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

May 29, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Here are some highlights from the

Intoxicated Monster Truck Driver Runs Over Woman in Texas, Wrongful Death Action Leads to $10M Verdict

May 28, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

McKenzie v. High Expectations Hospitality (Tex. Dist.) $10M Verdict for Death of Woman Run Over by Intoxicated Monster Truck Driver 2013 WL

Hot Docs: Brady Center challenges city law that mandates all houses must have firearms and ammunition

May 23, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has sued the City of Nelson, Georgia, claiming a new law that requires all heads of households to keep firearms and ammunition for it is unconstitutional.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

May 22, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law.  Here are some highlights from the past week:

D.C. District Court Approves $29.4M Settlement Regarding Company’s Alleged Illegal Foreign Bribes

May 21, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Securities and Exchange Comm’n v. Eli Lilly & Co. (D. D.C.) Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Pays SEC $29.4M for Illegal Foreign Bribes 2013 WL 1151851

Shifting Dynamics in the Perception of Law School Education

May 20, 2013 By: Patricia Taylor

Many pre-law students who are facing a tough legal job market say they plan on pursuing a law degree, not to practice,

California Supreme Court to decide whether mere conduct can trigger liability insurance coverage for product disparagement or trade libel

May 16, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

The California high court will soon determine whether liability insurers have a duty to defend trade libel claims when the insured never mentioned or referred to the plaintiff’s products.

Hot Docs: Class action lawsuit alleges Apple knew about “latent defect” in iPhone power button

May 16, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A new lawsuit claims that Apple’s iPhone 4 contains a latent defect causing its power button to stop functioning after 18 months, and that Apple knew about this all along.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

May 15, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Here are some highlights from the

SCOTUS rules that farmers can’t plant any patented seeds without permission

May 14, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

This week, the Supreme Court ruled in Bowman v. Monsanto that farmers cannot buy patented seeds from a grain elevator and use them for growing crops.