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Judge tosses 2 suits against Fox News over retracted story about slain DNC staffer

Fri, 2018-08-03 11:36

A federal judge in Manhattan has dismissed two lawsuits against Fox News for a retracted story that claimed Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich had…

Categories: General Law

4th Circuit rejects Posner appeal, says judge saw futility in client’s bid to amend suit

Thu, 2018-08-02 16:48

A federal appeals court decided it didn’t need oral arguments to dispense with an appeal filed by former Circuit Judge Richard Posner on behalf of…

Categories: General Law

Manafort judge tells lawyers to nix facial expressions and eye-rolling

Thu, 2018-08-02 13:13
The judge overseeing the tax evasion and bank fraud trial of Paul Manafort is known for courtroom interruptions and stern lawyer warnings.

That reputation…

Categories: General Law

Amended suit by NRA says New York crackdown has led to financial hardship

Wed, 2018-08-01 14:50
The National Rifle Association has filed an amended lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that contends the state has caused financial hardship by discouraging…
Categories: General Law

Celebrity attorneys face challenges, ethical pitfalls

Wed, 2018-08-01 03:20

Criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos has represented celebrity clients including Michael Jackson…

Categories: General Law

Manafort trial begins Tuesday; prosecutors have identified 500 potential exhibits and 35 witnesses

Tue, 2018-07-31 09:05

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, goes on trial in Virginia today on charges of tax evasion, bank fraud and failure to report…

Categories: General Law

New Jersey AG tells Texas publisher of blueprints for 3D-printed guns to cease and desist

Fri, 2018-07-27 16:47

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal sent a cease-and-desist letter on Thursday to a Texas company that plans to publish its blueprints online to make…

Categories: General Law

Suit by former Stoel Rives partner alleges age bias and ‘malicious efforts’ to end his career

Fri, 2018-07-27 12:09

A former project finance partner at Stoel Rives has filed an age discrimination suit that claims the firm “isolated, disparaged and harassed him” after learning…

Categories: General Law

Ex-Lions Gate in-house lawyer got $2.5M settlement for alleged harassment by then-general counsel

Thu, 2018-07-26 12:52

A former in-house lawyer at Lions Gate Entertainment is talking to the media about allegations of unwanted sexual contact by general counsel Wayne Levin, who…

Categories: General Law

Larry Nassar’s lawyers link judge’s ‘free-for-all’ hearing to prison assault, seek new sentence

Thu, 2018-07-26 11:20

A court filing links a Michigan judge’s conduct at a sentencing hearing to an inmate attack on former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who was…

Shook Hardy lawyer in the spotlight for opposing pregnant lawyer’s continuance request

Thu, 2018-07-26 07:00
A Miami lawyer with Shook, Hardy & Bacon objected when a pregnant opposing lawyer sought a continuance because her due date coincided with a trial…
Categories: General Law

What is an emolument? Judge gives term a broad definition in refusing to toss lawsuit against Trump

Wed, 2018-07-25 14:11
A federal judge in Maryland has denied another motion seeking to dismiss a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump accepted unconstitutional emoluments through the Trump…
Categories: General Law

Brock Turner’s lawyer tells appeals court his client only wanted ‘outercourse’ with victim

Wed, 2018-07-25 11:27

The lawyer for former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner told a California appeals court on Tuesday that it should overturn his client’s attempted rape conviction because…

Categories: General Law

Judge decries ‘abusive litigation tactics’ and ‘overheated rhetoric’ in multiple discovery motions

Wed, 2018-07-25 07:10

A federal magistrate judge, who is fed up with a flurry of motions over discovery disputes, is ordering the parties to “work in a cooperative,…

Categories: General Law

State commission calls blood-spatter testimony in murder case ‘not ... scientifically supported’

Tue, 2018-07-24 17:00
An influential state commission said the blood-spatter analysis used to convict a former Texas high school principal of murdering his wife in 1985 was “not…
Categories: General Law

Lawsuit settlement will allow online blueprints for 3D-printed guns

Tue, 2018-07-24 13:09

Beginning Aug. 1, a Texas company will be able to publish its blueprints to make guns from 3D printers without fear of reprisal by the…

Categories: General Law

Federal prosecutors have 12 Cohen tapes after Trump waives privilege

Tue, 2018-07-24 09:03

Twelve audio tapes recorded by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, have been turned over to federal prosecutors.

The special master overseeing the…

Categories: General Law

Suspended Indiana lawyer appears to have disappeared

Mon, 2018-07-23 16:36
A suspended lawyer from South Bend, Indiana, is not responding to two lawsuits filed against him by investment clients who want their money returned.
Categories: General Law

Former Balch & Bingham partner convicted of bribing ex-lawmaker to oppose Superfund expansion

Mon, 2018-07-23 14:12

A federal jury in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday convicted a former Balch & Bingham partner and a corporate executive for bribing a onetime Alabama lawmaker…

Categories: General Law

Judge tosses New York City’s climate change lawsuit against major oil companies

Fri, 2018-07-20 13:00

A federal judge in Manhattan has dismissed New York City’s nuisance lawsuit seeking to hold five major oil companies liable for the effects of climate…

Categories: General Law