A district court in Michigan has strictly enforced the requirement of Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that expert witness reports be prepared by the expert witness, and not b... Read more
When the federal judge in New York took Toyota’s guilty plea on criminal charges, he made some most interesting comments relating to the automaker’s conduct. What U.S. District Judge William... Read more
Recently, the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and BP jointly filed a motion requesting Judge Barbier to extend the deadline for settlement opt-outs to opt back in. Previously, any party that... Read more
A federal appeals court reversed itself last month, throwing out a judge’s landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers was liable for billions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina flood dama... Read more
All too many of us look on jury service as a burden and something to be avoided if at all possible. After all, jury duty takes time and can be boring and without purpose or meaning, accordin... Read more
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (MDL) has selected the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to hear the litigation arising out of the Sudden Uninte... Read more
The case we have mentioned in a previous issue, relating to when elected judges must step aside from cases in which there would be at least an appearance of bias if they took part, has now b... Read more
There have been a number of extremely important cases coming down from the U.S. Supreme Court in recent weeks. The following are a few of them. U.S. SUPREME COURT REJECTS LIMITS ON DRUG LAWS... Read more
The civil jury system in our country was under constant and intense attack during all of the years of the Bush Administration. Their blatant attempts to protect wrongdoers in Corporate Ameri... Read more
A House committee in the Alabama Legislature has voted – mostly along party lines – to defeat two bills that would have taken partisan politics out of judicial elections. On March 25th the H... Read more
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