Natural Disasters

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Verdicts & Settlements

New Orleans mayor apologizes as city settles police brutality cases from time of Hurricane Katrina

U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer’s disclosure of sealed filing didn’t require dismissal of whistleblower suit, SCOTUS rules

Criminal Justice

5 ex-police officers admit guilt, get greatly reduced sentences in Katrina bridge-slayings plea deal

National Pulse

Drought sheds light on the California’s water law deficiencies

Legal Ethics

Disbarment recommended for lawyer who called disciplinary counsel a ‘pimp’ and ‘Oreo’

Natural Disasters

As East Coast snowstorm looms, courts, law libraries and other government offices close their doors

Natural Disasters

Lawyer buys and mans fire truck to help protect neighbors threatened by wildfires

Tort Law

Man sues funeral home after wife’s casket somehow exits concrete vault and floats away in flood

Natural Disasters

After flooding sends a river through its historic law offices, Houston PI firm cleans up

Government Law

California issues first-ever water reduction to handle drought

Real Estate & Property Law

One year after massive mudslide, owners of destroyed homes still trying to resolve mortgage issues

Were Hurricane Sandy damage reports altered to reduce payments to homeowners? Hearing is this week


Many courts close early Monday, plan to stay shuttered Tuesday as predicted monster snowstorm looms

Your ABA

They’re No Hacks: Technology takes center stage as a tool to improve access to justice

Natural Disasters

Worst quake in decades hits San Francisco Bay area; law firms, at least one courthouse damaged

Legal Technology

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

Annual Meeting

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

Real Estate & Property Law

Woman sues after family dies at local Home Depot in Joplin tornado; retailer cites ‘act of God’

Real Estate & Property Law

Record mudslide that killed 43 exacerbated by rain, logging and lack of monitoring, says report

Media & Communications Law

Red Cross claims some Hurricane Sandy spending information is a trade secret
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