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Civil Procedure

1145 ABA Journal Civil Procedure articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Cravath tops this ranking; 2 court victories for transgender youths

Cravath tops Vault rankings

Vault has named its most prestigious law firms in America, based on a survey of associates at peer firms. The top five in the 2022 Vault…

Why a federal judge ruled against the DACA program protecting some immigrants from deportation

President Joe Biden said Saturday the U.S. Department of Justice will appeal a judge’s determination that the Obama administration exceeded its authority when it moved to protect immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

Citizen plaintiffs can sue to enforce Texas fetal heartbeat bill; could Uber drivers be liable?

A new Texas law that bans abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat has an unusual enforcement provision: Private citizens can sue abortion providers and others who knowingly help pregnant women violate the restrictions.

Solving civil justice issues in the classroom

“Throughout my time as an access-to-justice scholar, I have noticed a meaningful gap in our collective understanding of the scope of civil justice problems in the United States and of the real work needed to address the access-to-justice crisis.”

Afternoon Briefs: Boy Scouts of America agrees to $850M settlement; 1st Circuit rejects ERA suit

Boy Scouts of America strikes $850M deal

The Boy Scouts of America has agreed to pay $850 million to settle sex abuse claims by about 60,000 people. The group says…

Thomas, liberal justices dissent in SCOTUS standing decision: ‘Pithy catchphrase’ limits Congress’ power

In a 5-4 decision on constitutional standing, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday limited which consumers can sue over erroneous TransUnion credit reports that flagged them as potential terrorists, drug traffickers and other serious criminals.

Afternoon Briefs: Suit tossed over ‘stateless’ BigLaw partners; Lafayette Square claims dismissed

Perkins Coie wins suit dismissal because of ‘stateless’ partners

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago has ruled that former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page can’t sue Perkins…

Is it a 3-3-3 Supreme Court? Barrett opinion gives Goldman Sachs partial win in class-action case

In another case with an unusual lineup, the U.S. Supreme Court partly ruled for Goldman Sachs on Monday in a securities class action alleging the investment bank made generic statements that maintained its inflated stock prices.

Affordable Care Act survives again; states have no standing to challenge individual mandate, SCOTUS rules

The Affordable Care Act remains intact after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Thursday that challengers do not have standing to challenge the law’s requirement to carry health insurance.

Sotomayor sees challenging world for today’s law graduates

Justice Sonia Sotomayor told Yale Law School grads this week that they are graduating in a world where the legal profession is viewed more cynically than when she graduated from the same school in 1979.

Can California ban state-funded travel to LGBTQ-discriminating states? 2 SCOTUS justices dissent to cert denial

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear a suit challenging California’s ban on state-funded travel to states that fail to ban LGBTQ discrimination.

Ruling in payday loan case, Supreme Court curbs ability of FTC to obtain restitution

The Federal Trade Commission will have to follow a more cumbersome procedure to obtain restitution or disgorgement as a result of a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday.

Threats of sham lawsuit against well-known singer constitute a crime, 9th Circuit says

Threats of baseless litigation can amount to extortion under the Hobbs Act, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco ruled Tuesday.

In rare move, full 6th Circuit will hear initial arguments in abortion case; dissent blasts ‘procedural hopscotch’

In an unusual move, the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati will consider the constitutionality of a Tennessee abortion law without an initial ruling by a three-judge panel.

Artificial intelligence has made great inroads, but hasn’t yet increased access to civil justice

With AI using data to improve customer experience in other industries—from banking and retail to consumer electronics and transportation—can it enhance access to justice in civil court?

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