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Special prosecutor says Michael Cohen has gone to ‘significant lengths’ to aid investigation

Fri, 2018-12-07 18:36

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday filed a sentencing memo recommending a “substantial prison term” for President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, even as…

Categories: General Law

Lawyer resolves suit claiming he violated confidential settlement in priest sex-abuse case

Fri, 2018-12-07 17:05

A New Jersey lawyer has resolved a lawsuit accusing him of violating a confidential settlement by telling reporters that a Catholic school had reached a…

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New suit filed challenging Trump’s asylum requirements and Whitaker’s appointment

Fri, 2018-12-07 12:18

Two immigrants who were denied asylum because they entered the United States outside official checkpoints are among the plaintiffs in a new suit that…

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In case that could affect Mueller defendants, Supreme Court considers ‘separate sovereigns doctrine’

Fri, 2018-12-07 10:36
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday appeared unlikely to overturn a doctrine that allows state and federal prosecutions for the same crime.

At least…

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Two high-profile law firms file class action blaming utility company for deadly Camp Fire

Fri, 2018-12-07 08:05

Two law firms known for their class action practices have filed a new lawsuit that blames Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for the November fire…

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Bankruptcy protects Detroit from claims by exonerated youth, judge rules

Thu, 2018-12-06 14:32

Detroit is protected from an exonerated youth’s wrongful prosecution suit because of the city’s 2013 bankruptcy, approved in late 2014, a federal judge has ruled.

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Judge tosses sexual assault suit against lawyer, says accuser lied under oath

Thu, 2018-12-06 13:26

A Michigan judge on Wednesday dismissed a sexual misconduct suit against a Southfield lawyer in what appears to be an ongoing battle between rivals.


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3rd Circuit upholds ban on firearm magazines carrying more than 10 rounds

Thu, 2018-12-06 10:50

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld New Jersey’s ban on firearm magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

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Law school grad sues hotel for $100M after discovering she was secretly videotaped in shower

Thu, 2018-12-06 09:15

A law school graduate has filed a $100 million lawsuit that claims she was secretly taped with a hidden camera while taking a shower at…

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Florida Bar wins dismissal of antitrust suit filed by ticket-fighting startup

Thu, 2018-12-06 08:10

A federal judge in Miami has tossed an antitrust suit filed by ticket-fighting startup TIKD that alleged the Florida Bar violated antitrust law by…

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ABA to participate in program to monitor trials worldwide for potential human rights violations

Wed, 2018-12-05 12:16

The ABA announced on Wednesday that is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice and Columbia Law School to “monitor trials around the world that…

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3 trial court judges discuss the some of the hardest cases of their career

Wed, 2018-12-05 07:00
All judges have cases that stick with them and linger in their memories. Sometimes it was because of the high profile of the case, and…
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Philadelphia-born US citizen was wrongly held in Florida jail at request of ICE, suit says

Tue, 2018-12-04 16:05
A man born in Philadelphia alleges in a lawsuit that a Florida sheriff wrongly held him in jail at the request of immigration authorities who…
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Lawyer and wife convicted of extortion for filing meritless suits alleging gender price bias

Tue, 2018-12-04 13:56

A California lawyer and his wife were convicted Monday of extortion and other charges for a series of suits and offers to settle against several…

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Objector lawyers committed ‘fraud on the court,’ says Illinois appeals court

Tue, 2018-12-04 10:48

A law firm that claimed professional objectors were extorting fees in class action lawsuits will be able to introduce evidence supporting the allegation as a…

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Dutch TV personality and positivity guru loses court quest for age change

Tue, 2018-12-04 10:11

A 69-year-old Dutch TV personality and “positivity guru” has lost his initial legal battle to shave 20 years off his age.

Emile Ratelband had…

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11th Circuit reinstates suit claiming grandmother was sent to male prison because of menopause drugs

Tue, 2018-12-04 08:00

A grandmother who is a lawyer and elected official in the Dominican Republic may sue over her placement in a male prison “in the face…

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Top 10 tips for litigators

Sat, 2018-12-01 02:40

Last month, the ABA Journal published a series of tips for young lawyers from senior lawyers who participated in the ABA’s Briefly Speaking contest. This…

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But their emails! Some of the most contentious political issues are e-discovery disputes

Sat, 2018-12-01 01:40

Photo of Maura Grossman by Len Irish

Filling the Gaps…
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Other People’s Money: Rise of litigation finance companies raises legal and ethical concerns

Sat, 2018-12-01 01:05

David Perla: “The ones that say we are gambling or drumming up business…

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