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.

2nd Circuit limits government searches of electronic records

Dec 18, 2014 By: Michael L. Yaeger and Barry A. Bohrer

Barry A. Bohrer and Michael L. Yaeger of Schulte Roth & Zabel discuss the 2nd Circuit’s recent ruling that electronic records seized during an investigation cannot be indefinitely retained and used in future criminal investigations.

2014 in Review: The top legal events, part 2

Dec 18, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In this second installment, we look at some of the most significant legal developments at the federal level that happened this year.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Dec 18, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a suit against HSBC over Bernie

Mississippi Jury Awards $4.5 Million To Cook Burned by Defectively Designed Stove Fire Suppression Product

Dec 16, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Walls v. Metro Fire Systems Inc. et al. (Miss.Cir.) Mississippi Jury Awards $4.5 Million To Cook Burned by Defectively Designed Stove Fire Suppression Product

2014 in Review: The top legal events, part 1

Dec 16, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In this first installment, we look at a variety of rulings from the Supreme Court and one from an appeals court that helped define 2014.

School Choice Open Enrollment—A Variety of State Programs

Dec 11, 2014 By: Nia Doherty

Recent constitutional challenges to Wisconsin’s open enrollment school choice program highlight the fact that potential problems remain in the system.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Dec 10, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a $650,000 award to a double

Jury Finds Police Used Excessive Force When Street Preacher Tried to Retrieve His Shoes; Estate Receives $4.6M for Wrongful Death/Civil Rights Action

Dec 9, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Jury Finds Police Used Excessive Force When  Street Preacher Tried to Retrieve  His Shoes;  Estate  Receives $4.6M for Wrongful Death/Civil Rights  Action Booker

SCOTUS poised to reverse in pregnancy discrimination case, but the details are up in the air

Dec 4, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the pregnancy discrimination case Young v. UPS. It appears that a majority supports Young’s case, but there’s no clear rule for broader application.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Dec 3, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Sorry that we missed you last week. This week we’re back with a few litigation news highlights from the Westlaw Journals blog,