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22 attorneys general file petition to block FCC decision repealing net neutrality

Tue, 2018-01-16 16:19

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have taken the first step in a bid to block the repeal of net neutrality rules.

The 22…

Categories: General Law

Justice Department will ask Supreme Court for direct review of judge’s DACA injunction

Tue, 2018-01-16 15:46

The U.S. Justice Department announced that it intends to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to grant direct review on the merits of a judge’s injunction…

Categories: General Law

Federal court tosses judge’s suit against sheriff who investigated her for releasing courtroom video

Tue, 2018-01-16 14:31

A federal judge in Michigan dismissed a retaliation lawsuit filed by a state court judge against the sheriff who sought to charge her for releasing…

Categories: General Law

Shareholder’s $300M suit accuses employment firm Ogletree Deakins of gender bias

Tue, 2018-01-16 11:42

A shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart claims in a $300 million lawsuit that the defense-side labor and employment firm discriminates against female…

Categories: General Law

Suspended Rhode Island lawyer jailed for failing to pay sanction

Fri, 2018-01-12 11:53

A suspended Rhode Island lawyer has been jailed on a civil contempt charge for failing to pay more than $11,000 of a sanction imposed for…

Categories: General Law

49 Alabama sheriffs are sued over refusal to say whether they pocketed leftover inmate-meal money

Fri, 2018-01-12 09:00
Two civil rights groups have sued 49 Alabama sheriffs in an effort to learn whether they personally pocketed unspent money allocated for inmate meals.
Categories: General Law

2 New Mexico judges sue state judicial commission to obtain secret courthouse recordings

Thu, 2018-01-11 09:00

Two magistrate court judges in Aztec, New Mexico, have sued the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission in an effort to obtain secret surveillance recordings allegedly…

Categories: General Law

Judge punishes lawyer for using hashtag #killinnazis, tosses $27.8M Xarelto verdict on other grounds

Thu, 2018-01-11 08:00

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million verdict against the makers of the blood thinner Xarelto in a lawsuit by an Indiana woman…

Categories: General Law

Churches are now eligible for disaster aid; FEMA changed policy after lawsuits

Wed, 2018-01-10 14:23

Churches are no longer excluded from disaster aid as a result of a policy change by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA announced the policy…

Categories: General Law

Ohio judge orders settlement talks in opioid suits, says public isn’t interested in legal questions

Wed, 2018-01-10 13:31

An Ohio federal judge is urging a settlement that goes beyond “moving money around” in over 200 federal lawsuits targeting the opioid epidemic.

U.S. District…

Categories: General Law

Trump’s personal lawyer claims Russia dossier defamed him, sues BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS

Wed, 2018-01-10 11:29

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has filed defamation lawsuits against the company that compiled the so-called Steele Dossier alleging Russia ties to the…

Categories: General Law

Rash of UPL lawsuits filed by LegalForce show its failure to compete, defendants say

Tue, 2018-01-09 09:30
Raj Abhyanker is up in arms against legal technology companies he believes are practicing law without a license.

With the growth of…
Categories: General Law

Georgia capital defendant has right to appeal based on racist statements from juror, SCOTUS says

Mon, 2018-01-08 11:49
Keith Tharpe, a black Georgia death row inmate who was found guilty of killing his sister-in-law and kidnapping his estranged wife in 1990, may be…
Categories: General Law

Are iPhone slowdowns a trespass to chattel? 2 lawsuits with differing causes of action filed

Fri, 2017-12-22 09:40

Two would-be class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple after it acknowledged slowing down older iPhones to avoid unexpected shutdowns caused by batteries that…

Categories: General Law

Safe for work: Top legal news 2017

Fri, 2017-12-22 08:00
Law-office coffee breaks come with a strong dose of law-focused chatter. In 2017, Trump administration legal initiatives were a constant source of politically charged news.…
Categories: General Law

Teen charged in Slender Man case ordered to spend 25 years in mental commitment

Thu, 2017-12-21 17:22

A Wisconsin teenager who said she had participated in the stabbing of a friend to please the fictional Slender Man character has been ordered to…

Categories: General Law

Trial of first group of Inauguration Day protesters ends with acquittals

Thu, 2017-12-21 16:04

Jurors in Washington, D.C., have acquitted six Inauguration Day protesters on charges of rioting and property destruction.

The protesters were the first group tried among…

Categories: General Law

Posner perseveres after 4th Circuit rules his ‘advisory counsel’ help isn’t needed

Thu, 2017-12-21 13:46

Former Circuit Judge Richard Posner will represent a one-time pro se litigant before the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, even though it…

Categories: General Law

Age-bias suit targets Facebook job ads displayed to younger people

Thu, 2017-12-21 11:45

A would-be class action lawsuit claims Amazon, T-Mobile and other major employers are violating federal age-bias law by placing ads on Facebook that are displayed…

Categories: General Law

Supreme Court says judge ruled on DACA document turnover too soon

Thu, 2017-12-21 09:47
The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that a federal judge ruled too soon when he ordered document disclosure in lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s decision…
Categories: General Law