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Prosecution File Demonstrates Purposeful Discrimination

The United States Supreme Court, in a 7-1 decision in Foster v. Chatman, 2016 U.S. LEXIS 3486 , held that petitioner Timothy Foster demonstrated purposeful discrimination on the part of prosecutors during his 1987 capital murder trial. The State had used...

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EARNHARDT: It’s All in a Name

Famous NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt died in 2001, but litigation relating to his death continues to this day. In a case before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Board), the former racing super star’s...

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Deflategate Update

On April 25, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a judgment from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York that vacated an arbitration award suspending New England Patriots quarterback...

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NFL Concussion Class Action Settled

On April 22, 2015, Federal District Judge Anita B. Brody approved a class action settlement that resolves lawsuits brought against the National Football League (NFL) by former players who alleged that the NFL failed to inform them of and protect them...

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When life hands you a gift, sometimes you have to hand it back. Quickly.

St. Louis, Missouri, attorney Joel Eisenstein, age 70, violated several rules of professional conduct when he received and reviewed opposing counsel’s outline of questions to her client. Eisenstein’s client, a husband in a divorce case, had...

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UPS Sent Packing

The Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act, 49 U.S.C.S. § 11706 et seq., did not preempt the state-law claims of an artist who saw red when her oil paintings were auctioned off after the men in brown allegedly removed them from their packaging...