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 26, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

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

Jury Verdict of the Week: Jury Awards Patron $35M for Assault By Gang Member Amusement Park Employees

Feb 25, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Martin v. Six Flags Over Georgia II LP; Six Flags over Georgia LLC; Franklin; Johnson; Evan; Morey (Ga.Super.) Jury Awards Patron $35M for Assault By Gang Member Amusement Park Employees

Windsor Is All Sword

Feb 21, 2014 By: Jason Steed

My fellow blogger, Jeremy Byellin, has a post today about Justice Kennedy’s opinion in Windsor. I don’t have time to respond carefully, with demonstrative quotations from Windsor, but I do want to throw something out there for people to chew on.

Was Windsor Justice Kennedy’s national referendum on same-sex marriage?

Feb 21, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court’s U.S. v. Windsor ruling paved the way for a number of lower court rulings expanding same-sex marriage rights. Was Justice Kennedy testing the national waters on this issue?

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Feb 19, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

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

Jury Verdict of the Week: Illinois jury awards $3.4M for signalman’s workplace injuries

Feb 18, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Haywood v. Northeast Illinois Reg’l Commuter R.R (Ill.Cir.Ct.). Illinois Jury Awards $3.4M for Signalman’s Workplace Injuries

My Rights vs. Yours

Feb 13, 2014 By: Jason Steed

It appears at least five states have taken steps toward passing what are being called “Turn the Gays Away” laws, which allow business owners to deny service to gays on “religious” grounds.

News in Brief: E-signed traffic tickets lawful in Maryland

Feb 12, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

A Maryland law that allows municipalities to issue electronically signed traffic tickets through automated speed monitoring does not violate the U.S. Constitution,

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Feb 12, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Snow! Ice! Storms! Oh my. The Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Despite ice

Jury Verdict of the Week: Rear-Ender renders motorist quadriplegic; jury awards $43M for defective vehicle seat recliner mechanism

Feb 11, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Heco v. Johnson Controls, Inc. (Vt. Super.) Rear-Ender renders motorist quadriplegic; jury awards $43M for defective vehicle seat recliner mechanism