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Litigation PostScript

Litigation PostScript

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

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

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

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

    Expect a (Mostly) Willing Jury

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

    Know Your Cognitive Biases, Part 2

    Know Your Cognitive Biases, Part 2
    By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: The law expects legal decision-making to work like a smooth and well-oiled machine. But as any experienced legal persuader knows, there is sand in those gears. That sand takes the form of cognitive biases: mental…
Rank this Week: 3850

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Oct 16

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion

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

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?

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

    5 Things to Include in Every Estate Plan

    5 Things to Include in Every Estate Plan
    So you’ve gathered the client’s data—personal and financial—and know the client’s objectives. What do you do? Here are 5 typical documents you’ll need for the estate plan. Will. A client who needs an estate…
Rank this Week: 405

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

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

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

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

    "The Morality of Administrative Law"

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

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

    "Texas Engaged In Viewpoint Discrimination In Removal of Bill of Rights Nativity Display"
    "Texas Engaged In Viewpoint Discrimination In Removal of Bill of Rights Nativity Display": Howard Friedman has this post at his "Religion Clause" blog about a ruling that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued on…
Rank this Week: 12

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 16

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

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

    Monday round-up

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

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect orders from the October 13 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. The justices will meet next for their October 27 conference. The calendar for the November sitting, which begins on October 30, is available on the Supreme Court’s…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 272

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Oct 16

    Current Law of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim Reviewed

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

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

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

    Bad Faith Statute Applies to Insureres Not Insurance Agent

    Bad Faith Statute Applies to Insureres Not Insurance Agent
    In the case of Fertig v. Kelley, No. 16-CV-4801 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Sept. 27, 2017 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas granted judgment on the pleadings in favor of an automobile insurance…
Rank this Week: 505

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Oct 16

    The Perils of Statutory Interpretation

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

    Editing Alchemy

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

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup October 13, 2017

    Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup October 13, 2017
    Each week, the Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be sure...
Rank this Week: 2612

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.leventhalpllc.com/news-commentary/
  • Oct 16

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

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

    Minnesota Litigator Profile: Kenneth U. Udoboik

    Minnesota Litigator Profile: Kenneth U. Udoboik
    Mr. Kenneth Udoibok’s passions, it seems, are justice and empowerment. He’s a 20+ year solo Minnesota litigator who focuses on criminal defense, police brutality,  employment cases and insurance coverage cases. He fights for…
  • Oct 11

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

    Bunny Burn: A Win for Minnesota Restaurant Servers (fka Bartenders, Waiters, and Waitresses)
    Update (October 11, 2017): Oops, I did it again…got lost in this game, oh baby. (Another successful prediction, below.) Congratulations to the winning lawyer team: Andrew L. Marshall, Mark R. Bradford, and Christine E.…
Rank this Week: 500

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: 122

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 16

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law

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

    Three Strikes for Copyright

    Three Strikes for Copyright
    Abhishek Nagaraj, Does Copyright Affect Reuse? Evidence from Google Books and Wikipedia, Mgmt. Sci. (forthcoming 2017), available at abhishekn.com.Jessica SilbeyHow should copyright law change to take account of the internet? Should copyright…
  • Oct 12

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

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?
    Symeon C. Symeonides, What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses, 78 La. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Linda S. MullenixI can think of no better person to answer the burning question, “What law governs forum selection…
Rank this Week: 189

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

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

    October Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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

    Announcing an Exciting New Topic: Legal Technology

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

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

    My Take on Ishee to Supreme Court, Tindell to Miss. Court of Appeal
    It’s not new news, but I’ve yet to write about Governor Bryant appointing Court of Appeals Judge David Ishee to the Supreme Court and State Senator Sean Tindell of Gulfport to replace Ishee on the Mississippi Court of Appeals.…
Rank this Week: 74

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: 260

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Oct 15

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1

    Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial — Part 1
    For your client to win at trial, the trial lawyer in you must tell a human story, one that moves jurors to decide in your client’s favor. Flesh-and-blood witnesses fill essential roles in the drama. So-so ones will turn the story to…
  • Sep 4

