Civil Procedure

Trials & Litigation

Law firm mistakenly identifies dead smokers as alive in 588 suits; 11th Circuit upholds dismissal

Constitutional Law

Former top NYC lawyer sues police department, says she was arrested for standing on a sidewalk

Legal Technology

‘Hackcess to Justice’ winners look to increase the reach of their apps

U.S. Supreme Court

Gay-marriage opponents cite SCOTUS summary dismissal in 1972; is it still good law?

Annual Meeting

Winning apps in ‘Hackcess to Justice’ help write wills, navigate disasters and calculate jail time

Annual Meeting

Part of access to justice gap is that Americans don’t know when to seek legal help, says study

Civil Procedure

Judge orders Jones Day to make training video on impropriety of frequent deposition interruptions

Civil Procedure

Sex offender living in hotel room may challenge town’s residency restrictions, 5th Circuit says

Tort Law

Man who fell off cliff while drunk can sue those who took him there to watch sunrise, court rules

Intellectual Property Law

John Wayne’s heirs sue Duke University

Trials & Litigation

Pretrial searches of jurors’ social media could prevent mistrials, judges suggest

Civil Procedure

Ex-client says law firm filed suit in wrong state, causing loss of $161M case

Entertainment & Sports Law

Lawyers in Donald Sterling case battle over removal to federal court for medical privacy issue

Law Schools

Law firm’s defamation suit against Cooley Law School is dismissed on jurisdictional grounds

U.S. Supreme Court

Companies fighting investor suits can defeat class action with stock-price evidence, SCOTUS says

Constitutional Law

Top state court says minor doesn’t have right to attend her parents’ child-custody case

Trials & Litigation

Prosecutor asks circuit judge to hold district judge in contempt over secret case dismissals

U.S. Supreme Court

Superfund law doesn’t pre-empt state outer limit for filing tort suit, SCOTUS says

Family Law

Ex-attorney’s divorce is slowed because he’s serving time under federal witness protection program

Obiter Dicta

Despite contractual obligations to clam up, some folks can’t can the chatter