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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    OT2017 #3: “Nowheresville” (ft. Nina Totenberg)

    OT2017 #3: “Nowheresville” (ft. Nina Totenberg)
    The October sitting has ended—and we’re here to wrap it up for you. On this episode, we begin by discussing the biggest news of the month: our new microphones, brought to you courtesy of our Patreon supporters. We also break down…
  • Oct 16

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    At Just Security, William Dodge discusses last week’s oral argument in Jesner v. Arab Bank, in which the justices considered whether corporations are liable under the Alien Tort Statute, explaining that “the Justices seemed to be…
  • Oct 15

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect orders from the October 13 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. The justices will meet next for their October 27 conference. The calendar for the November sitting, which begins on October 30, is available on the Supreme Court’s…
Rank this Week: 11

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Oct 16

    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court
    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court granted review in four new cases. In addition, in Scenic America, Inc. v. Dep't of Transp., No. 16-739, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch issued a statement, in which Chief…
  • Oct 15

    "The Morality of Administrative Law"

    "The Morality of Administrative Law"
    "The Morality of Administrative Law": Law professor Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule have posted this article on SSRN (via "Legal Theory Blog").
  • Oct 15

    "Texas Engaged In Viewpoint Discrimination In Removal of Bill of Rights Nativity Display"

    "Texas Engaged In Viewpoint Discrimination In Removal of Bill of Rights Nativity Display"
    "Texas Engaged In Viewpoint Discrimination In Removal of Bill of Rights Nativity Display": Howard Friedman has this post at his "Religion Clause" blog about a ruling that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued on…
Rank this Week: 15

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 10

    Cup of Hot Coffee to Burns Patient

    Cup of Hot Coffee to Burns Patient
    A claim that a patient who burned himself should not have been left alone with a hot cup of coffee was determined to fall under the Tennessee HCLA. In Youngblood ex rel. Estate of Vaughn v. River Park Hospital, LLC, No. M2016-02311-COA-R3-CV…
Rank this Week: 35

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

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

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

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

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

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

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

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 41

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: 72

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 77

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 80

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: 115

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

News, views and information on self-help law and pro se litigation.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shlep
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Jan 5

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
Rank this Week: 118

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: 120

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: 139

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Oct 12

    Mullenix on Symeonides on Choice of Law and Forum Selection Clause

    Mullenix on Symeonides on Choice of Law and Forum Selection Clause
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Linda Mullenix’s essay, Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses? Linda reviews Symeon Symeonides’ recent article, What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses, which…
  • Oct 11

    SCOTUS Ruling in Travel Ban Challenge

    SCOTUS Ruling in Travel Ban Challenge
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court disposed of Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project without addressing the merits. Ruling that “the appeal no longer presents a live case or controversy,” it vacated the Fourth Circuit’s…
  • Sep 29

    Walsh on Pfander and Birk (and Woolhandler) on Adversity and Article III

    Walsh on Pfander and Birk (and Woolhandler) on Adversity and Article III
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Kevin Walsh’s essay, Adversity and Non-Contentiousness. Kevin reviews two recent pieces by Jim Pfander and Daniel Birk, Adverse Interests and Article III: A Reply, 111 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1067…
Rank this Week: 134

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: 195

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: 202

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 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…
  • Oct 11

    A Year in Review at the Supreme Court of California

    A Year in Review at the Supreme Court of California
    Check out A Year in Review at the Supreme Court of CaliforniaThe 2016 – 2017 court year summary:Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar retires after 23 years on the high court;Court appoints Jorge E. Navarrete as Court…
  • Oct 11

    Judge Bev O'Connell RIP

    Judge Bev O'Connell RIP
    Terribly sad news this morning from a CD Cal press release:Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell has died at age 52.Chief Judge Phillips said the following: “Mere words are inadequate to express the depth of our loss. Judge O’Connell…
Rank this Week: 197

