Verdicts & Settlements

4702 ABA Journal Verdicts & Settlements articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Kim Kardashian West finishes year of legal studies; guilty plea for man’s viral ice cream video

Kim Kardashian West completes first year of legal studies

Kim Kardashian West says she has completed her first year of legal studies in a four-year apprenticeship program that can…

Afternoon Briefs: Texas no longer accepting refugees; new San Francisco DA announces round of layoffs

New refugees no longer welcome in Texas, governor says

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a letter released Friday that the state will not take new refugees under a federal…

Afternoon Briefs: Biden likes Obama for Supreme Court; ex-law student among successful GirlsDoPorn plaintiffs

Biden would consider Obama as Supreme Court nominee

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden said Dec. 28 he would appoint former President Barack Obama to the U.S.…

Lawyer who successfully sued Roundup is accused of trying to extort $200M from unnamed company
A lawyer who helped a groundskeeper obtain a $289 million verdict against the maker of Roundup has been charged with trying to extort $200 million from an unnamed company.
Afternoon Briefs: Son of spies ruled a Canadian citizen; lawyer avoids discipline over raccoon video

Bar says lawyer should attend professionalism class after brush with raccoon

A Florida lawyer who posted a video of himself shooing a raccoon off his boat and into open…

Afternoon Briefs: Missing ex-associate died in crash; Harvey Weinstein says his work has been forgotten

Missing ex-Littler associate died in a car crash

A former Littler Mendelson associate who was reported missing had died in a car crash, police in Georgia announced Friday. Demetrice Allen’s…

Afternoon Briefs: Retired lawyer liable for son’s death; SCOTUS rejects homelessness case

93-year-old retired lawyer is found liable for son’s shooting death

On Friday, jurors in San Diego found a 93-year-old retired lawyer liable for $9.5 million in damages for killing his…

Afternoon Briefs: Law student wins Dr Pepper’s $100K tuition contest; lawyer makes Miss Universe top 10

A quick strong arm earns law student six figures

Tyler Gordon, a 3L at West Virginia University College of Law, on Saturday won $100,000 from the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway,…

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS won’t review abortion ultrasound law; 9th Circuit edits its Taylor Swift decision

Supreme Court won’t review Kentucky abortion law requiring ultrasounds

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a challenge to a Kentucky law requiring doctors to display fetal ultrasounds and…

Afternoon Briefs: Alex Kozinski returns as litigator; judge blocks firm’s defamation suit against ex-partner

Alex Kozinski returns to the 9th Circuit on the other side of the bench

After retiring in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct, former Judge Alex Kozinski is returning…

Afternoon Briefs: AG Barr said to disagree with IG; 350-plus lawyers who had abortions file SCOTUS brief

AG Barr reportedly disagrees with DOJ watchdog on justification for Russia probe

U.S. Attorney General William Barr reportedly disagrees with a key conclusion in an upcoming report by the Department…

BigLaw firm settles with 5 pregnancy-bias plaintiffs in $200M suit
Five out of seven plaintiffs who sued Morrison & Foerster for alleged “mommy track” bias have settled their claims after a mediation session, according to a court filing.
Afternoon Briefs: Giuliani considered representing Ukraine prosecutor; US opinion shifts on death penalty

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Afternoon Briefs: Conviction tossed because of juror’s love pursuit; suit alleges ‘perilous’ prison environment

Appeals court tosses conviction because juror sought relationship with witness

A New York appeals court has tossed the attempted murder conviction of Tysheem McGregor because of a juror’s romantic interest…

Former BigLaw partner is convicted of money laundering in cryptocurrency scheme
A former Locke Lord partner accused of leaving BigLaw to launder money in a cryptocurrency scam was convicted Thursday.

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