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2 partners ‘repeatedly hounded’ attorney, making her job impossible, $20M sexual harassment suit says

Updated: A former international corporate attorney at Polsinelli has alleged that she experienced “callous gaslighting” and retaliation by the law firm when she complained about sexual harassment by two influential senior partners.

Covington settles SEC suit demanding names of clients affected by data breach

Covington & Burling has agreed to turn over to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission the names of six corporate clients apparently affected by a data breach, resolving an agency lawsuit that at first sought the names of 298 publicly traded clients.

Criminal charges add twist to Trump lawyers’ disciplinary cases

“Lawyers take an oath, and they have a responsibility that’s not just to their client but to the larger legal community, to the profession and to democracy. When you have lawyers who are working against the rule of law [it’s important] to bring a comprehensive system of accountability,” says Michael J. Teter, the managing director of the 65 Project.

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS asked to hear high school admissions case over race; utility company faces suit after Hawaii wildfires

Supreme Court could hear high school admissions case involving race

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday was asked to hear a Virginia high school admissions case over race. The Coalition…

Art generated by AI can’t be copyrighted, DC court says

Art created by artificial intelligence cannot receive copyright protection under U.S. law, a federal judge ruled last week in a case that could influence the outcomes of future disputes over authorship and intellectual property.

Is US law firm leasing rebounding post-pandemic?

Law firm leasing in the United States for the first half of 2023 is the strongest on record since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic three years ago, according to a new report from commercial real estate brokerage firm Savills.

Ex-Trump officials target ‘woke’ companies for diversity efforts

Activision Blizzard Inc. and the Kellogg Co. are the latest companies hit by claims that their efforts to diversify their workforces constitute illegal discrimination.

Meet Kenneth Chesebro, ‘the brains’ behind Trump’s fake elector scheme

A lawyer accused of crafting a fake elector strategy on behalf of former President Donald Trump was once a registered Democrat who worked after his graduation from Harvard Law School for his liberal mentor, Laurence Tribe.

‘Presidents are not kings’ judge will oversee Trump election-subversion case

A federal judge who has previously ruled against former President Donald Trump will be overseeing the new criminal case accusing him of conspiring to subvert the 2020 election.

Trump gets bad news on election probes from special counsel Jack Smith and Georgia Supreme Court

Former President Donald Trump may be nearing possible indictments on two fronts in connection with his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Giuliani ordered to pay over $89K discovery sanction in poll workers’ suit

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered lawyer Rudy Giuliani to pay more than $89,000 to Georgia poll workers as a sanction for discovery delays in their defamation lawsuit against him.

Giuliani should be disbarred for basing election suit on ‘speculation’ and ‘suspicion,’ ethics committee says

Lawyer Rudy Giuliani should be disbarred for making “malicious and meritless” claims of election fraud in a lawsuit that challenged the results of the 2020 presidential election in Pennsylvania, according to a hearing committee in Washington, D.C.

Crowell may pursue lawsuit for COVID-19 rent break, DC judge says

Crowell & Moring may pursue its lawsuit seeking a $30 million rent refund because of government orders that interfered with its use of its property during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Washington, D.C., judge has ruled.

Supreme Court rules for prosecutors in venue case that might have influenced Trump charging decision

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a criminal defendant can be retried in a new venue if the first trial was held in the wrong place.

Notes from Trump’s lawyer cited as evidence of obstruction in classified documents case

Notes from a lawyer for former President Donald Trump may constitute some of the most damning obstruction evidence against Trump in the classified documents case against him.

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