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

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

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Oct 4

    3 Ways To Perform Your Asset Search

    3 Ways To Perform Your Asset Search
    A person hiding assets from you could park their money in an offshore bank account & hire an intermediary to be the account’s bank signatory. One website offers this “Bank Nominee Signatories Service” for a cost of about…
  • Aug 23

    Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Asset

    Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Asset
    A) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION At the New York County Lawyers’ Association on October 3, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, I will be the program chair of “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets.”…
  • Jul 10

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Searching For A Spouse’s Beneficially Owned Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Searching For A Spouse’s Beneficially Owned Asset
    According to The Financial Action Task Force anti-money laundering group: Beneficial owner refers to the natural person(s) who ultimately owns or controls a customer and/or the natural person on whose behalf a transaction is being conducted.…
Rank this Week: 233

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 25

    Daubert In Product Liability Cases: Mid-2017 Update

    Daubert In Product Liability Cases: Mid-2017 Update
      I’ve written about the Supreme Court’s Daubert opinion many times before, tagging it with the label “junk science.” The phrase “junk science” never actually appeared in Daubert, but rooting it out…
Rank this Week: 249

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 253

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 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…
  • Oct 9

    Urology Expert Witness Testimony Partially Allowed

    Urology Expert Witness Testimony Partially Allowed
    Plaintiff sued defendants when a Gynecare TVT Device, implanted into the defendant allegedly caused significant injury.  The plaintiffs hired a urology expert witness to provide testimony.  The defendants filed a…
Rank this Week: 299

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
Rank this Week: 327

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jul 28

    DOL increases fringe rate under Service Contract Act, issues reminder

    DOL increases fringe rate under Service Contract Act, issues reminder
    On July 25, the Department of Labor issued an all agency memorandum announcing an increase in the fringe rate contribution required under the Service Contract Act (SCA). The rate will increase from $4.27 to $4.41 per hour, effective August…
  • Jul 25

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule
    In response to court challenges to the federal overtime rule that was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DoL) has decided not to advocate for the minimum weekly salary ($913) required by the...
  • Jul 5

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer
    The Oregon legislature recently enacted an expanded Equal Pay Act designed to eliminate discriminatory pay practices based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation (as defined in ORS 174.100), national origin, marital status, veteran…
Rank this Week: 322

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 329

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • 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…
  • Oct 11

    Bunny Burn: A Win for Minnesota Restaurant Servers (fka Bartenders, Waiters, and Waitresses)

    Bunny Burn: A Win for Minnesota Restaurant Servers (fka Bartenders, Waiters, and Waitresses)
    Update (October 11, 2017): Oops, I did it again…got lost in this game, oh baby. (Another successful prediction, below.) Congratulations to the winning lawyer team: Andrew L. Marshall, Mark R. Bradford, and Christine E.…
Rank this Week: 345

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 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…
  • Oct 12

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?
    Symeon C. Symeonides, What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses, 78 La. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Linda S. MullenixI can think of no better person to answer the burning question, “What law governs forum selection…
Rank this Week: 396

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 365

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
  • 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…
  • Jun 14

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy
    Compiled for the Centre for Policy Alternatives a list of websites around communications campaigns, advertisements, projects, websites and various other initiatives I’ve designed, developed or gave input into over the past couple of…
Rank this Week: 366

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

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

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

    TrueFiling comes to the Second District Court of Appeal

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

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

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

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

    How flexible is that midnight electronic filing deadline in federal court?
    When I was a young lawyer, my mentor told me, “Practice law as if the rules will always be strictly enforced against you but will never be strictly enforced against the adverse party.” Wise words. Last week I posted about a…
Rank this Week: 448

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: 409

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: 455

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 499

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: 497

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 3

    ADA and the internet – the confusion continue

    ADA and the internet – the confusion continue
    On Monday the Supreme Court denied review of McGee v. Coca Cola, a case concerning the application of the ADA to vending machines that had the potential to help clarify the application of the ADA to the internet. We’ve blogged…
Rank this Week: 573

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: 485

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

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

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 494

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
Rank this Week: 532

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
    Qui Tam Whistleblower One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam…
  • Feb 10

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant

    What Should You Not Do as a Whistleblower?  Tell the Defendant
     One thing we cannot stress enough as attorneys for relators in False Claims Act cases is to respect the seal.  As you may know from reading this blog, the False Claims Act requires that any case filed by a qui tam whistleblower has…
  • Jan 27

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?

