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.

Oregon Physician Discharged Patient Despite Stroke Symptoms; $4.7M Verdict for Plaintiff

Oct 2, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Merez v. Chen, M.D. (Or. Cir.) Oregon Physician Discharged Patient Despite Stroke Symptoms; $4.7M Verdict for Plaintiff

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 1, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a N.J. federal judge blocks sale

New York Creates Public Defender System for Immigrants

Oct 1, 2014 By: Bruce Provda

Poor immigrants, in New York City facing deportation, now have access to the first public defenders system in the nation devoted strictly for them. Advocates for the immigrants are pleased.

Next up for the CFPB: Loyalty points & rewards programs?

Sep 29, 2014 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

The Consumer Financial Protect Bureau may be ready to aim its regulatory headlights on loyalty and points programs

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Sep 24, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

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

Court Awards $3.3M for Meat Product Co.’s Use of “Gang Time” System in Compensating Employees

Sep 23, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Gomez, et al. v. Tyson Foods Inc. (D.Neb.) Court Awards $3.3M for Meat Product Co.’s Use of “Gang Time” System in Compensating Employees

Filling Seats on the Fifth Circuit

Sep 22, 2014 By: Jason Steed

Although President Obama has created Democratic majorities in eight circuits since taking office, the Fifth Circuit remains held by a Republican majority … for now?

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Sep 17, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a Delaware Chancery court ruling over

Jury Awards $206k for Foreign TV Network’s Claim for Unjust Enrichment Due to Lost Advertising Revenue

Sep 16, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Ekushey TV v. Soundview Broad. (N.Y.Sup.) Jury Awards $206k for Foreign TV Network’s Claim for Unjust Enrichment Due to Lost Advertising Revenue

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Sep 10, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a judge’s dismissal of an ex-inmate’s suit