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Fraudsters Use Amazon’s Cloud to Create Fake Web Traffic

Fri, 2015-06-05 07:16
Amazon's cloud-computing service has become a popular conduit for fraudsters, according to new research from Fraudlogix.

AM Roundup: DOJ Readies for Next Round of Mortgage Settlements

Fri, 2015-06-05 05:51
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Assisted-Death Bill Clears California Senate

Thu, 2015-06-04 15:26
Terminally ill adults in California with less than six months to live would be able to get a doctor’s prescription for a lethal dose of "aid-in-dying" drugs to speed up their deaths under legislation approved Thursday by the state Senate.

New York Court Grants Law License to Undocumented Immigrant

Thu, 2015-06-04 13:36
A New York appeals court on Thursday ruled that a Mexican-born undocumented immigrant who came to the United States as a child is eligible to practice law in the state.

Nothing Weak-Kneed About Alan Dershowitz’s Lawsuits

Thu, 2015-06-04 11:09
For attorney Alan Dershowitz, living in the Boston area has been hard on the knees. In just over a year and a half, the retired Harvard Law School professor has twice gone to court claiming negligence after taking a spill and injuring a knee.

Ex-Partner at NY Law Firm Pleads Guilty to Felony Tax Fraud

Thu, 2015-06-04 09:42
A lawyer has pleaded guilty to felony tax fraud on almost $1 million in earnings he made while a New York City-based partner with the law firm Hughes, Hubbard and Reed LLP, the Manhattan district attorney's office said Thursday.

LegalZoom Accuses State Bar of Illegally Squelching Competition

Thu, 2015-06-04 08:45
Discount legal services company LegalZoom.com Inc. is suing the North Carolina State Bar in federal court for refusing to register its prepaid legal plans.

At Facebook Summit, Little Consensus on Privacy

Thu, 2015-06-04 07:36
At Facebook’s first-ever privacy summit Wednesday, experts were divided on nearly topic at hand — including the definition of privacy itself.

AM Roundup: Prosecutors Push Back Against Forfeiture Restrictions

Thu, 2015-06-04 06:13
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Colorado School Shooting Law Exposes Districts to Lawsuits

Wed, 2015-06-03 15:51
Colorado school districts can be sued and held liable for not taking reasonable steps to protect students from school shootings under a new law signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

California Student Can Wear Feather to Graduation Ceremony After All

Wed, 2015-06-03 08:54
A California school district sued for refusing to let a Native American student wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation has backed away from its position after reaching an agreement with the senior's lawyers.

AM Roundup: Obama Signs ‘USA Freedom Act’

Wed, 2015-06-03 06:02
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Sons of Jim Thorpe Ask Supreme Court to Take Up Dispute Over Burial Site

Tue, 2015-06-02 14:51
The surviving sons of legendary Native American athlete Jim Thorpe say a federal appeals court got it wrong when it ruled that the remains of their father could stay in a small Pennsylvania town named after him. Now they're asking the Supreme Court to take up the case.

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to EPA Air Pollution Limits

Tue, 2015-06-02 12:24
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's process for determining whether states are complying with air-quality ozone limits, ruling against states, industry groups and environmental organizations that challenged the rules.

Sotomayor Tops Supreme Court Celebrity Ranking

Tue, 2015-06-02 11:23
A new paper quantifies the Supreme Court celebrity justice trend and finds that justices on the nation's highest court are mixing with the public a lot more than in the past.

Hastert Arraignment Pushed to Next Week

Tue, 2015-06-02 09:05
The arraignment of former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert has been pushed back a week, delaying his first appearance since federal prosecutors charged him with illegally concealing hush-money payments.

AM Roundup: Secret Summit on Health-Law Subsidies

Tue, 2015-06-02 05:27
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

What Do the New Spy Rules Mean For Me?

Mon, 2015-06-01 14:27
While the government won’t say exactly how it is doing things differently, it did lose certain legal powers Sunday night. Here’s what it means for most people.

Rep. McCarthy: No Obamacare Bill Until After Supreme Court Ruling

Mon, 2015-06-01 10:17
House Republicans aren't likely to introduce a bill addressing subsidies under the health law until the Supreme Court rules on the matter, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said Monday.

McDermott Poaches from K&L Gates in Dallas

Mon, 2015-06-01 09:10
Three years after dipping a toe into the Dallas market, McDermott Will & Emery LLP is expanding in the city by poaching a six-partner team from K&L Gates.
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