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Welcome to Monday, a day to remember a great American with a dream. Here are some news items to get the week started.

Martin Luther King Jr.– The suicide rate among lawyers is alarming.

– Documentary on legal opposition to same-sex marriage ban opens at Sundance.

– Does Hollywood have an edge before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals?

– Litigation does not survive plaintiffs’ deaths in Minnesota.

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Welcome to Monday, pitching great Whitey Ford’s 85th birthday.

Photo of Whitey Ford baseball card

1955 Bowman baseball card of Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees.

Here are some news items to get your week started.

– New Jersey governor drops appeal of same-sex marriage decision.

– A $2 award yields $197,505 in fees.

– Former federal informant sues United States for abandonment.

– Prosecutors seek life sentences for Khmer Rouge leaders.

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DetroitWelcome to the first Tuesday in September. Here are some news items to get this post-Labor Day week started.

– An American city tries to emerge from bankruptcy.

– China holds an open trial.

– What is the most dangerous position in football? Inquiring workers’ compensation lawyers want to know.

– Did Chicago’s Metra invite a lawsuit?

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Welcome to Monday and a hoped-for end to the recent heat wave. Here are some news items to get the week started.

– Justice has not been delayed, merely sequestered.

– The George Zimmerman case is not over for its prosecutors.

– “Re-segregation” trial opens in North Carolina federal court.

– Lawyers rank below business executives — and journalists — in Pew Research Center poll.



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Chris DavisWelcome to Monday, the first day of the All-Star break. Here are some news items to consider before the Home Run Derby.

– Federal court’s plan to handle New York police lawsuits draws fire.

– California trial lawyers mount ballot initiative to raise cap on non-economic damages.

– Passengers in San Francisco plane crash will not be treated equally.

– Former Chinese labor-camp inmate wins compensation.

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Maryland JudiciaryWelcome to another Monday and we hope you had a lovely holiday weekend. Here are some links to check out while you ponder whether you’d like to throw your hat in the ring for New York City comptroller:

– The Maryland Judiciary debuts a spiffy new website. (Let us know what you think about it in the comments section)

– When you hear “bear arms” in terms of the Second Amendment, do you think one gun or multiple guns? Why this might become very important in Illinois tomorrow.

– Ron Miller on why the first settlement offer from an insurance company is usually a bad one.

Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg too old to be a Supreme Court justice?

In-House Interrogatory

Asked: Our weekly question to the In-House community

It’s all about the money and, this week, in-house counsels have advice on how to save those dollar bills in class action lawsuits.

According to Inside Counsel, legal executives recommended alternative fee arrangements to cut costs in class-action lawsuits. They also advised in-house departments to spend more time on these matters rather than giving the work to outside counsel. Finally, general counsels said to conduct early case assessments in order to have more time to map out a strategy.

So here’s our question for you:

What are ways you think would cut costs in class-action lawsuits?

Leave a comment below or email me.

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NCISWelcome to Monday and the final day of the 2013 Maryland General Assembly session. Here are a few news items to get the week started.

– The dean of the Supreme Court press corps explains the same-sex marriage cases to a foreign audience.

– The National Football League will urge federal judge to kick a lawsuit out of court.

– A friend’s call for a Navy investigation of an alleged suicide sounds like an “NCIS” episode.

– New York politicians urge city to settle lawsuit that followed 1990 attack on Central Park jogger.

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Happy Monday, Happy Holy Week and Happy Passover!

Here are some items to get your week of piety started.

– A look at the role of federalism in the upcoming Supreme Court arguments on same-sex marriage.

– In other Supreme Court news, the high court has agreed to hear another case involving affirmative action and college admissions.

– In case you missed it last week, “Mr. Burns” presided over the trial of “Bart Simpson.”

– Did you hear the one about the law school student who fell off a classroom chair and sued?  (HT: Above the Law)

– That laser pointer you use for your presentations might be illegal.



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Welcome to the first Monday in a month of madness. Here are some news items to get your week started.

– Wrongful foreclosures on military members exceed estimates.

– Do the opponents of Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriage in California, have standing?

– Red-light camera company faces storm of corruption allegations in the Windy City.

– Michelob maker mounts media campaign amid lawsuits alleging the company waters down its beer.