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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 25

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: McKee v. Cosby 17-1542 Issue: Whether a victim of sexual misconduct who merely publicly states that she was victimized (i.e., #metoo) has thrust herself to the forefront of a public debate in an attempt…
  • May 25

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 24

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 24
    In its conference of May 24, 2018, the court considered petitions involving issues such as whether the rule espoused in Steel Company v. Citizens for a Better Environment, which held that a federal court generally may not rule on the…
  • May 25

    SCOTUS Map: May 2018

    SCOTUS Map: May 2018
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known as one of the Supreme Court’s speediest writers, a distinction that leaves her, perhaps, with ample time for speaking engagements, even during the hectic final months of the Supreme Court’s…
Rank this Week: 10

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 28

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
  • May 25

    Moving from Paris to The Hague for the PAX MOOT Final

    Moving from Paris to The Hague for the PAX MOOT Final
    Thanks to Horatia Muir Watt and Hélène van Lith (Sciences Po) for this post Moving from Paris to The Hague for the PAX MOOT Finals – Moot Court Conflict of Laws/Droit International Privé – 6th Edition Sciences…
  • May 24

    Private-Public Divide in International Dispute Resolution. A 2017 Hague Lecture, Out Now

    Private-Public Divide in International Dispute Resolution. A 2017 Hague Lecture, Out Now
    The 2017 Hague Lecture of Prof. Burkhard Hess, just published in the Recueil des Cours, addresses dispute resolution in international cases from the classical perspective of the private-public divide. This distinction is known in almost…
  • May 23

    Pluralism or universalism in international copyright law

    Pluralism or universalism in international copyright law
    The International Conference “Pluralism or Universalism in International Copyright Law” is to be held in May 31-June 1, 2018 at the University of Cyprus. The conference is organized by Associate Professor Tatiana Eleni Synodinou.…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 83

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/
Rank this Week: 100

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: 92

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 131

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 196

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • May 23

    Best Practices for Preserving the Louisiana “Upset” Defense for Air Release

    Best Practices for Preserving the Louisiana “Upset” Defense for Air Release
    By Maureen N. Harbourt Facilities subject to a Part 70 air operating permit are afforded an “affirmative defense” to liability for civil penalties for releases to air that exceed technology-based permit limitations, provided they…
  • May 21

    IRS Information About Exempt Organization

    IRS Information About Exempt Organization
    By Carey J. Messina and Kevin C. Curry Do you want to find out more information about the organization asking you for money? The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new tool on IRS.gov that gives fast and easy access to information about…
  • May 18

    Recent Headlines Demonstrate the Need for Policies and Training

    Recent Headlines Demonstrate the Need for Policies and Training
    By A. Edward Hardin, Jr. America’s dad, America’s newscaster, and Louisiana’s Secretary of State all recently occupied headlines regarding allegations of sexual misconduct.  Last month, a Norristown, Pennsylvania jury…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Apr 28

    How To Search For Hidden Money

    How To Search For Hidden Money
    My tips for finding hidden money are at Seven Tools For A Successful Asset Search. Hiring a private investigator is also usually a good idea. For additional help in your search for hidden money, you may need some of the following. A)…
  • Apr 14

    An Asset Search, Tax Fraud & Nominee

    An Asset Search, Tax Fraud & Nominee
    A scheme to hide assets may start out with the primary goal of placing assets beyond your reach. The scheme may then develop the secondary goal of hiding assets from tax authorities/committing a tax fraud. To increase your chances of a…
  • Feb 25

    Your Asset Search Through Collecting Tip

    Your Asset Search Through Collecting Tip
    During your asset search gather tips from witnesses who not only know about your adversary’s assets but are also at odds with your adversary. If you are litigating against your adversary you might collect tips from these witnesses by…
Rank this Week: 150

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: 173

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: 144

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/
  • May 25

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America’s Fallen

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America’s Fallen
    Pausing to remember and honor America’s fallen service members is a practice dating back more than 100 years. Since the days of the Civil War, humble Americans have gathered together on Memorial Day to remember and pay tribute to all…
  • May 11

    Jay Alix Accuses McKinsey & Company of Racketeering

    Jay Alix Accuses McKinsey & Company of Racketeering
    A battle between two titans of the lucrative corporate finance restructuring industry is brewing in New York. Jay Alix is suing McKinsey & Company on a range of alleged racketeering charges. Jay Alix is a veteran of the post-bankruptcy…
  • May 11

