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7th Circuit won’t overrule precedent barring female inmate’s challenge of strip searches as training exercise

Fri, 2019-07-19 14:15
Female prisoners in Illinois can't sue under the Fourth Amendment for being forced to show their genitals in a training exercise, a federal appeals court…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: House holds attorney general in contempt; opioid executives charged

Thu, 2019-07-18 17:05

The U.S. House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for failing to turn…

Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer who scammed Charles Barkley gets prison; DA wants death penalty overturned

Wed, 2019-07-17 18:00

An Alabama lawyer was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for running an energy investment scheme that defrauded former NBA star Charles…

Categories: General Law

Appeals court blocks lawyer’s contempt arrest for failing to return law firm files

Wed, 2019-07-17 16:00

A Missouri appeals court has temporarily blocked the arrest of a St. Louis lawyer who was found in contempt of court in a records dispute…

Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Feds won’t charge cop in Eric Garner’s chokehold death, Cardi B defends her courtroom attire

Tue, 2019-07-16 19:15

The U.S. Justice Department won’t charge the New York City police officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold during an arrest for selling…

Categories: General Law

Judge tells mom of sexual assault victim to keep her mouth shut and sit down

Tue, 2019-07-16 15:00

A New Jersey judge told the mother of a sexual assault victim to “keep your mouth shut, sit down” after she made noise in the…

Categories: General Law

Lawyers can be sued for allegedly violating confidentiality deal in Monster Energy suit

Tue, 2019-07-16 14:30

A lawyer who sued Monster Energy in the cardiac death of a teenager can be sued for allegedly violating a confidentiality clause that was part…

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Judge’s decision overturned after he asks lawyers to hurry up and then abruptly rules for plaintiff

Tue, 2019-07-16 14:20

A Texas judge violated the due process rights of a homeowner litigant when he asked the lawyers during a bench trial whether they could hurry…

Categories: General Law

Appeals court tosses med-mal suit because lawyer filed document about 18 minutes late

Tue, 2019-07-16 13:14

A Texas appeals court has dismissed a medical malpractice lawsuit because the lawyer for the plaintiff filed an expert report about 18 minutes late.

The…

Categories: General Law

Appeals court tosses med-mal suit because lawyer filed document about 18 minutes late

Tue, 2019-07-16 13:14

A Texas appeals court has dismissed a medical malpractice lawsuit because the lawyer for the plaintiff filed an expert report about 18 minutes late.

The…

Categories: General Law

New rule would make applying for US asylum impossible for most immigrants at the southern border

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:30

Most immigrants at the Southern border won’t be eligible to apply for asylum under an interim final rule published Monday by the Trump administration.

Under…

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6th Circuit rules for workers’ comp law firm challenging ban on solicitation of claimants

Mon, 2019-07-15 11:00

An Ohio law firm that mailed advertising to workers’ compensation claimants has succeeded in its First Amendment challenge to a state law that banned such…

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Injunction ends litigation against timeshare-exit law firm and companies; firm founder was disbarred

Fri, 2019-07-12 17:29

Timeshare company Diamond Resorts International has obtained an injunction that wraps up its lawsuit against a law firm along with related companies and individuals who…

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Suspended Texas judge is convicted of taking bribes from lawyer who cooperated with feds

Fri, 2019-07-12 13:09

A Texas judge who had been elected to the state’s 13th Court of Appeals has been convicted for taking bribes while working as a lower…

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Do you think humor is helpful or harmful in the courtroom, and why?

Thu, 2019-07-11 15:21

Does comedy or humor work in the courtroom? Sometimes, writes Philip N. Meyer in a September 2016 ABA Journal article, “but you have to…

Categories: General Law

Sidley Austin is among defendants settling investor class action for $220M

Thu, 2019-07-11 14:22

Sidley Austin and Deloitte are among five professional firms agreeing to pay $220 million to settle claims for aiding securities sales by a now-defunct investment…

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Judge sanctions controversial copyright lawyer, notes ‘growing body of law’ on when to punish him

Thu, 2019-07-11 13:37

A federal judge in New York has ordered a litigious copyright lawyer to pay attorney fees of $8,745 as a sanction for failing to comply…

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Afternoon Briefs: US prosecutor accused of misstatements; is Kevin Spacey case unraveling?

Tue, 2019-07-09 17:23

The Department of Justice is investigating a federal prosecutor accused of falsely blaming case delays on a nonexistent backlog at the Washington, D.C., crime…

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Lawyer awarded $229K in pregnancy bias suit after judge slams defendant law firm for slow discovery

Tue, 2019-07-09 12:45

A Chicago immigration lawyer has been awarded $229,498 in her suit claiming that she was fired from her job at a law firm after disclosing…

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$3.25M award for alleged bungled adoption is overturned; lawyer isn’t liable for emotional distress

Tue, 2019-07-09 11:14
An Iowa lawyer isn’t liable for emotional distress damages for a failed adoption that left a baby in the temporary care of a birth father…
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