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Law Clerk for Federal Judge Arrested for Solicitation of Child

Law Clerk for Federal Judge Arrested for Solicitation of Child   Thomas Jackson, a law clerk for a federal judge in New Orleans, pled guilty to charges of soliciting sex with a 10-year-old boy on the Internet, according to The Times-Picayune. Jackson was actually talking with an FBI agent online.…>read more

No Comment January 13, 2014

Race Claims Dropped From Paula Deen Suit

Race Claims Dropped From Paula Deen Suit   A federal judge threw out Lisa Jackson’s race discrimination claims, which were meant, probably, just as a ploy for Lisa to gain money from Paula Deen. As Deen’s lawyers said, the racial claims were “scurrilous and false” and were…>read more

1 Comment August 13, 2013

Federal Judge Barbara Jones Joining Zuckerman Spaeder

Federal Judge Barbara Jones Joining Zuckerman Spaeder   A federal judge and former prosecutor, Barbara S. Jones, is resigning from the bench in order to join the law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder, according to The New York Times. Jones works in the Federal District Court in Manhattan…>read more

No Comment January 7, 2013

Planned Parenthood Takes a Hit in Oklahoma

Planned Parenthood Takes a Hit in Oklahoma There are some disagreements as to why a Federal Judge let Oklahoma terminate a contract with Planned Parenthood. Ostensibly, the judge cited the failure of Planned Parenthood to respond to state inquiries into how they are managing themselves. Their take…>read more

No Comment December 25, 2012

Lawsuit Filed by Federal Judges Regarding Pay Increases

Lawsuit Filed by Federal Judges Regarding Pay Increases   Congress was ordered back in October by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to pay six federal judges years of back pay. A class-action lawsuit is being pushed by federal judges to make sure that the…>read more

No Comment December 14, 2012

Weil, Gotshal & Manges Partner Making it to Bench

Weil, Gotshal & Manges Partner Making it to Bench Democratic U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has said in a statement that he has recommended Vernon Broderick, a partner of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, to President Barack Obama on Wednesday, for the post of a U.S. district judge in the Southern…>read more

No Comment November 24, 2012

Antitrust Case Against GlaxoSmithKline Regarding Flonase to be Decided by Jury, According to Court Ruling

Antitrust Case Against GlaxoSmithKline Regarding Flonase to be Decided by Jury, According to Court Ruling Generic versions of Flonase, a drug widely used to treat allergies, were withheld from consumers for years according to plaintiffs in an antitrust suit against GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of Flonase. A decision by Judge Anita B. Brody is sending the…>read more

No Comment July 22, 2011

Supporters of Proposition 8 Argue for Right to Appeal

Supporters of Proposition 8 Argue for Right to Appeal California Proposition 8, the ban of same-sex marriage in California, has repeatedly not been defended by state officials.  Monday, March 14, supporters of Prop 8 asked the California Supreme Court to let them defend Prop 8 since it was not…>read more

4 Comments March 15, 2011

Chevron Granted Preliminary Injunction in Ecuador Case

Chevron Granted Preliminary Injunction in Ecuador Case Chevron was ordered by a court in Ecuador last month to pay almost $9 billion to Ecuador to clean up alleged pollution by caused by Texaco Inc. in the 1970s and 1980s.  In 2001, Chevron bought Texaco, and denies responsibility. …>read more

No Comment March 8, 2011

Federal Judge Appoints Steering Committee in BP Oil Spill

Federal Judge Appoints Steering Committee in BP Oil Spill A federal judge in New Orleans has appointed a 15-member plaintiff’s steering committee that will oversee the hundreds of lawsuits filed against BP PLc and its partners with regards to the Gulf oil spill earlier this year. Included in the…>read more

No Comment October 12, 2010

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