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ExxonMobil fined $2M for Russia deals under Tillerson; oil giant sues US Treasury in repsonse

Fri, 2017-07-21 11:17

Citing “reckless disregard” for sanctions levied against Russia while current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson led Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil giant was…

Categories: General Law

Houston police end use of drug tests that helped produce wrongful convictions

Fri, 2017-07-21 08:00

The Houston Police Department has ended its longstanding practice of using $2 chemical kits to make drug arrests, a policy that had contributed to hundreds of…

Categories: General Law

Unsealed document describes cozy relationship between Chicago cops and prosecutors

Thu, 2017-07-20 11:52

In a document unsealed on Wednesday, a former Cook County, Illinois, prosecutor described how Chicago police played suspects against each other in a 1994 case…

Categories: General Law

North Dakota judge laments decline in civility, cites ‘Seinfeld’

Thu, 2017-07-20 09:50

A North Dakota judge has denied a prosecution request for a new judge in a murder conspiracy trial in an opinion that took the lawyers…

Categories: General Law

Jury selection in Shkreli fraud trial follows trend of favoring the uninformed

Thu, 2017-07-20 09:00

Jury selection in the fraud trial of former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli followed what has become more of a trend: Lawyers are seeking…

Categories: General Law

Patent lawsuits drop 21 percent in the Eastern District of Texas as SCOTUS ruling brings new era

Wed, 2017-07-19 08:45

Patent lawsuits in the federal court for the Eastern District of Texas are on the decline as a result of a May ruling by the…

Categories: General Law

Lawyer is slain in his home by man who wrongly connected him to 1997 case

Tue, 2017-07-18 17:14

An Alabama lawyer was shot and killed on Monday evening by a man who wrongly believed for the last decade the lawyer was involved in…

Categories: General Law

When a witness confronts the accused: Is a courtroom ID fair?

Tue, 2017-07-18 16:36

It’s one of the oldest courtroom gambits in America: a prosecutor in a criminal trial asks a key witness if he sees the person who…

Categories: General Law

Missing paperwork could wipe out billions in private student loan debt

Tue, 2017-07-18 10:58

One of the largest owners of private student loans is struggling to show it has the necessary paperwork to prove ownership of loans that have…

Categories: General Law

Lululemon lawsuit claims competitor infringes its sports bra design

Tue, 2017-07-18 09:30

Lululemon Athletica claims in a federal lawsuit that Under Armour infringed its patents on a sports bra design that incorporates four criss-cross straps in the…

Categories: General Law

Judge allows Pete Rose’s suit against lawyer now on Trump’s legal team, but tosses some claims

Tue, 2017-07-18 08:00

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has refused to dismiss Pete Rose’s lawsuit claiming former BigLaw lawyer John Dowd defamed him on a radio show…

Categories: General Law

Alleged retweet by judge doesn’t warrant retroactive recusal, 9th Circuit rules

Mon, 2017-07-17 11:28

A federal appeals court has refused to order the retroactive recusal of a federal judge accused of retweeting a news story about a case after…

Categories: General Law

Lawyer who says he was framed receives $285K settlement in wrongful arrest case

Fri, 2017-07-14 09:30

An Iowa lawyer who spent 16 days in jail will receive a $285,000 settlement in his lawsuit alleging wrongful arrest and prosecution for allegedly threatening…

Categories: General Law

General counsel will share data on their law firms; is it cause for BigLaw concern?

Fri, 2017-07-14 08:00
General counsel at more than 25 major companies plan to share data on their law firms in an effort to learn whether firm size and…
Categories: General Law

Obama administration lawyers sue Trump campaign, adviser Stone for DNC email hack

Thu, 2017-07-13 16:14

A group formed by lawyers who worked in the Obama administration sued the Trump campaign and one of the president’s longtime informal advisers on Wednesday…

Categories: General Law

Conviction of former New York assembly speaker Sheldon Silver is overturned

Thu, 2017-07-13 11:22

Citing a recent Supreme Court decision, a federal appeals court has vacated the corruption conviction of former New York State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver.


Categories: General Law

Lawyer who filed hundreds of ADA suits barred from practice in Texas federal court for three years

Thu, 2017-07-13 09:52
A lawyer in Austin, Texas, has been suspended from practice in a federal court for three years based on a finding he “unquestionably acted in…
Categories: General Law

Serial ADA suits operated like ‘a carnival shell game,’ depriving plaintiff of proceeds, judge says

Thu, 2017-07-13 08:00

Ninety-nine lawsuits claiming New Mexico businesses violated the Americans with Disabilities Act should be tossed, according to a recommendation by a federal magistrate judge.


Categories: General Law

Malpractice suit alleges overbilling and ‘egregious misconduct’ by Trump’s law firm Kasowitz

Wed, 2017-07-12 10:38

A former client has filed a malpractice suit against Kasowitz Benson Torres that claims the law firm overbilled for its services, even recording 24 hours…

Categories: General Law

Appeals court lifts $11K sanction against lawyer for telling reporter about upcoming trial

Tue, 2017-07-11 14:25

An Ohio appeals court has overturned a sanction of nearly $11,000 imposed against a Cleveland lawyer who alerted a reporter about an upcoming trial.


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