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Amending the FRCP: How Did These Rules Get Here Anyway?

Feb 23, 2015 By: Max Milstein

There’s been a great deal of discussion in the legal world recently about the Judicial Conference of the United States’ proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Calendaring in Concourse Matter Room: Keep everyone organized and in touch

Feb 23, 2015 By: Larisa Tehven

Matter Room now makes it easy to record important events related to your matter and share them with matter participants

Officials do not have a crystal ball

Feb 23, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

City, in enforcing ordinance, is not charged with predicting future course of constitutional law.

ISIS fears continue to plague public companies

Feb 20, 2015 By: Cory Hester

(Editor’s Note: This post is an excerpt from an article appearing in Practitioner Insights on WestlawNext) Recent filings show that public companies remain concerned about escalating

Today in 2007: SCOTUS vacates $79.5 million punitive damages award against Philip Morris

Feb 20, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On February 20, 2007, the Supreme Court decided Philip Morris USA v. Williams, which found a strange ideological breakdown between the justices.

“Negligence” connotes failure to exercise reasonable care

Feb 20, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

“Negligence” connotes failure to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances.

The presumption of openness as practiced by judges and parties (Part 2 of 2)

Feb 19, 2015 By: Dennis Wall

In practice, U.S. District Judges and U.S. Magistrate Judges do not always or often require the parties to show why the documents deserve to be sealed

A “Lively” Opponent to Homosexual Relationships

Feb 19, 2015 By: Stanley Rule

Pastor Scott Lively, a world-renowned homophobe, faces crimes against humanity charges in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Court should not decide based on only half a statute

Feb 19, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

In interpreting statute, court must examine structure of statute as a whole.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Feb 18, 2015 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from recent litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journal blog include a ruling upholding a horse cloning ban, a $5