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.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 22, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a judge’s ruling that insurers owe

$27 Million Award for Negligence/Wrongful Death/Survival Actions Resulting from McDonald’s Parking Lot Attack and MVA

Oct 21, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Crisp v. The McDonald’s Corp. (Tex.Dist.) $27 Million Award for Negligence/Wrongful Death/Survival Actions Resulting from McDonald’s Parking Lot Attack and MVA

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 15, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a ruling in a case over

Nutrition Feed Supplement was Improperly Mixed; Utah Mink Farmers Receive $3.4 Million for Damages

Oct 14, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Jonsson v. National Feeds (D.Utah) Nutrition Feed Supplement was Improperly Mixed; Utah Mink Farmers Receive $3.4 Million for Damages

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 9, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a commentary about Judge Rakoff and

Manufacturer, Sales Representative Directed to Pay $67 Million for Implantation of Unnecessary Pacemaker

Oct 7, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Sowards v. Biotronik Inc.; Tague (N.M.Dist) Manufacturer, Sales Representative Directed to Pay $67 Million for Implantation of Unnecessary Pacemaker

The Supreme Court just OK’ed, albeit circuitously, same-sex marriage nationwide

Oct 6, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In its refusal to review lower court decisions on the (in)validity of state same-sex marriage bans, the Supreme Court has effectively given the thumbs up for more rulings going forward.

Oregon Physician Discharged Patient Despite Stroke Symptoms; $4.7M Verdict for Plaintiff

Oct 2, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Merez v. Chen, M.D. (Or. Cir.) Oregon Physician Discharged Patient Despite Stroke Symptoms; $4.7M Verdict for Plaintiff

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 1, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a N.J. federal judge blocks sale

New York Creates Public Defender System for Immigrants

Oct 1, 2014 By: Bruce Provda

Poor immigrants, in New York City facing deportation, now have access to the first public defenders system in the nation devoted strictly for them. Advocates for the immigrants are pleased.