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Afternoon Briefs: James Comey’s daughter prosecutes Epstein; cop accused of planting drugs in cars

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Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: James Comey’s daughter… News Roundup By Debra Cassens Weiss July 11, 2019, 4:30 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. • A daughter of former FBI Director James Comey is one of the lead prosecutors in the federal sex trafficking case against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Maurene Comey is an assistant U.S. Attorney … Continue reading “Afternoon Briefs: James Comey’s daughter prosecutes Epstein; cop accused of planting drugs in cars”

Injunction ends litigation against timeshare-exit law firm and companies; firm founder was disbarred

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Home Daily News Injunction ends litigation against timeshare-exit… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss July 12, 2019, 4:29 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. Timeshare company Diamond Resorts International has obtained an injunction that wraps up its lawsuit against a law firm along with related companies and individuals who promised to help consumers exit their … Continue reading “Injunction ends litigation against timeshare-exit law firm and companies; firm founder was disbarred”

Trump drops census citizenship question, says data gathered elsewhere might be used in state redistricting

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Home Daily News Trump drops census citizenship question,… Election Law By Debra Cassens Weiss July 12, 2019, 9:46 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com After a loss in the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump has announced that he won’t add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Instead, Trump said Thursday, he will sign an … Continue reading “Trump drops census citizenship question, says data gathered elsewhere might be used in state redistricting”

Suspended Texas judge is convicted of taking bribes from lawyer who cooperated with feds

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Home Daily News Suspended Texas judge is convicted of taking… Judiciary By Debra Cassens Weiss July 12, 2019, 12:09 pm CDT A Texas judge who had been elected to the state’s 13th Court of Appeals has been convicted for taking bribes while working as a lower court judge in Hidalgo County. Judge Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado … Continue reading “Suspended Texas judge is convicted of taking bribes from lawyer who cooperated with feds”

Lawyer arrested for alleged failure to report stolen gun traced to later shooting

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Home Daily News Lawyer arrested for alleged failure to report… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss July 12, 2019, 10:41 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. Police have seized 19 firearms from a lawyer in Stamford, Connecticut, and charged him with an alleged failure to report the theft of six other guns. Police think one of … Continue reading “Lawyer arrested for alleged failure to report stolen gun traced to later shooting”

New feature in Westlaw Edge tool uses artificial intelligence to analyze briefs

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Home Daily News New feature in Westlaw Edge tool uses artificial… Practice Technology By Robert Ambrogi July 12, 2019, 7:01 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. Thomson Reuters has introduced a feature in its Westlaw Edge legal research platform called Quick Check that scans legal briefs and memoranda and then uses artificial intelligence to suggest other … Continue reading “New feature in Westlaw Edge tool uses artificial intelligence to analyze briefs”

Afternoon Briefs: R. Kelly accused of sexual racketeering; in vitro fertilization mix-up leads to lawsuits

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Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: R. Kelly accused of sexual… News Roundup By Debra Cassens Weiss July 12, 2019, 4:34 pm CDT • Federal indictments in New York and Chicago accuse R&B singer R. Kelly of racketeering, producing child pornography and obstructing justice in connection with sexual exploitation of young girls and women. The New … Continue reading “Afternoon Briefs: R. Kelly accused of sexual racketeering; in vitro fertilization mix-up leads to lawsuits”

Sexual assault victims are sometimes billed for rape kits, despite federal law’s protections

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Home Daily News Sexual assault victims are sometimes billed… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss July 11, 2019, 10:46 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. The Violence Against Women Act requires states that receive certain federal grants to certify that sexual assault victims don’t have to pay for the medical exams that gather forensic evidence. But … Continue reading “Sexual assault victims are sometimes billed for rape kits, despite federal law’s protections”

Judge sanctions controversial copyright lawyer, notes ‘growing body of law’ on when to punish him

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Home Daily News Judge sanctions controversial copyright lawyer,… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss July 11, 2019, 12:37 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com A federal judge in New York has ordered a litigious copyright lawyer to pay attorney fees of $8,745 as a sanction for failing to comply with orders for a court appearance … Continue reading “Judge sanctions controversial copyright lawyer, notes ‘growing body of law’ on when to punish him”

Sidley Austin is among defendants settling investor class action for $220M

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Home Daily News Sidley Austin is among defendants settling… Securities Law By Debra Cassens Weiss July 11, 2019, 1:22 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. Sidley Austin and Deloitte are among five professional firms agreeing to pay $220 million to settle claims for aiding securities sales by a now-defunct investment firm accused of operating as a … Continue reading “Sidley Austin is among defendants settling investor class action for $220M”

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