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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: 1023

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Symposium: NIFLA v. Becerra — A Supreme housecleaning continues?

    Symposium: NIFLA v. Becerra — A Supreme housecleaning continues?
    Mark L. Rienzi is a professor of law at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. The First Amendment’s protections for minority speakers are most needed — and most in jeopardy — when the speech relates to…
  • Dec 14

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    At The Federalist, Margot Cleveland notes that although the justices denied cert this week in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, which asks whether federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, “[t]he…
  • Dec 13

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Southern California Edison Company v. Nevada Department of Taxation 17-755 Issue: Whether proof that a tax scheme violates the dormant commerce clause by favoring in-state interests over out-of-state…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Dec 14

    Canadian M&A activity stays hot, more in store

    Canadian M&A activity stays hot, more in store
    According to a recently published PwC report (the Report), Canadian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is booming. We recently reported that Canadian-backed equity financing activity in emerging venture capital companies is…
  • Dec 13

    Sell-side due diligence: knowing your buyer

    Sell-side due diligence: knowing your buyer
    M&A deals aren’t easy to close. As we previously reported, due diligence typically increases the likelihood of a deal closing. Buyers often conduct extensive diligence: they analyze the financial documents, projections, contracts…
  • Dec 13

    Intent to pursue deals at an all-time high among oil and gas executive

    Intent to pursue deals at an all-time high among oil and gas executive
    In a recently released report, the Global Capital Confidence Barometer, EY suggests that M&A intentions in the global oil and gas sector are at an all-time high. Most notably, 69% of the oil and gas executives surveyed indicated that they…
Rank this Week: 1856

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • 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…
  • Dec 12

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

    Cyntoia Brown & the "51-To-Life" Project: Florida
    This is the tenth 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: 483

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    What Should Your Expert Witness Bring to Their Deposition?

    What Should Your Expert Witness Bring to Their Deposition?
    Part of preparing any expert witness for a deposition is discussing any items the witness should bring to... Read More The post What Should Your Expert Witness Bring to Their Deposition? appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Dec 12

    Can an Expert Witness Be Found Negligent?

    Can an Expert Witness Be Found Negligent?
    The importance of expert witnesses in today’s legal system cannot be overstated. Expert witnesses should be retained whenever... Read More The post Can an Expert Witness Be Found Negligent? appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Dec 7

    The Current State of State Damage Cap

    The Current State of State Damage Cap
    Several states “cap,” or limit, damages in some or all personal injury claims. Because states have great latitude... Read More The post The Current State of State Damage Caps appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 2352

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 654

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 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…
  • Dec 12

    When Does Healthcare Ethics Consultation Constitute the Practice of Law?

    When Does Healthcare Ethics Consultation Constitute the Practice of Law?
    Anya E. R. Prince & Arlene M. Davis, Navigating Professional Norms in an Interprofessional Environment: The 'Practice' of Healthcare Ethics Committees, 15 Conn. Pub. Int. L.J. 115 (2016), available at SSRN. Carl…
Rank this Week: 322

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
  • Dec 14

    Politik und Internationales Privatrecht [English: Politics and Private International Law]

    Politik und Internationales Privatrecht [English: Politics and Private International Law]
    edited by Susanne Lilian Gössl, in Gemeinschaft m. Rafael Harnos, Leonhard Hübner, Malte Kramme, Tobias Lutzi, Michael Florian Müller, Caroline Sophie Rupp, Johannes Ungerer More information at:…
  • Dec 13

    Recent conflicts developments in New Zealand

    Recent conflicts developments in New Zealand
    With the end of the year fast approaching, here is a quick round-up of news from New Zealand: The New Zealand Parliament recently passed the Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Act 2017. The Act introduces new torts choice of…
  • Dec 13

    Double Actionability Rule for Tort Choice of Law Abolished in New Zealand

    Double Actionability Rule for Tort Choice of Law Abolished in New Zealand
    (With thanks to Professor Yeo Tiong Min for bringing this to my attention) The Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Act 2017 abolishes the common law rule on double actionability for tort choice of law in New Zealand. The Act is…
Rank this Week: 31

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 3034

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

Covers depositions, direct exams, opening statements and other trial tips. By Karen Koehler.

http://karenkoehler.com/wp/
  • Dec 13

    Re: Cornell Haynes, aka Nelly

    Re: Cornell Haynes, aka Nelly
    Good Afternoon, Our office has formally declined to file charges on this matter. The following statement will be released if there are inquiries on the status of the case: “Police responded to and investigated a sexual assault…
  • Nov 15

    Just the Law…

    Just the Law…
    Under Washington law, wrongful death actions are strictly governed by statute.  Atchison v. Great W. Malting Co., 161 Wn.2d 372 (2007).  When the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act of another, the decedent’s…
  • Oct 13

    To Whom It May Concern Part 2

    To Whom It May Concern Part 2
        PDF version:To Whom It May Concern Part 2    
Rank this Week: 3640

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 13

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 13

    2d DCA pro tem bonanza!

