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Jury finds Manafort guilty on 8 counts; judge declares mistrial on 10 other counts
A jury has found former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort guilty of eight counts of bank and tax fraud, the Washington Post, NBC and CNN reported Tuesday.
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.
DHS has increased requests to open closed immigration court cases
The number of annual requests this fiscal year to reopen closed immigration cases has nearly doubled under President Donald Trump compared with the Obama administration, according to federal data reported by BuzzFeed News.
Prison telecom: ‘Technical error’ led to recording of more than 1,000 attorney-client calls
The telecommunications company that provides phone services to the Orange County, California, jail system recorded more than 1,000 privileged calls between inmates and their lawyers starting in 2015.
California appeals court allows Twitter to boot racists

A California appeals court upheld Twitter’s ability to ban racists from its platform.

Reviewing a July ruling from San Francisco County Superior Court, a three-judge panel for the Court of…

Class action filed against Google over location tracking
A California man has brought a suit against Google for collecting location data, even when “Location History” was turned off.
Texas federal judge adds quotes, visual aids and warning of Alamo kiss to opinion

U.S. District Judge Fred Biery of San Antonio is once again ramping up his warnings to feuding lawyers, this time in an opinion that quotes Elvis Presley, Joe Friday of…

Lawyer’s statements about judges ‘rigging the game’ require suspension, top Tennessee court says
A Memphis, Tennessee, lawyer has been suspended for filing motions accusing appellate judges of “rigging the game” and describing an opinion as a “purposeful fabrication.”
Suspended Prenda lawyer pleads guilty in scheme to sue porn downloaders

A former lawyer for Prenda Law has pleaded guilty in a scheme to upload pornography to file sharing websites and then threaten to sue people who downloaded the material for…

Former BigLaw partner gets prison sentence for work on behalf of Martin Shkreli

A former income partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday for conspiracy to commit wire and securities fraud in connection with his representation…

Ex-city council member arrested in slaying of Indiana lawyer, says it was ‘spur-of-the-moment thing’

An 83-year-old former city council member in Cedar Lake, Indiana, told investigators he shot and killed the prominent lawyer who handled his taxes as a “spur-of-the-moment thing,” according to court…

Michael Cohen reportedly being investigated over more than $20M in loans to his taxi business

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are considering filing criminal charges by the end of August against Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump.

Investigators are reportedly examining whether…

White House counsel reportedly cooperated with special counsel; was privilege waiver bad lawyering?
White House counsel Don McGahn reportedly gave 30 hours of interviews to the special counsel Robert Mueller's office, spurring concern among advisers to President Donald Trump about potentially damaging information.
Judge refuses to allow statutory rapist to share in settlement for son’s wrongful death
A Wisconsin judge has ruled that an absentee father whose son was conceived with his 15-year-old cousin is not entitled to share in an $837,000 settlement for the son’s wrongful death.

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