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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…

California bill would discourage secrecy in court orders and settlements

A bill that cleared California’s Senate Judiciary Committee last month would discourage secrecy about safety hazards discovered in litigation.

Lawyer pursued future pain compensation for client who had died, ethics complaint says

A Chicago lawyer sought compensation for “future pain and physical limitations” in settlement negotiations for a client who had already died, according to an ethics complaint.

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS to hear case on nursing home suits; Trump’s business to pay $750K to settle suit

SCOTUS agrees to hear 3 new cases

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear cases on overtime pay, nursing home lawsuits and erased bankruptcy debt. The cases are:

Former Guess executive chairman alleges lawyer extorted him over misconduct allegations

The co-founder of Guess Inc. is claiming that he was extorted by a prominent California attorney, who threatened to file a lawsuit accusing him of rape if he did not settle a claim by one of her clients.

Weekly Briefs: Prof gets $400K settlement in pronoun case; panic-attack firing leads to $450K verdict

Prof who refused to use preferred pronouns gets $400K settlement

Shawnee State University in Ohio has agreed to pay philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether $400,000 and to rescind a written warning…

SEC alleges Las Vegas lawyer shot by FBI was part of a $449M Ponzi scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleges in a lawsuit that a Las Vegas lawyer and his law firm were involved in a $449 million Ponzi scheme that sold investments in fictitious insurance tort settlements.

Former lawyer who is accused of faking settlement allegedly forged signature of BigLaw partner

A lawyer-turned-trucker accused of faking a settlement allegedly forged the signature of a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, a prosecutor told a federal judge Monday.

Weekly Briefs: BigLaw firm settles ‘mommy track’ suit; ban on scraped court data challenged

Morrison & Foerster settles ‘mommy track’ suit

Morrison & Foerster has settled with two remaining plaintiffs in a lawsuit contending that the law firm discriminates against lawyer moms. In…

Jones Day settles bias suit by fired paralegal who claimed she was given more work than white colleagues

Jones Day has settled a Haitian-born paralegal’s discrimination lawsuit alleging that she was given more work than white staff members and was belittled for working overtime to complete it.

Bragging-defendant defense fails in first Capitol riot trial; is obstruction charge at risk?

Federal jurors in Washington, D.C., convicted a Texas man Tuesday for participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot in the first criminal trial stemming from the attack.

Weekly Briefs: Summer associates see higher offer rates; judge won’t dissolve NRA

Offer rates climb for summer associates

Offer rates for summer associate spots last year reached their highest mark since 2007, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Association…

Sandy Hook families reach $73M settlement in suit targeting gun marketing

Gunmaker Remington Arms has agreed to a $73 million settlement in a lawsuit targeting its marketing of the automatic rifle used in the 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Weekly Briefs: Biden describes 4 potential SCOTUS nominees; US liable for over $230M in church shooting

Biden does ‘deep dive’ on ‘about 4’ potential SCOTUS nominees

President Joe Biden told NBC Nightly News on Thursday that he has done a “deep dive” on “about four” potential…

Lawyer Michael Avenatti is convicted of stealing money from Stormy Daniels

Jurors in Manhattan, New York City, convicted lawyer Michael Avenatti on Friday for diverting to himself nearly $300,000 in book-deal payments intended for his client, adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

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