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A disbarred Maryland attorney and former "Real Housewives" cast member is feigning ignorance to skirt charges that she stole millions from investors, prosecutors told a D.C. federal jury Wednesday, as they argued that the former lawyer is too “highly educated” to not have caught on to such an “obvious scam."
A Florida court erred when it found that homeowners had waived their attorney-client privilege in a coverage lawsuit against Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and ordered them to turn over potentially privileged information without first reviewing it privately, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
A former restaurateur in a racketeering suit has urged a California federal court to sanction an attorney and a licensed Americans with Disabilities Act inspector after a witness said he was pressured to give false statements about their alleged scheme to file bogus ADA claims.
The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case arguing that a man’s conviction for attempted assault and possession of a controlled substance should be tossed because the trial court judge allowed his wife to sit on the jury.
Pennsylvania's top state senator doesn't have to personally pay $30,000 for "improperly" removing a landmark gerrymandering case to federal court because he was acting in his official capacity at the time, the Third Circuit said Wednesday, reversing a lower court's decision.