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Supreme Court rules on ‘Stern claims’

Jun 12, 2014 By: Joe Fraracci

Stern claims are those in need of a home in terms of which court — bankruptcy or district — can enter final judgment.


Jun 12, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Even if there was a nexus between the state and baseball league, a girl seeking preliminary injunction to allow her to play in boys’ baseball league as …

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jun 11, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Summer time is almost here!  While you’re lounging by the pool or reading on the beach, you can catch up on two

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The State of the Midsized Firm In The Legal Market

Jun 11, 2014 By: Michael Springer

Midsized Law firms have a tough economy and hungry Large Law firms to deal with. In response, the responsive ones are investing in business development tools and professionals so that they can broaden their share of the market.

Same-sex marriage in the states since Windsor, part 1

Jun 11, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Although U.S. v. Windsor did not explicitly rule that state-level same-sex marriage bans were unconstitutional, there has been a massive shift in these laws.

The ACA and Legal Practices (#5) / Pressure builds toward large-employer mandate

Jun 11, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The large-employer mandate is scheduled to go into effect in 2015, and pressure is rapidly building as we approach the effective date of the mandate.


Jun 11, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A patent issued because of inequitable conduct is rendered unenforceable in its entirety under the “one bad apple” rule, which provides that if …

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Intellectual Property, June 10, 2014

Jun 10, 2014 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Intellectual Property provides summaries of significant federal court decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Intellectual Property law

West Virginia Jury Awards $2M in Product Liability Suit for Pelvic Mesh Injuries

Jun 10, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

West Virginia Jury Awards $2M in Product Liability Suit for Pelvic Mesh Injuries Cisson v. C.R. Bard (S.D.W.Va.) 2013 WL 8561788 Verdict summary 2011

U.S. District Court Judge Overturns Wisconsin Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Jun 10, 2014 By: Nia Doherty

On Friday, June 6, a U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of Wisconsin struck down a state constitutional amendment as a violation of the rights of same-sex couples to equal protection