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October 5 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hollywood lawyer who fought Gawker goes to bat for Melania Trump

Charles Harder is in a combative mood. Hollywood’s top entertainment lawyer, fresh from a $140m lawsuit against Gawker on behalf of Hulk Hogan, is representing Melania Trump, potential first lady of the United States, in a $150m lawsuit against the UK’s Daily Mail, just months before the presidential election. By Nadia Khomami — The Guardian


A rape lawsuit against NBA star Derrick Rose raises key question: Should an accuser be allowed to stay anonymous?

Her lawsuit alleging she was raped by NBA star Derrick Rose has made national headlines. The New York Knicks point guard has been dogged by questions about her claim during preseason appearances. By Joel Rubin — Los Angeles Times


Governor vetoes bill to grant collective bargaining to Judicial Council workers

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill sponsored by the major state employee union that would have granted collective bargaining to Judicial Council workers. In a veto message, Brown said AB 874 "isn't ready to become law" due to unanswered questions about how the bill would be funded and how agreements would be ratified. By Malcolm Maclachlan — Daily Journal (sub. req.)


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