Despite horrific details in a recently unveiled grand jury report about sexual abuse suffered by more than a thousand victims at the hands of Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, attorneys who have represented the church say that public scorn hasn't swayed them from their duty to provide a vigorous defense.
Federal prosecutors on Thursday rejected as “baseless” a request by Sheldon Silver to stay free while appealing his conviction and seven-year sentence for political corruption, telling a Manhattan federal judge that the jury that convicted the former New York Assembly speaker had clear instructions.
As wildfires again ravage swaths of California forests in what has become a deadly summer ritual, the threat of a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. bankruptcy looms over state lawmakers who are hastily debating how to apportion liability for billions of dollars' worth of damage stemming from last year's infernos.
Anderson Kill has lured back a former insurance recovery team member after a two-decade absence, nabbing him from his most recent home, Lowenstein Sandler, the new firm announced.
RD Legal Funding, the litigation funder accused of gouging NFL players and 9/11 responders who were loan customers, asked a Manhattan federal judge Wednesday to press pause on the suit as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appeals its surprise ejection — or to greenlight a broader appeal.
The federal government has agreed to settle a suit accusing a doctor employed by a federally funded clinic of negligently performing a gynecological procedure on a woman which caused her to unknowingly lose her pregnancy, according to documents filed Thursday in New Jersey federal court.
No one is tracking law students with disabilities to see where the education system may be failing them, but some advocates are working to change this dynamic and build a better pipeline.
Following a rehearing, a Texas appellate court revived a suit accusing Houston Methodist Hospital of being responsible for injuries a woman suffered after her artery was nicked during a liver biopsy, saying Thursday the patient’s medical expert reports were flawed but potentially fixable.
A New York state appeals panel on Wednesday upheld the bulk of the dismissal of a Nassau Coliseum employee’s suit against New York Islanders Hockey Club and Nassau County alleging that he had sustained lung injuries from working at the arena, finding that he filed the suit too late.
A Texas appellate court on Thursday allowed to move forward a suit accusing a doctor of failing to diagnose a woman's stroke that caused the woman to later suffer a second stroke, rejecting the doctor's argument that a medical expert's opinion submitted by the patient was conclusory.
Wisconsin personal injury and civil rights law firm Gingras Cates & Wachs has hired three new attorneys to continue their work on the firm's core areas, including medical malpractice and employment, according to the firm.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Patrick DiDomenico, chief knowledge officer at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.
An Illinois attorney who’s accused of lying to clients for years about the status of their lawsuits, including when his law license was already suspended, has asked to be disbarred by the state’s Supreme Court.
A devastating grand jury report into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania includes allegations that an Allentown-based attorney, who was appointed as the city’s solicitor in May, worked to undermine one woman's claims by digging up damaging information about her and her family.
A New Jersey federal judge has ruled that a state law capping damages for charities at $250,000 applies to a federally funded health clinic facing a medical malpractice suit over the death of a newborn.
A Texas appeals court on Wednesday blessed the win of insurer Texas Mutual in an underlying dispute over coverage for a policyholder whose employee sued after being injured in the course of railroad work.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended a Memphis attorney for six months after finding that he accused three state appellate court judges who ruled against him of bias and ignoring the law, without any basis for his claims.
Ford should not face punitive damages in a longtime car and aircraft mechanic’s asbestos injury suit, a Delaware federal magistrate judge recommended Wednesday, saying the mechanic hasn’t presented plausible evidence that Ford acted egregiously in including asbestos in components.
A Maryland appellate panel has affirmed the midtrial dismissal of a suit accusing a Johns Hopkins Hospital doctor of misdiagnosing a woman with probable lung cancer instead of a rare disease she had strongly suspected she had contracted, ending a dispute over when the three-year limitations period began running.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday shot down a higher damages bid by a man who alleged he was exposed to a dangerous chemical from a Conrail freight train derailment, ruling that a lower court properly found that his expert witness didn’t proffer reliable evidence that his cancer risk increased.
In his new book, "The Last Great Colonial Lawyer: The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley," Charles McKirdy argues that Gridley — someone I had never heard of — was the last great colonial lawyer, and that his cases illuminate his times. The author largely substantiates both claims, says First Circuit Judge Kermit Lipez.
Should an e-commerce firm be held liable for the defects of every item it sells on its global internet marketplace? The plaintiffs in Fox v. Amazon.com argued exactly that, and the district court answered with a resounding “no.” Online marketplaces are simply not in a position to supervise every product sold on their platforms, says Jed Winer of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.
In recent weeks, a handful of scientific articles in peer-reviewed medical literature, as well as alarmist headlines in the popular press, have questioned the safety of an important gene editing technology. While plaintiffs lawyers may take such indicators of evolving science out of context to support future claims, there are ways companies can mitigate the risks, say attorneys at DLA Piper.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.
On July 24, a Ninth Circuit panel applied textualist reasoning in Young v. Hawaii to secure a right for individuals to carry firearms in public. To end the gun epidemic — demonstrated in Chicago recently with 74 people shot in one weekend — it’s past time to turn a spotlight on the root cause: legal carelessness and oversights of text, says Robert W. Ludwig of the American Enlightenment Project.
It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.
As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.
Almost two decades after the Columbine shooting, we still suffer from attacks committed by obviously troubled individuals already on school officials’ or law enforcement’s radar. Recent rulings by California courts have held that schools have an affirmative duty to take reasonable steps to protect students, say Brian Kabateck and Joana Fang of Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP.
In the coming term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in BNSF Railway v. Michael Loos and decide whether a railroad employer is required to withhold employment tax from work-related personal injury awards. The ruling will affect thousands of claims made by railway workers each year, say Christopher Collier and Michael Arndt at Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP.