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Harper Lee’s estate sues over Atticus Finch’s depiction in planned Broadway adaptation

Thu, 2018-03-15 13:17

Who has the final authority to determine whether an upcoming Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird remains consistent with the spirit of…

Categories: General Law

Parents of slain DNC staffer sue Fox News for alleged distress caused by retracted WikiLeaks story

Thu, 2018-03-15 09:15
The parents of a murdered staffer for the Democratic National Committee have filed a suit against Fox News that claims a false story about their…
Categories: General Law

Plaintiffs file motion to settle lawsuit alleging gender discrimination at Chadbourne & Parke

Wed, 2018-03-14 16:36
A motion to settle the employment lawsuit brought by female lawyers at Chadbourne & Parke was filed by plaintiffs counsel Wednesday, and the three plaintiffs…
Categories: General Law

CEO of blood testing company Theranos is accused of ‘massive fraud’ in SEC complaint

Wed, 2018-03-14 14:23

The founder and CEO of blood testing company Theranos has agreed to settle civil fraud charges filed Wednesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Categories: General Law

Fisher Phillips cut partner’s pay and demoted him before he shot his wife, firm leaders testify

Wed, 2018-03-14 10:38

Prosecutors in the murder trial of former Fisher & Phillips partner Claud “Tex” McIver called witnesses on Tuesday to bolster their case that the Atlanta…

Categories: General Law

Chicago solo files $1.1M defamation suit against ex-client for alleged ‘legal predator’ Yelp review

Wed, 2018-03-14 09:00
A Chicago lawyer has filed a $1.1 million defamation lawsuit against a former client who allegedly called her a “legal predator” and a “con artist”…
Categories: General Law

Lawyer who filed 500-plus copyright cases in federal court calls $10K sanction ‘judicial error’

Wed, 2018-03-14 08:00
A lawyer who was ordered to pay a $10,000 sanction for failing to provide proper notice of a hearing claims the judge who imposed it…
Categories: General Law

Revealing identity of $560M Powerball winner would be invasion of privacy, judge rules

Tue, 2018-03-13 16:18

A New Hampshire judge has ruled that a woman who won $560 million in a Powerball jackpot is entitled to keep her identity secret.


Categories: General Law

Judge has a problem with law firm’s ads, but says rival can’t recover damages

Tue, 2018-03-13 08:00
A Philadelphia lawyer isn’t done litigating false advertising cases against law firms, though he wasn’t able to persuade a federal judge last month that Larry…
Categories: General Law

Federal judge orders courtroom doors locked before he announces ruling on stash-house stings

Mon, 2018-03-12 17:00
Chicago’s chief federal judge ensured that spectators didn’t leave his courtroom while he announced Monday that he was “reluctantly” denying a motion to toss the…
Categories: General Law

Jailed investigator will testify because it may help capital client’s cause

Mon, 2018-03-12 11:55

An investigator who refused to testify for prosecutors in a capital appeal on religious grounds has changed her mind after learning her testimony could…

Categories: General Law

Lawyer sues Thompson Coburn for $10M, says law firm has ‘some serious explaining to do’

Mon, 2018-03-12 09:00
A Chicago lawyer has filed a $10 million lawsuit for assault and battery against the Thompson Coburn law firm and one of its partners over…
Categories: General Law

2 Illinois law firms using the name O’Keefe settle their legal battle

Mon, 2018-03-12 08:00

Chicago law firm O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes has settled a trademark infringement suit against the O’Keefe Law Firm in suburban LaGrange, Illinois.

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Could Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit open the door to Trump depositions and a ‘fishing expedition’?

Fri, 2018-03-09 14:06

Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against President Donald Trump “opens what could be a precarious new legal front” for the White House, the New York Times

Categories: General Law

In latest Pepe the Frog dispute, its creator sues Infowars over poster

Fri, 2018-03-09 13:26

The artist behind Pepe the Frog continues his legal efforts to take his cartoon creation back from the alt-right and conspiracy theorists with a copyright…

Categories: General Law

Judge considers probation for man who robbed bank in hopes of receiving prison medical care

Fri, 2018-03-09 11:19

A Nebraska judge said Wednesday he wanted to consider probation for a homeless man who said he had robbed a bank in hopes of getting…

Categories: General Law

Blank Rome reaches settlement with investors who claimed they were duped in real estate deal

Thu, 2018-03-08 17:04

Blank Rome has agreed to a settlement with investors who claimed a former partner at the law firm had misled them about a Philadelphia real…

Categories: General Law

Justice Department agrees to turn over Fast and Furious documents if court vacates privilege rulings

Thu, 2018-03-08 13:28

The U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday that it has reached a conditional agreement to provide additional documents to a House committee regarding Operation Fast and…

Categories: General Law

Religious freedom law doesn’t shield funeral home that fired transgender worker, 6th Circuit says

Thu, 2018-03-08 08:00

A federal appeals court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects a funeral home director who was fired after disclosing that…

Categories: General Law

Judge can’t use electric shocks ‘to enforce decorum,’ Texas appeals court rules

Wed, 2018-03-07 14:13

A Texas appeals court has overturned the conviction of an “obstreperous defendant” who was shocked while wearing a stun belt three times on a judge’s…

Categories: General Law