Most of the election-related lawsuits now before state courts focus on fine details of election procedures. This can be a costly, time-consuming process for state courts.
Trump’s lawsuit against the FBI has been criticized as baseless. But it spotlights a loophole in federal law that doesn’t protect people’s rights when they are subjected to a search warrant.
With the high-profile defamation trial over, an expert explains how to avoid becoming the next Coleen Rooney or Rebekah Vardy.
Agreements negotiated a century ago to share water on Western rivers among states are showing their age in a time of water scarcity.
While it’s a victory for the families of the victims, the settlement leaves a key legal question about the gun industry’s liability shield unanswered.
The social cost helps regulators factor in harm from climate change when they consider new rules and purchases, like buying electric- vs. gas-powered trucks for the Postal Service.
Most Americans support clean energy in principle, but what will they do when wind turbines or high-voltage transmission lines come to town?
It’s gospel for First Amendment advocates that lawsuits against news organizations chill freedom of the press. But in an era of rampant misinformation, such legal actions may be more accepted.
State constitutions and laws protect voting rights, and state courts may be more receptive to efforts to protect Americans’ right to vote.
In the NFL, anti-Black racism shows up in the disparities between concussion settlements to injured athletes. The amounts of the payouts are determined using assessments that rely on racist science.
You may want to think twice before giving up your right to sue if you get sick, but you probably won’t have much choice.
Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can’t visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.
American ambivalence about government has left the courts to play an outsized role responding to public health crises like lead poisoning, asbestos-related illnesses and now, the coronavirus pandemic.
As if firms didn’t have enough to worry about, the pandemic could leave many of them open to unexpected legal liabilities.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies, universities and even the NBA to break contracts. What does the law say about liability in a situation like this, and does the money have to be returned?
How much is your suffering worth in court? Often, it depends on the judge. But justice may be better served by letting victims choose between monetary compensation and a more restorative remedy.
Previously secret documents and data make it clear that many companies engaged in the distribution of prescription painkillers either skirted or ignored their legal obligations for years.
What is proof? In both law and science, it’s basically a consensus of experts – but they work at very different speeds. That means juries may reach verdicts on an issue before the science is settled.
The Trump administration is trying to spike a lawsuit against the US government arguing that there’s a constitutional right to a stable climate.
What drives companies to be green? Women, it turns out, are the key. New research shows that firms with a more balanced mix of women and men in the boardroom receive fewer environmental lawsuits.