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Trusts & Estates

Federal judge likens Anna Nicole Smith case to ‘Bleak House,’ says 20 years of litigation is enough

42 minutes ago

Question of the Week

Which students should go to law school? And which should not?

1 hour, 2 minutes ago

Trusts & Estates

Delaware is first state to adopt model law that says social media accounts can be inherited

2 hours, 16 minutes ago

Trials & Litigation

Chicago woman found dead in suitcase in Bali had received $840K in cruise line settlement

4 hours, 12 minutes ago

Law Students

Which students belong in law school? Law prof offers an answer

6 hours, 31 minutes ago


Should drug-lab issues derail hundreds of cases? New chief says lab was ‘like a ‘Hoarding’ episode’

7 hours, 21 minutes ago

Trials & Litigation

Man exonerated by own research gets $13M for wrongful conviction in rabbi slaying

Aug 19, 2014, 04:25 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Man accused of posting naked photos of ex on Web said lawyer told him he could do so

Aug 19, 2014, 03:45 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Arrest records linger in FBI database and websites; acquitted law student sees consequences

Aug 19, 2014, 02:34 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Provocation isn’t an excuse for lawyer’s F-word email, judge says

Aug 19, 2014, 11:46 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Accepting 243-pound pot shipment from undercover cop leads to lawyer’s disbarment

Aug 19, 2014, 10:36 am CDT

Bankruptcy Law

11th Circuit reverses bankruptcy sale, criticizes lawyer

Aug 19, 2014, 09:16 am CDT

Law Firms

Mystery complainant sends ethics claim to 42 state bars; law firm seeks postal records for answers

Aug 19, 2014, 07:50 am CDT

Attorney General

Holder, who has made police misconduct cases a priority, will travel to Ferguson

Aug 19, 2014, 07:22 am CDT

Intellectual Property Law

7th Circuit: Hacking software used by Catwoman in Batman movie doesn’t infringe on real-life product

Aug 18, 2014, 05:45 pm CDT

Disability Law

Louisiana Supreme Court settles ADA probe by DOJ over mental-health queries on bar application

Aug 18, 2014, 03:40 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Court-appointed lawyer isn’t at murder defendant’s ‘beck and call,’ judge says

Aug 18, 2014, 01:39 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

FBI worker’s traffic citation becomes a federal case

Aug 18, 2014, 11:43 am CDT

The New Normal

Tech test could give law firms an incentive to make efficiency gains

Aug 18, 2014, 08:30 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Dershowitz: Gov. Perry’s indictment is an example of ‘criminalization of party differences’

Aug 18, 2014, 07:56 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Harvard law prof calls for arrest of Ferguson cop; autopsy finds teen was shot at least six times

Aug 18, 2014, 07:16 am CDT

Immigration Law

Volunteer attorneys allege due process violations at immigrant detention center

Aug 18, 2014, 06:15 am CDT


Nevada chief justice who served as jury foreman wouldn’t have put himself on the jury

Aug 18, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

ABA Journal

How to avoid mucking up the most crucial part of discourse

Aug 15, 2014, 03:38 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

4th Circuit panel refuses to stay same-sex marriage ruling

Aug 15, 2014, 01:00 pm CDT

Family Law

Attorney in custody battle announces judicial run against the judge on his case

Aug 15, 2014, 09:50 am CDT


Judge says he had no obligation to disclose prosecutor’s live feed of court hearings

Aug 15, 2014, 08:07 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Name of officer in Ferguson shooting is released; ACLU sues for incident reports

Aug 15, 2014, 06:59 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Mom faces disorderly conduct charge for dropping F-bomb while shopping with kids

Aug 15, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

White-Collar Crime

Sentencing Commission to consider penalties for economic crimes

Aug 15, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Legal Ethics

OK nonlawyer ownership of firms, says Canadian bar

Aug 14, 2014, 04:10 pm CDT

Corporate Law

In business for a decade, global Wi-Fi venture once valued at $2B got financing based on fake work

Aug 14, 2014, 03:15 pm CDT

Family Law

Appeals court reverses $250K legal malpractice verdict to woman who wasn’t a client

Aug 14, 2014, 02:25 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Ethics charges reveal new details in case of judge who punched public defender

Aug 14, 2014, 01:54 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Law student is arrested on attempted murder charges in mobile-home fire

Aug 14, 2014, 12:20 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Did suspect use Siri for suggestions on how to hide a body? Media gets details wrong

Aug 14, 2014, 09:32 am CDT

Criminal Justice

‘OK, let’s take him’: Post reporter recounts his arrest at Ferguson McDonald’s

Aug 14, 2014, 08:15 am CDT

First Amendment

Are police in Ferguson violating the Constitution?

Aug 14, 2014, 07:33 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Ex-office manager of well-known law firm hopes to repay $423K of $600K prosecutors say she stole

Aug 14, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Judge bans live tweets by opposing counsel during deposition

Aug 13, 2014, 03:50 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Pitch us your idea for a legal TV show

Aug 13, 2014, 03:00 pm CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Poll: Which caption fits this canine cartoon best?

Aug 13, 2014, 02:55 pm CDT

Internet Law

Website that facilitated sale of gun used in fatal shooting has no tort liability, 7th Circuit says

Aug 13, 2014, 02:12 pm CDT

Law Firms

Suit claims boiler room operation recruited plaintiffs in alleged law firm mortgage rescue scam

Aug 13, 2014, 01:27 pm CDT

Government Law

Small town sues all 61 voters over election issues, asks judge to order defendants into court

Aug 13, 2014, 01:25 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Convicted in 1950 spy case, 98-year-old woman asks court to ‘correct this historical wrong’

Aug 13, 2014, 10:53 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Homeowner fined for sharing water loses appeal claiming law was unintelligible to the average person

Aug 13, 2014, 09:02 am CDT


Nevada chief justice is chosen as juror in criminal case

Aug 13, 2014, 08:16 am CDT

Entertainment & Sports Law

Clippers sale is completed as Donald Sterling files challenge with appeals court

Aug 13, 2014, 07:42 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Obama says he needs a Democratic Senate because ‘we’re going to have Supreme Court appointments’

Aug 13, 2014, 07:02 am CDT

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