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It’s not illegal to fire someone for being ‘too cute,’ Manhattan trial court rules

Labor & Employment Posted May 20, 2016 05:25 pm CDT By Lorelei Laird Attractive women are not a protected class under employment laws, even the expansive laws in place in New York City, the New York Law Journal reported Friday. … Continue reading

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Police union sues LAPD chief, alleging he encourages review board to discipline officers

Labor & Employment Posted May 20, 2016 05:00 pm CDT By Lorelei Laird The Los Angeles police union registered its displeasure with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday with a federal lawsuit alleging he has a “corrupting influence” on officer … Continue reading

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Lawyer for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle asks 7th Circuit for reduced sentence

Criminal Justice Posted May 20, 2016 03:23 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss A lawyer for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle told a federal appeals court on Friday that Fogle’s sentence should be reduced because it was partly based on … Continue reading

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Trump hires BigLaw lawyer for running-mate review

Careers Posted May 20, 2016 01:01 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Donald Trump has hired A.B. Culvahouse, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers, to review potential running mates in his GOP presidential bid. Culvahouse vetted Sarah Palin as John … Continue reading

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Federal judge imposes sweeping sanctions on DOJ, requires ethics classes for litigators in 26 states

Trials & Litigation Posted May 20, 2016 09:35 am CDT By Martha Neil Blasting the U.S. Department of Justice for its earlier conduct in a major immigration case that is currently before the U.S.Supreme Court, a federal judge in Brownsville, … Continue reading

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New Senate bill would block SCOTUS-approved rule change expanding DOJ’s surveillance powers

Cybersecurity Posted May 20, 2016 05:45 am CDT By Martha Neil A small bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced a proposed bill to curtail computer intrusions by the U.S. government. Their Stop Mass Hacking Act, introduced Thursday by Sen. … Continue reading

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No liability for movie theater owner in Colorado movie massacre, jury decides

Trials & Litigation Posted May 19, 2016 05:00 pm CDT By Martha Neil A Colorado jury on Thursday found no liability on the part of a movie theater owner in a lawsuit over a shooting massacre at an Aurora premiere … Continue reading

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Hinshaw announces management shake-up, new ‘category killer’ focus

Law Firms Posted May 19, 2016 04:45 pm CDT By Martha Neil Long known as a top defense firm for insurance-coverage matters, including the defense of attorneys in legal malpractice claims, Chicago-based Hinshaw & Culbertson in more recent years has … Continue reading

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Cartoon Poll: Humpty Dumpty and a lawyer sat on a wall

Home Daily News Cartoon Poll: Humpty Dumpty and a lawyer… Cartoon Caption Contest Posted May 19, 2016 03:15 pm CDT By Molly McDonough Poll: Which Humpty Dumpty caption fits best? “We need the jury to see what kind of guy … Continue reading

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Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial doesn’t apply to sentencing, Supreme Court says

U.S. Supreme Court Posted May 19, 2016 02:37 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss The Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial doesn’t protect the right to a speedy sentence, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. The court ruled … Continue reading

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