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  • What Do Safer Streets Mean for Personal Injury Attorneys?


    It's a good time to be a driver -- or a pedestrian. Our streets have become increasingly safe over the past decade, with traffic fatalities down 23 percent between 2006 and 2014 and injuries dropping 17 percent over the same period. These safety gains are expected to continue, even......

  • Law Firm Ordered to Pay Up After Suing Client Over Yelp Review


    When Lan Cai was unhappy with her lawyers, the 20-year-old nursing student did what many Millennials do: she took to the internet. Specifically, Cai went on Facebook and Yelp to give the law firm a negative review. The firm, the Law Offices of Tuan A. Khuu in Houston, Texas,......

  • Study: Fewer Women Rank High in Law Because Fewer Attend Top-Tier Schools


    Women have achieved equality in law school but not in the profession because fewer are admitted to top-tier schools, according to a new report. The study says that women earn as many law degrees as men but less than 20 percent of those women become partners at law firms. Women......

  • Posner's War on the Supreme Court Continues


    Richard Posner, the celebrated Seventh Circuit judge, has a bone to pick with the Supreme Court. This summer, he raised many hackles by declaring that the Court was "at a nadir," with no "real stars" on the bench since Justice Robert Jackson died in 1954. Just this October, Judge......

  • Court Tightens Requirement When Suing for Stock Fraud


    Requiring stricter pleading of plaintiffs, a federal appeals court has ruled that complaints for securities fraud must trace stock purchases to specific false or misleading statements. In the recent case In Re: Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Securities Litigation, the First Circuit held that plaintiffs cannot satisfy their pleading burden by "general......

  • Whistleblowing Cop Can Sue Over Potentially Life-Endangering Alert


    A police officer in Georgia, who claims he was punished for reporting racial profiling, can pursue his section 1983 and defamation suit against the local sheriff's department, the Eleventh Circuit ruled last week. Derrick Bailey, a law-enforcement officer with more than 17 years of experience, alleges that he was......

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  • Kentucky police: Woman points gun at officers, is shot

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:55:09 GMT

    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say officers shot a suicidal woman after she pointed a gun at them.

  • High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:47:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

  • Police: Uber driver made unwanted sexual advances, charged

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:35:19 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police in the Pittsburgh suburbs say an Uber driver has been charged with indecent assault and harassment for allegedly making unwanted sexual advances toward a female passenger.

  • Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:33:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

  • Lebanese women protest against rape law

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:29:24 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — A dozen Lebanese women, dressed as brides in white wedding dresses stained with fake blood and bandages, have gathered outside government buildings in Lebanon's capital to protest a law that allows a rapist to get away with his crime if he marries the survivor.

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