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Proposed FRCP Amendments: Abrogation of Rule 84 and the Appendix of Forms

Dec 15, 2014 By: Heidi Fey

The final changes we are going to look at in our series on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is the abrogation of Rule 84 and the Appendix of Forms.

First Amendment loses none of its awesome force when taken to campuses of America.

Dec 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Student does not abandon constitutional rights upon registration in college

Today in 2000: Bush v. Gore is decided

Dec 12, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 12, 2000, the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore, effectively deciding the 2000 presidential election in George W. Bush’s favor

Settlement Tactics Series: How to read the other side

Dec 12, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Today, we delved into the actual art of negotiation by looking at tips for reading the other party in negotiation.

Ski area operator not responsible for mutations of nature

Dec 12, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Under Vermont law, ski area operator is not charged with duty of preventing “mutations of nature” such as dense fog at mountaintop.

School Choice Open Enrollment—A Variety of State Programs

Dec 11, 2014 By: Nia Doherty

Recent constitutional challenges to Wisconsin’s open enrollment school choice program highlight the fact that potential problems remain in the system.

Using risk assessments to identify and mitigate potential liabilities and losses

Dec 11, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

The November 2014 Business Counselor Update also includes a new chapter covering the design and execution of risk assessments, which is another important element of any client’s overall governance program

Riot, Looting and Vandalism – Is There Insurance Coverage?

Dec 11, 2014 By: Susan Miller

We have recently seen images of rioting, looting and arson in Ferguson, Missouri. Is there insurance coverage for these losses.

If you are going to shovel snow, do it right

Dec 11, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

If you are going to shovel snow, do it right

Basics of the Florida Baker Act: Examples and Tips

Dec 10, 2014 By: George F. Indest, III

In this final installment, we look at some examples of Baker Act cases, as well as some tips for attorneys.