Trials & Litigation
19161 ABA Journal Trials & Litigation articles.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a defendant can be sentenced to life without parole for a homicide committed as a juvenile without a separate finding of permanent incorrigibility.
Apr 22, 2021 11:43 AM CDT
Three Democratic lawmakers are asking U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself in a First Amendment dispute because a group related to a plaintiff launched a seven-figure ad campaign in support of Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation.
Apr 22, 2021 9:48 AM CDT
An appeal is “a virtual certainty” following the conviction Tuesday of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd with a knee to his neck, according to USA Today
Apr 21, 2021 10:25 AM CDT
Lawyer is charged with laundering cash for undercover agent
Prominent Dallas lawyer Rayshun “Ray” Jackson of the Jackson Law Firm has been charged with laundering money acquired from an undercover…
Apr 19, 2021 3:56 PM CDT
A partner at Littler Mendelson in its Atlanta office is no longer listed on the law firm’s website after a company claimed that it was thrown “under the bus” because of the lawyer’s misrepresentation to a federal court.
Apr 19, 2021 2:23 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether trial testimony for a criminal defendant can open the door to rebuttal evidence that would otherwise be barred by the confrontation clause.
Apr 19, 2021 12:06 PM CDT
Paul Hastings, Sheppard Mullin provide special bonuses to staff and paralegals
As many large firms continue to reward young lawyers for their work in the past year, Paul Hastings and…
Apr 16, 2021 2:12 PM CDT
Threats of baseless litigation can amount to extortion under the Hobbs Act, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco ruled Tuesday.
Apr 16, 2021 11:56 AM CDT
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the sentence of the state’s longest-serving death row inmate.
Apr 16, 2021 10:28 AM CDT
Departing lawyers who downloaded a “treasure trove” of proprietary materials from their Boston law firm may be liable for unfair or deceptive business practices, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled.
Apr 15, 2021 3:09 PM CDT
A federal judge in New York City has informed a Florida lawyer that he should consider himself lucky to get about $3,000 out of about $22,000 in requested fees and expenses after filing suit for a client who had fired him.
Apr 15, 2021 12:46 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 deadlocked Pennsylvania Supreme Court was unable to decide last week whether trust beneficiaries are entitled to legal billing statements and other lawyer communications with the trustee under a fiduciary exemption to attorney-client privilege.
Apr 14, 2021 3:00 PM CDT
In an unusual move, the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati will consider the constitutionality of a Tennessee abortion law without an initial ruling by a three-judge panel.
Apr 13, 2021 1:33 PM CDT
SCOTUS blocks restrictions on religious meetings at homes during pandemic
The U.S. Supreme Court blocked California’s restrictions on religious meetings at homes during the COVID-19 crisis in a 5-4 vote…
Apr 12, 2021 4:10 PM CDT
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