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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    Justices take on First Amendment challenge to state abortion disclosure laws: In Plain English

    Justices take on First Amendment challenge to state abortion disclosure laws: In Plain English
    In 2015, California lawmakers enacted the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act. The law, known as the Reproductive FACT Act, responded to concerns that crisis pregnancy centers – nonprofit…
  • Dec 11

    No new grants today

    No new grants today
    After adding seven new cases to their merits docket on Friday, the justices issued additional orders from last week’s conference. They did not add any more new cases to their docket, but they did deny review in a high-profile case in…
  • Dec 11

    OT2017 #9: “Peak SG”

    OT2017 #9: “Peak SG”
    The exciting December sitting may be over, but we’re still here to let you know what you missed. We catch you up on the oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop, everybody’s favorite cake-flavored battle between religious…
Rank this Week: 9

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
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
Rank this Week: 42

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 53

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 66

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: 79

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: 98

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • 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,…
  • Dec 6

    Drewitz v. Motorwerks (Walser) (STILL AND AGAIN)

    Drewitz v. Motorwerks (Walser) (STILL AND AGAIN)
    Update (December 6, 2017): Read the previous posts, below. The duration of this litigation is staggering. Congratulations to Plaintiff, Mr. Drewitz, and his bulldog lawyer for the affirmance of their award for $340,918.66 in attorney…
Rank this Week: 110

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 4

    $14.3 Million Default Judgment in Humphreys County Construction Accident Case

    $14.3 Million Default Judgment in Humphreys County Construction Accident Case
    The Clarion-Ledger reported Sunday on a $14.3 million dollar judgment in Humphreys County in Stewart v. Hankins Home Builders. Here is the Complaint. The plaintiff fell off the second floor at a construction site and was paralyzed. He sued…
Rank this Week: 122

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Equifax And The Long Legal Road In Data Breach Class Action

    Equifax And The Long Legal Road In Data Breach Class Action
        Equifax, which knows more about you than your own mother, (1) failed to maintain its servers, (2) was hacked and lost sensitive personal data for 143 million people, (3) concealed that fact for months, (4) blamed another company…
Rank this Week: 131

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: 124

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: 162

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 11

    Appellate #MeToo

    Appellate #MeToo
    The #MeToo movement has hit the appellate world, as seen here, here, here, AND here, here.
  • Dec 4

    News from the 2d DCA pro bono clinic

    News from the 2d DCA pro bono clinic
    Appellate specialist Tyna Orren provides the following news about the 2d District's pro bono Appellate Self-Help Clinic, run with the Court, Public Counsel. and LACBA's Appellate Courts Section:General Clinic NewsThe Clinic operates in the…
  • Dec 4

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Allan Goodman (Retired) of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until January 31, 2018Judge Halim Dhanidina of the Los Angeles Superior Court,…
Rank this Week: 177

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: 178

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 11

    A Prescription for Overcoming Gender Inequity in Complex Litigation: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

    A Prescription for Overcoming Gender Inequity in Complex Litigation: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
    Brooke D. Coleman, A Legal Fempire?: Women in Complex Civil Litigation, 93 Ind. L.J. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Suzette M. MalveauxIf ever there was a right time to discuss gender inequity in the legal profession, it is now. With a…
  • Dec 8

    Protective Legislation and Its Critics: an Enduring Legacy

    Protective Legislation and Its Critics: an Enduring Legacy
    Nancy Woloch, A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s (2015).Joseph SlaterWhile some readers may already know this work, legal academics do not always keep up with monographs that focus on history. So, I…
  • Dec 7

    Strict Compliance and Wills Act Formalitie

    Strict Compliance and Wills Act Formalitie
    Peter T. Wendel, Wills Act Compliance and the Harmless Error Approach: Flawed Narrative Equals Flawed Analysis?, 95 Oregon L. Rev. 337 (2017).Camille DavidsonIn the law of Wills, the testator’s intent is of upmost…
Rank this Week: 212

