States

Disability Law

Report: DOJ is investigating mental-health screening of bar applicants by Florida’s top court

Legal Ethics

Plea deal rejected for 3 partners in claimed DUI set-up of opposing trial counsel

Criminal Justice

Michigan woman is charged in alleged death threats against federal judge, prosecutor

Trials & Litigation

Negative reviews of dog obedience school on Yelp, Angie’s List lead to defamation lawsuit

Criminal Justice

Man pleads guilty to setting fire at lawyer’s home

Business of Law

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

Obituaries

‘Obsessively frugal’ lawyer leaves $3.3M to Skid Row charities

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge scolds BigLaw lawyers for ‘behemoth pleadings’ and ‘prolixity’

Constitutional Law

Lawyer’s proposed gay death penalty is ‘reprehensible,’ says state AG in bid to stop ballot process

Evidence

Homeowner’s ‘electromagnetic hypersensitivity’ suit against neighbor fails on appeal

Products Liability

After boy’s death from allergic reaction to cookie, family sues; says store violated labeling laws

Military Law

Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl, rescued by US through Gitmo prisoner swap, is charged with desertion

Business of Law

3 IP partners leap from Faegre to WilmerHale; more growth expected in Denver office

Consumer Law

Suit says debt-collection law firm submitted false affidavits, seeks to void thousands of judgments

Legal Ethics

Partner to give up law license to end state bar probe of opposing counsel’s DUI arrest during trial

Evidence

Botched child-murder case gets tossed; mother jailed for 2 decades speaks out

Real Estate & Property Law

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

Death Penalty

Prosecutor: I was ‘arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic’ in capital prosecution of now-exonerated man

Business of Law

Jenner & Block to open first overseas office; seeks to hire lawyers in London

Criminal Procedure

Defense objected to twin-jury murder trial of 2 men, but wants cases consolidated for appeal