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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 25

    Petition of the day

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

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 24

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

    SCOTUS Map: May 2018

    SCOTUS Map: May 2018
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known as one of the Supreme Court’s speediest writers, a distinction that leaves her, perhaps, with ample time for speaking engagements, even during the hectic final months of the Supreme Court’s…
Rank this Week: 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
  • May 26

    Summer School on European and Comparative Environmental Law

    Summer School on European and Comparative Environmental Law
    The School of Law of the University of Bologna is organizing the III Edition of the Summer School on European and Comparative Environmental Law, to be held in Ravenna, July 9-13, 2018. For more information click here. You can also get…
  • May 25

    Moving from Paris to The Hague for the PAX MOOT Final

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

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

    Private-Public Divide in International Dispute Resolution. A 2017 Hague Lecture, Out Now
    The 2017 Hague Lecture of Prof. Burkhard Hess, just published in the Recueil des Cours, addresses dispute resolution in international cases from the classical perspective of the private-public divide. This distinction is known in almost…
Rank this Week: 31

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: 51

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: 68

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 72

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: 111

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
Rank this Week: 125

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: 128

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

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

    Who Pays When Contract Specifications Are Incomprehensible or Unreasonable?

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

    Good-bye and Good Riddance to Bar Louie in Uptown

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

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

    44th Annual Federal Practice Seminar & Mason Memorial Lunch: Thursday, May 24, IDS
    Update (May 16, 2018): Registration closes on Friday, May 18. Original post (April 4, 2018): Minnesota litigators: Mark your calendars for a valuable CLE by the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association…
Rank this Week: 141

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Who, What, Where, When, & Why of the DNC Lawsuit
      Earlier today, the Democratic National Committee filed a massive lawsuit against almost everyone arguably associated with the hack on the DNC’s servers, including the Russian Federation, Russia’s foreign military…
Rank this Week: 151

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    Sign-in-Wrap Did Not Create Personal Jurisdiction

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

    Court Focuses on Grammar to Construe Patent Term

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

    A PROGRESSIVE DINNER: BRINGING WOMEN IN IP TOGETHER

    A PROGRESSIVE DINNER: BRINGING WOMEN IN IP TOGETHER
    The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Women in IP Committee is hosting its Annual Progressive Dinner on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The committee will celebrate the advancement of women in Chicago’s IP community…
Rank this Week: 174

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: 173

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

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

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

    Dismissal Denied In EEOC Race Discrimination Action Against Security Company

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

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

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

    White Hot Class Arbitration Issue

    White Hot Class Arbitration Issue
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 30, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in Lamps Plus Inc. v. Varela, No. 17-988. This matter, which involves the interpretation of workplace arbitration agreements,…
Rank this Week: 188

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    How To Search For Hidden Money

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

    An Asset Search, Tax Fraud & Nominee

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

    Your Asset Search Through Collecting Tip

    Your Asset Search Through Collecting Tip
    During your asset search gather tips from witnesses who not only know about your adversary’s assets but are also at odds with your adversary. If you are litigating against your adversary you might collect tips from these witnesses by…
Rank this Week: 216

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • May 24

    Real Property Damages Are Generally Repair Cost

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

    Noncompliant HIPAA Form Derails Plaintiffs’ Claim

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

    Fall-From-Ladder Case Falls Short

    Fall-From-Ladder Case Falls Short
    Where a painter fell off a ladder but could not prove cause in fact or proximate cause, summary judgment on his negligence claim was affirmed. In Epps v. Thompson, No. M2017-01818-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. March 15, 2018), plaintiff was hired…
Rank this Week: 223

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

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

    Join The Contingency

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

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

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

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 278

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
Rank this Week: 300

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

    Mechanical Engineering & Life Care Planning Expert Witness Allowed

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

    Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness Excluded

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

    Oceanography Expert Witness Allowed In Part

    Oceanography Expert Witness Allowed In Part
    Plaintiff sued defendant construction company for violating the Clean Water Act.  The plaintiff hired an Oceanography Expert Witness to provide expert witness testimony.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude, which was…
Rank this Week: 285

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 26

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action
    A federal judge in Texas early this week refuses to lift an injunction blocking the Obama administration’s immigration policy to defer deportations for illegal immigrants living in the United States. Andrew Hanen, a U.S. district judge,…
  • May 26

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech
    Several art activists filed a federal suit against New York City and claimed their First Amendment rights were being violated during last year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art protest. The plaintiffs utilized mobile video projectors to show…
  • May 25

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message
    The tobacco industry won’t have to include messages on their packaging indicating of them lying to American public, according to a federal court of appeals ruling in Washington, D.C. The federal court of appeals last week ruled that tobacco…
Rank this Week: 306

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

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

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

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

    Jay Alix Accuses McKinsey & Company of Racketeering

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

    AlixPartners Accuses McKinsey & Company of Racketeering

    AlixPartners Accuses McKinsey & Company of Racketeering
    A battle between two titans of the lucrative corporate finance restructuring industry is brewing in New York. Jay Alix, founder of AlixPartners, is suing McKinsey & Company on a range of alleged racketeering charges. Jay Alix is a veteran…
Rank this Week: 318

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    No Class Actions in Mississippi a Big Deal?

