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Lawyer pleads guilty to tax charge for allegedly paying personal expenses through law firm account

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Home Daily News Lawyer pleads guilty to tax charge for allegedly… Tax Law By Debra Cassens Weiss November 12, 2019, 10:51 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. A lawyer in Cornelius, North Carolina, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of filing a false tax return based on allegations that he used his law firm account to … Continue reading “Lawyer pleads guilty to tax charge for allegedly paying personal expenses through law firm account”

Suit seeking to hold gunmaker liable in Sandy Hook shootings can proceed after SCOTUS denies cert

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Home Daily News Suit seeking to hold gunmaker liable in Sandy… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss November 12, 2019, 12:20 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by the maker of the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle in a suit seeking to hold the gun manufacturer liable … Continue reading “Suit seeking to hold gunmaker liable in Sandy Hook shootings can proceed after SCOTUS denies cert”

Does adding ‘.com’ to generic name create protectable trademark? Supreme Court to decide

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Home Daily News Does adding ‘.com’ to generic name create… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss November 11, 2019, 12:02 pm CST The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether a generic word can be given trademark protection when it is part of a “.com” domain name. The court agreed to hear … Continue reading “Does adding ‘.com’ to generic name create protectable trademark? Supreme Court to decide”

Defamation accusations fly in feud between Alan Dershowitz and David Boies

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Home Daily News Defamation accusations fly in feud between… Law Firms By Debra Cassens Weiss November 11, 2019, 3:47 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Defamation claims are multiplying following a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was a victim of financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, and Epstein’s lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, had sex with … Continue reading “Defamation accusations fly in feud between Alan Dershowitz and David Boies”

Crack cocaine quantities at issue as DOJ opposes some early releases under First Step Act

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Home Daily News Crack cocaine quantities at issue as DOJ… Sentencing / Post-Conviction By Debra Cassens Weiss November 8, 2019, 10:57 am CST President Donald Trump at the 2019 Prison Reform Summit and First Step Celebration at the White House in April. Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian The U.S. Justice Department is … Continue reading “Crack cocaine quantities at issue as DOJ opposes some early releases under First Step Act”

Police union says prosecutor refused to file charges after asking whether victim was ‘illegal’

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Home Daily News Police union says prosecutor refused to file… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss November 8, 2019, 12:25 pm CST The Harris County Courthouse in Houston. Image from Shutterstock.com. A Texas prosecutor has been reassigned after a police union alleged that he asked whether an assault victim was “illegal” and then refused to … Continue reading “Police union says prosecutor refused to file charges after asking whether victim was ‘illegal’”

Former mortgage-relief law firms ordered to pay $59M for misrepresenting their services

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Home Daily News Former mortgage-relief law firms ordered… Law Firms By Debra Cassens Weiss November 7, 2019, 11:22 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. A federal judge in Wisconsin has ordered two defunct mortgage-relief law firms and their attorney principals to pay $59 million in restitution and civil penalties for misrepresenting their services to consumers. U.S. … Continue reading “Former mortgage-relief law firms ordered to pay $59M for misrepresenting their services”

Anti-panhandling law likely violates First Amendment, 8th Circuit says

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Home Daily News Anti-panhandling law likely violates First… First Amendment By Debra Cassens Weiss November 7, 2019, 12:36 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. A ban on harassing panhandling in Arkansas is likely unconstitutional, and enforcement of the law may be banned statewide, a federal appeals court has ruled. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals … Continue reading “Anti-panhandling law likely violates First Amendment, 8th Circuit says”

Afternoon Briefs: Judge tosses defamation suit by pardoned sheriff Arpaio; blogging law prof is sued

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Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: Judge tosses defamation… News Roundup By Debra Cassens Weiss November 6, 2019, 4:32 pm CST Judge tosses Arpaio defamation suit claiming ‘leftist enmity’ constituted actual malice U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of Washington, D.C., has tossed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio against three … Continue reading “Afternoon Briefs: Judge tosses defamation suit by pardoned sheriff Arpaio; blogging law prof is sued”

More than 450 inmates are released in this state in largest one-day commutation in US history

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Home Daily News More than 450 inmates are released in this… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss November 5, 2019, 9:59 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. More than 450 inmates were released in Oklahoma on Monday as a result of a law that retroactively applies lower sentences for drug possession and low-level property crimes that … Continue reading “More than 450 inmates are released in this state in largest one-day commutation in US history”

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