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Daubert - The Practice

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Recorded on: Sep. 24, 2013

NATHAN A. SCHACHTMAN: I could start my narrative with Lord Mansfield in England, in one of the first decisions on expert witnesses, but I'll bring my narrative, for the sake of time, up to the case that involved James Frye who tried to beat a murder rap by using William Marston's blood pressure detection machine, a very early version of the lie detector test. The trial court excluded the blood pressure detection test. And the DC Circuit affirmed ...

Daubert Practice 2013: How to Avoid Getting Sliced by Cutting-Edge Developments in Expert Witness Challenges

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From the program: Daubert Practice 2013: How to Avoid Getting Sliced by Cutting-Edge Developments in Expert Witness Challenges

Released on: Oct. 7, 2013

This illuminating seminar is presented by highly experienced Daubert practitioners who have litigated Daubert and similar issues under state law in federal and state courts throughout the country. Their insights into how Daubert challenges should be prepared, executed, and argued will assist counsel in developing and deploying effective Daubert strategies in any case where the admissibility of expert witness opinion testimony is likely to be challenged.Lecture ...

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Supreme Court Sets New Limits on Extraterritorial Human Rights Suits 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 22, 2013

Taken from the briefing Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Supreme Court Sets New Limits on Extraterritorial Human Rights Suits recorded May, 2013.On April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court held in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. that the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which allows suits in federal courts for violations of international law (including international human rights law), is subject to the presumption against extraterritoriality. Chief Justice ...

Sierra Club v. EPA: Clean Air Act Permitting Becomes Even More Complicated and Onerous 2013

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Released on: May. 21, 2013

Taken from the briefing Sierra Club v. EPA: Clean Air Act Permitting Becomes Even More Complicated and Onerous recorded May, 2013.On January 22, 2013, the court in Sierra Club v. EPA, No. 10-1413 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 22, 2013) issued a decision with far reaching implications for sources seeking a Clean Air Act permit under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. The decision addressed two screening tools – Significant Impact Levels (SILs) ...

California Employment Law Update 2013

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From the program: California Employment Law Update 2013

Released on: Sep. 24, 2013

PLI’s California Employment Law Update addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California State law considerations. This program combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk ...

ADA and Mental Disorders: Employee Threats and Violence, Employer Assessments and Accommodations

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Recorded on: Oct. 28, 2013

ZACHARY FASMAN: Well, good morning everyone. Welcome back. Hope you had a good night last night. I see a bunch of empty seats here. Those are the people who really got a good night, I guess. They'll wander in, one way or another. A couple of housekeeping announcements. After this session, which is going to be for-- I better check this. I was messing this up yesterday-- for an hour. We will not break. We will go immediately to litigating employment ...

Employment Law Institute 2013

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From the program: Employment Law Institute 2013

Released on: Nov. 5, 2013

Our annual Employment Law Institute combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized management and plaintiffs’ attorneys, members of the judiciary, in-house counsel and government enforcement agency officials who share their ...

Addressing Disputes Over Stockholder Meetings

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Recorded on: Jul. 11, 2013

A. THOMPSON BAYLISS: So name that judge who said the following, "I'm just going to confess out loud that I have reached the point in my career of what I will call 'disclosure fatigue.' That is the struggle that the court goes through to try to figure out what information, about a target's financial advisor's analysis, needs to be disclosed to stockholders." Well everybody's voting. I'll just ask the panel, who here suffers from disclosure ...

M&A Litigation 2013

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From the program: M&A Litigation 2013

Released on: Jul. 11, 2013

What better way to learn about M&A litigation than from the attorneys that litigate the nation’s most important M&A disputes and the judges who preside over them? We have assembled judges from the Delaware Supreme Court and the Court of Chancery - the most experienced and respected courts on M&A matters - and distinguished M&A litigators to give you their perspectives on the best ways to handle corporate M&A disputes.Whether you ...

Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts (Free)

Released on: Aug. 23, 2013

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in a 12-month period, 26.2% of American adults will have a diagnosable mental disorder, and 5.8% will have a mental illness classified as severe. The prevalence of mental disorders among individuals involved in the criminal justice system and some areas of the civil legal system is even higher.  This timely program will focus on the intersection of individuals living with mental illness and ...

Advanced Deposition Techniques 2014

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From the program: Advanced Deposition Techniques 2014

Released on: Feb. 4, 2014

Depositions provide a unique forum to put forth your best case and get a glimpse at your adversary’s evidence. Whether you’ve done one deposition or 100, you need to be prepared to handle the special situations that arise and know how to identify and exploit the opportunities that exist.  This program covers a range of topics and scenarios that can challenge even the most seasoned litigators.  Our faculty of experienced litigators and deposition ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 -- Litigation and Case Law Issues for Licensing Lawyers

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From the program: Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014

Recorded on: Feb. 4, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 recorded January, 2014 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [01:00:15]Litigation and Case Law Issues for Licensing Lawyers  [01:00:15] Strategic drafting considerations to account for litigation risks Pitfalls, and examples, of sloppy wording Impact of recent cases on drafting and negotiating Arbitration and other dispute resolution considerations Case law updateThe purchase ...

Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2014

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From the program: Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2014

Released on: Feb. 26, 2014

The business of running a nonprofit organization has become increasingly complex, as nonprofits are under heightened scrutiny to account for their management and fiduciary practices. The repercussions from the economic crisis and the need to cope with ongoing financial uncertainty have also brought into focus new legal standards for proper investment conduct. At the same time, the changing technological landscape forces nonprofits to confront new ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2013 (Free)

Released on: Nov. 15, 2013

There are over 21 million veterans in the U.S.; many of them are not aware of the benefits to which they are entitled.  Medical and financial assistance are available to men and women who have served in the military, but some who can qualify are not receiving the benefits that they need.  Attorneys can assist veterans with the problems that preclude them from receiving benefits, such as: Lack of proper paper trails to “service-connect” ...

Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2013

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From the program: Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2013

Released on: Jul. 4, 2013

Any attorney or human resources professional who advises or represents employers, employees, labor unions or government, or who has judicial/arbitral/mediator responsibility, must keep abreast of changes in the employment discrimination arena, and must also be aware of cutting-edge developments on the litigation front.This program, designed for employment law practitioners and human resources professionals at all levels, brings together prominent ...

Agency's Review of the Decision; Federal Court Review in Social Security Cases

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Recorded on: Mar. 21, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Social Security Disability 2014: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice Recorded March, 2014 in New YorkAgency's Review of the Decision; Federal Court Review in Social Security Cases [00:50:00] Part A:  Agency’s Review of the Decision Appeals Council Review Procedural Issues        Typical arguments Possible outcomes Anne Callagy, Steven GodeskiPart B:  ...

American Express v. Italian Colors: Supreme Court Says Basta! to Plaintiffs Seeking to Dodge Arbitration Agreements

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2013

Taken from the briefing American Express v. Italian Colors: Supreme Court Says Basta! to Plaintiffs Seeking to Dodge Arbitration Agreements 2013 recorded July, 2013.On June 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States re-visited the question of the extent to which a party to an otherwise enforceable arbitration agreement could wriggle free from the arbitrability requirement. The decision – American Express Co. v. Italian Colors ...

Annual Update of In-house Counsel's Guide to E-discovery: Everything You Need to Know

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Recorded on: Oct. 1, 2013

GARY A. ADLER: Good afternoon and welcome back. Our next panel is an annual update of in house counsel's guide to e-discovery. Everything you need to know. And we have here the two people who can actually tell you everything you need to know, John Rosenthal and Steve Bennett. John is a litigation partner in Winston & Strawn's Washington DC office who represents clients across the globe in complex antitrust and litigation matters. John is chair ...

Electronic Discovery Institute 2013: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know

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From the program: Electronic Discovery Institute 2013: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know

Released on: Oct. 8, 2013

The demands and costs of e-discovery in litigation continue to grow. Nearly every case now involves some sort of e-discovery, and it is essential to know how to effectively and fairly handle the many issues that can arise. Our outstanding faculty of experienced lawyers, judges, and e-discovery professionals will provide an inside look at the current state of e-discovery, give tips for avoiding pitfalls litigants have encountered in the years since ...

Approaching Veterans Issues: A Legal Overview Including an Update of California Penal Code Section 1170.9

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From the program: Approaching Veterans Issues: A Legal Overview Including an Update of California Penal Code Section 1170.9

Released on: Jun. 7, 2013

Certain laws and courtroom practices have the potential to impact veterans differently than the rest of the population. This three hour overview will provide useful information to attorneys, judicial officers and others who interact with veterans about the implications of certain laws and practices with regards to veterans’ pasts and futures. The program will focus on Penal Code 1170.9, especially with regard to the 2013 enhancements and will address ...

A Primer on Automobile Fraud

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Recorded on: Jul. 29, 2013

ROBERT W. MURPHY: Hi, Bob Murphy again. And my presentation wrapping up today's seminar is on helping clients avoid getting run over. It's a primer on auto law. Before I get started, I have a little disclaimer. And I just put there because if I say something that's a little bit off-color with respect to a case, or perhaps with respect-- I don't say anything bad about the judge-- just remember it's with respect to me sometimes trying to be funny. ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2013 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 9, 2013

Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. In this program you will learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.Lecture Topics  [Total time 03:08:08]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Program Overview and Introductions* ...

Arbitration Practicum on Product Cases

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Recorded on: Aug. 6, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Securities Arbitration 2013 Recorded August, 2013 in New YorkArbitration Practicum on Product Cases [01:01:19] Statements of Claim Answers List Selection Discovery (including Updates to Discovery Guide re: product cases) Opening and closing statements Brokers’ testimony/role of the Associated Person Experts’ testimony Exhibit books Use of technology The purchase price of this segment includes the following ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2013 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 16, 2013

In PLI’s New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp program you will learn how to protect the rights of public assistance and food stamp applicants and recipients to these basic subsistence benefits.  Many applicants have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic process to establish and maintain eligibility for public assistance and food stamps.  Without legal assistance and advocacy, large numbers of clients go without ...

Basic Immigration Law 2014

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From the program: Basic Immigration Law 2014

Released on: Mar. 27, 2014

This program will explain the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure, and discuss current developments and trends, including a legislative update on immigration reform.Lecture Topics  [Total time 07:03:29]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Opening Remarks and Introduction* [00:06:19]Cyrus D. Mehta Overview of the U.S. Immigration System, Current Trends and Ethical Issues ...

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