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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 19

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Briefly: At Lawfare, Anthony Bellia and Bradford Clark, the authors of scholarship cited by Justice Neil Gorsuch during last week’s oral argument in Jesner v. Arab Bank, which asks whether corporations are liable under the Alien Tort…
  • Oct 18

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Recycle for Change v. City of Oakland, California 17-431 Issue: Whether a regulation is content-based for purposes of the First Amendment when it only applies to unattended receptacles that solicit…
  • Oct 18

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    Yesterday the court removed securities-fraud case Leidos, Inc. v. Indiana Public Retirement System from the November argument calendar. At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that the move came “after the two sides told the justices they are…
Rank this Week: 9

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

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

    "There's No Good Decision in the Next Big Data Privacy Case"

    "There's No Good Decision in the Next Big Data Privacy Case"
    "There's No Good Decision in the Next Big Data Privacy Case": Law professor Jennifer Daskal has this essay online at The New York Times.
  • Oct 19

    "The Posner Effect (With Help from Kirkland & Ellis)"

    "The Posner Effect (With Help from Kirkland & Ellis)"
    "The Posner Effect (With Help from Kirkland & Ellis)": Jenna Greene of The Am Law Litigation Daily has this report (subscription required for full access) discussing an opinion that Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook issued Tuesday on…
  • Oct 19

    "Retired Judge Posner Seeks to Help Pro Se Litigant"

    "Retired Judge Posner Seeks to Help Pro Se Litigant"
    "Retired Judge Posner Seeks to Help Pro Se Litigant": Melissa Heelan Stanzione of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Rank this Week: 10

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 31

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    Legal Tech: Case Management Software

    Legal Tech: Case Management Software
    It took me a long time to believe in case management software. Not the idea of it–I’ve liked the idea for 20 years. But in practice, it hasn’t worked for me until now. I installed a case management software program when I…
  • Oct 18

    Legal Tech: Case Management Software

    Legal Tech: Case Management Software
    It took me a long time to believe in case management software. Not the idea of it–I’ve liked the idea for 20 years. But in practice, it hasn’t worked for me until now. I installed a case management software program when I…
  • Oct 16

    October Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    October Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the October 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $1,128,744 verdict- Coahoma County medical malpractice trial mentioned here (3/30/17); defense verdict- Lamar County car wreck case (8/30/17); defense verdict-…
Rank this Week: 35

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Oct 17

    UM Carrier Obtains Dismissal Because of Failure to Obtain Service on Driver

    UM Carrier Obtains Dismissal Because of Failure to Obtain Service on Driver
    Where plaintiff failed to have service issued for over a year against the defendant driver in a car accident case, her claim against her uninsured motorist insurance carrier was barred. In Davis v. Grange Mutual Casualty Group, No.…
  • Oct 13

    Negligent Weapon Storage and Failure to Prevent Suicide

    Negligent Weapon Storage and Failure to Prevent Suicide
    Where a defendant knew of decedent’s past suicide attempt, knew she was suffering from depression, and knew he had just ended his relationship with her, the trial court was wrong to grant summary judgment on a negligence case related to…
  • Oct 11

    Pro Se Suit Against Local Government Time-Barred

    Pro Se Suit Against Local Government Time-Barred
    The statute of limitations for a claim falling under the GTLA is one year. In Thigpen v. Trousdale County Highway Department, No. M2016-02556-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 19, 2017), a pro se plaintiff filed suit against the highway…
Rank this Week: 48

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: 70

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: 110

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: 128

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: 152

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/
  • Oct 18

    Asset Searches In The U.S. Because Of Lawsuits Outside The U.S.

    Asset Searches In The U.S. Because Of Lawsuits Outside The U.S.
    A person residing out of the U.S. may hide assets in the U.S. because he/she is being sued for divorce outside of the U.S. or because of other lawsuits outside of the U.S. This person could hide assets by secretly: purchasing real estate in…
  • Oct 4

    3 Ways To Perform Your Asset Search

    3 Ways To Perform Your Asset Search
    A person hiding assets from you could park their money in an offshore bank account & hire an intermediary to be the account’s bank signatory. One website offers this “Bank Nominee Signatories Service” for a cost of about…
  • Oct 4

    3 Ways To Perform Your Asset Search

    3 Ways To Perform Your Asset Search
    A person hiding assets from you could park their money in an offshore bank account & hire an intermediary to be the account’s bank signatory. One website offers this “Bank Nominee Signatories Service” for a cost of about…
Rank this Week: 241