    2d DCA pro tem bonanza!
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One beginning January 1, 2018 until February 28, 2019Judge Allan Goodman (Retired) of the Los Angeles…
  • Dec 13

    DJ profiles Justice Pena

    DJ profiles Justice Pena
    Today's DJ presents An Evenhanded Outlook: Rosendo Peña Jr.’s academic prowess led him to research work and a job as a 5th District justice.“He’s the American Dream,” said Rebecca A. Wiseman, a retired 5th…
  • Dec 12

    2/6 Closed by fire

    2/6 Closed by fire
    December 11, 2017 -- Division Six of the Second Appellate District is expected to be closed the remainder of this week due to the fires. For case-related questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office in Los Angeles at (213)…
Rank this Week: 108

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/
  • Dec 13

    Faruki+ Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Ohio Super Lawyer

    Faruki+ Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Ohio Super Lawyer
    The 2018 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized several Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL (Faruki+) attorneys for their noteworthy talents in law. Attorney’s Recognized: Partner Charlie Faruki is ranked number one…
  • Dec 12

    Faruki’s Zach Heck Discusses Potential Impact of Net Neutrality Repeal

    Faruki’s Zach Heck Discusses Potential Impact of Net Neutrality Repeal
    This Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to repeal its 2015 net neutrality rules. The net neutrality rules require broadband providers to treat all internet traffic equally.  Recently, Faruki’s Zach…
  • Dec 8

    Post-Impression-ism: Avoiding the Patent Exhaustion Defense After Impression v. Lexmark

    Post-Impression-ism: Avoiding the Patent Exhaustion Defense After Impression v. Lexmark
    In a decision viewed as unfavorable to enforcement of patent rights, the Supreme Court in Impression Products v. Lexmark Int’l, 137 S. Ct. 1523 (2017), gave an expansive interpretation to the “patent exhaustion”…
Rank this Week: 3619

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Partner Jeff Kroll discusses new 2018 driving laws on WGN Radio

    Partner Jeff Kroll discusses new 2018 driving laws on WGN Radio
    CHICAGO (December 13, 2017) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. Partner Jeffrey J. Kroll was interviewed live on WGN Radio’s Bill and Wendy show Wednesday morning about new driving laws that will impact motorists as of January…
  • Dec 13

    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard hosts AAJ Phone-A-Thon

    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard hosts AAJ Phone-A-Thon
    CHICAGO (December 12, 2017) – On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. hosted a membership phone-a-thon for the American Association for Justice.  The event helped recruit new members to AAJ and…
  • Dec 4

    WGN report on rusted light poles references record-breaking $148 million jury verdict

    WGN report on rusted light poles references record-breaking $148 million jury verdict
    CHICAGO (December 4, 2017) – WGN TV recently reported on a rusty street light pole that fell over on the Northwest Side. The report references our recent record-breaking $148 million jury verdict on behalf of a woman who was…
Rank this Week: 2590

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: 176

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
  • Dec 13

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children
    Parents of young children are tired, anxious, and a bit overwhelmed. They’re balancing parenting goals with career goals and, more often than not, feeling like they’re meeting neither. They know they need a . . . will? Or is it a…
  • Dec 11

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?
    5 Ways to Defeat Deposition AbuseIt’s not feasible to stop a deposition every time an attorney or witness becomes obstructive, run to court to have a judge or discovery commissioner resolve the issue, and then resume the…
  • Dec 8

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment
    A hearing on a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication presents opportunities you don’t want to miss. Here’s how to prepare for the hearing whether the tentative ruling is in your favor or not, and when there’s…
Rank this Week: 2407

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Covers legal technology used in litigation and eDiscovery, especially on the plaintiff's side.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Dec 13

    Why Cloud Computing Matters in Ediscovery

    Why Cloud Computing Matters in Ediscovery
    This is the fourth in our multi-part series covering our ediscovery chapter of a legal informatics textbook. In this series, we’re covering the ediscovery basics, including the history of the EDRM, core technical ediscovery concepts,…
  • Dec 12

