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  • September 21, 2023

    Bankman-Fried Will Stay In Jail Ahead Of Trial, 2nd Circ. Rules

    FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried will not be released from pretrial detention after he leaked a key witness' diary to the press, the Second Circuit ruled on Thursday, agreeing with the district court that he likely tried to tamper with witnesses in the looming criminal trial.

  • September 21, 2023

    Split 6th Circ. Revives Preppy Kids Clothing Rivals' IP Feud

    A split Sixth Circuit panel revived a trademark infringement suit by preppy children's clothing maker Bella Bliss against a rival company started by one of its co-founders, ruling Thursday that Bella Bliss plausibly alleged a likelihood of confusion that allows its federal and Kentucky state claims to proceed.

  • September 21, 2023

    No Bias In Denying Trans Health Coverage, States Tell 4th Circ.

    North Carolina and West Virginia defended their health care funding bans on treatments for gender dysphoria Thursday, arguing before the full Fourth Circuit that the prohibitions don't discriminate against transgender people because the laws prohibit everyone on government plans from receiving certain treatments.

  • September 21, 2023

    Newman's Push Against Suspension Called Probe 'Baseless'

    Before her colleagues voted Wednesday to suspend Federal Circuit Judge Pauline Newman amid an investigation of her mental fitness, her attorneys argued in a filing made public concurrently with the order that the probe has no basis and a suspension would flout the law.

  • September 21, 2023

    Ill. Justices Weigh Privacy Claim After Firm Touted $4M Verdict

    The Supreme Court of Illinois on Thursday cast doubt over whether a medical malpractice plaintiff, a former corporate lawyer who won a $4.2 million verdict, can sue his former counsel for improperly disclosing his personal mental health information in a public statement and in a Chicago newspaper article.

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