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Bill Cosby lawyers seek new trial in sexual assault case

Lawyers for jailed comedian Bill Cosby have filed an appeal seeking a new trial, arguing the judge at his 2018 sexual assault trial should not have allowed Cosby’s deposition from a civil lawsuit to be used against him. When the one-time TV icon provided that deposition, he believed he had been guaranteed immunity from prosecution, his lawyers said Tuesday in …

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What California Lawyers Are Saying About Kamala Harris, ‘Thrilling’ VP Pick

Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, holds her niece, Amara Ajagu, while standing with her husband, Doug Emhoff, left, during an event to launch presidential campaign in Oakland, California, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris as his running mate. The announcement on Tuesday hits close to home for the California …

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Bill Cosby’s lawyers file appeal, ask for new sexual assault trial

Bill Cosby’s lawyers on Tuesday filed an appeal seeking a new trial, arguing that it was “fundamentally unfair” that the judge at his 2018 sexual assault trial allowed Cosby’s deposition from a civil lawsuit to be used against him. When the disgraced comedian provided that deposition, Cosby believed he essentially had immunity from prosecution, his lawyers said in the court …

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A longtime Philadelphia judge won’t wear a mask in court, prompting complaints from lawyers and witnesses

“It has come to the attention of our offices that Judge Lynn continues to refuse to wear a mask while operating in-person hearings,” wrote Alan J. Tauber, first assistant at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, in a letter dated Friday, to Margaret Murphy, administrative judge for the Family Division, where Lynn sits. “We believe this safety breach needs to be …

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As Business Interruption Lawsuits Pile Up, Several Lawyers Question the Strategy

A woman walks past a sign requiring customers to wear face masks inside a store due to COVID-19 at the Towson Town Center shopping mall in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM Lawsuits over denial of coverage for business interruptions due to COVID-19 are piling up in New Jersey courts, but some experts expect the plaintiffs will have a difficult time recovering. Want to …

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Florida, Pennsylvania Lawyers Hired by Mother of 8-Year-Old Arrested by Police

Plaintiffs attorney Ben Crump. Courtesy photo. Dec. 14, 2018, wasn’t a typical day for the Key West Police Department, because that’s the day its officers arrested and jailed an 8-year-old boy, sparking public outcry when footage was released months later. Want to continue reading?Become a Free ALM Digital Reader. Benefits of a Digital Membership: Free access to 3 articles* every 30 days …

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Governor Ivey’s lawyers file motion to dismiss mask lawsuit

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – On Tuesday, a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s mask order goes before a judge in Montgomery Tuesday afternoon. Three Jackson County residents are suing, saying the governor can’t issue orders like this. But the governor’s lawyers have filed a motion to dismiss this case, saying there’s a clear legal authority for the mask mandate. Ultimately, a judge will …

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Lawyers say Jeffrey Epstein suicide affects jail conditions

Ghislaine Maxwell on September 20, 2013 in New York City. Laura Cavanaugh | Getty Images Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite accused of abetting sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged abuse of underage girls, is being intensely watched in a New York City jail in an apparent effort to keep her from killing herself as Epstein did in another jail last year, …

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DC Circuit Court grills lawyers in Flynn case over whether case should be dropped

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn‘s attorney adamantly argued before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday that District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan overstepped his authority by pushing for further arguments rather than grant prosecutors’ motion to dismiss Flynn’s case. A three-judge panel previously sided with Flynn and issued a writ of mandamus ordering Sullivan to dismiss the case, but Sullivan appealed …

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