Category Archives: Litigation

New database of Title VII consent decrees

It’s not that often we see an entirely new database, but the Title VII Class Action Consent Decree Repository by Cornell ILR is the first source I know to collect Consent Decrees from Title VII race and sex discrimination class action cases.  … Continue reading

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State courts learn to do document delivery

The last three times I called a court for copies I was able to pay with a credit card and get the document emailed to me in PDF format.   Hallelujah!!  I had to revise the “Getting copies” section of the Docket Sheets … Continue reading

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Expanded explanation of verifying active military duty

I am regularly asked to verify whether a defendant is currently serving in the military.  The best way to do this is to search the Official Department of Defense Servicemembers Civil Relief Act website.  This is slightly trickier than it … Continue reading

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The Restyled Federal Rules of Evidence

I got a nifty booklet in the mail comparing the current Federal Rules of Evidence to the “restyled” rules that go into effect on December 1st.   The “restyling” is supposed to make the Rules easier to understand without changing the … Continue reading

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Locating military personnel on active duty

Another good place to look for active military personnel is the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Centralized Verification Service, which I added to the opening paragraph of the Military Records entry.

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Inter-American Conventions on Letters Rogatory

While any change to the Letters Rogatory entry is exciting, today I added in the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and the Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory.  The conventions make it easier for a party in one country to … Continue reading

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Verdicts and Settlements: New Lexis tool for creating reports

I added the new LexisNexis Verdict & Settlement Analyzer to the Verdicts and Settlements entry.  The “Analyzer” is designed to tell you “how similar cases have resolved (and for how much).”  I believe the Analyzer is Lexis’ response to the “Case … Continue reading

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