Michigan Woman Found Alive at Funeral Home Dies 8 Weeks Later

Timesha Beauchamp, 20, was declared dead in August, only to be found alive hours later at a funeral home near Detroit. She died on Sunday.

#beauchamp-timesha, #deaths-fatalities, #southfield-mich, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Justice Dept. Says Trump’s Denial of Rape Accusation Was an Official Act

The writer E. Jean Carroll sued the president for defamation after he denied sexually assaulting her in the 1990s. Now the government wants to defend him.

#barr-william-p, #carroll-e-jean, #immunity-from-prosecution, #libel-and-slander, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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After 75 Years and 15 Claims, a Bid to Regain Lost Art Inches Forward

Heirs of Baron Mor Lipot Herzog, a Hungarian banker whose collection of masterpieces was seized by the Nazis, are still pursuing its return.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #budapest-hungary, #commission-for-art-recovery, #herzog-mor-lipot, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #hungary, #museums, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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5 Professors Sue Rutgers, Saying It Shortchanges Women on Pay

The five women say they are paid tens of thousands of dollars less than men with similar qualifications. The university says it is “committed to pay equity.”

#american-assn-of-university-women, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #new-jersey, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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Jerry Harris’s Child-Pornography Case Back in Court

At a detention hearing on Wednesday, four potential custodians said they would be willing to house Mr. Harris, 21, if he were released on bail.

#cheer-tv-program, #child-pornography, #harris-jerry-1999, #metropolitan-correctional-center-chicago-ill, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television

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The Census, the Supreme Court and Why the Count Is Stopping Early

The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to stop the 2020 count. Here’s what that means for the census.

#census, #census-bureau, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Census, the Supreme Court and Why the Count Is Stopping Early: Explained

The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to stop the 2020 count. Here’s what that means for the census.

#census, #census-bureau, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Pilgrim’s Pride to Pay $110 Million to Settle Charges of Fixing Chicken Prices

The Justice Department said the company helped fix the price of chicken and passed the cost to consumers.

#chickens, #justice-department, #penn-jayson, #pilgrims-pride-corp, #poultry, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Justice Dept. Sues Ex-Aide Over Book About Melania Trump

The lawsuit was the third in recent months where the government has taken on a perceived foes of the White House.

#books-and-literature, #justice-department, #melania-and-me-the-rise-and-fall-of-my-friendship-with-the-first-lady-book, #nondisclosure-agreements, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #trump-melania, #united-states-politics-and-government, #winston-wolkoff-stephanie

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Under Trump, Criminal Prosecutions for Pollution Dropped Sharply

A new report finds an “alarming” drop in prosecutions over violations of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, fundamental environmental laws.

#clean-water-act, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #fines-penalties, #justice-department, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Apple Does Not Need to Return Fortnite to App Store, Judge Rules

Fortnite’s parent company, Epic Games, had broken its contract with Apple, a federal judge found. The case goes to trial next year.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #decisions-and-verdicts, #epic-games, #fortnite-video-game, #gonzalez-rogers-yvonne-1965, #mobile-applications, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Scientist Accused of Hiding Chinese Funds Sues Harvard, Saying It Abandoned Him

Charles M. Lieber, the chair of Harvard’s chemistry department, claimed in the lawsuit that the university turned its back on a “dedicated faculty member.”

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #industrial-espionage, #justice-department, #lieber-charles-m-1959, #research, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Cuomo’s Restrictions on Synagogues in Virus Hot Spots Can Go Forward

“How can we ignore the compelling state interest in protecting the health and life of all New Yorkers?” asked a federal judge in Brooklyn.

#agudath-israel-of-america, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #jews-and-judaism, #roman-catholic-church, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #synagogues

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Stephen Barnes, Partner in Law Firm With Cellino, Dies at 61

A jingle helped them transform a two-partner practice in Buffalo into a 50-lawyer personal injury behemoth in New York State and California. Mr. Barnes died in a plane crash.

#advertising-and-marketing, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #barnes-stephen-e, #cellino-ross-m-jr, #cellinobarnes-pc, #deaths-obituaries, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Led Zeppelin Wins Long ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced it would not hear the case, leaving in place an appeals court ruling that the band did not copy part of a 1968 song by Spirit.

#copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #decisions-and-verdicts, #led-zeppelin, #pop-and-rock-music, #spirit-music-group, #stairway-to-heaven-song, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #taurus-song

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E. Jean Carroll, Trump Accuser, Seeks to Bar Justice Dept. From Case

Ms. Carroll, a writer, has asked a judge to reject the department’s move to intervene in her lawsuit against the president, whom she has accused of rape.

#barr-william-p, #bergdorf-goodman, #carroll-e-jean, #immunity-from-prosecution, #justice-department, #libel-and-slander, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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Eric Trump Finally Interviewed in N.Y. Fraud Inquiry

President Trump’s son had sought to postpone a deposition with the New York attorney general’s office until after Election Day.

