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Insurance Law

9th Circuit: In ERISA case where appeal period ended on a Saturday, filing deadline becomes Monday

Tax Law

Feds say indicted lawyer owes $780K to IRS, hid tobacco settlement money in others’ accounts

Natural Disasters

After flooding sends a river through its historic law offices, Houston PI firm cleans up

Trials & Litigation

2nd Circuit nixes Apple campaign to boot BigLaw partner as court-appointed monitor in e-book case

Executive Branch

Obama won’t seek SCOTUS intervention on blocked immigration plans after adverse 5th Circuit ruling

Criminal Justice

Woman gets time served in beach-sex case; state seeks 2.5 years for man

Law Firms

Street band playing outside DC office windows is not sweet music to ears of Skadden lawyers

Criminal Justice

Woman pleads guilty in hotel stabbing death of DLA Piper lawyer

Legal Ethics

Disbarment sought for lawyer in scheme that provided phony certificates of completion to court

Legal Ethics

Former Drinker Biddle staff attorney is suspended for overbilling the firm for his work

Celebrities

Dustin Diamond’s lawyer gets a judicial scolding on ‘shenanigans’ for car’s message

Legal ethics

Thieving accountant, wrong number proved costly for lawyer; court lifts suspension

Law Practice Management

Law is the nation’s least-diverse profession, law prof says

Careers

2nd Circuit to hear contract lawyer’s appeal on overtime pay

U.S. Supreme Court

Do notes highlighting prospective black jurors support a Batson violation? SCOTUS accepts case

Constitutional Law

Nebraska lawmakers abolish death penalty with exact vote count required to override governor’s veto

White-Collar Crime

Well-known trial lawyer is federally charged with witness tampering

Criminal Justice

FIFA officials indicted by US in claimed $150M ‘World Cup of Fraud’ scheme

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Privacy Law

Class action claiming Yahoo intercepted email for advertising analysis gets OK from federal judge