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Why Are Large Law firms Still Merging?

Sep 24, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Last week, news broke that Bingham McCutcheon and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius have agreed to merge, forming a 2,000-lawyer firm with $2

Changes in Washington Practice (#21)/ Insurance bad faith and attorney-client privilege

Sep 24, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Volume 35 of Washington Practice includes a long discussion of “insurance bad faith”, and of the relevant issues that may develop for attorneys in such cases.

Law School Survival Tips: Secrets to success on essay exams

Sep 24, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Law school essay exams require more than just arriving at the correct conclusion. Instead, you’re supposed to consider a wide range of possibilities. Here are some tips for success.

Judge is not a gold prospector

Sep 24, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

it is not the judge’s function to sift through a garbled pleading like a prospector panning for gold

Court Awards $3.3M for Meat Product Co.’s Use of “Gang Time” System in Compensating Employees

Sep 23, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Gomez, et al. v. Tyson Foods Inc. (D.Neb.) Court Awards $3.3M for Meat Product Co.’s Use of “Gang Time” System in Compensating Employees

Shark handling is dangerous

Sep 23, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

If you specialize in shark-handling, you should already know that they are dangerous.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Bankruptcy, September 22, 2014

Sep 22, 2014 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.

Creation of a New Federal Code Title, Title 52 Voting and Elections

Sep 22, 2014 By: Beth Anderson

A new subject matter title, Title 52 Voting and Elections, is born and resides in the United States Code Annotated.  The new

Filling Seats on the Fifth Circuit

Sep 22, 2014 By: Jason Steed

Although President Obama has created Democratic majorities in eight circuits since taking office, the Fifth Circuit remains held by a Republican majority … for now?

To Change Law Firm Culture, Quit Fighting The Current

Sep 22, 2014 By: Rachel Merrick Maggs

Anyone who has spent time near the shore knows that if you are caught in a riptide pulling you out to sea,