Judge Scolds Trump Legal Team and Lets James’s Lawsuit Proceed

A New York judge declined to dismiss the state attorney general’s suit against the former president and called his lawyers’ filing frivolous.

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At Inauguration, Hochul Vows to Make New York Safer and More Affordable

Gov. Kathy Hochul, the first woman to be sworn in for a full term as New York State governor, appealed for unity.

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Letitia James Accused of Protecting Top Aide From Harassment Allegations

Sofia Quintanar said that her sexual harassment allegations against the aide were handled differently than similar ones lodged against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Conviction Won’t Be a Financial Death Sentence for Trump Organization

The former president’s family business will be forever tarred, but the maximum penalty it faces is relatively mild.

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N.Y. Attorney General’s Top Aide Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

Ibrahim Khan had worked as a chief of staff for Letitia James for close to a decade.

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Letitia James Makes Famous Enemies. Will That Win Her an Election?

The New York attorney general has taken on Donald Trump and the N.R.A. Her little-known opponent hopes that will help his chances.

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How an LAPD Officer Helped Les Moonves Fight an Assault Complaint

A captain in the department, who had moonlighted as a security guard for CBS, disclosed to the network information about a confidential complaint made in 2017 against the C.E.O.

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Trump Files a Lawsuit Against New York’s Attorney General

The case, filed in Florida, seeks to stop Letitia James’s lawsuit in New York and includes Mr. Trump’s signature rhetoric. His legal advisers are split on the wisdom of filing it.

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Les Moonves and Paramount to Pay $9.75 Million in State Case Tied to Sexual Misconduct

The New York attorney general’s office found that CBS, whose parent company is now Paramount, concealed allegations about its former chief executive from investors.

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New York’s Gun Law, Already in Jeopardy, Is Dealt Another Blow

A judge temporarily blocked a ban on carrying firearms in houses of worship that was included in a state law passed after the Supreme Court struck down century-old restrictions.

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NY Attorney General Seeks to Criminalize the Spread of Violent Videos

Following the mass shooting this year in Buffalo, Attorney General Letitia James is urging legislators to punish those who make and distribute videos of extreme violence.

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Trump Forms New Company, in Possible Attempt to Evade NY Lawsuit

The New York attorney general, Letitia James, who is suing the former president, questioned his motive for forming a new company, which will be known in the state as the Trump Organization II.

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Trump Is Battling a N.Y. Law Used to Take on Corporate Giants

The lawsuit filed this week by the state’s attorney general, Letitia James, is based on the same statute that was used against Exxon Mobil, Juul and UBS.

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The Political Backdrop of Letitia James’s Lawsuit Against Trump

New York’s attorney general tried to downplay the politics hanging over the lawsuit, while allies of former President Donald J. Trump did the opposite.

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Trump Is Sued for Fraud By New York State A.G. Letitia James

The attorney general, Letitia James, is seeking to bar the Trump family from ever operating in New York again.

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NY Attorney General May Sue Trump After Rejecting Settlement Offer

The attorney general, Letitia James, is also considering suing at least one of the former president’s adult children as part of her Trump Organization inquiry.

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Tiny Oysters Are a Hopeful Sign in the Hudson River

The River Project is trying to bring back oysters, which thrived in the Hudson at a time when New York was known as “the Big Oyster.”

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During Four-Hour Deposition, Trump Answered Only One Question

A lawyer for Donald J. Trump said that over the course of about four hours, the former president answered only one question, about his name, toward the beginning of the interview.

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Trump to Be Deposed as N.Y. Investigation Nears Its End

Attorney General Letitia James finally will have the chance to question Donald J. Trump, a high-stakes interview that comes at a pivotal moment for the former president.

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Trump Faces Questions About His Net Worth in Interview He Tried to Avoid

Former President Donald J. Trump has embraced the verbal sparring of legal depositions in the past, but now faces significant risk.

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Judge Holds Cushman & Wakefield in Contempt in New York Trump Inquiry

The firm, Cushman & Wakefield, appraised the value of several of the former president’s properties that are at the center of a civil investigation by the attorney general’s office.

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Tether: The Coin That Could Wreck Crypto

As cryptocurrencies have plunged, attention has focused on a potential point of vulnerability: the market’s reliance on a so-called stablecoin called Tether.

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Trump Set to Be Questioned Under Oath by New York A.G. Next Month

The questioning of Mr. Trump and two of his adult children as part of the attorney general’s civil investigation will begin July 15 unless New York’s highest court decides to intercede in the case.

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Trump’s Lawsuit Against Letitia James Is Dismissed

Mr. Trump had argued that an inquiry by the attorney general, Letitia James, violated his constitutional rights. It was his second legal loss in two days.

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New York A.G. Can Question Trump Under Oath, Appeals Court Rules

The judges unanimously rejected the former president’s appeal of an earlier ruling that ordered him and two of his adult children to testify in a civil investigation into his family business.

