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.

Confidentiality of investigative process does not extend to results, PA court rules

Oct 21, 2013 By: Sandra Johnson

May a public employer discipline an employee for disclosing the results of an internal investigation once the investigation is completed? The Pennsylvania

Nine-year old stowaway on Las Vegas flight is separated from parents by court. What happens next?

Oct 17, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The nine-year-old boy who stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas was just ordered removed from his parents’ home by a court. What’s going to happen next?

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 16, 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

More than two legal parents? A new California law makes it possible

Oct 15, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A new California law allows the legal recognition of three or more parents — a first for U.S. family law. What are the implications?

Jury Verdict of the Week: Motorist dies in Alabama MVA; Off-duty officer to pay $3.2M for punitive damages

Oct 15, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Rush v. Kendrick (Ala. Cir.Ct.) Motorist dies in Alabama MVA; Off-duty officer to pay $3.2M for punitive damages

Will SCOTUS strike down campaign donation limits in “Citizens United part 2″?

Oct 10, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court just heard oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, popularly billed as “Citizens United, part 2″. How will the Court rule?

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 9, 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

Jury Verdict of the Week: Credit reporting agency to pay $18M for punitive damages for false report information

Oct 8, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Miller v. Equifax Info Servs. (D.Or.) Credit reporting agency to pay $18M for punitive damages for false report information

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 2, 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 past week:

Jury Verdict of the Week: Texas Pizza Delivery Vehicle Causes Injuries and Death; Jury Awards $32M

Oct 1, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Reddy v. Domino’s IP Holder (Tex. Dist.) Texas Pizza Delivery Vehicle Causes Injuries and Death; Jury Awards $32M