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Public Agency May Recover the Cost of Supplementing Administrative Record

In CEQA litigation, the party challenging the project can either request that the agency prepare the record of proceedings (“Record”), or prepare the Record itself, subject to certification by the lead agency. In either case,...more

Wisconsin Supreme Court 2013-2014 Term Summary Part 2: A Divided Court?

In our last post, we observed that the Wisconsin Supreme Court released unanimous opinions more quickly than non-unanimous opinions and that the court had released opinions very slowly this year. These two observations raise...more

Put Chambers Chat on the Record

Right before the trial begins, trial judges routinely invite counsel into chambers to explore areas of agreement and disagreement, anticipated trial objections, and how certain matters will be handled at trial. These...more

The Questions Log With One Term Left in 2013

With only one term left in 2013, it's time to take another look at the Illinois Supreme Court questions log. In its first four terms, the Court has heard argument in twenty-eight civil cases. Questioning continues to...more

Be Careful With That Axe -- Texas Breaks New Ground in Defamation Turned Court Records Case

Beware the law of unintended consequences. The Texas high court has just denied review of a court of appeals opinion in a case that began as a defamation action brought by a Texas state court judge against a Dallas-area...more

Kaiser Cement Depublished

The California Supreme Court has now depublished Kaiser Cement and Gypsum Corp. v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, formerly published at 215 Cal.App.4th 210 and filed on April 8, 2013. The case is now closed....more

Amendments To Florida Rule Of Judicial Administration On Public Access To Judicial Branch Records

On March 28, the Florida Supreme Court issued a decision adopting several proposed amendments to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420, Public Access to Judicial Branch Records. The amendments, which become effective...more

Court Reporters And Legal Videographers – What To Do When Counsel Says “Off The Record”

Court reporters are the “guardians of the record.” The question is, when does the “record” start and stop? The answer might seem straightforward when a court reporter reads the Federal Rules or the California Code of...more

Consenting Adults: D.C. Circuit Tells Press To Stay Out Of SEC-AIG Relationship

What happens between a mature multinational insurance corporation and its regulator is nobody’s business, or so says the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which issued an opinion in SEC v. AIG on February...more

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