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Due Diligence in Drafting: Copyrights inLegal Documents
Imitation, itís said, is the most sincere form of flattery. But copying a work ó including a legal document ó in which someone else holds copyright may not be perceived as simply flattering, and may lead to allegations of infringement and a suit for damages
By Thomas J. Stueber

Focusing the Penalty: New Limits on Punitive Damages
 The latest in a series of United States Supreme Court cases limiting punitive damages forbids a state from using a punitive damages award to punish a defendant for harm inflicted on nonparties and charges state courts with responsibility, if requested, for shielding defendants from the risk that the jury might award punitive damages for harm to nonparties.
By J. David Prince and Paula Duggan Vraa

Judicial Selection in Minnesota: A Special Report
The Quie Commission releases its long-awaited report and recommendations for judicial selection in Minnesota.

Targeting Advertising: Getting the Cases You Want
Effectiveness in advertising increasingly depends on choosing the right publication and formatting your ad to stand out and engage your target audience.
By Trey Rider



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