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Java Judicial Notice

Apr 2, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

It is common knowledge, of which a court may take judicial notice, that the drink called “coffee” is made from roasted coffee beans, and that green…

OCC reminds banks about Volcker Rule deadline

Apr 1, 2014 By: Catherine Tomasko

Banks have until July 21, 2015, to bring their investments into compliance with the Volcker Rule, the Office of the Comptroller of

Drones, law enforcement, and personal data

Apr 1, 2014 By: Adam Lockhart

The use by law enforcement of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, is increasingly becoming the subject of state legislation. Five states have

Chinchilla Coverage

Apr 1, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

While chinchillas and animals may not be “material” in ordinary sense of that word, they are “property” within valuation condition of fire policy…

Antitrust Merger Enforcement Trends and Expert Q&A on Best Practices on Defending a Merger

Mar 31, 2014 By: Jessica King and Nancy Hawkins

A review of federal merger enforcement actions from 2010 through 2013 reveals insights on the antitrust agencies’ approach to merger review since

Leading Publishers Experiment with Open Access

Mar 31, 2014 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

Recently, one of the world’s largest publishers announced it would permit conditional open access to its collection of millions of online scholarly papers.

Bucket of Mud

Mar 31, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Complaints that are filed in repeated and knowing violation of the notice pleading rule’s requirements are a great drain on the court system, and the…

Ferrari v. Fans: When Consumer Enthusiasm Goes Wrong

Mar 28, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Well, is this any way to treat your fans? Luxury Italian carmaker Ferrari is locked in a lawsuit and counter-suit with the

Not all Judges are Technology Troglodytes

Mar 28, 2014 By: Hon. Kevin Burke

There are very “tech savvy” judges, but we remain a generation where there is a wide disparity as to how comfortable judges are with new technology.

Making Your Case for a Law Firm Raise

Mar 28, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

One question among law firm associates at various size firms (including big ones that are not lock-step) is how do I go about asking for a raise? Consider the following steps