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Stan Lee Media seeks Supreme Court review of transfer of Conan rights (U.S.)

Apr 4, 2014 By: Aaron Rolloff

(Editor’s Note: This post is an excerpt from an article appearing in Practitioner Insights on WestlawNext) Stan Lee Media Inc. has asked the

Deadmau5 v. Disney: Bring out the popcorn

Apr 4, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Disney doesn’t like Deadmau5′s attempt to trademark his signature mouse profile. The Canadian DJ is pretty hot-tempered, so this should get good…

In latest campaign finance ruling, Supreme Court further expands definition of “free speech”

Apr 4, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court recently ruled in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, taking the definition of “free speech” one step further than Citizens United.

Tool Rule

Apr 4, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Chapter 7 debtors’ liquor license did not qualify as a “tool of the trade” for lien avoidance purposes; liquor licenses are not personal tools of modest…

Supreme Court: Fired? Your severance payments are taxable under FICA

Apr 3, 2014 By: Joe Fraracci

The Supreme Court ruled that severance payments made to employees terminated against their will are taxable wages under FICA.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Securities, April 3, 2014

Apr 3, 2014 By: Gary Rodekuhr

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

2012 to 2013 A.L.R. United States Supreme Court Review

Apr 3, 2014 By: ALR

The United States Supreme Court, in its 2012 to 2013 term, addressed many diverse issues, ranging from abortion and birth control to woods and forests.

Coerced Consent

Apr 3, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Evidence that petitioner consented to search of his home by officers and that he was forced at gunpoint to give officers key to his automobile which…

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#15) / Dealing with client issues related to the Affordable Care Act

Apr 2, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Elder law and health care law attorneys in Washington are exploring how to best work with clients on complex issues involving the Affordable Care Act.

‘Big Data’ And The Application Of Knowledge Management

Apr 2, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

‘Big Data’ presents opportunities and challenges for law firms. Thomson Reuters’s Kim Stein takes a look at how the legal industry has positioned itself.

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