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Civil Rights

US to seek death penalty in hate-crimes case against accused Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof

May 24, 2016, 05:38 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Judge says sexual assault case against Bill Cosby can proceed toward trial

May 24, 2016, 04:10 pm CDT

Banking Law

Appeals court overturns $1.27 billion penalty for Countrywide’s sale of risky mortgages

May 24, 2016, 02:20 pm CDT

Environmental Law

New Mexico sues EPA, seeking cleanup of toxic mine spill and damages

May 24, 2016, 01:00 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court may or may not split 4-4 in a handful of cases, Breyer says

May 24, 2016, 10:38 am CDT

Bar Associations

Blocked by Cuban officials, planned Havana meeting of global bar group suddenly shifts to Miami

May 23, 2016, 05:27 pm CDT

Law Firms

Law firm loses bid to hold banks accountable for its $287K loss in cashier’s check fraud

May 23, 2016, 05:05 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court ruled for postal worker in dispute over time limit for constructive discharge claim

May 23, 2016, 02:06 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS rules for black man who claimed prosecutors eliminated blacks from jury on basis of race

May 23, 2016, 09:36 am CDT

Asked and Answered

How well do people actually know their Miranda rights? (podcast)

May 23, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Legal Ethics

‘Super lawyers’ and ‘rising stars’ are warned about accolade advertising

May 23, 2016, 06:15 am CDT

Labor & Employment

It’s not illegal to fire someone for being ‘too cute,’ Manhattan trial court rules

May 20, 2016, 05:25 pm CDT

Labor & Employment

Police union sues LAPD chief, alleging he encourages review board to discipline officers

May 20, 2016, 05:00 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Lawyer for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle asks 7th Circuit for reduced sentence

May 20, 2016, 03:23 pm CDT


Trump hires BigLaw lawyer for running-mate review

May 20, 2016, 01:01 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge imposes sweeping sanctions on DOJ, requires ethics classes for litigators in 26 states

May 20, 2016, 09:35 am CDT


New Senate bill would block SCOTUS-approved rule change expanding DOJ’s surveillance powers

May 20, 2016, 05:45 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

No liability for movie theater owner in Colorado movie massacre, jury decides

May 19, 2016, 05:00 pm CDT

Law Firms

Hinshaw announces management shake-up, new ‘category killer’ focus

May 19, 2016, 04:45 pm CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Poll: Humpty Dumpty and a lawyer sat on a wall

May 19, 2016, 03:15 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial doesn’t apply to sentencing, Supreme Court says

May 19, 2016, 02:37 pm CDT

Health Law

Judge denies bid to block San Francisco law requiring warning labels on ads for sugary drinks

May 19, 2016, 01:55 pm CDT


Performing an abortion in Oklahoma would be a felony under bill passed by legislature

May 19, 2016, 01:13 pm CDT

Work/Life Balance

Winston & Strawn expands parental leave, eliminates ‘primary’ caregiver distinction

May 19, 2016, 11:30 am CDT

Law Practice Management

80% of BigLaw firms say their nonequity partners aren’t busy enough: Will their ranks be trimmed?

May 19, 2016, 05:45 am CDT

Trademark Law

Vincent Gallo sues Facebook over claimed refusal to deactivate imposter’s account

May 18, 2016, 03:45 pm CDT

Supreme Court Nominations

Trump releases his list of Supreme Court picks; five are state supreme court justices

May 18, 2016, 02:06 pm CDT

Labor and Employment

New overtime pay rules expected to affect millions of workers

May 18, 2016, 01:50 pm CDT

Question of the Week

How do you handle phone calls from potential clients?

May 18, 2016, 12:26 pm CDT

Internet Law

Mozilla loses bid to learn about government hack in child-porn investigation

May 18, 2016, 12:24 pm CDT

Election Law

Federal judge orders Kansas to register to vote about 18,000 people who lacked citizenship proof

May 18, 2016, 11:29 am CDT

Second Amendment

Federal judge enjoins DC gun law that restricts concealed carry permits to those with ‘good reason’

May 18, 2016, 10:03 am CDT

Legal Rebels Podcast

Suh sees LegalZoom’s job as fixing a ‘failed’ legal system (podcast)

May 18, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is censured over $71K legal bill that included $30K in interest

May 18, 2016, 06:15 am CDT

Internet Law

Partner demands website reveal identities of commenters who said they hated working at his firms

May 18, 2016, 05:45 am CDT

Law Schools

It’s official: George Mason’s law school to take name of the late Justice Scalia

May 17, 2016, 03:15 pm CDT

Tort Law

Jury awards $1.6M to man in supermarket slip-and-fall, including $1M in punitives

May 17, 2016, 01:30 pm CDT


Justice Thomas decries emphasis on grievances, world ‘gone mad with political correctness’

May 17, 2016, 07:14 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Early plaintiff in Uber case challenges $100M settlement, says he feels ‘utterly betrayed’ by lawyer

May 16, 2016, 05:20 pm CDT

Consumer Law

Coffeemaker win lacks perk for lawyer who asked for $180K in fees but got $6,800

May 16, 2016, 05:02 pm CDT

Business of Law

New focus of litigation funding is law firms’ entire portfolios of cases

May 16, 2016, 03:30 pm CDT


Feds drop gun case and judge blasts police after security camera contradicts officers’ testimony

May 16, 2016, 01:23 pm CDT

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Clemency Project 2014 has submitted more than 1,000 petitions to the White House

May 16, 2016, 12:46 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court notes potential compromise and remands contraceptive opt-out case

May 16, 2016, 09:31 am CDT

Death Penalty

Pfizer bans use of its drugs in executions through distribution controls

May 16, 2016, 07:47 am CDT

Law Schools

How the University of Minnesota Law School is dealing with a sizable drop in applications

May 16, 2016, 06:15 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Sheriff Joe Arpaio found in contempt of court order banning racial profiling

May 13, 2016, 05:25 pm CDT

Legal Ethics

Fund paid out record $12.3M to clients of dishonest New York attorneys in 2015

May 13, 2016, 03:47 pm CDT

Health Law

Settlement in suit over Joan Rivers’ death; daughter to seek law regulating outpatient clinic safety

May 13, 2016, 01:45 pm CDT

Business of Law

Top hourly rates for some BigLaw partners have reached $2K, survey finds

May 13, 2016, 10:55 am CDT

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