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Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 5: When is it hearsay, and when is hearsay okay?

Aug 29, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

(Editor’s note: Over the next ten weeks, we’ll be covering some of the most prominent legal concepts taught in law school to help students

Access to Care Report (#8) / ACA exchanges to vary by branding, state, strategies

Aug 29, 2013 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

This is #8 in a series of Access to Care Reports. (See also postings by Mitchell Law Office) Access to care through

Pennsylvania Appellate Court Charts New Approach to Control of Settlement Decisions

Aug 29, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

My last post examined the theoretical and practical obstacles to wrestling control of settlement decisions from insurance companies. This post discusses the

Trial “beauty aids”

Aug 29, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Trial counsel’s failure to advocate for defendant to have beauty aids, including makeup, a wig, and personal grooming tools, to enable her to look nicer at trial …

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, August 28, 2013

Aug 28, 2013 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Topical Highlights for Labor and Employment provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting labor

New Jersey appeals court finds potential liability for sending texts to drivers

Aug 28, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

In recent years, there has been remarkable momentum against sending text messages while driving. Government and public interest groups have been publicizing

E-Discovery in Foreign and Non-Judicial Contexts, Part One

Aug 28, 2013 By: Daniel Garrie

In a previous blog series I discussed e-discovery in the instance of cross-border litigation, but what about discovery that takes place completely out of the context of US discovery rules? In this series I will look at e-discovery in the context of foreign and non-judicial contexts.

An Avoidable Disease: Legalese

Aug 28, 2013 By: Lenne Espenschied

The word “legalese” denotes obscure terms and phrases used only by lawyers.  Legalese is acceptable for communications with judges and other lawyers

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Aug 28, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Here are some highlights from the

John G. Roberts: The conservative, yet apolitical and consensus-building Chief Justice

Aug 28, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

(Editor’s note: Over the next nine weeks, we’ll be profiling each of the sitting Supreme Court justices currently on the bench.) Our final Supreme