Verdicts & Settlements
4759 ABA Journal Verdicts & Settlements articles.
Throughout Laurence Kahn’s career as a lawyer who prosecuted consumer fraud and resolved countless disputes, he always believed a big part of his job was helping people with their problems. In 2004, that attitude sparked a thought one night as Kahn lay in bed.
Mar 2, 2021 10:18 AM CST
Lawyers and jury consultants are considering whether the COVID-19 pandemic will influence juror attitudes in what Law.com is dubbing the “Anthony Fauci effect.”
Feb 4, 2021 11:04 AM CST
Brown Rudnick has settled a $300 million malpractice lawsuit alleging that it mishandled its work as a litigation trustee in the 2009 bankruptcy of chemical company LyondellBasell.
Jan 28, 2021 10:22 AM CST
Law dean Erwin Chemerinsky opposes Trump Twitter ban
Twitter and Facebook had the right to remove posts by President Donald Trump that amounted to incitement, but a total ban on…
Jan 14, 2021 4:38 PM CST
At least 1,005 workplace lawsuits filed in 2020 stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic, and more are expected in 2021, according to Seyfarth Shaw’s 17th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report
Jan 8, 2021 3:55 PM CST
While judges and lawyers view jury trials as slower, less predictable and less cost-effective than other forms of case resolution, they also view them as fair and prefer them over alternatives, according to a national study released in December by the ABA Commission on the American Jury.
Jan 5, 2021 1:27 PM CST
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has canceled oral arguments in Nintendo’s case over its Wii gaming systems after its opposing counsel contracted COVID-19.
Jan 5, 2021 11:24 AM CST
Long Island, New York, lawyer Spencer Sheehan wants consumers to know that they are sometimes being deceived by the "vanilla" label on the products that they buy.
Dec 23, 2020 1:19 PM CST
The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned a man's murder conviction Thursday after finding that the prosecutor improperly campaigned in the courthouse during the trial.
Dec 18, 2020 10:27 AM CST
At least 86 judges reject election claims
At least 86 judges have rejected claims by President Donald Trump or his supporters in election lawsuits, according to a count published Dec.…
Dec 14, 2020 4:39 PM CST
A federal judge has frozen the assets of the law firm Girardi Keese and founder Tom Girardi after a suit accused Girardi of embezzling settlement money to support his celebrity lifestyle.
Dec 14, 2020 1:51 PM CST
Lawyer Tom Girardi and his celebrity wife, Erika Jayne of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
, are accused in a lawsuit of embezzling settlement money as they struggle to bolster their celebrity image of “obscene wealth.”
Dec 3, 2020 11:42 AM CST
25 ex-DC bar leaders decry election suits
Twenty-five former presidents of the District of Columbia Bar are criticizing lawyers who attacked the electoral process through unfounded allegations of voter fraud…
Dec 2, 2020 4:49 PM CST
The ABA’s HIV/AIDS Impact Project announced Tuesday, on World AIDS Day, that nine organizations will receive grants of up to $150,000 each to improve the availability of HIV legal services in underserved areas across the country.
Dec 2, 2020 10:19 AM CST
Trump pardons former national security adviser Flynn
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the…
Nov 25, 2020 4:00 PM CST
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