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Trump ‘will help pay’ legal bills of White House staff and aides

“President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, a White House official said Saturday” writes Associated Press In for theguardian.com. Trump has repeatedly denied that he colluded with Russia to win the election and has voiced skepticism about the conclusion by US intelligence agencies that Russia had a clear preference for Trump in the 2016 campaign.Mueller’s team of investigators has…

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Donald Trump plans to help pay aides’ legal costs for Russia probes

“President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, a White House official said on Saturday” writes Oliver Pritchett for telegraph.co.uk. Mr Trump and his aides have been racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees as Special Counsel Robert Mueller and House and Senate committees dig deeper into Russia’s role in the campaign.Mr  Mueller’s team of investigators has…

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Trump pledges at least $430,000 of his own money to help cover aides’ legal costs related to Russia probes

“The White House official said many issues remain to be resolved, including how the money will be accessed and who can request it” reports washingtonpost.com. The White House’s and campaign aides’ legal costs are expected to balloon well beyond what Trump is putting forward.President Trump plans to spend at least $430,000 of his personal funds to help cover the mounting legal costs incurred by White House staff and campaign aides related to the ongoing investigations of Russian meddling in last year’s election, a White House official said.The party is also covering…

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When the World Outlawed War

“Annabelle Timsit: The premise of your book is that the Pact outlawed war, marking a shift from an Old to a New World Order” writes Annabelle Timsit for theatlantic.com. So this is the way in which international law has evolved to live without war as a tool of law enforcement.If we renounce war as a way of resolving our disputes, how do we respond to violations of international law?. That moment of outlawry of war, though it didn’t succeed in ending war, set the stage for everything that followed, and…

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GOP moderates urge dumping of NAFTA dispute provision

“Business groups are lobbying hard to retain the current language, arguing it is crucial to international trade and attracting investment” writes Sean Higgins for washingtonexaminer.com. The system has been highly controversial because it effectively puts all trade disputes outside the respective countries’ domestic courts.Rather, it deeply implicates the fundamental principles of our domestic legal system, undermining our sovereignty and threatening our system of federalism with a form of international preemption.Three moderate Republican lawmakers urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to use the talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement…

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CFTC’s David Terrell to appear in Tallinex case, as deadline for amended pleadings looms

“According to documents, filed with the Utah District Court on September 29, 2017, Tallinex got the legal papers related to the case at its address in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on August 15, 2017” reports financefeeds.com. The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is beefing up its team in the civil case it launched against retail FX broker Tallinex and its purported introducing broker in the United States – General Trader Fulfillment (GTF). Source: financefeeds.com Share This:

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Wildfires expose glaring risk in legal cannabis: lack of insurance

“The devastating California wildfires of 2017 have exposed a glaring risk in newly legal cannabis: rampant lack of insurance, underinsurance, and terrible insurance policies among growers and other industry operators” writes David Downs for greenstate.com. Cannabis industry losses are estimated to reach into the hundreds of millions to more than a billion dollars, industry experts say. “We’re going to see a big conversation surrounding the cannabis industry moving forward based on this tragedy,” Drayton said.You need to look at a policy — whether it’s a homeowner’s policy or a property…

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Jefferson told lawyers to read these; now they’ll be online

“Those are some of the books Thomas Jefferson thought aspiring lawyers should be reading or using as reference” reports foxbusiness.com. It was a law librarian at the university who, 40 years ago, got the idea of re-creating the collection of law books Jefferson recommended.Since then, the university has collected 336 of the 375 legal works listed by Jefferson, a lawyer himself. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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The Potential Legal Fallout for the Weinstein Company

“The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC is a privately held Delaware limited-liability company, and although Delaware law is director-friendly in many ways, investors still enjoy certain rights and protections” writes Dorothy Shapiro Lund for theatlantic.com. Aside from the potential financial fallout, a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company’s board could raise larger questions about the legal duties (to say nothing of the moral ones) of corporate directors in cases of sexual misconduct by top management.But outside investors have another possible path to pursue: They could bring a derivative suit, styled as what’s…

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