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Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Dec 16

    Find the right answers, then ask the right question

    Find the right answers, then ask the right question
    What they say about cross examining and depositions is also true for legal writing: asking the right questions ensures you get the right answers. But legal writing is trickier — because instead of asking questions directly, you have to…
  • Dec 15

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 15, 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup December 15, 2017
    Each week, the Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be sure...
  • Dec 11

    State Solicitors General on the Move

    State Solicitors General on the Move
    At the end of November, Tony Mauro posted a story for The National Law Journal on President Trump's newly announced potential Supreme Court nominees. The list adds five new names to Trumps list. Three of the individuals--Britt Grant, Kevin…
Rank this Week: 2482

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Christmas Magic

    Christmas Magic
    December 15, 2017 – Sometimes Christmas magic arrives unexpectedly. Take this Christmas card I just received from a client our firm helped nearly two years ago: “Dan, Not sure if you remember us or not. However, just wanted to say…
  • Nov 18

    Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Consideration

    Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Consideration
    November 18, 2017 – Having helped countless individuals who prevailed with claims of sexual misconduct against their perpetrators deal with the financial aftermath of their civil settlements and judgments, I wish I could say I am…
  • Aug 31

    The Interest Rate Dance

    The Interest Rate Dance
    August 31, 2017 – Ever since the global financial near-apocalypse of 2009 caused everybody everywhere to rethink everything we thought we knew about money, saving, the market, investing, et cetera, I’ve noticed a pattern here in…
Rank this Week: 2524

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Road Rage Prosecution and Defense | How is Road Rage Prosecuted

    Road Rage Prosecution and Defense | How is Road Rage Prosecuted
    It seems as though every time you turn on the news, there is another incident of aggressive driving or so-called “road rage” in North Texas. According to AAA, 9 out of 10 drivers report that aggressive driving is a threat…
  • Nov 29

    What is Cite and Release? Cite and Release in Texa

    What is Cite and Release? Cite and Release in Texa
    The post What is Cite and Release? Cite and Release in Texas appeared first on Varghese Summersett PLLC | Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys.
  • Nov 21

    How to Avoid Package Theft | Consequences of Stealing Package

    How to Avoid Package Theft | Consequences of Stealing Package
    Swiping packages off porches or doorsteps is a common crime of opportunity, especially during the holidays. For some, the lure of unattended Christmas loot is just too great. An article published this week by USA Today reports one in two…
Rank this Week: 2083

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 15

    Checklist for Replacing Destroyed Documents After a Disaster

    Checklist for Replacing Destroyed Documents After a Disaster
    When a client’s home has been destroyed by a fire or other disaster, the loss can be overwhelming. Although there will be much to replace, they may not think of the important documents and records. Here’s a handy checklist to help…
  • Dec 13

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children

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

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?
    5 Ways to Defeat Deposition AbuseIt’s not feasible to stop a deposition every time an attorney or witness becomes obstructive, run to court to have a judge or discovery commissioner resolve the issue, and then resume the…
Rank this Week: 2206

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Net Neutrality Repealed: What it Means for Busine

    Net Neutrality Repealed: What it Means for Busine
    By Lauren J. Rucinski and R. Devin Ricci As of December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) repealed the so-called net neutrality regulations in a 3 to 2 vote along party lines. But what does this mean and how…
  • Dec 6

    Season’s Greetings from the IRS: Employer ACA Penalty Notices are in the Mail

    Season’s Greetings from the IRS: Employer ACA Penalty Notices are in the Mail
    By Brian R. Carnie, David M. Whitaker, Robert C. Schmidt, and Angela W. Adolph The IRS is starting to notify employers of their potential liability under Obamacare’s employer mandate for the 2015 calendar year.  According to the…
  • Dec 4

    Lawsuit Claiming that Employer Sought to Evade Obamacare Costs Leads to $7.4 Million Class Action Settlement

    Lawsuit Claiming that Employer Sought to Evade Obamacare Costs Leads to $7.4 Million Class Action Settlement
    By David M. Whitaker, Brian R. Carnie, and Robert C. Schmidt As employers are well-aware, the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) imposes certain minimum employee health insurance coverage requirements for employers that…
Rank this Week: 1022

