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A safeguard against government tyranny? Don’t expect a court to bite

Jan 30, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A common purpose of the Second Amendment submitted by gun rights advocates is that an armed citizenry is a safeguard against tyranny. This argument wouldn’t hold water in court.

Suing “Satan and his servants”

Jan 30, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Plaintiff would not be granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis in civil rights action against Satan and his servants, …

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jan 29, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Here are some highlights from the past week:

Evolution of Legal Technology: The inevitable transition to paperless

Jan 29, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Along with the rest of the world, the legal profession is seeing a transition to a paperless environment. The sooner you make the transition, the easier your life will be.

Bilateral Investment Treaties: Mitigating Political Risks to Foreign Capital Investments

Jan 29, 2013 By: Andrew Pieper

When companies make significant capital investments in foreign countries, they accept any risks to the ongoing political stability—or the occurrence of instability—in those countries.

E-Discovery in Cross-Border Litigation, Part IV

Jan 29, 2013 By: Daniel Garrie

This series of blog posts will address the increasingly common cross-border litigation and how the response to electronic discovery (“e-discovery”) differs among civil and common law jurisdictions.

Feedback: The Breakfast of Champions and Exceptional Lawyers

Jan 29, 2013 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

If you have room for improvement, there is nothing like a heaping bowl of feedback to help you bridge the gap between your achievement and your goals.

Perry v. Hollingsworth prediction: Prop 8 is going down – in a very big way

Jan 29, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court is set to rule on Perry v. Hollingsworth, the challenge to California’s Proposition 8. I predict that the Court will not only strike down Prop 8, but do so in a way that has a wide-ranging impact on the nation.

Subcontractor Sued After Materials it Provided for a Building Project Deteriorated, Lawsuit Leads to $5M Verdict in Missouri

Jan 29, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

 Mid-Continent Cas. Co. v. Advantage Bldgs. & Exteriors (Mo. Cir. Ct.) Jury Awards $5M on Bad Faith Claim Against Insurer  2012 WL 5420218

Thomson Reuters Elite at New York Legal Tech 2013

Jan 29, 2013 By: Amy Jo Redick

If you’re headed to New York Legal Tech in New York this week, plan on visiting the Thomson Reuters Elite booth #124! Stop by the booth to see a demo and get a Starbuck’s coffee card!