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

    About That Good Plaintiff Verdict

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

    Miss. Bar to Provide Fastcase Legal Research to Member

    Miss. Bar to Provide Fastcase Legal Research to Member
    The announcement in the Bar’s weekly email that it will provide Fastcase Legal Research Service for members is great news. I’ve been using Fastcase for a while and discussed it in this post. Here is info. on the Bar’s…
Rank this Week: 331

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • May 6

    Controversial Proposed Changes to the ADA Education and Reform Act

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

    Inside Litigation against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

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

    Repeal on Medicaid Recovery Rights in Structured Settlement

    Repeal on Medicaid Recovery Rights in Structured Settlement
    Buried in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed by President Trump, is one standout change pertaining to cases with a Medicaid lien that repeals Medicaid’s expanded third-party recovery rights. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen…
Rank this Week: 315

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: 343

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Should facts color legal analysis?

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

    Program w/the Chief & Justice Corrigan

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

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Laura A. Matz of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until June 30, 2018Judge Halim Dhanidina of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting…
Rank this Week: 377

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 462

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 21

    PTSD and dogs – what does the ADA require?

    PTSD and dogs – what does the ADA require?
    A recent news* story about a veteran with PTSD and his dog is a good reminder that service dogs and emotional support dogs are not the same, and that the subject is still confusing to many people. This is especially important now because many…
  • May 19

    Invisible disabilities under the FHA and ADA – when are they really real?

    Invisible disabilities under the FHA and ADA – when are they really real?
    Among the most frustrating claims of disability for landlords, businesses and clear thinking lawyers are those involving mental impairments – invisible disabilities whose very existence is hard to determine. For this blog we’re…
  • May 10

    Quick Hits – All the news for April 2018

    Quick Hits – All the news for April 2018
    April was a busy month for courts confronting ADA lawsuits and some of the news is good for business; at least for business outside the Ninth Circuit. Of the cases we discuss, the two website cases are the most interesting, for they show how…
Rank this Week: 416

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

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

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

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

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

    A Big Texas Supreme Court Win For Personal Injury Victim

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

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

    Another Reason To Buy Uninsured Motorist Coverage – Hit-And-Run Wrecks Are On The Rise
    Earlier this week, AAA released a study finding that hit-and-run wrecks are an increasing problem.  Among the study’s findings: A hit-and-run wreck occurs every minute on US roads Hit-and-run wrecks are increasing, with hit-and-run…
Rank this Week: 458

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 455

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: 450

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: 476

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: 443

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: 419

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/
  • May 25

    Family Law’s Democratic Foundation

    Family Law’s Democratic Foundation
    Sean Hannon Williams, Divorce All the Way Down: Local Voice and Family Law’s Democratic Deficit, 98 B.U. L. Rev. 579 (2018) Kaiponanea Matsumura For decades, scholars have heaped scorn on family law’s open-ended legal standards…
  • May 24

    Illuminating Societal Stereotyping of Bisexuals and the Need for Strategies to Reduce Stigmatization

    Illuminating Societal Stereotyping of Bisexuals and the Need for Strategies to Reduce Stigmatization
    Brian Dodge et al., Attitudes Toward Bisexual Men and Women Among a Nationally Representative Probability Sample of Adults in the United States, 11 PLoS ONE (2016). Ann E. Tweedy Despite the fact that bisexuals are, by most counts, the…
  • May 23

    Chevron as Remedy

    Chevron as Remedy
    Andrew F. Hessick, Remedial Chevron, 96 N.C. L. Rev __ (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN. Caprice Roberts What’s not to love about a remedies approach to solving an Administrative Law problem? Professor Andrew Hessick’s…
Rank this Week: 565

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    IRS Information About Exempt Organization

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

    Recent Headlines Demonstrate the Need for Policies and Training

    Recent Headlines Demonstrate the Need for Policies and Training
    By A. Edward Hardin, Jr. America’s dad, America’s newscaster, and Louisiana’s Secretary of State all recently occupied headlines regarding allegations of sexual misconduct.  Last month, a Norristown, Pennsylvania jury…
Rank this Week: 495

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: 542

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Aug 17

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive
    Although I've been posted here regularly (sometimes semi-regularly) for more than ten years, I think it's time to wrap up this blog and put some sort of bow around it. As of now, I have no plans to delete the...
  • Jun 26

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for <ital>Lawyerist</ital>

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for &lt;ital&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/ital&gt;
    Here are two articles I wrote recently for Lawyerist, both on litigation-related themes: 1. How to Take a Deposition Like a Pro 2. How to Have a Collegial Relationship with Opposing Counsel I tried to fill both articles with solid,...
  • May 5

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation
    The sixth revision to my book about depositions, Deposition Checklists and Strategies, is available from James Publishing. Here's information about the book from the James Publishing website-- Creating an outline is the most efficient way of…
Rank this Week: 553

