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Criminal Justice

DA: Courthouse defendant tells another defendant’s girlfriend he’s a lawyer, steals $1,300

Constitutional Law

Family sues over man’s suicide during armed standoff with authorities outside his home

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge sanctions 3 lawyers, says they can’t file oil spill claims against BP

Real Estate & Property Law

Lawmen swiftly solve case of missing log cabin; was its removal from homesite a crime?

Business of Law

Legal incubator dubbed ‘Project Lemonade’ gets $400K grant from MacArthur Foundation

Criminal Justice

Feds cite ISIS in effort to get stiff sentence for civil rights worker with law degree

White-Collar Crime

Former judge gets 26 months in federal case over $2.9M investment scheme

Criminal Justice

Cop uses crowdfunding to pay for DNA test and gets pulled from case

Legal Ethics

Former client posed murder hypothetical, lawyer testifies

Criminal Justice

US offers $3M bounty for alleged Russian hacker, a record reward for a cybersecurity case

Business of Law

Fowler Rodriguez acquires 2 firms in Miami, opens another Florida office

Entertainment & Sports Law

Federal judge: NFL commissioner and arbitrator erred in suspending ex-Vikings player Adrian Peterson

Verdicts & Settlements

Tobacco companies agree to pay $100M to settle federal suits in Florida

Criminal Justice

Former Mississippi prison chief pleads guilty in private-prisons bribe case

Constitutional Law

Prosecutor drops felony gun charge over retired schoolteacher’s antique flintlock pistol

Criminal Justice

Lawyer gets 1-day suspended sentence in taxicab incident; civil rights suit by driver is ongoing

Court Security

Marshals arrest open-carry advocate carrying rifle outside courthouse

Legal Ethics

Lawyer fights ‘Scarlet S’ of suspension in suit claiming state bar has unconstitutional authority

Legal Ethics

Top state court refuses agreed discipline, says judge should lose $11.5K in pay for Facebook post

Business of Law

Fast-growing Shook Hardy to open new office by acquiring 25-attorney Chicago firm