Privacy and the Law

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Westlaw Topical Highlights: Insurance, July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 by Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Insurance provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Insurance law. … Read More

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Insurance, July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 by Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Insurance provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Insurance law. … Read More

How to Become Powerfully Social to Ignite a Noticeable Spark in Your Legal Practice

July 27, 2015 by Jayne E. Juvan

It’s 2015, and the financial crisis started more than seven years ago, but negativity about the legal industry still abounds.  Haven’t articles about declining demand, the “adverse impact” of technology and, gasp, that awful five-letter word known as “change” – that should apply to every business but law – run their course?  Surely, we could spend time reading these articles, but, for practicing lawyers, are they helpful or productive? No doubt, the legal industry has experienced its share of challenges over the last decade, but it’s time to bury the financial crisis headlines and realize that change has created more … Read More

United Nations Appoints Its First Privacy Advocate

July 27, 2015 by Craig Blakeley

The UN Human Rights Council recently appointed its first dedicated privacy advocate, sending an important message about the importance of privacy rights. … Read More

California Bill Narrows Exemptions for Vaccinations

June 29, 2015 by Marissa Bartolucci

California's Senate Bill 277, if passed, would eliminate the state’s personal belief exemption which allows parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children under religious objections. … Read More

Seventh Circuit Rejects Heightened “Ascertainability” Requirement in Class Actions – Part 1

July 31, 2015 by Mark P. Chalos

The Seventh Circuit recently refused to adopt a heightened ascertainability standard that would effectively preclude certification of a wide variety of class actions – including many consumer class actions. … Read More

$2.1M to Estate for Driver’s Death Related to Police Vehicular Pursuit of Crime Suspect

July 28, 2015 by Jury Verdicts

Freeman, as Independent Administrator of Freeman, Estate of v. City of Chicago (Ill.Cir.Ct.) $2.1M to Estate for Driver's Death Related to Police Vehicular Pursuit of Crime Suspect. … Read More


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Just because the ducks of a farm use a stream as a toilet doesn’t make them a nuisance


Just because the ducks of a farm use a stream as a toilet doesn’t make them a nuisance

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