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Judge ‘already mad’ over government’s refusal to disclose information to shooting survivors

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Home Daily News Judge ‘already mad’ over government’s… Trials & Litigation By Amanda Robert September 27, 2019, 1:08 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com A federal judge in San Antonio stormed out of his own courtroom and sanctioned Department of Justice lawyers Wednesday after they refused to disclose the names of Air Force personnel who failed … Continue reading “Judge ‘already mad’ over government’s refusal to disclose information to shooting survivors”

Ex-judge receives 5-year prison sentence for bribery scheme

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Home Daily News Ex-judge receives 5-year prison sentence… Judiciary By Amanda Robert September 27, 2019, 9:58 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A former Texas judge who was found guilty in July of accepting cash bribes in exchange for favorable court rulings has been sentenced to five years in prison. Former Hidalgo County District Judge Rodolfo … Continue reading “Ex-judge receives 5-year prison sentence for bribery scheme”

Questions raised about attorney general and DOJ legal opinion as whistleblower complaint is released

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Home Daily News Questions raised about attorney general and… Attorney General By Debra Cassens Weiss September 26, 2019, 12:13 pm CDT President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. The whistleblower complaint released by Congress on Thursday says President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is “a central figure” in … Continue reading “Questions raised about attorney general and DOJ legal opinion as whistleblower complaint is released”

Law firm and former partner battle over $11M referral fee

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Home Daily News Law firm and former partner battle over $11M… Law Firms By Debra Cassens Weiss September 26, 2019, 9:42 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A Pennsylvania law firm and one of its former partners are battling in court over the right to an $11 million referral fee. On one side is former Elliott … Continue reading “Law firm and former partner battle over $11M referral fee”

The Short Guide To Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 By Elizabeth Chamblee Burch The Short Guide To Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation Over at our sister blog, Business Law Prof Blog, Professor Ben Edwards has been making his way through my recent book, Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation.  He does an excellent job of … Continue reading “The Short Guide To Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation”

Three lawyers are among this year’s MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant’ winners

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Home Daily News Three lawyers are among this year’s MacArthur… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss September 25, 2019, 1:00 pm CDT The three attorneys are (from left to right): sujatha baliga, Danielle Citron and Lisa Daugaard. Photos provided by the MacArthur Foundation. Lawyers working in the field of criminal justice reform, restorative justice and … Continue reading “Three lawyers are among this year’s MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant’ winners”

Justice Gorsuch’s wife reflects on her immigrant experience

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Home Daily News Justice Gorsuch’s wife reflects on her immigrant… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss September 24, 2019, 2:39 pm CDT Louise Gorsuch holds the Bible as her husband, Neil, is sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. in 2017. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Louise … Continue reading “Justice Gorsuch’s wife reflects on her immigrant experience”

Judge warns about ‘unfettered’ disclosure of client secrets in lawyer response to unfiled-appeal claim

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Home Daily News Judge warns about ‘unfettered’ disclosure… Ethics By Debra Cassens Weiss September 24, 2019, 3:40 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A federal magistrate judge has ordered a West Virginia lawyer accused of ineffective assistance of counsel to respond to his one-time client’s allegations in a way that limits disclosure of confidential information. U.S. … Continue reading “Judge warns about ‘unfettered’ disclosure of client secrets in lawyer response to unfiled-appeal claim”

Police officers subpoena former governor to testify about commuted sentence

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Home Daily News Police officers subpoena former governor… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss September 24, 2019, 10:31 am CDT Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Lawyers for 11 Chicago police officers have subpoenaed former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to testify about his reasons for commuting the sentence of a man … Continue reading “Police officers subpoena former governor to testify about commuted sentence”

Pelosi announces Trump impeachment inquiry; could Senate refuse trial?

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Home Daily News Pelosi announces Trump impeachment inquiry;… Constitutional Law By Debra Cassens Weiss September 24, 2019, 3:18 pm CDT House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the announcement in a video that was broadcast on Twitter. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House of Representatives will begin a formal impeachment inquiry of President … Continue reading “Pelosi announces Trump impeachment inquiry; could Senate refuse trial?”

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