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: $2.1 M Verdict for Blood Bank Employee Whistleblower Claim

Oct 29, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Doculan v. IJKG Opco LLC d/b/a Bayonne Medical Center (N.J.Super.L.) $2.1 M Verdict for Blood Bank Employee Whistleblower Claim

Police GPS tracking requires a warrant, appeals court rules

Oct 24, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that police must obtain a warrant before attaching a GPS device to a private vehicle, further strengthening SCOTUS’s 2012 U.S. v. Jones ruling.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 23, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. This week we highlight securities and insurance

Jury Verdict of the Week: Mother accepts $8M settlement for son’s birth-related neurological injuries

Oct 22, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

R.T. v. Montefiore Med. Ctr. (N.Y.Sup.) Mother accepts $8M settlement for son’s birth-related neurological injuries

Confidentiality of investigative process does not extend to results, PA court rules

Oct 21, 2013 By: Sandra Johnson

May a public employer discipline an employee for disclosing the results of an internal investigation once the investigation is completed? The Pennsylvania

Nine-year old stowaway on Las Vegas flight is separated from parents by court. What happens next?

Oct 17, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The nine-year-old boy who stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas was just ordered removed from his parents’ home by a court. What’s going to happen next?

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 16, 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

More than two legal parents? A new California law makes it possible

Oct 15, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A new California law allows the legal recognition of three or more parents — a first for U.S. family law. What are the implications?

Jury Verdict of the Week: Motorist dies in Alabama MVA; Off-duty officer to pay $3.2M for punitive damages

Oct 15, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Rush v. Kendrick (Ala. Cir.Ct.) Motorist dies in Alabama MVA; Off-duty officer to pay $3.2M for punitive damages

Will SCOTUS strike down campaign donation limits in “Citizens United part 2″?

Oct 10, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court just heard oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, popularly billed as “Citizens United, part 2″. How will the Court rule?