    AlixPartners Accuses McKinsey & Company of Racketeering

    AlixPartners Accuses McKinsey & Company of Racketeering
    A battle between two titans of the lucrative corporate finance restructuring industry is brewing in New York. Jay Alix, founder of AlixPartners, is suing McKinsey & Company on a range of alleged racketeering charges. Jay Alix is a veteran…
Rank this Week: 275

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    Sign-in-Wrap Did Not Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Sign-in-Wrap Did Not Create Personal Jurisdiction
    TopstepTrader, LLC v. OneUp Trader, LLC, No. 17 C 4412, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 18, 2018) (Leinenweber, J.). Judge Leinenweber granted in part defendant OneUp Trader’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss and defendant…
  • May 23

    Court Focuses on Grammar to Construe Patent Term

    Court Focuses on Grammar to Construe Patent Term
    Kolcraft Enters., Inc. v. Chicco USA, Inc., No. 09 C 3339, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 13, 2018) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang construed claims in this patent dispute involving infant play gyms for a second time, this time focused upon certain…
  • May 4

    A PROGRESSIVE DINNER: BRINGING WOMEN IN IP TOGETHER

    A PROGRESSIVE DINNER: BRINGING WOMEN IN IP TOGETHER
    The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Women in IP Committee is hosting its Annual Progressive Dinner on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The committee will celebrate the advancement of women in Chicago’s IP community…
Rank this Week: 258

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • May 24

    Dismissal Denied In EEOC Race Discrimination Action Against Security Company

    Dismissal Denied In EEOC Race Discrimination Action Against Security Company
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Alex W. Karasik Seyfarth Synopsis: A federal district court in Maryland recently denied in part an employer’s motion to dismiss a race discrimination action brought on behalf of African-born security…
  • May 14

    Ninth Circuit Holds That Evidence Supporting Class Certification Need Not Be Admissible

    Ninth Circuit Holds That Evidence Supporting Class Certification Need Not Be Admissible
      By Christopher M. Cascino and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Seyfarth Synopsis: In Sali v. Corona Regional Medical Center, No. 15-5640, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 11497 (9th Cir. May 3, 2018), a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
  • May 13

    White Hot Class Arbitration Issue

    White Hot Class Arbitration Issue
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 30, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in Lamps Plus Inc. v. Varela, No. 17-988. This matter, which involves the interpretation of workplace arbitration agreements,…
Rank this Week: 230

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • May 24

    Real Property Damages Are Generally Repair Cost

    Real Property Damages Are Generally Repair Cost
    In cases involving damages to real property, the general “measure of damages will be the cost of repair[.]” If a defendant wants to argue that diminution in value is a more appropriate measure of damages, he or she has to burden…
  • May 21

    Noncompliant HIPAA Form Derails Plaintiffs’ Claim

    Noncompliant HIPAA Form Derails Plaintiffs’ Claim
    An HCLA plaintiff who does not comply with the pre-suit notice requirements in the statute is not entitled to the 120-day extension of the statute of limitations. In Brookins v. Tabor, No. W2017-00576-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. March 8, 2015),…
  • May 17

    Fall-From-Ladder Case Falls Short

    Fall-From-Ladder Case Falls Short
    Where a painter fell off a ladder but could not prove cause in fact or proximate cause, summary judgment on his negligence claim was affirmed. In Epps v. Thompson, No. M2017-01818-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. March 15, 2018), plaintiff was hired…
Rank this Week: 252

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
Rank this Week: 241

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: 251

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • May 23

    No Class Actions in Mississippi a Big Deal?

    No Class Actions in Mississippi a Big Deal?
    Jimmy Gates with the Clarion-Ledger has this article about the Mississippi Supreme Court’s recent decision rejecting a petition to adopt Rule 23, which would permit class actions in state court. Judge Primeaux’s blog post on…
  • May 21

    About That Good Plaintiff Verdict

    About That Good Plaintiff Verdict
    In the April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter preview post, I commented on an $80k plaintiff verdict in a Harrison County car wreck case that seemed like a plaintiff win. Too much of a plaintiff win it turns out. Last week the trial court ordered…
  • May 17

    Miss. Bar to Provide Fastcase Legal Research to Member

    Miss. Bar to Provide Fastcase Legal Research to Member
    The announcement in the Bar’s weekly email that it will provide Fastcase Legal Research Service for members is great news. I’ve been using Fastcase for a while and discussed it in this post. Here is info. on the Bar’s…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • May 22

    Should facts color legal analysis?

