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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 16

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 Board of Education v. Whitaker 17-301 Issues: (1) Whether a school policy requiring boys and girls to use separate bathroom facilities that correspond to their…
  • Sep 21

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    In The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin reports on Tuesday’s confirmation of Noel Francisco as solicitor general, noting that “[t]he Senate divided 50-to-47 along partisan lines, reflecting a distrust among some Democrats toward…
  • Sep 20

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Thompson v. Park 17-294 Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit erred in holding that evidence can be material for purposes of a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim alleging deprivation of…
Rank this Week: 13

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 21

    Salvi Law September Pet of the Month: Adoptable pets Taffy and Santi

    Salvi Law September Pet of the Month: Adoptable pets Taffy and Santi
    CHICAGO (September 21, 2017) – The Illinois personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. has committed to finding local adoptable pets a loving home in 2017. We have teamed up with the Anti Cruelty Society in…
  • Sep 19

    Illinois Tollway worker killed in hit and run on I-294

    Illinois Tollway worker killed in hit and run on I-294
    ALSIP, Ill. (September 19, 2017) – An Illinois tollway worker was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday afternoon on I-294 near south suburban Alsip. Just before 12:30 p.m., the maintenance worker was outside of his vehicle picking…
  • Sep 18

    Apple’s new ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ mode aims to keep drivers safe on the road

    Apple’s new ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ mode aims to keep drivers safe on the road
    CHICAGO (September 18, 2017) – Drivers know how dangerous distracted driving is, but we can all agree it is difficult to unplug and not look at our phones while driving. Luckily, Apple is rolling out new technology that could…
Rank this Week: 1857

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 3259

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: 576

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/
  • Sep 21

    Meet Noel Francisco, the new Solicitor General, just in time for First Monday

    Meet Noel Francisco, the new Solicitor General, just in time for First Monday
    On September 19, 2017, Noel Francisco was confirmed, 50-47, as the new Solicitor General of the United States. As the Supreme Court is set to begin arguments on October 2, Solicitor General Francisco will have a busy next few days....
  • Sep 20

    Oral Argument: Lisa Blatt & the Power of Knowing Your Client's Busine

    Oral Argument: Lisa Blatt & the Power of Knowing Your Client's Busine
    I'm thrilled to join the team at the Appellate Advocacy Blog. I am, literally, a professor of appellate advocacy; I teach and direct the Ilana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. I will post...
  • Sep 19

    #TwitterTuesday--State Supreme

    #TwitterTuesday--State Supreme
    Last week I saw some big news on Facebook. The Georgia Supreme Court is now on Twitter! Most #appellatetwitter followers are familiar with the tweeting Georgia Court of Appeals Chief Judge Stephen Dillard (@JudgeDillard). Now we get to hear…
Rank this Week: 1835

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/
  • Sep 21

    Recognize the Weakness of ‘Hardball’ Rhetoric

    Recognize the Weakness of ‘Hardball’ Rhetoric
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: In his speech to the UN General Assembly last Tuesday, President Trump issued a pretty blunt threat. If the United States is forced to, he said, “We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea." It was…
  • Sep 18

    Look for an Increased Perception that Racism Is a Major Problem

    Look for an Increased Perception that Racism Is a Major Problem
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: There's a quote most often associated with Martin Luther King: "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” When applied to historical progress, these words generally connote the…
  • Sep 14

    Adapt to Information Engagement Style

    Adapt to Information Engagement Style
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: You've probably heard the expression, "Minds are like parachutes: They only function when they're open." That is undoubtedly true for some people. And if you're one of the curious regular readers of this blog,…
Rank this Week: 106

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Sep 21

    Cross border M&A in 2017

    Cross border M&A in 2017
    Following the surge of mergers and acquisitions in the final quarter of 2016, many attempted to predict whether 2017 would follow suit. For instance, the Financial Times anticipated that the increase in mergers and acquisitions would…
  • Sep 20

    Libor retirement and implications for contracts tied to it

    Libor retirement and implications for contracts tied to it
    The London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), the interest rate benchmark used to calculate interest rates on short-term loans by many large banks, will be phased out after 2021 according to its regulator. The London based Financial Conduct…
  • Sep 19