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

Covers e-discovery issues by focusing on mistakes made by counsel, employers and employees.

http://ellblog.com
  • Dec 15

    When is a Motion to Compel in Patent Litigation Too Broad? Proportionality and Pharmaceuticals: A Battle of Titan

    When is a Motion to Compel in Patent Litigation Too Broad? Proportionality and Pharmaceuticals: A Battle of Titan
    Author: Thomas J Patania   Case Citation: Gilead Scis., Inc. v. Merck & Co., No. 5:13-cv-04057-BLF, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5616 (N.D. Cal. January 13, 2016).   Employee/Personnel/Employer Implicated: Outside Counsel…
  • Nov 15

    The Irony of Sending an Email to Erase Email

    The Irony of Sending an Email to Erase Email
    Author: Brian Newsome Case Citation: GN Netcom, Inc. v. Plantronics, Inc., 967 F. Supp. 2d 1082 (3rd Cir. 2016). Employee/Personnel/Employer implicated: Vice President eLesson Learned: When you, or your company, has an…
  • Oct 15

    How Far Does a Party’s Legal Obligation to Produce Extend?

    How Far Does a Party’s Legal Obligation to Produce Extend?
    Author: Markiana Julceus   Case Citation: Jackson v. E-Z-Go Div. of Textron, Inc., No. 3:12-CV-154-TBR, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 146951 (W.D. Ky. Oct. 21, 2016)   Employee/Personnel/Employer…
Rank this Week: 3935

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

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

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 1921

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 14

    Partial Court Ruling Upholds Punishment of Albany High Students in California First Amendment Case

    Partial Court Ruling Upholds Punishment of Albany High Students in California First Amendment Case
    The line that divides free speech from school speech is one that often gets blurred. In an age where multitudes of information is available at the touch of a finger, the situation becomes even more complex. When a student creates an Instagram…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1430

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Dec 14

    2017 holiday gift guide for the tech-savvy lawyer

    2017 holiday gift guide for the tech-savvy lawyer
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** 2017 holiday gift guide for the tech-savvy lawyer Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, the relentless holiday gift-giving season is upon us.…
  • Dec 1

    Must-have Apple Watch and iPhone apps for lawyer

    Must-have Apple Watch and iPhone apps for lawyer
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Must-have Apple Watch and iPhone apps for lawyers The iPhone celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. In 2017, a decade after its release,…
  • Nov 17

    Virginia Bar Nixes Online Attorney-Client Matching Service

    Virginia Bar Nixes Online Attorney-Client Matching Service
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** In recent months, I’ve written about a handful of ethics opinions from different jurisdictions whereby the ethics committees rejected the…
Rank this Week: 1128

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3230

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Dec 14

    When a Pro Rata Dividend Triggers Entire Fairne

    When a Pro Rata Dividend Triggers Entire Fairne
    In IRA Trust FBO Bobbie Ahmed v. Crane, Consol. C.A. No. 12742-CB, the Court of Chancery dismissed a stockholder challenge to a reclassification implemented through a pro rata dividend to all stockholders.  In addressing the motion to…
  • Dec 13

    Delaware Supreme Court Stresses Value Of Deal Price In Appraisal Case

    Delaware Supreme Court Stresses Value Of Deal Price In Appraisal Case
    Dell Inc. v. Magnetar Global Event Driven Master Fund Ltd., No. 565, 2016 (December 14, 2017) In this much-anticipated decision, the Delaware Supreme Court stresses the importance of the deal price to the award in an appraisal case. The…
  • Dec 13

    Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Ratification Defense In Stock Option Case

    Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Ratification Defense In Stock Option Case
    In re Investors Bancorp Inc. Stockholder Litigation, No. 169, 2017 (December 13, 2017) There has been some uncertainly over the effect of stockholder approval of stock option plans for directors, such as does that approval constitute…
Rank this Week: 1960

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Dec 14

    Canadian M&A activity stays hot, more in store

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

    Sell-side due diligence: knowing your buyer

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

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

    Intent to pursue deals at an all-time high among oil and gas executive
    In a recently released report, the Global Capital Confidence Barometer, EY suggests that M&A intentions in the global oil and gas sector are at an all-time high. Most notably, 69% of the oil and gas executives surveyed indicated that they…
Rank this Week: 1966

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

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

    What Should Your Expert Witness Bring to Their Deposition?