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
Rank this Week: 165

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Sep 7

    How Apple Uses Foreign Trademark Applications to Hide New Products and Name

    How Apple Uses Foreign Trademark Applications to Hide New Products and Name
    What do Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, Peru and Jamaica have in common?  By filing for trademark registration in those venues, Apple, and other large companies, are able to hide up and coming products and their names from the public, for…
  • Aug 21

    Modified Brokerage Agreement Enforced as Settlement Agreement

    Modified Brokerage Agreement Enforced as Settlement Agreement
    In an interesting recent case, the First Department affirmed the viability of a broker’s claim for a commission despite the fact that there were questions as to the broker’s actual role in procuring a buyer. After Waterbridge…
  • Aug 14

    Failure to Review Insurance Policy Does Not Bar Insured’s Potential Recovery

    Failure to Review Insurance Policy Does Not Bar Insured’s Potential Recovery
    Plaintiffs own a number of commercial properties in Brooklyn. In connection with that ownership, plaintiffs retained defendant broker to arrange for insurance coverage for the buildings. At the time of issuance, in 2002, the policies did not…
Rank this Week: 251

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/
  • Oct 19

    The Curious Case of the Disclaimer That Didn’t Bark

    The Curious Case of the Disclaimer That Didn’t Bark
    Victor P. Goldberg, The MacPherson-Henningsen Puzzle (2017), available at SSRN.John C.P. GoldbergIn The MacPherson-Henningsen Puzzle, Victor Goldberg juxtaposes two landmark product liability cases to identify an interesting historical…
  • Oct 18

    Beyond the “Tax Loophole” Rhetoric

    Beyond the “Tax Loophole” Rhetoric
    Heather Field, A Taxonomy of Tax Loopholes, 55 Houston L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Leigh OsofskyOne of the many obstacles in the way of productive governance these days is people talking past each other.…
  • Oct 17

    Questioning the Queue

    Questioning the Queue
    Katharine G. Young, Rights and Queues: On Distributive Contests in the Modern State, 55 Colum. J. of Transnat’l L. 65 (2016).Lee Anne FennellA queue, whether it takes the form of a line or a list, is one of the simplest and most…
Rank this Week: 326

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Oct 18

    How to Get Your Client Paid for Work on Construction Project

    How to Get Your Client Paid for Work on Construction Project
    You’ve got a client who didn’t get paid for work done on a construction project. You could file a breach of contract action, but there may be other ways to get your client paid, especially if the contracting party who didn’t…
  • Oct 16

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion
    Just because you successfully handled the merits of a case doesn’t mean that you should take on a large or complex fee motion that arises from it. It may be time to bring in someone with fee motion expertise. Here are four reasons to…
  • Oct 13

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?
    Here’s a common evidence question: Are opinions admissible when they’re in business records? The answer is generally “yes,” as long as the statement of opinion is in a writing that qualifies otherwise for the…
Rank this Week: 454

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: 313

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
  • 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…
  • Jun 27

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin
    The Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze gGmbH (Centre for International Peace Operations) based in Berlin, Germany, invited me to talk on social media and peace as part of an event to celebrate 15 years since its…
Rank this Week: 281

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: 400

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 341

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 397

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 260

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: 259

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

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

    Giving it up.

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

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

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

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

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 268

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Neighbors concerned about rusted light poles in Old Town

    Neighbors concerned about rusted light poles in Old Town
    CHICAGO (October 19, 2017) – Old Town resident Lauren Lammy says her car was crushed by a rusted light pole that fell on LaSalle Street. Luckily, she was not in the car at the time of the incident. But, Lauren can... The post…
  • Oct 19

    Six women accuse former nursing home staffer of rape, sexual abuse

    Six women accuse former nursing home staffer of rape, sexual abuse
    WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (October 19, 2017) – A former nursing home aide has been sentenced to at least 23 years behind bars after being found guilty of raping women at North Carolina nursing homes. According to FOX 8 News, 58-year-old…
  • Oct 18

    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. listed among the top firms in 2017 Settlement Survey

    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. listed among the top firms in 2017 Settlement Survey
    CHICAGO (October 11, 2017) –  The Illinois law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. was highlighted in Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s 2017 Settlement Survey as one of the top law firms in the state. The annual…
Rank this Week: 1050

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/
  • Oct 19

    Rood Chair of Trial Advocacy and Procedure at University of Florida

    Rood Chair of Trial Advocacy and Procedure at University of Florida
    The University of Florida Levin College of Law is seeking applications for the Ed Rood Chair of Trial Advocacy and Procedure. They are particularly interested in scholars whose work focuses on Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Evidence, Trial…
  • Oct 18

