Law

Questions of racial bias surround black man's imminent execution

<b>(CNN) —</b> The state of Georgia is set to carry out its second execution of the year on Tuesday, when it plans to put to death Keith Tharpe, who was sentenced in 1991 for murdering his sister-in-law.<p>But Tharpe, 59, and his attorneys are seeking a stay of execution, based in part on racist comments a …

Justice

Case Asks If It's Constitutional To Require Someone On Probation To Remain Drug-Free

Support the news<p>Massachusetts' highest court soon takes up a controversial case that raises provocative questions about the criminal justice system …

Malayalam actor assault case: Key accused Pulsar Suni denied bail

The court said Suni had a criminal background and could go underground if given bail.<p>The Kerala High Court on Monday denied bail to Pulsar Suni, the …

Crime

Gloria Allred’s Crusade

A few years ago, Marisa Woytek, a lance corporal in the Marines, decided to help other women deal with a problem she’d already dealt with several times herself. She was going to get their photographs removed from private Facebook groups like Just the Tip of the Spear. (The name refers both to a …

Surrogacy Reaches the Supreme Court

An egregious surrogacy case has been filed with America’s highest court. Today, the Supreme Court is expected to announce whether or not it will hear …

Ethics

Why a BlackRock Legal Victory Could Make It Harder for ETF Investors to Sue

A California court’s decision may limit investors’ ability to sue ETF providers for leaving out or misrepresenting risks in fund documents<p>Investors could have a more difficult time suing exchange-traded fund managers for misrepresenting risks following a California court decision in favor of ETF …

Finance

Study to examine use of 'not proven' verdict

<b>A "groundbreaking" study into how juries come to decisions - including their use of the not proven verdict - is to be carried out in Scotland.</b><p>The research has been described as the first of its kind in Scotland and will take place over the next two years.<p>The study will involve members of the public …

Scotland

New Bill Aims To Criminalize Revenge Porn In New York City

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — The New York City Council is trying to pass a bill that would make revenge porn illegal.<p>As WCBS 880’s Myles Miller reported, …

Bill de Blasio

How Appealing

Saturday, September 23, 2017<p><b>"Coaches Could Face Liability on Student Concussions, Appeals Court Rules":</b> At the "School Law" blog of Education Week, …

Judiciary

Prosecutors Lied About a Chemist Who Tainted 18,000 Convictions. Time to Overturn Them All.  

A crime lab technician tests a substance thought to be cocaine.AFP/Getty Images On Jan. 9, 2012, Sonja Farak—a chemist at a crime lab in Amherst, …

BREAKING: Indian Tribe files Motion to Dismiss RESTASIS Patent Challenge based on Sovereign Immunity - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

“The Tribe will not assert sovereign immunity in the Eastern District of Texas case,” the Motion to Dismiss reads. ” So dismissing this case does not …

Patents

Company to pay $35M for falsely marketing cholesterol drug

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts drug company has agreed to pay more than $35 million to resolve criminal and civil charges that it falsely marketed a cholesterol medication.<p>The U.S. attorney's office in Boston said Friday that Aegerion Pharmaceuticals has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor …

Business

Nigerian lawyer sues FirstRand for R1.3bn

Prominent Nigerian attorney Victor Obaika, who owns a professional stock car racing team in the US, is taking South Africa’s FirstRand Group to court …

News (South Africa)

Connecticut Supreme Court to hear landmark education case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge’s landmark ruling that declared Connecticut’s system for funding its public schools unconstitutional is set to go …

Education

Ivanka trump faces courtroom showdown over $785 sandals

News12:06 PM by Kim Bhasin and Polly Mosendz BloombergHamilton Spectator<p>Edgardo Osorio's prized sandals sit on a glass shelf inside his Madison …

Canadian News

Make-Whole Upheld Wholly – Solvent Debtors Beware

Article ByEvan D. FlaschenDavid L. LawtonBracewell LLPBasis PointsTraditional thinking in the private placement noteholder community has been the …

Jersey City to settle dispute with cop for $30K

The dispute stems from a lawsuit filed by a Paramus man who accused the cop of assault him.A Jersey City cop is expected to receive a $30,000 …

Jersey City

Native American tribe moves to dismiss Allergan patent case

(Reuters) - A Native American tribe holding patents for drugmaker Allergan Plc (AGN.N) on Friday moved to dismiss a case brought by generic drug company Mylan NV (MYL.O) challenging the patents.<p>In a filing to the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe asked that Mylan's …

Native Americans

Judge tosses suit by family of hazed player who killed self

MILTON, Vt. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of a 17-year-old Vermont boy who killed himself a year after he was sexually assaulted by teammates on his football team.<p>WCAX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2fFhmki ) the judge ruled Thursday that the Milton School District couldn't …

Crime

Karim Morani surrenders to Telangana police hours after Supreme Court rejects bail in rape case

<b>Hyderabad:</b> Bollywood producer Karim Morani has surrendered to police here in connection with a rape case hours after the Supreme Court dismissed his …

India

Polygamists file suit over Miss. gay marriage law

JACKSON, Miss. — Self-identified polygamists have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent gay marriages in Mississippi, saying the law doesn’t …

Equality

Anne Arundel judge cuts $1M from damages awarded in police shooting of dog

An Anne Arundel County judge cut roughly $1 million from damages awarded to a Glen Burnie family whose dog was shot by a county police officer.The …

Police Shootings

Qualcomm loses two battles in patent war with Apple

Qualcomm has been denied actions it is demanding of Apple in the midst of ongoing litigation alleging that the chipmaker is engaging in …

Technology

Novelion unit Aegerion to admit guilt and pay $36M to settle Juxtapid case

The U.S. Department of Justice announces that Novelion's (NVLN -1.3%) Aegerion Pharmaceuticals has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $36M to settle …

Business

Did St. Louis use excessive force against protesters? The ACLU is suing

The ACLU of Missouri has filed a lawsuit against St. Louis alleging protesters there were subject to excessive force and the use of chemical agents …

Policing

ACLU Wastes No Time; Files Suit Against the City of St. Louis Following Stockley Protests

The Jason Stockley verdict was handed down one week ago in the City of St. Louis. In the intervening days, there have been protests of varying scope. …

Conservative View

FCA Gives Firms Breathing Room on MiFID II Compliance

Article ByDavid A. BrennandCarolyn H. JacksonNathaniel W. LaloneNeil RobsonKatten Muchin Rosenman LLPCorporate and Financial Weekly Digest On …

Exclusive: Nicki Minaj’s Bro Says Prosecutors Abused Their Judgment – Wants Child Rape Case Charge Dismissed!

Attorney For Jelani Maraj Says Prosecutors Abused Their JudgmentNicki Minaj’s brother isn’t backing down from trying to poke holes in his child rape …

Justice

Non-Sequiturs: 09.22.17

* Skadden is getting sucked into the Paul Manafort investigation. Will the firm's stellar reputation suffer as a result? [Law and More] * As a woman, …

Harvard Business Review

Constitutional law on pardons is clear

In their Sept. 19 op-ed, “Presidential pardon power is not absolute,” Laurence H. Tribe and Ron Fein erroneously contended that federal courts would be powerless to protect constitutional rights if the president were empowered to pardon offenders guilty of criminal contempt-of-court orders, such as …

Opinion