49 ABA Journal Discovery articles.
A federal appeals court has upheld sanctions of more than $100,000 against copyright lawyer Richard Liebowitz for lying to a New York federal judge and violating his orders.
Jul 26, 2021 1:35 PM CDT
A lawyer with a BigLaw firm was able to thwart a billion-dollar qui tam case against the Lennar Corp. when she found a California real estate developer’s name on a change-of-counsel form.
Jul 20, 2021 12:28 PM CDT
Over a year ago, I wrote a column for my “law and pop culture” series regarding the A&E show Live PD
. In that column, I spoke about the problems these types of series can cause for defendants and law enforcement.
Jul 8, 2021 2:15 PM CDT
A federal judge in Pensacola, Florida, has dismissed 238 cases filed for cleanup workers who blame their medical problems on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Jun 29, 2021 2:38 PM CDT
A closing brief filed on behalf of disbarred environmental lawyer
Steven Donziger contends that the criminal contempt case against him “has all the trappings of a deeply troubled and conflicted prosecution run by an oil company.”
Jun 11, 2021 11:43 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider the government’s ability to invoke the state secrets privilege to defeat a lawsuit accusing the FBI of illegally spying on the Muslim community.
Jun 7, 2021 12:06 PM CDT
Legal industry gains 1,700 jobs in May
The legal services industry gained 1,700 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released Friday by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The…
Jun 4, 2021 4:02 PM CDT
A plaintiff who alleges that he was injured by a defective hip implant must turn over data from his Fitbit to the defendant, a federal judge ruled Monday.
May 26, 2021 10:49 AM CDT
Three large law firms have agreed to reduce fee applications by $1 million in their bankruptcy representation of Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription pain medication OxyContin, after the U.S. trustee alleged a failure to disclose a common interest agreement.
May 3, 2021 12:01 PM CDT
It was a cold Canadian winter morning. But let me get back to that in a moment. The success of your case often gets down to three things: witnesses, witnesses and witnesses. Good advocacy helps, too, but that generally means marshaling good witnesses.
Apr 15, 2021 10:04 AM CDT
A federal trial court must hold a hearing to examine potential jury bias after one woman said jurors considered the Black plaintiff to be "a crackhead" and referred to his lawyers as the "Cosby Show," a federal appeals court has ruled.
Apr 7, 2021 2:01 PM CDT
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a dead woman’s earlier warnings that her husband may kill her can’t be used as evidence in his retrial for murder.
Mar 19, 2021 11:51 AM CDT
Since his early days as a lawyer, Wisconsin criminal defense attorney Chad Lanning has been troubled that the state’s jury instructions were not freely available to the legal community or the general public. As Lanning rose to leadership in the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he turned to Public.Resource.Org’s Carl Malamud for assistance in raising concerns about the issue.
Mar 1, 2021 9:00 AM CST
The second impeachment defense of former President Donald Trump got off to a slow start Tuesday.
Feb 10, 2021 10:06 AM CST
A federal appeals court has revived a plaintiff’s bias claim and removed U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes of the Southern District of Texas from her case, citing remarks and actions indicating that he had prejudged the case.
Feb 2, 2021 11:42 AM CST
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