A woman in an invalid marriage had standing to pursue a wrongful death suit for the loss of her husband so long as she subjectively had a good faith belief that her marriage was legal, the California Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
For the second time in two years, a federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by a former Boston University graduate student to escape paying $675,000 for illegally downloading 30 copyrighted songs.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a New York fund manager could not be convicted of extortion under the Hobbs Act based on his attempt to compel an employee to recommend that his employer approve an investment.
A government agency’s demand for property from a land-use permit applicant must satisfy the U.S. Supreme Court’s requirement that there be a nexus and rough proportionality between the agency’s demand and the effects of the proposed land use, even when the agency’s demand is for money or it denies the
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A law firm did not have a duty to disclose to a client that one of the partners working on his case suffered from alcoholism and had a history of arrests, the Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
A gas station chain did not violate state consumer protection law by sometimes requiring customers to provide their ZIP codes when making purchases with credit cards, California Court of Appeal has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.
Police could not conduct a Terry stop based on suspicious behavior observed nearly a week earlier, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a drug conviction.
Defense lawyers are touting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this week on Title VII supervisor liability as a significant win for employers, providing a welcome clarification to the law while dealing a blow to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
A defendant could not be convicted of extortion under the Hobbs Act based on his attempting to compel an employee to recommend that his employer approve an investment.
A doctor sued for wrongful death and medical malpractice could not enforce an arbitration agreement signed by his patient when he first sought treatment, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.