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

    Can an Expert Witness Be Found Negligent?

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

    The Current State of State Damage Cap

    The Current State of State Damage Cap
    Several states “cap,” or limit, damages in some or all personal injury claims. Because states have great latitude... Read More The post The Current State of State Damage Caps appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 2174

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

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

    Re: Cornell Haynes, aka Nelly

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

    Just the Law…

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

    To Whom It May Concern Part 2

    To Whom It May Concern Part 2
        PDF version:To Whom It May Concern Part 2    
Rank this Week: 3552

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

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

    Faruki+ Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Ohio Super Lawyer

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

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

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

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

    Post-Impression-ism: Avoiding the Patent Exhaustion Defense After Impression v. Lexmark
    In a decision viewed as unfavorable to enforcement of patent rights, the Supreme Court in Impression Products v. Lexmark Int’l, 137 S. Ct. 1523 (2017), gave an expansive interpretation to the “patent exhaustion”…
Rank this Week: 3528

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Partner Jeff Kroll discusses new 2018 driving laws on WGN Radio

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

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

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

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

    WGN report on rusted light poles references record-breaking $148 million jury verdict
    CHICAGO (December 4, 2017) – WGN TV recently reported on a rusty street light pole that fell over on the Northwest Side. The report references our recent record-breaking $148 million jury verdict on behalf of a woman who was…
Rank this Week: 2070

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Dec 13

    Why Cloud Computing Matters in Ediscovery

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

    Audio Transcription to Ease Your Review

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

    Proportionality Before Dessert

    Proportionality Before Dessert
    Proportionality in any case is a balancing of interests—whether the burden or expense of the proposed discovery outweighs its likely benefit. A basic question to ask of all discovery, is how does the requested information help resolve…
Rank this Week: 1812

Everlaw Blog

Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Dec 13

    Why Cloud Computing Matters in Ediscovery

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

    Audio Transcription to Ease Your Review

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

    Proportionality Before Dessert

    Proportionality Before Dessert
    Proportionality in any case is a balancing of interests—whether the burden or expense of the proposed discovery outweighs its likely benefit. A basic question to ask of all discovery, is how does the requested information help resolve…
Rank this Week: 2101

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Dec 13

    Why Cloud Computing Matters in Ediscovery

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

    Audio Transcription to Ease Your Review

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

    Proportionality Before Dessert

    Proportionality Before Dessert
    Proportionality in any case is a balancing of interests—whether the burden or expense of the proposed discovery outweighs its likely benefit. A basic question to ask of all discovery, is how does the requested information help resolve…
Rank this Week: 1896

B2 IP Report

B2 IP Report

Covers intellectual property matters, including software and claim interpretation, computer and electronics patents, and drafting specifications and claims when prosecuting patent applications. By Bejin Bieneman PLC.

https://www.b2ipreport.com
  • Dec 13

    Attorney Fees Awarded for Post-Alice Patent Litigation

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

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

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

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

    When Can “Common Sense” Be Used in an Obviousness Rejection?
    According to the PTAB, using “common sense” as a reason to combine references to invalidate a patent claim on obviousness grounds requires articulation of a rational underpinning for combining such references. In Apple Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 1332

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

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

    Tennessee Tort of “Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress”

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

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

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

    Equal Pay Act Claims in Tennessee

    Equal Pay Act Claims in Tennessee
    Equal Pay Act claims in Tennessee are essentially claims usually involve situations where a female employee is paid less than a male employee for the same job.  These claims can be brought in Tennessee under the Tennessee Equal Pay Act…
Rank this Week: 3210

Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

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

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    A Surprising Lesson From Voir Dire

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

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

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

    The Top 21 Litigation Articles of 2017

    The Top 21 Litigation Articles of 2017
    Every year going back to the start of this blog in 2011, I have paused to look back over the past 12 months of articles and see which were deemed best by our readers. Some articles have been read 90,000 times while others, often surprisingly,…
Rank this Week: 2748

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

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

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

    Overboard, under deliver?

