Trials & Litigation

17230 ABA Journal articles on Trials & Litigation.

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.
En banc 4th Circuit says Trump’s latest travel ban is ‘tainted with animus toward Islam’
A second federal appeals court has ruled against President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban.
Arrests are a possibility for 2 defense lawyers who quit USS Cole case over classified issue
A Guantanamo judge has ordered prosecutors to draft writs of attachment for two civilian defense lawyers who quit the USS Cole terrorism case over a classified issue involving compromised attorney-client privilege.
Not all private social media photos are subject to discovery, but some may be, says New York court
In a personal injury lawsuit involving a horse riding accident, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that Facebook photos the plaintiff set as private are discoverable.
Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7M in suit against building owner who whitewashed their art
A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, awarded statutory damages of $6.7 million to 21 graffiti artists in a suit that contended a building owner violated federal law when he painted over their artwork.
Dairy company settles overtime suit that hinged on lack of Oxford comma
A dairy company in Maine has agreed to pay $5 million to its drivers after a federal appeals court last year found ambiguity in a state overtime law because it lacked an Oxford comma.
State AG’s suit says Weinstein Company violated civil rights laws by covering up harassment
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit claiming the Weinstein Company violated state law by failing to protect employees from sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein.
Neo-Nazi faces deadline to reveal his whereabouts to a federal court
A federal magistrate judge in Montana has ordered a neo-Nazi who can’t be found by process servers to submit proof of “his current whereabouts.”
Lawyer who filed brief bound with twine is suspended partly for the arguments he tried to make
A Connecticut lawyer who once helped presidential candidate Ralph Nader get on the Maine ballot has been suspended from practice in Maine partly because of arguments he made after filing a brief bound with twine.
Lawyer pleads guilty to aiding pump-and-dump scheme with IOLTA funds, opinion letters
A Colorado lawyer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for aiding a pump-and-dump scheme that netted her about $30,000.
9th Circuit upholds $25M Trump University settlement that gives ‘almost a full recovery’ to students

A Florida bankruptcy lawyer who paid about $19,000 for classes at Trump University can’t opt out of a $25 million settlement and bring her own lawsuit, a move that would…

Unhappy with 53 law firms participating in case, judge appoints special master to review legal bills

A federal judge in California last week criticized two lawyers for bringing an additional 49 law firms into a data-breach case, raising to 53 the total number of firms representing…

Judge says ex-Sutherland partner is competent for trial, cites ‘snowball effect’ in prior diagnoses

A federal judge in Atlanta has ruled a that a former partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is competent to stand trial on charges that he stole $2 million from…

Federal court tosses overtime suit against Florida law firm

A federal court in Tampa, Florida, has tossed a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming a personal injury law firm failed to pay overtime to office workers.

U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards…

ABA House resolutions address juror discrimination, remedies for convictions based on bad science

The ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed two resolutions related to criminal trials on Monday at the ABA Midyear Meeting at Vancouver, British Columbia.

In the wake of numerous news…

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