Archive for the General Legal News Category

Woman Sues Kobe Bryant for Refusing to Marry Her

Thursday, 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 […]

Unemployed Corporate Lawyers Brave Extended Recession

Thursday, 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 […]

Papers Reveal Supreme Court Nominee Kagan’s Lighter Side

Monday, 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

Thursday, 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

Monday, 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

Friday, 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 […]

Defense Lawyer Suing Police After Wearing Wire to Confront Accused Killer

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

An Australian lawyer has filed a lawsuit against police and government, charging them with not upholding their ends of a deal for her to give evidence against a former drug squad detective who was accused of murder. Nicola Gobbo, who has served as a defense attorney for several figures in Melbourne’s underworld, filed a writ […]

Blogjevich Calling on President Obama to Testify in Defense Trial

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Lawyers for ousted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich asked a federal judge to compel President Barack Obama to give testimony in connection to charges of soliciting payments to fill Obama’s vacated senate seat. Records concerning the case were recently released containing errors: Redacted names were left visible, shedding some light on the process the former […]

Recently Resurfaced Chinese Activist Lawyer Leaving the Fight

Monday, April 12th, 2010

An outspoken Chinese human-rights lawyer, who mysteriously disappeared about a year ago, said publicly that he is leaving his former role as a government critic to be reunited with his family. Gao Zhisheng, who resurfaced about two weeks ago, declined to elaborate on the details of his disappearance, and wouldn’t say whether he was abused […]

Fourteen States Sue White House to Block Health Care Overhaul

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Attorneys general from 14 states have taken their fight against President Barack Obama’s health care plan to court, after the Florida Attorney General filed a lawsuit claiming that any law requiring people to buy insurance is unconstitutional. Thirteen of the officials filed the suit in a Pensacola, Fla. federal court, just minutes after the president […]