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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. Department of Homeland Security 17-618 Issues: (1) Whether, under the Equal Access to Justice Act, prevailing party status on appeal is separate and distinct…
  • Nov 21

    Argument preview: Plain talk about Dodd-Frank whistleblowing

    Argument preview: Plain talk about Dodd-Frank whistleblowing
    Thar she blows In 2010, Congress was all about reforesting the new wasteland of American finance created by the 2008 financial crisis; the result was the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which transformed the banking…
  • Nov 21

    Event announcement: Media briefing on Christie v. NCAA

    Event announcement: Media briefing on Christie v. NCAA
    On December 1 at 12 p.m., Becker & Poliakoff and Spectrum Gaming Group will host a media briefing on Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, a constitutional challenge to the federal ban on sports betting. Speakers include,…
Rank this Week: 9

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 18

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: 31

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
  • Nov 21

    Job Vacancy: Research Assistant (50%) at the University of Bonn, Germany

    Job Vacancy: Research Assistant (50%) at the University of Bonn, Germany
    Professor Dr. Nina Dethloff, Institute for German, European and International Family Law, University of Bonn, Germany, is looking for a research assistant (WissMit) on a part-time basis (50%) as of 1 January 2018 or later. The candidate…
  • Nov 17

    Deference to Foreign Sovereign Submission

    Deference to Foreign Sovereign Submission
    As previously reported here, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision in 2016 reversing a $147.8 million price-fixing judgment against two Chinese manufacturers of Vitamin C. The plaintiffs alleged that the…
  • Nov 16

    Jurisdiction, Conflict of Laws and Data Protection in Cyberspace

    Jurisdiction, Conflict of Laws and Data Protection in Cyberspace
    (Report on the Conference held in Luxembourg on 12 October 2017, by Martina Mantovani, Research Fellow MPI Luxembourg) On 12 October 2017, the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Department of European…
Rank this Week: 35

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Nov 21

    Time Runs Under Statute of Limitations Only If There is a Person Who Can File Suit

    Time Runs Under Statute of Limitations Only If There is a Person Who Can File Suit
    Although the issue rarely arises, the statute of limitations on a claim does not begin to run until there is a person who can properly bring the action. In In re Estate of Link, No. M2016-002002-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 5, 2017), John…
  • Nov 20

    Deadline for Filing Suit Not Extended Due to Temporary Guardianship

    Deadline for Filing Suit Not Extended Due to Temporary Guardianship
    A temporary order granting a guardianship that had apparently expired by the time of the injury at issue does not meet the standard for proving that an injured party had been “adjudicated incompetent” for the purpose of tolling a…
  • Nov 19

    Failure to Identify Specific Physician Fatal to HCLA Case

    Failure to Identify Specific Physician Fatal to HCLA Case
    When relying on vicarious liability in an HCLA (formerly known as medical malpractice or medical negligence) case, a plaintiff must identify the standard of care for a specific agent of the defendant and how that agent deviated from the…
Rank this Week: 37

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Nov 20

    PERS and the Next Financial Crisi

    PERS and the Next Financial Crisi
    The Cayman Financial Review posted this article last month titled: “The state has been set for the next global financial crisis.“ The article discusses how the last financial crisis, PERS and the next financial crisis are related.…
  • Nov 16

    Every Lawyer Should Use Outlining Software

    Every Lawyer Should Use Outlining Software
    I repeat: every lawyer should use outlining software. Yet I can’t find anyone who does. Back in the mid-90’s, I attended a Bryan Garner CLE on improving legal writing. Twenty years later, the three big takeaways I still remember…
  • Nov 15

    November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the November 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $218,000 verdict- Oxford federal court denial of faculty tenure case covered here (10/27/17); $55,000 verdict- Lowndes County underinsured motorist case…
Rank this Week: 61

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • Nov 20

    Looking for Donations (of Guest Posts, Ideas, Tips, etc.) UPDATE: WE ARE BEGGING YOU

