This week on Westlaw Insider

December 14, 2012


Our colleagues over at WestlawInsider are holding some interesting discussions this week:


Today in 1964: The Supreme Court decides Heart of Atlanta Motel v. U.S.

On December 14, 1964, the Supreme Court decided Heart of Atlanta Motel v. U.S., ruling that Congress could compel businesses to desegregate under the Commerce Clause.



Hot Docs: Marijuana use alone isn’t enough to get child protection involved

A California state appeals court, reversing the trial court, ruled that a father that smoked marijuana medicinally outside of the presence of his son should not be subject to state intervention.



Valuing Business Interruption Claims in the Post-Sandy Rapidly Changing Economy

As a result of rapidly evolving technology and an increasingly global business model, the method of valuing business interruption claims discussed in our last post may not accurately predict expected future performance.


2012 in Review: The top legal stories, part 2

Throughout the month of December, Westlaw Insider will be looking at the top 20 legal events of 2012. This week: same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court, Apple v. Samsung, and the law school turbulence.