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Significant Impact Certain From New Product Safety Act
Posted on 12 Sep 2008 by Francis A. Citera

Signed into law on Aug. 14, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 represents the most comprehensive overhaul of consumer-product safety legislation in the United States since the 1970s. The legislation will have a significant impact... Read More

LexisNexis® Environmental Law & Climate Change Center Podcast features Brad Marten of the Marten Law Group speaking on 'Great Expectations -- President Elect Obama's Environmental and Energy Policies'
Posted on 1 Dec 2008 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

On this edition, Brad Marten of the Marten Law Group discusses potential changes in environmental law under the Obama Administration, including the prospects for climate change legislation and advice for businesses. In discussing the prospects for... Read More

LexisNexis Survey: Legal Community Deeply Divided On Business Issues, Impact Of Economic Downturn, Future Of The Industry
Posted on 10 Dec 2009 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

A new national survey reveals deep divisions between corporate counsel and private practice attorneys over the current state of the legal industry, the impact of the economic downturn and what the future holds for the law firm business model. The just... Read More

Rapkin on New Valuation Tables
Posted on 15 Jun 2009 by Stephanie Rapkin

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) valuation tables used to determine the value of a life estate, annuity or remainder interest are required to be updated by the IRS every 10 years. The new tables were released on April 29, 2009, and they reflect an increase... Read More

Sablone on Family Limited Partnerships
Posted on 16 Jun 2009 by Kathleen M. Sablone

Family limited partnerships (FLP) are often proposed by estate planning advisors as a vehicle for making gifts to family members at a discount. Over the years, a substantial amount of litigation has established some limits for a valid family partnership... Read More

Attorney-Client Privilege and Attorney Work Product : Evidence Rule 502 Enacted
Posted on 24 Nov 2008 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

On September 19, 2008, the President signed into law (see Pub. L. No. 110-322, 122 Stat. 3537) FRE 502: Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product; Limitations on Waiver, a new evidentiary rule addressing attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine... Read More

Can Google Really Do Anything? Please Take Our Survey!
Posted on 30 Jul 2009 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

Please take our brief survey! The Internet has been in widespread use for perhaps as little as 15 years, but it has quickly become a fixture in our daily lives as a source of information – for leisure, school, and work. The availability of news... Read More

Tips for success in today's legal market: exclusively on Martindale-Hubbell Connected
Posted on 16 Oct 2009 by Rory Webber

A key part of Martindale-Hubbell Connected is putting the buyers and sellers of legal services together. Law firms want to know what their potential customers need and how best to deliver it. In-house counsel wants to know which law firms can deliver... Read More

Grady S. Hurley on McNeill, et al v. Burlington Resource Oil and Gas Co., 153 P. 3d 46, 2007 (N.M. App. Dec. 4, 2006)
Posted on 7 Jul 2008 by Grady S. Hurley

Where a surface estate or property has been negligently damaged, generally, the property should be restored and the owner compensated for the loss. However, the value of damages should not exceed the property’s value. Thus, the damages test is fact... Read More

Helping the Victims of the Earthquake in Haiti
Posted on 15 Jan 2010 by Haitian Earthquake Relief

The worst earthquake to hit Haiti in 200 years, an enormous 7.0 magnitude quake, struck near Port-au-Prince on the small Caribbean island this week. The loss of life, already in the thousands and still climbing, and catastrophic destruction to this impoverished... Read More

Lexis® Hub Finding Jobs Through Your Social Network
Posted on 8 Jan 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

It can be difficult to find a job in today's market. People have to come up with creative ways to find work. One option that's becoming more and more popular is social networking. Social network websites, such as Facebook and Linkdln , are a great... Read More

Women in the Legal Profession: Improving the Statistics
Posted on 24 Feb 2009 by HB Litigation Conferences

Written by Alison Walsh, J.D. Writer and attorney Alison Walsh wrote the following post based on a recording of the June 25, 2008 “Women in the Legal Profession Summit” sponsored by LexisNexis Mealey’s Conferences. Mealey’s Conferences... Read More

Alaska - Yes Alaska - Steals The Spotlight Again In Zyprexa Litigation
Posted on 27 Mar 2008 by Tom Moylan

There’s something about Alaska and Zyprexa that just keeps on giving. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition of A and Z; the alpha and the omega. Or maybe it’s just happenstance. Whatever the reason, Alaska, hardly a bastion of drug litigation... Read More

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