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NYC Jurors Decide: Was Scheme to Portray Fiction as Non-Fiction a Scam?

Was a literary hoax a fraud? That is the question a federal jury in New York City began deciding today, in a case brought by a movie production company to…

Nurses Testify in Katrina Hospital Deaths

Several nurses are reportedly soon to testify before a grand jury, two of them under immunity grants, in an ongoing criminal investigation of the deaths of at least four hospitalized…

Fee Suit Scores Own Goal: $7 M to Client

It’s a common belief among attorneys that suing a client over unpaid fees is a dangerous practice, and a recent decision by a New York jury shows why.

Filing suit…

Suit Over Lawyers’ Conversation Dismissed

A Philadelphia judge has dismissed a defamation suit against Cozen O’Connor that was based on a phone conversation between lawyers.

The suit by an heir to a building fortune says…

Duke Settles With Players in Rape Case

The fallout continues over three former Duke University lacrosse players falsely accused of rape. A settlement agreement, in an undisclosed amount, was announced Monday by Duke University concerning its treatment…

Lawyer Rankings Rankle, Suit Results

Rankled by lawyer rankings that reportedly gave the dean of Stanford Law School a lower score than that of a dead and disbarred lawyer, affected attorneys are–surprise!–suing.

John Henry Browne,…

Court to Consider Nasdaq Liability

An en banc appeals court will hear an appeal this week that seeks damages against Nasdaq for touting WorldCom stock in advertising.

The full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

Judge: Scruggs in Criminal Contempt

A federal judge in Alabama is asking the U.S. Justice Department to prosecute a high-profile trial lawyer for criminal contempt, contending that Richard Scruggs brazenly violated a court injunction by…

Second Lead-Paint Suit Fails

State supreme courts handed paint manufacturers two victories this week in lawsuits seeking cleanup costs for lead paint used before it was banned as a health hazard in 1978.

Today…

Chiquita Sued in Terrorism Funds Case

A Florida law firm has filed suit against Chiquita Brands Int’l., on behalf of 22 people allegedly killed by a Colombian terrorist group that received funds from the multinational company.

Toxic Tap Water for Years at Marine Base

At least twenty-five years after toxins were found to have seeped into the water supply at a North Carolina marine base, the situation is still being studied.

A report released…

St. Louis Lead-Paint Suit Fails

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled the city of St. Louis may not sue the makers of lead paint under a market-share theory.

The city needed to prove which paint…

DC Firm Racks Up Big Bill in RI Case

A well-known Washington, D.C., law firm is sending the state of Rhode Island six-figure monthly bills for ongoing representation in a huge environmental clean-up case.

When the state asked Sutherland,…

Civil Case Leads to Murder Charge

For years, Mary Miller thought she knew who had murdered her son, Jesse: his father. Chicago police agreed. But there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Leroy Alexander with the 2002…

Wake-Up Call to Parents: 2 Years in Jail for Serving Teens Drinks at Party

A crime that many adults still consider equivalent to exceeding the speed limit and risking a traffic ticket has resulted in two-year jail terms for an Earlysville, Virginia, couple.

Serving…

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