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: 209

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Oct 23

    NSSTA CSSC Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference

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

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference
    For the past 11 years, the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) annual conferences have consistently improved the educational scope and standards for an expanding professional landscape which, in addition to, and overlapping with, special…
Rank this Week: 193

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
Rank this Week: 198

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 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…
  • Dec 4

    Fourth Annual Junior Scholars’ Conference at Michigan Law School (April 13-14, 2018)

    Fourth Annual Junior Scholars’ Conference at Michigan Law School (April 13-14, 2018)
    Here is the call for papers: Download Michigan Junior Scholars Conference 2018 The deadline for submitting abstracts is January 8, 2018. H/T: Paul Caron
Rank this Week: 224

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

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

    Frontier Issues: Some thoughts from 2012, still relevant

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

    Social media and government

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

    Hacking the referendum

    Hacking the referendum
    The government, despite strong opposition led by senior monk Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero, said last week that it will nevertheless continue to pursue the constitutional reform process, which will be put to a referendum. This comes after PM…
Rank this Week: 239

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 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…
  • Dec 6

    Is Your Website Accessible?

    Is Your Website Accessible?
    There’s no clear legal requirement yet, but disability-rights groups are increasingly targeting Internet sites for failure to accommodate individuals with disabilities, particularly with respect to vision and hearing impairments. Before…
Rank this Week: 256

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    General Denial of Venue Alone is Insufficient to Preserve Venue Challenge

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

    Judge Shadur Receiving CBA Lifetime Achievement Award

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

    Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Student

    Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Student
    The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is offering a $10,000 scholarship to law students planning to pursue intellectual property careers. Recipients must be in a US, ABA-accredited law school and continue in the program at least through the…
Rank this Week: 322

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: 298

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    Administrators Have To Behave

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

    Administrators Have To Behave

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

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 293

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…
  • 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…
  • 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: 347

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: 349

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: 356

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 433

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

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

http://www.juryblog.com
  • Nov 10

    Voir Dire Lessons from Trial: Defense Perspective

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

    Trial Judge Reversed Due to Arbitrary Time Limits on Jury Selection

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

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire
    Earlier this year the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the standard Juror Questionnaire, Form 1.983. There are currently only two standard juror questionnaires approved for use in civil trials by the Florida Supreme Court –…
Rank this Week: 426

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

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

    Join The Contingency

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

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
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  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 436

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: 503

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: 526

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • 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.
  • Dec 5

    9 Personal Qualities You Should Look for in an Expert Witne

    9 Personal Qualities You Should Look for in an Expert Witne
    When attorneys look to hire an expert witness for their case, they look for certain qualities that they... Read More The post 9 Personal Qualities You Should Look for in an Expert Witness appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Nov 30

    Opioid Use Causes Increase in Medical Malpractice Litigation

    Opioid Use Causes Increase in Medical Malpractice Litigation
    It is no secret that opioid use (and abuse) has reached an all-time high in the United States... Read More The post Opioid Use Causes Increase in Medical Malpractice Litigation appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 598

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 4

    California Lawsuit Seeks Cancer Warning Label on Coffee

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

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde
    We at Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde would like to take a moment to wish our clients, family and friends (including our blog readers), a very joyous and happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are celebrating with a small gathering, or preparing…
  • Nov 17

    Clothing Company LuLaRoe Sued for Allegedly Being a Pyramid Scheme

    Clothing Company LuLaRoe Sued for Allegedly Being a Pyramid Scheme
    Where is the dividing line between an efficient money-making model and a pyramid scheme? That’s the question that may be answered in a new lawsuit filed against clothing company LuLaRoe. LuLaRoe began operations in 2012. They have…
Rank this Week: 537

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
  • Nov 13

    CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL JUDGES MANUAL “A Step by Step Guide From the Beginning of Trial Thru the Return of Verdict”

    CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL JUDGES MANUAL “A Step by Step Guide From the Beginning of Trial Thru the Return of Verdict”
    In 2013 I published a Criminal Jury Trial Manual for Judges and Attorneys that covered every step of a Jury Trial from the pre-trial conference thru the return of verdict. It serves a dual purpose. For judges it serves as … Continue…
  • 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 →
Rank this Week: 649

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Nov 7

    BNM v MGN Ltd – Court of Appeal decision on proportionality

    BNM v MGN Ltd – Court of Appeal decision on proportionality
    The Court of Appeal decision in BNM v MGN Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1767 manages to be both very important and a massive anti-climax. The decision is important because it finally resolves the issue of whether post-1 April 2013…
  • Nov 1

    Changes to Costs Lawyer training

    Changes to Costs Lawyer training
    In light of the problems facing ACL Training, I commented that: “It seems unlikely it can possibly continue in its current form”. Unsurprisingly, the CLSB has now announced that it is to suspend any further intake onto the current…
  • Oct 30

    More horror storie

    More horror storie
    The negative impact of the Jackson reforms continues apace. Virtually simultaneous to the news about Just Costs, is the announcement that defendant costs firm Cost Advocates is to close at the end of the year. As an example of the rise and…
Rank this Week: 631

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

Covers law and justice in Canada. By Antonin I. Pribetic.

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 19

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has confirmed that the 2-year limitation period under the Limitations Act, 2002 applies to enforcement of foreign judgments, subject to the discoverability principle: Independence Plaza 1 Associates, L.L.C. v.…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
Rank this Week: 696

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Dec 11

    Cyntoia Brown & the "51-To-Life" Project: D.C.

    Cyntoia Brown & the "51-To-Life" Project: D.C.
    This is the ninth 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 9

    The Testimony of the Houlihan's Witnesses at the Willie "Pee Wee" Veasy Trial

    The Testimony of the Houlihan's Witnesses at the Willie "Pee Wee" Veasy Trial
    In the most recent season of the Undisclosed Podcast, we covered the case of Willie Veasy ("Pee Wee"), who was convicted of murdering John Lewis ("The Jamaican"), in North Philadelphia, about 8 miles from the Houlihan's…
  • Dec 8

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

    Cyntoia Brown & the "51-To-Life" Project: Delaware
    This is the eighth 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: 883

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: 804

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Three Things That Are Going To Annoy You About Your Personal Injury Case

    Three Things That Are Going To Annoy You About Your Personal Injury Case
    I wish I could tell you that your personal injury case will go exactly how you like it and as smooth as you like it.  But form doing this for over twenty years, I know there are at least three things that you’re going to frustrated…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 817

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Sep 25

    TrueFiling comes to the Second District Court of Appeal

    TrueFiling comes to the Second District Court of Appeal
    Perhaps the title of this post should be the other way around: The Second District Court of Appeal comes to TrueFiling. Although the The Second District has had e-filing for some document sin place for several years, it appears to…
  • Aug 21

    Mandatory e-filing in the California Supreme Court is imminent – learn the rules!

    Mandatory e-filing in the California Supreme Court is imminent – learn the rules!
    The California Supreme Court adopted voluntary e-filing this summer, but e-filing will become mandatory on September 1, 2017. The court uses the TrueFiling system, which I have found to be rather user-friendly.…
  • Aug 21

    How flexible is that midnight electronic filing deadline in federal court?

    How flexible is that midnight electronic filing deadline in federal court?
    When I was a young lawyer, my mentor told me, “Practice law as if the rules will always be strictly enforced against you but will never be strictly enforced against the adverse party.” Wise words. Last week I posted about a…
Rank this Week: 738

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: 775

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 843

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

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

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

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

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

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

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

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

    The Next Venue Frontier: New Federal Trade Secret Legislation Opens The Federal Courts To Trade Secret Claim
    By Andrew P. Holland and Jared M. Ahern On May 11, 2016 President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”). Among other things, the DTSA...
Rank this Week: 824