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4th Circuit rules rescission of DACA was arbitrary and capricious

Fri, 2019-05-17 14:18

A second federal appeals court has rejected the federal government’s rescission of a program that defers deportation for immigrants brought to the country illegally as…

Categories: General Law

Divorce litigant arrested for allegedly stabbing lawyer during deposition

Fri, 2019-05-17 10:15

Police have arrested a divorce litigant for allegedly stabbing a Florida lawyer multiple times during a deposition on May 1.

Police charged 58-year-old Gordon James…

Categories: General Law

Lawyer suspended for failing to reveal client’s death as he continued to litigate case

Thu, 2019-05-16 12:00

A California lawyer has been suspended for 30 days for failing to disclose that one of his clients had died, even as the case headed…

Categories: General Law

Alabama governor signs abortion ban; which cases are headed to the Supreme Court?

Thu, 2019-05-16 10:18
On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union vowed to challenge Alabama’s abortion ban that was signed into law the same day by Alabama Gov. Kay…
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Lawyer faces contempt charges for alleged failure to show up for client hearings

Tue, 2019-05-14 13:06

A DUI lawyer in Virginia says he plans to reduce his caseload after he was accused of contempt of court for missing client hearings and…

Categories: General Law

BigLaw firm settles suit accusing it of ‘billing feeding frenzy’

Tue, 2019-05-14 11:44

Morrison & Foerster has reached a confidential settlement in a lawsuit accusing the law firm of “egregious overbilling” and a “billing feeding frenzy” after…

Categories: General Law

Juror says $2B award in Roundup cancer trial was intended to have ‘punch-in-the-gut effect’

Tue, 2019-05-14 09:55
Jurors awarded $2 billion in punitive damages Monday to a California couple who alleged that their longtime use of Roundup weed killer caused their non-Hodgkin…
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Joined by 2 other justices, Thomas rejects liberal colleagues’ criticism in case of death-row inmate

Mon, 2019-05-13 11:48

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says “there is nothing of substance” to four colleagues’ allegations of unfairness last month in the U.S. Supreme Court’s…

Categories: General Law

Timeshare company settles false ad lawsuit with lawyer who claimed ‘fraud’ on his website

Mon, 2019-05-13 08:00

Vacation ownership company Diamond Resorts International has settled a lawsuit against an Orlando lawyer and his firm that claimed their website marketing to potential clients…

Categories: General Law

Should there be a duty of tech competence for judges? Survey raises questions

Fri, 2019-05-10 17:13

The ABA added a duty of technology competence to the model ethics rules for lawyers in August 2012, but no such duty has been…

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Inmate who represented himself on appeal and in fourth trial wins acquittal on murder charge

Thu, 2019-05-09 13:19

A Pennsylvania inmate who served nearly 13 years in prison on a murder charge won an acquittal Monday after representing himself on appeal and in…

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In first major appearance since confirmation, Kavanaugh stresses civility and independence

Wed, 2019-05-08 13:22
When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh is drafting opinions and asking oral argument questions, he often asks himself, “What would Justice Kennedy do?”…
Categories: General Law

The strange tale of the ‘Voodoo reverend’ and Harper Lee’s lost true-crime book

Wed, 2019-05-08 08:35

A series of suspicious deaths; a murder at a victim’s funeral; a minister whom locals suspected was dabbling in voodoo; a gregarious Alabama lawyer and…

Categories: General Law

8th Circuit upholds female topless ban; 10th Circuit ruled the other way

Wed, 2019-05-08 08:00

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis has upheld a Springfield, Missouri, ordinance that bans women but not men from exposing their…

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Hedge fund founder jailed after judge says he lunged at federal prosecutor during trial break

Tue, 2019-05-07 12:50

A hedge fund founder on trial for allegedly faking investment gains was sent to jail Monday after prosecutors accused him of trying to intimidate an…

Categories: General Law

Ruling in law firm’s case, 9th Circuit upholds structure of US consumer agency

Tue, 2019-05-07 11:44

Another federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of the structure of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—this time in an appeal by a law…

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Texas AG sides with lawyers challenging mandatory bar membership

Tue, 2019-05-07 08:30
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed an amicus brief that sides with three lawyers who contend that mandatory membership in the State Bar…
Categories: General Law

Fight to repeal marital rape exception succeeds in this state because of 1 woman’s efforts

Mon, 2019-05-06 13:07
Minnesota has lifted an exception that protected some people accused of raping their spouses, thanks to the lobbying efforts of a woman who learned that…
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Solitary confinement conditions violated death-row inmates’ Eighth Amendment rights, 4th Circuit rules

Mon, 2019-05-06 12:00

A federal appeals court has ruled that the conditions of death-row solitary confinement that once existed in Virginia prisons violated the Eighth Amendment ban on…

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Federal court strikes down map of Ohio congressional districts for ‘invidious partisan intent’

Mon, 2019-05-06 10:15
A special three-judge court has struck down a map of Ohio’s congressional districts because it was drawn with “invidious partisan intent” by Republican lawmakers.

The decision…

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