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California Supreme Court Announces Publisher For California Official Reports

San Francisco - The California Supreme Court has announced that a contract proposal by Matthew Bender & Company, a member of the LexisNexis Group, has been accepted by the contracting officials for the State of California and approved by the Supreme Court. Matthew Bender & Company has been the...

Jury Instructions on Damages in Tort Actions

Jury Instructions on Damages in Tort Actions is a valuable resource to help lawyers write jury instructions that spell out a clear statement of the issues, a discussion of the evidence, and an explanation of the principles of a case. It provides recent cases supporting each instruction, including relevant...

NY Appellate Court Finds Evidence of Incompetency, as Opposed to Adjudication of Incompetency, Enough for an Instruction on Incapacity’s Presumed Continuance (Mar. 25, 2011)

In Kirshtein v Americu Credit Union , 2011 NY Slip Op 2243 (N.Y. App. Div. 4th Dep't Mar. 25, 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], plaintiff administrator asserted causes of action for wrongful registration pursuant...

The 'Googling Juror' Has Emerged As 'Massive Concern' In Courts

By William A. Ruskin In an on-line article titled, " Rely on Instructions to Curb the Socially Networked Juror " (3/19/12), Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm writes that "the 'Googling Juror' has emerged as a massive concern in the courts with plenty of stories on the process being thrown...

New Jersey: Court Crafts Instructions to Allow Employer’s Participation in Tort Action Where Contractual Indemnification Is an Issue

Where the general contractor on a construction project had been sued in tort by the estate of a subcontractor’s employee and, in turn, the general contractor claimed it was entitled to contractual indemnification from the deceased employee’s employer, it was not error for the trial court...