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Magically admissible evidence

Oct 1, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A proponent’s incantation of the proper uses of prior act evidence does not magically transform inadmissible evidence into admissible evidence.

Ballistic missile submarine ill-suited to be a salvage vessel

Sep 30, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Although a submarine is ill-suited to be a salvage vessel, it wasn’t negligent for the captain to render assistance to a nearby sailboat.

Top 100 Large Law Firms Celebrate Revenue Increase — Just Not Too Loudly

Sep 29, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

In 2013, the 100 largest law firms in the world took in almost $89 billion in revenue, which is 4.3 percent more

Tip of the Week: Why WestlawNext?

Sep 29, 2014 By: Ben Petersburg

WestlawNext has many resources beyond cases, statutes, and secondary sources. Knowing what they are, where to find them, and how to use them can greatly increase your research efficiency.

Next up for the CFPB: Loyalty points & rewards programs?

Sep 29, 2014 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

The Consumer Financial Protect Bureau may be ready to aim its regulatory headlights on loyalty and points programs

Apple, Google Resist Government Searches of Smartphones

Sep 29, 2014 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Apple and Google recently took action making it more difficult for law enforcement authorities to search the content of smartphones

Sailboats are dangerous when operated by 13 year olds

Sep 29, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A sailboat may be a dangerous instrumentality when helmed by a 13-year-old

Treasury, IRS close loopholes to discourage corporate inversions

Sep 26, 2014 By: Cory Hester

The U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service recently issued a notice that takes targeted action to stop the controversial practice of corporate tax inversions.

Today in 1914: The Federal Trade Commission is created

Sep 26, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

100 years ago today, the Federal Trade Commission Act is signed into law, creating the act’s titular federal regulatory agency.

Don’t tease the monkey

Sep 26, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In monkey bite lawsuit, evidence that the child had on previous occasions teased the monkey was probative in determining whether there was provocation.

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