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Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Feb 9

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban
    /documents/17-35105.pdfThe Ninth Circuit's three-judge federal appeals panel unanimously refuses to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban. The decision is here. The decision was not signed as usual but per curium. Among the…
  • Jan 26

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    Civil Forfeiture Considered
  • Jan 18

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?
    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer? Most people know from popular TV shows that the defendant in a criminal case has the right to counsel. But when does this right come into play, and what does it really mean? The…
Rank this Week: 920

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Is Your Chicago Real Estate Lawyer Killing Your Deal? Here's How You Know

    Is Your Chicago Real Estate Lawyer Killing Your Deal? Here's How You Know
    Hello internet friends!  Happy day! I hope you are doing well, watching our Indian summer turn into Fall, and hoping for some worthy sweater and fire-pit weather before Old Man Winter shows.  Here at Levin Law, I've been insanely busy and…
  • May 26

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!
    Has Your Lawyer Given You a Contract or Retainer Agreement?  Check it before you wreck it! Hello and happy holidays from Alisa Levin at Levin Law, Ltd.!  I had an interesting thing happen recently and it reminded me that sometimes clients…
  • May 26

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!
    Hi All! Happy almost-summer in the Chicagosphere, I hope you are all well.  I have an interesting situation to write about today - so I thought I would share in my usual fashion, as news you can use... so let's go!  Recently, a former…
Rank this Week: 813

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

Covers class action cases, civil justice issues and consumer law matters. By David Sugarman.

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • Dec 21

    VW “Clean” Diesel Fraud: A new approach

    VW “Clean” Diesel Fraud: A new approach
    The many, many federal class action cases against Volkswagen have been consolidated in Northern California, and it looks like consumers are in for a slow slog. My co-counsel, Tim Quenelle, and I put our heads together and have developed a new…
  • Nov 16

    VW Clean Diesel Fraud and the “Goodwill” Package

    VW Clean Diesel Fraud and the “Goodwill” Package
    I spent most of last week at the National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference in San Antonio. Among the many benefits is the chance to visit with colleagues who are the best consumer-side advocates in the country. I caught up with my…
  • Nov 10

    VW Customer Care Diesel Fraud: Hello South Dakota

    VW Customer Care Diesel Fraud: Hello South Dakota
    Volkswagen announced its customer care program for consumers cheated by the clean diesel fraud. The program gives consumers who register a $500 Visa gift card, a $500 dealer coupon, and three years of free roadside assistance. The last two…
Rank this Week: 471

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: 511

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: 822

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

http://northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star
    Paul A. Prados has been selected to the 2014 Virginia Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Nov 3

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli
    Every election, philosophical libertarians are faced with a conundrum: should we vote for principle/stay home or vote for the lesser of two evils.  Democrats tend to be better on personal liberty issues and Republicans tend to be better…
  • Nov 2

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
Rank this Week: 569

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: 514

North Carolina Litigation Blog

North Carolina Litigation Blog

Covers litigation in North Carolina including construction law, personal injury, insurance, N.C. Court of Appeals and N.C. Supreme Court opinions. By Angela Jolly.

http://northcarolinalitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up
    The McIlveen Family Law Firm has jump started its summer by becoming involved with several charities around Charlotte and Gastonia. …Continue reading →
  • Jul 14

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up
      The McIlveen Family Law Firm has jump started its summer by becoming involved with several charities around Charlotte and Gastonia. …Continue reading »
  • Feb 15

    Child Support

    Child Support
    Reblogged from N.C. Family Law Blog: Child Support
Rank this Week: 550

Lawyer Hatton

Lawyer Hatton

Covers cases and topics of interest to solo or small firm practices. From Tennessee attorney Tim Hatton.

http://lawyerhatton.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Anthony Trial - Day Three

    Anthony Trial - Day Three
    Yesterday was the most interesting day yet of the Anthony trial. The state continues to build on the story that they told during their opening statement by presenting witness testimony regarding Ms. Anthony's activities while her daughter…
  • May 26

