Hoping to stave off congressional action, Chief Judge Paul Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is pressing lawyers to push for more cases that force the court to address fundamental patent questions.
Just 15 months after declaring an individual right to bear arms under the Second Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court is returning to the contentious issue, agreeing to answer a question it left unanswered last year: whether the right applies against state and local gun restrictions as well as federal.
The Mormon church has hired A. Elizabeth Jones, a former high-level State Department employee and ambassador to Kazakhstan who is now an executive vice president at APCO Worldwide, to lobby the U.S. embassy in Italy to support the church's application for legal status in Italy.
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This July, Kyndra Rotunda filed a lawsuit against the Arlington, Va., school, where she alleges she was harassed by the clinic's executive director whose actions she says drove her into leaving after she turned down his sexual advances.
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Records of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's academic cheating investigation at Florida State University are public and must be released, a Florida appeals court has ruled.
The Washington-based Center for Science in the Public Interest is suing the German drug giant Bayer for allegedly claiming falsely that selenium in its Men's One A Day multivitamin might reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
A Southern California lawyer who lost nearly all of a $2.5 million class action recovery by investing client trust funds in the stock market has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. obstruction of justice.
Littler Mendelson has expanded into the Southwest by opening an office in Albuquerque, N.M. Jay Sumner, a shareholder in Washington and a member of the firm's labor relations practice group, has moved to Albuquerque to open the office, which will work closely with Littler's office in Phoenix.
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Defendants who enter into binding plea agreements tend to focus on how they will benefit by receiving a sentence that binds the government and the court. However, a great deal today may not look as good tomorrow.
Honest services fraud, a sweeping charge with ill-defined boundaries, is rapidly becoming the corruption statute of choice for federal prosecutors. This trend should make everyone not just corrupt public officials uneasy.
We asked our readers to nominate firms in the United States that did exemplary, cutting-edge work on the plaintiffs' side between the summer of 2008 and the summer of 2009. Firms needed at least one significant win and an impressive track record within the previous three to five years. We also looked for wins that could effect significant social change or civil rights gains.
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