Morning Docket: 02.27.20

Stephen Barnes’s girlfriend is suing his ex-partner Ross Cellino and Cellino & Barnes over a bonus she is allegedly owed. Hopefully she gets the infamous jingle in the settlement. [Buffalo News]

* Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer has suggested he may not favor releasing Weinstein since Weinstein might get arrested on different criminal charges when released. [Bloomberg]

* A Utah woman who was seen topless by her stepchildren has taken a plea deal to avoid being labeled a sex offender. Her topless husband was standing next to her and wasn’t prosecuted…seems like a double standard. [Fox News]

* President Trump’s re-election campaign is suing The New York Times for libel over an opinion piece about Russian interference in the 2016 election. [USA Today]

* Joe Biden has announced that he intends to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court if he is elected president, and some see parallels to a promise Reagan made during the 1980 presidential campaign. [Washington Post]

* The New Hampshire Supreme Court rejected a lawyer’s claim that his sleep apnea was to blame for his professional misconduct. Got to hand it to this lawyer for coming up with a creative argument. [AP]

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