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Weekly Briefs: Murder cases move slowly in Chicago; Neuriva decision could limit attorney fees

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Justice is slow in Chicago

Most murder cases in the county that includes Chicago take four years or longer to resolve, according to a series of investigative stories by the Chicago Tribune. “As defendants sit in jail, police can take years to turn over all their evidence to prosecutors,” the Chicago Tribune reports in its series on justice in Cook County, Illinois. “Attorneys can take years to draft and file pretrial motions on how to interpret the evidence. Judges can take years to schedule pretrial hearings, which routinely get delayed because cops don’t show up to testify.” (The Chicago Tribune)

11th Circuit Neuriva decision could limit attorney fees

A decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Atlanta on plaintiffs’ standing to pursue an injunction in false labeling cases could have an impact on attorney fee awards. The 11th Circuit ruled that plaintiffs challenging the labeling for Neuriva didn’t have standing to pursue an injunction because none of the plaintiffs indicated that they planned to buy the brain-performance supplement again. The plaintiffs had claimed that Neuriva is “worthless,” and an injunction should ban Neuriva from claiming that its supplement was “clinically proven.” Plaintiffs’ lawyers seek higher fees based on injunctions that they obtain in labeling cases. (Reuters, Law360, the April 12 decision)

Manhattan DA sues to stop House interference in Trump probe

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in New York City has filed a lawsuit seeking to block enforcement of a House Judiciary Committee subpoena of Mark Pomerantz, a former prosecutor who once led an investigation of former President Donald Trump. Bragg’s office has obtained an indictment alleging that Trump falsified business records and tried to influence the 2016 presidential election when he made a hush-money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. (Law360, the New York Times, the April 11 lawsuit)

Cadwalader is at fault for data breach, suit says

A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft failed to prevent a November 2022 data breach. The suit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, New York City, says the breach compromised personal information for more than 93,000 people. (Bloomberg Law, Law360, the April 12 lawsuit)

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