5th Circuit Court

Evidence

Process server criminally charged for ‘slapped’ lawsuit gets civil rights case OK

Court Security

Jury convicts ‘sovereign citizen’ of filing false liens against federal judge and prosecutor

White-Collar Crime

Ex-judge gets 2 years in bribery case, lawyer gets 1 year

Immigration Law

Former employee stole 2 lawyers’ identities to defraud immigrants, says indictment

Labor & Employment

5th Circuit: Feds must pay $500K in attorney fees to defendant company for bad faith in FLSA case

Criminal Justice

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

Constitutional Law

Res judicata dooms challenge to surgical center provision of Texas abortion law, 5th Circuit says

White-Collar Crime

Attorney is convicted of conspiring to bilk criminal defense clients out of big bucks

Executive Branch

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

Trials & Litigation

Law firms will pay $3.7M to help settle suits over Ponzi scheme run by Allen Stanford

Criminal Justice

Nonlawyer accused of running law offices and $1.6M in thefts faces bankruptcy and tax charges

White-Collar Crime

2 lawyers convicted in scheme to get film-industry tax credits without paying required expenses

Civil Rights

DOJ to review city’s ticketing of black bicyclists

Real Estate & Property Law

Man is jailed for refusing to turn over Facebook and Twitter passwords in business bankruptcy case

Family Law

Mom files federal civil rights suit in parental fight over circumcision of boy, 4

White-Collar Crime

Ex-judge accused of accepting bribes from lawyer takes plea; expected to get 2 years in prison

Court Security

Judge indicted in federal firearms case is suspended without pay

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS won’t hear case of inmate on death row for 30 years; dissenters see ‘glaring’ legal error

Animal Law

Should cloned horse be registered as quarter horse? Horse breeder seeks rehearing in antitrust suit

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge sanctions 3 lawyers, says they can’t file oil spill claims against BP