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A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS: A year after weathering a significant rise in the number of malpractice claims submitted by law firms, insurers that cater to the legal industry are seeing the volume of such claims level off through the first six months of 2012. At the same time, the number of large claims is on the rise, according to a new survey of insurers that specialize in legal malpractice coverage.
BALL IS IN SANDUSKY’S COURT NOW. Jury set to hear from the defense.
TARGET: WALL STREET: Defense attorneys familiar with the Rajat Gupta conviction are suggesting that the result would embolden prosecutors to aggressively pursue financial crime in an environment where the public is skeptical of Wall Street practices.
IS LAW SCHOOL A RAW DEAL? This new book says yes.
SCALIA SHARES THOUGHTS ON JUDICIARY: A new book co-authored by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and legal writing expert Bryan Garner accuses judges – including some on the Supreme Court – of loose and unprincipled decisionmaking that has tarnished the reputation of the judiciary. The book, titled Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, will be published officially June 19. It is the second collaboration between Scalia and Garner, and could become the standard guide for judges and lawyers on how statutes and the Constitution are – or should be – interpreted, at least in the view of the authors.
HICK’S APPOINTMENT raises hackles.
GET EARFUL ABOUT FIRE: Hick, Vilsack.
MOST DESTRUCTIVE FIRE TO HOMES IN HISTORY: High Park.
LAWSUITS MAY ENSUE over ballot access bill.
SILLY SEASON: GOP Regent’s race goes rogue.
TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS from the Colorado Supreme Court.
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