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Morning Docket: 09.18.20

* Nicki Minaj has scored a win in a lawsuit alleging that one of her songs infringed on another artist's copyright. Hope there were live performances at the motion hearing... [Vulture] * If you ever wanted to know the amazing story of New York personal injury powerhouse Cellino and Barnes, check out this article...and listen to the jingle. [Intelligencer] * InfoWars founder Alex Jones has been denied a delay in a defamation lawsuit stemming from Jones' statements about the Sandy Hook shooti...
Tags: Florida, New York, Law, Nicki Minaj, Nbc News, UPS, Imdb, Jones, Alex Jones, Barnes, Cellino, Eric Trump, Infowars, Morning Docket, New York Attorney General, Cellino & Barnes


Morning Docket: 09.17.20

* Kayne West said he was going to tweet his recording contracts since he apparently needs "every lawyer in the world to look at these." Can all of us lawyers send him a bill if we review the agreements? [Hollywood Reporter] * Joe Biden is purportedly assembling an army of lawyers for a possible post-election legal fight. [Guardian] * A new lawsuit has been filed against Kushner Companies, the outfit owned by Jared Kushner's family, over allegedly dangerous living conditions at apartment buil...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Bill Gates, Fox News, Gates, Kayne West, OBGYN, Morning Docket, Kushner Companies, Jared Kushner, William H Gates


Morning Docket: 09.16.20

* The New York Attorney General has announced a settlement with Dunkin' over a security breach. I don't mind others knowing how much pumpkin coffee I've been drinking... [CBS News] * Oral arguments at New York's highest court were canceled earlier this month because one of the attorneys had a high temperature. [Brooklyn Eagle] * The Justice Department is looking into whether John Bolton (not Michael Bolton) improperly divulged confidential information in his new book. [Fox News] * A Texas l...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Texas, Law, Cbs News, Fox News, Justice Department, Myspace, Louisville, Louisville Kentucky, John Bolton, Dunkin, Michael Bolton, New York Court of Appeals, Brooklyn Eagle, Morning Docket


Morning Docket: 09.15.20

* A Florida city has repealed an ordinance against saggy pants over claims that the law unfairly targeted people of color. [Fox News] * An Iowa lawyer, who transferred a case to another lawyer without client consent, has been suspended from practice. [Bloomberg Law] * The Mayor of Rochester, New York has fired the city's police chief and suspended the Rochester City Attorney over the death of Daniel Prude. [Hill] * The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that the Green Party will be off the p...
Tags: Florida, Law, Netflix, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Fox News, Green Party, Rochester, ABA Journal, Lincoln Journal Star, Rochester New York, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Cuties


Morning Docket: 09.14.20

* A PA lawyer has been sentenced to prison for allegedly stealing client funds to purchase (among other things) tickets to Superbowl LII in which the Eagles beat the Patriots. Maybe it was worth it to see Tom Brady lose... [Lehigh Valley Live] * A lawyer at the Department of Labor has been reassigned after accusing the Secretary of Labor of retaliation. [Bloomberg Law] * New details have surfaced about the Chicago attorney couple who were found stabbed to death in their home earlier this ye...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Labor, Washington, NFL, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Ted Cruz, Super Bowl, Tom Brady, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Eagles, Chicago Tribune, Department of Labor, Morning Docket


Morning Docket: 09.11.20

* Lindsay Lohan is being sued by a publisher for collecting her $365,000 advance and never writing an autobiography. When she writes the book, hope she explains why there was never a sequel to "Mean Girls"... [USA Today] * A Florida attorney was allegedly killed by his son earlier this week in an apparent murder-suicide. [New York Daily News] * Parents for a Northeastern University student who was suspended for breaking anti-COVID-19 measures have lawyered up. [Boston Globe] * Federal prose...
Tags: Florida, Law, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abc News, Lindsay Lohan, ABA Journal, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Northeastern University, Northeastern, Ghislaine Maxwell, Morning Docket, Kindergarten Cop, COVID-19


