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Spanish speaker bound by mandatory arbitration clause in English. Nov 1, 2008 695
Ninth Circuit backs injunction banning sale of biotech crop. Nov 1, 2008 820
Wyeth v. Levine sets up a showdown in the preemption corral. Oct 1, 2008 1764
Virginia lottery owes customers a refund, suit charges. Oct 1, 2008 678
FDA faulted for oversight of foreign medical device and drug makers. Aug 1, 2008 701
Courts differ on teens' right to comment about school online. Aug 1, 2008 687
New law will protect employees and insureds from genetic bias. Jul 1, 2008 897
Lawsuits challenge new health insurer tactics to deny claims and benefits. Jun 1, 2008 1590
Federal 'sunshine' bill would bring secret court documents to light. May 1, 2008 729
Class actions evolving to survive, conference concludes. May 1, 2008 672
Alabama Supreme Court ends toxic-tort catch-22. Apr 1, 2008 660
Stand-alone punitive award in Title VII case cleared by Fifth Circuit. Mar 1, 2008 617
Ninth Circuit rules ADA plaintiff can sue for barriers not encountered. Feb 1, 2008 810
Privacy advocates tune in to concerns about ID technology. Jan 1, 2008 1981
The 21st-century paralegal: from interviewing prospective clients to managing documents at trial, today's paralegal participates in every aspect of an attorney's practice, bringing organization and perspective to complex legal tasks. Jan 1, 2008 3350
Ruling on e-dockets highlights new duties for attorneys. Nov 1, 2007 988
FEMA trailer saga continues as residents sue manufacturers. Nov 1, 2007 778
Account holder has right to e-mail privacy, Sixth Circuit rules. Oct 1, 2007 655
D.C. court reverses itself: awards for nonphysical injury may be taxed. Sep 1, 2007 567
Disabled travelers sue over inability to book accessible rooms online. Aug 1, 2007 757
Third Circuit clears rule allowing lesser benefits for older retirees. Aug 1, 2007 856
Jury validates Accutane bowel risk. Jul 1, 2007 712
Benzene plaintiff seeks High Court review, puts chemical in the spotlight. Jun 1, 2007 655
Ohio parents' med-mal claims now toll the same as their children's. Jun 1, 2007 608
Compounded drugs are dangerous concoctions, critics say. May 1, 2007 2031
FDA vows transformation, better drug safety. Apr 1, 2007 826
Consumer protection act covers doctor's care, Kansas court rules. Apr 1, 2007 691
Lawyers focus on lens solution lawsuits. Mar 1, 2007 686
Health insurance act affords privacy, but not private actions. Feb 1, 2007 410
Spoiling for a Fight: The Rise of Eliot Spitzer. Book review Jan 1, 2007 970
No charitable immunity for doctors' group, Virginia court rules. Jan 1, 2007 515
Ambien users sound alarm over sleepwalking risks. Dec 1, 2006 901
Emotional damages are not taxable, D.C. Circuit rules. Nov 1, 2006 548
Lawyers, advocates look to protect kids from Web networking dangers. Oct 1, 2006 2230
High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes. Book review Sep 1, 2006 901
Minorities pay more for mortgages, studies find. Sep 1, 2006 1065
Supreme Court to revisit punitive damages. Aug 1, 2006 494
DuPont takes heat over chemical in Teflon pans. Jun 1, 2006 1695
Virginia plaintiffs can sue over court-ordered medical exams. May 1, 2006 804
Consumer protection act applies to lawyer ads, Colorado court roles. Mar 1, 2006 788
Companies deduct settlement payments from taxes, GAO finds. Jan 1, 2006 646
Army base residents settle disability bias claim against contractor. Dec 1, 2005 777
Contingent-fee caps don't achieve 'reform' goals, study finds. Dec 1, 2005 780
Women made to use sick time for family leave can sue under Title VII. Nov 1, 2005 811
Alternate liability theory allowed in lead paint case. Oct 1, 2005 852
EPA rule-making gives environmental justice short shrift, GAO says. Oct 1, 2005 680
'Pocket bikes' are little but lethal. Sep 1, 2005 2024
Desire Street: A True Story of Death and Deliverance in New Orleans. Book Review Aug 1, 2005 873
NHTSA crash-testing is behind the times, GAO reports. Jul 1, 2005 822
Parent can't waive child's claims for skate-park injury. Jun 1, 2005 570
Telecommuting to a N.Y. office can be doubly taxing. Jun 1, 2005 707
Disabled passengers cruise for ADA rights on foreign ships. May 1, 2005 783
Workers seek pay for the lunch not taken. May 1, 2005 678
Malpractice lawsuits are low-priority health care issue, survey finds. Apr 1, 2005 526
