11th Circuit Court

Judiciary

Pacer deletes older case files for four appeals courts; compatibility issues cited

Bankruptcy Law

11th Circuit reverses bankruptcy sale, criticizes lawyer

Criminal Justice

Federal judge has cases reassigned following misdemeanor battery arrest in argument with his wife

Constitutional Law

Trial went on despite defense lawyer’s late return from lunch; 11th Circuit overturns conviction

Trials & Litigation

11th Circuit OKs $67M verdict against bank in case linked to ex-law firm chief’s $1.2B fraud

Sentencing/Post-Conviction

Federal judge nixes 551-pound man’s plea to end house arrest early due to his weight

White-Collar Crime

Ex-bank exec is latest to face criminal case linked to ex-lawyer’s $1.2B scheme; victims to get $50M

Administrative Law

FCC stakes out Florida driver, seeks to fine him $48K for allegedly using cellphone jammer

Death Penalty

Prison official faints during execution; sentence was upheld despite jurors’ gag gifts, drug secrecy

Criminal Justice

Owners of mom-and-pop store take plea in $24M check-cashing case; tax refunds were key

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge nixes receiver’s suit, says law firms aren’t ‘insurers of good behavior’ by clients

White-Collar Crime

3rd name partner of law firm shuttered by founder’s $1.4B swindle takes plea in felony case

Intellectual Property Law

Famed ‘Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee settles suit against hometown museum

Criminal Justice

Feds charge another Rothstein lawyer, say sheriff’s office went to escort’s home to erase phone info

White Collar Crime

Lawyer who impersonated bar official in aid of law firm founder’s Ponzi scheme gets 5 years

Intellectual Property Law

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee wants to reinstate lawsuit against hometown museum

Criminal Justice

Park memorial honoring murdered law firm partner draws fire due to jailed founder’s notoriety

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: What free speech rights do government employees have?

Criminal Justice

Feds charge 2 sheriff’s officers in civil rights case linked to ex-lawyer jailed in $1.2B swindle

Criminal Justice

Former law firm CFO charged in $1.2B swindle is 18th to face a criminal case, feds say