Verdicts & Settlements

Government Law

In wake of class action filing, Philadelphia DA drops effort to forfeit some homes

Legal Ethics

Top state court temporarily suspends municipal judge without pay, orders her not to practice law

Trials & Litigation

Attorney accused in claimed $2.3M law firm scheme has settled suit, is discussing deal with feds

Labor & Employment

Top state court OKs $151M jury verdict against Wal-Mart over off-the-clock work by employees

Criminal Justice

Ex-lawyer gets death in murder of DA’s wife; judge compares him to Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer

Antitrust Law

After last-minute lead plaintiff substitution, iPod users seek $350M at trial and get zilch

Constitutional Law

En banc 1st Circuit ruling nixes state-funded sex-change surgery for prison inmate

Securities Law

2nd Circuit reverses 2 insider-trading convictions, narrowing scope of future prosecutions

Legal Ethics

Judge is suspended for 30 days over trip to lawyer’s hunting ranch after $1.2M case was settled

Civil Procedure

Judge boots lead plaintiff in $350M case at trial against Apple, orders counsel to find a substitute

Trials & Litigation

Former in-house patent lawyer admits $5M billing scheme, will reimburse Hunter Douglas

Family Law

Billionaire’s ex-wife appeals $995M award in divorce case

Constitutional Law

11th Circuit bans drug tests for welfare applicants, says they’re not students or working risky jobs

Criminal Justice

Disbarred lawyer wins appeal, has client-fraud conviction reversed after serving his prison time

Tort Law

Fired reporter can’t sue over bikini footage shot by rival station, appeals court rules

Constitutional Law

Judge stays enforcement of city ordinance making it a crime to feed the homeless

Legal History

Judge says investigative files for ‘In Cold Blood’ murders can be published by investigator’s son

Constitutional Law

Top Texas court strikes law allowing warrantless alcohol test, says it violates 4th Amendment


Top state court nixes lawyer’s drunken-driving conviction over blocked effort to consult counsel

Attorney Fees

Posner: ‘Outlandish’ attorney fees in glucosamine settlement were part of a ‘selfish deal’