Trials & Litigation
19146 ABA Journal Trials & Litigation articles.
Conviction integrity units and innocence organizations are contributing to an increasing number of exonerations over time, according to the National Registry of Exonerations.
Apr 1, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
Apr 1, 2021 1:40 AM CDT
Trump has to face defamation suit
Donald Trump has lost his bid to delay a defamation suit that was based on his status as president. The New York Court of…
Mar 31, 2021 4:45 PM CDT
Witnesses who want to avoid in-person testimony at an upcoming trial should disclose their vaccination status and explain their bid to testify remotely, according to a motion filed in a suit alleging retirement-plan mismanagement.
Mar 31, 2021 12:15 PM CDT
The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated a First Amendment lawsuit by a public college professor in Ohio who violated school policy by refusing to use a transgender student’s preferred pronouns.
Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM CDT
Mar 30, 2021 4:04 PM CDT
A Minnesota judge said Friday he would impose a $10,000 sanction on an election lawyer who “bamboozled” voters into becoming plaintiffs.
Mar 30, 2021 2:13 PM CDT
It’s been nearly nine years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory life without parole for juveniles violates the Eighth Amendment. It’s been five years since it held in Montgomery v. Louisiana that its 2012 decision was retroactive. In that time, Amy Breihan has helped seek second chances for prisoners in Missouri who were younger than age 18 when they were sentenced to life behind bars.
Mar 30, 2021 8:56 AM CDT
Judge tosses case for lawyer’s refusal to wear mask
Judge Lawrence Knipel of New York City has tossed a car-crash lawsuit because of a lawyer’s refusal to wear a face…
Mar 29, 2021 4:39 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reinstated the murder conviction of a Tennessee death-row inmate accused of killing a motel maid, ruling that a federal appeals court had relied on a “fanciful theory” to grant him a new trial.
Mar 29, 2021 12:36 PM CDT
Howard Bashman of How Appealing discusses blogging during COVID-19 and how appellate work in Pennsylvania has changed in the pandemic.
Mar 29, 2021 9:05 AM CDT
California judges must consider defendant’s ability to pay when setting bail, ruling says
The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it is unconstitutional to keep criminal defendants behind bars simply…
Mar 26, 2021 3:14 PM CDT
Victims who willingly consume alcohol or drugs before they are sexually assaulted aren’t “mentally incapacitated,” the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Mar 26, 2021 12:27 PM CDT
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Thursday that secretly recorded audio can be used against a nanny accused of assaulting three young children.
Mar 26, 2021 9:50 AM CDT
If you’re a litigation attorney, you know how complicated and fact-laden your cases can be. Because there are often multiple attorneys and firms, large lists of parties, witnesses, experts and hundreds upon thousands of pages of relevant documents, managing a case file on your own can be difficult. Add a legal team to the mix—whether it consists of other attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants or others—and it can be increasingly challenging to manage a case from start to finish.
Mar 26, 2021 9:07 AM CDT
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