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  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Democrat Steve Bullock Ends Struggling Presidential Campaign

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday that he’s ending his Democratic presidential campaign, saying it’s become clear that he won’t have a shot at being his party’s nominee. The two-term governor and former state attorney general tried to make the case that he was the best bet to beat President Donald Trump because he was the only Democratic candidate to...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 29, 2019

    Lawyers Fight for Everyday Women Bringing #MeToo Complaints

    Jaribu Hill didn’t opt for law school until her early 40s. She’d been a singer, actress, teacher and labor organizer before learning a college classmate had become head of a group for black female judges. “I can do that, too,” she thought. Hill has since become a leading civil rights and workers’ rights lawyer in Mississippi and now, at 70,...

  • Department of Justice Aug 16, 2019

    Migrant Kids Separated at Border Faced Abuse in Foster Homes

    After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist’s home, he decided to leave his village behind and flee to the United States, hoping he’d be granted asylum and his little boy, whose heart was failing, would receive lifesaving medical care. But after crossing the border into Arizona in May of last year, Border Patrol agents tore the man’s 7-year-old...

  • Donald Trump Jul 15, 2019

    Harris Blasts Epstein’s Law Firm, Takes Money From Its Attorneys

    Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said work done by their former law firm, which represented the financier accused of sexual abuse, “calls into question the integrity of our legal system.” Yet the same...

  • Donald Trump Jun 5, 2019

    5 Facts: Steve Bullock

    Here are five things to know about 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Steve Bullock.

  • Facebook Jun 19, 2019

    72 Philly Officers Placed on Administrative Leave Amid Racist Facebook Post Investigation

    The investigation of racist and insensitive Facebook posts allegedly made by active-duty and former cops across the country has led to 72 Philadelphia police officers being placed on administrative duty, Commissioner Richard Ross announced Wednesday.

  • Facebook Jun 13, 2019

    50 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed on Desk Duty Amid Investigation of Racist Facebook Posts, Source Says

    Dozens of Philadelphia police officers were placed on desk duty amid an investigation of racist and insensitive Facebook posts allegedly made by active-duty and former cops across the country, according to a high ranking law enforcement source.

  • City Hall Jun 5, 2019

    Malware Shutters Philadelphia Court Websites, Grinding Legal Business to a Snail’s Pace

    Philadelphia court websites and several email accounts were shut down on May 21 officials detected malware on a “limited number” of First Judicial District computers.

  • lawyer Mar 29, 2019

    Seven Sisters’ Surge: Applications to Women’s Colleges Spike

    Women are breaking records in 2019: six women so far are running for president, 127 women are serving in Congress and there has been a significant increase in applications to women’s colleges. Over the past five years, Barnard College, the women’s college of Columbia University, has seen a 64% increase in applications. “Barnard has continued to widen its reach nationally...

  • CEO Jan 18, 2019

    Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves to Challenge Severance Denial

    Former CBS CEO Les Moonves is fighting the company’s decision to deny his $120 million severance package following his firing over sexual misconduct allegations. Moonves is demanding binding arbitration proceedings to challenge the decision, CBS announced in a filing Thursday with the Security Exchange Commission. The company’s board of directors denied Moonves his severance last month after concluding that he...

  • law firms Aug 2, 2018

    Leslie Moonves Out as CBS CEO After Sexual Harassment Allegations

    CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is leaving his post following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct that spanned much of his career, the company announced on Sunday evening. CBS announced Moonves will depart as chairman, president and chief executive officer “effective immediately.” The company said COO Joseph Ianniello will now act as president and acting CEO “while the Board conducts a search...

  • Mayor Jul 14, 2018

    SF Mayor: There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen.

    San Francisco Mayor London Breed, in her first one-on-one interview since taking office, said homeless advocacy groups that receive funding from the city need to better educate the homeless to “clean up after themselves.” Bigad Shaban from NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit reports.

  • Donald Trump Mar 26, 2018

    Trump Turns to Fox News as He Casts His West Wing Anew

    President Donald Trump’s favorite TV network is increasingly serving as a West Wing casting call, as the president reshapes his administration with camera-ready personalities. Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton, is a former U.N. ambassador, a White House veteran — and perhaps most importantly a Fox News channel talking head. Bolton’s appointment, rushed out late Thursday, follows Trump’s recent...

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2018

    2 Lawyers Not Joining Trump Legal Team After All

    President Donald Trump will not be adding two new lawyers to the legal team defending him in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, one of the president’s attorneys said Sunday. Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said in a statement that Washington lawyers Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing have conflicts that won’t allow them to represent the president regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s...

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2017

    Turkish-Iranian Gold Trader Pleads Guilty, Set to Testify in High-Profile US Trial

    Prosecutors on Tuesday revealed that a wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader struck a plea deal to testify about a vast corruption scheme they say reached into the upper levels of the Turkish government — a development that could further strain relations between the United States and one of its key strategic allies....
    Reza Zarrab will take the witness stand to detail how...

  • New York Aug 15, 2017

    Pressured by Government, Uber Agrees to Protect Rider Data

    Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect data and audit use of rider information to settle a complaint from the federal government that it deceived customers. The Federal Trade Commission, in a complaint settled on Tuesday, alleged that Uber failed to secure data about rider trips and neglected to monitor employee access to the information. It’s another in a long...

  • Los Angeles Jun 25, 2017

    Air Bag Maker Takata Files for Bankruptcy After Recalls, Lawsuits

    Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was done in by defective air bag inflators that can explode with too much force, spewing out shrapnel. They’re responsible for at least 16 deaths and 180 injuries and have touched off...

  • Los Angeles Jun 20, 2017

    Takata Bankruptcy Means Air Bag Victims Get Less: Experts

    A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and lawyers suing the company. Takata Corp. and its U.S. operations are likely to seek bankruptcy protection by the end of June in...

  • Donald Trump Apr 26, 2017

    Trump Tax Cut: Huge, Vague and Likely Mild Boost for Economy

    President Donald Trump’s team boasted Wednesday that its tax-cut plan would light Americans’ financial burdens, ignite economic growth and vastly simplify tax filing....
    Yet the proposal so far remains short of vital details, including how it would be paid for. And based on the few specifics spelled out so far, most experts suggest that it would add little to growth while...

  • attorney Apr 6, 2017

    Deal in Dunkin’ Donuts Case Could Mean Free Buttered Treats

    An attorney is defending a proposed settlement between a man and Dunkin’ Donuts shops that could mean $500 for the lead plaintiff, free buttered baked goods for hundreds of other customers and a big payout for law firms that handled the class action case. Jan Polanik had sued a cluster of franchises of the Canton, Massachusetts-based doughnut and coffeehouse chain,...

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