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Suit accuses Rudy Giuliani of sexually assaulting employee, promising—but not paying—$1M salary

Lawyer Rudy Giuliani offered $1 million in annual pay to a woman he hired as the director of business development for his companies in 2019, but it was “a sham motivated by his secret desire to pursue a sexual relationship,” according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

Alleged cut-and-paste mistake wasn’t reason for client’s claimed $636M loss, Proskauer argues

Proskauer Rose is arguing that a bad business partner—and not a drafting mistake—is to blame for a client’s losses, which are alleged to be around $636 million.

‘No Mention of Ginni’: Judicial activist directed consulting payment to wife of Justice Thomas

Leonard Leo, the former executive vice president of the Federalist Society, directed a Republican polling company to pay the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “another $25K” for consulting work in 2012 and to bill a nonprofit organization for reimbursement, according to a document reviewed by the Washington Post.

Lawyer’s paralegal was fooled by fraudster who changed wiring instructions, suit says

A Connecticut lawyer sent part of the proceeds from a home sale to a fraudster’s bank account, rather than the bank holding the mortgage, a negligence lawsuit alleges.

ABE’s annual grant program sends $300K to 12 innovative projects

Low-income clients overburdened by debt, transgender and nonbinary people who need help changing their names, and youths experiencing homelessness are among the groups supported this year by the American Bar Endowment’s Opportunity Grant Program.

ABA faces lawsuit over data breach

A would-be class action lawsuit has been filed against the American Bar Association for an alleged failure to safeguard members' data that was exposed in a security breach.

Judge who blocked access to abortion pill has unusual redaction in financial disclosure forms

A Texas federal judge who blocked access to the abortion drug mifepristone did not disclose certain information about the millions of dollars in stock that he owns when he filled out financial disclosure forms for 2020 and 2021.

National Labor Relations Board outlines penalties for cases involving ‘repeated or serious misconduct’

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has outlined penalties for employers who repeatedly or egregiously violate federal labor law.

Lawyers likely to see large payouts in $787.5M Fox defamation case

At least 31 lawyers from nine different law firms were involved in Dominion Voting Systems’ two-year defamation lawsuit against the Fox Corp., which ended this week with a $787.5 million settlement.

Justice Thomas’ financial disclosure issues referred to committee of federal judges

A request for an investigation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for alleged financial disclosure failures has been referred to the U.S. Judicial Conference’s Committee on Financial Disclosure, according to a letter reviewed by the Washington Post.

MyPillow CEO’s $5M ‘Prove Mike Wrong’ election-fraud challenge leads to arbitration win for claimant

MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell must make good on his offer to pay $5 million to anyone who could disprove his election-fraud data, an arbitration panel ruled Wednesday.

Weekly Briefs: Murder cases move slowly in Chicago; Neuriva decision could limit attorney fees

Justice is slow in Chicago

Most murder cases in the county that includes Chicago take four years or longer to resolve, according to a series of investigative stories by the…

Trump’s $500M suit against Michael Cohen alleges ‘multiple breaches of fiduciary duty’

Former President Donald Trump has filed a $500 million lawsuit against his former lawyer Michael Cohen for allegedly revealing client confidences and spreading falsehoods about him.

What the Silicon Valley Bank failure means for our financial institutions

A partner at the Am Law 100 law firm Ballard Spahr talks to the ABA Journal about the Silicon Valley Bank failure and what it means for the larger financial sector.

Johnson & Johnson tries once again to settle talc claims through ‘Texas two-step’ bankruptcy

A Johnson & Johnson unit is back in bankruptcy court again, after its first attempt to settle looming talcum powder cases failed because it wasn’t in financial distress.

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