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Insurance policies are of course written documents, dependent upon standard conventions of grammar and usage in order to establish their meaning. A recent unpublished opinion from the Ninth Circuit wrestled with the grammar rules involved when an insurance application’s question and answer created a double...

[The referenced article was originally published in Law360.] Since August 2015, defense contractors have been on notice that they were required to implement the security controls in National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) Special Publication (“SP”) 800-171 no later than December 31, 2017 on covered...

The petition of the day is: Pou v. California 17-870 Issues: (1) Whether the proof required to satisfy Brigham City v. Stuart, which held that the emergency-aid exception to the warrant requirement allows warrantless home searches when the police have an “objectively reasonable basis for believing that an...

Minnesota’s top police licensing authority plans to upgrade the professional standards for law enforcement officers amid fallout from a Minneapolis Star Tribune series on police misconduct, the Star Tribune reports. In a vote Wednesday morning, the standards committee of the Peace Officer Standards and Training...

Once again we look back at the continuing cavalcade of crooks, criminals, miscreants and, to put it kindly, morons the less intellectually gifted, who met justice face-to-face in 2017. This year’s class includes a preacher, a controller, an engineer, a landman, and two lawyers! ••• Perp: Johnny...