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.

Taking the simple road: Supreme Court rejects ‘claim-by-claim’ approach

Jul 30, 2014 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

The U.S. Supreme Court, in its unanimous decision in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., echoed its previous words in its landmark decision in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jul 30, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a ruling by Delaware’s high court allowing

Efforts to Oust Tennessee Supreme Court Justices Raise Questions

Jul 30, 2014 By: Mark P. Chalos

Three of the state’s five Supreme Court justices are standing for retention election this year, which means voters can choose to “retain” or “replace” them.

Jury Awards $2.6M for Guest’s Burns Sustained in Private Residence Steam Room

Jul 29, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Lucero v. Landers (Colo.Dist.Ct.) Jury Awards $2.6M for Guest’s Burns Sustained in at Private Residence Steam Room

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jul 23, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a $55.3 million verdict against Honda in a

Jury Awards $17.9M to L.A. Dodger Fan Attacked in Parking Lot

Jul 23, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Stow v. Los Angeles Dodgers LLC; McCourt (Cal.Super) Jury Awards $17.9M to L.A. Dodger Fan Attacked in Parking Lot

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jul 16, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a California high court ruling on class-action bans

Jury Awards Sum of $4.75 Million to Manager for Malicious/False Criminal Prosecution and Murder Allegation

Jul 16, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Coscia v. El Jamal; Orser (N.Y.Sup.) Jury Awards Sum of $4.75 Million to Manager for Malicious/False Criminal Prosecution and Murder Allegation

Journey inside a lenders’ lawyer’s nightmare

Jul 10, 2014 By: Joe Fraracci

What happens when things go wrong with a UCC loan payoff and the mistake involves an enormous amount of money?

Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama: What’s it all mean?

Jul 9, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

What’s Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner going to sue President Obama about, and what are the lawsuit’s chances of success?