Top Legal Research posts from the Reference Attorneys

December 14, 2012

Legal ResearchAs you likely know, we offer our customers free, unlimited, 24/7 access to Westlaw Reference Attorneys, the industry’s premier team of legal research assistance professionals. In addition to real time assistance every day of the year, these attorneys also share their deep knowledge of legal research on their blog.  Here are the top stories for the week:

Jill surveys the law of sore losers.  Cure for the Lottery Loser’s Blues “Last week, the Powerball jackpot was won by individuals in Missouri and Arizona. It was the second largest jackpot in history. When these big jackpots occur, it seems like we start reading a lot about the downsides of winning the lottery.”

Westlaw Reference AttorneyNancy examines the criminal nature of teacher-related teaching. Detentions for Teachers “According to the New York Times, Clarence Mumford, a former assistant principal and guidance counselor has been indicted by the United States attorney’s office for heading a “cheating ring” in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Mr. Mumford collected fees ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 from people who wanted to ensure success when sitting for tests required by the Educational Testing Service.”

And, Bess tests a case law search following Super Storm Sandy’s destruction of police evidence, Sandy Damages Evidence in NY “I was curious as to whether damage or destruction of evidence had ever been treated as triggering the prosecutor’s duty to disclose exculpatory evidence under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83, so I tried the following search in New York State & Federal Cases.”

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