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France to Implement Sanctions Against Google for Privacy Violations

Oct 7, 2013 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

The French government is in the process of imposing legal sanctions against Google, based on France’s determination that Google’s information privacy policies do not comply with the nation’s standards.

WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: Table of Authorities on Westlaw Next

Oct 7, 2013 By: Amy Boley

One of the latest enhancements on WestlawNext is Table of Authorities, it is a list of the cases relied upon in the document you are viewing.

Roaming tavern dog

Oct 7, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Where tavern patron’s action for injuries sustained when bitten by dog of proprietress of tavern was tried on principle of care to be exercised by innkeeper to see that his patrons or guests are protected from injury, …

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing and Marissa Alexander

Oct 4, 2013 By: Stanley Rule and Mike Carlson

Marissa Alexander, a Florida woman sentenced to 20 years of incarceration after firing a warning shot into a wall near her then-husband

To avoid trademark spat, Bang With Friends rebrands….kinda?

Oct 4, 2013 By: Will Ashenmacher

This past week, “Bang with Friends” made an agreement with Zynga to settle their trademark dispute, resulting in a name change for the former.

Color Code Your WestlawNext Research with Multiple Colors for Notes & Highlighting

Oct 4, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Throw away your highlighters! Over 10,000 documents are highlighted everyday on WestlawNext. Now you can add notes and highlight documents in seven different colors: yellow, blue, green, pink, orange, purple, and even black.

Today in 2002: California jury awards $28 billion in damages against Philip Morris

Oct 4, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

On October 4, 2002, a Los Angeles jury awarded $28 billion in punitive damages against tobacco maker Philip Morris – the largest

“The rifle is better”

Oct 4, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

In raising issues for appeal, losers in a trial can go hunting for relief with a rifle or a shotgun, and the rifle is better; …

Proposed Legislation to Require Uniform Front-of-Package Food Labeling System

Oct 3, 2013 By: Emily Meyer

On September 19, Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that could radically change the appearance of food

Connecticut Supreme Court Gives Insurers First Crack at Subrogation Pot

Oct 3, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled that insurance deductibles don’t apply to the “make whole rule”