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A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Friday issued a gag order prohibiting Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, and witnesses and attorneys in his WikiLeaks criminal case stemming from the Russia probe from making public statements that could “inflame” the crowds that have gathered at his court appearances.
Disney and the streaming service VidAngel Inc., which Disney and other studios have accused of infringement, have asked a California court to sort out a dispute over whether VidAngel must hand over attorney documents in discovery after VidAngel defended itself by saying its counsel advised it that its services were legal.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP can serve as counsel for children's clothing retailer Gymboree Group Inc. as it looks to liquidate most of its business in Chapter 11, a Virginia bankruptcy judge ruled Friday, finding the firm is not conflicted simply because it represents Gymboree creditors in other matters.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP should not have escaped a lawsuit over bad tax shelter advice it allegedly gave to an insurance executive who ended up reaching a $10 million settlement with the IRS, the executive told the Seventh Circuit in a filing made public Friday.
A multi-state dogfight over control of aircraft leasing company PMC Aviation landed in Chancery Court Friday, with Jet Midwest Group LLC seeking a temporary restraining order to break a former PMC investor's unauthorized grip on litigation involving the company.