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To our customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy:

Oct 31, 2012 By: Mike Carlson

A message from Bob Azman:   To our customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy: We understand that the full extent of the damage

Hurricane Sandy: Will “Business Interruption” Insurance Coverage respond?

Oct 31, 2012 By: John K. DiMugno and Dennis Wall

Hurricane Sandy has unfortunately provided opportunities for different kinds of what we frequently label as “Business Interruption” Insurance Coverage.


Oct 31, 2012 By: Alan Gutterman

The recession continues to haunt clients and they are particularly squeamish about any major procurement transactions.  Your client’s angst provides an opportunity

FantasySCOTUS: Is selling used textbooks copyright infringement?

Oct 31, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., which could decide the fate of the the application of the “First Sale Doctrine” to products manufacturer internationally.

November Westlaw Training Line up: All Things Public Records

Oct 31, 2012 By: Sarah Erickson

Want to save time and increase your efficiency? Check out this Month’s Free Webinars and take your Legal Research to the next

Starting Out Fresh: The virtues and vices of the virtual office

Oct 31, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

For solo and small attorneys, a virtual office can be an inexpensive solution for the missing pieces of the law firm. Nevertheless, it’s important to have the rest of the pieces as well

“virulent” hostility

Oct 31, 2012 By: Legal Solutions

Bias against attorney may require disqualification where hostility is so virulent …


Oct 30, 2012 By: Charles B. Craver

When I teach continuing legal education courses on Effective Legal Negotiation, I am amazed by two significant negotiation myths. The first is

New health insurance subsidy program likely to result in widespread confusion

Oct 30, 2012 By: Ferd H. Mitchell and Ferd H. Mitchell

The “premium subsidy program” under the Affordable Care Act is intended to make it feasible for limited-income individuals to purchase individual health insurance coverage. But patients are going to need extensive attorney help to cope with program requirements.

The Raven, revisited: A Halloween classic with a Westlaw twist

Oct 30, 2012 By: Shelley Gracia

In anticipation of Halloween, and with apologies to Edgar Allan Poe, we bring you…   THE CITATION Once upon a midnight dreary,