    Should facts color legal analysis?
    Today's DJ features Divorcing the Message from the Messenger, in which 2/2's Justice Hoffstadt asks: "Is it possible to ignore the messenger, which in this context means the facts about the litigant pressing a claim? And if so, is…
  • May 21

    Program w/the Chief & Justice Corrigan

    Program w/the Chief & Justice Corrigan
    On Monday, June 4 a consortium of distaff bar groups (CWL, WLALA, BWLLA, LLBA, etc.) is presenting A Conversation with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Associate Justice Carol Corrigan at the venerable Taix restaurant on Sunset at 6 p.m.…
  • May 21

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Laura A. Matz of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until June 30, 2018Judge Halim Dhanidina of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting…
Rank this Week: 284

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
  • May 6

    Controversial Proposed Changes to the ADA Education and Reform Act

    Controversial Proposed Changes to the ADA Education and Reform Act
    The House of Representatives has passed the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, better known as HR 620, that some say would restrict the rights of disabled Americans due to what some call the need to curtail ‘frivolous’…
  • Apr 25

    Inside Litigation against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

    Inside Litigation against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica
    Class action lawsuits have been filed against Facebook, and UK firm Cambridge Analytica on behalf of 85 million users and individual shareholders in response to allegedly obtaining user information without permission. Ringler Radio host Larry…
  • Apr 2

    Repeal on Medicaid Recovery Rights in Structured Settlement

    Repeal on Medicaid Recovery Rights in Structured Settlement
    Buried in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed by President Trump, is one standout change pertaining to cases with a Medicaid lien that repeals Medicaid’s expanded third-party recovery rights. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen…
Rank this Week: 253

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 225

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 460

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • May 25

    Self-Dealing Conduct Supporting Fiduciary-Duty Claims Was Covered by Contractual Duties Imposed in the LLC Agreement

    Self-Dealing Conduct Supporting Fiduciary-Duty Claims Was Covered by Contractual Duties Imposed in the LLC Agreement
    The Delaware Limited Liability Company Act’s policy is to give the maximum effect to the principle of freedom of contract in LLC operating agreements. The act permits parties to eliminate common-law fiduciary duties, and replace them…
  • May 23

    Court of Chancery Defends Aruba Networks Appraisal Decision

    Court of Chancery Defends Aruba Networks Appraisal Decision
    Verition Partners Master Fund Ltd. v. Aruba Networks Inc., C.A. No. 11448-VCL (Del. Ch. May 21, 2018) This opinion arises out of the appraisal proceeding relating to Hewlett-Packard’s purchase of Aruba Networks. The case led to two…
  • May 23

    Delaware Super Lawyers® 2018 Recognizes 10 Morris James Attorney

    Delaware Super Lawyers® 2018 Recognizes 10 Morris James Attorney
    Delaware Super Lawyers® magazine has recognized five Morris James partners as top legal counsel in Delaware and five "Rising Stars®" attorneys. "Rising Stars®” is a recognition for lawyers who are 40 or under, or who…
Rank this Week: 308

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • May 25

    Who Pays When Contract Specifications Are Incomprehensible or Unreasonable?

    Who Pays When Contract Specifications Are Incomprehensible or Unreasonable?
    Rumplestiltskin is a bizarre fairy tale that begins with a very difficult situation for a young woman. (Scholars have suggested that the tale is over 4,000 years old, which might explain how weird it is. Very old stories are often very…
  • May 18

    Good-bye and Good Riddance to Bar Louie in Uptown

    Good-bye and Good Riddance to Bar Louie in Uptown
      About two years ago, we posted about a lawsuit arising out of a bar-close skirmish where “dress code enforcement” seemed troublingly selective and racially motivated at a downtown Minneapolis bar. We noted in the post, in…
  • May 16

    44th Annual Federal Practice Seminar & Mason Memorial Lunch: Thursday, May 24, IDS

    44th Annual Federal Practice Seminar & Mason Memorial Lunch: Thursday, May 24, IDS
    Update (May 16, 2018): Registration closes on Friday, May 18. Original post (April 4, 2018): Minnesota litigators: Mark your calendars for a valuable CLE by the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association…
Rank this Week: 314

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • May 24

    The Solicitor General’s Brief In Fosamax – An End To Levine Preemption?

