Massachusetts

Celebrities

Bill Cosby’s wife will have to give deposition, judge rules

Animal Law

Dog lawyer also advocates for parakeet

Law Firms

13-attorney Sidley Austin office acquires enough office space for 60 lawyers

Trials & Litigation

Does rule protect Bill Cosby’s wife from giving deposition testimony?

Religious Law

Court: Christians rejected as foster parents for spanking kids suffered no constitutional violation

Consumer Law

Massachusetts law firm is accused of suing debtors without ‘meaningful attorney involvement’

Civil Rights

Catholic prep school broke state law by rescinding job offer to man in same-sex marriage, judge says

Trials & Litigation

Bill Cosby files defamation countersuit against seven women who accused him of defamation

Media & Communications Law

Guitarist for rock band Boston lacked basis for defamation suits, top state court says

White-Collar Crime

Claimed ‘Harvard-educated attorney’ is neither a grad nor a lawyer, authorities say

Court Security

Ex-client guilty of threat to kill lawyer; another man fights case over lawyer face-slap

Civil Rights

‘Pastafarian’ wears colander for driver’s license photo after state OKs exception to headgear rule

Criminal Justice

Massachusetts lawyer is arrested in slaying of man who claimed to be a diamond runner

Legal Ethics

Bar applicant’s litigation conduct, ‘personal attacks and invective’ are cited in law license denial

Law Firms

Locke Lord chair is ‘bullish on Boston’ despite lawyer losses

Criminal Justice

Manslaughter case against texting teen in boyfriend’s suicide will proceed, judge says

Trials & Litigation

New Yorker profiles ‘St. Judy,’ revered defense lawyer who, for first time, had a client get death

Civil Rights

Gay lawyer denied coverage because he takes HIV-blocking drug files bias complaint against insurer

Criminal Justice

Teen faces manslaughter charges in boyfriend’s suicide over texts she sent him

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Lawyer gets home confinement for insider trading based on golfer’s tips