We incorporated this youtube video into a PowerPoint presentations used at TTLA’s “Destination” CLE event in Las Vegas.
Figured some of the readers here might enjoy a chuckle or two (after relating it to their own practice)!


Guest post by: Rudy Rouhana, Daegis


In April the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the biggest class action
employment discrimination case in U.S. history. The court will not hear the arguments of the case. Instead it will consider whether the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was right in allowing it to move forward as a class action. The suit (Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, No. 10-277) was brought by between 500,000 and 1.5 million former and current female Walmart employees who allege that the company has denied them equal pay and promotion opportunities.

I find it interesting to read about the massive verdicts that are awarded sometimes. Always makes me wish I was working on the trials to hear what the jury must have gotten so mad about. Average of $157 million! The more interesting list would be to see how much is actually collected on the top 10 (and when).


Take a look over at LawyersUSA for the top ten verdicts of 2010 list.


I’m a firm believer that eventually science will find a undeniable way to prove whether or not someone is lying. From everyone I’ve talked to that has any clue about the potential, they say we’re far from proving it scientifically.


Lorne Semrau learned this the hard way in a Tennessee Federal Court this week, when Judge Tu Pham would not let Semrau’s MRI evidence pass the Daubert challenge.