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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

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: 20

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: 39

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 84

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: 54

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: 296

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: 327

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: 284

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: 258

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

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

    Litigation Against Big Pharma in the Opioid Crisi

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

    OSHA's Volks Rule Controversy

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

    The Dangers of Benzene Exposure

    The Dangers of Benzene Exposure
    Benzene is a chemical widely used in a number of industries and products. Exposure to the chemical has been linked to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), lymphomas and aplastic anemia. Many of these cases involving…
Rank this Week: 155

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Massachusetts Moves Toward New Law on College Sexual Assault

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

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

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

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

    Beyond Sports and Sex Part 2: Title IX and Bullying/Harassment Based on Gender Stereotype
    In this series, I look at some of the protections afforded by Title IX that have received less attention in the media and political arena than Title IX’s applications to equity in athletics and campus sexual assault. Part 1 looked at…
Rank this Week: 166

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 274

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

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

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

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

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

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

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

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 153

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: 150

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: 326

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: 190

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: 830

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: 1484

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: 3668

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: 2029

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 3786

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: 2835

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 2740

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: 3458

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: 4310

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: 3303

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: 2210

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: 955

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: 417

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: 1419

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: 2300

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: 2394

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: 1624

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: 3233

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: 2537

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: 1480

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: 1473

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: 1542

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: 2854

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…
Rank this Week: 2638

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: 4060

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: 804

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2015

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: 2327

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: 1863