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Feb 25, 2015 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from recent litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journal blog include a ruling about a Minnesota hospital and its

Copyright Suits a Shakedown?

Feb 25, 2015 By: Mike Carlson

The huge volume of copyright infringement suits filed by online erotica company Malibu Media may be part of a strong-armed shakedown tactic

A major win for ‘None of the above’

Feb 25, 2015 By: Max Milstein

In Nevada’s recent Democratic gubernatorial primary elections, “None of these candidates” won first place.

Federal Circuit Extends Prohibition on Reviewing PTAB Decisions to Institute IPR

Feb 25, 2015 By: Marissa Bartolucci

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals held review of a decision by the PTAB to institute inter partes review (IPR) is prohibited even after a final decision.

Polygraph results are generally not admissible in civil proceedings

Feb 25, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Polygraph results are generally not admissible in civil proceedings

The Internet of automobiles

Feb 24, 2015 By: Elliot Katz

The number of “smart things” is growing thanks to advances in technology and demand in the consumer market.  In 2009, there were

Alternative Legal Careers: Site Acquisition

Feb 24, 2015 By: Kristin Giant

Site acquisition specialists, which are often listed as “JD preferred”, negotiate leases between land-owners and telecom companies.

Uphill California Slope Was Not Marked as Ski/Snowboard Staging Area ; $21.9M Verdict for Plaintiff’s Resulting Quadriplegia

Feb 24, 2015 By: Jury Verdicts

McLaughlin v. CLP Mountain High LLC (Cal.Super.) Uphill California Slope Was Not Marked as Ski/Snowboard Staging Area ; $21.9 M Verdict for Plaintiff’s Resulting Quadriplegia

Court may not create contract or invent new terms

Feb 24, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Court may not create contract for litigants, nor supply omitted terms while professing to construe the contract.

Outside counsel needs sharp ethical eye while looking in

Feb 23, 2015 By: Nick Sullivan

Attorneys retained by a company to conduct an internal investigation need to uncover any possible fraud, say Breon S. Peace, Elizabeth Vicens

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