    Green on the Unprovided-For Case in Choice-of-Law

    Green on the Unprovided-For Case in Choice-of-Law
    Michael S. Green (William & Mary) has posted The Return of the Unprovided-For Case to SSRN. The unprovided-for case is a puzzle that arises under governmental interest analysis, the predominant choice-of-law approach in the United States.…
  • Oct 12

    Mullenix on Symeonides on Choice of Law and Forum Selection Clause

    Mullenix on Symeonides on Choice of Law and Forum Selection Clause
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Linda Mullenix’s essay, Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses? Linda reviews Symeon Symeonides’ recent article, What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses, which…
Rank this Week: 930

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/
  • Oct 19

    Account for the Contagion of Bia

    Account for the Contagion of Bia
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Every persuader, and legal persuaders in particular, understand that bias is both pervasive and powerful. The idea that potential jurors will be carrying attitudes and experiences that could influence their decision is…
  • Oct 16

    Treat Cross-Examination Questions as a Flashlight in a Dark Room

    Treat Cross-Examination Questions as a Flashlight in a Dark Room
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: What do I mean when I say the witness should treat cross-examination questions like a flashlight in a dark room? I mean that the questions are designed to shine a light on some things and to purposefully leave other…
  • Oct 12

    Expect a (Mostly) Willing Jury

    Expect a (Mostly) Willing Jury
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The idea of a reluctant jury -- a jury of people who would really like to be just about anywhere else, a jury of people who tried like Hell to get out of it and failed -- that idea is fairly well ingrained in our…
Rank this Week: 546

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Oct 19

    Friends, consumers, stakeholders: lend me your ear

    Friends, consumers, stakeholders: lend me your ear
    The importance of a clear and well executed public relations strategy can sometimes be overlooked when a corporation is in the middle of negotiating a merger or acquisition. However, involving your PR team early on in the transaction can pay…
  • Oct 17

    Canadian M&A activity: mixed results for Q3 2017

    Canadian M&A activity: mixed results for Q3 2017
    As the Globe and Mail reports, Thomson Reuters has recently released figures for Canadian mergers and acquisitions in the third quarter of 2017. The figures show that while the volume of deals involving Canadian companies in the third quarter…
  • Oct 12

    Regulators take aim at cryptocurrencie

    Regulators take aim at cryptocurrencie
    The emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology over the past several years has shaken up the financial services sector in unprecedented fashion, in a corner of the Canadian economy that has been notoriously slow to adopt and…
Rank this Week: 888

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 537

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: 1090

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 696

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Oct 18

    The advocacy of "the greatest lawyer of the 20th century"

    The advocacy of "the greatest lawyer of the 20th century"
    My law school was fortunate to welcome Elena Kagan earlier this week. (The artist's rendering above is the work of Professor Evelyn Brody.) During a delightfully wide-ranging conversation with Professor Carolyn Shapiro, Justice Kagan took a…
  • Oct 16

    The Perils of Statutory Interpretation

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

    Editing Alchemy

    Editing Alchemy
    Have you heard the secret to being a brilliant writer—appellate or otherwise? Because there is one. An ancient trick used by all the greats, from Justice Kagan to Stephen King. Use this device, and your writing will improve tenfold…
Rank this Week: 488

Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

Covers trial presentation theory, trial graphics designs, trial technician recommendations and jury research methodologies. By A2L Consulting.

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Cialdini’s Principle of Persuasion: Liking — Part 3

    Cialdini’s Principle of Persuasion: Liking — Part 3
    Dr. Robert Cialdini has identified six basic principles of persuasion. One of them is liking. If people like you, they are more likely to say yes. Why is that important to a litigator? Quite simply, any litigator wants to persuade a jury,…
  • Oct 4

    Find Your Own “Sputnik Moment” at Trial

    Find Your Own “Sputnik Moment” at Trial
    On this day sixty years ago, a 34-foot-tall Soviet rocket lifted off the Earth from a Cosmodrome in present-day Kazakhstan.  Its payload -- a shiny silver globe with four external antenna masts to broadcast a repeating radio chirp back…
  • Sep 27

    These Days, More Clients Are Hiring Law Firms, Not Lawyer

    These Days, More Clients Are Hiring Law Firms, Not Lawyer
    During the past three decades, I've heard many clichés about the legal industry. One of them is that companies hire the lawyer and not the law firm. I think this one is often still true, but, for the first time in my career, I am…
Rank this Week: 560

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: 591

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: 784

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • Oct 17

    The Bed Battle is on.