    Wait and CETA

    Wait and CETA
    We have previously reported on the progress of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on this blog (see here and here). While the implications and impact of CETA on both business and M&A activity in…
Rank this Week: 2418

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Sep 21

    Exculpatory Provision Enforced in Transportation Agreement

    Exculpatory Provision Enforced in Transportation Agreement
    An exculpatory agreement contained in a contract for transportation services may be enforceable against a plaintiff claiming ordinary negligence. In Copeland v. Healthsouth/Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital, L.P., No. W2016-02499-COA-R3-CV…
  • Sep 18

    No Invasion of Privacy When Information Was Already Public

    No Invasion of Privacy When Information Was Already Public
    A plaintiff cannot claim invasion of privacy based on information that she herself has already disclosed in a public filing. In Graham v. Archer, No. E2016-00743-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 10, 2017), the Court of Appeals affirmed…
  • Sep 14

    Negligent Supervision Allowed Under Tennessee Claims Commission Act

    Negligent Supervision Allowed Under Tennessee Claims Commission Act
    The Tennessee Claims Commission has exclusive subject matter jurisdiction over a claim by a plaintiff that the state “negligently supervised and retained a prison guard who sexually assaulted [an] inmate.” In Vetrano v. State, No.…
Rank this Week: 96

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

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

    $57 Million Plaintiff Award in Philadelphia Transvaginal Mesh Trial

    $57 Million Plaintiff Award in Philadelphia Transvaginal Mesh Trial
    On September 7th, a Philadelphia jury awarded plaintiff Elle Ebaugh a $57 million award in her case against... Read More The post $57 Million Plaintiff Award in Philadelphia Transvaginal Mesh Trial appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Sep 19

    Selecting an Expert Witness: Pitfalls and Best Practice

    Selecting an Expert Witness: Pitfalls and Best Practice
    The more complex your case, the more likely it is that you will need one or more expert... Read More The post Selecting an Expert Witness: Pitfalls and Best Practices appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Sep 14

    The Accident Free Riding Program – Assessing Liability in Riding Accident

    The Accident Free Riding Program – Assessing Liability in Riding Accident
    Key points that are beneficial to understanding most riding accidents arose during a case in which I was... Read More The post The Accident Free Riding Program – Assessing Liability in Riding Accidents appeared first on The Expert…
Rank this Week: 2640

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Sep 21

    Court Finds No Liability Regarding Provision of Driving Direction

    Court Finds No Liability Regarding Provision of Driving Direction
    In the case of Garlick v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., No. 4:12-CV-01166 (M.D. Pa. Aug. 15, 2017 Brann, J.), Judge Matthew W. Brann of the Federal Middle District Court of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment in favor of the defense in a case…
  • Sep 18

    Landlord Not Liable for Criminal Acts Off the Leased Premise

    Landlord Not Liable for Criminal Acts Off the Leased Premise
    In the case of Bonacci v. Pal, No. 2015-CV-4501 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Aug. 25, 2017 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas granted a residential landowner’s demurrer in a wrongful death case on…
  • Sep 15

    CUMMINS MEDIATION SERVICES

    CUMMINS MEDIATION SERVICES
    After realizing recent successes in bringing personal injury civil litigation cases to an amicable resolution while serving as a Federal Court Mediator for the Middle District, I wish to offer my services for private…
Rank this Week: 300

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Sep 21

    Following Oregon's Trail: Implementing Automatic Voter Registration to Provide for Improved Jury Representation in the United State

    Following Oregon's Trail: Implementing Automatic Voter Registration to Provide for Improved Jury Representation in the United State
    Julie Cascino Abstract This Note examines the Oregon "Motor Voter" Act within the context of jury pools. Most states choose names for jury selection almost solely from voter registration lists. The Note argues that other states…
  • Sep 15

    Latest Edition of the Jury-E Newsletter

    Latest Edition of the Jury-E Newsletter
    Silence as Evidence of Juror Rehabilitation The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado rendered an opinion in People v. Clemmons on September 11, 2017. During voir dire conducted by the defense counsel, three jurors indicated that they would…
  • Sep 13

    Half of rape jurors make guilty verdict before deliberation

    Half of rape jurors make guilty verdict before deliberation
    Interesting research out of the United Kingdom about jurors and sexual assault charges. Apparently, close to half of the jurors who sit on sexual assault cases in the UK reach a guilty verdict prior to deliberating with other jurors. The...
Rank this Week: 3683