    Multiples for Pharma Buyers Pursuing Opt-Out Antitrust Claim

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

    Pharma Buyers Too Few for Cla

    Pharma Buyers Too Few for Cla
    U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg ruled on August 28, 2017 that a class of 24 to 25 direct purchasers did not satisfy the “numerosity” requirement of Rule 23(a)(1) for class certification. Florence Drug Co. of…
Rank this Week: 1838

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 353

Kentucky Court Report

Kentucky Court Report

Provides updates of decisions, argument calendars, news and developments for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals. By Michael Stevens.

http://kycourtreport.com/
  • Oct 15

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

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

    SC: October 2017 Oral Arguments before Ky Supreme Court

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

    Elements of Proof: Common Law Negligence

    Elements of Proof: Common Law Negligence
    A common law negligence claim requires proof of (1) a duty owed by the defendant to the plaintiff, (2) breach of that duty, (3) injury to the plaintiff, and (4) legal causation between the defendant’s breach and the plaintiff’s…
Rank this Week: 2549

e-Lessons Learned

e-Lessons Learned

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

http://ellblog.com
  • Oct 15

    How Far Does a Party’s Legal Obligation to Produce Extend?

    How Far Does a Party’s Legal Obligation to Produce Extend?
    Author: Markiana Julceus   Case Citation: Jackson v. E-Z-Go Div. of Textron, Inc., No. 3:12-CV-154-TBR, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 146951 (W.D. Ky. Oct. 21, 2016)   Employee/Personnel/Employer…
  • Sep 15

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

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

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

    What Happens When an Employee Goes on an E-mail Deleting Spree?
     Author: E-Discovery Guru Case Citation: Orchestratehr v. Trombetta, 178 F.Supp.3d 476 (N.D.Tex. 2016) Employee Implicated: Employee eLesson Learned: Failure to prove that e-mails pertaining to a discovery request were deleted in bad…
Rank this Week: 3866

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

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

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

    Ongoing Debate Over Scope Of Workplace Bias Law

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

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

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

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

    Tick, Tock….The EEOC Runs Out The Clock – Fiscal Year 2017 Marks A Last Minute Return To Frantic Filing
    By Matthew J. Gagnon, Christopher J. DeGroff, and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Seyfarth Synopsis: With uncertain times and profound changes anticipated for the EEOC, employers anxiously await what enforcement litigation the EEOC has…
Rank this Week: 3065

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

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

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act at Year One

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

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

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

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

    Contractors are not Subject to Criminal Charges for Violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
    By Michael J. O’Brien Yesterday, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in USA v. Don Moss, et al., 2017 WL 4273427 (5th Cir. 2017) affirming the Eastern District’s ruling that oilfield contractors cannot be…
Rank this Week: 1511

The Velvet Hammer

The Velvet Hammer

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

http://karenkoehler.com/wp/
  • Oct 13

    To Whom It May Concern Part 2

    To Whom It May Concern Part 2
        PDF version:To Whom It May Concern Part 2    
  • Oct 12

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

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

    To Whom It May Concern

    To Whom It May Concern
    On October 9, 2017, the above letter was delivered to the investigating Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys, Criminal Division, of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Rank this Week: 3560

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: 1963

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

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

    L.L. Bean Sued By Competitor for Trademark Infringement

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

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

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

    Blind Man Sues Winn-Dixie Over Website ADA Compliance

    Blind Man Sues Winn-Dixie Over Website ADA Compliance
    Most companies have websites today. In fact, there are few business owners who would consider operating without one. That is because consumers are placing increasing reliance as websites to serve as proxies for brick-and-mortar locations.…
Rank this Week: 1316

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2480

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

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

    Conducting Business in Illinois May Be Insufficient to Establish Personal Jurisdiction

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

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

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

    Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation Coverage

    Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation Coverage
    Michael D. Resnick This article is Part Four of our Medical Marijuana and the Workplace: Recent Decisions from New England Courts Provide Significant Protections to Medical Marijuana Patient Employees Five-Part Series. See Parts…
Rank this Week: 3237

