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Afternoon Briefs: Trump pardons Michael Flynn; lawyer suspended for cyberattack data


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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Photo from Shutterstock.com.

Trump pardons former nationwide safety adviser Flynn

President Donald Trump introduced Wednesday that he has pardoned former nationwide safety adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to mendacity to the FBI within the Russia probe after which sought to withdraw the plea. The Department of Justice moved to drop the case, however a federal choose refused to instantly approve the choice. (Trump’s tweet, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico)

Lawyer suspended for responsible plea following cyberattack

A lawyer in Wichita, Kansas, has been suspended in Oklahoma after pleading guilty in reference to a cyberattack on web sites that posted unfavorable details about him. Lawyer Brad Pistotnik—a lawyer referred to as “the Bull” due to his bull-riding commercials—pleaded responsible in October to a few misdemeanor counts of being an adjunct after the very fact. He is suspended for 2 years and a day. (Law360, Oklahoma Supreme Court’s Nov. 24 decision)

Appeal denied in case holding Amazon accountable for third-party vendor’s product

The California Supreme Court has refused to evaluate a decision that discovered that Amazon could be held strictly accountable for accidents allegedly attributable to an exploding laptop computer battery bought by a third-party vendor by means of its on-line market. The battery vendor, Lenoge Technology, was taking part within the web site’s “fulfilled by Amazon” program. (Law360, press release)

Finnegan reinstates and restores pay

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner has introduced that it’ll reimburse legal professionals and workers members for cash misplaced to pay cuts. The regulation agency reinstated full pay in October. (Law360, Thomson Reuters Legal)


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