Civil Procedure

1105 ABA Journal Civil Procedure articles.

Mom’s Murder Leads to New Maine Laws

Over the years, William Bruce had reportedly attempted suicide, attacked both of his siblings, resulting in broken limbs, and threatened friends with an AK-47 automatic rifle, among other incidents. So…

Teen Smoking Suit Extinguished

Joe Camel has made it through the eye of a needle.

The California Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit against four tobacco companies targeting ads that appeal to youths, the…

401(k) Class Action Reinstated

A federal appeals court has ruled a former employee who cashed out of his 401(k) plan has standing to sue for mismanagement.

The July 31 ruling (PDF) by…

Punitives Barred in Smoking Suit

Res judicata has been the bane of many a law student’s existence. Now it’s causing problems for the widow of a smoker suing Philip Morris in New York.

The question:…

More Suits Target Gangs

Cities are fighting gangs with lawsuits, raising the ire of critics who say minority youths are being singled out.

The latest cities to file suit include Fort Worth and San…

Pot Misinformation Suit Tossed

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit claiming the federal government is lying about marijuana.

Americans for Safe Access had claimed the federal Information Quality Act requires the Drug…

$107 Million Award Overturned

Ernst & Young has dodged a $102.7 million bullet.

The appellate-level Pennsylvania Superior Court has overturned an award of that amount, imposed because of procedural legal gaffes by the accounting…

Nev. Judge Suspended, Poses ‘Substantial Threat,’ Commission Finds

A controversial Nevada judge was suspended today by the state Commission on Judicial Discipline, which found that Elizabeth Halverson “poses a substantial threat of serious harm” to the public and…

Deposition Caused Distress, Suit Says

A lawsuit filed last month claims a lawyer caused grievous emotional distress by asking upsetting questions during a deposition.

The lawyer, Judith Wahrenberger, asked a medical malpractice plaintiff whether he…

Kangaroo Shoe Ban Upheld

The California Supreme Court has upheld a state law banning the sale of products made with kangaroo skin.

Federal law does not pre-empt the state ban, the court ruled yesterday.

Will U.S. Class Actions Invade Europe?

American lawyers and European politicians have discovered they have a common interest in opening the door to class action litigation.

Such mass tort suits require changes in the law, to…

Motion to Bar Bush Mention Denied

A federal judge in Philadelphia has turned down an unusual request to bar mention of the president’s name and the Iraq war during a trial scheduled to begin on Monday.

DOJ Cites Wins as Reform Bill Looms

The Justice Department may have lost big in the massive $2.5 billion tax shelter fraud case brought against former KPMG accounting firm employees, if a federal judge’s dismissal of 13…

Gitmo Lawyer: U.S. Agents Seized Notes

A Canadian attorney representing an accused enemy combatant held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison says he was harassed and had his legal notes reviewed on Saturday by U.S. authorities.

Suit Targets DEA Pot Claims

A San Francisco federal judge will consider whether an advocacy group has standing to sue the government for spreading misinformation about marijuana.

Americans for Safe Access claims a little-used law,…

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