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August 29, 2014
Judge Rejects Challenge to $9 Billion Actos Verdict

A federal judge on Thursday refused to toss out a $9 billion verdict in the first federal bellwether trial over claims that taking Actos increased the risk of getting bladder cancer.

August 29, 2014
Tenth Cir. Validates Action By Contested NLRB Member

A federal appeals court on Wednesday interpreted the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on presidential recess appointments to validate action taken by a previously contested member of the National Labor Relations Board.

August 29, 2014
Texas Judge Rules School Finance System Unconstitutional

With his judgment, Judge Dietz enjoined the state from enforcing sections of the education code until July 2015, giving state lawmakers an opportunity to modify it.

August 29, 2014
In Divided Ruling, Calif. Justices Side With Domino's on Franchisor Liability

Domino's Pizza isn't liable for alleged harassment of a franchise employee, wrote Justice Marvin Baxter for the 4-3 majority.

August 29, 2014
NPE Likely to Dodge Fees in Gaming Suits

The case may have been "rare," but the discovery feuding was garden variety, said U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg.

August 29, 2014
Patent Law — Best Practices as Seen From the Bench

Three U.S. district judges and a U.S. magistrate participated in a roundtable discussion in Dallas, "Patent Law: Best Practices As Seen From The Bench."

August 29, 2014
Roberta Gelb on Technology Training

Roberta Gelb, president of Chelsea Office Systems, talks about how trends such as cloud computing and bring your own device (BYOD) have law firms realizing the importance of training in the adoption of new technologies.

August 29, 2014
Eric Turkewitz on Legal Blogging

Eric Turkewitz, of The Turkewitz Law Firm and author of the New York Personal Injury Law Blog, offers dos and don'ts for first-time legal bloggers.

August 29, 2014
Twitter: A Sleeping Discovery Giant?

Attorney Daniel Cummins and staff reporter Ben Present discuss the emerging issue of social media law. In this installment, the two discuss the differences between Facebook and Twitter, and whether Twitter posts can be discoverable.

August 29, 2014
Circuit Judges Challenge Timing of Sexual Abuse Claims

Lawyers for both sides in the litigation over sexual abuse at Yeshiva University High School for Boys came under intense questioning by a federal appeals panel Thursday.

August 29, 2014
Third Circuit: Revealing Account Number Violates Fair Debt Collection Law

The Third Circuit has reversed a district court on an issue that "implicates a core concern animating" the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

August 29, 2014
98-Year-Old Fights to Clear McCarthy-Era Felony Stigma

The 98-year-old retired math teacher who walked into the Manhattan federal courthouse on Monday says she has never forgotten that she is a convicted felon.

August 29, 2014
Battle Over Carolla Podcast Ownership Headed for Trial

Talk show host Adam Carolla goes to trial on Tuesday against a former high school friend who claims Carolla owes him money over the podcast ?The Adam Carolla Show.?

August 29, 2014
Judge Orders Merck to Comply With Hedge Fund's Subpoena

Merck must hand over internal documents related to its valuation of an osteoporosis drug it developed, thanks to a New Jersey federal judge's decision.

August 29, 2014
Record BofA Settlement Includes $30 Million Legal Aid Windfall

The $16.65 billion Bank of America deal announced last week contains a boon for a program that provides civil legal aid to the poor through interest from lawyer trust accounts.

August 29, 2014
Determining driver impairment with marijuana involves imperfect science, says law enforcement

How do you determine if someone with THC in their blood was driving under the influence? It’s an imperfect science, say Oregon cannabis supporters and law enforcement. Voters there in November will decide if the state should decriminalize marijuana for recreational use. A key issue, the Oregonian reports,…

August 29, 2014
Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case

A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees.

August 29, 2014
Teen has 1 adjudication overturned, must still pay restitution

A teenager adjudicated as delinquent after it was determined he was in a stolen car was able to convince the Indiana Court of Appeals to reverse one of his adjudications due to double jeopardy. But, the teen must still pay restitution to the victims of his crimes.

August 29, 2014
UK to Introduce New Anti-Terror Legislation

The U.K. government will introduce new legislation to make it easier to seize people's passports to counter the security threat posed by Islamist extremists traveling to and from conflict areas like Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.

August 29, 2014
Protesters sue city of Ferguson, St. Louis County and their police chiefs for $41.5 million

Five protesters are suing the city of Ferguson and St. Louis County, Missouri, as well as their police chiefs, based on allegations that they were subject to excessive force and false arrest, among other things. The U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri complaint (PDF) seeks $41.5…