    How do I blow the whistle on tax fraud?
    Tax Fraud Whistleblower Every year, people and companies in the United States cheat on their taxes.  The IRS has a special term for the amount of taxes that go unpaid each year.  It’s called the “Tax Gap,” which…
Rank this Week: 539

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: 624

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Oct 16

    Current Law of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim Reviewed

    Current Law of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim Reviewed
      In his recent decision in the case of Nehme v. Churla, 2017 W.L. 4124460 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Sept. 8, 2017 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas addressed the current status of the…
  • Oct 13

    Pennsylvania Defense Institute Drafts Proposed Points for Charge for Products Liability Case

    Pennsylvania Defense Institute Drafts Proposed Points for Charge for Products Liability Case
    Here is a LINK to a set of Products Liability Suggested Standard Jury Instructions drafted by members of the Products Liability Committee of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and which has been published in the October, 2017 edition of…
  • Oct 13

    Bad Faith Statute Applies to Insureres Not Insurance Agent

    Bad Faith Statute Applies to Insureres Not Insurance Agent
    In the case of Fertig v. Kelley, No. 16-CV-4801 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Sept. 27, 2017 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas granted judgment on the pleadings in favor of an automobile insurance…
Rank this Week: 720

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 24

    Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firm

    Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firm
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Ohio Bar green lights cloud computing and virtual law firms Cloud computing - where electronic data is stored offsite on servers owned and…
Rank this Week: 682

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 7

    Judge Shadur is Retiring

    Judge Shadur is Retiring
    Effective September 1, 2017, Senior Judge Milton Shadur will retire from the N.D. Illinois bench. Judge Shadur was appointed by President Carter and has served as a federal judge on the Northern District bench for 37 years. Chief Judge…
  • Jul 31

    Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent

    Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent
    Solo Cup Operating Corp. v. Lollicup USA, Inc., No. 16 C 8041, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 17, 2017) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted plaintiff Solo Cup’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss several of defendant Lollicup’s…
  • Jul 28

    Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden

    Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden
    Bodum USA, Inc. v. A Top New Casting, Inc., No. 16 C 2916, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 10, 2017) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly denied defendant A Top’s motion for summary judgment based upon plaintiff Bodum’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 616

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

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

    Join The Contingency

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

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

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

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 658

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 15

    COA: October 13, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

    COA: October 13, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)
    PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 866.  Medical Negligence.  Expert Proof.  Res ipsa loquitur Estate of Chris Chamis v. Ashland Hospital Corporation d/b/a King’s Daughters Medical Center Affirmed summary judgment in favor of hospital…
  • Oct 11

    SC: October 2017 Oral Arguments before Ky Supreme Court

    SC: October 2017 Oral Arguments before Ky Supreme Court
    A few issues this month include: “Insurance. MVRA. KRS 304.39-270-(1). The question is whether a Kentucky motor vehicle reparations obligor may terminate their insured’s basic reparations benefits premised purely upon “paper…
  • Oct 11

    Elements of Proof: Common Law Negligence

    Elements of Proof: Common Law Negligence
    A common law negligence claim requires proof of (1) a duty owed by the defendant to the plaintiff, (2) breach of that duty, (3) injury to the plaintiff, and (4) legal causation between the defendant’s breach and the plaintiff’s…
Rank this Week: 790

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: 980

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: 897

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 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…
  • Aug 15

    The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and Universal Claims Certification

    The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and Universal Claims Certification
    The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the largest professional association in the insurance industry, recently announced a new initiative, the Universal Claims Certification (UCC), which is a certification program with a goal…
Rank this Week: 901