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Michael Avenatti agrees to place law firm in receivership after former partner claims he hid money

Fri, 2019-02-15 16:23

Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who’s probably best known for representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, has agreed to place his onetime law firm in receivership after…

Categories: General Law

Lawsuit challenges Trump’s remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers

Fri, 2019-02-15 10:20
A lawsuit filed Thursday challenges the Trump administration’s policy of requiring asylum-seekers at the southern border to remain in Mexico as they await their…
Categories: General Law

Lawyer suspended for lying about case filings, creating fake brief to back up his account

Thu, 2019-02-14 14:24
A New York appeals court has suspended a real estate lawyer for three months for lying to a partner after failing to follow his instructions…
Categories: General Law

Apple’s former top corporate lawyer charged with insider trading

Thu, 2019-02-14 12:37

Apple’s former global corporate-law chief has been charged with insider trading.

Gene Daniel Levoff, 45, allegedly used nonpublic information to trade in Apple stock, according…

Categories: General Law

Oops! ‘Meh’ parenthetical ended up in published federal decision

Thu, 2019-02-14 12:15

A federal judge’s case dismissal is getting some attention because of an apparent note-to-self that didn’t get removed from the published order.

The writer was…

Categories: General Law

Judge finds Manafort lied to prosecutors after cooperation deal

Thu, 2019-02-14 10:22
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, breached a cooperation agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller by lying…
Categories: General Law

Is motorized scooter company to blame for incident that left woman in coma? Lawyer plans suit

Wed, 2019-02-13 17:36

A Florida lawyer has announced plans to sue the motorized scooter company Lime for injuries sustained by a rider who is in a coma after…

Categories: General Law

3 female Yale students who protested against Kavanaugh sue school’s fraternities for discrimination

Wed, 2019-02-13 13:18

A lawsuit filed Tuesday by three female students against Yale University and its nine off-campus fraternities alleges that policies allowing only male fraternity members amount…

Categories: General Law

Federal appeals court allows release of grand jury records in 1946 lynching

Wed, 2019-02-13 10:19

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the release of grand jury records in the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia.

The 11th…

Categories: General Law

Lawyer lied about cancer to get case delays and justify LSAT score, ethics complaint alleges

Wed, 2019-02-13 07:30

An Illinois ethics complaint alleges that a Chicago civil rights lawyer falsely claimed he and a nonexistent son had stomach cancer in a series of…

Categories: General Law

Drug kingpin El Chapo convicted; defense case lasted half-hour

Tue, 2019-02-12 16:15

Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was convicted Tuesday following a three-month trial in which the defense case lasted only a half-hour.

Guzman,…

Categories: General Law

Trump administration had statutory authority to expedite California border wall, 9th Circuit rules

Tue, 2019-02-12 10:55
A federal appeals court has ruled 2-1 that the Trump administration had statutory authority to expedite construction of a border wall and repair existing barriers…
Categories: General Law

Women arrested for going topless at beaches lose constitutional challenge in state supreme court

Mon, 2019-02-11 15:06

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a city topless ban that applies only to women does not violate constitutional rights to equal protection…

Categories: General Law

Wrongly released documents in student’s drowning death show lifeguard ignored warnings

Mon, 2019-02-11 11:56

A lifeguard ignored warnings by three students before discovery of a body at the bottom of a school swimming pool in Chicago, according to documents…

Categories: General Law

Former football players ran out of time to sue NFL, 9th Circuit says

Fri, 2019-02-08 12:25

Former NFL players who allege they were overmedicated and pressured to return to the field despite injuries that had not fully healed can’t sue the…

Categories: General Law

SCOTUS blocks Louisiana law limiting access to abortions

Fri, 2019-02-08 10:35
Louisiana cannot implement a restrictive law that opponents say would have left only one doctor eligible to provide abortions in the state, the U.S. Supreme…
Categories: General Law

Blockchain neophyte carves out niche in cryptocurrency litigation

Fri, 2019-02-08 08:00
David Silver learned about cryptocurrency the way a lot of people do—at a dinner party.

It was 2014 and there was one person at…

Categories: General Law

Burger King serves up ‘Big Mac’ trademark battle in European Union

Thu, 2019-02-07 17:40

“Big Mac-ish but Flame-Grilled of Course” is one of many new menu options at Burger King in Sweden less than a month after McDonald’s Corp.…

Categories: General Law

Wrongly released documents on student’s drowning must not be published, judge rules

Thu, 2019-02-07 16:22

In an unusual move against the media, a Cook County judge ordered the Better Government Association not to publish records related to the drowning death…

Categories: General Law

County judge spots moving courtroom camera, finds sheriff at the controls

Thu, 2019-02-07 11:17

A judge was alarmed Friday when a camera above the jury box in a San Juan County, Washington, courtroom began panning, tilting and zooming in…

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