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 501

TortDeform

TortDeform

A civil justice defense blog. By the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.

http://www.tortdeform.com/
  • May 20

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform

    The Politics Behind Tort Reform
    Hello, and welcome back after that fifteen-month intermission. I've been too busy helping people to blog about the forces that want to prevent me from helping people. To dip my toe back in the blogging water, I thought I'd give a…
  • Feb 17

    The value of a human life and damage cap

    The value of a human life and damage cap
    Even if we go with the Bush-era figure of $6.8 million, you’re far above the often-proposed cap of $250,000 for noneconomic damages.  I’m morally opposed to ANY damage cap because I don’t believe that you can set a flat rate on every…
  • Feb 9

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective

    Business Litigation vs. Malpractice Litigation–Let’s Get Some Perspective
    Which is a greater tragedy: A child dying at the hands of an incompetent doctor, or a toy company ripping off the design of a doll from another toy company?  Brian Wilson discusses how out-of-whack our priorities are regarding…
Rank this Week: 570

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: 567

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
  • May 25

    How to Dump a Prospective Client Who Doesn’t Pay Your Retainer

    How to Dump a Prospective Client Who Doesn’t Pay Your Retainer
    You meet with a prospective client and explain that you’ll need a initial retainer fee to get started. The prospective client doesn’t pay the fee and you’re pretty sure this will be a pattern, so you decide not to take on…
  • May 23

    12 Grounds for Objecting to Interrogatorie

    12 Grounds for Objecting to Interrogatorie
    Interrogatories play a key role in litigation: They’re used to gather potential evidence to support a party’s contentions, including facts, witnesses, and writings, or to determine what contentions an opposing party is planning to…
  • May 21

    How Far Does a Landowner’s Liability Go?

    How Far Does a Landowner’s Liability Go?
    Landowners’ duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition has a pretty far reach, but the California Supreme Court recently curbed it. A landowner’s duty extends to all areas that (1) visitors are expressly or…
Rank this Week: 698

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

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

    EDRM Needs Your Input on its TAR Guidelines: eDiscovery Best Practice

    EDRM Needs Your Input on its TAR Guidelines: eDiscovery Best Practice
    I’m here in Durham, NC at the annual EDRM Spring Workshop at Duke Law School and, as usual, the Workshop is a terrific opportunity to discuss the creation of standards and guidelines for the legal community, as well as network with like…
  • May 23

    eDiscovery for the Rest of Us: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Four

    eDiscovery for the Rest of Us: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Four
    The EDna challenge was revived in 2016, with new parameters and eDiscovery providers once again responded with their abilities to provide a cost-effective solution. So, where do we stand on the ability of eDiscovery providers to provide cost…
  • May 22

    Judge’s Ruling on Scope Under Rule 26 Brings a Mixed Bag of Motions Granted and Denied: eDiscovery Case Law

    Judge’s Ruling on Scope Under Rule 26 Brings a Mixed Bag of Motions Granted and Denied: eDiscovery Case Law
    In TMJ Grp., LLC v. IMCMV Holdings, Louisiana Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld ruled on Motions to Compel by both parties, both of which were granted in part and denied in part. The post Judge’s Ruling on Scope Under Rule 26 Brings a…
Rank this Week: 587

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Plaintiff Awarded $68 Million in C.R. Bard Pelvic Repair Mesh Trial

    Plaintiff Awarded $68 Million in C.R. Bard Pelvic Repair Mesh Trial
    Medical device company, C.R. Bard, suffered a huge loss in New Jersey court over its pelvic mesh products.... Read More The post Plaintiff Awarded $68 Million in C.R. Bard Pelvic Repair Mesh Trial appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • May 22

    Confronting Perceptions of Bias in Expert Witnesse

    Confronting Perceptions of Bias in Expert Witnesse
    Judges and juries expect a certain level of bias in lay witnesses, who often have personal connections to... Read More The post Confronting Perceptions of Bias in Expert Witnesses appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • May 17

    Cosmetic Talc Products & Asbestos Contamination: A New Angle of Litigation

    Cosmetic Talc Products &amp; Asbestos Contamination: A New Angle of Litigation
    For decades, talc – a mineral found in various industrial and cosmetic products – has been the subject... Read More The post Cosmetic Talc Products & Asbestos Contamination: A New Angle of Litigation appeared first on The…
Rank this Week: 686

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

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

    Expert Witness Research Methods and Data Sources Survey Result

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

    Expert Witness Survey: Amazon Gift Card Recipient

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

    Courtroom Insight included in Fastcase’s AI Sandbox

    Courtroom Insight included in Fastcase’s AI Sandbox
    Courtroom Insight is one of a few select companies to be included in FastCase‘s innovative Artificial Intelligence Sandbox. We are excited to be a part of this new cutting-edge project.  Leading law firms such…
Rank this Week: 620

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael J. Hassen.

https://www.classactiondefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 724