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Foreign languages for law students

Mar 28, 2013 By: Samuel Berbano

Three tips to learn, master, or keep up a second language. Learning another language opens personal and professional opportunities. It’s great for

National Law Journal survey names top legal vendors

Mar 28, 2013 By: Kati Katzenmeyer

Thank you for selecting Westlaw as the “Best Legal Research Vendor” for the second year running. The National Law Journal conducted its annual national “Best of The National Law Journal” survey to determine the top vendors serving the nation’s legal industry. We are pleased to announce that Westlaw / WestlawNext surfaced to the top in four separate categories.

Hot Docs: SCOTUS finds warrantless dog sniff of front porch unconstitutional

Mar 28, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

In its recent Florida v. Jardines ruling, the Supreme Court held that a police drug-sniff on an individual’s front porch without a warrant violated the Fourth Amendment.

“Mere puffery”

Mar 28, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Firearm manufacturer’s advertising claim that its revolver was “gun that won the west” was mere puffery, …

You won’t find this on Service of process & the Hague Convention

Mar 27, 2013 By: Bess Hambleton

On Monday, the Southern District of New York dismissed a suit brought by pro-democracy advocates against the People’s Republic of China and

Implications of Riverisland for Insurance Litigation

Mar 27, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno and Dennis Wall

Although Riverisland v. Fresno Madera removed a significant hurdle to recovery for promissory fraud, the full impact of the decision on insurance disputes remains unsettled

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Mar 27, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. This week, “First Sale Doctrine,” “Chinese Drywall” and more.

Same-sex marriage is not new

Mar 27, 2013 By: Jason Steed

Contrary to what several justices claimed during yesterday’s oral argument, same-sex marriage is not new — it is centuries old

The Prop 8 case, after oral arguments

Mar 27, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yesterday’s oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry contained some interesting details — some surprising, some not. Are we any closer to knowing how the Court will rule?

Trends From 2013 Annual Reporting Season

Mar 27, 2013 By: Gabrielle Stranieri

The 2013 annual reporting season is drawing to a close, and regardless of where your company is in the process of filing