    The Solicitor General’s Brief In Fosamax – An End To Levine Preemption?
    I’ve written many times before about the Supreme Court’s opinion Wyeth v. Levine, 555 U.S. 555 (2009), such as when the opinion came out in 2009 and when opioid manufacturers tried to use it and related preemption case law to stop…
  • Apr 22

    DNC Lawsuit Part 2: U.S. Intervention, Mueller, Free Speech, And The End-Game

    DNC Lawsuit Part 2: U.S. Intervention, Mueller, Free Speech, And The End-Game
      My prior post went through the basics of the DNC Lawsuit against Russia, the Trump campaign, Wikileaks, and the individuals affiliated with each of them, specifically: Why Now Why The Complaint Alleges Those Causes Of Action Whether…
  • Apr 20

    The Who, What, Where, When, & Why of the DNC Lawsuit

    The Who, What, Where, When, & Why of the DNC Lawsuit
      Earlier today, the Democratic National Committee filed a massive lawsuit against almost everyone arguably associated with the hack on the DNC’s servers, including the Russian Federation, Russia’s foreign military…
Rank this Week: 350

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • May 22

    Jury Nullification: Features, Bugs, and the Possibility of Granular Law

    Jury Nullification: Features, Bugs, and the Possibility of Granular Law
    Perry Dane Abstract Jury nullification is the ability of juries to acquit criminal defendants even against the apparent weight of the law and the facts. This commentary asks whether jury nullification is a “bug” or a “feature” of the…
  • May 13

    More Op-Eds Against Non-Unanimous Jurie

    More Op-Eds Against Non-Unanimous Jurie
    NYTimes.com: When Jurors Are Silenced Nola.com: Unanimous juries, an American standard Louisiana should adopt ...
  • May 12

    Picking a Jury when the Governor is the Defendant

    Picking a Jury when the Governor is the Defendant
    The NY Times has an interesting story about jury selection in the upcoming trial of Missouri Governor, Eric Greitens who is accused of taking an explicit photo of a woman without her consent. The governor and the woman photographed were...
Rank this Week: 414

B2 IP Report

B2 IP Report

Covers intellectual property matters, including software and claim interpretation, computer and electronics patents, and drafting specifications and claims when prosecuting patent applications. By Bejin Bieneman PLC.

https://www.b2ipreport.com
  • May 15

    Novelty and Non-obviousness Do Not Save Patent-Eligibility

    Novelty and Non-obviousness Do Not Save Patent-Eligibility
    The Federal Circuit has held that patent claims directed to “performing certain statistical analyses of investment information” are patent-ineligible under the Alice/Mayo abstract idea test and 35 U.S.C. § 101, thus affirming…
  • May 14

    Covered Business Method Patent Survives Alice

    Covered Business Method Patent Survives Alice
    Patent claims can survive a patent-eligibility challenge under Alice and 35 U.S.C. § 101 even without a showing of a technological improvement.  In Dailygobble, Inc. v. SCVNGR, Inc., Case No. CBM2018-00002 (May 8, 2018), the…
  • May 13

    How Is Collateral Estoppel Applied to Patent Invalidity?

    How Is Collateral Estoppel Applied to Patent Invalidity?
    A California court has held that a defendant is collaterally estopped from asserting patent-ineligibility under 35 USC § 101 because the defendant, in prior litigation, lost a post-trial motion in which it evidently raised other theories…
Rank this Week: 422

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: 356

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • Nov 10

    Voir Dire Lessons from Trial: Defense Perspective

    Voir Dire Lessons from Trial: Defense Perspective
    Earlier this week, in a medical malpractice wrongful death trial in Gainesville, the defense lawyers did a very thorough job questioning the prospective jurors during voir dire. Below are a few of the questions they used to evaluate the panel…
  • Aug 17