#attorneys-general, #carroll-e-jean, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #engoron-arthur-f, #federal-taxes-us, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #trump-eric-f-1984, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Government Lawsuit Over John Bolton’s Memoir May Proceed, Judge Rules

The Justice Department is seeking to seize a $2 million advance because President Trump’s former top aide published the book, which criticizes Mr. Trump, without written permission.

#bolton-john-r, #books-and-literature, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #decisions-and-verdicts, #justice-department, #lamberth-royce-c, #snowden-edward-j, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Facing 200 Abuse Claims, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre Seeks Bankruptcy

The move by the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island came after numerous lawsuits were filed under the Child Victims Act.

#bankruptcies, #barres-john-o, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #long-island-ny, #new-york-child-victims-act-2019, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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‘A Battle for the Souls of Black Girls’

Discipline disparities between Black and white boys have driven reform efforts for years. But Black girls are arguably the most at-risk student group in the United States.

#baltimore-md, #binghamton-ny, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #naacp-legal-defense-and-educational-fund, #orlando-fla, #race-and-ethnicity, #school-discipline-students, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

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Supreme Court Speeds Case on Excluding Undocumented Immigrants in Redistricting

A lower court had ruled that the Trump administration’s plan to alter the census count for congressional reapportionment violated federal law.

#census, #decisions-and-verdicts, #house-of-representatives, #illegal-immigration, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Japanese Government Is Ordered to Pay Damages Over Fukushima Disaster

The Sendai High Court said the state and the plant’s operator must pay $9.5 million to survivors of the 2011 nuclear accident. They have until mid-October to appeal to the country’s Supreme Court.

#fukushima-japan, #fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-japan, #japan, #japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-2011, #nuclear-energy, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tokyo-electric-power-co

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Apple and Epic Games Spar Over Returning Fortnite to the App Store

The two companies argued in federal court over Apple’s power over apps, as their fight heads to trial next year.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #decisions-and-verdicts, #epic-games, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #software, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sweeney-tim-1970

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Alphabet Settles Shareholder Suits Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Google’s parent company was hit with a wave of lawsuits after The New York Times reported that an accused executive had received a $90 million exit package.

#metoo-movement, #alphabet-inc, #arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #executive-compensation, #google-inc, #rubin-andrew-e-1962, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Free the Apps!

Apple and Google have a virtual monopoly on distributing mobile apps — that’s bad for competition.

#android-operating-system, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #e-commerce, #epic-games, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #smartphones, #software, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sweeney-tim-1970

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Battles Over Voting Rules Fuel Concern About Postelection Fights

Even as early voting has gotten underway, some pivotal states are still litigating how ballots should be cast and counted, creating uncertainty that is being fanned by President Trump.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #elias-marc-e, #michigan, #north-carolina, #ohio, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #postal-service-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #priorities-usa, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #wisconsin

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In Book Fight, Lawyers Clash on Whether to Fault Bolton or White House

A judge made no ruling at a hearing shadowed by a career official’s claims that Trump aides politicized the prepublication review process.

#bolton-john-r, #books-and-literature, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #justice-department, #knight-ellen-j, #lamberth-royce-c, #simonschuster-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-room-where-it-happened-a-white-house-memoir-book, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mary Trump Sues President Trump and Family, Claiming Fraud

Two months after she claimed in a tell-all book that her family cheated her out of her inheritance, Ms. Trump made similar allegations in a civil suit in Manhattan.

#frauds-and-swindling, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #trump-mary-l, #trump-robert-s-1948, #wills-and-estates

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A Girl Wanted to Try Out for Boys Tennis. Ginsburg Helped Make it Happen.

In the early 1970s, a law professor named Ruth Bader Ginsburg took on a case that paved the way for a 15-year-old girl in New Jersey to play on a boys’ high school team.

#abbe-seldin, #american-civil-liberties-union, #discrimination, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teaneck-nj, #tennis, #womens-rights

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Kobe Bryant’s Widow Sues L.A. County Sheriff Over Crash Site Photos

Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit alleges that at least eight deputies took and shared graphic photographs of the victims.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #bryant-kobe, #bryant-vanessa, #california, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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City in California Reaches $4 Million Settlement in Fatal Police Shooting

Miles Hall, 23, was killed after his family called the police in Walnut Creek as he was experiencing a mental health crisis.

#hall-miles-1996-2019, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #walnut-creek-calif

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Justice Dept. Case Against Google Is Said to Focus on Search Dominance

The decision to narrow the case to search could set off separate lawsuits from states over Google’s power in other business segments.

#alphabet-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #attorneys-general, #barr-william-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #justice-department, #online-advertising, #search-engines, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the Supreme Court Could Affect Voting Rules on Election Day

A number of legal battles over voting rights are already in the pipeline. Any ruling this fall could resonate nationwide.

#state-legislatures, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Justice Dept. to Brief States on Google Antitrust Inquiry

The department is expected to outline a potential antitrust case against Google, which could be filed in the coming days.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #attorneys-general, #computers-and-the-internet, #justice-department, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Met Opera Fired James Levine, Citing Sexual Misconduct. He Was Paid $3.5 Million.

