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Supreme Court Limits The Reach of Alien Tort Statute in Kiobel

Apr 18, 2013 By: Mark P. Chalos

In its long-awaited ruling in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., a five-justice majority of the Supreme Court announced that the 200 year-old Alien Tort Statute (ATS) presumptively does not apply to conduct occurring outside of the United States.

A Primer for Regulations for Law Students

Apr 18, 2013 By: Megan McKinney Downs

If you have never taken (or never plan to take) an administrative code class, researching regulations can be confusing and difficult. Understanding what a regulation is and the difference between a regulation and a statute, will lead to a much more successful research quest.

Hot Docs: Parents sue Wal-Mart after drop-side crib suffocates seven month old son

Apr 18, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Two parents are suing Wal-Mart over the death of their seven month old son, which was caused by suffocation while sleeping in a drop-side crib purchased from Wal-Mart.

“Veiled psyche” and “secret motives”

Apr 18, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

In looking to a county’s predominant purpose under the Lemon test in an Establishment Clause challenge, a court cannot look to …

Today’s Westlaw Supreme Court Citations

Apr 17, 2013 By: West Reference Attorneys

Missouri v. McNeely Docket No. 11-1425 2013 WL 1628934   Respondent was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken to a nearby

Supreme Court Citations

Apr 17, 2013 By: West Reference Attorneys

US Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen Docket No. 11-1285 2013 WL 1567371   After health-plan participant recovered damages arising from automobile accident from

A Positive Brand Takes More Than Just Showing Up

Apr 17, 2013 By: Diane Costigan

We’ve been reviewing the four components that make up a lawyer’s brand: technical skills, client service, dynamic approach and personal qualities.  Having

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, April 17, 2013

Apr 17, 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 labor and employment law

The types of judges you’ll meet in court and how to deal with them

Apr 17, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Last week, we discussed the different types of attorneys that you’re likely to encounter in court. Now, here are the different kinds of judges you’ll meet.

Not an assault

Apr 17, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Police officer’s having trained attack dog with him when it was arguably not necessary did not constitute an assault under Colorado law; …