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Caso Lídia Teixeira x União (Senado)

Justiça derruba limite de gastos do Senado com assistência à saúde de viúva de ex-Senador

"No caso dos autos, como referido linhas retro, a Requerente é pessoa idosa, necessitada de constante acompanhamento médico-hospitalar e ambulatorial, em clínicas de tratamentos multidisciplinares e que, em vista de constar...more

A advocacia e a luta por liberdade e por amor

Nesta segunda década do século XXI, inegáveis foram os avanços rumo à defesa e à promoção dos direitos da população LGBT. No Brasil, a força da Justiça que animou esse movimento, com atuação valorosa dos profissionais do...more

Former Lawyer Breaks Government Surveillance Story

The National Security Agency's top-secret cell phone surveillance program is front-page news. Yet many still don't realize that the reporter behind the story is actually a lawyer. Glenn Greenwald worked for two New York...more

Boston Marathon and Hurricane Sandy show Lawyer Reputation Undeserved

In a recent poll reflecting how the public views the ethical standards of various professions, lawyers ranked in the 19th percentile.  Lawyers came in slightly below business executives in the 21st percentile and well below...more

Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit [Video]

Mar. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. The US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on two landmark civil rights cases focusing on gay marriage. Also, Italy's Supreme...more

Store Owner Entitled to Attorney Fee Award for Successful Defense of Disabled Persons Act Claim

In Jankey v. Lee, 2012 DJDAR 16809 (2012), the California Supreme Court decided an interesting attorney fee case involving a claim for attorney fees by a defendant who was successful in defending against a claim of disability...more

McKenna Long Cultivates Charter Schools Practice [Video]

Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Eric Tanenblatt, senior managing director and head of the National Government Affairs practice group at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, talks about the firm's cross-practice Charter Schools team....more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT

Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks preliminary injunctive relief to redress and prevent further deprivation of rights protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution by actions of Defendants....more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT

Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to redress and prevent the deprivation by Defendants, acting under color of state law, of his rights against compelled speech and compelled association...more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

This civil rights class action seeks immediate injunctive and declaratory relief to redress and prevent the deprivation of Plaintiff Lautenbaugh’s rights, and the rights of the class members he seeks to represent, against...more

Are Westlaw and Lexis Violating Lawyer Copyrights By Publishing Legal Briefs and Memoranda In Their Databases?

Is it silly or is it serious that two New York lawyers are pursuing actual and punitive damages from both West Publishing Company and LexisNexis for having the audacity of taking documents like briefs and legal memoranda,...more

The Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Scheme (IOLTA): Could the medical profession get away with fleecing patients in this way?

It is coming on a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the IOLTA scheme constitutes a collective taking by the state of the property of clients. Still the scheme continues. Nothing has changed. Why? Charles E....more

Big court victory for law firm consumers re online marketing and Google AdWords

This discusses a landmark case of first impression involving Google AdWords and online marketing of law firms. This case, Habush Habush & Rottier vs. Cannon & Dunphy, involves the two most prominent personal injury firms...more

Regulating Online Marketing? Red Alert - The ABA Isn't the Enemy.

There's a lot of hyped-up commentary regarding the ABA's proposed regulation of online lawyer marketing, as though this will end all law firm marketing on the internet. To the contrary, this is not really much of an issue...more

Simpson Strong-Tie Co. v. Gore

CA Supreme Court Rules in Favor of lawyer-advertising Rights of Plaintiff Lawyer seeking Clients

The California Supreme Court ruled in Simpson Strong-Tie Co. v. Gore on May 17, 2010 that a plaintiff lawyer who was seeking clients for a possible class action lawsuit had a right to publish an advertisement regarding...more

CARLTON FIELDS AND THE ACLU OF GEORGIA HOST SUPREME COURT UPDATE

Carlton Fields’ Atlanta office and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia hosted a Supreme Court Update Continued Legal Education (CLE) program on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The program took place over lunch at...more

American Bar Association - Resolution by House of Delegates

Opposition to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, P .L. 109-8 ("BAPCPA")

This is the Resolution that the American Bar Association House of Delegates unanimously passed on August 4, 2009. RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association opposes the provisions in the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and...more

Barbara C. Johnson v. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Petition for Writ of Certiorari

This Petition and its attachments are important for each and every one of you to read. The issues are unique and of national importance. If you are a lawyer, you might need to use the arguments for your own protection from...more

Daily Law Artice on Win in Walton v. Briley

This article reports on William Paxton's win in Walton v. Briley. This is a unanimous decision by Judges Posner, Easterbrook, and Bauer. The opinion established for the first time that a right to a public trial is a...more

Walton v. Briley, 361 F.3d 431 (7th Cir. 2004).

Walton v. Briley

Unanimous decision by Judges Posner, Easterbrook, and Bauer establishing for the first time that a right to a public trial is a fundamental constitutional right that may be relinquished only upon a showing that the defendant...more

EL JUICIO ORAL

Versión revisada (2003) del capítulo presentado en el libro Nuevo Proceso Penal (2000, varios autores)....more

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