North America

Supreme Court Report

Senate hold on Merrick Garland nomination is unprecedented, almost

Marketing

In Canada, Axess offers legal services in Wal-Marts

Evidence

GPS tracker put assassin on lawyer’s trail, but also helped catch the suspects, feds testify

Legal History

Judge OKs first ‘assisted death,’ with help of physician, in Canada

International Law

As Canada’s Gowlings completes 1,400-attorney merger with UK firm, more growth is already planned

Criminal Justice

‘One man’s vulgarity is another man’s lyric,’ says judge acquitting man in Twitter case

Internet Law

Verdict looms in first Canadian criminal case involving claimed Twitter harassment

Trusts & Estates

Widow says Apple wanted death certificate, will and court order to reveal spouse’s password

Business of Law

Axiom expands into Canada by acquiring part of Cognition

Law Firms

Ogletree Deakins opens first office in Canada

International Law

El Chapo recaptured in Mexico

Criminal Justice

Fake letter on his law firm letterhead seeks to scam local businesses, attorney warns

Trials & Litigation

Did juror’s crush on prosecutor affect verdict? Defense lawyer mulls appeal options

Business of Law

Wal-Mart-based law firm is in an expansion mode

Internet Law

Teenager whose prank calls sent armed SWAT teams to dozens of US homes got 16 months

Terrorism

Corporate BigLaw partner held hostage at luxury hotel in Mali is safe

Criminal Justice

Personal pot use is a protected personal freedom, Mexican Supreme Court says

Immigration Law

Black US citizen seeks refugee status in Canada on account of his race

Criminal Justice

Lawyer arrested for allegedly helping Mexican drug kingpin escape from prison

International Law

Allen & Overy, first UK Magic Circle firm to open in Toronto, is closing its office there