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Tips for attorneys in working with guardians ad litem and custody evaluators

Nov 12, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

This week, we have practice tips specifically for attorneys working with custody evaluators and guardians ad litem.

Judges need not believe what they read in the newspaper

Nov 12, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Newspaper is not document of such indisputable accuracy as to would justify judicial reliance

Young v. UPS: How the Supreme Court may change the employment law landscape

Nov 11, 2014 By: Nick Sullivan

If any of your are employees pregnant, thinking of getting pregnant, you had better pay attention to a U.S. Supreme Court decision expected in early 2015: Young v. United Parcel Service Inc.

British Intelligence Organizations Breaching Attorney-Client Privilege

Nov 11, 2014 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Recent reports reveal that the British intelligence agencies have been engaged in monitoring of privileged attorney-client communications for a period of several years.

Negligent Maintenance Causes Sightseeing Helicopter Crash; Nevada Jury Awards $16 Million in Wrongful Death/Survival Actions

Nov 11, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Riggs, as personal representative of Bhanot, Estate of v. Sundance Helicopters Inc. (Nev.Dist.Ct.) Negligent Maintenance Causes Sightseeing Helicopter Crash; Nevada Jury Awards $16 Million in Wrongful Death/Survival Actions

Archery is not part of used-car salesman’s job

Nov 11, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Archery is not part of used-car salesman’s job

Proposed FRCP Amendments: Rule 26(b)(1), Rule 26(b)(2)(C)(iii), Rule 30, Rule 31, and Rule 33

Nov 10, 2014 By: Heidi Fey

The next rules we are going to look at in our series on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are Rules 26, 30, 31, and 33.

In historic relic of a ruling, Sixth Circuit upholds four states’ same-sex marriage bans

Nov 10, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In an outdated opinion, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals just upheld the constitutionality of the bans of the four states in its jurisdiction.

Unexpected hot-air baloon ride

Nov 10, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Evidence of the negligence of the fair association in a spectator being carried up by a hot air balloon via a rope around his foot was enough to go to the jury.

Global Healthcare becomes latest REIT to face shareholder activism

Nov 7, 2014 By: Pamela S. Park

Although the real estate investment trust sector has not traditionally been a target of activist investors, that appears to be changing.