States

Real Estate and Property Law

Longtime lawyer pleads guilty in $33.6M real-estate fraud involving bogus court filings

Trials & Litigation

2 cops charged in Freddie Gray case sue top Baltimore prosecutor for defamation

Evidence

Top state court vacates murder conviction, based on now-discredited bite-mark evidence and new law

Labor & Employment

Lawyer banned by fitness club had no standing to complain about retaliation, says appeals court

Courthouses

Strange things occur at New Mexico courthouse, and a ghost is blamed

Criminal Justice

Woman who faced 6-year term for court lockup kick that caused no injury gets 1 year after plea deal

White-Collar Crime

Suspended Philadelphia judge pleads guilty to lying to FBI about small-claims case

Education Law

Baylor demotes Ken Starr, will fire football coach over school’s handling of sex-assault allegations

Criminal Justice

‘Guccifer’ takes plea in hacking case; feds said he accessed personal accounts of political figures

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer is charged with stealing $587K from estate of deceased ‘kung fu’ judge

Business of Law

Clyde & Co. to acquire 18-lawyer Miami firm, seeks to be top US insurance coverage shop

Criminal Justice

Man is charged in death of law prof Dan Markel; case is reportedly investigated as murder for hire

Criminal Justice

Fewer than 1% of arrestees in Chicago see a lawyer while in police custody

Trials & Litigation

Public defender handcuffed in court at judge’s order says she was just doing her job

Trials & Litigation

Couple must pay $572K, plus possible punitives, in 4-year-old son’s fatal shooting of playmate

Elder Law

Legal aid group adds representation for people facing guardianships, finds evidence of overbilling

Education Law

Baylor denies rumored ouster of Ken Starr after report on school’s handling of campus sex assaults

Civil Rights

US to seek death penalty in hate-crimes case against accused Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof

Law Firms

Silicon Valley powerhouse Fenwick & West to open office in Big Apple

Criminal Justice

Judge says sexual assault case against Bill Cosby can proceed toward trial