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.

Court Awards $453 Million to Injured/Estates for Iran’s Support of Terrorism in 1983 Bombing of Marine Barracks in Beirut

Dec 2, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Spencer v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C.) Court Awards $453 Million to Injured/Estates for Iran’s Support of Terrorism in 1983 Bombing of Marine Barracks in Beirut

Constitutional Challenges to Wisconsin Open Enrollment Program

Nov 25, 2014 By: Nia Doherty

On Nov. 18, 2014, a group representing three families of children with disabilities filed a challenge against Wisconsin’s open enrollment program

Former Mayor’s Estate Receives $97M for Police Officer’s Excessive Use of Force/Unnecessary Seizure and City’s Hiring/Retention Practices

Nov 25, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Former Mayor’s ¬†Estate Receives $97M for Police Officer’s Excessive Use of Force/Unnecessary Seizure and City’s Hiring/Retention Practices Reeves, as personal representative for

News in Brief: Home-sharing website challenges San Francisco rental law

Nov 21, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

A Texas-based home-sharing website has sued the city and county of San Francisco in California federal court to overturn an ordinance prohibiting

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Nov 19, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include stories about how lower courts are

Jury Awards Estate $4.5 Million for Defectively Designed Ford Excursion Roof

Nov 18, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Trejo, Individually and as Success-In-Interest to Trejo, Estate Of v. Ford Motor Company (Nev.Dist.Ct.) Jury Awards Estate $4.5 Million for Defectively Designed Ford Excursion Roof

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Nov 12, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a patient suing over published photos

News in Brief: Accused ‘Silk Road’ founder loses bid to drop charges

Nov 12, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Ross W. Ulbricht, the purported creator and administrator of the defunct underground website Silk Road, must face charges for narcotics trafficking and

Young v. UPS: How the Supreme Court may change the employment law landscape

Nov 11, 2014 By: Nick Sullivan

If any of your are employees pregnant, thinking of getting pregnant, you had better pay attention to a U.S. Supreme Court decision expected in early 2015: Young v. United Parcel Service Inc.

Negligent Maintenance Causes Sightseeing Helicopter Crash; Nevada Jury Awards $16 Million in Wrongful Death/Survival Actions

Nov 11, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Riggs, as personal representative of Bhanot, Estate of v. Sundance Helicopters Inc. (Nev.Dist.Ct.) Negligent Maintenance Causes Sightseeing Helicopter Crash; Nevada Jury Awards $16 Million in Wrongful Death/Survival Actions