187 ABA Journal 1st Circuit Court articles.
Trump can be personally sued over rape denial
A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday refused to substitute the federal government as the defendant in a defamation suit filed against…
Oct 27, 2020 3:58 PM CDT
Sep 2, 2020 11:37 AM CDT
Appeals court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence
A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court…
Jul 31, 2020 4:40 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has a message for the nation: Please listen carefully, as our telephone options have recently changed. The high court announced that it will hold arguments by telephone conference in 10 cases in early May because of the novel coronavirus.
Apr 21, 2020 2:02 PM CDT
To criminalize public website scraping castrates an open internet by curtailing access to information, says ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Jason Tashea. This isn’t just an issue for internet startups and academic researchers but also the legal community.
Sep 23, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
What had started as a pre-internet computer crime law affecting national security and finance has become a statute that prosecutors, plaintiff attorneys and defense counsels agree isn’t right for its time, and maybe never was. Even with broad agreement on the problem, however, the solution is less clear.
Aug 19, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
Ambiguity caused by lack of a comma in a law on overtime pay has benefited Maine dairy delivery drivers.
The Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pointed out the…
Mar 15, 2017 2:53 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld a summary decision by the Federal Trade Commission finding the founder of Jerk.com was personally liable for misrepresentations about the source of the website’s…
May 12, 2016 5:45 AM CDT
Sharing consumer data derived from their online video views could violate privacy rights, the Boston-based 1st Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
The class action involves individuals who downloaded the…
May 2, 2016 11:45 AM CDT
After years of pro se legal battle and the pro bono help of a Brown Rudnick lawyer who took his case while it was pending before a federal appeals court,…
Apr 15, 2016 4:05 PM CDT
Documents prepared by a BigLaw firm aren’t protected by the attorney-client privilege because of a reasonable inference that its client intended to use the legal services to foster illegal conduct,…
Dec 14, 2015 6:15 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider whether an exception to the Freedom of Information Act shields from disclosure Planned Parenthood’s Manual of Medical Standards and Guidelines.
Nov 16, 2015 9:27 AM CST
A former Ropes & Gray associate who claimed the law firm discriminated and retaliated against him has lost his federal appeal.
In a decision (PDF) on Tuesday, the Boston-based…
Aug 27, 2015 9:19 AM CDT
A ham sandwich, as popular lore has it, may well be indictable.
But a chicken sandwich isn’t copyrightable, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Agreeing with a trial court’s decision,…
Aug 26, 2015 10:30 AM CDT
A Massachusetts lawyer who specializes in defense of operating-under-the-influence cases was indicted Wednesday, along with a former law student intern, in a Boston Harbor boating accident in which alcohol allegedly…
Jul 2, 2015 10:50 AM CDT