Morning Docket: 09.10.20

* A Rhode Island woman is accused of stealing around $740,000 from her godmother's law firm. Maybe this could form the basis of a spinoff to the Francis Ford Coppola classic... [WPRI.com] * A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against the WWE over brain damage allegedly sustained by former wrestlers. [Chicago Sun Times] * George Bizos, an anti-apartheid lawyer who represented Nelson Mandela, has died of natural causes at 92. [BBC] * Attorney General Barr is claimin...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Law, Bbc, Nelson Mandela, Fox News, Rhode Island, Godfather, Trump, Wwe, Francis Ford Coppola, Chicago Sun Times, George Bizos, Barr, Morning Docket, President Trump


Morning Docket: 09.09.20

* Three New Hampshire hospitals are suing Vermont over Medicaid reimbursements. Maybe they'll accept payment in maple syrup... [Keene Sentinel] * The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered a suspended attorney to serve a 30-day jail sentence for practicing law while his license was revoked. [Kansas City Star] * The Justice Department is asking to defend President Trump in a defamation lawsuit over sexual assault allegations. [CNN] * An Iowa lawyer has been suspended from practice for accepting a ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, New Hampshire, Iowa, Medicaid, Vermont, Justice Department, Trump, Kansas Supreme Court, Kansas City Star, Morning Docket, President Trump, Keene Sentinel


Morning Docket: 09.08.20

* Lady Gaga's father has joined a lawsuit seeking to end New York City's indoor dining ban. Now that litigation is on "the edge of glory." [Fox Business] * A lawyer for the accused Kenosha shooter has resigned his position from a defense fund that has raised around $700,000 for the defense team. [Yahoo News] * A Senior District Attorney in the Brooklyn DA's office was killed by a bus while riding her bike yesterday. Sending our deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased. [New York Post...
Tags: New York Post, Law, New York City, Brooklyn, Lady Gaga, South Carolina, Kenosha, Yahoo News, Texas Supreme Court, Morning Docket, Brooklyn DA's Office, NBC News -RSB- A Texas Supreme Court


Morning Docket: 09.04.20

* A judge has ruled that Kanye West will not appear on the presidential ballot in Virginia. Maybe Kanye had his attention on West Virginia anyways... [Hill] * A former doctor has been convicted of attempted murder for purportedly trying to kill a lawyer who opposed the doctor in two lawsuits. [ABA Journal] * A Loyola University law student is accused of torching his New Orleans apartment after a heated dispute with her landlord. [Times-Picuyane] * A disbarred New York lawyer has been charge...
Tags: New York, Law, Virginia, West Virginia, Kanye West, New Jersey, New Orleans, Kanye, ABA Journal, New York Daily News, Loyola University, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, COVID-19


Morning Docket: 09.03.20

* Carole Baskin is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit about the disappearance of her ex-husband since it's allegedly a "fishing expedition." They should have used a tiger metaphor... [Tampa Bay Times] * A New York lawyer has been suspended from practice for not paying taxes and and shielding settlement money from tax authorities. [New York Law Journal] * The Supreme Court might have a major role in the upcoming presidential election. [Hill] * A lawyer in the Bronx is in hot water for alleg...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Bronx, New York Daily News, Hill, GEICO, Tampa Bay Times, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Carole Baskin, COVID-19, The Tiger King


Morning Docket: 09.02.20

* A group of fireworks companies has agreed to dismiss a lawsuit involving New York's COVID-19 restrictions. Guess the litigation didn't start off with a "bang"... [New York Law Journal] * President Trump has won a motion to temporarily delay the release of his tax records. [Fox News] * A new lawsuit alleges that McDonald's discriminates against black franchisees. [Reuters] * A new global settlement plan has been advanced to dispose of claims accusers have against Harvey Weinstein. [Hollywo...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Law, Kanye West, Harvey Weinstein, Wisconsin, Mcdonald's, Ohio, Fox News, Fireworks, Kim, Kim Kardashian West, Trump, Reuters, McDonald, New York Law Journal


