Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
The horrific stories out of Guantánamo Bay nearly caused me to lose faith in the American principles of liberty and justice. Nancy Hollander turned out to be the ray of hope I was looking for.
Two top employment attorneys join the CEO of Best Lawyers to discuss the landmark Supreme Court ruling protecting gay and transgender employees.
Two thought leaders join the CEO of Best Lawyers to discuss two Supreme Court rulings impacting reproductive rights and the overall state of those rights.
Three immigration law attorneys join the CEO of Best Lawyers to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to block the Trump administration's effort to stop the DACA program.
Mariano Roca López
Changes made by the Spanish Supreme Court could mean enhanced tax benefits to citizens.
T. Luke Abel
The Beason family had a strong case, and the jury responded by awarding them a sizable payout. But, the court invoked a tort-reform statute that capped the family's winnings, much to the surprise of the jury.
Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, and Ohio are among the states fighting to overturn legal abortion in America. With a favorable bench, how might Roe v. Wade look in the future?
Identify Exhaustion or Risk Waiving a Defense.
Anastasia M. McCarthy
The new Child Victims Act is expected to have a profound and long-lasting impact on public school systems.
The “Messi Doctrine”: Tax Advisors Could Be Prosecuted for Their Tax Advice and Meet the Same Fate Than Their Clients
Mariano Roca López
Could lawyers be held responsible for their client's fraudulent activity?
An overview on the ruling of Philips’ EFM+ (DVD) Patent in the Greek Supreme Court.
Lyle D. Larson
Looking at the future of Chevron deference following Kennedy's unexpected departure.
George Skibine and Alan Fedman
A look at the problems and opportunities for Native American tribes amid the uncharted territory of legal sports betting.
Jamie L. Graham
Patent law is one more area up for debate with changes coming to the Supreme Court.
Students for Fair Admissions is challenging Harvard's policy of holistic admissions—and might change the future of affirmative action.
News from our listed lawyers. This week: New leadership at Richards, Layton & Finger, and developments in the Supreme Court.
Justice Neil Gorsuch wasn’t a member of the U.S. Supreme Court back in 2004, when the justices ruled in Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain (124 S.Ct. 2739) that in certain limited circumstances, foreign nationals can use a 1789 law, the Alien Tort Statute, to sue in U.S. courts for violations of the law of nations.
Leading cases on the Supreme Court’s 2018 business docket.
The claimants’ workers’ compensation bar in Pennsylvania scored a significant victory when the state’s high court issued its decision in Protz v. WCAB.
Holly M. Polglase and Matthew E. Bown
The Supreme Court decides the meaning of Article 10(A) of the Hague Service Convention.
The result of the case is likely to have immediate and significant implications for a large number of property owners and developers in Washington.
Jeff C. Dodd, Tonya Gray, Ben Setnick, John R. Hutchins, Rose Cordero Prey, and Mark A. Chapman
This week, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court undid the settled practice of virtually nationwide venue for patent infringement cases.
Martin B. Margulies
The Supreme Court has found the governing board of the town of Greece, New York opening its meetings with a prayer to be constitutionally unobjectionable.
In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, multiple plaintiffs sued Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) in a California state court to recover damages allegedly caused by their use of BMS’ anti-clotting drug, Plavix.
Gregory Bubalo and Katherine A. Dunnington
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California will significantly impact the plaintiffs’ choices of forums for the filing of mass torts actions.
In these post-conviction cases, we look for Constitutional violations that deprived the defendant of a fair trial and undermined confidence in the outcome.
The primary question will likely come down to whether or not cell phone data and location records are protected interests under the Fourth Amendment.
Julie Desrosiers and Michael Shortt
The nine judges of the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the so-called “promise doctrine” was not part of Canadian patent law, and laid out a new approach to the utility requirement which substantially lowers the bar to proving usefulness of patented inventions.