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.

Jury Verdict of the Week: $2.8 Million Verdict for Death of Motorist Struck by Trailer Transporting Backhoe

Dec 3, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Smith v. MGD Quiptech Inc. (Pa.Com.Pl.) $2.8 Million Verdict for Death of Motorist Struck by Trailer Transporting Backhoe

The Italian woman in Britain: The U.S. Constitution and forcible caesarean sections

Dec 3, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The U.S. Constitution establishes a broad range of rights not only for U.S. citizens, but for all those present in the country.

GoldieBlox versus the Beastie Boys: The fight that should have never been

Nov 29, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Wrapping up a faux-copyright dispute that could have been avoided with the exercise of a little prudence, toy company GoldieBlox issued an

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Nov 27, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

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

Man bites into Chicken McNugget to find cockroach parts; sues McDonald’s

Nov 27, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A Pennsylvania man is suing McDonald’s after biting into a Chicken McNugget and accidentally consuming part of a cockroach/

Jury Verdict of the Week: Pedestrian slipped and fell on icy sidewalk; jury awards $4M

Nov 26, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Kostera v. Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation (N.J.Super.L.) Pedestrian Slipped and Fell on Icy Sidewalk; Jury Awards $4M

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Nov 20, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. This week we highlight oral arguments before

Jury Verdict of the Week: Jury Awards Patient $4.35M for Bowel, Bladder Perforations During Laparoscopic Surgery

Nov 19, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Ivy v. Bannister, MD (W.D.Tenn.) Jury Awards Patient $4.35M for Bowel, Bladder Perforations During Laparoscopic Surgery

Jury Verdict of the Week: $7.9M Settlement for Worker’s Arm Injuries Involving Cardboard Box Baler

Nov 12, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Hedlund v. Marathon Equipment Co. (Pa.Com.Pl.) $7.9M Settlement for Worker’s Arm Injuries Involving Cardboard Box Baler

FantasySCOTUS: A new limitation on treaty-making powers to emerge from the actions of a scorned wife?

Nov 7, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

As unbelievable as it may seem, the Supreme Court looks poised to issue limits on constitutional treaty-making powers — for the first time in history.