    Anthony Trial - Day Two

    Anthony Trial - Day Two
    Day two of the Anthony trial in Florida was uneventful. The state is presenting its case exactly as they laid it out in the opening statement. They began by focusing on showing the jury how Ms. Anthony went about living her life and seemed…
  • May 24

    Anthony Trial - Day One

    Anthony Trial - Day One
    While working today, I set up a feed of the Anthony trial in Florida on my monitor so I could watch it. Today was opening statements. It is a fascinating case. The defense has a very interesting theory of the case and I am going to enjoy…
Rank this Week: 791

Law Rules

Law Rules

Covers dispute resolution and civil litigation. By Michael A. Pollack.

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Oct 23

    Reclaim Civility in Conflict

    Reclaim Civility in Conflict
    For the past seven years, the American Bar Association has been celebrating the third week in October as Mediation Week. This year’s theme is “Mediation, Civility and the Power of Understanding.” In conjunction with…
  • Jun 19

    Twice is nice

    Twice is nice
    Last week, I was on a panel of attorneys at a continuing legal education seminar dealing with mediation. The session was part of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting and Conference and was interactive. Attendees were asked…
  • Apr 24

    Home Sweet Home (sometimes)

    Home Sweet Home (sometimes)
    I am a baby-boomer. That means that many of my friends and relatives are at that point in life where they are in the process of, or considering, selling the single family home in which they raised their children and moving to a condominium or…
Rank this Week: 3829

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/
  • Oct 23

    CSA, TSX and TSX Venture Exchange provide expectations for reporting issuers with activities in the U.S. cannabis industry

    CSA, TSX and TSX Venture Exchange provide expectations for reporting issuers with activities in the U.S. cannabis industry
    Last year, we discussed predictions of increased M&A activity in the cannabis sector, given the federal Liberal Government’s push to legalize cannabis for recreational use.  That push picked up steam earlier this year with the…
  • Oct 19

    Friends, consumers, stakeholders: lend me your ear

    Friends, consumers, stakeholders: lend me your ear
    The importance of a clear and well executed public relations strategy can sometimes be overlooked when a corporation is in the middle of negotiating a merger or acquisition. However, involving your PR team early on in the transaction can pay…
  • Oct 17

    Canadian M&A activity: mixed results for Q3 2017

    Canadian M&A activity: mixed results for Q3 2017
    As the Globe and Mail reports, Thomson Reuters has recently released figures for Canadian mergers and acquisitions in the third quarter of 2017. The figures show that while the volume of deals involving Canadian companies in the third quarter…
Rank this Week: 1425

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Oct 22

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 3

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 3
    In Part 3 of our Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial series (see Part 1 and Part 2), we study a key aspect of trial-team dynamics and the necessity of getting face-to-face with difficult witnesses (DWs). Include a non-lawyer on the…
  • Oct 18

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 2

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 2
    In Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1, we looked at the four major types of trial witnesses. We also sketched “some of the more significant ethical considerations that govern your dealings with each category”.…
  • Oct 15

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1
    For your client to win at trial, the trial lawyer in you must tell a human story, one that moves jurors to decide in your client’s favor. Flesh-and-blood witnesses fill essential roles in the drama. So-so ones will turn the story to…
Rank this Week: 1258

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/
  • Oct 22

    COA: October 20, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: October 20, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 895.  Revenue & Taxation Fayette County Clerk v. Kings Right LLC Opinion Reversing and Remanding ruling that KY Board of Tax Appeals  erred in upholding Appellant’s refusal to refund the purchase price…
  • Oct 17

    Torts: Bad Faith and Nonpayment or Delay of Payment of PIP benefits (MVRA)

    Torts: Bad Faith and Nonpayment or Delay of Payment of PIP benefits (MVRA)
    The Kentucky Motor Vehicle Reparation Act, KRS 304.39, et seq., provides an exclusive remedy where an insurance company wrongfully delays or denies payment of no-fault benefits. There is no other Kentucky statute, regulation or case law which…
  • Oct 17

    Torts: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

    Torts: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    The common law tort of breach of fiduciary duty requires the plaintiff to plead and prove four basic elements: “(1) the existence of a fiduciary duty; (2) the breach of that duty; (3) injury; and (4) causation.” Baptist Phys.…
Rank this Week: 2099

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Oct 22

    The statute of limitations for FHA design/build cases – a guide for the perplexed.