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2157

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/
  • Sep 21

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review
    Wendy Wagner, William West, Thomas McGarity & Lisa Peters, Dynamic Rulemaking, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 183 (2017), available at SSRN.Christopher WalkerRetrospective review remains a hot topic in administrative law. The Administrative Conference…
  • Sep 20

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity
    Jamillah Bowman Williams, Breaking Down Bias: Legal Mandates vs. Corporate Interests, Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available on SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickThose working in antidiscrimination law are well-versed in the central role that the…
  • Sep 19

    Who Should Terminate or Modify Irrevocable Trusts?

    Who Should Terminate or Modify Irrevocable Trusts?
    Bradley E.S. Fogel, Terminating or Modifying Irrevocable Trusts by Consent of the Beneficiaries—A Proposal to Respect the Primacy of the Settlor’s Intent, 50 Real Prop., Tr. & Est. L.J. 337 (2016). Michael Yu Professor Bradley…
Rank this Week: 182

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Sep 20

    To No One’s Surprise, Worldwide Spending on Cybersecurity is Up: Cybersecurity Trend

    To No One’s Surprise, Worldwide Spending on Cybersecurity is Up: Cybersecurity Trend
    Can you guess what the global spend on cybersecurity will be this year? Gartner recently provided a forecast, see how close you can come to guessing the amount. The answer is in this post – the picture of this well-known astronomer…
  • Sep 19

    Lucky Seven! eDiscovery Daily is Seven Years Old!

    Lucky Seven! eDiscovery Daily is Seven Years Old!
    Believe it or not, it has been seven years ago today since we launched the eDiscovery Daily blog! The post Lucky Seven! eDiscovery Daily is Seven Years Old! appeared first on CloudNine.        Related…
  • Sep 18

    Google Goes 0 For 2 in its Request for Review of SCA Warrant Cases: eDiscovery Case Law

    Google Goes 0 For 2 in its Request for Review of SCA Warrant Cases: eDiscovery Case Law
    As Tom O’Connor and I discussed last week in our ACEDS webinar Key eDiscovery Case Law Review for First Half of 2017, Google was ordered earlier this year to produce foreign stored emails by judges in California and Pennsylvania in…
Rank this Week: 231

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    DWI Jury Instructions Must Be Tailored to the Evidence | DWI Defense

    DWI Jury Instructions Must Be Tailored to the Evidence | DWI Defense
    Proper DWI Jury Instructions The Court of Criminal Appeals handed down its decision in Burnett v. State today holding that trial courts must tailor the definition of “intoxication” in DWI jury instructions to the facts raised in…
  • Sep 18

    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…
  • Sep 14

    How to Keep the Police Out of Your iPhone | iPhone X Edition

    How to Keep the Police Out of Your iPhone | iPhone X Edition
    Apple unveiled its newest iPhones this week – the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X (“iPhone 10 not iPhone “X”.) Tim Cooks assured the world that Face ID – Apple’s face recognition technology – is 20 times…
Rank this Week: 1956

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 11

    Courtroom Technology and Its Limitation

    Courtroom Technology and Its Limitation
    We write here frequently about the importance of using visual evidence in trials and indeed in all sorts of other legal forums. But technology is not the be-all and end-all of persuasion. It is a very useful tool, but the importance of…
  • Sep 7

    Jurors Will Believe Anything (That They Already Believe)

    Jurors Will Believe Anything (That They Already Believe)
    During one college summer, I used to engage in aikido, a martial art. In retrospect, it was all a bit goofy, but I learned some good lessons from it. In particular, I learned about a technique common to many of the martial arts and to…
Rank this Week: 1135

I Object!

I Object!