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

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

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

    ISS releases 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Update

    ISS releases 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Update
    On November 16, 2017, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates (the Updates). These updates implement changes in a number of areas, with the most significant being a gender diversity…
Rank this Week: 1927

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: 3042

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Dec 11

    Anticipatory Breach Allegation Dressed as Declaratory Relief

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

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

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

    Guarantor’s Liability Greater than Obligor’

    Guarantor’s Liability Greater than Obligor’
    A guarantor was sued for the failure of the obligor/tenant to pay rent. The tenant had defaulted on a commercial lease and under the lease’s acceleration clause owed the landlord more than $1,740,000. When the guarantor was sued, he…
Rank this Week: 2857

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: 1432

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2235

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

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

http://kycourtreport.com/
  • Dec 10

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

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

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

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

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

    COA: November 3, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 937.  Criminal Law.  Due Process and Missing Evidence Instruction. Anderson v. Commonwealth of Kentucky Affirmed trial court order denying missing evidence instruction in second trial regarding evidence…
Rank this Week: 2457

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Dec 10

    “Dwellings” and discrimination under the Fair Housing Act

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

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

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

    Quick Hits – Our Black Friday special offer

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

This Week's Florida Appeals Court Decisions

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

https://www.carltonfields.com/florida-appeals-court-decisions/
Rank this Week: 1140

South Florida Trial Practice

South Florida Trial Practice

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

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

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

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

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

    The Rollout for Medical Marijuana Continues to Encounter Delay

    The Rollout for Medical Marijuana Continues to Encounter Delay
    Please see my post, over on Fox’s In the Weeds blog, regarding continued delays in the roll-out of Florida’s medical marijuana program. __________ Dori K. Stibolt is a partner with the law firm of Fox…
Rank this Week: 1448

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

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

    471 U.S. 539

    471 U.S. 539
    105 S.Ct. 2218 85 L.Ed.2d 588 HARPER & ROW, PUBLISHERS, INC. and the Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., Petitioners more »
  • Dec 5

    239 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2001)

    239 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2001)
    A&M RECORDS, INC., a corporation; GEFFEN RECORDS, INC., a corporation; INTERSCOPE RECORDS; SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.; MCA RECORDS, more »
  • Nov 29

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

    Complaints About Lawyers & Judges – How To File A Complaint Against A Lawyer in NY
    If you believe a lawyer may have violated the Rules of Professional Conduct, you can write a letter more »
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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: 1628

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

Features trial tips from a trial consultant. By Dr. Noelle Nelson.

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    Train Your Expert Witness to Educate

    Train Your Expert Witness to Educate
    If you are blessed with an expert witness who not only is proficient in his/her area of expertise, but also juror-sympathetic, count yourself among the lucky few, and hit “delete.” If, however, you sometimes find yourself working…
  • Nov 1

    Help Witnesses Think Before Responding

    Help Witnesses Think Before Responding
    Thinking out loud is ordinary, common, and acceptable in regular conversation. However, in a deposition, it can make the difference between solid responses, and responses that give opposing counsel more information than was required –…
  • Oct 2

    A Simple Tool with Mighty Consequences: The Phrase

    A Simple Tool with Mighty Consequences: The Phrase
    How you say what you say is every bit as important as the “what,” the substance of whatever it is you are communicating. Spoken language is decidedly not the same as written language, and lawyers, as accustomed as you are to…
Rank this Week: 4334

Veale Law

Veale Law

Focuses on personal injury law for the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

http://www.vealelaw.com/blog
  • Nov 30

    Court Of Appeal Upholds 50% Failure To Mitigate Reduction

    Court Of Appeal Upholds 50% Failure To Mitigate Reduction
    In Mullens v. Toor, the Plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident, and consequently sued for various types of ... The post Court Of Appeal Upholds 50% Failure To Mitigate Reduction appeared first on .
  • Jul 9

    Court Of Appeal Orders New Trial In “Crumbling Skull” Case

    Court Of Appeal Orders New Trial In “Crumbling Skull” Case
    In Gordon v. Ahn, the Plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident, and consequently sued for damages, which included ... The post Court Of Appeal Orders New Trial In “Crumbling Skull” Case appeared first on .
  • Jun 3

    Court Compels Plaintiff To Sign Consent Form For Independent Medical Examination

    Court Compels Plaintiff To Sign Consent Form For Independent Medical Examination
    There is conflicting legal precedent on the issue of whether or not a Plaintiff can be forced to sign a ... The post Court Compels Plaintiff To Sign Consent Form For Independent Medical Examination appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 2136

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Nov 29

    Sticky Fee

    Sticky Fee
    If it seems to you that there are many more appeals of attorneys’ fees these days, you’re right. Appeals involving attorneys’ fees have risen steeply over the last seven years. There is something happening in this area of…
  • Nov 13

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part V: How Will Rule 56.1 Operate in the New Jurisdictional Landscape?

