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.

Republican senator files suit over Obamacare — to enforce it against President Obama

Jan 9, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yet another lawsuit has been filed by a conservative over the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as “Obamacare.” However, instead of

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jan 8, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Happy New Year! The Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Some highlights from the

Chicago’s firearm sale ban is struck down in latest ruling expanding the Second Amendment

Jan 8, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In Illinois Ass’n of Firearms Retailers v. City of Chicago, issued this past Monday, a federal district judge followed Seventh Circuit precedent in expanding the rights stemming from the Second Amendment.

Jury Verdict of the Week: Pittsburgh Elks Lodge, Intoxicated Motorist Owe $28 Million for MVA Deaths, Injuries of Young Adults

Jan 7, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Trail v. Lesko (Pa.Com.Pl.) Pittsburgh Elks Lodge, Intoxicated Motorist Owe $28 Million for MVA Deaths, Injuries of Young Adults

Within two weeks, two federal judges went opposite ways on the NSA surveillance programs. What happened?

Jan 3, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Eleven days after a federal judge ruled the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection of telephony metadata unconstitutional, another federal judge ruled

Jury Verdict of the Week: $3.5 Million Verdict for operator in Utah rock crusher accident

Jan 2, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Kirkbride v. Terex USA, LLC d/b/a Cedarapids (D. Utah) $3.5 Million Verdict for operator in Utah rock crusher accident

2013 in Review: The top legal events, part 4

Dec 31, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Throughout December, we’ll be looking at the top 20 legal events of 2013, as chosen by the Legal Solutions editorial staff

Top Ten Blog posts of 2013

Dec 30, 2013 By: Casey Hall

I hope everyone had a great 2013 and is looking forward to a successful 2014. I would like to thank you, our readers, for making this a remarkable year and helping this blog thrive. Let’s take a look back at the top ten most-read posts of 2013.

2013 in Review: The top legal events, part 3

Dec 24, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Throughout December, we’ll be looking at the top 20 legal events of 2013, as chosen by the Legal Solutions editorial staff

Jury Verdict of the Week: Jury awards patient $9.2 million after complications from Lovenox overdose

Dec 24, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Lathan v. Bridgeport Hosp. (Conn.Super.) Jury Awards Patient $9.2 Million After Complications From Lovenox Overdose 2013 WL 6019640 – Fourth amended complaint