    Audio Transcription to Ease Your Review

    Audio Transcription to Ease Your Review
    The easiest data to search and review is the kind we’re all used to. Words on a page, flowing naturally from left to right, top to bottom. We compose our search, our document appears, we read it, we take notes. Simple. But as we know,…
  • Dec 11

    Proportionality Before Dessert

    Proportionality Before Dessert
    Proportionality in any case is a balancing of interests—whether the burden or expense of the proposed discovery outweighs its likely benefit. A basic question to ask of all discovery, is how does the requested information help resolve…
Rank this Week: 2768

Everlaw Blog

Everlaw Blog

Explores litigation and ediscovery technology - as well as its context in the broader legal space.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Dec 13

    Why Cloud Computing Matters in Ediscovery

    Why Cloud Computing Matters in Ediscovery
    This is the fourth in our multi-part series covering our ediscovery chapter of a legal informatics textbook. In this series, we’re covering the ediscovery basics, including the history of the EDRM, core technical ediscovery concepts,…
  • Dec 12

    Audio Transcription to Ease Your Review

    Audio Transcription to Ease Your Review
    The easiest data to search and review is the kind we’re all used to. Words on a page, flowing naturally from left to right, top to bottom. We compose our search, our document appears, we read it, we take notes. Simple. But as we know,…
  • Dec 11

    Proportionality Before Dessert

    Proportionality Before Dessert
    Proportionality in any case is a balancing of interests—whether the burden or expense of the proposed discovery outweighs its likely benefit. A basic question to ask of all discovery, is how does the requested information help resolve…
Rank this Week: 1903

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Dec 13

    Why Cloud Computing Matters in Ediscovery

    Why Cloud Computing Matters in Ediscovery
    This is the fourth in our multi-part series covering our ediscovery chapter of a legal informatics textbook. In this series, we’re covering the ediscovery basics, including the history of the EDRM, core technical ediscovery concepts,…
  • Dec 12

    Audio Transcription to Ease Your Review

    Audio Transcription to Ease Your Review
    The easiest data to search and review is the kind we’re all used to. Words on a page, flowing naturally from left to right, top to bottom. We compose our search, our document appears, we read it, we take notes. Simple. But as we know,…
  • Dec 11

    Proportionality Before Dessert

    Proportionality Before Dessert
    Proportionality in any case is a balancing of interests—whether the burden or expense of the proposed discovery outweighs its likely benefit. A basic question to ask of all discovery, is how does the requested information help resolve…
Rank this Week: 2769

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • 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…
  • Dec 8

    Minnesota Litigator Profile: Former U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Keyes (D. Minn.)

    Minnesota Litigator Profile: Former U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Keyes (D. Minn.)
    In Minnesota Litigator’s experience of former U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Keyes, he seems to embody kindness, humility, and professionalism. He has had a long and distinguished career in Minnesota civil litigation and, unsurprisingly,…
Rank this Week: 250

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
  • Dec 13

    Attorney Fees Awarded for Post-Alice Patent Litigation

    Attorney Fees Awarded for Post-Alice Patent Litigation
    The Federal Circuit has affirmed an award of attorney fees under 35 USC § 285 against a patent owner that pursued its case alleging infringement of a business method patent after the US Supreme Court decided Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank…
  • Dec 12

    Patent Claims to Selecting Ads for Display Denied Covered Business Method Review

    Patent Claims to Selecting Ads for Display Denied Covered Business Method Review
    The USPTO’s Patent and Trial Appeal Board has declined to institute a Covered Business Method review of two patents with claims to “directing electronic advertisements” based on user profile attributes with the goal of…
  • Dec 8

    When Can “Common Sense” Be Used in an Obviousness Rejection?

    When Can “Common Sense” Be Used in an Obviousness Rejection?
    According to the PTAB, using “common sense” as a reason to combine references to invalidate a patent claim on obviousness grounds requires articulation of a rational underpinning for combining such references. In Apple Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 2000

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: 52

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
  • Dec 12

    Tennessee Tort of “Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress”

    Tennessee Tort of “Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress”
    Tennessee has the tort of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress which is an important cause of action that allows a plaintiff to recover damages when the conduct of the defendant is outrageous.  There are very specific…
  • Nov 17

    Tennessee Supreme Court Overturns COA Dedmon case - Key Decision for Personal Injury cases on Medical Bill Evidence

    Tennessee Supreme Court Overturns COA Dedmon case - Key Decision for Personal Injury cases on Medical Bill Evidence
    The Tennessee Supreme Court issued a very important decision today on the appeal in the Dedmon case.  Many people have been waiting on this decision from the plaintiff’s side and the defendant’s side.  The Dedmon case…
  • Oct 12

