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Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    October Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    October Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the October 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $1,128,744 verdict- Coahoma County medical malpractice trial mentioned here (3/30/17); defense verdict- Lamar County car wreck case (8/30/17); defense verdict-…
  • Oct 12

    Announcing an Exciting New Topic: Legal Technology

    Announcing an Exciting New Topic: Legal Technology
    I’ve decided to regularly discuss here the aspect of practicing that has interested me the most over the last year: legal technology. Legal technology is exciting. Here are some of the many benefits of legal tech: lawyers and staff can…
  • Oct 10

    My Take on Ishee to Supreme Court, Tindell to Miss. Court of Appeal

    My Take on Ishee to Supreme Court, Tindell to Miss. Court of Appeal
    It’s not new news, but I’ve yet to write about Governor Bryant appointing Court of Appeals Judge David Ishee to the Supreme Court and State Senator Sean Tindell of Gulfport to replace Ishee on the Mississippi Court of Appeals.…
Rank this Week: 3

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Oct 17

    UM Carrier Obtains Dismissal Because of Failure to Obtain Service on Driver

    UM Carrier Obtains Dismissal Because of Failure to Obtain Service on Driver
    Where plaintiff failed to have service issued for over a year against the defendant driver in a car accident case, her claim against her uninsured motorist insurance carrier was barred. In Davis v. Grange Mutual Casualty Group, No.…
  • Oct 13

    Negligent Weapon Storage and Failure to Prevent Suicide

    Negligent Weapon Storage and Failure to Prevent Suicide
    Where a defendant knew of decedent’s past suicide attempt, knew she was suffering from depression, and knew he had just ended his relationship with her, the trial court was wrong to grant summary judgment on a negligence case related to…
  • Oct 11

    Pro Se Suit Against Local Government Time-Barred

    Pro Se Suit Against Local Government Time-Barred
    The statute of limitations for a claim falling under the GTLA is one year. In Thigpen v. Trousdale County Highway Department, No. M2016-02556-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 19, 2017), a pro se plaintiff filed suit against the highway…
Rank this Week: 7

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 18

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Dawson v. Steager 17-419 Issue: Whether the Supreme Court’s precedent and the doctrine of intergovernmental tax immunity bar states from exempting groups of state retirees from state income tax…
  • Oct 17

    Kagan on Marshall: “Greatest lawyer of the 20th century”

    Kagan on Marshall: “Greatest lawyer of the 20th century”
    Justice Elena Kagan momentarily hedged her bets yesterday afternoon in front of an audience of law students at Chicago-Kent College of Law. But after struggling to find proper qualifiers, she didn’t hold back: “I don’t see…
  • Oct 17

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Yesterday the Supreme Court added four cases to its merits docket for the current term. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. The most high-profile grant was in United States v. Microsoft Corp.,…
Rank this Week: 117

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 131

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 149

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • Oct 17

    The Bed Battle is on.

    The Bed Battle is on.
    Update (October 17, 2017): The extraordinarily hard-fought and long-standing civil litigation (trademark litigation, to be specific) between Minnesota bed behemoth, Select Comfort, and a smaller on-line bed-selling competitor, Personal Touch…
  • Oct 16

    The Corporate Indemnification Statute Can Be Hard for Some to Swallow.

    The Corporate Indemnification Statute Can Be Hard for Some to Swallow.
    Imagine you are a business, a corporation, and you sell off part of your business to one of your executives. After the sale, you are convinced that the buyer, your former fellow shareholder, ripped you off to the tune of millions of dollars…
  • Oct 13

    Minnesota Litigator Profile: Kenneth U. Udoboik

    Minnesota Litigator Profile: Kenneth U. Udoboik
    Mr. Kenneth Udoibok’s passions, it seems, are justice and empowerment. He’s a 20+ year solo Minnesota litigator who focuses on criminal defense, police brutality,  employment cases and insurance coverage cases. He fights for…
Rank this Week: 123

Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

Provides information and practical tips on legal persuasion spanning pretrial and trial phases, for jury, bench and arbitration settings. By Persuasion Strategies.

http://www.litigationps.com/litigation_postscript_per/
  • Oct 16

    Treat Cross-Examination Questions as a Flashlight in a Dark Room

    Treat Cross-Examination Questions as a Flashlight in a Dark Room
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: What do I mean when I say the witness should treat cross-examination questions like a flashlight in a dark room? I mean that the questions are designed to shine a light on some things and to purposefully leave other…
  • Oct 12

    Expect a (Mostly) Willing Jury

    Expect a (Mostly) Willing Jury
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The idea of a reluctant jury -- a jury of people who would really like to be just about anywhere else, a jury of people who tried like Hell to get out of it and failed -- that idea is fairly well ingrained in our…
  • Oct 10

    Know Your Cognitive Biases, Part 2

    Know Your Cognitive Biases, Part 2
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The law expects legal decision-making to work like a smooth and well-oiled machine. But as any experienced legal persuader knows, there is sand in those gears. That sand takes the form of cognitive biases: mental…
Rank this Week: 127

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Oct 11

    Can an employer require employees to repay training costs in Texas?

