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University not liable when fans tear down goal posts

Nov 17, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

University and state university system were immune from liability for football game attendee’s injury after crowd rushed field and tore down goal posts

Today in 1995: The Federal Government enters its most severe shutdown to date

Nov 14, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On November 14, 1995, the federal government entered its longest and most severe shutdown then to date, with the dispute being caused by budgetary issues.

Advocates disagree on whether alimony helps or hinders women

Nov 14, 2014 By: Kellie Pantekoek

Although it may be moving slowly, you can be sure that alimony reform is coming to your state if it hasn’t already.

Risk of being trampled by a football player is perfectly obvious

Nov 14, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

If you’re standing on the sidelines, don’t be surprised if you get trampled by a football player.

Effective business counseling should be done in the context of a comprehensive strategic plan

Nov 13, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

October 2014 marks the issuance of a new chapter in Business Transactions Solutions that discusses the key steps in designing, implementing and administering an effective business plan.

Tip of the Week: Using the New Features in Drafting Assistant Transactional

Nov 13, 2014 By: Eric Goodemote

Here are some of the new features in Drafting Assistant and some tips for how they can make your drafting process more

Flare gun is not a deadly weapon

Nov 13, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A flare gun is not a deadly weapon

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Nov 12, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a patient suing over published photos

News in Brief: Accused ‘Silk Road’ founder loses bid to drop charges

Nov 12, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Ross W. Ulbricht, the purported creator and administrator of the defunct underground website Silk Road, must face charges for narcotics trafficking and

The ACA and Legal Practices (#17) / Struggle to keep original program intent

Nov 12, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

HHS and the IRS are working together to “put the brakes” on efforts by some companies to move away from the original intent of the ACA.