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Consumer Law

Feds and 15 states announce suits against law firms, attorneys and others over mortgage-relief work

4 hours, 24 minutes ago

Trials & Litigation

2 lawyers who rejected $9.5M attorney fee in Prempro case will get $21.8M

5 hours, 49 minutes ago

Question of the Week

Do you think jurors should be able to pose questions to lawyers and trial witnesses?

7 hours, 4 minutes ago

Trials & Litigation

Mixed verdict in Philly ticket-fix conspiracy case: 2 judges acquitted, 4 guilty on only one count

7 hours, 54 minutes ago

Criminal Justice

Unisom delirium blamed for lawyer’s actions in police standoff; judge tosses charges

10 hours, 5 minutes ago

Real Estate & Property Law

Murder-suicide does not have to be disclosed to home buyer, state supreme court says

11 hours, 2 minutes ago

Criminal Justice

Armed robbery stings in DC spur convictions and drop in crime rate, police say

11 hours, 48 minutes ago

Real Estate & Property Law

Airbnb guest won’t leave, forcing condo owner to begin eviction proceedings

13 hours, 31 minutes ago

Death Penalty

SCOTUS allows execution of inmate, vacates 9th Circuit decision that he had a right to drug info

14 hours, 10 minutes ago


6 clues that you are about to be fired

15 hours, 24 minutes ago

Constitutional Law

Defense lawyers say feds’ refusal to screen inmate-attorney email frustrates right to counsel

Jul 22, 2014, 04:20 pm CDT


Law school applications down 37 percent since 2010; first-year class could be smallest in 40 years

Jul 22, 2014, 03:25 pm CDT


Longtime attorney gives up practice to help lawyer-patients deal with ‘spirit-killing’ profession

Jul 22, 2014, 01:25 pm CDT

Health Law

Second federal appeals court rules on health-care law, setting up a same-day circuit conflict

Jul 22, 2014, 12:33 pm CDT

Corporate Law

Plaintiffs lawyers fight ‘loser-pays’ bylaw adopted in middle of shareholder suit

Jul 22, 2014, 11:25 am CDT

Health Law

Health-care law takes another hit with DC Circuit opinion

Jul 22, 2014, 10:02 am CDT

Law Schools

High applications to new law school show ‘pent-up demand,’ law dean says; tuition is $14K

Jul 22, 2014, 08:55 am CDT

The New Normal

Change afoot in American civil justice system

Jul 22, 2014, 08:30 am CDT


Jurors submit 281 questions to judge in hiring corruption trial

Jul 22, 2014, 08:22 am CDT

Death Penalty

Kozinski dissent: ‘Firing squads can be messy’ but they are better than lethal injection

Jul 22, 2014, 07:51 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Law prof’s shooting wasn’t a burglary gone bad; he was ‘intended victim,’ police say

Jul 22, 2014, 07:13 am CDT


101-year-old lawyer is still working at Fox Rothschild

Jul 22, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer stole $4.8M, duped banks with worthless checks and credit-card payments

Jul 21, 2014, 05:20 pm CDT

Business of Law

Winston & Strawn finds e-discovery a lucrative market niche; 400 lawyers vied for 10 recent openings

Jul 21, 2014, 04:50 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Johns Hopkins to pay $190M to settle case over gynecologist’s secret photos of patients during exams

Jul 21, 2014, 04:20 pm CDT

Executive Branch

Obama nixes LGBT discrimination by federal contractors; there is no religious exemption

Jul 21, 2014, 02:33 pm CDT

Death Penalty

Execution can’t go forward until prisoner receives information on death drugs, 9th Circuit says

Jul 21, 2014, 11:14 am CDT


Ex-lawyer gets probation for $700K theft; judge won’t put ‘ailing septuagenarian in jail to rot’

Jul 21, 2014, 10:20 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Same-sex marriages in Utah don’t have to be recognized pending appeal because of SCOTUS stay

Jul 21, 2014, 08:26 am CDT

Verdicts & Settlements

$23.6B in punitives awarded to smoker’s widow; tobacco lawyer says ‘runaway verdict’ won’t stand

Jul 21, 2014, 07:53 am CDT


Shooting death of law prof who founded PrawfsBlawg is investigated as homicide

Jul 21, 2014, 07:04 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Opposing counsel call each other ‘friend’ in increasingly popular SCOTUS lingo

Jul 21, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

ABA Journal

Lawyers may look at what jurors post online, but only if it’s available to the public

Jul 18, 2014, 03:47 pm CDT

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

US Sentencing Commission votes to make drug sentencing change retroactive

Jul 18, 2014, 03:05 pm CDT

ABA Journal

Help us select the best legal blogs for the 8th Annual Blawg 100

Jul 18, 2014, 01:30 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

10th Circuit strikes Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage

Jul 18, 2014, 01:03 pm CDT

Around the Blawgosphere

Bill would regulate gun ads for kids | An NTSB for death penalty cases?

Jul 18, 2014, 08:28 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Judge tells teen he needed a dad to ‘beat the hell out of you’ (see the video)

Jul 18, 2014, 08:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

FedEx is charged with shipping illegal prescription drugs

Jul 18, 2014, 07:19 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Armed citizenry helped cut crime in Detroit, police chief says; recent shooting goes awry

Jul 18, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Corporate Law

As leaders blame GM lawyers for ignition woes, lawmaker asks: Why wasn’t general counsel fired?

Jul 17, 2014, 03:55 pm CDT

Business of Law

Bingham McCutchen reportedly has approached 4 major firms seeking a merger partner

Jul 17, 2014, 01:15 pm CDT


Ex-prosecutor seeks pardon for woman convicted after crash now linked to GM ignition-switch issues

Jul 17, 2014, 12:45 pm CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Poll: Which swimming-with-sharks caption is the best fit?

Jul 17, 2014, 11:24 am CDT


Former Missouri justice is confirmed as federal judge, 15 years after Senate rejection

Jul 17, 2014, 09:19 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Suspect in lawyer’s slaying said messages in newspaper, music told him to do it, cop says

Jul 17, 2014, 07:54 am CDT

Military Law

Defense lawyers can’t see secret order on secret motions in cases against alleged terrorist plotters

Jul 17, 2014, 07:15 am CDT

Religious Law

Atheists ready to deliver invocations after Supreme Court ruling

Jul 17, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Labor & Employment

Legislation aims to protect employees with changing schedules

Jul 17, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Federal judge calls ‘dysfunctional’ California death penalty unconstitutional, gives murderer life

Jul 16, 2014, 05:15 pm CDT

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