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Court Confirms Vicarious Liability Pleading Requirements

By Catherine R. McLeod

Employee names not mandatory as purpose of pleadings to provide defendants notice


Appearance of Impropriety Insufficient For Disqualification

By Lisa R. Hasday

State supreme court holds actual conflict is necessary for attorney disqualification.

Cell Phone Location Records Not Protected by Fourth Amendment

By Daniel P. Elms

Defendant has no privacy right over cell phone records that do not reveal communications.


Free Speech or License to Offend?

By Lauren M. Gregory

Battle over constitutional right to trademark "disparaging" terms heats up.

Civil Procedure »

Supreme Court Reminds Bar of Limits on Counsel's Duty to the Client

By Charles S. Fax

What happens when counsel dictates a petition and counsel signs it?

Tips from the Trenches »

The Epidemic of Self-Promotion

By Kenneth P. Nolan

What to do—and what not to do—to promote yourself.

Appellate Practice »

Effective Oral Argument and Reflections on the Roberts Court

By Stephen Feldman and Lance Curry

The Appellate Practice Committee recently presented three CLE programs discussing these topics.


Technology for the Litigator »

Attorneys, Beware! Six Technology Traps to Avoid

By John F. O'Rourke and Trevor Roberts

When it comes to making mistakes with modern technology, prevention may be the only cure.

Business Torts & Unfair Competition »

How to Use the Rule 26(f) Conference to Avoid Data Dumps

By Kelly A. Frye

Courts have uniformly disapproved litigators drowning opposing counsel in useless data.

Woman Advocate »

What Litigators Can Learn from Actors

By Roxanna Augesen Manuel

A skilled advocate prepares, rehearses, and warms up before preforming to her audience—the jury.