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Hunter Biden’s lawyer tells Trump posts are putting family in danger

A lawyer for Hunter Biden has sent a cease-and-desist letter to former President Trump’s legal team, saying that Trump’s rhetoric is putting Biden and his family in danger.

In the Thursday letter, Abbe Lowell argues to Trump’s attorneys that Trump’s speech on social media and in other forums could lead to the “injury” of Biden or his family.

He pointed to several instances of Trump’s speech that allegedly led to violence, including the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol and the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

“This is not a false alarm,” Lowell said.

“We are just one such social media message away from another incident, and you should make clear to Mr. Trump — if you have not done so already — that Mr. Trump’s words have caused harm in the past and threaten to do so again if he does not stop,” he said.

The letter was first reported by ABC News.

Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, walks from Marine One upon arrival at Fort McNair, Sunday, June 25, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump repeatedly criticized President Biden’s son during the 2020 presidential campaign and made a litany of accusations against him. He has more recently slammed the plea deal Biden is set to agree to, in which he will plead guilty to two minor tax crimes and admit to the facts of a gun charge through a pretrial diversion program.

“Wow! The corrupt Biden DOJ just cleared up hundreds of years of criminal liability by giving Hunter Biden a mere ‘traffic ticket.’ Our system is BROKEN!” the former president wrote in a Truth Social post.

Trump also argued last week that the cocaine found in the White House recently could only have

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Andrew Tate accusers forced into hiding after online harassment from ‘troll army,’ lawyer says

Two accusers of divisive social media personality Andrew Tate, who is charged with human trafficking and rape in Romania, have been the victims of “targeted” harassment designed to “scare them into silence,” their legal adviser in the United States told ABC News.

Tate, 36, and his brother Tristan, 35, were charged alongside two associates in Romania last month with rape, human trafficking and creating an organized crime group. Romanian prosecutors accuse the four of sexually exploiting seven women by coercing them to work for a webcam business at the Tates’ residence in Bucharest. One woman was allegedly raped at least twice, while another woman was allegedly subjected to physical violence to force her to keep performing, according to prosecutors.

The Tate brothers, who are dual U.K.-U.S. citizens, have vehemently denied the charges, claiming that they are the victims of a conspiracy to punish them for their polarizing views and accusing the women of lying.

Both brothers have millions of followers on social media with their controversial content garnering legions of dedicated fans. They promote an “alpha male” lifestyle and have gained widespread notoriety for their self-described misogynist views. Tate himself, who has been dubbed the “king of toxic masculinity,” remains banned from Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube after an outcry from anti-hate speech campaign groups alleging his accounts encouraged violent misogyny.

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Dani Pinter, senior legal counsel at the U.S.-based nonprofit National Center on Sexual Exploitation, is the attorney advising two women — one from Florida and the other Moldovan-British — whom Romanian prosecutors allege were lured to Romania and then sexually exploited. One of the women alleges she was raped.

Pinter told ABC News that since the Tate brothers were arrested in Romania last year, the two

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The Best Online Forums for Lawyers

Although unorthodox for a traditional profession like the law, remote work is becoming a more realistic option for lawyers all over the country. With the help of tools like legal practice management software and options to practice law in multiple states, lawyers everywhere are tackling the challenges of remote work.

But one obstacle that remains is networking. Remote lawyers need to put extra work into maintaining professional connections and building an online presence, both of which are made easier with online forums designed specifically for legal professionals.

What Is an Online Forum?

An online forum is an internet space dedicated to conversation using questions, answers, responses, and prompts. Typically, online forums are asynchronous — users post a question, then other users respond at their leisure.

Posts in forums are archived and arranged into categories such as post date, popularity, and more. Discussions can last for hours, days, months, or possibly years, as long as users continue to contribute.

Why Should Lawyers Use Online Forums?

After the rapid shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, plenty of industries saw the value of allowing employees to work from home – including law firms. More and more lawyers are working remotely, but that could come at the cost of networking.

Networking doesn’t have the mean interactions that take place over coffee, lunch, cocktails, golf excursions, or big events. In the strictest sense, networking is any meeting between people, whether in a group or one on one, online or in person, which can be done using online forums.

Online forums dedicated to lawyers and the legal industry are an effective way to facilitate networking opportunities when in-person meetings aren’t an option. Getting involved in online forums helps lawyers discuss industry topics with experts and thought leaders, stay

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Retirees in China hold rare protests against health insurance reforms : NPR

Demonstrators gather outside Zhongshan Park in Wuhan, China, to protest changes to medical benefits, on Wednesday, in this still image from social media video obtained by Reuters.

