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Patent Troll Litigation

May 15, 2014 By: Marissa Bartolucci

While major anti-“patent troll” legislation is making its way through Congress, the courts continue to see legal battles involving these “non-practicing entities”

Open Observation

May 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Agents of school district did not invade principal’s privacy under Wisconsin law when they followed him on public streets and highways during his …

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

May 14, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include stories about a class-action firm filing an appeal

Why Change? – 3 Easy Ways Legal Technology Solves Red Flags

May 14, 2014 By: Sarah Hartman

With three basic ideas in mind: 1) The legal profession is behind the technology curve; 2) Legal professionals need more time in

Law Firms Want Change, But Still Ponder Next Steps, Report Finds

May 14, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Law firms know they need to change. What changes need to be made, however, is a question for which answers are elusive.

Hillshire’s acquisition of Pinnacle joins other recent branded food deals

May 14, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

Chicago-based Hillshire Brands Co. will acquire Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a $4.3 billion cash-and-stock deal.

The ACA and Legal Practices (#3) / Strategies for explaining the ACA to clients

May 14, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Because of poor efforts to explain the ACA to the populace, there continues to be a lack of understanding of the complex health care reform law.

The Evolution of Black’s Law Dictionary

May 14, 2014 By: Bruce Provda

Although it purportedly began as a hoax, Black’s Law Dictionary is widely considered the leading standard for understand the intricacies of the legal word.


May 14, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Statutory text may not be divorced from context.

Environmental Enforcement for Corporate Counsel

May 13, 2014 By: Elizabeth K. Brown

For corporate counsel, staying compliant with environmental and energy laws is all about staying up-to-date.