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Changes in Washington Practice (#22) / Attorney-client privilege in bad faith insurance cases

Oct 22, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The attorney-client privilege may be modified in cases that involve alleged bad faith by an insurance company.

OK Supreme Court: Facebook message is insufficient notice to inform of pregnancy

Oct 22, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Oklahoma Supreme Court just ruled last week that a Facebook message was too unreliable to serve as notice of a pregnancy and intention to give the baby up for adoption.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 22, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a judge’s ruling that insurers owe

Roadside catnap doesn’t make it an overnight trip

Oct 22, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A catnap in your car doesn’t make it an overnight trip.

$27 Million Award for Negligence/Wrongful Death/Survival Actions Resulting from McDonald’s Parking Lot Attack and MVA

Oct 21, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Crisp v. The McDonald’s Corp. (Tex.Dist.) $27 Million Award for Negligence/Wrongful Death/Survival Actions Resulting from McDonald’s Parking Lot Attack and MVA

Advising a small business on litigation holds

Oct 21, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

When a smaller company gets sued, it likely has very few, if any procedures in place to respond — meaning it will rely on outside counsel for assistance.

Advising business clients on product liability and safety

Oct 21, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

This issue of Business Counselor Update includes new material that focuses on what should be considered in advising a business client how to prevent the distribution of dangerous products

Fall festival is a social activity

Oct 21, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

An employee “fall festival” qualifies as a social activity

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Bankruptcy, October 20, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Bankruptcy provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Bankruptcy law.

Remedies for Five Common Foot Faults of Junior Lawyers — Part One

Oct 20, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

This post is the first of a two-part series looking at five common foot faults of junior lawyers and some practical advice for tackling these areas and achieving success.

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