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Weekly Briefs: Judge lifts Trump sanction, for now; $997M settlement offered in condo collapse

Judge willing to accept $110K, cooperation to end Trump sanction

A trial-level judge in New York lifted a $10,000 daily civil contempt sanction against former President Donald Trump on…

Attorney who immigrated to the US now provides pro bono help to immigrants

Dahlia French has prioritized pro bono throughout her career. She helps immigrants who qualify for Temporary Protected Status and foreign nationals who need assistance with their taxes. She mentors other immigration attorneys through the American Immigration Lawyers Association. And in the past year, she became one of the most active volunteers on ABA Federal Free Legal Answers.

Judge holds Trump in contempt, fines him $10K per day in fight over business documents

A state court judge in New York City has held former President Donald Trump in civil contempt and ordered him to pay $10,000 per day until he turns over subpoenaed documents or takes other steps to show that they don't exist.

‘Shameful’ insular cases should be overruled, Gorsuch says, as SCOTUS rules against Puerto Rico resident

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Thursday that the United States doesn’t violate the equal protection clause by denying disability benefits to residents of Puerto Rico.

Luz Arévalo helps immigrant and low-income clients facing tax problems

Luz Arévalo has spent most of her career helping immigrants and members of other marginalized communities sort through issues with their taxes.

Former BigLaw lawyer who wrongly thought he could ‘power through’ depression gets suspension

A former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius lawyer has been suspended from law practice for failing to inform a tax client about an adverse decision, failing to file a timely appeal, failing to inform the client of a $183,620 tax lien, and signing a false affidavit about his conduct.

Weekly Briefs: Judge charged with tax fraud; man who got pig heart had criminal past

Judge allegedly failed to report marriage-fee income

New Orleans Second City Court Judge Ernestine “Teena” Anderson-Trahan has been charged with filing false tax returns. The indictment has alleged that Anderson-Trahan…

Weekly Briefs: Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to federal charge; Goodwin pushes back return-to-office date

Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to federal civil rights charge

Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating the civil rights of George Floyd,…

Donations for ABA Giving Day more than double previous year’s total

This year’s ABA Giving Day has exceeded expectations, raising about $90,000 more than the association’s goal for the campaign.

Is the proposed wealth tax constitutional? Answer depends on ‘direct tax’ definition

A tax on unrealized investment gains of very wealthy people could lead to constitutional challenges that end up before a skeptical U.S. Supreme Court.

Baker McKenzie is ‘architect and pillar’ of offshore system that hides wealth, Pandora Papers report says

Baker McKenzie fought proposals to strengthen financial oversight and tax laws in its lobbying for large banks and technology companies, according to Pandora Papers reporting by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and its media papers.

Oscar Stilley, the convicted lawyer who sued a Texas abortion doctor, was disbarred over litigation conduct

The disbarred lawyer who filed a suit seeking a bounty against a Texas abortion doctor has a long history of lawsuits against government officials in his home state of Arkansas.

Trump sues niece for disclosing his tax records and the New York Times for encouraging it

Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the New York Times and Mary Trump, his niece, that seeks at least $100 million in damages for her disclosure of his tax records to the newspaper.

Deloitte is monitoring changes to law firm ownership rules, but isn’t planning to begin law practice here

Deloitte isn’t ready to enter the practice of law in the United States, despite changes to law firm ownership rules in some states, according to a leader of the accounting firm.

House committee can access some Trump financial records from accounting firm, judge rules

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Wednesday that a House committee can access some financial records for former President Donald Trump and his company through a subpoena issued to his accounting firm.

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