The number of entering law students nationwide dropped below 40,000 this fall for the first time in close to four decades, and declined 11 percent from the first-year enrollment in the fall of 2012, according to figures released by the American Bar Association.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss about a dozen lawsuits brought against Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. over Facebook Inc.'s botched IPO, finding the exchange was not immune from liability over the technical glitches that occurred that day.
The federal appeals court rejected two California plaintiffs attorneys' fiercely contested bias allegations against an arbitrator in a fight over fees from an $85 million settlement of wage-and-hour claims against Walmart.
Maine law firm Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson's contract requiring a former client to arbitrate all claims applies to malpractice claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has ruled.
A California judge has slapped Bingham McCutchen with sanctions for dragging its feet in a discovery tussle with a former associate who says the firm failed to accommodate a sleep disorder that causes her to fall asleep later and wake up later than others.
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