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Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, April 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2015 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Topical Highlights for Labor and Employment provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting labor and employment law.

Nine hard-hitting questions posed in landmark gay-marriage case

Apr 29, 2015 By: Kellie Pantekoek

The nine members of the U.S. Supreme Court do not shy away from asking uncompromisingly direct and honest questions, and yesterday’s oral arguments in one of the biggest cases of the year were evidence of that.

Prosecutor’s comments comparing defense counsel to octopus releasing ink didn’t deny defendant a fair trial

Apr 29, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Prosecutor’s comments comparing defense counsel to octopus releasing ink didn’t deny defendant a fair trial

In same-sex marriage oral arguments, Kennedy may have said a lot by saying very little

Apr 28, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

In saying very little during the second half of oral arguments today, Justice Kennedy may have betrayed his intentions in the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges same-sex marriage case.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Intellectual Property, April 28, 2015

Apr 28, 2015 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Intellectual Property provides summaries of significant federal court decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Intellectual Property law

Strategies for avoiding miscommunications and disputes with clients regarding fee arrangements

Apr 28, 2015 By: Alan Gutterman

Perhaps the most common source of problems over fees involves misunderstandings with clients over the amount of the fee and expectations regarding payment of the fee.

Riding Lawn Mower Caused Leaves to Start on Fire; $2.5M Award for Fatal Burns

Apr 28, 2015 By: Jury Verdicts

Bilenky, Administrator of Wright , Estate of v. Ryobi Technologies Inc.; Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. (E.D.Va.) Riding Lawn Mower Caused Leaves to Start on Fire; $2.5M Award for Fatal Burns

There’s no inherent right to sell liquor

Apr 28, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

There’s no inherent right to sell liquor.

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace?

Apr 27, 2015 By: Sandra Jezierski

As medical marijuana becomes legal in more and more states, employers are becoming increasingly concerned about how this will affect their workplace policies.

Legal Bondage: Using Contract Principles to Promote Affirmative Consent

Apr 27, 2015 By: Rachel Beithon

Contracts binding intimate relationships have come to light most recently with the global popularity of the romance novel and accompanying film, Fifty Shades of Grey.

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