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Demonstrators gather outside Zhongshan Park in Wuhan, China, to protest changes to medical benefits, on Wednesday, in this still image from social media video obtained by Reuters.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Retirees have taken to the streets in two cities in China in recent days in rare protests against the most significant health care reforms in over two decades.

Largely older Chinese retired turned out at least in the hundreds in the cities of Wuhan and Dalian, singing socialist anthems and even some shoving up against the police, according to social media footage from the protests.

They were demonstrating against changes to medical insurance, ushered in as local governments struggled to repay mounting debts in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Most Chinese citizens draw medical insurance coverage from two sources: a public insurance fund and a mandatory, employer-sponsored personal health savings plan that employees and employers contribute to each month.

The reforms are intended to cover public health shortfalls. They could also free up subsidies for doctor’s visits for people with less money in their health savings accounts. But reimbursement will go down for some outpatient costs, like certain medicines.

The changes are being rolled out nationwide as China tries to recover from three years of COVID-19 controls, mass testing and other measures that strained and indebted local governments. Chinese leader Xi Jinping only recently lifted the stringent “zero COVID” policies in December.

In the last year alone, Chinese provinces werereported to have spent at least $50 billion on COVID-19 containment, like testing and quarantine facilities.

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CT lawyer who won $1B Alex Jones verdict talks Sandy Hook trial

WESTPORT — In October, almost ten years after the Sandy Hook school shooting, eight families of the victims and one FBI agent received $965 million in a defamation case against Alex Jonesone of the largest damages awards in history — and a lawyer from Westport played a key part in it.

On Jan. 19, the Y’s Men of Westport hosted a talk with Attorney Josh Koskoff, a longtime Westporter and Staples grad, who represented the families in this trial, as well as a case against Remingtonthe manufacturer of the gun used in shooting.

Koskoff opened with a quote from the Bible, where God casts Satan from heaven: “By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.”

“And merchandise is what Alex Emerick Jones is all about,” Koskoff said.

For years, Jones used social media platforms, his own website, InfoWars, and his radio show, “The Alex Jones Show,” to spread misinformation about the shooting that killed 20 students and six educators. Some instances include calling the shooting a “hoax” that was staged by “crisis actors.”

He listed examples of merchandise Jones has promoted, including supplements and iodine, which helped fund his programs.

“Jones takes from the playbook from other figures, notably cult leaders, terrorists and autocrats,” Koskoff said. “His major message is that the world is filled with global and corporate elites and media elites that are coming to enslave you, take away your guns and depopulate you.”

Koskoff said that they had to convince the jury that there were people who believed Jones’ rhetoric.

“The truth is, you have

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‘They’re to stomp it out;’ Insurance companies concerned in car theft spike amid social media trend

The social media challenge where people steal cars is still happening, months after News Center 7 first reported this problem.

The previous coverage dealt with thieves stealing Kia and Hyundai vehicles.

The rise in stolen vehicles is adding to the City of Dayton’s 1,500 thefts and attempted thefts last year, according to Dayton Police.

The city usually averages about 1,000 total car thefts a year, the department told News Center 7.

‘It’s a nightmare;’ Area Kia owner has car stolen for second time amid ongoing social media trend

News Center 7 spoke with a man who said a thief stole his Kia Friday morning and this was the second time someone stole his car.

“We’ll bounce back,” said Donald Trapps. “But it’s just so sad to wake up and you don’t have a car for the second time, it’s a nightmare.”

Drivers who park outside should make sure they lock their doors, Dayton Police said. They also suggest investing in an immobilization device.

These car thefts now have some insurance companies changing the sort of auto coverage they offer.

‘Far from a victimless crime;’ Area law enforcement agencies team up to battle spike in car thefts

News Center 7′s Brandon Lewis spoke with an insurance agent Friday night and he said one of the carriers he works with has already taken some action.

Ryan Messer, Vice President of Meridian Insurance, told Lewis it’s all about mitigating risk and one of his carriers thinks it’s too risky to cover cars connected to these social media challenges.

“The first time in 14 years I’ve ever seen anything like this,” said Messer. “At least that I can remember.”

Drivers are not the only ones being impacted by these car thefts to start the new year, insurance companies as well.

Meridian Insurance, a local

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Elon Musk fires Twitter lawyer James Baker over Hunter Biden

Elon Musk has fired Twitter’s deputy general counsel, James Baker, over his alleged suppression of internal documents about blocking The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop expose.

