In the criminal case against Robert Bandfield, the IRS & SEC searched for assets laundered offshore. These assets were the proceeds of stock pump & dump schemes.  The illicit proceeds of the pump & dump schemes were more than…
Rank this Week: 634

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 13

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part V: How Will Rule 56.1 Operate in the New Jurisdictional Landscape?

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part V: How Will Rule 56.1 Operate in the New Jurisdictional Landscape?
    As lawyers, we love rules (and by “love” I mean memorize, apply, hopefully comply, argue, and at times strive to change them). We don’t, however, amend rules until they somehow fail or become obsolete. Granted,…
  • Nov 6

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part IV: Will Changes to Jurisdiction Necessitate a Change to Rule 53.2?

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part IV: Will Changes to Jurisdiction Necessitate a Change to Rule 53.2?
    Sometimes the earth shifts along the ocean floor creating tsunamis that flood unsuspecting coastal areas. Sometimes the shifts amount to unnoticed ripples silently traveling alongside flowing waves. Like the quaking seabed, will the recent…
Rank this Week: 588

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

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

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Nov 28

    Are your company’s practices perpetuating sexual harassment?

    Are your company’s practices perpetuating sexual harassment?
    Scandals involving sexual harassment are nothing new. The televised testimony of Anita Hill at the 1991 senate confirmation hearings on the appointment of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court increased public awareness of the issue when…
  • Jul 28

    DOL increases fringe rate under Service Contract Act, issues reminder

    DOL increases fringe rate under Service Contract Act, issues reminder
    On July 25, the Department of Labor issued an all agency memorandum announcing an increase in the fringe rate contribution required under the Service Contract Act (SCA). The rate will increase from $4.27 to $4.41 per hour, effective August…
  • Jul 25

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule
    In response to court challenges to the federal overtime rule that was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DoL) has decided not to advocate for the minimum weekly salary ($913) required by the...
Rank this Week: 727

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Nov 22

    General Denial of Venue Alone is Insufficient to Preserve Venue Challenge

    General Denial of Venue Alone is Insufficient to Preserve Venue Challenge
    CAO Lighting, Inc. v. Light Efficient Design, No. 16 C 482, Slip Op. (D. Idaho Oct. 11, 2017) (Nye, J.).* Judge Nye granted defendants’ motion to sever the claims against Light Efficient Design for manufacturing LED retrofit lighting…
  • Nov 20

    Judge Shadur Receiving CBA Lifetime Achievement Award

    Judge Shadur Receiving CBA Lifetime Achievement Award
    The Chicago Bar Association is honoring Judge Shadur with its Lifetime Achievement Award at a reception on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court. RSVP here. For most Chicago IP…
  • Nov 17

    Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Student

    Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Student
    The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is offering a $10,000 scholarship to law students planning to pursue intellectual property careers. Recipients must be in a US, ABA-accredited law school and continue in the program at least through the…
Rank this Week: 817

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 8

    Massachusetts Moves Toward New Law on College Sexual Assault

    Massachusetts Moves Toward New Law on College Sexual Assault
    On November 2, 2017, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill that would dictate how colleges and universities in the Commonwealth must handle sexual assault allegations. As a mecca for higher education, with over 100 colleges and…
  • Oct 31

    Beyond Sports and Sex Part 3: Title IX and Dress Code

    Beyond Sports and Sex Part 3: Title IX and Dress Code
    In this series, I look at some of the protections afforded by Title IX that have received less attention in the media and political arena than Title IX’s applications to equity in athletics and campus sexual assault. Part 1 looked at…
  • Oct 24

    Beyond Sports and Sex Part 2: Title IX and Bullying/Harassment Based on Gender Stereotype

    Beyond Sports and Sex Part 2: Title IX and Bullying/Harassment Based on Gender Stereotype
    In this series, I look at some of the protections afforded by Title IX that have received less attention in the media and political arena than Title IX’s applications to equity in athletics and campus sexual assault. Part 1 looked at…
Rank this Week: 598

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: 624

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/
  • Oct 23

    NSSTA CSSC Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    NSSTA CSSC Celebrates 25th Anniversary
    The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) Certification Program hosted its 25th class this past month at the University of Notre Dame. The structured settlement industry's…
  • May 10

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference
    When Len Blonder was elevated to the role of President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) for an unprecedented third time during NSSTA's 2016 Annual Conference, he identified a very clear vision for the structured…
  • Apr 17

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference
    For the past 11 years, the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) annual conferences have consistently improved the educational scope and standards for an expanding professional landscape which, in addition to, and overlapping with, special…
Rank this Week: 672

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: 685

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    Cara Menyadap Whatsapp Orang Lain Dengan Mudah

    Cara Menyadap Whatsapp Orang Lain Dengan Mudah
    Whatsapp adalah aplikasi chatting sebagai pengganti sms yang hampir dimiliki semua pengguna ponsel baik itu android, ios dan lainnya. Dimana aplikasi pintar ini memiliki banyak sekali fungsi, seperti halnya untuk sms, voice note, mengirim…
  • Jan 27

    model rambut messi gaya rambut terbaru

    model rambut messi gaya rambut terbaru
     Pengagum sepak bola terutama fans bobot Lionel Messi anyar saja nih di buat ramai oleh mengedarnya tampilan rambut anyar sang bintang. Lewat account instagram pribadi sang istri, Antonela Roccuzzo (@antoroccuzzo88) rambut anyar Lionel…
  • Jan 26

    tips merias wajah anak untuk hari kartini

    tips merias wajah anak untuk hari kartini
     Tepatnya tanggal 21 April 2015, diperingati yang menjadi Hari Kartini. Tiap-tiap Hari Kartini banyak sekolah, lembaga, serta perusahan memperingatinya oleh cara lakukan karnaval. Peserta karnaval diwajibkan memakai baju kebiasaan atau…
Rank this Week: 549

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
  • Aug 31

    Drowsy Driving Causes Accident

    Drowsy Driving Causes Accident
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated drowsy driving caused the following in 2016: 72,000 crashes 44,000 injuries 800 deaths Up to 6,000 fatal crashes each year may be caused by drowsy drivers. According to the National…
  • Jun 12

    Texting = Distracted Driving!

    Texting = Distracted Driving!
    Distracted driving is a killer. Please don’t text and drive! According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) in a study here found that: -71% of teens and young people say…
  • Feb 28

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury Matters – Car Accidents and Insurance

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury Matters – Car Accidents and Insurance
    The other driver had no insurance? Not “enough” insurance? Happens ALL the time! I get these questions daily. My clients are shocked to learn that (a) people actually drive cars with no insurance – as in 0 insurance; (b)…
Rank this Week: 798

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: 757

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

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

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 988