The terms of the settlement between the renowned conductor and the company he shaped have not been previously disclosed.

#metoo-movement, #classical-music, #gelb-peter, #levine-james, #metropolitan-opera, #opera, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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‘There’s No There There’: What the TikTok Deal Achieved

The agreement for the social media app falls short of President Trump’s promises.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #mobile-applications, #oracle-corporation, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

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U.S. Judge Temporarily Halts Trump’s WeChat Ban

The order is a setback in the president’s efforts to block a Chinese social media app that he has labeled a national security threat. The ban had been set to go into effect on Sunday night.

#chinese-americans, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #tiktok-bytedance, #wechat-mobile-app

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In the Most Litigated Election Ever, Early Democratic Wins but Few Clear Signals

Democrats won some important legal battles in the critical states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. But the legal wars over the 2020 election are just getting going.

#absentee-voting, #elias-marc-e, #green-party-of-the-united-states, #hasen-richard-l, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #third-party-politics-us, #wisconsin

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As Steve Cohen Closes In on Mets, Discrimination Claims Cast a Shadow

As M.L.B. owners consider whether to approve Cohen as the new owner of the club, several complaints filed by women at his company loom as potential sticking points.

#baseball, #bonner-lauren, #cohen-steven-a, #discrimination, #hedge-funds, #major-league-baseball, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #new-york-mets, #point72-asset-management-lp, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

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Jerry Harris of ‘Cheer’ Accused of Sex Abuse in Teenagers’ Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in Texas on Monday accuses a star of the Netflix docuseries of soliciting sex and nude photos from two underage boys.

#cheer-tv-program, #cheer-athletics, #cheerleaders, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #fort-worth-tex, #harris-jerry-1999, #netflix-inc, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television, #us-all-star-federation, #varsity-spirit-corp

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Breonna Taylor’s Family Receives $12 Million Settlement From Louisville

In the aftermath of the botched police raid in which Ms. Taylor was killed, the city also agreed to institute changes in policing.

#black-people, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #louisville-ky, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

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Biden Creates Legal War Room, Preparing for a Big Fight Over Voting

With two former solicitors general and hundreds of lawyers, the Biden campaign is bracing for an extended legal battle and hoping to maintain trust in the electoral process.

#absentee-voting, #bauer-robert-f, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #dellinger-walter-e, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #verrilli-donald-b-jr, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Des Moines Schools Defy Governor’s Reopening Order Amid Coronavirus

In one of the nation’s sharpest clashes over school reopening, officials in Des Moines say Iowa’s Republican governor is pushing them to risk public safety.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #des-moines-iowa, #disease-rates, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #iowa, #republican-party, #reynolds-kimberly-1959, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Kevin Spacey Accused of Sex Offenses Against Teenagers in New Lawsuit

One of the accusers, Anthony Rapp, the actor, has spoken before of an encounter with Mr. Spacey when he was 14, but Mr. Spacey said he did not recall it.

#manhattan-nyc, #new-york-child-victims-act-2019, #rapp-anthony, #sex-crimes, #spacey-kevin, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Gucci Heir Alleges Child Sexual Abuse

Alexandra Zarini, the great-granddaughter of Guccio Gucci, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against three family members.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #gucci, #gucci-patricia, #ruffalo-joseph, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-fashion, #zarini-alexandra

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White House Asked Justice Dept. to Take Over Defamation Suit Against Trump, Barr Says

The attorney general argued that the intervention was routine but did not say why the department waited 10 months to step in.

#barr-william-p, #carroll-e-jean, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #libel-and-slander, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Franchise Workers Win Victory Over U.S. Effort to Curb Lawsuits

A judge rebuffed a Labor Department move that made it harder for employees to win judgments against parent companies over pay violations.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #fast-food-industry, #franchises, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #minimum-wage, #overtime, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Tiffany’s $16 Billion Sale Falls Apart in Face of Pandemic and Tariffs

The luxury giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton backed out of its deal to buy the jeweler.

#arnault-bernard, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #jewels-and-jewelry, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #shopping-and-retail, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tiffanycompany

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Justice Dept. Intervenes to Help Trump in E. Jean Carroll Rape Lawsuit

Government lawyers made the unusual move of seeking to take over President Trump’s defense in a defamation suit brought by Ms. Carroll, who has claimed Mr. Trump raped her in the 1990s.

#carroll-e-jean, #justice-department, #manhattan-nyc, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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Will Doug Emhoff’s Legal Career Be an Issue for the Biden-Harris Ticket?

Mr. Emhoff, the husband of Senator Kamala Harris, has a long record as a litigator at two of the nation’s top firms, posing potential conflicts that could draw scrutiny from both Republicans liberal Democrats alike.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #democratic-party, #dla-piper, #emhoff-douglas-c, #harris-kamala-d, #legal-profession, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

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