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621 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.

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…

LexisNexis Sues Ex-Executive

LexisNexis is relying on a forensics examination of a former executive’s computer in a lawsuit alleging he violated a noncompete agreement.

The information services company says it learned through filings…

Padilla Jurors See Bin Laden Interview

Jurors in the terrorism trial of Jose Padilla saw a 10-year-old video of an interview in which Osama bin Laden condemned the United States.

In the edited, seven-minute tape, the…

11th Circuit OKs Search of Football Fans

“Voluntary” pat-down searches of fans entering football stadiums do not violate the 4th Amendment prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizes, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decided today.

Ruling…

Lawyer Makes Amends for ‘French Fries’ Remark

The lawyer who told a bankruptcy judge she was “a few french fries short of a Happy Meal” has been ordered to take an online professionalism course.

Chicago lawyer William…

Lawyers Wrangle Over Bin Laden Video

Defense lawyers for Jose Padilla have asked a judge to bar a videotaped interview of Osama bin Laden from the trial of their client.

Prosecutors counter that the Cable News…

Doctor Allowed Shielded Records

A federal appeals court ruling last week permits a physician claiming discrimination to access hospital peer review files, despite a state law shielding them from disclosure.

The plaintiff, Russell Adkins,…

Court to Consider Nasdaq Liability

An en banc appeals court will hear an appeal this week that seeks damages against Nasdaq for touting WorldCom stock in advertising.

The full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

Judge: Scruggs in Criminal Contempt

A federal judge in Alabama is asking the U.S. Justice Department to prosecute a high-profile trial lawyer for criminal contempt, contending that Richard Scruggs brazenly violated a court injunction by…

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