19 ABA Journal Puerto Rico articles.
Sep 8, 2021 12:40 PM CDT
The University of Puerto Rico School of Law has taken “concrete steps” to demonstrate compliance with an accreditation standard regarding academic support, according to a decision recently posted online by…
Mar 29, 2019 9:22 AM CDT
Aug 7, 2018 1:06 PM CDT
Florida would be in a distinct minority of states if it imposes a duty to rescue people in distress. The rule in the United States is you have no duty to rescue a stranger, and legal scholars are divided on whether that’s a good thing.
Jun 1, 2018 1:50 AM CDT
Mar 8, 2018 9:51 AM CST
The impact of the hurricanes over the island was not uniform, with some areas suffering extreme devastation. There was greater havoc in the eastern and central parts of the island, so many lawyers in those communities are still without power in their offices.
Feb 1, 2018 12:03 AM CST
As someone who had lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands since he graduated from law school in 1982, Tom Bolt has experienced hurricane damage firsthand.
“In 1989 we had Hurricane…
Sep 29, 2017 3:45 PM CDT
Updated: A legal aid hotline has opened for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida who can’t afford a lawyer.
The hotline number is 866-550-2929, report the Orlando Sentinel and an…
Sep 14, 2017 10:27 AM CDT
Puerto Rico is seeking to halt creditor lawsuits by seeking protection under the new Promesa bankruptcy law for insolvent territories.
Puerto Rico acted Wednesday to seek relief from about $74…
May 4, 2017 12:08 PM CDT
Federal bankruptcy law bars Puerto Rico from restructuring the debt of its insolvent public utilities, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-2 decision.
The ruling leaves Puerto Rico’s…
Jun 13, 2016 11:17 AM CDT
Questions about Puerto Rico’s sovereignty were before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday as justices considered whether double jeopardy barred Puerto Rico from trying two defendants prosecuted on federal gun…
Jan 14, 2016 12:13 PM CST
A ham sandwich, as popular lore has it, may well be indictable.
But a chicken sandwich isn’t copyrightable, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Agreeing with a trial court’s decision,…
Aug 26, 2015 10:30 AM CDT
A Puerto Rico Superior Court judge has been convicted of accepting bribes to acquit a man in a fatal drunk-driving case.
Manuel Acevedo-Hernandez, 62, was convicted Wednesday of conspiracy to…
Jan 22, 2015 1:45 PM CST
A federal judge in Puerto Rico has upheld a ban on gay marriage in an opinion calling heterosexual marriage “the fundamental unit of the political order.”
U.S. District Judge Juan…
Oct 22, 2014 8:56 AM CDT
A foreclosure law firm is facing eviction from its offices in Woburn, Massachusetts, after laying off the majority of its lawyers, paralegals and other staffers.
The firm, Connolly, Geaney, Ablitt…
Jun 17, 2014 5:18 PM CDT