$153 Million Settlement Approved in Fannie Mae Securities Class Action
Ending nearly a decade of litigation, a federal judge has approved Fannie Mae's $153 million securities fraud settlement with shareholders and the plan for distributing it among the more than one million class members.
Supreme Court Takes Up Patent Eligibility Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a deeply divided ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on the standard for determining whether certain computed-related inventions deserve patent protection.
A Great Statesman, Mandela Also Inspired Fellow Lawyers
Before Nelson Mandela became one of the 20th century's most influential world figures, he founded South Africa's first black law firm in one of his first steps on the path to social justice. Some of South Africa's top lawyers reflect on the late leader's legacy.
Defendants in Anonymous Hacking Case Take Plea Deal
Thirteen alleged members of the hacking group Anonymous who were accused of participating in a politically motivated cyberattack on PayPal Inc. have pleaded guilty to conspiracy and a misdemeanor violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Third Circuit Gives Cheerleading Coach Qualified Immunity
Although the law in the Third Circuit is muddled as to how far the state-created danger theory reaches into the arena of high school sports, the appeals court declined to settle it with a case brought by a cheerleader who got a head injury during practice.