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.

Employers Buy Time: Did the Administration Blink — Or Make a Crafty Move?

Jul 9, 2013 By: Mitchell Law Office

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) made an interesting adjustment this week, as the large-employer mandate was set aside until

New Mexico Wrongful Death Suit Ends in $58.5M Verdict

Jul 9, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Santa Fe Trust v. Standard E&S (N.M. Dist.) New Mexico Wrongful Death Suit Ends in $58.5M Verdict

Elena Kagan: Getting to know the newest member of the Supreme Court

Jul 8, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Over the next nine weeks, we’ll be profiling each of the sitting justices on the current Supreme Court, in reverse order of seniority. First up: Elena Kagan.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jul 3, 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

ICWA Case Ruling

Jul 3, 2013 By: Bruce Provda

In a 5-4 ruling recently handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, drafted by Justice Samuel Alito in the case known as Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, the court sided with the baby’s white adoptive parents, the Capobiancos, who decided to adopt the child before she was born.

2012 Term in Review: Figuring out why some justices switched sides (Part 2)

Jul 3, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

During the Supreme Court’s past term, some justices deviated from their usual ideological courses to take the opposite position on cases as their usual allies. Why was this?

2012 Term in Review: Figuring out why some justices switched sides (Part 1)

Jul 2, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

During the Supreme Court’s past term, some justices deviated from their usual ideological courses to take the opposite position on cases as their usual allies. Why was this?

Rite Aid Agrees to Pay $20.9 Million to Settle Wage-and-Hour Suits on behalf of Assistant Store Managers

Jul 2, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Rite Aid Agrees to Pay $20.9 Million to Settle Wage-and-Hour Suits on behalf of Assistant Store Managers

What happened in Perry and what’s going to happen to Prop 8

Jun 27, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Right after the much anticipated U.S. v. Windsor ruling, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry. Windsor held that

Understanding Windsor and its impact on same-sex marriage laws

Jun 26, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Now that we finally have a ruling in U.S. v. Windsor, we have to break down what it all means — both now, and for the future of same-sex marriage laws.