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Lawyer who called decision ‘La La Land on steroids’ is suspended for his wide-ranging criticism

A New York appeals court has suspended a Suffolk County lawyer for three months for “inexcusable” criticism about courts hearing two of his cases.

The New York Supreme Court’s Appellate…

Lawsuits target law reviews at Harvard and NYU, saying they favor women and minorities

A Texas group filed two suits over the weekend alleging that two prominent law reviews violate federal laws by giving preferences to women and minorities when selecting some of their members…

Former law firm clients coached to lie in asylum cases may be targeted for deportation
Up to 13,500 immigrants who have received asylum may be deported because the law firms they used were found to be coaching them in what to say, NPR reported last Friday.
NY state tax department reviewing Trump fraud allegations outlined in investigative report

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is reviewing allegations in a New York Times investigative article that concludes President Donald Trump participated in “dubious tax schemes” including…

From courtroom to concert stage, this criminal defense lawyer uses her voice to push for reform
Rochester, New York-based solo practitioner Danielle Ponder treats audiences to her signature soulful beat layered with lyrics inspired by the five years she spent as a public defender representing some of her city’s poorest citizens.
My Path to Law: Adam Leitman Bailey
In seventh-grade English class, I was introduced to a book about John Peter Zenger, the reason I have been giving my entire life to wanting to become an attorney.
SEC, Elon Musk settle over false and misleading statements about Tesla on Twitter
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday in Manhattan federal court, saying he "made false and misleading statements" to investors in early August on Twitter, according to CNN, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.
Avvo will improve lawyer-rating transparency, pay $50K fine in agreement with New York AG

Avvo has reached an agreement with the New York Attorney General’s Office to increase the transparency of the online legal directory’s lawyer-rating system.

The changes include consumer disclosures about how…

IBM faces age discrimination class action suit

IBM faces a class action lawsuit over age discrimination after firing thousands of American employees.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleges…

Diabetic judge relies on service dog to help monitor blood-sugar levels

Judge Howard Sturim, who sits in New York’s Nassau County Court, has a service dog who accompanies him to court to assist the jurist manage his Type 2 diabetes.

Sturim’s…

Judge cites consumer agency’s structure in tossing suit accusing firm of misleading 9/11 responders

New York’s attorney general will have to use state courts if the office wants to pursue RD Legal Funding, a company that provides advances to people expecting settlement money, a…

New York AG issues subpoenas to state’s 8 Catholic dioceses in sex abuse investigation

The New York attorney general’s office on Thursday issued subpoenas to the states’ eight Catholic dioceses less than a month after the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report

Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to 8 crimes: Now what?
Late Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to eight counts related to campaign-finance and financial abuses. In doing so, he admitted in court that he made payments to silence two women—adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal—at Trump’s behest to affect the 2016 presidential campaign.
Michael Cohen pleads guilty to campaign finance violations, tax and bank fraud
Updated: Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and so-called fixer for President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to eight counts of campaign finance violations and bank and tax fraud after surrendering to the FBI on Tuesday.
Judge says narrow drafting dooms bid by Trump campaign to arbitrate bias suit

A narrowly drafted arbitration clause in a confidentiality agreement doesn’t require arbitration of a bias suit filed by a former Trump campaign staffer, according to a New York judge.

Judge…

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