Trials & Litigation
19193 ABA Journal Trials & Litigation articles.
Top state court deadlocks on fiduciary exception to attorney-client privilege in K&L Gates case
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
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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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In 325-page opinion, en banc 5th Circuit splits on preference for tribes in Native American adoptions
A case challenging a federal law giving Indian tribes preference in Native American adoptions could wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court, after a federal appeals court issued a fractured, 325-page en banc opinion Tuesday.
Apr 8, 2021 12:32 PM CDT
11th Circuit decision ‘effectively closes the internet’s doors to the blind,’ plaintiff’s lawyers say
Websites are not public accommodations that must be accessible to blind customers unless they create an intangible barrier that excludes disabled people from accessing goods and services in a physical store, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Apr 8, 2021 10:09 AM CDT
Evidence of jury racial bias in civil trial requires hearing, 6th Circuit says, citing ‘crackhead’ assumption
A federal trial court must hold a hearing to examine potential jury bias after one woman said jurors considered the Black plaintiff to be "a crackhead" and referred to his lawyers as the "Cosby Show," a federal appeals court has ruled.
Apr 7, 2021 2:01 PM CDT
Increasing revenue while cutting down on billable hours? ‘AI for Lawyers’ says it’s possible
As the founders of a company that provides AI-powered contract analysis software, Kira Systems' Noah Waisberg and Alexander Hudek are used to facing skepticism, fear and doubt from attorneys. Will AI steal their jobs? Would using it violate ethics rules? How can it be good for a business model that relies on the billable hour to cut down on the amount of time that it takes to review a contract?
Apr 7, 2021 9:17 AM CDT
Judge admonished for impatience, guilt remark
A California judge has been admonished for a “display of impatience and irritation” and a remark about an acquitted defendant’s guilt. Judge Patrick E.…
Apr 6, 2021 4:14 PM CDT
Lawyer resigns from bar after he is accused of forging prosecutor’s signature
Ethics regulators in Massachusetts have accepted the resignation of a lawyer who was accused of signing an assistant U.S. attorney’s name to a settlement agreement in litigation against the U.S. government.
Apr 6, 2021 11:40 AM CDT
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New York City can’t use tort law to sue oil companies over climate change, 2nd Circuit says
Federal law gives the Environmental Protection Agency, not federal courts, the authority to regulate greenhouse emissions in the United States, a federal appeals court ruled as it tossed a climate change lawsuit Thursday.
Apr 2, 2021 9:34 AM CDT
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