    The statute of limitations for FHA design/build cases – a guide for the perplexed.
    The Fair Housing Act requires that private lawsuits brought under 42 U.S.C. §3613 be filed within two years “after the occurrence or the termination of an alleged discriminatory housing practice.” Courts are not in…
  • Oct 9

    Quick Hits – ADA news of note

    Quick Hits – ADA news of note
    It has been an eventful three weeks in the world of ADA and FHA litigation. Rather than picking and choosing among the various cases that deserve attention we’ve provided some quick analysis of the cases with immediate relevance to most…
  • Oct 8

    Personal injury and the ADA – is every violation per se negligence?

    Personal injury and the ADA – is every violation per se negligence?
    Reed v. W. Oil, Inc., 2017 WL 4236549 (E.D. Mo. Sept. 22, 2017) adds another jurisdiction to those which have considered the relationship between the ADA and common law negligence claims. We’ve blogged about this before*, and while…
Rank this Week: 2459

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Oct 20

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin
    Nursing Mother Effectively Excluded from Jury Service Judith P. Miller is an assistant clinical professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School and wrote a commentary that was published in the Chicago Tribune on October 13, 2017.…
  • Oct 18

    Nursing and Jury Duty

    Nursing and Jury Duty
    Judith Miller, a University of Chicago law professor and would be juror, shares her challenges with trying to pull jury duty while simultaneously nursing a child. In the end, she couldn't do both. ABAJournal.com: Law prof who hoped to be...
  • Oct 17

    Judge or Jury When the Defendant is a Police Officer

    Judge or Jury When the Defendant is a Police Officer
    Washington University professor Daniel Epps has an article in the Washington Post in which he discusses why some police officers favor going before judges (bench trial) rather than jurors when facing criminal charges. One interesting question…
Rank this Week: 3683

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: 1108

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/
Rank this Week: 2269

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3257

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/
  • Oct 19

    Activists Knocking on the Door

    Activists Knocking on the Door
    The Canadian Real Estate sector may be in for a shake-up. Reuters recently reported (here) that activists may be eyeing real estate investment trusts (REITs), and their approximate combined C$67 billion in market capitalization, as ripe…
  • Oct 2

    Trends and Predictions in Canadian Proxy Contest

    Trends and Predictions in Canadian Proxy Contest
    Kingsdale Advisors (Kingsdale) recently released its annual Proxy Season Review for 2017. The report examines trends observed in 2017 and provides analysis on what the future may hold for Canadian proxy contests. The report also outlines…
  • Sep 28

    Victory for PointNorth and First Golden Leash Compensation Arrangement

    Victory for PointNorth and First Golden Leash Compensation Arrangement
    Special compensation arrangements — where dissident director nominees are compensated based on a fixed-term rise in share prices following the nominee’s election to the board — continue to gain interest in corporate…
Rank this Week: 1445

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/
Rank this Week: 3415

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2498

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/
  • Oct 18

    Bitcoin and Blockchain 101 for lawyer

    Bitcoin and Blockchain 101 for lawyer
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Earlier this month, the Nebraska Ethics and Advisory Committee handed down Opinion 17-03, concluding that it was ethical for lawyers to accept…
  • Sep 1

    Florida Court on judges and Facebook friend

    Florida Court on judges and Facebook friend
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Florida Court on judges and Facebook friends Courts and ethics committees have been grappling with the issue of judges using social media for…
  • Aug 8

    NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border

    NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NYC Bar on lawyers’ ethical obligations at the border Since the election, border crossings have been subject to greater scrutiny by…
Rank this Week: 2206

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Brian Cuban Interview: ‘Today is as Good as It’s Ever Going to Get’

    Brian Cuban Interview: ‘Today is as Good as It’s Ever Going to Get’
    Attorney Brian Cuban doesn’t sugarcoat it. He begins his new book recounting how he traded his brother’s Dallas Mavericks NBA Championship game tickets to his cocaine dealer for $1000 worth of cocaine – twice. And it only…
  • Oct 11

    Castle Doctrine in Texas | Castle Doctrine | Castle Law in Texa

    Castle Doctrine in Texas | Castle Doctrine | Castle Law in Texa
    The post Castle Doctrine in Texas | Castle Doctrine | Castle Law in Texas appeared first on Varghese Summersett PLLC | Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys.
  • Oct 11

    Is Panhandling Illegal in Texas? A Look at Panhandling Laws in Texa

    Is Panhandling Illegal in Texas? A Look at Panhandling Laws in Texa
    While there is no statewide prohibition on panhandling, asking for money or panhandling can be illegal under certain circumstances. Many cities have enacted ordinances that prohibit panhandling in certain forms. The First Amendment prohibits…
Rank this Week: 1268

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
Rank this Week: 1701

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Oct 17

    Native Spreadsheet Redactions in Document Review: our Latest Feature

    Native Spreadsheet Redactions in Document Review: our Latest Feature
    Everlaw’s document review platform was already powerful when it came to spreadsheets. As an important piece of document and data review, we made certain that spreadsheets could be searched, that foreign language in a cell could be…
  • Oct 16

    #NCSAM Week 3: Protecting Employee and Customer Privacy

    #NCSAM Week 3: Protecting Employee and Customer Privacy
    Week 3: October 16-20 Theme: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet Connected devices, digitized records, smart cars, and smart homes have become a new reality. Week 3 reminds citizens that their sensitive, personal…
  • Oct 10

    Requesting Spreadsheets in Discovery: Quinonez-Castellanos v. Performance Contractors, Inc.

    Requesting Spreadsheets in Discovery: Quinonez-Castellanos v. Performance Contractors, Inc.
    The key discovery in a case is usually a limited number of documents, sometimes just one specific record. The goal of document review is to efficiently find responsive data in a time effective manner. Spreadsheets are often key evidence in a…
Rank this Week: 2054

Everlaw Blog

Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Oct 17

    Native Spreadsheet Redactions in Document Review: our Latest Feature

    Native Spreadsheet Redactions in Document Review: our Latest Feature
    Everlaw’s document review platform was already powerful when it came to spreadsheets. As an important piece of document and data review, we made certain that spreadsheets could be searched, that foreign language in a cell could be…
  • Oct 16

    #NCSAM Week 3: Protecting Employee and Customer Privacy

    #NCSAM Week 3: Protecting Employee and Customer Privacy
    Week 3: October 16-20 Theme: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet Connected devices, digitized records, smart cars, and smart homes have become a new reality. Week 3 reminds citizens that their sensitive, personal…
  • Oct 10

    Requesting Spreadsheets in Discovery: Quinonez-Castellanos v. Performance Contractors, Inc.