    Trial Judge Reversed Due to Arbitrary Time Limits on Jury Selection

    Trial Judge Reversed Due to Arbitrary Time Limits on Jury Selection
    A first-degree murder conviction was reversed last month due to the trial court imposing arbitrary time limits during jury selection. In Hopkins v. State, 2017 WL 2983284 (Fla. 4th DCA, July 12, 2017), the trial court advised counsel, for the…
  • Apr 24

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire
    Earlier this year the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the standard Juror Questionnaire, Form 1.983. There are currently only two standard juror questionnaires approved for use in civil trials by the Florida Supreme Court –…
Rank this Week: 384

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 305

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
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Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

Focuses on trial advocacy. From Temple University's Beasley School of Law.

http://indexhtml.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 11

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat
    Copyright 2014 Great Falls TribuneAll Rights ReservedGreat Falls Tribune (Montana)March 9, 2014 Sunday1 EditionSECTION: A; Pg. 1LENGTH: 1677 wordsHEADLINE: 15 vie for vacant state Supreme Court seatBYLINE: By, John S.…
  • Nov 21

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law
    Once classmates, now law partners, attorneys Samuel H. Pond and Jerry M. Lehocky have found a way to give back to the institution that launched their highly successful careers in law. The two partners at Philadelphia-based Pond Lehocky Stern…
  • Nov 14

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
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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: 354

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: 439

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • May 23

    How to Find a Criminal Defense Lawyer for Your Loved One

    How to Find a Criminal Defense Lawyer for Your Loved One
    If your friend or family member is charged with a crime, they will be understandably distraught. During this challenging time, they may rely on you more than ever for help and comfort. In this situation, one of the best things you can do for…
  • Apr 25

    Understanding Underage DUI Expungement and Zero Tolerance in PA

    Understanding Underage DUI Expungement and Zero Tolerance in PA
    Drivers under the age of 21 account for 12 percent of DUI-related deaths in Pennsylvania. This is disturbing given that this group accounts for less than 10 percent of drivers across the Commonwealth. Because of this epidemic, drinking…
  • Apr 25

    What Happens When You Fail to Register as a Sex Offender in Pennsylvania

    What Happens When You Fail to Register as a Sex Offender in Pennsylvania
    Even after you serve your time for a sex offense conviction in Pennsylvania, there are reporting requirements under state law. If you fail to register as a sex offender, whether due to a mistake or other circumstances, the consequences are…
Rank this Week: 1028

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

Featuring attorney reviews of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators.

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • May 23

    Expert Witness Research Methods and Data Sources Survey Result

    Expert Witness Research Methods and Data Sources Survey Result
    Courtroom Insight, along with Daubert Tracker and Expert Witness Profiler is proud to announce the release of our inaugural Expert Witness Survey.  This project surveyed legal professionals directly involved in the research and…
  • May 22

    Expert Witness Survey: Amazon Gift Card Recipient

    Expert Witness Survey: Amazon Gift Card Recipient
    Our inaugural survey regarding expert witness research methods and data sources will be published tomorrow.  We appreciate receiving input from 580 different survey respondents.  As a token of our appreciation, we awarded five…
  • May 3

    Courtroom Insight included in Fastcase’s AI Sandbox

    Courtroom Insight included in Fastcase’s AI Sandbox
    Courtroom Insight is one of a few select companies to be included in FastCase‘s innovative Artificial Intelligence Sandbox. We are excited to be a part of this new cutting-edge project.  Leading law firms such…
Rank this Week: 478

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • May 23

    Mechanical Engineering & Life Care Planning Expert Witness Allowed

    Mechanical Engineering & Life Care Planning Expert Witness Allowed
    Plaintiff sued defendant after a slip and fall accident occurred on a vessel owned by the defendant.  the plaintiff hired a Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness and a Life Care Planning Expert Witness to provide testimony. …
  • May 21

    Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness Excluded

    Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness Excluded
    Plaintiff sued defendants after falling off a Ferris wheel during a music festival.  The plaintiff hired a Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness to assist in his case.  The defendants filed a motion to exclude, which was…
  • May 18

    Oceanography Expert Witness Allowed In Part

    Oceanography Expert Witness Allowed In Part
    Plaintiff sued defendant construction company for violating the Clean Water Act.  The plaintiff hired an Oceanography Expert Witness to provide expert witness testimony.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude, which was…
Rank this Week: 752

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 21

    2018 Mid-Year Non-Compete Laws Update

    2018 Mid-Year Non-Compete Laws Update
    More and more states are amending their non-compete statutes to make them more employee-friendly.  This trend, spurred by the White House report on the effect of non-compete agreements on competition and the revelation that some of the…
  • May 7

    What Are Acceptable Non-Solicitation Restraints for Sales Employees?

