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.

News in Brief: Home-sharing website challenges San Francisco rental law

Nov 21, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

A Texas-based home-sharing website has sued the city and county of San Francisco in California federal court to overturn an ordinance prohibiting

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Nov 19, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include stories about how lower courts are

Jury Awards Estate $4.5 Million for Defectively Designed Ford Excursion Roof

Nov 18, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Trejo, Individually and as Success-In-Interest to Trejo, Estate Of v. Ford Motor Company (Nev.Dist.Ct.) Jury Awards Estate $4.5 Million for Defectively Designed Ford Excursion Roof

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Nov 12, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a patient suing over published photos

News in Brief: Accused ‘Silk Road’ founder loses bid to drop charges

Nov 12, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Ross W. Ulbricht, the purported creator and administrator of the defunct underground website Silk Road, must face charges for narcotics trafficking and

Young v. UPS: How the Supreme Court may change the employment law landscape

Nov 11, 2014 By: Nick Sullivan

If any of your are employees pregnant, thinking of getting pregnant, you had better pay attention to a U.S. Supreme Court decision expected in early 2015: Young v. United Parcel Service Inc.

Negligent Maintenance Causes Sightseeing Helicopter Crash; Nevada Jury Awards $16 Million in Wrongful Death/Survival Actions

Nov 11, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Riggs, as personal representative of Bhanot, Estate of v. Sundance Helicopters Inc. (Nev.Dist.Ct.) Negligent Maintenance Causes Sightseeing Helicopter Crash; Nevada Jury Awards $16 Million in Wrongful Death/Survival Actions

In historic relic of a ruling, Sixth Circuit upholds four states’ same-sex marriage bans

Nov 10, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In an outdated opinion, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals just upheld the constitutionality of the bans of the four states in its jurisdiction.

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