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.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Apr 2, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a ruling in favor of Hershey Co.’s investors

Competitor to Pay $393M for Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Patent Infringement

Apr 2, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Edwards Lifesciences v. Medtronic CoreValve (D.Del.); D.G. v. Maryland Provo-I Med. Serv. (Md.Cir.Ct.) Competitor to Pay $393M for Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Patent Infringement

OCC reminds banks about Volcker Rule deadline

Apr 1, 2014 By: Catherine Tomasko

Banks have until July 21, 2015, to bring their investments into compliance with the Volcker Rule, the Office of the Comptroller of

‘Odd’ Georgia statute gets a lender an even $17 million

Mar 27, 2014 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

The 7th Circuit says that although a Georgia statute removes a mortgagee’s right to a deficiency judgment, a guaranty agreement allows a lender to receive from the guarantor the $17 million difference between what it paid for a Georgia parcel, and the unpaid balance of the loan.

Eighth Circuit Issues Widely Anticipated Excessive Fee Decision in Tussey v. ABB

Mar 27, 2014 By: Gia Norris

A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit rendered a much anticipated decision in Tussey v. ABB, which is one of the first excessive fee class action lawsuits to go to trial on almost all of the pleaded claims

Contraception Mandate case: It all comes down to Justice Kennedy (again)

Mar 26, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby this week — the so-called “contraception mandate case — and it looks like it’s up to Justice Kennedy…again.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Mar 26, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a one-line U.S. Supreme Court opinion about wage

Cactus Wars – Religious rights and equal protection in conflict

Mar 25, 2014 By: David Edwards

The recent veto of Arizona’s SB 1062 highlights the recent tensions between religious liberty and equal protection.

Jury Sets Damages at $9.5 Million for Failure to Diagnose Infant’s Group B Strep Infection and Meningitis

Mar 25, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

D.G. v. Maryland Provo-I Med. Serv. (Md.Cir.Ct.) Summary Citation: 2013 WL 8105689 Second amended complaint:  2013 WL 7175213 The links above are intended

Virginia federal court OKs service by email

Mar 24, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

A website developer may serve a Turkish defendant with an infringement lawsuit by email and through Facebook and LinkedIn, a Va. federal judge has ruled.