Litigation Management

14 ABA Journal Litigation Management articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Judiciary committee will get new top Dem; top Pennsylvania court rejects 5 election suits

Feinstein steps down as top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California is stepping down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee after criticism…

2020 in review: Legal software for working remotely
2020 was my third year writing this legal technology column for the ABA Journal. When I put pen to paper—so to speak—to write my first column of the year back in January, I had no inkling of the upheaval and disruption that would soon befall our country and the world.
BigLaw firm’s acquisition will produce largest information and discovery law practice in US
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is joining with the Redgrave law firm to produce the nation’s largest and most comprehensive information and discovery law practice, the law firms announced Tuesday.
Having a hard time connecting with your witness? Try these tips
You're a plaintiffs attorney with a promising tort case, but getting the narrative evidence you need from a particular witness is like squeezing blood from a stone. How can you get through to them and help ensure that your client gets the damages needed for long-term care? The real problem might be that your communication styles are fundamentally different, says author and trial consultant Katherine James.
Knowing when to tell your client no and other ethical dilemmas
One of the most important ethical obligations a lawyer has is knowing when to tell their client no. But how do you know when that moment has come, and how do you deal with it?
Lawyer deaths and series of tornadoes don’t excuse late filing, federal judge rules
The unexpected deaths of two lawyers and a series of tornadoes don’t excuse the late filing of an expert report on damages, a federal judge in Dallas has ruled.
The new world of litigating workplace disputes with social media

Social media has undoubtedly changed the way we communicate, receive news and stay connected in our personal lives. But social media is a headache, once we consider legal and compliance best practices when such interactions in the workplace go awry.

How to avoid 10 common ethics pitfalls

We asked legal ethics experts for a primer on the most pressing and pernicious ethics traps out there for the modern lawyer, along with best practices to avoid problems on the front end.

Suing a cruise line? There are a boatload of challenges unique to the industry

Bringing a case against an ocean cruise line is challenging. Plaintiffs lawyers say these cases are highly specific and highly specialized, governed by myriad legal standards and subject to investigative challenges. It’s an area so unique that it’s easy for a novice lawyer to make an honest mistake that can permanently sink an otherwise meritorious case.

Judge suggests lawyer who opposed extension may want to brush up on karma concepts
A federal magistrate judge in Miami is letting squabbling litigants know that their issues are less important than the COVID-19 pandemic.
Appeals court rejects comptroller’s attempt to label bikini-latex clubs as ‘sexually oriented businesses’
Bikini-latex clubs in Texas were handed a win Thursday, after a Houston court rejected an appeal arguing that latex-clad entertainers are considered nude under the law.
Pro se litigants in pop culture show why representing yourself can be a dangerous decision

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has a weekly mailing list that sends out the court’s published and unpublished cases. They arrive in quick succession every Thursday morning. It’s a…

Federal judge appears likely to certify unusual ‘negotiation’ class for nation’s cities in massive opioid case
A federal judge in Cleveland appears ready to approve a “negotiation” class representing the nation’s 33,000 cities, towns and counties to try to achieve a settlement in opioid litigation.
Appeals court tosses med-mal suit because lawyer filed document about 18 minutes late

A Texas appeals court has dismissed a medical malpractice lawsuit because the lawyer for the plaintiff filed an expert report about 18 minutes late.

The 5th District Court of Appeals…