A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
There are stirrings in the U.S. Senate of yet another bid to establish a federal right of civil action for trade secret misappropriation.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) has quietly circulated a draft bill to IP lawyers and...more
For our readers who are involved in insuring public and private entities against sexual abuse claims, you may be interested to know that legislation to reform the civil and criminal statute of limitations for childhood sexual...more
The Virginia Supreme Court issued new opinions this morning, some of which affect local government law. Here they are (summaries taken from the Virginia Supreme Court website, click on the Record Number to read opinion)...more
The American Tort Reform Association has released its annual report on “Judicial Hellholes”—a term it popularized for jurisdictions in which defendants often contend that they can’t get a fair shake. This year’s report...more
Every time we help a client recover a multi-million dollar verdict, we hear some people say, “How can you justify millions of dollars for one person’s injury?” We used to say that if you really wanted to understand, you...more
In a notable departure from other tort-reform movements in the country, one state may soon permit medical malpractice lawsuit plaintiffs to recover significantly more noneconomic damages in negligence cases and other...more
Being one of only five States (including the District of Columbia) that still recognizes the affirmative defense of contributory negligence as a complete bar to a tort plaintiff’s recovery in a negligence action, Maryland has...more
In light of the fact that the NC Senate is preparing to vote on a recently-passed House bill, it is appropriate to revisit one topic that may be addressed by the Senate in the coming days. The House passed Senate Bill 112...more
The headlines these days have focused on revelations that the government has conducted telecommunication dragnets from domestic networks on a regular basis. The issue has garnered attention because of sensitivity to...more
Does the State of Illinois have to pay elected officials' attorney fees when the underlying complaint alleges that the official committed "intentional, willful or wanton misconduct"? Earlier this month, a unanimous Illinois...more
For the past month or so, all the talk has been about the sequester and how it will affect some government services, such as security at airports. However, the sequester will also affect some government benefits, including...more
The Court of Appeal has reversed a nonsuit in favor of Amcord based on an epidemiologist’s testimony that a hypothetical worker who poured a bag of gun plastic cement would be at an increased risk for developing mesothelioma....more
Major technology companies have already logged 300,000 miles on U.S. roads with self driving cars. Driverless (or automated or autonomous) vehicle technology is rapidly advancing and states are starting to enact legislation....more
After a dramatic November general election, the Minnesota Legislature convened the 2013 session this week with the DFL party firmly in control of state government for the first time in 22 years....more
Georgia adopted reforms of the tort laws regarding medical malpractice in 2005. However some doctors believe that these changes did not go far enough in addressing the issue of medical malpractice lawsuits in the state. They...more
2012 has drawn to a close. We chronicle here six of the most significant stories on the climate change front in the last six months. For those looking for hope that government is taking action to rein in greenhouse gas...more
Attorney Andrew Weinstein, managing partner and founder of the South Florida-based Weinstein Law Firm (www.weinstein-law.com) recently spoke as a guest lecturer at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center....more
2012 Voter’ s Guide to State Judicial Elections - Flood of Money, Negative Ads Threaten Right to Fair Trial
Three darkly silhouetted “murderers” describe their gruesome crimes, and then tell viewers that “Judge Thomas...more
A recent Idaho state court opinion ordering an Idaho newspaper to unmask the identity of an anyomous commenter on the newspaper's website demonstrates, among other things, the pitfalls that come with a clumsily worded...more
Since 2003, Texas has enforced a strict cap on damages awarded through medical malpractice cases. Texas is one example of how tort reforms hurt the public and strengthen the insurance industry. A recent report on the changes...more
“Woof!” – Gracie the Dog (trusted friend, avid squirrel chaser, and Pit Bull…or was she?)
"Succumbing to the allure of bad facts leads inevitably to the development of bad law.” – Judge Clayton Greene, in his dissent in...more
Earlier this month, in a lengthy and well reasoned opinion, a federal trial court relied on the Political Question Doctrine in dismissing a wrongful death action against a military contractor. In Harris v. Kellogg, Brown &...more
In This Issue:
- Power Kept in Check
- 5 Myths that Trick Americans
- Conservative Opposes Tort Reform
Excerpt from: Protect Your Seventh Amendment Rights - Our Constitutional Liberties Are Threatened by...more
California trial lawyers have made no secret of their intent to nullify the Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. decision with new legislation this year.
If Howell is nullified or restricted by legislation this...more
The Board of Trustees of the City of Saint John Employee Pension Plan (the Trustees) commenced an action against John Ferguson, a member of the Common Council of the City of Saint John, for defamation based upon certain...more
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