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Lawyer wrongly cited golden rule, court says in overturning $1.1M verdict in suit against Fetty Wap label
A New Jersey appeals court has overturned a $1.1 million verdict against the record label for rapper Fetty Wap partly because the plaintiff’s lawyer asked jurors to put themselves in his client’s shoes when awarding damages.
Apr 27, 2021 3:06 PM CDT
Lawyer and influencer Emily D. Baker thinks YouTube is a great place to teach people how the law works.
Apr 26, 2021 9:41 AM CDT
Lawmaker says he’s ‘Christian, not an attorney’
A Florida lawmaker says he was just joking when he said told a Jewish colleague that he was a “Christian, not an attorney.”…
Mar 11, 2021 4:50 PM CST
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Feb 5, 2021 2:13 PM CST
Inmate given clemency by Trump had backing of former judge who sentenced him to life
A federal judge who sentenced a Clarksville, Tennessee, man to life in prison in a drug trafficking case greeted him in person after then-President Donald Trump commuted the sentence in January.
Feb 4, 2021 12:12 PM CST
Prosecutor’s use of Jack Nicholson photo from ‘The Shining’ was prejudicial error, top state court rules
The New Jersey Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a bank robber because the prosecutor used a photo of actor Jack Nicholson’s “Here’s Johnny” moment in the 1980 movie The Shining during closing arguments.
Jan 21, 2021 2:16 PM CST
Judge Judy, in a rare interview, reflects on her iconic TV show as it reaches its final season
In 1987, Judge Judith Sheindlin of New York County Family Court terminated a couple’s parental rights to their two young children. The mother had shown no interest in raising them. Their father had been incarcerated for several years, and his release was many more away.
Jan 7, 2021 9:54 AM CST
Google is hit with third antitrust lawsuit
Google is facing a third lawsuit that alleges anti-competitive conduct. The new suit—filed Thursday by 35 states, along with Puerto Rico, Guam and…
Dec 17, 2020 4:51 PM CST
Global Tel Link is one of the biggest players in the prison telecommunications industry that connects calls between jail and prison inmates and the outside world. GTL is how Drakeo the Ruler was able to lay down the vocal tracks for his mixtape while he was being held in the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail pending retrial.
Dec 16, 2020 2:17 PM CST
TV-star-turned-lawyer offers 10 acting tips for trial lawyers
“Son, if you want to be a trial lawyer, you never give up acting.” Those were the words of advice given to me by legendary Alabama trial lawyer Frank Burge when I successfully interviewed for my first job right out of law school.
Dec 10, 2020 3:23 PM CST
Judge axes racketeering claim in actress’s suit against lawyer David Boies, Harvey Weinstein
A federal judge in Los Angeles has axed several claims in a lawsuit filed by actress Rose McGowan against two well-known lawyers and Harvey Weinstein, the former producer she accused of rape.
Dec 10, 2020 10:09 AM CST
Judge allows lawsuit against Cardi B over ‘humiliating’ use of tattoo on album cover
A federal judge in Santa Ana, California, has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that a man’s distinctive back tattoo was used without his permission in a sexual picture on an album cover by rapper Cardi B.
Dec 8, 2020 3:10 PM CST
Lawsuit accuses lawyer and his ‘Real Housewives’ wife of stealing plane crash settlement funds
Lawyer Tom Girardi and his celebrity wife, Erika Jayne of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, are accused in a lawsuit of embezzling settlement money as they struggle to bolster their celebrity image of “obscene wealth.”
Dec 3, 2020 11:42 AM CST
Florida lawyer is charged with trying to extort NFL player
The managing partner of the South Florida law firm Ford, Dean & Rotundo has been charged with asking a former NFL player to pay off his clients to change their testimony in a robbery case.
Nov 18, 2020 3:29 PM CST
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