Marvel’s “Civil War” is fairly civil when you compare superhero legal wars
Posted on 04-29-2016 by Travis Burchart

Not a comic book junkie? Then here’s your one-sentence plot primer for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” : Team Captain America vs. Team Iron Man. For legal junkies, this battle of legendary heroes might mirror some... Read More

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Superior legal writing’s damn hardest discipline …. walking away
Posted on 04-29-2016 by Travis Burchart

Long ago, I wrote legal briefs for a solo practitioner. My typical process: vomit the law on paper, shuttle it to my boss, scribble down his edits. This haphazard speed was commanded by our deadlines and client demands … i.e., crunch time demanded... Read More

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50 Years of Miranda
Posted on 04-28-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these... Read More

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You Have the Right to Remain Silent: The 50th Anniversary of the Miranda v. Arizona Decision
Posted on 04-28-2016 by Alison Manchester

In the last half-century, it’s doubtful that any sentence has had a more profound effect on American culture – and American civil liberties – than these famous words penned by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren on June 13,... Read More

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Single quote marks or regular quote marks?
Posted on 04-27-2016 by Georgia Akers

I often see single quote marks used when regular quote marks are to be used. What’s the difference you ask? If you are trying to emphasize a phrase or word in your sentence, you will want to use what are called “scare quotes.” From CMOS... Read More

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The Importance of Legal Research Skills for Practice | RIPS Law Librarian Blog
Posted on 04-27-2016 by Jamie Baker

Nearly all law schools are focusing on preparing “practice-ready” graduates. This approach to legal education was advanced in the 1990’s with the McCrate Report , and it has really taken hold within the last few years. A major part of... Read More

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What Happens After an Injury Settlement is Reached in Denver?
Posted on 04-26-2016 by Kurt Zaner

When you are injured in an accident in Denver, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim requires you to provide evidence of your accident, your injury, and the financial losses you... Read More

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Can An Injury Lawyer Help With a Property Damage Claim (Even If I Wasn't Injured)?
Posted on 04-26-2016 by Ramzy Ladah

Accidents take many forms, and can have a number of potentially negative outcomes which can leave you suffering losses. While many accidents result in injuries as well as property damage, it is not uncommon to be involved in an accident in which you were... Read More

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Superhero lawyers: Have they all gone back to Krypton?
Posted on 04-24-2016 by Travis Burchart

Superman – one of our great comic book heroes – turned 78 last week. Superman’s greatness as an icon is set in stone. For other comic book heroes – I’m looking at you Plastic Man / Ant Man – greatness is iffy. It’s... Read More

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Diagnostic Failures
Posted on 04-24-2016 by Dr. David B. Adams

Case Management Update This Week's Topic: “Diagnostic Failure“ Question: "His brief psychological report merely said that she was depressed because of her injury." Dr. Adams replies: "If a patient has pain, the authorized... Read More

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Flesh & Blood, Alohomora, Slips & Capture - Legal defense or Harry Potter spell?
Posted on 04-23-2016 by Travis Burchart

Some defense lawyers are wizards. They dump facts into a bubbling cauldron, and from the green, smoking broth, they stir up a defense like magic. Some people think its cheating, or worse, wicked, but such magic is inherent in our adversarial system. Winning... Read More

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When do I have to use my lights?
Posted on 04-22-2016 by Stephen Muhonen

Many car crashes and the resulting personal injuries that followed could have been prevented and avoided had the laws regarding the use of lights been followed. Idaho Code 49-903 mandates the use of lighted lamps and illuminating devices on automobiles... Read More

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Our Editorial Process: A combination of technology and expertise
Posted on 04-22-2016 by Alison Manchester

LexisNexis is committed to providing our customers with the case law information they need from a source they can trust. On April 15, Thomson Reuters reported that portions of text were missing from approximately 600 of its cases. As of May 9, that... Read More

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The Lawn Dart Files: the Products Liability Case Part IV
Posted on 04-21-2016 by David Alexander

Kids today find it hard to believe that Lawn Darts were once a real thing. But once upon a time, society was willing to overlook the obvious dangers involved in a player hurling potentially deadly weapons at a target on the ground in the midst of a crowd... Read More

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Can I Leave My Assets to My Pet After I Die?
Posted on 04-20-2016 by Ben Pliskie

Nearly two thirds of American households have at least one pet. Many pet owners have serious concerns about what will happen to their beloved friend when they pass away. Cats, dogs and other pets become members of our families. But, it is important to... Read More

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Webinar-Register Now!: FRCP Retooled—The First Six Months
Posted on 04-19-2016 by Tracie Morris

Register now for the following webinar-" RCP Retooled—The First Six Months" On Dec. 1, 2015, new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure took effect that were designed to bring watershed changes to civil discovery. What strategies are litigators... Read More

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Why Choosing the Right Medical Provider is Crucial to your Injury Case
Posted on 04-19-2016 by Ramzy Ladah

There are a lot of different types of injury you can suffer as a result of your accident. Some types of injury are unique to certain accident types, like dog bites . Others, like broken bones and burns, can occur as a result of a variety of accident types... Read More

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Home-Grown Trends: The state of marijuana legalization [Infographic]
Posted on 04-18-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

Marijuana legalization measures have been appearing frequently in petitions and on ballots across the country and the world, but opinions vary. Currently 10 bills are under consideration at the state level regarding marijuana’ legalization. ... Read More

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Collateral Damages
Posted on 04-17-2016 by Dr. David B. Adams

April 19, 2016 Case Management Update This Week's Topic: “Collateral Damages“ Question: Are his personality or legal problems our responsibility? Dr. Adams replies: Personality disorders cannot be the target of injury-related care... Read More

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“Democracy” … the word: Did Trump wield it wrongly?
Posted on 04-16-2016 by Travis Burchart

The word “democracy” is sometimes called forth like flood waters - an impactful force let loose but also a deluge without constraints. Donald Trump recently used it to criticize the GOP primary. He said : I was ready for a democratic race... Read More

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