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Court Awards $453 Million to Injured/Estates for Iran’s Support of Terrorism in 1983 Bombing of Marine Barracks in Beirut

Dec 2, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Spencer v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C.) Court Awards $453 Million to Injured/Estates for Iran’s Support of Terrorism in 1983 Bombing of Marine Barracks in Beirut

A data breach as a “trigger” for a litigation hold

Dec 2, 2014 By: Jennifer Thibodaux

It is likely that litigation is foreseeable upon discovery of any of type of data breach, thereby triggering the duty to preserve relevant and non-privileged documents and data

Drafting comprehensive advisory agreements

Dec 2, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Advisory agreements create binding legal obligations on the corporate advisor with regard to protecting the interests of the company

Federal Circuit Court Decision Threatens Bonding Industry’s Solvency

Dec 2, 2014 By: Marc Schneier

A recent Eleventh Circuit decision has threatened sureties’ ability to obtain efficient enforcement of their indemnity rights against the principal

It is hard to shovel snow and commit a robbery at the same time

Dec 2, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

It’s difficult to commit a robbery if you’re at home shoveling snow.

Coverage for an automobile’s “use” is broader than many realize

Dec 1, 2014 By: John K. DiMugno

The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision shows that the scope of use in an auto insurance policy is much broader than many policyholders — or their attorneys — realize.

How Miller’s Standard Insurance Policies Annotated® Came to Be

Dec 1, 2014 By: Susan Miller

Here’s the story of how Miller’s Standard Insurance Policies Annotated came to be

Why You Should Start With Notes of Decisions

Dec 1, 2014 By: Ben Petersburg

Notes of Decisions are short summaries of cases interpreting a particular aspect of the statute or rule and can quickly help you find what you need

A street is defective if it insufficiently covers a cesspool

Dec 1, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A street is defective if it insufficiently covers a cesspool

Is Nothing Sacred? Open for Business on Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2014 By: Jill VanderZiel

Some stores in recent years have tried to get a jump start on the season by opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day