Woman Sues Kobe Bryant for Refusing to Marry Her

July 28th, 2011

The recently announced NBA lockout closed the league’s doors to its players after a uniquely successful season. The close of basketball business, however, has not prevented the league from offering colorful storylines. An Ohio woman recently filed a lawsuit against Kobe Bryant in Orange County Superior Court after the NBA superstar allegedly breached a promise […]

Sony Sued for Negligence After Playstation Hacking Attacks

July 25th, 2011

The online PlayStation Network has allowed millions of users to engage with other gamers from the comfort of their living rooms. But a recent hacking incident that exposed personal data from PlayStation Network users has irked a legion of loyal gamers. In a potential financial blow to Sony, which owns of the PlayStation Network, three victims of […]

Unemployed Corporate Lawyers Brave Extended Recession

July 21st, 2011

The effects of the lingering recession have been very pronounced for Chicago area attorneys. Some lawyers even fear that the recession permanently altered the long-term legal employment landscape. A recent article in the Chicago Tribune highlighted the travails of several Illinois corporate attorneys who have been unemployed for months. Some have been jobless for more […]

Lawsuit Targets Church for Teenager’s Death During Religious Ritual

July 18th, 2011

Throughout the course of human civilization, people have used mind-altering substances in religious and spiritual ceremonies, from peyote-fueled Native American ceremonies to coffee-infused modern church services. There are, however, limits to such practices, as the religious leaders guiding the ceremonies have a responsibility to protect the participants. Lawsuit Alleges Church is Responsible for Child’s Death […]

Wal-Mart Verdict May Hamper Future Class Action Suits

July 14th, 2011

The recent outcome of a high-profile employment discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart may have a chilling long-term effect on similar class action claims. The Wal-Mart lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2001, alleged that the retailing giant systematically underpaid female workers while also offering more promotion opportunities to male employees. The lawsuit never reached trial, as […]

Sexual Assault Case Against Strauss-Kahn Takes Surprising Turn

July 11th, 2011

The year’s most controversial sexual assault case recently took a surprising turn as New York prosecutors reportedly admitted doubts about the strength of their case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The case against the former head of the International Monetary Fund has apparently been crippled by new information revealing that Strauss-Kahn’s accuser has repeatedly lied to investigators […]

Papers Reveal Supreme Court Nominee Kagan’s Lighter Side

May 31st, 2010

A series of recently-released documents reveal a few different sides to Elena Kagan, who is President Barack Obama’s pick to assume an open seat in the Supreme Court of the United States. Kagan, who now works as a lawyer, can be funny and flip, while at other times, cautious, studious and meticulous. Above all, it […]

Blagojevich Lawyers Claim Judge Made Mistakes in Jury Selection

May 27th, 2010

Lawyers for beleaguered former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich said recently that the judge presiding over his corruption legal case made a mistake in jury selection for the trial, when several potential jurors were released for personal hardships, but without input from the prosecution or defense, according to CBS. Blago’s lawyers said through court papers that […]

Weird and Strange Lawsuits Filed

May 24th, 2010

Some people will file a lawsuit over just about anything. Take he classic case of a woman suing McDonalds’ for coffee she claimed was “too hot.” That lawsuit to a $2.86 million decision in her favor, but was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to strange lawsuits. Here are five examples of […]

Lawyers: Polanski Shouldn’t Get Sealed Transcripts

May 7th, 2010

Prosecuting lawyers argued in court recently that film director Roman Polanski should not have access to sealed transcripts that could help his case because of his fugitive status in the United States. The transcripts of testimony by Roger Gunson, a former prosecuting attorney in the ongoing legal case with Polanski, reportedly detail alleged misconduct. Polanski’s […]