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Houston Tax Lawyer Charged with Aiding Billionaire’s Evasion for 15 Years

Carlos Kepke, a Houston tax lawyer, was charged with helping billionaire Robert F. Smith hide approximately $225 million from the federal government. So reports Bloomberg.


NFL Star's Attorney: Video Shows Assault Lawsuit Has It All Backwards

Casey White, a lawyer representing NFL-star Aaron Donald, says video evidence refutes the claim that Donald assaulted De’Vincent Spriggs outside of a nightclub near Pittsburgh. So reports ESPN.


Olive Garden Parent Under Fire for Tipping Policy: Lawsuit

One Fair Wage is suing Darden Restaurants after claiming the company’s tipping policy “encourages sexual harassment and racial discrimination against its waitstaff.” So reports CNBC.


Judge in Google Antitrust Suit Aims to Protect Confidential Data of Unnamed Firms

Judge Sean Jordan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, who is hearing an antitrust lawsuit against Google, has limited what the search engine’s lawyers will have access to as a way to ensure “confidential information used in an upcoming trial remains secure.” So reports Reuters.


Big Jump in Participation in LGBTQ Law School Survey Sign of Progress: Sponsor

The National LGBT Bar Association released the results of its 2020-2021 Campus Climate Survey and noted the poll netted responses from 110 law schools, which is up 26% from the previous year’s survey.


Details Emerge from Kansas Lawmaker’s DUI Arrest

Details of the arrest of Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop have emerged as Highway Patrol Trooper Austin Shepley recently submitted an affidavit with respect to the incident. So reports The Hill.


Redditors: 'NDLS Massacre' Frustrating Reality for Prospective Students

The University of Notre Dame Law School had to stop taking admissions deposits well ahead of its deadline. So reports Inside Higher Ed.


Biden Nominates Robert Anderson of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe As Solicitor of Interior

President Joe Biden has nominated Robert Anderson, a Native American law expert, to be the solicitor of the Interior Department. So reports the Wisconsin Examiner.


DeSantis Takes to the Courts to Get Florida Cruise Ships Sailing

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will take legal action against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the federal government with the aim of reopening the cruise industry. So reports an NBC affiliate KCRA 3.


O.J. Settles with The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Defamation Suit

O.J. Simpson and the corporate owner of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas have come to a settlement agreement after Simpson sued the hotel-casino for defamation. So reports The New York Post.


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