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The debate continues: California courts rule for and against arbitration

May 30, 2014 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

Three recent state and federal court California rulings demonstrate that the debate over the enforceability of consumer arbitration agreements is far from over.

Today in 1984: SCOTUS upholds Hawaii land redistrubution eminent domain plan

May 30, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 30, 1984, the Supreme Court ruled in Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff, upholding Hawaii’s large-scale land redistribution plan that used eminent domain.

Bring Your Own Device, Part 1: Mobile Device Use and Government Workplace Implications

May 30, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In this series, we will discuss the growing trend of BYOD programs in the government sector, and the benefits and risks associated with implementing them.

NBA, Donald Sterling, and the Enforceability of Morality Clauses

May 30, 2014 By: Matt Simenstad

Contracts and morals clauses are likely to be the focal point of any legal battle between Sterling and the NBA. So, what are they?

House Envy

May 30, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Non-Catholic professor failed to demonstrate that university discriminated on basis of religion by offering free housing and other free benefits to …

SCOTUS strikes down IQ test as sole factor in capital punishment cases

May 29, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In Hall v. Florida, the Supreme Court ruled that a state may not determine whether defendants are intellectually disabled based solely on IQ test scores.

No News Is Not Good News: Why Law Firms Need To Start Asking For Client Feedback

May 29, 2014 By: William Josten

Law firm managing partners and executive directors say finding new business from existing clients is one of their top priorities, right up

What a Sham

May 29, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Where the 69-year-old husband, a citizen and resident of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, spoke only Spanish, whereas his 19-year-old wife, a citizen …

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

May 28, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Last week on the Westlaw Journal blog: digital currency and the law, class certification in false-advertising suits & a suit over the “Newport” mark.

Litigation and SCOTUS: Cases for Your Company to Watch (UPDATE)

May 28, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Here’s an updated look at the top cases currently before the Supreme Court that affect corporations.