Civil Procedure

Paradigm Shift

Model program brings holistic solutions to divorce

U.S. Supreme Court

‘Clear error’ standard of review in factual disputes applies in patent claims, SCOTUS says

Law Professors

Res judicata bars bias suit by convicted law prof, 8th Circuit rules

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS drops case after pro se litigant goes missing

Consumer Law

Debt buyer will seek to vacate 4,500 judgments, pay $675K to settle AG suit

Ethics

It’s unethical for prosecutors to allow debt collectors to use official letterhead, says ABA opinion

Trials & Litigation

Odor in the court! Another judge complains of ‘repugnant stench’ from filing by state AG’s office

Antitrust Law

After last-minute lead plaintiff substitution, iPod users seek $350M at trial and get zilch

U.S. Supreme Court

Unusual SCOTUS lineup supports class-action defendant seeking to transfer case to federal court

U.S. Supreme Court

Pro se cert petitioner can’t be located; his SCOTUS brief is due soon

Civil Procedure

Judge boots lead plaintiff in $350M case at trial against Apple, orders counsel to find a substitute

Antitrust Law

Does $350M case at trial against Apple have a lead plaintiff? Judge hasn’t yet ruled

Celebrities

Bill Cosby seeks sanctions against plaintiff in sexual battery suit and her lawyer

Antitrust Law

Uh-oh. Did lead plaintiffs seeking $350M in Apple trial purchase iPods as required?

Law Firms

Venable sues ex-client over $300K bill, claiming fraudulent inducement

Consumer Law

Feds cite ‘epidemic’ of debt-collection abuse, charge 7 individuals and company in ongoing probe

Civil Rights

State of emergency in Missouri as grand jury mulls slaying of black teen in Ferguson

U.S. Supreme Court

US Supreme Court allows Kansas same-sex marriages to proceed; two justices dissent

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court temporarily blocks same-sex marriage in Kansas

U.S. Supreme Court

Imperfect statement of legal theory doesn’t justify dismissal of cops’ suit, SCOTUS rules