1st Circuit Court

Law Firms

Former Ropes associate loses bias and retaliation appeal that cited information passed to blog

Intellectual Property Law

Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted, federal appeals court rules

Criminal Justice

Attorney and law student indicted in boating accident that cost passenger an arm

Death Penalty

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death by federal judge

White-Collar Crime

Well-known trial lawyer is federally charged with witness tampering

Criminal Justice

Tsarnaev gets death penalty in Boston Marathon bombings

Constitutional Law

US Supreme Court declines appeal from inmate denied gender-change surgery


Death-penalty arguments in Boston Marathon case include photo of Tsarnaev’s obscene gesture

Criminal Justice

Tsarnaev found guilty in Boston Marathon bombing trial; could get death penalty

Products Liability

Woman sues over barbecue brush, seeks unspecified damages for surgery costs

Disability Law

Advocacy group for the deaf sues Harvard, MIT; allege lack of closed-captioning for online courses


Many courts close early Monday, plan to stay shuttered Tuesday as predicted monster snowstorm looms

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer charged in claimed scheme to launder nearly $1M in fraudulently obtained tax-refund checks

Court Security

Security measures at Boston Marathon bombing trial extend outside courthouse

Trials & Litigation

Harvard law grad loses defamation suit over plagiarism rebuke on transcript

Criminal Justice

Jury selection to begin in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Constitutional Law

En banc 1st Circuit ruling nixes state-funded sex-change surgery for prison inmate


Retired lawyer sues Bill Cosby, says claims she lied about alleged sexual assault were defamatory

Trials & Litigation

Judge nixes fees for bankruptcy lawyer, citing ‘passive-aggressive’ response to required forms

Legal Ethics

Lawyer accused in passed-note cover-up may be bounced from case, 1st Circuit says