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Calif. Lawyer 'Middle Man' for Arms Dealers: Feds

Melinda Romines, a lawyer from California, was arrested by ATF agents who claim she sold methamphetamine and unlicensed guns. So reports The New York Post.


Actor Jussie Smollett Indicted After Special Prosecutor Investigation

Jussie Smollett, a former actor from the TV show Empire, was indicted by a grand jury for after allegedly falsely reporting a hate crime. So reports ABC News.


Artist Sues Pixar Over Use of 'Vanicorn,' a Unicorn Themed Van

Sweet Cicely Daniher, an artist in San Francisco, is suing Pixar for copyright infringement after claiming they used the design of her unicorn-themed van for their animated film “Onward.” So reports SF Gate.


Montana’s AG Joins Oregon, Washington in Opioid Lawsuits

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced lawsuits against the McKesson Corporation and Cardinal Health after claiming they played a part in the over-supplying of opioids in the state. So reports KATU2.


Trump Dodges Emoluments Lawsuit in Another Legal Victory

A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit from Democrats alleging President Trump violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution. So reports The Washington Examiner.


'Judge Judy' Lawsuit Settled for Undisclosed Sum

Rebel Entertainment Partners and a division of CBS have agreed to dismiss a case involving millions of dollars of allegedly missed payments from “Judge Judy.” So reports Deadline.


Lawyer Gets Life in Prison After Robbery Turns Deadly

Quincy lawyer Michael Moscaritolo was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2015 death of Robert McKenna. So reports The Patriot Ledger.


Kesha’s Texts About Dr. Luke Raping Katy Perry is Defamatory: Judge

A New York State Supreme Court Judge ruled statements that singer Kesha made to Lady Gaga regarding Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald were defamatory. So reports Pitchfork.


Family, Lawyer for Fotis Dulos Call for Posthumous Trial

After Fotis Dulos, who was accused of murdering his wife, died from an apparent suicide attempt, his family called for the courts to clear his name anyway. So reports NBC New York.


Judge Calls Out Lack of Link to Uber’s 'Terms' in Fractured Spine Case

Jillian Kemenosh fractured her spine while riding in an Uber and the ride-share company said she waived her right to a jury trial when she accepted the “terms and conditions” of the app. A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge disagrees, though. So reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.


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