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How to Ensure Compliance with Court Formatting Requirements

Apr 18, 2017 By: Alison Horsley

In Manhattan, a law firm was sanctioned for incorrect line spacing in its brief.  The fine was $1,048.09 (the cost of filing

Obamacare’s ‘risk corridor’ program: Litigation status and prospects

Apr 18, 2017 By: David Kaufman

Health law attorneys Deborah Dorman-Rodriguez and David M. Kaufman analyze the controversy surrounding Obamacare’s “risk corridor” program — which was designed to

Searching for Justice Neil Gorsuch: A Primer

Apr 17, 2017 By: Max Milstein

After being sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch sat for oral argument for the first time today. Readers of

Is It the End of Boilerplate in Discovery?

Apr 17, 2017 By: Steven S. Gensler

Judges and lawyers have complained for a long time that the use of boilerplate in the discovery process bogs things down and

Deal Protections and Remedies: A Study of Public Merger Agreements in 2016

Apr 13, 2017 By: Daniel Rubin

Practical Law has published its fourth annual survey of deal-protection measures in public M&A deals. In this study we analyze the provisions

Copyright Fair Use: How the Grinch Stole Cindy Lou Who’s…Theater Cred?

Apr 12, 2017 By: Anna Wiles

In December, Broadway playwright Matthew Lombardo filed a lawsuit against Dr. Seuss Enterprises (Seuss) alleging fair use of a copyright and tortious

Case of drone downed with shotgun does not raise federal question

Apr 5, 2017 By: Aaron Rolloff

A Kentucky federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit over an unmanned aircraft, ruling that despite the Federal Aviation Administration’s authority over all

The Power of an Oxford Comma

Apr 5, 2017 By: Owais Ahmed

The Oxford Comma debate has been plaguing the English speaking world since the inception of the English language. While people may debate

5 ways to cut legal research costs

Apr 3, 2017 By: Silvia Fejka

Billable hours are a fine balancing act, and time spent researching can easily start to accumulate, even for an experienced attorney, when

TOPICAL ROUNDUP: MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR VERDICTS

Mar 31, 2017 By: Jean Sica

Excerpts of jury verdict summaries with recent multi-million verdicts, as summarized in Jury Verdicts & Settlements, include a $127M award to a teenager sexually

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