    Looking for Donations (of Guest Posts, Ideas, Tips, etc.) UPDATE: WE ARE BEGGING YOU
    (Original post (1/11/14), updated/revised 6/5/15 post, and again, on 11/20/17): The Minnesota Litigator blog of news and commentary on Minnesota civil litigation is now in its eighth year and we have posted more than 2,000 posts over that…
  • Nov 17

    Hot Air Rises But Case Goes Down in Flame

    Hot Air Rises But Case Goes Down in Flame
    Update (November 17, 2017): The plaintiffs in the case described below (and Mr. Jerald Hammann, their owner) just will not give up. Hammann has pursued this case for five years and it has been a loser all the way along. The Eighth Circuit,…
  • Nov 15

    The grass really is greener.

    The grass really is greener.
    There has to be a technical psychological expression for the phenomenon that (1) people envy the lives of other people, seeing the positive differentiators, and then (2) reassure themselves that their envy is unjustified, perhaps because of…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 79

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 83

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: 84

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Nov 20

    Expect Jurors to Climb Into the Cooler

    Expect Jurors to Climb Into the Cooler
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The cooler sat in the courtroom throughout the trial. A 40.5 gallon Igloo fishing cooler, it was a key piece of evidence in the murder trial of an attorney, Tom Capano, charged with killing his lover who was the…
  • Nov 16

    Be Alert to Partisan Affect

    Be Alert to Partisan Affect
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: Written in the context of the civil rights and Vietnam war protests of the Sixties, there is an old Buffalo Springfield song with a line about the marchers, "Singing songs and carrying signs [that] mostly say,…
  • Nov 13

    Make Your Denial Credible

    Make Your Denial Credible
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: It is the season for strong denials from powerful men in entertainment and politics. To pick just one from the crop of current examples, the U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama, former judge Roy Moore, has recently been…
Rank this Week: 140

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

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

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 158

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Oct 23

    NSSTA CSSC Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    NSSTA CSSC Celebrates 25th Anniversary
    The National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) Certification Program hosted its 25th class this past month at the University of Notre Dame. The structured settlement industry's…
  • May 10

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference
    When Len Blonder was elevated to the role of President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) for an unprecedented third time during NSSTA's 2016 Annual Conference, he identified a very clear vision for the structured…
  • Apr 17

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference
    For the past 11 years, the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) annual conferences have consistently improved the educational scope and standards for an expanding professional landscape which, in addition to, and overlapping with, special…
Rank this Week: 150

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: 147

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Nov 14

    Detroit-Mercy Law Review Symposium -- Call for Paper

    Detroit-Mercy Law Review Symposium -- Call for Paper
    UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY LAW REVIEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Return of Sanctuary Cities: The Muslim Ban, Hurricane Maria, and Everything in Between The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review is pleased to announce its annual academic…
  • Nov 8

    SCOTUS Decision in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services: A Question of Time

    SCOTUS Decision in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services: A Question of Time
    Today the Supreme Court issued its decision in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services, the first merits decision of the new Term. The Court unanimously holds that FRAP 4(a)(5)(C)’s limit on extensions of time to file a notice of appeal…
  • Nov 7

    Erbsen on Lahav on Procedural Design

    Erbsen on Lahav on Procedural Design
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Allan Erbsen’s essay, Sequential Progression of Dispute Resolution in Federal Courts. Allan reviews Alexandra Lahav’s recent article, Procedural Design.
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Nov 21

    SLAPP happy!

