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Where Do the Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 1)?

In our recent expansion of Sedgwick’s California Supreme Court database, one of the variables we added was the originating jurisdiction. Given that the Court always has a significant number of administrative mandate cases,…more
 /  Civil Procedure

What Can We Infer When Chief Justice Karmeier Asks the First Question in Civil Cases?

Yesterday, we began our analysis of the Chief Justice’s question patterns in civil cases from 2008 through 2016. Today, we address the Chief Justice’s patterns in criminal cases. When voting with the majority in an…more
 /  Civil Procedure

How Have Public Entities Fared in Civil Cases (Part 2 – 2006-2016)?

Last time, we looked at public entities’ winning percentage in civil cases at the California Supreme Court between 1994 and 2005. Today, we look at the second half of our study period – how did public entities fare between 2006…more
 /  Civil Procedure

What Can We Infer From Chief Justice Karmeier’s Question Patterns in Civil Cases?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been reviewing Justice Thomas’ question patterns in oral arguments since 2008, and whether it’s possible to infer his likely vote and whether he’s writing an opinion. This week, we turn to Chief…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Rallying Cry: Health Care Cybersecurity a Key Public Health Concern

On June 2, 2017, the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force published its Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry. The lengthy and comprehensive Report serves as a wake-up call to the medical field,…more
 /  Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

How Have Public Entities Fared in Civil Cases? (Part I – 1994-2005)

Last week, we looked at how defendants have fared in criminal cases. Of course, in a sense that amounts to asking how prosecutors are doing. So this week, we ask the flip side of that question – how have public entities fared…more
 /  Civil Procedure

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

Yesterday, we analyzed whether it’s possible to infer Justice Thomas’ vote and whether or not he’s writing an opinion based upon the pattern of his questions in criminal cases. Today, we look at whether it’s more likely that…more
 /  Criminal Law

What Can We Infer From Justice Thomas’ Question Patterns in Criminal Cases?

Last week, we analyzed the pattern of Justice Thomas’ questions in oral arguments in civil cases. This week, we address Justice Thomas’ patterns in criminal cases. When Justice Thomas is in the majority, he questions the…more
 /  Criminal Law

Literal Interpretation – Not Always Black and White?

In Atlasnavios-v-Navigators Insurance, the Court of Appeal (the highest court within the Senior Courts of England and Wales) found that Insurers were entitled to rely on a literal interpretation of a standard war risks exclusion…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance, Maritime Law

ALERT – OCR Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist and Graphic

In the aftermath of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack and the May 12, 2017 notification from Laura Wolf, Critical Infrastructure Protection Lead of Health and Human Services (HHS) discussed in Cinthia Motley’s May 13, 2107…more
 /  Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Are Defendants Winning Criminal Appeals More Often (Part 2 – 2006-2016)?

On June 8, 2017, we looked at whether defendants are winning a higher fraction of appeals in criminal cases between 1994 and 2005. Today, we’re looking at the years 2006 through 2016. In 2010, defendants won eleven criminal…more
 /  Criminal Law

UK Conservative Party Pledges to Abolish Serious Fraud Office if Re-elected on 8 June 2017

In my C-Suite Risk Report posting in March, I discussed the UK’s Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) investigation into Rolls-Royce (RR) and the UK Court’s approval of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). As a result of that DPA, RR…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Are Defendants Winning Criminal Appeals More Often (Part 1 – 1994-2005)?

Earlier this week, I joined “Air Talk” on KPCC radio for a discussion of the California Supreme Court’s recent criminal decisions, beginning with People v. Gutierrez, in which the Court reversed three convictions for the first…more
 /  Criminal Law

What Can We Infer When Justice Thomas Asks the First Question in a Civil Case?

On June 6, 2017, we analyzed whether we can infer Justice Thomas’ votes and whether or not he’s writing an opinion based upon the pattern of his questions at oral arguments in civil cases. Today, we ask a different question –…more
 /  Civil Procedure

What Can We Infer From Justice Thomas’ Question Patterns in Civil Cases?

Last week, we completed our two-week examination of Justice Kilbride’s patterns in oral arguments for civil and criminal cases between 2008 and 2016. Today, we begin our examination of Justice Thomas’ patterns. In Table 485,…more
 /  Civil Procedure
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