    Requesting Spreadsheets in Discovery: Quinonez-Castellanos v. Performance Contractors, Inc.
    The key discovery in a case is usually a limited number of documents, sometimes just one specific record. The goal of document review is to efficiently find responsive data in a time effective manner. Spreadsheets are often key evidence in a…
Rank this Week: 1582

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Native Spreadsheet Redactions in Document Review: our Latest Feature

    Native Spreadsheet Redactions in Document Review: our Latest Feature
    Everlaw’s document review platform was already powerful when it came to spreadsheets. As an important piece of document and data review, we made certain that spreadsheets could be searched, that foreign language in a cell could be…
  • Oct 16

    #NCSAM Week 3: Protecting Employee and Customer Privacy

    #NCSAM Week 3: Protecting Employee and Customer Privacy
    Week 3: October 16-20 Theme: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet Connected devices, digitized records, smart cars, and smart homes have become a new reality. Week 3 reminds citizens that their sensitive, personal…
  • Oct 10

    Requesting Spreadsheets in Discovery: Quinonez-Castellanos v. Performance Contractors, Inc.

    Requesting Spreadsheets in Discovery: Quinonez-Castellanos v. Performance Contractors, Inc.
    The key discovery in a case is usually a limited number of documents, sometimes just one specific record. The goal of document review is to efficiently find responsive data in a time effective manner. Spreadsheets are often key evidence in a…
Rank this Week: 2060

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

    Metallurgy Expert Witness Allowed and Two Environmental Engineering Expert Witnesses Partially Allowed.

    Metallurgy Expert Witness Allowed and Two Environmental Engineering Expert Witnesses Partially Allowed.
    Plaintiff sued defendants after being injured while preparing hazardous waste for incineration.  The plaintiff hired a metallurgy expert witness and the defendants hired two  environmental engineering expert…
  • Oct 13

    Life Insurance Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed

    Life Insurance Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed
    Plaintiff sued Defendant for denying a reinstatement application after a life insurance policy lapsed.  The plaintiff filed suit and hired a life insurance expert witness to provide testimony.  The defendant filed a motion to…
  • Oct 11

    Fingerprints Expert Witness Testimony Allowed

    Fingerprints Expert Witness Testimony Allowed
    The defendant is charged with robbing two banks.  The government hired a fingerprints expert witness to assist in their case.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude this testimony.  The court denied the motion to…
Rank this Week: 1456

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
  • Oct 15

    Making Strides in the Fight for the Disabled

    Making Strides in the Fight for the Disabled
    The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is “a convener, connector, and catalyst for change,” when it comes to people with disabilities. And Ringler is a major supporter of AAPD initiatives nationwide. Ringler…
  • Oct 1

    The Legal Impact of Hurricane Harvey

    The Legal Impact of Hurricane Harvey
    Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. FEMA claims, lost legal documents, the complexities of flood insurance, are just a few of the legal issues facing the people of Houston now. On Ringler Radio, host…
  • Sep 4

    Alleviating the Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Proce

    Alleviating the Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Proce
    The workers’ compensation and disability management process can be complicated for both employers and their workers. In this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk about…
Rank this Week: 999

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 15

    A Tale of Two Motions to Compel: The Need to Read the Rule

    A Tale of Two Motions to Compel: The Need to Read the Rule
    Author: Brendan Johnson   Case Citation: Pyle v. Selective Ins. Co. of Am., No. 2:16-cv-335, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140789 (W.D. Pa. Sep. 30, 2016). See attached PDF.   Employer/Employee Implicated: No Employees…
  • Aug 15

    What Happens When an Employee Goes on an E-mail Deleting Spree?

    What Happens When an Employee Goes on an E-mail Deleting Spree?
     Author: E-Discovery Guru Case Citation: Orchestratehr v. Trombetta, 178 F.Supp.3d 476 (N.D.Tex. 2016) Employee Implicated: Employee eLesson Learned: Failure to prove that e-mails pertaining to a discovery request were deleted in bad…
Rank this Week: 3853

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/
  • Oct 13

    Ongoing Debate Over Scope Of Workplace Bias Law

    Ongoing Debate Over Scope Of Workplace Bias Law
    Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued an agency memorandum stating that the language contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, “does not prohibit discrimination based on gender…
  • Oct 6

