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Trump Seeks To Nix ‘Discombobulated’ NY Hush-Money Case

By Lauren Berg

The Manhattan district attorney’s hush-money case against Donald Trump is nothing more than a “discombobulated package of politically motivated charges” and must be dismissed, the former president told a New York judge, arguing that the charges came too late and don’t adequately plead that he created false business records.

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Trump Dismisses $500M Suit Against Cohen, For Now

By Henrik Nilsson

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday moved to dismiss without prejudice his $500 million defamation lawsuit in Florida federal court alleging his former lawyer Michael Cohen spread falsehoods about Trump in books and media appearances.

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Trump’s Defamation Expert Ejected From Writer’s Suit 

By Mike Curley

A New York federal judge on Thursday ordered that former President Donald Trump’s rebuttal expert be excluded from an upcoming damages trial in a defamation suit by writer E. Jean Carroll over Trump’s 2019 denial that he sexually assaulted her.

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Trump’s ‘Canceled’ Cos. Ordered To Report Status, Defaults

By Frank G. Runyeon

A New York state judge Thursday demanded a detailed update from Donald Trump’s companies, ordering them to notify the independent monitor overseeing them if they receive any notice of default on their loans or other obligations as a result of the court’s order revoking Trump’s business licenses.

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Trump Claims ‘Presidential Immunity’ In Jan. 6 Case

By Phillip Bantz

Former President Donald Trump filed a motion Thursday to dismiss his criminal indictment in the election interference case in Washington, D.C., arguing that he’s protected by “presidential immunity.”

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MyPillow CEO’s Attys Seek Exit From Suits Over Unpaid Fees

By Greg Lamm

Two law firms defending MyPillow founder Mike Lindell in the Smartmatic USA Corp. and Dominion Voting Systems Corp. defamation cases said Thursday they want to withdraw because they are owed millions in legal fees that Lindell likely won’t pay.

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Trump Wants Pa. Defamation Suit Stayed For DC, Ga. Trials

By Matthew Santoni

Former President Donald Trump and his campaign organization have asked a Pennsylvania state court to pause an election worker’s defamation suit, arguing its claims that Trump and others falsely accused him of tampering with votes were also being dealt with in the criminal cases brought against Trump in Georgia and the District of Columbia.

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Social Worker At All Children’s Hospital Testifies In ‘Maya’ Trial

By Carolina Bolado

Jurors in the trial against Florida’s Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital over its treatment of Maya Kowalski, the child at the center of the Netflix documentary “Take Care of Maya,” heard Thursday from a former hospital social worker who said she took controversial photos of Maya against her will at the direction of the hospital’s risk management team. 

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Celebrities Fight Bid To Delay FTX Investors’ MDL

By Elliot Weld

A group of celebrities being sued by FTX shareholders for endorsing the cryptocurrency exchange before it collapsed last year asked a Miami federal judge Thursday to reject a request to pause the multidistrict litigation until after the criminal trial of company founder Sam Bankman-Fried concludes in New York.

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Jason Derulo Cut Off Singer After She Refused Sex, Suit Says

By Gina Kim

R&B musician Jason Derulo, Atlantic Recording and RCA Records have been hit with a sexual harassment suit filed by a singer who alleges Derulo reneged on a record deal and fired her after she refused to drink and have sex with him during recording sessions.

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Genius Sports Hit With Live Sports Betting Patent Suit

By Kelly Lienhard

Interactive video software company Panda Interactive slapped Genius Sports with a lawsuit in Texas federal court Thursday, claiming that the sports data company willfully infringed several patents with its video streaming products that allow users to watch sporting events while placing live bets through online sportsbooks.

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Deals Rumor Mill: BP, AT&T-Direct TV, Carlyle Group

By Tom Zanki

BP is considering selling a stake in U.S. pipelines valued at $1 billion, AT&T is exploring options regarding its ownership stake in DirecTV, and Carlyle Group is looking to acquire Medtronic medical device units valued at more than $7 billion. Here, Law360 breaks down these and other notable deal rumors from the past week.

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