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California Appellate Court Provides Insurers with Road Map for How to Avoid California Supreme Court’s “Stacking” Ruling

Apr 19, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

The California appellate court provides insurers with a road map for how to avoid California Supreme Court’s “Stacking” ruling

Microsoft vs. Google: A Privacy Battle in Massachusetts

Apr 19, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

Microsoft is currently advocating for a bill in Massachusetts that would restrict the ability of cloud-computing service providers to collect data from students using computers provided by schools, which some privacy advocates claim is motivated by commercial interests against Google.

Preventing Digital Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Part 1 of 5)

Apr 19, 2013 By: Daniel Garrie

Although an employer cannot observe or control all the actions of its employees in the physical workplace, the employer can prevent sexual harassment in the digital workplace through cost-effective technology to monitor the content of digital communication.

Today in 1994: The Supreme Court rules that jurors cannot be stricken because of their gender

Apr 19, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 19, 1994, the Supreme Court ruled in J.E.B. v. Alabama ex rel. T. B., holding that the state may not strike jurors based solely on their gender.

“Toy car and coffee cup”

Apr 19, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Brief use by juror during deliberations of toy car and coffee cup to illustrate the collision between defendant’s vehicle and that of other driver did not …

In Vitro Fertilization

Apr 18, 2013 By: Jill VanderZiel

Robert Edwards, a Nobel prize winning pioneer of in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology died last week. His work and achievements contributed to

Tips for Finding a Definition on WestlawNext

Apr 18, 2013 By: Steve Hainlen

Finding definitions in statutes can be tricky, but a well-crafted Westlaw search can make it much easier.

Metrics that Every Legal Department Should Track: Metric 2 – Staff Workload Metrics

Apr 18, 2013 By: Patrick Johnson

This is Part II in a series discussing the 10 powerful metrics that all corporate counsel should use to manage their legal

Supreme Court Limits The Reach of Alien Tort Statute in Kiobel

Apr 18, 2013 By: Mark P. Chalos

In its long-awaited ruling in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., a five-justice majority of the Supreme Court announced that the 200 year-old Alien Tort Statute (ATS) presumptively does not apply to conduct occurring outside of the United States.

A Primer for Regulations for Law Students

Apr 18, 2013 By: Megan McKinney Downs

If you have never taken (or never plan to take) an administrative code class, researching regulations can be confusing and difficult. Understanding what a regulation is and the difference between a regulation and a statute, will lead to a much more successful research quest.