3rd Circuit Court

Celebrities

‘Real Housewives’ star files $5M suit against her bankruptcy lawyer, blames him for prison sentence

Constitutional Law

Lawyer sues Eric Holder and ATF over his own homemade machine gun, says feds banned it unlawfully

Criminal Justice

Ex-traffic judge takes felony conflict-of-interest plea, hopes for house arrest

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS overturns ‘perplexing’ appellate decision, rules for cop asserting warrant exception

National Pulse

Losing to the Spread: New Jersey suffers a setback in its bid for a sports gambling law

White-Collar Crime

Judge suddenly resigns, takes plea in federal corruption case

Constitutional Law

Mayor files civil rights suit against judge and DA’s office, says theft case was filed ‘to get even’

Judiciary

No prosecutor? No defense lawyer? Judge allegedly held trial anyway; 3rd Circuit allows lawsuit

Constitutional Law

Suspended law student sues Penn State Dickinson, says law school denied her a fair hearing

Entertainment & Sports Law

NCAA to end challenge of law giving state officials control of $60M Penn State fine in Sandusky case

Criminal Justice

Federal judge on courthouse shooter’s ‘hit list’ asked to step aside in cases against family members

U.S. Supreme Court

Rap music scholars aim to educate SCOTUS in threats case

Securities Law

3rd Circuit upholds insider-trading conviction based on information gleaned through AA friendship

Constitutional Law

Civil rights group sues Philly DA, says illegal civil forfeiture ‘machine’ helps fund office

Legal Ethics

Restriction on judicial quotes in lawyer ads violates First Amendment, 3rd Circuit rules

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer accused in $6M client theft won’t face criminal or civil trial; where money went is unknown

White-Collar Crime

Pro se attorney credits holy card for acquittal in racketeering trial, along with 2 other lawyers

Trials & Litigation

Ex-business partner of lawyer convicted in ‘kids for cash’ seeks freeze on incoming $150M legal fee

Court Security

Woman who says she was attacked in court by sheriff’s deputy settles civil rights lawsuit for $90K

Opening Statements

Consumer activists seek to challenge ‘protectionist’ funeral laws