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  • State Department Wants One Judge to Oversee Clinton Email Searches

    By Zoe Tillman

    The U.S. Department of State has asked the federal district court in Washington to assign a single judge to oversee issues related to the search of Hillary Clinton's emails and records provided by her former State Department aides.

  • Clerk's Texts and Law Firm Ties Prompt Move to Disqualify Judge

    By Zoe Tillman

    Lawyers for a woman who has accused professional baseball player Alfredo Simón Cabrera of rape have asked the judge in the case to step down, citing one of his clerk's ties to the law firm representing Cabrera. The disqualification effort was prompted by text messages the clerk sent to one of Cabrera's lawyers.

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  • With Novel Argument, Automakers Seek Stay in Airbag Suits

    By Amanda Bronstad

    Automakers sued over faulty airbags made by Takata Corp. have asked a federal judge in Florida to halt the litigation for at least six months, arguing that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and not the courts, has "primary jurisdiction" over claims brought by consumers.

  • Supreme Court Patent Fee Fight Yields $1.8 Million Award

    By Tony Mauro

    A dispute over attorney fees in a patent case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court last year has finally brought the winning lawyer a nearly $1.8 million fee award.

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