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Congress decides which days are holidays

Sep 22, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The designation of federal holidays is the prerogative of Congress, not the judiciary.

Today in 2005: State Department gives immunity to Pope Benedict in sex abuse lawsuit

Sep 19, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On September 19, 2005, the U.S. State Department submitted a “suggestion of immunity” for Pope Benedict in a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Catholic Church

SEC chair highlights importance of women in the boardroom

Sep 19, 2014 By: Pamela S. Park

SEC Chair Mary Jo White has also weighed in on the importance of including women on corporate boards.

Use case statement orders to pump-up RICO pleadings

Sep 19, 2014 By: Rebecca Spear

Pleading deficiencies pop up in opinion after opinion in civil RICO cases. So, why not tackle the problem head on, at the

Cheese Heads

Sep 19, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Under Wisconsin law, cheese wedge hats did not have secondary meaning and were thus not entitled to trademark protection.

The ACA and Legal Practices (#11) / Boundary issues for program financing

Sep 18, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The ACA has introduced new program “boundary problems” into the health care system, which continue to persist and to be challenged.

Cheese Party is not a dangerous condition

Sep 18, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Just because wine and cheese party attendees were in hallway where plaintiff slipped doesn’t mean that the nursing home was liable.

After record-breaking number of “net neutrality” comments, what’s next?

Sep 17, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On Monday, the public comment period for the FCC’s new net neutrality rule ended, with a record-breaking 3.7 million comments. What’s next?

Three Ways Midsized Firms Can Beat The In-House Trend

Sep 17, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

In several earlier posts on this blog, we have observed that corporate legal departments are keeping more work in-house. We certainly are

Using Miller’s to Research Insurance Issues on Westlaw

Sep 17, 2014 By: David Probst

Using a computer to search for cases can drive you crazy. The computer finds the gems you want, puts them in a

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