Confidence in judiciary drops, poll finds; which SCOTUS justices are favorites?

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Home Daily News Confidence in judiciary drops, poll finds;… Judiciary By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 31, 2019, 2:56 pm CST Confidence in the judiciary has declined, although it’s still the most trusted branch of government, according to a Fox News poll taken during the partial government shutdown. Asked to name the branch of government … Continue reading “Confidence in judiciary drops, poll finds; which SCOTUS justices are favorites?”

Former Greenspoon Marder partner who is Korean-American sues for alleged discrimination

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Home Daily News Former Greenspoon Marder partner who is Korean-American… Law Firms By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 31, 2019, 1:45 pm CST A Korean-American lawyer whose firm was acquired by Greenspoon Marder alleges that he was ousted from his partnership there because of discrimination by a group of partners who worked with him at … Continue reading “Former Greenspoon Marder partner who is Korean-American sues for alleged discrimination”

Misleading GoFundMe appeal with offer for free legal advice leads to lawyer’s suspension

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Home Daily News Misleading GoFundMe appeal with offer for… Legal Ethics By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 31, 2019, 12:42 pm CST Photo by Bankrx/Shutterstock.com. A Charleston, West Virginia, lawyer who set up a misleading GoFundMe page to fund his transition to solo practice has been suspended from law practice. The West Virginia Supreme Court … Continue reading “Misleading GoFundMe appeal with offer for free legal advice leads to lawyer’s suspension”

How do you prepare for days away from the office to stay productive?

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Home Daily News How do you prepare for days away from the… Question of the Week By Elissa Gray Posted January 31, 2019, 11:45 am CST Image from Shutterstock. With subzero temperatures taking the Midwest by storm, courthouses and many private businesses shut their doors this week, report the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. The … Continue reading “How do you prepare for days away from the office to stay productive?”

Sen. Rand Paul awarded more than $580K in civil suit against neighbor who tackled him

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Home Daily News Sen. Rand Paul awarded more than $580K in… Verdicts & Settlements By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 31, 2019, 10:54 am CST U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was awarded more than $580,000 in damages Wednesday in a civil suit against a neighbor who tackled him from behind and broke six of … Continue reading “Sen. Rand Paul awarded more than $580K in civil suit against neighbor who tackled him”

Discovery documents provided to Russian firm were altered and posted online, Mueller says

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Home Daily News Discovery documents provided to Russian firm… Cybersecurity By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 31, 2019, 9:00 am CST Shutterstock.com. Law firm Reed Smith has released a statement Wednesday saying its computer systems were not breached after special counsel Robert Mueller revealed that someone claiming to be a hacker had posted discovery materials … Continue reading “Discovery documents provided to Russian firm were altered and posted online, Mueller says”

Extreme cold causes widespread court closures in Midwest; one governor says US is ‘getting soft’

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Home Daily News Extreme cold causes widespread court closures… Judiciary By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 30, 2019, 3:42 pm CST Many courthouses throughout the the Midwest announced closings Wednesday as an arctic blast settled on the region. Both local and federal courthouses reported closings. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago announced … Continue reading “Extreme cold causes widespread court closures in Midwest; one governor says US is ‘getting soft’”

Lax tenure standards may have high costs at elite law schools

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Home Daily News Lax tenure standards may have high costs… Law Schools By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted January 30, 2019, 2:56 pm CST Photo by dotshock/Shutterstock.com. Schools usually apply strict standards for tenure, granting it only to the most talented and productive professors. But that is generally not true at the country’s top 14 law … Continue reading “Lax tenure standards may have high costs at elite law schools”

Judge in Yahoo data breach case criticizes ‘unreasonably high’ attorney fees

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Home Daily News Judge in Yahoo data breach case criticizes… Attorney Fees By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 30, 2019, 1:46 pm CST A federal judge in San Jose, California, on Monday refused to approve a class action settlement in litigation over a series of Yahoo data breaches, citing a lack of transparency and the … Continue reading “Judge in Yahoo data breach case criticizes ‘unreasonably high’ attorney fees”

Former prosecutor who stole colleague’s underpants gets indefinite suspension

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Home Daily News Former prosecutor who stole colleague’s… Legal Ethics By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 29, 2019, 3:46 pm CST Photo by Francois Poirier/Shutterstock.com. A former Iowa prosecutor who pleaded guilty to the theft of a colleague’s underpants has had his law license suspended. The Iowa Supreme Court suspended Benjamin Stansberry indefinitely last Friday, … Continue reading “Former prosecutor who stole colleague’s underpants gets indefinite suspension”

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