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New modernized bankruptcy forms are proposed (access required)

The Judicial Conference is proposing the first set of revised bankruptcy forms for individual filers in more than two decades. The conference is seeking public comments on the newly revised forms, including the fee waiver and installment fee forms, income ...

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Suit alleges D.C. firm failed to protect inventor’s secrets (access required)

A recently filed malpractice suit seeks to hold the D.C. law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery liable for the alleged theft of a California inventor’s confidential information. Elizabeth Holmes and her medical technology company, Theranos, Inc., sued McDermott last ...

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US court rejects appeal from Somali pirates

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from Somali men who were the first people convicted on federal piracy charges in nearly 200 years. The justices did not comment last Tuesday in refusing to go into ...

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Terry stop in high-crime area constitutional, says 4th Circuit (access required)

Police didn’t violate the Fourth Amendment by conducting a Terry stop of individuals loitering outside a convenience store in a high-crime area, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a firearm conviction. An officer on routine ...

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AP reporter: Condemned killer opened up to me

JARRATT (AP) He gave a nod and a wink before he sat down in the electric chair, then he uttered two statements as contradictory as the man himself: a Gaelic expletive and “God bless.” Robert Gleason Jr. was playful and ...

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An ‘unzip’ drive: Defense bar pushing new rules for broader access to prosecutors’ files (access required)

Weary of case-by-case skirmishing over discovery, the criminal defense bar has seized the initiative to push for broad change to the rules governing access to prosecutors’ files. Defense lawyers are one step closer to winning wider access to police reports ...

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C-Section was ordered an hour too late, birth injury plaintiff claims – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff contended that the defendant OB/GYN failed to appropriately monitor her mother’s labor, recognize and respond to fetal distress, and timely order a C-section, which resulted in anoxic encephalopathy with severe and permanent neurological injury and cerebral palsy. The primary ...

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