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Michelle Lee, a former key lawyer for Google Inc. who runs the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Silicon Valley satellite office, has been tapped to become the agency's deputy director.
A Hearst Corp. subsidiary's challenge to a Boston federal judge's refusal to slap an injunction on Aereo Inc. continues a copyright war between broadcasters and the Internet television distributor.
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by the descendants of a woman whose painting by French impressionist Camille Pissarro was allegedly looted as she fled Nazi Germany.
Given the Volcker Rule's scope and magnitude, lawyers warn that legal challenges are practically inevitable. Regulators released the massive rule—which weighs in at 71 pages, plus another 882 pages of supporting documentation—on Tuesday.
Between 2003 and 2012, the percentage of African American and Hispanic attorneys inched up by a mere 0.8 percent, and they now account for just 8.4 percent of attorneys in the country, according to a study commissioned by Microsoft Corp.
The move marks not only the start of a new streamlined approach to judicial nominations on Capitol Hill, but also the beginning of a period of change at the court—and at the appellate practice at the law firm she will leave behind.
The Senate is poised on Tuesday to confirm Patricia Millett to a key federal appeals court in Washington, making her the first nominee approved under a new streamlined procedure that could deliver a pre-holiday rush of judges to the bench.
The verdict, awarded on Dec. 2 in Miami-Dade County, Fla., Circuit Court, came in a case against California real estate developer Nicolas Marsch III and his company, Briarwood Capital LLC.
A Boston federal magistrate judge has ruled that Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. must pay opponent Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc.?s legal fees in a dispute over Amphastar?s failure to produce court-ordered documents.
The ABA's Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar tentatively endorsed a plan in August to require six credits of real-world training. Now the council has backtracked somewhat.
One of the first attorneys under investigation by the State Bar of California for inducing struggling homeowners to pay for fraudulent loan modification services pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges that he lent his former law license to others as part of the $12 million scheme.
The motion picture industry is touting the $80 million judgment that shut down the popular file-hosting site Hotfile Corp. as the first in which a U.S. court has ruled on whether a so-called "cyberlocker" can be liable for copyright infringement.
The University of Iowa College of Law is the latest law school to slash tuition amid declining enrollment. Iowa residents next year will pay $21,965 in tuition?a $4,309 reduction?and the reduced tuition will apply to both current and new students. Nonresidents who enroll next fall will see tuition fall by $7,750 to $39,500.
A patent reform bill set for a Dec. 5 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives has intellectual property groups worried the sweeping language will do more harm than good in solving thorny patent litigation problems.
The American Bar Association has censured and fined Rutgers School of Law-Camden $25,000 for admitting students who had not taken the Law School Admission Test.
Federal prosecutors in Washington today began defending the government's new case against four former Blackwater security guards charged in a 2007 shooting that left more than a dozen Iraqi civilians dead.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday heard two cases about warrantless tracking, a procedure fraught with uncertainty in the wake of a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held such GPS uses are Fourth Amendment searches.
The Federal Trade Commission is about to turn 100, and agency leaders have some gift suggestions for Congress—new privacy legislation plus a statutory change that would position the FTC as the net neutrality cop.
Gideon’s Promise—an Atlanta-based non-profit that trains and advocates for public defenders throughout the South—has launched its Law School Partnership Project, a new initiative aiming to make it easier for law graduates to become public defenders in the South.