States

Intellectual Property Law

Actor in ‘Goodfellas’ sues Fox for $250M, says wise guy in Simpsons cartoon is based on him

Legal Ethics

Judge who was ‘disrespectful’ to lawyer, ‘riduculed’ defendant and fiancee gets 5-day suspension

Criminal Justice

Federal judge in $1.2B Silk Road drug case is threatened online

Trials & Litigation

Jury convicts 4 Blackwater guards in slaying of unarmed civilians in Iraq

Criminal Justice

Man who reportedly confessed to multiple slayings is held in contempt for silence in court hearing

Public Defenders

New York will beef up indigent defense in five counties in ‘groundbreaking’ lawsuit settlement

Judiciary

Judge accused of courthouse sex was ‘seduced and taken advantage of,’  her lawyer says

Criminal Justice

Inmates at 2 jails falsely cried Ebola, officials say; one defendant now faces a new charge

Constitutional Law

Judge upholds gay-marriage ban, says contrary rulings rely on ‘ingenuity and imagination’

Law Schools

Wayne State law school guarantees scholarships to every incoming student

Legislation & Lobbying

New law says individuals can’t track each other via GPS once they are warned not to

Bar Exam

Will New York jump on the Uniform Bar Exam bandwagon? Top state court seeks comment

Evidence

Police say man arrested in one slaying led them to 6 other bodies; he is now charged with murder

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer takes plea in federal wire-fraud case, agrees to pay $837K restitution

Real Estate & Property Law

Woman’s condo is sold at auction because of $95 overdue tax bill; she says she never received notice

Law in Popular Culture

Las Vegas DA to seek county OK for reality TV show about cold and closed cases

Constitutional Law

Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspends its own Justice McCaffery, asks for ethics investigation

Personal Lives

Lawyer is more worried about climate change than Ebola; chance of wedding-shop exposure is remote

Health Law

Harvard University restricts travel to Ebola-stricken countries

Trials & Litigation

Facebook sues DLA Piper, other firms, 9 attorneys, says they conspired on fraudulent case