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SCOTUS: ACA’s “Interlocking Reforms” Trump “Inartful Drafting”

Lawyers pick apart words and phrases for a living. But it may be harder to attack the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) in this way after the Supreme Court’s decision affirming tax subsidies under the Act’s federal exchanges in King v. Burwell. In the interpretation of laws, courts are obligated to take a …

Does a Computer Speak? 9th Circuit Rules Google “Tack” Is Not Hearsay

Electronic evidence is a subject that even in 2015 is rarely covered in Law School Evidence classes. Perhaps those curricula should be revised in light of a recent 9th Circuit opinion holding that a Google Earth “tack” is not inadmissible as hearsay.  Is this ruling intuitive? Does it fly in the face of what trial …

Why Making Uber’s Drivers Employees Has An Impact On Other Small Businesses

In an article that Philip Mortensen wrote earlier this month for The Connector magazine (pages 34-35), he urged that it is imperative that employers review their worker classifications before state and federal agencies come knocking down doors or worse, long and costly litigation ensues. However, in this regard it seems that Uber has hit a …

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