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Are the courts right to dismiss ‘single-scheme’ RICO fraud cases?

Nov 25, 2014 By: Rebecca Spear

In case after case, courts dismiss RICO actions based on mail/wire fraud if there is a single victim or scheme, describing them as “garden variety” fraud

Constitutional Challenges to Wisconsin Open Enrollment Program

Nov 25, 2014 By: Nia Doherty

On Nov. 18, 2014, a group representing three families of children with disabilities filed a challenge against Wisconsin’s open enrollment program

Vicarious Liability of Health Insurers for Medical Negligence

Nov 25, 2014 By: John K. DiMugno

The control MCOs exercise over the physician-patient relationship may create situations in which an MCO may be vicariously liable for negligence of their networks’ health care providers

Former Mayor’s Estate Receives $97M for Police Officer’s Excessive Use of Force/Unnecessary Seizure and City’s Hiring/Retention Practices

Nov 25, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Former Mayor’s  Estate Receives $97M for Police Officer’s Excessive Use of Force/Unnecessary Seizure and City’s Hiring/Retention Practices Reeves, as personal representative for

Fact that cow jumped fence does not mean that fence was inadequate

Nov 25, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A cow jumping a fence once does not make the fence inadequate.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Bankruptcy, November 24, 2014

Nov 24, 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

Constitutional issues in confidentiality agreements in insurance law

Nov 24, 2014 By: Dennis Wall

Court holds that stipulated confidentiality provision is not enough to keep records sealed under U.S. Constitution

Retailers Urge Feds to Adopt Data Privacy Legislation

Nov 24, 2014 By: Craig Blakeley

In a somewhat surprising move, the nation’s leading retail stores are urging Congress to adopt federal consumer data security legislation

Preparing For the Boomer-Millennial Seismic Shift in Government Law Offices: Part 3

Nov 24, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In today’s post, we’ll cover an important aspect of succession planning that government should consider: attracting a millennial workforce with promising skills and value sets.

Proposed FRCP Amendments: Rule 37

Nov 24, 2014 By: Heidi Fey

Next, we loook at the proposed amendments to Rule 37, which would modify the rule in three main ways