An Oregon man has had his felony drunk driving conviction overturned on the ground that he was improperly barred from presenting a “sleep driving” defense at trial.
A federal court ruling last month looks to be the breakthrough long sought by college athletes who claim they deserve a share of the hundreds of millions of dollars generated by their performances on NCAA football fields and basketball courts.
A Pennsylvania court ruled earlier this month that State Farm had a duty to defend a 71-year-old homeowner sued for shooting a houseguest he mistook for an intruder.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court concluded that the fact the homeowner, James DeCoster, had a blood alcohol level of .187 when he pulled the trigger may mean that an intentional injury exclusion in State Farm’s policy does not bar coverage of the lawsuit.
Five Connecticut divorce lawyers have convinced the state’s high court that they enjoyed absolutely immunity when sued for fraudulently concealing the assets of a client.
The First Amendment does not bar the lawsuit of a former Rutgers quarterback who claims that EA Sports used his likeness without permission in the immensely popular “NCAA Football” series of video games.
That’s the conclusion reached Tuesday by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The third time apparently is a charm. After an award of $28 million in punitive damages in a product liability case over a fatal plane crash twice failed to pass judicial scrutiny, a Missouri appellate court sitting en banc decided that the jury had it right in the first place.
The Indiana Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling that the state’s $50,000 cap on punitive damages violated a personal injury plaintiff’s right to a jury trial.
A federal court of appeals has decided that Coca-Cola didn’t violate the Americans with Disabilities Act when it required an employee to undergo a psychiatric fitness-for-duty evaluation.
A Delaware man accused of murdering his infant daughter wanted jurors to believe that he was absolutely devastated by what he claimed was a tragic accident.
Unfortunately, the “grieving” father made the mistake of posting a video on YouTube showing him yukking it up as a participant in a silly radio contest.
But at least one expert says it makes no sense to treat text message advertisements differently from a lawyer making a direct phone call solicitation, which is universally deemed a violation of professional rules of conduct.