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Afternoon Briefs: $26B opioid settlement proposed; lawyer resigns after he’s accused of nude cleaning proposal

Proposed $26B opioid settlement announced

A group of state attorneys general have announced a proposed $26 billion settlement between states and four companies that make and distribute opioids. Johnson &…

Afternoon Briefs: Husch Blackwell merges with boutique firm; man sentenced for threat to Flynn judge

Husch Blackwell will merge with boutique firm

Husch Blackwell has announced a merger with a health law boutique that represents hospitals and health care systems in the Boston area. The…

Ethics opinion gives NY attorneys green light to advise on, partake in cannabis

The New York State Bar Association has announced in an ethics opinion that lawyers may provide legal services to clients in compliance with the state’s new recreational marijuana law.

Lawyers’ group helps ease path to citizenship for low-income New Yorkers with interest-free loans

This year, Ana Mclean paid the naturalization application filing fee of $640 and the additional $85 for biometric services using a loan from the Citizenship Loan Program. The initiative offers interest-free loans to permanent residents who live in one of New York City’s five boroughs, Westchester or Long Island.

Stormy Daniels’ former lawyer gets prison sentence for trying to extort Nike

The lawyer who once represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels will have to serve prison time for trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe called lawyer Michael Avenatti’s misconduct “outrageous.”

Regional chief judge steps down from administrative role because of Halloween party photo

A regional chief judge in New York has stepped down from his administrative role because of a photo of himself at a Halloween party in 1988.

Appeals court slams judge’s ‘utterly racist’ theory on Black defendant’s frontal lobes

A New York appeals court has reduced a burglary sentence because of “shocking” and “utterly racist” comments by a sentencing judge who said the disruptive Black defendant’s frontal lobes were likely “retarded in growth.”

State supreme court asked to consider new licensure paths for lawyers

The Oregon State Bar Board of Bar Examiners has adopted a task force report suggesting supervised practice or law school experiential-learning programs as bar exam alternatives for attorney licensure.

Trump Organization says CFO is ‘pawn’ for politics in criminal prosecution; indictment alleges tax fraud

Updated: The Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, have been charged with a 15-year scheme to defraud tax authorities by awarding off-the-books compensation to corporate officials.

Afternoon Briefs: Justice Thomas questions federal pot law; Jones Day pay case dropped

Justice Thomas questions government’s ‘half-in, half-out’ pot stance

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Monday the federal government may no longer have the authority to intrude on the states’…

Lawyer deemed ‘copyright troll’ must file sanctions opinion in all his cases, 2nd Circuit agrees

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s nationwide order requiring a copyright lawyer to notify his clients and the courts handling his cases of the sanctions decision against him.

New York court suspends Giuliani’s law license, cites false claims about election’s legitimacy

Rudy Giuliani’s law license was suspended in New York on Thursday for “demonstrably false and misleading statements” to bolster a narrative that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS overturns another agency structure; corporate diversity suit allowed

Supreme Court rules FHFA structure is unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the structure of the Federal Housing Finance Agency is unconstitutional because its director can only be…

Town justice, elected with single write-in vote, resigns after he is accused of failing to attend training

A town justice in Hornby, New York, who never heard any cases since his November 2019 election, has agreed to resign.

More than 270 associates have left New York’s 10 most profitable law firms this year; where did they go?

The majority of associates who left New York’s 10 most profitable firms this year stayed in BigLaw, often jumping to firms in the tech sector, according to an analysis by Reuters.

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