11th Circuit Court

584 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.

Padilla Called ‘Star Recruit’

In closing arguments in a Miami courtroom yesterday, a federal prosecutor called Jose Padilla the “star recruit” of a terrorism support cell that included his two co-defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney…

Judge Accused of Religious Bias

Southern Florida lawyers are supporting a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale who was accused of bias stemming from his religious beliefs.

U.S. District Judge William Zloch last month denied a…

Real Suit Over Animated Sex Character

We’ve written about the virtual online world of Second Life—how lawyers take on second identities there, find business and create legal guidelines…

Late Lawyer’s Bookkeeper Indicted

A widow’s legal dispute with employees who worked in her husband’s Miami law office has taken a new turn.

The office manager and bookkeeper, Sara San Martin, has been charged…

Padilla Case Wrapping Up

Defense lawyers for Jose Padilla don’t plan to call any witnesses.

That means a Miami jury could soon begin deliberations in the trial of Padilla and two co-defendants, accused of…

Army Reservist Won’t Face 5th War Tour

A 26-year-old U.S. Army Reserve sergeant facing his fifth war-zone deployment has been given a reprieve after he filed suit in federal court in Florida.

Erik Botta contended that the…

FL Fed’l Suit Over Brazilian Plane Crash

A federal lawsuit filed in Florida is reportedly the first litigation over a July 17 airline crash in Sao Paulo that killed 199 people in the worst aviation disaster in…

US Attorney to Judge: No Scruggs Case

A federal prosecutor in Alabama has declined a federal judge’s suggestion that she should prosecute Richard Scruggs, a prominent Mississippi plaintiffs lawyer, for contempt of court.

U.S. Attorney Alice Martin…

Code Words Disputed at Padilla Trial

A defense expert at Jose Padilla’s terrorism trial testified yesterday that government translators were wrong about purported terrorist code words.

The government contended “tourism” meant jihad, “eggplants” referred to rocket-propelled…

Tort Trial Here for Deaths in Colombia

War-torn Colombia is the most dangerous country in the world in which to be a labor union member: Well over 2,000 trade unionists have been killed there since 1991, according…

Cockfighting Soon Illegal in 50 States

Cockfighting will soon be illegal in all 50 states. A bill banning the sport in Louisiana, the only state where it is currently legal, was signed yesterday by the state…

Suits Claim Grout-Sealer Injuries

Home Depot is defending 31 product liability suits that contend an aerosol grout sealer caused serious lung damage.

Also named in the suits are five companies that manufactured and distributed…

Animal Fight Promoters Challenge Law

Broadcasters of cockfights and dog fights are challenging a federal law that bars depictions of animal cruelty for commercial gain.

In a case pending before a federal appeals court in…

No Pay for Donning Clothes

Companies defending lawsuits by union workers seeking pay for the time it takes to change into protective work clothes may be rethinking their legal strategies.

That’s the conclusion of a…

Last Resorts of Court

One date that’s on almost every federal judge’s calendar this summer is the meeting of his or her circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, at which trial and appellate…

Read more ...




Web First
How effective are liability waivers in the age of the novel coronavirus?
Original reporting ...
Topics: Career & Practice
Legal industry adds jobs for a second month after huge April loss
Complete list of topics ...


Your Voice
Top tips for organizations to make progress toward inclusivity
Articles and commentary ...
Podcasts
COVID-19 hasn't stopped this lawyer from advocating for wellness and recovery
More podcasts ...