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Lawyers USA provides up-to-the-minute coverage of court decisions, legislation, litigation trends and practice management information for lawyers who represent individuals and businesses.
Lawyers USA provides up-to-the-minute coverage of court decisions, legislation, litigation trends and practice management information for lawyers who represent individuals and businesses.

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The third edition of the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence has been released, providing a revised roadmap for judges in evaluating whether scientific evidence is admissible.

For lawyers, the manual gives a framework for what judges will be focusing on during evidentiary hearings.

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A recent study by the University of Notre Dame suggests that humans learn and retain information differently if their sense of touch is engaged.

Trial consultant Douglas Keene said this means that the value of touching a piece of evidence cannot be overstated.

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If the complex legal issues arising from the constitutional challenge to the federal health care law weren’t enough, lawyers are bracing for the practical impact the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case will have on their clients.

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Police officers were immune from being sued for violating the Fourth Amendment by executing a purportedly overbroad “all firearms” search warrant, the U.S Supreme Court has ruled.

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The Department of Labor has issued a new final rule governing the H-2B temporary non-agricultural worker program that the agency said will give U.S. workers greater protections and job access.

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A Virginia lawyer has been admonished by the state bar for demanding a contingency fee from a client for non-monetary relief.

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The past year featured a flurry of activity on the personal injury and tort scene, with several new drug and device developments, significant U.S. Supreme Court rulings and some staggering verdicts.

Here’s a wrap-up of the highlights of personal injury and tort law in 2011.

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A recent decision from the Federal Circuit may make it easier for suits against companies incorporated in Delaware to be transferred outside the state. Incorporating in business-friendly Delaware is a common practice, even by companies that may have no other ties to the state.
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