The Iran nuclear deal has been one of the most controversial issues in Congress. According to reports, President Obama has received enough votes to move forward with his plan. Senators Chris Coons of Delaware and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania recently backed the deal, and Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the 34th person to vote yes; preventing those in Congress trying to ban the deal from going into effect. “This agreement will substantially constrain the Iranian nuclear program for its duration, and compared with all realistic alternatives, it is the best option available to us at this time,” said Sen. Casey in a statement. Read more.
Jay Z Asks Not To Bring Wealth & Criminal Past Into “Big Pimpin” Copyright Suit
Brooklyn-bred rapper Jay Z is slated to appear in court this October regarding the copyright of his 2000 song “Big Pimpin.” Osama Ahmed Fahmy, the nephew of an Egyptian composer, claims the emcee illegally sampled an Egyptian composition created by his uncle. Jay, real name Shawn Carter, doesn’t want his wealth or his past brushes with the law to be discussed during the trial. “Plaintiff has not identified the purpose of offering Defendants’ criminal histories, let alone articulated how the probative value of such evidence substantially outweighs their prejudicial effect. Nor can he: the criminal record is entirely irrelevant and poses an overwhelming risk of biasing the jury against Defendants,” said Carter’s lawyer. Read more.
Lawyer’s Scam Can Jeopardize One of the Biggest Antitrust Settlements in U.S. History
Keila Ravelo, a former partner of one of New York’s most successful law firms, is in hot water after it was discovered that she allegedly defrauded her clients and the firm for over $5 million. Ravelo, who worked for Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, and her husband were charged with altering paperwork for legal services to con MasterCard. The situation may have an impact on one of the hugest antitrust settlements against credit cards in U.S. history. Read more.
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