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    Lawyer Arrested For Threatening Rape Victim With Deportation

    Two men, including a defense attorney, have been arraigned after allegedly trying to bribe a rape victim into not testifying, and then hinting that the Trump administration would have her deported. Attorney Christos Vasiliades offered the alleged...

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    Body-Shaming Model Sentenced With Graffiti Cleanup Duty

    The 2015 Playboy Playmate of the Year, Dani Mathers, unleashed a wave of criticism after posting a discreetly-taken picture of another woman and making snide comments about the other woman’s body. LA Fitness, where Mathers took the...

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    Law Firm Invoices May Not Be Privileged

    Among the takeaways from a California Supreme Court decision: Be careful what you put in your law firm bills. The court ruled that while invoices for pending and active cases are privileged, invoices for older cases may...

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    PayPal Staking Claim On Letter ‘P’

    Music site Pandora’s new, blue, capital ‘P’ logo “openly mimics” the logo for PayPal, the company wrote in a trademark infringement suit filed this month. The suit claims that PayPal customers may be confused by the similar...

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    Online Anonymous Trashing Of Co By Former Employee Upheld In CA

    A California appeals court has reversed a decision that would have required an online site called Glassdoor to identify someone who posted negative comments about the company he used to work for. The company maintained the posting...

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  • Father-Son Team Wins $6M Patent Suit Vs Sears

    The father invented an adjustable locking tool that he called a Bionic Wrench, and he and his son began to sell it in 2005 through a tool company they started in a Chicago suburb. In its first...

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    Appeals Court Reopens Gov’t Surveillance Lawsuit

    A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the Wikimedia Foundation may revive its legal challenge to the National Security Agency’s program of massive online surveillance. Wikimedia, which hosts the Wikipedia online...

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    White House Aides Face Daunting Legal Bills

    Trump administration staffers have started reaching out to lawyers to see if, and how, they can get personal legal representation in the wake of the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. “I do think...

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    Prosecutors Balk At Sessions’ Harsh Charging Instructions

    Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense” and follow mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines. Now a bipartisan group of prosecutors is pushing back. Thirty current...

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    Preparing The Expert Witness For Deposition

    Most civil cases today involve the use of testifying experts to address both liability and damages issues. Expert witnesses have become so pervasive that modern trials are now often viewed as a “war of experts,” and motion...

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