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

Sep 11, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

This week, we cover medical malpractice and insurance cases, as well as a case in which the Sixth Circuit held that the trial court improperly excluded two plaintiffs’ experts.

News in Brief: Lessig sues Australian indie record label

Sep 10, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

Lawrence Lessig has sued an a record label asserting that he may legally post a lecture on YouTube that includes snippets of copyrighted songs

Jury Verdict of the Week: Steering wheel malfunctions; jury awards $2.5M for crash related injuries/damages

Sep 10, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Everett v. Chrysler Grp. (Ky.Cir.Ct.) Steering Wheel Malfunctions; Jury awards $2.5M for Crash Related Injuries/Damages Verdict Summary Complaint Note: The links above are

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Sep 4, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. We hope you had a relaxing

Jury Verdict of the Week: Washington State digital media company receives $325.9K for breach of non-compete clause in termination contract

Sep 3, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Wayburn Digital Media v. Drop Zone Digital Media (Wash. Super.) Washington State Digital Media Company Receives $325.9K for Breach of Non-Compete Clause  in

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Aug 28, 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

John G. Roberts: The conservative, yet apolitical and consensus-building Chief Justice

Aug 28, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

(Editor’s note: Over the next nine weeks, we’ll be profiling each of the sitting Supreme Court justices currently on the bench.) Our final Supreme

Jury Verdict of the Week: Estate Accepts $2.2M Settlement for Minor’s Suicide due to Sexual Abuse by Priest

Aug 27, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

B.T., Estate of v. O’Brien; The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph (Mo. Cir. Ct) Estate Accepts $2.2M Settlement for Minor’s Suicide due to

Antonin Scalia: An originalist with a colorful personality

Aug 21, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

(Editor’s note: Over the next nine weeks, we’ll be profiling each of the sitting Supreme Court justices currently on the bench.) Last

Reviewing for plain error on appeal

Aug 21, 2013 By: Jason Steed

With all the hubbub over same-sex marriage, voting rights, and affirmative action, there were some important decisions from the Supreme Court’s 2012