    The Bed Battle is on.
    Update (October 17, 2017): The extraordinarily hard-fought and long-standing civil litigation (trademark litigation, to be specific) between Minnesota bed behemoth, Select Comfort, and a smaller on-line bed-selling competitor, Personal Touch…
  • Oct 16

    The Corporate Indemnification Statute Can Be Hard for Some to Swallow.

    The Corporate Indemnification Statute Can Be Hard for Some to Swallow.
    Imagine you are a business, a corporation, and you sell off part of your business to one of your executives. After the sale, you are convinced that the buyer, your former fellow shareholder, ripped you off to the tune of millions of dollars…
  • Oct 13

    Minnesota Litigator Profile: Kenneth U. Udoboik

    Minnesota Litigator Profile: Kenneth U. Udoboik
    Mr. Kenneth Udoibok’s passions, it seems, are justice and empowerment. He’s a 20+ year solo Minnesota litigator who focuses on criminal defense, police brutality,  employment cases and insurance coverage cases. He fights for…
Rank this Week: 476

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…
  • 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…
  • Jul 12

    A Plaintiff’s Guide To Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 Discovery Proportionality

    A Plaintiff’s Guide To Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 Discovery Proportionality
        Civil litigators often spend more time in discovery disputes than in trials. Few plaintiffs or defendants are keen on spending time in a deposition, collecting documents, or handing over to their opponent evidence that could be…
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Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

    Metallurgy Expert Witness Allowed and Two Environmental Engineering Expert Witnesses Partially Allowed.

    Metallurgy Expert Witness Allowed and Two Environmental Engineering Expert Witnesses Partially Allowed.
    Plaintiff sued defendants after being injured while preparing hazardous waste for incineration.  The plaintiff hired a metallurgy expert witness and the defendants hired two  environmental engineering expert…
  • Oct 13

    Life Insurance Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed

    Life Insurance Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed
    Plaintiff sued Defendant for denying a reinstatement application after a life insurance policy lapsed.  The plaintiff filed suit and hired a life insurance expert witness to provide testimony.  The defendant filed a motion to…
  • Oct 11

    Fingerprints Expert Witness Testimony Allowed

    Fingerprints Expert Witness Testimony Allowed
    The defendant is charged with robbing two banks.  The government hired a fingerprints expert witness to assist in their case.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude this testimony.  The court denied the motion to…
Rank this Week: 1013

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act at Year One

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act at Year One
    By Jessica Engler This article originally appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of DRI’s In-House Defense Quarterly On March 11th of this year, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) celebrated the one-year anniversary of its enactment. …
  • Sep 29

    President Trump Grants Ten Day Waiver of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico

    President Trump Grants Ten Day Waiver of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico
    By Daniel Stanton On September 28, 2017, President Trump granted a ten day waiver of the Jones Act for the island of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, in an effort to facilitate the island’s recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. …
  • Sep 28

    Contractors are not Subject to Criminal Charges for Violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act

    Contractors are not Subject to Criminal Charges for Violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
    By Michael J. O’Brien Yesterday, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in USA v. Don Moss, et al., 2017 WL 4273427 (5th Cir. 2017) affirming the Eastern District’s ruling that oilfield contractors cannot be…
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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/
  • Oct 13

    L.L. Bean Sued By Competitor for Trademark Infringement

    L.L. Bean Sued By Competitor for Trademark Infringement
    When an individual or a company obtains a trademark registration in the U.S., they are granted certain rights and protections. If they discover that another party is using a mark that is the same as or confusingly similar to their registered…
  • Oct 6

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great
    One of the questions people ask me frequently is about whether we are accepting new clients. While the short answer is “Yes”, here is some additional information which many people find interesting . . .
  • Sep 29

    Blind Man Sues Winn-Dixie Over Website ADA Compliance

    Blind Man Sues Winn-Dixie Over Website ADA Compliance
    Most companies have websites today. In fact, there are few business owners who would consider operating without one. That is because consumers are placing increasing reliance as websites to serve as proxies for brick-and-mortar locations.…
Rank this Week: 1012

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Oct 11

    Can an employer require employees to repay training costs in Texas?

