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Appellate court upholds removal of supervisors for sexually harassing their subordinates

Nov 2, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

Two recent unreported Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decisions illustrate the challenges of combating sexual harassment in the workplace.

Does the establishment of an MDL invite the filing of cases with marginal merit?

Nov 2, 2016 By: Paul D. Rheingold

For defendants who often claim that cases of little or no merit are filed once an MDL for a mass tort has been set up, they now have something to cite: the September decision by Chief Judge Clay Land in the transvaginal mesh litigation.

Ordering defendant who barked like dog to be restrained was proper

Nov 2, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Ordering defendant who barked like dog to be restrained was proper.

New York top court upholds dismissal of ‘champerty’ suit

Nov 1, 2016 By: Peter Hamner

New York state’s highest court has declined to revive a lawsuit brought by a company that purchased investment notes allegedly for the

Air Bag Malfunctioned in Single Vehicle MVA, Causing Pain/Suicide; $4.6M Award for Total Damages

Nov 1, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Wickersham, as personal representative of Wickersham, Estate of v. Ford Motor Co. (D.S.C.) Air Bag Malfunctioned in Single Vehicle MVA, Causing Pain/Suicide; $4.6M Award for Total Damages

Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Bad Faith Failure to Settle: Does Focusing on the Reasonableness of the Insurer’s Decision Raise the Specter of Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Failure to Settle Cases?

Nov 1, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

This post examines whether making unreasonable insurer conduct an element of a bad faith failure to settle claim affects the ability of insurers to dispose of such claims on summary judgment before trial.

Gender-specific bathroom ban for transgender police officer lands school employer in hot water

Nov 1, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

Employers face increasing challenges in navigating the legal landscape to avoid claims of sex discrimination as it relates to bathroom access for their transgender employees.

Trial court can decide whether and how to restrain a defendant

Nov 1, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Trial court can decide whether and how to restrain a defendant.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Bankruptcy, October 31, 2016

Oct 31, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Bankruptcy provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Bankruptcy law.

How can you best start your legal research?

Oct 31, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Even though it may sound simple enough to get a “good start” on your legal research, many legal professionals spend more time than they probably should on it.

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