High Court ruling on attorney fees expected to have limited effect. Apr 1, 2005 715
Jurors can't be rejected for religious appearance, New Jersey court rules. Mar 1, 2005 722
Medical patch users discover danger beneath the surface. Feb 1, 2005 2209
Do you blog? More and more lawyers do, with only a modicum of Internet know-how and plenty of opinions to share. Today's Web technology means working on a law journal isn't just for law school anymore. Feb 1, 2005 3026
The Cyanide Canary. Book Review Dec 1, 2004 1238
Tattoo inks contain unhealthy levels of toxic metals, suit claims. Nov 1, 2004 784
New government ratings confirm SUV rollover propensity. Nov 1, 2004 371
FDA approval preempts medical-device injury claims, Third Circuit says. Oct 1, 2004 1039
New York requires self-extinguishing cigarettes. Sep 1, 2004 885
Prosecutors, plaintiffs aim to curb Internet gambling. Aug 1, 2004 2098
Who's watching your PC? Marketers, that's who. But they aren't alone: third parties using hidden programs known as spyware can track tasks performed and information stored on your computer, without your knowledge or consent. Aug 1, 2004 3340
Federal and state class actions are certified at equal rates, study finds. Jul 1, 2004 525
Popcorn flavoring damaged worker's lungs, jury finds. Jun 1, 2004 704
The truth about med-mal premiums: a former insurance commissioner explains how the current 'crisis' came to be and what we can do about it. Interview May 1, 2004 4144
Hospital fails to justify refusal to hire male obstetrical nurses. May 1, 2004 604
Plagued by bedbugs, hotel guests bite back. May 1, 2004 1005
Public employee's personnel record is also public, court holds. May 1, 2004 575
New Jersey bar disavows court-annexed arbitration. Apr 1, 2004 590
No rise in class action recoveries or fees, study finds. Mar 1, 2004 685
DNA evidence changes for whom the statutes toll. Feb 1, 2004 1512
Smothered by spam: more than half of all e-mail messages are now 'junk.' Recently passed legislation should bring some relief. Until then, you can take steps to keep spam from clogging your computer system and bogging down your practice. Feb 1, 2004 4555
Legal profession is more diverse, EEOC finds. Feb 1, 2004 406
Dead Ringer. Book Review Jan 1, 2004 945
A Measure of Endurance: The Unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp. Book Review Nov 1, 2003 2038
New Jersey is sued for letting unfit, elderly man drive. Oct 1, 2003 1058
Do electronic signatures mean an end to the dotted line? For most Web users, signing a contract online is no big deal. But lawyers must consider the security and enforceability of their e-signatures. Sep 1, 2003 2678
Justice Department bolsters suit by California nursing home residents. Aug 1, 2003 1020
SEC still quiet on attorneys' 'noisy withdrawal'. Aug 1, 2003 403
Attorneys press discovery effort in litigation over cholesterol drug. Jun 1, 2003 2006
Company doctor who shielded employee medical records can be fired, NY court rules. May 1, 2003 741
ERISA does not preempt state medical malpractice suit, Second Circuit rules. Apr 1, 2003 723
Former partner of lesbian mother ordered to pay child support. Apr 1, 2003 433
Reversible Errors. Book Review Mar 1, 2003 692
Consumer amends binding arbitration provision; court holds change valid. Mar 1, 2003 700
Supreme Court rejects federal preemption in boating case. Feb 1, 2003 652
First class action filed against makers of smokeless tobacco products. Feb 1, 2003 686
Government, health advocates, lawyers challenge safety of weight-loss supplement. Jan 1, 2003 2192
Easy chair rider: take the technology you have, tune it up, add on some parts, and you'll have a streamlined practice you can run anyplace, even from the comfort of home. Jan 1, 2003 4734
New Cox-2 pain relievers are marketing marvel, not miracle drugs. Oct 1, 2002 1823
God Knows No Heroes. Book Review Sep 1, 2002 780
Allstate adjuster practiced as an attorney, Washington Supreme Court rules. Aug 1, 2002 710
New Jersey Good Samaritan law does not immunize emergency room doctors. Aug 1, 2002 495
Nursing home resident abuse underreported and unpunished, government finds. Jul 1, 2002 1052
North Carolina court rejects arbitration without consent. May 1, 2002 559
Massachusetts rules out attorney sanctions for ex parte contact. May 1, 2002 708
Something rotten in synthetic stucco, suits claim. Apr 1, 2002 2134

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