Administrative Law

Trials & Litigation

Utility faces contempt hearing for lobbying to choose judge in $1.29B rate case linked to fatal fire

Energy Law

Record $1.4B fine levied against gas company in fatal explosion and fire

Legal Ethics

Two California judges censured for in-chambers sex, among other conduct

Animal Law

Iconic monarch butterfly needs protection as endangered species, advocacy groups say in US petition

Copyright Law

Monkey selfies do not qualify for copyright protection, US regulators say

Energy Law

Solar power towers are igniting birds in midair; wildlife protection groups are concerned

Disability Law

Louisiana Supreme Court settles ADA probe by DOJ over mental-health queries on bar application

Labor & Employment

LinkedIn settles with feds, agrees to pay nearly $6M in FLSA ‘off the clock’ and overtime case

Criminal Justice

Official says Chicago will allow drivers to appeal 9,000 red-light tickets after usual deadline

Consumer Law

Feds and 15 states sue law firms and attorneys, alleging mortgage-relief scams

Banking Law

Citi to pay $7B in latest settlement of US claims that sub-par mortgages caused financial crisis

Government Law

Former top attorney says city demoted and fired her for probing $10M sewer scheme

Education Law

School suspension of boy, 7, who chewed pastry into gun shape is upheld by hearing officer

Aviation Law

Proposed new FAA rules set stage for stricter enforcement against business use of drones

Administrative Law

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

Criminal Justice

ABA and DOJ seek retroactive application of new federal drug-sentencing guidelines

Cover Story

Who owns the law? Technology reignites the war over just how public documents should be

Health Law

Suit seeks USDA action on antibiotic-resistant salmonella in meat

Consumer Law

GM to pay record $35M civil penalty for delayed action on faulty ignition switches

Internet Law

FCC advances net neutrality plan allowing websites to be charged for faster service