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NYC Man Wrongfully Imprisoned Gets $9.75M

Mark Denny, who was first convicted in 1987 for the rape and robbery of an 18-year-old woman, and then later wrongfully convicted for “sodomy, coercion, rape, and robbery,” will receive $9.75 million after being exonerated. So reports Vibe.

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13 States Sue Admininstration Over New Green Card Rules

Thirteen states have filed a lawsuit challenging the Administration’s recent decision to “limit access to green cards for immigrants” who enjoy certain benefits. So reports CNN.

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Medical Marijuana Discrimination Case Crosses with Firearms Statute

A federal judge tossed a lawsuit from Sgt. Donald Bensey, of Connecticut, who sued Police Chief Armando Perez after claiming he was wrongfully suspended for being a “medical marijuana user.” So reports CT Post.

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Raiders' Antonio Brown Stiffs Celeb Chef: Lawsuit

Celebrity chef Stefano Tedeschi is suing embattled NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown for allegedly stiffing him out of $40,000. So reports CBS Sports.

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Thrill-seeking Lawyer Sentenced in Same Courthouse He Leaped Off

Adam Wirtz, a thrill-seeking attorney in Illinois, found himself in a spot of trouble after jumping off of the Will County courthouse. So reports Above the Law.

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ADA, Rights of Blind People at Heart of Domino’s Website Lawsuit

Domino’s pizza chain is engaged in a legal war to avoid making its website accessible to blind people. So reports The Verge.

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Rural NY Facing Substantial Attorney Shortage: Survey

A survey from Albany Law School found law firms servicing areas outside of New York City are overburdened and dealing with major technology and funding issues. So reports The Times Union.

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Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Improperly Lifted from Christian Rap Track: Jury

A nine-member federal jury found Katy Perry’s 2013 song “Dark Horse” ripped off the Christian Rap Song “Joyful Noise.” So reports CNBC.

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'Smirking Teen' Who Confronted Native American Activist Has Suit Dismissed

The $250 million defamation suit filed by Nicholas Sandmann against The Washington Post has been dismissed. So reports CBS News.

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Holder on Census Question: 'We Kicked Their Asses'

Former Attorney General Eric Holder told a gathering of 300 attorneys in Hartford that "America's longstanding democratic institutions are under assault by the Trump administration’s policies" and called on residents to come together to fight back. So reports The CT Mirror.

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