Iowa

Trials & Litigation

Judge denies mistrial after juror faints during autopsy testimony

Juvenile Justice

Iowa Supreme Court rules life without parole is an unconstitutional sentence for juveniles

White-Collar Crime

Former lottery security chief and his brother, an ex-judge, charged with rigging payouts

Trials & Litigation

Suit claims rigged lottery game reduced subsequent winner’s jackpot

Trials & Litigation

Officials sue estate of man who shot at assessor, killed himself in courthouse

Court Security

Chief judge wants more security at courthouse where shooting occurred during government meeting

Family Law

Ex-client wins nearly $500K in malpractice and domestic assault suit against lawyer

Juries

Baked cookies and no-sidebars rule are part of federal judge’s jury-centric approach to trials

Legal Ethics

Training-video sanction for deposition interruptions by Jones Day partner is tossed on appeal

Internet Law

Judge delays civil trial because of lawyer’s Facebook post

Bar Exam

Immigrant who won NY court OK to practice faces political-protest probation roadblock

Law Schools

Jurors reject law prof’s claim of anti-conservative bias in hiring

Constitutional Law

Judge dismisses entire 112-member jury pool over lack of racial diversity

Contracts

Touch screen rules on Miss Kitty slot machine voided jackpot mistake, state supreme court says

White-Collar Crime

On-the-lam ex-attorney wanted in client ‘charity’ and tax-fraud case is captured

Disability Law

Ex-lawmaker charged with felony sex abuse is acquitted by jury

Judiciary

Courthouse workers build nesting box on 5th-floor ledge after peregrine falcon eggs fall off edge

Criminal Justice

Egg executives get jail sentences, fines for salmonella outbreak

Careers

Meet Paul Deck, the oldest practicing lawyer in Nebraska and Iowa

Business of Law

Receiver appointed for law firm $10M in debt; loans taken out by partner before suicide contested