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Afternoon Briefs: Former BigLaw lawyer drops suit; judge resigns amid hostile-environment probe

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Former Ogletree Deakins shareholder drops bias claim

A former nonequity partner at Ogletree Deakins, Dawn Knepper, has dropped her bias lawsuit against the firm. The notice of the dropped claims did not provide any details of the apparent settlement, reached after arbitration. Knepper had claimed the law firm discriminates against female partners in pay, promotions and opportunities. (Law360, Bloomberg Law)

Judge resigns amid probe of hostile workplace environment

A New York judge has resigned and agreed to never again seek judicial office after he learned he was under investigation for making “improper and at times abusive personal demands of court staff.” The stipulation and decision don’t specify the allegations against the judge, Matthew Rosenbaum, but they do say the conduct occurred over a 14-year period. (News release, stipulation and decision, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Former Sedgwick partners to pay $1.9M in clawback deal

Forty-seven former Sedgwick partners have agreed to pay $1.9 million in compensation and capital payouts, money that can help pay creditors of the defunct law firm. A California bankruptcy judge approved the clawback deal last week. (Law360, Bloomberg Law)

Trump adds 6 African countries to travel ban

President Donald Trump on Friday added six countries with significant Muslim populations to the list of countries under his so-called travel ban. The countries face varying degrees of travel restrictions. They are Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania and Kyrgyzstan. (The New York Times)

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