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.

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

In historic relic of a ruling, Sixth Circuit upholds four states’ same-sex marriage bans

Nov 10, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In an outdated opinion, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals just upheld the constitutionality of the bans of the four states in its jurisdiction.

Can cities set quotas on rental properties?

Nov 6, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Minnesota Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in a case about whether a city may limit the number of houses that may be rented out on a given block.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Nov 5, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a personal injury settlement between a

Alabama Jury Awards Families $6.9 Million for Death/Injuries Caused by Post-Collision Fuel Tank Rupture & Fire

Nov 4, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

W J. Hurst and B. Hurst as Parents and Next Friends Of N.H., Estate of V. Mazda Motor Corporation; Mazda Motor of America Inc. (Ala.Cir.Ct.) Alabama Jury Awards Families $6.9 Million for Death/Injuries Caused by Post-Collision Fuel Tank Rupture/Fire

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 29, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a ruling that New York can

News in Brief: Neiman Marcus defeats privacy suit in Illinois

Oct 28, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Neiman Marcus customers who said a 2013 data breach at the high-end department store chain increased their risk of identity theft and

Federal West Virginia Jury Awards $3.2 Million for Mesh Sling Injuries

Oct 28, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Huskey v. Ethicon Inc.; Johnson & Johnson (S.D.W.Va.) Federal West Virginia Jury Awards $3.2 Million for Mesh Sling Injuries

Elections in court

Oct 22, 2014 By: Max Milstein

Often, American democracy itself turns into a judicial question, with many cases are filed each year.