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

Feb 12, 2015 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from recent litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journal blog include a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the duration

Fifty Shades intimate gel maker sued for false advertising

Feb 11, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

The manufacturer of a line of “Fifty Shades of Grey” themed intimate gel products is being sued for false advertising, claiming the product doesn’t work as described.

Supreme Court hints from same-sex marriage in Alabama

Feb 10, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Same-sex marriage has been on quite a ride in the state of Alabama this week. And the Supreme Court’s actions over it are very telling.

Tugboat Engineer Nets $688K for Fall After Order to Check Radar in Cramped Space/Rough Seas

Feb 10, 2015 By: Jury Verdicts

Neal v. International Marine Inc. (E.D. La.) Tugboat Engineer Nets $688K for Fall After Order to Check Radar in Cramped Space/Rough Seas

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Feb 6, 2015 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from recent litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journal blog include a suit against Wal-Mart over the wrong prescription,

The legal status of mandatory vaccinations

Feb 4, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

With the policy continuing to make headlines between the measles outbreak and the politicians’ responses to it, what is the current legal status of mandatory vaccinations?

Defendant to Pay $34.7M for Patent Infringement of Technologies for Soft Tissue Graft Production and Bone Preservation

Feb 3, 2015 By: Jury Verdicts

Defendant to Pay $34.7M for Patent Infringement of Technologies for Soft Tissue Graft Production and Bone Preservation LifeNet Health v. LifeCell Corp.

Is the “best interests of the children” test unconstitutional?

Jan 30, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

A New Jersey lawsuit is claiming that the “best interests of the children” test is unconstitutional.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jan 29, 2015 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from recent litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journal blog include a commentary on the Montreal Convention and how

Supreme Court to decide Oklahoma lethal injection challenge

Jan 27, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Late last Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the challenge to Oklahoma’s lethal injection regime by three inmates on death row.