Verdicts & Settlements

Criminal Justice

Federal judge says she thinks convicted drug dealer killed police officer, gives defendant 35 years

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer fights judge’s order calling her ineffective and removing her from murder case defense

Trials & Litigation

SEC spent $8.6M collecting $3.7M from former corporate raider in $62M case

Criminal Justice

NYC police to revise decoy purse operation to settle lawsuit

White-Collar Crime

Judge plans to take plea in case over $3M federal investment-fraud scheme, his lawyer says

Legal Ethics

Judge suspended 30 days without pay for coming to courthouse intoxicated

Constitutional Law

US threatened $250K daily fine to get Yahoo to turn over users’ email information

Criminal Justice

Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of culpable homicide

Legal Ethics

Judge banned from bench due to online comments, disclosing confidential info on celebrity’s adoption

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is convicted for helping frame school volunteer

Criminal Justice

Bernard Goetz, so-called ‘subway vigilante’ of 1980s, wins dismissal of minor marijuana case

Bankruptcy Law

Detroit bankruptcy trial is halted for deal with a holdout creditor

Terrorism

Padilla gets new 21-year sentence after 11th Circuit says original 17-year term was too lenient

Criminal Justice

Maricopa County to settle pink underwear case; suit blamed policy in inmate’s death

White-Collar Crime

Onetime law student Mathew Martoma gets 9 years in ‘most lucrative’ $275M insider-trading case

Labor & Employment

Popeyes Chicken franchisee agrees to settle HIV discrimination claim with EEOC

Entertainment & Sports Law

NCAA to end challenge of law giving state officials control of $60M Penn State fine in Sandusky case

Criminal Justice

Federal judge takes plea in domestic battery case, will not be convicted if he completes treatment

Criminal Justice

NYC will pay $41M to five men who served time in Central Park jogger case, but admits no liability

Environmental Law

BP grossly negligent in Gulf oil spill, federal judge rules; company could face $18B in penalties