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November 28, 2014
Justice Ginsburg is hospitalized after exercise, undergoes heart catheterization

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is said to be resting comfortably after undergoing a heart catheterization on Wednesday. Ginsburg, 81, was taken to the hospital on…

November 28, 2014
Will Supreme Court be swayed by a gay-marriage ‘tipping point’?

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to hear a challenge to bans on gay marriage, some are pointing to a number. No more than…

November 28, 2014
Fast-food sellers must list calories ‘clearly and conspicuously’ on menus within a year, FDA says

Setting new rules Tuesday despite opposition from food sellers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said menus and billboards from which customers order must “clearly…

November 28, 2014
Ever have an encounter with the police that influenced your view of law enforcement?

Saturating the news this week is the report that a St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for…

November 28, 2014
More firms, including Cravath, jump on BigLaw bonus bandwagon; Skadden says some will get $110K

At least three more BigLaw firms have jumped on the year-end associate bonus bandwagon. Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Proskauer Rose; and Skadden…

November 28, 2014
Posner: ‘Outlandish’ attorney fees in glucosamine settlement were part of a ‘selfish deal’

A nationwide class-action settlement calling for the payment of $1.93 million in attorney fees represented “a selfish deal” between class counsel and a company that…

November 28, 2014
Chemerinsky: What is a ‘true threat’ on Facebook? SCOTUS to decide

The inevitable has happened: A case involving Facebook has made it to the U.S. Supreme Court. Elonis v. United States presents an issue that…

November 28, 2014
Voting opens for the 2014 Blawg 100

We’re thrilled to announce that our 8th annual list of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience, the 2014 Blawg 100, is…

November 28, 2014
Judge unseals cellphone surveillance orders; deputy DA has ‘fervent hope’ convictions will stand

A judge in Charlotte, North Carolina, has unsealed 529 orders involving cellphone surveillance requests that were so secret the DA’s office didn’t see the records.…

November 28, 2014
More BigLaw firms match Simpson bonuses of $15K to $100K

An early start to the end-of-year bonus season was kicked off Friday by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Its announcement of an associate bonus schedule of…

November 28, 2014
Lawyer sues fitness club, alleges he was banned for prior lawsuit

A Manhattan lawyer claims in a lawsuit that the SoulCycle fitness club banned him from the premises in May 2013 for representing a former fitness…

November 28, 2014
Posner opinion tosses judge from case partly for his ‘tone of derision’

A federal appeals court in Chicago has tossed U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur from a sex-bias case in part because of a “tone of derision”…

November 28, 2014
House finally sues over implementation of health-care law; what actions are challenged?

After finally finding a lawyer who wouldn’t quit, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s executive actions on…

November 28, 2014
Obama executive order to OK temporary stay by parents of US citizens and legal permanent residents

Even before President Barack Obama gave a speech Thursday announcing a plan to allow up to 5 million of the country’s 11 million undocumented residents…

November 28, 2014
County clerk fined $500 for using government Wi-Fi during his re-election campaign

A longtime court clerk in suburban Chicago used personal electronic devices when he was attending to matters related to his re-election campaign. But County Clerk…

November 28, 2014
Lawyer taken off 14 cases after furor over trial claim that teen consented to sex with teacher

A California school district yanked 14 litigation matters from its outside counsel, W. Keith Wyatt, after a firestorm over a trial argument that a 14-year-old…

November 28, 2014
Fired California bar leader allegedly misled trustees, leaked report says

The California bar leader who sued over his firing is losing the latest round in the public relations war after two legal publications reported on…

November 28, 2014
Jones Day objects to blogger’s story on its ‘trim, perky and adorable’ hires

Jones Day registered its disapproval when an American Lawyer blogger described its new Supreme Court law clerk hires as “trim, perky and adorable.” Jones Day…

November 28, 2014
Tax attorney will accept Bitcoin payments, but won’t take digital currency on retainer

A Michigan business and tax lawyer has announced that he will take Bitcoin payments from clients, but will not accept the digital currency on retainer.…

November 28, 2014
Has studying or practicing law made it more difficult for you to read for pleasure?

In the November issue of the ABA Journal, Black’s Law Dictionary editor-in-chief Bryan Garner writes about an encounter with a law firm partner who…