    Can an employer require employees to repay training costs in Texas?
    Generally, training repayment provisions in employment agreements are enforceable in Texas.  Employers should make sure that such clauses are written in a clear and understandable manner and are not hidden within employment…
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?
    Enforcing non-compete agreements is as much of a business decision as it is a legal one. Having a non-compete agreement that is legally enforceable, allows you to decide whether it makes business sense to enforce it against a particular…
  • Oct 3

    If Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

    If Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?
    Enforcing non-compete agreements is as much of a business decision as it is a legal one. Having a non-compete agreement that is legally enforceable, allows you to decide whether it makes business sense to enforce it against a particular…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Oct 4

    Find Your Own “Sputnik Moment” at Trial

    Find Your Own “Sputnik Moment” at Trial
    On this day sixty years ago, a 34-foot-tall Soviet rocket lifted off the Earth from a Cosmodrome in present-day Kazakhstan.  Its payload -- a shiny silver globe with four external antenna masts to broadcast a repeating radio chirp back…
  • Sep 27

    These Days, More Clients Are Hiring Law Firms, Not Lawyer

    These Days, More Clients Are Hiring Law Firms, Not Lawyer
    During the past three decades, I've heard many clichés about the legal industry. One of them is that companies hire the lawyer and not the law firm. I think this one is often still true, but, for the first time in my career, I am…
  • Sep 20

    3 Suggestions for Overcoming Memory’s Inherent Limitation

    3 Suggestions for Overcoming Memory’s Inherent Limitation
    Forty years of research about the psychology of human memory has shown that our memories are far from perfect replicas of the events that they purport to describe. Eyewitness accounts, in particular, have been proved unreliable – with a…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Sep 7

    How Apple Uses Foreign Trademark Applications to Hide New Products and Name

    How Apple Uses Foreign Trademark Applications to Hide New Products and Name
    What do Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, Peru and Jamaica have in common?  By filing for trademark registration in those venues, Apple, and other large companies, are able to hide up and coming products and their names from the public, for…
  • Aug 21

    Modified Brokerage Agreement Enforced as Settlement Agreement

    Modified Brokerage Agreement Enforced as Settlement Agreement
    In an interesting recent case, the First Department affirmed the viability of a broker’s claim for a commission despite the fact that there were questions as to the broker’s actual role in procuring a buyer. After Waterbridge…
  • Aug 14

    Failure to Review Insurance Policy Does Not Bar Insured’s Potential Recovery

    Failure to Review Insurance Policy Does Not Bar Insured’s Potential Recovery
    Plaintiffs own a number of commercial properties in Brooklyn. In connection with that ownership, plaintiffs retained defendant broker to arrange for insurance coverage for the buildings. At the time of issuance, in 2002, the policies did not…
Rank this Week: 204

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 148

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

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

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 182

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 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.…
  • Oct 17

    Torts: Breach of fiduciary duty and first party insurance claim

    Torts: Breach of fiduciary duty and first party insurance claim
    Punitive damages were not permitted for the breach of contract claim in Federal Kemper Ins. Co. v. Hornback, 711 SW 2d 844 (Ky. 1986).  However, Justice Liebson’s dissent is noted for future reference on the existence of a…
Rank this Week: 1907

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 726

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    RIP Justice Racanelli

    RIP Justice Racanelli
    John Racanelli, former California appeals court justice, dies at 91.He served in 1/1 from 1977 to 1991.A detailed biography is here, and a video interview here.
  • Oct 16

    9th Cir. Judge McKeown earns Leadership Award

    9th Cir. Judge McKeown earns Leadership Award
    Margaret McKeown (1980-81) Receives 2017 Legacy of Leadership AwardThe White House Fellows Foundation and Association (WHFFA) is extremely pleased to announce that we will be presenting the 2017 Legacy of Leadership Award to Judge M.…
  • Oct 11

    Ninth Circuit Historical Society Present

    Ninth Circuit Historical Society Present
    Ninth Circuit Historical Society Presents:Thought-provoking programming with expert panels; moving educational Exhibits; poignant oral histories; meaty articles covering a range of topics from gender issues, to water rights, to courthouse…
Rank this Week: 4356

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 1834

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

    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…
  • Oct 10

    Interference with Public Duties in Texa

    Interference with Public Duties in Texa
    The post Interference with Public Duties in Texas appeared first on Varghese Summersett PLLC | Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Rank this Week: 1452

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 444

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • 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…
  • Oct 8