Morning Docket: 09.01.20

* A lawsuit says it is unfair patrons can't dine indoors in New York City, but can feast indoors in other New York counties. This lawsuit is important, since NYC has many good restaurants, including some people's favorite New York pizza joint... [New York Post] * A federal appeals court has ruled that former White House Counsel Don McGahn does not need to testify before a congressional committee. [Yahoo News] * A class action in New York has been filed by wedding venues questioning the state...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Law, NYC, Kentucky, White House, New York City, The Office, Mcdonald's, McDonald, Times Union, Sbarro, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Don McGahn, White House Counsel


Morning Docket: 08.31.20

* A music composer for The Simpsons can move forward with his lawsuit over being dismissed from the show. Maybe his response when he heard the news was "Woo Hoo!" [Yahoo News] * A lawyer for the alleged Kenosha shooter claims his client was acting in self defense. [New York Post] * Ghislaine Mawell, a former associate of Jeffrey Epstein, is allegedly the first person in a New York City federal lockup to see a lawyer since the COVID-19 pandemic began. [Independent] * A Georgia lawyer was sho...
Tags: New York Post, Law, New York City, Georgia, The Simpsons, Vanity Fair, Leonard Cohen, Trump, Kenosha, Rnc, Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Morning Docket, Trump Administration, Katie Perry, Woo Hoo


Morning Docket: 08.28.20

* Florida's Supreme Court says Governor DeSantis overstepped his authority when appointing a jurist to the Supreme Court who wasn't admitted to the Florida bar for the required 10 years. Seems like this should have come up in a background check... [Hill] * Seventy-four people are now facing federal charges for protests in Portland, Oregon, that took place after the death of George Floyd. [Los Angeles Times] * A top ethics lawyer at the Bush Administration is calling for an ethics investigati...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, New York Times, Portland, Portland Oregon, Los Angeles Times, Kenosha, Bush, Florida Supreme Court, Kenosha Wisconsin, Mike Pompeo, Bush Administration, Morning Docket, DeSantis, Florida s Supreme Court


Morning Docket: 08.27.20

* New Jersey gyms are being allowed to reopen with restrictions for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now people can once again gym, tan, laundry in the Garden State. [NBC News] * A lawsuit has been filed against the Trump Administration over a policy that allegedly makes it more difficult to obtain green cards. [CNN] * The Florida bar exam has officially been rescheduled for October 13th. [Tampa Bay Times] * President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen allegedly helped Jer...
Tags: Florida, Law, New Jersey, SEC, Trump, Jerry Falwell Jr, Michael Cohen, Tampa Bay Times, Garden State, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Trump Administration, President Trump, The Trump Administration, COVID-19


Morning Docket: 08.26.20

* Halle Berry wishes to act as her own lawyer in her divorce against Olivier Martinez. Hope it doesn't turn out badly like Catwoman... [Fox News] * The top lawyer at ICE will become the new leader of the agency. [CNN] * The Attorney General of Alaska has resigned after allegedly-inappropriate text messages he sent to a younger female state employee surfaced. [NBC News] * A new lawsuit alleges that the NFL's concussion settlement discriminates against black players. [Wall Street Journal] * ...
Tags: Law, NFL, Alaska, Ice, Fox News, Halle Berry, Catwoman, Morning Docket, Attorney General of Alaska, Olivier Martinez Hope


Morning Docket: 08.25.20

* A Pennsylvania golf course has defaulted in a lawsuit alleging illicit discrimination. Maybe they knew it would be a "fore"gone conclusion they'd lose... [Patriot News] * The New York Attorney General has sued the Trump Organization over financial investigations into the company. [Forbes] * Apparently, the ongoing pandemic is making it difficult to tell Scott Peterson his death penalty sentence has been overturned. [Fox News] * The Attorney General of the Virgin Islands has subpoenaed bil...
Tags: New York, Law, Pennsylvania, Golf, Fox News, Cnbc, Forbes, Virgin Islands, Jeffrey Epstein, Trump Organization, U S government, Scott Peterson, Leon Black, Morning Docket, New York Attorney General, Trump Administration


