Tuesday, July 27, 2010
"Obama Pushes Confirmation of Judges": David Ingram has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 05:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Cleveland loses appeal of Wall St. mortgage case; City alleged public nuisance from securitizations": Reuters has a report that begins, "The city of Cleveland lost its appeal on Tuesday of a lawsuit accusing 22 Wall Street bank and mortgage lenders of creating a public nuisance by creating risky mortgage securities to be sold to investors."
"Warren Jeffs' rape conviction overturned, new trial ordered": The Deseret News has an update that begins, "The Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the rape conviction of Fundamentalist LDS Church leader Warren Jeffs, citing an 'erroneous' instruction given to the jury during the 2007 trial."
The Salt Lake Tribune has a news update headlined "Supreme Court: Jeffs gets new trial."
And The Associated Press reports that "Utah court reverses polygamist leader convictions."
"N.J. Supreme Court declines to hear gay marriage case filed by 6 same-sex couples": This article appears today in The Newark Star-Ledger.
"Cities, counties get boost in lead paint suit": Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, "In a critical victory for San Francisco and other cities and counties suing companies for the monumental costs of cleaning up lead paint, the state Supreme Court said Monday that local governments can enlist private lawyers and offer them a share of the proceeds."
And Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News reports today that "State Supreme Court sides with Santa Clara County over hiring private lawyers."
"Libel law must be changed to protect free speech, Supreme Court hears; People should be free to criticise each other on the internet without fear of being sued, the Supreme Court heard yesterday in a test libel case which could could make it easier to rely on the fair comment defence": The Telegraph (UK) contains this article today.
Posted at 08:04 AM by Howard Bashman
"'Angel' to urge Pennsylvania justice to quit": This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
And The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports today that "A different kind of 'Angel' expected to land today in Harrisburg."
"Chicago gun lawsuit plaintiffs apply for permits; Lead plaintiff critical of $100 fee": Today's edition of The Chicago Tribune contains an article that begins, "Two years after filing a lawsuit that ultimately forced the city to dismantle its 28-year-old handgun ban, Otis McDonald walked into a police station Monday and applied for a permit allowing him to keep a gun at home."
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman