• Dershowitz And Boies Trade Defamation Suits

    Weeks after being sued for defamation by attorney David Boies for calling his firm “the law firm of extortion, subornation of perjury and other crimes,” Alan Dershowitz has filed a defamation suit against Boies. Dershowitz, former Harvard...

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  • “LawHQ” Sues 9 State Bars Over Ban On Trade Names

    A Salt Lake City-based law firm called LawHQ has sued state bars in 19 states regarding rules that forbid the use of trade names for law firms. The lawsuit contends the prohibition serves no valid purpose and...

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  • Six Sekulows On Board Of Christian Defense Group

    The six are paid board members of the non-profit Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (CASE), a group that was founded by President Trump’s personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow. CASE in turn is the major funder of the American Center...

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  • Eleventh Circuit Decision Will Impact Health Care Fraud Investigations

    An 11th Circuit opinion from late last year is a big win for healthcare providers, but it comes with a warning...

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  • Mistakes Lawyers Make When Dealing With Reporters

    Whether a reporter wants a comment about a crisis or just wants to tap into your wisdom, you can make the most of the situation by keeping in mind a few basic rules. Number one, says this...

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  • Big Law Firms “Pay-To-Play” In Oregon

    A report from Oregon Public Broadcasting finds that several national law firms are contributing big bucks to the political campaigns of Oregon public officials who hire outside counsel for the state’s class action lawsuits targeting corporations. Since...

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  • 12 Years For Possessing Cell Phone In Jail

    The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the 12-year sentence for a black man who brought a cell phone into jail after being booked for a misdemeanor. Authorities discovered he had the phone when he asked a jailer...

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  • Plaintiff Lawyer Accused Of Extortion In Roundup Case

    A Virginia plaintiff attorney has been arrested and accused of attempting to extort $200 million from manufacturers of a component chemical for the Monsanto herbicide Roundup. According to a DOJ complaint, Virginia plaintiff lawyer Timothy Litzenburg, from...

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  • Prison Internet: Reading Moby Dick At Three Cents A Minute

    Inmates in West Virginia prisons are receiving free tablet computers, but if they want to read e-books it will cost them 3 cents a minute, and that includes books that reside on a free on-line public library....

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  • Low-Tech Public Defenders Just Barely In The Game

    It’s possible to extract supposedly secure information from all manner of devices, almost without exception, but the ability to do so does not come cheap. Generally it takes a hefty budget, and, in the adversarial legal context,...

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