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Panama Papers law firm sues Netflix for libel over portrayal in Meryl Streep film

Updated: The hacked Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca and its two name partners have sued Netflix for libel over their portrayal in the film The Laundromat.

The lawsuit claims…

‘Parks and Recreation’ reminds us how important court reporters are to the legal system

Court stenographers, or “court reporters” as they are commonly referred to, are often left overshadowed and underappreciated. But proper and reliable conclusions to controversies would not be possible without their invaluable work, says lawyer Adam Banner.

Venture capital firm sues its former general counsel, once a child actress on ‘The Wonder Years’
A lawyer who portrayed Becky Slater on The Wonder Years, a TV show than ran from 1988 to 1993, is facing a lawsuit of more than $1 million stemming from her work as a general counsel for a venture capital firm.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge OKs ID using altered photo; infants seized for parents’ vitamin refusal, suit says

Judge allows eyewitness IDs based on altered mug shot

A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, has refused to toss tellers’ identification of a suspected bank robber based on a…

On the Emmys’ red carpet, Laverne Cox and her ACLU date discuss pending Supreme Court cases
Orange is the New Black actress and LGBTQ advocate Laverne Cox wanted to deliver a message to viewers watching the Emmy Awards on Sunday. Cox’s date was an ACLU staff attorney, and her clutch was a specially designed rainbow handbag bearing the message “Oct. 8, Title VII Supreme Court.”
Afternoon Briefs: Jones Day explains redaction flub; lawyer copyrights daughter’s crayon artwork

Jones Day apologizes for redaction error that exposed grand jury info

Jones Day has taken responsibility for a redaction error and apologized to a federal judge who ordered the firm…

Afternoon Briefs: Actress sentenced in college admissions scandal; judge sides with transgender Ohioans

Actress Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison for college admissions scandal

Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for her involvement in the college admissions…

‘Taco Tuesday’ too common for LeBron James to trademark, US patent office says
On Wednesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied Los Angeles Lakers basketball player LeBron James’ attempt to trademark the phrase “Taco Tuesday.”
Want encouragement in the justice arena? Think about what’s changed, says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The country has come a long way, said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and that’s what keeps her optimistic for the future. “It can be hard to do anything as a loner, but if you get together with like-minded people, you can be a force for change,” Ginsburg said at a discussion Monday at the University of Chicago.

Afternoon Briefs: A$AP Rocky’s Swedish lawyer is shot; nationwide injunction restored in asylum case

Judge restores nationwide injunction blocking asylum ban

A federal judge in San Francisco has restored a nationwide injunction blocking new rules that effectively barred immigrants at the southern border…

Afternoon Briefs: Ex-White House counsel acquitted; lawyer pleads guilty in alleged attack on colleague

Former White House counsel is acquitted on false-statement charge

Federal jurors on Wednesday acquitted former White House counsel Greg Craig on a charge of making false statements to the government…

To cooperate or not: That is a question for TV characters and real-life clients

Two examples of “snitching” on TV? That’s enough fodder to spark the flames of this week’s column from lawyer Adam Banner.

Pro bono hotline for immigrants says ICE retaliated after portrayal on ‘Orange Is the New Black’

Leaders of a hotline that provides pro bono lawyers for poor immigrants claim immigration officials retaliated after a fictional television portrayal of its services.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement banned free…

Justice Ginsburg makes first public appearances after treatment for pancreatic cancer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her first public appearances Monday since her recent treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg, 86, was escorted across the stage in her appearances…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge says she’d castrate defendant if law permitted it; Schulte Roth sued for alleged bias

Judge says she would castrate man if law allowed it

A judge in Oklahoma City sentenced a man who installed home security systems to life in prison for putting secret…

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