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part V: How Will Rule 56.1 Operate in the New Jurisdictional Landscape?
    As lawyers, we love rules (and by “love” I mean memorize, apply, hopefully comply, argue, and at times strive to change them). We don’t, however, amend rules until they somehow fail or become obsolete. Granted,…
  • Nov 6

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part IV: Will Changes to Jurisdiction Necessitate a Change to Rule 53.2?

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part IV: Will Changes to Jurisdiction Necessitate a Change to Rule 53.2?
    Sometimes the earth shifts along the ocean floor creating tsunamis that flood unsuspecting coastal areas. Sometimes the shifts amount to unnoticed ripples silently traveling alongside flowing waves. Like the quaking seabed, will the recent…
Rank this Week: 1265

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Nov 29

    Can Cell Phone Video Be Used as Evidence in Court?

    Can Cell Phone Video Be Used as Evidence in Court?
    It’s very common for us to take our phone out and photograph or film interesting things that happen in our daily lives. If you’re witnessing a crime, it’s understandable that you may begin recording the incident on your cell…
  • Nov 15

    Violent Crime on the Rise in Pittsburgh

    Violent Crime on the Rise in Pittsburgh
    Statistics from the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) show that violent crime has been increasing in Pittsburgh. Acts of violent crime can cause devastation for a community, and local law…
  • Nov 1

    How to Handle an Underage DUI in PA

    How to Handle an Underage DUI in PA
    Pennsylvania DUI laws can be very strict. If you or a loved one are arrested and charged with underage DUI, these laws can place you in jail and require you to pay large fines. Even first DUI offenses can cause a legal nightmare for an... The…
Rank this Week: 2041

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

https://10b5daily.com/
  • Nov 29

    Cyan Argued

    Cyan Argued
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund case, which addresses the preemptive scope of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (SLUSA).…
  • Oct 27

    Rites of Confession

    Rites of Confession
    When does a company have a duty to disclose hidden wrongdoing?  As many courts have noted, disclosure is not a “rite of confession” and a company does not have a general obligation to tell investors whether some (or…
  • Aug 21

    On Track Betting

    On Track Betting
    Is “on track” the most dangerous phrase a corporation can use to describe its business? Over the years, there have been a significant number of securities class actions alleging a company’s statement that a regulatory…
Rank this Week: 1111

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

A blog about e-discovery, technology and other related matters of interest.

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Nov 28

    Is it OK to Redact Irrelevant Information in Document Discovery?

    Is it OK to Redact Irrelevant Information in Document Discovery?
    Is there a legal basis to redact irrelevant information from documents produced in litigation? As a few court opinions explain, probably not unless there is another good reason to withhold it. But, if there is a basis for redaction, steps…
  • Nov 9

    It’s 10pm. Do You Know Where Your Client’s Legal Ops Are?

    It’s 10pm. Do You Know Where Your Client’s Legal Ops Are?
    A couple of weeks ago at a meeting of the Chicago Legal Innovation & Technology Meetup, Alma Asay, the founder of Allegory Law, offered a primer on encouraging lawyers to adopt technology. During her presentation, she said something very…
  • Oct 23

    Code of Conduct: Designing Coding Panels for Efficient Document Review

    Code of Conduct: Designing Coding Panels for Efficient Document Review
    Setting up a proper coding panel in document review software is an oft overlooked task that may impact the quality and efficiency of a legal document review.  The coding panel in document review and e-discovery software provides the…
Rank this Week: 1725

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

Covers civil litigation and insurance defense in Washington, D.C. By David Stratton.

