Appellate Practice

Antitrust Law

2nd Circuit OKs verdict against Apple in $450M e-book price-fixing case

Constitutional Law

Divided US Supreme court votes 5-4 to freeze Texas abortion law as it mulls whether to hear appeal

Civil Procedure

Top Texas court OKs same-sex divorce, says state AG lacked standing

Criminal Justice

Asked to appeal capital sentence, BigLaw lawyer gets pro bono client freed from prison

White-Collar Crime

2nd Circuit: Man gets new trial in major tax fraud case because suspended lawyer lied to get on jury

Constitutional Law

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

Disability Law

Federal Circuit: US must pay attorney’s fee to lawyer who took veteran’s case 20 years ago

Judiciary

7th Circuit judge writes one-sentence ‘maybe’ concurrence; was it a ‘dubitante’ opinion?

Appellate Practice

Footnote is only portion of 4th Circuit opinion that isn’t sealed

Insurance Law

9th Circuit: In ERISA case where appeal period ended on a Saturday, filing deadline becomes Monday

Trials & Litigation

2nd Circuit nixes Apple campaign to boot BigLaw partner as court-appointed monitor in e-book case

Criminal Justice

After federal judge orders sex-change surgery, board OKs parole for inmate

Trials & Litigation

Law firm asks 3rd Circuit to block court-ordered interviews of over 30 clients

Evidence

Top Massachusetts court refuses to dismiss 40,323 cases linked to rogue state evidence lab chemist

Copyright Law

En banc 9th Circuit nixes earlier Google takedown order for ‘Innocence of Muslims’

U.S. Supreme Court

A ‘bait and switch’ cert petition? SCOTUS sidesteps question on ADA rights of mentally ill arrestees

Criminal Justice

6th Circuit nixes nun’s sabotage conviction over nuclear plant protest

Trials & Litigation

6th Circuit OKs sanctions for filing frivolous suit, may add sanctions for filing frivolous appeal

Constitutional Law

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

Trials & Litigation

Appeals court greenlights fraud suit against Proskauer related to tax shelter advice