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Bucket of Mud

Mar 31, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Complaints that are filed in repeated and knowing violation of the notice pleading rule’s requirements are a great drain on the court system, and the…

Ferrari v. Fans: When Consumer Enthusiasm Goes Wrong

Mar 28, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Well, is this any way to treat your fans? Luxury Italian carmaker Ferrari is locked in a lawsuit and counter-suit with the

Not all Judges are Technology Troglodytes

Mar 28, 2014 By: Hon. Kevin Burke

There are very “tech savvy” judges, but we remain a generation where there is a wide disparity as to how comfortable judges are with new technology.

Making Your Case for a Law Firm Raise

Mar 28, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

One question among law firm associates at various size firms (including big ones that are not lock-step) is how do I go about asking for a raise? Consider the following steps

Update to Florida Telemedicine Rule

Mar 28, 2014 By: Lance O. Leider

On March 12, 2014, a new rule with updated standards for telemedicine practice in the state of Florida became effective

Today in 1898: The Supreme Court rules that immigrant children born in the U.S. are citizens

Mar 28, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 28, 1898, the Supreme Court decided U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark, holding that the Fourteenth Amendment grants citizenship to immigrant children born in the U.S.

Trails plan derailed

Mar 28, 2014 By: Dave Corbett

The Supreme Court’s recent Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. U.S. decision resolves an issue, nearly 150 years in the making, dealing with railroad right-of-ways.

“It’s Complicated”

Mar 28, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Social networking site content may be subject to discovery under the rule governing the production of documents…

New Proposed Patent Rule – Identify “Attributable Owner”: Beware or Abandon

Mar 27, 2014 By: Lisa M. Brownlee

The USPTO has proposed a new rule requiring that the attributable owner of a patent be identified during the pendency of a patent application and at specified times during the life of a patent.

The NFL’s gun ban for off-duty police may be out of bounds

Mar 27, 2014 By: Justin Baker

Several Minnesota police organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the NFL’s ban on off-duty police officers carrying their guns into games, claiming the ban violates Minnesota law.

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