States

Trials & Litigation

After criminal case was dropped, ex-cop can sue to recoup his $1M defense costs, judge rules

Tort Law

‘Sizzling skillet’ at Applebee’s was ‘open and obvious’ danger to praying diner, court says

Court Security

Longtime court officer charged with raping shackled prisoner at courthouse; security is under review

Business of Law

National labor firm raids Littler and Ogletree, opens new offices in Denver and New York

Trials & Litigation

Mistrial saves Jodi Arias from death penalty; will she get life with or without parole?

Judiciary

Justice may be deposed in suit claiming State Farm orchestrated his election, judge rules

Lawyer Pay

Former prosecutor claims she was paid less than new hires due to gender bias

Legislation & Lobbying

Lawmaker’s French bulldog helped win bipartisan support in House for Amtrak ‘critter car’ bill

Evidence

Was crash that killed 3 kids negligent homicide? Prosecutors cite Facebook posts, drugs, bad tires

Criminal Justice

Man drives truck with dead neighbor to lawyer’s office, says he killed in self-defense

Business of Law

Troutman Sanders adds 4 more K&L Gates lawyers to growing Charlotte office

Legislation & Lobbying

‘Radical reform’ to state law would allow couples to divorce outside court, if approved

Legal Ethics

Top state court rebuffs judge’s constitutional challenge to moonlighting ban

Law Practice Management

Some GrayRobinson lawyers give up traditional desks and keep it moving

Criminal Justice

Justice Department finds ‘unconstitutional policing’ in Ferguson; racial bias, revenue focus cited

Celebrities

Sentencing for David Cassidy drunken-driving case is delayed again

Criminal Justice

Ferguson cop won’t face federal charge in Michael Brown’s death; DOJ discounts surrender accounts

Trials & Litigation

Gender bias is an issue in worker’s comp awards, some say; legislation proposed

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer is jailed for contempt for refusing to answer federal judge’s questions about client

Constitutional Law

California Supreme Court rules for parolees who challenged housing restrictions for sex offenders