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Letitia James and N.Y. Lawmakers Move to Protect Abortion Providers

Lawmakers in Albany are considering a range of options to expand abortion rights in New York, as many other states prepare to restrict them.

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Intuit Will Refund $141 Million to Low-Income TurboTax Users

In a settlement, the software company admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to repay fees it had charged millions of Americans for returns that the authorities said were falsely advertised as free.

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Judge Holds Trump in Contempt Over Documents in New York A.G.’s Inquiry

Former President Donald J. Trump was ordered to turn over materials sought by Letitia James, the New York attorney general, and will be fined $10,000 per day until he does so.

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N.Y. Attorney General Seeks to Hold Trump in Contempt

The attorney general, Letitia James, has been conducting a civil investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s family business.

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Attorneys General Threaten to Investigate N.F.L.’s Treatment of Female Employees

Six state attorneys general, led by New York’s Letitia James, have “grave concerns” about reports of a workplace culture within the N.F.L. that is “overtly hostile to women.”

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Future of Agency Created to Keep Mob Off Docks Now Up to Supreme Court

New Jersey wants to dissolve a product of the “On the Waterfront” era. New York wants the country’s highest court to keep the bistate commission alive.

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How the Manhattan DA’s Investigation Into Donald Trump Unraveled

The criminal investigation into the former president crashed amid a disagreement about the merits of bringing a case. The debate pitted a new district attorney against two veteran prosecutors who had pursued a case against Mr. Trump for years.

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N.Y.’s Push for Weather Alerts in More Languages Highlights Greater Need

The storm hit the city’s immigrant communities hard, and the New York attorney general called this week for severe weather alerts to be sent in more languages. Advocates say deeper changes are needed.

#english-language, #hurricane-ida-2021, #james-letitia, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city

Andrew Cuomo TV Ad Recasts Him as a Victim of Politics

Andrew Cuomo’s still-active campaign spent $369,000 to recast the sexual harassment case against him, pushing a narrative that he was driven out of office by “political attacks.”

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Where the Investigations Into Donald Trump Stand

One of the highest profile investigations into the former president appeared to stall on Wednesday, but several other inquiries are in progress around the country.

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Prosecutors Leading Trump Fraud Investigation in NY Resign

The prosecutors had abruptly stopped presenting evidence to a grand jury in the high-stakes criminal investigation into the former president’s business practices.

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Cuomo and Top Aide Sued by Trooper Over Sexual Harassment Accusations

Lawyers for Andrew Cuomo and Melissa DeRosa said the suit, which accuses them of discrimination and retaliation, was meritless.

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Letitia James Doesn’t Need to Run for Governor to Grab the Spotlight

Ms. James, the New York attorney general, highlighted her work on matters related to former President Donald J. Trump as she accepted a nomination for re-election.

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N.Y. Attorney General Can Question Trump and 2 Children, Judge Rules

Former President Donald J. Trump and two of his children had sought to block Letitia James, the attorney general, from interviewing them under oath.

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Hochul Is the Star as Democrats Gather for a Cuomo-Free Convention

Gov. Kathy Hochul was to receive the Democratic nomination for governor on Thursday, as she seeks her first full term after succeeding Andrew Cuomo.

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Trump’s Long-Time Accounting Firm Cuts Ties Over Financial Statements

The statements are at the center of two investigations into whether the former president and his company exaggerated the value of their assets.

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They Need Legal Advice on Debts. Should It Have to Come From Lawyers?

A nonprofit has filed a lawsuit in New York, hoping to clear the way for volunteers to help people defend themselves against debt collection suits.

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New York’s Attorney General Moves to Block a Ruling Striking Down a State Mask Policy

A state judge had ruled against the mask mandate late Monday, arguing that Gov. Kathy Hochul lacked the authority to enact it.

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Hyperbole or Fraud? The Question at the Heart of Trump Investigation.

The New York attorney general has cited more than a dozen instances in which she said Donald J. Trump inflated the value of his assets, including his Trump Tower penthouse.

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N.Y. Attorney General Outlines Pattern of Possible Fraud at Trump Business

The attorney general, Letitia James, released new details of her investigation into whether the company misrepresented the value of its assets, but her office did not file a lawsuit.

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Cuomo Has $16 Million in Campaign Cash and No Campaign. What Now?

The former governor still has a big war chest even as he faces large legal bills.

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An Emboldened Cuomo Takes Swings at Accusers and Investigators

“He can’t move on,” Andrew Cuomo’s lawyer said, attacking the credibility of some of the women who accused the former governor of sexual harassment.

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Officers Ran Off After Firing Stun Gun That Set Man Ablaze, Video Shows

The footage was released by New York’s attorney general as part of an investigation that began after the man, Jason Jones, died last month.

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Kathy Hochul’s Speech Is a Road Map to the Campaign That Lies Ahead

Gov. Kathy Hochul sought to exude decisiveness in crisis, previewing her efforts to run as the steady-hand candidate as she seeks her first full term.

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