Civil Procedure

997 ABA Journal Civil Procedure articles.

DNC lawsuit against WikiLeaks served via Twitter

The Democratic National Committee has used Twitter to serve a lawsuit against WikiLeaks that accuses the website of participating in a conspiracy to hack into DNC emails and denigrate…

11th Circuit rages against ‘incomprehensible’ shotgun complaint, concludes lawyer’s intent was delay

A federal appeals court is shining a light on so-called shotgun complaints in an order asking a lawyer to show cause why he shouldn’t be sanctioned.

The Atlanta-based 11th U.S.…

Ex-BigLaw partner’s suit over mandatory retirement policy is felled by collateral estoppel doctrine

A St. Louis federal judge has dismissed an age bias suit filed by a former Armstrong Teasdale partner who claimed the firm’s mandatory retirement policy violated the federal Age Discrimination…

4th Circuit rejects Posner appeal, says judge saw futility in client’s bid to amend suit

A federal appeals court decided it didn’t need oral arguments to dispense with an appeal filed by former Circuit Judge Richard Posner on behalf of a one-time pro se litigant.

Supreme Court refuses stay in youths’ climate change suit, while offering advice to trial court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay a lawsuit filed on behalf of 21 youths who claim a right to a climate capable of sustaining human life.


What is an emolument? Judge gives term a broad definition in refusing to toss lawsuit against Trump
A federal judge in Maryland has denied another motion seeking to dismiss a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump accepted unconstitutional emoluments through the Trump Organization’s ownership of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Trial on fetal burial law begins with judge’s defense of his motives
A trial on the constitutionality of a Texas fetal remains burial law began Monday with a federal judge proclaiming that he has “no predisposition” in the case.
Federal judge temporarily halts deportations of reunified immigrant families

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw granted a motion for a temporary restraining order by the ACLU after the group cited concerns that the government would quickly deport the families without oversight or due process.

Judge orders stop to blanket detention of asylum seekers at 5 locations
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has temporarily barred blanket detentions of people seeking asylum based on a credible fear of persecution in their home countries.
Supreme Court strikes down one legislative district in Texas as racial gerrymander, upholds others
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down one state legislative district in Texas as a racial gerrymander, but upheld several other redrawn districts, including two federal congressional districts.
Judge’s order requiring an ethics probe of Hillary Clinton’s lawyers is overturned
A Maryland judge had no jurisdiction to order an ethics probe of three lawyers for Hillary Clinton, Maryland’s top court has ruled.
Supreme Court doesn’t reach the merits in 2 partisan gerrymandering cases
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday returned two cases to the lower courts that had contended it is unconstitutional to redraw voting district lines to give an advantage to a political party.
Supreme Court vacates decision in oft-relisted teen abortion case; ACLU lawyers not sanctioned

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday vacated a federal appeals court decision that allowed a 17-year-old immigrant to get an abortion while being held in a shelter for immigrants who…

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…

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