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

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

    Life Insurance Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed

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

    Fingerprints Expert Witness Testimony Allowed

    Fingerprints Expert Witness Testimony Allowed
    The defendant is charged with robbing two banks.  The government hired a fingerprints expert witness to assist in their case.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude this testimony.  The court denied the motion to…
  • Oct 9

    Urology Expert Witness Testimony Partially Allowed

    Urology Expert Witness Testimony Partially Allowed
    Plaintiff sued defendants when a Gynecare TVT Device, implanted into the defendant allegedly caused significant injury.  The plaintiffs hired a urology expert witness to provide testimony.  The defendants filed a…
Rank this Week: 1000

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: 1682

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Oct 13

    Negligent Weapon Storage and Failure to Prevent Suicide

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

    Pro Se Suit Against Local Government Time-Barred

    Pro Se Suit Against Local Government Time-Barred
    The statute of limitations for a claim falling under the GTLA is one year. In Thigpen v. Trousdale County Highway Department, No. M2016-02556-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 19, 2017), a pro se plaintiff filed suit against the highway…
  • Oct 10

    Cup of Hot Coffee to Burns Patient

    Cup of Hot Coffee to Burns Patient
    A claim that a patient who burned himself should not have been left alone with a hot cup of coffee was determined to fall under the Tennessee HCLA. In Youngblood ex rel. Estate of Vaughn v. River Park Hospital, LLC, No. M2016-02311-COA-R3-CV…
Rank this Week: 82

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Oct 12

    ACL Training

    ACL Training
    The only body authorised to provide the Costs Lawyer qualification is ACL Training.  This is wholly owned by the Association of Costs Lawyers.  This is not a stich up but simply a reflection of the fact the demand for training has…
  • Oct 5

    Legal costs in property damage claim

    Legal costs in property damage claim
    One of the areas of costs I deal with arises from property damage claims; typically following fire, flood or tree root damage. Although these claims are usually pursued in the name of the owner of the damaged property, in reality these are…
  • Oct 1

    Guidance on costs budgeting

    Guidance on costs budgeting
    Gordon Exall’s Civil Litigation Brief is simultaneously invaluable reading for all civil litigators and an example of what is currently wrong with the law. The advent of the interweb, legal blogs and online resources such as BAILII,…
Rank this Week: 3723

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 155

Lone Star Bench & Bar

Lone Star Bench & Bar

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

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

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

    Are Your Independent Contractors Really Employees?

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

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

    Be Careful When Sending Out That Cease and Desist Letter To Protect Your Trademark
    It has become an almost perfunctory practice. You catch wind of another business using a confusingly similar name. You then call a lawyer to immediately send out a cease and desist letter. More often than not, this would be the right play.…
Rank this Week: 1970

South Florida Trial Practice

South Florida Trial Practice

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

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

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

    Fake Service Dog Attacks Real Service Dog

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

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

    Law Firms Are Not Above the Law When it Comes to FLSA Litigation
    See this post from Fox‘s Mark Tabakman regarding recent Fair Labor Standard Act (“FLSA”) litigation directed to two Florida law firms.  Mark’s post is an important reminder that law firms, doctor’s…
Rank this Week: 1976

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 12

    Jeff Kroll discusses proposed hotel safety ordinance on FOX 32 New

    Jeff Kroll discusses proposed hotel safety ordinance on FOX 32 New
    CHICAGO (October 12, 2017) – Partner Jeff Kroll was interviewed live on FOX 32’s Good Day Chicago about the city’s focus on hotel safety following the death of Kenneka Jenkins and the Mandalay Bay massacre. Please click here…
  • Oct 5

    Notre Dame Law School reports on Patrick Salvi winning Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award

    Notre Dame Law School reports on Patrick Salvi winning Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award
    CHICAGO (October 5, 2017) – The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago honored Patrick A. Salvi, ’78 J.D., this week with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated a lifelong…
  • Oct 5

