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Source: BBC

Trump's troubled foundation to shut down

Today 09:54 GMT

US President Donald Trump's troubled charity foundation has agreed to close down amid allegations that he and others illegally misused its funds.

The lawsuit claims that the foundation paid $100,000 to settle legal claims against Mr Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort; $158,000 to settle claims against one of his golf clubs; and $10,000 to purchase a painting of Mr Trump to hang at another of his golf clubs.

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Source: ABC News

Embattled Trump Foundation forced to dissolve itself under court supervision

Today 09:54 GMT

President Trump’s embattled charitable foundation has agreed to dissolve itself under judicial supervision as part of a lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood.

“Under the terms, the Trump Foundation can only dissolve under judicial supervision – and it can only distribute its remaining charitable assets to reputable organizations approved by my office.” The attorney general’s lawsuit alleged that the president and his three eldest children, who served as members of the foundation’s board, repeatedly used charitable donations for personal, political and business gains, including legal settlements, campaign contributions and even to purchase a portrait of Trump to hang at one of his hotels.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump Foundation to Dissolve Amid Allegations of Misusing Funds

Today 09:54 GMT

President Trump’s family foundation will dissolve under a judge’s supervision amid allegations the charity misused funds to further its namesake’s interests.

The agreement stems from a lawsuit, brought by the New York state attorney general’s office in June, alleging that Mr. Trump used the Donald J. Trump Foundation to pay legal settlements, further his 2016 campaign, and promote his businesses.

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Source: Fox News

El Chapo’s 'rage-filled' attorney: There isn’t a case I can’t win

Today 07:00 GMT

Almost four decades after seeing "The Verdict," a critically acclaimed Paul Newman legal drama that motivated a young Jeffrey Lichtman to a career in law, the noted defense attorney is drawing critical response of his own as the man flanking the world's most notorious accused drug kingpin: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Lichtman faces a massive U.S. government prosecution case against Guzman, but said despite what some have characterized as the myths and mayhem surrounding the accused druglord, he can win an acquittal.

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Source: Common Domain

Charter, New York Reach $174.2 Million Settlement Over Internet Service Quality

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

Charter Communications Inc. CHTR -0.48% will pay more than $174 million as part of a settlement following a probe by the New York state attorney general into the quality of service provided to customers.

The settlement with Charter, which is the state’s largest internet service provider, will include $62.5 million in refunds to current subscribers, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office said in a press release Tuesday.

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Source: Fox News

Colorado baker back in court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

Today 07:00 GMT

Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition.

The Supreme Court ruled in June that the Colorado commission showed anti-religious bias when it sanctioned Phillips for refusing to make the cake, voting 7-2 that it violated Phillips' First Amendment rights.

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Source: Common Domain

Pushback Derails Company That Thrived on Patent Lawsuits

Sunday 18:09 GMT

Shipping & Transit LLC sued more than 100 mostly small companies in 2016, making it the largest filer of patent lawsuits that year.

The challenges to its patent claims and the fee awards were “really the death knell for the company” because they increased the chances that other companies facing patent lawsuits from Shipping & Transit would fight back rather than settle, Mr. Nazer said. In one ruling, a U.S. district judge in Santa Ana, Calif., called Shipping & Transit’s patent claims “objectively unreasonable” in light of a 2014 Supreme Court decision that held that certain kinds of abstract ideas weren’t patentable.

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Source: Common Domain

States Ask for Clarity on Judge’s Ruling on Affordable Care Act

Today 01:30 GMT

Democratic-led states urged a federal judge Monday to clarify that the Affordable Care Act is still in effect and can be enforced while they challenge a ruling that the health law is unconstitutional.

“The recent U.S. District Court decision regarding the Affordable Care Act is not an injunction that halts the enforcement of the law and not a final judgment,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement Monday.

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Source: Fox News

Justice Department sues to block subpoenas in Trump hotel lawsuit

Tuesday 23:39 GMT

The Justice Department on Monday challenged a federal judge's decision to allow a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to go forward.

The lawsuit brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia alleges that because Trump has not divested himself of his business holdings, foreign and domestic government spending at Trump's Washington hotel amounts to gifts to the president in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause.

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Source: Fox News

'The Statute Isn't Clear': Former FEC Member, Dem Attorney Agree Trump Payments Aren't Criminal

Sunday 19:58 GMT

Former Federal Election Commission member Hans Von Spakovsky said Friday that the hush money payments made by President Trump are not criminal offenses.

Trump's payments to Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film star Stormy Daniels have been scrutinized and looked upon as campaign finance violations. Former Federal Election Commission member Hans Von Spakovsky said Friday that the hush money payments made by President Trump are not criminal offenses.


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