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“Actual Innocence” Under Schlup v. Delo / McQuiggin v. Perkins as Excusing Statute of Limitations Established by AEDPA 28 U.S.C.A. § 2244(d)(1) for Habeas Corpus Claims

Apr 17, 2014 By: ALR

Generally, a petitioner seeking federal habeas review must file his petition within a one-year statute of limitations, but the Supreme Court has recognized various exceptions.

Oblivious Witness

Apr 17, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Witnesses to a will need not know that the document they have witnessed is a will…

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Apr 16, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include Stan Lee Media’s petition to the U.S. Supreme

Survey: Large Law Firm Leaders Are Confident, But Why?

Apr 16, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

A recent report showing that managing partners at Large Law firms are reporting higher levels of confidence has taken some in the

Legal writing: Walking the legalese tight rope in your demand letters

Apr 16, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Using legal terminology in your demand letters is a balancing act between using too much and losing the message, and using too little and having it not taken seriously.

The ACA and the Law (#1) / Lessons for legal practices

Apr 16, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

After four years, implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues, albeit with some ongoing issues — issues that attorneys are becoming more involved with.

Imbibing Involuntarily

Apr 16, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

It is no crime to ingest a drug involuntarily, for example, if someone secretly spiked the punch at a party…

No Recovery for Man Mauled by Grizzly Bear on Guided Hunting Trip

Apr 15, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Massey v. Montana Guide Svcs. (Mont.Dist.) No Recovery for Man Mauled by Grizzly Bear on Guided Hunting Trip

Verify the Relationship Between the Physician and the Employer is Legal

Apr 15, 2014 By: Christopher E. Brown and George F. Indest, III

In reviewing employment contracts for health professionals, sometimes it’s necessary to look beyond the contract to determine if the relationship is legal.

Study finds potentially significant opportunities to move additional work in-house

Apr 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

While law departments have already begun shifting more of their work in-house, there are potentially significant opportunities to move additional work by evaluating the types of work the department does.

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