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Today in 1985: SCOTUS rules that deadly force cannot be used on unarmed fleeing suspects

Mar 27, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 27, 1985, the Supreme Court ruled that police may only use deadly force on a fleeing suspect if there’s probable cause to believe he or she poses a significant risk of harm.

More than a wink but less than “shacking-up” required to prove adultery

Mar 27, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

More than a wink but less than “shacking-up” required to prove adultery

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Securities, March 26, 2015

Mar 26, 2015 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Topical Highlights for Securities provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Securities law.

Perched Above and in the Trenches

Mar 26, 2015 By: Kimberly Leach Johnson

It can be quite difficult to balance the competing demands of a national law firm and a local practice.

The Young vs. UPS decision: What you need to know

Mar 26, 2015 By: Kellie Pantekoek

The Supreme Court handed down the Young v. UPS decision yesterday, and this post will help you quickly digest the most important aspects.

SCOTUS: Pregnant workers entitled to accommodations

Mar 26, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held in Young v. UPS that pregnant workers are entitled to the same accommodations as their nonpregnant counterparts.

Unruly guests have no right to remain in hotel

Mar 26, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Hotel guest could be removed from hotel room for his own misconduct, including property damage and refusing to open door and scuffling with police.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Mar 25, 2015 By: Melissa Sachs

Last week we missed you, but this week we have some great highlights from the Westlaw Journal blog, including a commentary on

The Paperless Law Practice: Finding the right file management system

Mar 25, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

As with paper filing systems, you not only need to set up the storage in which your files will be kept, but also their organization system.

Legislators scramble to account for new powdered alcohol

Mar 25, 2015 By: Ginny Bernhagen

Last week, the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product for sale, prompting many states to respond.

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