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.

Jury Awards $248M for Wrongful Deaths Due to Hyundai Right Steering Buckle Defect

Sep 2, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Olson v. Hyundai Motor Co. (Mont.Dist.) Jury Awards $248M for Wrongful Deaths Due to Hundai Right Steering Buckle Defect

Same-sex marriage returns to the Supreme Court

Aug 28, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Going into the Supreme Court’s 2014 October Term, there are four separate petitions requesting the Court to tackle the issue of the constitutionality of state same-sex marriage bans.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Aug 27, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include stories about the Obamacare subsidies, a Delaware

Steel Failed to Meet Purchaser’s Specifications; Defendants to Pay $89.6M for Inferior, Untested and Misrepresented Metal

Aug 26, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

O’Neal Steel v. Worldwide Steel Unlimited (N.D.Ala.) Steel Failed to Meet Purchaser’s Specifications; Defendants to Pay $89.6M for Inferior, Untested and Misrepresented Metal

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Aug 20, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include stories about BP’s petition to overturn the

Florida Jury Awards Punitive Damages of $23.62 Billion for Cigarette Manufacturer’s Wrongful Death Liability

Aug 19, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Johnson, Estate of v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (Fla.Cir.Ct.) Florida Jury Awards Punitive Damages of $23.62 Billion for Cigarette Manufacturer’s Wrongful Death Liability

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Aug 14, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include stories about the bar exam ‘technical glitch’

Author of Bestseller Inaccurately Reported Events/Statements; Jury Awards $1.845M to Former Governor and Navy Seal

Aug 12, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Governor Ventura v. Kyle, Estate of (D. Minn.) Author of Best Seller Inaccurately Reported Events/Statements; Jury Awards $1.845M to Former Governor and Navy Seal

Voters Reject Unprecedented Efforts to Oust Tennessee Supreme Court Justices

Aug 11, 2014 By: Mark P. Chalos

Despite a well-funded and professionally organized campaign against them, three Tennessee Supreme Court Justices received overwhelming support from voters in winning the August 7, 2014 retention election

Proper Life Support Services Unavailable When Mother Calls 911; Brain Damaged Minor Receives $172 Million

Aug 6, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

T.A., pro ami v. Emergency Medical Service; City of New York (N.Y.Sup.) Proper Life Support Services Unavailable When Mother Calls 911; Brain Damaged Minor Receives $172 Million