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Judges’ “Disinterestedness”

Apr 16, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

“Disinterestedness,” of kind expected of judges, …

Making the case for process improvement

Apr 15, 2013 By: Lori Hedstrom

Most law firms believe they deliver a high quality legal product. Their websites offer quality, excellence, and client service, all of which are important considerations in choosing a law firm. But most firms don’t actually measure their performance along these lines; indeed, many would admit they have room for improvement on many fronts.

Determining Liability in “Mixed Motive” Employment Discrimination Cases: Part II

Apr 15, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

Employment discrimination cases can quickly become more complicated when there is more than one likely motive for a negative employment action

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Apr 15, 2013 By: Jessica Nelson

If you haven’t discovered Westlaw Topical Highlights or Westlaw® Bulletins yet, get ready to add them to your Favorites. Thomson Reuter’s attorney-editors

Rhyming Prosecutor

Apr 15, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Prosecutor’s statement in closing argument referring to defendant as “lad,” which rhymes with “cad, sad, mad, and bad” was not so shocking and inflammatory …

ReDigi ruling (mistakenly?) creates speed bumps for selling old mp3′s online

Apr 12, 2013 By: Will Ashenmacher

In my last column, I made a passing mention of the ReDigi case. Given the implications it has for the future of

Metrics That Every Legal Departments Should Track: Metric 1 – Spend to Budget

Apr 12, 2013 By: Patrick Johnson

This is Part I in a series discussing the 10 powerful metrics that all corporate counsel should use to manage their legal

Today in 1936: Supreme Court begins to adopt expansive view of Commerce Clause powers

Apr 12, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 12, 1936, the Supreme Court ruled in NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, embarking on a nearly sixty year road of a broad interpretation of Commerce Clause powers.

Godzilla vs. “Bagzilla”

Apr 12, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Garbage bag seller’s use of “Bagzilla” name, figure and slogan “monstrously strong bags” posed no likelihood of confusing consumers by suggesting that …

Determining Liability in “Mixed Motive” Employment Discrimination Cases: Part I

Apr 11, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

The central issue in most employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases is the causal relationship between the employer’s consideration of a protected