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Non-copyrightable Halloween costumes

Feb 26, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Artistic shapes of “soft sculpture” Halloween costumes, allegedly fantastical renditions of pumpkin, bee, penguin, dinosaur, hippopotamus, and spider, were …

Drafting Tool Cuts Proofreading Time in Half, According to New Study

Feb 25, 2013 By: Marin Feldman

“Did I miss something?” It’s the question that keeps attorneys up at night. When reviewing documents, lawyers typically take a number of

Lawsuit: Parents claim yoga in gym class promotes Hinduism

Feb 25, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A group of parents recently filed a lawsuit against a California school district claiming that the district’s implementation of a yoga curriculum strongly promotes Hinduism.

Idaho Taxes Software in the Cloud

Feb 25, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

Idaho recently decided that software shared, not downloaded, from the cloud is subject to state sales tax, troubling many providers and users of cloud computing services.

WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: Setting Your Default Landing Page for Searches

Feb 25, 2013 By: Jessica Nelson

After running a search on WestlawNext®, you’ll land on an Overview page that lists the top documents from each content type. Although

Biting the apple

Feb 25, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Under the doctrine of res judicata, although a party’s second “bite at the apple” by asserting a new claim based on the same transaction may well be successful, …

Rihanna’s River Island Collection – haven’t we seen it before?

Feb 22, 2013 By: Will Ashenmacher

Rihanna has designed a fashion clothing line, which, in addition to be generally derided by critics, bears striking similarities to clothes designed for her by Jeremy Scott.

Today in 2005: The Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Kelo v. City of New London

Feb 22, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

On February 22, 2005, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Kelo v. City of New London, with both sides arguing for different definitions of “public use”.

No “right to participate”

Feb 22, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

There is no right to participate in college extracurricular sports, …

The Contraceptive Coverage Mandate and the “War on Religion” – Part III

Feb 21, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno and Dennis Wall

As the litigation over the individual mandate drew to a close, a new wave of lawsuits emerged challenging the ACA’s preventive care mandate (a.k.a. the contraception mandate).