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Female Judge Should Hear IUD Cases, JPML Told

Law360 (December 3, 2020, 8:44 PM EST) — An attorney representing a woman claiming that she was harmed by the ParaGard IUD made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. on Thursday told the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that cases over the birth control device should be sent to a federal judge in Atlanta in part because the judge is a woman and the litigation concerns women’s products.

Robert Hammers of Schneider Hammers, who represents Patricia Rodriguez and others, championed U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May during a Zoom hearing Thursday during which the panel considered whether to consolidate the cases and potential venues, should the cases be combined….

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Famed O.J. Simpson Attorney F. Lee Bailey Told a Newspaper Editor He Would Pee on His Grave

Before the O.J. Simpson murders was Dr. Sam Sheppard, an osteopath accused of murdering his wife in 1954 and the rumored inspiration behind the Harrison Ford film, The Fugitive.

Dr. Samuel Sheppard listens as his attorney, F. Lee Bailey, answers news men's questions outside the home of Sheppard's brother Richard
Dr. Samuel Sheppard listens as his attorney, F. Lee Bailey, answers news men’s questions outside the home of Sheppard’s brother Richard |Bettmann

Attorney F. Lee Bailey, who nabbed instant fame for his work representing O.J. Simpson, also represented Sheppard and was just as vigorous in his defense. Sheppard’s wife Marylyn was bludgeoned to death in her home and Sheppard said he too was attacked by a “bushy-haired” man. However, Sheppard was arrested and tried for his wife’s murder.

Similar to the O.J. Simpson trial, Sheppard’s trial became a media circus. Sheppard’s attorney at the time argued his client could not have murdered his wife due to his own injuries. But prosecutors asserted that Sheppard had a motive because he was

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U.S. criminal investigators were told to take ‘no further action’ on Caterpillar, ex-client of Attorney General Bill Barr

By Aram Roston | Reuters

WASHINGTON – Before William Barr became President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Justice, he represented Caterpillar Inc, a Fortune 100 company, in a federal criminal investigation by the department.

Much was at stake for Caterpillar: Since 2018, the Internal Revenue Service has been demanding $2.3 billion in payments from the company in connection with the tax matters under criminal investigation. The company is contesting that finding.

A week after Barr was nominated for the job of attorney general, Justice officials in Washington told the investigative team in the active criminal probe of Caterpillar to take “no further action” in the case, according to an email written by one of the agents and reviewed by Reuters.

The decision, the email said, came from the Justice Department’s Tax Division and the office of the deputy attorney general, who was then Rod Rosenstein.

“I

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Ex-partner’s bias suit alleges he was told Black lawyers left because they can’t handle BigLaw

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A former Black partner at K&L Gates alleges in a lawsuit that he was terminated for his complaints about discrimination and then harassed by private investigators hired by the law firm.

Willie Dennis is representing himself in the lawsuit, filed Monday in Manhattan federal court. His suit says he was “the victim of systemic racism and discriminatory barriers to equal treatment” at the law firm.

Bloomberg Law and Law360 have coverage.

Dennis says he was essentially expelled from the law firm when he was denied access to his office and email. The expulsion happened after Dennis complained in an email sent to more than 300 partners about male partners dating women at the firm and then determining their compensation.

After Dennis’ expulsion, the suit says,

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My husband of 20 years is having an affair. He told friends he wants a divorce and does NOT want to pay alimony. What should I do?

Dear Moneyist,

I recently discovered evidence that my husband of 20 years is having an affair, and he has made claims to others that he wants out of our marriage. He has not asked me to end the marriage yet, and I have not confronted him with this information.

Some of his colleagues have been advising him on ways to get out of the marriage without having to pay alimony. We own our home and have some retirement accounts. His is substantially better (bigger) than mine. Early in our marriage we decided I would stay home for a few years to raise our young children.

As they got older, I became employed in a low-paying job that suited our family’s needs. I have worked steadily for 10 years. There is a huge pay gap between us, as my husband has more education and an uninterrupted work history as he has

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