Tragedy Strikes Las Vegas Law Firm: Lawyer Opens Fire During Deposition, Fatally Shooting Former Daughter-in-Law and Fellow Attorney

LAS VEGAS, NV – A tragic incident unfolded at a law firm in Las Vegas on Monday morning, resulting in the deaths of two individuals. According to sources familiar with the investigation, a lawyer opened fire during a deposition, killing his former daughter-in-law and a fellow attorney. The deposition was for his son, whom he had been representing. The shooter, who was also the father of the deceased daughter-in-law, eventually turned the gun on himself. The son, fortunately, survived the ordeal. Authorities have described the shooting as targeted and domestic-related. The incident took place at … Read more

Notre Dame Law School Alumna Joins Exoneration Justice Clinic as Legal Fellow

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame Law School’s Exoneration Justice Clinic has announced the hiring of Mary-Kathryn (“Katie”) Takeuchi as a legal fellow. Takeuchi, an alumna of the law school, will be instrumental in the clinic’s selection process for new cases, overseeing the work of students, and providing assistance on active cases. Takeuchi returns to Notre Dame after a successful stint as an associate attorney at Heise Suarez Melville, PA, in Coral Gables, Florida. Notably, she represented a client in a wrongful-death jury trial involving police misconduct, which resulted in a $3 million verdict against … Read more

Greta Thunberg and Fellow Climate Activists Acquitted in Landmark Trial Over Oil Conference Protest

LONDON — Climate activist Greta Thunberg and four other defendants have been acquitted of charges related to a protest that blocked the entrance to a major oil and gas industry conference in London last year. Judge John Law found “significant deficiencies in the evidence” presented against Thunberg and the others, leading to their acquittal. The charges against them alleged a breach of the Public Order Act during the October 17 incident. During the trial, Judge Law criticized the police for not taking less restrictive measures and failing to clearly define where the protesters should have … Read more

Polk County Supervisors Set to Vote on $60,000 Settlement in Explosive Libel Case against Fellow Officials

POLK COUNTY, Iowa – Polk County supervisors are expected to vote on a proposed $60,000 settlement to resolve a unique and explosive case brought by Supervisor Matt McCoy against four fellow supervisors and County Administrator John Norris. The settlement, recommended by Polk County Risk Management, would cover McCoy’s current and future legal costs. According to the resolution, the settlement is seen as the best way to resolve the claims without the expenses and risks of continued litigation. Supervisors have announced plans to release a joint statement following the meeting on Tuesday. McCoy’s lawsuit is one … Read more