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Trans Journalist Asks Court to List No Mother on Child's Birth Certificate

A transgender journalist in England is heading back to court after being denied the right to be called “father” on his child’s birth certificate. So reports The New York Daily News.

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Walt Disney’s Grandson Sues Judge Claiming He Violated His Rights

Bradford Lund, a grandson of Walt Disney, has filed a lawsuit against a judge claiming he violated Lund’s constitutional rights by appointing a legal guardian over him without first holding a hearing. So reports The Wrap.

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Drug Companies: Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Fees Could Derail Settlement Talks

Johnson & Johnson, along with other drug companies facing “thousands” of lawsuits related to the U.S. opioid epidemic are concerned settlement talks will be jeopardized if the plaintiffs’ lawyers are permitted to “assess a fee payment worth billions of dollars.” So reports Reuters.

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Miami Lawyer Suspended After Guilty Verdict in Crypto Scheme

Attorney Mark S. Scott, of Miami, was suspended indefinitely after a New York court ruled against him in a conspiracy and fraud case. So reports Law.com.

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SCOTUS to Take Up Same-sex Fostering in Philadelphia Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will tackle a dispute regarding a Catholic agency in Philadelphia that refuses to place foster children in the custody of same-sex couples. So reports ABC News.

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Vanessa Bryant Sues Island Express Helicopters for 'Negligence'

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant’s widow, is suing Island Express Helicopters for its part in the death of her husband and daughter. So reports CNN.

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Paul Teutul Sr. of 'American Chopper' Hit with $258K Penalty in Copyright Lawsuit

Paul Teutul Sr., star of “American Chopper," was ordered to pay $258,484.45 to a photographer for using artwork without permission. So reports MSN.

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California to Pay $50M Settlement for Not Teaching Kids to Read

The state of California agreed to a $50 million settlement after being sued for failing to teach low-income students of color how to read. So reports Cal Matters.

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Husch Blackwell’s Greg Smith Goes Public with Tale of Sobriety, Success

Husch Blackwell Chairman Greg Smith spent his company’s partner retreat talking about his battle with alcohol, his 30 years sober and its impact on his personal and professional life in a rare public address about the issue. So reports Law.com.

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Husch Blackwell’s Greg Smith Goes Public with Tale of Sobriety, Success

Husch Blackwell Chairman Greg Smith spent his company’s partner retreat talking about his battle with alcohol, his 30 years sober and its impact on his personal and professional life in a rare public address about the issue. So reports Law.com.

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