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Epic Battle for $100,000 Engagement Ring:
A big shot attorney did exactly as Beyoncé instructed in her song “Single Ladies.” He liked his current girlfriend so he put a ring on it – a 4-carat $100,000 ring to be exact. Unfortunately, just like that lemon-pepper salmon I accidentally left out overnight, the relationship didn’t last. And now Mr. big shot’s ex-fiancé is refusing to return the $100,000 ring, adding insult to injury.
Sounds like every guy’s worst nightmare. So what does any half decent lawyer do after they’ve been slighted? File a lawsuit of course! And that’s exactly what Mr. big shot did. The suit seeks return of the ring through replevin and alleges conversion “of the wrongfully possessed ring.” The ex-fiancé is adamant that the ring belongs to her, forever.
Looks like we’re in for a fight rivaling Mayweather v. Pacquiao…
Better getcha popcorn ready!
Read more at ABA Journal
FBI to Investigate Allegations Against Judge Kavanaugh:
Hold the phone! Shortly following Thursday’s Hearing, President Trump ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh – delaying the confirmation vote until later this week. Cue applause from Democrats.
Let’s Briefly Recap Thursday’s Testimony…
Both Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testified last Thursday about Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.
The Hearing was a classic case of he said, she said – eight hours worth. Here’s the gist. Christine Blasey Ford calmly yet emotionally recounted her claim, with 100% certainty, that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s. Kavanaugh passionately denied Ford’s allegations – also with 100% certainty.
Now Let’s Talk Politics…
Politics is synonymous with anger – at least it is nowadays. Democrats are angry about women’s voices being ignored when it comes to sexual assault. Republicans are angry about an alleged Democrat sponsored smear campaign against Kavanaugh. What do you get when you combine anger with more anger? A typical senate hearing, that’s what.
Kavanaugh was visibly angry and distraught throughout his testimony. He expressed his frustration when he declared:
This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stocked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons, and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups, this is a circus.
Luckily for Kavanaugh, he was not without friends during the hearing…
“You’ve got a Friend in Me”
Said Senator Lindsay Graham. Well, not literally – but definitely figuratively. During Thursday’s Hearing, Senator Graham arose as Kavanaugh’s fiercest defender.
“What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020,” Graham told the committee’s Democrats. “God, I hate to say it because these have been my friends, but let me tell you, when it comes to this, you’re looking for a fair process?” he added, turning to Kavanaugh. “You came to the wrong town at the wrong time, my friend.”
Graham’s defense of Kavanaugh made immediate headlines – especially on Twitter where his name began trending almost immediately after his statement.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted in support of Graham’s statements:
The Supplemental Investigation:
Given that Ford’s allegation is uncorroborated and occurred decades ago, game changing developments are doubtful. The investigation is likely to focus aroundMark Judge, Kavanaugh’s friend who Ford said witnessed the assault. Judge has previously told the committee in a written statement that he doesn’t recall any such incident. The FBI will probably press Judge for more specifics – I’d put my money on it.
Stay tuned for next week’s Legal Buzz to see how the investigation plays out…
Read more at The Wall Street Journal
Feel Good Story of the Day:
Several lawyers are volunteering their time in order to help the victims of Hurricane Florence. The free legal services offered to victims include landlord-tenant and mortgage-foreclosure problems, insurance claims, FEMA claims and other benefits available to survivors, replacement of wills and other legal documents, and consumer issued such as contractor fraud. Kudos to the counselors involved!
Read more at ABA Journal
via The Lawyers Post