National Law Journal | March 07, 2014, 3:24 PM
A defendant whose attorney failed to promptly object to his appearance before a jury pool in a prison jumpsuit undermined his own ineffective assistance claim by repeatedly referring to his criminal record on the stand, a federal judge has held in a habeas corpus case.
A jury has awarded $6 million to a Pittsburgh company that claimed the China-based labs of a product-testing firm did not correctly test space heaters to ensure compliance with American safety standards.
The win for two students who challenged their school district on free speech grounds after being disciplined for wearing breast-cancer awareness bracelets that said "I ♥ Boobies" will stand, because the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal sought by the district.
A federal judge has given final approval to a class settlement with the maker of a fiber-composite deck material that allegedly fostered mold deposits.
Many reformers are pressing for "instant run-offs" to streamline our voting and save tax dollars. That is how Oscar nominees are selected. Does it work?
Among the typical claims asserted in most consumer product class actions is breach of express warranty. With a view toward nationwide class certification, many experienced class counsel believe they have their best chance for class certification due to the facial similarity of warranty laws nationwide. In order to circumvent a …
In two recent cases, judges in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York have shown flexibility and a practical approach in determining fee awards, rather than applying strict tests. For example, on December 5, 2013, Judge Spatt issued a decision in Long Island Head Start Child …
The latest came on Thursday in an insider trading case against Andrew Jacobs, a former executive at The Hershey Co., and his brother Leslie Jacobs.
The PTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board has instituted postgrant reviews of three patents owned by the Chicago Board Options Exchange that are at the center of a suit against the International Securities Exchange, represented by Winston & Strawn.
Coral Gables attorney Richard Sicking says the Florida Supreme Court is looking at two conflicting workers' compensation questions without an answer: How much do injured people need, and how much can society afford to pay them?