    Equal Pay Act Claims in Tennessee

    Equal Pay Act Claims in Tennessee
    Equal Pay Act claims in Tennessee are essentially claims usually involve situations where a female employee is paid less than a male employee for the same job.  These claims can be brought in Tennessee under the Tennessee Equal Pay Act…
Rank this Week: 3294

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/
  • Dec 12

    A Surprising Lesson From Voir Dire

    A Surprising Lesson From Voir Dire
    I get excited when I am called for jury duty. After all, my entire 25-year professional career has been focused on persuading judges and juries. Serving on a jury is a rare opportunity to get a view from the inside. It allows me to confirm…
  • Dec 6

    Joint Defense Groups: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Joint Defense Groups: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Quite frequently, defendants in major cases will decide to form joint defense groups. Joint defense groups are intended to provide defendants with significant efficiencies that result from common effort in facing a common adversary, whether…
  • Nov 29

    The Top 21 Litigation Articles of 2017

    The Top 21 Litigation Articles of 2017
    Every year going back to the start of this blog in 2011, I have paused to look back over the past 12 months of articles and see which were deemed best by our readers. Some articles have been read 90,000 times while others, often surprisingly,…
Rank this Week: 2887

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Dec 12

    Overboard, under deliver?

    Overboard, under deliver?
    We recently reported that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates (the Policy Update), which, among other things, establishes modified guidelines for determining whether a director…
  • Dec 5

    Shareholder activism leads to higher rate of CEO turnover – win or lose

    Shareholder activism leads to higher rate of CEO turnover – win or lose
    Shareholder activism is now a global phenomenon. Activists commonly seek to shake up the board of a target company in hopes of instilling change and increasing shareholder value. The impact on target companies can be both disruptive and…
  • Nov 22

    ISS releases 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Update

    ISS releases 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Update
    On November 16, 2017, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates (the Updates). These updates implement changes in a number of areas, with the most significant being a gender diversity…
Rank this Week: 1880

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: 393

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 1884

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Dec 12

    Court Of Chancery Enforces Oral Agreement To Add Director

    Court Of Chancery Enforces Oral Agreement To Add Director
    Sarissa Capital Domestic Fund LP v. Innoviva Inc., C.A. 2017-0309-JRS (December 8, 2017) This is a great explanation of when a director is authorized to enter into an oral agreement that is enforceable, here to add two directors to a…
  • Dec 12

    Court Of Chancery Explains Basis For Inspection Of Alleged Wrongdoing

    Court Of Chancery Explains Basis For Inspection Of Alleged Wrongdoing
    Silverberg v. ATC Healthcare Inc., C.A. 2017-0242-JRS (December 5, 2017) While the standard to win the right to inspect corporate records to investigate alleged wrongdoing is a lenient one, it is still not enough to just allege something…
  • Dec 12

    Superior Court Explains How To Prove Fee

    Superior Court Explains How To Prove Fee
    The Boeing Company v. Spirit Aerosystems Inc., No. N14C-12-055 EMD CCLD (Dec. 5, 2017) This decision explains the process and proof required to establish the amount of a fees award. Tags:
Rank this Week: 1863

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/
Rank this Week: 3241

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 6

    Replacing a Computer — Hurts So Good

    Replacing a Computer — Hurts So Good
    For the last 3 years I’ve been using a 15″ Dell Latitude Laptop as my computer. I dock it with two monitors at the office. It’s never been that fast and has become clunky in the last year or so. Finally, it started making…
Rank this Week: 275

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/
  • Dec 11

    Anticipatory Breach Allegation Dressed as Declaratory Relief

    Anticipatory Breach Allegation Dressed as Declaratory Relief
    Earlier this year, we wrote about the First Department’s decision addressing the question, as framed by the Court of Appeals, of “whether the mere commencement of an action seeking ‘rescission and/or reformation’ of a…
  • Nov 17

    Two Recent Trade Secret Cases Fail to Find That Secrets Exist or Were Capable of Protection

    Two Recent Trade Secret Cases Fail to Find That Secrets Exist or Were Capable of Protection
    Two cases, one State and one Federal, declined to prevent a competitor from using what was alleged to be another’s secret information. In Art and Cook, Inc. v. Haber, the Eastern District court found that the secrets alleged to have…
  • Nov 6

    Guarantor’s Liability Greater than Obligor’

    Guarantor’s Liability Greater than Obligor’
    A guarantor was sued for the failure of the obligor/tenant to pay rent. The tenant had defaulted on a commercial lease and under the lease’s acceleration clause owed the landlord more than $1,740,000. When the guarantor was sued, he…
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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: 498

