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Lawyer wrongly cited golden rule, court says in overturning $1.1M verdict in suit against Fetty Wap label

A New Jersey appeals court has overturned a $1.1 million verdict against the record label for rapper Fetty Wap partly because the plaintiff’s lawyer asked jurors to put themselves in his client’s shoes when awarding damages.

The pandemic brought this lawyer to legal commentary, and the work includes sponsorship deals

Lawyer and influencer Emily D. Baker thinks YouTube is a great place to teach people how the law works.

Afternoon Briefs: Florida lawmaker says he’s ‘Christian, not an attorney;’ suit challenges hotel resort fees

Lawmaker says he’s ‘Christian, not an attorney’

A Florida lawmaker says he was just joking when he said told a Jewish colleague that he was a “Christian, not an attorney.”…

‘Real Housewives’ lawyer had close ties to some state bar officials, never faced ethics charges despite accusations

Los Angeles trial lawyer Tom Girardi, the husband of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne, was frequently accused of wrongdoing in lawsuits, yet he never faced disciplinary charges by the State Bar of California.

Perkins Coie associate advances to ‘Jeopardy’ tournament of champions

Perkins Coie associate Zachary Newkirk will appear in Jeopardy’s tournament of champions later this year after winning six games.

Inmate given clemency by Trump had backing of former judge who sentenced him to life

A federal judge who sentenced a Clarksville, Tennessee, man to life in prison in a drug trafficking case greeted him in person after then-President Donald Trump commuted the sentence in January.

Prosecutor’s use of Jack Nicholson photo from ‘The Shining’ was prejudicial error, top state court rules

The New Jersey Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a bank robber because the prosecutor used a photo of actor Jack Nicholson’s “Here’s Johnny” moment in the 1980 movie The Shining during closing arguments.

Judge Judy, in a rare interview, reflects on her iconic TV show as it reaches its final season

In 1987, Judge Judith Sheindlin of New York County Family Court terminated a couple’s parental rights to their two young children. The mother had shown no interest in raising them. Their father had been incarcerated for several years, and his release was many more away.

Afternoon Briefs: Google hit with third antitrust suit; more troubles for Girardi Keese

Google is hit with third antitrust lawsuit

Google is facing a third lawsuit that alleges anti-competitive conduct. The new suit—filed Thursday by 35 states, along with Puerto Rico, Guam and…

Tough calls: Innovative rap album recorded from prison helps sound the alarm about predatory phone charges

Global Tel Link is one of the biggest players in the prison telecommunications industry that connects calls between jail and prison inmates and the outside world. GTL is how Drakeo the Ruler was able to lay down the vocal tracks for his mixtape while he was being held in the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail pending retrial.

TV-star-turned-lawyer offers 10 acting tips for trial lawyers

“Son, if you want to be a trial lawyer, you never give up acting.” Those were the words of advice given to me by legendary Alabama trial lawyer Frank Burge when I successfully interviewed for my first job right out of law school.

Judge axes racketeering claim in actress’s suit against lawyer David Boies, Harvey Weinstein

A federal judge in Los Angeles has axed several claims in a lawsuit filed by actress Rose McGowan against two well-known lawyers and Harvey Weinstein, the former producer she accused of rape.

Judge allows lawsuit against Cardi B over ‘humiliating’ use of tattoo on album cover

A federal judge in Santa Ana, California, has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that a man’s distinctive back tattoo was used without his permission in a sexual picture on an album cover by rapper Cardi B.

Lawsuit accuses lawyer and his ‘Real Housewives’ wife of stealing plane crash settlement funds

Lawyer Tom Girardi and his celebrity wife, Erika Jayne of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, are accused in a lawsuit of embezzling settlement money as they struggle to bolster their celebrity image of “obscene wealth.”

Florida lawyer is charged with trying to extort NFL player

The managing partner of the South Florida law firm Ford, Dean & Rotundo has been charged with asking a former NFL player to pay off his clients to change their testimony in a robbery case.

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