Dec. 2 was an extraordinary day for Amazon.com: Cyber Monday sales reached new heights, its fanciful plan to use drones to make deliveries was creating buzz — and then the U.S. Supreme Court spoiled it all by turning down Amazon's challenge to online sales taxes.
Just weeks after DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. announced a $2.5 billion settlement to resolve the bulk of the litigation over its recalled hip implants, some lawyers have raised concerns about the thousands of patients excluded from the deal and the process that determines how the plaintiffs will be compensated.
Atlanta-based nonprofit Gideon's Promise has launched a new program called the Law School Partnership Project, aimed at making it easier for Southern public defenders to hire talented new law graduates.
For the past four years, U.S. Agency for International Development contractor Alan Gross has wasted away in a Cuban prison, serving a 15-year sentence for providing Internet access to the island's small Jewish community. He's counting on lawyer Scott Gilbert to win his freedom and bring him home to Washington.
Two whistleblowers involved in the $3 billion health care fraud case against GlaxoSmithKline want Phillips & Cohen to share information on its work in the litigation. The boutique firm is fighting — again — to stay out of the fray.
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.