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Epstein Victim Annie Farmer Sues Billionaire’s Estate

Farmer says that Epstein flew her to New Mexico for an ‘educational trip,’ where he tried to molest her. Annie Farmer and her attorneys are suing the estate of the late billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a New York jail cell after being accused of child sex trafficking. The Associated Press reports that Annie Farmer—who confronted Epstein at his bail hearing—filed the suit on Tuesday. She claims that Epstein inappropriately touched her when she […]

Holocaust survivor has dedicated his career to serving others

Home In-Depth Reporting Holocaust survivor has dedicated his career… Members Who Inspire By Amanda Robert November 1, 2019, 1:30 am CDT Photo by Caitlyn Stroh/AP Images John Rosenberg likes to tell people we’re in a country where the rule of law means something, where no one is above the law. “Lawyers make a difference,” he says. “We have demonstrated in our work that we can have a great impact and make our society a better […]

Kavanaugh jokes about ‘SNL’ parody of him in first major speech since confirmation

Home Daily News Kavanaugh jokes about ‘SNL’ parody of… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss November 15, 2019, 9:56 am CST U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh thanked his supporters and family Thursday and joked about actor Matt Damon’s portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live in his first major appearance since his confirmation to the high court. Law360, USA Today, the New York Times and […]

Trump adviser Roger Stone is convicted for lying about WikiLeaks in congressional probe of Russian influence

Home Daily News Trump adviser Roger Stone is convicted for… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss November 15, 2019, 12:20 pm CST Political consultant Roger Stone, an adviser to President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday for lying to Congress about his contacts with the Trump campaign regarding WikiLeaks’ plans to release documents damaging to Hillary Clinton and his attempts to obtain hacked emails from WikiLeaks. Jurors in Washington, D.C., also convicted Stone on charges of […]

New Jersey Orders Uber to Pay $649 Million in Back Taxes and Fines

At issue, yet again, is Uber’s insistence that its drivers are independent contractors. New Jersey is ordering popular rideshare service Uber to pay $649 million in fines and unpaid taxes for erroneously and improperly classifying its employees as independent drivers. According to The New York Times, the demand was issued by the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development. New Jersey is asking that Uber and its subsidiary, Raiser, reimburse the government for $530 million […]

Afternoon Briefs: Law firm settles age bias suit; SCOTUS reviews Oracle’s $9B copyright claim

Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: Law firm settles age bias… News Roundup By Debra Cassens Weiss November 15, 2019, 4:37 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Pryor Cashman settles associate’s age bias suit Pryor Cashman has settled a lawsuit by an associate who said the firm violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it fired him after 18 years on the job. The associate, Alan Laufer, was 61 when he was fired. The law firm […]

Trump returns to Supreme Court, asks justices to intervene in dispute over financial records

Posted Fri, November 15th, 2019 4:07 pm by Amy Howe Yesterday lawyers for President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ordering the president to provide New York prosecutors with his tax returns. Those lawyers were back at the court today, this time asking the justices to temporarily put on hold a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District […]

Lawyer didn’t lie to judge about grandfather’s death but fudged the date, letter reveals

Home Daily News Lawyer didn’t lie to judge about grandfather’s… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss November 15, 2019, 2:40 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. A lawyer who has filed 2,000 lawsuits for copyright infringement got little sympathy from a judge Wednesday during a court hearing to determine whether he should be jailed for failing to provide proof of his grandfather’s death. U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel of New York had ordered lawyer Richard […]

Justices grant four new cases

Posted Fri, November 15th, 2019 2:48 pm by Amy Howe This afternoon the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference earlier in the day. The justices granted four petitions for review, two of which will be consolidated, for a total of three additional hours of argument this term. The cases will likely be argued early next year. Among the grants today was Google v. Oracle, a copyright case involving computer code. The case […]

Judge rules woman who joined ISIS is not US citizen based on birthright citizenship exception

Home Daily News Judge rules woman who joined ISIS is not… Constitutional Law By Debra Cassens Weiss November 15, 2019, 11:31 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled from the bench Thursday that an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group and traveled to Syria is not a U.S. citizen because of an exception to the Constitution’s grant of birthright citizenship. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled in the […]

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