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Nov 25

    A Modest Proposal Concerning Legal Education

    A Modest Proposal Concerning Legal Education
    There have been proposals to shorten the time it takes to get a law school degree, and the grounds for these proposals are usually that law school is very expensive, and law students graduate with a ton of debt and then cannot find legal jobs…
  • Feb 12

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia

    Crime stats and map - Fairfax County, Virginia
    Here is a link to a crime mapping website, that will give you the date, location, and type of crimes reported in Fairfax County for any date range. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/policeevent... Makes me wonder if any other jurisdictions around…
  • Nov 20

    A handy unofficial website that does a…

    A handy unofficial website that does a statewide search of all Virginia circuit courts BUT FFX and Alexandria. http://vacircuitcourtsearch.com/
Rank this Week: 3161

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?
    Last month, an overtime class action lawsuit affecting workers in Minnesota ended in a seven-figure settlement for the plaintiffs.   In Acevedo v. Brightview Landscapes, a group of landscapers from Minnesota and several other states sued…
  • Nov 7

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively
    (Originally published in CIC Midwest 2017 Summer Edition. To visit their site, click here.)   Time for an annual meeting? All homeowner associations (HOA’s) are required to have an annual meeting each year. In addition to any other…
  • Sep 28

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce
    A new law attempts to slow construction defect litigation.   You have likely heard about the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) amendments for some time — legislation, H.F. 1538, which was recently signed into law by…
Rank this Week: 2074

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
  • Nov 17

    Court Rejects Propriety of Non-Responsive Redactions, Compels Production

    Court Rejects Propriety of Non-Responsive Redactions, Compels Production
    IDC Fin. Pub., Inc. v. Bonddesk Grp., LLC, No. 15-cv-1085-pp, 2017 WL 4863202 (E.D. Wis. Oct. 26, 2017) In this case, the court granted Plaintiff’s motion to compel production of over 600 documents previously produced with extensive…
  • Nov 5

    Court Compels Production for Plaintiffs’ Quick Peek Over Defendant’s Objection

    Court Compels Production for Plaintiffs’ Quick Peek Over Defendant’s Objection
    Fairholme Funds, Inc. v. United States, No. 13-456C, 2017 WL 4768385 (Fed. Cl. Oct. 23, 2017) In this case the court granted Plaintiffs’ motion to compel a “quick peek” at approximately 1500 documents withheld as privileged…
  • Oct 19

    Citing Failure to Cooperate, Court Orders Use of Specific Keyword Search Term

    Citing Failure to Cooperate, Court Orders Use of Specific Keyword Search Term
    United States v. New Mexico State Univ., No. 1:16-cv-00911-JAP-LF, 2017 WL 4386358 (D.N.M. Sept. 29, 2017) In this pay discrimination case, the Court addressed Defendants’ motion for a protective order precluding further searching for…
Rank this Week: 2314

I Object!

I Object!

Covers the rules for preserving the record for appeal. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/preservation-of-error-blog/
  • Nov 14

    Taking a Toll: The Effect of Post-Judgment Motions on Appeal Deadline

    Taking a Toll: The Effect of Post-Judgment Motions on Appeal Deadline
    Counsel contemplating an appeal often depend on the “tolling” effect of authorized post-judgment motions, which can extend an otherwise-applicable appeal deadline. In particular, in most federal civil cases, the appellant has 30…
  • Sep 20

    When in Doubt, Assume the Earliest Possible Deadline

    When in Doubt, Assume the Earliest Possible Deadline
    One of the most important factors in preserving your appellate rights is knowing when the clock starts running on your deadline to appeal. While the answer may appear simple as a matter of course, that is not always the case. In Love v.…
  • Jul 31

    The Ins and Outs of Appellate Statements of Jurisdiction: How to Avoid Common Mistake

    The Ins and Outs of Appellate Statements of Jurisdiction: How to Avoid Common Mistake
    Though Statements of Jurisdiction may seem like a simple part of an appellate brief, parties often make mistakes in drafting jurisdictional statements. In fact, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently wrote: “There is…
Rank this Week: 1134

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Resolving Discovery Disputes

Covers discovery plans, depositions, interrogatories and privileges. By Katherine Gallo.

http://www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com/
Rank this Week: 3232

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 →
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