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Weinstein jury deadlocked on most serious sexual assault charges

Film producer Harvey Weinstein listens to testimony being read back during jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial at New York Criminal Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. February 21, 2020 in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

The jury in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial in New York said on Friday they were deadlocked on the most serious criminal charges and suggested they were unanimous on the others leveled against the former Hollywood mogul.  Full Article 

A Wells Fargo branch is seen in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, U.S. on February 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to U.S., admits pressuring workers in fake-accounts scandal

WASHINGTON - Wells Fargo & Co has agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve criminal and civil probes into fraudulent sales practices and has admitted to pressuring employees in a fake-accounts scandal, U.S. officials said on Friday, wrapping up one of the last major investigations looming over the bank.  Full Article 

California governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference as he signs SB 113, which will enable the transfer of $331million in state funds to the National Mortgage Special Deposit Fund in San Diego, California, U.S. October 9, 2019. REUTERS/ Mike Blake

California rejects Trump effort to cut off federal funds over abortion

California on Friday fought back against a Trump administration threat to withhold federal funds for some health programs unless it stopped requiring health insurers to cover abortions, saying it would undermine the state's authority to protect women's reproductive rights.  Full Article 

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Chevron leaves Baker Hostetler behind in bias case after partner accused of misconduct

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co has retained Norton Rose Fulbright to defend the company in an employment discrimination case, after the plaintiff's lawyer accused Chevron's previous counsel at Baker Hostetler of shaking his rear end and making inappropriate comments during a mediation session.  Full Article 

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7th Circuit deepens circuit split over TCPA liability

In a decision Wednesday in Gadelhak v. AT&T Services (2020 WL 808270), the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act does not apply to calls or texts that are automatically dialed from a stored database of phone numbers. The 7th Circuit agreed with the 11th Circuit’s ruling last month in Glasser v. Hilton (948 F.3d 1301). But the 9th Circuit has come down squarely on the other side of the question, ruling first in 2018’s Marks v. Crunch San Diego (904

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