Michael Cohen settles lawsuit against Trump’s company over legal bills

Michael Cohen settles lawsuit against Trump’s company over legal bills

Donald Trump’s company and his former longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, have settled a lawsuit over Cohen’s claims that he was unfairly stuck with big legal bills after getting entangled in investigations into the former president. Lawyers for the two sides disclosed the settlement during a video conference with the judge on Friday, three days before Cohen’s 2019 lawsuit was slated to go to trial in a state court in New York City. Details of the agreement were not made public. Cohen said on Friday that the matter “has been resolved in a satisfactory manner to all parties.” His lawyer, Lauren Handelsman, said the terms were confidential.…

How Personal Injury Compensation Can Help Rebuild Your Life

Recovering from a severe injury can be costly. Medical expenses, missed pay, and damaged property can be partly covered by compensation. You can make an insurance claim, file a lawsuit, and negotiate for a just settlement with the aid of a personal injury attorney. Here are a few things to remember as you recover. Medical Expenses Medical expenses are a crucial part of most personal injury claims. They can include past and future expenses, physical therapy, assistive aids, medication, home modification costs, travel costs to receive treatment, and more. You may need ongoing medical treatment or lifelong care if you suffer a severe injury.…

Yukon Supreme Court says lawyers must disclose use of AI

Yukon Supreme Court says lawyers must disclose use of AI

Yukon’s Supreme Court says lawyers in the territory have to inform the court when they use artificial intelligence to produce court documents or conduct legal research. The court issued those instructions last month, citing “legitimate concerns about the reliability and accuracy of information generated from the use of artificial intelligence” and specifically referring to Chatbot, or ChatGPT. Manitoba’s Court of King’s Bench released similar directions last month after two New York lawyers were sanctioned by a US court when they used ChatGPT to produce a legal briefing. The document contained fake quotes and referred to as non-existent case law. Thomas Slade, an Ottawa lawyer with Supreme Advocacy, said he was surprised Canadian courts were taking a ‘pre-emptive’ approach to potential AI threats.…

Iqaluit council pushes GN on intimate partner violence law

Iqaluit council pushes GN on intimate partner violence law

Clare’s Law could be a preventive tool, says Coun. Kimberly Smith An Iqaluit city councillor says a law that allows people to request information from the police about a person’s history of violence should be adopted in Nunavut. Count. Kimberly Smith put forward a motion to city council in May for the council to formally request the Government of Nunavut to implement Clare’s Law in the territory. The Council unanimously approved the motion and sent a letter to Justice Minister David Akeeagok on May 30. Clare’s Law is named after Clare Wood, a woman who was murdered in England in 2009 by her ex-partner, a man who police knew had multiple convictions for violence against women.…

The EU just backed a major nature conservation law.  Here’s what it means.  -National

The EU just backed a major nature conservation law. Here’s what it means. -National

The European Union’s parliament on Wednesday backed a major plan to protect nature and fight climate change in a cliffhanger vote that had the 27-nation bloc’s global green credentials at stake. After weeks of intense lobbying against the plan, the legislature still supported the general outlines of a European Commission bill in a razor-thin 324-312 vote with 12 abstentions. The plan is a key part of the EU’s vaunted European Green Deal that seeks to establish the world’s most ambitious climate and biodiversity targets and make the bloc the global point of reference on all climate issues. The vote “marks a significant milestone in our commitment to fulfilling the Green Deal,” said MEP Mohammed Chahim of the socialist group.…

Special counsel argues Trump’s request for a lengthy trial delay has ‘no basis in law’

Special counsel argues Trump’s request for a lengthy trial delay has ‘no basis in law’

Special counsel Jack Smith’s office on Thursday urged US District Judge Aileen Cannon to reject an effort by Donald Trump’s legal team to indefinitely postpone setting a date for the former president’s trial on charges that he withheld government secrets and obstructed justice after leaving office, which he denies . “There is no basis in law or fact for proceedings in such an independent and open-ended fashion, and the Defendants provide none,” prosecutor David Harbach wrote in the filing. Harbach directly disputed several of the legal issues put forward by Trump’s attorneys in their own filing earlier this week, when they previewed plans to challenge the authority of the special counsel to bring charges and the intersection that they contend the Presidential Records Act has with the case .…

Hungary slams hefty fine on bookstore chain over LGBTQ2S+ graphic novel, says it violated law

Hungary slams hefty fine on bookstore chain over LGBTQ2S+ graphic novel, says it violated law

BUDAPSEST, Hungary – A government office in Hungary on Thursday levied a hefty fine against a national bookseller over a LGBTQ2S+ graphic novel, saying it violated a contentious law that prohibits the depiction of homosexuality to minors. The bookseller, Lira Konyv, is Hungary’s second-largest bookstore chain. It was fined 12 million forints (US$35,930) for placing the popular “Heartstopper” by British author Alice Oseman in its youth literature section, and for failing to place it in closed packaging as required by a 2021 law. The Budapest Metropolitan Government Office, which issued the consumer protection fine, told the state news agency MTI that it had conducted an investigation into the store’s selling of the title.…

Government Mandate to Block All News in Canada?: Why Australia’s News Law Architect Recommendation Demonstrates that Canada Has Been Getting Awful Advice on Bill C-18

Government Mandate to Block All News in Canada?: Why Australia’s News Law Architect Recommendation Demonstrates that Canada Has Been Getting Awful Advice on Bill C-18

The implications of the legislative disaster that is Bill C-18 continues to unfold as Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez is now essentially doing exactly what he said he would not do, namely negotiating with the big tech platforms over government mandated payments for news links. Rodriguez had long claimed that the bill was designed to keep the government out of the issue and to leave it to the platforms and media companies to craft agreements. Yet with the departmental update this week, it is clear that the government is now discussing a minimum spend for inclusion in the regulations, effectively putting itself at the very head of the negotiating table.…