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin

    Latest Edition of the Jur-E Bulletin
    A Comparison of Evidence Based Medicine and the Criminal Justice System Valerie Coppenrath, PharmD of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, published an article recently in Innovations in Pharmacy titled Reflections from…
  • Oct 2

    Brief of Professor Suja A. Thomas As Amicus Curiae in Support of Plaintiff-Appellant Jerberee Jefferson and Reversal of District Court

    Brief of Professor Suja A. Thomas As Amicus Curiae in Support of Plaintiff-Appellant Jerberee Jefferson and Reversal of District Court
    Suja Thomas Abstract This amicus brief to the Eleventh Circuit, filed in an employment discrimination case, argues that the issue of whether summary judgment is unconstitutional has not been decided, argues summary judgment is…
Rank this Week: 4029

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 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…
  • Oct 12

    Regulators take aim at cryptocurrencie

    Regulators take aim at cryptocurrencie
    The emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology over the past several years has shaken up the financial services sector in unprecedented fashion, in a corner of the Canadian economy that has been notoriously slow to adopt and…
  • Oct 10

    A growing appetite for food and beverage companie

    A growing appetite for food and beverage companie
    After a year since we first reported that acquisitions of natural and organic food manufacturers had increased demonstrably, the trend has not wavered. Companies in the food and beverage industry that are branded with a view to promoting…
Rank this Week: 1254

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: 2149

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: 1275

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Advanced Expert Witness Search Techniques: Using Key Phrase

    Advanced Expert Witness Search Techniques: Using Key Phrase
    Searching for anyone or anything in the digital era often depends not on who you seek or where... Read More The post Advanced Expert Witness Search Techniques: Using Key Phrases appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Oct 12

    MDL Update: Mylan EpiPen and Proton-Pump Inhibitor Litigation

    MDL Update: Mylan EpiPen and Proton-Pump Inhibitor Litigation
    EpiPen Price Hiking by Mylan (2:17-md-2785) Mylan NV, a large pharmaceutical company is now dealing with a class... Read More The post MDL Update: Mylan EpiPen and Proton-Pump Inhibitor Litigation appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Oct 10

    The Best Way to Handle Expert Billing and Retainer Agreement

    The Best Way to Handle Expert Billing and Retainer Agreement
    As an attorney, finding the perfect expert for your case is no simple task. It takes ample research... Read More The post The Best Way to Handle Expert Billing and Retainer Agreements appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 1980

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: 2341

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 17

    Questioning the Queue

    Questioning the Queue
    Katharine G. Young, Rights and Queues: On Distributive Contests in the Modern State, 55 Colum. J. of Transnat’l L. 65 (2016).Lee Anne FennellA queue, whether it takes the form of a line or a list, is one of the simplest and most…
  • Oct 16

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law
    Kerry Abrams, Family Reunification and the Security State (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN.Angela BanksMany Americans believe that one of the functions of United States immigration law is to facilitate family reunification. For…
  • Oct 13

    Three Strikes for Copyright

    Three Strikes for Copyright
    Abhishek Nagaraj, Does Copyright Affect Reuse? Evidence from Google Books and Wikipedia, Mgmt. Sci. (forthcoming 2017), available at abhishekn.com.Jessica SilbeyHow should copyright law change to take account of the internet? Should copyright…
Rank this Week: 2750

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 463

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Oct 16

    Social media and government

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

    Hacking the referendum

    Hacking the referendum
    The government, despite strong opposition led by senior monk Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero, said last week that it will nevertheless continue to pursue the constitutional reform process, which will be put to a referendum. This comes after PM…
  • Jun 27

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin
    The Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze gGmbH (Centre for International Peace Operations) based in Berlin, Germany, invited me to talk on social media and peace as part of an event to celebrate 15 years since its…
Rank this Week: 281

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

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

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

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

    Equifax And The Long Legal Road In Data Breach Class Action

    Equifax And The Long Legal Road In Data Breach Class Action
        Equifax, which knows more about you than your own mother, (1) failed to maintain its servers, (2) was hacked and lost sensitive personal data for 143 million people, (3) concealed that fact for months, (4) blamed another company…
  • Jul 12

    A Plaintiff’s Guide To Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 Discovery Proportionality

    A Plaintiff’s Guide To Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 Discovery Proportionality
        Civil litigators often spend more time in discovery disputes than in trials. Few plaintiffs or defendants are keen on spending time in a deposition, collecting documents, or handing over to their opponent evidence that could be…
Rank this Week: 3923

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 2799

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 295

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: 1120

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
Rank this Week: 1252

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
  • Oct 16

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion
    Just because you successfully handled the merits of a case doesn’t mean that you should take on a large or complex fee motion that arises from it. It may be time to bring in someone with fee motion expertise. Here are four reasons to…
  • Oct 13

