Verdicts & Settlements

Family Law

After a week in jail, tearful mom agrees to have 4-year-old son circumcised

Criminal Justice

After federal judge orders sex-change surgery, board OKs parole for inmate

Securities Law

$72M payday for 2 small law firms OK’d by judge

Trials & Litigation

Law firm asks 3rd Circuit to block court-ordered interviews of over 30 clients

Family Law

London judge sides with divorcing US lawyer in battle over baby grand piano

Banking Law

Five banks agree to pay $5.6B for conspiring to manipulate currency and interest rates

Criminal Justice

Accused art scammer is convicted after bizarre trial; dismissed juror has screaming fit about Nazis

U.S. Supreme Court

Does full settlement offer moot plaintiff’s claim? Supreme Court to decide in texting case

Evidence

Top Massachusetts court refuses to dismiss 40,323 cases linked to rogue state evidence lab chemist

Copyright Law

En banc 9th Circuit nixes earlier Google takedown order for ‘Innocence of Muslims’

Bar Exam

ExamSoft settles ‘barmageddon’ suit; did problems lead to lower exam scores?

Consumer Law

Jury awards $250K plus $82M in punitives to woman sued over someone else’s credit card bill

Trials & Litigation

Law firms will pay $3.7M to help settle suits over Ponzi scheme run by Allen Stanford

Religious Law

Judge says church protesters are trespassers, rejects their counterclaim for money spent on repairs

Criminal Justice

Final Exit Network is convicted for assisting suicide

Criminal Justice

6th Circuit nixes nun’s sabotage conviction over nuclear plant protest

Trials & Litigation

Judge says Facebook has right to sue DLA Piper and other firms for representing now-fugitive Ceglia

Disability Law

7th Circuit OKs deaf teen’s suit against Girl Scouts over lack of sign-language interpreter

Criminal Justice

Woman gets life without parole for running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death

Environmental Law

Dairies settle landmark cow-manure case after federal judge rules solid-waste law applies