Commentary and analysis of current events that have legal implications.  We often pick up stories from Reuters news sources, or there may be a new court filing on Westlaw that catches our attention.

Legal Implications Surrounding Bitcoin

Jun 22, 2017 By: Kelsey Gilmore

Bitcoin has been making its way into the news and into legal discussion for the past couple years and more so now as

Non-Verbal Intimidation in California

Jun 15, 2017 By: Mark Fetzko

In one of Seinfeld’s classic episodes, Kramer said 94% of communication is non-verbal. Whatever the merits of his claim, non-verbal threats don’t merit

Eastern District of Texas to lose spot as top patent court post-TC Heartland

Jun 8, 2017 By: Adam Riley

An industry group has predicted that patent filings in the highly favored United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

JV Roundup: The Changing Nature of Privacy

Jun 2, 2017 By: Jean Sica

At what point does freedom of expression meet the right to the protection of private life? This subject was explored through a Facebook

Are Zillow Zestimates Actually Appraisal Estimates with a “Z”?

Jun 1, 2017 By: Stacey Patronik

When Barbara Andersen listed her home for sale in Glenview, Illinois, this was not the first time that the real estate litigation attorney

Is a Sex-Specific Dress Code Enforceable?

May 26, 2017 By: Anna Wiles

On September 25, 2014 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a complaint against R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. (Harris) in

Whittier Law School Closes: Will We See a Domino Effect?

May 17, 2017 By: Owais Ahmed

Many have predicted an eventual avalanche in the legal market. With the emergence of many new law schools over the past few

JV ROUNDUP: Vehicular Negligence in California

May 11, 2017 By: Jean Sica

Recent California motor vehicle accident cases as summarized in Jury Verdicts & Settlements: *Montes v. State of California 2017 WL 1410999   Verdict date:

Filthy on Facebook: Union Members Can Say What They Want

Apr 26, 2017 By: Mark Fetzko

Although it isn’t a particularly good strategy for building strong workplace rapport, you probably won’t lose your job if you go on

JV ROUNDUP: Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts

Apr 21, 2017 By: Jean Sica

Excerpts of recent jury verdict summaries with multi-million dollar awards, as summarized in Jury Verdicts & Settlements: *Kelly, an incapacitated individual v. County of Snohomish

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