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Federal judge questions how redacted document got unredacted; CourtListener says there is no mystery

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has asked lawyers to investigate and report back to him on how a redacted detail in a lawsuit was published on CourtListener.com. U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss ordered the probe after the website published a court order in a suit against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Law.com reports. The […]

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Obama commutes 102 more sentences, setting one-year record

President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of 102 federal inmates, setting a record for the highest number of commutations in a single year. Obama has commuted 590 sentences this year, which are among 774 commutations during his presidency, reportUSA Today, theWashington Post and the White House blog. The 774 commutations are more than […]

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Lawyer agrees to injunction in alleged timeshare-donation tax scheme

A Montana lawyer has agreed to an injunction that prevents him from promoting a timeshare program that allegedly allowed unhappy timeshare owners to donate their timeshare to charity and claim an inflated tax deduction. Lawyer James Tarpey of Bozeman agreed to the injunction along with two companies he founded: Donate for a Cause and Resort […]

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SCOTUS considers reach of insider trading law; what if tipster derives no financial benefit?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday considered whether insider trading includes tips on material, nonpublic information passed between relatives and friends, without any financial benefit to the insider providing the tip. Prosecutors argued that an insider who provides confidential information as a gift has received a personal benefit that can sustain an insider trading conviction, […]

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Derrick Rose’s lawyers want mistrial in rape lawsuit, saying accuser withheld text asking NBA player why he didn’t sleep with her friend

Lawyers for Knicks guard Derrick Rose want a mistrial declared in a lawsuit accusing the NBA star and two friends of raping his ex-girlfriend — after discovering the woman’s legal team withheld a lurid text. Attorney Mark Baute cried foul Friday, complaining that the accuser failed to turn over a profane text message from the […]

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Appeals Court Restores $120 Million Award To Apple In Patent Fight With Samsung

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a $120 million jury award forApple Inc against Samsung, in another stunning twist in the fierce patent war between the world’s top smartphone manufacturers. The full slate of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., said a […]

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Trump supporter Giuliani takes leave from his BigLaw firm until campaign ends

Donald Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani won’t be showing up at his BigLaw office for the next month. Giuliani is taking a leave of absence until Nov. 9, the day after the election, Law.com (sub. req.) reports. Greenberg Traurig chairman Richard Rosenbaum issued a statement calling Giuliani’s temporary departure “an amicable and mutual leave of absence.” […]

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Bronx mom charged in fire that killed daughters shows up to court with newborn, turns down plea deal

A Bronx mom blamed for a fire that killed her two young daughters appeared in court Thursday with a newborn and opted against taking a no-jail plea deal — possibly to avoid deportation. Haya Konte, 26, is charged with two counts of criminally negligent homicideand endangering the welfare of a child for leaving her girls […]

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Court Tosses Scott Walker’s Food Stamp Drug Testing Lawsuit

WASHINGTON ― A federal court has stymied the state of Wisconsin’s effort to drug test food stamp applicants. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) championed the drug test policy as he launched a doomed presidential bid in 2015. The Obama administration said federal lawdoesn’t allow states to drug test food stamp recipients, so the Walker administration […]

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Poland Abortion Law U-Turn: Lawmakers Back Down After Mass Protests

WARSAW, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Polish lawmakers on Thursday rejected plans for a near-total ban on abortion, in a hastily arranged vote that marks the first major domestic setback for the ruling conservatives and follows street protests by tens of thousands of women. The ruling Law and Justice party (PIS) unexpectedly withdrew its support for […]

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