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The Downfall of Trans Fats

Nov 14, 2013 By: Jill VanderZiel

The Food and Drug Administration recently published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to dramatically restrict the use of trans-fats or

How Daniel Katz is working to Reinvent the Law

Nov 14, 2013 By: Casey Hall

For decades the Legal industry remained largely unchanged.  Even when new technologies were adopted, they have not always heralded dynamic shifts in

The Access to Care Report (#19) / ACA satisfaction surveys under development

Nov 14, 2013 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

One of the best ways to determine the satisfaction of the public with the Affordable Care Act is to ask some of those involved about their experiences, impressions and reactions.

Beauty Contest Cruise

Nov 14, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Beauty contest winner who entered contest in reliance on the misrepresentation that the winner would receive an all-expense paid cruise for two was entitled …

Competing against self-help websites: When and why an attorney is better

Nov 13, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Newer technologies have made attorneys’ jobs easier in many ways: less paperwork, more mobility, simpler accounting, to name a few. But advances

Changes in Washington Practice (#2) / Legal malpractice as reflected in the Washington Pattern Jury Instructions

Nov 13, 2013 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

This is installment #2 in a continuing series of Changes in Washington Practice Reports. New legal malpractice instructions were added to the

Substitute Snowmen

Nov 13, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Chargeback provisions in contract for purchase of lighted inflatable holiday snowmen were void as penalties under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) …

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Intellectual Property, November 12, 2013

Nov 12, 2013 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.

The Obamacare Report (#19) / After ACA sanctions: Appeal rights for insurance companies

Nov 12, 2013 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Department of Health and Human Services has the authority to sanction an insurance company for failure to adequately meet ACA requirements for health plans. What are the insurer’s appeal rights?

Jury Verdict of the Week: $7.9M Settlement for Worker’s Arm Injuries Involving Cardboard Box Baler

Nov 12, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Hedlund v. Marathon Equipment Co. (Pa.Com.Pl.) $7.9M Settlement for Worker’s Arm Injuries Involving Cardboard Box Baler