ILR15077-HarrisReportCongratulations to the Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform for its recently issued report on the legal climate of the various states. The report is a thoroughly researched and elegantly presented compilation of information about various elements of each state’s legal climate. Based on a survey of in-house counsel, the report ranks the states

Way back in the prehistoric era of the worldwide web, Mayer Brown’s appellate group created what was, at the time, an innovative new web site. It was among the first legal web sites to incorporate sound (oral argument recordings) and archive vast amounts of information (the brief bank).

But times have changed and our web

Object-DefribillatorAny time a state supreme court is asked to recognize a new tort duty, its decision necessarily will affect the potential availability of punitive damages.  Hence, I consider it newsworthy that in a decision issued on June 23 the California Supreme Court declined to impose on retailers a duty to maintain automatic external defibrillators on