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.

Elections in court

Oct 22, 2014 By: Max Milstein

Often, American democracy itself turns into a judicial question, with many cases are filed each year.

OK Supreme Court: Facebook message is insufficient notice to inform of pregnancy

Oct 22, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Oklahoma Supreme Court just ruled last week that a Facebook message was too unreliable to serve as notice of a pregnancy and intention to give the baby up for adoption.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 22, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a judge’s ruling that insurers owe

$27 Million Award for Negligence/Wrongful Death/Survival Actions Resulting from McDonald’s Parking Lot Attack and MVA

Oct 21, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Crisp v. The McDonald’s Corp. (Tex.Dist.) $27 Million Award for Negligence/Wrongful Death/Survival Actions Resulting from McDonald’s Parking Lot Attack and MVA

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 15, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a ruling in a case over

Nutrition Feed Supplement was Improperly Mixed; Utah Mink Farmers Receive $3.4 Million for Damages

Oct 14, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Jonsson v. National Feeds (D.Utah) Nutrition Feed Supplement was Improperly Mixed; Utah Mink Farmers Receive $3.4 Million for Damages

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Oct 9, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a commentary about Judge Rakoff and

Manufacturer, Sales Representative Directed to Pay $67 Million for Implantation of Unnecessary Pacemaker

Oct 7, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Sowards v. Biotronik Inc.; Tague (N.M.Dist) Manufacturer, Sales Representative Directed to Pay $67 Million for Implantation of Unnecessary Pacemaker

The Supreme Court just OK’ed, albeit circuitously, same-sex marriage nationwide

Oct 6, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In its refusal to review lower court decisions on the (in)validity of state same-sex marriage bans, the Supreme Court has effectively given the thumbs up for more rulings going forward.

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