ExxonMobil wants to attack public officials suing it over climate change

Texas appeals court justices will soon decide if ExxonMobil can use Texas courts to pursue counter-litigation against the public officials and private lawyers who have teamed to sue the oil... Read On

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Miami Hotel Dishwasher Forced to Work Sundays Awarded $21 Million by Jury

Sixty-year-old Marie Jean Pierre was a dishwasher at the Conrad Miami Hotel for more than a decade until she was fired in March 2016. Pierre, a devout Christian missionary born in Haiti, said she was fired ...

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Florida jury awards almost $500 million to family of Kalil McCoy

Kalil McCoy’s friends who dumped her body and tried to conceal her death seven years ago have something else over their heads. While only one remains in jail as the triggerman in the 20-year-old’s death, a ...

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It’s time to bring back the corporate death penalty

When big companies engage in criminal harm to the public, they deserve serious punishment. And the crimes of PG&E pale in comparison to those of the tobacco industry, the asbestos industry, and companies like ExxonMobil ...

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N.J. man who stepped backward, fell 20 feet recovers $7.5M verdict from jury

A jury in Middlesex County Tuesday awarded $7.5 million to a man who fell 20 feet from a construction site in 2015. Duane Schultz, 56, of Spotswood, was cleaning up materials at a residential construction site ...

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Civil Plaintiff

January 20, 2019

College asks judge to throw out $13.1 million wrongful-firing verdict

Texas Southmost College says in a recent court filing that the $13.1 million judgment against it awarded to the college's...

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January 18, 2019

Miami Hotel Dishwasher Forced to Work Sundays Awarded $21 Million by Jury

Sixty-year-old Marie Jean Pierre was a dishwasher at the Conrad Miami Hotel for more than a decade until she was...

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January 18, 2019

N.J. man who stepped backward, fell 20 feet recovers $7.5M verdict from jury

A jury in Middlesex County Tuesday awarded $7.5 million to a man who fell 20 feet from a construction site...

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January 18, 2019

Chicago charities due share of $2.2 million from widow’s estate

Lurie Children's Hospital, the CSO, the Art Institute and others are set to receive funds at the conclusion of a...

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Consumer Law

January 18, 2019

New York State Passes the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

After 16 years of debate and discussion, the New York...

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January 18, 2019

N.J. tax scofflaws coughed up at least $200M during amnesty

New Jersey’s delinquent taxpayers coughed up at least $200 million...

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January 18, 2019

Best-selling paranormal romance writer accuses her husband of a ‘Shakespearean plot’ to poison her

Sherrilyn Kenyon, the best-selling author of the Dark-Hunter series, is...

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Criminal Law

January 18, 2019

Man Who Killed Morgan Freeman’s Relative Sentenced

A man who stabbed and killed actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter...

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January 18, 2019

Teenager accused of beating a 4-year-old to death because she spilled juice on his Xbox

Johnathan Fair, 19, and the child’s mother took the girl,...

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January 18, 2019

3 Chicago Officers Acquitted of Covering Up in Laquan McDonald Killing

Three Chicago police officers were acquitted on Thursday of charges...

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January 17, 2019

After 24 years for murder conviction, Illinois man acquitted

After being imprisoned nearly 24 years for the shooting death...

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Big Law

January 20, 2019

ExxonMobil wants to attack public officials suing it over climate change

Texas appeals court justices will soon decide if ExxonMobil can...

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January 20, 2019

It’s time to bring back the corporate death penalty

When big companies engage in criminal harm to the public,...

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January 18, 2019

Lampert wins Sears bankruptcy auction with $5.2 billion bid

Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert won a bankruptcy auction...

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January 18, 2019

FAA Announces Draft Proposals for the Drone Industry

The Federal Aviation Administration released two draft proposals concerning the...

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Political and Legislative

January 20, 2019

Texas Border Towns’ GOP Rep: Trump’s Border ‘Crisis’ Is A ‘Myth’

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), whose congressional district includes more than...

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January 18, 2019

Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress; does it meet Barr’s definition of obstruction?

Special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that President Donald Trump...

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January 18, 2019

Poll: President Trump Losing Support of His Base Since Shutdown

Amid the longest government shutdown in history, President Donald Trump...

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January 18, 2019

Poll: A majority of Americans support raising the top tax rate to 70 percent

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her Republican critics have both...

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