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Sep 27, 2023

Judge rules Trump committed long-running fraud

NEW YORK — A judge ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House, and he ordered some of the former president’s companies removed from his control and dissolved. Judge Arthur Engoron, ruling in a civil lawsuit brought by New […]

Sep 27, 2023

FTC, 17 states sue Amazon in federal court

U.S. regulators and 17 states are suing Amazon over allegations the e-commerce behemoth abuses its position in the marketplace to inflate prices on and off its platform, overcharge sellers and stifle competition. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Amazon’s home state of Washington, is the result of a yearslong investigation into the company’s […]

Sep 26, 2023

JPMorgan to pay $75M on Epstein trafficking claim

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase agreed Tuesday to pay $75 million to the U.S. Virgin Islands to settle claims that the bank enabled the sex trafficking acts committed by financier Jeffrey Epstein. JPMorgan said that $55 million of the settlement will go toward local charities and assistance for victims. Another $20 million will go toward […]

Sep 26, 2023

Hunter Biden sues Giuliani over computer data access

WASHINGTON — Hunter Biden sued Rudy Giuliani and another attorney Tuesday, saying the two wrongly accessed and shared his personal data after obtaining it from the owner of a Delaware computer repair shop. The lawsuit was the latest in a new strategy by Hunter Biden to strike back against Republican allies of Donald Trump, who […]

Sep 26, 2023

Virginia Tech student got due process in hearing 

By Jason Boleman  The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Virginia Tech and university officials filed by a student who received a “long suspension” from the school after a Title IX investigation.  The student alleged the university’s investigation “denied him due process of law,” the lawsuit says. The […]

Sep 26, 2023

SC Department of Transportation adds to C suite

A former senior official with the South Carolina Department of Transportation has returned to the agency in another high-level capacity. Justin Powell, previously the chief of staff for the department, was named its chief operating officer effective immediately. As the COO, Powell will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization in addition […]

Sep 26, 2023

Whistleblowers want court to continue Paxton lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas — A group of whistleblowers who reported Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to the FBI said Monday they are not giving up their own legal fight against the Republican after his acquittal on corruption charges at his impeachment trial. Four of Paxton’s former advisers have asked the Texas Supreme Court to resume their […]

Sep 26, 2023

Attorneys: First Amendment protects Trump in ‘insurrection’ cases

DENVER — Attorneys for former President Donald Trump argue that an attempt to bar him from the 2024 ballot under a rarely used “insurrection” clause of the Constitution should be dismissed as a violation of his freedom of speech. The lawyers made the argument in a filing posted Monday by a Colorado court in one […]

Sep 25, 2023

Savannah River Site makes progress on plutonium disposition

Contractor employees at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site recently completed their 100th plutonium downblend in fiscal year 2023 as part of the ongoing activities to remove plutonium from South Carolina. The DOE said in a news release that the operation were completed safely and ahead of schedule. Downblending is the method used at […]

Sep 25, 2023

Alabama fraternity faces hazing lawsuit

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A student and his parents have filed a lawsuit against a University of Alabama fraternity, saying he suffered a traumatic brain injury while being hazed as a fraternity pledge earlier this year. The lawsuit filed last week accuses Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and others associated with it of fraud, negligence and assault […]

Sep 25, 2023

Judge handling Trump case faces tremendous pressure

ATLANTA — Judge Peter Cahill hardly slept during the six weeks he presided over the murder trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd. Cameras in the courtroom broadcast the veteran Minnesota judge’s every word to a global audience. Outside, the nation waited nervously for the outcome of a slaying that galvanized […]

Sep 25, 2023

VIDEO: 5 Questions With … Tom A. Killoren Jr. 

By Rasmus S. Jorgensen Compassionate counsel and aggressive advocacy are two key values for Tom Killoren.  The KD Trial Lawyers partner says what he likes most about the law is that it applies equally to everyone; someone with few means has access to the same judicial system as large corporations.   At least in theory. There […]

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