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  • AOC Sics Lawyers on Her Own Ex-Campaign Aide, Slaps Him with Cease-and-Desist

    06/19/2019 12:59:43 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 43 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 18, 2019 | C. Douglas Golden
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been praised in the liberal press for her “transparency,” particularly on social media. Just don’t be transparent about her — at least if you worked for her campaign — or you might be hearing from her lawyers. According to the New York Post, one of the New York Democrat’s former campaign aides is currently feeling the wrath of the AOC legal team after publishing an account of his time working for the liberal freshman congresswoman. “Ocasio-Cortez’s legal counsel sent a cease and desist letter to Latino activist Ramon Ramirez for his self-published memoir titled ‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:...
  • Paraplegic sues Michael Avenatti for siphoning away $4 million settlement

    06/13/2019 11:28:13 AM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies
    Reuters, via MSN ^ | Jun. 13, 2019 | Jonathan Stempel
    (Reuters) - Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against U.S. President Donald Trump, has been sued by a paraplegic client who accused him of siphoning away a $4 million settlement he had won. Geoffrey Johnson is seeking at least $9.5 million of compensatory damages, plus punitive damages, from Avenatti and several other defendants in his complaint filed with the Orange County Superior Court in California. His law firm is expected to discuss the case at a press conference on Thursday.
  • Michael Flynn Fires Lawyers – DOJ Files Documents Under Seal… (update - not allowed by Judge)

    06/06/2019 10:44:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    UPDATE (3:55pm EDT): The lawyer change (motion for leave) was denied by Judge Sullivan due to a technicality in the filing (no accompanying order, and failure to outline method of notification to Flynn). They are free to refile (probably will). Previously: This is a very interesting development and may well indicate a change in strategy; or, even more interesting, the execution of a pre-planned strategy, for General Michael Flynn. There is a possibility, with legal distance happening as a result of Weissmann and Mueller’s investigation concluding, that Michael Flynn may be shifting to offense. Two separate court filings today show:...
  • The Partner Chase: An elite law firm’s inability to promote enough minority partners

    05/13/2019 7:16:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2019 | Heather Mac Donald
    In December 2018, the New York law firm Paul, Weiss announced its latest class of partners. A scandal erupted: all 12 of the newly promoted lawyers were white, the photo accompanying the announcement revealed. The New York Times published a front-page hit job on the firm headlined: 12 WHITE FACES REFLECT BLIND SPOT IN BIG LAW. ... So why are there not more black partners? The same reasons that there are not more black computer engineers or physicians: the academic skills gap and counterproductive racial preferences. Blacks are hired as summer law interns and first-year associates at rates well above...
  • Suddenly conservative lawyers are condemning Trump for abuses of power

    05/12/2019 10:19:35 AM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 12, 2019 | Doyle McManus
    Washington seems to be barreling toward a constitutional crisis. Democrats are barraging President Trump with demands for witnesses and documents. Trump has answered by stonewalling, vowing to fight “all the subpoenas.” As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned, Trump seems to be goading the Democratic-controlled House toward impeachment, perhaps because it’s a battle he thinks he can win. Politicians on both sides are repairing to their tribal corners. Is there anyone who can serve as honest referees in this partisan standoff? One answer — don’t laugh — is lawyers. Specifically, Republican lawyers. Even as Republicans in Congress have fallen in line...
  • Gun-Phobic Lawyers are a Legal Threat to their Clients

    05/10/2019 1:52:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 May, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    -In a recent article in The Federalist, by Rebecca Kathryn Jude and Chauncey M. DePree, Jr., Ms. Jude related an experience during a continuing education seminar for lawyers in Mississippi. The experience was illustrative of the mindset of those who are voluntarily unarmed. In this case, they also were lawyers. First, the hypothetical situation offered by Adam Kilgore, general counsel for the Mississippi Bar.  From A man has been fired from his job. He is upset. He hires you as his attorney. You are of the opinion he has an excellent case and file a complaint on his...
  • Meet Mueller's team: The best prosecutors in the business or 'angry Democrats'? (+ news update)

    03/26/2019 3:44:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/23/19 | Dareh Gregorian
    **SNIP** Andrew Goldstein Greg Andres Zainab Ahmad James Quarles Jeannie Rhee Aaron Zebley Elizabeth Prelogar Michael Dreeben Andrew Weissmann Rush Atkinson Aaron Zelinsky Adam Jed Uzo Asonye Scott Meisler Kyle Freeny Brandon Van Grack Ryan Dickey Brian M. Richardson
  • Lawsuit Launched Challenging Texas Highway Project's Threat to Endangered Salamanders

    03/03/2019 11:12:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Center for Biological Diversity ^ | February 28, 2019 | Jenny Loda and Kelly Davis
    AUSTIN, Texas— The Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance today filed a notice of intent to sue the Texas Department of Transportation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over an Austin highway construction project’s threats to the federally endangered Austin blind and Barton Springs salamanders. The conservation groups recently learned that the MoPac Intersections Project has exposed at least 21 underground caves, sink holes and other karst features that provide habitat for the endangered salamanders. There is a high risk that construction will pollute the two species’ habitat by introducing silt and pollutants to the subsurface. The...
  • Lawfirm Perkins-Coie Linked to Human Trafficking

    01/23/2019 10:59:09 AM PST · by gaijin · 57 replies
    Qanuck, Twitter ^ | Jan 23, 2019 | me
    Perkins-Coie is the Clintons' law firm. The firm has now been linked to human trafficking in a new court filing in the case against now-shuttered prostitution publication
  • Judge Theresa Brennan arraigned on 3 felonies, released on bond (MI)

