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Minnesota Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

May 14, 2013 By: Mike Carlson

I had a brief discussion today with one of our editors  who tells me that Minnesota Laws 2013, Chapter 74, legalizing same

Yesterday’s Supreme Court Citations

May 14, 2013 By: West Reference Attorneys

Bullock v. Bankchampaign, N.A. Docket No. 11-1518 2013 WL 1942393   In an adversary proceeding, judgment creditor sought a determination that judgment

SCOTUS rules that farmers can’t plant any patented seeds without permission

May 14, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

This week, the Supreme Court ruled in Bowman v. Monsanto that farmers cannot buy patented seeds from a grain elevator and use them for growing crops.

How to save time and money by mediating eDiscovery

May 14, 2013 By: Daniel Garrie

The benefits of e-discovery mediation should be considered by a wider audience as a means to save time, money, and ensure e-discovery for the most part is kept out of the courtroom, while the real issues are litigated in front of a judge.

New York Judge Awards $89.2M in Financial Dispute

May 14, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Assured Guar. Mun. Corp. v. Flagstar Bank (S.D. N.Y.) Financial Guaranty Insurer Awarded $89.2M 2013 WL 1141279 Judgment Summary 2011 WL 8200747

Smoking ban in prison

May 14, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Prohibitions on use or possession of tobacco in state’s prisons did not violate equal protection rights of inmate who smoked; …

Legal Marketing: Three Reasons to Use Google+ to reach your local audience.

May 13, 2013 By: FindLaw

Google+ Local is a free tool that can help you connect with prospects by allowing you to “claim” your firm’s spot on Google search results.

JOBS Act fuelling secretive bond offerings

May 13, 2013 By: Christopher Elias

Transactional lawyers have witnessed a change in foreign capital raisings recently.  Foreign companies appear to be moving from public to private markets

A Challenge to the FTC’s Regulation of Data Security

May 13, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

Hotel company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is challenging the authority of the FTC to regulate data security activities, which could have a significant impact on consumer data security.

WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: Using Graphical Keycite to Follow the History of a Case

May 13, 2013 By: Jessica Nelson

Have you ever had to follow the history of a case through multiple appeals and remands? Visualizing the procedural process oftentimes can