    SLAPP happy!
    Yes, there's a band called Slapp Happy!Today might be a special day for another reason: The number of anti-SLAPP decisions issued today seems remarkable! There's one here, here, here, here, here, and a 54-page published one here!
  • Nov 21

    This week's Wednesday Conference is today (Tuesday)

    This week's Wednesday Conference is today (Tuesday)
    Today is a special day! The Cal Supreme Court's "Wednesday Conference," naturally held on Wednesdays, is being held today, Tuesday, presumably to get a head start on the Thanksgiving holiday. The 2017 calendar shows that this is the only…
  • Nov 20

    DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar, Las Vegas, March 2018

    DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar, Las Vegas, March 2018
    DRI's Appellate Advocacy Seminar will be March 14-15 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Details here:At the DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar, experienced appellate practitioners, in-house counsel, and occasional appellate advocates alike will…
Rank this Week: 225

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/
  • Nov 21

    Suing on the Shoulders of Other

    Suing on the Shoulders of Other
    Suzanne Lenon & Danielle Peers, ‘Wrongful’ Inheritance: Race, Disability and Sexuality in Cramblett v. Midwest Sperm Bank, 25 Feminist Legal Stud. 141 (2017). Robert Leckey While few seriously hold up litigating as a path to…
  • Nov 20

    Hey Lexis, Hey Westlaw: Please Include All Appellate Decisions in Your Databases!

    Hey Lexis, Hey Westlaw: Please Include All Appellate Decisions in Your Databases!
    Michael Kagan, Rebecca D. Gill & Fatma E. Marouf, Invisible Adjudication in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 106 Georgetown L. J. (forthcoming, 2017). Gabriel "Jack" Chin Professors Kagan, Gill and Marouf have identified a remarkable gap in…
  • Nov 20

    Hey Lexis, Hey Westlaw: Please Include All Appellate Decisions in Your Databases!

    Hey Lexis, Hey Westlaw: Please Include All Appellate Decisions in Your Databases!
    Michael Kagan, Rebecca D. Gill & Fatma E. Marouf, Invisible Adjudication in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 106 Georgetown L. J. (forthcoming, 2017). Gabriel "Jack" Chin Professors Kagan, Gill and Marouf have identified a remarkable gap in…
Rank this Week: 244

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/
  • Nov 6

    Red Flags In The Asset Search Of Robert Bandfield

    Red Flags In The Asset Search Of Robert Bandfield
    In the criminal case against Robert Bandfield, the IRS & SEC searched for assets laundered offshore. These assets were the proceeds of stock pump & dump schemes.  The illicit proceeds of the pump & dump schemes were more than…
  • Nov 6

    Red Flags In The Asset Search Of Robert Bandfield

    Red Flags In The Asset Search Of Robert Bandfield
    In the criminal case against Robert Bandfield, the IRS & SEC searched for assets laundered offshore. These assets were the proceeds of stock pump & dump schemes.  The illicit proceeds of the pump & dump schemes were more than…
  • Oct 18

    Asset Searches In The U.S. Because Of Lawsuits Outside The U.S.

    Asset Searches In The U.S. Because Of Lawsuits Outside The U.S.
    A person residing out of the U.S. may hide assets in the U.S. because he/she is being sued for divorce outside of the U.S. or because of other lawsuits outside of the U.S. This person could hide assets by secretly: purchasing real estate in…
Rank this Week: 230

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: 213

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Nov 20

    Judge Shadur Receiving CBA Lifetime Achievement Award

    Judge Shadur Receiving CBA Lifetime Achievement Award
    The Chicago Bar Association is honoring Judge Shadur with its Lifetime Achievement Award at a reception on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court. RSVP here. For most Chicago IP…
  • Nov 17

    Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Student

    Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Student
    The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is offering a $10,000 scholarship to law students planning to pursue intellectual property careers. Recipients must be in a US, ABA-accredited law school and continue in the program at least through the…
  • Nov 15

    Failure to Respond to Summary Judgment Leads to Final Judgment, Injunction & Attorney’s Fee Award

    Failure to Respond to Summary Judgment Leads to Final Judgment, Injunction & Attorney’s Fee Award
    Monster Energy Co. v. Peng, et al., No. 17 C 414, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 23, 2017) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted plaintiff Monster Energy’s motion for summary judgment, granting final judgment, a permanent injunction and…
Rank this Week: 271

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: 340

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: 317

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Nov 21

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING
    Sending you warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving for you and your family.Thank you for reading and supporting Tort Talk.With gratitude, Dan Cummin
  • Nov 20

