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Products Liability and the Self-Driving Car: Supplier Liability for Defective Electronics or Software in the Autonomous Vehicle

Nov 25, 2016 By: Paul D. Rheingold

Mass tort litigation for the self-driving car may come about if there was a malfunction in the electronics or software of vehicle, causing injury.

School must provide safe equipment for football game, regardless of whether parents are present

Nov 25, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

141E Education 141EII Public Primary and Secondary Schools 141EII(E) Pupils or Students 141EII(E)8 Injuries to Pupils or Students 141Ek800 Particular Injuries 141Ek805

There is no law in Kansas stopping judges from working on Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

There is no law in Kansas stopping judges from working on Thanksgiving.

Worker can’t benefit from mysterious shift transfer

Nov 23, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

No contract violation occurred when the employer transferred the grievant back to his original shift.

PHH Corp. finds temporary respite in D.C. Circuit’s RESPA ruling

Nov 23, 2016 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

A District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals panel has found the Consumer Finance Protection bureau unconstitutionally structured, and vacated the agency director’s $109 million disgorgement ruling against mortgage giant PHH Corp.

Using International Business Plans to Chart a Smooth Voyage to Going Global

Nov 23, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

While companies are often heavily involved in a specific transaction or activity involving a foreign partner or assets and resources located outside of the US, it is always important to remember that the goals and objectives of the transaction or activity should be consistent with the company’s overall international business plan and strategy.

School district not negligent in collision between two students playing flag football

Nov 23, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

School district not negligent in collision between two students playing flag football.

Police Officer Excessively Used Taser; $3M Wrongful Death/Survival Action Award

Nov 22, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Moore, individually and as personal representative of Moore, Estate Of v. Police Officer Kaminski; City Of Ferguson, Missouri (E.D.Mo.) Police Officer Excessively Used Taser; $3M Wrongful Death/Survival Action Award

Football player assumed the risk of injury from being tackled during school football practice

Nov 22, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Football player assumed the risk of injury from being tackled during school football practice.

‘Revolution’ allows in-house lawyers to be partners and guardians, ex-GE general counsel says

Nov 21, 2016 By: Frank Reynolds

A corporate “revolution” is making in-house counsel independent from CEOs and directors so they can be both a partner to management and a guardian for shareholders.