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Long Island Lawyer Going to Jail for Scheme to Defraud Child Out of $2M Inheritance  

U.S. District Court Judge Joan Azrack sentenced attorney Vincent Trimarco Jr. to five years prison time for perpetrating a scheme to steal a child’s $2 million inheritance. So reports Newsday.

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Meta Fires Back at FTC in 'Buy or Bury' Lawsuit  

Meta Platforms, the newly minted parent of Facebook, is again asking to have a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against the company thrown out. So reports MarketWatch.

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Group of Lawyers Backing Trump’s Electoral Claims Fined $175K  

A cohort of lawyers working with former President Donald Trump has been ordered to pay a combined $175,000 fine for their part in filing “bogus election fraud” lawsuits in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. So reports CNN.

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ABA to Allow GRE to Be Used When Assessing Law School Candidates

The American Bar Association’s Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar voted in favor of permitting law schools to use Graduate Record Examination scores in lieu of Law School Admission Test scores. So reports the ABA Journal.

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SD Sheriff’s Dept. Facing Chokehold Lawsuit After Fallbrook Incident  

The estate of now-deceased Michael Keeler is suing the San Diego Sheriff’s Department after the man was allegedly placed in a chokehold outside his parents’ Fallbrook home in February of last year. So reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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RNC Paid Veteran Law Firm to Help Trump in NY Probes: Report  

The Republican National Committee doled out $121,670 to the law firm of Ronald Fischetti last month, who was hired to represent former president Donald Trump in ongoing legal proceedings. So reports The Hill.

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Petito Family Lawyer: Others May Be Charged in Murder  

Attorney Richard Stafford, the lawyer representing Gabby Petito’s family, said there is a possibility “other individuals” could face charges in her murder. So reports Newsweek.

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Rams Owner, NFL On Hook for $790M After Team's Move from St. Louis  

The Rams and the NFL have come to an agreement with St. Louis over a lawsuit filed in the wake the team's move to Los Angeles. So reports ESPN.

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Montgomery Boots Jefferson Davis' Name from Street, AG Threatens Lawsuit  

Montgomery, Alabama is facing a fine and potential legal action after it dropped the name of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis from one of its streets. So reports ABC News.

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Twilio Adds Impossible Foods Legal Head As It Expands E-board  

Twilio, a growing cloud-communications company, has added Dana Wagner, the top lawyer at Impossible Foods, to its management team. So reports Reuters.

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