Sep. 3—A Superior Court judge avoided making a quick decision Friday after lawyers squared off for an hour over Gov. Chris Sununu’s mid-June termination of the $300 weekly unemployment benefit tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Jacalyn Colburn, an appointee of former Democratic Gov. John Lynch, said she will study written submissions and issue an order in the near future.

The case was brought by four recipients of the federally funded Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which was instituted in March 2020 under the federal CARES Act.

Their lawyer, Michael Perez, said his clients want the chance

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Sen. James Settelmeyer at the Basque Fry on the Corley Ranch last month.
Photo by Steve Ranson.

 

District Judge Todd Russell last week awarded almost $170,000 in fees to the attorneys who challenged and reversed the Democratic lawmakers unconstitutional business and DMV tax increases.

In a narrowly construed order he rejected several arguments that would have expanded the ability of individuals to claim fees against the state or local governments.

But Russell agreed the plaintiffs headed by all Republican members of the Nevada Senate including Minority Leader James Settelmeyer of Gardnerville that the “substantial benefit doctrine” applies in this case

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City Attorney Mara Elliott has paid more than $1 million since April 2020 to two of the law firms she hired to manage legal work related to the 101 Ash St. lease purchase agreement.

The bulk of the spending, just over $740,000, was paid to Burke Williams & Sorensen, documents obtained under the California Public Records Act show. The Hugo Parker law firm of San Francisco was paid almost $300,000.

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The billings reflect only a portion of the public funds spent

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Mike Richards hired an attorney in what appears to be an upcoming legal battle against Sony following his ousting as executive producer of “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune,” Fox News can confirm.

Los Angeles-based attorney Bryan J. Freedman of Freedman + Taitelman, LLP confirmed to Fox News on Friday he’s now representing Richards.

Richards has dominated headlines in the past few weeks due to his short-lived hiring to fill the shoes of the late Alex Trebek as host of the long-running game show. However, his hiring soon became controversial after past derogatory comments he made about women, Asians

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The status of the attorney for an East Naples man suspected of participating in the U.S. Capitol riot in January is unclear, even as the defense team continues filing motions to revoke the suspect’s detention pending trial.  

Christopher Worrell, 50, was arrested after FBI agents executed a search and arrest warrant at his home on March 12. 

The prosecution claims Worrell assaulted a line of law enforcement officers with pepper spray gel outside the U.S. Capitol building during the riot in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6.  

Although Worrell did not enter the U.S. Capitol building to the government’s knowledge, he

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Aztec pyramids in Teotihuacan northeast of Mexico City. Courtesy Pixabay

A Rancho Santa Fe law firm known for championing conservative causes has sued the California Department of Education over the inclusion of an ancient Aztec prayer in a school curriculum.

LiMandri & Jonna, with the backing of the Chicago-based Thomas Moore Society, a national public interest law firm that supports conservative and religious causes, filed suit Friday in Superior Court in San Diego.

“Our clients have both a religious and civic objection to the Aztec prayer, and they do not want their children chanting it, being asked or pressured to

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