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.

News in Brief: Legal scholar settles copyright suit with indie label

Mar 5, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Distinguished copyright legal scholar Lawrence Lessig and Liberation Music PTY Ltd. have “amicably resolved” a fair-use lawsuit that the Harvard law professor

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Mar 5, 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: Space heater in mobile home causes fire, injuries, minors’ deaths; manufacturer to pay $16.4M per fault apportionment

Mar 4, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Perkins v. Lakewood Eng’g & Mfg. (Ill.Cir.Ct.) Space heater in mobile home causes fire, injuries, minors’ deaths; manufacturer to pay $16.4M per fault apportionment

After arguments, justices appear poised to repeat 2007’s Massachusetts v. EPA

Feb 26, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

After the oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, the justices appear likely to vote 5 to 4 along the same ideological lines found in 2007’s Massachusetts v. EPA

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