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Secondary Sources on Westlaw: Start stronger, finish faster

Feb 13, 2017 By: Teri Kruk

Primary sources tell you what the law is, but Secondary Sources give you the why, when, where, if and how of the

Phantom Stock Plans for Private, Closely-held Companies

Feb 13, 2017 By: Dan Hogans

Top performers who believe in a company’s future often want to be compensated with equity.  But owners of closely-held businesses may be

FIRM CENTRAL + WESTLAW GLOBAL SEARCH = MAJOR ADVANTAGES

Feb 13, 2017 By: Colin Peterson

The never-ending need to do more with less Everyone in the legal profession is experiencing what has been called “the new legal

Louisiana underfunds, understaffs and overworks public defenders, class action claims

Feb 10, 2017 By: Michael Scott Leonard

A group of law firms and civil rights organizations has filed a proposed class action accusing Louisiana of funding public defenders at

Evolution of the Legal Department in Financial Services – Discovered Trends

Feb 7, 2017 By: Anthony DiMatteo

Technology can make our lives easier, but for most attorneys it can be a real hurdle to adopt and trust new technology.

Topical Roundup: Tobacco Litigation

Feb 7, 2017 By: Jean Sica

Tobacco litigation continues to return huge plaintiff awards. Today’s smoker may gravitate toward “natural” cigarettes (see Are ‘natural’ cigarette smokers being misled?) and/or e-cigarettes, but

‘The Edge of 2017: Research and Efficiency Tips for the New Year’

Feb 1, 2017 By: Jared Correia

Editor’s note: Jared Correia is a paid guest blogger. Although the practice of law has changed a great deal in the past

The Basics of Secondary Sources – What, Why, How

Feb 1, 2017 By: Jeremy Byellin

Although they cannot be directly relied upon as legal authority, secondary sources remain some of the most important authorities to employ in

Judge suspends key parts of Trump’s travel ban as mass protests roil major airports

Jan 30, 2017 By: Michael Scott Leonard

With protests engulfing America’s major airports nationwide Saturday, a Brooklyn federal judge temporarily blocked key parts of President Donald Trump’s executive order

Courts hold that properly structured receivables purchases are not usurious loans

Jan 27, 2017 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

A New York court held on two separate occasions that purchases of receivables at discounted prices were not usurious loans under New

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