    Split in Authority on Post-Koken Bifurcation of Trial Issue

    Split in Authority on Post-Koken Bifurcation of Trial Issue
    In the Blair County Court of Common Pleas case of Swan v. Moorefield, No. 2014 GN 2606 (C.P. Blair Co. Sept. 9, 2017 Kagarise, J.), the court denied a UIM carrier’s Motion to Sever and Stay Bad Faith Claims in a post-Koken…
  • Nov 16

    Judge Caputo of Federal Middle District Court Denies Motion to Sever and Stay Post-Koken Bad Faith Claim

    Judge Caputo of Federal Middle District Court Denies Motion to Sever and Stay Post-Koken Bad Faith Claim
    In his recent decision in the case of Mulgrew v. GEICO, No. 3:16-cv-02217 (M.D. Pa. Oct. 11, 2017 Caputo, J.), the court denied a Defendant’s Motion to Sever and Stay the Plaintiff’s bad faith claim in a underinsured motorist…
Rank this Week: 395

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 349

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Nov 13

    CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL JUDGES MANUAL “A Step by Step Guide From the Beginning of Trial Thru the Return of Verdict”

    CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL JUDGES MANUAL “A Step by Step Guide From the Beginning of Trial Thru the Return of Verdict”
    In 2013 I published a Criminal Jury Trial Manual for Judges and Attorneys that covered every step of a Jury Trial from the pre-trial conference thru the return of verdict. It serves a dual purpose. For judges it serves as … Continue…
  • Sep 24

    EXPOSING IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION…HOW?

    EXPOSING IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION…HOW?
      Attorneys, judges and jurors all want to see themselves as fair, equitable, and rational, yet studies show that despite our best intentions none of us are free from bias. Implicit bias refers to unconsciously held biases that do not…
  • Jul 24

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW
    PERSONAL UPDATE: I woke up this morning realizing that it had been 6 months since my last post. One of the drawbacks to the aging process is that time seems to pass so much faster than when we were younger. … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 370

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 19

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 402

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/
  • Nov 21

    Management diversity: will targets and quotas improve gender diversity?

    Management diversity: will targets and quotas improve gender diversity?
    On October 5, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released Staff Notice 58-309 (Staff Notice) reporting findings of a review carried out by various Canadian securities regulators of disclosure regarding women on boards and in…
  • Nov 13

    Proxy access: wrong for Canadian companies, wrong for Canada

    Proxy access: wrong for Canadian companies, wrong for Canada
    In our latest memo, members of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Canadian Special Situations team weigh in on proxy access. The memo is written by Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis, Partners and Co-Chairs of our Canadian Special Situations…
  • Nov 6

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices are paving their way into the mainstream

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices are paving their way into the mainstream
    As discussed in our earlier blog post, the Kingsdale Advisors’ (Kingsdale) annual Proxy Season Review for 2017 identified ESG trends as one of several issues on the horizon for public companies. Kingsdale noted that heightened scrutiny…
Rank this Week: 495

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Are Non-Testifying Witnesses Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Are Non-Testifying Witnesses Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    In addition to the use of expert witness testimony at deposition and trial, many attorneys work with “consulting”... Read More The post Are Non-Testifying Witnesses Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege? appeared first on The…
  • Nov 21

    Winners Announced in The Expert Institute’s Third Annual Best Legal Blog Contest

    Winners Announced in The Expert Institute’s Third Annual Best Legal Blog Contest
    The Expert Institute’s Third Annual Best Legal Blog Contest has drawn to a conclusion, with more than fifty... Read More The post Winners Announced in The Expert Institute’s Third Annual Best Legal Blog Contest appeared first on…
  • Nov 16

    When is a Treating Physician Considered an Expert Witness?

