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PUNGENT PROBABLE CAUSE

July 31, 2014 by Legal Solutions

A person has no reasonable expectation of privacy in odors that emanate from a car in a public place; once a drug dog alerts to a car, therefore, ... … Read More

Supreme Court Review: Hobby Lobby and Wheaton College Generate Flags for Federal Regulations

July 30, 2014 by Loren Singer

Sherlock Holmes, famously, deduced something from the curious incident of the dog that didn’t bark during the night. In Hobby Lobby and Wheaton College, a majority of the United States Supreme Court, in a sense, “barked” at some federal regulations, but didn’t cite them (or bite them). The dissenters did (cite, not bite), making them identifiable, and Thomson Reuters editors selected flags for negative treatments on KeyCite. In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 2014 WL 2921709, a majority of the Court held that regulations promulgated in connection with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), requiring employers to … Read More

Selling yourself as a law firm associate

July 16, 2014 by Adam Gropper

There is no substitute for doing good work. However, to be a successful associate, you also have to take the time to thoughtfully highlight your accomplishments. … Read More

Justice Department Asserts Global Jurisdiction over Stored E-Mail

July 28, 2014 by Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

In an ongoing case involving Microsoft, the Department of Justice argues that the company must disclose user e-mail messages stored outside of the U.S. … Read More

Taking the simple road: Supreme Court rejects ‘claim-by-claim’ approach

July 30, 2014 by Richard D.R. Hoffmann

The U.S. Supreme Court, in its unanimous decision in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., echoed its previous words in its landmark decision in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles … Read More

Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, or Contractors, (in Texas)

July 30, 2014 by Marc Schneier

With all due respect to Willie Nelson, three Texas Supreme Courts decisions in combination virtually guarantee financial ruin for Texas general contractors. … Read More


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