    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports on 83rd Annual Red Ma

    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports on 83rd Annual Red Ma
    CHICAGO (October 4, 2017) – The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago held its 83rd annual Votive Red Mass of the Holy Spirit Tuesday night at Holy Name Cathedral. At a reception following the Mass at Loyola University Chicago,…
Rank this Week: 1846

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3216

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

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

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

    Visualize Your Performance

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

    You Think With Your Hands as You Gesture

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

    Making the Invisible Visible: Watching Your Gestures on Video

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

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

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

    Mullenix on Symeonides on Choice of Law and Forum Selection Clause

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

    SCOTUS Ruling in Travel Ban Challenge

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

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

    Walsh on Pfander and Birk (and Woolhandler) on Adversity and Article III
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Kevin Walsh’s essay, Adversity and Non-Contentiousness. Kevin reviews two recent pieces by Jim Pfander and Daniel Birk, Adverse Interests and Article III: A Reply, 111 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1067…
Rank this Week: 239

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/
  • Oct 12

    Ben Dusing Argues for Dismissal of Wire Fraud Charges Against Evans Landscaping

    Ben Dusing Argues for Dismissal of Wire Fraud Charges Against Evans Landscaping
    Asserting novel legal issues and government overreach, Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing partner, Ben Dusing, argued for dismissal of fraud and other felony charges against Evans Landscaping and its owner and vice president of…
  • Oct 5

    Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC — Supreme Court to Soon Consider Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute

    Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC — Supreme Court to Soon Consider Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute
    The U.S. Supreme Court will soon be taking a second crack at determining whether corporations can be liable under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28 U.S.C. §1350.  The ATS, which is a unique statute passed by the very…
  • Sep 28

    Trademark Infringement: High Fashion v. Google

    Trademark Infringement: High Fashion v. Google
    Remember the pre-internet, pre-Google days of counterfeit products? When street vendors peddled Caca-Cola sunglasses (only one vowel away from the Real Thing!) and a Burberry purse with the plaid only slightly askew?  Gone are those days…
Rank this Week: 3538

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Oct 12

    Regulators take aim at cryptocurrencie

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

    A growing appetite for food and beverage companie

    A growing appetite for food and beverage companie
    After a year since we first reported that acquisitions of natural and organic food manufacturers had increased demonstrably, the trend has not wavered. Companies in the food and beverage industry that are branded with a view to promoting…
  • Oct 3

    Like fine wine, does M&A activity get better with age?

    Like fine wine, does M&A activity get better with age?
    Canada’s population is aging quite rapidly. Statistics Canada reported that in 2016, the proportion of seniors representing the total Canadian population surpassed that of children. Furthermore, since 2011, there has been a rapid…
Rank this Week: 818

The Expert Institute Blog

The Expert Institute Blog

Covers legal and financial issues related to expert witnesses.

http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/blog/
  • Oct 12

    MDL Update: Mylan EpiPen and Proton-Pump Inhibitor Litigation

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

    The Best Way to Handle Expert Billing and Retainer Agreement

    The Best Way to Handle Expert Billing and Retainer Agreement
    As an attorney, finding the perfect expert for your case is no simple task. It takes ample research... Read More The post The Best Way to Handle Expert Billing and Retainer Agreements appeared first on The Expert Institute.
  • Oct 5

    Opioid Lawsuits: A Coming Wave of Litigation

    Opioid Lawsuits: A Coming Wave of Litigation
    Since 2015, 25 states, cities, and counties have filed civil lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors in an... Read More The post Opioid Lawsuits: A Coming Wave of Litigation appeared first on The Expert Institute.
Rank this Week: 2345

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

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

    Is Panhandling Illegal in Texas? A Look at Panhandling Laws in Texa
    While there is no statewide prohibition on panhandling, asking for money or panhandling can be illegal under certain circumstances. Many cities have enacted ordinances that prohibit panhandling in certain forms. The First Amendment prohibits…
  • Oct 10

    Interference with Public Duties in Texa

    Interference with Public Duties in Texa
    The post Interference with Public Duties in Texas appeared first on Varghese Summersett PLLC | Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys.
  • Oct 8

