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Albert Chapar

Suit Over Alleged Beating at T.I.'s Studio Reinstated

By Greg Land |

The Georgia Court of Appeals has breathed new life into a suit brought by a man claiming he was held prisoner and beaten by associates of rapper T.I. at his Atlanta studio.

(l-r) Brett Kavanaugh, Judith Rogers, and Nina Pillard.

Merits of CFPB Challenges Saved for Another Day

By Zoe Tillman |

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit spent several hours Nov. 19 weighing whether corporations and state attorneys general had legal standing to challenge the existence of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Board, the merits of their challenges notwithstanding.

Juror Number 2, author Laura K. Curtis

Defendants Not Biased by Juror's Tweets, Judge Finds

By Mark Hamblett |

An outbreak of juror tweeting was not enough to derail the convictions of two lawyers in a sweeping immigration scheme to submit thousands of fraudulent asylum applications.

Chamber Hopes to Stem Class Actions Over Food Labeling

By Amanda Bronstad |

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and at least one other business group intervened in the appeal of a class action in hopes of stemming food-labeling cases in California.