States

Privacy Law

Class action claiming Yahoo intercepted email for advertising analysis gets OK from federal judge

Criminal Justice

Family law attorney who shot estranged husband is cleared by grand jury

Judiciary

Judge resigns amid allegations she retaliated after rebuffed Facebook request, exhibited paranoia

Disability Law

Disability lawyer who made $22M cleared by probe, his lawyer says, but SSA axes some client benefits

Criminal Justice

Former in-house lawyer admits stealing $2.6M from his company

Obituaries

Once America’s youngest death row inmate, released convict dies in apparent suicide

Death Penalty

Nebraska governor vetoes bill abolishing death penalty; are there enough votes for an override?

Legal Ethics

Judge who remarked on ‘temptresses’ who are ‘asking for it’ faces ethics complaint

Law Firms

Bullet goes through window of large PI firm

Trials and Litigation

Paralegal points way to $4.25M judgment reversal; defense now seeks $1.8M from plaintiffs and lawyer

Copyright Law

Led Zeppelin denies most allegations in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ suit, but admits ‘exceptional talent’

Criminal Justice

DOJ reaches deal on Cleveland policing; demonstrations follow officer’s acquittal

Law Schools

Charleston School of Law lays off seven more faculty members, plans to enroll fall class

Legal Ethics

$200K sanction could close my law firm, lawyer tells court

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