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A Little Bit Every Day Makes a Difference

Jul 2, 2013 By: Donna Gerson

For the past year, I have been taking piano lessons and reacquainting myself with the repertoire that I studied thirty years ago

Rite Aid Agrees to Pay $20.9 Million to Settle Wage-and-Hour Suits on behalf of Assistant Store Managers

Jul 2, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Rite Aid Agrees to Pay $20.9 Million to Settle Wage-and-Hour Suits on behalf of Assistant Store Managers

Rights of “embalmers and funeral directors”

Jul 2, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Licensing regulation promulgated by Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing, prohibiting an embalmer from “comment[ing] on the condition of any dead human body entrusted to his or her care,” …

To Host or not to host: that is the question

Jul 1, 2013 By: Natasha Jaroscak

In today’s mobile economy, cloud based computing is becoming more prevalent, especially in the legal industry. Before you make a decision one way or the other, consider the advantages of a hosted solution and what you should look for in a potential vendor.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Bankruptcy, July 1, 2013

Jul 1, 2013 By: Casey Hall

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Bankruptcy provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions affecting Bankruptcy law.

The Snowden Revelations: NSA Eavesdropping is Only Half the Story

Jul 1, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

News headlines are currently filled with the material Edward Snowden has disclosed regarding the massive scope of NSA eavesdropping on communications. Perhaps the most troubling part of all this news is that the NSA’s actions constitute only half of the story.

WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: Tip of the Week Celebrates Honor America Days and Independence Day

Jul 1, 2013 By: Jessica Nelson

Independence Day is celebrated every year on July 4th to commemorate that day in 1776 when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration

“It is possible to walk and chew gum at the same time”

Jul 1, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

In keeping with maxim that it is possible to walk and chew gum at the same time, police detective could not be excused from procuring attorney for defendant upon defendant’s request simply because …

Practical Law Analysis of DOMA and Proposition 8 Decisions

Jun 28, 2013 By: Kyle Murray

On June 26, 2013, the US Supreme Court issued two high-profile rulings involving same-sex marriage. The decisions will have significant implications for health and retirement plan administration, in addition to other employment-related consequences.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Insurance, June 28, 2013

Jun 28, 2013 By: Casey Hall

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Insurance provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Insurance law. A Westlaw subscription is required to access the documents linked from this page.