Between the Lines Blog

Subjective Criteria for Hiring Decisions or RIFs May Be Problematic
Category: Appellate Law, Employment
Mergers and acquisitions bring lots of financial opportunity, but they can sometimes result in upheaval in the workforce as the new entity determines whether it will operate business differently from its predecessor. If the new business decides to change the workforce, how should it make those…
Read Full Post »
Court of Appeals Concludes Swimming Pool is Not an Attractive Nuisance
Category: Appellate Law, Litigation
In a case arising from tragic circumstances, the Arkansas Court of Appeals recently concluded that a residential swimming pool located near an elementary school was not an attractive nuisance, and affirmed summary judgment in favor of the property owners.1 On March 7, 2017, a six year old student…
Read Full Post »
Supreme Court Protects Off-Campus Speech of Public School Student
Category: Appellate Law, Education, Litigation
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 23, 2021 that a public high school student’s off-campus social media postings in which she used vulgar language and disparaged school programs constituted protected speech under the First Amendment. This decision signals the Court’s willingness to protect…
Read Full Post »
Taking Control of a Dispute by Filing a Declaratory Judgment and Setting the Stage for a Successful Appeal
Category: Appellate Law, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Eighth Circuit Appellate , Litigation
For companies involved in an active dispute, filing a declaratory judgment often offers a way to take control of the situation. This strategy comes with significant advantages that not only help pave the way for successful litigation, but also have significant impacts for how an appellate attorney…
Read Full Post »
Peer Review Immunity is a Bar to Doctor's Allegations of Defamation
Category: Appellate Law, Eighth Circuit Appellate , Health Care, Litigation
When a doctor is subject to a formal peer review proceeding, those involved must pay close attention to the medical staff bylaw and any hospital policies, procedures, and rules governing the process. These protections require a high degree of confidentiality, to protect the physician subject to…
Read Full Post »
< Newer Page 1/7 Older >
The Between the Lines blog is made available by Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. and the law firm publisher. The blog site is for educational purposes only, as well as to give general information and a general understanding of the law. This blog is not intended to provide specific legal advice. Use of this blog site does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Mitchell Williams or the blog site publisher. The Between the Lines blog site should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state.