181 ABA Journal 1st Circuit Court articles.

Oxford comma issue benefits drivers in overtime case

Ambiguity caused by lack of a comma in a law on overtime pay has benefited Maine dairy delivery drivers.

The Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pointed out the…

Jerk.com misrepresented the source of its content and benefits of membership, 1st Circuit says

A federal appeals court has upheld a summary decision by the Federal Trade Commission finding the founder of Jerk.com was personally liable for misrepresentations about the source of the website’s…

Circuits split on privacy rights for video views and third-party data sharing

Sharing consumer data derived from their online video views could violate privacy rights, the Boston-based 1st Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

The class action involves individuals who downloaded the…

1st Circuit urges discharge of former executive’s $246K in student loan debt

After years of pro se legal battle and the pro bono help of a Brown Rudnick lawyer who took his case while it was pending before a federal appeals court,…

Attorney-client privilege doesn’t protect businessman’s communications with Mintz Levin, court rules

Documents prepared by a BigLaw firm aren’t protected by the attorney-client privilege because of a reasonable inference that its client intended to use the legal services to foster illegal conduct,…

SCOTUS rejects FOIA case involving Planned Parenthood manual; two justices dissent

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider whether an exception to the Freedom of Information Act shields from disclosure Planned Parenthood’s Manual of Medical Standards and Guidelines.

Justice Clarence…

Former Ropes associate loses bias and retaliation appeal that cited information passed to blog

A former Ropes & Gray associate who claimed the law firm discriminated and retaliated against him has lost his federal appeal.

In a decision (PDF) on Tuesday, the Boston-based…

Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted, federal appeals court rules

A ham sandwich, as popular lore has it, may well be indictable.

But a chicken sandwich isn’t copyrightable, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Agreeing with a trial court’s decision,…

Attorney and law student indicted in boating accident that cost passenger an arm

A Massachusetts lawyer who specializes in defense of operating-under-the-influence cases was indicted Wednesday, along with a former law student intern, in a Boston Harbor boating accident in which alcohol allegedly…

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death by federal judge

Following a federal jury’s decision last month to impose the ultimate penalty on the Boston Marathon bomber, it was no surprise when the judge in the case gave the…

Well-known trial lawyer is federally charged with witness tampering

A well-known Massachusetts trial lawyer has been federally charged with witness tampering.

Timothy Flaherty is accused of paying a witness in a hate crime case $2,500 to persuade him not…

Tsarnaev gets death penalty in Boston Marathon bombings

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showed no emotion on Friday as a federal jury, after 14 hours of deliberation, made a rare decision to impose the death penalty for the fatal bombings near…

US Supreme Court declines appeal from inmate denied gender-change surgery

A nearly 20-year legal battle by a convicted murderer seeking gender reassignment surgery at taxpayer expense ended Monday when the nation’s top court declined to hear an appeal by Michelle…

Death-penalty arguments in Boston Marathon case include photo of Tsarnaev’s obscene gesture

The government’s opening arguments in the punishment phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial began Tuesday with photos of four victims and ended with a photo of the defendant giving…

Tsarnaev found guilty in Boston Marathon bombing trial; could get death penalty

After more than 11 hours of deliberation, a federal jury has convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, on all 30 charges in the Boston Marathon bombings capital case.

The Wednesday guilty verdict…

Read more ...




Digital Edition.

Digital Edition

Free to ABA members and ABA Journal subscribers

Magazine archives ...


Your Voice

Articles and commentary ...



Podcasts

More podcasts ...


Defending Justice shield logo.
Essays on judicial independence

Online series ...