Legal malpractice plaintiffs in Illinois can recover for punitive damages they incurred due to attorney negligence, despite a ban on punitive damages in malpractice cases themselves, the state’s top court ruled.
A Houston real estate company is stuck with a judgment in favor of its former law firm, after the Texas Supreme Court on Friday denied its petition to review an appellate ruling it contended unfairly widened the state’s anti-SLAPP law.
A civil rights suit by parents who claimed that their son committed suicide after high school administrators imposed discriminatory discipline on him because of his gender identity was properly dismissed, the Sixth Circuit said.
A retired Deere & Co. senior patent counsel allegedly withheld knowledge of “damaging Russian prior art” from the US Patent and Trademark Office while seeking patents whose claims the Russian agency rejected that were “identical” to patents the USPTO ultimately issued, a court filing shows.
Two judges recused themselves without explanation from a case challenging Indiana’s new abortion law, raising questions about whether the emotionally charged nature of abortion is to blame and if more transparency is needed when judges step off a case.
An attorney who was suspended in North Carolina for one year for having sex with a current client failed to overturn that sanction on Tuesday, after a state appeals court said the lower court didn’t abuse its discretion.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s top aide, First Assistant Attorney General Brent Webster, won dismissal of a misconduct lawsuit filed by the state’s disciplinary commission in the wake of his work on a lawsuit challenging the 2020 presidential election results.