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

https://www.carltonfields.com/preservation-of-error-blog/
  • Sep 20

    When in Doubt, Assume the Earliest Possible Deadline

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

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

    The Ins and Outs of Appellate Statements of Jurisdiction: How to Avoid Common Mistake
    Though Statements of Jurisdiction may seem like a simple part of an appellate brief, parties often make mistakes in drafting jurisdictional statements. In fact, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently wrote: “There is…
  • Jul 7

    You Gotta Serve Somebody, But You Gotta Do So Correctly: Preserving Sanctions Motion

    You Gotta Serve Somebody, But You Gotta Do So Correctly: Preserving Sanctions Motion
    Emails can create many problems for litigants and their lawyers, but a recent appellate decision in Florida demonstrates yet another peril: proper service, and thus preservation, of demands for sanctions. In Isla Blue Dev., LLC v. Moore, ___…
Rank this Week: 1457

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
  • Sep 20

    How Tenants Can Get Remedies for Habitability Violations and Nuisance

    How Tenants Can Get Remedies for Habitability Violations and Nuisance
    When a landlord severely neglects maintenance issues or another tenant’s behavior causes a nuisance, California law gives tenants several ways to get relief. Tenants dealing with habitability violations or nuisances can bring an…
  • Sep 18

    Checklist: What to Do If Summary Judgment Is Denied

    Checklist: What to Do If Summary Judgment Is Denied
    You moved for summary judgment but your motion was denied. Here’s a checklist of four things to ask yourself. __   1.  Are there any new or different facts, circumstances, or law that couldn’t have been presented…
  • Sep 15

    Don’t Let Your Ethical Duties Get Lost in the Cloud

    Don’t Let Your Ethical Duties Get Lost in the Cloud
    The following is a guest blog post by Perry L. Segal, an attorney and management consultant at Charon Law, Redwood City. Mr. Segal has over 25 years of combined experience in law and technology. He is co-chair of the California Council of…
Rank this Week: 81

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

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

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 1195

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Sep 13

    The “underestimation-of-compliance effect”: Get up and move

    The “underestimation-of-compliance effect”: Get up and move
    We’d really rather call this the “34 reasons you should get up and talk face-to-face rather than emailing or texting effect” but that’s probably why we’re not academics. It’s become habitual to email or…
Rank this Week: 4617

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

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

    Court Scam: State Courts Require a $299 (plus $5) Filing Fee To File a Notice of Removal?

    Court Scam: State Courts Require a $299 (plus $5) Filing Fee To File a Notice of Removal?
    It is a shame when a justice system behaves unjustly. In Minnesota, when a client is sued in state court and removes the case to federal court, the client is obligated to pay a “filing fee” to the state court for the simple filing…
  • Sep 13

    Tracking Down Dollars…Someone’s Gotta Do It…

    Tracking Down Dollars…Someone’s Gotta Do It…
    Among civil litigators, the variety of legal practice is staggering. It is hard to believe that we think of ourselves as having the same job. In fact, we most certainly do not. Many lawyers at Messerli & Kramer do debt collection work…
  • Sep 11

    Hansmeier/Steele, Guava/Prenda Coda: The Tail of a Sad Tale…

    Hansmeier/Steele, Guava/Prenda Coda: The Tail of a Sad Tale…
    Update (September 11, 2017): Mr. Hansmeier’s public defender’s efforts to dismiss the 18-count indictment against Mr. Hansmeier were unsuccessful (denial of motion, last week, linked here). Few, if any, will feel sympathy for Mr.…
Rank this Week: 3796

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: 142

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    Hoopla Over 53% Bar Passage Rate

    Hoopla Over 53% Bar Passage Rate
    There was a front page article yesterday in the Clarion-Ledger about the 53% passage rate in Mississippi for the July Bar Exam. It opens: Entering the legal profession in Mississippi is once again proving difficult for those seeking to become…
  • Sep 18

    PERS in a Death Spiral?

    PERS in a Death Spiral?
    This John Mauldin article posted on Zero Hedge is scary for PERS participants and taxpayers. Although I recommend the entire piece, here are some key observations: Today we will zero in on one of those forces, which last week I called…
  • Sep 5

    Defense Verdict in Grenada County Medical Malpractice Trial

    Defense Verdict in Grenada County Medical Malpractice Trial
    On August 18, 2017 a Grenada County jury returned a defense verdict in Estate of Angle v. Wade. Plaintiffs alleged the wrongful death of Merle Angle. Mr. Angle presented to the emergency room in November 2012 with significant angioedema…
Rank this Week: 479