    What Are Acceptable Non-Solicitation Restraints for Sales Employees?
    While a non-solicitation clause that prohibits a sales employee from soliciting all company customers may sometimes be justified, most of the time it is much more reasonable to limit the non-solicitation restraint only to the customers and…
  • Apr 21

    Texas Supreme Court Clarifies When Employers are Responsible for Employees’ Negligence

    Texas Supreme Court Clarifies When Employers are Responsible for Employees’ Negligence
    In Texas, an employer can be held liable for its employees' negligence if, at the time of the accident, the worker was an employee (not an independent contractor) and was acting in the course and scope of his employment.
Rank this Week: 956

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Dog Bite Law: Was A Dog Attack At The Center Of The NCIS Disputes?

    Dog Bite Law: Was A Dog Attack At The Center Of The NCIS Disputes?
    It’s not often that one of my practice areas collides with popular culture.  For years, I’ve had the honor of representing a number of victims of dog attacks.  These are often horrible, serious incidents because of the…
  • Apr 28

    A Big Texas Supreme Court Win For Personal Injury Victim

    A Big Texas Supreme Court Win For Personal Injury Victim
    Yesterday, the Texas Supreme Court handed down an important opinion that will help many plaintiffs. In personal injury cases, when a victim goes to the hospital after a wreck and doesn’t have insurance, the hospital can file a lien…
  • Apr 27

    Another Reason To Buy Uninsured Motorist Coverage – Hit-And-Run Wrecks Are On The Rise

    Another Reason To Buy Uninsured Motorist Coverage – Hit-And-Run Wrecks Are On The Rise
    Earlier this week, AAA released a study finding that hit-and-run wrecks are an increasing problem.  Among the study’s findings: A hit-and-run wreck occurs every minute on US roads Hit-and-run wrecks are increasing, with hit-and-run…
Rank this Week: 1126

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 936

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
Rank this Week: 489

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
  • Mar 16

    Financial Protection Rollbacks Threaten Litigation

    Financial Protection Rollbacks Threaten Litigation
    In November 2009, American Senator Chris Dodd proposed the Restoring American Financial Security Act. The bill required stock more »
  • Dec 6

    471 U.S. 539

    471 U.S. 539
    105 S.Ct. 2218 85 L.Ed.2d 588 HARPER & ROW, PUBLISHERS, INC. and the Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., Petitioners more »
  • Dec 5

    239 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2001)

    239 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2001)
    A&M RECORDS, INC., a corporation; GEFFEN RECORDS, INC., a corporation; INTERSCOPE RECORDS; SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.; MCA RECORDS, more »
Rank this Week: 814

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/
  • Feb 17

    Litigation Statistics: Settle or Fight?

    Litigation Statistics: Settle or Fight?
    Although the overall percentage of cases filed actually going to trial remains predictably low (around 2-3%, depending on where you’re getting your data, the period covered, and type of case), this year has started off (for us, anyway)…
  • Jan 1

    2018 - Something Old, Something New

    2018 - Something Old, Something New
    Y2K with Brobeck (scary times) Beginning with my time in-house at Brobeck (1998-2002), I have enjoyed writing about Legal Technology for many publications. Many reprints were available on earlier versions of the Litigation-Tech website.…
  • Dec 22

    Ten PowerPoint Tips for the Courtroom

    Ten PowerPoint Tips for the Courtroom
    PowerPoint Tips for the Courtroom(Originally published on ABA Law Technology Today)Since everyone has a different level of comfort and experience with something used as infrequently as PowerPoint, the objective for this list is to approach…
Rank this Week: 631

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/
  • Feb 11

    S2P2J Release 63

    S2P2J Release 63
    The United States structured settlement market has been in existence for approximately 40 years and continues to expand its scope, complexity and importance within the context of personal injury settlement planning. When structured…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 771