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ALR: Validity of Grandparent Visitation Statutes

Mar 27, 2014 By: ALR

The Supreme Court of Alabama held that a grandparent visitation statute violated the fundamental due process rights of parents and therefore was unenforceable

‘Odd’ Georgia statute gets a lender an even $17 million

Mar 27, 2014 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

The 7th Circuit says that although a Georgia statute removes a mortgagee’s right to a deficiency judgment, a guaranty agreement allows a lender to receive from the guarantor the $17 million difference between what it paid for a Georgia parcel, and the unpaid balance of the loan.

Eighth Circuit Issues Widely Anticipated Excessive Fee Decision in Tussey v. ABB

Mar 27, 2014 By: Gia Norris

A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit rendered a much anticipated decision in Tussey v. ABB, which is one of the first excessive fee class action lawsuits to go to trial on almost all of the pleaded claims

Plundering Not Protected

Mar 27, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

United States owed no duty to trespasser on unused missile test facility who was there for the purpose of stealing wire and who was injured when he came…

Managing Big Data for Competitive Advantage

Mar 26, 2014 By: Rob Alston

“Big Data” is getting a lot of visibility in the law firm market lately, as it should.   Competition is as fierce as

Debtor denied discharge of damages award from intoxicated assault (Bkrtcy.N.D.Ohio)

Mar 26, 2014 By: Michael Nordskog

(Editor’s Note: This post is an excerpt from an article appearing in Practitioner Insights on WestlawNext) A Chapter 7 debtor who was sued

Contraception Mandate case: It all comes down to Justice Kennedy (again)

Mar 26, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby this week — the so-called “contraception mandate case — and it looks like it’s up to Justice Kennedy…again.

Changes in Washington Practice Report (#14) / Is it time for adverse possession to go?

Mar 26, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Although adverse possession is a well-established principle of law in Washington State, it has been argued at length in a recent case that it is time for the legislature to change the situation

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Mar 26, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a one-line U.S. Supreme Court opinion about wage

Pageant Perplexity

Mar 26, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Owner of trademarks, including “Mrs. United States” and seven other variants related to owner’s beauty pageant business, would likely suffer irreparable…