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Does the California Supreme Court Average More Questions to the Losing Side?

Yesterday, for post no. 1,000 we reviewed the academic literature on question-counting in oral arguments, and began comparing the past year, May 2016-May 2017, at the California and Illinois Supreme Courts. Every researcher to…more
 /  Civil Procedure

U.K’s Financial Conduct Authority to Examine Investment Platform Service Providers

On July 17, 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it will explore whether investing platforms help investors make good investment decisions, and whether their investment products offer investors value for…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Blog Post No. 1,000: Comparing Oral Argument in the California and Illinois Supreme Courts

I thought we’d do a first today: comparing the two Supreme Courts we study in the same post. Specifically, since I’ve had the honor of appearing at both the California and Illinois Supreme Courts, I thought we’d compare the…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Post No. 999: What Could We Infer When Justice Theis Asked the First Question in Civil Cases?

Yesterday, we began our analysis of Justice Theis’ question patterns in civil cases. Today, we continue our work on Justice Theis’ civil arguments since taking office in 2010. When voting in the majority of an affirmance,…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Post No. 998: What Could We Infer From Justice Theis’ Question Patters in Civil Cases?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been reviewing the patterns in Chief Justice Fitzgerald’s questioning in civil and criminal cases between 2008 and his retirement in 2010. This week, we review the question patterns of his…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Litigation Funding in Ireland: Still Champertous in the 21st Century

On 23 May 2017, the Supreme Court of Ireland handed down an important judgment in the case of Persona Digital Telephony Ltd and Sigma Wireless Networks Ltd v The Minister for Public Enterprise, Ireland and the Attorney General…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 8)?

Today, we conclude our series on the originating jurisdictions, year-by-year, of the Court’s civil docket. In 2014, as usual, Los Angeles led, originating ten of the Court’s civil cases. Two cases between in Alameda County…more
 /  Civil Procedure

CFPB Issues New Arbitration Rule – Are the Flood Gates Opening for Consumer Class Actions against Financial Institutions?

On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a rule, which prohibits many financial institutions from including mandatory arbitration provisions that limit their customers’ ability to join class…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Where Do the California Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 7)?

This week, we conclude our series of posts on the originating jurisdictions, year-by-year, of the California Supreme Court’s civil docket – not the first trial court, but the council, agency or department where the case began. …more
 /  Civil Procedure

What is the Value of Pain and Suffering in the Offshore Jurisdictions?

Anyone who has ever been to a supermarket in an offshore jurisdiction like Bermuda or the Cayman Islands could be forgiven for making the assumption that the cost of living offshore is much higher than it is in England and Wales…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

No Coverage for Multi-Million Dollar False Claims Act Settlement Due to Insured’s Failure to Provide Sufficient Details in Notice to Insurers

On June 23, 2017, Judge Lipman ruled in First Horizon National Corp., et al. v. Houston Casualty Co., United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Case No. 2:15-cv-2235 that First Tennessee Bank’s (Bank)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Government Contracting

What Could We Infer When Chief Justice Fitzgerald Asked the First Question in Criminal Cases?

Yesterday, we reviewed the data for Chief Justice Fitzgerald’s question pattern in criminal cases between 2008 and 2010. Today, we look at a different aspect of the data – was the Chief Justice more likely to ask the first…more
 /  Criminal Law

English Court Rejects Jersey Company Directors' Limitation Defence

Although the Jersey Courts have never ruled definitively on the limitation period applicable under Jersey law to claims against directors and officers of Jersey companies, the English High Court has recently held in the case of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Third Party Claims Against Trustees: Resolving Competing Claims Over Trust Assets

For professional trustees and their insurers, the ability to obtain an indemnity from trust assets in the face of a claim against a trustee by a third party is obviously of critical importance, insulating the trustee from…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

What Could We Infer From Chief Justice Fitzgerald’s Question Patterns in Criminal Cases?

Last week, we continued our analysis of the Court’s oral arguments between 2008 and 2016 with a look at former Chief Justice Fitzgerald’s patterns in civil cases during the two years before he retired, 2008-2010. This week, we…more
 /  Criminal Law
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