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Peer-to-peer lending companies hit IPO market

Dec 10, 2014 By: Cory Hester

One industry to recently emerge on the initial public offering market is peer-to-peer lending providers

Should Special Prosecutors be Appointed for Police Involved Deaths?

Dec 10, 2014 By: Marissa Bartolucci

Social media posts regarding the incidents involving Officer Darren Wilson and Officer Daniel Pantaleo evidence a lack of clarity and understanding of the purpose and function of Grand Juries.

Downhill skiing is not the same thing as a circus

Dec 10, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

“The greatest snow on Earth” didn’t dilute circus’ “The greatest show on Earth” trademark.

Law Students — Five Keys for Acing Your Exams

Dec 9, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

The preparation for and the taking of final written exams provides multiple opportunities to think and act like a real lawyer serving the needs of your client

Audits are essential for effective compliance programs

Dec 9, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

The November 2014 Business Counselor Update includes a new chapter (§§225:1 et seq.) focusing specifically on conducting compliance audits.

Preparing For the Boomer-Millennial Seismic Shift in Government Law Offices: Part 4

Dec 9, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Today we’ll cover another important aspect of government succession planning: retaining millennial talent

Proposed FRCP Amendments: Rule 55

Dec 9, 2014 By: Heidi Fey

The next rule we are going to look at in our series on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is Rule 55.

PTAB Decisions Following Alice

Dec 9, 2014 By: Marissa Bartolucci

In June of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. V. CLS Bank Intern., that the abstract idea of an intermediated settlement was not patentable

Jury Finds Police Used Excessive Force When Street Preacher Tried to Retrieve His Shoes; Estate Receives $4.6M for Wrongful Death/Civil Rights Action

Dec 9, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Jury Finds Police Used Excessive Force When  Street Preacher Tried to Retrieve  His Shoes;  Estate  Receives $4.6M for Wrongful Death/Civil Rights  Action Booker

Patent must be more than the sum of its parts

Dec 9, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Combination of old parts or elements must perform or produce new and different function or operation than that previously performed or produced by them