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Top 10 ABA Journal stories of 2019

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Home Daily News Top 10 ABA Journal stories of 2019 Year in Review By Lee Rawles December 26, 2019, 10:19 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Every year, we take a look at the stories that drove the most web traffic to ABAJournal.com. In 2019, these were the articles that piqued the most interest: 1. “Brendan … Continue reading “Top 10 ABA Journal stories of 2019”

Mass Tort and Class Action Outlook for 2020

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The field of mass torts continues to evolve and 2020 will be no exception. One trend we are seeing in mass torts concerns the extension of the statute of limitations, noted in several areas below, in our 2020 mass tort outlook. 3M Combat Arms Earplugs In late August 2019, defense and plaintiff firms entered into … Continue reading “Mass Tort and Class Action Outlook for 2020”

Top 7 legal tech stories from the Journal in 2019

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Home Daily News Top 7 legal tech stories from the Journal… Year in Review By Victor Li December 23, 2019, 11:59 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Between facial recognition, Facebook and state privacy laws, it was a busy year for law and technology. The ABA Journal takes a look back at 2019’s biggest legal tech … Continue reading “Top 7 legal tech stories from the Journal in 2019”

Not Again! Facebook Data Breach Hits 276 Million Users

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By Sholom Nemanow Facebook is yet again accused of failing to protect the personal information of its users, leaving 267 million people potentially vulnerable to scams and phishing schemes. A database containing the names, phone numbers, unique Facebook IDs, and other personal information of more than 267 million Facebook users was active on the “dark … Continue reading “Not Again! Facebook Data Breach Hits 276 Million Users”

Lawyer who successfully sued Roundup is accused of trying to extort $200M from unnamed company

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Home Daily News Lawyer who successfully sued Roundup is accused… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss December 20, 2019, 2:14 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. A lawyer who helped a groundskeeper obtain a $289 million verdict against the maker of Roundup has been charged with trying to extort $200 million from an unnamed company. The … Continue reading “Lawyer who successfully sued Roundup is accused of trying to extort $200M from unnamed company”

Supreme Court to decide scope of exemption from bias laws for religious schools

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Home Daily News Supreme Court to decide scope of exemption… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss December 20, 2019, 3:14 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide two cases involving the “ministerial exception” that bars courts from hearing some employment suits against religious employers. The high court agreed … Continue reading “Supreme Court to decide scope of exemption from bias laws for religious schools”

5th Circuit overturns insurance mandate in health law, doesn’t decide if other provisions survive

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Home Daily News 5th Circuit overturns insurance mandate in… Constitutional Law By Debra Cassens Weiss December 19, 2019, 12:22 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate requiring Americans to maintain health insurance coverage. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said … Continue reading “5th Circuit overturns insurance mandate in health law, doesn’t decide if other provisions survive”

Lawyer who allowed client to write appeals brief is sanctioned for ‘incoherent’ document

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Home Daily News Lawyer who allowed client to write appeals… Appellate Practice By Debra Cassens Weiss December 18, 2019, 2:22 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. A federal appeals court has ordered an Aurora, Illinois, solo practitioner to pay attorney fees and double costs to his opponent for allowing his client to write and submit an … Continue reading “Lawyer who allowed client to write appeals brief is sanctioned for ‘incoherent’ document”

Afternoon Briefs: Ex-DA convicted for covering up cop’s crime; Ginsburg reacts to Trump tweet

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Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: Ex-DA convicted for covering… News Roundup By Debra Cassens Weiss December 18, 2019, 5:00 pm CST U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Supreme Court official portrait. Former Long Island DA is convicted of obstruction Former Suffolk County, New York, District Attorney Thomas Spota was convicted of obstruction of justice … Continue reading “Afternoon Briefs: Ex-DA convicted for covering up cop’s crime; Ginsburg reacts to Trump tweet”

Use of death penalty remains ‘near historic lows,’ while public support wanes

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Home Daily News Use of death penalty remains ‘near historic… Death Penalty By Debra Cassens Weiss December 17, 2019, 10:07 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. The federal effort to resume executions stands in stark contrast to a state trend away from capital punishment, according to a year-end report by the Death Penalty Information Center. Use … Continue reading “Use of death penalty remains ‘near historic lows,’ while public support wanes”

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