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BlackRock forced employees to waive whistleblower awards, SEC says

Jan 27, 2017 By: Cory Hester

BlackRock Inc. has agreed to pay a $340,000 penalty to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges that the investment management firm illegally

Cupid’s Arrow Doesn’t Have to Sting: Sensible Approaches to Workplace Romance

Jan 27, 2017 By: Kate Bally

With Valentine’s Day approaching, now is a good time to consider the potential risks associated with workplace romances.  These relationships can expose

New Orleans federal judge tosses suit claiming penile prosthesis defect

Jan 25, 2017 By: Ron Baker

A New Orleans federal judge has dismissed a suit by a man who says he was injured when his implanted Coloplast Corp.

Using a Legal Research App can Increase Productivity

Jan 25, 2017 By: Joe Kerber

It seems too obvious to say that attorneys—like everyone else—use their smart phones to stay up to date and increase their efficiency. 

Freddie Gray officers’ malicious-prosecution suit moves forward

Jan 24, 2017 By: Susan Newman

Five Baltimore police officers cleared of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the death of Freddie Gray may proceed with some of their

Defendant to Pay $12.9M for Warehouse Fire Caused by Use of Faulty Fuse

Jan 24, 2017 By: Jury Verdicts

Jan. 24, 2017 Defendant to Pay $12.9M for Warehouse Fire Caused by Use of Faulty Fuse Chicago Import v. Commonwealth Edison Company (Ill.Cir.Ct.) 2016

3 Resolutions to Fuel Your Law Firm Growth Strategy

Jan 23, 2017 By: Brian Knudsen

The New Year is already off to a fast start and if you haven’t identified resolutions for your law firm now is

Start your Legal Research with WestSearch

Jan 23, 2017 By: Jessica Zaiken

One of the most challenging aspects of online legal research is getting started. Sometimes, you will have an idea of search terms

Delaware justices to decide if New York ruling leaves door open for new Lululemon suit?

Jan 20, 2017 By: Frank Reynolds

After hearing oral argument Jan. 18, Delaware’s Supreme Court must decide whether a New York federal judge’s ruling in a shareholder suit

Think tank asks companies to weigh risks of using politically aligned media for ads

Jan 20, 2017 By: Daniel Rice

A conservative think tank has submitted a shareholder proposal at several companies asking them to report on the risks associated with advertising

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