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.

Can cities set quotas on rental properties?

Nov 6, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Minnesota Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in a case about whether a city may limit the number of houses that may be rented out on a given block.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Nov 5, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a personal injury settlement between a

Alabama Jury Awards Families $6.9 Million for Death/Injuries Caused by Post-Collision Fuel Tank Rupture & Fire

Nov 4, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

W J. Hurst and B. Hurst as Parents and Next Friends Of N.H., Estate of V. Mazda Motor Corporation; Mazda Motor of America Inc. (Ala.Cir.Ct.) Alabama Jury Awards Families $6.9 Million for Death/Injuries Caused by Post-Collision Fuel Tank Rupture/Fire

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 29, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a ruling that New York can

News in Brief: Neiman Marcus defeats privacy suit in Illinois

Oct 28, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Neiman Marcus customers who said a 2013 data breach at the high-end department store chain increased their risk of identity theft and

Federal West Virginia Jury Awards $3.2 Million for Mesh Sling Injuries

Oct 28, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Huskey v. Ethicon Inc.; Johnson & Johnson (S.D.W.Va.) Federal West Virginia Jury Awards $3.2 Million for Mesh Sling Injuries

Elections in court

Oct 22, 2014 By: Max Milstein

Often, American democracy itself turns into a judicial question, with many cases are filed each year.

OK Supreme Court: Facebook message is insufficient notice to inform of pregnancy

Oct 22, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Oklahoma Supreme Court just ruled last week that a Facebook message was too unreliable to serve as notice of a pregnancy and intention to give the baby up for adoption.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 22, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a judge’s ruling that insurers owe

$27 Million Award for Negligence/Wrongful Death/Survival Actions Resulting from McDonald’s Parking Lot Attack and MVA

Oct 21, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Crisp v. The McDonald’s Corp. (Tex.Dist.) $27 Million Award for Negligence/Wrongful Death/Survival Actions Resulting from McDonald’s Parking Lot Attack and MVA