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The Legacy of ACC: A Conversation with Nancy Nord (Part 2)

Nov 6, 2014 By: Karen Deuschle

I recently had the unique opportunity to speak with a remarkable woman, attorney, and leader, Nancy Nord, who helped to found the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Court will not ignore the elephant in the room

Nov 6, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The court will not blindly assume that a jury is able to follow a district court’s instruction to ignore the elephant in the deliberation room.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Nov 5, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a personal injury settlement between a

Proposed FRCP Amendments: Rule 4 and Rule 16

Nov 5, 2014 By: Heidi Fey

The changes contemplated by the amendments to Rules 4(m) and 16 are designed to increase early and active judicial case management.

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#23) / Medicaid gifting rules in major change

Nov 5, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Medicaid gifting rules in Washington State are being affected by major changes

Don’t deprive children the joy of seeing whales

Nov 5, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Children’s “deprivation of joy of seeing whales” counts as a cognizable injury for standing purposes.

Clients from Scratch

Nov 4, 2014 By: William Josten

Market disruptors like legal process outsourcers, non-traditional firm models, and alternative online legal service providers are creating fresh competition for traditional law firms.

Counseling your client when working with custody evaluators

Nov 4, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Working with third-party evaluators such as guardians ad litem and custody evaluators can be one of the most difficult in all of family law.

Alabama Jury Awards Families $6.9 Million for Death/Injuries Caused by Post-Collision Fuel Tank Rupture & Fire

Nov 4, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

W J. Hurst and B. Hurst as Parents and Next Friends Of N.H., Estate of V. Mazda Motor Corporation; Mazda Motor of America Inc. (Ala.Cir.Ct.) Alabama Jury Awards Families $6.9 Million for Death/Injuries Caused by Post-Collision Fuel Tank Rupture/Fire

Escalator to the $tratosphere

Nov 4, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In determining whether to approve a class action settlement, attorney fees do not ride an escalator called risk into the financial stratosphere.