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: 105

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: 398

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/
  • Sep 19

    Smith on Baude on Qualified Immunity

    Smith on Baude on Qualified Immunity
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Fred Smith’s essay, The Trouble with Qualified Immunity. Fred reviews Will Baude’s recent article, Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful?, which is forthcoming in the California Law Review.
  • Sep 18

    Forum on Federal Administrative Adjudication - Washington, DC (9/29)

    Forum on Federal Administrative Adjudication - Washington, DC (9/29)
    Here’s the announcement from the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS): The Forum on Federal Administrative Adjudication, which will take place on Friday, September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, will now be held in Room 50 of…
  • Sep 6

    Eleventh Circuit reverses grant of summary judgment against plaintiffs challenging Alabama’s lethal injection protocol

    Eleventh Circuit reverses grant of summary judgment against plaintiffs challenging Alabama’s lethal injection protocol
    Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued a unanimous decision in Grayson v. Warden. The plaintiffs-appellants are challenging Alabama’s three-drug lethal injection protocol, and the Eleventh Circuit reversed the…
Rank this Week: 86

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Big Improvements to Self-Serve Productions—You’re Going to Want to See Thi

    Big Improvements to Self-Serve Productions—You’re Going to Want to See Thi
    Last week’s release brought an important new feature to the Everlaw platform and we can’t wait to tell you about it. With this release, we’ve taken an already game-changing feature—self-serve productions—and made…
  • Sep 7

    Overcoming the Technical Ediscovery Challenges in Multidistrict Litigation

    Overcoming the Technical Ediscovery Challenges in Multidistrict Litigation
    There are many challenges in multidistrict litigation (“MDL”), and a number of these are technical in nature. Using the right technology can help you move from constant headaches and human error to a smooth process where legal…
  • Aug 31

    Five Helpful Tips for Preparing for Trial

    Five Helpful Tips for Preparing for Trial
    One critical purpose for discovery is, of course, to prepare a case for trial. But in preparing for trial, a lawyer also prepares the case for mediation, allowing them to advise their client on the strengths of their position, possible…
Rank this Week: 2119

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Sep 19

    Big Improvements to Self-Serve Productions—You’re Going to Want to See Thi

    Big Improvements to Self-Serve Productions—You’re Going to Want to See Thi
    Last week’s release brought an important new feature to the Everlaw platform and we can’t wait to tell you about it. With this release, we’ve taken an already game-changing feature—self-serve productions—and made…
  • Sep 7

    Overcoming the Technical Ediscovery Challenges in Multidistrict Litigation

    Overcoming the Technical Ediscovery Challenges in Multidistrict Litigation
    There are many challenges in multidistrict litigation (“MDL”), and a number of these are technical in nature. Using the right technology can help you move from constant headaches and human error to a smooth process where legal…
  • Aug 31

    Five Helpful Tips for Preparing for Trial

    Five Helpful Tips for Preparing for Trial
    One critical purpose for discovery is, of course, to prepare a case for trial. But in preparing for trial, a lawyer also prepares the case for mediation, allowing them to advise their client on the strengths of their position, possible…
Rank this Week: 2138

Everlaw Blog

Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Sep 19

    Big Improvements to Self-Serve Productions—You’re Going to Want to See Thi

    Big Improvements to Self-Serve Productions—You’re Going to Want to See Thi
    Last week’s release brought an important new feature to the Everlaw platform and we can’t wait to tell you about it. With this release, we’ve taken an already game-changing feature—self-serve productions—and made…
  • Sep 7

    Overcoming the Technical Ediscovery Challenges in Multidistrict Litigation

    Overcoming the Technical Ediscovery Challenges in Multidistrict Litigation
    There are many challenges in multidistrict litigation (“MDL”), and a number of these are technical in nature. Using the right technology can help you move from constant headaches and human error to a smooth process where legal…
  • Aug 31

    Five Helpful Tips for Preparing for Trial

    Five Helpful Tips for Preparing for Trial
    One critical purpose for discovery is, of course, to prepare a case for trial. But in preparing for trial, a lawyer also prepares the case for mediation, allowing them to advise their client on the strengths of their position, possible…
Rank this Week: 2314

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2567

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Infectious Disease Expert Witness Testimony Allowed

