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Afternoon Briefs: Judge strikes down CDC eviction moratorium; lawyer’s dogged determination brings cash

Judge strikes down CDC eviction moratorium

U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker of Tyler, Texas, has struck down a moratorium on most residential evictions by the U.S. Centers for…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack get plea offers; Harvard Law profs launch equality journal

Lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack mull plea offers

Two lawyers charged in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied police car are reviewing plea offers, according to a…

Grandparents can recover emotional distress damages under ‘zone of danger’ rule, top state court rules
A grandparent who saw her 2-year-old granddaughter get hit by falling debris, causing her death, can recover emotional distress damages as a bystander under the “zone of danger” rule, New York’s top court has ruled.
Afternoon Briefs: Gunman had file on SCOTUS justice, judge says; state AG charged in fatal crash

Gunman apparently targeted this SCOTUS justice, judge says

Lawyer Roy Den Hollander, the gunman who killed the son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas of the District…

‘I destroyed my life’: Former Willkie co-chair suspended for paying $75K to boost daughter’s ACT score
Gordon Caplan, the former co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, has been suspended from law practice for two years for participating in the college admissions scandal.
Former administrative law judge is censured for punching a lawyer outside a party
A former administrative law judge in New York has been censured for punching a legal aid lawyer outside a Manhattan party in October 2016.
Afternoon Briefs: 11 ex-capital inmates added to innocence list; lawyer finds historic photo in attic

11 former death-row inmates are added to group’s innocence list

The Death Penalty Information Center has added 11 former inmates to its list of people who were exonerated after an…

Accused of ‘outrageous and unfounded attacks’ on SCOTUS chief justice, pro-Trump lawyer stands by claims
A defamation defendant is pointing to a “barrage of false and violent tweets” by pro-Trump lawyer L. Lin Wood Jr. in a bid to oust him from a case in New York federal court.
Afternoon Briefs: Ex-lawyer sentenced for show-pony secrecy; DOJ drops suit over Melania Trump book

Ex-lawyer sentenced for failure to disclose ponies

A former Virginia lawyer has been sentenced to six months in prison for failing to disclose in a bankruptcy proceeding her family’s ownership…

New York may license social workers to handle some legal tasks

The New York state courts’ Working Group on Regulatory Innovation has unanimously recommended the state create a program to train and license social workers to provide limited legal services for clients.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge in ethics trouble for school dispute; lawyer sues ex-client who punched him

Panel recommends judge’s removal for school-dispute conduct

A judicial ethics panel has recommended removal of a judge in Union County, New Jersey, based on her conduct after her children’s Catholic…

Cole Schotz settles suit against lawyer accused of revealing confidential documents in bid to injure BigLaw
A federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed Cole Schotz’s claims against a former bankruptcy associate whom it had accused of revealing two confidential law firm documents and threatening to disclose even more.
Man who was told he failed bar exam actually passed, and he blames software
When Colin Darnell received word in December that he did not pass New York’s online bar exam, he had a feeling the scoring may have been wrong because he was one of various people with software problems during the test.
Supreme Court orders dismissal of emoluments cases against Trump as moot
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the dismissal of two cases that contended that President Donald Trump was violating the emoluments clauses by accepting payments to his businesses by foreign governments and states.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyers seek Rudy Giuliani’s suspension; scholars support post-presidency impeachment power

Dozens of high-profile lawyers seek Rudy Giuliani’s suspension

Dozens of high-profile lawyers have signed a letter to New York disciplinary authorities calling for an ethics investigation and interim suspension of…

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