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A federal appellate court ruled that Wells Fargo Bank must face a Massachusetts consumer protection law claim that entails possible triple damages, plus additional claims, for its conduct toward a homeowner under a federal loan modification program.
The rising tide of legislation designed to bar judges from considering foreign and international laws could lead to constitutional challenges involving the separation of powers, the supremacy clause and civil rights violations against Muslims, according to a report released on Wednesday.
The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Sri Srinivasan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Thursday, making him President Obama's first successful nomination to the court and the first new judge there since 2006.
When Lois Lerner of the Internal Revenue Service invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination before a House committee on Wednesday, she did so after making a brief statement. Those remarks have triggered a debate over whether Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights.
The last of the five publishers sued for conspiring with Apple Inc. to fix the prices of electronic books has agreed to pay $75 million to settle cases brought by consumers and attorneys general in 33 states.
Standard & Poor's Financial Services was aware that ratings it presented as objective and independent in fact were false and misleading and that the values it attached to the securities at issue were inflated, Justice Department lawyers argued this week.
A New Hampshire mortgage loan origination company and its president are suing Boston's Morrison Mahoney for legal malpractice for allegedly botching malpractice claims against other lawyers.
Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt is already cracking down on price gouging, identity theft and charitable fraud after a tornado destroyed an Oklahoma City suburb.
The Boy Scouts of America will open itself to a "veritable Pandora's box of litigation" if it allows homosexual boys to be scouts, warns a veteran Supreme Court litigator and special counsel to the Republican National Committee.
Vermont has become the first state in the nation to file a so-called "patent troll" lawsuit, taking action Wednesday against a company that has written to a number of businesses claiming patents to technology that attaches scanned documents to e-mails over company computer networks.
The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law has introduced "Admission Through Performance," allowing rejected applicants to enroll in a free, four-week course on the Federal Rules of Evidence taught by Duncan faculty. If the applicants do well, they can earn a spot in next year's 1L class.
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have persuaded a federal judge to grant them access to prison documents and photos of their client, apparently to help them build a case mitigating against the death penalty.
A day after a congressional panel claimed that Apple Inc. uses offshore entities to avoid U.S. taxes, senators on Tuesday grilled the company's chief executive officer and two colleagues about their tax strategy.
Lawyers under sanction for fraudulently filing dozens of copyright infringement lawsuits against people accused of downloading pornographic films have filed an appeal, as the attorneys who represented them before the sanctioning judge have disappeared from the case.
The University of South Dakota School of Law has named Thomas Geu as its new dean. He has taught there since 1989 and has served as interim dean since former dean Barry Vickrey stepped down in 2011 after 18 years at the helm.
Latham & Watkins is fighting an attempt to disqualify the firm as lead trial counsel for Union Pacific Railroad, a defendant in multidistrict litigation over freight rail fuel surcharges.
Foreign bribery and corruption prosecutions declined during 2012, even as 15 new countries were cracking down on such crimes involving their own government officials, according to a survey by Trace International Inc.
A federal appeals court has upheld the eight-year prison sentence for accused mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's girlfriend for harboring a fugitive, including an enhancement for her failure to disclose that she owned a house and controlled a substantial bank account.
An Indiana attorney has been suspended from practice for three years for pursuing a romantic relationship with a summer law clerk and attempting to destroy her legal career when she rejected his advances.