    Texas Bail Bond Reform Arguments Reach Fifth Circuit

    Texas Bail Bond Reform Arguments Reach Fifth Circuit
    The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments last week in a case in which Harris County is being sued for the county’s bail bond procedures that the plaintiffs argue result in widespread detention of individuals…
Rank this Week: 1813

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

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

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 11

    Ninth Circuit Historical Society Present

    Ninth Circuit Historical Society Present
    Ninth Circuit Historical Society Presents:Thought-provoking programming with expert panels; moving educational Exhibits; poignant oral histories; meaty articles covering a range of topics from gender issues, to water rights, to courthouse…
  • Oct 11

    A Year in Review at the Supreme Court of California

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

    Judge Bev O'Connell RIP

    Judge Bev O'Connell RIP
    Terribly sad news this morning from a CD Cal press release:Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell has died at age 52.Chief Judge Phillips said the following: “Mere words are inadequate to express the depth of our loss. Judge O’Connell…
Rank this Week: 671

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

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

    Father and Son Killed In Horrific Crash

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

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

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

    How to Choose a Lawsuit Funding Company

    How to Choose a Lawsuit Funding Company
    After an auto accident or other personal injury, the insurance company will usually make a low settlement offer hoping the claimant will be want to settle quickly. Many injured victims, especially those unable to return to work and who are…
Rank this Week: 3753

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Oct 11

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

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

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

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

    If Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

    If Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?
    Enforcing non-compete agreements is as much of a business decision as it is a legal one. Having a non-compete agreement that is legally enforceable, allows you to decide whether it makes business sense to enforce it against a particular…
Rank this Week: 2177

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 1087

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

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

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

    Courtroom Insight Announces Launce of Upgraded Website

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

    Expert Witness Research Survey

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

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

    LexisNexis and Ravel Law will offer new level of analytics to legal community
    On June 8th, LexisNexis announced the acquisition of Ravel Law, based in San Francisco.  Ravel Law provides research tools, legal analytics and data services allowing users to “contextualize and interpret large amounts of legal…
Rank this Week: 3118

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Oct 10

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

    Requesting Spreadsheets in Discovery: Quinonez-Castellanos v. Performance Contractors, Inc.
    The key discovery in a case is usually a limited number of documents, sometimes just one specific record. The goal of document review is to efficiently find responsive data in a time effective manner. Spreadsheets are often key evidence in a…
  • Oct 9

    #NCSAM Week 2: A Shared Responsibility for Security at Everlaw

    #NCSAM Week 2: A Shared Responsibility for Security at Everlaw
    Week 2: October 9-13 – Theme: Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business This week’s theme—“Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone’s Business”—highlights the ways businesses of…
  • Oct 3

    Law Firms Transitioning to The Cloud: Answering Concerns About Security and Compliance

    Law Firms Transitioning to The Cloud: Answering Concerns About Security and Compliance
    Everlaw understands how essential it is for law firms to keep data and documents secure. We’re often asked about the security of working with an ediscovery vendor in the cloud. We make the discovery process more efficient, and we want…
Rank this Week: 2411

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Oct 10

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

    Requesting Spreadsheets in Discovery: Quinonez-Castellanos v. Performance Contractors, Inc.
    The key discovery in a case is usually a limited number of documents, sometimes just one specific record. The goal of document review is to efficiently find responsive data in a time effective manner. Spreadsheets are often key evidence in a…
  • Oct 9

    #NCSAM Week 2: A Shared Responsibility for Security at Everlaw

    #NCSAM Week 2: A Shared Responsibility for Security at Everlaw
    Week 2: October 9-13 – Theme: Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business This week’s theme—“Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone’s Business”—highlights the ways businesses of…
  • Oct 3

    Law Firms Transitioning to The Cloud: Answering Concerns About Security and Compliance

    Law Firms Transitioning to The Cloud: Answering Concerns About Security and Compliance
    Everlaw understands how essential it is for law firms to keep data and documents secure. We’re often asked about the security of working with an ediscovery vendor in the cloud. We make the discovery process more efficient, and we want…
Rank this Week: 2403