Trials & Litigation

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Verdicts & Settlements

Latest US settlement with tribes puts total payout at $3.3B

Constitutional Law

Illinois law reducing civil juries to six people is unconstitutional, state’s top court rules

Evidence

‘Voodoo science’ is sending people to prison, Kozinski says

Criminal Justice

Bombing suspect is charged in two federal courts; he was questioned without lawyer, PD says

Trials & Litigation

Judge allows class action claiming State Farm secretly orchestrated Illinois justice’s campaign

Constitutional Law

Divided 4th Circuit upholds constitutionality of lawmaker-led prayer at county meetings

Law Firms

Kasowitz Benson files $90B whistleblower complaint against chemical companies

Public Defenders

Louisiana courts are so strapped for public defenders, civil attorneys are used for criminal cases

Trials and Litigation

Lobbyist claims that child porn charge was filed to make him cooperate with FBI corruption probe

Securities Law

Municipal-bond fraud verdict against Miami could cause increase in SEC enforcement actions

Trials and Litigation

ACLU sues Kansas City school district for handcuffing a crying 7-year-old

Constitutional Law

Divided 6th Circuit says gun ban for the involuntarily committed could violate 2nd Amendment

Trials and Litigation

Former Berkeley dean who was accused of harassing his assistant files race-discrimination action

Legal Ethics

Prenda Law attorney who had switched to ADA suits is suspended for earlier ‘copyright trolling’ work

Health Law

Louisiana can’t withhold Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood, 5th Circuit rules

Verdicts & Settlements

Sandra Bland’s family settles case for $1.9M; agreement includes policy changes for Texas jail

Bar Exam

Software company used in faulty Georgia bar exam scoring gets hit with lawsuit

Education Law

Detroit students are being deprived of their constitutional right to literacy, says federal lawsuit

Science & Technology Law

Police in Florida and other states are building up private DNA databases

Verdicts & Settlements

Target hit with $4.6 million jury verdict at trial; retailer had nixed $12K settlement offer
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