Blocked by Cuban officials, planned Havana meeting of global bar group suddenly shifts to Miami

Bar Associations Posted May 23, 2016 05:27 pm CDT By Martha Neil Blasting legal groups in Cuba for their lack of support, an international bar group has notified members that a planned conference in Havana… Continue Reading »


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Law firm loses bid to hold banks accountable for its $287K loss in cashier’s check fraud

Law Firms Posted May 23, 2016 05:05 pm CDT By Martha Neil A New York lawyer who was defrauded of $287,450 in a cashier’s check scam by a purported client has lost an initial effort… Continue Reading »


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Mortgage Rates Continue Sideways for 3rd Straight Day

Mortgage rates were relatively steady again, marking the third straight business day with almost no rate movement following last week’s quick spike higher.  That spike was all about financial markets quickly coming to terms with a higher probability of a Fed … Continue reading


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Tom Brady and NFL players union seek 2nd Circuit en banc rehearing of Deflategate ruling

Entertainment & Sports Law Posted May 23, 2016 02:20 pm CDT By Martha Neil When quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots recently added superstar appellate lawyer Ted Olson to his team, it appeared that he might be anticipating … Continue reading


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Supreme Court ruled for postal worker in dispute over time limit for constructive discharge claim

U.S. Supreme Court Posted May 23, 2016 02:06 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday favored employees in a ruling on the time limit for contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about a constructive discharge … Continue reading


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GOP lawmakers outside challenged congressional district have no standing in appeal, SCOTUS says

Civil Procedure Posted May 23, 2016 12:28 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss GOP members of Congress from Virginia who live outside the state’s only majority black congressional district don’t have standing to appeal a… Continue Reading »


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SCOTUS rules for black man who claimed prosecutors eliminated blacks from jury on basis of race

U.S. Supreme Court Posted May 23, 2016 09:36 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 7-1 on a behalf of a black man on death row who claimed… Continue Reading »


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Suit claims firm charged client a higher billing rate than credited internally, affecting bonuses

Law Practice Management Posted May 23, 2016 08:06 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss An associate has filed a lawsuit claiming his former law firm lowered internal credit for the hourly rate charged to clients… Continue Reading »


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How well do people actually know their Miranda rights? (podcast)

Russell Covey Russell Covey, a professor at Georgia State University College of Law, teaches criminal law and procedure. His article “Miranda and the Media: Tracing the Cultural Evolution of a Constitutional Revolution” was published in the 2007 Chapman Law Review.


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‘Super lawyers’ and ‘rising stars’ are warned about accolade advertising

Legal Ethics Posted May 23, 2016 06:15 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Lawyer advertising that mentions awards such as “Super Lawyers,” “Rising Stars” and “Best Lawyers” has spurred the filing of many complaints… Continue Reading »


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Litigation over ‘Made in USA’ claims is on the upswing

Consumer Law Posted May 23, 2016 05:45 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Consumers who say they were misled by false “Made in USA” labels are increasingly resorting to the courts, according… Continue Reading »


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Brother of Brussels suicide bomber set for Rio Olympics


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