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Federal judge requires Quinn Emanuel to prove claim about dropped witness

Fri, 2018-05-18 16:18

A federal judge in California told Quinn Emanuel lawyers on Thursday that she wanted proof of their claim about a dropped witness who had been…

Categories: General Law

Judge tosses suits claiming Poland Spring misleads consumers about water source

Fri, 2018-05-18 13:18

A Connecticut federal judge has tossed four consolidated class action lawsuits that claimed Nestle’s Poland Spring bottled water is misleading consumers because its water doesn’t…

Categories: General Law

Judge tosses lawsuit claiming Zillow uses Zestimates to funnel website visitors to advertisers

Thu, 2018-05-17 16:48

A federal judge in Chicago has dismissed an amended lawsuit that claims Zillow engages in deceptive and unfair business practices by using its sometimes inaccurate…

Categories: General Law

Appeals court refuses to stay defamation suit against Trump by former ‘Apprentice’ contestant

Thu, 2018-05-17 15:38

A state appeals court in New York has refused to stay a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos.


Categories: General Law

Did Reed Smith partner hang up on prosecutor for special counsel? Tensions erupt at hearing

Thu, 2018-05-17 08:05

A Reed Smith partner representing a Russian company in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe took offense in a court hearing on Wednesday when a prosecutor…

Categories: General Law

California plans appeal after judge overturns assisted-suicide law

Thu, 2018-05-17 08:00
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Wednesday his office will seek expedited review of a decision overturning the state’s physician-assisted suicide law.

Judge Daniel…

Categories: General Law

Michigan State agrees to $500M settlement with victims of Larry Nassar

Wed, 2018-05-16 12:57

Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with 332 victims of Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor for the university who was

From paper to digital documents, Judge Andrew Peck traveled (and set) the discovery trail (podcast)

Wed, 2018-05-16 09:00
For litigators accustomed to conducting discovery inside large warehouses surrounded by hundreds, if not thousands, of cardboard file boxes, combing through several forests' worth of…
Categories: General Law

Posner brief accuses judge of laziness for copy-and-paste order

Wed, 2018-05-16 08:13

Former appeals judge Richard Posner is criticizing a judge who copied and pasted from a government motion in an order that dismissed a pro se…

Categories: General Law

Does forensic hypnosis produce reliable evidence? 2 death row inmates say it’s junk science

Tue, 2018-05-15 15:28
Two Texas death row inmates are contending forensic hypnosis was wrongly used to put them behind bars.

Lawyer Gregory Gardner, who represents the two…

Categories: General Law

Prosecutor drops privacy invasion charge against Missouri governor after jury selection begins

Tue, 2018-05-15 11:28
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens no longer faces a felony charge of privacy invasion for allegedly taking a nude photo of his onetime mistress without her…
Categories: General Law

School lawyer asks about birds-and-bees talk, mom’s terminated pregnancy in teen’s bullying suit

Tue, 2018-05-15 08:30
A lawyer representing Nashville, Tennessee, schools wants to know how a teen suing the school has “developed sexually” and whether she is aware of her…
Categories: General Law

DC Circuit orders US to submit information about any attorney-client eavesdropping at Guantanamo

Mon, 2018-05-14 16:43

A federal appeals court has ordered the U.S. government to submit classified information about possible attorney-client eavesdropping at Guantanamo Bay.

The appeals court acted in…

Categories: General Law

After jury convicts him, man punches his lawyer and a courtroom brawl breaks out

Mon, 2018-05-14 09:52

Courtroom deputies used Tasers on three men following guilty verdicts in a Florida murder trial on Friday…

Categories: General Law

Morgan & Morgan apparently settles suit alleging its ads are misleading

Fri, 2018-05-11 13:14

A lawsuit alleging Morgan & Morgan was running misleading ads has apparently settled.

U.S. District Judge Mark Kearney of Philadelphia issued an order last Friday…

Categories: General Law

Harper Lee’s estate settles litigation over Broadway adaptation of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Fri, 2018-05-11 12:47

The estate of Harper Lee has reached a settlement in litigation over its objections to a Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

The estate…

Categories: General Law

Judge cuts $50M punitive damages award to neighbors of smelly hog farm

Fri, 2018-05-11 08:30
A federal judge in North Carolina has slashed a $50 million punitive damages award in a nuisance suit against a hog farm that stored the…
Categories: General Law

Forensic search of cellphone seized at border requires some form of suspicion, 4th Circuit says

Thu, 2018-05-10 17:20

Some form of individualized suspicion is needed before the government can use forensic software to search a cellphone seized at the border, a federal appeals…

Categories: General Law

Cohen seeks to ban Stormy Daniels’ lawyer from court appearance; were bank records illegally leaked?

Thu, 2018-05-10 10:15
The lawyer for Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti, should not be given permission to appear pro hac vice in court proceedings involving Michael Cohen because of…
Categories: General Law

Widow claims a failure to safeguard her late husband’s sperm by lawyer who allegedly advised him

Wed, 2018-05-09 15:47

The widow of a software company CEO claims a lawyer breached a fiduciary duty by failing to safeguard the frozen sperm of the widow’s late…

Categories: General Law