Verdicts & Settlements

Criminal Justice

Woman who confessed to murder to get private room in mental hospital is exonerated decades later

Trials & Litigation

Colorado lawyer wins $150K libel award against UK Internet troll who criticized his law firm

Law in Popular Culture

HBO to make TV movie based on case of ex-lawyer accused of killing 2 prosecutors

Consumer Law

Snuggies marketer agrees to pay $8M to settle allegations of deceptive practices

Tort Law

‘Sizzling skillet’ at Applebee’s was ‘open and obvious’ danger to praying diner, court says

Trials & Litigation

Mistrial saves Jodi Arias from death penalty; will she get life with or without parole?

Legal Ethics

Top state court rebuffs judge’s constitutional challenge to moonlighting ban

Tort Law

‘Capturing the Friedmans’ defendant loses defamation suit against prosecutor

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge sanctions 3 lawyers, says they can’t file oil spill claims against BP

White-Collar Crime

Former judge gets 26 months in federal case over $2.9M investment scheme

Entertainment & Sports Law

Federal judge: NFL commissioner and arbitrator erred in suspending ex-Vikings player Adrian Peterson

Verdicts & Settlements

Tobacco companies agree to pay $100M to settle federal suits in Florida

Legal Ethics

Top state court refuses agreed discipline, says judge should lose $11.5K in pay for Facebook post

Legal Ethics

Judge agrees to reprimand for not revealing speeding ticket en route to appeals court job interview

Corporate Law

Appeals court says only qualified privilege covered lawyer’s demand letter, but nixes libel case

Civil Rights

Feds won’t prosecute George Zimmerman in shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin

Government Law

Felony Franks reopens in Chicago suburb after sign dispute leads to closing of city operation

Criminal Justice

Convicted in wife slaying, profiled in book and TV miniseries, Robert Marshall dies in prison

Trials & Litigation

Midwest law firm wins record $62M settlement from Lockheed in suit over 401(k) fees

Criminal Justice

Angry at 10-year prison term, offender tries to arrange to kill judge and gets another 80 years