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?
    Here’s a common evidence question: Are opinions admissible when they’re in business records? The answer is generally “yes,” as long as the statement of opinion is in a writing that qualifies otherwise for the…
  • Oct 11

    5 Things to Include in Every Estate Plan

    5 Things to Include in Every Estate Plan
    So you’ve gathered the client’s data—personal and financial—and know the client’s objectives. What do you do? Here are 5 typical documents you’ll need for the estate plan. Will. A client who needs an estate…
Rank this Week: 1959

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/
  • Oct 16

    The Perils of Statutory Interpretation

    The Perils of Statutory Interpretation
    As someone who has taught legislation and appellate advocacy and worked for both a state legislature and the U.S. Senate, I love a good statutory interpretation case. Seeing how the advocates and judges approach the statutory text and the…
  • Oct 14

    Editing Alchemy

    Editing Alchemy
    Have you heard the secret to being a brilliant writer—appellate or otherwise? Because there is one. An ancient trick used by all the greats, from Justice Kagan to Stephen King. Use this device, and your writing will improve tenfold…
  • Oct 13

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup October 13, 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup October 13, 2017
    Each week, the Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be sure...
Rank this Week: 2369

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 4

    Multiples for Pharma Buyers Pursuing Opt-Out Antitrust Claim

    Multiples for Pharma Buyers Pursuing Opt-Out Antitrust Claim
    Existential threshold The number of companies that can bring treble-damages claims against drug manufacturers for violating federal antitrust law has dwindled. The scarcity has grown so acute that last week it crossed an existential…
  • Aug 28

    Pharma Buyers Too Few for Cla

    Pharma Buyers Too Few for Cla
    U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg ruled on August 28, 2017 that a class of 24 to 25 direct purchasers did not satisfy the “numerosity” requirement of Rule 23(a)(1) for class certification. Florence Drug Co. of…
Rank this Week: 1405

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: 3604

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: 2840

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act at Year One

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act at Year One
    By Jessica Engler This article originally appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of DRI’s In-House Defense Quarterly On March 11th of this year, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) celebrated the one-year anniversary of its enactment. …
  • Sep 29

    President Trump Grants Ten Day Waiver of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico

    President Trump Grants Ten Day Waiver of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico
    By Daniel Stanton On September 28, 2017, President Trump granted a ten day waiver of the Jones Act for the island of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, in an effort to facilitate the island’s recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. …
  • Sep 28

    Contractors are not Subject to Criminal Charges for Violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act

    Contractors are not Subject to Criminal Charges for Violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
    By Michael J. O’Brien Yesterday, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in USA v. Don Moss, et al., 2017 WL 4273427 (5th Cir. 2017) affirming the Eastern District’s ruling that oilfield contractors cannot be…
Rank this Week: 297

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: 3401

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: 1554

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/
  • Oct 13

    L.L. Bean Sued By Competitor for Trademark Infringement

    L.L. Bean Sued By Competitor for Trademark Infringement
    When an individual or a company obtains a trademark registration in the U.S., they are granted certain rights and protections. If they discover that another party is using a mark that is the same as or confusingly similar to their registered…
  • Oct 6

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great
    One of the questions people ask me frequently is about whether we are accepting new clients. While the short answer is “Yes”, here is some additional information which many people find interesting . . .
  • Sep 29

    Blind Man Sues Winn-Dixie Over Website ADA Compliance

    Blind Man Sues Winn-Dixie Over Website ADA Compliance
    Most companies have websites today. In fact, there are few business owners who would consider operating without one. That is because consumers are placing increasing reliance as websites to serve as proxies for brick-and-mortar locations.…
Rank this Week: 1121

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2175

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Oct 13

    Conducting Business in Illinois May Be Insufficient to Establish Personal Jurisdiction

    Conducting Business in Illinois May Be Insufficient to Establish Personal Jurisdiction
    Katherine E. Vogelhuber According to the Supreme Court of Illinois, merely conducting business within that state is insufficient to satisfy the standards for personal jurisdiction established by the U.S. Supreme Court in Daimler AG v. Bauman,…
  • Oct 12

    The Third Circuit Strips Some of the Protections of the “Bare-Metal Defense”

    The Third Circuit Strips Some of the Protections of the “Bare-Metal Defense”
    Cory D. Lapin Imagine this scenario:  Company X manufactures a “bare-metal” product. After the product is sold, the buyer adds defective asbestos-containing insulation manufactured by Company Y to the product, which is sold…
  • Oct 6

    Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation Coverage

    Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation Coverage
    Michael D. Resnick This article is Part Four of our Medical Marijuana and the Workplace: Recent Decisions from New England Courts Provide Significant Protections to Medical Marijuana Patient Employees Five-Part Series. See Parts…
Rank this Week: 3045

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: 1257