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

Mar 19, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Last week, I was away, but I’m back now with some goodies. Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a suit over testosterone drug AndroGel, federal guidance for marijuana businesses and Delaware high court ruling on admissibility of social media evidence:

Deputy sheriff who arrested Mel Gibson receives $50K settlement for religious discrimination and retaliation claims

Mar 18, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Mee v. County of Los Angeles (Cal.Super.) Deputy sheriff who arrested Mel Gibson receives $50K settlement for religious discrimination and retaliation claims

Alabama lesbian couple denied divorce; could it lead to same-sex marriage in the state?

Mar 17, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

A district court judge in Alabama refused a divorce petition of a lesbian couple because same-sex marriage is not recognized in the state. Could an appeal lead to the invalidation of the state’s ban?

Jury Verdict of the Week: Insurer to Pay $5M for Accidental Shooting Damages

Mar 11, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Lane v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. (D.Ariz.) Insurer to pay $5M for Accidental Shooting Damages

SCOTUS rules in first landmark aiding and abetting case in over 30 years

Mar 7, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled in Rosemond v. United States, its first significant aiding and abetting criminal law ruling since 1980.

News in Brief: Legal scholar settles copyright suit with indie label

Mar 5, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Distinguished copyright legal scholar Lawrence Lessig and Liberation Music PTY Ltd. have “amicably resolved” a fair-use lawsuit that the Harvard law professor

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Mar 5, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

The Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Some highlights from the past week’s posts

Jury Verdict of the Week: Space heater in mobile home causes fire, injuries, minors’ deaths; manufacturer to pay $16.4M per fault apportionment

Mar 4, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Perkins v. Lakewood Eng’g & Mfg. (Ill.Cir.Ct.) Space heater in mobile home causes fire, injuries, minors’ deaths; manufacturer to pay $16.4M per fault apportionment

After arguments, justices appear poised to repeat 2007’s Massachusetts v. EPA

Feb 26, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

After the oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, the justices appear likely to vote 5 to 4 along the same ideological lines found in 2007’s Massachusetts v. EPA

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Feb 26, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

The Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Some highlights from the past week’s posts