Morning Docket: 08.24.20

* A new lawsuit claims that Chipotle restaurants are not providing customers with appropriate change when they pay for meals in cash. Maybe they are charging more for guac now? [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] * Utah is allowing individuals without law licenses to offer legal services under certain circumstances. [Desert News] * A federal judge has halted a lawsuit aimed at challenging Pennsylvania's mail-in-voting plans for the upcoming election. [Hill] * A lawyer accidentally offered $10,000 to ...
Tags: Utah, Texas, Law, Poker, Pennsylvania, Chipotle, Arrested Development, Hill, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Morning Docket, Daily Business Review, Desert News


Morning Docket: 08.21.20

* The Pennsylvania Attorney General is taking action against an Amazon seller for allegedly selling hand sanitizer for $75 a bottle. Maybe it was made with top-shelf alcohol? [Philadelphia Inquirer] * A group of 100 New York City eateries are planning a lawsuit to allow indoor dining in the Empire State. [New York Post] * A judge has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at keeping a Chic-fil-A at a San Antonio airport. [San Antonio Express-News] * A Fort Worth, Texas, attorney who walked all the way t...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Law, New York City, Fbi, Austin, Pennsylvania, Bill Belichick, Fox News, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Trump, Philadelphia Inquirer, Fort Worth Texas, Austin Texas, San Antonio Express News


Morning Docket: 08.20.20

* New Jersey's governor said "bring it on" in response to a lawsuit filed by the Trump Campaign against the state's mail-in-voting plan. Have a good idea for how the Trump Campaign can respond... [Politico] * The practicalities associated with COVID-19 are leading to some interesting trials. [ABA Journal] * A residents' group on the Upper West Side of Manhattan is lawyering up to take action against homelessness in the area that has increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. [New Yo...
Tags: New York Post, Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, New Jersey, Affordable Care Act, Upper West Side, ABA Journal, Upper West Side of Manhattan, Phil Murphy, Trump Campaign, Morning Docket, Texas Lawyer, COVID-19


Morning Docket: 08.19.20

* A New York attorney, who billed himself as the "lottery lawyer," is accused of swindling lottery winners out of millions. Hey, you never know...your attorney's allegedly bilking you. [NBC News] * The top employment lawyer at Target is going to be the new top attorney for Minneapolis. [Minneapolis Business Journal] * A suspect in Florida walked out of a hospital just hours before he allegedly killed an Orlando-area attorney. [Fox News] * A ton of states are suing the United States Postal S...
Tags: Florida, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Minneapolis, Nbc News, Usps, Fox News, Target, Led Zeppelin, Orlando, United States Postal Service, Zepplin, New York Lottery, Bangor Daily News, Morning Docket


Morning Docket: 08.18.20

* A special prosecutor appointed in the Jussie Smollett case found that the prosecutor's office abused its discretion in overseeing the matter. [Wall Street Journal] * A Texas lawyer is being sued for allegedly leading clients to a failed real estate investment with which the attorney had an undisclosed interest. [Texas Lawyer] * The Boston Bar Association is urging Attorney General Barr not to pursue the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber. [Boston Globe] * Apparently it's not lib...
Tags: Morning Docket, Boston Bar Association, Boston Marathon Bombings, Cook County, Jussie Smollett, Maine, Texas


Morning Docket: 08.17.20

* Costco is defending litigation claiming that its 401(k) plan had excessive management fees. Hard to imagine that Costco didn't try to save money... [Forbes] * Lawyers need to be careful about using smart speakers like Amazon Alexa while working from home. [Bloomberg Law] * A former FBI lawyer was charged on Friday for allegedly falsifying documents related to the Russian election interference investigation. [USA Today] * The Los Angeles Kings have suspended the actor who wears their masco...
Tags: Law, Fbi, Usa Today, Costco, Alexa, Los Angeles Kings, Forbes, Mike, Ike, Yahoo News, Amazon Alexa, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Russia Probe, Mike and Ike


