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Judge OKs Weinstein bankruptcy plan with $17M for victims

DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. ...

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Republican senators want to halt Trump impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — Senators took oaths Tuesday to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors in Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial, proceedings that will test Republican loyalty to the former president and the power he still wields after the deadly siege at the ...

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Mossimo Giannulli loses bid to finish prison term at home

BOSTON — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli’s request to serve the remaining three months of his prison term in the college admissions bribery scheme at home was denied Tuesday by a federal judge. Giannulli argued he should be released to home ...

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Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban

HOUSTON — A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order sought by Texas, ...

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Hiring trends favor women, minorities

A new analysis of trends in general counsel hiring by Fairport-based consultants BarkerGilmore shows the majority of new GCs were women and minorities. Every year, about 10% of Fortune 500 companies appoint new top legal executives, according to the report. ...

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House sending Trump impeachment to Senate, GOP opposes trial

WASHINGTON — As the House prepares to bring the impeachment charge against Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a growing number of Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceeding, dimming the chances that the former president will ...

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Dominion Voting Systems sues Giuliani over election claims

WASHINGTON — Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president’s efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election. The lawsuit seeks more than $1.3 billion in ...

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Watchdog probes if DOJ officials tried to overturn election

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Monday ...

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Supreme Court ends Trump emoluments lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his presidency, saying the cases are moot now that Trump is no longer in office. The high court’s action was ...

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Judge rejects motions for compassionate release

U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer has denied requests from four prison inmates seeking release because of COVID-19. In separate motions, the defendants — Albert M. Ranieri, Steve Gray, Tremec Jeffries, and Chris Kimball — all sought to be ...

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Schumer: House to send Trump impeachment article Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly ...

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When it comes to commercial real estate lending, banks are open for business

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the hospitality industry and exacerbated on some fronts the continuing decline of brick-and-mortar retail, but lenders still have their checkbooks open when it comes to commercial real estate investment. You may not want to propose ...

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