11th Circuit Court

595 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.

11th Circuit nixes lawyer’s work-product claim, says he must produce documents to client’s creditor

A federal appeals court has upheld an attorney-client privilege ruling by a trial court judge, putting a Georgia criminal defense attorney in an uncomfortable position.

If Jerry Froelich Jr. discloses…

Earlier clean-costume dispute helped fired Disney workers get rehired in Lion King case

More than a decade ago, a dispute over the condition of skintight underwear performers at Walt Disney World were required to don beneath their costumes led to new contract provisions…

Man admits role in law firm scam; says he funneled $2.5M via 38 accounts last year

A Florida man has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering in federal court in Tampa, concerning his role in a scheme that scammed law firms.

Muhammad…

Federal prosecutor and ATF agent sidelined after affair comes to light; 3 new trials granted so far

During his trial for selling guns illegally, a client of Georgia defense attorney Amy Lee Copeland’s watched a federal prosecutor challenge his girlfriend’s credibility as a witness.

The girlfriend shouldn’t…

Federal judge strikes ‘impertinent’ allegations against Prince Andrew and attorney Alan Dershowitz

A federal judge in West Palm Beach, Florida, has struck third-party allegations concerning claimed sexual activities by Prince Andrew and attorney Alan Dershowitz from an ongoing lawsuit against the U.S.…

Hospital filing accuses its former lawyer of blind-copying negotiation opponent on confidential docs

A federal court filing by a hospital litigating a failed management agreement with another medical facility says its former lawyer was secretly communicating with the opposing party during negotiations of…

Ex-president sues Penn State and Louis Freeh over published report of Sandusky investigation

Blistered by a scathing internal report made public in 2012 concerning Pennsylvania State University’s handling of child sex-abuse allegations against a former football coach, the then-president of Penn State, Graham…

Citing landmark ‘Gault’ case, DOJ files framework for deciding if juveniles have adequate counsel

The U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on behalf of a civil rights group in an ongoing Georgia case over a claimed lack of representation for juvenile defendants in…

Paralegal takes plea in $600K law firm client theft; feds say he spent $550K on coin collection

A trusted paralegal accused of embezzling nearly $600,000 from 41 clients of a Georgia law firm over a period of about five years pleaded guilty Tuesday after representing himself at…

Feds won’t prosecute George Zimmerman in shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin

The fatal shooting three years ago of an unarmed Florida teenager in a gated community by volunteer neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman “was a devastating tragedy,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder…

Minister arrested after trying to perform same-sex marriage at probate judge’s office

An Alabama probate judge called police Tuesday after a minister tried to marry a same-sex couple at his office and refused his request to leave.

Anne Susan Diprizio, 44, an…

Federal prosecutor’s ex-wife charged with attempted murder

A federal prosecutor says he was standing on his ex-wife’s front porch Friday expecting to pick up the couple’s 5-year-old daughter when Alexis Touchton Williams reached for a gun on…

11th Circuit refuses to stay same-sex marriage ruling; Alabama AG turns to SCOTUS

Same-sex marriage in Alabama is expected to begin shortly, following an 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal decision Tuesday.

According to the Alabama Media Group, the 11th Circuit denied…

Sued for defamation by lawyers he criticized in civil rights case, Dershowitz says they made his day

Outraged over the mention of his name in a federal civil rights filing concerning the sex trafficking of minors, famed emeritus Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz went into…

Law firms say they will perform free same-sex marriage ceremonies if court clerks won’t

Updated: Amid uncertainty about whether court clerks throughout Florida will begin performing same-sex marriages this week, at least two law firms have stepped into the breach.

Fleet and Smith says…

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