Civil Procedure

984 ABA Journal articles on Civil Procedure.

Suit argues animals have the right to sue their abusers

A horse named Justice is entitled to recover the costs of his medical care and damages for pain and suffering from his alleged abuser, according to a negligence suit filed…

Federal judge stays Stormy Daniels’ suit, says Cohen indictment appears ‘likely’

A federal judge in Los Angeles has granted a 90-day stay in Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Michael Cohen that seeks to invalidate a confidentiality agreement in which she received $130,000…

Michael Cohen plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment in Stormy Daniels case

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has filed a declaration saying he will invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit seeking to void her confidentiality…

Monkey has no standing to assert copyright infringement in selfie case, 9th Circuit rules
A federal appeals court has ruled that a monkey has no standing under the U.S. Copyright Act to assert copyright in selfie photos.
Yale’s civil litigation clinic aims to train law students and make a difference
Yale Law School has set up a law clinic for first-, second- and third-year students to work on novel lawsuits with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. This approach makes the subject easier and more meaningful, according to students.
Emoluments suit against Trump clears standing and political question hurdles

A federal judge in Maryland has ruled that Maryland and Washington, D.C., have standing to pursue a narrowed claim in their lawsuit contending that President Donald Trump is violating…

Stormy Daniels could have to pay at least $20M in liquidated damages, Trump lawyer tells court

Stormy Daniels has violated a confidentiality agreement at least 20 times, requiring her to pay possible liquidated damages of at least $20 million, according to a court document filed on…

Lawyer who filed 500-plus copyright cases in federal court calls $10K sanction ‘judicial error’
Updated: A lawyer who was ordered to pay a $10,000 sanction for failing to provide proper notice of a hearing claims the judge who imposed it exceeded her authority in a “clear-cut judicial error.”
Supreme Court denies quick review of DACA case in unusual request for cert before judgment
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to quickly review a judge’s injunction that bars the Trump administration from phasing out a program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors.
Estate recovers nothing for mistaken brain surgery because lawyers used estopped negligence claim
The case of a woman who died after undergoing mistaken brain surgery involves apparent errors by her doctors and her lawyers, according to a Michigan Supreme Court justice who agreed with a decision to overturn the $20 million award.
Geoffrey Hazard, a ‘true giant in American law,’ dies at 88

Law professor and ethics expert Geoffrey Hazard died Thursday at the age of 88.

Hazard was an expert in civil procedure, judicial administration and legal ethics, according to an…

4th Circuit refuses to stop admission of transgender people in the military starting Jan. 1

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused the government’s request for a partial stay that would stop the admission of transgender recruits to the military starting…

Supreme Court says judge ruled on DACA document turnover too soon
The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that a federal judge ruled too soon when he ordered document disclosure in lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s decision to wind down a program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors.
In 5-4 decision, Supreme Court stays order requiring US to turn over more DACA documents
The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily stayed a federal judge’s order requiring the government to turn over more documents regarding its decision to wind down a program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
Justice Department left ‘incorrect impression’ in stay request, federal judge tells Supreme Court

A federal judge in San Francisco has filed an unusual statement with the U.S. Supreme Court that says the Justice Department left an “incorrect impression” in its request for a…

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