    FY 2017 Litigation Scorecard For The EEOC – What Employer’s Should Know

    FY 2017 Litigation Scorecard For The EEOC – What Employer’s Should Know
    Seyfarth Synopsis: With the EEOC’s Fiscal Year ending on September 30, 2017, loyal blog readers know that our firm has been busy analyzing the major trends of FY 2017 on the EEOC litigation front. In this video, Jerry Maatman of…
  • Sep 30

    Tick, Tock….The EEOC Runs Out The Clock – Fiscal Year 2017 Marks A Last Minute Return To Frantic Filing

    Tick, Tock….The EEOC Runs Out The Clock – Fiscal Year 2017 Marks A Last Minute Return To Frantic Filing
    By Matthew J. Gagnon, Christopher J. DeGroff, and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Seyfarth Synopsis: With uncertain times and profound changes anticipated for the EEOC, employers anxiously await what enforcement litigation the EEOC has…
Rank this Week: 3024

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://karenkoehler.com/wp/
  • 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    
  • Oct 12

    Full text of the complaint re: The Estate of Charleena Lyles v. City of Seattle et al

    Full text of the complaint re: The Estate of Charleena Lyles v. City of Seattle et al
      This is the full text of the amended complaint adding the City of Seattle as a defendant in the civil rights/wrongful death case involving the shooting of Charleena Lyles by the Seattle Police Department June 18, 2017.   Amended…
  • Oct 9

    To Whom It May Concern

    To Whom It May Concern
    On October 9, 2017, the above letter was delivered to the investigating Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys, Criminal Division, of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Rank this Week: 3558

Lone Star Bench & Bar

Lone Star Bench & Bar

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://texastrial.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 12

    What State and Local Laws Will Fly When it Comes to Drones?

    What State and Local Laws Will Fly When it Comes to Drones?
    On our On the Radar blog, which covers new developments in the law surrounding unmanned autonomous vehicles or drones, associate Tressie McKeon recently published a post discussing current Texas law governing drones and its interaction with…
  • Aug 30

    Are Your Independent Contractors Really Employees?

    Are Your Independent Contractors Really Employees?
    Tressie McKeon writes: If business owners are not concerned about the make-up of their workforce, they should be. In recent years, the number of lawsuits concerning misclassification of employees has risen exponentially. This is because…
  • Jul 27

    Be Careful When Sending Out That Cease and Desist Letter To Protect Your Trademark

    Be Careful When Sending Out That Cease and Desist Letter To Protect Your Trademark
    It has become an almost perfunctory practice. You catch wind of another business using a confusingly similar name. You then call a lawyer to immediately send out a cease and desist letter. More often than not, this would be the right play.…
Rank this Week: 1765

South Florida Trial Practice

South Florida Trial Practice

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://southfloridatrial.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 12

    Is It Really Too Late? Statute of Limitations for Negligent Appraisal Ruling May Be Challenged

    Is It Really Too Late? Statute of Limitations for Negligent Appraisal Ruling May Be Challenged
    I recently wrote in Fox Rothschild’s Consumer Law Ledger about a Florida appellate court’s ruling that the statute of limitations for a negligent appraisal claim begins to run on the date that the loan is funded, even if a…
  • Oct 11

    Fake Service Dog Attacks Real Service Dog

    Fake Service Dog Attacks Real Service Dog
    I’ve been posting about the problems companies face when a customer wants to bring in a fake service dog, see my recent posts here, here and here. One of the biggest issues for companies is figuring out which dogs are fake service dogs…
  • Oct 10

    Law Firms Are Not Above the Law When it Comes to FLSA Litigation

    Law Firms Are Not Above the Law When it Comes to FLSA Litigation
    See this post from Fox‘s Mark Tabakman regarding recent Fair Labor Standard Act (“FLSA”) litigation directed to two Florida law firms.  Mark’s post is an important reminder that law firms, doctor’s…
Rank this Week: 1694

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3353

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Teaches advocacy and persuasion for trial lawyers and public speaking to corporate lawyers.

