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Trial Looks at Genesis of JT Leroy

A federal trial in Manhattan offers insights into the creation of the literary persona known as JT Leroy.

A film production company is seeking to void a contract with a…

Lawyer vs Lawyer: Bears Tickets Mine

Four years ago, Douglas Warlick and Donald Ramsell decided to share the cost of season tickets for the Chicago Bears, splitting the $10,000 application fee for four seat licenses. But…

Subprime ‘Debt Bomb’ Debacle Decimates Detroit Block

An unprecedented epidemic of mortgage foreclosures on a single, upscale Detroit block is emblematic of similar scenarios in minority neighborhoods throughout the country that does not bode well for homeowners.

Condo Owner Fraud Squad Local Heroes in Florida

A successful effort by condominium residents near Miami to bring to justice those involved in management malfeasance has made the whistleblowers local heroes.

Calls are coming in from all around…

Psychologist Settles BTK Tape Suit

A psychologist hired to interview the BTK killer has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle charges he profited from a videotape of Dennis Rader’s comments.

After the tape ended up…

Court Says Sperm Donor Owes Child Support

In what reportedly could be the first such ruling in the nation, a Pennsylvania court has found a sperm donor responsible for supporting his two biological children.

The situation is…

Subprime Loan Frenzy Spawns Litigation Storm

As Lelon DeWitt was undergoing quadruple bypass heart surgery in Elkhart, Indiana in 2004, a subprime mortgage broker caught up with his wife, in the hospital waiting room. It was…

Hot Disputes in Cooling Real-Estate Market

Lawsuits filed by home buyers claim builders sold them homes they couldn’t afford or failed to meet contract specifications.

Law Firm Lesson Not Learned in Law School

To Anthony Ciolli, not censoring the AutoAdmit Web site he worked on was a First Amendment issue, even though he reportedly admitted that sexist, racist and just plain rude comments…

Imus to Sue CBS Despite Racist Remarks

Radio host Don Imus plans to sue CBS Radio to try to collect the $40 million balance of his five-year contract, despite having been fired April 12 for making racist…

Rent-A-Center to Pay $109 Million Settlement

Rent-A-Center Inc. will pay $109 million to settle a suit that claims its rent-to-own contracts violate New Jersey usury laws.

The lead plaintiffs counsel, Seth Lesser of the Locks Law…

Subway Hero Hit by Lawyer’s Countersuit

The hero who jumped onto the subway tracks in New York City to save a teenager is facing a countersuit from his ex-lawyer.

Wesley Autrey had sued lawyer Diane Kleiman…

Battle of CEOs Over Warner Music Deal

The former CEO of Simon & Schuster has sued Edgar Bronfman Jr. saying the businessman backed out of an oral deal to pay him for help negotiating the $2.6 billion…

Gov’t. Contractors Beware: Private Info Public

Big contractors and subcontractors doing work for the government should be concerned about a new disclosure rule to take effect by July 1, says Emily W. Murphy. A lawyer at…

Lawyer’s Suit Against Google Transferred

Pennsylvania attorney Lawrence E. Feldman has seen his case against search giant Google transferred to federal court in California. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania found…

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