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Drastic Increase in Number of Bank Lawsuits at London’s High Court

According to a recent report from the Financial Times, big banks were named as defendants in 157 High Court lawsuits in the 12 months preceding September 2016, causing the number of lawsuits the world’s largest banks were forced…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Breach Notification Update: New Mexico becomes the 48th State Requiring Breach Notification and Tennessee Adds a Safe Harbor for Encryption

As the frequency of data breaches continues, so do legislative developments on notification requirements that must be met in the event of a breach of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Even as of now, not every state has…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Justice Werdegar By the Numbers (Part 1 in a Series)

Early last month, Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar announced that she will retire from the California Supreme Court, effective August 31, 2017. Justice Werdegar’s retirement caps a distinguished twenty-three year career on the…more
 /  Civil Procedure

What Can We Infer When Justice Burke Asks the First Question in a Criminal Case?

Yesterday, we reviewed the data on Justice Burke’s question patterns in criminal cases. Today, we ask a related question: if Justice Burke asks the first question, can we infer that she is likely writing an opinion? Writing…more
 /  Criminal Law

What Can We Infer from Justice Burke’s Questioning Patterns in Criminal Cases (Part 1)?

Last week, we began our review of the individual Justices’ patterns in oral arguments, reviewing the data on Justice Anne M. Burke’s questioning in civil cases from 2008 to 2016. Today, we address Justice Burke’s patterns in…more
 /  Criminal Law

2,297 Cases and More Than 200,000 Data Points – Exploring the New CSCR Data Library

On April 13, 2017, we announced that we’ve expanded the data library which powers the California Supreme Court Review – by a lot. We’ve added many new data points for all the cases which were already in the database, as well as…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Our California Supreme Court Data Library More Than Doubles in Size

Fifty weeks (and just over a hundred posts) ago, we started the California Supreme Court Review, applying statistical and data analytic techniques to studying the decision making of the California Supreme Court. Our analysis…more
 /  Civil Procedure

A Recent Decision by the Seventh Circuit that an Employer’s Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII Bolsters Protection for LGBTQ Workers

On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit, sitting en banc, held that an employer’s sexual orientation discrimination violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Following in the footsteps of the Second Circuit, the Hively…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Is Justice Burke More Likely to Start the Questioning When She’s Writing an Opinion?

On April 12, 2017, we analyzed the data from nine years’ worth of oral arguments in civil cases, looking at correlations between Justice Burke’s question patterns, her voting and whether she wrote an opinion in a given case. …more
 /  Civil Procedure

What Can We Infer From Justice Anne M. Burke’s Questioning Pattern in Civil Cases (Part 1)?

This week we’re turning our attention to multiple issues: (1) does each individual Justice ask more questions of the prevailing or losing party in civil cases; (2) is the Justice’s pattern different when he or she votes with the…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Do Affirmances Take Longer in Non-Death Penalty Criminal Appeals (2008-2016)?

Yesterday, we looked at how much correlation there was between result and lag times in death penalty appeals between 2008 and 2016. Today, we’re looking at the non-death penalty criminal docket for the same period. We…more
 /  Criminal Law

Do Affirmances Take Longer in Automatic Death Penalty Appeals (2008-2016)?

For the past several weeks, we’ve been comparing the Court’s lag times – time to oral argument, and then oral argument to decision – for affirmances as opposed to reversals. We’ve determined that affirmances tend to take longer…more
 /  Criminal Law

Prospective Employees Must Show Actual Harm From Failure to Properly Disclose Background Checks

Consent to a background check seems to be a part of any employment application these days, whether the job sought is with a large corporation or the corner deli. Employers gain a measure of protection from conducting background…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Is There a Stable Relationship Between Time Under Submission and Result in Criminal Cases?

Yesterday, we studied whether there’s a constant relationship, year after year, between the ultimate result in civil cases and the lag time to a decision – the number of days from allowance of the PLA to oral argument, and from…more
 /  Criminal Law

Is There a Stable Relationship Between Time Under Submission and Result in Civil Cases?

Last week, we showed that in contrast to the data for the California Supreme Court, time under submission from the allowing of the petition for leave to appeal to oral argument and argument to decision was longer at the Illinois…more
 /  Civil Procedure
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