Trials & Litigation

Legal Ethics

Judge blocks new ‘persuader rule’ requiring disclosure of lawyer advice to employers on union issues

Trials & Litigation

Small civil-rights law firm wins reversal of $282K sanction

Environmental Law

Volkswagen to pay $15.3B to resolve emissions-cheating claims

Law Schools

University of Houston Law Center sues over law school’s ‘strikingly similar’ new name

Criminal Justice

Man is convicted of murdering partner in law firm of convicted Ponzi schemer

Criminal Justice

Lawyer resigns after ‘heaven help us’ text on client Johnny Manziel is mistakenly sent to reporter

Criminal Justice

Lawyer facing felony home invasion charge wants DA off the case; judge who owned the house agrees

Judiciary

Judge uses gay slur and challenges difficult defendant to carry out masturbation threat

Criminal Justice

Vigilant rental car company may have thwarted earlier attempt on law prof’s life

Trials & Litigation

Homeless man should have been allowed to argue necessity in trespass case, state high court rules

Copyright Law

Led Zeppelin wins ‘Stairway’ copyright case; losing lawyer sees ‘obviously appealable issues’

Public Defenders

Utah’s indigent defense system is underfunded and unconstitutional, ACLU suit alleges

Labor & Employment

Divorced and separated people are protected by marital discrimination law, top state court rules

Law Firms

Suit says Jones Day manager was micromanaged and laid off after pregnancy leave

Environmental Law

Michigan suit accuses two companies of giving negligent advice on Flint water

Trials & Litigation

Houston lawyer sues Starbucks for alleged burns from spilled coffee

Criminal Justice

Jurors convict prisoner accused in kidnapping of prosecutor’s dad

Trials & Litigation

Suit targeting Council on American-Islamic Relations over fake lawyer is reinstated by DC Circuit

Criminal Justice

Two lawyers and housekeeper are indicted in connection with sex tape of Waffle House CEO

U.S. Supreme Court

Private civil RICO plaintiffs can’t sue based on overseas injuries, Supreme Court rules