    When is a Treating Physician Considered an Expert Witness?
    In most jurisdictions, plaintiffs claiming physical injuries must prove, through expert testimony, that the defendants’ actions caused said... Read More The post When is a Treating Physician Considered an Expert Witness? appeared first…
Rank this Week: 496

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/
  • Nov 17

    Virginia Bar Nixes Online Attorney-Client Matching Service

    Virginia Bar Nixes Online Attorney-Client Matching Service
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** In recent months, I’ve written about a handful of ethics opinions from different jurisdictions whereby the ethics committees rejected the…
  • Nov 1

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2017

    Lawyers and Social Media in 2017
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Social media has been around for more than a decade. At first lawyers ignored social media, but over time, as it infiltrated our culture, they…
  • Oct 24

    Significantly More Lawyers Using Cloud Computing in 2017

    Significantly More Lawyers Using Cloud Computing in 2017
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Cloud computing, where data is stored offsite on servers owned by third parties and accessed via an internet connection - has been around for…
Rank this Week: 477

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: 482

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: 464

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: 450

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
  • Nov 20

    What Expert Attorneys Do During Direct Examination

    What Expert Attorneys Do During Direct Examination
    How the attorney and witness appear to the jury can be as important as the words that are spoken. Here are four tips from expert trial attorneys that will make your direct examination more effective regardless of what you ask the witness. Be…
  • Nov 17

    Do’s and Don’ts of Tenant Screening

    Do’s and Don’ts of Tenant Screening
    Residential landlords have the right to choose the best tenant they can find. That probably means a tenant who seems most able to comply with the lease terms, pay the rent on time, avoid damaging the premises, and refrain from disturbing…
  • Nov 15

    How to Shorten or Extend Time for Your Motion

    How to Shorten or Extend Time for Your Motion
    The timing on making motions is both a procedural and a tactical matter. Sometimes you’ll need a hearing date that’s sooner than would be normally possible, and other times you’ll want to file a notice of motion or get a…
Rank this Week: 604

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Nov 9

    Lost Profits Damages: Principles, Methods and Application

    Lost Profits Damages: Principles, Methods and Application
    Courtroom Insight would like to congratulate Everett Harry on the release of his new book Lost Profits Damages: Principles, Methods and Applications (Valuation Products and Services).  He and his co-editor, Jeffrey Kinrich, assembled an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 521

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Nov 7

    BNM v MGN Ltd – Court of Appeal decision on proportionality

    BNM v MGN Ltd – Court of Appeal decision on proportionality
    The Court of Appeal decision in BNM v MGN Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1767 manages to be both very important and a massive anti-climax. The decision is important because it finally resolves the issue of whether post-1 April 2013…
  • Nov 1

    Changes to Costs Lawyer training

    Changes to Costs Lawyer training
    In light of the problems facing ACL Training, I commented that: “It seems unlikely it can possibly continue in its current form”. Unsurprisingly, the CLSB has now announced that it is to suspend any further intake onto the current…
  • Oct 30

    More horror storie

    More horror storie
    The negative impact of the Jackson reforms continues apace. Virtually simultaneous to the news about Just Costs, is the announcement that defendant costs firm Cost Advocates is to close at the end of the year. As an example of the rise and…
Rank this Week: 560

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: 506

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: 545

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    How to Avoid Package Theft | Consequences of Stealing Package

    How to Avoid Package Theft | Consequences of Stealing Package
    Swiping packages off porches or doorsteps is a common crime of opportunity, especially during the holidays. For some, the lure of unattended Christmas loot is just too great. An article published this week by USA Today reports one in two…
  • Nov 8

    Texas Crime Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Criminal Laws in Texas?

