States

Labor & Employment

Laid-off law firm workers file WARN suit seeking back pay and benefits for some 700 employees

Tort Law

Dad of hurt girl sues home insurer: House guest’s chain saw prank a foreseeable cause of truck crash

Civil Rights

‘Jail 101’ report: Denver sheriff’s dept. needs systemic improvement to protect inmates and deputies

Family Law

After a week in jail, tearful mom agrees to have 4-year-old son circumcised

Election Law

DOJ investigates California court restrictions on voting by intellectually disabled persons

Criminal Justice

After federal judge orders sex-change surgery, board OKs parole for inmate

Judiciary

Mississippi high court orders judge and PD to ‘make nice’

Tort Law

Texas restaurant that was site of biker shootout faces lawsuit by neighboring eatery

Criminal Justice

Tiny bonsai tree worth $2K is stolen from museum, abandoned and recovered but was ‘severely pruned’

Education Law

ADA suit says school district fails children living with violence, loss and poverty

Trials & Litigation

Man on trial in bail-jumping case exits courtroom as lawyers talk with judge in chambers

Law Schools

Trial attorney and wife give $10m to law school from which 3 generations of his family graduated

Securities Law

$72M payday for 2 small law firms OK’d by judge

Trials & Litigation

After courtroom clash over DUI manual, judge bars top prosecutor from cases against opposing lawyer

Court Security

Authorities investigate pill found at bottom of judge’s water glass

Criminal Justice

Convictions are tossed in satanic day-care case; concurrence decries ‘witch hunt’ prosecution

Internet Law

Backpage wins dismissal of suit over escort ads said to facilitate child sex trafficking

Legal Ethics

$50K fine recommended for judge over scuffle with public defender

Legislation & Lobbying

Nebraska lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

Trials & Litigation

Law firm asks 3rd Circuit to block court-ordered interviews of over 30 clients