The virtues of investigating your judge and opposing counsel

Dec 28, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

To best prepare for trial, attorneys should familiarize themselves with their opposing counsel and judge as individuals.

Best practices for launching law firm diversity programs

Dec 19, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Diversity has been a major issue for larger law firms in recent years and it is now standard for those firms to have formal diversity programs.

Products Liability and the Self-Driving Car: Supplier Liability for Defective Electronics or Software in the Autonomous Vehicle

Nov 25, 2016 By: Paul D. Rheingold

Mass tort litigation for the self-driving car may come about if there was a malfunction in the electronics or software of vehicle, causing injury.

Worker can’t benefit from mysterious shift transfer

Nov 23, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

No contract violation occurred when the employer transferred the grievant back to his original shift.

Prison guard escapes firing for off-duty pot use

Nov 18, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

Where the agency’s words didn’t match its deeds, an arbitrator reduced an employee’s termination for off-duty drug use to a less severe penalty.

Does the establishment of an MDL invite the filing of cases with marginal merit?

Nov 2, 2016 By: Paul D. Rheingold

For defendants who often claim that cases of little or no merit are filed once an MDL for a mass tort has been set up, they now have something to cite: the September decision by Chief Judge Clay Land in the transvaginal mesh litigation.

FTO Opinions and Enhanced Patent Infringement Damages After Halo

Oct 7, 2016 By: Eric M. Lee

This blog post addresses the history and future of patent opinion practice in view of the US Supreme Court’s Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. decision.

Legal Challenges to the DOL’s Final Overtime Rule

Oct 7, 2016 By: Suzanne K. Brown

On September 20, 2016, 21 states filed suit challenging the Department of Labor’s Final Overtime Rule, alleging it to be unconstitutional.

Make you and your clients’ lives easier with legal time and billing software

Sep 28, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Make you and your clients’ lives easier with legal time and billing software

Are there any common factors in the recent demise of some MDL mass tort actions?

Sep 27, 2016 By: Paul D. Rheingold

Recently, it appears that more than the usually rare event of an unsuccessful MDL has been occurring. Is there some sort of common process going on?

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