States

Judiciary

Appeals court chides judge who asked if domestic violence victim and defendant ‘get it on’

Criminal Justice

Rape laws differ on force requirement for prosecution; how should model law be changed?

Celebrities

Former TV judge goes to jail: Contempt term went from 1 day to 5 days as Joe Brown kept talking

Consumer Law

StarKist settlement offers a bonanza for tuna lovers: $25 refund or $50 in tuna

Court Security

Defendant overpowers bailiff, fatally shoots himself with bailiff’s gun in courthouse elevator

Law Practice Management

Paul Hastings to put junior lawyers in cubicles in NYC office, but they will at least have windows

Criminal Justice

Texas attorney general’s lawyer is withdrawing from his defense, citing unspecified ‘issues’

Constitutional Law

Can cop have 0INK as his vanity plate? Top state court mulls First Amendment case

Government Law

6th Circuit nixes stay for clerk appealing federal court order requiring her to perform marriages

White-Collar Crime

Prosecution says improper Dewey adjustments boosted revenue by 10 percent, assets by 1,000 percent

Attorney General

Porn emails cited by Pennsylvania AG are unsealed; she says senders ‘manufactured’ case against her

Trials & Litigation

Judge orders mom to repay son for keeping $5K bar mitzvah gift from grandma

Criminal Justice

North Dakota legalizes weaponized drones for police use

Product Liability Law

Lawsuit calls keyless ignition system a deadly defect in millions of vehicles

Trials & Litigation

Estate of heiress who left hundreds of millions loses $4M legal battle with NYC hospital

Court Security

Man fatally shot by officer in courthouse incident sought suicide ‘by cop,’ cousin says

Criminal Justice

Shooter James Holmes gets 12 life terms plus 3,318 years in Batman movie massacre

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit says lack of staff doesn’t justify 5-point shackling of inmates in federal court

Intellectual Property Law

Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted, federal appeals court rules

Law Firms

Lawyer’s husband pleads guilty in scheme to bilk the BigLaw firms where she worked