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Lawyer didn’t lie to judge about grandfather’s death but fudged the date, letter reveals

Fri, 2019-11-15 15:40
A lawyer who has filed 2,000 lawsuits for copyright infringement got little sympathy from a judge Wednesday during a court hearing to determine whether he…
Categories: General Law

Trump adviser Roger Stone is convicted for lying about WikiLeaks in congressional probe of Russian influence

Fri, 2019-11-15 13:20
Political consultant Roger Stone, an adviser to President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday for lying to Congress about his contacts with the Trump campaign regarding…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Ginsburg misses oral arguments; judge tosses lawyer’s defamation suit over neo-Nazi label

Thu, 2019-11-14 17:16

Ginsburg contracts stomach bug

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments Wednesday because of an illness. A court spokeswoman said Ginsburg stayed…

Categories: General Law

Majority of chief legal officers think a recession is coming, survey finds

Wed, 2019-11-13 17:58
Fears of a recession may be the reason why corporate legal departments are showing caution in spending, according to a survey of chief legal officers…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: 2019 could be ‘decent year’ for law firms; tight schedule led to bar exam leak, report says

Wed, 2019-11-13 17:30

2019 will be a ‘decent year’ for law firms, report says

Law firm revenue grew 5.1% for the first nine months of 2019, largely because…

Categories: General Law

Judge rules border agents need reasonable suspicion to search electronic devices

Wed, 2019-11-13 12:58
A federal judge in Boston ruled Tuesday that border agents violate the Fourth Amendment when they search electronic devices at ports of entry without a…
Categories: General Law

Is Texas death row inmate innocent? ABA president urges clemency to prevent ‘irreversible act’

Tue, 2019-11-12 17:56
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez is urging Texas not to execute a man whose guilt has been called into question by new evidence that hasn't…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Madonna sued over late start time of concert; unusual bar ceremony goes viral

Tue, 2019-11-12 16:20

Fan sues Madonna for pushing back start time of her concert

A Florida man who spent more than $1,000 on three tickets to see singer…

Categories: General Law

Country club seeks to hold waiter liable for allegedly spilling red wine on $30K handbag

Tue, 2019-11-12 13:45
A New Jersey country club sued for a red wine spill that allegedly damaged a $30,000 Hermès handbag is seeking to hold the waiter accountable.


Categories: General Law

Suit seeking to hold gunmaker liable in Sandy Hook shootings can proceed after SCOTUS denies cert

Tue, 2019-11-12 13:20
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by the maker of the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle in a suit seeking to hold the…
Categories: General Law

Judge certifies class action alleging US women’s soccer team is paid and treated unequally

Tue, 2019-11-12 12:06
A federal judge in Los Angeles has certified a class action in a lawsuit alleging members of the U.S. Women’s National Team receive unequal…
Categories: General Law

Defamation accusations fly in feud between Alan Dershowitz and David Boies

Mon, 2019-11-11 16:47
Defamation claims are multiplying following a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was a victim of financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, and Epstein’s…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Another EEOC charge filed against DLA Piper; PACER costs will go down—for some

Fri, 2019-11-08 16:30

Third woman files EEOC charge against DLA Piper

A fired administrative assistant, Andrea Ivan, alleges in an EEOC charge that she was fired from DLA…

Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: AG Barr reportedly declined Trump request on Ukraine statement; Trump ordered to pay $2M

Thu, 2019-11-07 17:48

Barr reportedly refused to announce that Trump broke no laws in Ukraine matter

Officials reportedly told Attorney General William Barr that President Donald Trump wanted…

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Lawyer who blamed missed hearing on grandfather’s death is ordered to supply proof

Thu, 2019-11-07 13:53
A federal judge in New York has threatened to toss a copyright lawyer in jail if he doesn’t provide proof that there was indeed a…
Categories: General Law

Anti-panhandling law likely violates First Amendment, 8th Circuit says; dissenter disagrees on injunction reach

Thu, 2019-11-07 13:36
A ban on harassing panhandling in Arkansas is likely unconstitutional, and enforcement of the law may be banned statewide, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Categories: General Law

Former mortgage-relief law firms ordered to pay $59M for misrepresenting their services

Thu, 2019-11-07 12:22
A federal judge in Wisconsin has ordered two defunct mortgage-relief law firms and their attorney principals to pay $59 million in restitution and civil penalties…
Categories: General Law

BigLaw partner lists $166M in liabilities in Chapter 7 filing that would halt suit alleging Ponzi scheme aid

Thu, 2019-11-07 11:43
A Baker Donelson partner has filed a petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy that would pause litigation contending that he aided a Ponzi schemer who

Can the SEC order disgorgement in civil enforcement cases? Supreme Court agrees to decide

Wed, 2019-11-06 15:51
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the Securities and Exchange Commission is authorized to seek disgorgement in civil enforcement cases.

The Supreme Court…

Categories: General Law

What’s your favorite trial scene from a movie?

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:01
If you're a fan of courtroom scenes in movies, are you more of a "You can't handle the truth!" type via Jack Nicholson in A…
Categories: General Law