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Afternoon Briefs: Jones Day explains redaction flub; lawyer copyrights daughter’s crayon artwork

Mon, 2019-09-16 17:12

Jones Day apologizes for redaction error that exposed grand jury info

Jones Day has taken responsibility for a redaction error and apologized to a federal…

Categories: General Law

Education Department no longer blocks Public Citizen website after lawsuit is filed

Mon, 2019-09-16 14:50
Employees at the U.S. Department of Education are no longer blocked from accessing the Public Citizen website when using its Wi-Fi and employee networks.

The department…

Categories: General Law

Opioid sellers say judge must recuse because he pushed settlement; 1 defendant files for bankruptcy

Mon, 2019-09-16 13:06
Some opioid defendants contend that the federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation should recuse himself partly because his zeal for settlements has created the appearance of…
Categories: General Law

2nd Circuit resurrects lawsuit against Trump hotel, properties

Fri, 2019-09-13 16:26
A federal appeals court has revived the first lawsuit President Donald Trump faced over claims that his business interests violate the U.S. Constitution.

A three-judge…

Categories: General Law

Judge recalled over Brock Turner rape case is fired from girls’ tennis coaching job

Fri, 2019-09-13 15:35
Aaron Persky—the first judge in California to be recalled in 80 years—has also lost his job as the coach of the girls’ junior varsity tennis…
Categories: General Law

French company held liable for death of employee after he had sex

Fri, 2019-09-13 14:46
The Court of Appeal in Paris has ruled that a French company is liable for the death of an employee who had a heart attack…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Judge threatens to toss prison officials in hot cells; $37M award in baby powder suit

Thu, 2019-09-12 17:57

Texas corrections chief testifies after judge threatens to lock up officials in hot prisons

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier acknowledged in…

Categories: General Law

Pierce Bainbridge alleges ‘litigation soap opera’ by sanctions-seeking ex-partner

Thu, 2019-09-12 14:33
Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht and a fired partner aren’t showing any signs of retreat in continuing battles over dueling lawsuits that assert different…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: New win for flag burner in SCOTUS case; Johnson & Johnson seeks mistrial for stricken closing

Wed, 2019-09-11 17:00

Charges dropped against activist whose flag burning led to SCOTUS decision

An activist is benefiting from the Supreme Court precedent he set 30 years ago.…

Categories: General Law

Ban on political robocalls violates First Amendment, 9th Circuit rules

Wed, 2019-09-11 13:51
A Montana law that bans political robocalls is a content-based restriction that violates the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The 9th U.S. Circuit…

Categories: General Law

Bankruptcy judge should have recused because of fiance’s job offer, federal court says

Wed, 2019-09-11 13:15

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John Olson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, should have recused himself in a dispute over a lien because of his fiance’s job offer…

Categories: General Law

New rules in this state give break from court appearances to lawyers who are new parents

Wed, 2019-09-11 11:06
Lawyers in North Carolina will be able to avoid court appearances for up to 12 weeks after the birth or adoption of a child, the…
Categories: General Law

Judge had no authority to refuse to drop charge against ‘straight pride’ parade observer, justice rules

Tue, 2019-09-10 16:24

A Boston judge had no authority to deny a prosecution bid to drop a disorderly conduct charge against a police observer at a “straight pride”…

Categories: General Law

New trial ordered after judge allegedly threw pocket Constitution during voir dire outburst

Tue, 2019-09-10 09:00
The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of multiple sex offenses against children because the judge in the case…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: A$AP Rocky’s Swedish lawyer is shot; nationwide injunction restored in asylum case

Mon, 2019-09-09 17:35

Judge restores nationwide injunction blocking asylum ban

A federal judge in San Francisco has restored a nationwide injunction blocking new rules that effectively barred

Categories: General Law

Ex-client sued by lawyer for alleged libel in negative review that stays atop ratings through editing

Mon, 2019-09-09 16:55
A Pittsburgh lawyer has sued a former client for alleged libel in a negative online review that stays atop Google ratings because of reposting and…
Categories: General Law

Law student among plaintiffs challenging state law requiring couples getting married to identify race

Mon, 2019-09-09 15:33
A law student at Washington and Lee University who is planning an October wedding is challenging a Virginia law that requires couples getting married to…
Categories: General Law

7th Circuit says brewer’s antitrust claims can move forward

Fri, 2019-09-06 15:57
The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially revived a small Wisconsin brewer’s lawsuit against the two largest American breweries for conspiring to monopolize…
Categories: General Law

Lawyer who pleaded guilty to possession of child porn gets 1-year sentence

Thu, 2019-09-05 15:58
A San Francisco lawyer accused of keeping more than 600 images of child pornography on his electronic devices, including images of young girls who appear…
Categories: General Law

BigLaw lawyer’s closing argument struck by judge in case alleging talcum powder caused mesothelioma

Thu, 2019-09-05 13:25

A New Jersey judge struck a BigLaw attorney’s closing argument for Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday in a case alleging asbestos in the company’s talcum…

Categories: General Law