http://www.johnson-hunter.com/blog/
  • Oct 12

    Visualize Your Performance

    Visualize Your Performance
    Sports psychologists advise athletes to visualize their actions prior to competing. Athletes practice what they call “mental rehearsal.” The Olympic skier imagines the moment when the buzzer sounds and she […] The post…
  • Sep 11

    You Think With Your Hands as You Gesture

    You Think With Your Hands as You Gesture
    Gesture is part of our everyday life—whether talking to a colleague by the coffee maker, presenting to a client in a meeting, or presenting a case to a jury—we talk […] The post You Think With Your Hands as You Gesture…
  • Aug 15

    Making the Invisible Visible: Watching Your Gestures on Video

    Making the Invisible Visible: Watching Your Gestures on Video
    What if you could watch yourself speaking on video and not recoil? What if, instead, you could enjoy the experience and, more importantly, eagerly learn from it? I’ve hit upon […] The post Making the Invisible Visible: Watching…
Rank this Week: 3212

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Oct 11

    Father and Son Killed In Horrific Crash

    Father and Son Killed In Horrific Crash
    A horrific crash left a father and son dead and a woman seriously injured in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. According to police, a Saturn driven by the father turned left into the path of an SUV driven by the woman. Both vehicles had a green…
  • Oct 11

    Jury Awards Woman $71 Million for Spinal Injury Suffered In Auto Accident

    Jury Awards Woman $71 Million for Spinal Injury Suffered In Auto Accident
    A Manhattan jury recently awarded a 24-year-old woman $71 million for injuries sustained in a 2012 auto accident. The award consisted of $5 million for past pain and suffering, $6 million for future pain and suffering, and $60 million to…
  • Sep 29

    How to Choose a Lawsuit Funding Company

    How to Choose a Lawsuit Funding Company
    After an auto accident or other personal injury, the insurance company will usually make a low settlement offer hoping the claimant will be want to settle quickly. Many injured victims, especially those unable to return to work and who are…
Rank this Week: 4079

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Oct 10

    Courtroom Insight Announces Launce of Upgraded Website

    Courtroom Insight Announces Launce of Upgraded Website
    Courtroom Insight is excited to announce the launch of our upgraded website.  The new site emphasizes our renewed focus on Expert Witness Analytics and Law Firm Knowledge Management.   Current users will continue to enjoy our…
  • Sep 28

    Expert Witness Research Survey

    Expert Witness Research Survey
    The expert witness continues to play a critical role in litigation and often directly impacts case outcomes.  However, there is no generally accepted practice regarding how individuals perform due diligence and locate difficult to find…
  • Jun 16

    LexisNexis and Ravel Law will offer new level of analytics to legal community

    LexisNexis and Ravel Law will offer new level of analytics to legal community
    On June 8th, LexisNexis announced the acquisition of Ravel Law, based in San Francisco.  Ravel Law provides research tools, legal analytics and data services allowing users to “contextualize and interpret large amounts of legal…
Rank this Week: 3132

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Oct 9

    Millennials managing older workers: “Get over feeling  awkward” 

    Millennials managing older workers: “Get over feeling  awkward” 
      We know you will be shocked by this but we are featuring two articles with opposite perspectives on Millennials as managers. One article offers support to the Millennial new to managing those who are (in some cases) the age of their…
  • Sep 20

    An update on liars, lies and lying: Most of us lie routinely 

    An update on liars, lies and lying: Most of us lie routinely 
    Time for an update on who lies, why they lie, and how you can spot them. We’ve written a lot about deception in the past but there’s always more to say (believe it or not). We’re going to cover several articles in this post…
  • Sep 18

    Communicating with those who know they are right (even when they are so very wrong)

    Communicating with those who know they are right (even when they are so very wrong)
    Today’s highlighted research looks at ways to communicate with people who ignore evidence that contradicts their beliefs and values. This tendency is called “dogmatism” and essentially reflects one’s (un)willingness to…
Rank this Week: 4652

D.C. Law Blog

D.C. Law Blog

Covers civil litigation in the District of Columbia. By Douglas C. Melcher.

http://melcherlaw.com/dc-law-blog
Rank this Week: 1102

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Covers eDiscovery, social media archiving, and trial presentation solutions.

