The 2010 ABA Journal Blawg 100

These are this year’s 100 best legal blogs, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal.

Welcome to the fourth annual ABA Journal Blawg 100—the best legal blogs as selected by the Journal's editors.

Each year, we scour the Web to bring you the best and brightest law bloggers in a variety of categories, and this year is no different.

Read the full intro and magazine version here.

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Torts: There’s a lot at stake in class action tort cases, and whether the civil justice system needs reform is the subject of constant debate. There are bloggers here from both sides of it.


Abnormal Use

If you're suing because your yoga pants are see-through, or because hoisting up the back end of a running snowmobile left you short one leg, chances are your case could end up analyzed by the bloggers at Abnormal Use. Strictly speaking, Abnormal Use is a product-liability blog, but the writers are also interested in technology issues like social media discovery. Be sure to stop in for their "Friday Links" column, a roundup of offbeat and quirky legal news blurbs.



Marler Blog

You may never look at a produce aisle the same way again once you’ve read Seattle lawyer Bill Marler’s exhaustive coverage of food safety violations. Marler tracks food poisoning cases with a single-minded fervor, offering a valuable resource to trial attorneys, food producers and anyone sitting down to dinner.



Jackson on Consumer Class Actions and Mass Torts

J. Russell Jackson returns for his second year as a Blawg 100 honoree. Writing from a defense attorney’s point of view, the partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City examines recent court decisions and the latest class action news nationwide with irreverent but substantive posts.



The Pop Tort

From one post: “We love finding fissures in the conservative movement and its generally disparaging views about the civil justice system.” Here, the plaintiffs-side Center for Justice & Democracy makes strident observations about newsy tort cases and never misses the humorous angles.



New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Eric Turkewitz’s blog remains a great source for news and commentary from a plaintiffs-side tort lawyer. He may not be blogging as often as in years past, but when he does, it’s worth reading. Despite the name, it’s not all personal injury law; he talks about topics as diverse as politics, long-distance running, legal outsourcing and online extortion.



Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

One look at Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog’s cookie-cutter layout had us bracing ourselves for rote entries about local car crashes. But we found nothing of that ilk here. Alan Crede looks far and wide for content and commentary to back his blog posts in defense of medical-malpractice litigation.



Drug and Device Law

"The Drug and Device Law blog is the most timely, comprehensive blog I have found on prescription drug and medical device litigation. For recurring issues, the blog updates its scorecards and cheat sheets. For other issues, it offers in-depth summaries with thoughtful analysis. The quality of writing is excellent. As a result, despite its defense slant, the blog has garnered a diverse readership." —James M. Sullivan, Hollingsworth, Washington, D.C.



FDA Law Blog

"I really enjoy posts from this blog as the authors manage to extract the essentials and present them in layman's words for all to understand. We all have access to similar information from the government (e.g., FDA draft guidances, etc.) but this blog not only explains the changes well, it also analyzes the parallels with similar previous situations—and references! This is the one blog that I read every day." —Jennifer Ng, Abbott Point of Care, Ottawa, Canada