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Today in 1978: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is signed into law

Oct 31, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On October 31, 1978, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was signed into law, prohibiting employers from taking adverse employment action because of pregnancy.

Finding Zombie Statutes on Westlaw

Oct 31, 2014 By: Charles Schwartz

The term “Zombies” as used in the Colloquial Terms Table refers to programs that take control of computers for certain illegal purposes (such as charges for unauthorized services)

Jack-O-Lanterns are festive

Oct 31, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Halloween jack-o-lanterns are considered “festive articles”

Employees’ Use of Social Media and the NLRA: Practical Law Toolkit

Oct 30, 2014 By: Terence McGuire

Employers face a challenge to understand how they may lawfully regulate their employees’ social media use.

U.S. Spin-Off Bust Goes Boom

Oct 30, 2014 By: Craig Eastland

2011 was a great year for spin-offs. Seventy-two deals were announced, including three of the largest U.S. transactions of all time: AbbVie (#1, $56 billion), Kraft Foods

Fine Art or Fair Asset?

Oct 30, 2014 By: Stephanie MacDougall

On July 18, 2013, The City of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, and its creditors soon after targeted the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection for sale.

Scary stories did not foster pagan cult

Oct 30, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Reading of stories about witches and goblins in school curriculum didn’t foster pagan religious beliefs.

Increase Billable Hours with a Technology Touch

Oct 29, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

As an attorney, it’s important to decrease unnecessary time spent on non-billable hours so that you can spend more time on billable ones.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 29, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a ruling that New York can

“Deceptive practices” and lender force-placed insurance: New York’s state of mind (Part 1)

Oct 29, 2014 By: Dennis Wall

Lender force-placed insurance practices under residential mortgage contracts have led to many recent lawsuits, most of which have been filed in federal court.