    Texas Crime Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Criminal Laws in Texas?
                  Quiz Maker – powered by Riddle The post Texas Crime Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Criminal Laws in Texas? appeared first on Varghese Summersett PLLC | Fort Worth Criminal Defense…
  • Oct 27

    Is CBD Oil Legal in Texas? | CBD Oil Prescriptions in Texa

    Is CBD Oil Legal in Texas? | CBD Oil Prescriptions in Texa
    CBD Oil Prescriptions in Texas CBD Oil is legal by prescription in Texas to treat seizures caused by intractable epilepsy. CBD Oil is not legal recreationally, for pain relief, anxiety, depression or other any other purpose. Although CBD Oils…
Rank this Week: 631

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Forensic Psychiatrist Expert Witness Allowed

    Forensic Psychiatrist Expert Witness Allowed
    Plaintiff’s decedent filed this civil case against the defendant after plaintiff was found dead in his cell.  The plaintiff hired a forensic psychiatrist expert witness to provide testimony.  The defendant filed a motion…
  • Nov 8

    Admiralty & Maritime Expert Witness Allowed in Part

    Admiralty & Maritime Expert Witness Allowed in Part
    Plaintiffs sued defendant, stating that they should bear the costs of two accidents that occurred when a barge struck to bridges on the Mississippi River.  The defendants hired an admiralty & maritime expert witness to assist in…
  • Nov 6

    Human Factors Engineering Expert Witness Not Allowed

    Human Factors Engineering Expert Witness Not Allowed
    Plaintiff tripped over the lower part of a cart while shopping at defendant’s store.  Plaintiff hired a human factors engineering expert witness to help prove her case.  Defendant filed a motion to exclude this expert…
Rank this Week: 625

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Thanksgiving 2017 travel tip

    Thanksgiving 2017 travel tip
    CHICAGO (November 20, 2017) – ‘Tis the season to battle traffic and long lines at the airport! The holiday season is once again upon us, with Thanksgiving just days away! Besides the tradition of food, football and family, the…
  • Nov 16

    CTE confirmed in living person for first time

    CTE confirmed in living person for first time
    CHICAGO (November 16, 2017) – Researchers in Chicago say they have detected evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a living patient for the first time. While unnamed in the study, CNN reports the subject of…
  • Nov 13

    Salvi Law legal assistant Lynne DeRolf discusses e-filing deadline with Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

    Salvi Law legal assistant Lynne DeRolf discusses e-filing deadline with Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
    CHICAGO (November 13, 2017) – As the Jan. 1 deadline nears for circuit courts across the state to require electronic filing, Cook County court officials say they are well on track. Civil documents, such as lawsuits or divorce petitions,…
Rank this Week: 702

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/
  • Nov 20

    Appellate courts under President Trump

    Appellate courts under President Trump
    Each president makes his (and hopefully someday her) mark on the federal judiciary. President Trump has been no exception. In addition to the nomination and confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court caused by…
  • Nov 17

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup November 17, 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup November 17, 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...
  • Nov 16

    Should Judges Tweet?

    Should Judges Tweet?
    This week the Senate held confirmation hearings on two nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Justice Don Willett, a judge on the Texas Supreme Court, and James Ho, a private attorney. Ho fielded few questions...
Rank this Week: 657

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
  • Nov 19

    Litigation Against Big Pharma in the Opioid Crisi

    Litigation Against Big Pharma in the Opioid Crisi
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that an alarming number of Americans now die from opioid overdoses - 145 every day. Litigation across the U.S. is claiming pharmaceutical companies are to blame, alleging deceptive…
  • Nov 6

    OSHA's Volks Rule Controversy

    OSHA's Volks Rule Controversy
    This year, a measure was signed into law nullifying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule regarding an employer's obligation to keep accurate injury and illness records, known as the Volks Rule. On this Ringler Radio…
  • Oct 29

    The Dangers of Benzene Exposure

    The Dangers of Benzene Exposure
    Benzene is a chemical widely used in a number of industries and products. Exposure to the chemical has been linked to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), lymphomas and aplastic anemia. Many of these cases involving…
Rank this Week: 707

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

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

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Nov 18

    Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Consideration

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

    The Interest Rate Dance

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

    The Interest Rate Dance

    The Interest Rate Dance
    August 31, 2017 – Ever since the global financial near-apocalypse of 2009 caused everybody everywhere to rethink everything we thought we knew about money, saving, the market, investing, et cetera, I’ve noticed a pattern here in…
Rank this Week: 641