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Lawyer sanctioned for repeated deposition objections, ‘prolonged and unnecessary argument’

Wed, 2019-10-02 15:50
A federal magistrate judge in New York has sanctioned a lawyer and his client because of the lawyer’s repeated objections during a deposition.

U.S. Magistrate Judge…

Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Missing ex-lawyer is arrested at thrift store; DC considers banning gay-panic defense

Tue, 2019-10-01 17:09

Disbarred lawyer-on-the-lam is arrested at thrift store

A disbarred lawyer who is accused of murdering his mother was arrested at a Nashville, Tennessee, thrift store…

Categories: General Law

Jurors convict ex-cop who shot man after entering wrong apartment; ‘castle doctrine’ is at issue

Tue, 2019-10-01 13:09
Jurors convicted a former Dallas police officer of murder Tuesday for shooting and killing a black man after she mistook his apartment for hers.

Jurors convicted…

Categories: General Law

Slain law professor’s wife testifies that she knew nothing about alleged murder-for-hire plot

Mon, 2019-09-30 15:57
The former wife of slain law professor Daniel Markel testified Friday that she wasn’t involved in a plot to kill Markel, and she doesn’t know…
Categories: General Law

Jury finds lawyer doesn’t own skyline photo after he sued for infringement in multiple cases

Mon, 2019-09-30 13:23
An Indiana lawyer who has filed multiple infringement suits over use of a skyline photo wasn’t able to prove that he actually owned the picture,…
Categories: General Law

Judges rule against US in 3 immigration cases, including its bid to indefinitely detain children

Mon, 2019-09-30 11:46
Federal judges ruled against the Trump administration Friday in three cases challenging its plans to quickly deport some immigrants and detain others, including immigrant children.
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Judge refuses to step down from opioid litigation; BigLaw joins law profs in climate change fight

Fri, 2019-09-27 17:30

Judge overseeing nationwide opioid litigation refuses to step down

The federal judge overseeing more than 2,000 lawsuits over alleged opioid addictions and overdoses refused to…

Categories: General Law

Judge ‘already mad’ over government’s refusal to disclose information to shooting survivors

Fri, 2019-09-27 14:08
A federal judge in San Antonio stormed out of his own courtroom and sanctioned Department of Justice lawyers Wednesday after they refused to disclose the…
Categories: General Law

State supreme court sides with farmer over pig manure plan

Fri, 2019-09-27 11:39
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided Thursday that a farmer did not have to obey his township’s regulations when managing manure on his hog farm.


Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Judge OKs ID using altered photo; infants seized for parents’ vitamin refusal, suit says

Thu, 2019-09-26 17:30

Judge allows eyewitness IDs based on altered mug shot

A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, has refused to toss tellers’ identification of a suspected…

Categories: General Law

Lawyer ordered to pay $775K to former law firm for failing to return electronic files

Thu, 2019-09-26 16:32
A St. Louis lawyer was held in contempt, jailed for two days and ordered to pay more than $775,000 to her law firm for expenses…
Categories: General Law

Europe’s top court rules ‘right to be forgotten’ doesn’t apply to internet search results worldwide

Thu, 2019-09-26 12:22

The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that Google and other search engines are not obligated to delete links to websites and databases worldwide under…

Categories: General Law

Law firm and former partner battle over $11M referral fee

Thu, 2019-09-26 10:42
A Pennsylvania law firm and one of its former partners are battling in court over the right to an $11 million referral fee.

On one side…

Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: French chef sues over Michelin rating; suits challenge ICE courthouse arrests

Wed, 2019-09-25 18:00

French chef sues over Michelin rating

French chef Marc Veyrat has sued the Michelin Guide for lowering the rating of his La Maison des Bois…

Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Nursing home executives fined $400 daily; did black nationalism influence Justice Thomas?

Tue, 2019-09-24 16:11

New book seeks to explain conservatism of Justice Clarence Thomas

A new book called The Enigma of Clarence Thomas contends that the justice’s conservatism is…

Categories: General Law

Federal wage law protects workers in state-licensed pot industry, 10th Circuit rules

Tue, 2019-09-24 13:49
A federal appeals court has ruled that the federal wage law protects a worker in Colorado’s state-licensed cannabis industry, even though marijuana remains illegal at…
Categories: General Law

Police officers subpoena former governor to testify about commuted sentence

Tue, 2019-09-24 11:31
Lawyers for 11 Chicago police officers have subpoenaed former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to testify about his reasons for commuting the sentence of a man…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Arrest of 6-year-old brings probe; judge orders Trump deposition

Mon, 2019-09-23 17:30

School resource officer arrests children ages 6 and 8, leading to probe

A school resource officer is under investigation by the Orlando Police Department after…

Categories: General Law

Judge says landlord should pay $17K for threatening to call ICE on tenant; decision could be a first

Mon, 2019-09-23 14:01
An administrative law judge in New York City ruled earlier this month that a landlord should pay a $5,000 fine and $12,000 in damages for…
Categories: General Law

ABA amicus brief urges SCOTUS to rule willfulness isn’t required to award trademark profits

Mon, 2019-09-23 12:36
The ABA filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that urges the justices to rule that judges may award profits for…
Categories: General Law