An Arizona court yesterday tossed a $54,000 slip-and-fall award against a municipal golf course in Tucson, concluding that the state’s recreational-use immunity law governed the claim.
An Alabama lawyer will not be spending five days in jail after all. That’s because a state court decided Friday that testing a judge’s patience with persistent argument doesn’t amount to direct criminal contempt.
An Illinois police officer claimed he lost his job because he complained that his department had a bad habit of looking the other way when politically-connected drivers were caught committing traffic violations.
Monday, a federal appeals court decided that the officer could sue for a violation of his First Amendment rights.
An employer thought it had caught a supposedly disabled employee dead to rights when a private investigator’s surveillance video showed the employee working at her boyfriend’s herbal remedies store.
But a state top court decided Friday that her workers’ compensation benefits were safe because she hadn’t “knowingly” engaged in fraud.
A municipal court judge whose son became a municipal police officer can no longer hear cases involving the local police department, according to a decision this week by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned a finding of misconduct against an attorney who took an emotional call from an opposing party in the midst of a medical malpractice case.
A federal court decided yesterday that an employer may have violated federal discrimination law for having the audacity to require an employee to show up for work on time.
I guess next we’ll learn that it’s illegal to force an employee to actually work at work.
A couple of Wisconsin personal injury lawyers had the chutzpah to use the last names of rival attorneys for keyword advertising on the Internet.
A court decided last month that the enterprising lawyers didn’t violate state privacy law, and experts now say that such a marketing scheme probably doesn’t violate professional rules of conduct governing lawyer advertising, either.
A federal court of appeals has upheld the admonishment of a Massachusetts lawyer whose “groundless” accusations of criminality and misconduct had opposing counsel literally crying on the stand.