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Jurors reject claim that asbestos in talcum powder caused mesothelioma

Fri, 2017-11-17 08:00

Jurors in Pasadena, California, have found no liability in a lawsuit by a woman who said that she contracted mesothelioma by inhaling asbestos in baby…

Categories: General Law

7th Circuit rejects another appeal by lawyer ordered to pay up to $4.2M for sending junk faxes

Thu, 2017-11-16 16:19

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by an Illinois lawyer who was ordered to pay up to $4.2 million for sending junk-fax newsletters…

Categories: General Law

Judge declares mistrial in corruption case against US Senator Menendez

Thu, 2017-11-16 13:50

A federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, has declared a mistrial in the corruption case against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.

U.S. District Judge William Walls…

Categories: General Law

Convicted former Subway pitchman has sovereign citizen approach rejected

Thu, 2017-11-16 11:45

A federal judge in Indianapolis has rejected a sovereign citizen argument made by convicted former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt…

Categories: General Law

Ticket-fighting startup sues the Florida Bar and a law firm for alleged anti-competitive conduct

Mon, 2017-11-13 09:00
A Florida startup that matches drivers with lawyers contends in a federal lawsuit that the Florida Bar and a competitor have launched “a coordinated attack”…
Categories: General Law

Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. reportedly had report compiled by Fusion GPS for BigLaw firm

Fri, 2017-11-10 12:30

The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. to offer information about Democratic donors had reportedly obtained the information from a report compiled by…

Categories: General Law

Sex-bias plaintiffs want to search personal emails of Chadbourne’s former leaders

Thu, 2017-11-09 17:42

Three former partners who sued Chadbourne & Parke for alleged sex discrimination are seeking to search the personal emails of leaders of the now-defunct firm…

Categories: General Law

Obama doesn’t make it onto a jury but is a big hit at the courthouse

Wed, 2017-11-08 14:27

Former President Barack Obama was dismissed from jury duty on Wednesday when he was selected for a jury panel that wasn’t needed for a trial.

Categories: General Law

Worker is fired after flipping the bird at Trump motorcade; does she have a case?

Wed, 2017-11-08 09:00
A marketing analyst for a company that oversees government contractors says she was fired for flipping the bird at a Trump motorcade.

News coverage…

Categories: General Law

McDonald’s, Kmart among 4 companies to settle federal ADA suits over website and app access

Tue, 2017-11-07 16:37

Four companies have settled lawsuits that claimed they violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to make their websites and apps easily accessible…

Categories: General Law

Judge is ‘appalled’ and ‘embarrassed’ by government’s whistleblower case against ManorCare

Tue, 2017-11-07 09:00
A federal magistrate judge says the government’s whistleblower case against HCR ManorCare Inc. is a “huge waste of money” that rests on testimony from an…
Categories: General Law

Supreme Court rules against inmate seeking to enforce original plea agreement

Mon, 2017-11-06 14:18

An inmate who sought to have his original plea agreement enforced has lost his case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a per curiam

Supreme Court allows execution of inmate who can’t remember his crime

Mon, 2017-11-06 13:48

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared an impediment to the execution of an Alabama inmate who can’t remember the crime he committed after suffering…

Categories: General Law

Utah nurse to receive $500K settlement after arrest for refusing cop’s blood-draw request

Fri, 2017-11-03 16:35

A Utah nurse will receive a $500,000 settlement with Salt Lake City and the university that owns the hospital as a result of a July…

Categories: General Law

Trump brief argues sexual misconduct denial is protected political opinion, seeks suit dismissal

Thu, 2017-11-02 17:37

A brief filed on behalf of President Donald Trump argues he was expressing a political opinion protected by the First Amendment when he denied claims…

Categories: General Law

Courts need help when it comes to science and tech

Thu, 2017-11-02 09:30
Social science research is “sociological gobbledygook,” at least according to Chief Justice John Roberts. The Chief Justice made this comment during the Oct. 3

Opioid commission calls for expanding drug courts into every federal jurisdiction

Wed, 2017-11-01 16:02

President Donald Trump’s opioid commission would like to see drug courts in every federal jurisdiction.

The proposal is among 56 recommendations by the President’s Commission…

Categories: General Law

Discover valuable information through interrogatories before deposition notice

Wed, 2017-11-01 02:15

Civil litigation is predicated on broad discovery. It allows lawyers to seek the truth broadly by discovering opponents’ evidence through a variety of means. The…

Categories: General Law

Market to manage electronic documents in a state of flux

Wed, 2017-11-01 02:10

Last year, more than 30 major e-discovery companies were acquired or merged, or they disappeared. To an outside observer, it looks like an industry that…

Categories: General Law

Software provides real-time predictions on how potential jurors might vote

Wed, 2017-11-01 02:05

When she’s in the courtroom, San Francisco-based trial consultant Carol Bauss knows the value of quickly getting background data on prospective jurors.

And these days,…

Categories: General Law