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Subpoenas Issued to Trump Organization in Emoluments Lawsuit

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Reuters reports the Trump Organization Inc., the president’s privately owned real estate company, and related corporate entities received the subpoenas.

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Newspaper Report Foils Trump Labor Secretary’s Chances of Being the New AG

Newspaper Report Foils Trump Labor Secretary’s Chances of Being the New AG

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Alexander Acosta is out of the running to be President Donald Trump’s attorney general following a report that he oversaw a sweetheart deal for a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls

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Lenovo $8.3M Spyware Class Action Settlement Gets Initial OK

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The federal court’s initial approval of the settlement comes four months after Lenovo and the consumer class filed with the court to end the spyware action.

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Tesla Loses a Senior Lawyer Just as SEC Tightens Grip

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Bloomberg is reporting that an experienced securities lawyer has left Tesla Inc. just as the company needs one under its fraud settlement with U.S. regulators.

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Federal Judge Blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in Major Blow to Trump Administration

Federal Judge Blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in Major Blow to Trump Administration

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The Washington Post characterized the order as a  major defeat for President Trump, who attacked the Obama administration for stopping the project in the face of protests and an environmental impact study.

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Ex-Penn State University GC Cleared of Wrongdoing

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Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice and Penn State University general counsel Cynthia Baldwin was cleared Friday of any wrongdoing relative to her representation of university officials during the Jerry Sandusky investigation, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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DOJ Announces Guidelines to Reduce the Imposition of Monitorships in Corporate Criminal Cases

DOJ Announces Guidelines to Reduce the Imposition of Monitorships in Corporate Criminal Cases

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The Justice Department’s Criminal Division has announced updated policies and procedures related to the selection of corporate monitors in federal criminal cases, according to an advisory by Alston &. Bird.

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CEO Allegedly Stole Millions From Low-Income Customers to Pay for a Ferrari, a Private Jet and a Florida Condo

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American Broadband’s chief executive, Jeffrey Ansted, was held personally liable for the alleged misconduct as the FCC accused him of embezzling aid money and using it to pay for luxury goods such as an $8 million private Cessna jet.

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Company Couldn’t Cut Disabled Worker’s Benefits, So It ‘Went Rogue’ and Had Him Arrested, Lawyer Says

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An attempt to prosecute a man drawing disability payments for an on-the-job injury drew a withering rebuke from a judge, and now the man is suing the insurance company for malicious prosecution.

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Barnes & Thornburg Secures Trade Victory for PMP Fermentation Products

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The U.S. International Trade Commission has unanimously affirmed that PMP Fermentation Products, Inc. was materially injured by unfairly traded sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, and derivative imports from China.

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Lawyer Who Called Decision ‘La La Land on Steroids’ is Suspended for His Wide-Ranging Criticism

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A New York appeals court has suspended a Suffolk County lawyer for three months for “inexcusable” criticism about courts hearing two of his cases, reports the ABA Journal.

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Pipeline Companies Should Do More to Prepare for NTSB Accident Investigations

Pipeline Companies Should Do More to Prepare for NTSB Accident Investigations

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The National Transportation Safety Board is well known for its sleuthing on plane crashes. However, oil and gas executives often need better education about how the agency tackles one of its other responsibilities – investigating pipeline accidents, advise attorneys with the national law firm LeClairRyan.

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Former Foley & Lardner Partner Suspended for Falsifying Documents in IRS Audit of Wealthy Clients

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A former Foley & Lardner partner was suspended two years by the state Supreme Court for lying to the IRS during an audit of two wealthy estates connected to a major area business, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Enforcement Pressure Hit Ag, Livestock Operations

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Small ag operations can be compliant with regulations before a historic flooding event and still face financial penalties that push family-owned businesses to the brink of bankruptcy or worse, says attorney Chris Carrington of Denver-based Richards Carrington.

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Trump Reportedly Floating 5 Different Names to Replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Trump Reportedly Floating 5 Different Names to Replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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President Donald Trump believes Attorney General Jeff Sessions will likely leave his Cabinet at the end of the year, and so far has five potential replacements in mind who could take his place, reports Business Insider.

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Discrimination Defense Lawyer Confirmed for Trump Civil Rights Post

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Bloomberg Law reports that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Eric Dreiband, a Jones Day attorney who defends companies accused of discrimination, to lead the Justice Department office that enforces anti-bias laws.

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HSBC to Pay $765 Million in Settlement Over Pre-Crisis Mortgage Bonds

HSBC to Pay $765 Million in Settlement Over Pre-Crisis Mortgage Bonds

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Housing Wire is reporting that HSBC will pay $765 million to the federal government as part of a settlement that covers the bank’s mortgage bond activities in the run-up to the housing crisis.

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What Tesla Really Needs, SEC Says, Is an ‘Experienced’ Lawyer

What Tesla Really Needs, SEC Says, Is an ‘Experienced’ Lawyer

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Of the all fixes the SEC wants Tesla Inc. to make in the wake of Elon Musk’s now-infamous tweet, one stands out for its novelty: “An experienced securities lawyer.” reports Bloomberg Law.

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Morrison & Foerster Will Eat $16M in Fees, Costs Pursuing Vets’ Claims

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Bloomberg Law reports that Morrison & Foerster LLP accepted a fee award from the U.S. Army that’s $16 million less than the fee the firm could have sought.

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Elon Musk’s SEC Settlement Could Have Gone So Much Worse

Elon Musk’s SEC Settlement Could Have Gone So Much Worse

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The SEC’s initial suit sought to bar the CEO from becoming an officer or director for any public company, perhaps for life, according to Wired.

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