Insider's Blog -Thoughtful articles about legal research and Westlaw.

The “sorcerer’s apprentice”

Nov 26, 2012 By: Legal Solutions

Agencies may play the sorcerer’s apprentice but not the sorcerer himself; in other words, …

Seeing Red on Black Friday: Personal Injury Cases on WestlawNext

Nov 23, 2012 By: Kerry Hennessey

Happy Day after Thanksgiving (also known as Black Friday for all retailers out there)! Many of you have been up for hours

Today in 1970: The Supreme Court creates the Alford plea

Nov 23, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On November 23, 1970, the Supreme Court ruled in North Carolina v. Alford, which allowed a criminal defendant to accept a guilty plea even though he continued to insist that he was innocent.

Subpoena as talisman

Nov 23, 2012 By: Legal Solutions

Although the scope of a grand jury’s power to investigate is broad, a grand jury subpoena is not a talisman …

Happy Thanksgiving from Westlaw Small Law!

Nov 22, 2012 By: Kerry Hennessey

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you most thankful for? This was the main focus of one of our team meetings this past week:

Hot Docs: Supreme Court helps decipher when a prevailing party actually prevails

Nov 22, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court recently decided Lefemine v. Wideman, in which it ruled that a party prevailed when it secured a permanent injunction, reversing the court of appeals.

Thanksgiving reference

Nov 22, 2012 By: Legal Solutions

Prosecutor’s reference to “a day that we should be giving thanks for God’s bountiful blessings” merely described the day the murders occurred, …

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, Nov. 21, 2012

Nov 21, 2012 By: Legal Solutions

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

DOJ goes after tech giants’ recruiting practices, alleging anti-trust violation

Nov 21, 2012 By: Mary Grams

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice has sued eBay alleging that the tech giant violated the

Walmart takes legal action against Black Friday employee protests

Nov 21, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Walmart has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the UFCW, claiming that it has been involved in the recent flurry of employee demonstrations, including a planned “walkout” on Black Friday.