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Today in 1933: The 21st Amendment is ratified, ending Prohibition

Dec 5, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 5, 1933, after Utah voted in support of it, the Twenty-first Amendment was ratified, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment and ending the era of Prohibition.

A judge should recognize a snowman when she sees one

Dec 5, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A judge should recognize a snowman when he sees one

Rule 506 “Bad Actor” disqualification questionnaire

Dec 4, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Companies interested in relying of Rule 506 of Regulation D as an exemption from registered under the federal securities laws must now be mindful of compliance with Rules 506(d) and (e)

Amid criticism, some CEOs voluntarily reducing pay

Dec 4, 2014 By: Pamela S. Park

In the midst of criticism from shareholders and commentators over excessive CEO pay, some executives are voluntarily choosing to reduce their compensation

SCOTUS poised to reverse in pregnancy discrimination case, but the details are up in the air

Dec 4, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the pregnancy discrimination case Young v. UPS. It appears that a majority supports Young’s case, but there’s no clear rule for broader application.

Miller’s for the Non-Insurance Lawyer: Don’t Let Policy Language Slow You Down!

Dec 4, 2014 By: Susan Miller

To most people – including attorneys – insurance policy provisions are arcane. Miller’s can help with that!

Frozen Lumberjack

Dec 4, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Lumberjack who worked so hard that his feet froze injured himself in the “course of his employment.”

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Dec 3, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Sorry that we missed you last week. This week we’re back with a few litigation news highlights from the Westlaw Journals blog,

Young vs. UPS: Must employers make accommodations for pregnant employees?

Dec 3, 2014 By: Kellie Pantekoek

Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Young vs. United Parcel Service, a case that examines the scope of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Unconscionability in law and in force-placed insurance: Part 1

Dec 3, 2014 By: Dennis Wall

The American Law Institute is considering a Restatement of the Law of Consumer Contracts at this time. One of the doctrines under consideration by the ALI is unconscionability.