Trials & Litigation
19441 ABA Journal Trials & Litigation articles.
A public defender is a public official who must prove actual malice in his defamation lawsuit against the American Civil Liberties Union for a blog post calling him “crooked,” the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled.
Oct 20, 2021 12:51 PM CDT
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer “slipped” discovery documents into a federal multidistrict litigation database without notifying plaintiffs in a New York state opioid trial, according to a court referee who recommended monetary sanctions.
Oct 19, 2021 3:34 PM CDT
A tiny typographical error in a 1928 U.S. Supreme Court opinion had a big impact after it was picked up in subsequent opinions and used to bolster arguments for property rights, a law professor has found.
Oct 19, 2021 1:18 PM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer has shed light on late-night decisions on emergency requests in an interview with CNN.
Oct 18, 2021 3:16 PM CDT
In two summary reversals Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for police officers who kneed a suspect with a knife and fatally shot another man wielding a hammer.
Oct 18, 2021 10:44 AM CDT
Lawyer censured for seeking no-show pay
Lawyer Laura Cail, of Rensselaer County, New York, has been censured for filing false time sheets to collect more than $12,000 for work that…
Oct 15, 2021 1:44 PM CDT
Troubles continue to mount for well-connected South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, who faces new charges alleging he stole settlement money intended for the sons of his late housekeeper.
Oct 15, 2021 10:38 AM CDT
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has once again kept Texas’ restrictive abortion law in effect—this time with a preliminary injunction pending an appeal.
Oct 15, 2021 9:49 AM CDT
A federal judge found Washington, D.C., jail officials in civil contempt Wednesday for failing to promptly forward medical records of a U.S. Capitol riot defendant with a broken hand to federal officials who would approve surgery.
Oct 14, 2021 1:03 PM CDT
The estate of Henrietta Lacks has filed a lawsuit alleging that a biotechnology company is profiting from the unauthorized use of living tissue taken from the Black woman without her consent or knowledge in a 1951 operation for her cervical cancer.
Oct 14, 2021 12:13 PM CDT
A Michigan township’s ordinance requiring property owners to replace trees that they remove from their property or pay into a tree fund was an unconstitutional condition on their rights under the takings clause, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Oct 14, 2021 11:02 AM CDT
Hillsborough, New Hampshire, County Attorney John Coughlin told a judge Tuesday that prosecutors are overwhelmed with “crushing” caseloads of 150 cases per piece and a backlog of 1,000 cases in the Manchester, New Hampshire, office.
Oct 13, 2021 2:50 PM CDT
A tough-talking juvenile court judge in Rutherford County, Tennessee, established a policy requiring arrested elementary schoolchildren to be taken to the juvenile detention center for screening before charges were filed—even if the charges were minor.
Oct 13, 2021 1:36 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sought the view
of the U.S. solicitor general in a case in which a federal appeals court reduced punitive damages below a statutory cap.
Oct 13, 2021 11:37 AM CDT
Mistakes. Also known as errors, blunders or, in my best legalese, boo-boos. They often keep us lawyers busy and sometimes even worried. What are they all about?
Oct 13, 2021 10:39 AM CDT
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