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
Rank this Week: 119

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2478

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/
  • Dec 11

    State Solicitors General on the Move

    State Solicitors General on the Move
    At the end of November, Tony Mauro posted a story for The National Law Journal on President Trump's newly announced potential Supreme Court nominees. The list adds five new names to Trumps list. Three of the individuals--Britt Grant, Kevin…
  • Dec 9

    Issues, issues everywhere, but not a one makes sense

    Issues, issues everywhere, but not a one makes sense
    We are taught that writing with the infamous IRAC moniker is easy, you just: (1) identify the issue (a question about whether a rule applies to facts) (2) explain how the rule works, (3) discuss how this rule applies to...
  • Dec 8

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 8, 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 8, 2017
    Each week, the Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be sure...
Rank this Week: 2692

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
  • Dec 10

    COA: November 16, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: November 16, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 976.  Insurance.  Captive health insurer exempt from Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act Merritt v. Catholic Health Initiatives, Inc. 978.  Criminal Law. Sentencing Evidence relating to uncharged…
  • Dec 10

    COA: November 9, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: November 9, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 945.  Business.  Stock repurchase agreement. Rogers v. Family Practice Associates of Lexington, PSC 949.  Criminal Law. Ineffective Assistance of counsel. Ferguson v. Commonwealth of Kentucky Reversed…
  • Nov 6

    COA: November 3, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: November 3, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 937.  Criminal Law.  Due Process and Missing Evidence Instruction. Anderson v. Commonwealth of Kentucky Affirmed trial court order denying missing evidence instruction in second trial regarding evidence…
Rank this Week: 2348

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Dec 10

    “Dwellings” and discrimination under the Fair Housing Act

    “Dwellings” and discrimination under the Fair Housing Act
    Sanzaro v. Ardiente Homeowners Ass. et al, 2:11-cv-01143-RFB,  2017 WL 5895133 (D. Nevada June 29, 2017) asks whether the clubhouse in a planned development is a “dwelling” for purposes of the Fair Housing Act. The…
  • Dec 3

    The nightmare before Christmas – ADA violations where everything is not enough.

    The nightmare before Christmas – ADA violations where everything is not enough.
    Brooke v. A-Ventures, LLC, 2:17-CV-2868-HRH, 2017 WL 5624941, at *1 (D. Ariz. Nov. 22, 2017) is a case with an unusual procedural posture and a holding that shows a frightening misunderstanding of issues concerning website development.…
  • Nov 20

    Quick Hits – Our Black Friday special offer

    Quick Hits – Our Black Friday special offer
    Black Friday is approaching. In honor of the annual sales we’ve collected a bevy of cases containing helpful lessons for any business subject to the ADA or Fair Housing Act. Siler v. Abbott House, Inc.,  2017 WL…
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This Week's Florida Appeals Court…

This Week's Florida Appeals Court Decisions

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

https://www.carltonfields.com/florida-appeals-court-decisions/
Rank this Week: 2172

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: 105

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: 766

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: 352

South Florida Trial Practice

South Florida Trial Practice

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://southfloridatrial.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 7

    Miami-Dade Imposes Regulations on Peer-to-Peer Short Term Rental

    Miami-Dade Imposes Regulations on Peer-to-Peer Short Term Rental
    Miami is know for fun, sun, beaches and is a top spot for people looking to vacation or get together with friends or family for reunions and parties.  As a result, Miami-Dade County has been one of the busiest areas for peer-to-peer…
  • Nov 30

    Florida’s Homestead Exemption Lives On Even After You’re Gone

    Florida’s Homestead Exemption Lives On Even After You’re Gone
    Your primary residence in Florida (“Homestead”) can be a very useful tool for protection of assets from creditors during your life, and after your death for the benefit or your spouse and heirs. The Florida…
  • Nov 17

    The Rollout for Medical Marijuana Continues to Encounter Delay

    The Rollout for Medical Marijuana Continues to Encounter Delay
    Please see my post, over on Fox’s In the Weeds blog, regarding continued delays in the roll-out of Florida’s medical marijuana program. __________ Dori K. Stibolt is a partner with the law firm of Fox…
Rank this Week: 1973

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
  • 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 »
  • Nov 29

    Complaints About Lawyers & Judges – How To File A Complaint Against A Lawyer in NY

    Complaints About Lawyers & Judges – How To File A Complaint Against A Lawyer in NY
    If you believe a lawyer may have violated the Rules of Professional Conduct, you can write a letter more »
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Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1188

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: 395