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Seattle’s largest law firm has been hit with a malpractice suit by InfoSpace founder Naveen Jain. The entrepreneur accuses Perkins Coie of favoring InfoSpace while representing both it and him personally on insider trading charges. Jain was punished with a $247 million fine in the case. Robert Giles, the firm’s MP, insists Jain signed off on papers notifying him of the potential conflict of interest … The youngest person ever to receive a life sentence in the U.S. has been freed on bond. Florida teen Lionel Tate, who was 12 when he killed 6-year-old Tiffany Eunick, is expected to benefit from a plea deal later this week that would credit him with time served and add just a year of house arrest plus probation … Unconstitutionally vague, ruled a federal judge scrutinizing a Patriot Act ban on giving expert advice to foreign terrorist groups. U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins, based in Los Angeles, decided in favor of the Humanitarian Law Project, which represented groups and persons who wanted to advise Kurdish refugees in Turkey. The ruling marks the first time that a court has found any part of the Patriot Act unconstitutional … An illegal immigrant’s fight to collect workers comp is headed to Michigan’s high court. David Sanchez, whose hand was crushed in a foundry press, is fighting for up to $70,000 in benefits halted when his employer discovered his immigration status and fired him … The Max Factor heir serving a 124-year sentence for multiple rapes will not get a hearing from the Supreme Court. The high court denied cert to Andrew Luster, who protested that he had never been allowed to challenge his conviction. He lost that right, a California court of appeal earlier decided, when he fled the country during his initial trial. – Lori Patel

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