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Afternoon Briefs: Trans worker fails to make discrimination case against employer; former DA’s husband gets community service

Transgender employee failed to show discrimination in case against T-Mobile, appeals court says

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has dismissed claims brought by Elijah Anthony…

Federal judge admonishes BigLaw firm and former partner for description of opposing counsel

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has admonished Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and one of its former partners for unsupported claims that an opposing counsel’s demeanor was agitated, combative and “unhinged.”

Judge is taken aback when defendant logs in to Zoom arraignment with obscene screen name

A Michigan judge appeared miffed Tuesday when a man charged with possessing drug paraphernalia logged in to his virtual arraignment with the screen name “Buttf- - -er 3000.”

Afternoon Briefs: Cops charged with selling crash info to lawyers; deal reached on McGahn testimony

Officers charged with selling crash info to lawyers

A retired New York police officer and two current officers were charged Tuesday with taking kickbacks from towing companies. Heather Busch, Robert…

Fee applications in Boy Scouts bankruptcy exceed $100M; judge calls total ‘staggering’

The court overseeing the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case has appointed an examiner to review fees that have become a point of contention.

Lawyer who told judge he had no knowledge of suit filed under his name gets no prison time for lie

A California lawyer won’t face prison time for lying to a judge about his knowledge of a lawsuit filed against General Motors for clients who were accused of seeking to profit from a fictitious settlement with the automaker.

Afternoon Briefs: Transgender patients protected; gender gap persists in SCOTUS arguments

Transgender patients protected in HHS interpretation

The Biden administration will protect transgender patients from discrimination in health care, reversing a decision by the Trump administration, according to an announcement…

Removal of ‘Holy Spirit’ juror requires new trial for former lawmaker, en banc 11th Circuit rules

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida is entitled to a new trial in an alleged charity scam because a federal judge removed a juror for his "Holy Spirit" remark, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday in a 7-4 en banc decision.

Afternoon Briefs: DNA on murder weapon isn’t from executed man; lawmakers embrace firing-squad executions

DNA suggests murder was carried out by someone other than executed man

DNA tests on a murder weapon and a bloody shirt are not a match with the man executed…

Lawyer seeks new trial based on alleged cybersecurity flaws in phone-cracking product

A Maryland defense lawyer is seeking a new trial for his client after a blog post claimed that a product used by police to extract cellphone data has cybersecurity flaws.

Afternoon Briefs: Harvey Weinstein sues for return of legal fee; judge’s arm touch leads to reprimand

Weinstein sues lawyer for return of $1M fee

A May 4 lawsuit filed by former film producer Harvey Weinstein claims that lawyer Jose Baez refused to refund a $1…

Justice Thomas turns talkative in telephone arguments after years of mostly silence

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is showing his personality in oral arguments questioning, a turnabout from past years when he stayed mostly silent.

Maker of Snapchat can be sued for speed filter used by youths before fatal crash, 9th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that Snapchat isn’t protected from liability by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in a case alleging that three youths died in a car crash after using the app’s speed filter.

Afternoon Briefs: Derek Chauvin cites possible jury misconduct; judge tosses claim by ex-summer associate

Former Minneapolis police officer seeks new trial

Lawyers have filed a motion seeking a new trial for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the May…

Law firm can sue competitor for allegedly using case runners to poach clients, appeals court says

A New York appeals court is allowing a personal injury law firm to pursue a tortious interference claim against competitors who allegedly used case runners to poach its clients.

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