Trials & Litigation

17556 ABA Journal Trials & Litigation articles.

Judge refuses to allow statutory rapist to share in settlement for son’s wrongful death
A Wisconsin judge has ruled that an absentee father whose son was conceived with his 15-year-old cousin is not entitled to share in an $837,000 settlement for the son’s wrongful death.
Judge says narrow drafting dooms bid by Trump campaign to arbitrate bias suit

A narrowly drafted arbitration clause in a confidentiality agreement doesn’t require arbitration of a bias suit filed by a former Trump campaign staffer, according to a New York judge.


Special counsel team is so secretive it won’t disclose Shake Shack order
Journalists are so interested in Robert Mueller and his legal team that public sightings are tweeted, and even their food orders draw interest.
Jurors in Paul Manafort trial ask for new definition of reasonable doubt

Judge T.S. Ellis III told jurors that reasonable doubt is a doubt based on reason, and the government is not required to prove guilt beyond “all possible doubt.”

Judge tosses Georgetown law grad’s suit over school job fair ban
A federal judge in Texas has tossed a $5 million lawsuit against Georgetown University’s law school by a graduate who claimed he was barred as an employer from a school hiring fair because of discrimination and retaliation.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones loses a soapbox after FCC seeks fine against pirate radio station

The pirate radio station used by Alex Jones to promote his conspiracy theories is no longer broadcasting over the airwaves after the Federal Communications Commission moved to enforce a fine…

New trial motion says lawyer’s insults and ‘incurable character assassinations’ prejudiced the jury

A new trial motion filed on behalf of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. argues that a lawyer who sued the company prejudiced jurors through a “steady stream of insults” and…

Judge rejects Harvey Weinstein’s dinner-and a-movie hypothetical, allows civil sex-trafficking suit

A federal judge in Manhattan has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a British actress who sued producer Harvey Weinstein for an alleged violation of the federal sex-trafficking law.

Judge who denied name changes for transgender teens is sued for alleged pattern of bias

A judge in Lebanon, Ohio, says he has no bias against transgender people but is obligated to consider the best interests of a child in name change requests—and that sometimes…

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…

Lawyer’s in-chambers chest bump of DA merits suspension, disciplinary board says
A Louisiana lawyer should be suspended for a year and a day for chest-bumping a district attorney during a spat in a judge’s chambers, according to the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board.
Federal judge appointed by Trump rejects challenge to Mueller’s authority

A federal judge appointed by President Donald Trump has rejected a challenge to Robert Mueller’s authority.

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich upheld the special counsel’s appointment on Monday

Proskauer partner resolves her gender bias suit against the firm

Proskauer Rose partner Connie Bertram has apparently resolved her $50 million gender bias suit against her law firm.

A stipulation filed Friday says the case is dismissed in its…

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.…

Encouraged by speedier trials in Bronx misdemeanor court, plaintiffs agree to stay litigation

The Bronx Defenders, a nonprofit public defender group, has agreed to stay a lawsuit claiming lengthy delays in the New York borough’s misdemeanor cases were depriving their clients of a…

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