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Trump Attorney Adds One More Twist to Stormy Daniels Story

February 14, 2018 |

The Stormy Daniels-Donald Trump story just keeps taking new turns. The latest is that the president’s personal attorney now says he paid the adult-film star $ 130,000 out of his own pocket just before the 2016 election, reports the New York Times . Michael Cohen paid the sum as Daniels, real…
Newser

The Beverly Hills attorney set to lead the IRS likes magic tricks — he’ll need a few to run the agency

February 13, 2018 |

The Internal Revenue Service this year will have to write and interpret a bevvy of rules as the agency implements the most sweeping set of changes to the tax code in a generation.

And leading the agency through that process could be an IRS commissioner with a resume quite unlike those of his predecessors.


L.A. Times – Business

Deal Talks to Sell Weinstein Co. Collapse After New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit

February 12, 2018 |

The lawsuit, which accused the film company and its co-founders, Bob and Harvey Weinstein of longstanding sexual harassment and other civil-rights violations, introduced too much uncertainty for the deal to go ahead.
WSJ.com: US Business

TMZ

Harvey Weinstein & TWC Sued by N.Y. Attorney General for Civil Rights Violations

February 11, 2018 |

Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company are being sued by the New York attorney general for alleged civil rights violations in the workplace. New York’s AG, Eric Schneiderman, just filed suit against Harvey, his brother, Bob Weinstein, and the…

TMZ.com

Nassar Attorney Has ‘Hard Time’ Buying Accusers’ Stories

February 1, 2018 |

The dozens of victims who spoke at Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearing earlier this month served up scathing rebukes against the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor, who received up to 175 years in prison for his crimes. One person not as moved by their testimony: a Nassar defense attorney, who said during a…
Newser

TMZ

Donald Trump’s Attorney Michael Cohen Sues BuzzFeed Over Russian ‘Dossier’ (UPDATE)

January 10, 2018 |

6:35 PM PT — A spokesperson for BuzzFeed News tells us the dossier is “the subject of active investigations by Congress and intelligence agencies” and is obviously of public interest. The rep says, “This is not the first time Trump’s personal…

TMZ.com

Three port truck companies exploited drivers, L.A. city attorney says in lawsuits

January 8, 2018 |

Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer sued three port trucking companies Monday, alleging the firms exploit their drivers by misclassifying them as independent contractors in order to boost profits.

In lawsuits filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Feuer alleged CMI Transportation, K&R Transportation…


L.A. Times – Business

Motel 6 routinely gave guests’ information to immigration officials, Washington attorney general says

January 4, 2018 |

Washington’s state attorney general sued Motel 6 on Wednesday, accusing the hotel chain of illegally giving information on thousands of guests to immigration enforcement officials who did not have warrants and who scrutinized guests with Latino-sounding names.

Motel 6 has faced scrutiny since September,…


L.A. Times – Business

It’s far better for an HOA to have its own attorney than one with a conflict

December 30, 2017 |

QUESTION: I am a board director and was shocked to discover that the association’s attorney and his firm represented our management company in a recent lawsuit. When I asked about this I was told that the management company also has a current retainer with this same attorney and his firm.

The board…


L.A. Times – Business

Florida attorney visited jail to make porn with inmate, sheriff says

December 19, 2017 |

Deputies in Pinellas County say an attorney was caught with his pants down while planning to record himself having sex with an inmate as part of a project to make a video called “Girls in Jail.”
FOX News