“In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppressing information important to the public dialogue, he was excited from Twitter today,” Musk tweeted Tuesday.

Musk added that he asked Baker before his firing about the events surrounding the laptop suppression scandal and that the lawyer’s explanation was “unconvincing.”

Baker, a former top FBI lawyer, was discovered to be secretly vetting the internal Twitter documents before they could be reviewed by journalists, leading to a delay in the release of more material related to the company’s censorship scandal.

“On Friday, the first installment of the Twitter files was published here. We expected to publish more over the weekend. Many wondered why there was a delay,” independent journalist Matt Taibbi tweeted on Tuesday.

“We can now tell you part of the reason why. On Tuesday, Twitter Deputy General Counsel (and former FBI General Counsel) Jim Baker was fired. Among the reasons? Vetting the first batch of ‘Twitter Files’ – without knowledge of new management,” Taibbi added.

Taibbi further revealed that former Wall Street Journal and New York Times writer Bari Weiss is also involved in reviewing the social media giant’s internal documents related to The Post’s Hunter Biden story and that it was her who discovered Baker’s involvement, which Musk was unaware of, according to Taibbi.

“The process for producing the “Twitter Files” involved delivery to two journalists (Bari Weiss and me) via a lawyer close to new management. However, after the initial batch, things became complicated,” Taibbi said.

Elon Musk announced that he has fired Twitter's general counsel James Baker for his alleged role in suppressing The Post's story about Hunter Biden's laptop.
Elon Musk announced that he has fired Twitter’s general counsel James Baker.
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He added that Weiss discovered “that the person in charge

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Elon Musk ‘wants free speech to reign on the internet’: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton believes Elon Musk appears to want “free speech to reign on the Internet” and would welcome him should the Tesla CEO move forward with purchasing Twitter.

Musk has been locked in an ongoing legal battle with Twitter after backing out of a deal to purchase the social media platform. The judge overseeing the case paused proceedings Thursday after Musk proposed to move forward with the original agreement to purchase Twitter for $44 billion.

“He appears to be a guy that wants free speech to reign on the Internet,” Paxton told Fox News.I welcome somebody getting into the marketplace that will just allow people to speak freely and not try to limit them based on what their political positions are or their religious positions.”

“Those are sacred rights and sacred ideas that our founders built this country on,” Paxton added.


Elon Musk has been locked in a legal battle with Twitter after flip-flopping on a deal to purchase the social media giant.

Elon Musk has been locked in a legal battle with Twitter after flip-flopping on a deal to purchase the social media giant.
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The attorney general has been fighting his own legal battles against social media giants. A federal appeals court on Sept. 16 ruled in Paxton’s favor and lifted a block on a Texas law that prohibits social media companies from banning users’ posts based on their political leanings.


NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association, whose members include Facebook, Twitter and Google, had sued Texas after the legislation was passed. The plaintiffs argued that the law was unconstitutional and that it violated their First Amendment rights to curate the content that appeared on their platforms.

But Paxton believes

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Ricky Martin’s Attorney Denies New Sexual Assault Claims: ‘Completely Untethered from Reality’

CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 26: Ricky Martin attends the amfAR Gala Cannes 2022 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 26, 2022 in Cap d'Antibes, France.  (Photo by John Phillips/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR)

CAP D’ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 26: Ricky Martin attends the amfAR Gala Cannes 2022 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 26, 2022 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR)

John Phillips/amfAR/Getty Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin has been accused of sexual assault following the dismissal of a similar case.

After suing his nephew for alleged extortion over false allegations, the Grammy Award winner, 50, was named in another complaint filed Friday at a police department in Martin’s hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to the Associated Press.

His attorney José Andréu-Fuentes tells PEOPLE in a statement: “These claims are wildly offensive and completely untethered from reality. When this man previously made similar allegations, his legal case had to be withdrawn — not least because he himself admitted under oath that Ricky Martin had never assaulted him in any way.”

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“Now, after being sued for trying to extort Mr. Martin, he is trying to spread his lies again. It is beyond time that the media stops giving this deeply troubled individual the oxygen of publicity and allows him to get the help he so clearly needs,” Andréu-Fuentes adds.

Although details of the allegations and the accuser’s identity are not public information, the AP reported that Ricky’s nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sánchez Martin — whose mother is Ricky’s sister — filed the new complaint, according to a source not authorized to speak on the case.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 02: Ricky Martin attends the 2019 LACMA 2019 Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci at LACMA on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 02: Ricky Martin attends the 2019 LACMA 2019 Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci at LACMA on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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