Morning Docket: 08.14.20

* A lawsuit challenging New York’s quarantine has been dismissed partly because an Arizona woman did not suffer harm by not being able to help a New York friend move. The judge obviously doesn’t know how fun assembling Ikea furniture can be… [New York Daily News] * Georgia’s governor has withdrawn a lawsuit challenging a […]
Tags: New York, Law, Atlanta, Georgia, Arizona, Ikea, Ohio, Andrew Cuomo, New York Daily News, Governor Cuomo, Texas Supreme Court, Morning Docket, Carole Baskin, Tiger King


Morning Docket: 08.13.20

* A Cincinnati lawyer has pleaded guilty to buying a $3,000 tiger-skin rug in violation of the Endangered Species Act. Maybe he was just a huge fan of Joe Exotic? [Enquirer] * A South Florida lawyer says he has spent around $700,000 to recover $100,000 over the principle of it all. [Daily Business Review] * Parents are claiming in a new lawsuit that remote learning because of COVID-19 denies some children a basic education. [News Tribune] * The Florida lawyer who wore a grim reaper outfit t...
Tags: Florida, Law, South Park, California, Netflix, ABA Journal, Cincinnati, South Florida, News Tribune, Ron DeSantis, Morning Docket, Joe Exotic, Florida Phoenix, COVID-19, Tiger King


Morning Docket: 08.12.20

* An Atlanta attorney has surrendered her law license after she placed a judge's initials on a court order. Those little letters were extremely costly... [Daily Report] * Instagram is facing a lawsuit over allegations that it illicitly harvests biometric data of users. [Bloomberg] * Will Smith and Warner Brothers have settled a lawsuit about an upcoming biopic on the father of Venus and Serena Williams. [Fox Business] * Attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell are asking for more time for documents...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Instagram, Law, California, Attorney General, Atlanta, Bloomberg, Will Smith, Serena Williams, Warner Brothers, Venus, Venus Williams, Ghislaine Maxwell, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket


Morning Docket: 08.11.20

* A lawsuit filed by McDonald's alleges that its former CEO sent nude pics from his work email, destroyed evidence related to sexual relationships with employees, and committed other illicit acts. Looks like Ronald wasn't the only clown at McDonald's... [Business Insider] * A federal judge in New York has allowed a lawyer to withdraw from representing Michael Avenatti in a criminal case. [Fox News] * A disbarred Beverly Hills lawyer has pleaded guilty to stealing over $500,000 from a former ...
Tags: New York, Texas, Law, Beverly Hills, Mcdonald's, Fox News, McDonald, Ronald, Susman Godfrey, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Michael Avenatti


Morning Docket: 08.10.20

* TikTok is allegedly preparing to sue the Trump Administration over an order that may force the company to leave United States markets. If given permission, TikTok can likely serve process in some really creative ways... [Verge] * A lawyer behind a lawsuit aimed at overturning California's school closure order says that closing schools impacts fundamental rights and violates equal protection. [Fox News] * The Attorney General of Texas welcomed the National Rifle Association to the Lone Star...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Texas, Law, California, Austin, United States, Fox News, Fort Worth, Jussie Smollett, Chicago Tribune, Fort Worth Texas, Lone Star State, National Rifle Association, Califonia, Morning Docket


Morning Docket: 08.07.20

* President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen apparently has a job offer to be a political consultant after he is released from jail. Seems like he landed on his feet after being disbarred. [SF Gate] * A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at tossing the new proxy voting system adopted by the House of Representative amid COVID-19 concerns. [USA Today] * Simon Property Group, one of the nation's largest shopping center landlords, has filed claims against the Gap for allegedly "tak...
Tags: New York, Law, Bloomberg, House, New York Times, Will Smith, Usa Today, Trump, Nra, Michael Cohen, National Rifle Association, Simon Property Group, Morning Docket, New York Attorney General, The gap, President Trump