Recent Articles from Kimberly Atkins
The battle over ownership rights to the Oscar-nominated film “Raging Bull” landed at the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, as the daughter of the movie’s co-writer sought the justices’ help to avoid a knockout of her copyright infringement claim.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to adopt a standard for filing a notice of appeal that would vary depending on whether attorney fees are awarded pursuant to a statute or a contract.
The legal issue that spelled defeat for the estate of the late model and reality star Anna Nicole Smith in the long-running battle over her late oil tycoon husband’s estate is, once again, before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Defendants who offer a diminished capacity defense cannot seek to exclude rebuttal evidence from court-ordered mental evaluations on Fifth Amendment grounds, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled.
The case of Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall, No. 12-99, ended not with a decision impacting the way unions and employers — particularly those in the hospitality industry — deal with one another, but rather with a dismissal that leaves in place a circuit split.
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court considered on Tuesday whether an award of contractual attorney fees is part of a final judgment, or a collateral determination made after a judgment
At oral arguments Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court scrutinized the language of federal immigration statutes to determine whether a visa applicant’s child who ages out of automatic eligibility while waiting in the queue for available visas must go to the back of the line.
In a case that pits First Amendment defamation principles against statutory immunity rules, the U.S. Supreme Court will address whether an airline can face liability for reporting that a plane passenger — one of the airline’s own pilots — might be armed and mentally unstable.
- Immigration: Asylum-Withholding of Removal-Appellate Jurisdiction
- Criminal Law: Child Pornography-Bottom-of-Guidelines Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence
- Criminal Law: Child Abuse-Sufficiency Of Evidence-Closing Argument
- Civil Rights: Religious Freedom-RLUIPA-Res Judicata
- Civil Practice: Res Judicata-Stop Work Order
- Immigration: Drug Conviction-Removability-Overbreadth of State Offense
- Civil Practice: Asset Forfeiture-Sanctions
- Civil Rights: Due Process-Failure to State Claim
- Probate : Revocable Trust – Amendment – Reformation
- Employer – Employee : Unpaid Commissions – At-Will Status
- Criminal Law : Post-Conviction Relief – Effectiveness Of Counsel – Conflict Of Interest
- Appellate Practice : Jurisdiction – Final Judgment
- Nurse entitled to disability benefits despite working months after accident, Supreme Court rules
- Eastern District rules 10 cases against TitleMax may proceed without arbitration
- Supreme Court declines to hear Republican appeals on abortion ballot initiatives
- Cole County jury awards $1.56 billion in Roundup case headed for appeal
- Jury gives massive award after fleeing suspect causes fatal crash
- 8th Circuit tosses suit claiming false sale prices
- Attorney general releases report on Kim Gardner investigation
- Legal Limelight: Jason C. Smith, Office Managing Partner, Spencer Fane