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DNA from stamp is used to indict John Doe suspect for threatening judge

Wed, 2018-10-17 16:30

Prosecutors in Wisconsin have filed a felony charge against the DNA profile of an unidentified man believed to have sent a threatening letter to a…

Categories: General Law

Lawyers on opposite sides of #MeToo litigation face off in suit over crowdsourced accusation list

Wed, 2018-10-17 14:20
Two lawyers who have represented opposite sides in sexual misconduct lawsuits are facing each other in a new lawsuit related to the #MeToo movement, stemming…
Categories: General Law

DeVos’ attempt to curtail debt forgiveness to defrauded students meets judicial roadblocks

Wed, 2018-10-17 10:30

In rulings by two federal judges this week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos encountered some roadblocks in her efforts to roll back relief for some…

Categories: General Law

Judge dismisses Trump from climate change suit, says case can go to trial

Tue, 2018-10-16 14:25

A lawsuit blaming the federal government for failing to take action to stop climate change can proceed to trial, but the plaintiffs must proceed without…

Categories: General Law

Trump’s ‘con job’ tweet wasn’t defamation of Stormy Daniels, federal judge rules

Tue, 2018-10-16 11:58

A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that a tweet by President Donald Trump was “rhetorical hyperbole” that didn’t defame Stormy Daniels.

U.S. District…

Categories: General Law

Cops aren’t entitled to kill dogs during search just because they are unlicensed, 6th Circuit says

Tue, 2018-10-16 09:15

Police officers who fatally shot a couple’s dogs during a home search weren’t entitled to kill the animals just because they were unlicensed, a federal…

Categories: General Law

Lawyer who called decision ‘La La Land on steroids’ is suspended for his wide-ranging criticism

Tue, 2018-10-16 08:30

A New York appeals court has suspended a Suffolk County lawyer for three months for “inexcusable” criticism about courts hearing two of his cases.

The…

Categories: General Law

Suspended lawyer is convicted of embezzling $26M from his now-bankrupt law firm

Mon, 2018-10-15 12:20

A suspended Atlanta lawyer was convicted Friday for embezzling $26 million from the law firm where he once served as managing partner.

Nathan Hardwick IV…

Categories: General Law

Writer sues creator of crowdsourced spreadsheet that accused him of abuse, seeks to out contributors

Fri, 2018-10-12 16:30

A writer who was accused of sexual misconduct on a crowdsourced Google spreadsheet of “Shitty Media Men” has sued the creator of the list, along…

Categories: General Law

Florida lawyer who uses ‘Ever Argued With a Woman?’ slogan sues law firm for alleged infringement

Fri, 2018-10-12 14:15

Bartow, Florida, lawyer Melissa Wilson uses the slogan “Ever Argued With a Woman?” and she is not afraid to argue about it.

In a

Judge criticizes lawyer’s champagne argument as she considers trimming $289M verdict

Fri, 2018-10-12 08:15

A San Francisco judge on Wednesday criticized a lawyer’s closing argument as she considered cutting a $289 million jury award to a groundskeeper who blamed…

Categories: General Law

Judge’s suit claims she was retaliated against at work for her husband’s political activity

Thu, 2018-10-11 14:05
An associate family law judge in Texas has filed a lawsuit claiming a district judge created a hostile work environment and violated her constitutional right…
Categories: General Law

Labaton Sucharow agrees to return $4.8M in attorney fees after attorney finder fee is revealed

Thu, 2018-10-11 11:14

Labaton Sucharow has agreed to return $4.8 million in attorney fees to plaintiffs and other law firms in a securities class action against State Street…

Categories: General Law

Lawyer in Arkansas same-sex marriage case sues co-counsel, says he denigrated her work

Thu, 2018-10-11 10:00
A lawyer who successfully sought to overturn Arkansas’ gay-marriage ban has filed a defamation suit against her co-counsel that argues he denigrated her work and…
Categories: General Law

Lawsuits target law reviews at Harvard and NYU, saying they favor women and minorities

Wed, 2018-10-10 16:15

A Texas group filed two suits over the weekend alleging that two prominent law reviews violate federal laws by giving preferences to women and minorities when…

Categories: General Law

Justice Department will oppose consent decree to reform Chicago Police Department

Wed, 2018-10-10 13:25

The U.S. Department of Justice will file a statement of interest opposing a pending consent decree in Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s lawsuit against the…

Categories: General Law

Former law firm of disbarred lawyer Stan Chesley agrees to pay $19M for fee overcharges

Tue, 2018-10-09 16:15

A dissolved Ohio law firm once owned by mass-torts lawyer Stanley Chesley has agreed to pay fen-phen diet-drug litigants $19.1 million to resolve their unjust…

Categories: General Law

Jurors find Chicago police officer guilty of second-degree murder in shooting death of black teen

Fri, 2018-10-05 16:40

A Chicago police officer was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday for the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The officer, Jason Van…

Categories: General Law

Former LeClairRyan partner who sued for gender bias asks court to confirm $1M arbitration award

Thu, 2018-10-04 07:00
A former LeClairRyan partner who claimed the firm unfairly favors males in compensation decisions has asked a federal court to confirm a $1 million arbitration…
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4 men associated with white supremacist group face federal charges in Charlottesville violence

Wed, 2018-10-03 12:26

Four members or associates of a white supremacist group called the Rise Above Movement face rioting charges in connection with the August 2017 “Unite the…

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