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Lawsuit against NFL says convicted Patriots star Hernandez had severe CTE

Fri, 2017-09-22 10:59

The estate of Aaron Hernandez filed a lawsuit on Thursday that claims the late New England Patriots football star had severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy when…

Categories: General Law

Federal judge tosses challenge to statute banning unauthorized practice of law

Fri, 2017-09-22 08:00

A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit by an employers’ association that wanted to provide legal services to its members in North Carolina…

Categories: General Law

Is Posner’s ‘baffling’ book an ethics breach? Chief judge objects to release of internal memos

Thu, 2017-09-21 12:48
Retired Judge Richard Posner of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals apparently ruffled colleagues’ feathers and raised ethics questions when he released internal…
Categories: General Law

Top Illinois court affirms ex-cop Drew Peterson’s murder conviction in hearsay challenge

Thu, 2017-09-21 12:10

The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld use of hearsay, including statements by a missing fourth wife, that helped convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson…

Categories: General Law

California sues to stop construction of Trump’s border wall

Thu, 2017-09-21 10:38

California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to stop construction of the border wall advocated by President Donald Trump as a key campaign promise.


2nd Circuit reinstates frat members’ defamation suit against Rolling Stone

Wed, 2017-09-20 14:51

A federal appeals court has ruled that two out of three University of Virginia fraternity members who sued Rolling Stone over a retracted article…

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RNC has paid $427K in legal fees for Trump and Trump Jr.

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:16

The Republican National Committee has paid more than $427,000 to lawyers for President Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

Spokeswoman Cassie Smedile said the fees…

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800,000 student loans to be audited under proposed settlement; lender would pay at least $19M

Wed, 2017-09-20 11:30
The largest holder of private student loans has agreed to an audit of all of its 800,000 loans in a proposed settlement with the Consumer…
Categories: General Law

Court denies mass shooter Dylann Roof’s request to oust his lawyers because of ethnicity

Wed, 2017-09-20 09:25

Updated: Dylann Roof, the white supremacist sentenced to death for killing nine black church members, was rebuffed when he sought to remove his appointed…

Categories: General Law

Lawyer accused of taking sneaky photos of technical manual loses bid for rehearing on sanctions

Wed, 2017-09-20 09:00

A federal appeals court won’t reconsider sanctions imposed against a Georgia lawyer who refused to address allegations that she snuck into the office of a…

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Trump reportedly is paying legal bills in special counsel probe with campaign and RNC funds

Tue, 2017-09-19 17:27

President Donald Trump is reportedly paying his legal bills in the special counsel probe of Russian influence with donations to his re-election campaign and the…

Categories: General Law

Convicted mass shooter Dylann Roof seeks ouster of lawyers because they are Jewish and Indian

Tue, 2017-09-19 10:42

Dylann Roof, the white supremacist sentenced to death for killing nine black church members, is asking a court to remove his appointed appellate lawyers…

Categories: General Law

Judge faces ethics probe after lawyer claims denied bathroom break led to courtroom accident

Tue, 2017-09-19 08:00

A Georgia judge acknowledges she is facing an ethics investigation over allegations she denied a bathroom break to a public defender who says she tried…

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Lawyers can accept payment in bitcoin, Nebraska ethics opinion says

Mon, 2017-09-18 16:58

Lawyers may accept payment in digital currencies such as bitcoin but must immediately convert the money into U.S. dollars, according to a Nebraska ethics advisory…

Categories: General Law

Journalist reportedly sparks uproar after overhearing Trump lawyers discuss conflict in Russia probe

Mon, 2017-09-18 09:35

A New York Times reporter overheard a lawyer for President Donald Trump discuss differences among the legal team in the special counsel’s Russia investigation during…

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Public defender with 110 post-conviction cases gets stayed suspension for neglecting clients

Mon, 2017-09-18 08:45

The Missouri Supreme Court has imposed a stayed suspension with a one-year license probation period on a public defender who said he provided inadequate client…

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7th Circuit’s chief judge disagrees with newly retired Posner on pro se criticisms

Fri, 2017-09-15 17:53
Chief Judge Diane Wood of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is voicing her disagreement with newly retired Judge Richard Posner.

Categories: General Law

Federal judge in Chicago blocks Trump administration’s hold on grants to sanctuary cities

Fri, 2017-09-15 16:29
A federal judge in Chicago on Friday issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from refusing to release public safety grants to…
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Suit claims hot tea spill at Starbucks drive-thru burned woman and killed her dog

Thu, 2017-09-14 10:35

A Colorado woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that a hot tea spill at a Starbucks drive-thru in Denver severely burned her and killed her…

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Emotional intelligence of female trial lawyers can work in their favor, BigLaw partner says

Thu, 2017-09-14 08:45

If I were a client, I would want a female lawyer leading my trial team, according to an employment partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

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