States

Celebrities

Should Lindsay Lohan be able to call greeting fans community service? Prosecutor questions

Media & Communications Law

2nd Circuit nixes libel suit over ‘scarlet letter’ news stories that survived expunged arrest record

White-Collar Crime

Top NY lawmaker prosecuted over $3M asbestos-case referral fees exits speaker post and law firm role

Court Security

Cellphone spat at federal courthouse leads to 2-year prison term

Legal Ethics

Alleged genitals photo leads to suspension for Oklahoma lawyer

Death Penalty

Inmate is executed after SCOTUS stay denial in litigation over mental-disability proof

Criminal Justice

Former college football players guilty of rape; ‘culture excuse’ defense fails

Family Law

Dads sue New Jersey family court judges, claim ‘best interest of the child’ standard violates rights

Constitutional Law

Alabama chief justice: Federal ruling on gay marriage doesn’t bind state judges

Trials & Litigation

Judge cuts $1.6M jury verdict for lawyer who said she was hounded by sheriff’s office to $300K

Criminal Justice

Public defender is arrested, charged with lying to court staff about his client

Constitutional Law

Judge blasts Wisconsin crime lab over evidence issues in first-degree murder case

Criminal Justice

Tight security at drug dealers’ sentencing extends to lawyers, whose names remain a secret

Trials & Litigation

Feinberg OKs payment for 50 deaths from $400M GM ignition fund; compensation starts at $1M

Trials & Litigation

Fat Noodle is ‘confusingly similar’ to Chubby Noodle, restaurant says in trademark suit

Criminal Justice

Defense blames campus culture in rape trial of college football players

Criminal Justice

Man who drove others to home where lawyer was shot gets one year

Juries

Sheriff takes to the streets to round up jurors

Elder Law

Nursing homes seek guardianships of patients to ensure the bills get paid

Law Firms

Bracewell IP partners lead 10-lawyer team to Pillsbury’s new office in Austin, Texas