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Oct 4

    Protected: Exciting Fall 2017 Nextpoint Feature Release

    Protected: Exciting Fall 2017 Nextpoint Feature Release
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
  • Jun 14

    6 Ways Litigation Support Makes Attorneys Better

    6 Ways Litigation Support Makes Attorneys Better
    Litigation support delivers a real boost to your firm’s productivity enabling attorneys to focus on delivering great legal work. When lawyers have access to great technology support, it helps win new clients, deliver strategic…
  • Jun 14

    How to Get the Best Out of Your Litigation Support

    How to Get the Best Out of Your Litigation Support
    Litigation support can deliver a real boost to your firm’s productivity and free up time to focus on delivering great legal work product. When done right, it can be the key to winning new clients, gaining strategic advantage in…
Rank this Week: 1894

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

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

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 1

    Use Analogies to Persuade Juror

    Use Analogies to Persuade Juror
    You are often challenged to convey complex situations or ideas, unfamiliar to your jurors, in a way that they will understand. A juror who does not understand your point cannot be persuaded to your interpretation of the facts. Understanding…
  • Aug 4

    Technology in the Courtroom: Does it Engage or Overwhelm Jurors?

    Technology in the Courtroom: Does it Engage or Overwhelm Jurors?
    Massive access to information has had an impact on preparing for trial. The challenge is, with all the latest technological and forensic material available to you, how can you choose those that can effectively help win your case? California…
Rank this Week: 4304

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Covers news, injury, consumer, business and class action law. By Law Office of David S. Hagy PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2591

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Party Time: D.C. v. Westby in the U.S. Supreme Court

    Party Time: D.C. v. Westby in the U.S. Supreme Court
    Swear to God, same thing happened to me!  Go to a party on a Saturday night, cops bust in,  homeowner claims to “know nothing”, everybody gets busted and goes down to the police station.  Officers make arrests for…
  • Sep 30

    Interesting People Have the Best Cases: Rod Class v. U.S.

    Interesting People Have the Best Cases: Rod Class v. U.S.
    I happen to like people like Rodney “Rod” Class, even if I often  disagree with them.  Some people call him a “gun nut.”  He refers to himself as a “constitutional bounty hunter.”  He…
  • Sep 29

    Back to the Future: the Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age

    Back to the Future: the Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age
    OK, those unfortunate souls who occasionally read this blog know that I like to go on about the intersection of the 18th Century language in our Bill of Rights (which includes such tremendous ideas like religious liberty, freedom of…
Rank this Week: 3993

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

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

    Can I Get a DUI for Sleeping in My Car While Drunk?

    Can I Get a DUI for Sleeping in My Car While Drunk?
    If you leave a bar or party knowing that you are too drunk to drive and decide to sleep in your car until you are sober, a police officer may find you and arrest you for a DUI. The laws involving DUIs in Pennsylvania can... The post Can I Get…
  • Sep 15

    Fentanyl Is Now the Deadliest Drug in Pennsylvania

    Fentanyl Is Now the Deadliest Drug in Pennsylvania
    In 2016, more than 4,600 Pennsylvanians died of drug overdose. There was a 37 percent increase over 2015 and nearly 13 fatal overdoses each day. While heroin used to be the top killer in drug overdose cases, fentanyl has now taken its place.…
  • Sep 1

    Alternative Punishments for DUI

    Alternative Punishments for DUI
    If you are arrested for a DUI in Pittsburgh, you may face jail time, fines, and a driver’s license suspension upon conviction. Fortunately, a highly skilled Pittsburgh DUI lawyer from Worgul Law Firm may be able to negotiate alternative…
Rank this Week: 1015