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.

Terminated Christian Plaintiff Takes Nothing for Objections on Religious Grounds to Driving Employer’s Truck with “Jesus Saves” Decal

Jul 9, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Moreland v. Marietta Wood Supply Inc. (N.D. Miss.) Terminated Christian Plaintiff Takes Nothing for Objections on Religious Grounds to Driving Employer’s Truck with “Jesus Saves” Decal

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jul 9, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Last week’s headlines include rulings over contraceptives, student loan debt and a bank’s calls to a minor’s cellphone, and a $9M verdict in a meso case.

Seventh Circuit: Yes, ethics do matter

Jul 8, 2014 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

A recent class action ruling out of the 7th Circuit found multiple ethical problems on behalf of an attorney in the case.

Jury Awards $3.8M for City’s Discriminatory Zoning Ordinance to Prevent Property Owners’ Sale to Wal-Mart

Jul 2, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Loesel v. City of Frankenmuth (E.D.Mich) Jury Awards $3.8M for City’s Discriminatory Zoning Ordinance to Prevent Property Owners’ Sale to Wal-Mart

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jul 2, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include some of the lesser publicized Supreme Court actions

In Hobby Lobby ruling, Court finds corporations able to practice religion

Jul 1, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In yesterday’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, the Supreme Court held 5-4 that corporations can practice religion, and thus are entitled to free exercise protections.

SCOTUS strikes down recess appointments, but gives Obama a net win

Jun 27, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Although yesterday Supreme Court ruling invalidated three of Obama’s recess appointments, it still left the president considerable appointment powers.

10th Circuit Strikes Down Utah Marriage Ban

Jun 26, 2014 By: Jason Steed

The Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has ruled that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. This is the first federal appellate court to issue such a ruling.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jun 25, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

If you’re not too busy reading U.S. Supreme Court rulings today, here are some highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over

SCOTUS’s new cell phone privacy ruling: What it means now and for the future

Jun 25, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

As we approach the end of June, we are treated to some of the most important decisions reviewed by the Supreme Court