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.
A public school did not have a constitutional duty to protect two sisters from bullying by fellow students, the en banc 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
A drug defendant was not required to show bad faith in order to be entitled to an adverse-inference jury instruction as a remedy for the government’s destruction of evidence, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in granting a new trial.
WASHINGTON – Can a common practice in criminal defense trigger constitutional protections when it’s suddenly changed?
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court didn’t seem to think so, at least in the context of Metrish v. Lancaster, which was argued Wednesday.
Experts say a recent decision by a New York federal judge marks a trend towards innovation in overcoming the challenges of serving parties outside the U.S.
A criminal defendant bears the burden of establishing the defense that he withdrew from a drug distribution conspiracy outside the statute of limitations, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.
A foreign defendant’s remote use of a computer in Connecticut satisfied the jurisdictional requirements of both the state’s long-arm statute and due process, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
After three separate verdicts and more than five years of litigation, file-sharing defendant Jammie Thomas-Rasset has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A plaintiff’s due process right to notice of class certification was not satisfied by a single advertisement in USA Today, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A woman’s product liability lawsuit over silicone breast implants was barred by a 1999 class settlement with the manufacturer, the 11th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.