    12/19/2018 8:39:29 AM PST · by polymuser · 8 replies
    Livingston Daily ^ | 12-18-18 | Kayla Daugherty
    Livingston County District Court Judge Theresa Brennan was arraigned on perjury and two other felony charges Tuesday morning in a Livingston County courtroom. Genesee County Judge G. David Guinn ordered Brennan to surrender her passport and set a bond that doesn't require payment for her to be released. Brennan was charged last week with perjury, tampering with evidence and common law offenses by the Michigan Attorney General's office.
  • Lawsuits targeting business websites over ADA violations are on the rise

    11/12/2018 6:05:29 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Nov 11, 2018 | Hugo Martin
    The boutique Avanti Hotel is known for its poolside, dog-friendly rooms. Yet its website uses the valuable opening page not to highlight the Palm Springs inn’s amenities, but to explain, in stark black letters on a plain white background, that the Avanti violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Trump: Don’t worry, Florida - I am sending much better lawyers to expose the FRAUD!

    11/09/2018 11:06:02 AM PST · by SMGFan · 67 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | November 9, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    As soon as Democrats sent their best Election stealing lawyer, Marc Elias, to Broward County they miraculously started finding Democrat votes. Don’t worry, Florida - I am sending much better lawyers to expose the FRAUD!
  • Knesset approves free legal aid to victims of discrimination

    10/30/2018 1:23:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/18
    On Monday, the Knesset plenum approved the final readings of an amendment to the Legal Aid Law, which abolishes the economic eligibility test for representation in claims under the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services and Entry to Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. According to the amendment, the Legal Aid Department of the Justice Ministry will provide representation and legal counsel to anyone who needs it in the context of harm to equality or discrimination, without the need to meet economic...
  • Tomorrow’s Elite Lawyers Disavow Due Process

    10/04/2018 7:05:19 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2018 | Heather Mac Donald
    At last count more than 1,700 law professors have signed an open letter complaining that Judge Brett Kavanaugh “displayed a lack of judicial temperament” in responding to uncorroborated sexual assault accusations against him. In his 12 years on the federal bench, Judge Kavanaugh has produced ample evidence of his judicial temperament. If anyone’s temperament should be of concern to these professors, it’s that of their students, enthralled by identity politics and victim ideology. Immediately after President Trump nominated Judge Kavanaugh in July, hundreds of Yale law students, alumni and faculty signed a petition claiming the nomination presented an “emergency ....
  • Jeff Sessions to DOJ lawyers: Resist nationwide injunctions...

    09/13/2018 7:13:09 PM PDT · by caww · 63 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/13/2018 | Kelly Cohen
    AGJeff Sessions is telling Justice Department lawyers to push back against federal judges who have imposed nationwide injunctions against many of the Trump administration’s policies. "A number of such injunctions in recent years have brought to the fore 'the problem of judges acting outside the bounds of their authority' and granting relief that reaches far beyond the confines of the particular case or controversy before them,”.. adding, “Consistent with the longstanding position of the Ex. Branch under Administrations of both parties, the Dept.of Justice opposes the issuance of such nationwide injunctions.” In the memo, Sessions tells lawyers to remind the...
  • Sherwin-Williams in trouble over century-old ads for lead paint

    09/05/2018 9:09:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 81 replies ^ | 09/06/2018 | Alexandra Bruell
    When companies get in trouble over their advertisements, it usually happens quickly. In the case of Sherwin-Williams Co., it took more than a century. The paint maker is fighting a California court ruling that ordered it and two other companies to collectively pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for promoting lead paint over several decades, when they allegedly knew or should have known it was hazardous. The litigation has highlighted Sherwin-Williams ads dating back to 1904. Sherwin-Williams SHW, +0.50% and its co-defendants in July petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case, arguing that they were...
  • Jeff Sessions Addresses The Federalist Society's 2017 National Lawyers Convention

    08/22/2018 11:09:14 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 59 replies
    YouTube Video by PBS ^ | November 17, 2017 | PBS YouTube
    See my comments below on YouTube Video.
  • It’s time for an online Civil Rights Act (Censoring Hate)

    08/03/2018 1:26:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/03/18 | Kristen Clarke and David Brody
    Today’s white supremacist and neo-Nazi social media trolls have much in common with the angry mobs that beat civil rights activists at lunch counters, defaced houses of worship, and stood in the schoolhouse door. Both then and now, these hateful forces sought to disenfranchise and exclude minorities and women from modern society. The tech industry has catalyzed a new generation of hate groups looking to provoke tensions and precipitate violence online. The time has come to deploy civil rights laws to the digital economy. Hateful activities on social media platforms aimed at racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, women, and the...
  • Why the U.S. Doesn't have a "Loser Pays" Legal System (My Title)

    07/30/2018 7:05:43 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 24 replies
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ^ | July 27, 2018 | Circuit Judge Kara F. Stoll
    Actual Title -- Nantkwest, Inc. v. Iancu This is an except because it is too long to post in its entirety. B As its name suggests, the American Rule is a “bedrock principle” of this country’s jurisprudence. Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., 560 U.S. 242, 253 (2010). It provides that, in the United States, “[e]ach litigant pays his own attorney’s fees, win or lose.” Baker Botts L.L.P. v. ASARCO LLC, 135 S. Ct. 2158, 2164 (2015) (quoting Hardt, 560 U.S. at 253). The American Rule may only be displaced by an express grant from Congress. Id. And it...
  • Dershowitz Confronts Smug Avenatti on ethics: Why do you know things you shouldn't legally know...

    07/23/2018 2:02:12 PM PDT · by browniexyz · 23 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | July 22, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    Michael Avenatti, attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, made a rather remarkable claim in light of a reports that President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, secretly recording a conversation with his client regarding a former Playboy Playmate who said she had an affair with Trump.