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Texas Judge Tells Medical Examiner to Help Mom Get Dead Son’s Sperm

Nikolas Colton Evans always wanted three sons. So, when he died after being punched and falling in a March 27 street assault in Austin, Texas, his mother, Marissa Evans, decided…

The New Tarasoff? 6th Circuit OKs Hospital Suit Over Ax-Wielding Ex-Patient

Decades ago, the groundbreaking Tarasoff decision made the tort law casebooks after the California Supreme Court found that a treating psychotherapist had a duty to warn a third party of…

Judge: Sperm Bank Can Be Sued for Product Liability

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled in a novel case that a sperm bank may be sued under product liability laws for failing to detect that a sperm donor…

Fen-Phen Lawyers Blame Cincinnati Class Action Atty for Mistakes

Jurors are expected to begin deliberating today in the second trial against disbarred Kentucky lawyers William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr. on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in…

After Insanity Win in Murder One Case, Lawyer Accuses DA of ‘Incompetence’

A lawyer who won a rare insanity acquittal from a Massachusetts jury last week for a client charged with the first-degree murder of his own mother has blasted the district…

Late-Term Abortion Doc Acquitted of 19 Charges

A Kansas doctor known for being one of a very few in the U.S. willing to perform late-term abortions has been acquitted of charges that did so against state law.

Now is the Time for ‘Life Without Lawyers,’ Says Covington & Burling Partner

New York City-based litigator and legal reform activist Philip K. Howard has been waging a battle to reshape the U.S. legal system for 15 years.…

Judge: FDA Overstepped Bounds in Restricting ‘Plan B’ Contraceptive

A federal regulatory agency overstepped its bounds in limiting access to the so-called “Plan B” emergency contraceptive, a federal judge has ruled.

In setting special requirements for the controversial contraceptive,…

Law Firm Revealed Study Suggesting Seroquel Risks

A law firm that represents patients who took the antipsychotic drug Seroquel has revealed documents about a hush-hush study showing patients who took the medicine had a risk of weight…

Panel Says La. Should Pay Katrina Doc’s $450K Defense Costs

As one member called a Louisiana doctor who at one point was accused of criminally euthanizing patients in her care a hero, a panel today recommended that the state should…

Former Client Seeks Punitives, Claims Hogan & Hartson Aided Competitor

A former client of Hogan & Hartson has sued the law firm for malpractice, claiming that it aided a competitor.

At issue in the dispute is two competing brands of…

Supreme Court Rules Labels Don’t Shield Drug Companies from Suits

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that pharmaceutical companies aren’t protected from lawsuits because their warning labels are approved by the federal government.

The court ruled in a 6-3 decision…

Group May Have Aided 130 Suicides; Four Members Arrested

Scores of death investigations may be reopened as Georgia authorities probe an Atlanta area group that helped others commit suicide with helium gas.

A court document says the group Final…

Octuplets’ Mom Tells Dr. Phil: Hospital May Think I Can’t Care for My Babies

An unemployed woman who along with her own mother, is already raising six children in a three-bedroom Whittier, Calif., home in pre-foreclosure, is worried that she may not be allowed…

Possible Dad Seeks Paternity Test re Octuplets, Amidst Medical Debate

A new contestant weighed in today in a controversial pregnancy that has ignited international legal debate.

Saying that he had donated his sperm, at Nadya Suleman’s request, during the course…

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