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Challenging the Contraception Provision: A plea for good medicine and pleader credibility

Mar 15, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno and Dennis Wall

This Monday we will present a webinar through the West Legal Ed Center focusing on The Affordable Care Act’s Contraceptive Provision. As a prelude to this topic, we would like to explain our hope that litigants will focus on the actual legal disputes presented in these cases.

Coming soon to a gaming console near you: “Patent Infringement: Secrets of the USPTO”

Mar 15, 2013 By: Will Ashenmacher

Mindful of the turmoil the music and film fields had to go through, video game-makers haven’t been resting on their laurels. They seem to know they have to find “the next big thing” or get left behind.

Communication Techniques That Great Counselors Use To Get Results

Mar 15, 2013 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

When it comes to having difficult conversations, the majority of people don’t, and lawyers are no exception. Here are some tips to help have those conversations.

Today in 1817: The Supreme Court establishes the principle of “caveat emptor”

Mar 15, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 15, 1817, the Supreme Court ruled in Laidlaw v. Organ and established the principle of “caveat emptor” — buyer beware.

Bad adder

Mar 15, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Manager’s comment that natural gas trader could not add was truthful assessment of trader’s performance at natural gas trading desk, …

Chemically inducing the truth: Use of truth drugs in criminal proceedings

Mar 14, 2013 By: Bess Hambleton

The criminal case against Colorado shooter James Holmes made  a few headlines this week upon the court’s issuance of a pre-plea advisory

The Rise of Bellwether Trials

Mar 14, 2013 By: Mark P. Chalos

As centralized litigation becomes more prevalent, litigants and courts continue to explore creative methods for managing and resolving claims. One such method is the use of bellwether trials – trials of selected representative cases.

Checking In with the First WestlawNext Customer, boutique firm Payton and Associates

Mar 14, 2013 By: Harry A. Payton and Shelley Gracia

Three years ago, commercial litigation attorney Harry Payton, at his boutique  law firm Payton & Associates, LLC, was the first customer to

Hot Docs: No breach of contract for LinkedIn security breach, court rules

Mar 14, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Last week, a court dismissed breach of contract claims against LinkedIn that alleged that the professional networking site had failed to maintain proper security, which made the hacking incident possible

Roadside clowns

Mar 14, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

In action for injuries to passenger in automobile which, while stopped at intersection, was struck from the rear by automobile of defendant whose attention was diverted by clowns …