11th Circuit Court

Legal Ethics

3 lawyers ‘maliciously’ set up opposing counsel for midtrial DUI arrest, referee says

White-Collar Crime

11th Circuit OKs wire-fraud conviction of lawyer who impersonated state bar official

Criminal Justice

2 lawyers who helped 1 client break the law are convicted in unrelated cases

Trials & Litigation

Jury awards $2.2M to 2 workers who sued over DNA tests to ID ‘devious defecator’

Criminal Justice

Feds arrest 243 in record $712M health care billing-fraud bust

Constitutional Law

11th Circuit OKs in-cell trial of defendant who said he would come to court ‘kicking and screaming’

Constitutional Law

ABA asks SCOTUS to overturn Florida law allowing divided juries to recommend death penalty

Judiciary

Conduct of judge arrested for alleged domestic assault might be impeachable, judicial council says

Consumer Law

Foreclosure-rescue law firm and others ordered to pay $27M, but their assets total only about $655K

Judiciary

Federal judge resigns nearly a year after his arrest

Labor & Employment

Laid-off law firm workers file WARN suit seeking back pay and benefits for some 700 employees

Family Law

After a week in jail, tearful mom agrees to have 4-year-old son circumcised

Consumer Law

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

Trials & Litigation

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

Evidence

11th Circuit nixes lawyer’s work-product claim, says he must produce documents to client’s creditor

Labor & Employment

Earlier clean-costume dispute helped fired Disney workers get rehired in Lion King case

Criminal Justice

Man admits role in law firm scam; says he funneled $2.5M via 38 accounts last year

Trials & Litigation

Federal prosecutor and ATF agent sidelined after affair comes to light; 3 new trials granted so far

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge strikes ‘impertinent’ allegations against Prince Andrew and attorney Alan Dershowitz

Trials & Litigation

Hospital filing accuses its former lawyer of blind-copying negotiation opponent on confidential docs