Verdicts & Settlements

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

White-Collar Crime

Judge blasts disbarred lawyer for paying no restitution in $837K client fraud, gives her 4-year max

Trials & Litigation

Harvard law grad loses defamation suit over plagiarism rebuke on transcript

Divorce Law

Attorney ex-wife rejects energy chief’s $975M check; judge nixes reduction despite oil price plunge

Criminal Justice

$5.4M in legal fees awarded by judge to inmates’ attorneys in jail-brutality case

Legal Ethics

Drug-court judge resigns after ethics commission calls for her removal over alcohol-related conduct