News Roundup

News Roundup (1909)

Judge on Hot Mic: 'Can You Imagine Waking Up Next to Her?'

A judge in Cook County, Illinois, along with two assistant state attorneys, were allegedly caught badmouthing attorney Jennifer Bonjean on a hot mic during a recent trial. So reports WGN9.

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Man Charged with 2nd Degree Murder After Video Game Dispute  

Docquen Jovo Watkins, of Michigan, has been accused of killing his longtime boyfriend over a disagreement they had playing a video game. So reports NBC News.

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Fintech Charter Lawsuit Dropped as Pilot Company Amends Application  

A consortium of state banking regulators has chosen to drop its lawsuit against the federal government aimed at blocking them from granting charters to fintech organizations. So reports Reuters.

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PayPal Looking at Class-action Suit After Another Case of Frozen Funding  

Payments platform PayPal is facing a federal lawsuit after it was accused of freezing the funds and accounts of three users with no apparent explanation. So reports Engadget.

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Critics Want Professor Amy Wax’s Tenure to Go On Trial After Comments About 'Asian Elites'  

Philadelphia state Sen. Anthony H. Williams is among a number of local advocates and lawmakers calling for the condemnation of University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax. So reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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William S. Boyd School of Law Makes Sweeping Changes Amid COVID Outbreak

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law is going remote for the initial two weeks of class in the spring semester. So reports NPR.

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Bob Dylan’s Attorney: Accuser is a 'Kooky Psychic'  

Lawyers representing Bob Dylan said the woman who accused the noted musician of sexually abusing her as a minor is a “kooky psychic who claims she was abducted by aliens.” So reports Page Six.

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Maxwell Juror Lawyers Up Amid Verdict Questions

One of the jurors serving in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial has retained a lawyer of his own. So reports the Associated Press.

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Mountain of Pennies in a Wheelbarrow at the Heart of Labor Lawsuit  

Andreas Flaten, a former employee of A OK Walker Autoworks, is arguing his ex-employer retaliated against him by paying out his final paycheck with 91,000 oil-covered pennies. So reports CBS News.

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New Meta Lawsuit Challenges Liability Protections of Big Tech

A lawsuit against Meta Platforms alleges the company is responsible for the death of federal security guard Dave Underwood, who was killed by “antigovernment extremists” in 2020. So reports The Wall Street Journal.

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