    Infectious Disease Expert Witness Testimony Allowed
    Plaintiff sued defendant alleging the visit to defendant’s store caused her infections.  Plaintiff hired two infectious disease expert witnesses to assist in her case.  Defendant filed a motion for summary judgment which…
  • Sep 15

    Common Problems of Being an Expert Witne

    Common Problems of Being an Expert Witne
    Professional blogger Rosemary Jones provides her perspective on the common problems of being an expert witness.  Ms. Jones writes on several niches particularly in law, including personal injury, estate planning, business law, real…
  • Sep 15

    Electrical Engineering Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed

    Electrical Engineering Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed
    Plaintiff sued defendant to recover insurance payment made after a house fire.  Plaintiff alleged that defendant was negligent in installing an electric “smart” meter, which they say caused the fire.  The plaintiff hired…
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Sep 18

    Defamation lawsuits as a defence to shareholder activism

    Defamation lawsuits as a defence to shareholder activism
    Activist investors engaged in proxy fights typically mount aggressive public relations campaigns in order to undermine shareholder confidence in a target company’s performance and leadership, whether through social media, online forums…
  • Sep 8

    Expect the Unexpected: What Boards can do to Plan for Crise

    Expect the Unexpected: What Boards can do to Plan for Crise
    As a standard precaution, boards should take steps to handle potential crises before one arises. This is particularly so in light of the increasing risk of cybercrime and privacy breaches, and the broader impact of negative social media…
  • Aug 21

    Investors heating up the conversation on climate change

    Investors heating up the conversation on climate change
    Shareholders are placing increased value on non-financial factors when making investment decisions. Some of these factors are environmental and social issues. In particular, shareholder proposals on climate change have recently gained some…
Rank this Week: 2443

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    September 2017 Website Newsletter

    September 2017 Website Newsletter
    Charlie Faruki and Laura Sanom lead a team (Melinda Burton, Don Burton, Michael Mayer, Zach Heck, and Jason Palmer) that recently secured summary judgment in favor of one of the firm’s long-time clients, Premier Health, resulting in…
  • Sep 13

    Did Equifax Executives Commit Securities Fraud in the Wake of the Company’s Historic Data Breach?

    Did Equifax Executives Commit Securities Fraud in the Wake of the Company’s Historic Data Breach?
    Two corporate executives at Equifax sold over 10,000 of their shares in the corporation just three days after Equifax discovered hackers accessed the names and social security numbers of 143 million Americans. Equifax discovered the data…
  • Aug 30

    The Inverse Hearsay Exception

    The Inverse Hearsay Exception
    In a seminal public records exception case, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that, where proffered hearsay evidence is inadmissible under the public records exception against a criminal defendant, the government cannot attempt to…
Rank this Week: 3509

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/
Rank this Week: 1806

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Kean Miller Donates $25,000 To Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

    Kean Miller Donates $25,000 To Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
    As we learned during the flooding in South Louisiana in August of 2016, the help of our neighbors and friends in Texas and around the country strengthened us, and allowed our communities to rebuild and flourish. That’s part of the…
  • Sep 6

    Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Issues an Updated Emergency Order – Hurricane Harvey

    Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Issues an Updated Emergency Order – Hurricane Harvey
    By Tokesha Collins-Wright On September 1, 2017, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (“LDEQ”) updated the emergency order that was issued by the Governor of Louisiana on Thursday, August 24, 2017. That earlier…
  • Sep 5

    Judge Strikes Down OT Rule

    Judge Strikes Down OT Rule
    By A. Edward Hardin, Jr., Brian R. Carnie, and Erin L. Kilgore A Federal District Judge in Texas struck down an Obama administration Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division rule that would have nearly doubled the salary basis requirement…
Rank this Week: 455

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Sep 16

    Was The Nisha Call Nisha Calling Adnan Back After an Unanswered or Dropped Call?

    Was The Nisha Call Nisha Calling Adnan Back After an Unanswered or Dropped Call?
    As we all know, Nisha was a key witness in the Adnan Syed case. She testified that on some unknown date she received a call from Adnan, who told her that his friend Jay had invited him to his job...
  • Sep 14

    When is a Witness Unavailable to Testify at Trial Due to Mental Illness?

