News Roundup

News Roundup (1722)

Lawyer Suspended Two Decades Ago Gets Another Shot At Practicing Law

Scott R. Jones, who was suspended from practicing law for more than 20 years, will get another chance to practice. So reports the Indiana Lawyer.


Attorney for Cuomo Accuser Says Gov's Recent Remarks Are Bologna

Debra Katz, the attorney representing Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said the governor’s public assertion that he never “touched anyone inappropriately” is “full of falsehoods.” So reports The New York Post.


$2,555 Coat At the Crux of Settlement Between Neiman Marcus, Sealaska Heritage Institute

The Sealaska Heritage Institute and department store Neiman Marcus, among others, have come to terms over a lawsuit involving a coat bearing a “copyrighted, geometric design borrowed from Indigenous culture.” So reports the Associated Press.


Rep. Swalwell Files Civil Suit Against Trump, Others Over Capitol Insurrection

Rep. Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat, has filed a federal lawsuit against ex-President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rep. Mo Brooks and Rudolph Giuliani for violating civil rights and local incitement laws. So reports NBC News.


Robots Classified As 'Pedestrians' By Pennsylvania Law

Small robots, like those being deployed by FedEx and Amazon, have been classified as “pedestrians” by Pennsylvania law, sparking debate over how to handle these experimental delivery droids. So reports Axios.


Manhattan DA Has Trump’s Tax Returns After Legal Battle

The Manhattan district attorney’s office has finally been handed ex-president Donald Trump’s tax returns. So reports NPR.


Pro-bono Lawyers Reunited 105 Migrant Kids with Parents

A cohort of pro-bono attorneys seeking to reunite immigrant children and parents separated by Trump administration policies announced they found the parents for 105 kids over the course of a month. So reports NBC News.


Biden’s DOJ Not Backing Female Student Athlete Suing Over Transgender Competitors

Female track star Alanna Smith said she thinks biological women are being denied medals due to transgender athletes competing alongside them. So reports Yahoo! News.


Texan Charged More Than $9K for Energy Bill Sues Operator for $1B

Texas resident Lisa Khoury has filed a $1 billion class-action suit against energy company Griddy Energy for charging “exorbitant prices” during the historic storm that left many without power. So reports ABC News.


TikTok Settles Class Action Involving Kids As Young As Six, Unpublished Video Data

Social media app TikTok will pay $92 million to settle a number of lawsuits—many of them filed by minors—that accused the company of amassing user data “without consent and [selling] it to advertisers.” So reports Engadget.


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