Five protesters are suing the city of Ferguson and St. Louis County, Missouri, as well as their police chiefs, based on allegations that they were subject to excessive force and false arrest, among other things.
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When Laura Zubulake first brought her employment discrimination lawsuit to attorney James Batson in 2001, neither of them thought the case would make history. Neither did U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, above, who presided over the case.
Last month, we examined why it's so important for judges to write clear openers that set forth the journalist's time-honored five W's: who–what–when–where–why (plus how). The same lesson holds true for research memos and emailed explanations in a law firm.
A company called Legal Funding Central has launched its website to streamline the process of finding a litigation funder, not unlike what Lending Tree does for mortgages.