    When is a Witness Unavailable to Testify at Trial Due to Mental Illness?
    Similar to its federal counterpart, Idaho Rule of Evidence 804(b) contains hearsay exceptions that apply if the declarant is "unavailable." In turn, Idaho Rule of Evidence 804(a)(4) states that a declarant is unavailable when she…
  • Sep 12

    My New Essay: "Reciprocal Immunity"

    My New Essay: "Reciprocal Immunity"
    Today, I posted the draft of my new essay, "Reciprocal Immunity," on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A defendant is charged with using extortionate means to collect a loan. Two brothers give statements to the FBI. One brother’s…
Rank this Week: 3673

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Sep 15

    Parents Win Anti-Bullying Lawsuit Against Clark County School District

    Parents Win Anti-Bullying Lawsuit Against Clark County School District
    How well are anti-bullying policies being implemented in America’s schools? That question is at the heart of a case against Nevada’s Clark County School District. The parents who brought the case say that not only were they not…
  • Sep 8

    EEOC Sues Estée Lauder Over Gender Discrimination in Parental Leave Policy

    EEOC Sues Estée Lauder Over Gender Discrimination in Parental Leave Policy
    Most company executives are aware of the FMLA benefits due to expectant mothers who work at their firm. Perhaps they even provide those mothers with extra benefits, like a few weeks of paid leave just before or after the birth. While mothers…
  • Sep 1

    Enjoy Labor Day!

    Enjoy Labor Day!
    Labor Day is upon us. Summer is unofficially over. Many kids have started school and the rest will start in a few days . . .
Rank this Week: 1177

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

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

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
Rank this Week: 3921

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/
  • Sep 15

    Memorial for Judge Noonan

    Memorial for Judge Noonan
    On Monday, 9/18 at 4:00, the 9th Circuit will hold--and livestream at this link--a Memorial Ceremony for Judge John T. Noonan.
  • Sep 15

    Registration now open for "Federalism Now"

    Registration now open for "Federalism Now"
    FEDERALISM NOWUC Berkeley School of Law, Friday, Nov. 3 9:00 to 5:30Free admission, registration requiredlaw.berkeley.edu/federalismnowThis full-day conference will bring together a diverse set of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to…
  • Sep 15

    14-day 23(f) deadline not jurisdictional

    14-day 23(f) deadline not jurisdictional
    Today the 9th Circuit finds the Rule 23(f) 14-day deadline to seek appellate review is not jurisdictional and may be subject to tolling. Opinion is here.The panel held that the fourteen-day Rule 23(f) deadline was not jurisdictional.…
Rank this Week: 154

This Week's Florida Appeals Court…

This Week's Florida Appeals Court Decisions

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

https://www.carltonfields.com/florida-appeals-court-decisions/
Rank this Week: 1387

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: 276

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 15

    IRS is 0-2 in a Battle Against Technology Assisted Review

    IRS is 0-2 in a Battle Against Technology Assisted Review
    Author: Stephen Daniels   Case Citation: Dynamo Holdings v. Comm’r of Internal Revenue, Docket No. 2685-11, 8393-12 (T.C. July 13, 2016).   eLesson Learned: Judicial bodies are trending towards acceptance of…
Rank this Week: 755

South Florida Trial Practice

South Florida Trial Practice

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://southfloridatrial.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 14

    Boston Terriers Revolt – Mass. Considers Law to Penalize Fake Service Dog

    Boston Terriers Revolt – Mass. Considers Law to Penalize Fake Service Dog
    Following up on my earlier post regarding fake service dogs, news from up north that Massachusetts is also considering a law to penalize those that pass off pets at service dogs. The bill would makes passing a pet off as a service…
  • Sep 13

    Time to Get Back To Work After Hurricane Irma – Part I

    Time to Get Back To Work After Hurricane Irma – Part I
    Hurricane Irma did a number on South Florida and the Keys and while many people have no power and damage (myself included), we are all getting back to work.  Over the next few days I’m going to focus my posts on post-Irma…
  • Aug 31

    Dear Mortgage Lender – Where Debtors Surrender, Act Quickly

    Dear Mortgage Lender – Where Debtors Surrender, Act Quickly
    The Eleventh Circuit’s ruling in the Failla case was triumph for mortgage lenders when it affirmed the District Court’s opinion that “once the debtor decides to ‘surrender’ secured property… [w]hile…
Rank this Week: 947

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

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

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2320