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.

$17 Million Verdict for Passenger Dragged, Run Over by Bus

May 13, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Baker v. New Jersey Transit Corp. (N.J.Super.L.); $17 Million Verdict for Passenger Dragged, Run Over by Bus

Minnesota Cyberbullying Legislation

May 8, 2014 By: Christy Klancher

With the recent passage of the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act, all Minnesota public schools will be required to create comprehensive anti-bullying polices,

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

May 7, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include stories about a sexual orientation discrimination suit against

Justice Thomas: State Religions Are OK

May 6, 2014 By: Jason Steed

Justice Thomas’s solo concurring opinion in yesterday’s Town of Greece v. Galloway decision asserted that individual states may establish their own religions.

Two Prisoners Each Receive $18M Award for Wrongful Rape/Murder Convictions in ’86

May 6, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Restivo v. Nassau County; Detective Volpe, Estate of; Detective Fraas (E.D.N.Y.); Two Prisoners Each Receive $18M Award for Wrongful Rape/Murder Convictions in ’86

Lessons from a Law Professor in Ukraine

May 1, 2014 By: Jeff Matsuura

Jeff Matsuura, a regular contributor to this blog, recently served as a law professor in Kiev as part of the William Fulbright International Education Program

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Apr 30, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include stories about the confidentiality of Delaware litigation proceedings,

The ACA and Legal Practices (#2) / Health care as a local activity

Apr 30, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The ACA started out to be a more-or-less uniform national program. However, it has turned out to vary substantially from one place to another

Flapping Chicken Excites Horse at Racetrack; Exercise Rider’s Estate Receives $7.7M for Wrongful Death Damages

Apr 29, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Calderon v. Philadelphia Park Casino; Flapping Chicken Excites Horse at Racetrack; Exercise Rider’s Estate Receives $7.7M for Wrongful Death Damages

Does Free Speech Sound the Death Knell for State Pay-to-Play Laws Governing Public Works Contractors?

Apr 28, 2014 By: Marc Schneier

How does the First Amendment’s role in political contributions impact on state pay-to-play laws governing public works contractors?