Verdicts & Settlements

Media & Communications Law

2nd Circuit nixes libel suit over ‘scarlet letter’ news stories that survived expunged arrest record

The Modern Law Library

Author tells tangled tale of the $19B verdict against Chevron in ‘Law of the Jungle’

Trials & Litigation

Judge cuts $1.6M jury verdict for lawyer who said she was hounded by sheriff’s office to $300K

Trials & Litigation

Feinberg OKs payment for 50 deaths from $400M GM ignition fund; compensation starts at $1M

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS, 6th Circuit agree judge was immune from suit over affair with party in case

Trials & Litigation

Former lawyer has 237 years to pay off malpractice judgment

Securities Law

S&P to pay nearly $80M to settle claim over 2011 ratings of mortgage securities; bigger deal looms

Privacy Law

Woman who sued US over imposter Facebook page gets $134K settlement

Aviation & Space Law

Record fine of up to $1.6M imposed on Southwest over planes sitting for hours on tarmac

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer convicted of helping client launder proceeds from stolen equipment gets 2 years

Evidence

Judge says top Penn State lawyer didn’t represent ex-officials, clearing way for obstruction trial

Criminal Justice

‘Serial’ podcasts downplayed info supporting murder conviction, prosecutor says; DNA testing sought

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer persuades jury that accused bank robber, 66, simply wanted to open an account

Criminal Justice

Former lawyer convicted in condo-eviction slaying gets 45 years

Criminal Justice

Federal judge nixes appeal bond for former Virginia governor sentenced to 2 years

Evidence

Lawyer doesn’t have to turn over Aaron Hernandez cellphone in murder case, top state court says

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge sanctions prosecutor’s office for bad faith in police misconduct case

White-Collar Crime

Former judge pleads guilty, admits taking bribe to cut jury verdict from $5.2M to $1M

Law Firms

Akerman Senterfitt settles FDIC suit in bank failure

Consumer Law

Debt buyer will seek to vacate 4,500 judgments, pay $675K to settle AG suit