This week, New York’s highest court had to decide whether a jury in just such a homicide case was improperly denied the opportunity to return a verdict of manslaughter.
Monthly Archives: June 2012
A smile probably isn’t the best way to respond when a judge tells you you’re going to spend the next six and a half years in prison. That’s particularly true when the judge has yet to put it down in writing.
The 8th Circuit yesterday upheld a federal judge’s finding that an automobile accident was caused by a Nebraska county’s failure to have a properly placed and maintained road sign warning drivers of a dangerous curve.
An absolute privilege protects attorneys from being sued for defamatory statements made in the course of litigation. But what about defamatory materials appearing in a draft complaint circulated before a lawsuit is even filed?
The Virginia Supreme Court answered that question earlier this month.
The 5th Circuit yesterday upheld a $30,000 sanction against a Florida product liability attorney who inadvertently disclosed Cooper Tire trade secrets and confidential information.
Do employers have an obligation to replace prosthetics that fail in the workplace, regardless of cause? One Missouri worker thinks they should, but how would the courts answer that question?
Unfortunately, one 83-year-old woman managed to beat the odds. And now her family claims that the golfing community where the alligator attack occurred must pay for her death.
A party’s right to be present at trial is about as fundamental as it gets. But one young girl with severe cerebral palsy was excluded from most of the medical malpractice trial over her birth injuries. Yesterday, the Georgia Supreme Court had to decide whether such an extraordinary measure was justified by the risk of undue juror sympathy.
Does it make sense for class counsel to walk away with $6.2 million when all their efforts resulted in a measly $125,000 payout for consumers? A Missouri court decided last week that it didn’t make much sense, either.