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New Jersey man thwarted in attempt to sue UK-based machinery maker (access required)

A U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down the same day as Goodyear suggests that the high court is seeking to clarify some blurry lines of jurisdiction. New Jersey attorney Jonathan W. Miller of the Philadelphia, Pa.-based Locks Law Firm, told Lawyers Weekly that the high court had not visited the jurisdictional issues raised in J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-17-0659, 47 pp.) since its 1987 opinion in Asahi Metal Industry Co. v. Superior Court, 480 U.S. 102 (1987). Miller wrote an amicus brief for the American Association of Justice in the Nicastro case.

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High court considers whether age affects ‘Miranda’ rights in NC case (access required)

"You are free to leave" is a statement that seems easy enough to understand. But when those words are told to a young person at school, does the child's age make a difference under Miranda v. Arizona? That's the question the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court considered March 23 during oral arguments in J.D.B v. North Carolina. The case involves a 13-year-old special education student who was questioned by police at his Chapel Hill middle school about recent burglaries in which a digital camera and jewelry were stolen.

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Case on Miranda warnings in schools goes to highest court (access required)

A case out of North Carolina about to go before the U.S. Supreme Court could set a precedent on whether a juvenile's age should be considered in a Miranda custody analysis. Marsha Levick (pictured), deputy director and chief counsel of the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Justice Center, said that although the question before the court is limited to age, her organization was also interested in the fact that the case involved an interrogation on school property. Levick said it was important to raise the issue of the school setting to help give the justices a context in which to view the case.

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20 things lawyers need to know in 2011 (access required)

Who's the next potential U.S. Supreme Court justice on Obama's list? Why does your firm need a social media policy - and an employee handbook? You will find the answers to these questions and more in this year's edition of "20 Things Lawyers Need to Know," complied by Lawyers USA, Lawyers Weekly's national sister paper. From the hottest technology tools to the latest tips for marketing your practice, we give you the insight you need to run a better law practice in the year ahead.

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