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Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013 By: Casey Hall

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Labor and Employment provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

May 8, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law.  Here are some highlights from the past week:

Connecting with clients through your website

May 8, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Your law firm’s website has the potential to not only demonstrate your legal competency, but to also connect with clients on a more personal level — which can be more effective at gaining new clients.

“obviousness of patent”

May 8, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

In considering obviousness of patent, court must conduct its inquiry as if it were to step backward in time …

Preparing for conflicts of interest

May 7, 2013 By: Sandra Roberts

Conflicts of interest can be a sticky situation for any law firm whether or not you are currently engaged in a malpractice

California Court of Appeal Limits Insurance Brokers’ Duties to Third Parties

May 7, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal limited the duties of insurance brokers to third parties with whom they have no direct dealings, distinguishing a similar case from 20 years ago.

Kansas’ new “Second Amendment Protection” law: Is it constitutional?

May 7, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Kansas recently passed a law that prohibits federal enforcement of gun regulations of firearms manufactured and owned within the state. Is it constitutional?

Wrongful Death Action Filed in Maryland Court Results in $8.3M Verdict

May 7, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Lomoriello v. Woodholme Gastroenterology Assoc. (Md. Cir. Ct.) $8.3M Verdict for Woman’s Death After Colonoscopy Complications 2013 WL 1305823 Verdict Summary 2012

Bad “tactical decisions”

May 7, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Tactical decisions by counsel do not constitute ineffective assistance simply because …

The Alien Tort Statute Beyond our Borders: My Experience Writing for the Rona R. Mears Writing Competition

May 6, 2013 By: Ethan Hargraves

In January, law students had the chance to weigh in on how the court should rule in Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum by entering the ABA Section of International Law’s Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition & Scholarship Awards. This is our second of two posts from the law students who won the competition.