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Arizona Cardinals, Insurer Off the Hook for Former Wide Receiver's Concussion-Related Medical Expenses

52 min 27 sec ago

More than $28,000 in medical expenses awarded to former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Sean Morey were set aside after an appellate court ruled Tuesday that the record lacked documentation about what led an administrative law judge to order that amount.


Federal Judge Tosses Out Special Grand Jury Indictment of US Park Police Officers in Shooting Case

1 hour 45 min ago

Federal Judge Claude M. Hilton agreed that officers Lucas Vinyard and Alejandro Amaya were entitled to "supremacy clause" immunity from prosecution in the shooting because their actions were "necessary and proper under the circumstances" and "there [was] no evidence that the officers acted with malice, criminal intent or improper motivation," according to court records.


Ohio Courts Remain Divided on Retroactive Violent Offender Database Registry Requirements

1 hour 47 min ago

The court's 4-3 majority on Oct. 21 determined that registry requirements in Senate Bill 231 may retroactively apply to those who committed certain crimes before the law took effect in March 2019.


DC-Area Attorney Disbarred for 'Pervasive Incivility' and Borderline 'Malicious' Behavior

2 hours 4 min ago

"In short, [respondent's] conduct towards defendants and opposing counsel has been unreasonable, bordering on the malicious," the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission's petition said. "[Respondent's] apparent distaste for his opponents spawned a host of unnecessary motions, needlessly increasing defendants' costs and wasting the court's time."


These Ethics Complaints Over Jeffrey Clark's Election Conduct Are Running Into Issues in DC

5 hours 18 min ago

Lawyers at D.C.'s Office of Disciplinary Counsel have told two separate groups of attorneys it will not docket their complaints over Clark's role in seeking to overturn the 2020 election results.


A Snoring Juror and a 'Creep' Witness: A Juror's Take on Last Month's Talc Trial.

6 hours 10 min ago

An alternate juror who sat through a lengthy talcum powder trial last month said there was a "definite need" for Johnson & Johnson to put a warning label on its baby powder but not enough evidence to convince her that the product caused plaintiffs to get ovarian cancer.


Lawyer With Dramatic Flair Tells How He Won $8M Verdict

6 hours 58 min ago

Stage actor turned plaintiffs attorney Kurt Zaner of Zaner Harden Law finds it helpful to mimic his favorite TV lawyers, mostly a combination of James Spader in "Boston Legal" and Dylan McDermott in "The Practice."


Ahead of the Curve: Another Free-Speech Fracas at a T-14 Law School

8 hours 4 min ago

Top-tier law schools are proving to be less-than-elite when it comes to handling student disciplinary actions involving protected speech.


How I Made It to Law Firm Leadership: 'Be Part of the Solution and Not the Problem,' Says Gina Shishima of Norton Rose Fulbright

8 hours 10 min ago

"I would encourage my younger self to avoid stressing so much about balancing family and work and to focus on all the happiness they both can provide."


Part-Time Partnership Tracks Are Catching On in Big Law: The Morning Minute

13 hours 58 min ago

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


'This Was Not a Runaway Jury,' Says Houston Lawyer Who Won $352M Verdict

19 hours 47 min ago

"If you knew the injuries, you'd wonder why it wasn't more," said winning lawyer Randy Sorrels of Sorrels Law in Houston, who tried the case with his wife and law partner Alex Farias-Sorrels.


Kirby McInerney Announces Largest Award to Single Whistleblower

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 20:37

The award is the largest, publicly announced single whistleblower award from the Dodd-Frank whistleblower reward program. The recipient was not identified.


Attorney Faked Lawsuits, Forged Judges' Signatures. Suit Claims Firms 'All Too Eager to Build Their Book of Business'

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 20:23

Three firms are caught in the fallout, with Musick, Peeler & Garrett already settling two malpractice lawsuits for a combined $1.625 million.


Some Big Law Firms Are Giving Part-Time Associates a 'Path Forward' to Partnership

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 20:22

Lawyers are increasingly seeking reduced-hour options since the pandemic started. These firms have found success, and partners, on the reduced-hour track.


Senate Confirms Voting Rights Advocate Myrna Pérez to 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 20:19

Pérez, former director of the Brennan Center's Voting Rights and Elections Program, is the seventh federal appellate nominee confirmed since President Joe Biden took office and replaces Judge Denny Chin, who took senior status in June.


Utah Supreme Court Changes Its Mind: Who Opens Vehicle Door During Traffic Stop Could Matter

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 19:19

"Despite what we said in [State v.] James, it is now clear that there can be a constitutional difference between a police officer's act of opening a car door and that same officer's request that a driver do so," according to the decision written by Associate Chief Justice Thomas R. Lee with the other four judges concurring.


Call for Nominations: Professional Excellence

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 17:19

Our goal at ALM Media is to serve the entire legal community and, as part of that, we're adding new wrinkles to our annual Professional Excellence Awards to make sure we highlight the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the legal communities that our publications serve.


Judge Denies Mistrial in Opioid Trial After Juror Did Her Own Research

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 16:41

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, who is overseeing an opioid trial that began on Oct. 4, had dismissed Juror No. 4 after she admitted doing her own Internet research on a topic brought up during testimony last week.


For Lawyers, Being 'Colorblind' on Issues of Race Is a Troubling Blind Spot

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 15:04

In the first column in a series exploring what it means to be a Fully Human Lawyer, Lauren Krasnow writes about how ignoring our differences requires not wholly seeing one another.


New Mexico High Court: Student 'Used' BB Gun to 'Facilitate Assault' of Principal Despite Never Brandishing the Weapon

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 14:11

The New Mexico Supreme Court recently weighed what it means to "use" a deadly weapon and whether a student could be found to have committed aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a school employee, despite never pointing, brandishing or injuring anyone with the BB gun he brought to school.