    Can an employer require employees to repay training costs in Texas?
    Generally, training repayment provisions in employment agreements are enforceable in Texas.  Employers should make sure that such clauses are written in a clear and understandable manner and are not hidden within employment…
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?
    Enforcing non-compete agreements is as much of a business decision as it is a legal one. Having a non-compete agreement that is legally enforceable, allows you to decide whether it makes business sense to enforce it against a particular…
  • Oct 3

    If Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

    If Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?
    Enforcing non-compete agreements is as much of a business decision as it is a legal one. Having a non-compete agreement that is legally enforceable, allows you to decide whether it makes business sense to enforce it against a particular…
Rank this Week: 679

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Party Time: D.C. v. Westby in the U.S. Supreme Court

    Party Time: D.C. v. Westby in the U.S. Supreme Court
    Swear to God, same thing happened to me!  Go to a party on a Saturday night, cops bust in,  homeowner claims to “know nothing”, everybody gets busted and goes down to the police station.  Officers make arrests for…
  • Sep 30

    Interesting People Have the Best Cases: Rod Class v. U.S.

    Interesting People Have the Best Cases: Rod Class v. U.S.
    I happen to like people like Rodney “Rod” Class, even if I often  disagree with them.  Some people call him a “gun nut.”  He refers to himself as a “constitutional bounty hunter.”  He…
  • Sep 29

    Back to the Future: the Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age

    Back to the Future: the Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age
    OK, those unfortunate souls who occasionally read this blog know that I like to go on about the intersection of the 18th Century language in our Bill of Rights (which includes such tremendous ideas like religious liberty, freedom of…
Rank this Week: 913

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Sep 24

    EXPOSING IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION…HOW?

    EXPOSING IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION…HOW?
      Attorneys, judges and jurors all want to see themselves as fair, equitable, and rational, yet studies show that despite our best intentions none of us are free from bias. Implicit bias refers to unconsciously held biases that do not…
  • Jul 24

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW
    PERSONAL UPDATE: I woke up this morning realizing that it had been 6 months since my last post. One of the drawbacks to the aging process is that time seems to pass so much faster than when we were younger. … Continue reading →
  • Jan 15

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip
    RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the “Rule of Primacy” is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you’re a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence…
Rank this Week: 474

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 557

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    Texas’s Texting While Driving Ban Goes Into Affect Today. Will It Make You Less Safe?

    Texas’s Texting While Driving Ban Goes Into Affect Today. Will It Make You Less Safe?
    Today, Texas’s new texting while driving ban goes into affect.  For the first time, Texas will have a state-wide ban.  A violation of the ban is a misdemeanor, with fines between $25 and $99 for first time offenders and $100…
  • Aug 25

    Will Victims Of Hurricane Harvey Be Victimized Twice?

    Will Victims Of Hurricane Harvey Be Victimized Twice?
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those in the path of Hurricane Harvey.   The potential damage  is simply heartbreaking. Unfortunately, due to the timing of the storm, it also makes it likely that many of you who suffer…
  • Aug 1

    I’ve Handled Dog Attacks, But A Pig Attack? What’s The Law On That?

    I’ve Handled Dog Attacks, But A Pig Attack? What’s The Law On That?
    Over the years, I’ve handled a number of dog attack cases, but last week, I read a story about a 3 year old Alabama girl who was injured when she was attacked by a neighbor’s pig. I don’t want to make light of the story…
Rank this Week: 1042

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/
  • Aug 17

    CLE: Ethics, Law & Technology

    CLE: Ethics, Law & Technology
    Ethics, Law & TechnologyEvent InformationProvider: Alameda County Bar AssociationLocation: Alameda County Bar Association1000 Broadway, Suite 480Oakland, CA  94607Phone: 510-302-2222Date: 08/23/201712:00 PM - 01:30 PMCredits: 0.5 HR…
  • Jun 30

    2017 Best of Corporate Counsel

    2017 Best of Corporate Counsel
    Who is the best TRIAL TECHNOLOGY "HOT SEAT" PROVIDER?Although in the majority of trials we support we are hired by law firms, we are also frequently retained  by insurance carriers, government agencies, and occasionally, directly by…
  • Apr 14

    Best Impeachment EVER!

    Best Impeachment EVER!
    LitigationWorld: Micro-Symposium on Valuable Lessons From Memorable Trials All trials have moments of drama from which litigators learn valuable lessons. This issue of LitigationWorld features a micro-symposium with six such lessons.…
Rank this Week: 543

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/
  • 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...
  • Jul 5

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer
    The Oregon legislature recently enacted an expanded Equal Pay Act designed to eliminate discriminatory pay practices based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation (as defined in ORS 174.100), national origin, marital status, veteran…
Rank this Week: 786