States

Legal Ethics

Penalized for writing bar exam after it ended, woman passed but had admission delayed

Tort Law

New York appeals court says client can sue lawyer over Wall Street Journal comment

Trials & Litigation

Burberry sues Penney over plaid products, faces unrelated customer suit on outlet store price tags

Constitutional Law

Trial judge got it right by appointing new counsel despite defendant’s objection, top NY court says

Trials & Litigation

Denied new counsel, defendant uses profanity, but judge doesn’t take it personally

Criminal Justice

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is charged in 2014 cattle-graze standoff, as he heads to Oregon protest

Criminal Justice

Judge is charged in hot-car death of his toddler son

Criminal Justice

Law firm worker slain; sheriff calls for more mental health funding

Celebrities

Bill Cosby’s wife will have to give deposition, judge rules

Criminal Justice

Lawyer accused of jailhouse sex says guards lied to discredit client aiding staffer probe

Business of Law

Blank Rome announces Dickstein Shapiro acquisition; over 100 remaining lawyers will make the move

White-Collar Crime

2nd trial begins for ex-prosecutor accused of siphoning $52M from elderly woman’s trust

Criminal Justice

Sirhan denied parole in 1968 slaying of Robert Kennedy, for 15th time

Criminal Justice

Former Bryan Cave lawyer takes plea, admits voicemail death threat to partner

Civil Rights

Appeals court stops case mid-trial, in latest judge-prosecutor dispute over jury diversity

Education Law

Kansas Supreme Court: Lawmakers have until June 30 to approve constitutional school-funding formula

Legal Ethics

Texas attorney general’s gay-marriage advice requires ethics probe, panel says

Legal Ethics

Texas judge defends letter asking former jurors to ‘meet and greet’

First Amendment

Judge refuses to block law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to provide abortion information

Civil Rights

DOJ sues Ferguson one day after it sought changes in proposed policing pact