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Today in 1974: Congress enacts amendments to the Freedom of Information Act over President Ford’s veto

Nov 21, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On November 21, 1974, Congress overrode President Ford’s veto of a series of amendments to significantly strengthen the Freedom of Information Act

Requiring a light for night bicycling is not unconstitutional

Nov 21, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Requiring a light for night bicycling is not unconstitutional

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Securities, November 20, 2014

Nov 20, 2014 By: Gary Rodekuhr

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

New Guidance on Insurance Coverage for Product Disparagement Claims: Part I

Nov 20, 2014 By: John K. DiMugno

Although specialty policies designed to cover intellectual property claims are available, they are cost-prohibitive for many businesses

Are Corporations People? Hobby Lobby and Piercing the Corporate Veil

Nov 20, 2014 By: Stephen Presser

What do we make of the Hobby Lobby case, where the Supreme Court, ignoring the corporate form, held that the individual owners of Hobby Lobby have First Amendment rights that the corporation may exercise?

Due diligence for venture capital investment transactions

Nov 20, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

The venture capitalist will want to launch an extensive investigation of the investment company’s business and affairs.

A roulette wheel is designed for the sole purpose of gambling

Nov 20, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

It’s common knowledge that a roulette wheel is designed for the sole purpose of gambling

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Nov 19, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include stories about how lower courts are

Proposed FRCP Amendments: Rule 26(c)(1), Rule 26(d)(2), and Rule 34

Nov 19, 2014 By: Heidi Fey

Today in our series on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure we will examine the remaining changes to Rules 26 and Rule 34.

Changes in Washington Practice (#23) / Public Records Act brings conflict

Nov 19, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Public Records Act has become a hot topic in Washington State.