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Protections to employees of contractors and subcontractors of public companies

Dec 16, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act OF 2002 was designed to provide certain protections for corporate “whistleblowers.”

Mississippi Jury Awards $4.5 Million To Cook Burned by Defectively Designed Stove Fire Suppression Product

Dec 16, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Walls v. Metro Fire Systems Inc. et al. (Miss.Cir.) Mississippi Jury Awards $4.5 Million To Cook Burned by Defectively Designed Stove Fire Suppression Product

2014 in Review: The top legal events, part 1

Dec 16, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In this first installment, we look at a variety of rulings from the Supreme Court and one from an appeals court that helped define 2014.

Lamp oil sold in Vermont should be winter-proof

Dec 16, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Lamp oil sold in Vermont should be winter-proof

Proposed FRCP Amendments: Abrogation of Rule 84 and the Appendix of Forms

Dec 15, 2014 By: Heidi Fey

The final changes we are going to look at in our series on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is the abrogation of Rule 84 and the Appendix of Forms.

First Amendment loses none of its awesome force when taken to campuses of America.

Dec 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Student does not abandon constitutional rights upon registration in college

Today in 2000: Bush v. Gore is decided

Dec 12, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 12, 2000, the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore, effectively deciding the 2000 presidential election in George W. Bush’s favor

Settlement Tactics Series: How to read the other side

Dec 12, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Today, we delved into the actual art of negotiation by looking at tips for reading the other party in negotiation.

Ski area operator not responsible for mutations of nature

Dec 12, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Under Vermont law, ski area operator is not charged with duty of preventing “mutations of nature” such as dense fog at mountaintop.

School Choice Open Enrollment—A Variety of State Programs

Dec 11, 2014 By: Nia Doherty

Recent constitutional challenges to Wisconsin’s open enrollment school choice program highlight the fact that potential problems remain in the system.