Hot Docs: Supreme Court forbids attorney DMV records access for solicitation; Scalia joins liberal dissent

Jun 20, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court’s recent Maracich v. Spears ruling held that attorneys may not access DMV records for nascent lawsuit solicitation; Scalia joins in the dissent with three liberals.

Hot Docs: ACLU sues to stop government phone tracking

Jun 13, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The ACLU is suing various government officials over its practices of spying on millions of Americans’ phone records in the name of terror investigation.

Hot Docs: Zoo responsible for death of two-year-old killed by African wild dogs, lawsuit claims

Jun 6, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The surviving parents of a child killed by a pack of African wild dogs at the Pittsburgh Zoo are suing the Zoo, claiming the exhibit was negligently maintained.

Hot Docs: Ninth Circuit strikes down Arizona anti-abortion law

May 30, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A recent ruling from the Ninth Circuit struck down Arizona’s ban on abortions past twenty weeks gestational age, and further demonstrates that a judge can disagree with abortion and still accurately apply the law.

Hot Docs: Brady Center challenges city law that mandates all houses must have firearms and ammunition

May 23, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has sued the City of Nelson, Georgia, claiming a new law that requires all heads of households to keep firearms and ammunition for it is unconstitutional.

Hot Docs: Class action lawsuit alleges Apple knew about “latent defect” in iPhone power button

May 16, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A new lawsuit claims that Apple’s iPhone 4 contains a latent defect causing its power button to stop functioning after 18 months, and that Apple knew about this all along.

Hot Docs: Court upholds kidnapping lawsuit of whistleblower executive against billionaire Koch

May 9, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

In response to a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss, a court has ruled ruled to uphold a former executive’s kidnapping allegations against billionaire Bill Koch.

Hot Docs: Threats to report criminal activity in demand letter is extortion, rules CA court

May 2, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

In a recent ruling, the California court of appeals ruled that a threat by an attorney to report alleged crimes of the letter’s recipient constituted criminal extortion.

Hot Docs: SCOTUS scolds government in immigration/drug conviction ruling

Apr 25, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Moncrieffe v. Holder, in which the Court held that the defendant alien’s state

Hot Docs: Parents sue Wal-Mart after drop-side crib suffocates seven month old son

Apr 18, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Two parents are suing Wal-Mart over the death of their seven month old son, which was caused by suffocation while sleeping in a drop-side crib purchased from Wal-Mart.

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