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Tort Law

Dad of hurt girl sues home insurer: House guest’s chain saw prank a foreseeable cause of truck crash

May 22, 2015, 03:45 pm CDT

Election Law

DOJ investigates California court restrictions on voting by intellectually disabled persons

May 22, 2015, 11:35 am CDT


Mississippi high court orders judge and PD to ‘make nice’

May 22, 2015, 08:17 am CDT

Legislation & Lobbying

Nebraska lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

May 20, 2015, 02:50 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Should school standardized testing be required by law?

May 20, 2015, 01:50 pm CDT

Consumer Law

Air bag maker Takata’s expanded recall of nearly 34M vehicles is largest ever

May 20, 2015, 11:00 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Judge may send letter encouraging lawyers to do pro bono work, ABA ethics opinion says

May 20, 2015, 07:10 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Should presidential candidates come clean about their litmus tests for SCOTUS nominees?

May 20, 2015, 06:15 am CDT

Legal Marketing

Leaders of top 15 most profitable law firms aren’t on Twitter

May 20, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Labor & Employment

Los Angeles gives preliminary OK to $15 minimum wage

May 19, 2015, 04:10 pm CDT

Energy Law

Local fracking bans are banned under a new Texas law

May 19, 2015, 01:22 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Post-conviction consequences make it difficult for ex-offenders to find jobs

May 19, 2015, 12:01 pm CDT

Law Students

Former inmate graduates from law school

May 19, 2015, 09:18 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Felons who are barred from possessing guns can sell them with court approval, Supreme Court says

May 18, 2015, 01:25 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

A ‘bait and switch’ cert petition? SCOTUS sidesteps question on ADA rights of mentally ill arrestees

May 18, 2015, 11:54 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Maryland’s double tax on residents violates dormant commerce clause, Supreme Court rules

May 18, 2015, 10:13 am CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Which shark-fin caption suits this cartoon?

May 15, 2015, 12:53 pm CDT

Law Schools

Dean Watch: Legal innovator to head Suffolk, first woman to lead Cardozo

May 14, 2015, 05:31 pm CDT


Bicyclist’s helmet cam video persuades police officer to ticket driver in road-rage incident

May 14, 2015, 03:05 pm CDT

Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Help decide the winner of the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

May 14, 2015, 02:00 pm CDT

Privacy Law

House passes bill to end NSA’s bulk collection of data; critics say it doesn’t go far enough

May 14, 2015, 10:49 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Suits over fatal Philadelphia Amtrak crash will depend on what NTSB finds: Was train going too fast?

May 14, 2015, 10:00 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Surreptitious collection of DNA from water bottle lands lawyer for exonerated inmate in hot water

May 14, 2015, 09:39 am CDT

Death Penalty

Former Georgia justice calls death penalty ‘morally indefensible’

May 14, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Product Liability

Employer who provided bucket in van for use as toilet is sued for $4M over death of worker

May 13, 2015, 03:15 pm CDT

Question of the Week

What do you wish you knew when you were 22?

May 13, 2015, 01:00 pm CDT

Law Firms

Are nonequity partners at risk? 43% of surveyed law firms say they have too many

May 13, 2015, 10:30 am CDT


High earnings post-law school don’t guarantee satisfaction, says lawyer happiness study

May 13, 2015, 08:56 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Managing partner: Lawyer asked about firm, Knights Templar before knife attack; wife played dead

May 13, 2015, 07:40 am CDT


Think Harvard law grads are more likely to stay in law practice than others? 28% ditched legal jobs

May 13, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Judge says Facebook has right to sue DLA Piper and other firms for representing now-fugitive Ceglia

May 12, 2015, 04:20 pm CDT

Disability Law

7th Circuit OKs deaf teen’s suit against Girl Scouts over lack of sign-language interpreter

May 12, 2015, 03:30 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Insurers seek $47M from 2 men convicted in airline billing-fraud scheme

May 12, 2015, 12:05 pm CDT

Entertainment & Sports Law

NFL fines Patriots $1M, eliminates 2 draft picks, suspends QB Tom Brady 4 games for ‘Deflategate’

May 12, 2015, 07:00 am CDT

Environmental Law

Dairies settle landmark cow-manure case after federal judge rules solid-waste law applies

May 11, 2015, 03:25 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Police officer sues Starbucks after being burned by cup of free coffee; jury awards nothing

May 11, 2015, 11:05 am CDT

Civil Rights

AG Loretta Lynch announces ‘pattern and practice’ probe of Baltimore police practices

May 8, 2015, 11:45 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Neuroimaging study shows what parts of the brain are activated when judging a slaying case

May 7, 2015, 11:40 am CDT

Tax Law

61 percent of IRS employees who violated tax laws got to keep their jobs, report says

May 7, 2015, 10:59 am CDT

First Amendment

City’s ban on vehicle for-sale signs violates First Amendment, judge rules in lawyer’s $1 lawsuit

May 7, 2015, 10:01 am CDT

Law Professors

Law prof who alleged injury from a colleague’s shoulder squeeze is allowed to pursue assault suit

May 7, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Entertainment & Sports Law

Law firm: ‘More probable than not’ that Patriots deflated footballs in AFC game before Super Bowl

May 6, 2015, 04:05 pm CDT

Entertainment & Sports Law

After the ‘Fight of the Century,’ new parties seek to duke it out with Mayweather, Pacquiao in court

May 6, 2015, 03:30 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Have you ever ‘fired’ a client, or wanted to? If so, why, and how did you do it?

May 6, 2015, 01:50 pm CDT

Attorney General

Baltimore mayor seeks Justice Department probe of police practices in her city

May 6, 2015, 10:36 am CDT

Law Students

This athlete has figured out a way to get free law school tuition

May 6, 2015, 08:44 am CDT

First Amendment

Singing in the post office isn’t a constitutional right, 11th Circuit rules in pro se appeal

May 6, 2015, 08:10 am CDT

Privacy Law

Cops’ use of cellphone location records didn’t violate Fourth Amendment, en banc court says

May 6, 2015, 06:15 am CDT

Work-Life Balance

Can workers get glowing reviews by ‘passing’ as workaholics?

May 6, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Constitutional Law

John Paul Stevens says some held at Gitmo should get reparations from US government

May 5, 2015, 03:35 pm CDT

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